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How the Kidnappers treated us-Igbonla student reveals

Ramon Isiaq, one of the kidnapped Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, students has revealed that the kidnappers actually killed some security men, fed them with poor food and kept them in unhealthy surroundings. The 16-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 pupil said the abductors exposed him and his colleagues – Peter Jonah, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq ... Read More »

Igbonla Rescue:We’ll Use Holiday Period to enhance security in Schools-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday hailed the successful rescue of the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, assuring that the government would utilise the academic break to reinforce security in all schools in the State, especially in the suburb and riverine areas to prevent a reoccurrence. The Governor, who spoke through the State’s Deputy Governor, ... Read More »

10 die, six injured in tanker explosion

Ten people were burnt beyond recognition while six others sustained serious injuries when a petrol tanker went up in flames in Felele area of Lokoja on Friday. Segun Martins, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State, who confirmed this in Lokoja, said most of the victims were passengers travelling in an 18-seater commercial bus. Also ... Read More »

Bill Gates Regains Position as World’s Richest Man as Amazon shares fall

Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates has retianed his number one position as the richest man in the world as shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell yesterday. Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos had surpassed Gates as the world’s richest person on Thursday. Shares of the online retailer had surged as U.S. markets opened, and climbed as much as 2.9 percent just before noon in ... Read More »

Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom Governor, Opens up on Visit to Buhari

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has spoken on his visit as a member of the Governors’ Forum to President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Speaking after a closed do meeting with Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, he said “I also appreciate Nigerians who have prayed sincerely and earnestly for Mr. President and I think God has actual answered the prayers ... Read More »

Igbonla Students: 20 Kidnappers killed in rescue mission-Police

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni on Friday disclosed that 20 kidnappers were killed in gun battle with the Marine Police in the process of trying to secure the release of the kidnapped students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Owoseni spoke at a press conference addressed by the Lagos Deputy Governor, ... Read More »

How EFCC Tried to kill me twice-Patience Jonathan

The wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of sending assassins after her. Alleging that she that she had survived two of such attempts, Mrs Jonathan urged the House of Representatives to quickly intervene before the EFCC would succeed in the alleged plot to eliminate her. In a letter written ... Read More »

Pendulum: Now That The Governors Are Back-By Dele Momodu

 By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, this has been a week of feverish action and frenetic activity between Nigeria and Great Britain. I assume that all Nigerians know that our dear beloved President is currently a resident of the beautiful city of London, not by choice but of necessity. Twice, in quick succession, Nigeria has been bogged down by the ill-health ... Read More »

Lagos Government glad over return of kidnapped students

The Lagos State Government on Friday expressed excitement over the release of six students of Igbonla-Epe Model College who were abducted on May 25, 2017 in their school premises. In a press statement, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde congratulated the parents of the students and all concerned stakeholders over the development, just as he said ... Read More »

Joy at last as Igbonla Students regain freedom

After 64 days in captivity, the six abducted pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, regained their freedom on Friday. Although details of their release are still sketchy, our correspondent learnt the kids were released in Ajakpa Community in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. A senior police officer said the children had been moved to ... Read More »