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Family Demands Justice As Hoodlums Murder Cop In Ijanikin


The family of Abiodun Akinde, who was allegedly murdered by hoodlums in the Ashiribu area of Ijanikin, Lagos State, has demanded justice for his death. Newsmen gathered that Akinde, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, had visited a bar in company with his colleagues on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to have some drinks before the hoodlums

House of Reps Approve June 12 As Democracy Day


    The House of Representatives has approved June 12 to be marked as Democracy Day in Nigeria. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses ‎in the

Ogun State ADC Berates APC Over Attack On Its Standard-Bearer


The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has condemned what it described as unprovoked attack on the campaign convoys of its governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka.   The party therefore called appropriate authorities to fish out those responsible for the attack with immediate effect. It also frowned at the bourgeoning culture of executive recklessness,

Mortuary Attendants Allegedly Dismember Corpse In Ikorodu


Three mortuary attendants, who police accused of cutting off the two wrists and the heart of a dead woman, were on Thursday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos State.   The police charged Micheal Olusegun, 65; Oluseyi Olamade, 41; and Adetunji Aliyu, 45, with two counts of conspiracy and misconduct with regards

Mother, child burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


A mother and her child were on Tuesday burnt to death in a lone accident that involved a Mazda commercial bus with number plate Lagos EKY 616 XW at the Onigari area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.     The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident to

Estate Agent Allegedly Defrauds Lover Of N5m In Surulere


A 35-year-old estate agent, Gbeminiyi Babajide, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding his estranged lover of N5m.   The accused, who lives at 10 Bolarinwa Street, Kajola, Ibadan, Oyo State, is facing two counts of fraud and stealing. It was gathered that the accused allegedly collected the sum of N5m

Atiku Not Buhari’s Match, Will Suffer Bloodied Nose –Dambazau


The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku is no match for President Muhammadu Buhari and will suffer a bloodied nose in the 2019 presidential election.     Atiku is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party while the incumbent President, Buhari is of the All Progressives Congress. Addressing journalists at

Businessman Demands Justice As Land Grabbers Kill Son In Ajah


A Lagos-based businessman, Sunday Omojola, has asked the police to investigate the murder of his son and ensure that those responsible are brought to book. Sunday, in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, urged the police to discreetly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of his son, Adegbenga Omojola, adding that the

Fire Guts Lagos Warehouse, Destroys Goods


Fire razed the Peacegate Warehouse located on plot 40/42 Ilupeju Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos at about 11am on Sunday. The inferno was said to have destroyed goods worth several millions of naira. It was learnt that thick smokes from the facility caused panic among residents of the area, who feared that the fire could spread

SURE-P Fund: You Have No Right To Question Me, Ex-Perm Sec Tells EFCC Lawyer


A former permanent secretary in the Labour ministry, Clement Illoh, on Thursday, challenged the right of Rotimi Oyedepo, the counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to question him over funds allegedly belonging to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme. During the trial at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Oyedepo asked how the N14.1million

Eight In Court For Allegedly Stealing N77m From Employer


The police on Friday arraigned eight men in a Magistrates’ Court I sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta,  for allegedly stealing N77 million belonging to their employer. The police charged  Yusuf Azeez,27; Olaosu Dauda,36; Olufunmi Falade,36; Olatunbosun Ogunseye 38; Samson Onabanjo,35; Abiodun Alonge, 35; Moyindun Green,23 and Busura Habib, 24 with two counts of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp Bukola

NDIC Job: Ogun Senators Move To Stop Sokefun


President Muhammadu Buhari’s new nominee for the chairmanship of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, may be in for a serious battle ahead as she is set to face the screening process at the senate. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, referred a communication from Buhari which contained a request for Sokefun’s

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