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Nigeria Records 791 New Cases Of COVID-19 In 13 States And FCT

Nigeria has now confirmed a total of 246,195 cases with 217,509 discharges.

Nigeria has recorded 791 new cases of COVID-19 in 13 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

The COVID-19 result was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Thursday, January 6, 2022.
According to the agency, Lagos recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases which is 523.

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Other states are as follow; FCT-84, Oyo-48, Ondo-35, Kano-22, Borno-16, Delta-15, Edo-15, Ogun-9, Jigawa-7, Bauchi-6, Plateau-5, Rivers-4 and Bayelsa-2

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Goods Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed As Fire Razes Next Cash And Carry Supermarket In Abuja (photo/video)

Millions of Naira have been lost after a fire gutted NEXT supermarket located in the Kado area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to witnesses, the fire started around 8am on Sunday.
AMB understands that there were attempts to loot items at the supermarket while the inferno raged on.

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Doctor and his friend murdered in Abuja – Police

Police begins investigation into alleged killing of doctor, his friend in Abuja
Detectives in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have commenced investigation into the death of a Radiologist, Dr. Obialo Ibe and his friend, who were murdered by unknown assailants in his residence at Games Village area of the FCT Abuja.

According to a source at the Command Headquarters in Garki, Abuja, the police boss, CP Sunday Babaji has set up a team of homicide investigators to unearth those behind the killing.
The victims were reportedly stabbed to death between 8:00a.m. and 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, December 15. According to reports, the house help was suspected to have poisoned the victims before stabbing them to death.

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Abuja residents narrates how soldiers invaded homes, assaulted them

“I learnt that when some people have a disagreement with someone, the next thing such a person will do is to go and invite a soldier at their base to come and molest people,”

There was tension on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as soldiers invaded three houses while shooting sporadically.
It was learnt that the soldiers attacked the houses at about 7:15pm and allegedly beat up one of the kingmakers of the community identified as the Galadima of Tungan-Maje, Salihu Aliyu, and his son, Abdulrahman Salihu.

The soldiers, who were said to be about thirteen 13 in number dressed in army uniforms.
They also wielded guns and sticks and they stormed the community in a Hilux vehicle.
It was also gathered that the soldiers allegedly beat up a 24-year-old student of the College of Education, Zuba, Shemau Salihu, who sustained a fracture on her hand, and five others in the community.
It was further found that some commercial motorcyclists passing through the area, who decided to stop at the scene of the incident, were also beaten by the soldiers.

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Police declare 50-year-old man missing in Abuja

Police declare 50-year-old man missing in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command is asking members of the general public to assist the police with useful information that will lead to the safe reunion of a missing 50-year-old man, Lucky Imoni, with his family.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Wednesday, said Mr Imoni was last seen on Saturday, November 20, after he left home to an unknown destination.

“According to his Wife Mrs. Imoni Omonigho ‘F’, Lucky Imoni, who is 50years old speaks English and Esan language; fair in complexion, short in height, no tribal marks and wore a blue jean three-quarter and a dark navy blue T-shirt with multiple strips and hails from Esan North-East Local Government of Edo State,” the statement read.
“Lucky Imoni was last seen at home, house 13 Redeem Estate Lugbe and left to an unknown destination on Saturday 20th November, 2021 at about 1pm.

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ICPC arraigns Abuja council chairman over N10m fraud

ICPC arraigns FCT council chairman over N10 million fraud

Hon. Danze, the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 4, sitting in Abuja, on allegations of corruption bordering on abuse of office and gratification.

ICPC had filed a six-count charge before the court in which it accused the council chairman of demanding and receiving N10 million bribe from the director of Remotosh Construction Ltd, Engr. Aremu Omotosho, in exchange for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert in Paiko-Kore.

One of the charges reads, “That you, Adamu Mustapha Danze on or about the month of March, 2018 at Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, while being a public officer as the Executive Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council received the sum of N10 million from Engineer Aremu Omotosho, the director of Remotosh Construction Limited for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert at Paiko-Kore awarded to Remotosh Construction Limited by Gwagwalada Area Council, the sum you asked the contractor to transfer to your counsel defending you in the election tribunal and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 10 (a)(i) and punishable under Section 10 (a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

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159 die, 1,572 persons injured in Abuja road accidents in 2021

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said a total of 850 road traffic crashes were recorded in the FCT resulting in 159 deaths and 1,572 injuries between January and November.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the FCT, Oga Ochi, disclosed this at the 2021 Special Marshal Sectorial Workshop on Saturday in Abuja.

He attributed the causes of the accidents in the FCT to disobedience of traffic rules and lack of patience among road users.
Ochi said, “Between January and Nov. 19, 2021, a total of 850 road traffic crashes was recorded in the FCT resulting in 159 deaths and 1572 injuries.

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Former CBN deputy governor, Obadiah Mailafia buried in Abuja

Former CBN deputy governor, Mailafia buried in Abuja. The body of former CBN governor Obadiah Mailafia was laid to rest amidst tears at the Mambilla Barracks in Abuja on Friday.

Sympathisers were seen in their dozens, especially women weeping on the loss of the man they described as the “bread winner” of their families.
In a sermon during the funeral service, Rev. Stephen Baba, ECWA President, urged all Christians to be prepared as they did not know when they would return to the great beyond.
Baba advised Christians to always be prayerful, watchful and prepared.

“Do good and render service to humanity, ” he said.

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Court stops FG’s alleged bid to deduct $418m from state governments’ accounts

The judge issued a restraining order against the Federal Government following an ex parte application argued by counsel to the 36 states, Jibrin Otukepa and Ahmed Raji, both senior advocates of Nigeria.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday stopped the Federal Government from going ahead to deduct $418million from the bank account of the 36 state governments.

The senior lawyers told the judge that the Federal Government predicted the plan to deduct the $418 million from the state account monthly to service debt for contracts allegedly executed for the states.
However, Otukepa said that the 36 states Attorneys General have scrutinized the purported contract and judgment and found that the states were not parties to court action that resulted in the judgment debt.

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5 killed, Many injured in Explosion in Abuja Market

5 killed, Many injured in Explosion in Abuja Market.“The fire was caused by an explosion from an electricity transformer closed to the market. The explosion affected a kerosene tank close by, and this led to the fire outbreak.
“When the explosion happened, the fire spread and ignited some people around the market.

Many persons feared dead in a fire outbreak that occured at Kubwa main market in Abuja on Friday. The fire outbreak was caused by an explosion from a phone used by a Kerosene seller.
An eyewitness told NAN that the phone used by the kerosene seller caused the carnage.
He said several shops and people were burnt to death, including the seller.