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BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s 72-year-old Mother Kidnapped Again In Bayelsa

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Gunmen have kidnapped the 72-year-old mother of ex-international Nigerian footballer Samson Siasia.

This is the second time she will be abducted by unknown men.

The abductors were said to have carried out their evil operation at about 2am on Monday.

In November 2015, Mrs. Siasia spent 13 days with kidnappers, who snatched her from her residence in Odoni community of Sagama Local Council Area in Bayelsa State

Three kidnappers took Ogere Siasia from the family home in Bayelsa state in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Her son appealed for her release and said the gunmen’s motive was unclear.

The BBC’s Chris Ewokor in the capital, Abuja, says kidnapping, often for ransom, is common in parts of Nigeria and footballers’ families are increasingly becoming targets.

Nigeria international Christian Obodo was abducted in Warri, southern Nigeria in June 2012.

A year earlier, the father of Nigerian footballer and Chelsea player John Obi Mikel was kidnapped in Jos, central Nigeria.

“I only beg them to please release her unhurt. I was told they shot sporadically into the air before taking her away on a motorcycle,” Samson Siasia told BBC Sport.

“We’ve not heard from them to know their motive, but right now I’m only concerned about her safety,” he added.

The Nigerian Football Federation’s president Amaju Pinnick also appealed for the kidnappers to release Mrs Siasia.

“Samson is on a critical national assignment presently and the last he needs is this kind of distraction,” he said.

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JUST IN: Nigeria Police Confirm Alh. Yusuf ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ Murder

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The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the murder of popular traditional medical expert Alh. Fatai Yusuf (Aka Oko Oloyun).

Yusuf was killed by unknown gunmen along Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road.

Confirming the sad incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, told The Nation Newspaper that Yusuf was killed around 4:30 pm on the road while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State.

Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the Commissioner of Police Mr Shina Olukolu has visited the site of the incident along with some deputy commissioners for an on-the-spot fact-finding mission.

The PPRO said Olukolu has directed a high-powered manhunt for the hoodlums that perpetrated the dastardly act with a view to bringing them to justice.

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BREAKING: Trado-Medical Practitioner Oko Oloyun Reportedly Shot

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Popular Trado-medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, also known as Oko Oloyun has been reportedly shot by unknown gunmen.

Alhaji Fatai Yusuf is the CEO of Oko Oloyun Worldwide.

It is not clear if the highly respected traditional medicine practitioner is dead or alive.

Details still sketchy.

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BREAKING: US Will No Longer Issue Visas To Foreigners For Birth Purpose [Document Attached]

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The United States said Thursday it would no longer issue temporary visitor visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the country for so-called “birth tourism”.

In announcing the rule change, which takes effect Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their children by giving birth on American soil”.

“The integrity of American citizenship must be protected,” it said in a statement.

Calling the practice “a glaring immigration loophole,” the White House argued the crackdown on “birth tourism” was for public safety and national security as well as immigration control.

“The birth tourism industry threatens to overburden valuable hospital resources and is rife with criminal activity, as reflected in federal prosecution.”

The US constitution guarantees automatic American citizenship to anyone born on US soil.

US President Donald Trump has made restricting immigration a top priority of his administration and has threatened in the past to abolish birthright citizenship.

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