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How collapsed church building claimed 11-year-old boy, injured 11

…my son died while I was rescuing others –Dad

Breaking: Herdsmen attack Plateau again, kill 13

No fewer than 13 people have been reportedly killed following a fresh attack by herdsmen on Sunday night in Latya village, Du District of Jos South Local Government, Plateau state.

The attack is coming barely one week after a Pastor, wife and children were burnt down in Abonong Village Foron District of Barkin Ladi LGC of the State

New Telegraph gathered that the attackers stormed the communities around 9:00 pm and opened fire at random to the village killing 13 persons.

Truck driver collapses, dies at Tin Can Port

Tragedy struck as a truck driver identified as Olaegbe died at the Tin Can port in the early hours of Friday.
The deceased was said to have died as a result of stress arising from long hours on the road after dropping empty container at the Tin Can Island Port on Thursday.
The body of the deceased has since been taken to his home town of Ogbomoso in Oyo State and was buried immediately.
According to the owner of the truck, Mr. Idowu Abiodun, Olaegbe had been a truck driver for over 25 years and had tutored many others within the period.

Biafra group announces protest against Ohanaeze, govs over leader’s arrest

Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) yesterday announced their intention to embark on mass protests against the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the South-East Governors’ Forum (SEGF), over their silence on the alleged disappearance of their leader, Mr. Benjamin Onwuka.

Buhari, misfired, Magu incompetent–NBA, SANs

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has come under attack from lawyers for accusing some members of the inner Bar of frustrating the anti-corruption war by helping corrupt politicians take advantages of the loopholes in the laws.

67 communities lack toilet facilities in Gamawa LG

By Rita Michael
Bauchi

Missing child at Christ Embassy: Edo Govt evacuates children from God's Own Orphanage in Benin

...three other undocumented children found at facility

The Edo State Government has evacuated 15 children from God's Own Orphanage, in Benin City, pending conclusion of ongoing investigation of the case of a child that was allegedly stolen at Christ Embassy, Oregun, Lagos and found at the orphanage in Benin.

The four-year-old, identified as Elo Ogidi, was said to have been stolen during a church service at Christ Embassy in Oregun, in July and was found last Friday in God's Own Orphanage when policemen raided the facility after a tip-off.

Customs names committee to unravel military wares' importations

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali retd has inaugurated a six man committee to investigate and uncover importers and other parties involved in the recent importation of military hardwares into the country along the Port Harcourt axis.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah.

Govt orders Borno IDPs back to unsafe regions – Report

Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Those who have gone back say they only did so because the officials told them they would get no more aid if they remained in refugee camps. Returnees say their home area of Guzamala in the northeast is not safe and they cannot earn a living there.

Bauchi govt commends RTI International over LEAD project

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

Bauchi State government has commended the RTI International, a non- governmental organization, for introducing the Leadership Empowerment Advocacy Development (LEAD) project designed to strengthen local government institutions in the country.

  The commendation was made by Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Yahuza Adamu, during the opening ceremony of LEAD's Retrospective study report dissemination workshop in Bauchi, which also marked the expiration of the project in the state.

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