LOCAL NEWS Archive

Gunmen kill corps member in Imo • UNILORIN graduate dies days to convocation

Tragedy struck in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Monday after yet-to-be identified gunmen shot dead a serving corps member, Ekene Uwaoma. This is just as a graduate of Electrical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Miss Taofeeqah Oloriegbe,

17-year-old Lagos girl stabs boyfriend to death

A 17-year-old girl, Hannah Osazuwa, has allegedly stabbed her lover, Tomide Akintoye, to death. PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened on Gowon Estate, Lagos State, on Monday. Although the immediate cause of the incident had yet to

Police sergeant, retired ASP arrested for ‘robbery’ in Lagos hotel

A police sergeant serving at the Oworo Police Division, Lagos State, Yakubu Aiyegba, and a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Obosa Augustine, have been arrested for alleged robbery. They were apprehended along with a taxi driver, Godwin

Nurse caught while conducting surgery on patient in Oyo

The Task force on Private Health facilities set up by Oyo State government said it has caught a nurse conducting surgery on a patient in a private hospital in Iseyin town in the state. The task force,

Freed hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family’s years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Boyle leveled the

Monkeypox: Delta students abandon schools over news of alleged deadly injection

Public and private school children deserted their schools over rumored forceful vaccination by Army in Ovwie Local Government Area of Delta State. The school children in Ugbomro community, were scared and consequently ran out of their schools

Fear grips S-West as Boko Haram members invade region

FEAR gripped the entire South-West, last week, when two commanders of the dreaded terrorist group listed as numbers 156 and 176 on the wanted Boko Haram members’ list were arrested in the region. The suspects who have

Police paraded ritual killers who bought human skull, eye, teeth for N12,000

A suspected ritual killer, Adebayo Mubashiru, has confessed that he and his colleagues buy human parts, including skulls, eyes and teeth, for N12,000. The suspect was arrested alongside three others in the Abeokuta and Owode Egba areas

Assemblies of God pastor allegedly stabs nurse to death

The Imo State Police Command, Umeneke Division has arrested an Assemblies of God pastor, Esom Jehovah, for allegedly stabbing a trainee nurse to death. The victim identified as Callista, approached the pastor over a missing phone battery

BREAKING: Suspected cultists kill 15 in Port Harcourt

Gunmen suspected to be cultists, in what seemed like a door-to-door attack, have killed 15 people in Agip/Mgboshimini area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. The motive for the attack is yet to be ascertained. DAILY