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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10 Turkish sailors abducted off Lagos coast released

Ten Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by gunmen off their ship in the Lagos coastal area have regained their freedom. They were released on friday August 9. On July 16, at least 10 Turkish sailors traveling aboard the Ivory Coast-bound Turkish ship Paksoy-1 were abducted off Nigeria. The ship is operated by Kadıoğlu Maritime and had 18 crew on board when it was attacked by pirates suspected to be from Nigeria‘s volatile delta region, according to authorities. 

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NSCDC DEPLOYS PERSONNEL, SNIFFER DOGS, AMBULANCES FOR EID-EL-KABIR

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has ordered massive deployment of personnel across the nation for Eid-el-kabir festival. This directive became necessary following the declaration of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August, 2019 as public holiday marking Eid-el-Kabir festival, a period set aside by Muslim faithful to offer sacrifice to Allah give alms to the needy and show love to all concern. He charged the State Commandants to work in synergy with other sister Agencies and urged the personnel to be civil and…

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IGP Adamu sends IRT team after killers of Catholic priest

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has ordered a manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, in Enugu State. Mr Frank Mba, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the Police Force Public Relations Officer (PFPRO), disclosed this through a statement on Saturday. He said crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) had been deployed to Enugu State to complement the…

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Army to Court-Martial 21 Soldiers for Various Offenses

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 21 errant soldiers will be tried and prosecuted by the general court-martial. According to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, their offences are related to administrative or operational in nature. “Military as an institution is known with the maintenance of discipline in its way of doing things. The operational efficacy of the military is better retained when the ethics and customs aim at enhancing discipline are encouraged. “There are 21 accused that are supposed to go for the trial, the…

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Suspected herdsmen attack Delta State orphanage

Bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have attacked the Great Saints Orphanage in Issele-Uku, in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, destroying parts of the building and the vehicles parked in the compound. The founder of the orphanage, Mr Emeka Ezeagbor, who expressed shock at the extent fellow human beings could go to destroy a humanitarian facility built to assist the underprivileged, stated that the attack was carried out around 5am on Monday. He wondered what could have been the reason for the bandits to break into…

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Southwest Governors, Ooni, Alaafin, other Yoruba leaders meet in Oyo over Insecurity

Southwest governors, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III and other Yoruba Leaders of Thought will meet tomorrow in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to deliberate on the spate of insecurity in the region. The organiser of the event, the Publisher of Alaroye, Mr. Alao Adedayo, in a statement yesterday, said the event is being coordinated by Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the Netherlands. The statement said the meeting is…

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Troops rescue 95 hostages from Boko Haram enclaves in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that troops have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists in different clearance operations in the northeast and rescued 95 hostages from them. Its Director of Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that among those rescued are children and women who are largely being used for farming during the raining season. The statement reads:”in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations tagged “Halaka Dodo” within Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and 22 Brigade in collaboration with members…

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Ethical Journalism Network 5-Point Test For Hate Speech

TURNING THE PAGE OF HATE: A MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR TOLERANCE IN JOURNALISM When it comes to hate speech, journalists and editors must pause and take the time to judge the potential impact of offensive, inflammatory content. The following test, developed by the EJN and based on international standards, highlights questions in the gathering, preparation and dissemination of news and helps place what is said and who is saying it in an ethical context. STATUS OF THE SPEAKER How might their position influence their motives? Should they even be listened to…

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‘How Fulani herdsmen rescued us from kidnappers den’ –Journalist Recounts Experience

A Nigerian journalist simply identified as Adenrele on his social media account has recounted how he and others were rescued from kidnappers den in Ondo state by some Fulani herdsmen. The journalist took to social media to share his experience saying he was travelling along the Owo-Ifon Road in the state when they ambushed by some hefty men who didn’t in any way look like herdsmen. Read the rest of the story below; “Let me share a kidnap story we experienced two days ago in Ondo state. Listen folks, I…

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