Governor Rochas Okorocha of the eastern Nigerian state of Imo was on Friday in Owerri involved in an auto accident. Okorocha told newsmen that he was going to inspect projects in the state when a Mercedes Saloon car ran into his motorcade
A former Vice Chairman, Kwara state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Adewunmi Ariyo, has been killed by unknown assailants in his residence in Ilorin. Tosin, wife of the deceased, who confirmed the death, said the five assailants, stormed their house at about 10 p.m on Thursday.
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in Lagos remanded a businessman, Joseph Osawe, 34, in prison, over alleged robbery. The Magistrate, Mrs Olufunke Hamzat, who gave the order, said the accused should be kept behind bars, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Osawe, who resides at Olowosago Street in Ikorodu, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and robbery.
A 4-day workshop on Capacity Building for Police Public Relations Officers organized by the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with the Government of Akwa-Ibom State, kicked off Wednesday at Le’ Meridien Hotel, Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, southsouth Nigeria. According to a statement by CSP Frank Mba, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, the workshop is intended to equip Police Public Relations Officers with requisite professional skills and knowledge in effectively managing the corporate image of the Force in the face of rising extremism, criminality and terrorism in the country. It is expected to emphasize the need for synergy and collaborative efforts among security agencies in the country
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has reiterated that Offa and Erin-Ile communities are destined to live together and has therefore implored them to see differences as sources of strength and not weakness. Ahmed said this on Wednesday 17 April in Ilorin while receiving the report of the Justice Adeyinka Sikiru Oyinloye Judicial Commission of Enquiry into the recent bloody Erin-Ile/Offa communal crisis. The governor stressed the need for communities prone to communal clashes to always employ their proximity in strengthening their different economic potentials for development rather than for the promotion of destructive tendencies.
The trial of Mustapha Audu, son of former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu and his wife Zara Audu commenced Monday, 15 April 2013 before Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar of the High Court of the Federal Capital, Territory, Abuja.
A US family has published the last, cut-off text message written by their 22-year-old son who crashed his car and died while using his cellphone, in the hope of preventing similar tragedies.
Nnamdi Felix / Abuja A pro-Igbo socio cultural group, the Biafra Liberation Council, BLC, on Friday in Abuja flayed federal government proposed offer of amnesty to members of the dreaded Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, and urged government to reconsider its plans on the matter. The sect had claimed responsibility for several bombings and killings in the northern part of the country
The late Justus Esiri The body of the late veteran actor, Justus Esiri, was buried today in his hometown, Abraka, Delta State. The late theatre icon began his final journey home with a Tribute Night organised by the Actors’ Guild of Nigerian in Lagos. It was followed by a service of songs and general mass on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively at St
BAYO ADETU Anita, the heartthrob of Paul Okoye, the better half of the P-Square twin brothers, have been delivered of a baby boy. Anita, a long time girlfriend of the music star, was delivered of the baby in an Atlanta, US hospital on Wednesday night. The baby has been christened Andre.