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Nigerian waters safe from illegalities during elections, says Navy

The Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with its security arrangements for protecting Nigerian waters during the Presidential and National Assembly polls. The spokesman…

Fashion designer docked for disrupting polls with dog

A 32-year-old fashion designer, Maruf Akanji, who allegedly used his Alsatian dog to intimidate voters during the presidential polls, was on Wednesday docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court,…

Tinubu vs Army: Court fixes April 20 for further hearing

Tinubu vs Army: Court fixes April 20 for further hearing

By Tunde Opeseitan Snr Correspondent, Lagos   Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed April 20, 2015 for further hearing in a suit filed…

Fire kills two children of same parents in Lagos

Fire kills two children of same parents  in Lagos

By Emmanuel Udom / Senior Correspondent, Lagos   Tears flowed freely from the people in Ajegunle area of Lagos State at the weekend, when fire sent two children of same parents…

Oyo police arrest 2014 Ekiti jail-breakers

Oyo police arrest 2014 Ekiti jail-breakers

By Oladele Ogunsola  / Correspondent, Ibadan.    Three members of the gang that broke jail in Ekiti State last November were among the eight armed robbers arrested by the Oyo State…

Kidnapper of judge’s wife to die by hanging in Delta

Kidnapper of judge’s wife  to die by hanging in Delta

By Felix Igbekoyi  Correspondent, Asaba   A DELTA High Court sitting at Ughelli Judicial Division has sentenced one David Tamarakpo Pade to death by hanging and two of his accomplices…

Akwa Ibom transport agent resist ban on stickers

Akwa Ibom transport agent resist ban on stickers

By Idongesit Ashameri Correspondent, Uyo An independent transport agent engaged by the Akwa Ibom State government to take charge of transport revenues has described ban on sales of emblems/stickers by the…

EFCC charges Inegbeneki, three others to court over conspiracy

EFCC charges Inegbeneki, three others to court over conspiracy

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed charges of conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen goods against an Edo-born businessman and leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo…

Man arrested, tortured, detained for overtaking Chime’s convoy

Man arrested, tortured, detained  for overtaking Chime’s convoy

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu / Correspondent, Enugu   Mr. Anthony Okeke, the son of an ex-police officer, has been remanded in prison custody by an Enugu Chief Magistrate Court for driving into…

Five killed, 17 arrested, as police, hoodlums clash in Anambra

Five killed, 17 arrested, as police, hoodlums clash in Anambra

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue / CORRESPONDENT, Awka   There is no letting up on war against hoodlums in Aambra State as policemen in different locations in the state gunned down five hoodlums.…

Man jailed one year for stealing motorcycle

Man jailed one year for stealing motorcycle

An Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday sentenced one Ayomide Sunday, 29, to one year imprisonment for stealing a Bajaj Motorcycle valued N120, 000. Sunday, who resides at…

Police nab alleged robbery suspect in Lagos

Police nab alleged robbery suspect in Lagos

By Andrew Utulu   / Correspondent, Lagos   An armed robbery suspect, Ibik Emmanuel Chukwunonso, has confessed that apart from his present robbery case with the police, he has other pending…

Court jails three tilers for causing public nuisance

Court jails three tilers for causing public nuisance

A Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced three tilers to two months imprisonment each for causing public nuisance. The convicts – Bitrus Simon, 35; Mgbechi Sunday,20, and…

Two guards docked for alleged burglary, theft

Two guards were on Wednesday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking into the premises of their employer and stole a laptop. The accused are: Simon…

Civil servant charged with rape of a 15-year-old girl

Civil servant charged with rape of a  15-year-old girl

A 34-year-old civil servant, Segun Oluyara, on Tuesday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl. Oluyara, who resides at No. 36,…

Three feared dead in SDP, APC supporters clash in Edo

Three feared dead in SDP, APC supporters clash in Edo

By Francis Onoiribholo  - Bureau Chief, Benin City   A clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Monday night has reportedly left…

Osun police kill four robbers

Osun police kill four robbers

By Gbenga Faturoti / CORRESPONDENT, Osogbo   The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Osun State Police Command on Tuesday gunned down four armed robbers who were terrorising the people of…

Trader docked for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp

Trader docked for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp

A 25-year-old trader, Ibrahim Akinwumi, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp. The accused who resides at Block 174, Akerele…

My friend invited me to rob his company of workers’ salary –Suspect

My friend invited me to rob his company of workers’ salary –Suspect

By Andrew Utulu Correspondent, Lagos A robbery suspect, Chimezie Stephen Osuagwu, currently being quizzed by men of the Special Anti Squad (SARS) Lagos State Police Command, has confessed to the…

Gunmen kidnap college Provost in Benue

Gunmen kidnap college Provost  in Benue

By Tor Vande-Acka Correspondent, Makurdi   Gunmen have abducted the Provost of the College of Education (COE), Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Hans Senwua. Daily Independent gathered that the Provost was kidnapped…

Oshiomhole asks police to investigate death of hotel staff

Oshiomhole asks police to  investigate death of hotel staff

By Francis Onoiribholo  / Bureau Chief, Benin City   Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on the State Commissioner of Police to thoroughly investigate the circumstance leading to death…

Police kill notorious robbers in Ekiti

Police kill notorious robbers in Ekiti

By Yaqoub Popoola / Correspondent, Ado-Ekiti    Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the killings of robbers who specialized in attacking and killing trailer drivers and dispossess them of their goods.…

Two burnt, property razed in Ikorodu tanker inferno

Two burnt, property razed in Ikorodu tanker inferno

By Funmi Falobi  / Snr Reporter, Lagos   Two persons were burnt to death while property worth millions of Naira were destroyed on Tuesday morning when a petroleum laden tanker lost…

Oyo police recover stolen vehicles, arrest suspected snatchers

Oyo police recover stolen vehicles, arrest suspected snatchers

By Oladele Ogunsola  / Correspondent, Ibadan   No fewer than 20 assorted stolen vehicles were recovered by the Oyo State Police Command and six suspected robbers arrested in the last couple…

Police parade alleged kidnappers, others in Lagos

Police parade alleged kidnappers, others in Lagos

By Andrew Utulu Correspondent, Lagos   The police in Lagos have arrested about eight people in connection with alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal deals in sophisticated weapons in the…

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