Controversy is trailing the alleged indefinite detention, extortion and gross abuse of human rights by some policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos, against one Ekenechukwu Uwakwe, a motorcycle spare parts dealer at Ebute-Meta, Lagos.Read More →
Mr. Eduardo Cue is the international affairs editor with the French network France24.
The Mexican born graduate of the School of Journalism, Colombia University, in this interview, relives his experience as an international journalist. He also speaks on terrorism.Read More →
The existence of militant groups is not a new phenomenon in Africa but their increasing presence and violence has become a growing concern for countries in the continent. As a result of religious fundamentalism, tribal and ethnic tension, continued regional and political instability, and the extremist ideologies of groups to establish new states and reform old ones, Africa offers fertile ground for extremism.Read More →
It came like a friendly call, but ended up as the last call for Asomugha Ndubuisi, 25, a technician with a Suleja based private company. The ugly incident which took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, climaxed with Ndubuisi being dumped in the morgue.Read More →
A FEMALE robbery suspect, Joy Ugoro and three other accomplices, Eso Esoh Ekoh, Imoke Bassey, and Emmanuel Ohi Euba, said to be members of a notorious robbery gang in Calabar have been arrested by the Police in Cross River State.Read More →
The last thing on the mind of 44-year-old Philip Ewowo, as he walked home after the close of work last Friday, was not to end up being a victim of the lingering war between factions of social miscreants and rival cultists in Amukoko area of Lagos.Read More →
Residents of Erukun community in Itori, Ewekoro Local government Area of Ogun State, were jolted over the weekend after detectives stormed the area and arrested suspected members of a syndicate that hide under the cover of spiritualism to swindle unsuspecting members of the public.Read More →
A chance meeting with the newly posted police boss in Delta state, Alkali Baba Usman, was as astonishing as it was eventful. The soft-spoken officer displayed unusual candour rare among most of his colleagues. In fact, he behaved as if he had met a long-time friendRead More →
A suspected robber identified as James Olanrewaju said to be terrorizing residents of Ijora, Yaba, and it’s environs, has been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, LagosRead More →
The Police in Akure, Ondo state, recently made a breakthrough by arresting 34 suspected criminals involved in various misdemeanors in and around the state. Among those arrested were suspected cultists,internet/cyber fraudsters, armed robbers and receivers of stolen vehicles.Read More →
Detectives attached to the International Criminal Police, INTERPOL, of the Nigeria Police have commenced investigation into circumstances surrounding the unlawful transfer of the sum of $180,000 at the Festac branch of Keystone bank in Lagos to a Chinese firm in spite of express instructions to halt the transfer of the fundsRead More →
A 45 year-old farmer ,John Ogunji, has allegedly killed his wife, Christianah Ogunji, in Okitipupa, Ondo State after an argument over sharing of a bag of garri (cassava flour).
Problem started, after the farmer suggested that the bag of garri be shared equally between the couple.
The excitement that comes from watching a football match when one is an avid supporter of a team coupled with poor health and overcrowding among other factors seem to have caused the death of a 60-year-old man in Byazhin, Abuja.Read More →
It is simply a situation that can be likened to the villagers battling God as villagers in Oze village, Nkwelle Ezunaka Oyi local government area of Anambra State battle Ebenezer Anglican Church in the town. Both parties claim ownership of the land on which the church demolished was built. Though there had been claims and counter claims over the rightful owner of the premises by the two parties, the dispute got to a head with members of the church discovering, to their amazement, that the church building, they had spent so much money to erect, was reduced to rubbles.Read More →
It is no longer news that gunmen who kidnapped Chief Michael Obi, father of John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles’ midfielder and Chelsea star and demanded four billion US Dollars as ransom, were arrested recently in Anambra State. What is however news is that the kidnappers carried out the nefarious act in August, 2011 in Jos, Plateau State and were arrested in Anambra State in August 2014, three years later to pay dearly for their nefarious activities.Read More →
Wives of Policemen in Rivers State including those that lost their husbands, recently, shed tears of joy during the empowerment scheme organized by Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, to give them economic sustenance.Read More →
When 15-year-old Loveth (not real name) started living as a maid with one Madam Elizabeth, the expectations of her parents was for her to have a fresh start in life. For a teenage mother who had gone through a lot in the last few months, living with a guardian at No. 18, Ogo-Oluwa Street, off Sabo Bus-Stop, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, was not only a dream come true, but a second chance to put the broken pieces of her life together.Read More →
To understand the infamous trail of tears is not enough to know about the gamut of emotions that a senior sister and aged parents feel, grieving the tragic death of their loved ones. The intense heart-breaking and anguish signpost a deep connection that has been severedRead More →
Nigerian Army has commissioned an ultra-modern Nigerian Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory in Lagos. Major-General A. A. Martins, whose Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps (NAOC) transformational effort brought about the new tailoring factory, said the idea was strictly in compliance with the Chief of the Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah’s transformational programmes. The COAS’ mission, he had made clear upon assumption of office, is to reposition the army in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic.Read More →
The murder of 41-year-old Peter Alechenu Anyebe in Makurdi, Benue State capital, is generating furore.
This is understandable. Alechenu was the only child of his aged mother and, until his death, was known for his gentility and humility.
By Esther Onyegbula TWO suspected robbers, said to be members of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing Lagos and it’s environ for long, have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos. Police sources said the suspects were apprehended around 11 pm in Mushin area on their way to carryRead More →
Mother of abducted Islamic cleric, Ustadh Abdul-Ganiyy Jumoh, Alhaja Animatu Ibrahim-Jumoh, has cried out to the Federal Government and Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to help find her son and his wife, Muinat who were abducted at gun point at their residence. The abduction took place on Saturday July 5, 2014 at number 27, Fagbemi Street, Ijoko, off Interbo bus stop, Ogun State and their whereabouts remains unknown.Read More →
Recently, a young Nigerian girl—just 15 years old—approached a group of police officers and blew herself up. The attack failed; she claimed no lives but her ownRead More →
There is tension in Eme-Ora, in Owan West Local Government Council of Edo State, following the killing of 37-year-old Daniel Aifegha, Coordinator of the Kukuruku Youth Renaissance Network, a youth organization, by unknown gunmen on Tuesday, July 29Read More →
Christopher Ike Kebordih is the traditional ruler of Illushi Kingdom in Esan South East Local Government Council of Edo State. Meanwhile, the traditional ruler, who is supposed to be at home with his people, has fled his community following alleged threats from the people he accused of the murder of his son last year to kill him. The incident occurred on June 13, 2013 when some armed men allegedly murdered his 37-year-old son.Read More →
Lagosians were on June 25, 2014, gripped with fear, following an explosion that rocked Apapa area of the state which left in its trail the death of four persons while others were injured.Read More →
Ahead Eid-El-Fitri celebrations and amid terror alert, security was, at the weekend, tightened in Abuja, the FCT.
Sunday Vanguard investigations revealed that the water-tight security was provided by the anti-bomb squad from the army, the police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, the State Security Services, SSS, and the Join Task Force, JTF. The officers were deployed on Monday and are to remain in strategic places during and after the Sallah.
Every year, members of the Tijjaniya Muslim sect look to the day Sheik Dahiru Bauchi would deliver his Ramadan Tafsir (sermon) at the expansive Murtala Muhammed Square, in the heart of Kaduna cityRead More →
An unsuspecting womanizer would easily fall into their traps seeing their feminine faces made-up with cosmetics, with weave-on hairdo that dangles on both sides of their broad shoulders.Read More →
By Esther Onyegbula When Alhaja Agbola was about stepping out of her apartment in Ikorodu on June 10, 2014, she received an international call. Without hesitating to check who the caller was, she immediately picked the call and started exchanging pleasantries with the caller whom she assumed to be her relative overseas. But little didRead More →
S-A-C-R-I-L-E-G-E: Police arrest Pastor that impregnates married women and young girls ‘in the name of God’
The Police in Nsukka, Enugu State, recently, arrested a 53-year-old man who claims to be the Pastor of Ministry of the Holy Trinity in Umudikwere community whom they alleged specializes in impregnating married women and young girls in his ministry.Read More →
When Alhaja Agbola was about stepping out of her apartment in Ikorodu on June 10, 2014, she received an international call. Without hesitating to check who the caller was, she immediately picked the call and started exchanging pleasantries with the caller whom she assumed to be her relative overseas.Read More →