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BREAKING: Militants abduct 4 Itsekiri leaders, others
Four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, an indigenous firm operating in the Niger Delta region, have been abducted by suspected militants.

Their abduction was confirmed on Friday, May 19, by the Delta police command.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the public relations officer of the police command, Mr Andrew Aniamaka, as saying: “The police backed by the military are on the trail of the hoodlums.”

The report quoted Maj Abubakar Abdullahi, coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operations Delta Safe (OPDS), as saying that his team was on top of the situation.

VERGE24.com learnt that the victims were kidnapped in a community in Benin River in Warri North local government area at 5 pm, on Tuesday, May 16.

The report quoted a source as disclosing that the victims were returning to Warri from Ureju community when they were abducted.

“The community leaders had gone to show the officials of Elcrest, a location for the firm’s proposed free medical outreach.

“The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N36 million from the company and also requesting their inclusion in the company’s payroll,” the reportedly source said.

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Teenager Kill Mom over Missing Memory Card

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Teenager Kill Mom over Missing Memory Card

A teenager identified as Emmanuel was arrested on Monday, Jan 15 and charged with murder  for reportedly beating his own mother to death over a missing phone memory card.

According to reports, Emmanuel asked his mother if she knew where his memory card and she said no but Emmanuel insisted that she was in possession of the card.

When his mother kept insisitng she didnt have it nor know where it was, Emmanule became furious and attcked his own mother with a pestle.

He smashed her head over and over again till she was laying helplessly on the floor. Emmanuel went outside, removed a burning firewood from a nearby fire and repeatedly burned her with it until she died.

Emmanuel was apprehended shortly after the murder and handed to the police.

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

The Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Thursday morning seized not fewer than 120 motorcycles (Okada).

The motorcycles were confiscated for allegedly operating on highways which is highly prohibited by the state.

Most of the okada were impounded around Rainbow Bus-stop towards Mile 2 and Ijesha area of Lagos.

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Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Liberia's Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has ousted the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was voted out of Unity party late Saturday over her decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s candidate in last year’s presidential poll.

Joseph Boakai, who has been President Johnson Sirleaf’s vice for 12 years, lost the election to former football superstar, George Weah.

George Weah visits Prophet TB Joshua

The one time world best footballer of the year won the presidential runoff by 61.5 percent of the votes casted in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Prior to the presidential runoff, Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria to seek the face of God and prayers.

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