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JUST IN: [Photos] Details Of Anambra Bomb Attack Revealed

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Gunmen have in the early hours of Thursday morning, killed about four operatives of the Anambra Vigilante Services and set five buildings ablaze.

The incident happened at 2 a.m. in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State and has created palpable tension in the entire state.

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According to our source, the gunmen after attacking and killing the vigilante operatives at the local council secretariat also beheaded one of them.

The source further said the gunmen also used Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) to burn down about five buildings in the area. He said the hoodlums first engaged the local vigilante securing the secretariat in a gun duel and destroyed some buildings before they escaped.

“They set fire to many buildings at the secretariat, including the administrative block, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Health office building, Youth Corpers (NYSC) office, Education Office, and Nigerian Civil Defence Office. Later, security operatives arrived shortly after they had left”, he said.

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Reacting, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, has confirmed the incident, adding that one of the hoodlums and three vigilante operatives on duty were killed.
He said that five buildings were set ablaze with IED and petrol bombs, and the bodies of the victims recovered, while joint operations are ongoing.

He said: “Following the Police/Military operations ongoing in Thailand and its neighboring town, the Operatives responding to a distress call at about 2:55 am, today January 12, 2023, of an attack on Ihiala local government headquarters, neutralized one of the attackers, recovered two locally made IED launcher, seven undetonated IED, forty pieces of live cartridges, fifteen live 7.62MM Ak47 ammunition, knives, charms, and other dangerous weapons.

The attackers had already murdered, three vigilante operatives on duty, beheaded one, and set five buildings ablaze with IED and petrol bombs. The joint force operatives engaged the arsonist/attackers, and obstructed them from causing further damages, while some escaped with bullet wounds.” (Guardian)

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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