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  • Residents protest power outage in Ondo communities
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Oct 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Peter Dada, Akure    Hundreds of residents of the Araromi, High School and Kajola areas of Akure, Ondo State, took to the streets on Monday to protest against power outage in the communities for the past eight months. The protesters accused the Benin Electricity Distribution Company of being insensitive to the residents’ plight despite several complaints. […]

  • Fire guts petrol minister Kachikwu’s house
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, was gutted by fire on Sunday. The house is located on an unnamed estate in Asokoro, Abuja. It was gathered that security personnel and some residents who were around at the time of the incident were able to put out […]

  • Police redeploy officers for allegedly ‘selling detained suspects’
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Success Nwogu, llorin The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, on Monday said the command had redeployed policemen at the Adewole Police Division in Ilorin, over an allegation against them. He said some residents had alleged that some of the policemen in the division had been selling suspects detained at the station to […]

  • Businessman arraigned for defrauding bank of N335m
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Ojoma Kizito A 47-year-old businessman, Henry Ekuase, has been brought before an lkeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for alleged fraud. The police said Ekuase fraudulently obtained the sum of N335m from a Union Bank branch at Marina Stallion Plaza on the Lagos Island. PUNCH Metro learnt that Henry had acquired the sum as a loan […]

  • Police arrest alleged serial rapists in Imo
    by Taiwo Ojoye on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    The Imo State Police Command has arrested two suspected serial rapists in the state. The suspects names were given as 29-year-old Stanley Ohams and Tobechukwu Udechukwu, 31. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, told PUNCH Metro on Monday that the suspects were arrested for allegedly raping one Agu, 25; and Umelo, 26. Enwerem […]