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Woman killed as Police clash with kidnap suspects in Lagos

A 30-year-old woman was killed on Saturday when police personnel clashed with suspected kidnappers in Lagos.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement.
It is, however, unclear who fired the bullet that hit the late Busayo Owoodun between the suspects and the security operatives.
Elkana explained that a team of policemen from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to Area M Command Idimu had tracked the suspects to Ijegun – Isolo Road in Ijegun axis of the state.

Akoka residents raise alarm over oil spillage

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Village where no boys have been born for a decade

It was during a competition for junior firefighters that somebody first noticed something unusual about the small Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie. Every single one of the uniformed children showing off their skills was a girl.

The reason is as simple as it is surprising. No boys have been born in Miejsce Odrzanskie for almost a decade, while the village’s women in the rural backwater of 300 souls have given birth to 12 girls.

Angry passengers overwhelm security officials at Abuja train station

Railway security staff have been overwhelmed by angry passengers at the Idu train station in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The incident happened on Friday, just two days to Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

A Channels Television correspondent who witnessed the incident reports that the passengers forcefully made their way into the station to board the train heading for Rigasa in Kaduna State.

Some of the passengers explained that they got to the station early enough to purchase tickets for the trip.

Commercial drivers block Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest

Commercial drivers have blocked both lanes of the Kaduna -Abuja highway in protest.

The protest and blockage of the highway have left hundreds of motorists and travelers trapped for hours.

The commercial drivers are protesting after a police officer allegedly shot a commercial driver at a checkpoint near Masari U-Turn. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the incident occurred at about 5:00am after the commercial bus driver refused to give an N1000 bribe to the Police at a checkpoint.

Breaking: Court grants Maurice Iwu N1b bail

The Federal High Court Ikoyi has granted bail to Professor Maurice Iwu to the tune of N1 billion.

Professor Iwu was being arraigned on four counts of concealment, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N1.2bn.

In the charge, the EFCC alleged that Professor Iwu aided the concealment of the above sum between December 2014 and March 2015.

The money is believed to be part of the N23.29b slush funds allegedly shared by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential elections.

Pastor who sexualy abuses under-aged girls in police net

A pastor at a Ohio church has been charged with a sex crime involving a minor.

Cesar Guerrero, 38, a pastor at Misión Cristiana El Calvario in Sharonville, Ohio, has been charged with three counts of sexual battery stemming from an incident that occurred on August 5, according to court documents.

The man is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl who is a member of his church. According to jail records, "multiple females" have made sexual abuse accusations against him.

Quality fire service key to internal security, says Kwara gov

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said that the country’s internal security partly depends on the premium placed on effective fire service delivery, pledging to make such service a priority of his government.

Sun: Obi congratulates Ukeh, Ihenacho, others

By Valentine Amanze

Niger Police parade 85 suspects, recover 300 animals

By Priscilla Campbell

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