Customs raids Abuja shop, seizes 18 ‘smuggled’ bullet-proof vehicles

20 September 2017
Customs raids Abuja shop, seizes 18 ‘smuggled’ bullet-proof vehicles

Nigeria Customs Service has seized 18 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles displayed for sale at a shop in Abuja.Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr Hameed Ali, said the compliance team of the service...

How we print, spend millions of fake local, foreign currencies, suspects confess

20 September 2017
How we print, spend millions of fake local, foreign currencies, suspects confess

Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeoye Fimihan, has confirmed the arrest of six persons in connection with the printing, selling and spending of fake local and foreign currencies. Fimihan...

CJN okays special courts, judges to try financial crimes

19 September 2017
CJN okays special courts, judges to try financial crimes

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mr Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, directed all Heads of Courts in the country to compile and forward to National Judicial Council, NJC, comprehensive lists of...

Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in Borno

19 September 2017
Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in Borno

A rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state. Bello Dambatta, head of rescue...

UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest but attack seen imminent

17 September 2017
UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest but attack seen imminent

British police made an apparent breakthrough Saturday in the race-against-time subway bombing investigation with what they called a "very significant" arrest, but the country remained on a "critical" alert, meaning...

UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

16 September 2017
UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to "critical," meaning another...

Top civil servant commits suicide

13 September 2017
Top civil servant commits suicide

A director in the Ministry of Youth and Social Development in Lagos State, Oludare Buraimoh, has committed suicide by hanging himself in a circumstance which is yet unclear. The deceased,...

Saudi Arabia jails Nigerian pilgrim

13 September 2017
Saudi Arabia jails Nigerian pilgrim

A Sharia Court in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, has sentenced a pilgrim from Goronyo Local Government of Sokoto State, Mamman Kwakwazo, to three months in prison for claiming a purse he...

Customs seizes 1,100 guns in Lagos

12 September 2017
Customs seizes 1,100 guns in Lagos

Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 1,100 rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey. This is the third such seizure by Customs in the last nine months totalling 2,201 rifles....

Agency arrests 1,429 beggars in Kano

12 September 2017
Agency arrests 1,429 beggars in Kano

Kano State Hisbah Board arrested 1,429 beggars for violating the law banning street begging, between January and August, according to Mr Dahiru Muhammed, an official of the board. Muhammed, who...

Bride, groom kidnapped on wedding day

11 September 2017
Bride, groom kidnapped on wedding day

Suspected kidnappers abducted a couple in Akunnu, Akoko North East Local Government of Ondo State, while on their way to Akure for their marriage ceremony. The groom, Moses Yakubu, and...

Blackmailers threaten PDP BoT chairman, demand N10m

10 September 2017
Blackmailers threaten PDP BoT chairman, demand N10m

Blackmailers have asked Chairman of Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Walid jibrin to give them N10m so that they would not publish a secret document they claimed...

19 killed as gunmen strike in Plateau

09 September 2017
19 killed as gunmen strike in Plateau

About 19 people lost their lives in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State when gunmen attacked a community on Friday morning. According to eyewitnesses, more than five people...

DSS has power to detain suspects for 45 days - Court

08 September 2017
DSS has power to detain suspects for 45 days - Court

Federal High Court Abuja thursday granted permission to Department of State Service (DSS) to detain one Adamu Mohammed for 45 days pending conclusion of investigation. Mohammed is being investigated for...

How we killed three students, removed, sold breasts for N15m – Ritual killers

08 September 2017
How we killed three students, removed, sold breasts for N15m – Ritual killers

Three persons in the business of luring and kidnapping girls for the purpose of killing and selling their parts have been arrested by Ondo State police command. They have also...

Gunmen waylay bus, kidnap 19 occupants

08 September 2017
Gunmen waylay bus, kidnap 19 occupants

Kidnappers struck again in Rivers State on Thursday, waylaying an 18-seater bus and abducting the 19 occupants of the vehicle, including the driver. The incident happened on Isiokpo-Elele Road in...

Top Gombe govt official arrested for diverting materials meant for IDPs

07 September 2017
Top Gombe govt official arrested for diverting materials meant for IDPs

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Danlami Rukuje, for alleged involvement in the diversion of materials meant for...

Police confirm three officers missing after attack by armed men

06 September 2017
Police confirm three officers missing after attack by armed men

Police in Zamfara have confirmed that three police officers were missing after armed persons attacked a police post in the state. Zamfara Police Command on Tuesday said it had commenced...

Several police arms ‘missing, unaccounted for’ - Audit Report

03 September 2017
Several police arms ‘missing, unaccounted for’ - Audit Report

At least 44 assorted arms belonging to the Nigerian police could not be accounted for between 2013 and 2015, a government audit report says, raising fears the weapons could have...

Nearly 2,000 complaints of Harvey scammers, fraudsters and gougers

02 September 2017
Nearly 2,000 complaints of Harvey scammers, fraudsters and gougers

As some waters recede following Hurricane Harvey's devastating winds and rain, reports of scam artists taking advantage of victims are surging. As of Friday afternoon, Texas authorities had received 1,992...

Black Sallah: Boko Haram raid IDPs camp, kill 11 with knives

02 September 2017
Black Sallah: Boko Haram raid IDPs camp, kill 11 with knives

Boko Haram jihadists killed 11 people on Friday in a raid on a camp for civilians displaced by the Islamist group’s violent insurgency, military and vigilante sources told AFP. Boko...

FG detaining hundreds in secret facilities - Amnesty International

31 August 2017
FG detaining hundreds in secret facilities - Amnesty International

Hundreds of people are being held in secret detention in Nigeria, Amnesty International has said. The rights agency made the allegation on Wednesday at an event to mark International Day...

Afenifere cries out as herdsmen attack Falae’s farm again

31 August 2017
Afenifere cries out as herdsmen attack Falae’s farm again

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have again attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae, at Ilado village, in Akure North Local Government...

I'm guilty as charged, kidnap kingpin Evans pleads in court

31 August 2017
I'm guilty as charged, kidnap kingpin Evans pleads in court

Suspected billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, has told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja that he accepted guilt as preferred against him by Lagos State...

27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Borno villages

27 August 2017
27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Borno villages

Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents...

Buhari signs Extradition Treaty with UAE, other pacts against corruption

25 August 2017
Buhari signs Extradition Treaty with UAE, other pacts against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja signed nine international agreements, including an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), aimed at strengthening the anti-corruption war, boosting the economy and...

Magu frustrating anti-graft war - AGF

24 August 2017
Magu frustrating anti-graft war - AGF

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of misusing intelligence to the detriment of the anti-graft war. Sahilu...

Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

24 August 2017
Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

Tragedy struck on Tuesday at the Kajola police station in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, when a police officer, Abraham Arowogun, gunned down his superior, Timothy Arueli, after...

Former Minister kidnapped

24 August 2017
Former Minister kidnapped

Police in Nasarawa State have confirmed abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Hussaini Akwanga. Mr. Akwanga served during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo but was removed...

Nigeria ranks 3rd in global internet crimes - NCC

23 August 2017
Nigeria ranks 3rd in global internet crimes - NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cybercrimes behind UK and U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing...

FG raises alarm on international fraudsters offering oil deals

23 August 2017
FG raises alarm on international fraudsters offering oil deals

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has raised the red flag on activities of con men who specialise in circulating phantom letters of crude oil allocation with the intent of defrauding...

Nigerian man poses as woman to defraud American of $80,000 on dating site

23 August 2017
Nigerian man poses as woman to defraud American of $80,000 on dating site

The Police in Osun said they had arrested a 23-year-old suspected internet fraudster (name withheld) for allegedly duping an American of $80,000 (N28.8 million). Police Commissioner, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, told...

Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017 - UN

23 August 2017
Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017 - UN

UNICEF is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compared to all of 2016....

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

22 August 2017
Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was "tired" of eating human flesh. When...

FG, states agree on special courts for hate speech, others

21 August 2017
FG, states agree on special courts for hate speech, others

Federal and state governments have agreed to designate special courts for the purposes of prosecuting purveyors of hate speeches as well as suspected terrorists and kidnappers. According to a statement...

The Latest: Police say 4 suspects in a new Spain attack dead

18 August 2017
The Latest: Police say 4 suspects in a new Spain attack dead

The Latest on the Barcelona attack (all times local): 3:20 a.m.The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says its troopers shot and killed four suspects and wounded a fifth in...

Police officers, judges most corrupt in Nigeria – NBS

17 August 2017
Police officers, judges most corrupt in Nigeria – NBS

Police officers, judges and prosecutors are the most corrupt public officials in Nigeria, National Bureau of Statistics said in its latest report released yesterday. The damning report came same day...

Gunmen attack EFCC Abuja office

17 August 2017
Gunmen attack EFCC Abuja office

Unidentified gunmen early on Wednesday struck at the office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The group of heavily armed men invaded the office...

Ajimobi moves to decongest prisons, courts in Oyo

17 August 2017
Ajimobi moves to decongest prisons, courts in Oyo

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, has assented to the community service punishment law, in which convicts will undertake hours of community service for minor offences, instead...

Pro-Buhari mob attacks #ResumeOrResign protesters, damages Charly boy’s car

16 August 2017
Pro-Buhari mob attacks #ResumeOrResign protesters, damages Charly boy’s car

Popular artist and Co-convener of the #ResumeOrResign protests, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, and other members of his movement were attacked by a mob on Tuesday at Wuse Market, Abuja....