For the second time in eight months, gunmen yesterday stormed at the Lagos State Model College in Igbonla, Epe and kidnapped six pupils. They struck barely three days after writing the school of their coming. Those kidnapped are Yusuf Farouk, Ramon Isiaka, Pelumi Philips, Peter Jonas, Adebanjo George and Judah Agbaosi. Four of them
Cortez Kennedy, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee has died at the age of 48. Police in Orlando, Florida, say the former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead on Tuesday morning and the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but that there is nothing suspicious about his death. Mourning him, Pro Football Hall of Fame President
A son of top politician and former Minister of Works Chief Tony Anenih died in Lagos yesterday. It was learnt that Mr. Eugene Anenih, who was the Managing Director of Nova Finance and securities Limited, collapsed during a game at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club in Onikan. He was pronounced dead at the hospital where he was taken, it was learnt.
An Ekiti State High Court in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 47-year-old man, Blessing Olumakinde, to death for killing his father, Benson Egunlae, over inheritance. The Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, who gave the judgment, held that evidence showed the accused was guilty. He said the prosecution proved its case beyond doubt; hence the accused
A woman, whose identity could not be ascertained last night, was yesterday burnt to death in a tanker fire accident in Ibadan, Oyo State. Three vehicles and buildings were also razed. The accident occurred about 11:30 am at Eleyele when the tank filled with 33,000 litres of diesel detached from the vehicle while ascending a hill. A witness, Mr. Lekan
An Ekiti State High Court in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced two men, Ajibade Adeniyi and Tosin Ojo, to 21 years imprisonment each for robbery. Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye found the duo guilty of robbery. He said the terms would run from the day of their arrest and detention in 2012. The judge held that the prosecution failed to prove the case of
An eight-day-old baby was killed on Saturday when fire razed over 26 shanties at Makoko, a slum community in Yaba, Lagos Mainland. The baby, it was gathered, was to have been christened yesterday. Residents attributed the cause of the fire to electrical surge. It was gathered that no fewer than 20 families were rendered homeless; about six shops