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Shoprite, Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, has announced plans to leave Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria, it said Read more…


The Anti-Robbery Squad of the Okehi Division of Rivers Police Command on Sunday, August 2, killed three armed robbers during a response to a distress call that some passengers in buses were being robbed at Okehi/Igbodo Express Road in Etche, Etche Read more…


Big Brother Naija 2018 star, Rico Swavey has shared an insight on how he helped this year’s contestant, Nengi get into the BBNaija house. According to Rico, Nengi sent him a DM in 2018, ended and asked for his help Read more…


The Police in Lagos state recently rescued a 45-year-old man, Adeyinka Abiodun, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on July 31. A statement by the state police command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, says Adeyinka was rescued and taken to Bariga Read more…


A 24-year-old lady identified as Nkechi but is popularly known as Omalicha has been apprehended by the police in Lagos for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, one Auwal Suleiman, 26, to death because he allegedly cheated on her. The rather tragic Read more…


A male child of about 2-years-old who was found wandering in Anambra state has reportedly been handed over to the police. According to the state’s police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, the child was found wandering around Oba International market by members Read more…


The Ogun state police has apprehended a 24-year-old man identified as Godwin Akpan for reportedly raping a 20-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. The victim was reportedly raped on Tuesday July 28, after her elder sister sent her on an errand Read more…


The police in Ogun state have arrested a herbalist and four others for allegedly carrying out robbery attacks in Osiele and its environs in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. A statement from the public relations officer of Read more…


Men of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos have been praised after they saved a young man who had an athsma attack. According to a tweet from their handle, the man had an attack and his inhaler got exhausted thus Read more…


Men of the Rivers state police command have arrested 31-year-old Musa Abubakar, pictured above, who confessed to raping his nine-year-old stepdaughter anytime his wife refuses to have sex with him. Abubakar who is from Jigawa state but resides in Rupokwu Read more…


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday ordered the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish details of members of the House, who collected contracts at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The House, Read more…


By Harris Emanuel, Uyo Akwa Ibom State Correctional Service has announced that every new inmate to the centre must be subjected to a 14-day isolation at the Ikot-Ekpene custodial centre. The Command Public Relations Officer, ASC Ogbajie Ogbajie disclosed this Read more…


Isma’ila Isa Funtua President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has described as a painful loss the death of Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua on July 20. Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi on Tuesday expressed Read more…


Nigeria recorded 562 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, July 20. According to the statistics reeled out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, the Federal Capital Territory Abuja had the highest cases of 102, Lagos-100, Plateau-52, Kwara-50, Abia-47, Read more…


12 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials have been suspended indefinitely after being quizzed by the Presidential Investigation Committee, headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami (red). The new development comes days after 12 directors of the agency were suspended Read more…


The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says the acting Managing Director of its interim management committee, Prof. Keme Pondei, has been ill for two weeks now and that he ignored his doctors’ advice not to attend the investigative hearing Read more…