Catholic priest regains freedom after payment of N350,000

Catholic priest regains freedom after payment of N350,000

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Kidnappers have released an abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyril Essien, after a N350,000 ransom was dropped at a designation point on Edgerton Street in Calabar, Cross River State. Essien was abducted on Friday from a Catholic Church in Awi, in the Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state, by some gunmen. […] ...
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Late Ado Bayero’s mistress laments abandonment, begs for help

Late Ado Bayero’s mistress laments abandonment, begs for help

Samson Folarin A mistress of Ado Bayero, the late Emir of Kano, Princess Hauwa Momoh, has lamented the alleged abandonment of her children by the deceased monarch’s family. The 51-year-old, who claimed to be down with fever as she showed our correspondent dr...
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Badoo: Four arrested for allegedly killing woman, son, pastor

Badoo: Four arrested for allegedly killing woman, son, pastor

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected members of a ritual cult, Badoo, in connection with the killing of a woman, Beatrice Alaba, and her son, David, at Temu village, in the Agbowa area of the state. The command stated that two...
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Man dies in SARS custody, family demands justice

Man dies in SARS custody, family demands justice

Peter Dada, Akure A family in Ondo State  has called on the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to investigate the death of their son, Seun Ayoade, who died in the custody of the Special A...
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Man sells daughter, neighbour’s child to raise funds for burial

Afeez Hanafi An artisan on Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State, Kingsley Oriaku, has owned up to selling one of his five children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Chimamada Oriaku. He also confessed to kidnapping his neighbour’s seven-year-old son, Ga...
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I’m childless because I aborted several pregnancies while dating –Wife

I’m childless because I aborted several pregnancies while dating –Wife

A hotelier, Oluwafemi Ajadi, on Monday asked an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 16-year marriage to his wife, Chinwe, over infidelity and alleged threat to life. But Chinwe, 35, amid tears, urged the court not to grant the petitioner’s applica...
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Bomb explodes at New York’s Port Authority

Bomb explodes at New York’s Port Authority

There are reports of a possible terror attack in New York City, after an explosion was felt Monday morning in a Subway station near Times Square. Commuters said they felt a blast in the Subway tunnels underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal around 6:30am. T...
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UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The United Nations urgently appealed Monday for countries to take in 1,300 “extremely vulnerable” refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country. The UN refugee agency said there was a dire need for 1...
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Truck kills one, injures another in Ogun

Truck kills one, injures another in Ogun

An early morning road crash in Ota, Ogun State, on Monday left one person dead and another injured the Federal Road Safety Corps has said. The Ogun Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria in ...
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Ex-Sports Minister, Damishi Sango, others regain freedom

Friday Olokor, Jos A former Minister of Sports and the Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango, and others kidnapped with him have regained freedom. One of the PDP elders in Plateau State, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, was also kidnapped...
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