In Brief

Ladies Identify ‘One-Chance’ Robber In Public

The police in Ogun State have arrested one Abiodun Makinde, a suspected ‘one chance’ robber after being sighted and identified in public by two ladies, who were once his victims. Makinde is believed to be a member of a one-chance syndicate that terrorises commuters along Sango/Owode-Idiroko road in Ogun. His arrest followed a distress call by his victims – Gloria Edoh and Saidat Akinola, who reported that they were attacked and robbed when they boarded a taxi from Owode to Sango, but on getting to Olokopupo area of Atan Ota, two men they met in the car, suddenly pulled knives ...
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Woman Arrested For Stealing Two-Month-Old Baby

A 39-year-old woman, Mrs Mercy Momoh, who allegedly stole a two-month-old baby from the mother, Mrs Funmilayo Sunday, at the Ekiti State Secretariat, Ado Ekiti on Friday, has been arrested while attempting to escape with the infant. Sources said the woman was apprehended on Saturday at Odo Aremu, Oke Ori Omi area of Ado Ekiti, and taken to the police station alongside the baby. A source said upon investigation, “The woman claimed that she hails from Benin, Edo State, but resides in Lagos. She said that she stole the baby, because she was in dire need of a male child ...
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Woman Kills Lover For Refusing To Finance Daughter’s Birthday

Homicide detectives in Lagos State have arrested a 23-year-old woman, Stella Peter, for allegedly stabbing her partner Bala Haruna, aged 25, to death over his refusal to finance their daughter’s one-year birthday party. The incident occurred yesterday morning at No. 2, Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere where the suspect and the deceased have lived as a couple for three years. It was gathered that Stella, a native of Kogi State, had an argument with her Kebbi State partner, Haruna, following his inability to raise N30,000 for their daughter’s birthday, which was yesterday. It was later started having dispute before 6:00a.m. After Haruna, ...
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Borders Will Remain Closed, Customs CG Says

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, says Nigerian borders will remain closed until the countries sharing borders with Nigeria stop encouraging importation of contrabands into the country. He said this yesterday when he visited Maigatari, Jigawa State on the Nigeria/Niger Republic border. He said Nigeria could no longer fold its arms and watch such countries flourish at the detriment of its economy. Ali told journalists that countries sharing borders with Nigeria had continued to encourage the importation of all forms of contrabands, adding that those countries knew that such a thing was inimical to the development of ...
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Three-Storey Building, Prison Wall Collapse In Onitsha After Downpour

A three-storey building yesterday collapsed at No. 22, Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha, Anambra State. The building said to belong to one Chukwuma Njeka, collapsed following a downpour. Thankfully, no casualty was recorded. The prison wall of the Onitsha custodial centre, (formerly known as Onitsha prisons) also suffered a similar fate as the rear fence of the prison collapsed at about 6:30a.m. during the downpour. Eyewitnesses said no casualty was recorded; neither did inmates escape from the facility due to the collapse. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed both incidents, saying the scene was cordoned off by the ...
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UK re-introduces two-year work visa for Nigerians, other foreign students

The United Kingdom has announced a new visa regime, which will allow foreign students stay and work in the country for two years after graduation. British Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the new policy would come into effect for students starting courses in 2020. The plan is an overturn of Theresa May’s 2012 immigration policy, which mandated foreign students to leave four months after finishing a degree in the UK. According to him, the new policy will allow graduates apply for jobs regardless of their skills or the subject they studied. He said the policy was ...
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Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians Arrive Lagos From South Africa

LATEST NEWSTOP NEWS The returnee Nigerians departed their base in South Africa from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, around 4:00 p.m aboard an Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft, which landed in Lagos at 9:34 pm Wednesday night. Those awaiting the arrival of these Nigerians caught up in the xenophobic crisis in South Africa have waited for the whole day of at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport until their flight landed in Lagos Wednesday night. The Air Peace flight, a Boeing 777-200 plane transporting the Nigerians on their arrival at the airport were received by the Chairman, Diaspira Commission, Mrs Abike ...
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Police Arrest Man Who Burnt Son To Death For Stealing N500

A 35-year-old man in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Idorenyin Essien, has been arrested for burning his seven-year-old son to death for stealing a neighbour’s N500. It was gathered that the incident occurred in a community of Afia Nsit two days ago. Police command in the state, which confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Mac-Don, yesterday, said Essien has been arrested. Mac-Don said the incident happened at Afia Nsit community in Eket Local Government Area and added that Essien was arrested at his residence. He said the case would be charged to court and if the alleged ...
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Missing Girl’s Father Sends SOS To Obaseki

Fifteen months after Amanda was declared missing, her 28-year-old distraught father, Mr Edosa Osaruonamen, on Tuesday wrote a Save our Soul letter to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar, to help find his daughter. Amanda and her sister, Christabel, were stolen from their father’s house at Utese village on June 4, 2018, allegedly by their tenants, Roseline and Mary. Christabel was recovered in May this year in Enugu State from one Mrs Anioke Augustine, who bought her for N800,000. Amanda was said to have been sold to one Uju (now deceased) in ...
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EFCC Arrests Two Suspects On FBI List

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two of the 77 Nigerians wanted by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence for cyber crimes. The Head, EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, Aminu Aliyu, said on Tuesday Chika Augustine and Godspower Nwachukwu were arrested in Abuja, adding that $35,000 was recovered from the former. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Aliyu said they also arrested one other suspect for a different case in December last year in collaboration with the FBI. He said, “Prior to the release of the FBI list, we had in collaboration with the FBI, cases under investigation in which two suspects ...
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