Category: Society

If all permutations work in favour of Mrs Joy Ifijie, the widow upbraided by the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, some days ago, she might eventually end up as the First Lady of the state. Mrs Ifijie is beautiful and good to behold. Mrs Ifijie’s matter generated sympathy when Oshiomhole reportedly asked her to…

A reporter with The Nation newspaper, Ben Ogbemudia, was on Monday attacked in Benin City, Edo State by some hoodlums. Ogbemudia was inflicted with a deep machete cut in his upper left arm by his attackers. The incident reportedly occurred at Eke Street, not far from St Saviour, Upper Sokponba Road, Benin City at about…

Council polls were held in Yobe State on Saturday under heavy security. Several voters turned out for the exercise to elect chairmen and councillors into the 17 local government areas in the state. All the polling booths in the state had combined teams of security personnel manning them. Soldiers, police, civil defence corps and immigration…

A former acting governor of Kogi State, Clarence Olatunde Olafemi, on Thursday, survived an attempt on his life by some armed men. The incident occurred along the Kabba/Okene road in Lokoja, Kogi State capital. The hoodlums severally shot at his car as his driver attempted to zoom off. Olafemi, an acting governor of the state…

Some suspected terrorists believed to be Boko Haram members have killed an aide to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State along with eight others. The governor’s aide, identified as Muhammad Sani, was shot dead by the gunmen on Friday at Bulabulin-Ngabura village, which is about 50km from Maiduguri, the state capital. The attackers stormed the…

Tragedy struck in Ikot Omin area of Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Sunday night when a young couple died after being suffocated by generator fumes. The husband and wife died along with the wife’s teenage sister, who lived with them. The couple recently moved into their yet-to-be completed house. On the fateful day,…