In Brief

Court Remands Painter For Raping 17-Year-Old Girl

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl. The police charged Apaila, 23, with three counts unlawful sexual intercourse with a child; exposure of a child to narcotics, and prohibition of a child from attending and remaining in school. Magistrate Mariam Kings ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison, due to the gravity of the offence. Kings adjourned the case until June 11, for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Aliyu Yakubu, told the court that the mother of the victim, Mrs Talatu Manga ...
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“I Saw The 17-Year-Old Student In A Pool Of Blood In Bed” – Policeman Tells Court

Sgt. Alufailu Peter, on Thursday, told an FCT High Court that he saw the body of the deceased 17-year-old boy who was allegedly stabbed to death by Rukayat Abdulkareem, in a pool of blood on his bed. NAN reports that the police charged Abdulkareem, with the alleged murder of a 200 level student of the University of Abuja. Peter who was cross-examined by the defence counsel, Emmanual Ejiofor, told the court that the defendant was arrested by a vigilante group, guarding the Street in Kubwa village and handed over to the nearest police outpost on Jan.11, 2018. Asked if he ...
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Vacate Apapa Roads, Bridges In 72 Hours, FG Tells Tanker Drivers

The Federal Government has given truck and tanker drivers who parked their vehicles on all access roads and bridges to the Apapa ports and environs in Lagos State 72 hours to remove them. The Federal Government gave the directive on Wednesday as a task force it set up to clear the Apapa gridlock began work. The task force, which is headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari after the April 25 emergency meeting he summoned to find a permanent solution to the gridlock. A Presidency statement on Wednesday signed by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media ...
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Fifa, Qatar Retain 32 Team Format For 2022 World Cup

World Football governing body, Fifa and Qatar, the hosts of the 2022 edition have finally agreed to retain the 32-team format. Fifa once contemplated an expansion to a 48- team format after Qatar won the hosting rights. Qatar did not resist but after some fact-findings it was decided last night to retain the 32- team format. Qatar had always been open to the idea of an expanded tournament in 2022. They had a viable operating model and would have gone on to still accommodate the expansion if the feasibility study showed it would be for the interest of the game ...
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One Dies As 2 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Regain

One of the three officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who were on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen, has died in the custody of his abductors before two of the officials were released. It was gathered that one of the victims of the dastardly act who could not bear the stress involved in the act died before the others were freed. Though details of their freedom were not immediately known, the FRSC officers were said to have been released Tuesday night and had since reunited with their families. It was gathered that their abductors collected a sum of ...
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NYSC Names Building After Late Kogi Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps has said it has named a Multi-Purpose Hall at the NYSC Kogi State Secretariat in Lokoja, Kogi State, after its coordinator in the state, Omolara Ahile, who died in a road crash on May 17 along Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nasarawa State. The Director-General of the scheme, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, approved this, according to a statement on Wednesday. The NYSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said the deceased deserved to be honoured because of “her favourable human disposition without discrimination”. The statement said, “Acting Head of the Secretariat, Mrs Leticia Nwokeke, ...
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Site engineer, Others Trapped Under Collapsed Four-Storey Building In Onitsha

Six persons were feared trapped yesterday under the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State. The incident happened on No. 7, Ezenwa Street, Onitsha. An eyewitness said eight persons were under the building when the four-storey building under construction caved in at about 1:45p.m. The source said those trapped were six labourers, including the site engineer. The cause of the collapse has not been determined. Meanwhile, a rescue team on site was left helpless with no equipment to undertake their rescue operation. The Divisional Police Officer for Onitsha Central Police Station, Ifeanyi Iburu, led a team ...
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Two Abducted FRSC Officers Released

Two officers of Federal Road Safety Corps simply identified as Abioye and Bayegunni, abducted on Sunday by gunmen along Ilesha/Akure Expressway, had been released. The two men were abducted near Iwaraja, a town in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State. The two men, according to reliable sources were released late Tuesday evening. A senior FRSC officer, who pleaded anonymity confirmed the release. Source: Punch ...
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NDU Student Commits Suicide For Failing Medical Exam

The deceased, Uzakah Timi Ebiweni, a student of Faculty of Basic Medical Science was said to have plunged into the Amassoma river and drowned himself after he confirmed that he has failed the MBBS examines which would have qualified to be a surgical and medical student. According to investigations the University had on Friday released the MBBS results, which indicated that 40 students including Ebiweni failed and would have to withdraw from the medical school and go to any other faculty and start another course afresh from 200 level. Sources said Ebiweni had dropped a hint of possible suicide by ...
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Breaking: Fire Razes BRT Bus On Third Mainland Bridge

One of the blue buses belonging to the Bus Rapid Transport scheme in Lagos State has been razed by fire on the Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday. The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, via its Twitter handle confirmed that the fire started around 9:30 a.m. The bus, which was heading towards Iyana-Oworo caught fire just after Adeniji Adele axis of the bridge. No casualty reported as at the time of filing this report. Source: The Nation ...
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