The police in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, yesterday detained three children of dead primary school teachers who protested non-payment of gratuities and pensions of their parents by the state government. Ten others were injured as policemen at the Government House gate used force to break the protest. Among those detained at the time of
A High Court in Abeokuta yesterday sentenced a man, Kola Akanji, to death by hanging for armed robbery. Akanji, whose address was not given, was found guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery. Justice Abiodun Akinyemi said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence.
Two female corp members, Chidinma Sandra Ewelike and Lika serving in Akwa Ibom state have lost their lives in a road accident. which occured while they were on their way to Uyo from Etinan to use the ATM. According to Sandra's friend, Chukwukadibia who wrote a tribute to her on Facebook, said they were inside a tricycle also known as keke
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet targeting Boko Haram members, yesterday killed scores and injured many more after firing into an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. The accidental strike occured in Rann, Kala/Bage Local Government Area in the northern part of Borno State. Many of the dead are charity workers and civilians. Two
Relatives of victims yesterday besieged the Borno Specialist Hospital waiting for information on their loved ones being treated for injuries in the Airforce accidental bombing that claimed the lives of scores of people at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp (IDPs) in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government of Borno State. The anxious relatives, mostly
A tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol yesterday fell off the Otedola Bridge near the Lagos State Government secretariat, spilling it all on the road. The accident was caused by brake failure. The tanker was heading to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after loading in Apapa. It plunged into a nearby ditch after detaching from the truck. Operatives of
The late Prof. Mani was the second professor from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine killed by Boko Haram attack since the insurgency begun in 2009. Born in Katsina town on April 11, 1957, Prof. Mani attended Kayalwa Primary School, Katsina (1964-1970), Government College Kaduna (1971-1975) and School of Basic Studies, ABU Zaria