Category: Metro

Police parade 13 suspected cultists, robbers

THE Cross River State Police Command has paraded nine suspected cultists and four armed robbers arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, on Monday said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off. He said, “On February 29, 2016, at the Ikot-Ansa area of Calabar, information…

Lagos schoolgirls resume, whisked away for fresh checkup

THE freed female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos State, resumed at the school on Monday, but were immediately whisked away. The schoolgirls, who were abducted last Monday by 12 gunmen, were taken away by their parents and the school management for another checkup. It was gathered on Monday that the…

Ogun communities protest 1o-year outage, block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Thousands of residents of the Mowe, Ibafo and Magboro areas of the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, on Monday trooped out to protest against the power outage in their communities which they said had lasted for 10 years. The crowd blocked the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, singing solidarity songs as they created a gridlock which…

Police arrest blind man, others for stealing N20m goods

A 61-year-old blind man, Monday Iruanya, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for alleged robbery and stealing tyres valued at about N20m. His accomplices were identified as John Michael, Charles Chinoso and James Francis. The police, while parading the suspects on Monday, said a soldier was being trailed for aiding the suspects,…

I cannot guarantee to remain single for the rest of my life, says Florence Ita-Giwa @ 70

Senator, Princess, Florence Ita-Giwa Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa, former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo  joined the league of septuagenarians yesterday with her look belying her age.   For friends, relations, and well wishers, it was a time to pomp champagne and celebrate Mama Bakassi, as she is fondly called. From…

Man stabs mother to death for refusing to accept pregnant lover

A 30-year-old man, Ibrahim Oniyide, who allegedly stabbed his mother to death at 3, Olubunmi Christopher Drive, off Arowolo Street, Abule Egba area of Lagos state, has been remanded in prison. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court that Ibrahim killed his mother, Tawa Oniyide, by stabbing her with a kitchen knife all over…