JUST IN: Helicopter crashes into Lagos residential building

A yet-to-be-identified helicopter has crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon at the Salvation Bus Stop in Opebi. No casualty or death has, however, been reported as of the time of filing this report. Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone conversation. “Yes, it just happened. The helicopter crashed in Opebi around 12pm. LASEMA operatives are on our way to the incident…

BREAKING : Buhari makes new appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officers for nine of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.  According to the approval letter, which was conveyed to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to the President, on Tuesday, Mr. Buki Ponle was appointed Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria while Mr. Nura Sani Kangiwa was named the Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism. Mr. Francis Ndubuisi Nwosu was appointed the Executive…

BREAKING: Police nab suspected Oyo serial killer,Sunday Shodipe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Police Command, have re-arrested the notorious murder suspect, Sunday Shodipe who escaped from lawful custody on 11th August, 2020. He was re-arrested today, Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 by Police operatives at the Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. It would be recalled that the erstwhile fugitive is a prime suspect in multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, while commending the Commissioner of Police, Oyo…

BREAKING : Corps Member,Durodola invents T-Smart device to tackle COVID-19

In response to the challenge thrown to their creative ingenuity by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, arising from COVID-19 pandemic, Corps Members have taken up the gauntlet, and continued to amaze Nigerians with so many inventions, tailored towards stemming the spread of the virus in the country. However, a serving Corps Member in Nasarawa ,Taiwo Durodola has taken the fight against the virus a notch higher through the invention of T-Smart, a body-temperature reading device which undoubtedly will give a big boost to the current efforts to contain…

BREAKING : Tribunal annuls Bayelsa governorship election

The Bayelsa state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state. King George, candidate of the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), had asked the tribunal to cancel the election because he was excluded from the November 16, 2019 governorship poll. On Saturday, a three-man panel of the tribunal had dismissed three petitions challenging the election on the grounds of incompetence and lacking merit But while delivering judgment on another petition on Monday, the panel held that the election was unlawful due to the…

BREAKING: Buruji Kashamu passes on

A former lawmaker, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has died of COVID-19 complications, The PUNCH has learnt. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos. The hospital is the same facility where a former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; and the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, died. It was learnt that Kashamu, who had diabetes and high blood pressure, was admitted at the hospital for over a week before giving up the ghost… Confirming his death, a former lawmaker, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce,…

BREAKING: Aisha Buhari Flown To Dubai For Medical Treatment

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for medical treatment, according to Daily Trust . The newspaper said Aisha suffered persistent neck pains after returning from a condolence visit to Florence Ajimobi, widow of a former governor of Oyo. The first lady was said to have gone on 14 days isolation after visiting Ajimobi’s family in Lagos state. However, after the isolation, the president’s wife reportedly continued to experience the pains, prompting the Dubai trip. According to the report, the first…

JUST IN : NDDC acting MD faints while testifying before reps probe panel

Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), passed out during a session of the house of representatives committee probing the commission, on Monday. He passed out while testifying before the panel. Other participants at the meeting made spirited effort to revive him. After he came around, he was taken out of the venue. The panel subsequently adjourned the session for 30 minutes — though there was a motion that today’s session be adjourned till a future date. Pondei appeared before the panel last Thursday, but…

JUST IN : 7 Police officers deployed to Katsina die in ghastly motor accident …….11 others receiving medical attention

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has condoled the families of the seven (7) Police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force who died in a ghastly motor accident on 12th July, 2020 on their way to Katsina State. The unfortunate incident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road. The deceased were part of an additional deployment made recently by the Force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Katsina State.…

JUST IN : Bala Ciroma replaces Magu As new EFCC Acting Chairman

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma has replaced Ibrahim Magu as the new Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Street Journal reports. Recall that Magu was grilled for over six hours by a presidential panel led by the former President of the appeal court, Justice Ayo Salami, before he was detained at the FCID and finally suspended today, July 7. Magu was accused of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami Bala Ciroma, prior to becoming FCT CP was…