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Boat mishap claims 10 lives in River Niger

Boat mishap claims 10 lives in River Niger

By Hamzat Baba  - Special Correspondent, Lokoja Ten people were feared dead, following a boat mishap that occurred on Wednesday in Ebe village in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.…

SARS arrests six suspected robbers in Lagos

 By Emmanuel Udom  -  Senior Correspondent, Lagos   No fewer than six suspected robbers were arrested by police detectives, while planning for a major robbery operation at a hotel in Alagbado…

NNPC seeks police assistance in pipeline policing

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Joseph Dawha, has solicited the assistance of the police in protecting its pipelines, checking crude oil and refined products’…

Four highway robbers arrested in Bauchi

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  /  Correspondent, Bauchi   The Bauchi State Police Command has attested four robbery suspects who specialise in blocking the Bauchi-Dindima-Alkaleri highways and robbing motorists at night. The…

Pandemonium, as fuel tanker explodes at Lagos depot

By Emmanuel Udom / Senior Correspondent, Lagos    There was pandemonium around Apapa area in Lagos on Wednesday morning, following the outbreak of a fire incident that reduced valuable property to…

Police arrest two men for raping minors in Bauchi

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu /  Correspondent, Bauchi   The Bauchi State Police command has arrested two middle-aged men for allegedly raping two minors in Yelwa community of Bauchi State. The State…

Eleven escape death in Abuja auto crashes

By Nedum Noble  / Special Correspondent, Abuja   Eleven passengers narrowly escaped death in two separate ghastly motor accidents that occurred on Wednesday at Gwarinpa, along Abuja-Kubwa expressway. Daily Independent learnt…

Rain wrecks havoc in Owerri, kills tricycle operator

 By Anolu Vincent / Senior Correspondent – Owerri     A heavy downpour that took many residents of Owerri, capital city of Imo State, and outskirts, unawares, for several hours on…

Three in police net over theft of N23m jewelleries

Three in police net over theft of N23m jewelleries

By Andrew Utulu Correspondent, Lagos A security man, Moses Ogbande and two of his friends, Odulaja Ogaba and Ugochukwu Obi Eze have been arrested for alleged conspiracy and theft of…

Ogun communities get small scale business items

To combat poverty in rural communities across Ogun State, the wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun through her non-governmental organisation, Uplift Development Foundation, has commenced the distribution of…

Police officers await new Lagos Commissioner

By Emmanuel Udom                             Senior Correspondent, Lagos  Serving police officers in Lagos are presently awaiting the arrival…

Man, 26, arrested for raping three- year-old girl

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Correspondent, Bauchi The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a middle aged man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl and damaging her private part. It was gathered…

Carpenter hangs self in Ogun

By Segun Adeleye  Correspondent, Abeokuta A carpenter, Samsideen Akinwunmi, committed suicide on Saturday in Abowaba Street, Itori Odo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Residents of the area told journalists that…

Driver drowns while rescuing son in Ogun River

By Segun Adeleye Correspondent, Abeokuta   A Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) shuttle driver, Gbemmy Oluwasanya Rhodes, on Sunday drowned in Ogun River in Abeokuta, while trying so save his own…

Local herbal drinks take over Lagos streets

 By Emmanuel Udom   Senior Correspondent, Lagos   To local herbal mixture traders and consumers across various parts of the Lagos, the drinks are called various names One of the…

Government tasked on provision of social security services for the elderly

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Snr. Correspondent, Lagos  An aspirant for Lagos West Senatorial District, Kamal Ayinde Bayewu has urged the Federal Government to adopt a national policy to adequately cater for…

Beninese native doctors arrested with human head

Beninese native doctors arrested with human head

By Andrew Utulu  -   Correspondent, Lagos   Two suspects who claimed to be herbalists and nationals of Republic of Benin have been arrested in Nigeria in connection with unlawful possession…

Cult activities: Bariga, Somolu residents indict LG bosses

• Chairmen deny links with groups By Temidayo Akinsuyi  -  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   Residents of Bariga and Somolu in Lagos State have made a passionate appeal to Lagos State…

Unknown gunmen invade A’Ibom police station, cart away rifles

By Idongesit Ashameri  -  Correspondent, Uyo    Unidentified gunmen numbering about six and likely to be armed robbers reportedly overran a police station in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State…

Fake mourners nabbed in Benue with ammunition, AK 47

By Tor Vande-Acka   –  Correspondent, Makurdi   The Benue State command of the Nigeria Police said it arrested three suspected armed robbers pretending to mourners with one AK 47,…

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