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Dapchi: I want my daughter home for Easter— Leah Sharibu’s Dad

Nathaniel Sharibu, a Police Officer and father of Miss Leah Sharibu, the 15-year old Dapchi schoolgirl still being held captive by Boko Haram for her refusal to convert to Islam, yesterday pleaded with the Federal Government and all Nigerians to [...]

March 28, 2018 Incidents

23 feared dead as vehicle ploughs into Mozambique party

Mozambique police stated on Monday that a pick-up truck ploughed into a crowd of party-goers over the weekend. Unfortunately 23 people lost their lives a majority whom were teenagers. The speeding vehicle ignored orders from traffic police, hit an obstacle [...]

March 26, 2018 Incidents

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church: At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday. Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning [...]

March 12, 2018 Incidents

22 pupils on excursion die in Kano auto crash

Kano auto crash: Twenty-two secondary school pupils died in an accident yesterday between Maitama Sule College and Dudduru village in Gaya town, about 65 kilometers from Kano. The auto crash involved a truck and an 18-passenger bus conveying the pupils [...]

February 14, 2018 Incidents

23 students and teachers perish in Bauchi auto crash

Bauchi auto crash: About 23 students and teachers of Command Junior Secondary school, Misau, Bauchi state have died in an accident. The deceased were said to be returning from an excursion from Kano state when their vehicle crashed on Tuesday, February 13, [...]

February 14, 2018 Incidents

5 injured during evacuation as plane engine fails after take-off in Lagos

No fewer than five persons were injured during evacuation of passengers of a Delta aircraft, which took off from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, CNN reports One of the two engines of the plane reportedly developed a fault and [...]

February 14, 2018 Incidents

Trailer crushes passengers at Abuja Bus Stop

There was a fatal accident this morning at Nicon Junction, Abuja as Trailer crushes passengers at Abuja Bus Stop. The accident occurred when a trailer lost its brake and crashed into a car, killing two passengers and also a passer-by. There [...]

February 6, 2018 Incidents

Four reportedly dead, others injured in Edo gas station explosion

Four people have reportedly been killed and many others injured in a gas station explosion in Edo state. According to Instablog9ja, the explosion occurred at a gas station along Ugbor Rd, GRA, Benin, Edo State. As of the time of the [...]

February 4, 2018 Incidents
Fulani Herdsmen Benue

Outrage as herdsmen infringe on ‘No grazing’ areas in Bayelsa

YENAGOA- WHEN the Bayelsa State Government, early last year, allotted its massive Bayelsa Palm Estate, Elebele, spanning about 1,200 hectares for the grazing of cattle, many residents thought the move would help confine the herds to the designated grazing area, [...]

January 30, 2018 Incidents

Tank farm explodes in Lagos

Tank farm explodes in Lagos: A wild fire yesterday razed an oil tank farm belonging to Stallionaire Oil at Ijegun, Satellite town, Lagos State. The fire, which went almost out of control, caused panic among residents of Satellite Town and [...]

January 25, 2018 Incidents

Fire kills triplets, brother in Jigawa

Fire kills triplets, brother in Jigawa: A fire outbreak caused by a spark from an electric appliance has reportedly killed four children in Hadejia town, Jigawa State. According to the Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr [...]

January 22, 2018 Incidents

Fire kills 83-year-old woman in Dutse

Fire kills 83-year-old woman in Dutse: An 83-year-old woman, identified as Malama Sa’idatu Isiyaku, was on Saturday consumed by fire in Qujala Village of Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The Jigawa police command spokesman, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, who [...]

January 22, 2018 Incidents

Robber who poses as mad man nabbed with POS machine

Detectives attached to the Lagos State police command have arrested a suspected armed robber, who disguised as a lunatic to maim innocent persons. It was gathered that the 27-year-old suspect, Olayinka Ogundimu, was arrested at Anifowoshe Street, Ikeja area of [...]

January 17, 2018 Incidents

Seven die, many injured in Lagos gas explosions

No fewer than seven persons were killed and many others injured yesterday following gas explosions in Magodo and Badagry areas of Lagos. While the first explosion occurred at a gas company, Second Coming Nigeria Limited, located on CMD Road, Magodo, [...]

January 16, 2018 Incidents
Kidnap Akwa Ibom

Kidnappers Abduct Ex-Councillor In A’Ibom, Demand N1m Ransom – 12 January

Gunmen yesterday, kidnapped a former Councillor, Hon Idongesit Silas Udokang, of Ward 10 in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that the hoodlums seized Mr Udonkang, popularly called ‘Ijebu,’ from Edem Akai village, while [...]

January 12, 2018 Incidents

Four die, 13 injured in crash

Four persons were confirmed dead while 13 others were injured in a road crash that occurred opposite Christopher University, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving a white Innosson bus and a Toyota Sienna. The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal [...]

January 8, 2018 Incidents

Herdsmen killings: CAN urges FG to act decisively before it becomes national war

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused the federal government of violating the constitution, which they swore to uphold, having failed to protect Nigerians from the attacks of Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country. While insisting that [...]

January 6, 2018 Incidents

Traders cry as fire razes Calabar market

No fewer than 20 shops have been razed down by inferno in a Calabar popular market, Ika Ika Oqua, also known as Marian market in Calabar Municipal area of Cross River State. DAILY POST correspondent, who visited the scene, observed [...]

January 2, 2018 Incidents

One killed, two injured as high tension cable falls on building in Calabar

Barely 24 hours to the new year, another tragedy occurred living one person dead and two injured as a high tension cable fell on a building at Umo Orok Street in Calabar bringing to three the number of electrocution in the [...]

January 2, 2018 Incidents

High tension kills one, razes several houses in Cross River

High tension electric cable has electrocuted about-to-wed young man, simply identified as Joseph, popularly known as Man of God in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State. The electrocution affected two other persons while six houses and other [...]

January 1, 2018 Incidents

Buhari blames security officials for Yusuf’s accident

Yusuf’s accident: President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly unhappy with his security officials, for allowing his son, Yusuf, leave home at 8pm on Tuesday for power-bike racing. Yusuf was reportedly racing with a friend when in an attempt to overtake a [...]

December 29, 2017 Incidents

President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, may be flown abroad for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, may be flown abroad on Thursday for medical treatment, less than two days after sustaining injuries in a bike accident. Yusuf broke his limb and sustained a severe head injury on Tuesday night when he [...]

December 28, 2017 Incidents

Buhari’s son breaks limb in accident

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari Tuesday night had a bike accident around Gwarimpa area in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The young Buhari according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and [...]

December 28, 2017 Incidents

One dead, others injured as trailer rams into fuel queue in Enugu ‎ (PHOTOS)

A trailer loaded with cattle on Christmas day killed one person and injured others in a multiple car crash in Enugu. The incident occurred at Naira Triangle, near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation mega filling station. It was gathered that [...]

December 27, 2017 Incidents

Mayhem in Abuja as Gbagis, Hausas engage in bloody clash [PHOTOS]

There was mayhem in Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday. This followed an outbreak of fight between Hausas and Gbagis.     The ethnic groups have resided in the area for a long period. Cars and [...]

December 25, 2017 Incidents

NAFDAC headquarters on fire

The headquarters of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has been engulfed by fire. The office is located at Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. It was gathered that the fire started at about [...]

December 22, 2017 Incidents

Auto crash claims govt staff, one other in Delta

Auto crash claims govt staff: A commercial bus, Wednesday, knocked down a forty-year-old woman, identified as Beauty Egbo and another unidentified person to death along the Orerokpe/Abraka express road in Delta State. Many passengers in the commercial bus also sustained [...]

December 21, 2017 Incidents

Four hacked to death as Otukpo community boils

No fewer than four persons, including a vigilante chief have been hacked to death in a renewed communal clash that broke out in Ogobia community in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State late Saturday night. Details of the attack [...]

December 17, 2017 Incidents

Herdsmen strike in Ogun, police arrest three with arms

Ogun State yesterday became the latest in the country to record another attack by herdsmen. Three herders, who attempted to graze their cattle on a farm in Oke Odo, Ketu Local Council Development Area, were confronted by the owner, Ige [...]

December 14, 2017 Incidents

Rail tracks knock off Costain, Jibowu bridges in Lagos

Governor  Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says the Federal Government has concluded plans to demolish Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos. Ambode disclosed this while addressing participants of the Town Hall Meeting on Security Trust Fund in Alausa, Lagos, on [...]

December 14, 2017 Incidents