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Police Arraign Suspected Cult Members


Two suspected cult members, Tochukwu Udoye and John Paul, have been arraigned for allegedly terrorising residents in the Odoguyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. It was gathered that the men, who allegedly belonged to the Aye Confraternity, attempted to kill one Ridwan Kosamotu. Kosamu reportedly raised the alarm and the suspects were caught. They were

Couple Split After 25 Years Over Husband’s Stealing Habit “My Husband Is A Thief” Says Yinka Adewole


A Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Thursday, granted a petition filed by a housewife, Yinka Adewole,  seeking the dissolution of her 25 years marriage over her husband, Temitope’s alleged stealing habit.   The President of the Court, Mr Sakirudeen Adekola, in granting the request made by Yinka, said, “All efforts to reconcile the

Internet Fraudster Bags One-Year Jail Term After Plea Bargain


Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court has sentenced an Internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), Abraham Sunday, to one-year imprisonment following a plea bargain. Justice Taiwo delivered her judgement on Tuesday after Sunday had pleaded guilty to two counts of obtaining money by false pretences and possession of fraudulent documents. Newsmen learnt that

Businessman Arraigned For Allegedly Defiling Sales Girl


A businessman, James Elewenson, has been arraigned before the Candide Johnson Magistrates’ Courthouse for allegedly defiling a 17-year-old girl in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Newsmen learnt that Elewenson runs a boutique where the victim worked as a sales girl. It was alleged that 37-year-old Elewenson had on several occasions made sexual advances to

Baale In Police Net Over N15.5m Land Fraud


The Baale of Ferowa village in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Muyideen Folorunso, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command over a dubious land deal worth N15.5m. His arrest followed a petition written by the management of Jaxmat Homes and Properties that the company approached the Baale

One Dead, Six Injured In Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Accident


One person has been confirmed dead, while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mack truck and a Toyota Hummer bus around Eldorado axis of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.   Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Monday. Akinbiyi stated that

Police Nab Stepmother For Inflicting Injury On Stepdaughter


The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested Mrs Jennifer Dikeocha for allegedly inflicting varying degrees of injury on her four-year-old step daughter, Stephanie, a pupil of Royal Peters International Academy, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was said to have been arrested on Friday, November 9, 2018. Stephanie’s class

New Minimum Wage: Presidency States Buhari’s Position On Labour’s Insistence On N30,000


The Presidency has frowned at misinterpretation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage on Tuesday A presidential source told NAN that the president did not endorse N30,000 as proposed by the committee as being reported. He, however, stated that President Buhari

Buhari Will Win Atiku In 2019 Presidential Election- Analyst


Mr Realwan Okpanachi, a legal practitioner and political analyst, says President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential elections. Okpanachi said Buhari will win his traditional strongholds, the North East and North West with a landslide because the people trusted and believed in

BREAKING: Prince Charles, Princess Camilla Arrive Nigeria


The Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife, Princess Camilla have arrived Nigeria. They touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 1:34pm. During his visit, Prince Charles would engage in peace-building activities, including addressing the farmers-herders clashes. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright had disclosed that the Prince

Nigeria To Resume Export Of Hibiscus To Mexico


The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service said that Nigeria would resume the export of hibiscus, popularly known as Zobo, to Mexico. Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director, NAQS, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that in 2017, Nigeria exported 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone and

Buhari Names Abike Dabiri As Diaspora Commission Chairman


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Diaspora Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter to members of the chamber at the plenary on Tuesday in which the President sought legislative approval for the appointment. Dabiri-Erewa, who is currently the Senior Special Adviser

Why ASUU Strike Is Justified – Shehu Sani


Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly has backed the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on their strike. Newsmen reports that ASUU on Sunday announced the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike with immediate effect. This came just as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is also preparing to commence

Court Stops NLC, TUC’s Planned Strike


The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress not to embark on its indefinite strike scheduled to commence on November 6. Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on an ex parte application moved on behalf of the

Atiku Will Reduce Fuel Price, Says PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party has said its presidential candidate has worked out a pricing template that will immediately crash the pump price of fuel in the country. The party said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration had failed to do the needful in the last three years. This was contained in a statement

Lagos Trader Commits Suicide To Hurt Mother


A trader, Funmilola Adeodu, has committed suicide in Ilogbo-Eremi, in the Morogbo area of Lagos State. The 28-year-old mother of two was said to have taken a local insecticide, Sniper, to spite her mother, Ifatunmibi Adegbenle, for allegedly maltreating her niece, Rachael Balogun. The deceased’s husband, Samuel Adeodu, told  Newsmen that Ifatunmibi always fought his wife for

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