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Death toll surpasses 5000, Turkish president declares mourning

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has declared seven days of national mourning following devastating earthquakes that killed more than 5,000 people and toppled buildings across southeast Turkey and northern Syria, Aljazeera reported on Tuesday morning. The media house noted that authorities fear the death toll from Monday’s predawn magnitude 7.8 temblor, …

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Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises to 2,921

7th February 2023 Rescue operations ongoing at Turkey earthquake scene (Photo: AFP) The death toll in Turkey from a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rose to 2,921, the country’s relief agency AFAD announced Tuesday. The new count brings the confirmed death toll in Turkey and neighbouring Syria to 4,365, after a quake …

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Man arraigned for burning wife, brother-in-law to death

A prosecution witness, Mrs Uche Uwalaka, on Monday told a Lagos State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, that a murder suspect, Benjamin Ogudoro, who allegedly burnt his wife and brother-in-law to death, has caused her family a lot of pain. Uwalaka, sister to Chinyere Ogundoro and Ifeanyi Edeziem …

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Death toll hits nearly 1,800 in Turkey, Syria after quake

The most powerful earthquake in nearly a century struck Turkey and Syria Monday, killing nearly 1,800 people in their sleep, levelling buildings and causing tremors felt as far away as Greenland. The 7.8-magnitude early morning quake, followed hours later by a slightly smaller one, wiped out entire sections of major …

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Two ex-SARS officers bag death sentence for murder

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, two former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad for extra-judicial killing. Recall that five members of the SARS team, ASP Samuel Chigbu, Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri, Ogoligo, and Olisa Emeka were standing trial for killing …

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Housewife, son beat in-law to death over meat

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court, Benue State, on Tuesday ordered that a 40-year-old housewife, Charity Upev, and her son, Tertsea, be remanded in a custodial centre for alleged culpable homicide. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the police charged Charity and her son with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide. …

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