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Accident claims one on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

January 6, 2017

One person has been confirmed dead in an accident involving three vehicles along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun on Thursday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported. The accident involved an ash Toyota Corolla, black Toyota […]

Gunmen kill 2 in Bayelsa market

January 6, 2017

The police in Bayelsa State on Thursday, confirmed that two persons were  killed on Tuesday by gunmen at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported. NAN gathered that the […]

Edo court grants 2 homosexuals N200,000 bail

January 5, 2017

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, on Wednesday, granted two homosexuals, Paul Frank, 31, and Ejimofor Christian, 22, N100,000 bail each, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.C. […]

Girl, 18, in court for alleged kidnapping in Ekiti

January 4, 2017

An 18-year-old girl, Bola Adeniyi, on Tuesday appeared in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court  for alleged kidnapping. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports prosecutor, Sergeant  Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused […]

Army recovers weapons, uniforms of slain policemen

January 2, 2017

The Nigerian Army says  it has recovered one AK47 assault rifle and uniforms belonging to DSP Mohammed Alkali and his police orderly allegedly  beheaded by cultists, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The policemen […]

3 children die in Lagos inferno

December 29, 2016

Three children of the same parents on Wednesday died 24 hours after they suffered severe burns from the fire incident that engulfed their apartment in Ikotun Egbe area of Lagos. A News Agency of Nigeria […]

4 killed in Delta auto crash

December 29, 2016

The Federal Road Safety Commission  (FRSC) in Delta  said  on Wednesday that four persons died  during the Yuletide in an auto-crash. The FRSC  Sector Commander in the state,  Mr Rindom Kunven  told the  News Agency […]

Kafanchan resumes 24-hour curfew

December 28, 2016

The 24-hour curfew that was relaxed to allow for the Christmas festivity in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has resumed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the curfew was imposed in […]

She told me I am a living dead man —Husband

December 24, 2016

A Grade C Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State, has granted the prayer of a grandfather, Adeetan Adeoye, to end his 47-year-old marriage with his wife, Sekinatu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that […]

Policeman docked for murder at checkpoint

December 23, 2016

AN Osogbo Magistrate’s Court in Osun on Thursday remanded a 48-year-old police officer, Pius Felix, in prison for alleged murder. Mr. Felix, who is attached to Awo Police Station, Ede, is facing a count of […]

RRS nabs 5 suspected traffic robbers

December 22, 2016

The move by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command against hoodlums who rob commuters during traffic congestion has yielded results with the arrest of five robbery suspects in […]

5 die in Osun auto crash

December 22, 2016 Oluwole Ige - Osogbo

Tragedy struck in the early hours of Wednesday in Osun, when no fewer than five passengers lost their lives, while others sustained severe injuries during an auto crash, which occurred along Ife-Ibadan expressway. Eyewitness informed […]

Learner kills scrap collector in Edo

December 19, 2016

A scrap collector in Benin City, Edo State has lost his life in a car accident that occurred on Ekenwan Road in the ancient city. The middle-aged scrap collector, who was identified as Ali Abubakar, […]

My husband is a bully, beats me endlesssly —Wife

December 17, 2016

A 24-year-old woman, Aminat Ibrahim, has approached a Lagos Island Customary Court in Lagos State, for the dissolution of her seven-year-old marriage over constant battery. The News Agency on Nigeria (NAN) reported that the mother […]

Customs intercept trucks loaded with smuggled rice, cannabis

December 16, 2016

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone C, Owerri, Imo State, has interecepted trucks loaded with smuggled foreign rice, adulterated petroleum products, cannabis, among other prohibited items. Confirming the development at a media briefing, […]

Three injured as RTEAN, NURTW clash in Lagos

December 14, 2016 David

THE timely intervention of the police prevented a bloodbath between two rival factions of transport unions in Igando area of Lagos State on Monday. Two people were, however, injured in the sporadic gunshots that greeted […]

Fire razes 7 shops in Kwara

December 5, 2016

An early morning inferno on Sunday razed no fewer than seven  shops in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the fire started from one […]

He only drinks and flirts with his money —Wife

December 3, 2016

A Grade “C” Customary Court in Iseyin, Oyo State has dissolved a 10-year-old marriage between one Funso and Iyabode Akanji over the husband’s alleged irresponsibility. Delivering judgement, the Court’s President, Chief Adelodun Oyegbenle, said that […]

Police nab 7 suspected kidnappers, bandit in Jigawa

November 29, 2016

THE Jigawa State Police Command has arrested seven kidnappers and bandit in Gwaram and Dutse local government area in the state. Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Rasheed Akintunde said the success was […]

RRS nabs 4 fraud suspects

November 28, 2016

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects for allegedly swindling members of the public of various sums of money. Metro learnt that the four suspects […]

Pastor in police net over alleged rape

November 25, 2016 Oluwatoyin Malik

Policemen from the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Adekunle Francis, said to be a pastor in connection with allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old, Dolapo (surname withheld) forcefully. This was disclosed […]

128 policemen killed in 3 months —IGP

November 24, 2016

The Inspector-General of Police, ( IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said 128 policemen had lost their lives to activities of criminals in various parts of the country in the last three months, News Agency of Nigeria […]

Police recover caches of arms in Lagos

November 22, 2016

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Monday announced the recovery of caches of arms in FESTAC area of the state, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Owoseni said the recovery was made […]

Police arrest allegedYahoo plus boys in Ibadan

November 16, 2016

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three internet fraudsters, who until their arrest, were into cyber crime, popularly known as “yahoo plus”. This was made known by the Police Public Relations (PPRO), SP Adekunle […]

Police kill 1, arrest 6 in Calabar bank robbery

November 16, 2016

The Cross River Police Command said on Wednesday that it killed one suspected criminal and arrested six others shortly after some hoodlums robbed a micro-Finance bank in Calabar South Local Government Area, News Agency of […]

I’m always afraid to go home —Husband

November 12, 2016

A husband, Abdulganiy Kehinde, has sought the dissolution of his 15-year-old marriage to Baliqees Abdulganiyu allegedly for unruly behaviour. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the plaintiff told the court that his wife […]

Policeman kills colleague over N20,000 largesse

November 8, 2016

A policeman (name withheld) with the Bayelsa Police Command has killed his colleague (name also withheld) over N20, 000 largesse. The incident occurred early Tuesday, following an argument between the officers on the sharing formula. […]

Police parade 8 illegal bunkerers

November 7, 2016 Chris Agbambu – Abuja

The Police High Command, on Monday, paraded eight suspects and 18 tanker trailer trucks loaded with illegally refined diesel through illegal bunkering and vandalisation of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) products. Force spokesman, DCP Don […]

Teacher arraigned for defiling pupil

November 3, 2016

A 20-year-old teacher, Lekan Eniolobo, who allegedly inserted his penis into an 11-year-old pupil’s mouth has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Eniolobo was alleged to have committed the offence on October 21, […]

Ekiti INEC Secretary kidnapped

November 3, 2016 Sam Nwaoko - Ado Ekiti

The Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, Dr Muslim Omoleke, has been kidnapped. Metro gathered that Dr Omoleke was kidnapped by yet-to-be identified people at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa, […]

Rape: Tailor, 26, bags 3 years imprisonment

November 2, 2016

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old tailor, Seun Badmus, to three years imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old girl. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Helen Komolafe, found the convict guilty of a count […]

Cleric rearraigned over alleged child defilement

November 1, 2016

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),  on Tuesday, re-arraigned a cleric, Reverend Father  Anthony Ochigbo, charged with defilement of a 10-year-old girl. Ochigbo appeared before a FCT High Court in Maitama, where Justice […]

Police Sergeant paraded for robbery in Abia

November 1, 2016

A police sergeant, Mathew (surname withheld) attached to the Department of Operations, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was among other 21 suspected criminals paraded by Abia State Police Command for robbery, cultism, fraud, vandalism and kidnapping, […]

He beats me, abadoned us for another woman —Wife

October 29, 2016

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State has dissolved the two-year-old marriage of a couple, Kemisola Adeniyi and Saheed, her husband. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the marriage was dissolved on the […]

Troops arrest 21 suspected Boko Haram terrorists

October 23, 2016

Troops have arrested 21 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, according to statement by Colonel Sani Usman, the Army Spokesman. Usman stated that the suspects were arrested in connection with alleged aiding and abetting of […]

My wife is dating my pastor and brother —Husband

October 22, 2016

Worried by his wife’s adulterous acts, Mr Kolawole Okeeyi, has approached the Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his 31-year-old marriage. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Okeeyi accused his wife, […]

Gunmen kill 5 in Benue

October 20, 2016 Johnson Babajide - Makurdi

FIVE persons were killed on Tuesday by gunmen who invaded a popular drinking spot in a semi-urban Tor Donga community, in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu […]

6 cable vandals arrested

October 20, 2016 Olalekan Olabulo - Lagos

Six suspected cable vandals, who have been allegedly responsible for the destruction and stealing of ‘Light Up Lagos’ project have been arrested by the police. Metro gathered that the suspects were Saheed,Tunde,Deji,Jelili, Sunday and Taofeek […]

NCS blocks revenue leakages to boost economy

October 18, 2016 David

The Nigeria Customs Service has reiterated its commitment to blocking all revenue leakages in order to ensure maximum duty is accruable to the Federal Government. Briefing newsmen of its anti-smuggling opertions at the Customs office […]

My husband’s family wanted to kill me —Wife

October 15, 2016

The 20-year-old marriage between a man, Abisoye Ajayi, and his wife, Cecila, has been dissolved on the order of an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State, on grounds of infidelity. Delivering his judgement, the President […]

Man gets N500,000 bail over attempted stealing

October 11, 2016

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday in Lagos granted bail of N500,000 to a 27- year-old man,Ibrahim Jimoh charged with alleged attempted stealing and assault. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu who gave the […]

Police rescue 2 minors from traffickers in Kaduna

October 11, 2016

The Kaduna State Police Command said it has rescued two minors, one Nasirudeen Mahmud(5), and Zainab Umar (5) and handed them over to their parents in Kaduna. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, […]

Kidnapped BUK lecturer regains freedom

October 10, 2016 David

The authorities of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) have confirmed the release of its lecturer, Mr Saminu Aliyu-Kiri, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State, Thursday night. Director, Public Affairs of the university, Mallam Ahmed Shehu, confirmed […]

Suspected gay couple nabbed, arraigned

October 7, 2016

A teenager and his alleged lover, on Thursday denied having sex through the anus, when they were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court. Eighteen-year-old Ebere Nwankwo, who is a cleaner at a shopping mall in […]

Cadet inspectors cry over delayed promotion

October 7, 2016

About 400 cadet inspectors from Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Cross River states that are yet to be promoted after their 2009/2010 promotional examination have cried to the Inspector-General of Police and the chairman, Police […]

Alleged rape suspect escapes from courtroom

October 6, 2016

A 23-year-old rape suspect, Okpara Miracle, in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday, escaped from a Magistrates’ Court through the window, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Miracle of Awkuzu in Oyi Local […]

LG worker goes berserk, machetes 3, hangs self

October 6, 2016

There was confusion in Ode-Ekiti, headquarters of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, as a man, identified simply as Aderiye, committed suicide after inflicting three persons with machete cuts. Sources in the community said […]

AIG orders prosecution of arrested land grabbers

October 6, 2016

THE Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 2 command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has directed the Anti-Kidnapping Team of the zone to prosecute some suspected land grabbers, who were arrested in Lagos on […]

Fake policeman arrested in Ogun

October 6, 2016

The long arm of the law has caught up with one Odiakaose (other name withheld), a resident of Irapada Street, in Matogun area of Agbado, in Ogun State, for allegedly parading himself as a police […]

8 in court for stealing 1,000 chickens

October 4, 2016

Eight persons, on Tuesday, appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun State over theft of 1,000 chickens from a poultry farm. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accused were Odebiyi Yinka […]

NDLEA nabs man smuggling cocaine to Madagascar

October 4, 2016

A 47-year-old man, Odili (other names withheld) has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, over unlawful exportation of illegal substance which tested positive to cocaine. This was disclosed by the chairman/Chief […]

8 die in auto crash in Jigawa

October 4, 2016

NO fewer than eight persons died in an accident involving a car and a jeep on Hadejia-Kano Road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Spokesman of […]

25 arrested as carnival turns sour in Ibadan

October 4, 2016

•3 vehicles, transformer vandalised THE Oyo State Police Command has arrested 25 suspects in connection with the mayhem that broke out on Sunday after a street carnival held at Inalende area in Ibadan North-West Local […]

2 brothers drown in Lagos

October 3, 2016

Two children of the same parents have drowned at Ipakodo area of Ikorodu in Lagos State. The deceased children were identified as Godspower (13) and Marvelous (11) Ebube Nwachukwu and were suspected to have drowned […]

Police arrest 2 with human bones in Ogun

October 3, 2016

Two people have been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of human parts. They were said to have been apprehended at Ijemo area of Abeokuta, at the […]

Police nab suspected robber in Ogun

October 3, 2016

Policemen from Onipanu Division in Ogun State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect, Taofeek (surname withheld), whose gang member allegedly shot at a bike rider in an attempt to snatch his motorcycle. The […]

He’s fond of saying I’m lazy and jobless —Wife

October 1, 2016

·She’s my ex-girlfriend, but she has wasted everything I gave her —Husband A 33-year-old housewife, Okunola Adebola has begged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State to dissolve her five-year-old marriage to her husband, Oluwasayo […]

Police rescue octogenarian, daughter from abductors

September 28, 2016

THE Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday said that it has rescued an octogenarian, Mrs Roseline Odoh, and her daughter, Josephine, from their abductors. The spokesman for the state police command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told […]

7 in police net over murder in Ebonyi community

September 28, 2016

THE Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man, Ndubuisi Nwali. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the victim hailed from Effium, Ohaukwu Local […]

Unknown man kills 1, injures 3 in Jigawa

September 26, 2016

An unidentified man on Saturday stabbed one person to death and injured three others in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa, the police said on Sunday. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jinjiri Abdu, […]

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