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By Andrew Oota –  Abuja   In order to ensure sanity within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), particularly within the city centre, the authorities have impounded 20, 373 motorcycles, otherwise known as ‘okada’ for violating restriction orders.  The FCT Administration also used its new computerised...

By Laide Raheem  -  Abeokuta   Daniel Ogundele, father of the 20-month-old baby, Opeyemi Ogundele, who was allegedly stolen at a christening ceremony in Ogun State on Sunday, has said that his baby was alive. He said on Tuesday that as a 10:00 pm on Monday, an Ifa priest, Chief Olansile Ifayemi, fingered in the mysterious disappearance of the child, had told him...

By Nedum Noble  -  ABUJA   An elderly woman and other shop owners nearly met their untimely death when a school bus rammed into a provision shop at the popular Kubwa market, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT on Tuesday. An eye witness told Daily Independent that the driver of the bus was coming from the NYSC orientation camp axis when he lost control and swerved...

By Oladele Ogunsola  -  Ibadan   Fourteen suspected criminals were on Tuesday paraded by the Oyo State Police Command for various crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, burglars and pipeline vandalism at the Eleyele, Ibadan Headquarters of the Command. The State Commissioner of Police, (CP) Muhammed Katsina, who briefed the media on the nefarious activities of...

By Tunde Opeseitan  -  Lagos   The Lagos State Government has dragged an Indian-Briton chartered accountant, Deepak Khilnani before an Ikeja High Court over alleged $8.8 million fraud. The State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had, in its advice, indicted Khilnani to have, along with one Dr. Sushil Chandra, duped his Nigerian partner, Green Fuels Limited,...

By Andrew Utulu –  LAGOS Three suspects have been arrested for diverting 500 cartons of three different drugs valued at two hundred thousand US Dollar ($200, 000), property of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The suspects, Emmanuel Onyike, Alabi Daudu and Paul Aina were arrested by a team of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives...

By Olaide Wasiu, Abeokuta   Less than 24 hours after the discovery of ritualists’ den in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital, the Police Command in the state has invited six persons for questioning over the ‘disappearance’ of an eight year old boy, Oloyede Joseph Adeosun. The invitation is sequel to a petition by the stepfather of the mother of the missing boy,...

By Andrew Utulu - LAGOS   Police in Lagos have arrested a 16 year-old boy, Tajudeen Azeez, for allegedly killing a four year-old boy for ritual purpose. Azeez was arrested by policemen from Ijanikin Police Station and transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Yaba for discreet investigation. The suspect was alleged...

  A 45-year-old housewife, Mrs. Bosede Omoniyi, on Tuesday urged an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to compel her husband, Odunayo Omoniyi, to pay the feeding and other upkeep allowances of their three children. Bosede also asked the court to compel the husband to be paying the school fees of Stephen, 18, Blessing, 8 and Enitan, 6 , saying that she had had to stop them...

By Nedum Noble  -  ABUJA   Residents of Ijiyapi, Byazhin, Kubwa in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have raised the alarm over the on-going construction of a petrol station in their community. The residents, who described the location of the petrol station as a security and health threat, said it posed great danger to the lives and property of...