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19 persons die in accident along Kaduna-Abuja road

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Security agencies have reported that 19 people died in a ghastly road traffic crash at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday. Samuel Aruwan ,Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna,said in a statement on Monday, that the crash, which occurred late on Sunday evening, involved a commercial DAF trailer
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Herdsmen kill father, son, nephew in Edo farm reserve road

– We rescued 2 victims kidnapped by herdsmen – Council boss By Ochuko Akuopha THREE indigenes of Ezhionum community, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State, a father, his son and nephew, were Sunday, reportedly shot dead by rampaging herdsmen along a road to a farm reserve land in Oghonogbo, a nearby village in Edo State.
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Mobile policeman, three land grabbers arrested over death of man in Lagos

By Evelyn Usman A mobile policeman and three civilians have been arrested in connection with the death of a man, weekend, in NITEL area of Ikorodu, Lagos. The cop with an undisclosed identity was alleged to have led some armed thugs to the Igbogbo area of Lagos, to forcefully evacuate some persons from an expanse
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Boko Haram kills two Cameroonian soldiers in Borno

Two Cameroonian soldiers deployed to Nigeria were killed late Saturday in a Boko Haram attack in northeastern Borno state, two military sources said Sunday. The insurgents, on foot and in several trucks fitted with machine guns, attacked soldiers outside the town of Wulgo as well as Cameroonian soldiers deployed from across the border to assist.
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Man Utd sign five-year shirt sponsorship deal with TeamViewer

Manchester United have agreed a five-year deal with TeamViewer to become their principal shirt sponsor from next season. The German-based remote software firm will replace car manufacturers Chevrolet, who have been the English giants’ main shirt sponsor since 2014. A world record deal when it was agreed in 2012, United’s seven-year deal with Chevrolet was
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DPR seals 10 filling stations in Osun for sharp practices

By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field office, Osun state on Thursday sealed ten filling stations in the state for engaging in sharp practices. Five of the sealed stations were in Osogbo the state capital while the other five is located in Ile-Ife. Speaking after surveillance and inspection of
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Man in court for alleged visa fraud

A 38-year-old man, Okorafor Kehinde, who allegedly collected N600,000 to secure a UAE visa for a businessman, on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti The police charged Kehinde, whose address was not given with fraud. The prosecution Counsel, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in November
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As husband’s whereabouts is unknown, wife seeks divorce

A teacher, Mrs Farida Muhammad, on Thursday approached a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State seeking a divorce. Muhammad who resides within Kaduna metropolis said this was because she could not establish whether her husband, Ahmad, is still alive or dead. ”He has been on admission in the hospital receiving treatment. He was
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Trader gets 6 months jail term for stealing cooking gas cylinder

A Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced a trader, Mutari Bala, to six months imprisonment, for stealing a gas cylinder. Bala, of Orange Market Mararba, Nasarawa State, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and theft and begged for leniency. The Judge, Gambo Garba, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of
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4 security guards face trial for alleged diesel theft

Four security guards – David Onatola, Johnson Oduola, Tope Eniolorunda and Oluranti Oludare – on Thursday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 2,500 litres of diesel valued N700,000. Onatola, 56; Oduola, 52; Eniolorunda, 47 and Oludare,43, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the
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Trader in court for allegedly stealing 40 pairs of trousers

A 24-year-old trader, Jamilu Adamu, on Thursday appeared in a Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing 40 pairs of trousers valued at N164,000. The police charged Adamu, who resides in of Dei-dei, Abuja, with theft. The prosecution counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Mahmud Usman of Alkwandaw shopping complex
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DPR sanctions Abuja filling stations for overpricing, hoarding

By Obas Esiedesa – Abuja The Abuja Zonal Office of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has cracked down on errant petrol stations in the nation’s capital for selling petrol above N170 per litre and for under dispensing to customers. The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, along with other major cities across the country had witnessed
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Bandits kill father, abduct his two children in Katsina

By Bashir Bello Gunmen suspected to be bandits have in the wee hours of Wednesday invaded Jargaba village in Bakori local government area of Katsina state where they killed a father, Ibrahim Kwatahi, and whisked away two of his children. It was gathered that the incident happened around 1:00 am on Wednesday morning when the
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Gunmen attack Emir of Birnin Gwari’s convoy

***driver narrowly escaped By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, was attacked by armed bandits on Tuesday evening. The emir was, however, not in the convoy during the attack but his driver was narrowly escaped. The incident happened along the dreaded Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. According
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Food prices push inflation to 17.33%

By Emmanuel Elebeke The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 17.33 per cent (year-on-year) in February 2021. The rise is 0.86 per cent points higher than the rate recorded in January 2021 (16.47) per cent. In its monthly report released on its website, the bureau
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: No life lost as 40ft container, truck fall on 4 vehicles in Lagos

A 40-foot container fell three stationary vehicles and a tricycle in Lagos State on Monday. No life was lost. The incident, which occurred in the early hours at Barracks Bus Stop inward Trade Fair, was said to have left many road users stranded for hours as a result of the traffic gridlock it caused.

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Court dissolves 20-year-old marriage over wife’s infidelity

A Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State on Monday ordered that an unemployed man, Abdullahi Umar, should provide temporary shelter for his aged father, Umar Mai-tsire. The judge, Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta gave the order after Mai-tsire told the court he had nowhere to live after he left his former wife’s house. Mai-tsire prayed the
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Congestion, corruption and chaos at Lagos port

The port of Lagos has long had a reputation in the shipping industry of being a headache — a hub where costly delays and other obstacles are legion. But many in the business say the gateway to the huge market of Nigeria has become even more choked in recent months, its problems amplified by Covid
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Enugu: Hoodlums beat up chief priest, threaten to drown him

By Ikechukwu Odu The Chief Priest of Omaba Adoro Ero, in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Ozoemena Eze, was allegedly beaten up by a 10-man gang of hoodlums over allegation of stealing. Eze was accused of stealing a staff of authority from Ngwu Adoro Ero, which is another diety in the community
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UNN student commits suicide over alleged seizure of phone in exam hall

By Ikechukwu Odu – Nsukka A 300 level student of Biochemistry Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, identified as Daniel Mba, Friday night, plunged from the third-floor of a storey to end own life. Vanguard gathered that the deceased, from Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, was caught cheating with his phone during one
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Again, UNN student commits suicide

By Ikechukwu Odu A 300 level student of Biochemistry Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, identified as Daniel Mba, Friday night, plunged from the third-floor of a storey to end own life. Vanguard gathered that the deceased, from Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, was caught cheating with his phone during one the ongoing
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Kaduna School Abduction: ‘We’re unsafe at home; our children also unsafe in schools’

It was wailing, cries and lamentation yesterday by parents and other close relations of the students who were kidnapped at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization on the outskirts of Kaduna, on Thursday night as they besieged the school demanding the rescue of their children.

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A year after Abule Ado explosion, victims struggle to move on

Sunday, March 15, 2020, would remain a black day for the residents of Ado Soba in Abule Ado community of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. This was due to the early morning gas pipeline explosion that rocked the peaceful community and levelled to the ground: high rise buildings, bungalows, school, shops as
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