In Brief

Senate Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Senate approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. This decision was reached on Tuesday after the upper chamber’s ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena submitted its report. The Senate then went on to request the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval. Source: Leadership ...
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Lagos: Police Repel Attack On Station, Arrest 3

Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspects following a raid on cultists and ritualists’ hideout. The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He also said that the raid, which took place on Monday almost led to a serious attack on Imota Police Station in Ikorodu, during which two policemen were injured. “On March 18, at about 5:30pm, following a tip-off, a team of policemen on surveillance at Adama community, Ikorodu, raided a den of cultists who specialise in ritual murder and kidnapping for ritual purposes. “On sighting the police, they opened fire and ...
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Kidnappers Of Edo Traditional Ruler Demand Ransom In Foreign Currency

Kidnapper of the Enogie(king) of Ukhiri in Ikpobah-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Godwin Aigbe, have reportedly opened talks with his family and are said to be demanding ransom in foreign currency before they will release him. A family member confirmed the development but refused to disclose the amount. Recall that five heavily armed men stormed enogie’s palace on Saturday evening shooting sporadically into the air, before abducting him from his living room to an unknown destination. The kidnappers burnt their operational vehicle and escaped in the monarch’s car. Confirming the kidnap, the Commissioner of Police in Edo State, ...
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Court Sentences Man To Death For Robbing, Shooting Stepmother, Stepsister

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced one Akeem Lawal to death by hanging for shooting and robbing his stepmother, Taibat Lawal, and stepsister, Sherifat Olanipekun. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, on Monday, found Akeem guilty on two counts of conspiracy to rob and armed robbery. According to the prosecution, Akeem and two of his gang members, who were masked, had on November 30, 2013, around 2am, on 12 Lawal Street, Akowonjo in the Egbeda area of Lagos State, destroyed the front door to his stepsister’s room, with an axe and robbed and shot her and her 90-year-old mother, leaving ...
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Police Nab Two Armed Robbery Suspects In Lekki

A team of police detectives has apprehended two suspected members of an armed robbery gang said to be terrorising residents of the Lekki area of Lagos State. The suspects, Adebayo Ayomide and Isaac David, were arrested after they had allegedly robbed two residents of the area at gunpoint. The team, which was led by the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Police Station, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, was said to have embarked on a crime prevention patrol along the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge around 9pm on Saturday. The team was said to have come in contact with two young women, Gbemi and Hannah, who ...
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Edo Police Nab Suspects Over Afuze Attack

Hoodlums involved in the killing of four policemen in Afuze Divisional Police Headquarters have been arrested and would be paraded today by the Police. In a statement by Special Adviser to the state governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the state government said proper briefing of the operation that led to the arrest of the suspected killers will be given during the parade. According to him, “it is a bit of closure that the Police has apprehended some of those suspected to have attacked the Police station. “Though we hear a good number of the suspects have ...
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Robbers Invade NYSC Lodge In Delta, Shoot 3

Three National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members serving at Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, are currently in critical condition after gunmen attacked them when they were returning to their lodge last Friday, at Isiokolo. Giving details of the incident yesterday, a security source at the Isiokolo Police Division said the victims were rushed to a private hospital by members of the Isiokolo local vigilante outfit after they were shot by the hoodlums, who dispossessed them of phones, cash and other items. “The corps members sustained gunshot wounds from a locally-made cut-to-size gun used by the hoodlums and ...
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Man Jailed For Attacking Kaduna Electric Staff

The Sharia Court 1, Unguwan Gwaza, in Gusau, Zamfara State, has sentenced one Habu Mai Shago of Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Tudun wada, Gusau to one year imprisonment for assaulting Kaduna Electric staff while discharging their lawful duty. The Sharia Court Judge, Alhaji Labaran Salisu, found the accused, Malam Habu Mai shago, guilty of criminal conspiracy, disrupting a public servant from discharging his duty and causing bodily harm, offences punishable under Section 123 and 318 of Sharia Panel Code of Zamfara State. The convict was also ordered to settle all the medical expenses incurred by the victims. The prosecuting ...
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Gunmen Kill DPO, DCO, 2 Female Policewomen

It was black Tuesday in Edo State as unknown gunmen in Afuze town; Owan East local government area of state killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), a pregnant policewoman and another policewoman. The victims were killed by the gunmen who stormed the police station in a vehicle at about 7pm. They also attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office destroying electoral materials and set ablaze police vehicle parked in the premises. The officers killed in the attack are Inspector Tosimani Ojo, the DPO of the station, Sergeant Justina Aghomon a pregnant woman, Inspector Sado ...
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Cannon shot kills man in Enugu community—Police

The Police in Enugu State, Stated that a local cannon shot had killed its operator in Ogbozinne community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state. Spokesman for Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Thursday that the incident took place on March 11. Amaraizu said that the community had since been thrown into a mourning mood when a cannon gun allegedly exploded and pierced through the back of the operator. The Police spokesman said that the cannon operator was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty in a general hospital in the ...
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