Saturday, December 3, 2022

Metro

The court detains a man for alleged fraud of N72.5 million

JUSTICE Mojisola Dada of the Court of Special Crimes, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday, a former member of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), Peter Onoja, in a correctional facility, for allegedly stealing the sum of N72....

Technician receives life imprisonment for sexual assault on a neighbor’s daughter

Judge Abiola Soladoye of a Court of Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence in Lagos, yesterday, convicted and sentenced a technician, Efe Akioya, to life imprisonment for raping his neighbor's five-year-old girl. The judge found Akioya guilty on state government charges...

EKEDC regrets the increase in attacks on staff

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, cried out against the attacks on its staff in the performance of their duties, describing them as barbaric and inhumane. The main spokesman for the electricity distribution company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement,...

Police are unaware of sit-in order for armed men in Enugu council

Police in Enugu state yesterday said they are unaware of reports circulating that gunmen have issued a 10-day stay-at-home notice across the state's North Igbo-Eze Council. State police public relations officer Daniel Ndukwe told Newslodge he would verify the report,...

Railway police arrest 30 suspected hooligans

Following President Muhammadu Buhari's directives to all service chiefs to safeguard the railway infrastructure across the Federation, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali has directed the Railway Police Command led by CP Yetunde Longe to participate in...

NDLEA catches 56-year-old Saudi widow with cocaine in her shoes

Intercepts 5.6 kg of cocaine and methamphetamine bound for Australia and Cyprus at courier companies; others National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers arrested a 56-year-old widow and mother of four, Ms Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika, at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA),...

Group moves against water scarcity in the community of Rivers

To meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring that developing countries around the world have access to clean water and sanitation, a group, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN), has carried out a water project in the community...

LAWMA warns residents not to turn abandoned properties into landfills

The Director General/Executive Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Ibrahim Odumboni, has warned residents against turning abandoned properties into landfills or using waste to reclaim land for future uses. Odumboni, in a statement, pointed out that both illegal...

Lady submerges herself in Lagos lagoon, rescue operation in progress

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said an unidentified woman suspected to be in her early 30s dove into the Lagos lagoon within the corridor of the Third Continental Bridge on Thursday. LASEMA in a statement said: “upon the...

Enugu: mentally challenged girl sets fire to two-story building

A mentally challenged lady yesterday set fire to a two-story building in Enugu. Although no lives were lost in the fire, the incident, which occurred at Bigard Seminary Avenue off Hassan Lane Uwani, Enugu, destroyed property worth millions of naira. Newslodge...

2023: Prominent PDP Elder in Sokoto, Bojo-Bodinga Defects to APC

Before the 2023 general election, one of the leading elders of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state, Alhaji Sahabi Bojo-Bodinga, had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bojo-Bodinga, a PDP stalwart from the Sokoto South Senatorial District,...

Bamise: Witness reveals how BRT driver sexually abused victims in remote places

Ominnikoron denies the allegation. A Police Superintendent, Sunday Goddy Ihende, yesterday recounted how Andrew Nice Ominikoron, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, allegedly sexually abused his victims in remote locations. Ihende revealed this in his testimony before Judge Sherifat Sonaike...

Petitioners Seek Release of Nigerian Tourist, Lar, Jailed by Dubai Authorities

The petitioners have called for the release of Dinchi Lar, a Nigerian tourist, sentenced to one year in prison by the Dubai authorities. Already, 1,085 of the expected 1,500 people have signed a petition started by his relative, Jerry Doubles,...

Edo Halts New Developments in New City Project Areas

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who was recently awarded Harvard University's iconic WEB Du Bois Medal, has broken her silence by her absence from President Muhammadu Buhari's presentation of national honors on Tuesday. Putting things in order, a...

Kastina: Terrorists kill two while police rescue 18 people

Two people were killed while one was injured when terrorists attacked Baushe, Gatakawa community in Kankara Local Council of Katsina State. The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Gambo Isah, who revealed it yesterday in...

Anambra flood: 14,000 refugees mourn as death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the flood that devastated the coastal areas of Anambra state yesterday rose to 17, while the number of refugees in the eight municipalities affected by the flood reached 14,000 people. In Ogbaru local council, around 10...

Makinde appoints president of the polytechnic governing council

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Professor Abiodun Ojo as President of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa. A statement released Friday night by Moses Alao, Special Assistant to the Governor for Print Media, indicated that Mr. Rasheed Adegoke was...

Fire rips through Kogi State House of Assembly as Dangote denies involvement

Law enforcement agencies investigating cause, state says We remain determined on the Obajana property, says Fanwo The Kogi State House of Assembly was razed to the ground yesterday by a fire in the early hours of the morning. Newslodge...

Alleged serious harm: Court grants bail to Abiola and domestic worker

On Wednesday, the Wuse Area Six Trial Court in Abuja granted bail to teacher Zainab Abiola and her domestic staff, Rebecca Enechido. Magistrate Elizabeth Wonu, after hearing the arguments of both lawyers regarding the bail application, granted them bail with...

2 dead, 4 injured in Lagos-Abeokuta expressway accident

Two people were confirmed dead while four others were injured in an accident involving a Nissan Cabster and a Mack truck at Iyana Egbado, Itori on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway on Saturday. Mr. Ahmed Umar, Sector Commander of the Federal Road...
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