Category: Metro

Man found dead, abandoned beside vehicle
November 21, 2014 |

Man found dead, abandoned beside vehicle

There was confusion at the Ilasamaja bus stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Thursday when pedestrians found a middle-aged man stripped half-naked and lying dead beside his vehicle. PUNCH Metro learnt that the man, identified as Emmanuel Ochugbu, was found by pedestrians and motorists lying beside a Toyota Camry 2004 model, believed to be his vehicle, […]

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Communities battle bad roads, floods
November 21, 2014 |

Communities battle bad roads, floods

Residents of Ajangbadi and Afromedia communities in the Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos have lamented the lack of government presence in the communities. This, according to them, is in terms of lack of access roads, non-existent drainage channels and poor power supply. The residents said lack of drainage channels had made the communities […]

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Hoodlums kill four while chasing policemen
November 21, 2014 |

Hoodlums kill four while chasing policemen

Four persons were shot dead on Wednesday when some hoodlums went on rampage and shot indiscriminately along the Railway Line in Oyingbo, Lagos. PUNCH Metro learnt that the hoodlums, who were said to be no fewer than 15, came into the area at about 9.30pm, shooting to scare away shop owners and pedestrians. They were said […]

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Fake LASTMA officials demand bribe, escort victim to ATM
November 18, 2014 |

Fake LASTMA officials demand bribe, escort victim to ATM

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended two men, Funsho Williams and Adekogbe Olabode, for allegedly impersonating officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects last Wednesday accosted a 62-year-old retiree, Mr. Felix Adesanya, and demanded N60, 000 from him for allegedly contravening a traffic law. The man, who retired […]

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Cultists brutalise barber for dating member’s wife
November 18, 2014 |

Cultists brutalise barber for dating member’s wife

Some suspected cultists invaded Olawale Street, Ire Akari Estate, Isolo, Lagos, assaulting a barber, Nnakaeye Eze, for dating the wife of one Darlington ─ one of their members. It was learnt that the cultists, who were about 11, came with weapons such as axes and knives. It was gathered that the assailants, said to be members […]

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Community where residents convey sick people
November 18, 2014 |

Community where residents convey sick people

Residents of Maidan Orile community, in the Ikosi-Ketu Local Council Development Area of Lagos, have been grappling with many social amenity challenges for years. From the absence of a community school to environmental pollution, the residents said efforts to get government attention to the issues have proved abortive. But the most challenging of the issues, […]

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Traders, customers groan at Alaba market
November 12, 2014 |

Traders, customers groan at Alaba market

Traders in Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos, are crying over the deplorable state of the road to the market. The condition of the road has brought untold hardship to the people, just as it has adversely affected their businesses. Many customers that cannot stand the torment and distress of plying the road, have virtually stopped […]

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Delta vigilance group leader escapes death
November 12, 2014 |

Delta vigilance group leader escapes death

It was a narrow escape for Comrade Peter Akporido, leader of a vigilance group in Igbudu market II, Warri, Delta State, when he was brutally attacked by some suspected criminal elements. He and some members of his group had encountered the suspected criminals at the notorious Igbudu market and a fight had ensued. Daily Sun learnt […]

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Aftermath of Onitsha market crisis: Traders, impeached council boss in war of words
November 12, 2014 |

Aftermath of Onitsha market crisis: Traders, impeached council boss in war of words

Traders at the  Millenium Merchants and Importers Association Market, near the Onitsha Main Market, Anambra state, are still counting their losses days after a bloody clash between them and officials of Onitsha South Local Government council. However, while the traders are claiming to have lost two pump-action guns and a whooping N25 million to thugs that […]

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Bloody tales of Okija shrine re-echoe
November 10, 2014 |

Bloody tales of Okija shrine re-echoe

Echoes of the controversial and dreaded Okija shrines resonated, Weekend, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State following fight for supremacy between the Chief Priests of the shrines and youths in the area. The elderly priests alleged that the youths have hijacked their shrines and are duping and killing unsuspecting patronizers of the notorious […]

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