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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

Herdsmen strike in Adamawa, two dead, injure 29 others

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Bare village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State, killing two people and inflicting 29 others with various degrees of injury. It was gathered that those killed were attacked on their farms, while the [...]

June 28, 2018 Incidents

Plateau killings: Falana reveals what he will do to Nigerian Govt

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana(SAN), yesterday, urged the Plateau State governor to order for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the murder of over 86 people in Razak, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of [...]

June 27, 2018 Incidents

NANS condemns Plateau killings, commiserates with Nigerians

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday, condemned the latest killing by suspected Fulani herdsmen in some communities in Plateau State. Hope For Nigeria reports that some suspected herdsmen killed over 86 persons during an attack on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, [...]

June 26, 2018 Incidents

Buhari speaks on fresh Plateau Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to the fresh killing of about 86 people in Plateau State. Hope For NIgeria reports that Plateau Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 86 persons in attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and [...]

June 25, 2018 Incidents

Three APC convention delegates die in Kano road accident

It was tragedy as three All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates from Kano State died in an accident on Kano-Zaria road on their way to the party’s national convention in Abuja at the weekend.One of the victims and a councilor representing [...]

June 25, 2018 Incidents

Gunmen attack Plateau villages many feared dead

Gunmen attack Plateau villages: It was a killing spree by unknown gunmen yesterday in Plateau. Unconfirmed reports put the number of people killed at more than 100.The attacks, said to have started at about 11:00 p.m., occurred in the three [...]

June 25, 2018 Incidents

Pregnant woman, two persons die in Benin-Asaba expressway auto crash

No fewer than two persons including a pregnant woman on Sunday died in an auto crash along Benin-Asaba expressway. An eyewitness, Paul Adah, told DAILY POST that the accident occurred few metres away from Umunede Community, and it involved a [...]

June 24, 2018 Incidents

‘Several died’ in blast at Ethiopian PM’s rally

Several people died Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reported. Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of [...]

June 23, 2018 Incidents

15 dead in Ogun auto accidents

No fewer than 15 persons were confirmed dead while over 53 others sustained injuries in various road accidents across Ogun between June 11 and June 20. Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), disclosed [...]

June 23, 2018 Incidents

Death toll in Lagos bridge accident rises

One more person was recovered dead at the scene yesterday where a containerized truck fell on four vehicles at Ojuelegba on Tuesday night, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said. This recovery brought to three the number of [...]

June 21, 2018 Incidents

Two feared dead as truck falls off Ojuelegba bridge

Not less than two persons were feared dead Tuesday night when a truck fell off Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos, crushing a Toyota Camry and three commercial buses. Two other persons were injured, said general manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency [...]

June 20, 2018 Incidents

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