Police officer allegedly shoots truck owner dead in Lagos

A police officer reportedly shot dead a truck owner, Alhaji Dan Jos, yesterday, at Tin Can Island Port, for attempting to stop another policeman from urinating on his truck, bringing operations to a halt as his colleagues began a protest. An eyewitness, Kabiru Alaba, told Vanguard that the yet-to-be identified police officer, attached to the…

3.5million Tyres Vanish From Dangote Stores

(NAN) Three and a half million truck tyres have been declared missing by Dangote Group. The tyres which bear the company’s imprint were stolen over some time. The Coordinator of the company’s National Patrol Unit, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji, a retired Commissioner of Police, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja. He said 285…

4 killed in Jerusalem truck attack

Jerusalem truck attack. Israeli officials attending to victims in front of the truck A truck plowed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four people and injuring at least 13, Israel’s emergency services said Sunday. Three of the four killed were female soldiers, Israeli Education Minister Neftali Bennett said. He said the fourth person…

Breaking: 9 killed as suicide truck hits German Christmas market

A truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others, police said. German media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church,…

Zimbabwe: Mugabe goes after opponents’farms

Dozens of angry young men jumped off a truck in front of Agrippah Mutambara’s gate, shouting obscenities and threatening to seize his 530-acre farm in the name of Zimbabwe’s president. They tried to scale the fence, scattering only when he raised and cocked his gun. Zimbabwe made international headlines when it started seizing white-owned farms…

Abuja Residents Grapple With Tripartite Societal Hazards

Isa Best Omoegbeji, Abah Adah and Rose Samuel reports that for residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs, it is struggle for survival as they battle with a tripartite societal menace of hunger, increased criminality and deadly stench from uncleared dump sites. Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja and its environs have come under heavy…

Fire Service Moves To Enforce Generators Ban

Following a directive from the Commanding Officer, Federal Fire Service South, South Command, Mr Njoku Chika to business operators at the federal secretariat, Port Harcourt to desist from using their generating sets within the premises of the secretariat in order to forestall fire outbreak, investigations by The Tide indicate that some operators are yet to…

Boko Haram: Chibok girl recalls how she escaped

She says the day will ever lingers in her memory. Yes, the fateful day in which some 276 Chibok Secondary School girls were abducted by the rampaging Boko Haram terrorists. The lady, who has taken pseudo name, Sa’a, explained how she jumped from a truck rumbling through a forest when they were taken hostage by…