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Lagos residents lament hardship over collapsed road

Deji Lambo Commuters plying the Bogije and Kajola ends of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ibeji-Lekki,  Lagos State, have lamented the poor condition of the road. They told PUNCH Metro that the road usually created traffic which lasted hours every morning and evening. A resident, Monsurat Quadri, said she once trekked in the rain because she could […]

NSCDC discovers $144,000 fake notes in uncompleted building

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Maiduguri Command, said it discovered counterfeit currencies, amounting to 144,000 US dollars in an uncompleted building at Shagari low-cost Housing Estate in Borno State. The Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Friday in Maiduguri. Abdullahi said […]

Two killed, houses destroyed in Rivers communal clash

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Two persons were reportedly killed during a fresh communal clash in Lewe community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, when youths suspected to be from neighbouring Bomu village invaded the community on Monday. It was gathered that three houses and other properties were also destroyed during the incident, which occurred […]

We seized 430 PVCs from non-Nigerians, says NIS

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Comptroller of the Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Joshua Ajisafe, on Thursday at Jibiya, revealed that his command had, in 2018, seized 430 voter cards and 192 National Identification slips  from non-Nigerians. He made the revelation during the inauguration of the ‘Forward Operational Border Patrol Base’ where […]

Poor economy: Man climbs telecom mast in protest

A 28-year-old man, Mr. Nurudeen Lliyasu, has climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the man was seen on top of the mast at about noon on Wednesday at AYA, Abuja. NAN also reports that posters with different inscriptions were seen […]

Six dead,10 injured in midnight attack on Zamfara village, says police

The police in Zamfara have confirmed that bandits attacked and killed six persons in the early hours of Wednesday in Badarawa village of Shinkafi Local Government area of Zamfara. The Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Thursday. He said that the police […]

Command arrests cult member who allegedly killed police sergeant

Deji Lambo The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected cult member, Malik Onebiri, who allegedly killed a police sergeant while protesting against the death of his colleague. PUNCH Metro had reported that some youths on Oshunkeye Street in Ifako-Ijaiye had protested against the death of one Shina, aka Ishan, who was […]

ICYMI: Army rescues 21 abducted passengers, kills 14 terrorists

The Nigerian Army said it had killed 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one commercial vehicle as well as abducted some […]

ICYMI: Mother sells six-week-old baby, buys phone with proceeds

Alexander Okere, Benin Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have begun investigation into the alleged sale of a six-week-old baby by her a 23-year-old mother, Miracle Johnson. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident, described it as a serious offence. READ ALSO: External reserves drop by $990m in three weeks PUNCH […]

Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State Command has arrested a Libyan-based salon operator, Mrs Asia Rita, for alleged human trafficking. The 44-year-old mother of three was paraded by the immigration service on Monday alongside seven suspected victims of human trafficking. The suspect and her victims were reportedly intercepted by NIS operatives at […]

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