Driver escapes as car catches fire

A Volkswagen Passat car on Tuesday went up in flames on Ojota Bridge, Lagos. According to the Rapid Response Squad Twitter handle, the RRS was on ground and other emergency services were mobilised to the scene of the fire, which occurred in the afternoon. Drivers were urged to drive carefully around the area. READ ALSO: Govt […]

Teenage boy drowns in Kano pond

A 13-year-old boy, Usman Faisal, has drowned while taking his bath in a pond at Gadam Village, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State, officials said. The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday Mohammed said the incident happened on […]

Man arrested for alleged impersonation

The Police in Ekiti on Tuesday arraigned a 27-year-old man, Hussaini Sunday, at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged impersonation as a soldier. The accused, whose house address is not given, is standing trial on a count of impersonation. READ ALSO: Japan’s Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup The prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, […]

LASTMA officials ‘detain’ schoolchildren over driver’s traffic offence

Samson Folarin Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority have been accused of ‘detaining’ some pupils of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus School, Isolo, after the school bus driver allegedly violated the state traffic law. PUNCH Metro learnt that the bus driver had penultimate Wednesday gone to pick up pupils of the school at their […]

One killed as cult members clash in Lagos

A clash between two rival cults has resulted in the death of an unidentified man at Alapere, in the Ketu area of Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident took place on Modupe Street, off Kazeem Street in Alapere on Sunday. A resident of the area, who claimed to have witnessed […]

Three soldiers, one pirate killed in shootout

Suspected sea pirates have killed three soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Delta Safe, in a gun duel. It was learnt that one of the pirates was also killed in the attack on the Tunu flowstation belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company in the Letugbene area […]

Oluwo donates N1.5bn medical equipment

Dayo Ojerinde The Oluwo of Iwo land, Osun State, Oba Abulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, on Monday, donated medical equipment worth N1.5bn to hospitals in Iwo land. A statement signed by the media aide to the monarch, Alli Ibraheem, said the gesture was Oluwo’s support for the health sector and Osun State indigenes at large. “The medical […]

Lagos CP sacks police anti-cultism unit over corruption

Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has sacked the Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Cultism Squad, SP Godwin Agbegbe, and the men and officers serving in the unit over allegations of corruption.  While all policemen attached to the unit were ordered to report at the command headquarters for redeployment, Agbegbe was replaced by a Chief Superintendent […]

One killed in Lagos cult clash

An unidentified man was killed during a deadly clash involving two rival cult groups at Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the incident took place at Modupe Street, off Kazeem Street in Alapere late on Sunday. A resident of the area who claimed to have witnessed the fight […]

Road accident claims 11 in Katsina

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youths lost their lives in a road accident on Sunday night. The Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, Mr. Godwin Ngueku, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Katsina. Ngueku said that the accident occurred when a Peugeot saloon […]