VIDEO: Anguish as 21-storey building collapses on workers in Lagos, rescue operation on

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

Rescue operation is already underway following the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction at Musikiu Junction by Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Workers are trapped. The building was reportedly under construction when it went down at about 1:30 pm on Monday. The team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is present at the scene making efforts to rescue the Read More

Uneasy calm as gunmen kidnap monarch’s twin children, maid, driver, guard

October 15, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Suspected kidnappers have abducted six-year-old twin children of a prominent monarch in Kwara state, the Owalobo of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Oba Samuel Adelodun. The suspected kidnappers also abducted the monarch’s driver, Kunle; a security man, Lawrence, and a maid, Bukunmi. Spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the development. He said the monarch has reported the abduction to the Read More

250 bandits have so far been neutralized – DHQ

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said Thursday that 250 bandits have so far been neutralized to address the problem of insecurity in the North-West zone of the country. Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor disclosed this on at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team. “The Primary objective of government is to ensure the peace and wellbeing Read More

In Oyo, 100-year-old tree falls, kills 4

October 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Four persons were feared killed and another seriously injured when an ancient majestic ‘Odan’ tree fell to a heavy windstorm in the Saabo area of Oyo town on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ancient tree provided shelter for butchers, mini buses and commercial motorcycle operators with its far-spreading branches at a popular foodstuff market in Read More

Navy rescues 12 sailors from sinking vessel off Lagos coast

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT have rescued 12 crew members on-board a sinking fishing vessel, LADY BARNARA, off Lagos waters. The Navy said effort was ongoing to rescue the 13th crew member who was still missing as of Tuesday evening, five days after the ill-fated vessel capsized. Investigation revealed that the vessel had developed an Read More

Bandits contact Bethel school, confirm abduction of 121 students

July 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 30 hours after, the bandits who attacked Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kaduna on Monday abducting several students, have contacted the school confirming that they have 121 students in their custody.President Kaduna Baptist Conference and Proprietor of Bethel Baptist Secondary school, Kaduna Rev. Ishaya Adamu Jangado disclosed this to newsmen Tuesday evening after a meeting of the management and parents of Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of 27 kidnapped students, teacher of Bethel Baptist school

July 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 3 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the rescue of 26 students and one teacher kidnapped from Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama, Kaduna state early Monday morning.  Unknown gunmen stormed the boarding secondary school in Chikun local government area around 1:00 am shooting sporadically into the air before attacking the school where they abducted unknown number of students and teachers.  Read More

4 perish in Bauchi auto crash

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that four people were killed while four others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in Wailo village, Darazo local government area of Bauchi on Thursday.The sector commander in Bauchi, Mr. Yusuf Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. Abdullahi said the accident, Read More

Many feared drowned as boat with 160 people capsizes

May 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dozens of people were missing in Kebbi state Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying around 160 passengers sank in the Niger River, a local official said. The boat left Niger state and was heading to Kebbi state when it split and sank, Abdullahi Buhari Wara, administrative head of Ngaski district said. “A rescue operation is underway but only 22 survivors Read More

Troops kill several terrorists, top commanders in 3 weeks-DHQ

May 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) Thursday says troops in various theatres of operations across the country have killed several terrorists, including senior commanders of Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), Eastern security network (ESN) as well as top leaders of bandits. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuku who disclosed this while briefing journalists on the Read More

Troops kill 2 bandits, others escape with injuries in Kaduna

March 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Soldiers have killed two bandits and destroyed many bandit camps in Buruku, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state government in a statement on Wednesday said several bandits escaped with life threatening injuries.   Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who signed the statement added, “troops under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) Read More