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Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Maiduguri — Hundreds of youths who launched a manhunt for insurgents in Maiduguri have taken over stop and search work from soldiers, suggesting that the volunteers are assuming more responsibilities in their efforts to help root out insurgency in Borno [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

A vessel carrying imported gasoline has exploded in Lagos killing and injuring uncertain  number of people according to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The explosion occurred around 1am Nigerian time at the Atlas Cove jetty in Apapa area of [...]

June 26, 2013 Incidents
Boko Haram Leader

Boko Haram Leader Is From Niger Republic.

Shekau is widely believed to be from Shekau village of Yobe State, but the Senate committee in its report submitted yesterday said Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima told visiting senators that the man was actually from the neighbouring Republic of [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

Boko Haram’s Online Video Equipment, Computers Seized

The Defence headquarters, yesterday, said that communication equipment used by the Boko Haram sect for shooting and posting online video messages of their leaders have been recovered. This was made just as Special Forces of the JTF commenced night and [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

How I Swindled American Women Of $48,000 – Student

A final year student of Imo State University, Chibuzor Akobundu, has been arrested by operatives of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, for allegedly swindling foreign women to the tune of $48,000 through a dating website. Surprisingly, the 22-year-old Microbiology undergraduate confessed [...]

June 26, 2013 Crime
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FRAUD: 2 Brothers Rent Out R/Parlour For N2m To 100 Tenants

Two brothers, Idowu Usman, 40, and Rasheed Usman, 38, have  been arrested and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding more than 100 prospective tenants of over N2 million in Idimu, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. The two brothers allegedly [...]

June 25, 2013 Crime
UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

The management of UNIBEN have layed off 19 academic and non academic staff today in a bid to change the image of the University A statement frome the university’s  public relation officer, Mr. Harris Osarenren said the layoff which has [...]

June 25, 2013 Education
Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro Ogun State students are protesting on the Ikorodu expressway, Lagos thereby causing heavy traffic. The student who decided to leave Ogun state and protest long strike in Lagos said the reason been that the road is owned [...]

June 24, 2013 Education

Two Arrested Over Kidnap Of Former Ejigbo Council Boss

The end has finally come for the suspects in the kidnap of former Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos, Kehinde Bamigbetan, as two of the men have been arrested by men of the anti-robbery squad. Although [...]

June 24, 2013 Crime

NDLEA Arrests 195 For Drug Offences

The Anambra State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested 195 suspected drug dealers and addicts in the state, with two of them already sentenced to prison. State commandant of the agency, Mr. Momadu Sule told [...]

June 22, 2013 Crime
Mother Begs Doctors to Help Baby Son Who Was Born with a 'Tail'

Pictures: Mother Begs Doctors to Help Baby Son Who Was Born with a ‘Tail’

A devastated mum in China is begging doctors to help her seven-month-old son – who has a three-inch tail sticking out of his back. Little Xiao Wei was born with spina bifida, which means his vertebrae didn’t form properly. The [...]

June 21, 2013 Health issues
ssasin: We Got N15m To Kill Bank Manager

Assasin: We Got N15m To Kill Bank Manager

A suspected assassin has confessed to the police that he and his gang was paid to kill the Deputy General Manager of Ecobank in Enugu State, Ogbonne Ogeri Nnachi Ibiam. Obinna Onyekulujie, the 43-year old suspect, also known as Obaino [...]

June 21, 2013 Crime

Policeman Brutally Attacks Wife With Machete

Police in Ondo State are on the trail of an ex-police officer, Tajudeen Adeniyi, over an attempt to kill his wife, Moyosola, by macheting her, inflicting a 10-centimetre deep gash on her head. The 38-year-old suspect took to his heels [...]

June 21, 2013 Incidents
He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark the world’s Sickle Cell Day organised by Dabma Sickle Cell Foundation in partnership with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values. Speaking on the theme, ‘Know your Sickle Cell Status’, Okowa explained that “the sickle cell is a genetic disorder with a high prevalence in our country, Nigeria.” He added, “The prevalence rate here recently is about two per cent and a carrier rate of about 20 per cent. And close to 50 per cent of these children die before the age of five. We obviously have a huge burden on our hands as a nation.” Okowa, who was represented by a former Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, however, admitted that knowing one’s genotype was one of the sure ways of preventing and controlling the burden of the disorder. The senator further reiterated the commitment of his committee to the nation’s health care delivery system, saying “a Bill for an Act to prevent, control and manage Sickle Cell Disorder is being sponsored and it is our hope that the legislation will impact on our people’s life.” On his part, Chairman of the foundation, Pastor Emmanuel Ibekwe, said June 19 was a day set aside by the United Nations to mark the world’s Sickle Cell day, calling for a concerted effort in the fight against the disease. He said, “The awareness about sickle cell disorder has suffered tremendously. I appeal to corporate organisations to be involved in the fundraising for the victims of sickle cell.” In his lecture, a Professor of Anatomy and Consultative Reproductive Endocrinologist, Oladapo Ashiru, noted that sickle-cell couples could breed normal children through the test-tube way, while stating that Nigeria recorded the first breakthrough in 1989 under his team.

Nigeria Has The Highest Burden of Sickle-Cell Anaemia – Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Nigeria has the highest burden of sickle-cell anaemia with over 150,000 children born annually with it. He said this during the 2013 Sickle Cell Summit held in Lagos to mark [...]

June 20, 2013 Health issues

OAU student allegedly caught trying to flush a newborn baby down the toilet (PHOTO)

by Akan Ido The incident reportedly happened at Moremi Hostel in the early hours of Wednesday and the student was caught by a hostel cleaner who saw blood coming out from under the door. Read the LIB report below: According to reports [...]

June 19, 2013 Incidents

Boko Haram kills 7 students, 2 teachers in Yobe

Suspected members of the Boko Haram group struck again recently killing 11 people were killed in separate attacks in Yobe State. The Military Joint Task Force said the sect invaded the Government Secondary School and a military checkpoint in Damaturu, [...]

June 18, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

Peter Obi Donates N9bn To Schools, Monarchs Get Jeeps

Anambra State Governor Peter Obi on Monday handed over N10m cheques to each of the 253 public secondary schools in the state. The governor, who gave the cheques at the Women Development Centre, Awka, the state capital, also gave out [...]

June 18, 2013 Education
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PICTURES: UNIBEN Student Shot In The Head At school Sports Complex

A 200level Mathematics student of the University of Benin known as Snazzy was shot in the head by an unknown gun man around 2pm in the afternoon on June 14th during the biometrics registration held in the university sports complex. [...]

June 16, 2013 Incidents

Police stray bullet kills nine-year-old in Lagos BY ENIOLA AKINKUOTU

A policeman on duty has allegedly shot and killed a nine-year-old boy, Timileyin Ebun, in Mile 12 area of Lagos State. Our correspondent learnt that the incident occurred while a team of policemen was attempting to arrest a commercial bus [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents, Strife and sectarian violence

Trailer Crashes Into CBN Premises In Jos

An articulated vehicle on Friday crashed into the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Jos. The vehicle with registration EPL 756 XD crashed into the CBN building at about 6:30 a.m. and destroyed over 70 per cent [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents

UNIUYO Riots: Akpabio Calls For Thorough Investigation

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has called for the establishment of a panel to probe the riot that erupted in the University Of Uyo (UNIUYO), resulting in property damage of millions of Naira, so as to bring the [...]

June 15, 2013 Incidents

Lagos Police Detain Woman over Brother’s Alleged Sins

A middle age woman, Tope Moore, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State over allegations that her younger brother, Bolaji, masterminded the killing of a resident in the Bariga area of the state. According to her family, Tope’s ordeal [...]

June 14, 2013 Incidents
Harrison Okene, 29, spent two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble

Nigerian sailor ‘a phenomenon’ for surviving in air pocket for 60 hours

A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days underwater by crouching in an air bubble after his tugboat capsized has spoken about his ordeal. [viralpullquote ]A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days underwater by crouching in an [...]

June 13, 2013 Incidents

12 Arrested for Vandalising PHCN Cables In Lagos

The Nigerian Navy yesterday arrested no fewer than 12 persons for allegedly vandalising PHCN cables in Apapa area of Lagos. The 12 suspects, among them a 21 year-old lady, were arrested at the wee hours of yesterday by naval operatives [...]

June 12, 2013 Crime

Two Die In Kogi Auto Crash

Two persons yesterday died while three others sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred at Alede village along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road. An eyewitness said the accident which happened at about 12pm involved a Toyota Carina with registration number AR [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents

Edo Halts Judicial Panel On Slain UNIBEN Student

Edo State Government has halted action on the setting up of a panel of inquiry into the killing of Mr. Ibrahim Momodu. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government’s decision is because a case [...]

June 12, 2013 Education

How Ezu River 19 Were Killed, By Senate

The mystery surrounding the 19 floating bodies found in Ezu River in Anambra State has been uncovered. Senate Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence looked into the case of the mysteriouse dead bodies on the Ezu [...]

June 12, 2013 Incidents

VIDEO: Our Education System Isn’t Dead – Education Consultant

An education consultant, Mr Sodunke Oludotun today accused the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde of “trying to see that the education system in Nigeria is dead”. Oludotun said, “Dibu is trying to see [...]

June 11, 2013 Education

Three Nigerians Jailed For Fraud in UK

UK — Three Nigerians who tried to trick their way to a new life in the UK through sham marriage and illegal employment have been jailed. Henrietta Samugana, 32, Oluwatobi Adegbenro, 36, and his brother Olaseni Adegbenro, 30, were sentenced [...]

June 11, 2013 Crime

Cultists Stab 19-Year-Old Father To Death

Suspected cult members killed a 19-year-old boy, Obunneke Osondu, in Pedro, Bariga area of Lagos State. It was learnt that Obunneke was killed on Saturday by members of Eiye Confraternity, two hours after leaving his home in Ayinke Street. The [...]

June 11, 2013 Incidents