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Eid el-Fitr: FCT Minister preaches respect, tolerance

By Stanley Onyekwere As Muslims celebrate the 2018 Eid el-Fitr, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has implored residents to continue to respect and...

I needed a child to call me mother – Suspected baby thief

A 32-year-old woman, Mrs Leritshimwa Diyal, has confessed to stealing a three-day-old baby from the Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, saying her desire to...

Auto crash kills one on Lagos-Ibadan highway

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said one person lost his life in a road crash at...

Candido urges Muslims to sustain Ramadan principles

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has felicitated with the Muslim faithful in the Council, urging them to sustain...

Man, 36, remanded over defilement of 11-yr-old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, ordered that a 36-year-old man, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl, be remanded in prison, pending legal...

Another final-year UNN student commits suicide

A final-year student of the Department of Religion and Culture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Samuel Elias, 25, has committed suicide by taking an insecticide,...

Police: Soldiers order doctor out, stab patient to death

…kill another during community day celebration     Some soldiers allegedly ordered a medical doctor at gunpoint to abandon his wounded patient, then stabbed the patient to...

7 bag 25 months imprisonment over illegal drug dealing

Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday, sentenced seven illegal drug dealers to a total of 25 months imprisonment for...

Eid el-Fitr: FCTA reads riot act to troublemakers

Stories by Stanley Onyekwere As the Eid el-Fitr holidays come to an end today, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned troublemakers against precipitating...

Robbers killed Rivers varsity lecturer for recognising one of them – Police

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Police Command has explained the circumstances surrounding the death of Prof. Emmanuel Amadi, who was murdered on Tuesday...

Lawyer arraigned in court over Facebook post

A 59-year-old lawyer, Ogedengbe Oiseoruemi Ayodeji, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court, for allegedly publishing false information on his Facebook account over...

Gombe monarch urge IDPs to return home, rebuild communities

Alhaji Saleh Mohammed, the paramount ruler of Kaltungo, Gombe State, has urged Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to return and rebuild their respective communities following...

75 Abuja retirees to receive N700M benefits

The 75 staff members of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) who were affected by the 2004 compulsory retirement exercise can now heave a...

Court remands dismissed soldier for allegedly raping AAUA student in Ondo

A Chief Magistrate Court in Akure, on Wednesday, ordered that a dismissed soldier, Sunday Awolola, accused of raping a student of Adekunle Ajasin University,...

Domestic worker stabs boss to death two days after employment

Etim Ekpimah and Deji Lambo Officers of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a domestic worker, Joseph Ogbu, for allegedly stabbing his employer, Oreoluwa...

Lagos: Police arrest woman who locked child in dog kennel

Police in Lagos have arrested a woman filmed abusing a child and then locking him in a caged kennel with dogs. It is not clear...

2 men docked over alleged car theft

TWO men, Taiwo Bamidele, 45, and Olorunyemi Olusola, 44, were on Friday docked before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a Toyota Corolla...

Bello tasks youths on discipline, unity

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello to be united, disciplined, honest, hardworking and very broad minded to accept others, irrespective of their tribe,...

Landlord’s brother-in-law allegedly kills tenant in Lagos

Deji Lambo The brother-in-law of a Lagos landlord, Chukwuemeka, has allegedly used a knife to stab the tenant of his sister’s husband, Kazeem Balogun, to...

Head teacher arrested for defiling six-year-old girl

Head teacher of a private school in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has been arrested for allegedly defiling...

Sickle Cell: NGOs take sensitization campaign to students

As part of activities to mark this year’s sickle cell Day, a non governmental organisations based in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Eyum Sickle Cell...

… Another docked for hitting neighbours’ head against wall

For allegedly assaulting and hitting her neighbour’s head against a wall, 40-year-old Omowunmi Williams, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court in...

Gunman opens fire on wedding guests in Kano

Ted Odogwu, Kano An unidentified gunman opened fire on youths riding horses during a wedding ceremony in Kano on Wednesday. The youth, who were said to...

El-Zakzaky may die any moment, says daughter

  Suhaila, daughter of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has said that her father was suffering from lead...

Driver docked for allegedly stealing 113 bags of cashew nuts worth N4m

A 29-year-old truck driver, Sunday Oladosu, who allegedly stole 113 bags of cashew nuts valued at N4 million from the container he was transporting,...

FCT Minister tasks journalists on professionalism

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has tasked journalists to always keep government officials on their toes, so that they do...

Father of rapper who fell to death from Lagos apartment seeks justice

Oluwatobi Akindele A sexagenarian, Festus Eti, is demanding justice for his son, Zino, popularly known as Ziggy, who died after he fell from his four-storey...

Rape: Court sends randy soldier to prison

Babatope Okeowo, Akure After spending two days in police custody for the alleged rape of a student of the Ondo State-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba...

DisCos suspension has minimal effect on electricity consumers —TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says suspension of some Distribution Companies (DisCos) from the Electricity Market does not affect most electricity consumers...

AMAC Chairman backs Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

By Stanley Onyekwere The Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has expressed confidence in the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying...

Woman remanded for hitting daughter with hammer

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday, ordered that a 32-year-old woman, who allegedly hit her 11-year-old daughter with a hammer on the forehead,...

NYSC withdraws corps members posted to areas affected by banditry

Enyioha Opara, Minna The National Youth Service Corps, on Thursday, said it had withdrawn corps members posted to areas affected by bandit attacks in Niger...

Boy,13, arrested for murder of police officer

A teenager is one of 10 people who have been arrested after a police officer was murdered in Berkshire during a call-out to a...

Police arraign 2 herbalists for allegedly being in possession of human flesh

THE police on Friday arraigned two herbalists in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ court for allegedly being in possession of some human flesh. The police charged Ifatunji...

Hajj: MPWB ends e-registration of intending pilgrims next week

Stories by Stanley Onyekwere The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board (FCT-MPWB)has fixed Wednesday 27th as deadline for registration of intending pilgrims for 2018...

American defrauds Nigerians seeking Green Card of $565,000

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe An American, Marco Ramirez, was on Thursday re-arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding some Nigerians of...

Court remands man, 31, in prison custody for allegedly defiling minor

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Friday, ordered the remand of a 31-year-old man, Mutiu Hassan in prison custody for allegedly...

Drug abuse: Stakeholders advocate sensitisation, moral rejuvenation

In order to effectively tackle the rampaging scourge of drug and substance abuse among youths and women in the society, there is urgent need...

Okada riders protest alleged extortion in Ogun community

Mobola Sadiq Commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, on Friday, protested the alleged extortion of its members by the executives of its association at Ibafo,...

Foiled jail break: Man confesses to paying N20,000 to have convicted brother freed

Startling revelations emerged on Friday in Benin, the Edo State capital on how suspects plotted to execute a jail break to free a suspect...