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Assassins kill Three Brothers Mill manager, wife

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A man and his wife have been shot dead in the Malammadori local government area of Jigawa.

The police in Jigawa, who confirmed their death on Monday, said suspected assassins murdered them.

Police spokesman, Lawan Shiisu, said the incident occurred on November 13, at about 2:30 a.m.

Suspected hoodlums were said to have stormed the deceased’s residence in Kebberi and shot them dead.

He alleged that the suspected assassins shot dead the deceased, identified as Musa, and his wife, Hajiya Adama.

The police spokesman said the suspects did not steal or take anything from the residence of the victim, who was the manager of Three Brothers Mill, Malammadori.

The police found two handset packages as exhibits from the scene, and five suspects were being interrogated.

Mr Shiisu stated that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing culprits and bring them to book. 

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Two killed, six injured in Bauchi auto crash

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Yusuf Abdullahi, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, says no fewer than two persons lost their lives in a lone automobile crash in Bauchi on Sunday.

Mr Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, disclosed that six others were injured.

He explained that the crash, which involved one Alhambra commercial bus with number plate GSH 42 AA, occurred one kilometre after Durum Market along Bauchi-Kano road at 9:53 a.m.

The sector commander, who said it took the FRSC about 12 minutes to arrive at the scene to clear the site, attributed the crash to speed violation and tire blowout.

“Eight people are involved in the crash comprising five males, two females and one male child. Two men died on the spot, and six others sustained injuries. They include three males, two females and one male child,” he said.

The injured were referred to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUH), Bauchi.

He disclosed that the remains of the deceased were deposited in ATBUH’s morgue of the same hospital for identification.

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Heartbroken fans who made 31-hour trip to watch Tottenham get Kane consolation

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Harry Kane has invited two U.S.-based Tottenham fans to be his guest at a game after making a 31-hour journey to England.

The fans had made their way to Burnley for the game, only for the fixture to be called off.

The match at Turf Moor was postponed a little under an hour before kick-off due to heavy snow.

Attempts to clear the pitch began around 90 minutes before the scheduled 2:00 p.m (1400 GMT) kick-off were unsuccessful.

Ken and Brandi Saxton had detailed their journey from Dallas on social media, and Kane quickly responded when he became aware of their exploits on Sunday evening.

“Just been sent this tweet and absolutely gutted for you! For your commitment and to make up for the match being called off, I’d like to invite you to a home game as my guest when you’re next in London,” The England star wrote.

Kane’s offer unsurprisingly went down well, and Brandi Saxton responded on Twitter: “Well, the husband has officially gone viral, and we’ve personally been invited to watch the Spurs by Harry Kane!!”

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D’Tigers beat Uganda to lead in FIBA World Cup qualifiers

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Sunday beat Uganda 95-69 to lead in the first round in Group A of the African Qualifiers for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The Nigerian team, after their opening 71-79 loss to Cape Verde on Friday when the window one of the matches began, had gone on to beat Mali 72-70 on Saturday.

The resurgence saw them taking control of the group on Sunday with an overwhelming defeat of the East Africans.

The team took the game by the cuff from the jump-ball at the City Arena in the Angolan city of Benguela by winning the first quarter, 25-18.

The second quarter was almost a replica of the first, with a 28-19 win, while D’Tigers strolled through the third quarter 14-8.

The fourth quarter saw the Ugandans fighting back to restore prestige, but the Nigerian side were unstoppable, winning 28-24.

Team leader Ike Diogu was again inspirational with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Sixteen African teams are competing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers through five tournament windows over 15 months.

The qualifiers run from November 2021 to February 2023, with five African national teams earning a spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

The World Cup is scheduled for August 25 to September 10, 2023, in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The second window of the first round of qualifiers will open in February.

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