15 dead as truck conveying cows, passengers plunged into river

Fifteen persons lost their lives in Adamawa on Sunday when a truck conveying cows and passengers lost control on a bridge and fell into the drying river. The Adamawa Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the figure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Monday. Adetunji said that……

#CAF: Rivers United Draw With Host Mali

Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt on Saturday held Real Bamako of Mali to a goalless draw in Bamako in their 2017 CAF Champions League pairing. The Nigeria’s other representatives, Rangers International, also held their Algerian opponents to a 1-1 draw in Algiers. The first round of the first leg game played at the…

12 passengers killed as bus plunges into river

The vehicle inside the river Over 12 persons have reportedly died in an accident on Oyo/Ogbomoso Road after a commercial bus skidded off the road and plunged into Odo-Oba River. An eyewitness told the Punch newspaper that the accident occurred when the bus was trying to avoid a head on collision with another vehicle that…

Urinating man watches his car roll into river

car rolls into river A man in Germany who pulled over to answer the call of nature had the misfortune of watching his brand-new car roll into a river, rescue services said on Thursday. The 69-year-old man had stopped to relieve himself at a ferry wharf in the town of Leer in north-western Germany, but…

Police arrest 9 kidnappers in Rivers

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT, in Rivers state have arrested a nine-man kidnap syndicate operating in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The suspects, responsible for most of the kidnappings that had occurred within GRA Phase 2, Borokiri General Area and YKC axis of Woji area, were apprehended in…

Ritualists pluck out man’s eyes in Bauchi

Hussain Emmanuel 19-year-old Hussain Emmanuel, from Bauchi State says his eyes were removed by people who wanted to use them for ritual purposes. According to Hussain Emmanuel, who is being treated in hospital in Bauchi city, the attack happened two weeks ago in his village in the remote Tafawa Balewa area. He said he was…

Ritualists remove teenager’s eyes in Bauchi

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, acting Inspector General of Police A 19-year old man in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi says his eyes were removed by people who wanted to use them for ritual purposes. Human body parts for use in suspected witchcraft or for charms are mostly taken from children in Nigeria – it is…

Yoruba tasked on tradition at festival

In Osogbo, Osun State, the natives obviously are aware of one very fact that their major festival – the Osun Osogbo, is synonymous to rain, and if this year’s festival is anything to go by, the rain that fell on Friday, August 19, attested to this argument. Although the last year’s edition of the festival may not have experienced this usual rain that normally…