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A 25-year-old housewife, Khadija Yakubu of Potiskum in Yobe state has been arrested by Police operatives for allegedly poisoning her three stepchildren to death in Yobe state. The victims were Ahmad Alhaji Haruna, 12 years; Maryam Alhaji Haruna, 10, and Zainab Alhaji Haruna, 8 years old respectively. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Yobe Police Command, confirming the incident, said “On Friday, around 10:00 am, a woman in Masakar Makafi area, behind Kara Primary school...

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ENUGU — Barely four months after three INEC offices in Enugu state were burnt down, the Awgu LGA INEC office was invaded and burnt on Sunday morning by an unidentified arsonist. Although the Fire Service Station in Ozalla, Nkanu West LGA intervened, the building housing the Stores department was election materials are kept was gutted by the fire. No casualty was reported according to the Commission’s Public Relations Officer and investigations are ongoing to unravel...

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SANGO-OTA, (OGUN STATE) — Police in Ogun on Saturday said that they have arrested a 21-year-old armed robbery suspect, Nnandi Omeka, while carrying out robbery operation at Sango-Ota area in Ogun. A police spokesman in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ota, Ogun. Oyeyemi said the suspect, who was arrested on September 14, following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Divisional Headquarters at...

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JOS — Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have arrested a Police Sergeant, Azi Jonathan, 30, with 370 rounds of ammunition in Plateau. Maj. Ishaku Takwa, its Media Officer disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. The statement explained that the suspect was arrested on Thursday afternoon at its checkpoint in the Werreng community of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. The media officer in the statement...

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ABUJA — The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Abuja, on Thursday, sealed 11 illegal gas plants and two filling stations over sharp practices. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) — also known as cooking gas — plants and the filling stations visited are located in Karimo, Gwagwa, Games Village Kuje, and Gwagwalada. The LPG operators were said to be operating illegally, while the two petrol stations were sealed...

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) — An aerial bombardment on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government of Yobe State on Wednesday morning has killed at least eight persons. It was gathered that the incident occurred when residents were departing to their farms and heading for the Geidam weekly market. The Chairman of Yunusari Local Government, Alhaji Bukar Gaji, confirmed the incident saying “We received the sad news today and the victims are currently in the hospital receiving...

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has recaptured 114 escapees of its Kabba custodial centre who were among the 240 inmates set free on September 12. The NCoS spokesperson, Francis Enobore, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba, Kogi, was attacked by gunmen. NCoS Controller-General, Haliru Nababa, had since directed the activation of the immediate recapture procedure and detailed investigation to be carried out on the...

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UAE Publishes Six Nigerians, 47 Others Named As Global Terrorists Sponsors…See Full List Six Nigerians have been designated as terrorism sponsors by the United Arab Emirates. The state-owned news agency, WAM, made this known in a report. The country said the listed individuals and entities, including their affiliates, are being monitored. The Nigerians named are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad. “The...

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OWERRI — Tragedy struck in Imo State on Tuesday after hoodlums murdered an Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu. Our correspondent gathered that the victim, until his death, was the priest-in-charge of St Andrew’s Anglican church, Ihitte-Ukwa in the Orsu Local Government Area of the state. The priest, a native of Amaorji in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state, was killed in the early hours of Tuesday, our correspondent learned. A member...

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As banditry activities continue to heighten in Zamfara state, gunmen on Tuesday, abducted the Emir of Bungudu in the state, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. A source disclosed that the gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the first-class monarch before whisking him to an unknown destination. Bandits were said to have opened fire on the monarch’s convoy and his security aides responded with shots, but were overpowered them and successfully demobilized some of the vehicles,...

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