It was already past dinner time in many homes last Saturday. In some others, like Mrs. Olayemi Ewetan’s, dinner was just being prepared. Her children, 4 and 2, were yawning, their eyes badly itchuig for sleep. And they were hungry, at the same time.Read More
Like many of his brethren, Moses Eze, an Agbado-Oja (Ogun State) based trader travelled to his native Imo State for the celebration of the last Christmas and New Year. He even used the period to get married and he returned to Agbado-Oja a boundary town between Lagos and Ogun States, only after the festivities.Read More
FOR an eight man syndicate that specialized in vandalizing petroleum pipelines and illegally siphoning petroleum products, it was a day of reckoning as they were rounded up by police detectives of the anti- pipeline vandalization and illegal oil bunkering Task Force attached to the Zone 2 Command Onikan Lagos.Read More
I swear to God, I did not kill him intentionally, I thought they were robbers” This were the words of 27-old Kazeem Oladipupo, a night guard who is currently facing a murder charge.Read More
WHEN stern looking policemen recently stormed Wasiu street, Abule Ijaniki along the Badagry expressway, Lagos, at the early hours of the day, their presence sent cold shivers down the spine of residents who concluded that all was not well.Read More
AS the rage over the alleged murder of Lagos socialite, Mr. Femi Best by Mr. Muhammed Babamala, a Superintendent of Police, in front of the Onipanu Police Station, on Ikorodu Road, in Lagos, is yet to subside ,and the police authorities have vowed to bring the alleged killer to book.But not a few Nigerians had believed that such extra-judicial killing will cease and that the police authorities would re-orientate their officers on the proper use of firearms.Read More
The inordinate ambition of a young man to reap where he did not sow backfired recently when operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, pounced on him and he ended up in the prison yard. Olaniyi Victor Makinde, an internet fraudster was arrested for allegedly defrauding two Americans of over $70,000 in a purported marriage scam.Read More
The NDLEA in the first two years of its current master plan which is 2008 and 2009, have seized 452, 353.08kg of illicit drugs in the country while 14,941 suspected drug traffickers were apprehended. A breakdown of those nabbed shows that males are more with 14,284 and females 657.Read More
Students of Owerri Girls’ Secondary School will not forget November 28, 2010, in a hurry. They woke up like any other day, concluded the activities lined up for them by their handlers and retired to their dormitories for the night’s rest. None of them, including their teachers, had any inkling of the danger that was lurking in the corner.Read More
Since his assumption of office as the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Hafiz Abubakar Ringim, has been working round the clock to change the face of the force for more effectiveness and reliability.Read More
Lillian Chukwu, a 32 year-old working class lady at the Victoria Island, Lagos, rose on Monday 22, November 2010, in a very high spirit to start her work.Little did she know her hopes for a better day at work would be truncated by a notorious fraud syndicate, that almost swindled her of all her life earnings. It was mother luck that saved her from becoming a victim of fraudsters.Read More
In its resolved to rid the state of criminal elements, the Ogun State Police Command has begun raid of all criminal hideouts within the state.Read More
Tragedy struck in Lagos last Monday, after a mobile policeman attached to officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), shot another policeman to death at Ijesha, along Oshodi-Apapa, expressway.Read More
It was a sad tale on Thursday afternoon at the police headquarters in Ilorin, when a man of about 30 years of age was paraded for allegedly hacking his father to death for reprimanding him.Read More
The origin of this piece will certainly read like a fairy tale. A young man walked into the Vanguard Office, Owerri, to discuss placement of 15 full pages of colour advertisement. After discussing with our Correspondent, Chidi Nkwopara, the potential client left but promised that he would call to confirm the next line of action.
About four days after the visit, a call came through an MTN number. The message was simple: “We have accepted to place the advert in Vanguard. You have to come to Aba and pick the money”.
For the reporter, Aba was a no-go area and the caller was told so. A deal was struck that the reporter should come to a place close to Osisioma. He thereafter left Owerri for the designated place on the appointed day.