Recruitment: Chevron speaks up

July 10, 2020 David Agba 0

By Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, is aware of the circulation of false recruitment information posted by unscrupulous persons and organizations in the name of CNL in several media and online channels, advertising job positions in CNL. Additionally, fraudulent job offers have reportedly been sent through emails, text messages and phone calls by individuals purporting Read More

Bizzare! Pastor nabbed for allegedly raping, impregnating daughter 3 times

July 8, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Ogun state police has arrested Oluwafemi Oyebola for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter. The 44-year-old Christ Apostolic Church Pastor was said to have had abortions done on his daughter three times. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, said the suspect was arrested after his daughter lodged a complaint against him at Owode-Egbado divisional police headquarters. He Read More

Suspected herders Kill 2 Benue livestock guards

July 7, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Two members of the Benue state Livestock Guard were Monday evening shot dead by some suspected herdsmen militia. The victims were identified as Orkpen Aondohemba, who was head of the Livestock Guard in Logo local government and his close member, Gbaior Torkor, popularly known as Yellow.   The two guards were said to have been attacked and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

Survivors, victims and communities affected by mass killings deserve empathy, dignity, closure

July 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Conclusions from the 2020 Annual Lecture of the Molluma Medico-Legal Centre at House of Justice, Kaduna, 25 June, 2020*   _“These killings will not stop until no one benefits from them.”_ Gloria Mabeiam  Ballason, Executive Director, Molluma Medico-Legal Centre. Survivors, victims and communities affected by mass killings deserve empathy from government as well as dignity and closure. This was the highlight of Read More

Hit and run driver kills cyclist in Osun

July 5, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

  A hit and run driver Saturday night killed a motorcyclist in Osogbo, Osun state.  It was gathered that the accident occurred along Gbongan-Ibadan road around 8pm.  The motorcyclist with registration number SKJ 560 QC (Bajaj) died immediately on the spot. The victim, as at the time of filing this report, was yet to be identified.  The spokesperson of the Read More

Troops eliminate 75 terrorists, rescue 35 victims in June – DHQ

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated 75 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 17 encounters within the North-east theatre of operation in June, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, in a statement Sunday said the sustained onslaught by the troops also resulted in surrendering of a number of insurgents during the month. He added Read More

Breaking: Ebonyi, Cross River lead in gender-based violence – UNICEF

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Monday scored Cross River and Ebonyi state highest in Gender-Based Violence cases in Nigeria. UNICEF communication specialist, Enugu field office, Mrs. Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, disclosed this in a two-day media engagement dialogue on ending violence against women and girls organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi state with support from European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) spotlight initiative in Read More

Building collapses, kills mother, 2 children

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A woman and two of her children were crushed to death when part of a building collapsed in northern Italy as a third child, a nine-year-old boy, looked on, Italian news agencies reported Thursday. The accident occurred Wednesday in the town of Albizzate, on the outskirts of Milan, when a cornice nearly 70 metres (230 feet) long suddenly fell from Read More

Rep places N150, 000 bounty on rapist of 15-yr-old girl

June 8, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  A member of the House of Representatives for Otukpo/Ohimini federal constituency, Blessing Onuh and a group under the aegis of One Idoma Initiative has placed a bounty of N150,000 on a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Eddy Ujah, for running away after allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl. Uja was said to have raped the victim, who was on Read More

No justification for rape – Ebonyi commissioner’s aide

June 7, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Media Aide to Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (P. Noble), Hon. Ogbonnia Nwachi, has labelled as “ignorant, insensitivity and high level of wickedness” the assertion of many Nigerians that women were raped because of  “indecent dressing”, saying that there should never be any justification for rape. In a statement he signed and made Read More

Tension grows as erosion consumes buildings in Anambra

May 14, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Not fewer than 22 buildings and other properties have reportedly gone down to active gully erosion sites at Obeleagu Street and Nkissi Aroli axis in Onitsha Inland Town following a heavy downpour.Sources claimed that the incident which occurred on the night of May 12, 2020 also left some occupants of the affected buildings injured as they scampered for safety. Blueprint Read More

Covid-19: NITDA warns on fake relief disbursement sites

April 22, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned that activities of cyber-criminals are on the increase in the country, hence the need to be careful and not release personal data online.According to NITDA, another fraudulent online data collection form has been capitalizing on the Covid-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians— asking them to provide their personal data such as phone Read More

7 killed in suspected B/Haram attack near Maiduguri

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

At least seven persons were Sunday killed after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked two vehicles traveling along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, sources said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Auno, a village not more than 20km away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The victims were said to be travelling during the late hours when they came under attack. Read More

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Lagos explosion: UNIBEN mourns student’s death

March 21, 2020 Editor 0

The management of University of Benin (UNIBEN) has commiserated with the family of late Miss Claire Nwobodo, a 500-level student of the institution who died in last Sunday’s  gas explosion in the Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofi  Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos Missstate. The late student was among the victims recorded in the tragedy. The university’s Public Relations Officer Read More

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Border: NIS arrests 4 human traffickers, rescues 4 victims

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Seme Border Control Post and Mazanya Border Patrol, have arrested four suspected human traffickers with four victims. The Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James stated this in a statement Tuesday in Abuja. James said three of the suspected human traffickers and three victims were apprehended at Seme border on their way to Read More

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Breaking: Horror scene as 15 passengers perish along Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed 15 passengers dead and over 30 injured after an accident that happened around the Ajegunle Bridge, along Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway in Ogun state early Tuesday. Ogun FRSC sector commander Clement Oladele whose men were sill working tirelessly to recover victims and rush survivors to hispital confirmed the incident. He said most of the Read More

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Osun confirms 2 cases of Lassa fever

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Osun state government Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, made stated this Monday in Osogbo, at a news conference also attended by Dr Olasiji Olamiju, the special adviser to Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Public Health. Isamotu said the two affected victims were currently on admission at the Read More

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Abule Egba explosion: PDP urges preventive measures, succour for victims 

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its grief-stricken over the devastating pipeline explosion in Abule-Egba, Lagos state in which innocent Nigerians were killed in an inferno that razed valuables and brought anguish to many families. The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Tuesday noted that “it is saddening that, again compatriots were killed and Read More

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NAPTIP rescues 21, arrests 2 suspects for human trafficking

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Fire Service Controller General, Liman Alhaji Ibrahim Tuesday, receiving in his office the executive governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki. Abuja The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said the agency on Jan. 13, rescued 21 victims from suspected human traffickers. The Uyo Zonal Commander, Mr Nduka Nwawwenne, disclosed this to News Agency Read More

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El-Zakzaky, followers are victims of state terror – IMN

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have condemned recent comments that their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky is being tried for crimes committed in Zaria in the past, saying  that he  and his followers are victims of state terror.  IMN, also known as Shiites, in a statement signed by president of its Media Forum, Ibraheem Musa and read to the Read More

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Spinal cord injury: ASCoS sues for FG’s intervention

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman Arewa Spinal Cord Society (ASCoS), Alhaji Abdul-aziz Ibrahim, has called on the federal government to expedite action in finding a lasting solution  to victims of spinal cord in the northern part of the country. Speaking to news men at the inaugural steering committee meeting of ASCoS held  at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Sunday, Ibrahim said victims of the disease Read More