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Dane to hang for killing Nigerian wife, daughter

The Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) yesterday sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his wife, Zainab, and their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Petra. Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile passed the verdict after finding...

ASUU strike: Security operatives take over Enugu airport

There was heavy presence of security operatives at the main gates of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu following the planned 5 million-man march by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) against the prolonged indefinite strike of the...

JUST IN: Nollywood actor Leo Mezie dies

Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday after a long battle with kidney complications. The actor who had been battling kidney disease, had a transplant last week. However, he began to develop complications after the surgery. A colleague, Chioma Toplis, announced...

LAWMA arrests 65 persons for environmental abuses

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has arrested 65 persons at various locations around the state for environmental abuses. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, said this in a statement yesterday in Lagos. Odumboni said the agency had...

FUTA gets first female VC

Professor Adenike Temidayo Oladiji has been appointed as the eighth substantive Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure(FUTA). Prof. Oladiji, of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, would be the first female to be appointed as VC...

I killed three persons to get promotion, says cult member

A suspected cult member, Tijani Olagunju, has confessed to have killed three rival cult members to get promotion to the number two position of the group in Ilorin zone. Tijani, a member of the Eiye Confraternity, said he killed them...

Mother of four arrested with human skull in Edo

A remorseful mother of four, Josephine Adun, has been arrested with a human skull in Benin, Edo State. Adun, a divorcee, spoke when she was paraded by police yesterday alongside 16 other suspects.She said: “I want to use this medium to advise other...

‘Growing uncertainty’ about 2023 polls disturbing – NSA

The National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has expressed worry over what he termed ‘growing uncertainty’ over party primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections. The NSA noted the development has already culminated in intense power play “capable...

BRT driver raped me after taking s3x enhancer, says witness

The Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) has heard a fresh rape allegation against a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Andrew Ominnikoron, accused of the rape and murder of a 22-year old passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwole. A...

Police bust kidnap syndicate in Imo

An anti-kidnap unit of the police has arrested a nine-member kidnap syndicate said to be behind several abductions in Imo State. The arrest was made at various hideouts of the suspects in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area following the abduction...
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Kurt Zouma: West Ham defender pleads guilty to kicking and slapping cat

West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma has pleaded guilty to kicking and slapping his pet cat in a video...