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The brief: ‘Hero’ Abacha; Devilish soccer; Power tussle

Governors and monarchs from the 19 northern states have kicked against the insistence of governors from the southern part of the country for power shift…

Governors and monarchs from the 19 northern states have kicked against the insistence of governors from the southern part of the country for power shift to the region.

The police in Anambra State have launched manhunt for suspected cultists who beheaded a member of a “rival group” and used his head to play football.

Bayelsa State Governor, Diri Douye has said that Nigeria’s former Head of State, Late General Sani Abacha remains a hero to the people of the state.

2023: North Rejects Southern Govs’ Demand For Power Shift

Governors and monarchs from the 19 northern states Monday kicked against the insistence by governors from the southern part of the country for power shift to the region, describing the demand as unconstitutional.

Daily Trust reports that the Southern Governors Forum had in July demanded that power must shift to the south in the interest of equity and fairness.

How ISWAP Fighters Attacked Our Base In Sokoto — DHQ

The Defence Headquarters Monday confirmed the terrorist attack on its base in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State in which military and paramilitary officers were killed.

Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyerr, said both Nigerian and Nigerien forces were in a collaborative operation to trail the remaining ISWAP fighters.

42 Killed In Attacks, Reprisals In Kaduna

At least 42 people have been killed between Sunday and Monday following attacks and reprisals in the Southern senatorial district of Kaduna State.

Several others sustained injuries during the attacks in Madamai and Kacecere communities in Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas respectively.

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According to the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), 21 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 44 living with HIV in Nigeria experience stigma and discrimination.

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Abacha Remains Our Hero In Bayelsa – Gov Diri

Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, Monday said late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, remained a hero to the people of the state and the Ijaw nation.

The state was created on October 1, 1996 during the regime of the late Nigerian leader.

Spitting on the dead

Suspected cultists in Anambra took their inhumanity to another level when they beheaded their victim and used his head as football.

The tragic incident happened at Igbariam, the community hosting Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University in Anambra East Council area of the state. The police have launched a manhunt for the assailants.

FG Welcomes Home 2021 AfroBasket Champions, D’Tigress

The federal government has welcomed home the senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress after winning for the third consecutive time, the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket trophy.

The Nigerian queens defeated Mali 70-59 Sunday night in Yaounde as they continue to dominate African basketball winning the 2017, 2019 and 2021 editions without dropping a game. Nigeria had previously won the 2003 and 2005 editions in Maputo and Abuja respectively.

As A Muslim, I Prayed 5 Times On BBNaija, Says Yousef

Yousef Garba, one of the evicted housemates of BBNaija, has said he prayed five times daily on the show.

There have been mixed reactions to the reality Television show which many have tagged immoral.

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