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Tears flow as eight family members burn to death in Ebonyi State

1 year ago /

Residents of Ohufu village, Ogboji community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were Saturday, thrown into mourning as eight family members lost their lives in a fire outbreak. The inferno, which occurred at about 3am, razed two thatched houses where the family members were sleeping, New Telegraph reports. The victims...

 

Pastor commits suicide after being accused of stealing church fund

1 year ago /

A pastor, Bassey has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused by members of his church of diverting church funds for personal use. The 49-year-old cleric slashed his throat on early hours of Monday on Abari Street in Mulero, Dopemu area of Lagos State. The suicide was reported to the police...

Girl kept in deep pit for 8 months by boyfriend rescued in Tanzania

1 year ago /

According to several online reports, the lady pictured above (both pics) was recently rescued after her boyfriend in search of wealth, kept her trapped in a deep pit for 8 months in Tanzania, where she was only fed twice in a week. She was discovered by some people who stumbled on...

 

Husband kills wife for taking him to court

1 year ago /

A 25-year-old husband, Buba Juli has been arrested for allegedly hacking his wife to death during a domestic squabble at Bujaye village, Kafin-hausa local government, Jigawa State. Juli reportedly connived with his friend, Adamu Muhammad in carrying out the cruel act on his wife. The police arrested the state police command spokesman,...

 

50-year-old man in court for trafficking 10 children

1 year ago /

A 50-year-old man, Luku Labi, who allegedly trafficked 10 children from Benin Republic into Nigeria, was charged before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful import and confining children. The Prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momah, told the court...

Nigerian woman sentenced to life imprisonment in Tanzania for drug trafficking

1 year ago /

A Nigerian woman, Edigin Vivian, alongside a Kenyan, Josephine Mumbi Waithera, were sentenced to life imprisonment in Tanzania after being found guilty of trafficking drugs worth Sh289 million. Justice Aishiel Sumari convicted Vivian of trafficking 797.56 grams of cocaine worth Sh39.8 million, through Kilimanjaro International Airport, KIA. Vivian said she carried the...

 

Female led robbery gang, snatched commercial vehicle in Edo

1 year ago /

Commercial transport owners in Edo State were recently thrown into shock after an 18 seater Hiace Bus belonging to Agbonifo Line Nigeria Limited was snatched by suspected robbery syndicate led by a woman. The driver of the vehicle, Nwaosa Tony, was said to have been brutalized by the gang before they...

 

Cultists who rape, initiate girls arrested in Ebonyi

1 year ago /

Police in Ebonyi State have arrested suspected cultists said to be members of German Arror, who abducted two girls, dragged them into the bush, initiated them into their cult group and forcibly had carnal knowledge of them. The state Police Commissioner, Peace Abdallah, who disclosed this while parading suspected criminals,...

 

Court orders man to inform police anytime he plans to sleep with a woman

1 year ago /

A man cleared of raping a woman has been ordered to give police 24 hours' notice before he has sex. The man, in his 40s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was acquitted in 2015 at a retrial after claiming the alleged victim had consented. An interim sexual risk order, initially...

Pregnant woman suffers womb rupture in police custody

1 year ago /

Mrs Taiwo Tosin, an expectant mother, who has reportedly spent four days in detention at the Surulere Police Station and was denied bail by the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, suffered a ruptured womb  as she reportedly collapsed in police custody. According to reports, Tosin was arrested last Saturday at Meiran Market...

Marry Two Wives OR be Arrested; Eritrea Gets New Law Over Shortage of Husband

1 year ago /

After polygamy was legalized in Kenya, another country has followed...   Mandatory polygamy by men in Eritrea is being received with a mix of bewilderment and excitement. Activists have posted a memo by the Government of Eritrea asking men to marry at least two wives due to acute shortage of men occasioned...

 

26-year-old businessman jailed for stealing Gas Cooker

1 year ago /

A 26-year-old businessman, Barau Sani was sentenced to four weeks in prison for stealing a Gas cooker and Gas cylinder in Abuja. The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave Sani an option of N 6, 000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime. Kagarko also ordered that the recovered...

94 yr old man arrested for sexually assaulting 73-year-old woman

1 year ago /

A 94-year-old man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman of seventy-three. The bizarre case has been put before the courts in Denver, Colorado.  The Denver Post reports that Robert Lehnert has been charged in connection with a sexual assault on an acquaintance. Denver prosecutors said...

Graphic pics: Filmmaker replaced his eyeball with a camera to conduct documentaries

1 year ago /

This filmmaker has taken a bold step towards becoming a bionic journalist by replacing his eyeball with a minute camera. Rob Spence lost the use of his eye following a shooting accident when he was nine. But decades on, the Canadian documentary maker had the idea of replacing the eye with a...

 

Two lunatics caught with rotting human head in Osun

1 year ago /

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun Command, has arrested two suspects, who pretended to be mad, for being in possession of a decomposing human head. The suspects, Alaba Folawiyo and Mutiu Lawal, according to Mr. Wale Folarin, the state’s NSCDC Public Relations Officer, were hiding in an uncompleted...

Lassa fever: Stop-drinking Garri with cold water

1 year ago /

Residents of Port Harcourt have been advised to stop drinking garri soaked in cold water for now, because rats that carry the highly contagious Lassa fever virus also like exposed dry garri. Dr. Furo Green, the Chairman of Rivers State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NBA, gave this medical...

 

Pastor lands in trouble after stolen vehicle was used to sow seed into his life

1 year ago /

Titus Onwuchekwa, a Presbyterian Reverend, was recently paraded at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, alongside 5 suspects, for armed robbery.  The arrest of two notorious armed robbery kingpins, Opeyemi Aregbesola and Bola Salami led to the arrest of one Osas Felix Bright and Chibuike Umeh. . Felix and Chibike...

Don't settle for less – Caroline Danjuma

1 year ago /

Billionaire wife, Caroline Danjuma has shared some interesting words for ladies who want to remarry using the likes of Mariah Carey as examples. Read below: How to remarry... Don't settle for less... #womenwhoknowtheirworth#womenpower. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.... A lot of peeps just Hv sooo much anger in them...

 

South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women

1 year ago /

A South African mayor has awarded college scholarships to 16 young women for remaining virgins to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school," her spokesman said Sunday. The scholarship was introduced this year and has been awarded to young women from the Uthukela district in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province,...

Tenant removes Neighbour’s 7-mth pregnancy with Kitchen Knife

1 year ago /

    Mrs. Oyinyechi Chinaka, A mother of two is recovering,   after she was reportedly stabbed several times by her neighbour (names withheld) in Mushin area of Lagos. Mrs Chinaka was rushed to   the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, unfortunately she lost her seven months pregnancy. The victim’s agony began   after she allegedly caught the neighbour  ...


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