How pupils cheat during WASSCE through websites

25 April 2018
How pupils cheat during WASSCE through websites

While some youths sweat and rack their brains for answers to questions at the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination, others have perfected the art of getting cheap grades...

Troops kill terrorists, rescue five hostages

25 April 2018
Troops kill terrorists, rescue five hostages

The Army said yesterday that troops neutralised some Boko Haram terrorists and rescued five hostages. A statement by Army Director of Public Relations, Mr Texas Chukwu, a Brigadier-General, said the...

South African mob burns another Nigerian alive

24 April 2018
South African mob burns another Nigerian alive

Nigerian Community in South Africa has announced the killing of Mr Clement Nwaogu, burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country. Publicity Secretary of the...

1,150 Cattle rustlers, kidnappers, repent in Kaduna

24 April 2018
1,150 Cattle rustlers, kidnappers, repent in Kaduna

Another batch of 1,150 criminals, including cattle rustlers, bandits and kidnappers in Anchau, Kubau Local Government area of Kaduna State have repented. About 750 others in the village had sworn...

10 killed, houses burnt as gunmen attack Kogi community

23 April 2018
10 killed, houses burnt as gunmen attack Kogi community

Police in Lokoja on Sunday confirmed the death of 10 persons when gunmen invaded Kpanche community in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr...

Oyo security outfit dislodges armed robbery gang in Ibadan

23 April 2018
Oyo security outfit dislodges armed robbery gang in Ibadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, on Sunday, said men of the state Joint Patrol Team, Operation Burst (OB),...

61 killed, 82 houses razed in fresh violence in Benue, Zamfara

22 April 2018
61 killed, 82 houses razed in fresh violence in Benue, Zamfara

In what is becoming a weekly sordid ritual, 61 persons were, over the weekend, killed in separate dastardly incidents in Benue and Zamfara States. Whereas 31 persons, mostly women and...

Masqueraders attack church in Anambra

22 April 2018
Masqueraders attack church in Anambra

Anambra Police Command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme on Friday night at Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state Police Public...

Many feared killed as armed men attack Zamfara communities

21 April 2018
Many feared killed as armed men attack Zamfara communities

Armed bandits on Friday attacked Kabaro and two other villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Residents and the police confirmed the attack, saying the casualty figure is...

Another bloody day in Benue as herdsmen kill 10

20 April 2018
Another bloody day in Benue as herdsmen kill 10

An early hour attack on Agasha community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen thursday has led to the alleged killing of 10 residents of...

45 police officers who arrested ‘billionaire kidnapper’ Evans get reward

20 April 2018
45 police officers who arrested ‘billionaire kidnapper’ Evans get reward

PRESS RELEASE PSC APPROVES SPECIAL PROMOTION OF 45 POLICE OFFICERS FOR GALANTRY IN THE ARREST OF WANTED KIDNAPPER, ËVANS”AND HIS GANG Police Service Commission has approved special promotion of forty...

Sex-for-mark Scandal: OAU indicts professor, suspends him indefinitely

20 April 2018
Sex-for-mark Scandal: OAU indicts professor, suspends him indefinitely

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has directed Mr Richard Akindele, the professor at the centre of the leaked sex-for-mark audio scandal, to proceed on an indefinite suspension. The university says he...

Robbers attack Ekiti bank, kill police guard

20 April 2018
Robbers attack Ekiti bank, kill police guard

Armed robbers on Thursday raided a bank at Ifaki, in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of the Ekiti State. The country is yet to recover from the Offa bank robbery which...

How five thugs beat 250 NASS guards to steal mace

19 April 2018
How five thugs beat 250 NASS guards to steal mace

There were at least 250 security men on duty at the National Assembly yesterday when five unknown persons barged into a senate session, picked up the mace and escaped with...

Condemnation trails Senate invasion, seizure of mace

19 April 2018
Condemnation trails Senate invasion, seizure of mace

The invasion of the Senate by some yet-to-be identified hoodlums, who made away with the mace, was yesterday condemned. Those who reacted to the raid on the Red Chamber described...

Suspected Fulani herdsmen sack Benue community, kill village head

18 April 2018
Suspected Fulani herdsmen sack Benue community, kill village head

Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday afternoon unleashed mayhem on Chembe settlement in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward of Gaambe-Tiev, in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing a village head, Mr. Iyongovihi...

One officer killed, 11 missing as gunmen ambush police team in Benue

16 April 2018
One officer killed, 11 missing as gunmen ambush police team in Benue

At least one Nigerian police officer was killed and 11 others missing after gunmen opened fire on them in Benue Sunday night. The slain officer was riding with his colleague...

Boko Haram has abducted more than 1,000 children since 2013 - UN

13 April 2018
Boko Haram has abducted more than 1,000 children since 2013 - UN

Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1,000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Friday. The militants regularly...

Death toll rises to 41 in fresh Benue attack

13 April 2018
Death toll rises to 41 in fresh Benue attack

Armed intruders have struck again in Benue, one of the troubled states experiencing deadly attacks and destruction of properties in central Nigeria, killing 41 villagers in simultaneous assaults overnight, residents...

Scores killed in fresh attack on Zamfara villages

13 April 2018
Scores killed in fresh attack on Zamfara villages

Bandits have on Wednesday attacked two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara, killing some people. The bandits attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some...

Gunmen in army uniform invade Benue villages, kill 10

12 April 2018
Gunmen in army uniform invade Benue villages, kill 10

Two weeks after Nigerian Army withdrew troops from Benue, attackers said to be clad in military fatigues stormed two communities in the north-central state shortly after sunset on Tuesday, killing...

Gunmen attack Nasarawa community, kill five

12 April 2018
Gunmen attack Nasarawa community, kill five

Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed five persons killed in a fresh attack on Kadarko village and environs in Obi Local Government, on Tuesday. Kennedy Idirisu, the command’s spokesman,...

Police uncover illegal brewery in Lagos

12 April 2018
Police uncover illegal brewery in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command says it has uncovered an illegal brewery at Egbe-Afa in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, while five suspects have been arrested. Mr Edgal Imohimi, Lagos...

FG warns against use of medication containing codeine

11 April 2018
FG warns against use of medication containing codeine

Consumer Protection Council on Tuesday warned against consumption of medication containing an opiate, codeine, without medical prescription. A statement by Mr Babatunde Irukera, Director General of CPC, said codeine is...

Court discharges Supreme Court Justice, Ngwuta accused of corruption

24 March 2018
Court discharges Supreme Court Justice, Ngwuta accused of corruption

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Friday dismissed the 13-count charge of fraud brought against a Supreme Court justice, Mr Sylvester Ngwuta. Ngwuta was arraigned by the...

Bandits kill 12 soldiers in Kaduna

22 March 2018
Bandits kill 12 soldiers in Kaduna

No fewer than 12 soldiers who have been on special operation tagged ‘Operation Cat Race’ in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State were reported to have lost their...

$9m cash discovered in home of ex-Amnesty boss, Boroh - EFCC

21 March 2018
$9m cash discovered in home of ex-Amnesty boss, Boroh - EFCC

One year after Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered a whopping $44.3 million at a luxury apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, the anti-graft agency, in conjunction with Office of the...

Herdsmen kill traditional ruler, 9 others in Kogi

20 March 2018
Herdsmen kill traditional ruler, 9 others in Kogi

A traditional ruler, Mr Musa Edibo (Onu Okenwu of Agbenema community) his wife and eight other persons were Monday killed while several houses were burnt by herdsmen in a renew...

Colonel's murder: Court fixes date for trial

19 March 2018
Colonel's murder: Court fixes date for trial

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan An Ibadan High Court presided over by Mr Segun Olagunju has adjourned definite trial till April 20, in the case of six persons charged with the murder...

Evans gave me 50% discount on ransom – Kidnap Victim

17 March 2018
Evans gave me 50% discount on ransom – Kidnap Victim

One of the victims of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), on Friday told a Lagos judge how his family received 50 per cent discount on ransom...

Killer herdsmen: Benue buries 26, 25 killed in Kogi attacks

16 March 2018
Killer herdsmen: Benue buries 26, 25 killed in Kogi attacks

There were wailings and anguish on Thursday as Benue State buried 26 people killed by Fulani herdsmen at St. Bernard Primary School, Ugwu-Okpoga. They were killed when herdsmen attacked Omusu...

Another 25 killed in fresh attack on Plateau village

14 March 2018
Another 25 killed in fresh attack  on Plateau village

There appears to be no let up in the gruesome bloodletting in Benue-Plateau region in North-central Nigeria, as yet another 25 persons were reportedly killed in the wee hours of...

Oyo/Osun Customs nabs one, seizes contraband goods worth over N92m

14 March 2018
Oyo/Osun Customs nabs one, seizes contraband goods worth over N92m

Controller, Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Christopher Odibu, on Tuesday, said the Command arrested one person in connection with smuggling of some prohibited items into the...

Police make arrests in Niger Gov’s stoning by angry mob

10 March 2018
Police make arrests in Niger Gov’s stoning by angry mob

Police say they have made "a number of arrests" in connection with last Thursday attack on Niger state governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello. Bello was booed and his official vehicle...

Independence Day bombing: Court jails Charles Okah, co-conspirator for life

08 March 2018
Independence Day bombing: Court jails Charles Okah, co-conspirator for life

Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced Mr Charles Okah and his co-defendant, Mr Obi Nwabueze, to life imprisonment for masterminding the bomb blasts which occurred in Abuja on...

Death toll in fresh Benue attacks rises to 24; 20 others still missing

07 March 2018
Death toll in fresh Benue attacks rises to 24; 20 others still missing

Twenty-four residents were killed and 20 others feared missing after suspected herdsmen struck again in Benue State Monday afternoon, residents have said.‎ Residents of Omusu and two nearby communities in...

Despite heavy presence of soldiers, police, herdsmen continue killing spree in Benue

06 March 2018
Despite heavy presence of soldiers, police, herdsmen continue killing spree in Benue

Despite the heavy presence of security agencies, suspected herdsmen Monday evening attacked Omosu village in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, killing at least 10 persons, while many others...

Scores feared killed, houses razed in Taraba crisis

05 March 2018
Scores feared killed, houses razed in Taraba crisis

The crisis on Mambila plateau in Taraba State escalated on Sunday as scores of people were feared killed while many houses were torched in Yelwa and Mesamari villages in Sardauna...

Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

04 March 2018
Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others....

Dapchi girls: Boko Haram contacts negotiator, Aisha Wakil

03 March 2018
Dapchi girls: Boko Haram contacts negotiator, Aisha Wakil

As the search for kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls continues, a human rights activist, Mrs Aisha Wakil, has claimed that she was contacted by a Boko Haram faction that confirmed that it...




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