JUST IN: EFCC arrests Nigeria’s top politician, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha

  The Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arrested top politician, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, over alleged money laundering. Okorocha, a serving Senator, was arrested at his office in Abuja. Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the news was true. “Okorocha has been arrested by our men”, he said in a telephone chat, according to a report by the Lagos-based Vanguard newspaper.

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BurkinaFaso’s ex-President Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s Assasination

  A Burkinafaso Court charged former President Blaise Compaore (pictured) in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa’s post-independence history. Sankara, a charismatic Marxist revolutionary often called ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’, was assassinated during a coup led by his former friend Compaore. Compaore went on to rule Burkina Faso for 27 years before being ousted in a 2014 uprising and fleeing to Cote d’Ivoire, where he is believed still to live. He has previously denied any involvement…

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Reasons Nigerian Doctors suspended strike for four weeks

  The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its ongoing strike for an initial period of four weeks. President of the association, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, who confirmed the development late Saturday night, noted that the suspension was for four weeks. “The strike has been suspended for four weeks and isolation centres resume 8 a.m. on Sunday and others on Monday,” he said. Mr Okhuaihesuyi said the decision to end the strike followed a new agreement reached with the federal government on Saturday morning. “All house officers yet to be…

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Nigeria Releases Names, Faces Of Fleeing Inmates from Historic Jailbreak

  The Nigerian Correctional Service has released the names and faces of 36 of the over 1,800 inmates that escaped from its facility in Owerri, Southern Nigeria. Platform Africa reports that the historic jailbreak happened on Monday, April 5, 2021 during an attack by gunmen who, according to the Police Authority, were suspected members of the proscribed Indigenious Peoples of Biafra(IPOB). The service released the names and faces on his official twitter handle.   It said: “Faces of persons who escaped from Owerri Custodial Centre, Imo State. Please note that…

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How flavoured drinks killed 3 in Nigeria’s Kano – NAFDAC

  Nigeria’s food administration agency declares additives or chemicals used to enhance the taste of foods and drinks could lead to preventable illnesses or death The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to desist from adding additives or chemicals to enhance the taste of foods and drinks, as they could lead to preventable illnesses or death. Director General of the Agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning on Sunday in Abuja, while confirming the three deaths recorded in Kano State in March was due to…

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Outcry as Nigeria’s Ekitii Popular Monarch is shot, hospitalised

  Details have emerged on how suspected gunmen shot a popular traditional ruler in Ekiti, Southwest Nigeria, the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, while he was being driven in his car. The monarch was said to have sustained gunshot injuries and is now hospitalised in one of the medical facilities in the state. A source told journalists in Ado Ekiti on Saturday morning, that the monarch was traveling in his official car to neighbouring Ayetoro Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local Government when the gunmen struck. “The monarch was…

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How Nigerian naval officer killed his abductors, regained freedom

    A Nigerian naval officer, AK Bala, has regained freedom after killing kidnappers who abducted him over two weeks ago. According to a story shared online, former Army spokesman, SK Usman, who reportedly confirmed this, added that the abducted officer was able to overpower one of the kidnappers, disarmed him and used the rifle to kill all them before running away from the bush to safety. He did not give further details of where the abduction took place while there is yet an official statement from the Nigerian Navy…

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COVID-19: Lagos Expands Gathering Limit To 500, Eases Restrictions on Event

  The government of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has finally eased restrictions on social/event centres across the state, about one year after it locked down the state due to COVID-19. Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-olu, who declared this, however, called on owners of event centres to obtain a valid license of the state Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture before commencing operation. The decision was taken after due consultations and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDA’s including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Lagos State…

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Nigeria’s Jailbreak: Escapee Hardened Prisoners dissolve into Society

  None of the hardened and Condenmed Criminals also known as hardened and condemned inmates (HCI) servicing prison terms at the Imo Correctional centre, Southeast Nigeria, who escaped during historic jailbreak at the facility has returned. A total of 82 prison inmates most of who are awaiting trials and who have almost served out their sentences have, however, voluntarily returned. Men of Correctional Services are concerned that none of the hardened and condemned inmates (HCI), who escaped, have returned. A statistics from the Nigerian Correctional Services, which confirmed this, gave…

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Tanzania’s new President changes Magufuli’s policy on COVID-19, Media

  New president of Tanzania appears to be taking a detour from the belief and action of her predecessor, John Magufuli on COVID-19 as she took a new, scientific approach to combat the pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan (pictured) said Tuesday she will form a technical committee to advise her about the scope of Covid-19 infections in the country and how to respond to the pandemic. Covid-19 is ‘not something we should be quiet about or refuse flatly or accept without doing a scientific examination,’ Hassan said in Swahili. ‘We…

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