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Man Who Stole Car ‘To Improve His Life’ Caught By Police In Rivers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command said they have nabbed a 27-year-old man identified as Meshark Monday for alleged car theft. According to the Command's Spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko in a statement, Monday, an indigene of Ogoni, was apprehended on May 2 at midnight at Olu Obasanjo axis of Diobu, Port Harcourt. Iringe-Koko explained that the suspect, who was driving a Toyota Corolla along Olu Obasanjo, suspiciously manoeuvred the police road, saying his action caught officers' attention as he attempted to…

Group Condemns Attack On Christian Centre In Nigerian Varsity, Asks FG To Cut Off Budgetary Allocations

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) on Sunday condemned the Prohibition of Christian worship in some federal and state Universities by some Islamic fanatics, asking the federal government to cut off budgetary allocations to such universities pending compliance with the constitutional principles. The group in a statement signed by the national coordinator Emmanuel Onuwubiko, also said the attack on a Christian centre in Kwara State by Islamic extremists is unconstitutional and offenders must be prosecuted. …

IYC Fumes Over Gas Explosion In Bayelsa, Threatens Legal Action

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has strongly denounced the devastating gas explosion that occurred on May 14 at the Shell gas plant in Gbarain, Yenagoa Local Government, Bayelsa State. The council vowed to pursue legal action against the owners of the oil facility, holding them accountable for the incident. The group noted that the stance reflects their commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of the communities affected by the explosion. The group, in a statement by its National Spokesman, Berefa…

EFCC Arrests Two In Kaduna With Fake $81,700

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna in the Kaduna metropolis on allegations of currency counterfeiting. The commission stated that upon their apprehension, the operatives discovered $81,700 in counterfeit $100 denominations in the possession of the suspects. The commission’s head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, made this known in a statement released over the weekend. During interrogation, Haruna…

Uzodinma Orders Investigation Into Cause Of Accident That Killed Six People In Imo

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has commiserated with families of victims who lost their lives at IMSU junction in Owerri on Saturday night as a result of vehicular accident. About six persons were confirmed dead according to a press statement signed by Imo State Police Command Spokesperson, Henry Okoye on Sunday. Okoye said: "Following information received from a concerned citizen on 18/05/2024, at about 1745hrs, that a fatal motor accident involving a Mack Truck and four minibusses occurred at IMSU…

Soludo Sacks 21 Local Government Area Transition Committee Chairmen

Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has sacked all the local government area transition committee (TC) Chairmen across the state. The sack was contained in a letter signed by the Commissioner Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Tonycollins Nwabunwanne. Soludo sacked the TC chairmen because their tenure has expired. According to the letter, the vacation order takes effect from Monday, 20th of May and the transition committee Chairmen are expected to handover to the head of their…

Mother, 2 Kids Crushed To Death In Osun, Angry Mob Sets Passengers Ablaze

A devastating road accident occurred on Saturday around Obada Market in Ode-Omu town, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State. According to eyewitnesses, a private car with the registration number BDG 481 JD, traveling from Ibadan towards Osogbo, collided with a motorcycle carrying a mother, two children, and a toddler who were returning to Ogi village after attending a church vigil. The accident resulted in the death of the mother, two children, and the motorcycle rider. The toddler, however, survived the…

Man Dies While Watching Football In Lagos

A man in his 50s has died while watching football at a drinking bar in Lagos State. It was gathered that the incident happened on May 16. According to reports, the man who happened to be a regular customer at the bar, fell asleep while the football match was going on. However, after the match ended, efforts to wake him up failed as he remained motionless. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, said the incident was reported at the Elere Police Division by the…

Many Feared Dead As Truck Runs Into Commercial Vehicles In Imo

Tragedy struck on Saturday night at the popular Imo State University Junction following a break failure from a Mack truck that crashed into oncoming vehicles. According to an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent, the driver of the truck lost control of vehicle while coming from Orji flyover heading towards Okigwe road. The driver was saod to have made attempts to avoid the crowded IMSU junction and diverted the truck to the other lane where the vehicle crashed into about four loaded commuter mini busses waiting…

Nigerian Changemaker, Dr. Stella Onuoha-Obilor Makes American Health Magazine’s 2024 Black Leaders List

Dr. Stella Onuoha-Obilor, the Vice President of Clinical Quality and Population Health at Highmark Health, United States, has been named one of the "231+ Black Healthcare Leaders to Know" for 2024 by American leading hospital magazine, Becker's Hospital Review, otherwise known as Becker's Healthcare. The list recognises Black leaders who are "shaping the patient experience, educating providers, and furthering equity and inclusion" in the healthcare sector. In their profile on Dr. Onuoha-Obilor, Becker's Healthcare…