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By Rita Michael, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested about 20 suspected members of criminal syndicates in various operations in the state.
The suspects are said to be kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other criminal groups operating in the state. They were paraded at the Bauchi State Police command headquarters yesterday.

A group under the aegis of Campaign for Democracy and Development in
Bayelsa (CDDB) has called for Bayelsans to imbibe the culture of searching and choosing credible leaders at the 2019 elections in the state.

Manchester United target Leonardo Dendoncker “wants a new challenge” away from Anderlecht, the Belgian’s agent has said.
Dendoncker, a 22-year-old midfielder, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, a deal that looked likely to happen next summer rather than during this transfer window.

.Urges security agencies to fish out perpetrators
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the early morning massacre of worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State by yet to be identified gunmen as animalistic, bizarre, reprehensible and shocking.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from its expanded caucus meeting yesterday in Owerri, accusing Imo State government of impoverishing the citizenry.
The party’s state Chairman, Chief Charles Ezekwem, while addressing party loyalists, also lamented that the high degree of poverty in the land was breeding anger and frustration among the people.

Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and his partner, Dasha Zhukova, have separated, a spokesman for Abramovich confirmed to AFP.

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Odegbami inspires youngsters at Cowbell/Multisports Summer Football Camp

Former Nigeria national football team captain, Segun Odegbami has offered words of encouragements and counsel to youngsters taking part in the 2017 Cowbell/Multisports Summer Football Camp

Hoopers lose to Falcons in a fierce battle

Rivers Hoopers had their seven games unbeaten run halted by Atlantic Conference rivals, Kwara Falcons losing 74-70 points in Ilorin on Thursday.

Enugu governor reshuffles cabinet

Three commissioners stepped down while two new ones came on board as
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State effected a cabinet reshuffle
on Wednesday.

Breaking: Kidnapped pupils of Igbonla Model College released

The abductors of the six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have finally released them in Ondo State.

Sources from Lagos State Government House, Alausa disclosed this afternoon that the children would soon re-join their parents in Lagos.

Details later.

Sultan to northern governors: You’re lazy

• Asks leaders to tackle region’s problems
• Govs flay pro-Biafra agitation, restructuring
• Yoruba group seeks creation of Oduduwa Republic

Man kills wife for laughing at him

A man was charged Friday, July 28, 2017, with killing his wife aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, according to federal court documents.

How Boko Haram attacked Nigeria oil team, killed over 50

Details emerging from Tuesday's ambush in northeast Nigeria suggest the death toll is higher than initially reported.
The army said Wednesday that 10 people were killed in the attack but sources say the number is much higher and rising [File: Stephanie Yas/AFP/Getty]

Nigeria lawmakers plot against presidency

Nigeria's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday in favor of constitutional amendments to reduce the presidency's powers, the latest step in a power struggle between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national legislature.

How Boko Haram ambushed oil convoy in Nigeria, kiled soldiers

Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday.

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