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Fire guts 20 vehicles as tanker explodes in Lagos

No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were on Wednesday afternoon burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State. The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour. Fire fighters arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later but did not have enough water to ... Read More »

Man jailed for stealing motorcycle in Ogun

An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, on Monday, sentenced a 45-year-old man, Anthony Ogbodu, to one year in prison for stealing a Bajaj motorcycle valued N150,000. The Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, who gave the ruling, did not give the convict any option of fine. Ogbodu, whose address was not disclosed in the court, had pleaded guilty to a ... Read More »

Herbalist strangles day-old baby to death

A herbalist, who strangled a newborn baby and threw the body into a pit latrine, has been apprehended by the police in Katsina State.Confirming the incident yesterday, spokesperson of the police command in the state, DSP Gambo Isah, said the incident occurred in Gyaza, a village in Kafur local council. According to Isah, mother of the newborn baby, Fatima Garba, ... Read More »

Civil defence corps officer, three others shot dead

Four people, including an operative of the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, have been killed by gunmen in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the NSCDC operative, Rawlings Osagie, was shot dead at his residence when he returned home from work late on Monday. A younger brother to the deceased, Aghatise ... Read More »

Oyo issues 2-week ultimatum to churches, mosques to remove external speakers

The Oyo State government has issued two-week ultimatum to places of worship including churches and mosques and owners of clubs, bars and restaurants to remove their external speakers. Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Chief Isaac Ishola who issued this ultimatum on Tuesday during a inter-ministerial press briefing also disclosed that no fewer than 372 environmental offenders have been prosecuted ... Read More »

Customs intercepts university bus conveying Indian hemp

A bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNNAB, has been intercepted and the driver arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs for conveying Indian hemp through a border town in Ogun State. The Comptroller of the Service, Ogun State Command, Sani Madugu, made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held at command’s headquarters in Abeokuta. ... Read More »

My husband runs away from home during festivals, woman tells court

A housewife seeking divorce in an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, Risikat Ojo, has said that her husband, Mathew Ojo, deserts home whenever Eid-el-Kabr and other festivals draw near in order not to spend money. The woman spoke before the court on Tuesday in a divorce suit she filed against her husband. She lamented in the court, “My lord, Ojo ... Read More »

We have 30 suspects in our custody for jungle justice – Lagos CP

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested 30 suspects for carrying out alleged jungle justice on the suspects arrested at the various kidnappers’ den in the state. The various sites marked as kidnappers’ den were discovered at Ajala, along the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway on Aug. 8, and at Ile-Zik at Ikeja on Aug. 9 where two persons ... Read More »

Another building collapses, traps 6 in Owerri

A building opposite Nigerian Police station Egbu road, Owerri in Imo state has just collapsed. According to a Facebook user, Uwakwe Martins, about six persons were reportedly trapped inside, including a serving corp member. One person has been rescued. Rescue operation is currently going on.   Read More »

Billionaire kidnapper: Evans’ investigation reveals crimes committed in South Africa

Ongoing police investigation of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has revealed that he was also involved in crimes in South Africa, it was gathered yesterday. That is besides his alleged illegal procurement of a Ghanaian passport that bears his passport photograph but a Ghanaian name. Police spokesman, Mr. Moshood Jimoh, said that the investigation has also led to the ... Read More »