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Needless furore on appointment of Festus Adedayo

Media practitioners especially image makers are like the doctors and lawyers, they exist for everyone- their loyalty is for service delivery. That Adedayo writes in vitriolic posture of the present regime does not make him an enemy of president Buhari and the APC. Real patriots are not necessarily the ones who applaud the goods in…

Fire guts Benue’s largest market

A raging inferno has consumed a section of the main market in Markurdi, Benue State, officials said Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but first responders were said to have been mobilised to the scene. Terver Akase, Benue government spokesperson, said the fire only touched a section of the market along George…

Ex-minister’s son kidnapped

The son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has been kidnapped in Oyo State. Some gunmen on Tuesday stormed a farm owned by Dayo Adewole and abducted him. An official at the police commissioner’s office in Oyo wss said to have confirmed the kidnap. An aide to the minister also confirmed…

Mob descend on rail line vandals, robbery gang in Enugu – Police

The Police Command in Enugu State said that irate mob had injured members of a gang suspected of vandalising rail lines and robbing residents living around Holy Ghost axis of Enugu. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu that the incident happened on June 17. Amaraizu…

Police clamps down on Yola terror gang, parades 65 members

The Police Command in Adamawa State has paraded 65 members of a gang of youths known in local parlance as Yan Shilla, or Shilla Boys, who have long been terrorizing the state capital, Yola, stealing money, phones and other valuables from residents and sometimes inflicting injuries on them. Among the 65 are seven whose speciality…

N450m fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Minister Wakil, four others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 re-arraigned a former Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil and four others before Justice J.K. Dagad of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, Borno State on a seven-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N450million. Wakil is…

Five pipeline vandals arrested in Ogun

Men of Ogun State Police Command on Sunday 16th of June 2019 arrested five suspected pipeline vandals at Magboro area of Ibafo. The suspects were arrested at about 6:00pm while the DPO Ibafo Division Sp Abiodun Ayinde was on routine patrol with his men around area of his jurisdiction. The men were sighted beside Buildwell…

In remembrance of Biafran Heroes, by Tochukwu Ezukanma

The indigenous Igbo eschatology demands the mourning and remembrance of the dead. So, I observed Biafran Heroes’ Day on May 30th 2019. To me, the day was a solemn day of reflection and reverence: a day to reflect on the most trying period in the annals of the Igbo, the civil war, and revere the…

Ogun begins inoculation, screening for Hajj pilgrims

Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has commenced inoculation and medical screening for the 2019 hajj, at the Board’s headquarter, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Speaking at the flag off of the exercise, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Tunji Kalejaiye, said it was designed to ascertain the health status of participants and ensure their fitness…

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