Metro & Crime

Policeman killed as gunmen abduct Chinese expatriate in Ekiti

  Adewumi Ademiju, Ado Ekiti A police officer was reportedly killed on Friday, as gunmen abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ekiti State. The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, occurred around 4.30pm along new Ado-Iyin road. The abductee was one of the Engineers handling the dualisation of Ado-Iyin […]

Metro & Crime

9 arrested as slain Nasarawa APC chairman is laid to rest

  Ndubuisi Ugah, with agency reports The Nasarawa State government Friday said nine people had been arrested over the killing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Phillip Shekwo. The arrest emerged as Shekwo was buried Friday in his home town, Yelwa, Toto Local Government Area amid tears by family and sympathisers. Governor Abdullahi Sule […]

Metro & Crime

Gunmen abduct Akeredolu’s Chief of Staff’s wife

  Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Mr Olugbenga Ale. This is coming a few hours after the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi, was killed by some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of the […]

Top Stories

IGP: We’ll never allow any type of #EndSARS protest again

  The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has said the force will never allow another type of #EndSARS protest again. Speaking on Friday in Abuja when he met with Commissioners of Police, the IGP said the force is ready to face anyone who organises or participates in such protests across the country. Adamu said […]

Sports

Qatar 2022: Belgium are top seeds for UEFA preliminary qualification draw

  As excitement mounts ahead of the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022 that is due to take place on 7 December at as a virtual event in Zurich, Belgium were confirmed as the top-seeded team in Pot 1 following the publication of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The Red Devils will be […]

News

Irans top nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran

  Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defence ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after being attacked in Damavand county. Iranian news agencies said assailants targeted his car with a bomb before shooting at him, reports the BBC. Western intelligence agencies view him as […]

News

#EndSARS coverage: Court strikes out SERAP’s suit against Lai Mohammed, NBC

  The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday struck out the case filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the National Broadcasting Commission(NBC). The Court said in its ruling that SERAP has no locus standi in the case as it’s not […]

Business

Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores

  After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending. But these are not normal times: The economy is tanking […]

Arts & Entertainments

NAFEST: Benue places second in cultural quiz

Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   Representatives of Benue State at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST), holding in Jos, Friday, clinched the overall second position in the cultural quiz competition. Benue’s combination of Leo Ukase and Odu John Odu, SS2 and 3 students of Mt. St Gabriel, Makurdi, lost narrowly to their counterparts […]