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Police confirm kidnap of Borno APC chairman’s 4-year-old son

The Borno Police Command on Thursday confirmed the kidnap of a four-year-old son of the Borno State Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Ali Bukar-Dalorin while in Maiduguri Capital School on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Demian Chukwu, made the confirmation while reacting to the incident at a news conference in Maiduguri. Chukwu said that the toddler was nabbed ... Read More »

Gay sex is legal, says Supreme Court

India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday in a landmark judgment that activists hope will uphold the right to equality. Gay sex is considered taboo by many in socially conservative India, and was reinstated as a criminal offense in 2013 after four years of decriminalisation. A five-judge bench in India’s Supreme Court was unanimous in ... Read More »

1 feared dead in Lagos market clash

One man was reportedly killed while several others were injured in a bloody clash between rival gangs of miscreants at Ketu Market in Lagos on Monday, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). A witness, simply identified as Musiliu, told  NAN that the clash followed a disagreement between two groups of hemp smoking miscreants over the death of a member ... Read More »

Panic as another man is killed in Ado Ekiti

There was panic in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Monday evening as another man was killed by unidentified gunmen in daylight. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the killing of the man, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, came barely three days after a close ally of former Gov. Segun Oni, Mr. Bunmi Ojo was ... Read More »

Robbers tie okada rider to tree, smash his head with stone

The Osun State Police Command has arrested three members of an armed robbery gang who specialised in snatching motorcycles (okada), as well as those buying the stolen motorcycles and other stolen goods. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, who led other officers from the command to parade the suspects at the police headquarters in Osogbo on Friday, ... Read More »

Obiano’s senior aide found dead in his room

A Senior Special Assistant to Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Randie Chima, was on Sunday found dead in his room at Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka, Anambra State capital. According to News Express,  his neighbours, who did not see him throughout the day, got worried and forced his room open, only to discover his lifeless body on his bed. A source, who does ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Gunmen divert 18-seater bus in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have diverted a commercial 18-seater bus along with its passengers into a forest around Omurelu-Elele-Owerri road axis in Rivers State. It was gathered that the 18-seater bus was traveling from Owerri, in Imo State to Port Harcourt, Rivers State when they were ambushed by armed suspected kidnappers around Omurelu-Elele new road. The Commander of the IGP Monitoring Unit ... Read More »

30-year-old accused of raping 10-year old

Mr Goddy Inyama, a 30-year-old has been arraigned before a Magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly raping a pre-teen girl. Inyama was brought before the Ajegunle Magistrate court by Police Inspector Augustine Ejembi for defiling the 10-year old both vaginally and anally. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of non-consensual vaginal and anal sex as well as ... Read More »

Lagosians lament a week of traffic lockdown

Lagos is not a stranger to traffic gridlocks. Lagosians are also usually not fazed by such gridlocks. Any street smart Lagosian can, on a good day, predict the traffic and tell you routes to avoid, when and why. That’s Lagos for you. However, traffic in Lagos in the past week defied all predictions and permutations as there was no getting ... Read More »

Lagos CP serves kidnappers, others quit notice

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday warned kidnappers and other criminals to leave the state or face the power of the force. Edgal gave the warning at the official commissioning of a police division at Ikosi – Ejirin village in Ikorodu, Lagos State. He said that the police was bringing the station to tighten ... Read More »