Sani doubts ceasefire as ACF, North’s leaders support

Sani doubts ceasefire as ACF, North’s leaders support

Civil rights activist Mallam Shehu Sani has doubted the sincerity of the ceasefire declared by the Boko Haram (Western education is a sin) sect. But the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Middle Belt Youth Forum welcomed the ceasefire, and cautioned that the government and the group should show sincerity in handling the issue. Sani, […]

Fear remains despite Boko Haram’s ceasefire

Fear remains despite Boko Haram’s ceasefire

Caution — and optimism —seem to be the reaction of Nigerians to the Boko Haram’s ceasefire offer. The militant group on Monday ordered its men to stop violence to facilitate dialogue with the government. A commander of the sect, Sheilkh Abu Mohammed Abdulazez Ibn Idris, told reporters in Maiduguri, the beleaguered Borno State capital, that […]

Crisis: Nothing Could Divide The Association, Says CAN

Crisis: Nothing Could Divide The Association, Says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday said that no amount of internal crisis could split the association. CAN also said it has put in place appropriate mechanisms for the resolution of the issues in contention. In its first major reaction to the alleged plan by the Catholic block to pull out of its fold, […]

Dana Air crash: Senate seeks sack of NCAA DG, revocation of airline’s licence

Dana Air crash: Senate seeks sack of NCAA DG, revocation of airline’s licence

The Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to sack the Director-General (DG) of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren. This followed the consideration of the report of its Committee on Aviation, which investigated the June 3, last year’s crash of Dana and Allied Airlines. The Dana Airline crash killed 153 passengers and crew […]

France returns stolen statues to Nigeria

France returns stolen statues to Nigeria

The French Government yesterday returned five stolen Nok statuettes to the Nigerian Government. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne Labriolle, who presented the statuettes to the Minister of Culture and Tourism Edem Duke in Abuja, said the return was aimed at fighting the illegal import of cultural goods into France. He said the statuettes […]

I trained as a tailor, became a 419

I trained as a tailor, became a 419

He trained as a tailor but he later abandoned tailoring for what he called the “fast moving” busness of conning people popularly known as 419. Forty-two-year-old Olayinka Ajiwon, a resident of 14 Oluwakemi Street, Ilasa, a Lagos suburb, told The Nation how he took to obtaining money under false pretence, a crime that has landed […]

My husband was killed 3-yrs ago, I need justice-Widow

My husband was killed 3-yrs ago, I need justice-Widow

Her husband, Friday Orjieh, a Bureau de Change operator, was killed three years ago and since then, she has been waiting for the suspected killers to be brought to book. For the past 36 months, she has been living with the hope of seeing justice being done but now she is getting tired of waiting […]

Teenager arraigned for damaging victim’s eye

Teenager arraigned for damaging victim’s eye

An 18-year-old boy, Ugochukwu Bethel, has been charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly damaging the left eye of Adedamola William. Prosecuting Inspector Godwin Anyanwu told Magistrate Patrick Adekomaya that the defendant committed the offence on January 10, about 2am on 8, Aje Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos Mainland. He said: “The complainant woke […]

A man murdered over N100

A man murdered over N100

a 25-year-old woman, Antonia Afolabi, was yesterday arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing a 20-year-old man over N100. Prosecuting Inspector Godwin Anyanwu told Magistrate M. A. Ladipo that the offence was committed on January 14, about 8pm inside Boundary Market, Ajegunle. He said the defendant, who trades in second-hand clothes, conspired with […]

I didn’t stab him to kill him, i was angry- Murder suspect

I didn’t stab him to kill him, i was angry- Murder suspect

A murder accused has told a Yaba Magistrate’s Court that he did not commit the offence intentionally. Thirty-two year old Ayo Oyewole is being tried for the alleged murder of Saheed Lawal by Magistrate A.O. Ajibade. He was alleged to have committed the offence on January 13, at 3pm at Abule Agbede, Alade Market, Ikeja. […]