15-year-old organizes own kidnap, demands N.5m ransom from father

A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for N500,000 as ransom.The minor, who was paraded in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation.“I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said.Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner, Plateau State Police Command, Isaac Akinmoyede,…

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July 2019 hottest month on record for earth in the past 140 years

July was the hottest month measured on earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for human-made climate change. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says July was 0.95 degrees Celsius warmer than the 20th century average of 15.8C in that month.Because July is generally the warmest month on the calendar, meteorologists say this means it also set a new all-time monthly record for the past 140 years. Last month’s temperatures narrowly topped the previous July record,…

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Nigerian national held with fake passport in India

Police said he had visited India thrice using the fake passport he procured from Ivory Coast.  Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested a Nigerian national for entering the country allegedly on a fake passport. The accused, Ndukwe Fidelis Ibe (35), was deported from India in 2015 for overstaying. Subsequently, a Look Out Notice (LOC) was issued against him. On August 2, Ibe arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here to take a flight to Turkey. His passport identified him as Kouame Aristide, an Ivory Coast resident. On examination,…

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Oyo Releases Portfolio of 14 Commissioners – Elect

Oyo State government has made public the portfolios of 14 of it’s new commissioner Elects.Below is the list: Hon Barrister Adeniyi John Farinto – Commissioner for Budget & Planning Mr Adeniyi Adebisi – Commissioner for Commerce Hon Muyiwa Jacob Ojekunle – Commissioner for Agriculture Prof Oyelowo Oyewo – Commissioner for Justice Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye – Commissioner for Establishment Barrister Seun Asamu – Commissioner for Energy Mr Rahman Abiodun AbdulRaheem – Commissioner for Land Chief Bayo Lawal – Commissioner for Special Duties Hon Funmilayo Orisadeyi – Commissioner for Local Government &…

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Woman Murders Son-In-Law for Failing to Give Her Upkeep Money, Cuts Off His Testicles

A woman has reportedly killed her son-in-law over failing to pay money and give help to her daughter – his ex-wife – and her grandson, the victim’s son.  The 49 year old suspect stabbed the deceased, Dmitry Bogdano 27 times and after he collapsed, cut off his testicles at her home in Novgorod, Russia, and threw them out of her open flat window.  The woman and her partner had been sharing a drink with the son-in-law when they began to row. The daughter called police when her mother phoned to tell…

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Borno Donates Part of Sambisa Forest for RUGA

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has donated a part of  Sambisa forest,  Boko Haram’s stronghold, to the President Muhammadu Buhari government for the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. The initiative was suspended following vehement opposition to it by the South and the Middle-Belt geopolitical zones. According to TheCable, Zulum announced the donation when the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi, visited him at Government House, Maiduguri, during Sallah celebration. He said the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, agro rangers and hunters had been mobilized to secure the area. Zulum…

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Buhari Sacks Obla over alleged fraud, orders him to face ICPC probe

Okoi Obono-Obla, the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has been sacked. President Muhammadu Buhari terminated his appointment via a letter on Tuesday, Daily Trust reports. The sack letter, according to the newspaper, was delivered to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Obla’s supervising ministry. “With the information at our disposal, he will face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation,” Daily Trust quoted a source…

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MIKE TYSON REVEALS HE SMOKES $40,000 WORTH OF CANNABIS MONTHLY

Boxing legend and cannabis fanatic Mike Tyson has been enjoying the relaxing life during his retirement. While speaking on the Hotboxin’ podcast, as reported by The Mirror, Iron Mike revealed just how much weed he smokes each month. He said: ”What do we smoke a month? Is it $40,000 (£33k) a month? It’s $40, yeah, $40,000 a month.” Former NFL offensive tackle Eben Britton, Tyson’s co-host on the podcast, then revealed: ”We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch a month.” The former world heavyweight champion owns a 40-acre cannabis…

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STUDENT’S DEATH: NSCDC BOSS COMMISERATES WITH FAMILY, DESCRIBES EVENT AS UNFORTUNATE

Following the death of a 100 level student of Niger Delta University (NDU), Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa state, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil defence corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has commiserated with the family of the deceased. Lamenting the incident, the visibly disturbed NSCDC boss described the situation as unfortunate and regrettable; pointing out that it was an accident that could have been avoided had the personnel been a bit more careful with his riffle. He described the untimely death of the young…

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BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists Finally Find Cure For Ebola Virus

Scientists working on curing Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have hit a major breakthrough as two out of four drugs being tested have been found to significantly reduce the death rate. According to the World Health Organisation and the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which was a co-sponsor of the trial, the drugs block the virus, had substantially more effective than previous drugs, which include ZMapp and Remdesivir. Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Director-General of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale in DRC, said, “From now…

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