Discord in corruption war as Malami queries Magu over CCT chairman

20 February 2018
Discord in corruption war as Malami queries Magu over CCT chairman

Signs that the discord in President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption has deepened emerged on Monday as news broke of a query by Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and...

Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

20 February 2018
Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the...

CCTV catches Lagos couple robbing commuters

19 February 2018
CCTV catches Lagos couple robbing commuters

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple after they were caught on a mobile Closed Circuit Television camera robbing some commuters. The police...

Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Maiduguri

18 February 2018
Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Maiduguri

A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in Konduga, near Maiduguri, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday. Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji confirmed...

The only work I know is to kill - Assassin

17 February 2018
The only work I know is to kill - Assassin

It was a dramatic confrontation yesterday at Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja Lagos between a self-confessed assassin and his sponsor who allegedly hired him to kill. At the Police...

Man caught smuggling $23,000 hidden in birthday cake

16 February 2018
Man caught smuggling $23,000 hidden in birthday cake

Mr Chukwuneye Williams who allegedly attempted to smuggle $23,000 from US into the country by concealing it inside a cake, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in...

Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

15 February 2018
Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

A 19-year-old gunman returned to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary reasons and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people...

Herdsmen burn 120-acre farms in Osun

14 February 2018
Herdsmen burn 120-acre farms in Osun

Some Fulani herdsmen have stormed Osun State Government Farm Settlement located at Esa Oke and burnt down about 120 acres of plantain, oil palm trees, mango trees and other economic...

Herdsmen attack Ondo LG secretariat, chase out workers

14 February 2018
Herdsmen attack Ondo LG secretariat, chase out workers

There was pandemonium in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday as some herdsmen chased workers of the council out of their offices. It was gathered that...

Man caught carrying cocaine in ‘fake buttocks’

14 February 2018
Man caught carrying cocaine in ‘fake buttocks’

Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon's international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks.Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a...

Herdsmen destroy Unilorin’s farms, poison dam - VC

13 February 2018
Herdsmen destroy Unilorin’s farms, poison dam - VC

Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Mr Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the University’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the campus and poisoning...

Herdsmen kill four in Kaduna village

12 February 2018
Herdsmen kill four in Kaduna village

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have invaded Bakin Kogi village in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing four persons and injuring a woman. A source who...

I paid N20m to kidnappers for my release – Ex-Senator

12 February 2018
I paid N20m to kidnappers for my release – Ex-Senator

A former senator and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Ayo Arise, has given details of how he was set free by kidnappers, after parting with N20 million as...

Boko Haram releases 13 hostages after negotiations with FG

11 February 2018
Boko Haram releases 13 hostages after negotiations with FG

Boko Haram extremists have freed three university lecturers and 10 women who it had kidnapped in separate raids last year, Nigeria's government said Saturday. The academics were abducted by the...

Four officers missing as herdsmen ambush police team in Benue

11 February 2018
Four officers missing as herdsmen ambush police team in Benue

Police in Benue are searching for four officers following an attack on a patrol team in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday afternoon. The men were returning from a confidence-building...

Suspected thieves open cargo hold of aircraft at Lagos airport

10 February 2018
Suspected thieves open cargo hold of aircraft at Lagos airport

Suspected thieves on Thursday night opened the cargo hold of an Air Peace aircraft scheduled for departure on the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Corporate Communications Manager...

Fresh attacks reported in Benue communities

09 February 2018
Fresh attacks reported in Benue communities

Armed persons on Thursday night attacked villages around Anyiin, a major town in Logo Local Government Area, LGA, that serves as a base for special forces and has one of...

Army launches ‘Operation Cat Race’ to fight herdsmen attacks

08 February 2018
Army launches ‘Operation Cat Race’ to fight herdsmen attacks

Troops are to go after killer-herdsmen and the militia behind the killings in Benue, Taraba, Niger and Kaduna states, the army said yesterday. President Muhammadu Buhari warned in Nasarawa on...

Boko Haram leader, Shekau says ‘I am tired of this calamity, now ready to die’

08 February 2018
Boko Haram leader, Shekau says ‘I am tired of this calamity, now ready to die’

Boko Haram leader, Mr Abubakar Shekau, has said in a new video that he was tired of the calamity befalling his group. “I am tired of this calamity; it is...

WAEC bans 47 secondary schools in Kogi over exam malpractices

07 February 2018
WAEC bans 47 secondary schools in Kogi over exam malpractices

West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned 47 secondary schools accused of aiding and abetting examination malpractice in Kogi State, from serving as centres for its examinations. Kogi Commissioner for...

NAFDAC seizes two trucks of tramadol

06 February 2018
NAFDAC seizes two trucks of tramadol

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has seized two trucks laden with tramadol. Tramadol is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately...

Herdsmen attacks: Ogun communities cry out, seek protection

05 February 2018
Herdsmen attacks: Ogun communities cry out, seek protection

The people of Ketu-speaking communities in Ogun State have called on the state government and relevant security agencies to urgently come to their rescue over incessant attacks on them by...

Britain to seize assets of Nigerian looters, others

04 February 2018
Britain to seize assets of Nigerian looters, others

Britain is in the process of shutting its doors against public treasury looters from Nigerian and other parts of the world as a new law to clamp down on money...

Nigerian stabs two fellow countrymen to death in South Africa – Union

04 February 2018
Nigerian stabs two fellow countrymen to death in South Africa – Union

Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed that two members were by killed a Nigerian early on Saturday. Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, from...

Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy - Police

04 February 2018
Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy - Police

An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small Italian city where a Nigerian...

Herdsmen killings: Suspend anti-open grazing laws to stop killings - IGP

03 February 2018
Herdsmen killings: Suspend anti-open grazing laws to stop killings - IGP

Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has told the Senate that suspending anti-open grazing laws passed by some states is one way to end deadly clashes between herders and...

Gunmen kill seven in Nasarawa, Taraba warns of fresh attack

31 January 2018
Gunmen kill seven in Nasarawa, Taraba warns of fresh attack

Some gunmen on Tuesday invaded Kadarko in Kiza development area of Nasarawa State, killing six people including an old woman. One of our correspondents, who visited the place, sighted a...

Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge

31 January 2018
Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge

Saudi Arabia's government has arranged to seize more than $100 billion (70.84 billion pounds) through financial settlements with businessmen and officials detained in its crackdown on corruption, the attorney general...

Jackpotting' hackers steal over $1 million from ATMs across U.S.

31 January 2018
Jackpotting' hackers steal over $1 million from ATMs across U.S.

A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit...

Again, herdsmen sack Benue community, kill four in Plateau

30 January 2018
Again, herdsmen sack Benue community, kill four in Plateau

Suspected herdsmen for the umpteenth time went on the rampage Monday sacking Tse-Torkula community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, the ancestral home of the immediate past paramount...

Ekiti charges Fayemi, ex-Commissioner to court on 19-count charge of stealing

29 January 2018
Ekiti charges Fayemi, ex-Commissioner to court on 19-count charge of stealing

Less than two weeks after releasing a white paper on the report of the Justice Silas Oyewole Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Finances of Ekiti State during the administration...

Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

28 January 2018
Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past...

Five killed in fresh herdsmen attacks in Plateau

27 January 2018
Five killed in fresh herdsmen attacks in Plateau

At least five persons have been killed and eight severely injured in fresh attacks allegedly perpetrated by armed Fulani herders in Jebbu-Miango village, in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau...

German prosecutors charge Nigerian as Boko Haram member

27 January 2018
German prosecutors charge Nigerian as Boko Haram member

German prosecutors say they've have charged a Nigerian man on allegations he was responsible for multiple killings in his homeland as a member of the militant Boko Haram group. Prosecutors...

EFCC detains ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

25 January 2018
EFCC detains ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

After an eight-hour grilling, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal was detained yesterday by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Lawal’s interrogation by a...

NNPC in fresh corruption scandal

24 January 2018
NNPC in fresh corruption scandal

Senator representing Kogi West, Mr Dino Melaye, yesterday accused Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of involvement in a fresh multi-million dollar corruption. Melaye, at plenary yesterday, claimed that NNPC is...

Herdsmen have attacked my means of livelihood - Falae

23 January 2018
Herdsmen have attacked my means of livelihood - Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae, whose farm in Akure, Ondo state, was burnt by suspected herdsmen, hasvowed to join other Nigerians to resist the...

Benue killings: Too early to blame ISIS - Police

23 January 2018
Benue killings: Too early to blame ISIS - Police

The police have said that it is too early to conclude that members of the terrorist network, Islamic State in West Africa, were responsible for the violent attacks and bloodshed...

Gunmen abduct Rep’s two children, kill three villagers

23 January 2018
Gunmen abduct Rep’s two children, kill three villagers

Police in Zamfara have confirmed the abduction of two children of Mr Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency. Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Mohammed Shehu, told journalists in...

Suspected herdsmen raze Falae’s farm

22 January 2018
Suspected herdsmen raze Falae’s farm

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday evening reportedly attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae, and set it on fire. Details of...





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