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LASTMA, driver accuse Fayose over damage to bus in accident

A LASTMA bus driver, Taiye Adams, and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority have accused a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, of refusing to repair a vehicle and a motorcycle he allegedly crushed in an accident on the [...]

January 21, 2019 Incidents
One dies as truck falls off flyover in Asaba

One dies as truck falls off flyover in Asaba

A yet-to-be identified driver has died after his vehicle fell off Interbua Flyover in Asaba, Delta State. It was gathered that the incident occurred around 8.30pm on Thursday, while the deceased was driving a truck. Three other occupants of the [...]

January 19, 2019 Incidents
Ghanaian investigative journalist

Ghanaian investigative journalist dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Husein, Ghanaian investigative journalist was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose [...]

January 17, 2019 Crime

Dismissed policeman caught stealing motorcycles in Lagos

Luck ran out on a dismissed policeman, Usman Zubairu, when he was apprehended for allegedly stealing motorcycles from unsuspecting riders in Lagos. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the man, who was dismissed from service in 2014, operated under the guise [...]

January 16, 2019 Crime

Police prevent man from jumping into Lagos lagoon

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, stopped a yet-to-be-identified man from jumping into the lagoon. It was learnt that the man pretended to be picking something from the floor of the Third Mainland Bridge while he was [...]

January 16, 2019 Incidents

VIDEO: Man slays wife, four kids in Benin city Nigeria

Man slays wife, four kids in Benin City Nigeria [...]

January 14, 2019 Incidents

Dead Body Dumped At Five Junction, Benin City, Edo State

There was a pandemonium at the popular 5 Junction roundabout in Benin City as residents woke up to find what appears to be a dismembered man in the middle of the road. Concrete details of what led to the incident [...]

January 13, 2019 Incidents

Fire razes IMSU faculty, destroys documents, equipment worth millions

The Imo State University, Owerri, experienced a fire outbreak in the early hours of Thursday. The fire razed the institution’s Faculty of Humanities. The outbreak our correspondent learnt destroyed documents and academic equipment worth millions of Naira. A student of [...]

January 10, 2019 Incidents

President launches 2018-2022 National Strategic Health Development Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched second National Strategic Health Development Plan from 2018-2022) to attain the Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria. He also unveiled the first phase of the N55 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund in six states of [...]

January 9, 2019 Health issues
50 corpses gutted by fire

Over 50 corpses gutted by fire at Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital Mortuary [PHOTOS]

50 corpses gutted by fire: The Mortuary section of Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital has been gutted by fire and all the corpses burnt beyond recognition. It was said that the fire started at about three o'clock this afternoon and before they [...]

December 30, 2018 Incidents

Ugandan schools to start teaching Chinese language to boost trade

In an effort to boost trade between Uganda and China, the Ugandan government has selected 35 secondary schools country wide which will be teaching Chinese language. According to the President Yoweri Museveni government, the decision which will roll out in [...]

December 29, 2018 Education
Shuaibu Rabi

VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh – Suspect Shuaibu Rabi

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), because they wanted to rob him. Shuaibu Rabi, said this while being interrogated [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime

How fruits ripened with carbide kill Nigerians

Carbide kill Nigerians: For the family of the late Emmanuel Okwuke, banana and plantain have become forbidden fruits. No member of the family dares bring them home. This was after Emmanuel’s life was cut short after he consumed a bunch [...]

December 28, 2018 Health issues

Suspect narrates how ex-Defence chief Badeh was murdered

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.),because they wanted to rob him. Rabi said this while being interrogated by policemen [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime
fresh Plateau attack

10 killed, five injured in fresh Plateau attack

Ten persons have been confirmed dead while five others were injured in two fresh Plateau attacks carried out by gunmen in Barki Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau state. The fresh Plateau attacks came less than one week after the [...]

December 27, 2018 Incidents

23 die as bus carrying students crashes

Twenty-three people died in western Nepal when a bus carrying school students and teachers back from a botanical field trip plunged into a gorge, police said. The students were aged mostly between 16 and 20. Two teachers and the driver [...]

December 22, 2018 Incidents

Fear of ‘Yahoo boys’ has made us stop wearing undies – Women in Delta students’ communities

For some time, there have been reports that some ritualists, also known as ‘Yahoo boys’, have been stealing female underwear, sometimes at gunpoint, particularly around campuses of tertiary institutions in Delta State. Although the veracity of the claims that such [...]

December 22, 2018 Incidents

Heavy metals discovered in Abuja meat

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has discovered heavy metals and antimicrobial resistance in meat products in the Federal Capital Terrotory, Abuja. The NIPRD said a high consumption of such metals in  meat  could damage the kidneys, noting [...]

December 22, 2018 Health issues

Policeman burns self to death after discovering wife’s 3 secret lovers

A policeman has burnt himself to death after discovering that his wife is keeping three lovers through her whatsApp account. Tinashe Jala who worked in the ICT Section at the Chitungwiza Police Station, Zimbabwe, died a horrific death after he [...]

December 21, 2018 Incidents

Properties razed in Abule egba pipeline explosion

A pipeline at Abule Egba area of Lagos exploded in the early hours of Wednesday causing a fire outbreak that has consumed several properties. According to the source who spoke with The Guardian, the fire, which began at about 5.00 [...]

December 19, 2018 Incidents

Bayelsa residents to pay for potable water supply

The Bayelsa State Government has said that the delivery of potable water will no longer be free so as to enable the continuous reticulation of drinkable water to the doorsteps of Bayelsans. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Nengi Tuborah, who [...]

December 19, 2018 Health issues

FG recalls 2.5 million bottles of codeine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, said no fewer than 2.5 million bottles of codeine had been recalled from circulation across the country by the Federal Government. The Minister made this known in Abuja when the Presidential [...]

December 19, 2018 Health issues

Truck loaded with cows kills three, injures 24 persons in Kebbi

Three persons lost their lives, while 24 others were hospitalised in an accident involving a truck loaded with cows along the Kalgo-Jega Road in Kebbi State. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the loaded truck was heading to Lagos [...]

December 17, 2018 Incidents

20 die as truck carrying mourners crashes

At least 20 people died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400 metres (1,300 feet) onto a river bank in central Nepal, police said Saturday. Fourteen others were injured as the vehicle veered off [...]

December 15, 2018 Incidents

Eleven dead after eating ‘toxic’ rice

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in [...]

December 15, 2018 Health issues

Protest as F-SARS officer kills truck driver in Lagos

The Ijede Magistrates’ Court 5 in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, on Thursday, granted bail in the sum of N100,000 to a 45-year-old woman, Ngozi Adeolu, who was arraigned for assaulting an employee of a beverage company, Onyema Okonjo. The court [...]

December 14, 2018 Incidents

ASUU And The Salvageability Of Nigerian Universities

ASUU And The Salvageability Of Nigerian Universities Again, some public opinionated individuals have accused the academic union of politicizing strike to get at the government. Academic history was distorted in the federal universities on 4th November,2018 when the academic staffers [...]

December 13, 2018 Education

Fresh attack in Zamfara village as 22 people are confirmed dead

Fresh attack in Zamfara village as 22 people are confirmed dead Armed bandits reportedly attack Malikawa, a village in the Gidan Goga district in Zamfara state for the second time in few months . The latest attack on the village [...]

December 12, 2018 Incidents

Fayose hospitalized after auto accident on Third Mainland Bridge

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose was injured yesterday when his G-Wagon Benz with registration number (Lagos) AAA 777 TM was involved in a multiple car crash in Lagos. The accident occurred on the popular Third Mainland Bridge inward Iyana [...]

December 6, 2018 Incidents

Violence at Akwa Ibom Assembly

There was confusion on Tuesday at the sitting of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as five All Progressives Congress lawmakers attempted to impeach the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel. The five lawmakers were the ones whose seats were recently [...]

November 28, 2018 Incidents