Crime & City Diary

  • 4 rescued in Abuja two-storey building collapse

    Four people have been rescued after a two-storey residential apartment collapsed in Abuja on Saturday morning, with several people trapped in the rubble. The collapsed building is located beside Cupid Hotel, Sultan Dansuki Road, Phase 2, Site 2, Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Emergency Management Department (FEMD) was notified of the incident by passers-by…

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  • Customs intercepts 18,750 litres of fuel worth N13.2m

    The Nigeria Customs Service, Operation Whirlwind, has intercepted 18,750 litres of PMS with a Duty Paid Value of N13.2 million within the Zone ‘A’ Axis. In a press briefing held at the Customs Training College Ikeja on Friday, the National Coordinator of the team, Comptroller Hussein Ejibunu, stated that the interception with 9 means of conveyance resulted from intelligence reports.…

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  • Police to begin enforcement of E-CMR July 29 

    As part of the efforts of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to enhancing the security of lives and property, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will commence the enforcement of the digitalized Central Motor Registry (e-CMR) within the next 14 days. The NPF said this is to rejuvenate and digitalize the motor vehicle registration system, significantly bolstering the nation’s…

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  • 12 dead, dozens injured in Jos building collapse

    12 people have been pulled out dead while dozens of others injured in the Jos building collapse had been rushed to nearby hospitals. Meanwhile,  over 70 pupils were said to be trapped when the two-story building caved in on students and their teachers in the morning of today (Friday). Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), men of the…

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  • FG arraigns eight Chinese nationals, Nigerian for illegal mining in Abia

    The Federal Government has arraigned eight Chinese nationals and one Nigerian for their alleged involvement in unlawful mining activities in Lokpaukwu community, Umuchieze, Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State. The suspects were apprehended by the Mining Marshals, an elite security outfit established under the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). This unit, codenamed “Operation Hayakin Kogo,” was initiated…

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  • VIDEO: Keke Marwa rider hangs self after LASTMA allegedly seized tricycle in Ikorodu

    A yet-to-be-identified tricycle rider known as Keke Marwa has committed suicide in Ikorodu after officials of Lagos State Transportation Management Authority (LASTMA) allegedly seized his tricycle. https://www.westernpost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/VID-20240712-WA0195-2.mp4 In a viral video on the social media, the tricycle rider was sighted hanged himself to a tree along the road. Also, the voice of a young man was heard in the video…

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  • Rescue retired Ekiti University Don from kidnap, AREDAA urges Police

    The Are-Ekiti Development Association (AREDAA) has called on the Ekiti State Police Command to urgently secure the release of Professor Femi Olaofe, a retired university don who was recently kidnapped from his residence in Ado Ekiti. The incident occurred on Tuesday at the Ekiti State Housing Estate, Ado Ekiti, when Professor Olaofe, a native of Are-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government…

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  • Police arrest man with human body parts in Abuja

    Operatives of the FCT police command attached to Iddo police division have arrested Nuhu Ezra of Gosa KipiKipi village in Lugbe, Abuja, with a human skull and bones. A statement issued by the Spokesperson for the Command, Josephine Adeh and posted on the command’s official X handle, said the suspect was found with the body parts upon interrogation. According to…

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  • NBA calls for investigation into Osun Speaker over alleged assault

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Osogbo branch, has formally petitioned the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Umar Abba, to investigate the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Wale Egbedun, for allegedly assaulting one of its members, Muideen Adeshina Yusuf. In a statement signed by the NBA’s Chairman, Saheed Abiona, and Secretary, Ibrahim Hassan, the…

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  • ICPC arraigns two ministry staff over employment racketeering, fraud

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Mrs. Ndubuisi Joy Cheneme, a staff member of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, and Mr. Godwin Sabo Takat of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on charges of obtaining by false pretence and employment racketeering. The defendants were brought before Honourable Justice C.O. Oba of…

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