Two sentenced to death for killing UniOsun student

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun, on Thursday, sentenced two men to death by hanging for killing one Rofiat Adebisi, who at the time of her death was a student of the Osun State University, Osogbo. Giving his judgment in the trial that lasted almost two and half years, Justice Oyejide Falola, said […]

Mother of three jumps into Osun river, cites hard times

A mother of three, Kafayat Alake, on Wednesday, attempted suicide by jumping into the Osun River in Osogbo, citing hard times as the reason for her action. Kafayat, who looked emaciated, told PUNCH Metro that she had three children and her husband was resident in Lagos. Kafayat, who was breathing with difficulty when she was rescued, said […]

Soldiers attack newspaper distribution vans

Some soldiers have attacked vans deployed from Rivers State to distribute newspapers to other states in the Southsouth. It was gathered that the overzealous soldiers descended on the vans and their drivers on Sunday morning at Mbiama, a border town between Rivers and Bayelsa states. It was learnt that one of the soldiers used a […]

How my assistant and I escaped Ondo explosion – Truck driver

A motorist, who witnessed the explosion that occurred on the Akure-Owo Expressway in Ilu Abo town in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Mr Richard Solomon, has said he and his motor assistant escaped death because they heeded police warnings. The explosion, which occurred around 1am on Saturday, destroyed many houses, schools […]

Oyo task force impounds 22 vehicles at club houses

The Oyo State COVID-19 Security and Enforcement sub-committee has reportedly impounded 22 vehicles during its special night operations. The operation was aimed at enforcing compliance at club houses and public places in Ibadan, the state capital. The Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Dr Akin Fagbemi, while addressing members of the task force before the operation, charged them […]

Hoodlums butcher photographer, injure Lagos monarch, others

There was panic in the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State recently, when hoodlums known as the Awala Boys clashed and allegedly killed a photographer, Peter-Greg Edogbeji. It was learnt that during the clash, which started around 6pm, the Awala Boys also took advantage of the tension in the community to rob unsuspecting members […]

COVID-19: Lagos Flags-Off 25 Makeshift Food Markets At Schools

Lagos State government on Sunday flagged-off the 25 emergency neighbourhood food markets for residents of communities essentially to address the problem associated with the lockdown and promote social distancing in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Nigerian Tribune reports that the markets are places where Lagosians could source for produce such as […]

29 soldiers die, 61 injured in Boko Haram ambush – Army

The Nigerian Army (NA) on Friday said it lost 29 personnel while 61 others sustained varying injuries during last week’s ambush of troops at Goniri and Gorgi by Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs). The military had earlier told reporters that initial information available indicated that 47 own forces were killed in the attacks that occurred on […]

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control WhatsApp line is back up!

This new service allows for 2-way conversations on WhatsApp BUJA, Nigeria, March 26, 2020/APO Group/ —  Our WhatsApp line is back up! This new service allows for 2-way conversations on WhatsApp. We‘ll send real-time messages to all Nigerians who opt in to the service, & Nigerians can also engage directly with us. Add NCDC: https://bit.ly/3bqNpPr. Receive urgent messages […]