Deadline on Leah Sharibu: Religious leaders appeal to abductors

Deadline on Leah Sharibu: Religious leaders appeal to abductors Religious leaders under the aegis of Interfaith Initiative for Peace (IIP) on Friday in Abuja appealed to the abductors of Leah Sharibu to release the girl and abandon their threat of executing her. The leaders made the appeal on the sideline of a Peace conference organised by IIP towards the 2019...... more

Man sues mother-in-law over wife’s inheritance

Man sues mother-in-law over wife’s inheritance A widower, Isah Sulaiman, has dragged his mother-in-law to a Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna State, over his late wife’s inheritance. Sulaiman told the court his mother-in-law, Khadija Ibrahim, had allegedly confiscated his late wife’s inheritance meant for his children. The plaintiff is asking the court to compel the respondent...... more

Police arrest headmaster for raping 4 school children in Enugu

Police arrest headmaster for raping 4 school children in Enugu POLICE detectives have arrested a primary school Headmaster in Mkpamte-Ulo, Enugu-Ezike, headquarters of Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State for allegedly raping his female pupils. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the story, said that the suspect identified as Idoko Nathaniel of about 50 years...... more

Suspected fraudster abducts Facebook female friend

Suspected fraudster abducts Facebook female friend * He touched me and I lost my senses – Victim A 26-year-old suspected Internet fraudster, Jide Ajayi, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old pupil, identified only as Miracle. PUNCH Metro reports that the suspect met the victim on a social media...... more

Couple die on way to honeymoon as bride falls asleep while driving

Couple die on way to honeymoon as bride falls asleep while driving A newlywed couple has been killed on their way to their honeymoon after the bride reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Amy Moffat, 28, and 30-year-old Stephen Graham were on their way to Whistler, British Columbia, when their car veered off the road near Yakima in Washington state about 7.30pm on...... more

Prostitutes threaten to starve policemen of sex over incessant arrests

Prostitutes threaten to starve policemen of sex over incessant arrests Sex workers in Anambra State have threatened to starve policemen who patronise them over alleged harassment and arrest of their colleagues in major cities of the state. One of the sex workers, simply identified as Kaamsi, who claimed to be a leader of the group in Umunze in the Orumba South...... more

Man, 23, shot dead in Ebonyi after killing father, sister, inflicting machete cut on 6 others

Man, 23, shot dead in Ebonyi after killing father, sister, inflicting machete cut on 6 others There was panic in the early hours of Sunday in Ifelemenu, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo local government area, when a 23 year old man in the area, Julius Nwode Nwigboaka went berserk killing his father, Chief Nwode Nwigboaka and his sister whose name could not be immediately ascertained. The incident that occurred...... more

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Dorcas Adilewa for allegedly faking her kidnap to defraud her father, Taiwo Adilewa. The police also arrested Dorcas’ friend, Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, for her alleged involvement in the fraud. Nineteen-year-old Dorcas was said to have conspired with Ogunbanjo to execute the scheme and...... more

Gunmen kill man, wife in Anambra

Gunmen kill man, wife in Anambra Gunmen on Saturday reportedly killed a man and his wife in Umuota village Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The names of the couple were given as Mr and Mrs Charles Ifekandu. An anonymous source said that the couple was murdered on Saturday by yet-to-be-arrested assailants....... more

I killed woman I met on Facebook to take over her car –Suspect

I killed woman I met on Facebook to take over her car –Suspect The police in Abuja have arrested a website designer, Paul Ezeugo, 27, who allegedly killed a woman he met on Facebook. Ezeugo dated Mrs Charity Chidiebere Aiyedogbon for one year before he and his friend, Emmanuel Adogah, 28, murdered her on May 9, 2016 and stole her Acura ZDX Sports Utility...... more

Court remands man, 41, for allegedly raping four daughters

Court remands man, 41, for allegedly raping four daughters A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday remanded in custody a 41-year-old man, Michael Akpan, for allegedly raping his four biological daughters. It was gathered that the accused stood the risk of being sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his four daughters, who...... more

Hardship: Kogi worker attempts suicide, rescued by FRSC staff

Hardship: Kogi worker attempts suicide, rescued by FRSC staff But for the quick intervention by men of the Federal Road Safety Commission,  FRSC,  a worker in Kogi State civil service identified as Agada Okpanachi,  who attempted to take his own life by hanging on a tree would have given up the ghost.   Report said Okpanachi,  a staff of the state...... more

Gunmen assassinate Gov Dickson’s aide

Gunmen assassinate Gov Dickson’s aide Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed Ebikimi Okoringa, an aide of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson. Okoringa, who was recently inaugurated as a Special Adviser to Governor Dickson was shot dead at his hometown in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. The victim, a former Acting Chairman of the...... more

Worker's Day: Bishop Ezeokafor canvasses living wage for Nigerian workers

Worker's Day: Bishop Ezeokafor canvasses living wage for Nigerian workers The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, says Nigerian workers deserve living wage and other basic amenities, noting that the N18, 000 minimum wage is not enough for civil servant to solve their social and economic challenges.  This is contained in a statement signed by the...... more

Ekweremadu, IPOB, trade union condemn bomb attack on Nwodo’s home

Ekweremadu, IPOB, trade union condemn bomb attack on Nwodo’s home Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the bombing of the country home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, in Ukehe, Enugu State. In a statement signed his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu said: “This is a dastardly act. It is certainly ugly, evil,...... more

Home of Nwodo, President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo bombed

Home of Nwodo, President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo bombed The country home of the embattled President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo at Ukehe in Enugu State, was on Sunday rocked by bomb blast. Nwodo’s leadership of Ohanaeze has been enmeshed with serious crisis for several months now. According to the Enugu State Police, the blast emanated...... more

Nigerian Army arrest suspected mastermind of Benue attacks

Nigerian Army arrest suspected mastermind of Benue attacks The Nigerian Army said it has arrested a major Boko Haram suspect "believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue State." Th suspect, Aminu Yaminu also known as Tashaku, was said to have been arrested Friday, April 27, in Makurdi, by a combined team of troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigeria Police...... more

Court remands security guard for allegedly impregnating daughter

Court remands security guard for allegedly impregnating daughter A 50-year-old security guard, Taiwo Oyelabi, who allegedly impregnated his 21-year-old daughter, was on Thursday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, who refused to take the plea of the accused, said he should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State...... more

Benue: Another 39 killed as Reps ask Buhari to declare all killer-herdsmen as terrorists

Benue: Another 39 killed as Reps ask Buhari to declare all killer-herdsmen as terrorists •Pass vote of no confidence on all service chiefs, security advisers•3 villages sacked, 160 houses razed; Benue killings callous, unfortunate – ACF Less than 24 hours after two Catholic priests and 17 worshippers were killed by suspected herdsmen at Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, the marauders...... more

‘I never jumped out of a moving Police vehicle’ – Dino Melaye

‘I never jumped out of a moving Police vehicle’ – Dino Melaye Sequel to the avalanche of calls by well-meaning Nigerians and supporters of Senator Dino Melaye for enquiries about the well-being and safety of the Senator and against the backdrop of baseless rumours being spread on the social media, we are constrained to make the record straight as follows: Earlier in the...... more

Why I had sex with my 21-year-old daughter, impregnated her – Suspect confesses

Why I had sex with my 21-year-old daughter, impregnated her – Suspect confesses A 50-year-old man, Taiwo Oyelabi has been arrested by the Lagos State police command for impregnating his 21-year-old daughter. The suspect, Oyelabi, a resident who lives at No 15 Community Road, Obadore, Iba, Lagos was arrested for sexually abusing and impregnating his 21-year-old twin daughter, Miss Taiwo Nibilia Oyelabi. The State...... more

Suspected Herdsmen set houses on fire, kill many overnight in Benue Communities

Suspected Herdsmen set houses on fire, kill many overnight in Benue Communities Resident and officials in Benue have confirmed the killing of 10 people following attacks by gunmen. The assailants attacked villages in Guma Local Government Area,between Friday night and Saturday morning, maiming and killing residents while also setting houses on fire. A spokesperson for Governor Samuel Ortorm, Terver Akase said in a...... more

Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money – Buhari

Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to TheCable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. The president said that Nigeria has a very young population, most of whom were uneducated but...... more

Four Policemen killed In Benue

Four Policemen killed In Benue Benue State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of four of its men by suspected herdsmen. According to the statement by the Command spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, the incident happened at Anyibe, in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Logo and Guma local government areas have been under severe...... more

Third Phase Ex militants allege marginalization by Amnesty Office

Third Phase Ex militants allege marginalization by Amnesty Office Ex-agitators who embraced the Federal Government Amnesty Programme in 2011, under the third phase have  alleged marginalization and appealed to federal government to fast track their training and reintegration. Coordinator of the group, Cairo Esenatebe, who made the appeal on Sunday in Yenagoa noted that the programme for the group was behind...... more

We’ll make Ojukwu bunker tourist centre – Obiano

We’ll make Ojukwu bunker tourist centre – Obiano The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said the Ojukwu Bunker at Amorka in the Ihiala Local Government  Area of the state will be made a tourist site. He said the facility which provided “a sanctuary” for the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu during the civil war, would be refurbished for...... more

Killer-herdsmen were Gaddafi-trained gunmen, says Buhari

Killer-herdsmen were Gaddafi-trained gunmen, says Buhari …as herdsmen kill 13 in Benue, Nasarawa The killer-herdsmen in Nigeria were gunmen trained by the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday. The President spoke at the Abuja House in London when Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited him. The gunmen, he said, escaped into Nigeria and...... more

Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment --Commissioner

Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment  --Commissioner The Enugu State Commissioner for youths and sports, Mr. Joseph Udeji,  Wednesday hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his keen interest and commitment to youth empowerment and development. Udeji added that Ugwuanyi’s commitment to empowerment programmes aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people and aiding the youth and women to be...... more

Nwodo disowns Ohanaeze youths

Nwodo disowns Ohanaeze youths President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has disowned a purported leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Wing. Nwodo’s action was against the backdrop of an alleged “suspension” slammed on him, by the youth wing, last week. Yesterday, Nwodo said the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has no leadership for now...... more

Fed Govt set to publish new list of treasury looters – Lai Muhammed

Fed Govt set to publish new list of treasury looters – Lai Muhammed Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government would soon release another list of looters. The minister, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday said that no intimidation from any quarter would stop the FG from releasing the list. According to him, “We are...... more

 

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