Monday, 13 October 2014

'Nigeria has Become Preferred Destination for Foreign Investors'


The Regional Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr. Patrick Kormawa, yesterday said Nigeria has become the preferred destination for foreign investors.

Kormawa who made this disclosure at the 22nd fellows conference of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) held in Lagos, said estimates have shown that Nigeria is a viable field for foreign  investors.

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Police Arrest Notorious Trans-border Armed Gang


The Lagos State Police command today arrested and paraded a nine-man trans-border armed gang who specialise in snatching exotic cars from their victims.

The kingpin who was identified as Benard Bongy and his gang members were arrested by a team of operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led by their commander, Abba Kyari, a Superintendent of Police.

EXCLUSIVE: Police to parade owner and dogs for eating boy's skull


The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Kayode Aderanti today said the command had finally arrested a dog and its owner that attacked four-year-old boy in Lagos at the Igando area of Lagos.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

EXCLUSIVE; Lagos Police Reinforce Ban on Okada




The Lagos State Police Command said it has observed with total dismay that some Okada riders do not have any iota of respect to the laws of the land as they have continuously and flagrantly breached this traffic law although the Lagos State Government in 2012 amended its road traffic law which expressly banned and restricted motorcycles from plying some specific routes in the State.
 

Ezekwesili Claims One of the Chibok Girls has been rescued


The  leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili late yesterday night claimed one of the Chibok girls has been rescued alive. This is coming after Tuesday upheaval when it was claimed that the 219 abducted Chibok girls had been released.

Tweeting from @obyezeks at about 11.17pm, Ezekwesili said Chibok girl was simply identified as Susan.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Synagogue Tragedy: 'No Same Aircraft Can Fly Four Times in that Route'


Puncturing claims that a 'strange' aircraft had flown over the Lagos headquarters of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SOAN), in Ikotun, four consecutive times before it collapsed, preliminary investigations has revealed that it was nearly impossible.

How South African Survived Five Days Under Synagogue Rubble


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Lindiwe Ndwandwe 

Days after she came out of the rubble of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) building collapse, South African Lindiwe Ndwandwe, finally recounted her five-day ordeal, adding that she survived on her urine.
In a 20-minutes video Ndwandwe attributed her rescue to her faith in God. According to her, she had survived by drinking her urine after she got dehydrated.

She said, "I was trapped in the toilet for five days. I was hungry and thirsty throughout my stay there. I couldn't even move so I was just lying down because there was no leg or head room to move around.

Rescue operations had been ongoing for four days when she walked out unaided on the fifth day, at about 2am last week Tuesday after excavation had been done in the section of where she was trapped.

She said, "I was about to eat when I decided to visit the restroom. When I was there, I heard this noise and then the ceiling of the toilet came crumbling down.

"I heard people praying but I was alone in that place. I tried to sleep but it was difficult. It was through a hole that I knew whether it was day or night. 

"On the third day, I knew they were rescuing people because I stopped hearing the voices of my neighbours."

On how she survived she said, "Remember I was about to eat when I decided to visit the rest room. 
When I was hungry, it was then I started having a conversation with God. Anytime I was hungry or thirsty and I told God, I will just fall asleep. On the fourth day, I was becoming weaker.

"And I was more thirsty. It then occurred to me that the only thing to do was to drink my urine. But I couldn't even do that because I was lying on my side and the ceiling was hanging over me.

"I removed my vest from her neck, put it round legs and urinated on it. The same urine-soaked vest was what I sucked on anytime I got thirsty."

On how she was rescued, she said she heard two men arguing on whether to dig where she was or not and when they did, she came out alive with few bruises on her arms.

She said, "When I was rescued and I called my husband, the only thing he could say was thank God. I could hear the loud shouts of my family rejoicing in the background."

After the interview, she was again led to the site of the building collapse, where she broke down upon sighting the wreckage from where she crawled out from, muttering that it was God that saved her.

Chibok Girls: Dashed Hopes of BBOG as Army Refutes Claim of Rescue


Hopes were dashed, joy squashed and euphoria diminished for the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group when the Defence headquarters yesterday refuted earlier rumours making the rounds that the Chibok girls had been released.

Exclusive: Security Expert Deplores Suicide Attack on Schools


Deploring the recent double suicide terrorist attacks that occurred at the Federal College of Education Kano which resulted in the death of 17 persons and injured 35 others, security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, said it was shameful and unacceptable.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Breaking News: The War is Over- Nyako has been impeached


Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa


He put up a valiant fight but few minutes ago, the embattled  Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, was impeached by the state House of Assembly,

This is coming hours after his deputy Bala Ngilari, resigned from office to avoid being impeached and his resignation letter was read at plenary by the speaker of the Assembly, Umaru Fintiri, after which the lawmakers approved it. 

BREAKING NEWS: Police Arrest Another Boko Haram Suspect (Chief Butcher)

The Boko haram suspect arrested weeks ago 

·       Suspect says he is the “Chief-Butcher” of Balmo Forest

According to the Force Spokesperson, ACP Frank Mba, Following the massive onslaught by Security Forces on the activities of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, at the Balmo Forest Bauchi State, Police detectives attached to Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday, 12/7/2014 about 2pm have arrested one Mohammed Zakari, a male of 30 years old and senior member of the Boko Haram terrorists’ organization along Darazo-Basrika Road while fleeing from the intensive counter insurgency operations going on around the Balmo Forest.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Police Arrest Cultists, kidnappers, Others


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four suspects in connection with cultism, kidnapping and 
armed robbery and also recovered three locally made pistols and a cache of ammunition.

While the duo of Sunday Onwe and Ijoko Samuel were arrested for cultism and other related Offences, Ugochukwu Nwafor was arrested for armed robbery and one Ojo was also arrested for attempted kidnapping. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Chibok Girls: Ezekwesili, Others Urge FG for Tangible Rescue Results

EZEKWESILI LEADING OTHER BBOG MEMBERS
Defying the rain and the attendant flood, the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group weekend, continued its outcry urging the Federal Government (FG) to expedite action in the rescue of the nearly 300 school girls of Chibok Government College, Borno State.

Representing the group, the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, made this disclosure at the Speak-Out-Saturday rally organised by the Women for Peace and Justice Coalition held at the Marina Waterfront, CMS, Lagos.

BRT Bus Kills Commercial Motorcyclist, Passengers


Barely three days after the incident involving the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT)buses and the military, where one of the buses crushed a soldier to death, yet another incident with the BRT took place yesterday, this time, sending three people, a motorcyclist and his two male passengers, to an early grave. Eyewitnesses said the incident happened when the motorcyclist who was fleeing from policemen who were chasing him for plying the highway, against the law, ran into a BRT Bus while in motion.

Damboa Attack: 63 Abducted Women Escape Boko Haram Captivity

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Sixty-three (63) women who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in parts of Borno state, about two weeks ago, may have escaped captivity and returned  back to their homes, security sources revealed Sunday.
Some witnesses told reporters that the women surprisingly who emerged in large numbers on Saturday must have taken the opportunity of relaxed watch on the camps where they were held hostage to escape.

FASHOLA TO THE RESCUE: Inspects Traffic Gridlock Points in Mile 2, Apapa, Gives Tanker Drivers Ultimatum

FASHOLA
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), yesterday inspected the traffic gridlock points at the Mile 2 under bridge of the Lagos – Badagry Expressway undergoing expansion and Creek Road in Apapa, extracting a commitment from fuel tanker operators to ease traffic on the roads leading to Apapa within one week.

Apapa Blasts: Arrest of 50 Suspects was Pre-emptive, Say Police


Almost a week after about 50 suspects were picked up from different parts of Lagos State, following the twin explosions that rocked a tank farm along Creek Road in Apapa, killing four persons, the police have said the arrests were preemptive raids.
As at yesterday, it was still unclear if the suspects, who were mostly foreigners, had been cleared or charged as the police had planned earlier.
The police had days after the blast kicked off a massive mop up of suspects and transferred them to the state Special Investigation Bureau (SIB), Ikeja where they were profiled.

Again Unknown Gunmen Open Fire on Worshippers in Jos


Unknown gunmen on Sunday night opened fire on a group of Muslim worshippers in Bukuru, Jos south local government area of Plateau State injuring three persons at about 9:00pm Sunday night  during Tarawi prayers, after the Muslims broke their fast.

SMOKING BAN TAKEN TOO FAR AS Son kills Father over Anti-smoking Advice


Tragedy struck  Monday in Aguabosi  village in Ugwuoba in Oji River local Government Area of Enugu state when a middle-aged family man was reportedly killed by his own son for allegedly questioning his smoking habit.

Lawan, Emenalo Head for Supreme Court Over $620, 000 Alleged Bribe from Otedola


Former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan,  has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal refusing to quash charges of corruption filed against him and the Secretary of the committee,  Boniface Emenalo.

EXCLUSIVE: Police Arrest Alleged APC Thug, Gov Fayemi's Aide in Connection with Car Theft

THE SUSPECTS 
The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) of the Nigeria Police yesterday paraded a political thug, one Omoniyi Ajewole, alongside his boss Odeyemi Itunnu aka Gomina, who claimed to be the executive assistant to the Ekiti State Governor, in connection with car robbery.

The purported chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was arrested by the police led by the Commissioner of Police FSARS, Chris Ezike, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, for allegedly arming his political thug, who in turn alongside his gang used the gun to snatch cars in different parts of the country.

Monday, 30 June 2014

MILITARY ARREST KINPIN INVOLVED IN CHIBOK ABDUCTION


Finally, a ray of hope. The Nigerian military in a press statement signed by Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolad, said it has arrested Babuji Ya'ari,  a key accomplice in the Chibok girls abduction.

 Babuji was a member of the Youth Vigilante Group popularly known as civilian JTF, which he used as a cover to spy on the activities of the Nigerian security forces, acting as a spy & gathering information for terrorist group. The military also said Ya'ari has coordinated several deadly attacks in Maiduguri since 2011. 

EXCLUSIVE: Finally, Lagos Police Arrest Ritualist Pastor


A week after he was declared wanted by the Lagos State Police Command in connection with the abduction of seven-year-old Emeka Emmanuel and eight others, Mr. Ernest Nwankwo was yesterday apprehended by the police.

The suspect who is the pastor and General Overseer of Holy Family Ministry a.k.a House of Mercy, at Ogolonto, Ikorodu area of the state, was arrested at the Ebute Metta area.

Fake Glo Ambassador Gets Two-year Jail Term


Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Gombe has sentenced 29 year-old Khalil Ahmed Bappa to two years in prison for fraudulently extorting goods and money worth N267,000 from a female student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.


Bappa, who claimed to be a Glo Ambassador, fraudulently extorted the goods and money from Yusra Ali Babakusa, a student of the ABU, with the assurances of making her a Glo Ambassador.


#BringBackOurGirls# Hash-tag Generates 2m Signatures



As Nigerian groups and individuals continue to mount pressure on government through social media platform to rescue the over 200 Secondary School Girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, the #BringBackOurGirls# hash tag had already generated over 2 million signatures.

Co-debator at a monthly public debate organised by Speakers’ Corner Trust Nigeria (SCTN), Ms. Viola Okolie, who said the link remains the most retweeted, noted that the social media platform was a veritable tool to galvanise change, adding that it gives the people opportunity to air their views on government policies.

Injured Teenager Recovers, Recuperates in Hospital


After several and intensive treatments, Nene Ekwute, the teenage house-help of Dr. Jude Mbama of St. Jude’s Hospital, who was injured in a domestic brawl, is currently recuperating in the hospital, THISDAY investigations can confirm.

Contrary to previous reports that the incident blinded her, the teen, who was said to have been injured on her left eye by the doctor’s 14-year-old son, was at the weekend, still on bed rest at the hospital located in FESTAC Town, Lagos.

Apapa Blast: Forensic Experts Yet to Rule out Bomb Explosion


Not certain of the actual cause of Wednesday’s twin explosions in Apapa, Lagos, police forensic experts, who are already investigating the blast are yet to rule out bomb explosion.

This is just as it was gathered that the anti-bomb operatives who stormed the scene of the blast in the early hours of yesterday to take the debris for forensic examination, had begun post-blast investigations to ascertain the cause of the explosion.

The forensic team had earlier encountered some hitches as security operatives attached to the Folawiyo Energy Limited (FEL), the tank farm, refused to allow men of the anti-bomb department access to the FEL premises.

FIFA World Cup Match: Nigeria Crashes, Loses 2-0 to France



Nigeria Monday lost to France in the  ongoing  FIFA World  Cup Football  match holding in Brazil.

The match   which was goaless during the  first half  with full of hope on the Nigerian side ended up with  two goals against Nigeria in the second half.  The two goals against Nigeria were scored  few minutes to the end of the  game in what  was a big disappointment to many Nigerian football fans.

The result was bad news to Nigeria as  the  country’s team would have to start  heading for home.

For France, the country  is expected to proceed to the next  level  in the ongoing world cup tournament.

Boko Haram Razes Police Station, Kills Council Boss's Son in Flesh Attack in Borno


Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect  Monday invaded Shani Local Government Area of Borno state setting ablaze the Divisional Police Station and many other building in the town. They were said to have razed down shops and vehicles using Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs.
The caretaker  chairman of Shani council, Alhaji Modu Walama who was said to have escaped series of attacks by assassins and terrorists in recent past, narrowly  escaped being killed by the terrorists who were poaching for him.

They were said to have attacked the council boss family house in Walama and killed one of his sons  when they discovered that the Chairman was not in the house. It was gathered from sources that the heavily armed terrorists invaded the town on motorcycles   and bombed the Divisional Police Headquarters at about 2:45pm on Monday, after they realized that almost all the policemen on duty had fled the area.

Looking for a Lifeline for Abiodun Onadeko


Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that 34-year-old Abiodun Onadeko desperately needs N6 million to enable him get a kidney transplant and restart life anew


After graduating with honours in Agric Economics from the University of Ilorin a few years back, Abiodun Onadeko had high hope of using his skill to help turn around Agro-service industry in Nigeria. But now that dream is threatened by kidney disease.
To survive it, Onadeko who is suffering from an end stage kidney disease requires N6 million for a kidney transplant. As a former manager in a small fish farm in Lagos, he can barely shoulder the burden of raising the fund alone.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Four Killed as Explosion Rocks Tank Farm in Lagos

The bomb scene at the Apapa 

No fewer than four persons were yesterday killed at Folawiyo Energy along Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, after some suspected suicide bombers set off twin explosions at the area.

Policeman Beats Pregnant Woman to Stupor


A police officer identified as Arthur Okeke with force registration number 453255 yesterday allegedly beat up a pregnant woman at the Bar Beach area of Lagos State.

The incident which was captured on tape saw the police officer screaming on the victim before pouncing on her and beat her up despite her condition.

EXCLUSIVE: Police Rescue 6-year old from Church's Ritualist Den


Six-year-old Kelvin Emmanuel, was today rescued from a ritualist's den located inside a church at Majidun area of Ikorodu, Lagos, by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Area N Command, Ijede. 

Asides the human heads and body parts recovered from the church identified as Jesus Divine Healing and Deliverance Catholic Ministry located at number 319 Lagos Road, Majidun, the  police also rescued another victim who claimed he had been in capacity for days.

Explosion Rocks Abuja Again


A massive explosion just rocked Banex Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2 in Abuja. The explosion occurred at the gate of the very busy plaza and six people have been confirmed dead with at least 15 people injured.

Doctor's Son Allegedly Blinds Teenage House-help


The son of Dr. Jude Mbama of St. Jude's Hospital, located at 21 Road, B Close, House 3, FESTAC Town, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, on Monday allegedly beat their teenage house-help simply identified as Nana to a stupor, blinding her in the process. 

Although the identify of the accused was yet to be identified, sources close to the family who spoke on strict condition of anonymity revealed that the incident was allegedly one of the many cases wherein they repeatedly abused and maltreated the teenager. (Continue to read as culled from Thisday)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Exclusive: How Herbalist Buried Mother and Child Alive

The herbalist 
The suspected killer of a retired custom officer and her 10-year old child yesterday recounted how he tricked his victims into his shrine and buried them alive.

The 64 year old suspect identified as Alhaji Olatunji Azeez in his confessional statement alleged that he actually tricked the deceased into one of his shrine located behind his traditional temple at Ajuwon, Akute in Ogun State.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Police arrest madman with arm in Lagos




A mad man was weekend arrested with a pistol in Gowon estate area of Ipaja, Lagos.
The suspect, is currently being interrogated by operatives at the Anti-Robbery section of the State Criminal Investigation Department ,SCID, Yaba, Lagos,

Eye witnesses said the mad man had been loitering the area for two months. However, a curious passer-by was said to have suspected the insane man when he saw him wrapping an object with a rag. The mad man was said to have thereafter, started looking sideways , apparently to ascertain whether he was being watched, before he dumped the content wrapped with the rag inside a container in the dump site.

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos State Government Raise Alarm as Unknown Traffic Controllers Invade Roads




The Lagos State Ministry of Transport, yesterday raised an alarm after some yet-to-be identified persons took over regulation of traffic at the Old Toll Gate, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Mr. Shina Thorpe, said the illegal traffic managers who are unknown to the state government invaded the roadways with a view to causing public disturbances as their activities.

EXCLUSIVE: Police Recover Stolen Items in Lagos



The Lagos State Command yesterday took to its Facebook page, one of the social media tools, to announce the recovery of stolen items which they recovered from armed robbers who had earlier robbed the Magodo area of the state.

Some of the stolen items include 37 wrist watches, 21 mobile phones, five laptops, assorted jewelries and other household items.

The police called on people who were victim's of recent armed robbery attack at the Magodo area on Sunday to go to Isheri Police Division with proper identification to collect their properties.

23-year Old Lady Accuse Two Custom Officers of Rape





A 23-year-old lady has accused two officers of the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS), attached to Gbaji checkpoint, identified as Felola Uzezi and Mohammed Sanni, for raping her despite her pleas to the contrary.

After the incident, the victim who reported the incident to  Area K Police Command, told the police that she met one of the custom officers on social media network, Facebook precisely.

NDLEA Arrest Most Wanted Drug Trafficker




Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one of the most wanted drug traffickers in Lagos.

The 52 year-old suspected identified as Onyejiaju Chukwuemeka at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, while trying to disembark from an Etihad flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil with about 2,605kg of cocaine which he disguise as candies.

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Police Arrest Most Wanted Criminal in Oyo State


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Police detectives attached to the Lagos State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested one of the most deadliest criminal in the whole of the South-Western Region.

The suspect identified as the former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), Oyo State chapter, Mukaila Lamidi alias Auxiliary was arrested for gun running and some violent crimes in the south western states.

Customs Officer Bathes Woman with Acid




A personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), simply identified as Nwaeze, who heads the customs unit at Mosafejo Aradagun unit, has allegedly bathed a young woman, one Tope Fadipe with acid.

This is coming at a time when the customs are trying to extricate themselves from a rape charge against two of its personnel, Felola Uzezi and Mohammed Sanni, who were accused of raping a 23-year-old lady at Limca Bus Stop area, still at Badagry.

EXCLUSIVE: Two die during clash with Vigilante group




Two  Persons  were killed today as angry  youths protested  the killing of  boy  by local vigilance group at the  Ikorodu area of Lagos State .
Also five houses and two  vehicles , belonging to members of the vigilante group , popularly known as " Won Ya Bo Boys"  were destroyed around Igbogbo area of the community
 Many residents of the community accused members of the vigilante team of high handedness and always taking laws into their hands , in their handling of security issues in Ikorodu.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Navy Called to Sustain Sportsmanship Momentum



The Lagos State Commissioner of Sports, Mr. Waheed Oshodi, has urged the Nigerian Navy (NN) to remain focused in sustaining momentum in sportsmanship.

Oshodi who was represented by Mr. Tunde Bankole, made this disclosure at the recently concluded 2014 Western Naval Command (WNC) Sports Competition organised for officers and men of the command at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.