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By Andrew Utulu –  Lagos   Strange as it sounds, a 44 year-old drug suspect, Chibude Chide arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) actually invested a whooping N2 million in drug business.  The suspect who was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International...

By Andrew Utulu  -   LAGOS   Stakeholders in the security sub-sector have condemned some of the recent re-deployment of police personnel in the Lagos Command of the Nigerian Police. The argument is that some of the officers redeployed from Lagos to other commands contributed immensely to reducing the crime rate in Lagos state and that their redeployment to areas...

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue  -  Awka    Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon’s recent statement, at the burial of late Mrs. Chinyere Ukpabi Asika, wife of the former Sole Administrator of East Central State, Ajie Ukpabi Asika, in Onitsha, that “Nigeria is a better country with Ndigbo,” may have ignited fresh debate on the fate of Ndigbo in the present political...

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  -  Bauchi   A woman has given birth to a baby boy without limbs in Bauchi state.  The baby, Christened Chongfilawos was born on July 4 2015 in Gudun Sayawa, a suburb of Bauchi Metropolis. The mother of the baby Blessing Samson, an indigene of Bogoro Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, gave birth to the baby with only three fingers...

By Andrew Utulu –  LAGOS.   Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Zone 2, which comprises Lagos and Ogun State police command have smashed a car-robbery-syndicate and arrested four suspected members of the gang. The SARS team also recovered 13 vehicles allegedly stolen by the gang. The arrested suspects include 32 year-old Austine Paul, 30-year-old...

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 Vehicle Inspection Scheme to check the roadworthiness...

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,...