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News Headlines 8/4/2021

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1. Imo Jailbreak: Inmates turn to cleaning, hawking jobs for survival

An exclusive investigation by Vanguard revealed that from the thousands of fleeing inmates some were said to have taken up menial jobs within and outside the Owerri metropolis to raise money.

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2. Over 6 million illegal weapons are in circulation across Nigeria

Over 6 million illegal weapons are in circulation across Nigeria

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has said that there are over 6 million illegal weapons in circulation across Nigeria.   Abubakar who is the chairman of the National Peace Commitee (NPC), made the disclosure during a dialogue session of the committee with key stakeholders in Abuja on Wednesday April 7.    The meeting was attended by traditional rulers, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III; John Cardinal Onaiyekan; Ekiti State governor and chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi; Plateau State governor and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong; religious leaders, the service chiefs, top military brass, police and other security agencies.

3. Adamu Mohammed hands over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba (photos)

Adamu Mohammed hands over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba (photos)

The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has handed over to his successor Usman Alkali Baba.   The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.   Adamu handed over to Usman after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated the new IGP with his new rank in the State House, Abuja earlier today April 7. 

4. University College Hospital Ibadan delivers its first set of IVF triplets (photo)

University College Hospital Ibadan delivers its first set of IVF triplets (photo)

The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has taken delivery of its first set of triplets via an In Vitro Fertilization procedure in the hospital.   The delivery of the babies lasted 45-minutes. Hospital authorities say the mother and the babies, all females, are in good condition. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg, and 2.4kg respectively.  

5. Prison inmate who escaped during the jailbreak in Imo is set ablaze after going back to threaten a family that testified against him in court

Prison inmate who escaped during the jailbreak in Imo is set ablaze after going back to threaten a family that testified against him in court

One of the prison inmates who fled from the Imo state correctional center has been set ablaze by angry residents of Umuawom village, Ihodimeze community in Ikeduru council area of the state.   Recall that on Monday, April 5, hoodlums attacked the correctional facility and set over 1.800 inmates free.   One of the freed inmates was incarcerated for kidnapping. An indigene of Ogwa community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State but grew up in Umuawom village which is his maternal home, the fleeing inmate was said to have gone to Umuawom to challenge one of the families that testified against him in court and threatened to deal with them. 

6. Adamawa Police parade father of three who killed 57-year-old man he suspected of having affair with his wife

Adamawa Police parade father of three who killed 57-year-old man he suspected of having affair with his wife

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