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Soldiers deployed to Kaduna to prevent riot due to governor’s death

Soldiers were out on Kaduna streets yesterday to prevent any outbreak of violence, following the death of Governor Yakowa. Army spokesperson in Kaduna, Colonel Sani Usman, confirmed the deployment of troops on the streets of the city, which has witnessed a spate of clashes between Christian and Muslim residents that have left scores of people […]

Yakowa for burial on Thursday

Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Yero yesterday declared a one week mourning. The late Governor Patrick Yakowa’s remains will be buried on Thursday, he said. In a state broadcast last night, he announced today as public holiday – to enable the people receive the body of the late Yakowa and his friend, Dauda Tshoho, who also […]

Gov. Dickson weeps at mortuary

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson wept yesterday at the Federal Medical Centre Mortuary in Yenagoa where he went to inspect the bodies of Governor Patrick Yakowa, ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Patrick Azazi and four others who died in Saturday’s helicopter crash. Dickson, with whom were Service Chiefs and other notable personalities, described the incident […]

Yakowa, Azazi: Puzzles in military circles over crash

WHY did the helicopter carrying former Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and former National Security Adviser Andrew Azazi crash? The question remained unanswered yesterday but in military circles sabotage is seen as one of the “strong possibilities” being considered– according to sources who pleaded not to be named “because of the sensitivity of the matter.” […]

Picture: Nollywood actress Nkiru Sylvanus feared kidnapped

Unidentified gunmen yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, abducted the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs, Nkiru Sylvanus. The Nollywood actress was redeployed from the state’s Liaison Office in Lagos. She was reportedly abducted around the famous Concord Hotel in company of some friends. Though details of the incident were still sketchy […]

Man 42, stabbed to death for settling dispute

By DONALD ARJI LAGOS —The police in Lagos State have arrested an Okada rider simply identified as Igali for stabbing a father of two, Demola Talabi 42, to death. The middle-aged Igali allegedly used a screw-driver to stab Talabi on the neck and other parts of his body because he prevented him from stabbing his […]

Navy begins probe; victims’ bodies deposited at FMC

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI & Luka Binniyat ABUJA — The Nigerian Navy disclosed, yesterday, that it had commenced investigation into the cause of the crash even as bodies of the victims have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. A statement signed by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu reads: “The […]

ECOWAS court blames FG for oil spillage in the Niger Delta

BY OLA AJAYI IBADAN—THE ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Ibadan has blamed the Federal Government for the oil spillage which has polluted the Niger Delta. In a two hour judgment delivered weekend by Justice Benfeito Mosso Ramos, the Vice President of the ECOWAS Community court, said the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Government actually […]

Gov. Chime of Enugu not dead – commissioner

By Nnamdi Ojiego The Enugu State government Sunday, debunked the rumours making the round that governor Sullivan Chime has passed away. Chime was reported by some publications (not Vanguard) to have passed on at an Indian hospital on Saturday, after battling an undisclosed ailment for some months. Governor Chime The State Commissioner for Information, Mr […]

Policemen, soldiers flout Lagos Traffic Law – Investigation

There has been an upsurge in the number of men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army who break the Lagos Traffic Law, PUNCH Metro investigation has revealed. Our correspondent who monitored the situation last week observed that the uniformed personnel rode both registered and unregistered motorcycles on restricted roads. Some of the roads […]

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