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I joined miscreants in Oshodi because my parents ‘re separated— Minor

By Bose Adelaja A boy aged 11 years (name withheld), told Vanguard on Wednesday that he joined miscreants in Oshodi, Lagos State, because his parents went their separate ways. File picture of miscreants arrested in Lagos. He was among the 71 miscreants arrested under the Oshodi bridge, following an early morning raid by operatives of […]

EFCC arrests 30-year-old graduate for alleged $4m internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested John Ani Chukwuebuka for his alleged involvement in computer-related fraud. It was gathered that the suspect, a 30-year-old graduate, was arrested on August 5, in the Jakande-Lekki Area of Lagos during a collaborative operation by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, […]

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Police hunt for father who beat 4-yr-old ‘witch kid’ to death

By Dayo Johnson, Akure WHY four-year-old girl, Testimony Toke Babalola, was reportedly whipped to death by her parents in Akure, Ondo State capital few weeks ago has been unravelled. Testimony Toke Babalola, The girl had been rushed to the State University Teaching Hospital, Akure Annex where she was confirmed dead. Sunday Vanguard gathered that the […]

NAPTIP arrests boot maker for allegedly defiling 12-year-old student in Edo

The Benin zonal command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday arrested a 62-year-old bootmaker, who allegedly raped a 12-year-old student of Aduwawa Secondary School, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government, Edo state. Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Office, Nduka Nwanwenne, in a statement made available to newsmen, said the […]

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Borno: Local govt cashier kidnapped, N10m ransom demanded

BY Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri  A local government official in Borno State has been abducted with his wife and a child. Sources said the official, Bukar Hassan, a cashier with Hawul Local Government was kidnapped along  Buni Gari-Biu road. He was returning from Maiduguri after a visit on Wednesday afternoon when his abductors swooped on his […]

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How Police DPO allegedly brutalized, crippled youth in Bauchi over minor disagreement

By Charles Agwam A Bauchi youth, Labiru Ibrahim from Ningi local government of Bauchi State is reeling in severe pains after his encounter with Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ningi Police Division, Muhammed Yusuf following a complaint filed against Ibrahim at the divisional headquarters in Ningi. Labiru Ibrahim Ibrahim, 27, a husband and father of two, […]

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Accident claims lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Sunday said two persons died while five others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident that involved a vehicle and a motorcycle at the Mowe area, Lagos- Ibadan Expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

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Uber driver remanded for allegedly stealing N910,000, wilful damage

A 53-year-old Uber driver, Adewale Adenekan, has appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N910,000 and wilful damage of car. Adenekan, is a resident of at No. 27A Olaogun Road, Olaogun Bus-Stop in Ogun, who is charged with two counts of theft and wilful damage. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty. Earlier, the […]

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Man who allegedly raped, impregnated 10-year-old in IDPs camp arrested

The Benue State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old man, Terna Taga, who allegedly defiled and impregnated a 10-year-old girl. Taga was alleged to have raped the minor who was at an internally displaced persons, IDPs camp in Benue. The victim was delivered of a baby girl via Caesarean section, NAN […]

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Pastor raises alarm as wife, four children go missing in Abuja

Isaac Pada, pastor of a Deeper Life Bible Church in Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has raised an alarm over the disappearance of his wife and four children. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Pada on Tuesday told newsmen in Abuja that the incident happened at Lugbe on July 30, while he had […]

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I killed my father because he wanted to use me for ritual – Son confesses

A 40-year-old man, Bisso Aminu, has narrated why he killed his 65-year-old father. Aminu told the Niger State Police Command that he killed his father because he intended to use him for money rituals The incident occurred in Yingu village in Rijau local government area of Niger state. He said, “I can never regret killing […]

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Opeyemi Dara: OAU gives update on student who committed suicide over ‘poor academic performance’

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile – Ife, has said Opeyemi Dara, a 400-Level student who committed suicide was doing well academically. DAILY POST had reported that Opeyemi Dara, who was a final year student of Faculty of Arts, Department of English Language, allegedly committed suicide over poor academic performance. The public […]

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Soldiers arrest ‘Phyno’ for kidnapping

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have arrested an alleged member of a notorious kidnapping gang operating in Aba. The suspect, known as ‘Phyno’, had been on the wanted list for various crimes. Soldiers attached to 144 Battalion, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State arrested ‘Phyno’ at a hotel located on the outskirts of […]

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Father Offu: Miyetti-Allah denies responsibility of Enugu Priest killing

By Dennis Agbo Father Offu: THE Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has said that Fulani herdsmen were not responsible for Thursday’s killing of the Catholic priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbuakwa, Enugu state. Father Offu The Herdsmen umbrella body said it has been inundated with barrage of accusations following the killing […]

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Gunmen kidnap University lecturer in Kaduna

A University lecturer, One Abubakar idris, with the federal University Dutsinma Katsina State has been reportedly abducted from his residence in Kaduna State by unidentified persons. The incident, according to the Kaduna state police command’s Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, DSP Yakubu Sabo, occurred on 2nd August 2019 about 0100hrs (1pm). The statement explained, “We […]

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Man, 28, bags 7-year jail term over breach of trust

An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Friday sentenced a 28-year-old electrician, Umar Faruk to seven years in prison for breach of trust. The judge, Yayaha Mohammed, who sentenced Faruk, however, gave him an option to pay a fine of N200,000. Mohammed said that the judgment would serve as deterrent to other people […]

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Court passes judgement on herbalist who turned daughter to sex slave, impregnated her

A 52-year-old herbalist, Jacob Alonge, has been arraigned before a magistrate court in Benin, Edo State, for raping his daughter, Gift, at their home at Ososo village, Akoko-Edo. The prosecution told the court that the convict, who turned his daughter to a sex slave for several years, also instructed her never to sleep with any […]

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Gunmen invade University of Uyo female hostel

Suspected gunmen invaded a female hostel in the Town Campus of the University of Uyo late on Wednesday, dispossessing students of money and other valuables. The incident occurred at W6 Hostel on the campus. A source on the campus, who pleaded anonymity, said that although no life was lost during the incident, some of the […]

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Mother of four detained in Police custody for two weeks for offence allegedly committed by her husband

Mrs. Ujunwa Hope Ngene, a mother of four children, aged between 2-12 years was detained in Police custody for over two weeks for offence allegedly committed by her husband Osita Hope Ngene without bail. The suspect was arrested on the 19th July 2019 by the Police and charged to High Court Six in Calabar, Cross […]

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Man in court for forging signature of INEC Chairman, Yakubu, certificate of return

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned a 30-year-old man, Toluwalope Akanni, for allegedly forging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Certificate of Return, pretending to be a House of Reps member. Akanni was accused of forging the signature of INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Commission’s seal on the Certificate of Return. […]

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15 die, others missing in Niger boat accident

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed the death of 15 people involved in a boat accident which occurred on River Malale in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State. The victims were said to be returning from Warrah market, a border community in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State, to Sabo […]

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Man sentenced to death for killing friend over N20 loan

A Kano High Court, on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Umar Yakubu, to death by hanging for stabbing his friend, Ibrahim Adamu, 22, to death during an argument over N20 loan. NAN reports that Yakubu, who lives at Sabuwar Gandu Quarters in Kano, was convicted on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section […]

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Fake agent in court for allegedly being in possession of 14 stolen ATM cards

The police command in Kaduna on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old fake estate agent, Sunday Michael, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Taiwo Road, for allegedly being in possession of 14 stolen Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. Michael was charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation, being in possession of ATM cards suspected to be stolen. Insp. Leo Chidi, […]

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Tension as fire destroys 20 vehicles, 10 shops at Ikorodu market

Residents of Ikorodu have fled for safety as fire gutted an auto parts market in Owode Onirin, Ikorodu Lagos. The incident, which occurred on Monday night, destroyed over 20 vehicles, 10 shops and belongings worth millions of naira. The inferno, which destroyed Line M of the market, started around 9:30pm. Speaking to The Nations, a […]

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Apapa gridlock: No end in sight, as LASTMA, Police, FRSC abandon road to miscreants

•Stakeholders blame situation on concessioning of port terminals By our reporters There is no end in sight regarding the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway gridlock as officials ofttraffic management agencies have abandoned the expressway to miscreants, thereby compounding the already helpless traffic situation on the ever-busy road. Meanwhile, stakeholders have differed over solutions to the gridlock, saying that […]