Cook drugs ex-minister, robs him of N10m

21 November 2017
Cook drugs ex-minister, robs him of N10m

Lagos State Police Command has arrested Mr Peter Odion, chef of a former Minister of Finance, Mr Kalu Idika, for his involvement in the robbery of his boss. Odion lived...

Gunmen invade commissioner’s home, kill sister, five others in A’Ibom

20 November 2017
Gunmen invade commissioner’s home, kill sister, five others in A’Ibom

Four unidentified gunmen, suspected to be hired assassins, on Sunday stormed the residence of Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Udoh Ekpenyong, in Ikot Oku...

EFCC arrests former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim

18 November 2017
EFCC arrests former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Mr Anyim Pius Anyim, over allegation of financial malfeasance while he was SGF during...

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

18 November 2017
Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as...

Anambra church killings: Four suspects arraigned

17 November 2017
Anambra church killings: Four suspects arraigned

Four suspects were on Thursday arraigned before an Anambra State Magistrate Court sitting at Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, over their alleged involvement in the killings at St Philip’s Catholic...

4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in Maiduguri

16 November 2017
4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers detonated in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and killed 14 people while wounding another 29, police said Wednesday, in one of the largest such attacks in the city...

Army sergeant kills captain, four others, self in Borno

13 November 2017
Army sergeant kills captain, four others, self in Borno

There was confusion in Chibok community, Borno State, on Sunday after a staff sergeant in the Nigerian Army, Silas Ninyo, shot dead a captain, four civilians and himself during an...

Saudi says it has questioned 208 in graft inquiry, $100 billion stolen

10 November 2017
Saudi says it has questioned 208 in graft inquiry, $100 billion stolen

Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion (76.42 billion pounds) has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursday...

11 shot dead, many injured as suspected herdsmen ambush traders in Plateau

09 November 2017
11 shot dead, many injured as suspected herdsmen ambush traders in Plateau

Eleven persons were on Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen in Rim, Riyom Local Government Area in Plateau State in an attack suspected to have been carried out by armed...

3 Britons kidnapped in Nigeria freed; 1 killed

07 November 2017
3 Britons kidnapped in Nigeria freed; 1 killed

British government says one U.K. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria last month has been killed but three others have been freed. The Foreign Office said Monday that Alanna Carson, David Donovan...

Scores feared dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa

07 November 2017
Scores feared dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa

Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked Bakin Dutse village as they advanced to Gulak, headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. But local vigilance joined the troops of...

Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

06 November 2017
Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, officials say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland...

$6 million for Ebola fight stolen through fraud - Red Cross

05 November 2017
$6 million for Ebola fight stolen through fraud - Red Cross

Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday. The revelations follow an...

Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

04 November 2017
Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium. The five failed to attend a...

34 sentenced to death for killing albinos

03 November 2017
34 sentenced to death for killing albinos

Tanzania’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing people with albinism in the...

Social media 'fuels crimes by children' from blackmail to violence - Study

03 November 2017
Social media 'fuels crimes by children' from blackmail to violence - Study

* Crimes plotted by children online in 'inconceivable' ways, watchdog warns* Youngsters said to be doing so using phones and computers in their bedrooms* In one in four cases, young...

1,124 corruption cases pending in courts – CJN Onnoghen

02 November 2017
1,124 corruption cases pending in courts – CJN Onnoghen

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, said he has received 1,124 corruption cases from heads of courts of the various jurisdictions across Nigeria. Speaking during the inauguration of the...

New York attack: Eight killed by man driving truck

01 November 2017
New York attack: Eight killed by man driving truck

At least eight people have been killed and 11 seriously hurt in New York after the driver of a truck mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan....

Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke already being investigated by anti-graft agencies - Presidency

31 October 2017
Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke already being investigated by anti-graft agencies - Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night said he was aware of the investigation of two sacked officials by anti-corruption agencies, saying the investigation should continue. Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Mr Garba...

Onnoghen ‘receives lists of all high-profile corruption cases’

28 October 2017
Onnoghen ‘receives lists of all high-profile corruption cases’

Office of Chief Justice of Nigeria has begun processing lists of all high-profile corruption cases in Nigeria following the submission of the lists by heads of federal courts and state...

Son of Equatorial Guinea leader sentenced for embezzlement

28 October 2017
Son of Equatorial Guinea leader sentenced for embezzlement

A French court on Friday handed the son of Equatorial Guinea's president a suspended sentence of three years in prison for embezzling millions in public money, in the first of...

Man sentenced to 24 years for infecting dozens of women with HIV

28 October 2017
Man sentenced to 24 years for infecting dozens of women with HIV

An Italian man was sentenced on Friday to 24 years in prison for infecting more than 30 women with the HIV virus, after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing...

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Nigeria

27 October 2017
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Nigeria

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in northeast Nigeria that killed eight soldiers and a civilian and injured five other people on Tuesday, a statement by the group...

Boko Haram attacks military base, kills 8 soldiers in Yobe

26 October 2017
Boko Haram attacks military base, kills 8 soldiers in Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked a military base in Sasawa town of Damaturu Local Government Area , Yobe State. A top security source, who preferred to be unnamed, confirmed that...

Oyo/Osun Customs arrests smugglers, impounds vehicles, others

26 October 2017
Oyo/Osun Customs arrests smugglers, impounds vehicles, others

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo/Osun Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said it has arrested three people in connection with smuggling of some prohibited items into the country. The new Customs...

Six crew from German ship kidnapped in Nigerian waters

25 October 2017
Six crew from German ship kidnapped in Nigerian waters

Six crew from a German container vessel have been kidnapped in Nigerian waters, a shipping company said on Tuesday. Four of those taken are Filipino, and one is a Ukrainian...

Maina on the run; goes into hiding

24 October 2017
Maina on the run; goes into hiding

Embattled ex-chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been accused of complicity in a N2bn fraud, has gone into hiding. The fugitive, who is...

Suicide bomber kills 13 in Maiduguri - Police

23 October 2017
Suicide bomber kills 13 in Maiduguri - Police

A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict...

Man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified

21 October 2017
Man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified

Police have confirmed the identity of the man who jumped into the Lagos lagoon on Friday. The man was identified as 40-year-old Adekunle Oluseyi from Ondo State, Lagos Police spokesperson,...

$3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed in US

20 October 2017
$3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed in US

A Nigerian student living in the United States, Mr Amechi Amuegbunam, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for perpetrating fraud to the tune of $3.7m. Amuegbunam, 30, was...

Evans makes U-turn, pleads not guilty to kidnapping charges

20 October 2017
Evans makes U-turn, pleads not guilty to kidnapping charges

Lagos State Government on Thursday re-arraigned alleged kidnap kingpin, Mr Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, and five others before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. The re-arraignment of the defendants...

4 British nationals kidnapped in Niger Delta

19 October 2017
4 British nationals kidnapped in Niger Delta

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped four British nationals in the Niger Delta region. Police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka said Wednesday the four were abducted around 2 a.m. in Enukorowa community...

27 Plateau victims given mass burial after latest attack by suspected herdsmen

17 October 2017
27 Plateau victims given mass burial after latest attack by suspected herdsmen

It was another moment of grief Monday morning in Nkiedonwhro village, Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau State when at least 27 people were massacred in their sleep by gunmen...

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

16 October 2017
276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single...

Six killed, houses burnt as herdsmen defy Plateau curfew

16 October 2017
Six killed, houses burnt as herdsmen defy Plateau curfew

Barely 24 hours after the imposition of curfew by Governor Simon Lalong, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday killed no fewer than six persons in Bassa Local Government...

Herdsmen invade Enugu community, kill two, 19 missing

16 October 2017
Herdsmen invade Enugu community, kill two, 19 missing

Anxiety and confusion enveloped Abbi Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, following the invasion of the area by herdsmen who unleashed mayhem on the people, killing a brother...

Evans’ lawyer accuses police of extorting N55m, other valuables from client

15 October 2017
Evans’ lawyer accuses police of extorting N55m, other valuables from client

Lawyer representing billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), has accused officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of extorting money and valuables running into hundreds...

Court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials

14 October 2017
Court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials

A court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. The closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups...

How Evans plotted to escape

09 October 2017
How Evans plotted to escape

Kidnapping suspect Mr Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, plotted to escape from police custody before his arraignment in court, it was learnt at the weekend. But police detectives, especially those in...

Jailbreak: NPS confirms escape of two convicts

09 October 2017
Jailbreak: NPS confirms escape of two convicts

Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, in Enugu State has begun manhunt of two male convicts who escaped from the prison in the state capital on October 6. The two convicts are:...

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