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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

Five feared dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

About five persons were feared dead when a boat capsized in Lagos on Wednesday evening. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the boat was travelling from CMS to Ikorodu. Bodies of the victim were brought to the jetty at Ipakodo [...]

July 26, 2018 Incidents

Otedola fire disaster victims demand DNA result

Families of the Otedola tanker fire accidents that occurred on June 28, 2018 have urged the Lagos State government to release the report of the DNA test carried out. This is just as the state government has begun moves to [...]

July 25, 2018 Incidents

Lagos PDP chieftain shot dead by suspected thugs

The police in Lagos State have arrested five suspects after a shooting incident that claimed the life of a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aborishade Adeniyi, during the party’s meeting in the state. According to police sources, Adeniyi, [...]

July 23, 2018 Incidents

One dead as Dalung, Akoh’s convoy involves in fatal accident

One of the vehicles on a convoy of the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Bar. Solomon Dalung, and the National Commandant of Peace Corps, Dr. Dickson Akoh, was involved in a fatal motor accident Saturday afternoon along Gombe-Bauchi highway, [...]

July 22, 2018 Incidents

Katsina flood: Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic

Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic: The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl, swept away by flood in Jibia town, Katsina, have been recovered in Niger Republic.   The victim got married three days before the incident. [...]

July 19, 2018 Incidents

How my daughter was used for ritual by her boyfriend – Ex-deputy governor breaks silence

A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Oluboyo, has finally spoken on the mysterious death of his daughter.   Hope For Nigeria reported that his daughter was found dead in her boyfriend’s room on Sunday. Oluboyo, speaking on her death, [...]

July 10, 2018 Incidents

Fire guts NNPC depot in Minna

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot in Pogo Minna, Niger State, yesterday went up in flames as a result of broken pipes. It was gathered that some black marketers stormed the area and started scooping fuel from the leaking [...]

July 9, 2018 Incidents

Baptist church burnt in fresh Plateau attack, 6 died

Six persons were in the early hours of Sunday reportedly died in an early morning attack on Rahwol-Fwi village, a community in Fan District area of Platea State. The fresh attack underscored the inability of the security forces to restrain [...]

July 2, 2018 Incidents

Bomb blast: Minister’s breast ripped off

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Water, Ms Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has lost one of her breasts after the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday. Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the National Chairperson of the ruling [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

How I saved over 262 Christians from herdsmen – Imam

A kind-hearted and brave Muslim cleric has told the BBC how he saved about 262 Christians from being killed in the last attack in villages in Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Imam, who was not named during the [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Osinbajo visits Lagos, says FG saddened by explosion

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday evening visited the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to convey the condolences of the Federal Government to the state government on the tragic tanker explosion that happened on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge, which [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Lagos tanker explosion: My sister who escaped not talking, her twin son still missing

Days after the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge, Ojodu Berger, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that claimed nine lives and over 50 vehicles, victims and their relatives have begun to count their losses. A relative of one of the women, who [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents