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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

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

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

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
Akwa Ibom Assemby War

War in Akwa Ibom Assembly over plot to impeach gov Emmanuel

ABUJA- A coalition of 60 support groups from the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying it was tired of the failure of the former to make life meaningful for Nigerians.   The groups stormed [...]

November 27, 2018 Incidents

Fire guts Zenith Bank Ilupeju

A fire outbreak occurred at the Zenith Bank around Ilupeju area of Lagos, Sunday afternoon. In a footage seen by The Guardian, the centre of the building was engulfed with fire. While firefighters are yet to arrive as at report [...]

November 25, 2018 Incidents

Communal clashes claim 41 lives in Adamawa, Gombe

No fewer than 41 persons were confirmed killed while 107 houses among other property were destroyed during the recent communal clashes   between the Lungudas tribe in Adamawa state and their Wajas counterparts of Gombe state. The two tribes were [...]

November 10, 2018 Incidents

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport A  passenger scheduled to travel out of the country on Wednesday morning slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Eyewitnesses said the deceased, identified as Ademola Adeleke, had yet to check in [...]

November 8, 2018 Incidents

Teenager drowns in police college swimming pool

A teenager, Ifeanyi Onyekwere, has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos State. Hope for Nigeria gathered that the 17-year-old was assisting his mother at her shop before he left for the college where he died. [...]

October 31, 2018 Incidents

One dies as SUV falls into river in Abuja

SUV falls into river in Abuja: A young man, identified as Kingsley, has lost his life after a Lexus SUV lost control and fell into a river behind  EFAB Estate, Lokogoma District, Abuja, on Monday. Two other occupants of the [...]

October 31, 2018 Incidents

Missing General: Village Head, others surrender to police

24 hours after being declared wanted by the police over the disappearance of an Army General, Mohammed Idris Alkali (retd), three suspects on Friday voluntarily surrendered themselves to the Plateau State Police Command in Jos. A source said the other suspects [...]

October 26, 2018 Incidents

Kaduna govt confirms kidnapped monarch’s killing, reinforces curfew

Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who described the killing of the monarch in Kachia Local Government Area of the state as inhuman, disclosed this in a statement. Galadima’s body was found close [...]

October 26, 2018 Incidents

Bus veers off bridge, plunges into river

A fully loaded 14-seater bus skidded off a bridge into a nearby river along Okogbe-Mbiama axis on East-West Road, Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that three hours after the bus swung into the flooded [...]

October 17, 2018 Incidents

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200

THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, yesterday, shut operation at the facility over the incident. The youths, [...]

October 16, 2018 Incidents

Pregnant woman, 10 others burnt, escape death in Abuja gas explosion

Eleven persons in Abuja yesterday suffered varying degrees of burns from a gas explosion that occurred at Rosy Restaurant Area 11. The victims who were immediately taken to Asokoro general hospital suffered some 40 to 50 degrees of burns. A [...]

October 11, 2018 Incidents

Seven suspected cultists arraigned in Ogun

Seven suspected secret cult members were on Monday arraigned in an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ogun State. The accused are: Olaogun Azeez, 18, Tijani Azeez, 22, Jelili Adeniyi, 20, Sulaiman Owolabi, 24, Murainan Shakiru, 25, Tunde Olanisa, 22, and Abinuwaye [...]

October 8, 2018 Incidents

Tanker explosion kills four, toddler in Ondo

Tragedy occurred yesterday evening in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State as a petrol tanker carrying 33,000 litres of petrol fell at Shagari Village junction on Akure-Owo expressway, killing four people and a toddler. The incident occurred few metres [...]

October 4, 2018 Incidents

Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died. The man drowned after jumping into the Lagoon in the early hours of Tuesday, according Punch. The deceased jumped into the lagoon after trekking on the Third Mainland [...]

October 3, 2018 Incidents

Flood kills Osadebe’s son

Okechukwu Osadebe, an 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in a flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra. He died on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Osadebe’s Atani country home in [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Pilot dies as two NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja

 NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja: Two F-7Ni aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), yesterday, crashed around Katampe Hills in Abuja.   The airplanes reportedly collided with each other during a rehearsal for Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary celebration [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Fear as two petrol tankers go aflame in Ibadan community

Reports reaching Hope For Nigeria from Ibadan, the Oyo state capital have it that two petrol tankers Wednesday evening caught fire in the Akobo area of the ancient city.   The incident, it was gathered occurred around General Gas axis [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

Nine persons die, one injured in Ekiti road accident

Ekiti road accident: No fewer than nine persons have been killed on the Awo-Igede road in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Council of Ekiti State yesterday as a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck. An eyewitness in Awo community said [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

Man dies in family house collapse

A man at the weekend lost his life in Kwara State when his family house collapsed on him. The sad incident occurred in Omoni village, one of the communities in the Ilorin emirate, Moro Local Government Area of the state. [...]

September 25, 2018 Incidents

Rescue team vows to find body of missing General Alkali

The Search and Rescue Team of the Nigeria Army has vowed to find the body of missing Major-General Muhammad Idris Alkali, who was declared missing on September 3, 2018. This was revealed after Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major [...]

September 24, 2018 Incidents

Plane crash kills 19 in South Sudan: regional official

Nineteen people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed into a lake in the centre of South Sudan, while four survived, a regional official told AFP. Regional information minister for the Eastern Lakes state Taban Abel Aguek said [...]

September 9, 2018 Incidents

Fire guts Ex-UBTH CMD’s residence

Fire guts Ex-UBTH CMD’s residence Property worth millions of naira was destroyed on Thursday night by fire, which razed the residence of the immediate past Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof Michael Ibadin. The [...]

August 25, 2018 Incidents

10 feared dead in bank robbery in Edo

No fewer than 10 persons were killed following a robbery attack at two banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. when the robbers [...]

August 10, 2018 Incidents