Three policemen attached to the Edo Police Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin. The policemen were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area of the state. The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the chief executive of the leisure
The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu. A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said that the incident occured at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 Amaraizu said that the Homicide and Criminal
The management of llorin Muslim Cemetery on Friday rejected the corpse of a 47-year-old civil servant, Mr Salami Adekunle, who was killed by lightening in Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Dr Abubakar Aliagan, the Coordinator in charge of the cemetery, said that the cemetery management unanimously rejected the burial of the deceased following an
Lagos state has resolved to vigorously enforce the state traffic law prohibiting operation of commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders in certain routes across the state. Recall that the law was introduced during the tenure of former governor, Babatunde Fashola to the condemnation of many Lagosians. It was quickly relaxed when Governor Ambode took
Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country. All online voice and video call services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible at midnight (2100 GMT), Adel Abu-Hameed, spokesman for the telecoms
A pastor, Bernard Towoju, who says he cannot tolerate his wife’s ill-nature and troubles, on Wednesday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, seeking the dissolution of their marriage of 25 years. Towoju said his wife, Abosede, was in the habit of going naked to swear for him with her private part. “I cannot continue to
A medical expert, Dr Tesleem Ajiboye has advised parents to give proper sex education to their children to reduce the increasing incidence of rape and other vices in the society. Ajiboye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin that awareness of puberty in teenage children was essential to their physical and
The Kano State Government has declared Friday, September 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. This is contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. The Islamic New Year, which is first month in the lunar Islamic calendar,
A 35-year-old woman, Nafisat Raji, was on Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a HP laptop valued N45,000. The prosecutor, Insp. Oladoye Joshua, told the court that the convict committed the offense on August 8, at about 12:30PM on Fayemi street, in Osogbo. Joshua said the convict stole the laptop belonging to
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday, urged Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Muharram 1439AH. The call is in a statement sign by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto. He stated: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Wednesday, Sept.
The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested two men, Onyekachi Idoko and Felix Akor, for alleged murder of three persons in Udenu Local Government Area of the state. The Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu. Amaraizu said that the two suspects were arrested
A generator mechanic, Emmanuel Micheal, who allegedly stole the N40,000 battery of the generator given to him to repair appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Onhonwa, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 6 at 4.30 p.m. at No. 11, Ladipo Bateye St., G.R.A,
The Ebonyi Government has declared support for the ongoing Nigerian Army exercise – “Egwu Eke’’, Python Dance II, in the South-East zone. But this was not without some caveat, which is asking the army to keep to its rules of engagement. Gov. David Umahi received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai. Represented by his
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced the suspension of its strike. But there are “conditions” given the Nigerian government for the one month old strike to end. More details expected.
The recall process for Senator Dino Melaye will commence on October 3, 2017, with the Notice of Verification. This is according to the new timetable released by INEC on Monday, Sept. 18. The last day for the submission by observers will take place October 5. The publication of the list of accredited observers will commence