Lawmaker urges security agents to flush out bandits from FCT

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The House of Representatives member for Abuja South federal constituency, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to deploy anti-kidnapping officers of the force to flush out bandits terrorizing and killing residents of the FCT. Ajiya, made the call Tuesday in Abuja said there was urgent need to address the reccurring cases of kidnapping and Read More

Boko Haram kills 11 charcoal dealers in Borno 

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic group, Boko Haram, killed 11 people making charcoal in a bush in Bale, a village in Damboa local government area of Borno state on Monday. Residents of the area told Premium Times on Wednesday that the incident happened on Monday evening. A resident who does not want to be named told this Read More

Adamawa: Fintiri pays N10m bill for patients with tumour

November 27, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state weekend paid N10 million medical bill of two indigent patients, Lailatu Shuaibu  Bello and Suwane Boniface, from Jadda and Numan local government areas of the state. The governor through his deputy, Prof. kaletapwa Farauta, who was at the hospital, expressed concern over the plight of the patients and re-iterated the commitment of the Read More

Ogun clamps down on unapproved medical facilities

November 15, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state government has clamped down on 10 unapproved medical facilities operating at Ado-Odo Ota local government area of the state, just as it reads riot act against quackery in the health sector.  The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who led a team of medical personnel from the Hospital Services Department of the Ministry, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Association Read More

Kwara: 5 burnt to death in petrol tanker’s accident 

October 22, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  At least five persons, including a child were reportedly  burnt to ashes on Saturday in Kwara state, following an inferno that erupted  from a road accident involving a tanker transporting petroleum.  The incident reportedly occurred along the Ilorin-Jebba road in Moro local government area of the state. Unofficial sources claimed that the victims lost their lives as a result of severe burns sustained Read More

Gunmen abduct 3 Catholic nuns, seminarian, driver in South-east 

October 12, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Gunmen have abducted three Catholic nuns and a seminarian in Nigeria’s South-east. The hoodlums abducted the victims on 5 October while they were heading to Imo state for a burial. Gloria Nnamchi, the vicar-general of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae in Nigeria confirmed the incident in a short note, according to a post on the official Facebook page of the Catholic Read More

Zaria LG donates 550,000 to victims of gunmen attack

October 9, 2023 Moh Bello Habib 0

Zaria local government in Kaduna state weekend donated the sum of N550, 000 to 5 gunmen attack victims of Unguwar Dankali community in the local government area to upset their medical bills.  Presenting the donation to the community leader, Mallam Abdu-Ganiyyu Bala, chairman of the local government, Aliyu Idris Ibrahim, aka Magani Sai da Gwaji, said the amount was medical Read More

Speaker Abbas mourns victims of Zaria mosque collapse

August 12, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has described the collapse of parts of the Zaria Central Mosque, which led to the death of some persons, as disheartening and devastating. Speaker Abbas, who represents Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, said he received the news of the unfortunate incident with shock, noting that he was pained by Read More

Police arrest ritualists operating fake churches, shrines in Abuja

April 6, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police operatives from Zone 7, Abuja, have arrested three men for operating fake churches and shrines in Abuja. A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 7, SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, Thursday, in Abuja, said the suspects, who were arrested alongside two minors suspected to be their victims, were using charms to defraud people, especially giving charms to Read More

Uniben kegite chief shot dead in school’s hostel 

April 4, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen on Monday night invaded the University of Benin (Uniben) hall of residence and reportedly shot dead a final year male student identified as Desmond. The gunmen were said to have shot the student three times on the head at hall 4, the victim’s hall of residence before fleeing the scene. A gory video and photos of the victim circulated Read More

Gunmen kidnap village head’s wife, son in Kano

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

  Gunmen have kidnapped two members of the family of the village head of Nasarawa in Tsanyawa local government, in Kano state. Those kidnapped are his wife, Halima Kabiru, 38, and Dahiru Kabiru, who is 20 years old. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mamman Dauda, confirmed the abduction to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “On April 2, at Read More

3 feared killed, others injured in Osun accident  

April 4, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Three persons were feared killed in an accident that occurred in Ikirun, the headquarters of Ifelodun local government area of Osun state. It was gathered that the accident was caused by a granite-laden truck that lost control of the wheel around 1:35 pm, Monday. Findings showed that a commercial motorcyclist, Mukaila Okedowo, was crushed to death in front of Akinrun Read More

Police rescue abducted 10-year-old in Nsukka 

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Police in Nsukka, Enugu state, rescued an abducted 10-year-old at Enugu-Ezike community on Monday. Police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, stated in Enugu Tuesday that the minor was rescued at about 11 p.m. He stated that the abductors abandoned their victim in the community as a result of pressure mounted on them by police operatives. “Four masked and armed Read More

Police rescue 10 civilians, 3 policemen from kidnappers in Kogi 

March 29, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state Police Command Tuesday morning rescued 13 people including three policemen who were abducted last Friday at a hotel in Elete community, Ajaokuta local government area of the state. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday at A Division of the Nigeria Police in Lokoja the Police Public Relation Officer, Kogi state command, SP William Ovye  Aya,  said the 13 victims of Read More

24 killed in Niger auto crash

March 28, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

At least 24 passengers travelling from Zaria to Lagos Monday died in an auto crash involving a truck carrying 87 people at Etsuworo village,  Kutigi area of Niger state. Blueprint learnt that the accident occurred Monday night at about 10,10pm along Bida – Mokwa road. The Sector Commander, Niger state of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kumar Tsukwan confirmed Read More

Victims laud Edo land grabbing c’ttee for renewing hope

March 28, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Some victims of land grabbing in Edo state have commended the state’s Private Properties Protection Committee, describing the members as peace advocates. The victims described the committee, which is headed by retired Justice Alero Edodo-Eruaga, as being on the frontline of advocacy for the restoration of peace and harmonious living among communities. A rural farmer from the Okhuoromi community, Mr. Read More

FCT Police hunt attackers of Abuja estate

March 12, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has said its operatives are on the heels of suspected kidnappers who attacked an Abuja Estate, weekend, and kidnapped some residents. Reports in the media had it that gunmen numbering about 20 stormed the Grow Homes Estate along Kuchibiyi in the Kubuwa area around 11:30 pm on Friday and kidnapped no fewer than 10 residents. Confirming Read More

Removing stigma-burden from tropical diseases victims

February 24, 2023 Admin III 0

A number of persons who had contracted diseases in the past have suffered from one stigma and another. A good example is the dreaded HIV/Aids.Experiences have shown that the lives of sufferers of such diseases never remain the same especially if the public is aware of such disease and stigma associated with it. Examples abound For example, Mr Abubakar Salisu, Read More

Ogun: Local security operatives arrest kidnappers, rescue victim 

January 22, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The So-Safe Corps, a local security outfit in Ogun state has rescued one cattle rearer, identified simply as Oseni after being kidnapped at Olorunda-Lukosi, area of the state. The rescue was sequel to a distress call received by the Corps Patrol Team, which prompted the Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, and his team to swung into combing the location. The Director Read More

Edo train attack: Police rescue 12 more victims 

January 15, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Police Command said 12 more passengers abducted at the Ubeaja train station have been rescued unhurt on Saturday in Ughboa forest. The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Dankwara said, Sunday, that the rescue mission was made possible by the joint forces working tirelessly to ensure the victims were reunited with their families unhurt. “I am pleased to inform Read More

How Boko Haram wanted to destroy Nigeria — Buhari 

January 12, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said the Boko Haram group was all out with the determination to destroy Nigeria. Buhari stated this when he received executive members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja. He described the Boko Haram group and its attendant ideology — which abhors Western education — as a “fraudulent plot” designed to “destroy Read More

Edo train attack: We ‘re intensifying efforts to rescue remaining victims – Police

January 11, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Railway Police Command, CP Yetunde Longe, has said investigations were being intensified to ensure that the victims of abduction at the Ekehene train station, Edo state by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen are rescued from the custody of their abductors. CP Longer while addressing newsmen at the Railway Police Command Headquarters in Lagos, Wednesday, Read More