Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss vessel in Nigerian waters - Ship operator

23 September 2018
Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss vessel in Nigerian waters - Ship operator

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator said in a statement. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in...

Another Buhari’s minister exposed for dodging NYSC

21 September 2018
Another Buhari’s minister exposed for dodging NYSC

Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and...

Boko Haram kills seven, burn three villages in Borno

21 September 2018
Boko Haram kills seven, burn three villages in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno, in an attack that left at least seven people dead. The insurgents attacked...

Boko Haram kills nurse, threatens to murder Leah Sharibu

18 September 2018
Boko Haram kills nurse, threatens to murder Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram has killed one of the health workers kidnapped from Kala-Balge, Borno State, Saifura Khorsa, a midwife with the International Committee of Red Cross. In a video seen by...

Tesla car stolen from mall using only a smartphone

16 September 2018
Tesla car stolen from mall using only a smartphone

With cars becoming more connected than ever, cybersecurity is a hot-button topic that extends past your computer screen and into your car. Using a bit of technology, an alleged car...

Herdsmen sacked five Benue LGAs, killed 560 in eight months –Ortom

15 September 2018
Herdsmen sacked five Benue LGAs, killed 560 in eight months –Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday said 560 people had so far lost their lives to killings by Fulani herdsmen over the past eight months. The governor further said...

Herdsmen attack: Pastor, 18 others killed in Adamawa

15 September 2018
Herdsmen attack: Pastor, 18 others killed in Adamawa

About nineteen people are feared killed in another deadly herdsmen attack on five villages of Gon, Nzumosu, Bolki, Nyanga, Bukuto villages of Numan local government of Adamawa state, sources confirmed...

B’Haram wants ransom for Leah Sharibu’s freedom – Ndume

15 September 2018
B’Haram wants ransom for Leah Sharibu’s freedom – Ndume

Lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Mr Ali Ndume, has urged Nigerian Army to extend its anti-terrorism operations to the fringes of the Sambisa Forest and Mandara mountains to flush...

Factional Boko Haram leader killed by own fighters

14 September 2018
Factional Boko Haram leader killed by own fighters

Factional leader of Boko Haram loyal to Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) Mamman Nur has been killed by his fighters who rebelled against him, sources with ample knowledge of...

Eleven killed, 21 injured in fresh Zamfara attack

14 September 2018
Eleven killed, 21 injured in fresh Zamfara attack

Eleven persons have been confirmed killed during an attack on a viewing centre in Zamfara State in the early hours of Thursday. Viewing centres are private places were people gather...

Boko Haram captures Borno town after sacking, occupying military base

09 September 2018
Boko Haram captures Borno town after sacking, occupying military base

Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday. Scores of fighters...

Three soldiers killed in fresh attack in Plateau, 200 houses razed

09 September 2018
Three soldiers killed in fresh attack in Plateau, 200 houses razed

At least three army officers have been killed by gunmen in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state, the army said Saturday. The soldiers were attached to Operation Safe...

British Airways travelers’ credit card details hacked

08 September 2018
British Airways travelers’ credit card details hacked

Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says....

Gunmen kill five persons at Plateau mining site

06 September 2018
Gunmen kill five persons at Plateau mining site

Gunmen have killed five persons at a mining site in Gana-Ropp village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Mr Terna Tyopev, a deputy superintendent of police and...

Thief, fleeing from police, jumps into Lagos lagoon – Official

06 September 2018
Thief, fleeing from police, jumps into Lagos lagoon – Official

A member of a four-man gang which specialises in robbing unsuspecting passengers of their valuables in a commercial bus leapt into the Lagos lagoon following a hot pursuit by armed...

We’ll go into private homes to seize smuggled rice - Customs

05 September 2018
We’ll go into private homes to seize smuggled rice - Customs

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun State on Tuesday vowed to invade residential houses, stalls as well as warehouses across the state suspected to be holding smuggled rice. Customs Area...

Eleven killed, 12 wounded in another Plateau community – Police

04 September 2018
Eleven killed, 12 wounded in another Plateau community – Police

No fewer than 11 people were killed in another round of attack by unknown gunmen in Lopandet Dwei Du area of Jos South local government area of Plateau State, police...

400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

03 September 2018
400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for...

108 policemen killed in 8 months - Study

01 September 2018
108 policemen killed in 8 months - Study

Last Tuesday, youths attacked a police patrol team along College Road, Ifako Ijaiye area of Lagos, killing a policeman in the process. The mob also vandalized a patrol van and...

Suspected herdsmen attack Plateau, kill pastor, wife, three children, others

31 August 2018
Suspected herdsmen attack Plateau, kill pastor, wife, three children, others

Eight persons were killed when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked churches and houses in Barkin Ladi Local Government area of Plateau State. Police confirmed that 95 houses were also burnt and...

Nigeria Police storm hotel, arrest 57, accuse them of homosexuality

28 August 2018
Nigeria Police storm hotel, arrest 57, accuse them of homosexuality

The police in Lagos police said they arrested 57 men for alleged homosexual activity at Kelly Ann Hotel/ Event Centre in Egbeda, Lagos, on Sunday morning.Imohimi Edgal, the state police...

Why I killed Ekiti monarch – Suspect

26 August 2018
Why I killed Ekiti monarch – Suspect

The suspect who allegedly stabbed the traditional ruler of Odo Oro Ekiti, Gbadebo Ogunsakin to death, on Friday confessed to the crime, saying he carried out the act to reclaim...

Drunken driver crushes 2 policemen in Ibadan

26 August 2018
Drunken driver crushes 2 policemen in Ibadan

A drunk driver has crushed two policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Oyo State Police Command, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.The incident was said to have occurred...

Residents demolish criminal hideouts to avert religious crisis in Plateau community

25 August 2018
Residents demolish criminal hideouts to avert religious crisis in Plateau community

Residents of Kongo Rosha area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State on Friday demolished suspected criminal hideouts following a clash on Tuesday that almost led to the...

Customs seizes 5, 448 bags of foreign rice, arrests 3 suspects

07 August 2018
Customs seizes 5, 448 bags of foreign rice, arrests 3 suspects

Operatives of the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service Special Strike Force, have seized 5,448 bags of 50kg foreign rice in the last seven days.While 1,248 bags were seized within the creeks...

Catholic Church changes stance on death penalty

03 August 2018
Catholic Church changes stance on death penalty

The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.The Vatican said it had changed its universal catechism to reflect Pope...

Why so many people fall for scams

29 July 2018
Why so many people fall for scams

A psychology professor delves into the common tricks that scammers employ to suck people in – and the types of people most likely to part with their money. If you...

Customs intercepts container load of military uniforms, other items

28 July 2018
Customs intercepts container load of military uniforms, other items

Mr Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said the Service seized a container load of military uniforms and other items on Friday along Aba- Port Harcourt road....

Oyo NSCDC arrests naira notes vendors

28 July 2018
Oyo NSCDC arrests naira notes vendors

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in a joint operation with officials of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, said no...

Oyo govt vows to deal with human traffickers

28 July 2018
Oyo govt vows to deal with human traffickers

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government has warned those engaging in human trafficking to leave the state, vowing to bring to book any culprit found culpable. The warning came during...

Offa robbery: Police quiz Saraki in his office

27 July 2018
Offa robbery: Police quiz Saraki in  his office

Police personnel on Thursday interrogated Senate President Bukola Saraki in his Abuja office in connection with the April 5 robbery incident that claimed several lives in Offa, Kwara state. The...

Boko Haram attacks military base, town in Borno

27 July 2018
Boko Haram attacks military base, town in Borno

Gunmen believed to be members of extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday night attacked Jakana, a town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack was still...

Herdsmen killings six times more than Boko Haram - Report

26 July 2018
Herdsmen killings six times more than Boko Haram - Report

Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of...

Why I won’t honour police invitation – Saraki

26 July 2018
Why I won’t honour police invitation – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, yesterday, revealed why he did not honour invitation by Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to their station in Guzape Abuja over the Offa robbery. Saraki said he...

Police to Saraki: Shunning invitation disrespectful

26 July 2018
Police to Saraki: Shunning invitation disrespectful

Police yesterday described Senate President Bukola Saraki’s refusal to honour their invitation as “disrespectful”. Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wrote a letter of invitation to Saraki on Monday, requesting...

IGP again summons Saraki over Offa robberies

24 July 2018
IGP again summons Saraki over Offa robberies

Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has again invited Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, to report to Force Intelligence Response Team office at Guzape, Abuja, for interrogation over alleged links...

Bandits kill professor, army, police officers on Kaduna-Abuja road

24 July 2018
Bandits kill professor, army, police officers on Kaduna-Abuja road

Unspecified number of people, including police and army officers, were reportedly killed last Sunday along dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road by dare devil bandits. Several people were also said to have been...

45 illegal traders prosecuted in Ibadan

24 July 2018
45 illegal traders prosecuted in Ibadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Not less than 45 illegal traders in Ibadan metropolis have been prosecuted by Oyo State government, vowing that street trading will not be tolerated in the state....

23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing after Boko Haram ambush

16 July 2018
23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing after Boko Haram ambush

No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno...

Gunmen kill four policemen, burn patrol vehicle in Edo

16 July 2018
Gunmen kill four policemen, burn patrol vehicle in Edo

Unidentified assailants have killed four policemen attached to Sabongida-Ora Divisional Police Headquarters in Owan West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, and set their bodies and operational vehicle ablaze....





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