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NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate  for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state. Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the ... Read More »

Rafinshinaka, a Community in Niger State Where Marriage Ceremonies Are Held At Midnight

Rafinshinaka, a Community in Niger State Where Marriage Ceremonies Are Held At Midnight

Rafinshinaka also known as Tsokwoiji, is a rural community is located in Suleja local government of Niger State. The tradition of the people of this community is so different especially when it comes to Marriage ceremonies.  Their marriage ceremonies are only held at midnight. People of all ages could be seen engaging in different activities in preparation for the flamboyant ... Read More »

Taraba Government confirms outbreak of Lassa fever

Taraba Government confirms outbreak of Lassa fever

The Taraba State Government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the outbreak said, “One person died and two others quarantined and their blood samples have already been taken to Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation.” While addressing journalists on Friday, Mr. Vakkai advised the public ... Read More »

7 killed in Jos school building collapse as rescue efforts continue

7 killed in Jos school building collapse as rescue efforts continue

At least seven people were killed when a school building collapsed on Sunday in Jos, Plateau State. A witness said Abu Naima Primary and Secondary School in Bukuru, Jos South local Government Area, said to be an Islamic school, collapsed on Sunday evening killing some of the pupils. The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. local time. The witness, Awal ... Read More »

Alade Market Traders Protest Relocation Plan by Lagos govt

Alade Market Traders Protest Relocation Plan by Lagos govt

Traders at the Alade Market in Ikeja area of Lagos State have held a protest against a plan by the Lagos State Government to relocate the market from the complex.  The story of Allen Avenue cannot be complete without the mention of the Alade Market, but it appears that history is about to be cut off through the planned relocation. ... Read More »

Bus conductor docked for stealing

Bus conductor docked for stealing

A bus conductor, Taiye Taiwo, was onWednesday docked before a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing N12,000 and a mobile phone worth N6,000, from a trader Read More »

Explosions, gunshots disrupt APC rally in Patience Jonathan’s home town

Explosions, gunshots disrupt APC rally in Patience Jonathan’s home town

A rally organised by the All Progressives Congress in Okirika, home to Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, was disrupted twice on Wednesday. The rally was first disrupted by triple bomb blasts which occurred a few minutes after the leadership and party faithful assembled at the Okirika National Secondary School field in the early hours of the day. A source, who ... Read More »

AKURE: Hoodlums attack church obstruct service, flog Pastor and members

AKURE: Hoodlums attack church obstruct service, flog Pastor and members

HOODLUMS, weekend, invaded a church in Akure, Ondo State, during service and reportedly flogged the presiding Pastor and members of the church. Meanwhile, the police in the state have arrested some of the hoodlums but they were later rescued by a mob, during which a policeman was stabbed with broken bottle on the neck. Also, property of the church were ... Read More »

Lagos Gov. commissions Tejuosho market

Lagos Gov. commissions Tejuosho market

Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Fashola, has commissioned the first phase of the popular Tejuosho Market, gutted by fire seven years ago. The commissioning is coming six years after the reconstruction of the market started under a 25-year Build, Operate and Transfer, BOT lease agreement. The reconstructed Tejuosho Market which now has over 4,000 shop space with lock up and K-Clamp ... Read More »

LASU: Fashola Bows To Students Demands, Reduces Fees By 60 Percent

LASU: Fashola Bows To Students Demands, Reduces Fees By 60 Percent

After a series of protest by students of the Lagos State University (LASU) against the exorbitant increase in tuition fees imposed on them by the Lagos State Government, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday approved a 60 percent reduction in the school fees being paid by students of the university. At a news conference this afternoon at the ... Read More »

207 suspected terrorists killed as Boko Haram battle military in Maiduguri

207 suspected terrorists killed as Boko Haram battle military in Maiduguri

Acts of bravado exhibited by hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to rescue some of their detained members inside the military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday led to the killing of scores of the terrorists during the ill- fated mission/ attack. Read More »

Lagos Bar where homosexuality thrives Uncovered

Lagos Bar where homosexuality thrives Uncovered

There is no doubt that pockets of gay people in the country would be living in fear as a result of a recent law that criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, with the possibility of 14 years imprisonment. But Saturday PUNCH investigation shows that a bar by the roadside in Agege, Lagos might be offering comfort to members of this community. Our ... Read More »

Only God saved me during students protest -LASU VC

Only God saved me during students protest -LASU VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, western Nigeria, Prof. John Obafunwa, on Friday told members of the state House of Assembly that he was only saved from protesting students of the institution by the grace of God. Read More »

Boxing Day Tragedy: Boat Capsizes In Benue, 50 Feared Dead, Others Missing…

Boxing Day Tragedy: Boat Capsizes In Benue, 50 Feared Dead, Others Missing…

About 50 persons are feared dead and many declared missing after a boat carrying an unknown number of passengers yesterday capsized in River Buruku in Buruku local government area of Benue State. According to report, the incident occurred at about 8.45pm when the boat had taken passengers aboard at the crossing terminal before it capsized minutes after starting its journey ... Read More »