Kidnappers killed my 6-year-old daughter, cut off her head — Distraught father

•How her 14-year-old brother escaped from abductors •Mastermind of the kidnap well known to us •My motive for visiting victim’s family during new year celebration —Suspect By Ifeanyi Okolie A middle-aged man, Yahaya Ibrahim, from Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, has narrated how armed men stormed his house late last year, abducted two
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Russia: Navalny’s supporters head to protests despite looming crackdown

Supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were preparing to rally in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday even as authorities vowed a crackdown on protesters. Allies of Russia’s leading opposition figure — who was jailed upon returning to Moscow after a near-fatal poisoning with a nerve agent — said they would take to
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Nigerian Navy Score card 2020: Arrests 87 vessels, 43 barges, 57speed boats, 393 others

•22 pirate attacks recorded within Nigeria, 44 in GoG •Four hijacked ships rescued by NN By Evelyn Usman In the last 2 decades, piracy and sea robbery within the Golf of Guinea have become a major point of discussion, with the region ranked as one of the most troubled waterways. It is estimated that the
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Biden’s emergence in the shadows of Nigeria’s 2023 contest

By Emmanuel Aziken The inauguration of Senator Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America came at a momentous point in the history of the country. It came when a plague with a yet controverted pathway was ravishing the country. So remarkable has been the COVID-19 pandemic that for his inauguration,
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COVID-19: Ganduje dumps option of closing schools

By Bashir Bello – Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has on Friday dumped the option of closing down schools as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ganduje said the closure of schools amid COVID-19 prevalence, in the second wave phase, could cause another tragedy of taking the society back again, while the
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Patients battle covid ‘enemy’ in Nigeria second wave

“Attention, isolation zone,” warns a bright orange notice at the entrance to the main coronavirus treatment centre in Lagos, Nigeria’s and Africa’s most populous city. Huge black gates separate the centre at the Yaba Mainland Hospital, which takes 20 seriously ill patients every day, from the hustle and bustle of the city, Nigeria’s economic capital.
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We saw many dead bodies: Gory tale of kidnap victim from Edo forest where villains are rewarded for killing policemen

…Reveals signs, signals in kidnappers’ den, near Nigerian road where they strike twice daily …They gave us tramadol, warned we would die like others if we didn’t take it …They didn’t rape women but beat them, sometimes to death …Ability to speak Hausa language helped me Herdsmen: ‘We’ll kill all policemen, take over Edo State’
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Man, 52, bags 3 months community service for stealing phones

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 52-year-old man, Usman Abdullahi, to three months Community Service for stealing two Infinix phones. Abdullahi, whose address was not provided, was sentenced on a one count charge of stealing. The Magistrate, Mr Dehinde Dipeolu, sentenced Abdullahi after he pleaded guilty of the charge of stealing, and begged
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We saw many dead bodies

Gory tale of kidnap victim from Edo forest where villains are rewarded for killing policemen • Reveals signs, signals in kidnappers’ den, near  Nigerian road where they strike twice daily • They gave us tramadal, warned we would die like others if we didn’t take it • They didn’t rape women but beat them, sometimes to death •
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Aston University awarded the UK Guardian University of the Year

Aston University has been named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian, a crucial league table that focuses on student satisfaction, graduate employability and quality of teaching. In making this award, the judges considered the effectiveness of key criteria including: Graduate employability and earnings – Aston University graduates are among the highest paid in
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