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Baby, 2 others crushed to death in Ilaro

A baby and two other  persons were  crushed to death on Thursday at Oteri on the Papalanto-Ilaro highway by an articulated lorry loaded with  cement. The vehicle, with registration number JGW XB 14 XG, was said to be coming from the cement plant at Ibese in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.  According […]

NDLEA seizes 13.176 tons of Cannabis

The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency on Friday seized 13.176 tons of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp. The drug, which was packed in bags of various sizes, according the NDLEA boss in the state, Mr. Walter Nicholas, was seized in a single operation. Nicholas said it took his […]

PDP moves to curb powers of governors

February 20, 2012 by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja  The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has concluded plans to curb the powers of governors elected under the umbrella of the party by limiting their influence. Already, the Constitution Review Committee of the party led by the PDP’s National Legal Adviser, Chief Olusola Oke, has recommended that […]

Lagos may shut markets for three months

Lagos State Government on Sunday said the Oke-Odo and Alamutu markets in Agbado Oke Odo and Mushin local government areas shut down on Friday might remained closed for three months. The closure came barely three weeks after another market, Mile 12 Market, was shut over environmental offences. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, who […]

Church worker, prince arrested for robbery

    February 20, 2012 by Sunday Aborisade, Akure If 45-year-old Wale Adelu had heeded the warnings of the General Overseer of his church, he would not have joined the gang that robbed the Akure branch of Diamond Bank Plc, in November last year. During the robbery, four people were killed. PUNCH Metro learnt that […]

Woman, 35, arraigned for burglary

Osogbo – A 35-year-old-woman, Afusat Adegbite, was arraigned on Monday before an Osogbo Senior Magistrates’  Court for alleged burglary and theft. The police prosecutor, Sgt. Joshua Oladoye, said the accused  on Nov.  20, 2011  broke into an  apartment at Wuraola Street, Woleola Estate, Osogbo. Oladoye told the court the accused carted away a unit of […]

Man throws niece from three-storey building

By  Abdulwahab  Abdulah LAGOS — An Ikeja High Court, Lagos, weekend, sentenced  a middle aged man, Thank-God Ukwueze, to five years imprisonment over the death of his niece, Nkiru Iruka, eight years ago. Ukwueze was charged for murder, allegedly committed on January 17, 2004 in Ikoyi, Lagos,  under Section 319(1) of Criminal Code Cap C, […]

Four feared dead as NURTW members clash in Lagos again

    February 20, 2012 by Agency Reporter Four persons are believed to have died as suspected members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers clashed in Adeniji Adele in Lagos Island, Lagos State on Monday over a leadership crisis in the union. The fighting, which began at 2am, later spread to Ladipo area of Mushin. […]

Gaddafi’s former residence becomes market

    February 20, 2012 by Agency Reporter The former residence of erstwhile Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli has become a market. Al- Jazeera reports that the residence in Bab al Azzizya, where he made many defiant speeches denouncing the country’s enemies, had started hosting a Friday market. The secretive sanctuary is home to […]

Boko Haram: Security beefed up in Rivers Govt House

    February 20, 2012 by Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Security has been beefed up around the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following the activities of members of the Boko Haram sect. Apart from the increased presence of policemen within the premises of the Government House also known as the Brick House, visitors […]

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