Arsenal Showed Potential Against Basel – Wenger

  Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are showing “interesting potential” after getting the crowd back on their side at the Emirates, but lamented the team’s many missed chances in a 2-0 victory over Basel on Wednesday. Theo Walcott scored twice in the first half as Arsenal followed up their 3-0 drubbing of Chelsea on Saturday by dismantling the Swiss… Read More »

Ajimobi stops funding of tertiary institutions in Oyo

  GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stopped government subventions to all seven tertiary institutions in the state including the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso which is jointly owned by the state and Osun. This came as the Osun State of Assembly the plan by the Oyo State government to take over the jointly owned LAUTECH… Read More »

Edo election: Collation of results begins Thursday, says REC

  The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Sam Olumekun, says collation of results for the governorship election in the state would commence on Thursday. Olumekun disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners at 11.20 p.m. He, however, did not give reasons for the shift in… Read More »

Best graduating students across Nigerian varsities honoured

  FIVE bright Nigerian students have received the ultimate award for being the best graduating students in their respective universities. The Annual Reward Nigeria Award, hosted by Culbeat New concepts Limited at Four Point Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, was held in honour of five students who distinguished themselves as the best graduating students in their respective institutions across Nigeria.… Read More »

Driver sentenced to death for killing female colleague

  Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a school bus driver, Godwin Etute, to death by hanging for the murder of a co-employee, Tolulope Adisa, with a screwdriver. The 32-year-old convict and the late Adisa were both employees of Value Land Nursery and Primary School, located at 13, Lateef Lasisi Street, Egbe, Lagos. Etute committed… Read More »

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Robbers kill bank staff, while loading ATM in Calabar

  CASH meant for the Automatic Teller Machine, ATM, of an old generation bank was on Tuesday evening, snatched by robbers at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, and the staff, Moses, who went to deposit the money, shot dead. The robbers, according to an eyewitness, apparently acted on information as they went ahead of the van… Read More »

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70-yr-old man rapes friend’s 9-yr-old daughter

  A 70-year-old Moses Okon of Ikot Eyo Street, Calabar, Cross River State, is now cooling his feet at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, Police Headquarters, Calabar, over the rape of his best friend’s daughter, aged nine. It was gathered that Mr. Okon, popularly known as Oyibo, and the victim’s father, one Mr. David Ekong, have… Read More »

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Pregnant teen, 30-yr-old lover fake her kidnap

  A man in his early 30s, identified as Michael Alozie, has been arrested by soldiers of the 144 Battalion stationed at Ngwa High School, Aba, Abia State, for allegedly conniving with a Senior Secondary 1 student to fake her kidnap and demanding ransom from her parents. The suspect, who claimed that the SS 1 student was his… Read More »

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Woman bathes maid with hot water over missing phone

  Police in Lagos have arrested a woman for allegedly bathing her maid with hot water over a missing cell phone. As at yesterday, the victim, Patricia Andrew, was undergoing treatment at Holy Family Hospital at 22 Road, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos. According to the source, the victim usually assisted the suspect, Mrs Franca Uba,… Read More »

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Police arrest 2 suspects over Isheri landlords’ kidnap

  The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested two suspected members of the gang that abducted four residents of Oshorun Heritage Estate, in Isheri North area of Lagos, a fortnight ago. They were arrested at about 11.30p.m., Tuesday, in Ondo State. It was gathered that 12 militants participated in the abduction. It was also gathered… Read More »

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Flood: 200 pupils escape death in Enugu

  Tempers were, yesterday, frayed in Enugu State following the collapse of a 16-feet tall perimeter fence bounding Spring of Life School, constructed right inside New Haven River, at Bisala Road, Independence Layout, Enugu. The collapse, caused water from the New Haven River to surge into the school premises forcing pupils to scamper to safety for fear of… Read More »

Biafra no longer feasible — Okechukwu

  The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, said it was not surprised by the display of shallow understanding of what referendum is and its processes, as displayed by the present administration of All Progressives Congress, APC in Nigeria. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr. Emma Nmezu, a lawyer and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, IPOB said: “In… Read More »

Naira crashes to N465/ USD as CBN issues new directives on domiciliary accounts usage

  As Naira came under fresh pressures in the parallel market Wednesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, issued more directives restricting usage of domiciliary accounts by bank customers, apparently to stem the pressures and improve official supply of foreign exchange to the interbank market. As a result of the pressure, Naira crashed to between N460 and N465/… Read More »

I didn’t confirm source of $4m Jonathan’s ex-aide gave me – Witness

  A Bureau De Change operator, Murtala Abubakar, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not confirm the source of the $4m cash given him at the Presidential Villa by a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa. Abubakar said this on Tuesday when he appeared as a… Read More »

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Jibrin heads for court over 180-day suspension

  The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended its former Chairman, Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, from the parliament for 180 legislative days (roughly one year). He was also banned from holding any position of responsibility in the House for the rest of the 8th National Assembly. In addition, he would tender a written apology to the House on… Read More »

Two dead, six unconscious in Abia brothel

  There was chaos on Uyo Street, Umuahia, Abia State, on Wednesday, after two guests were discovered dead and six others unconscious. Although the cause of the incident had yet to be ascertained as of press time, it was learnt that those unconscious, which included the manager of the brothel, had been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,… Read More »

Pupil drowns while passing along bridge

  A Junior Secondary School three pupil of Baptist Model School, Ilorin, Kwara State, Ogbodo Benjamin, has drowned in a river at Ajegunle/Egbejila community of Ilorin West Local Government Area. The victim was said to be walking on a makeshift bridge across the river when he slipped and fell into the river. The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara… Read More »

Lagos resident killed after winning lottery

  A 35-year-old man, Ejike Onyejekwe, has been killed in the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State. According to our source, the victim, who lived on 21 Road, K Close, FESTAC, was stabbed to death after winning a lot of money from a lottery. It was gathered that Onyejekwe, to celebrate the winning, bought drinks for his friends and… Read More »

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Massive turnout, inducement trail poll in Edo-South

  Residents of Edo-South senatorial district on Wednesday trooped out in large number to cast their votes across the 1,410 polling units in the district. Edo-South has the largest number of local government areas, with a total of 1,101,543 registered voters. The local government areas and their respective number of registered voters are Egor, 184,296; Ikpoba-Okha, 260,342; Oredo,… Read More »

Tight security as INEC awaits results from LGAs

  Results of Wednesday’s governorship election from the 18 local government areas of Edo State were yet to arrive at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Edo State Independent National Electoral Commission has yet to receive from various wards the results of the September 28 governorship election held in Edo State, ABB learnt on Wednesday… Read More »

Oshiomhole hails INEC, condemns violence

  Edo  State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has hailed  the Independent National Electoral Commission for ensuring that  accreditation and voting were  done at the same time during Wednesday’s governorship election in the state. Speaking  after casting his vote at Iyamho Primary School, Etsako West Local Government Area at 11.13am, Oshiomhole said he was impressed with the large voter  turnout.… Read More »

I saw ballot papers in police van – Soldier

  An Army officer claimed seeing ballot papers meant for Wednesday’s Edo State governorship election in a police van in Etsako Central Local Government Area. The soldier,  who stopped a bus conveying our correspondent, who covered the poll in the area,  claimed the materials were removed from one of the polling units. He said, “I saw police officers… Read More »

Heavy security in Edo-Central senatorial district

  There was a heavy presence of security personnel comprising of soldiers and police in the Edo-Central senatorial district on Wednesday. There were many soldiers in Ekpoma, Irrua and on the way to Uromi. The soldiers prevented vehicles from coming and leaving the senatorial district. Articulated vehicles numbering about 40 were asked to park at the popular Borehole… Read More »

Eagles will beat Zambia -NFF

  The Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed a report stating that it cannot fly the Super Eagles to Zambia for a World Cup qualifier as “blatant falsehood.” The NFF officials who reacted on Wednesday via several channels including Twitter said they were dismayed by the report credited to anonymous officials suggesting that the federation could not take the… Read More »

Customs officers shoot four residents while chasing smuggler

  There was confusion at Sycamore Junction, Ajara Topa area of Badagry, Lagos State, after some customs officers allegedly opened fire on some residents. It was learnt that the officers, who were attached to the Federal Operations Unit, were chasing a smuggler who had fled into the community. Among the four people hit by stray bullets were a… Read More »

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