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‘I was drugged, raped for refusing suspect’s love overtures’

A survivor of sexual assault has alleged that she was drugged and raped after she had refused the love overtures of one of the four people who attacked her. The suspect, 28-year-old Sunday Young, and three others currently at large, reportedly carried out the act on November 1. An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded Young, who allegedly conspired ... Read More »

Mother slumps, dies at son’s wedding

Tragedy struck in Idah, headquarters of Idah local government at the weekend when a mother suddenly slumped and died during her son’s wedding. The woman simply identified as Mrs Hassan,the groom’s mother was a senior nurse of the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Lokoja ,Kogi State. LEADERSHIP newspaper reported that Mrs Hassan had gone home (Idah) to celebrate with her only ... Read More »

Nigerian, friend swindle 250 job seekers out of $54,000 in US

Osmond Eweka, a so-called Nigerian prince, appeared in Manhattan court on Thursday. He was accused of scamming New York job seekers out of thousands of dollars by promising to find them work. The 31-year-old asked the court for permission to travel to Nigeria for the upcoming birth of his son, the Daily Mail reported. Eweka and his friend, Kamel McKay, were accused ... Read More »

NAF sets up panel of inquiry on alleged shooting at motorists

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a panel of inquiry to look into the allegation of harassment and shooting at motorists in Ibadan by its airmen last Friday. Sqn. Ldr. Chidinma Ojukwu, Acting Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Headquarters Logistics Command, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. An online publication had reported that soldiers ... Read More »

Suspected vandal found dead inside NNPC pipeline in Ogun

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ogun Command, on Sunday said it recovered the body of a 45 year old man, in the middle of NNPC’s Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline at Gbaga Axis, Ogijo, Ogun. The man was suspected to be an oil thief. The command made this known in Abeokuta in a statement signed by its ... Read More »

Nigeria’ll break if it becomes Islamic nation – Oyedepo

The founder and President of the Living Faith Church worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said Nigeria will break if it becomes an Islamic nation. The cleric also warned Nigerians and politicians over the unending killings of innocent citizens. Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by the News Agency of ... Read More »

Sultan, Dangote, others to raise N1.5bn for Muslim community

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, will lead prominent Islamic leaders to Ibadan on Sunday to raise N1.5 billion for the construction of the International Islamic Centre for Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS). A statement issued on Tuesday by the MUSCOYS Public Relations Officer, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will also the governors of Osun, ... Read More »

FSARS rescues four-year old son of Borno APC Chairman, arrests kidnappers

Operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, in Maiduguri have rescued Kashim Bukar-Dalori, the four- year old son of the Borno All Progressives Congress Chairman kidnapped on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the boy was kidnapped from school around 1pm by an unknown woman who falsely claimed to be a relative. Demian Chukwu, The Borno Police Commissioner, had earlier ... Read More »

Driver in trouble as prostitute flees with boss’ N5m car

A 54-year-old driver of the chairman of an outsourcing firm located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, is in trouble after a sex worker allegedly fled with his boss’ Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle valued at N5.4m. The prostitute, identified only as Nina, reportedly fled with the vehicle at a filling station in Ikoyi immediately the driver, Victor Dossa, came ... Read More »