Wednesday, July 11, 2012
|Late Olaitan Oyerinde|
Suspected cultists, armed with guns and axes, have invaded Ogwashi-uku in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state, killing no fewer than three students of the polytechnic located at the town within a week.
A reliable source gathered that two students of the polytechnic were shot death by the suspected cultists on Thursday last week and the latest victim, also a student of the same institution was murdered last Sunday by rival cultists when he was returning from a church service.
|Mariam Aloma Mukhtar|
The Nigerian senate has confirmed the appointment of of Mariam Aloma Mukhtar as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. By this confirmation, she becomes Nigeria's first female Cghief Justice.
She succeeds Dahiru Mustapher, who will retire on July 15, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. A mamdetory valedictory session has been scheduled for the retiring Chief Justice at the Supreme Court on Friday.
She is expected to be in office until November 2014 when she would also retire, after turning 70 years.
Heavy rainstorm accompanied by torrential flood Friday night claimed two lives and submerged many residential houses and shops at Mararaba in Nasarawa State.
Millions of naira property were destroyed by flood caused by the heavy downpour that started at 11 pm.
A witness, Caleb Daniel, said two children from the same family died in the flood.
Our reporter gathered that owners of shops and residential houses beside Kabayi Bridge in the area, suffered terribly.
A middle-aged man was last Thursday sentenced to two months imprisonment by a Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Gwagwalada for attacking his friend with a cutlass and inflicting injury on his head.
Peter Ayo, 42, was charged with causing hurt, which is an offence contrary to Section 240 of the Penal Code.
Police prosecutor, Haruna Suleiman, told the court that on July 4 at about 2200 hours, one Victor Iduh, reported to the police that his friend, Peter Ayo of Old Kutunku road Gwagwalada, came to his residence on the same day and inflicted injuries on his head with a cutlass.
A technical staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria had reportedly died on Tuesday after he was electrocuted while working on a high tension electric pole along Hadejia Road in Kano metropolis.
His colleague who was also affected by the electric shock in was said to have been thrown into coma.