Woman, grandson murdered- Ogun State

60-year-old woman, Mrs. Amoke Musuru and her two-year-old grandson, Balqis, have been murdered at their home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Their remains were discovered yesterday in their one-room apartment at Ago-Oba. The injuries on their heads suggested that they might have been hit with an iron rod. Their beddings and the floor were […]

Masquerade worshipers kill Imam

Masquerade worshipers kill Imam

A 30-year-old Imam, Mr. Lateef Amusa, has been killed during a festival in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. He was allegedly shot by masquerade worshippers in Ijaiye on Sunday. It was learnt that the late Amusa boarded a motorcycle and was going to Oke-Ejigbo when they ran into a procession of masquerade worshippers. Sources said […]

Gunmen kidnap transporter’s younger brother in Anambra State

Gunmen kidnap transporter’s younger brother in Anambra State

Mr Daniel Okeke, the younger brother to an Onitsha transporter, Chief G. U. Okeke, was yesterday kidnapped in Onitsha, Anambra State. Okeke was allegedly kidnapped by gunmen about 7am in front of his home on Amobi Street, Odoakpu area of the town. An eyewitness said the five kidnappers arrived the place in a white Mitsubishi […]

South Africa to investigate death of Nigerian

South Africa will investigate the death of a Nigerian, who was alleged to have died in the custody of the police. The outgoing South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley Mamabolo, said this in Abuja yesterday when he received the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora. Reacting to a statement by the Chairman of […]

Retired policemen yet to receive pensions, says minister

Retired policemen yet to receive pensions, says minister

Four thousand retired police officers are yet to receive their pensions, Minister of Police Affairs Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (rtd) has said. He said the number could be more, as more files of retired officers were still being processed. According to Olubolade, the backlog of the unpaid gratuities would soon be cleared as the verification […]

Police smash fake currency printing syndicate

Police smash fake currency printing syndicate

The police in Lagos have smashed a fake currency printing syndicate, arresting five suspects. The syndicate, which specialised in printing local and foreign currencies, has allegedly been operating for about five years. Femi Jacob, Ramon Adeoye, Akeem Ayodabo, Isaka Usman and Onyeka Ibe, were paraded yesterday at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja, by the Commissioner […]

Boko Haram: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Since the end of the civil war, no calamity of enormous proportion has befallen the fledgling nation-state more than the horror unleashed by the dreadful sec-Boko Haram. Many lives have been lost. Property worth billions of naira have been destroyed. Nobody is insulated from the attack. Government officials and buildings, traditional rulers, police and military […]

Northern elders seek amnesty for Boko Haram members

Northern elders seek amnesty for Boko Haram members

NORTHERN elders yesterday rose from a three-day summit in Kano Government House with far-reaching decisions, including a call on the Federal Government to grant amnesty to Boko Haram sect members. They urged the government to initiate a restoration, reformation and rehabilitation programme that would reintegrate demilitarised Boko Haram sect members into the society. According to […]

Boko Haram Announces Ceasefire …..For now

Boko Haram (Western education is a sin) was back in the news yesterday. But it was not to hurl bombs and fire bullets; the controversial sect was holding out an olive branch to the government. It announced a ceasefire. The sect said it was to allow for dialogue with the government to ensure lasting peace. […]

Two men drown in Ibadan well

Two men drown in Ibadan well

There was confusion at Sango area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday as two middle-aged men drowned after falling into a well on Sango-Eleyele Road. Our correspondent learnt that one of the men drowned while attempting to clear the well, while the second died while trying to rescue the former. An eyewitness, Iya Tawa, said […]