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*Third Mainland Bridge is safe — Ministry (Guardian) * Seven Lagos traffic robbery suspects confess to snatching N25,000, valuables from victims —Police (Punch)

Third Mainland Bridge is safe — Ministry (Guardian) The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was safe for use, contrary to a Facebook posting spreading fears about the bridge.…

Harry and Meghan ‘could move to Africa after baby is born’ (Metro)

Meghan and Harry could be posted abroad to use their ‘rock star status’ to support good causes, it was claimed. Advisers are working on a new role for the royal couple which would allow them to pursue charity work as…

Dying mum inscribes sweet message on son’s X-Box controller (Metro)

It’s hard to get someone a gift if you know it’s the last thing you’ll ever give them. For one mum on her deathbed, the gift idea came to her easily. She knew how much her son enjoys playing on…

Task Force arrests notorious criminal in Lagos (Nation)

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences has nabbed a notorious criminal for robbery and pick-pocketing in Lagos. CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman of the Task Force, in a statement, said that the suspect was…

Police go after Nigerians for kidnap of envoy in Ghana (Punch)

The police are on a manhunt for three Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped a Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana, Nabil Makram Basbous, at Labone. According to a report published on Ghanaian news website, Graphic online, on…

All legal hindrances against anti-corruption war must be removed – Afenifere leader, Fasanmi (Punch)

How do you think the government can effectively tackle the current wave of insecurity? Insecurity is currently high but it didn’t start today. President Muhammadu Buhari is really trying to make the country work but the legacy of the previous government…

Police arrest ex-task force DG for defrauding jobseekers (Punch)

The police have arrested a former Director-General, National Task force to Combat Illegal Importation, Smuggling of Small Arms, and Light Weapons, Osita Okereke, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of millions of naira. He was also accused of forgery, parading as…

OPC warns Epe monarch against further attacks on members (Punch)

A faction of the Oodua People’s Congress has asked the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs to warn the Elepe of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animasaun, to desist from allegedly supporting hoodlums and members of the Gani Adams-led OPC to…

Nigerian woman arrested in Hong Kong with cocaine (Punch)

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport recovered more than half of a kilogramme of cocaine from a Nigerian woman who allegedly hid the drug in her body, South China Morning reports. The 37-year-old  arrived in the city on a flight from…

Army, MOSOP disagree over killing of Ogoni man (Punch)

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has condemned the alleged killing of a middle-aged man, Nen-elkpege Lezor, by soldiers said to have raided Kegbara Dere community in the Gokna local Government Area of Rivers State. MOSOP, in…

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