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Edo traditional ruler

Gunmen abduct Edo traditional ruler

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted Edo traditional ruler, the Enogie of Ukhiri, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Godwin Aigbe. Our correspondent gathered that the heavily armed men, numbering about five, stormed the palace of the monarch [...]

March 18, 2019 Crime
Ita-Faaji

Ita-Faaji: Mixed reactions from residents as Lagos begins demolition of distressed buildings

Ita-Faaji: Pained by the unfortunate collapse of a three-storey building at 14, Massey Street, Lagos Island on Wednesday, March 13, where about 20 people, including school pupils, were reportedly killed, the Lagos State Government, yesterday, commenced the demolition of distressed [...]

March 16, 2019 Incidents
Lagos collapsed building

Lagos collapsed building: Mother loses child, another critically injured

Lagos collapsed building: A day after the fatal collapse of a three-storey building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji, Lagos Island, a woman, Mrs Adedayo Adedoyin, who lost one of her twin daughters in the incident, has begged the [...]

March 15, 2019 Incidents
General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Adeshina Tiamiyu, has said there is no casualty left under the debris of the Lagos collapsed building

Lagos collapsed building: We have rescued all trapped victims —LASEMA

General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Adeshina Tiamiyu, has said there is no casualty left under the debris of the Lagos collapsed building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita-Faaji. Tiamiyu, who spoke with newsmen at the site [...]

March 14, 2019 Incidents
Pupils in collapsed building not up to 100, says LASEMA boss

Pupils in collapsed building not up to 100, says LASEMA boss

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has debunked claims that over 100 pupils were trapped in the collapsed building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island. General Manager, LASEMA, Mr Adeshina Tiamiyu, speaking at the site of the collapsed building [...]

March 14, 2019 Incidents
Lagos collapsed building

Pregnant woman, proprietor, pupils die in Lagos collapsed building

A pregnant woman, the proprietor of Ohen Nursery & Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in Lagos collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said. However, the National Emergency [...]

March 14, 2019 Incidents
Lagos building collapse

Buhari, Ambode, others mourn as Lagos collapsed building kills pupils, others

Lagos collapsed building: Ten persons, including four pupils, were feared dead on Wednesday following the collapse of a building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island. About 50 other persons had been pulled out of the [...]

March 14, 2019 Incidents
18 rescued, four still missing in election day boat mishap in Delta

18 rescued, four still missing in election day boat mishap in Delta

More details are emerging from the boat mishap on the evening of Saturday, March 9 near Ebrohimi in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, in which 22 persons were involved. Giving an update on the incident yesterday, the [...]

March 12, 2019 Incidents
hoodlums

Suspected hoodlums set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue — EO

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue, were in the early hours of Saturday burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting [...]

March 9, 2019 Crime
thugs

Many injured as thugs attack PDP candidate in Ondo

Some youths suspected to be political thugs on Tuesday attacked the House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Idanre State Constituency of Ondo State, Mr Festus Akingbasote. The hoodlums were also alleged to have attacked and [...]

March 6, 2019 Incidents

19 arrested for attempting to burn down Lagos police station

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 19 persons, who allegedly attempted to burn down the Ejigbo Police Station around 11.15pm on Saturday. A resident of the area, identified simply as Tunde, told our correspondent that he was lounging outside [...]

March 4, 2019 Crime
gunmen

Gunmen intercept commercial bus, kidnap 11 in Rivers

A group of masked gunmen, on Wednesday, kidnapped 10 passengers and the driver of a white Toyota Sienna SUV travelling to Port Harcourt from Abua in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the passengers [...]

February 21, 2019 Crime
Bird flu

Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds

An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has hit Plateau State, killing at least 3,900 birds. The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that [...]

February 20, 2019 Health issues
Ekiti State University

Ekiti varsity insists on school fees before exams

The management of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti,  has called on its students to resume for the second semester examinations, while insisting that its ‘no-school-fees-no examination’ policy is still in force. The EKSU Director of Information, Mr Olubunmi Ajibade, said [...]

February 19, 2019 Education
Ikeja

Ogun resident attacks Ikeja Electric technicians with machete

Some yet-to-be-identified members of staff of Ikeja Electric have been assaulted by a resident of Itele area of the Iju-Atan Ilogbo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State while trying to disconnect power supply to his residence. In a viral [...]

February 18, 2019 Incidents
Fire guts Anambra INEC office, destroys sensitive materials

Fire guts Anambra INEC office, destroys sensitive materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Anambra State has been razed by fire, which destroyed two containers of sensitive electoral materials. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, who left a stakeholders meeting at the Women Development Centre, [...]

February 14, 2019 Incidents
Codeine

Man docked for allegedly importing Codeine worth N167m

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFADC) has arraigned a businessman, Luke Mbah, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly importing codeine-made drugs valued N167 million. Mbah was arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on a four [...]

February 12, 2019 Crime
Hoodlums attack APC campaign rally in Abuja, burn nine vehicles

Hoodlums attack APC campaign rally in Abuja, burn nine vehicles

Suspected hoodlums, on Saturday, attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress in the Dei-Dei area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The convoy, comprising the FCT Minister’s Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno; the APC Chairman in the FCT, [...]

February 11, 2019 Incidents
Presidency orders probe of Osinbajo’s Caverton helicopter crash in Kogi

Presidency orders probe of Osinbajo’s Caverton helicopter crash in Kogi

The nation was saved from tragedy on Saturday as the helicopter, Augusta AW139, conveying Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinbajo crash-landed in Kogi State. The incident occurred in Kabba, where the VP had visited in continuation of his engagement of Nigerians on [...]

February 3, 2019 Incidents
Scores injured as APC, APM supporters clash in Ogun

Scores injured as APC, APM supporters clash in Ogun

There was pandemonium in Abeokuta on Thursday as supporters of the All Progressives Congress and Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State clashed during campaign tour of Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that trouble started [...]

February 1, 2019 Incidents
Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, Daura in Katsina state, is set to benefit from the federal government in terms of health care delivery. Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that the Daura General Hospital is set to be a [...]

January 31, 2019 Health issues
Vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos

Vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos

A truck loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product fell on Wednesday morning at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, spilling its content on the ground and triggering wildfire. A yet to be ascertained number of [...]

January 30, 2019 Incidents

PHOTOS: Fire guts UAC building in Lagos

There was a fire outbreak at the UAC building at Marina, Lagos Island on Thursday. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, the fire started at around 12:55pm. LASTMA added that emergency responders were on the scene of the [...]

January 24, 2019 Incidents

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

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