Lawan: Erring oil companies must be penalised for negligence

December 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the federal government through its relevant agencies to penalise indigenous oil companies responsible for the devastation of host communities where they operate.  Lawan made the call in his concluding remarks after the Senate considered a motion on “the extremely urgent need to stop the continuous crude oil and gas blow out Read More

5 confirmed dead in Lagos gas explosion

November 16, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

    Five persons were Tuesday confirmed dead from a gas explosion at the busy Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos. The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were said to have responded promptly to the incident. The emergency responders said the figure comprised three men, a woman Read More

Girl, 17, reported missing, found dead in domestic well

November 10, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Men of the the Kwara state fire service, Wednesday, recovered the body of a 17-year-old girl from a domestic well in Iloriin, Kwara state capital.The deceased simiply identified as Aminat had been reported missing four days ago before her lifeless body was found floating in a domestic well at Oke- Adini area of Ilorin. A statement by the Head, media Read More

PDP lambasts Gombe governor over attack on Goje

November 7, 2021 our correspondent 0

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state, has lambasted the Gombe state government over the clash between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), factions of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and Senator Muhammed Danjuma Goje which resulted in the death of about five persons and destruction of some business premises.  The PDP, in a statement signed by its Gombe Read More

Ex- Enugu council boss kidnapped, N10m ransom demanded

October 26, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Former chairman of Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state, Hon. Afam Okereke has been kidnapped.His kidnap took place Sunday and his abductors are demanding N10 million ransom for his release. Okereke also an actor, movie producer and director was reportedly abducted on his way back from Port Harcourt after a movie production in Rivers state. A source disclosed Read More

Alleged assault: Police arrest Premier League star

October 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Brighton player has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. The player, in his 20s, was one of two men taken into custody following an incident at a nightclub on the seafront in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He cannot be named for legal reasons and was arrested along with a man in his 40s. Brighton said: “Brighton Read More

Kwara firemen recover woman’s dead body from Ilorin well

October 3, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Men of the Kwara state fire service have recovered the body of a middle age woman, Fatima, from a local well in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. The incident reportedly occurred at No 158 Asunara, Ile kola compound, Balogun Fulani area of Ilorin. A statement by the head, media and publicity of the Kwara state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, said the Read More

Nigeria mission in Italy vows to get justice for murdered Rita Amenze

September 28, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Nigerian Mission and Unions in Italy, Monday, vowed to get justice for late Rita Amenze, the Nigerian lady who was allegedly killed by her Italian husband on September 10 in Italy. Pastor Mike Oputteh, the Welfare Officer, National Union of Nigerian Association in Italy (NUNAI) disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja. Oputteh said the Nigerian Embassy Read More

Insurgency: As CDS thumbs up OPSH commander …

September 24, 2021 MUHAMAMD TANKO SHITTU 0

Recently, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky  Irabor, visited Plateau state, where he held discussions with critical stakeholders, on the quest to finding lasting peace that would end needless attacks and killing of people. MUHAMAMD TANKO SHITTU writes. The Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), hitherto Special Task Force (STF), came into fusion consequent upon the sectarian crises that rocked Jos and other Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

How gunmen invaded Abuja, kidnapped mother, 2 daughters

September 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Terrorists on Sunday attacked Pegi, a community in Abuja suburb and kidnapped a 45-year-old woman, Oladapo Bukola, and two of her daughters. Pegi community is located in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The woman’s daughters were identified as Moyo Oladapo, 17 years old, and Glory Oladapo, 14 years old. A resident simply identified as Abednego, said Read More

Sowore: Police launches manhunt for assailants in Edo forests

September 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command has deployed its tactical team to Edo forests in a bid to apprehend suspected killers of Felix Sowore, the younger brother of #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.  The younger Sowore was reportedly killed by suspected kidnappers at the early hours on Saturday around Okada community, Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.  The Read More

In Kano, five-year-old boy drowns inside well

September 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A five-year-old boy identified as Yusha’u Usman has drowned in a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai local government area of Kano state. The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday September 3, in Kano. Abdullahi explained that the incident happened on Thursday night. “We received a Read More

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

How EFCC raided my residence – Ex-BBNaija housemate

August 23, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Dorathy Bachor, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after she said its officials broke into her apartment in Lagos. The reality star and entrepreneur revealed her encounter with the anti-graft officials on her Instagram story on Monday morning. Narrating the incident, she said: “I feel like my head Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

Piracy: Shipping industry to reduce size of Indian Ocean high risk area

August 18, 2021 David Agba 0

With a continued downward trend in Somali piracy incidents, a group of the leading shipping organizations have agreed to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ in the Indian Ocean. In broad terms, the changes agreed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the global shipping and oil industries, will reduce the HRA boundaries to the Yemeni Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

Hoodlums kill police officer in Zaria

August 17, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

Hoodlums in Zaria, Monday,  killed a police officer in-charge an outpost in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state, ASP Ismila Dogara at his residence in Nagoyi village, an outskirts of the city, off Jos-Zaria road. A resident in the area told Blueprint that the Police is believed to have been attacked by unknown hoodlums at his residence in the late hours Read More