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Gunmen kidnap Professor in Yola

Gunmen have kidnapped a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola. Prof Felix Ilesanmi was abducted on Thursday night from his residence at the Staff Quarters of the university in Girei, headquarters of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The professor is the chaplain…

How school proprietor defiled student with special needs

A policewoman, Inspector Emem Okon, on Friday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court that a school proprietor, Timothy Onyiriuka, 45, allegedly defiled a 14-year-old student with special needs in his care. Onyiriuka, 45, who resides at No. 8, Idowu Bale St., Oke-Ira, Kekere, Ajah, Lagos is charged with defilement contrary to Section…

Breaking: Masked security men attack Makinde’s hotel in Lokoja

Information reaching us from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital say some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms attacked the hotel where the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, lodged in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Friday. Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi state Campaign Council. He is…

DSS gives reasons why Dasuki, Zakzaky, Sowore are in their custody 

SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT There has been outcry about alleged illegal detention of some notable persons undergoing trials at the Courts and disobedience to Court Orders by the Service. To put the records straight, the Service wishes to advert public attention to the circumstances that warranted the custody of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) and Sheik…

Nigeria’s ex-Information Minister, Alex Akinyele, dies

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead. According to a statement by his sin, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, he died on Thursday. The late Akinyele, apart from being the Information Minister during the General Ibrahim Babangida military regime, he was later appointed the Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission, NSC. During the General…

Abducted Immigration officer recounts ordeal

Mr Samson Raphael, an Immigration officer, has commended the Nigerian Navy for rescuing him and three of his colleagues from kidnappers in Rivers State. Raphael, a Senior Immigration Inspector from the Rivers State Marine Command, Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Onne, was abducted alongside three others by suspected militants on Tuesday. The other victims were Peter…

Rape: Court dismisses Dakolo’s case against COZA’s Fatoyinbo

A Nigerian judge has dismissed rape allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo, a famous Abuja-based preacher of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. Justice Oathman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Bwari Division, dismissed the case filed by Busola Dakolo on Thursday afternoon, saying it was statute-barred because it happened decades ago. Mrs Dakolo, the…

Gunmen set police van ablaze in Kaduna

Suspected bandits ‎have attacked a police vehicle and set it ablaze in Kaduna The incident happened along Kwanar Labi-Kwaru forest, close to Udawa village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state. A source who do not want his identity revealed said the incident occurred around 11pm after a gun duel between the suspected bandits…

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