External Reserves Hit 2017 High At $30.56bn

…As Naira closes at 400/$1 External reserves climbed to $30.56 billion as of April 18, the highest level in 2017, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) tries to rebuild currency buffers hammered by dwindling global oil prices. The rise coincides with a recent rise in the price of crude, which account for the bulk…

Sadness As Killed WASSCE Candidate, Mother, Father Are Buried. Photos

Tears flowed on Wednesday at the Ibeshe Titun, Ikorodu, Lagos State, as three family members who were murdered by some assailants, were buried. The late couple, Mr. Lucky Ebhodaghe and Mrs. Margaret Ebhodaghe, and their son, Jonathan, were buried in their house around 12pm.

It was learnt that residents, community leaders and members of the Deeper Life Bible Church, where the husband was a member of the prayer team and the wife, a worker in the ushering section, could not hide their grief.

It had reported that 15-year-old Jonathan, the only child of the family, was participating in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination when the incident happened.

It was reported that the assailants tore the window net and cut some burglar-proof bars to gain access into the house late Monday night.

The suspects were said to have inflicted machete cuts on the family members, leaving them for dead.

PUNCH Metro reported that their neighbours were not aware of the incident until the next day, when Jonathan’s friends and a teacher visited the house to know why he was not in school for his exams.

The visitors reportedly met the house locked and peeped through the window, from where they saw the victims in a pool of blood.

Margaret was alleged to have been raped by the assailants before she was killed.

Residents, who identified the killers as members of the Badoo cult, said the gang had killed many other residents in a similar way.

A resident, who witnessed the burial of the Ebhodaghes, told PUNCH Metro that the mourners broke down in tears at the sight of the three coffins bearing the remains of the family.

He said, “The burial started around 10am with a church service and ended around 12pm; nobody could hold back tears. They were buried in their compound based on the advice of their relations. The man hailed from Edo State, while the wife came from Calabar, Cross River State.

“I am aware that the man has been taking care of the mother. The old woman is presently at the Mowe area of Ogun State, where she is being taken care of. She is not aware of what happened because if she hears about it, she may die.

“Top leaders of Deeper Life from different parts of Ikorodu were there and I was told that the general superintendent of the church sent representatives as well. They buried the child in the midst of the parents.”

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Sadness As Killed WASSCE Candidate, Mother, Father Are Buried. Photos

Tears flowed on Wednesday at the Ibeshe Titun, Ikorodu, Lagos State, as three family members who were murdered by some assailants, were buried. The late couple, Mr. Lucky Ebhodaghe and Mrs. Margaret Ebhodaghe, and their son, Jonathan, were buried in their house around 12pm.

It was learnt that residents, community leaders and members of the Deeper Life Bible Church, where the husband was a member of the prayer team and the wife, a worker in the ushering section, could not hide their grief.

It had reported that 15-year-old Jonathan, the only child of the family, was participating in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination when the incident happened.

It was reported that the assailants tore the window net and cut some burglar-proof bars to gain access into the house late Monday night.

The suspects were said to have inflicted machete cuts on the family members, leaving them for dead.

PUNCH Metro reported that their neighbours were not aware of the incident until the next day, when Jonathan’s friends and a teacher visited the house to know why he was not in school for his exams.

The visitors reportedly met the house locked and peeped through the window, from where they saw the victims in a pool of blood.

Margaret was alleged to have been raped by the assailants before she was killed.

Residents, who identified the killers as members of the Badoo cult, said the gang had killed many other residents in a similar way.

A resident, who witnessed the burial of the Ebhodaghes, told PUNCH Metro that the mourners broke down in tears at the sight of the three coffins bearing the remains of the family.

He said, “The burial started around 10am with a church service and ended around 12pm; nobody could hold back tears. They were buried in their compound based on the advice of their relations. The man hailed from Edo State, while the wife came from Calabar, Cross River State.

“I am aware that the man has been taking care of the mother. The old woman is presently at the Mowe area of Ogun State, where she is being taken care of. She is not aware of what happened because if she hears about it, she may die.

“Top leaders of Deeper Life from different parts of Ikorodu were there and I was told that the general superintendent of the church sent representatives as well. They buried the child in the midst of the parents.”

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Airport Reopening Shows Spirited Efforts Of FG – Minister

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the timely completion and re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after six-week closure as a significant feat that shows the ability of the current administration to rise up to any challenge facing the country. In a statement issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,…

See The Moment The Suspended DG NIA Cried After Being Barred From Entering Aso Rock

Photos have emerged showing the moment the suspended Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, was barred as he made desperate attempts to enter the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after his suspension was announced.

Oke made attempts to seek an audience with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo but was turned back.

He made frantic efforts to avoid journalists.

In the process, he was driven towards the Service Chiefs’ Gate from where he was turned back.

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See The Moment The Suspended DG NIA Cried After Being Barred From Entering Aso Rock

Photos have emerged showing the moment the suspended Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, was barred as he made desperate attempts to enter the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after his suspension was announced.

Oke made attempts to seek an audience with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo but was turned back.

He made frantic efforts to avoid journalists.

In the process, he was driven towards the Service Chiefs’ Gate from where he was turned back.

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Police Nab Top Boko Haram Leader Who Killed 150 People In Borno. Photo

Bauchi State Police Command has announced the acrest‎​ of​​​ one Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, male, aged 25, of Balanga, Gombe State, at Tama village in Toro LGA of ​the state. Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the ​s​uspect is a notorious ​top commander of Boko Haram, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the​ sect was​ dislodged by troops at Sambisa Fo​rest.

​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was amon​g​ those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list​.​

​”H​e has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State​ alone​..

​”​Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation​”, he said.

The Police boss also announced the arrest ​of one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20yrs, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.

​The ​suspect ​had ​use​d​ a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd male, aged 23yrs of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.

Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.

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Police Nab Top Boko Haram Leader Who Killed 150 People In Borno. Photo

Bauchi State Police Command has announced the acrest‎​ of​​​ one Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, male, aged 25, of Balanga, Gombe State, at Tama village in Toro LGA of ​the state. Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the ​s​uspect is a notorious ​top commander of Boko Haram, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the​ sect was​ dislodged by troops at Sambisa Fo​rest.

​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was amon​g​ those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list​.​

​”H​e has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State​ alone​..

​”​Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation​”, he said.

The Police boss also announced the arrest ​of one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20yrs, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.

​The ​suspect ​had ​use​d​ a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd male, aged 23yrs of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.

Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.

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