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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had brought an application before the court seeking the interim forfeiture of the properties to the federal government. The properties which are 24 in number are dispersed across various states in Nigeria including Kano, Kaduna, Borno and Cross River States. Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Abuja division of […]

The family of Oromoni has hired human rights activist, Femi Falana to file a case against Dowen College over the mysterious death of their child, Sylvester Oromoni Junior. The 12-year-old was allegedly bullied to death by some students of Dowen College for refusing to join a cult, but the school in its press statement said […]

Ayo Williams, an aide to Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is dead. Williams was the Senior Special Assistant on Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Enforcement. Scores of people have besieged the hospital “Willy” (his alias) died on Sunday. The Bashorun of Yaba was an environmentalist, philanthropist, politician and security consultant. Sanwo-Olu is expected to issue a […]

A gas explosion occurred on Tuesday morning on Ojekunle Street in the Ladipo area of Mushin in Lagos State. The PUNCH learnt that the explosion happened around 8am. An official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident to The PUNCH. According to the official, first responders have been deployed to the site […]

Two weeks after the collapse of the 21-storey building on Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, the Nigerian Insurers Association and the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers have said none of their members indicated that it provided insurance cover for the high-rise. According to the National Insurance Commission, the regulatory body for the industry, out […]

The trial of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned until the 19th and 20th of January 2022. The IPOB leader has made his third court appearance since June after security operatives brought him back from abroad.  The IPOB leader was brought to court amidst tight security by […]

Illegible statements served on the defence counsel on Tuesday stalled the trial of Chidinma Ojukwu at a Lagos High court in Tafawa Balewa Square. Defence counsels complained that the statements contained in the proof of evidence served on them were all illegible and that the audio interviews of the defendants were also inaudible. They stated […]

A body believed to be the owner of the building, Femi Osibona has been recovered on Thursday. A combined team of emergency responders recovered the body which has been taken to a morgue. As gathered, the lifeless body of Osibona, was recovered Thursday, after painstaking efforts from emergency responders. However, there were conflicting reports on […]

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Nine Rescued As Death Toll Rises To 36The Federal Government has given an update on the rescue operation going on at the scene of the 21-storey building collapse in Ikoyi, Lagos.Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the […]

The hope of getting more survivors in Monday’s collapse of 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos State is dim as death toll has risen to 29.The building under construction on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, caved in four days ago with many people trapped in the rubbles.In four days, only nine people have been rescued alive, while 29 […]


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