EFCC arraigns Hacker for N68bn theft The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned one Stephen Omaidu before Justice M. A Nasir of Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja on a two count charge bordering on theft to the tune of N68, 028, 000, 000.00 (sixty eight billion and twenty eight million naira)....... read more
10 days after governorship polls: Unknown gunmen kill el-Rufai's campaign chief Tragedy has struck within the camps of the Governor-elect of Kaduna State in the April 11 governorship election, Malam el-Rufai, with the killing of one of his campaign co-ordinators, exactly 10 days from the election. The gunmen, according to spokesman of the campaign, Samuel Aruwan, had traced Mr. Markus Ishaya to...... read more
Detainees name top Benue politicians as sponsors of electoral violence *16 to face trial soon The police in Benue State are set for a massive arrest of some top political figures in the state soon for their complicity in the electoral violence that characterised the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections as well as the Aprill 11 Governorship and State Assembly elections. Benue State Governor,...... read more
Father, 47, docked for allegedly raping own daughter in Ota A 47-year-old man, Solomon Ojo, was on Monday arraigned in an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over alleged rape of his daughter. Ojo, who lives at No. 15, Abinuyo St., Ijoko, in Ota, is facing a one-count charge of rape. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Brown, told the court that the...... read more
Gunmen kidnap Rivers LG chairman The Rivers State Police Command, on Saturday, confirmed the kidnap of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Cassidy Ikegbudu. Its spokesman, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), told journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that the police had...... read more
Five persons including 6-month-old baby burnt to death in Lagos No fewer than five persons, including a six-month old baby boy, were killed in a fire incident between Friday and Saturday in Lagos. The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. He said that four of the victims were...... read more
Hurray! Police arrest nanny, mastermind of abducted Orekoya children The Lagos State Police Command, this morning confirmed that Mary Akinloye, mastermind of the kidnap of the Orekoya three is currently in their net. Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayde Aderanti, told Channels TV that the lady, who engineered the heist on the three children of the Orekoya family within the ages...... read more
Water Vendor Impregnates Twin Sisters In Suleja A 24-year-old water vendor, Dauda Idris, has impregnated identical twin sisters Stella and Stellamaris, aged 20. The incident occurred in Kwamba Primary School area in Suleja, where the twin sisters live with parents and a brother while Idris often stayed   with other water vendors for service in the same area. Blueprint...... read more
BREAKING: Mob razes Emir’s palace in Gombe An irate mob has burnt down the palace of the Emir of Kashere Town in Gombe State, according to reports. Kashere is the home town of Danjuma Goje, a former governor of the state, who also recently won re-election as a Senator to represent Gombe Central Senatorial District on the platform...... read more
Kidnapped Lagos Kids: Nanny demands N15m ramson A Nanny, Mary Akinloye, who allegedly kidnapped three kids in the Surulere area of Lagos State has demanded N15m from the victim’s parents, PUNCH Metro has learnt. Our correspondent learnt that the family was contacted on Thursday by the suspect and others, who were suspected to be members of her group....... read more
Mother Kills Son With Salt over social media A suburban New York mother who blogged about motherhood was sentenced by a judge to 20 years to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering her young son with a salt overdose so she could bask in social media attention about his mysterious illness. The sentence imposed on Lacey Spears, 27, who...... read more
Ekiti Killing: Fayose petitions IGP, Rights Commission Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, over the killing of Modupe Temitope Olaya in Efon-Alaaye on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka,...... read more
Hackers hit bank ATMs in Lagos A large number of Automated Teller Machines located in some posh areas of Lagos like Victoria Island, Lekki Peninsula Phase I and II, and Ikoyi have been attacked by hackers and electronic fraudsters, it has been learnt.The hackers are said to be fixing small fraud tools on the ATMs in order...... read more
Trader murders customer over N10 cigarette The police in Lagos have arrested a 42-year-old man, Alli Mustapha, for allegedly killing one of his customers, Idowu Maliki, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. It was gathered that Mustapha had a shop at Imope Compound in Ikotun, where he sold petty goods to people in the community. The...... read more
Gunmen kidnap Diezani Allison Madueke's Brother Unidentified gunmen in the early hours of today abducted Mr. Joseph Agama, younger brother to Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources. Mr. Asinim Butswat, Police Spokesman for Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed the development. He said that the police has swung into action to free the victim. According to Butswat, the...... read more
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