FG orders land border shut over smuggling

19 June 2018
FG orders land border shut over smuggling

In a move to protect local production, federal government has directed the closure of the nation’s land border over incessant smuggling of foreign rice into Nigeria. Minister of Agriculture and...

ISIS sneaking jihadists into Nigeria from Syria - Report

19 June 2018
ISIS sneaking jihadists into Nigeria from Syria - Report

Leaders of the terrorist group, Islamic State, are sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into Nigeria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain, a United Kingdom newspaper, The Sun, reported...

1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons – Envoy

19 June 2018
1,500 Nigerians in Italian prisons – Envoy

Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1,500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview...

Air Force begins aerial bombardment of Zamfara bandits

19 June 2018
Air Force begins aerial bombardment of Zamfara bandits

Nigerian Air Force commenced aerial bombardments on Monday, in a joint military offensive to end the banditry in Zamfara communities. Commander of the 207 Quick Response Group of the air...

Female bombers kill 32, injure 84 in Borno

18 June 2018
Female bombers kill 32, injure 84 in Borno

No fewer than 32 persons were killed, while 84 others were injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), in Damboa local government area in Borno state on Saturday....

EFCC goes after politicians, parties’ bank accounts over election spending

16 June 2018
EFCC goes after politicians, parties’ bank accounts over election spending

As Nigerians await the conduct of 2019 general elections, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is beaming its searchlight on politicians and political parties in a bid to track sources of...

Ronaldo accepts two years in prison, fine in tax case

16 June 2018
Ronaldo accepts two years in prison, fine in tax case

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison in a tax evasion case El Mundo Newspaper reported on Friday...

Bandits kill 10 in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

14 June 2018
Bandits kill 10 in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the death of 10 people following the attack in Dutsen-Wake and Oho Village in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state. Police Public Relations...

Ex-gov Dariye convicted on corruption charges, jailed 14 years

13 June 2018
Ex-gov Dariye convicted on corruption charges, jailed 14 years

A High Court of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, Abuja yesterday sentenced former Plateau State Governor, Mr Joshua Dariye to 16 years in prison. Dariye’s sentence followed his conviction...

FBI arrests 29 Nigerians for alleged internet fraud

13 June 2018
FBI arrests 29 Nigerians for alleged internet fraud

United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monday, said it had arrested 74 ’email scammers’, 29 of them Nigerians in a global operation. The bureau also said the criminal scheme used...

23 kidnapped in Birnin-Gwari in fresh attacks

09 June 2018
23 kidnapped in Birnin-Gwari in fresh attacks

Armed bandits have kidnapped 23 travellers in the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State, a witness has said. The victims include a nursing mother and a kid, Mr Mohammed Kebi...

Bandits sack 10 villages in Zamfara

09 June 2018
Bandits sack 10 villages in Zamfara

Ten communities have been sacked by bandits at Mada town in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, the latest in the persistent banditry in Nigeria’s northwest. Our correspondent, who...

Coordinated attacks by herdsmen on Benue communities leave 15 mourners, NECO exams candidates dead

07 June 2018
Coordinated attacks by herdsmen on Benue communities leave 15 mourners, NECO exams candidates dead

Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State in...

Court convicts First Bank, chairman, MD of contempt

07 June 2018
Court convicts First Bank, chairman, MD of contempt

Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted First Bank of Nigeria Limited; its chairman, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; and managing director, Mr Adesola Adeduntan, of contempt of court. The court...

Suspected herdsmen kill 3 policemen, 8 others

06 June 2018
Suspected herdsmen kill 3 policemen, 8 others

Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that three policemen have been killed by suspected herdsmen at Maraban-Udege village in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state. Public Relations Officer...

Saraki: Police soft-pedal, seek response in writing; protests in Offa, Ilorin

05 June 2018
Saraki: Police soft-pedal, seek response in writing; protests in Offa, Ilorin

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, met with Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris; Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami and Director-General of Department of State Services, DSS, Mr...

Police invite Saraki over Offa bank robberies

04 June 2018
Police invite Saraki over Offa bank robberies

Police have invited Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, over Offa bank robberies on April 5 during which some policemen were killed and millions of naira stolen. He was asked to...

Saraki speaks on police summon, alleged link to Offa robbery suspects

04 June 2018
Saraki speaks on police summon, alleged link to Offa robbery suspects

Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday declared that he was willing to honour the invitation of the police, once he formally receives it. Saraki also denied that he had...

Kwara Gov replies police on allegations against him

04 June 2018
Kwara Gov replies police on allegations against him

Kwara State Governor, Mr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has refuted police allegations of sponsoring, funding, arming or otherwise supporting political thuggery. The police in a statement on Sunday said some of the...

Seven killed, six injured, houses burnt in fresh Benue attack – Official

04 June 2018
Seven killed, six injured, houses burnt in fresh Benue attack – Official

Chairman, Kwande Local Government Council of Benue state, Mr Terdoo Kenti, has confirmed the killing of seven persons and injury of six others by suspected herdsmen. Kenti also said on...

18 killed in fresh Zamfara, Plateau attacks

03 June 2018
18 killed in fresh Zamfara, Plateau attacks

Barely one week after the killing of 26 persons in a community in Zamfara State, gunmen have again attacked another village in the state, killing 15 people. Also, three persons...

Court orders police to pay N10m compensation for unlawful killing

01 June 2018
Court orders police to pay N10m compensation for unlawful killing

Federal High Court in Ibadan on Thursday ordered Nigerian Police Force to pay N10 million as compensation to the family of Mr Alidu Hakeem, a commercial driver shot dead by...

Bandits abduct travelers on Birnin Gwari-Funtua road

01 June 2018
Bandits abduct travelers on Birnin Gwari-Funtua road

An unspecified number of people were reportedly kidnapped on Thursday along Birnin Gwari – Funtua road in Kaduna State. A transport union official however said the number of people abducted...

Ex-governor Nyame gets 14-year jail term

31 May 2018
Ex-governor Nyame gets 14-year jail term

Former governor of Taraba State, Mr Jolly Nyame, has been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison for corruption-related charges. He was charged with 41-count by Economic and...

Seminary shut as herdsmen attack Catholic priests in Jalingo

29 May 2018
Seminary shut as herdsmen attack Catholic priests in Jalingo

Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, has been shut for one week following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Two Catholic priests were said to have been...

Soldier, 42 others arrested in Oyo for kidnapping, robbery

25 May 2018
Soldier, 42 others arrested in Oyo for kidnapping, robbery

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Forty three suspects that include kidnappers, armed robbers and fake security agents terrorizing residents of Oyo State were on Thursday, paraded by the state police command. Among...

Nigeria's military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity - Amnesty

24 May 2018
Nigeria's military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity - Amnesty

Nigeria's military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said...

Gunmen abduct commissioner’s wife, six children

23 May 2018
Gunmen abduct commissioner’s wife, six children

Wife of a commissioner in Zamfara and six children have been abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday at Gurbin Bore village in the state. The abductors reportedly...

CJN Panel submits report, identifies reasons for slow pace of corruption cases in courts

21 May 2018
CJN Panel submits report, identifies reasons for slow pace of corruption cases in courts

PRESS RELEASE Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has identified poor prosecution, absence of counsel for parties in Court, reliance on irrelevant documentary evidence, multiplicity of charges,...

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

19 May 2018
Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's...

Neither Saraki nor I linked to cultists - Kwara Gov

18 May 2018
Neither Saraki nor I linked to cultists - Kwara Gov

A day after Senate President Buhola Saraki accused Inspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim, of a plot to frame him up in connection with some suspected felons, Kwara State Governor...

10 feared killed as armed bandits attack Kaduna communities

18 May 2018
10 feared killed as armed bandits attack Kaduna communities

A recent attack by armed bandits on four villages in Birnin-Gwari Local Government has left at least 10 people dead, residents have said. The bandits overran Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon gida,...

Islamic militants urge followers to spread malware

18 May 2018
Islamic militants urge followers to spread malware

Islamic militants are spreading messages on their social media channels urging jihadists to spread malware attacks to spy on the enemy for Ramadan. On Wednesday, a group of jihadists used...

Gunmen kill director of Dangote Cement plant

17 May 2018
Gunmen kill director of Dangote Cement plant

Unidentified gunmen killed manager of a plant owned by Nigeria's Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the...

Gunmen kill three policemen, kidnap foreigner in Sokoto

17 May 2018
Gunmen kill three policemen, kidnap foreigner in Sokoto

Sokoto State police command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and kidnapping of an expatriate, Mr Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state....

Supreme Court judge discharged of corruption charges

16 May 2018
Supreme Court judge discharged of corruption charges

Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday discharged a Supreme Court judge, Mr Sylvester Ngwuta, of charges of false declaration of assets preferred against him by the federal government. Mr...

Shiite leader El-Zakzaky arraigned in Kaduna court for murder

16 May 2018
Shiite leader El-Zakzaky arraigned in Kaduna court for murder

Leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Kaduna High Court amidst tight security. The appearance marks the first time the Shiite...

Another bank robbery claims 2 in Ekiti

16 May 2018
Another bank robbery claims 2 in Ekiti

Armed robbers struck again at Ilawe-Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, killing a policeman and a bank staff in the attack. The raid on the...

Again, two Nigerians killed in South Africa

16 May 2018
Again, two Nigerians killed in South Africa

Death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest victims. The latest killing brings the number of Nigerians killed in...

Armed bandits kidnap 87 passengers in Kaduna

15 May 2018
Armed bandits kidnap 87 passengers in Kaduna

Armed bandits operating along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highways have kidnapped 87 passengers on Sunday as Chief of Army Staff, Mr Tukur Buratai charged troops to end the wanton killings and destruction of...




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