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Court Sentences 16 Vandals To Life Imprisonment.

No fewer than 16 persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment by Federal High Court, Calabar Division for vandalizing oil facilities in Niger Delta region of the country. The vandals were found with 100 tonnes of adulterated diesel as the court ordered the forfeiture of the vessels MV ALEZZA LILAH they used for the illegal bunkering. Justice Inyang ...

Police Arrest Acct Officer Over N19.5m Fraud.

Lagos State Police Command has arrested an Account Officer, Reuben Agboola, a staff of an oil company (Names Withheld) for allegedly defrauding his employer about N19.5 million. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni told our correspondent on Sunday that the suspect took a self-kidnapping and called his office to rescue him from his fake ab ...

Man Defiles 3-Yr-Old Girl.

Two men, Emeka Utomi and Matthew Mbam were arraigned before Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly defiling girls of three-year-old and 12-year-old respectively. Utomi, 26 lured the three-year-old into his room and dipped his finger into her private part, according to prosecutor. The prosecutor said that a neighbour actually caught t ...

Police Arrest 28 Teenage Cultists In Delta.

Not more than 28 secondary school pupils suspected to be members of a cult group, “Future Trigger Boys” have been arrested in Delta State. The state Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim revealed this at the weekend, adding that 10 of the suspects were pupils of Osadenis Grammar School, Asaba. “The suspects are between the ages of 13 and 16 years. ...

Police Arrest Pastor Who Abduct Friend’s Son For Sale.

A 42-year-old self-acclaimed pastor, Unogwu Agbese has been arrested by the police for allegedly abducting his friend’s son for sale. He abducted the son, took him to Abuja to find buyer but nemesis caught up with him when the son’s father reported the case to the police. Parading the suspects in Makurdi, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Bashir Ma ...

Man, 30, Kills Father Over Food.

A certain man, Muhammad Adamu, has allegedly killed his 60-year-old father Malam Adamu for failing to give him food. The 30 year-old suspect committed the offence in Mairakumi village in Malammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa, according to neighbours who told our correspondent. According to an eyewitness who identified himself as Malam Danladi Yunu ...

How Police Foiled Plan To Kidnap Otedola.

Oil Magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola would have been in the den of kidnappers by now but the Nigeria Police Force foiled the attempt. This was revealed by the report of the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), adding that three notorious gang of kidnappers were arrested on the 23rd June, 2016 just as they concluded their plot to abduct the oil mogul. The ...

Prominent Lawyer, Baker, 3-yr-Old Boy Kidnapped in Nsukka.

Ngwo Community, Udi Local Government Area Nsukka, Enugu State was thrown into chaos on Monday as kidnappers stormed the area and abducted three people at gunpoint. The kidnappers made away with a prominent lawyer, Josephat Nzewi of Ohanaeze Chambers, a baker, Chief Vincent Okonkwo and a three-year-old boy, Ewezuagachukwu. According to investigation, the ...

Police Arrest Two Female Robbery Suspects, 10 Others.

Lagos State Police Command has arrested two female robbery suspects and 10 others in Ijora Badia of the metropolis. The two female suspects, Damilola Olamilekan and Aishatu Ibrahim were apprehended in their hideouts Akamaye in Badia area of Ijora about 3am on Sunday. Others include Adams Soluyi, Muritala Baraki, Kadri Abdullahi, Abiola Animashaun, alias ...

Man Steals Pot Of Soup To Feed Children.

A local vigilante group at Igbogene community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has arrested a man, Kaduna Anatimi for allegedly stealing pot of soup, fufu and gari. He was arrested while eating the food with his two children, saying he did so because of the current economic hardship in the country. Enatimi is 35-year-old. He told the vi ...

Nigeria Politics News

Osinbajo Appoints Owosanoye As ICPC Boss, Redeploys Nta.

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has appointed Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, as the new Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC as he redeployed the ex-chairman Mr. Ekpo Nta as a Commissioner to the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission. This was contained in an official statement signed by Dire ...

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Yoruba Groups Blame FG, NASS.

Following the desertion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the contractors handling the construction, the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere and the Yoruba Council of Elders have blamed the Federal Government and the National Assembly. The two firms handling the projects, Reynolds Construction Company Nigeria Limited and Julius Berger Nigeria Pl ...

I Had No Intention To Insult Lawmakers – Fashola.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has said that he has no intention to insult lawmakers over the 2017 budget issues. He said that he was only reacting to the statement made by the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas that N6bn was released for the Second Niger Bridge in 2016, but that ...

Lagos APC Can’t Suspend Me – Dr. Muiz Banire.

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire has said that the Lagos State chapter of the party has no power to suspend him. He said this, while reacting to its purported suspension by his Ilasamaja Ward C, Mushin Local Government and recommendation to the state executive to expel him. Banire said that those calling for h ...

Buhari! Resign, Go Home And Rest, Fani-Kayode Tweets.

Former Minister of Aviation during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign now. In a series of tweets form his twitter handle, Fani-Kayode said that with the pictures posted by the various visiting governors to Buhari in London, the president would need to quit the office. In one ...

Buhari Has Improved Very Well – PDP Governor.

Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has improved very well as he described the rate of his recovery as a miracle. Umahi is one of the two governors from the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that visited the president in London on Wednesday. There were seven governors chosen from the six geopolitical zo ...

Buhari Writes Conde From London.

President Muhammadu Buhari wrote the Guinean President, Alpha Conde, from London thanking him for his prayers over his poor health. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Tuesday. He said that the letter, tagged, “Thank You” commended Conde for organsing nationwide prayer for him to recover fr ...

Early Morning Rains Delay Lagos LG Polls.

Heavy downpour in some parts of Lagos delayed the commencement of Local Government election in the metropolis. The accreditation that was supposed to start as earlier as 7am did not begin until 9am after the rain had subsided. However, feelers got by our correspondent revealed that the officials of the state Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC had ...

How Buhari’s Illness Disrupted Our Programme – APC.

The All Progressives Congress, APC said has said that it could not hold its convention due to the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Zamfara State Governor, Abdul-Aziz Yari told journalists shortly after the party’s National Working Committee met with the governors elected under APC on Wednesday. Yari said that the party had been fixing dat ...

Nigerian Sports News

Andy Murray Suffers Shock Loss To Mischa Zverev.

The Australian open 2017 has claimed another shock victim and this time it is the biggest of them all as world number one and top seeded player for the tournament, Sir Andy Murray lost in the fourth round to world number 50, Mischa Zverev. Murray had high hopes of winning this grand slam for the first time after losing at the final stage for a number of ...

Tunisia Shock Algeria To Record First Win.

Tunisia have recorded their first win at the Africa Cup of Nations and thereby boosted their chances of making the quarter-finals after an exciting 2-1 win over fellow North Africans Algeria. They scored the first goal via a mistake, an own goal from Algeria’s Aissa Mandi as he directed Youssef Msakni’s left-wing cross into his own net. Up u ...

World Number 2 Djokovic Loses in 2nd Round of Australian Open.

Defending champions and world number 2, Novak Djokovic has suffered a very shocking defeat handed to him by Denis Istomin who is ranked as the world number 117 in the second round of the Australian Open. Djokovic who has won this grand slam a total 6 times was outplayed and out foxed as he struggled for flow and lost the match, 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7 ...

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