How man stabbed commercial sex worker to death in Lagos

A 28-year-man has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly stabbing a commercial sex worker to death and injuring two others who tried to stop him from fleeing the crime scene. The crime allegedly occurred at a popular Hotel on Atan Street, Surulere, Lagos, police said. The suspect, Babatunde Damilare, described…

Appeal Court sacks Kwara APC lawmaker

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin, on Tuesday, declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidate for Ilorin South State Constituency, Hon. Abdulraheem Agboola, as the duly elected member of the state assembly. The judgement, delivered by Justice Hamman Barkar Hkawu, thus, sacked the All Progressives Congress…

Man arrested in Riyadh for attacking 3 performers with knife

Police said a man was arrested after attacking three members of a troupe that was performing as part of an entertainment festival in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Videos shared online shows that the attack took place on Monday evening, a man was seen storming the stage while the group was…

Cash transfer: 22,000 beneficiaries enrolled in Kwara

Another 22,000 beneficiaries have been enrolled for the federal government’s social welfare programme, National Cash Transfer in Kwara state. This is in addition to 10,173 beneficiaries who have received the monthly N5,000 stipends from the federal government 17 times. Head of unit, National Cash Transfer Office, Ilorin, Hajia Aminat Yahaya…

Hurdles for Abuja DisCo’s buyer as NERC sanction timeline nears

KANN Utility Company Limited which bought Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for about $164 million (nearly N1billion) in the 2013 power sector privatization exercise may be enmeshed in investment issues. AEDC is one of the eight DisCos whose licence is being mulled for revocation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission…

Confusion trails Appeal Court ruling on Oyo gov’ship

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday gave a confusing judgement on a case filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu, challenging the judgement of the election petition tribunal in favour of the incumbent governor, Seyi Makinde, of the…

Halima heads operations at Dangote Group

Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates. According to a release by the company, Halima Aliko Dangote is returning to the Group after serving on secondment in several capacities across…

Tricycle operators protest over FCTA restriction order

Tricycles operators (popularly known as keke) on Sunday in Abuja protested the proposed restriction and ban on the business by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), saying the action will affect the lives of over 40, 000 people negatively in Abuja. The National President, Tricycle Owners Association, Comrade Augustine Apeh,…