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OAU Student Commits Suicide Over Poor Grade

A 16-year old 100-level student of Microbiology at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mercy Afolaranmi, has committed suicide, an official told Premium Times. According to the school’s Chief Security Officer, Babatunde Oyatokun, Miss Afolaranmi, poisoned herself. Students and a neighbour close to the deceased also said she killed herself due to …

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Troops Destroy Boko Haram Grain Market In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it’s troops destroyed a Boko Haram grain market at Boboshe village in Borno. Director Army Public Relations, Sani Kukasheka, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said this was part of efforts by the armed forces to degrade the remnants of the insurgents. …

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Governor Fayose Escapes Death As Fire Engulfs His G-Wagon In Oshodi

A white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon belonging to Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, was on Tuesday completely burnt down on the Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway in Lagos. Confirming the incident, Fayose’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka said the SUV caught fire on the motion but the Governor was not in the vehicle. “No casualty …

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FG To turn Fela’s House To Museum

The Ogun State Government, in conjunction with the Federal Government, has unveiled a plan  to immortalise the popular Ransome-Kuti family by turning their ancestral home in Abeokuta to a museum. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the indication on Wednesday when he visited the house located  …

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Bishop, 18 Others Arrested For Robbery, kidnapping In Rivers

A Bishop named Iwah Mfon and 18 others have been arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in different areas of Akwa Ibom State by troops of the Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-South and South-West regions. Some of the suspects identified as …

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EFCC seals Abdulrasheed Maina’s N719million Abuja Mansion

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday sealed-off a palatial mansion owned by the embattled former chairman of now defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. The property, located at No. 10 Amisi Musa Street within the Jabi Lake area, had “EFCC keep off” …

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Mugabe Becomes ‘WHO Goodwill Ambassador’

Robert Mugabe has been controversially appointed as health ambassador for the World Health Organisation. The 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe – who oversaw plummeting life expectancy in his own country – will supposedly co-ordinate the United Nations organisation’s battle against heart disease, cancer and diabetes across Africa. The role – which …

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Oyedepo Celebrates Escape From Third Potential Plane Crash

Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, on Friday chronicled his escape from a recent incident that could have led to a crash of the plane that he was travelling in. It was learnt that Oyedepo was travelling from Cyprus to Israel in …

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Ayiri Emami Becomes Prime Minister Of Warri Kingdom (Photos)

Billionaire Ayiri Emami has been conferred with the title of Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom by the Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli. The installation ceremony of both Chief Ayiri Emami and the Iyatsere and Uwangue, took place at the king’s palace with high chiefs, family and friends all …

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Man Rapes Only Daughter, 15, For 3 Years

A 52-year-old retired civil servant, Paul Akpederi, is cooling his heels in a Lagos police cell after eating the forbidden fruit. The Delta State indigene, who lives on Adegbite Street, Ori-Okuta, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, was alleged to have raped his 15-year-old daughter, Rose, for over three …

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