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Controversy in Anambra over death of six siblings

Remains of the siblings

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hosea Karma says the six siblings, who died in Ekwulumili, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra state, about two weeks ago after eating a meal of rice and beans, were not poisoned. Karma said the six children died after eating their mother’s meal dismissing allegations that the food they ate might have been ...

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Untold story of Nigerian bizman killed in Togo


WHEN Mr Emman­uel Uchenna Udeh (aka Tootoo) relocated from Aba, Abia State to Togo to do business some years ago, ex­pectations were high. As the only male child of his aged parents, he had great hopes that he would do well there and take care of them. Those who knew him said he was a hardworking and easy going young­man. ...

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Midnight downpour submerges 300 houses in Makurdi

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Heavy downpour, which began on Sunday night and lasted till the early hours of Monday, has wreaked havoc in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Over 300 houses were submerged while property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the disaster. The rain, which started with a heavy storm, destroyed residential houses, churches and other public property, including school buildings. It ...

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Tears as victims of Ukpabi Nimbo herdsmen attack are buried


*This kind of attack wont repeat on our soil, Gov Ugwuanyi vows Tears flowed freely on Friday, as nine victims of the herdsmen attack on Ukpabi Nimbo, an agrarian community in the Uzo-Uwani area of Enugu State, were laid to rest. Several members of the community died during the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on April 25. Our correspondent learnt ...

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FG’s recruitment of 500,000 graduates takes off Saturday


The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has begun the process of fulfilling its campaign promise of recruiting 500,000 teachers across the country. Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. The statement said those interested in the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach, can apply through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng. Akande ...

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How pastor defiled 24 teenage boys in Ebonyi

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One Paul Morah, a pastor at Enyibichiri community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been arrested for allegedly defiling over 24 male children. His victims are said to be between the ages of 12 and 17 years, New Telegraph reports. The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP George Okafor, who confirmed the report on Wednesday, said ...

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5 pro-Biafra activists killed, 358 arrested across 4 states

Pro-Biafra protest in South East

*2 cops killed, others injured, 2 guns seized by protesters No fewer than five members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were killed on Monday, just as the police arrested over 358 members of the group across five states in the south-east. Charles Muka, police spokesman in Delta, said the protesters were killed during ...

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Father of five allegedly kills wife for money ritual


A bizarre incident occurred Friday at Araromi Street in the densely populated Oshodi area of Lagos, following the killing of a mother of five by her husband. The suspect, Sogei Jafairu, who hails from Etsako Central Local  Government Area of Edo state, was suspected to have committed the act for ritual purpose. He was said to have returned home Thursday ...

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80% of Kaduna tomatoes ravaged by disease, says El-Rufai


The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Monday said 80 per cent of the tomato produced in the state had been ravaged by pests and diseases. Specifically, the governor declared a state of emergency in tomato production in the state, saying all hands must be on deck to combat various pests and diseases ravaging tomato. A species of ...

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Chibok parents disown rescued girl, Serah Luka

Serah Luka

*Say Luka not on abducted Chibokgirls’ list Chibok parents refuted the Nigerian Army’s report that the second rescued girl, Serah Luka, was among the 219 kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. A girl, Amina Ali, believed to be among the Chibok schoolgirls, was announced rescued from the hands of the terrorists on Wednesday. The army had again said ...

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