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

Army rescues 149 women, children from Boko Haram

Army rescues 149 women, children from Boko Haram The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachuku, said on Sunday the freed captives included 54 women and 95 children, according to the NAN news agency. “The rescued hostages are currently receiving medical attention,” he said in a statement,...... more

Police in Enugu arrest herder, recover AK-47

Police in Enugu arrest herder, recover AK-47 The police have arrested a herder with one AK-47 Riffle and 7.62 Ammunition in Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu east local government area of Enugu state. The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Saturday, April 7, that the suspect was arrested on April 4 at a farmland in...... more

Brides abandon wedding receptions for final exams

Brides abandon wedding receptions for final exams Two final-year Mass Communication students at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, identified only as Dorcas and Deborah, on Saturday, abandoned their wedding receptions to take their final exams. The final paper is codenamed, Com 402: Media Law and Ethics. The newly-weds left their husbands behind with their bridal trains...... more

We counted 50 dead bodies after banks’ raid – Offa vigilance group

We counted 50 dead bodies after banks’ raid – Offa vigilance group The Operations Commander, Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State chapter, Wasiu Adepoju, on Saturday, said vigilantes in the state counted about 50 dead bodies after armed robbers attacked and robbed five banks in Offa on Thursday. The state Commissioner of police, Mr. Lawan Ado, however, said 17 people, comprising nine...... more

Adeboye speaks against marrying on Facebook

Adeboye speaks against marrying on Facebook …prays for safe return of remaining girls in Boko Haram captivity The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned those seeking marriage partners on social media networks, specifically Facebook.  The revered man of God who condemned marrying on social media without finding out the...... more

Italian in police net for killing Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos

Italian in police net for killing Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos A Nigerian artiste, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, have been reportedly murdered by her Italian husband, Peter Nielsen. They were allegedly murdered in the family’s residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday. Although details of the circumstances surrounding the incident...... more

Ohaneze to resist attempt to discredit Ekweremadu

Ohaneze to resist attempt to discredit Ekweremadu OHANEZE Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, said it would resist any attempt to discredit Ike Ekweremadu, deputy president of the Senate. Nnia Nwodo, president-general of the group, in a statement on Thursday, in Enugu, said it was preposterous for the Federal Government to be carrying out unwarranted inquisition into Ekweremadu’s life....... more

Unknown gunmen kill 2, kidnap 9 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen kill 2, kidnap 9 in Kaduna Unknown gunmen have killed two people in a village, Tsohuwar Gwari in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The gunmen reportedly stormed the village at 12pm on Saturday kidnapped nine people including a newly wedded bride in the area. Three people, however, managed to escape from their abductors leaving...... more

Enugu govt awards additional NI.I70bn road contracts

Enugu govt awards additional NI.I70bn road contracts …dissolves Nike Lake Hotel Board The Enugu State Government in keeping with the ongoing massive infrastructural development across the length and breadth of the state has awarded contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of more urban and rural roads at the cost of over N1.170 billion. In a similar development, the...... more

 

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