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Bandits Demand ₦44 Million for 22 Farmers Kidnapped in Abuja

Bandits Demand ₦44 Million for 22 Farmers Kidnapped in Abuja

The bandits who, on Thursday June 23, abducted 22 farmers from their farms in Abuja, on Sunday, demanded  ₦44 million ransom from the families of the victims. Ibrahim Barde, an engineer and spokesman of one of the families, confirmed to TELL that the kidnappers were asking for two million naira for each of the 22

Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

Two Die, One Injured as Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Edo

A Catholic Reverend Father, and Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ikhabigbo in Etsako West local government area of Edo State, Christopher Odia, was on Sunday morning abducted by suspected kidnappers, while two persons were killed, and a third person seriously injuried, in the operation. A credible source told TELL that Rev. Fr. Odia

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No Case Submission: Benin Palace Tackles Edo Govt Over Ogiamen Chieftancy Dispute

All the first class palace chiefs in Benin Kingdom and enigie (dukes) of all the dukedoms in the seven local government areas that make up Benin have knocked the Edo State government over the recent nolle prosequi (no-case-submission) entered into in a criminal case involving one Arisco Osemwingie and another, in respect of the former’s

Solomon Arase

Arase, Ex-IGP Pushes for Citizens-Driven Internal Security Model to Enhance Community Policing

….Donates Security Items, As Foundation Awards Scholarships to Nine Undergrads Former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has once again underscored the imperative of citizens participation in effective policing in Edo State amid dire security challenges in the state. Arase, who clocked 66 on Tuesday, also donated items worth millions of naira in support of

Female Students Kidnapped in Kebbi State

22 Farmers Kidnapped in Abuja

The rural community of Rafin Daji, Gurbe Ward, Abaji Local Government Area Council, Abuja, has been thrown into turmoil as terrorists kidnapped 22 farmers on Wednesday, June 22. They were said to be farming when the terrorists swooped on them. Ibrahim A. Barde, an engineer, and a family member of some of the victims, said

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Maid of Murdered Matriarch of Igbinedion Family Gets Death Sentence

Dominion Okoro, the maid who murdered Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the 85-year-old mother of former Edo State governor, Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, is to die by hanging. The death sentence was pronounced on the 25-year-old convict on Monday by an Edo State High Court sitting in Benin. Okoro murdered the deceased December 2, 2021, at her

Aregbesola Rauf

Launch of 10,000 E-Passports in Edo: Aregbesola Reads Riot Act to NIS Officials over Exploitation of Nigerians

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday issued a stern warning to men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Edo State Command, against illegal practices in the issuance of international passports to Nigerians. Expressing his ministry’s commitment to change the perception of service delivery by the agency for the better, the minister advised Immigration

Johnson Asteruleghe the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom

Edo High Court Orders Remand of Iyatsere of Warri in Prison till June 27

A prominent traditional palace chief in Warri Kingdom, Johnson Asteruleghe, is to remain in prison custody till June 27 when his application for bail would be heard by Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City. Asteruleghe, the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, was on Tuesday charged with alleged assault, malicious damage, and other offences said

NDE to be Strengthened to Deal With Menace of Recruiting Youths for Kidnapping, Political Thuggery, Terrorism – Keyamo

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, is unsettled by the situation whereby undue advantage is being taken of the predicament and frustration of Nigerian youths whom he lamented are being recruited into kidnapping, terrorism, political thuggery, and other unwholesome activities that are inimical to the nation’s thriving democracy and development. Keyamo, senior

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