• Toyin Aimakhu’s Ex-lover, Seun Egbegbe arraigned for stealing nine iPhones

    Toyin Aimakhu’s Ex-lover, Seun Egbegbe arraigned for stealing nine iPhones

    Controversial filmmaker Seun Egbegbe has been remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos on the order of the court.

    Seun Egbegbe was on Thursday remanded in prison custody by a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly stealing nine iPhones.

    Egbegbe pleaded not guilty to a count of stealing brought against him by the Lagos State Police Command.

    Magistrate Aje Afunwa granted the accused bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum, but directed that Egbegbe be kept […]

  • Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    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 […]

  • Death toll in Kogi’s poisoned amala meal rises to nine

    Death toll in Kogi’s poisoned amala meal rises to nine

    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, […]

  • car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    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 […]

  • Illegal grazing: FCT arrests nine herdsmen, 25 cows

    Illegal grazing: FCT arrests nine herdsmen, 25 cows

    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 […]

  • Gunmen abduct nine landlords in Lagos-Ogun border community

    Gunmen abduct nine landlords in Lagos-Ogun border community

    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 Tambuwal appoints nine heads for Sokoto agencies

    Governor Tambuwal appoints nine heads for Sokoto agencies

    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 […]

  • Governor Ortom set to sack 200 Benue Links workers despite owing them for nine months

    Governor Ortom set to sack 200 Benue Links workers despite owing them for nine months

    Benue State government under the leadership of Governor Samuel Ortom has allegedly concluded plans to lay off no fewer than 200 workers of the state-owned transport company, Benue Links Nigeria Limited.

    This is due to the inability of the state to pay staff of the company salaries for over nine months.

    The state governor has been battling to pay civil servants’ salaries in the state since he took over power, despite collecting several loans and bail out funds from the federal government.

    A […]