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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

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

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
carbide

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
Badeh

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