The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed a police officer who shot dead Alafuro Peterside, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Peterside, 42, was shot dead last month by a police officer in the presence of his wife and children at a beer parlour in Elekohia, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Emeka, revealed the development while parading criminal suspects at the command’s headquarters at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.

CP Emeka added that the officer has been arraigned in court for the sake of justice

The International Organisation for Migration, in collaboration with the Federal Government, repatriated 155 Nigerian irregular migrants stranded across various parts of Libya.

This is contained in a statement issued by the IOM on Wednesday in Lagos.

The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, late Tuesday evening on board an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG,
It added that of 155 returnees that arrived, 125 were females, 22 males and eight infants.

IOM said that officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, Port Health Service, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were at the airport to receive the returnees

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano has declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the Kano governorship election.

The tribunal gave the final judgement after cancelling some votes recorded by the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, candidate and Kano Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadabey said the margin of votes scored by the NNPP was not enough to give Governor Yusuf victory.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has facilitated the return of $26,000 to Christine Brown, a British national and a victim of internet fraud.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement in Abuja, adding that the Benin Zonal Command handed over the money to the victim on Monday.

According to him, Brown expressed gratitude to the Commission for its efforts, which she said had brought some succour to her after losing her life savings to the fraudsters.

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Federal Government of hiding behind adjournment to abandon the case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, lamented that the Federal Government has literally abandoned its appeal against Kanu because they have no case against him.

He wondered why the government fears pursuing Kanu’s case to a logical conclusion

Family members arrested in Anambra for forcefully taking underaged children of widow after accusing her of kiIIing her husband

A woman, Felicia Nwosu, was arrested alongside her daughter, Chinenye Nwosu, for forcefully taking the underage children of her late son’s widow in Ndiowu, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State.

The arrest which was carried out at the weekend after a complaint was made to the Anambra Ministry of Women and Social Welfare by the widow, Mrs. Sharon Nwosu.

The widow, a native of Enumbom Ndiowu, who was uncontrollably in tears at the office of the Women Affairs Commissioner, Hon. Hon Ify Obinabo, while narrating her ordeal, said her in-laws took her two children from her after her husband’s death and accused her of killing him.

According to Sharon, the issue started after she refused to hand over her late husband’s laptop and phone to Ifeanyi Nwosu, a younger brother of her late husband who demanded to take possession of the said property.

She said she was shocked that such a request was made a few days after her late husband’s demise.

Sharon revealed that the in-laws asked her to hand over the laptop so that the younger brother would be able to take over the contract her late husband who was an architect just secured, warning her not to tell anyone.

Sharon also said that she was still dealing with her husband’s demise only to find out that her own mother had also died the same day.

According to the widow, days before they took her children, they consistently told her kids that she was responsible for their father’s death and broke Into her room after her husband’s funeral to cart away all the money sympathizers gave to her.

Hon Ify Obinabo registered her displeasure over the development and assured the widow of getting her children back from her in-laws.

The alleged culprits were later arrested and brought to the Anambra State Criminal Investigation Department Awka where they were served a letter mandating them to appear before the Commissioner on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, with all the parties involved in the case for further investigation.

Two children have reportedly been killed in flood incidents that occurred at different locations at Nkwele Awka in the Awka South Local Government of Anambra State on Friday.

The deceased, who were between the ages of four and seven, were said to have lost their lives while carrying out activities around the flood plains.

A man identified as a pastor of a pentecostal church, Pastor Prosper Obum Igboke has committed suicide in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Sources said the man jumped down from a two storey-building after he was jilted by his lover.

A relative of the deceased, who spoke to DAILY POST under anonymity, said the man had trained his lover in the university, after which she declined his marriage proposal.

“The man was 30 years old at the time of his death. His girlfriend, whom he intended to marry disappointed him after seeing her through the university

A Police woman who rejected a bribe offered to her by a transporter for stolen goods has been rewarded.

The woman, Inspector Charity Oyor who was on duty in Onitsha saw a vehicle ladened with cables, felt suspicious and decided to flag it down but when she was offered a bribe, she rejected it and invited operatives who later found out the goods were stolen

Fear has gripped hospital workers in Ebonyi State following an internal memo within the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, alerting workers of an outbreak of a new variant of COVID-19 in the State.

The internal memo dated August 22, 2023, emanated from the office of the head of clinical services and was addressed to the hospital community.

It was tiled: ‘FYI: COVID IS ON THE PROWL AGAIN, CAUTION, PLEASE’, and signed by Dr. Yakubu E.N, Head of Clinical Services.

It reads, “With the new variant, BA.4 and BA.5 COVID delta, there is no cough, no fever. It’s a lot of joint pain, headache, neck and upper back pain, general weakness, loss of appetite and pneumonia. Sore throat that resembles strep throat, and of course, more virulent and with a higher mortality rate. It takes less time to go to extremes. Sometimes without symptoms. Be more careful.

Residents of Laurel School Cross, inside the Bungalow Estate axis, in the Jakande Estate area of Isolo Local Government Area, Lagos State, are counting their losses after task force officials from the Lagos State Building Control Agency demolished rows of lockup shops in their community.

Many of the affected residents, who are mostly petty traders, narrated that their sad ordeal started in the early Wednesday afternoon when dozens of LASBCA task force officials, alongside armed security officers, arrived with chainsaws and

The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended a 94-year-old man, Muhammed Abubakar for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl at Tappare ward, Ganye Local Government Area of the State.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by SP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relation Officer, he said the suspect, identified as a herbalist, had been in the habit of deceiving young females by giving them sugar and sweet items.

He added that the latest incident happened on 18th August, 2023, while the victim was passing by the suspect’s house, adding that the suspect called the teenager into his house and took advantage of her.

According to the statement, “investigation on the case so far reveals that the suspect while committing the act rubbed some concoction in the form of perfume on the victim which made the victim ill after the incident.

The Jigawa State Task Force on Petroleum products has shut down five filling stations for tampering with their metres and engaging in some activities to shortchange customers.

The Taskforce Chairman, Colonel Muhammad Alhassan (Rtd) stated this while briefing newsmen after inspecting some filling stations at Kiyawa, Gumel, and Jahun local government areas.

He said the inspection is to check the activities of the filling stations to ensure they abide by the laid down rules.

Alhassan explained that the Taskforce has warned more than thirty (30) filling stations and shut down five (5) for engaging in dubious activities

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki, has revealed why he hides his family from social media.

The 45-year-old thespian said he doesn’t flaunt his wife and children on social media because he wants them to be “free.”

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo.

He said, “I have children but I decided to put them aside because I’m the celebrity, they are not.

“I just want them to be free because the moment everybody gets to know them, it would affect them. And I don’t want that.

“So, I hide them even my wife apart from our wedding announcement that I made, so that she can go to market, do every other thing without much ardor

A suspected kidnapper has been set ablaze in Niger State.

He was accused of abducting two children in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

DAILY POST learnt that the suspect, whose identity is not yet known, was taking the children to an unknown destination when he was accosted by some residents.

The residents descended on him and beat him to a coma as he could not give any credible answer.

The mob later poured petrol on the lifeless body before setting him ablaze.

A video showed some children participating in the jungle justice.

Abiodun Wasiu, the spokesperson of the State police command, when contacted, confirmed the incident