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70 years old man defiles 2 minors, lures them with meat pie

The police in Ijebu-Ode Ogun State have arrested a 70- year-old man for allegedly defiling two underage girls “after luring them with meat pie”. The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said Sunday Tugbobo was arrested following a complaint by the father of one of the victims. The complainant was said

CBN manager, 1 other bag 30 years jail for murder

An FCT High Court in Maitama has sentenced a manager with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Tanko Abubakar and his friend to 30 years imprisonment each for murder. The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, in his judgment on Thursday held that the prosecution had been able to convince the court

I didn’t kill my brother intentionally, sister tells court

A 24-year-old woman, Olamide Akinbobola, who is being tried for fratricide at the Ebute-Meta chief magistrate’s court, yesterday regretted she couldn’t control her anger during a quarrel with her elder brother. The police told the court that Olamide had, three weeks ago, stabbed the deceased, Dara Akinbobola, to death during a

Robbers kill 2 in Ekiti bank robbery

Armed robbers struck on Wednesday evening at a bank in Igede, Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, killing an official of the bank and a private security guard. Daily Trust gathered that the seven-man gang stormed the old generation bank at about 5.50pm and executed their operation for about 15 minutes. A witness

Buhari’s Senior Minister Allegedly Skips NYSC

With Nigerians still grappling with the resignation of former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, over the allegation of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate, another senior minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been busted for evading the scheme. According to Premium Times, Communications minister, Adebayo Shittu — famous for distributing President Buhari’s re-election

Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by an ad hoc panel of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly. The panel had said it discovered the presidential aide might have

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday. There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But he debunked the reports, saying though some PDP presidential aspirants seeking

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday. Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is “no victor and no vanquished” in the race. “Football is the winner,” he said. “Like I said, there’s no victor, there’s no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big brother. I even call him my

Actor Yul Edochie abandons presidential ambition

The filmmaker said he arrived at the decision after extensive consultation. In a post on Instagram, Edochie urged his fans not to worry, saying he is still “committed to building a new Nigeria”. He said: “After due consideration and consultations, I will no longer run for president of Nigeria, 2019. “To my supporters,

Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Flood has rendered a lot of people homeless across 10 local government areas of the state. Bello has since sought the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to alleviate the damage caused by the flood. Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media aide, Bello said over 200 communities have been submerged in water. He said

Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has asked supporters of the president to ignore the attacks Senate President Bukola Saraki is directing at Buhari. Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been very critical of Buhari in recent times. Two days

The Day Governor Ambode Wept

The travails of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State need to be fully documented not only by journalists and historians but also by political scientists across the world as it sets a new trend in Nigerian politics especially in our unformed version of democracy. A few months ago, Ambode was the

Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors

Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election.The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead

China Unveil World’s Tallest Statue Of Legendary Philosopher, Confucius

The World’s tallest statue of Confucius will be inaugurated in Shandong Province, in Eastern China, during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 24. Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius, known as Confucianism, emphasised personal

Theft, S*x Scandal: LASU To Sack Six Lecturers

There is disquiet at the Lagos State University (LASU) over a renewed face-off between the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the management, over plans to deal with some alleged erring lecturers There is disquiet at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, which is threatening the

Amaju Pinnick Wins NFF Election, Re-elected For 2nd Term (Photos)

The incumbent President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected for a second term in office. According to a revelation made on the verified Twitter handle of the NFF, Pinnick won the election by 34 votes. Pinnick being congratulated by his opponent Other contestants are, Aminu Maigari who got 8

Olympique Lyon To Ban Fan For Life

Lyon plan to hand down a lifetime ban to one supporter for a Nazi salute that was captured on camera as the club stunned Manchester City in the Champions League. Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Premier League holders City has now been marred by video footage that spread online following the Group

Obono-obla Under Pressure To Resign Over ‘Fake’ WAEC Result

With the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as minister of finance over certificate forgery, Okoi Obono-Obla, another appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the limelight over a similar issue. Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid”

Five Students Suspended For Wearing Hijab To School In Lagos State

Five students of Isolo Senior Secondary School have reportedly been sent home by their principal for putting on hijab (Muslims head cover) to school, according to a report by Daily Post. However, the President of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State, Alhaji Saheed Ashafa, has condemned the ejection

Nigeria’s Crude Export To US May Hit Zero

The imports of Nigerian crude oil and other West African grades to the United States look set to plunge to nearly zero amid growing shale oil production in the North American country, a Punch correspondent has learnt. The US Atlantic Coast imports of West African crude oil are expected to decline

Horror As 30 Passengers Fall Sick On Flight, Bleed From Ear And Nose

At least, 30 people fell sick on board in an Indian passenger plane on Thursday after the pilots allegedly forgot to switch on an air pressurisation system, local media reported. The Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back after passengers experienced symptoms, including bleeding from their ears and noses. The

NSCDC officials arraigned for N2.7m job scam in Kaduna State

The Kaduna zonal office of EFCC has arraigned the duo of Mainasara Malami and Emmanuel Salihu (both staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps) before Justice Umar Dogon Daji on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence. The accused pleaded not guilty, prompting

How 80-year-old Herbalist, Two Others Behead Policeman For His Eyes

The officials of Nigerian Police Force from the Katsina State Command, have on Wednesday, paraded a herbalist identified as Hussaini Musa, for allegedly beheading a Police officer attached to 56 PMF, Special Duty, Operation Safe Haven, Jos, Plateau State. Speaking while addressing newsmen shortly before parading the suspect at the police

Minimum Wage: NLC Announces Date For All Workers To Commence Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would commence a nationwide strike alongside all civil society organisations in the country next Wednesday, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand for the tripartite committee to reconvene and complete its assignment on the new minimum wage. Rising from its National Executive Council (NEC)

Nigerian Ex-footballer, Wife Arrested By Police For Fraud In India (Photo)

A Nigerian national, who is a former State-level football player, and his Indian wife were arrested on Monday for duping people on the pretext of custom clearance for gifts sent by them,according to Hindu reports. The police said on Wednesday that they have duped a social worker. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka),

I Killed My Brother Out Of Anger – Lagos Woman Confesses

A 24-year old woman, Miss Akinbobola Olamide who reportedly attacked and murdered her elder brother, 26-year old Dara Akinbobola, by stabbing him to death in cold blood has confessed. According to PM Express, the incident happened at Olupebi Abijo Street, off Ijede Road in Ikorodu area of Lagos where they reside

Tricycle Robber Set Ablaze In Warri

Jungle justice seems to still be a daily play in our society as a suspected armed robber was on Tuesday night set ablaze by an angry mob around at Estate Roundabout, along the Okumagba Avenue, Warri South council area of Delta state. It was gathered that two other suspected members of

Governor Ayade threatened by Cultists over detained members

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, and other top government officials in the state have been receiving threat messages from a cult group in the state.  Mark Obi, the Special Adviser on Administration to the governor has confirmed this. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa Mohammed, said

Two Soldiers Killed By Accidental Discharge In Gwoza-Army

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that two of its soldiers in the North East operation against Boko Haram terrorists were killed by friendly fire in Gwoza, Borno State. This was announced on Thursday by the Nigerian Army twitter handle and Facebook page @HQNigerianArmy and HQ Nigerian Army respectively. “We deeply regret to

Al-Makura begins probe of predecessors who ‘defrauded’ Nasarawa

Umaru Al-Makura, Nasarawa state governor, has set up a 10-man committee to investigate the abandonment of the N5.4 billion Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant project. The hydro-electricity power project was awarded in May 2004 by senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former Nasarawa governor. The initial project cost was put at N5.4 billion with a

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state. Abubakar visited the state to solicit the

Speeding Train Crushes Police Inspector, Motorcyclist To Death In Lagos

Philip Kolo, a police inspector, who was attached to the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit Strike Team, Force Headquarters, Abuja, and a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcycle rider, lost their lives on Wednesday in a train crash around PWD bus stop, Ikeja, Lagos State. According to Punch Metro, it was gathered that Kolo was on

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