FG protests harassment of Nigerians in Libya
Nigeria at the weekend protested the harassment of her citizens by Libyans in illegal migrants’ camps. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geofrey Onyeama expressed the Federal Government’s displeasure when he met with his Libyan counterpart in Tripoli at the weekend. The minister led a government delegation to the country to... Read more
Buhari’s son, Yusuf, sustains head injury in bike accident
Son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, was on Tuesday night involved in bike accident in Abuja. He was said to have sustained head injury and had one of his limbs broken. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the accident in a... Read more
Petrol scarcity: no respite yet for motorists
The lingering petrol scarcity is yet to abate in Benin metropolis as long queues persist in filling stations across the state capital. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). who monitored the situation on Wednesday, observed that residents were also experiencing poor services from Automated Teller Machines... Read more
Four killed in Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Road crash
Four persons were feared dead in an accident involving a Ford bus and a Mack trailer on Wednesday morning on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the figure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta. Oladele said that... Read more
5000 Nigerians trapped in Libyan camps
Government is battling to get to places in Libya where about 5,000 Nigerians are detained, Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, Mr Illiya Fachano has said. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN):“there is a camp with 5000 Nigerians and we need the diplomatic police to escort us... Read more
Court remands Man for slapping Special marshals in Osun
An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Wednesday remanded one Adegoke Adekanmi,36, in prison for alleged obstruction and assault.   The accused was arraigned on a five-count of attempting to commit felony, obstruction, assault, slapping, and kidnapping of special marshals.   The Prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the... Read more
AU says 3,800 migrants in Libya need urgent repatriation
The head of the African Union’s executive commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Thursday said around 3,800 migrants needed to be repatriated urgently from Libya. “They want to get out of this mess as swiftly as possible,” he said at a summit of the AU and the European Union in... Read more
FRSC confirms three dead in Kogi road accident
The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) on Monday confirmed the death of three persons in a multiple accident on Ochadamu – Ayinbga road in Kogi. The state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Segun Martins who confirmed it in Lokoja said that the victims comprised two males... Read more
Lagos State Govt. moves to check drink-driving
The Lagos State Government, in conjunction with Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1FM, on Friday launched an exercise to check incidents of drink-driving and resultant fatalities, especially during end of year festivities. Mrs Kofoworola Awobamise, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, flagged off a road show at the Lagos... Read more
India nabs Nigerian, Venezuelan with N415.86m cocaine
A Nigerian is currently assisting India’s Narcotics Control Bureau with its investigation after he was nabbed with cocaine worth Rs 7.5 crore (about N415,864,530.00). Thirty-nine years old Okoro Uka was arrested alongside a Venezuelan woman, Brigette D V R Santoyo, 36, with authorities alleging the two were part of... Read more