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14 years of electricity blackout: Ondo senator assures constituents of uninterrupted electricity in 2022

Relief will soon come to residents of Ondo South Senatorial District, who have suffered excruciating pain of electricity blackout for 14 years, going by promises made by their Senator in the national assembly. Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing the District in the National Assembly has reassured the constituents that they will[Read More…]

Reconstruction: Lagos govt releases diversion plans on Apapa/Oworonskoki Expressway

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Friday said there would be a diversion of traffic on Apapa/Oworonshoki Expressway from Monday due to reconstruction works. Oladeinde made this known in a statement issued in Lagos, noting that the diversion was in reference to the notification received from the[Read More…]

Man arrested for uploading pornography on billboard in Port Harcourt

A man (name not disclosed) has been arrested by the Rivers state police command for unlawfully accessing a billboard that belonged to E-motion Advertising and uploading a pornography film. NewsWireNGR gathered that the LED billboard, situated around Garrison area, in place of adverts was streaming pornography image until it was[Read More…]

Court jails man for stealing pots, frying pans, pulpit irons from church

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Friday, sentenced a 23-year-old man, Ibrahim Salisu, to six months imprisonment for stealing property worth N300,000 at Deeper Christain Life Ministry located Opposite Aina Street, Surulere, Lagos. According to the prosecutor, Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, the suspect, Salisu, committed the offence on[Read More…]

Man gets 80 strokes of cane for denying paternity of 6th son

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Wednesday ordered that a trader, Abdulhamid Yakubu, of Bakin Dogo, be given 80 strokes of the cane for denying his sixth child’s paternity. The Judge, Murtala Nasir, affirmed that the child belonged to Yakubu. Nasir also ordered him to take[Read More…]

Chiwetalu Agu thanks God for survival after release from DSS custody

Nigerian veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu who was arrested by the Department of State Service hours after the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) secured his release from the detention of the Nigerian Army has thanked God for survival. NewsWireNGR had reported that the Army claimed the actor who was sighted in[Read More…]

Candlelight fire burns one-year-old to death in Calabar

A one-year-old baby has been burnt to death in Calabar as a result of a candlelight fire in a thatched house. The incident happened at Eta Agbor area of Calabar Municipality on October 9. When the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) visited the area, it was observed that the thatched[Read More…]

EFCC officials storm Kaduna Agency, arrest DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday visited the headquarters of Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and arrested the Director General. The DG of KASUPDA, Malam Ismail Umaru Dikko, as gathered by NewsWireNGR had been served several invitations by the anti-graft but failed to honour any.[Read More…]

I requested my daughter should be flogged — Father of Arabic school student

The father of the female Arabic student brutally flogged by colleagues in a viral video has said he requested that his daughter be punished by the institution. The father Yunus Olanrewaju in an interview with BBC Pidgin said his son in Lagos sent him a video of the girl among[Read More…]

VIDEO: Kwara govt suspends Arabic school leader over brutal flogging of students

A video has surfaced online showing some madrasa students being brutally flogged by their colleagues on the instruction of the institution’s authority. Madrasa is an institution common in the Northern parts of Nigeria. It is an establishment for the teaching of Islam and other studies. NewsWireNGR gathered that the students[Read More…]