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10 Nigerians killed by smoke inhalation at wedding

At least 10 people were confirmed dead after suffering from smoke inhalation while at the venue of a local wedding in southern Nigeria, according to the police and local media. Some 30 others were on life-support in different hospitals as a result of the fumes they inhaled from a power …

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Nigerian first lady bemoans high rates of bandit attacks

Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari has expressed concern over the high incidence of bandits attacks in the country, urging security agencies to quickly put an end to insecurity challenges. The wife of the president expressed the concern on Saturday in the northwest state of Katsina while distributing relief materials to …

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BREAKING NEWS: Justice Bulkachuwa withdraws from Nigeria Presidential Election Tribunal

The President of the Court of Appeal, and Chairman of the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has recused herself from the tribunal. Naija News reports that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal today, Wednesday, May 22. On seeing Justice Bulkachuwa as the chairman of the five-man …

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Nigerian child trafficker jailed

A 23-year-old Nigerian national has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by a circuit court in Accra for trafficking minors from Nigeria to Ghana for commercial sex work. The convict, Ella Peter, was also accused of recruiting women from Nigeria to Ghana and forcing them into prostitution. Upon intelligence last …

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Twenty killed in Nigeria attack

At least 20 people have been killed when two villages were attacked in Kaduna state in north-west Nigeria. A local official in Kajuru Local Government area told the BBC that following Monday’s attacks people were still searching for other victims in the bushes outside the villages. Eyewitnesses suspect Fulani herdsmen …

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Nigerian jailed six years for assaulting daughter

A 35-year-old Nigerian student, who beats up her 12-year-old daughter with knife and a pair of scissors leaving her with bleeding wounds, has been sentenced to six years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. Rebecca Ojo Udonsi had accused her daughter of stealing GH¢119.50 cedis but the victim denied it. …

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