Natasha Akpoti weeps In excess as she narrates Tuesday’s attack On her

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, in Kogi State, Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, was on Tuesday attacked by suspected thugs at the venue where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organised signing of peace accord meeting for political and candidates in the state. The meeting, which was attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, as well as INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, held four days to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi. Adamu and Yakubu, in the company of some senior police officers and INEC National Commissioners, witnessed the signing of a peace accord by the political parties and their candidates in Kogi. The event had [Read]

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen In Bayelsa Before Saturday Governorship Poll

Two policemen have been shot dead along the Otuogidi community of Ogbia Local Government Area of the State and their rifle carted away by unknown gunmen. The killing of the two policemen coincided with the arrival of batches from the 32,000 policemen led by 15 Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Inspectors General, AIG, of Police and the Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG, to the state ahead of this Saturday poll. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Abuja, DIG Anthony Ogbizi who is in charge of the Bayelsa State Governorship election disclosed the number of deployed officers after an interacting session with [Read]

Man was confined for marrying 60 times in 2 and half decades

He was arrested in a case filed with Purbadhala police station by his 60th wife, Rosy Khanum A man has been arrested for marrying 60 times in the last 25 years. The arrested is Abu Baker, 45, son of Badshah Mia from Shobharchar village of Goyalerchar union in Jamalpur district. He was arrested Sunday night. Police said he is known in his area as “Baker teacher.” He married for the first time at 20 years of age. He has married 60 times in his 45 years of age, using fake documents showing him as unmarried, widower, etc. He was arrested in a case filed with Purbadhala police station by his [Read]

Maina now too broke, on life support medications for 15 years – Family

– Relies on family, friends to survive – He didn’t loot but guarded pension funds Family of ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina have made a shocking revelation that he (Maina) had been on life support medication for over 15 years. In a statement signed by Abdullahi Usman, the family also disclosed that Maina had been surviving on supports he gets from family and relatives since leaving office. The statement was in reaction to an online publication alleging that Maina who was brought to court in a wheel chair at his last trial was attempting to deceive the court and Nigerians with ill health. The described as [Read]

Man Fights Lady, Tears Her Clothe, Undies Over N200 Debt In Lagos

LAGOS – A 27-year old man, Kevin Williams, has landed in trouble in Lagos after he publicly disgraced a lady by engaging her in public fight, tearing her clothes, bra and stripping her completely Unclad over N200 debt. According to PM Express, the incident happened at Federal Bus Stop Gate in Ipaja area of Lagos, where Williams accosted the victim, Arike Olaogun. It was gathered that Williams owed the victim N200 for an undisclosed transaction and she demanded the money from him. Williams was said to have been angered by the demand; he reportedly grabbed her, rained blows on her and she became confused. He then tore her clothes including [Read]

Nigerian professional footballer gets indefinite suspension for slapping referee

  A Nigerian professional footballer, Yakubu Hassan has been ban indefinitely from playing football by the Nasarawa State Football Association for slapping a centre referee during a football match. Hassan, who plays for ”Dubagari Football Club”, Lafia, a local team in Nasarawa state slapped a centre referee Kasimu Ahmadu during a football match with another local team, Winda Force Football Club on October 29 after he was cautioned for an infringement. Speaking with the newsmen, Halidu Akwashiki, the Vice Chairman of the Nasarawa State Football Association confirmed the suspension, adding that it would serve as a deterrent to other players. He said “The actions we took will serve as lessons [Read]

Police Uncover Torture Centre In Ibadan; Rescue Over 200 Inmates [SEE VIDEO]

  IBADAN – No fewer than 200 persons allegedly undergoing religious training and rehabilitation are being rescued by Oyo State Police Command. The inmates who were locked up in a storey building around Olore Central Mosque around Agbowo-Ojoo. The operation was led by the Commissioner of Police. While some of the inmates disclosed that their parents brought them to the centre, others alleged they were abducted and detained. The house which has no fewer than 6 rooms houses no fewer than 30 persons per room. See video of the incident below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Army Stops Boko Haram Attempt To Attack Lagos, Arrests Eight

  LAGOS – Eight Boko Haram suspects arrested in connection with plans to attack facilities in Lagos are being held by the military, the army said at the weekend. The Nation gathered on Sunday that the insurgents made attempts about two weeks ago to attack one of the universities in the state, but operatives of the 81 Division beat them to their game. Four persons directly involved in the botched plan were arrested and immediately whisked to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation. It was gathered that four other suspected members of the terrorist group were arrested within that period. They allegedly confessed their membership of Boko Haram. [Read]

Edo crisis: Oshiomhole’s nephew organised, supervised attack on Obaseki, Oba of Lagos, others – Edo Govt

  BENIN – The Edo State government has alleged that the attack on Governor Godwin Obaseki, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu and other dignitaries at the country home of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress was organised and supervised by one of the nephews of Oshiomhole. Speaking with Sunday Independent, Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communications Strategy, said the attack took place after Oshiomhole had invited Obaseki and others for lunch after the maiden convocation of Edo State University, Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. He said: “Edo University, Iyamho is just directly opposite Oshiomhole’s house. After the [Read]

Man sells Judge’s N2.5m stolen property for N56,000

  A 37-year-old man, Abdulganiyu Awoyemi, has been arraigned for stealing angle iron (construction material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross section, able to be bolted together) worth N2.5m belonging to a judge with the Osun State Judiciary, Justice A. B. Abdulkareem. The suspect, who was arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, was said to have sold the items for N56,000. Awoyemi, according to the police, sold the items to one Mutiu Oyeyemi, 35, for N56,000. Both men were arraigned before Magistrate Risikat Olayemi on Thursday on two counts of conspiracy and stealing. Awoyemi and Oyeyemi allegedly committed the offences on Wednesday, October 30, [Read]

Protest as motorist kills three sisters

  Protest rocked Uselu Community along the Benin-Lagos highway on Saturday morning as a motorist killed three sisters who were going to the New Benin Market. Another female, who was accompanying the sisters to the market, was also killed. The incident was said to have occured at about 6:15am. Driver of the BMW car and his wife were trapped inside the car, which plunged into an open drainage along the road. Identity of the driver was not known as at press time. Youths of Uselu Community took to the street in protest and blocked the busy highway. The road leads to the University of Benin where the closing ceremony of [Read]

Osun Magistrate Court Jails Pastor for Stealing Turkey, Goat with Charms

  OSHOGBO – An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded a pastor, Solomon Oni Opaalade in prison after he allegedly stole turkeys and a goat and threatened the owner with charms. He was arraigned on Monday, October 28th. The Principal State Counsel from the State Ministry of Justice, Adekunle Adeniyi told the court that the pastor stole nine turkeys valued at N270,000 and a goat valued at N18,000 belonging to one Oluwasegun Hammed. Pastor Opaalade was said to have committed the alleged offence at Baruwa area in Osogbo. According to the State Counsel, Opaalade used charms to threaten Hammed in a manner that could cause breach of [Read]

228 Inmates Escape As Flood Destroys Nigerian Prison

  The Koton Karfe custodial centre in Kogi has collapsed under heavy flooding, leading to the escape of 228 inmates. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Jafar Ahmed, who confirmed this while speaking with journalists in Koton Kafe on Monday said that the flood came at about 3 a.m., submerging the perimeter fence and the walls of two cells. He said that there were 228 inmates at the centre as at the time of the incident. Mr Ahmed said that the prison was not habitable at present, saying that the re-arrested inmates were being transferred to other prison facilities in the state. He said that details of the [Read]

Commercial Sex Worker ‘Olosho’ Steals Client’s Jeep, Wristwatch, Phones Worth N1m

  A 23-year old lady is currently cooling her head in correctional custody for allegedly stealing a Jeep and other valuables from a man she met at Shoprite. It was however not clear the relationship between the duo as the complainant claimed he invited the lady for a house cleaning work for N20,000 but the suspect claimed otherwise saying it was a sexual invitation. Whichever way, she admitted that she stole the jeep, two Samsung Phones, perfumes and some cash. She was arrested by officers from Ikeja Police Station following a complaint that one Deborah Nwachukwu 23 years old residing at 19 Irewale Street, Ipade area, Lagos stole a Toyota [Read]

Father Reports ‘Young’ Son To EFCC Over Sudden Wealth, Suspects Internet Fraud

  Adamu father has reported him to the Nigerian main anti-graft agency, the Economic Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an unexplained wealth. The father insists he must explain how he got money to buy a house that is valued for over N2 Million. His father said he is most worried because his son is in secondary school and not have made such monies without engaging in fraudulent activities. In a doubt over his source of income, he reported him to the EFCC. During interrogation, Adamu said he made the money through phone business. The anti-graft agency that is investigating the case discovered that Adamu is engaged in defrauding people (yahoo) and [Read]