Ayoade Akinnibosun, a suspect in the robbery attacks on commercial banks in Offa in 2018, has told an Ilorin High Court that the police asked him to implicate the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki was in July, 2018, quizzed in his office by investigators from the office of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over his alleged involvement in the deadly bank robberies in the town located in Kwara state, where Saraki served as governor from 2003 to 2011.
Nigerian army has set up a team to investigate the alleged assassination attempt on Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike. Concise News understands that the army team would also probe allegations of misconduct against soldiers during Nigeria’s recent general election.
The Lagos State Government has disclosed that 20 children and adult died in the collapsed building in Itafaaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday. State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, released the official figures at a news conference at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Lagos, on Friday.
The Lagos State Government on Friday began the demolition of 180 distressed buildings on Lagos Island. The demolition is coming on the heels of Wednesday building collapse on Massey Street, Ita Faaji, Lagos Island, which killed many pupils and injured others.
Many occupants of a two-storey building in the Bode area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, have been trapped after the building reportedly collapsed. According to TheCable, a resident disclosed this late Friday, saying the incident happened around 5:50 pm.
Insights have been provided by bricklayers, artisans and other workers on the site of a three-storey building that collapsed in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday, into the incidents leading to the tragedy. The Punch reports that the building, located in Sogoye, along Bode, Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State, had collapsed suddenly on Friday while still under construction, with several people injured and others trapped underneath.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the governor-elect of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde against running a selfish government. Obasanjo gave the advice when he held a closed-door meeting with Makinde at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) will soon receive from the fact-finding committee it set up for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Rivers State. The Chief Press Secretary to the Inec chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who stated this on Friday, explained that the commission would study the report of the committee and decide on the next line of action.
Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, has completed his national youth service and was among the Batch ‘A’ corps members that passed out on Thursday. While the passing out corps members reported to their different local government area for service to collect their discharge certificates, a picture of Yusuf being handed his own certificate at home by an NYSC official appeared on social media on Friday, attracting different reactions from Nigerians.
English Premier League giants Manchester United have been drawn to face European powerhouse Barcelona in a tasty Uefa Champions League quarter-final tie. It is a repeat of the 2007/08 semi-final fixture in which United ousted the Frank Rijkaard-led team with the only goal of the two-legged encounter scored by Paul Scholes.