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Over 1800 Inmates Roam Free After Imo Prison Break

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Imo Attack Over 1800 Inmates Roam Free After Imo Prison Break

The Acting Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service, John Mrabure, has confirmed the return of 6 out of 1,844 inmates released after the attack on Owerri Custodial Centre in the early hours of Monday, April 5, 2021.

However, he noted that 35 inmates refused to escape from custody during the attack, adding that investigations have commenced with a Search and Recover Operations, to recapture the fleeing inmates.

Mrabure, however, appealed to the good citizens of Imo and indeed Nigerians to volunteer useful information that would facilitate the recapture of the fleeing inmates.

He equally directed all officers attached to custodial facilities to remain vigilant at this trying period for the Nigeria Correctional Service.

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Owerri Prison in Imo State was attacked by unknown gunmen who forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody, on Monday 5th April 2021.

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari described the attacks in Imo State as terrorism and ordered security agencies to apprehend the culprits.

Earlier: Gunmen Attack Imo Prison and Free Inmates

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Ramadan 2021: Remember Nigeria in prayers, Lawan urges Muslims

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Muslims on Ramadan to remember Nigeria in their prayers as the country seeks to overcome the challenges it is facing.

He urged them to stress the messages of peace, love and national unity as the fasting period begins across the Islamic world.

He also urged them to use the period for sober reflection, self-discipline and sacrifice.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, titled ‘Senate President urges peace, national unity and prayers for Nigeria during Ramadan.’

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“I urge us to remember our dear country in our prayers as we seek to overcome the challenges we are facing as a nation.

“This is in the realisation that Allah is the Almighty, kind and greater than all human problems. “I enjoin us to stress the importance of peace, love, generosity and unity in our teachings during this sacred period.

“We should also not let down our guards in the observance of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols in our spiritual and other activities during the Holy Month,” Lawan said.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs had yesterday announced    that Ramadan will start in the country on Tuesday, April 13.

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

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Edo Female Football team pip Lagos team to win Gold

Team Edo Female Festival Football emerged winners of the football event at the 20th National Sports Festival NSF in Benin-City the Edo State Capital.

In a high tension-soaked match played this morning at the University of Benin-City Sports Complex, Edo Female Football team pip the hard fighting Lagos opponent 1-0 to clinch the Gold for the female football event.

Efe Osakpolor scored the Godwin Obaseki girls only goal of the encounter.

The Lagos State team gave the host team a good fight in the second half of the game, but the Goalkeeper of Team Edo Udoka Unawchukwu, was there to provide answers to all advances made by Lagos team towards getting an equalizer.

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Team Edo came back hard fighting to increase the goal margin towards the last few minutes of the cracker, all shots went off target.

To reach the finals, Team Edo defeated their Delta counterpart 1-0 at the Semi-final, while Team Lagos humbled their Kaduna opponent 4-0 to get to the finals.

With this result, Team Edo female football squad has proved their supremacy over all other State female team that participated in the soccer events.

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NWFL Declares Premiership Transfer Window Open

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The Nigeria Women Football League Secretariat has declared opened the Transfer Window for the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.

The Nigeria Women Football League Secretariat has declared opened the Transfer Window for the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.

The NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, said from her base in Abuja, that, the transfer window at the moment is opened only to Super Six teams.

“For now, only the Super Six clubs; Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Edo Queens, Rivers Angels, FC Robo and Sunshine Queens, are the only eligible clubs for the transfer window.

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“The Transfer window is aimed at helping the Super Six clubs fortify their teams for tougher challenge.”

She noted that, the process of the Transfer Window will be done by internet online to enable easy and prompt access to the NWFL Secretariat in Abuja.

Adding that, clubs with successful transfers will collect the players’ licence(s) at the Dipo Dina International Stadium Ijebu-Ode from Saturday, April 17 before the kick-off of the NWFL Super Six Challenge.

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