Customs seizes 5, 448 bags of foreign rice, arrests 3 suspects

07 August 2018
Customs seizes 5, 448 bags of foreign rice, arrests 3 suspects

Operatives of the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service Special Strike Force, have seized 5,448 bags of 50kg foreign rice in the last seven days.While 1,248 bags were seized within the creeks...

Catholic Church changes stance on death penalty

03 August 2018
Catholic Church changes stance on death penalty

The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.The Vatican said it had changed its universal catechism to reflect Pope...

Why so many people fall for scams

29 July 2018
Why so many people fall for scams

A psychology professor delves into the common tricks that scammers employ to suck people in – and the types of people most likely to part with their money. If you...

Customs intercepts container load of military uniforms, other items

28 July 2018
Customs intercepts container load of military uniforms, other items

Mr Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said the Service seized a container load of military uniforms and other items on Friday along Aba- Port Harcourt road....

Oyo NSCDC arrests naira notes vendors

28 July 2018
Oyo NSCDC arrests naira notes vendors

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in a joint operation with officials of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, said no...

Oyo govt vows to deal with human traffickers

28 July 2018
Oyo govt vows to deal with human traffickers

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government has warned those engaging in human trafficking to leave the state, vowing to bring to book any culprit found culpable. The warning came during...

Offa robbery: Police quiz Saraki in his office

27 July 2018
Offa robbery: Police quiz Saraki in  his office

Police personnel on Thursday interrogated Senate President Bukola Saraki in his Abuja office in connection with the April 5 robbery incident that claimed several lives in Offa, Kwara state. The...

Boko Haram attacks military base, town in Borno

27 July 2018
Boko Haram attacks military base, town in Borno

Gunmen believed to be members of extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday night attacked Jakana, a town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack was still...

Herdsmen killings six times more than Boko Haram - Report

26 July 2018
Herdsmen killings six times more than Boko Haram - Report

Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of...

Why I won’t honour police invitation – Saraki

26 July 2018
Why I won’t honour police invitation – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, yesterday, revealed why he did not honour invitation by Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to their station in Guzape Abuja over the Offa robbery. Saraki said he...

Police to Saraki: Shunning invitation disrespectful

26 July 2018
Police to Saraki: Shunning invitation disrespectful

Police yesterday described Senate President Bukola Saraki’s refusal to honour their invitation as “disrespectful”. Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wrote a letter of invitation to Saraki on Monday, requesting...

IGP again summons Saraki over Offa robberies

24 July 2018
IGP again summons Saraki over Offa robberies

Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has again invited Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, to report to Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja, for interrogation over alleged links...

Bandits kill professor, army, police officers on Kaduna-Abuja road

24 July 2018
Bandits kill professor, army, police officers on Kaduna-Abuja road

Unspecified number of people, including police and army officers, were reportedly killed last Sunday along dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road by dare devil bandits. Several people were also said to have been...

45 illegal traders prosecuted in Ibadan

24 July 2018
45 illegal traders prosecuted in Ibadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Not less than 45 illegal traders in Ibadan metropolis have been prosecuted by Oyo State government, vowing that street trading will not be tolerated in the state....

23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing after Boko Haram ambush

16 July 2018
23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing after Boko Haram ambush

No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno...

Gunmen kill four policemen, burn patrol vehicle in Edo

16 July 2018
Gunmen kill four policemen, burn patrol vehicle in Edo

Unidentified assailants have killed four policemen attached to Sabongida-Ora Divisional Police Headquarters in Owan West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, and set their bodies and operational vehicle ablaze....

Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

16 July 2018
Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian community in South Africa has expressed shock over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr Martin Ebuzoeme, by unknown assailants in that country. President of Nigerian Union in South Africa,...

Many feared killed as gunmen attack Adamawa communities

15 July 2018
Many feared killed as gunmen attack Adamawa communities

Many people were feared killed following a night attack on five predominantly Fulani communities in southern part of Adamawa state, residents and security sources have said. According to sources, villages...

Kidnapped teenager narrates how he escaped from ritualists in Kano

15 July 2018
Kidnapped teenager narrates how he escaped from ritualists in Kano

A 17-year-old secondary school student in Bauchi, Salihu Yahaya, on Friday narrated how he narrowly escaped the ‘slaughter slab’ of ritual killers in Kano. Speaking to NAN in Bauchi, the...

Suicide bomber kills 128 in attack on Pakistani election rally

14 July 2018
Suicide bomber kills 128 in attack on Pakistani election rally

A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz...

Court jails man 2 years for forging ICAN certificate

14 July 2018
Court jails man 2 years for forging ICAN certificate

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court on Friday sentenced Lebi-Ayodele James, a staff of office of auditor general of the federation to two years in prison for forging Institute...

Herdsmen kill 50 in Adamawa villages

11 July 2018
Herdsmen kill 50 in Adamawa villages

Over 50 People were reported to have been killed in another bloody attack, on Monday night, in several communities bothering Adamawa and Taraba States. Locals told our correspondents that some...

My daughter was used for ritual – Ondo ex-dep gov

10 July 2018
My daughter was used for ritual – Ondo ex-dep gov

A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr Lasisi Oluboyo, has said his daughter, Khadijat, was used for ritual. Lifeless body of Khadijat, a student at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba...

Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

08 July 2018
Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively...

Why Supreme Court dismissed Saraki’s false asset charge

07 July 2018
Why Supreme Court dismissed Saraki’s false asset charge

Supreme Court has dismissed the three remaining charges of false asset declaration brought against the Senate president, Bukola Saraki. In a judgement on July 6, the court affirmed the June...

Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif gets 10-year jail term ahead of polls

07 July 2018
Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif gets 10-year jail term ahead of polls

A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of upscale London flats, in a...

Buhari signs order to freeze graft suspects’ assets

06 July 2018
Buhari signs order to freeze graft suspects’ assets

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed an executive order to freeze assets of individuals with corruption cases. Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 “on the Preservation of Assets connected with serious...

Gunmen kill seven police officers in Abuja – Official

04 July 2018
Gunmen kill seven police officers in Abuja – Official

Armed attackers have gunned down seven police officers in Abuja. The incident reportedly occurred at Galadimawa Junction, just off the international airport road. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police commissioner, Mr...

Former Malaysia leader in court to face corruption charges

04 July 2018
Former Malaysia leader in court to face corruption charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at a Kuala Lumpur courthouse Wednesday to face charges stemming from a corruption investigation, two months after the scandal led to his shock...

Corruption: Special courts delivered 324 judgements in 6 months - NJC

02 July 2018
Corruption: Special courts delivered 324 judgements in 6 months - NJC

National Judicial Council has said that special corruption and financial crimes courts which Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, in September 2017, directed heads of courts to designate in...

Plateau: 10 die, 4 suspects arrested as gunmen strike again

02 July 2018
Plateau: 10 die, 4 suspects arrested as gunmen strike again

No fewer than 10 perons died at the weekend in two attacks in Plateau State. The attacks in Mangu and Barkin Ladi local governments have forced the special military task...

Herdsmen steal Anglican Archbishop’s cows, kill one

01 July 2018
Herdsmen steal Anglican Archbishop’s cows, kill one

Suspected herdsmen have killed one person and rustled nine cows in Jos, Plateau State, Mr Terna Tyopev, the State Police Command spokesman, has said. Tyopev said the cows belonged to...

APC woman convicted of human trafficking in UK

01 July 2018
APC woman convicted of human trafficking in UK

A British court has found a Nigerian woman based in United Kingdom guilty of human trafficking, reports out of UK said. British media said Ms Josephine Iyamu, a career nurse,...

Police brutality, extortion now at frightening level – CJN

29 June 2018
Police brutality, extortion now at frightening level – CJN

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, has directed that Chief Magistrates should periodically inspect police stations and other detention centres in their domains, to curb growing level of citizens’...

Butchers call for investigation into Bodija violence as govt condoles with victims

29 June 2018
Butchers call for investigation into Bodija violence as govt condoles with victims

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Butchers in Oyo State under the aegis of National Butchers Union of Nigeria (NUBN), has appealed to the state government and security agencies to thoroughly investigate the...

Bayelsa discovers 28,000 ghost workers

29 June 2018
Bayelsa discovers 28,000 ghost workers

Bayelsa Government says the two-week sensitisation tour on the ongoing public service reforms revealed no fewer than 28,000 ghost workers on the payroll of the eight local government areas. A...

Death toll in Plateau killings much higher - CAN

28 June 2018
Death toll in Plateau killings much higher - CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria says it has confirmed that more people were killed in Plateau state during last weekend’s unrest than official figures show. Police said 86 people died. The...

Air Force deploys combat helicopter in Plateau

26 June 2018
Air Force deploys combat helicopter in Plateau

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has deployed a Mi-35P combat helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to Plateau State. Mr Olatokunbo Adesanya, an air vice marshal...

Herdsmen kill 86, burn 50 houses in 11 Plateau communities

25 June 2018
Herdsmen kill 86, burn 50 houses in 11 Plateau communities

Plateau State was on Sunday thrown into mourning with the killing of 86 persons in attacks on about 11 communities in Gashish District by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Police Command in...

Gunmen attack Ondo community, kill three guards

25 June 2018
Gunmen attack Ondo community, kill three guards

Fear has gripped residents of Oba Ile town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State as some gunmen reportedly stormed the community and killed three members. The deceased,...




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