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Nigeria among worst places for old people — Report

Nigeria has been described as one of the worst places to grow old, this is according to an index of the quality of later life in 96 countries. HelpAge International’s Global AgeWatch Index measures the social and economic welfare of those over 60 in its latest report released on Tuesday. HelpAge International is an organisation committed to helping older people ...

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Family of five found dead in their Lagos home

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Nigeria’s independence day, which was widely celebrated Wednesday, has turned sour in Itamaga area of Ikorodu as a family of five, including four boys and their mother, were found dead in their residence. The bodies were found in their uncompleted building located on 8, Kunle Owooade Close. According to eyewitnesses, they were last seen on Friday before their bodies were ...

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It’s possible to be poor, live a life of honour, dignity, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that it is possible to be poor and live a  life of honour and dignity. The president made this statement on Monday while speaking at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, venue of the 2014 National Honours Award Investiture ceremony being performed by him. Read Full speach below His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR ...

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Mayhem in Enugu/Kogi border community

■ Kogi youths sack Catholic priest, church members ■ Magistrate escapes death, police station, schools, court shut down   Peace has practically taken flight from Ette, a border community sandwiched in-between Umuopu Umueze in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State and Ogugu community in Olamaboro Local Government Area, of Kogi State. Indigenes of the community are divided on ...

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Police arrest woman for burying baby alive

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The Police in Akwa Ibom have arrested Miss Patience Aaron of Afaha Abia village, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area, for allegedly burying her day-old baby alive. Briefing newsmen in Uyo, the Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Achong, said the baby, who was buried in a shallow grave, was rescued alive about seven hours later. He said the woman had been seriously ...

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2015: Politicians with criminal record will not be allowed – IG

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has said that politicians with criminal records will be stopped from contesting the 2015 general elections. Abba, in his maiden meeting with Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and other senior officers in Abuja on Wednesday, said the force would collaborate with other security agencies to achieve the goal. “During screening ...

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Traditional Rulers asked to shun lifestyle that negatively affects subjects

By Uche Benson,. Onitsha. Traditional rulers in the country particularly, South East have been told  to live a life that will impact positively on their subjects, especially the youths as any negative lifestyle by them will send wrong signals to those who see them as role models that should be emulated. The call was made by Chief Victor Nnamdi Nwawue in his ...

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Sale of Babies: IGP orders tight security around Orphanages

*As police nab 2 nurses, 4 pregnant ladies at Aba baby factory  Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, Monday directed all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in-charge of Zonal Commands, State Commissioners of Police and other Police field Commanders to put in place measures that would immediately halt the illegal sale of babies in the country. This followed recent disturbing reports ...

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Jonathan lauds Airforce over International Helicopter School

Jonathan lauds Airforce over International Helicopter School President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Nigerian Airforce has achieved an important milestone in its history with the success of the international Helicopter Flying School Enugu. He said the achievement has not only helped to boost the capacity and capability of the Airforce but that of the Nigerian Armed Forces as whole. ...

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Police arrest 20 suspected criminals, recover 70 stolen vehicles in Enugu

The police in Enugu State have arrested 20 suspects in connection with various criminal activiteis including armed robbery, car snatching, child trafficking and cultism within the month of August and September, this year. The command said it also recovered 70 suspected stolen vehicles in different parts of the state. Also, operatives of Awkunanaw Police Division, in line with the state ...

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