Nine persons were feared killed yesterday when security agents and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites clashed in Kano over the yearly procession of the group.
Eight Shi’ite members and one policeman were killed while others from both sides suffered serious injuries.
Confirming the clash, the state Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf, said: “At about 0800 hours, thousands of Shi’ite members obstructed motorists’ and other road users’ free access to Kano-Kaduna expressway between Kwanar Dawaki and Tamburawa […]
Three more people that ate from the ‘poisoned’ cassava flour meal in Okene, Kogi State have lost their lives, bringing the toll to nine.
Two of them, a 42-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy, died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, the acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Olatunde Alabi, told newsmen.
Alabi said that three victims of the cassava flour meal were rushed to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday morning from Ogaminana, Adavi Local Government Area, […]
Police in Borno said nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle explosion.
Spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.
Isuku said the incident occurred at about 10.30a.m. near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis.
“There was an explosion today along Gubio road, just before the military check point. The incident occurred at abolut 10.30a.m.
“According to preliminary report, a pick-up van with […]
It was gathered that the Abuja Environmental Protection Board has arrested nine herdsmen and confiscated 25 cows and 51 sheep for illegal grazing in the Federal Capital Territory.
It stated that the herdsmen were penalised by the mobile court which imposed fines ranging from N3,000 to N7,000 on them.
The acting Director of the board, Mrs. Omolola Olanipekun, who disclosed this at a press briefing on Friday in Abuja, added that 589 street hawkers were also arrested and fined by the mobile […]
Armed men on Saturday kidnapped nine landlords at Isheri, Ogun State.
Isheri is just a kilometer from Lagos.
The Newsmen reports that the landlords were having a routine exercisse beside Lekki Gardens Estate when the gang
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the posting of eight Directors-General and one Managing Director of the state government parastatals.
This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s spokesman, Imam Imam, and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Friday.
The chief executives are as follows: Shehu Usman Malami, Director-General, Debt Management Office, Dr Ibrahim Usman, Director-General, Waziri Junaidu, History and Culture Bureau and Shehu Adamu, Director-General, State Contributory Health Agency.
Others are: Abdullahi Muhammad, Director-General, State Housing Corporation, Aminu […]