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July 27, 2017 6:19 AM No to regionalism, yes to resource control —Igala leaders

ENUGU— THE Biafra Reformation Movement, BRM, has said the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to boycott Anambra governorship election is not in the interest of agitation for a separatist state of Biafra. The group argued that such a call is an invitation to anarchy and an opportunity for Igbo enemies to unleash their desire on the Igbo nation 11

July 27, 2017 1:20 AM FESTAC residents accuse EKEDC of unwholesome practices

Lagos—Some Staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, in Festac Town, Lagos, yesterday, disconnected about 80 flats at 312 Road area of the town, from power supply, following the resistance by the residents that their power supply would not be disconnected over unbearable estimated bills they are forced to pay every month. A resident and retiree 12

July 26, 2017 7:16 PM Man with four wives dies after rounds of sex with girlfriend

A middle aged man identified simply as Atere has died after a sex romp with his girlfriend. Atere, married to four wives, lived at Upper Gaa-Odota area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. According to Punch, Atere had just returned to Ilorin after visiting one of his wives who lives at Iseyin in Oyo State. Workers in the hotel, who became suspicious 13

July 26, 2017 6:33 PM Big brother is watching! Police arrest man, 35, for insulting president on Facebook

Police in Lusaka, Zambia have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu on Facebook, according to Lusaka Times. Edward Makayi, a student at DMI St Eugene University, is being held reportedly for making defamatory statements about President Lungu and other senior state officials. Police claim that Makayi made the statements 12

July 26, 2017 12:34 PM Swiss Man Suspected in Chain Saw Attack Is Arrested Near Zurich

The suspect, Franz Wrousis, who had evaded the police for 36 hours, was detained late Tuesday in Thalwil, near Zurich, after a tip from a resident who recognized him from images released by the authorities, said Ravi Landolt, a senior investigator for the regional police in Schaffhausen, where the attack took place. Mr. Wrousis was on foot and carrying 13

July 26, 2017 11:00 AM Nigeria's Buhari: dog owner cleared after court saga over name

Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace. A judge in south-west Ogun state found the prosecution had failed to substantiate the charges 13

July 26, 2017 8:19 AM NAPTIP arrests Italian-based Nigerian lady over human trafficking

BENIN—THE authorities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a 47 year-old Italian based Nigerian lady, Mrs Lasiru Rossato Dolly, for her alleged involvement in human trafficking. The mother of one married to an Italian man was remanded yesterday by the Magistrate Court in Benin City headed by Chief 14

July 26, 2017 5:01 AM Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal: Why he is a perfect fit for the Premier League

Could Sead Kolasinac be just what Arsenal need? Adam Bate talks to a former Schalke team-mate as well as the club's former sporting director to find out... The demand for Arsenal to add steel and resolve is a familiar one. Arsene Wenger's team have long been seen as both mentally and physically fragile. After an encouraging end to last season, there 13

July 26, 2017 4:21 AM Gov Bagudu swears in council chairmen

BIRNIN KEBBI—GOVERNOR Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, yesterday, swore in 20 of the 21 local government council chairmen elected July 15 and charged them to be self-reliant. He warned that henceforth, government will no longer borrow money from other local government’s account to give them to pay salary. Those sworn in are: Abubakar Aleiro, Aleiro; Musa Tungulawa 13

July 26, 2017 4:14 AM Court frees man that named dog Buhari

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Sango, yesterday, dismissed charges filed against the man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ in a community in Ogun state. Magistrate O. O. Adebo said the prosecutor failed to substantiate his case against Joachim Iroko and consequently struck out all charges preferred against him. Mr. Iroko’s lawyer was ecstatic, yesterday, praising 14