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December 17, 2011

Police arrest Dapo and the armed robbery gang he recruited to rob his grandfather after a sale of land

19-year-old Dapo Olukoya who allegedly led armed men to rob his grandfather at Epe is blaming greed and the devil for his crime.

Dapo and eight other suspected armed robbers were arrested by officers attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja in November after they robbed a septuagenarian of the proceeds from his land.

Unknown to the septuagenarian Adekoya Olukoya, his grandson, Dapo masterminded the robbery by informing robbers about his vast land at Epe.

December 16, 2011

International Criminal Court says the great number of witness accounts and video taken show that the Libyan leader was beaten and abused by his captors

The ICC suspects the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a war crime. The international court’s chief prosecutor says there were strong indications he was killed in custody.

­"The death of Muammar Gaddafi is one of the issues to be clarified – what happened – because there are serious suspicions that it was a war crime," Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Thursday.

December 3, 2011

Most of those who consider the man a hero talk about his role as leader of Biafra, however, when you look beyond the rhetoric and masterful oratory from the leader, you wonder if he ran anything elese beyond his mouth. 

Out of the ruins

November 26, 2011

 Emmanuel Ushah allegedly killed, dismembered and dumped his mother in a well

A 32-year-old man, Emmanuel Ushah, was on Saturday paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command for allegedly killing his mother.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Ballah Nasarawa, told journalists that Ushah's  father, Godwin Ushah, had reported his wife, Martina missing on November 16.

In his report, Godwin said his son had raised alarm that his 51 year-old mother, who resided at Marraban Rido, an outskirt of Kaduna, was missing.

Police later arrested Emmanuel following information given by neighbours.

November 20, 2011

Saif al-Islam was once regarded as his father's most likely successor

Saif al-Islam, son of the former Libyan leader, Mummar al-Gadhafi has been captured by Zintan troops in Libya's southern desert.

The 39-year-old British-educated al-Islam, who was once regarded as likely to rule Libya, was taken without a struggle, as he tried to flee to Niger Republic, officials said.

His captors, the Zintan fighters, said they planned to keep him in Zintan until they could hand him over to authorities.

November 14, 2011

Six gunmen attacked and fired several shots at Dr. Cletus Akwaya at his uncle’s house in Makurdi.

The Special Adviser to Benue State Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Cletus Akwaya last night escaped an attempt on his life behind NNPC mega filling station along Oturkpo Road in the Benue state capital, Makurdi.

An eyewitness said Akwaya had visited his uncle Cletus Kula Wawegh and was speaking with his aunt outside when six gunmen attacked him.

November 11, 2011

Garba was said to have committed the crime on the grounds that his daughter had the baby out of wedlock

A 30-year-old man, Garba Mohammed, was yesterday remanded in prison for the murder of a day old baby, by a Minna Chief Magistrate Court in Niger state.

Garba was said to have buried the child of his daughter, Hauwa Garba, on the grounds that she had the baby out of wedlock with no one claiming responsibility.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed before the court, 30-year-old Garba committed the offence, which is contrary to section 235 of the Penal Code, on October 18, 2011.

November 10, 2011

The Late Iyamu's wife, who reportedly suffers from mental illness, confessed to killing him with a pestle

An actor in Benin, Edo State, Daniel Iyamu, has allegedly been murdered in his sleep by his wife.

The incident happened at their Ugbihoko Quarters, Egor North East Local Government, Edo home, where Iyamu was found dead in his bed after neighbours forced his door open.

According to sources, his children alerted neighbours that their father was yet to get up at about 10a.m. The neighbours then broke his bedroom door and found Iyamu injured on the head.

November 9, 2011

Niger has taken in Gaddafi loyalists including four generals and his son Saadi, saying it is sheltering them on humanitarian grounds.

Niger's army has clashed with a heavily armed convoy of vehicles that entered its territory from Libya, killing 13 in the convoy and suffering one casualty on its side, military sources in the West African country said on Wednesday.

The sources said Nigerien authorities took a further 13 prisoners after the incident, which took place on Sunday around the remote northern Nigerien mining town of Arlit just south of the border with Libya.

November 6, 2011

Following the arrest of a man who stabbed his fiancé in the eye, Egbuji lamented the spate of violence against women

Gloria Egbuji, the Executive Director of Crime Victims Foundation (CRIVIFON), a non-profit crime victims’ outfit in Lagos, has called on the government to take urgent measures to stop the increasing cases of domestic violence against women in the country.

Egbuji made the call following the arrest of a middle age man, Sylvester Emezi, by the police for allegedly inflicting injuries on his fiancé’s right eye.

November 3, 2011

65-year-old Isaac Suleiman claims his son gave his gun to a suspected armed robber.

The Ondo State police command, on Wednesday, arrested a 65-year-old man and his son for alleged armed robbery.

November 1, 2011

Acclaimed film maker Sadik Balewa is on an ambitious journey to document the influence of Uthman Dan Fodio the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.

October 21, 2011

Controversy over the final moments of a man who once held the world in thrall with a mixture of eccentricity and thuggery raised questions about the ability of Libya's National Transitional Council to control the men with guns

Muammar Gaddafi's body lay in an old meat store on Friday as arguments over a burial, and his killing after being captured, dogged efforts by Libya's new leaders to make a formal start on a new era of democracy.

With a bullet wound visible through the familiar curly hair, the corpse shown to Reuters in Misrata bore other marks of the violent end to a violent life that was being broadcast to the world in snatches of grainy, gory cellphone video.

October 17, 2011

British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died after a horrific 15-car crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday which left the motor sports world in shock.

The 33-year-old, a two-times winner of the Indy 500, was involved in a multi-car accident 13 laps into the Las Vegas Indy 300 which sent his vehicle flying and left wreckage and debris across the track.

October 15, 2011

Mairo Tafida died after an asthmatic attack

 

 

Late president Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua’s elder sister, Mairo Tafida is dead. She died at the Federal Medical Centre Katsina on Thursday night after an asthmatic attack.

She was 68 years old.

Tafida, a chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

She is survived by her mother, Hajiya Dada, six children and grandchildren.

October 14, 2011

The story had it that she killed her son because of the bad treatment meted out to her by his father. How crazy is that?

Could you ever hate your child enough to kill him/her? Many will say an emphatic “no” and a few will shrug off the question. But take a look around you today and see humans delving into unspeakable atrocities with the flimsiest excuses.

October 13, 2011

He also condemned the wanton killings and destruction of property by the Boko Haram sect

The Emir of Bwari, in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Musa Ijakoro, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan not to relent in his efforts to dialogue with the Nation’s past and present leaders, in his bid to end the increasing insecurity in Nigeria.

The Emir, in a recent interview held with Daily Times in his palace, lamented the high rate of terrorism in the country, which he said “calls for immediate attention”.

October 12, 2011

The accused persons claim the 15-year-old girl came to their home of her own accord

Three men and a woman who allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, were, on Tuesday charged by the Police in Lagos.

Paul Ibeh, 22; Onyedikachi Joshua, 34; Tony Igbo, 32; and Chika Eze, 22,  were arraigned before an Ejigbo Magistrate Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, abduction and rape.

The police prosecuting officer, Oladejo Balogun, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences on September 21, at 8, Adexon Street, Akesan, Lagos.

October 11, 2011

80-year-old Olusa Ayodele was undergoing malaria treatment before coming to the screening venue

An 80-year-old man, Olusa Ayodele, on Monday, slumped and died while waiting for his turn to be screened in the ongoing federal government pensioners’ verification exercise in Ondo State. 

Ayodele retired from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in 1984. His 30-year-old son, Deji Ayodele, brought him from Akunnu-Akoko to the screening venue in Akure.

Upon their arrival, the octogenarian’s health became unstable and he started vomiting. Deji alerted the officials conducting the exercise about his father’s health but was ignored.

October 11, 2011

Chief magistrate, Isa Mohammed ordered the accused Umar Sade to pay the sum of N50, 000 as compensation to the complainant or to spend six months in prison.

A Chief Magistrate court sitting in Bauchi State, on Monday convicted Attahiru Umar Sade, a bachelor to four years imprisonment for seducing a married woman.

Chief Magistrate, Isa Mohammed, delivered the verdict.

October 7, 2011

A source says the governor's wife, daughter of late Umar Yar'Adua, Zainab, wants to divorce him

The Yar'Adua family has been compared by some to the Kennedys, that famed political family that is perhaps a version of American royalty. This comparison goes as far as the eerie parallels of not-so-good fortune.

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.

Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.

Jobs died "peacefully" surrounded by family members, his family said in a statement.

October 6, 2011

Ikenna Muoma and Joseph Ikenna Oguji married Zimbabweans to ensure their stay in the country. They were already married in Nigeria

Ten Nigerians have been arrested by the Zimbabwean Department of Immigration authorities for allegedly staying illegally in the Southern African country.

The authorities said that the 10, which included six children, were arrested on Monday morning in Harare. Those arrested include: Anthony Ikenna Muoma, his wife, Ogujiuba Ojinika, and their four children, and Joseph Ikenna Oguji, his wife Lilian Ihekwoaba, and their two children. The reports alleged that both men married their Zimbabwean wives to ensure their continued stay in Zimbabwe.

October 1, 2011

Rebecca Emmanuel is convicted of poisoning her son to deceive her new husband that she is a virgin.

A Maiduguri High Court, presided over by Justice Pindar Ngadda, on Friday, sentenced a woman, Rebecca Emmanuel, to die by hanging for killing her nine-year-old son, Ishaya Emmanuel.