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

Train station attack: Edo government makes u-turn

January 11, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Contrary to its earlier update on victims of a train station attack in Igueben, the Edo state government on Wednesday made a u-turn, declaring that only 20 persons were abducted during the incident. Gunmen on Saturday invaded Igueben train station and abducted unspecified number of passengers who were waiting to board a train to Delta State. The State Commissioner for Communication and Read More

In Zamfara, Police rescue 15 kidnap victims 

January 5, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state police command has rescued 15 victims, who were abducted on the Tsafe-Gusau federal road last Monday. The command public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed at a press conference, Thursday. According to him, the joint task search and rescue operatives comprising vigilante and police rescued the victims after an intensive search and rescue operation. “After chasing the Read More

For Kwara, 2023 is about facts and relatable history

January 2, 2023 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

Soft-spoken, easy-to-admit his human frailties, and not given to noisemaking, Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq speaks only to give a message or deliver a blow of maximum impacts to the target. That’s what he recently did when he flagged-off the campaign for Turaki Ngeri and APC Senatorial Candidate for Kwara Central Mallam Saliu Mustapha (MSM) in Ilorin. Remnants of the arrogant Read More

Five APC members die in Delta boat mishap 

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

At least five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state were confirmed dead in a boat accident along the Gbaramatu-Warri River in the state Tuesday night. The victims were returning from the party’s governorship rally held in Okerenkoko and Ugborodo towns in Warri South west local government area of the state when a boat traveling in the Read More

Wanted notorious kidnap gang member nabbed in Ogun

December 18, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested another member of a notorious 12 kidnap gang who escaped into the Onigbedu forest in Ewekoro Local government area of the state. The suspect, Usman Aliyu, was arrested following a combing exercise embarked upon by the police after an information received at Ewekoro divisional headquarters that the suspect was sighted Read More

3 robbers arrested for snatching motorcycle in Ogun 

December 7, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate, who specialised in snatching motorcycles. The suspects, Daniel Akapo, Idowu Ajao Sunday, and Dare Olusegun, were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood, was being attacked by two men who pretended as passengers Read More

50-yr-old man arrested for strangling estranged lover in Oyo 

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

 The Oyo state Police command has confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old man, Joshua Oyebode, for allegedly strangling his 22-year-old lover, Bukola Ajala, to death in Ogbomoso area of the state. The state police spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, paraded the suspect at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan Tuesday. Osifeso said preliminary investigation show that the accused lured the victim Read More

3 armed robbers arrested for snatching motorcycle in Ogun

December 6, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate, who specialized in snatching motorcycle from the owners.  The suspects, Daniel Akapo, Idowu Ajao Sunday, and Dare Olusegun, were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood was being attacked by two men who Read More