Boko Haram strikes Maiduguri, kills 11

17 February 2019
Boko Haram strikes Maiduguri, kills 11

At least 11 people were killed on Saturday when Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a suburb of Maiduguri, Borno state capital, police said. Fifteen people were injured in...

How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

17 February 2019
How 66 people were killed in Kaduna

More details of the attack Kaduna State government said killed 66 people have emerged. The attack occurred on Monday and was a reprisal after an earlier incident that left many...

Borno gov escapes death as Boko Haram attack convoy, kill soldier, 4 others

14 February 2019
Borno gov escapes death as Boko Haram attack convoy, kill soldier, 4 others

The convoy of Borno State Governor, Mr Kashim Shettima, was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram gunmen while on his way to campaign in a remote border village, eyewitnesses said....

CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

14 February 2019
CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

Trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen over alleged non declaration of assets took a dramatic turn as Code of Conduct Tribunal yesterday ordered security agencies...

Buy or sell votes, go to jail, EFCC warns

14 February 2019
Buy or sell votes, go to jail, EFCC warns

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to arrest and prosecute any politician who engages in vote-buying in any part of the country. Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim...

EU blacklists Nigeria for money laundering, terror financing risks

14 February 2019
EU blacklists Nigeria for money laundering, terror financing risks

European Commission has added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

13 February 2019
Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political...

Court acquits Ladoja of N4.7bn fraud charge, slams EFCC

09 February 2019
Court acquits Ladoja of N4.7bn fraud charge, slams EFCC

Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday acquitted former Oyo State Governor Mr Rashidi Ladoja of N4.7billion fraud charge filed against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) 11 years...

Customs intercept police uniforms, tear gas in Lagos

07 February 2019
Customs intercept police uniforms, tear gas in Lagos

Ahead of forthcoming general elections, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A,’ Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted bales of uniforms, tear gas canisters and other paraphernalia of Nigeria Police Force. The...

15 killed in fresh Zamfara attacks - Police

06 February 2019
15 killed in fresh Zamfara attacks - Police

Zamfara State Police Command on Tuesday said 15 persons were killed while six others were kidnapped in Gusau Local Government Area of the state. Police said bandits on Monday attacked...

60 killed in deadliest Boko Haram attack in Borno

02 February 2019
60 killed in deadliest Boko Haram attack in Borno

At least 60 people were killed following the January 28 devastating Boko Haram attack on Rann, a border town in Borno state, North-east Nigeria, Amnesty International has confirmed. The organisation...

FG uncovers 134 illegal varsities, polytechnics

28 January 2019
FG uncovers 134 illegal varsities, polytechnics

Federal Government has directed National Universities Commission, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), to work with security agencies and crackdown on all...

FG tells Onnoghen to ‘step aside’

23 January 2019
FG tells Onnoghen to ‘step aside’

Mr Aliu Umar, federal government’s prosecutor in ongoing trial of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Tuesday that the government wanted the judge out of office. Umar, in his opening...

FG freezes Onnoghen’s bank accounts

17 January 2019
FG freezes Onnoghen’s bank accounts

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen’s five accounts have been frozen. Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, requested the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligence...

Gunmen kill 26 persons in Sokoto

16 January 2019
Gunmen kill 26 persons in Sokoto

Gunmen have killed 26 people in Gandhi district Rabah local government of Sokoto State. According to reports, the attack occurred on Sunday evening and the attackers, who arrived the villages...

Court stops Onnoghen’s arraignment

15 January 2019
Court stops Onnoghen’s arraignment

Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped Federal Government’s plan to arraign Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, before Code of Conduct Tribunal. Federal Government through Code of Conduct...

FG to arraign CJN Onnoghen for non-declaration of assets Monday

13 January 2019
FG to arraign CJN Onnoghen for non-declaration of assets Monday

Federal Government will on Monday arraign Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen, at Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for non-declaration of assets. A statement by Head, Press &...

I’ve done no wrong - Onnoghen

13 January 2019
I’ve done no wrong - Onnoghen

Responding to CCB interrogation in writing, CJN, Mr Walter Onnoghen pleaded his innocence on the issues raised, saying he did not do any wrong to warrant any action, having satisfied...

New militant group bombs oil facility in Balyesa

08 January 2019
New militant group bombs oil facility in Balyesa

Barely one year after Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the most dreaded militant group in Niger Delta, declared ceasefire, another militant group yesterday said it carried out a “warning” strike on...

Gabon govt thwarts coup attempt, 2 plotters dead

08 January 2019
Gabon govt thwarts coup attempt, 2 plotters dead

Gabon’s government thwarted an attempted military coup on Monday, retaining control of the oil-rich West African nation after two plotters were killed and other army officers were arrested, the government...

Mayhem in Ibadan as hoodlums clash

07 January 2019
Mayhem in Ibadan as hoodlums clash

No fewer than 20 houses and 30 shops were razed, with property worth millions of naira destroyed, when hoodlums clashed in the early hours of Sunday in some areas of...

Seven killed as gunmen attack Plateau communities

01 January 2019
Seven killed as gunmen attack Plateau communities

Seven persons have again been killed following attacks by gunmen on two communities in Barki Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The latest attacks occurred on Sunday night in...

20 caregivers kidnapped in Katsina

31 December 2018
20 caregivers kidnapped in Katsina

An Islamic group has announced the abduction of 20 members of its First Aid Group (FAG) in Katsina. The Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) said the victims were kidnapped...

SSS hands over Aisha Buhari’s orderly to police for alleged fraud

27 December 2018
SSS hands over Aisha Buhari’s orderly to police for alleged fraud

State Security Service on Wednesday announced transfer to the police of the orderly attached to Mrs Aisha Buhari to the police. Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, served as...

Benue govt ‘arrests’ 105 cows over open grazing

27 December 2018
Benue govt ‘arrests’ 105 cows over open grazing

Benue State Livestock Guards has impounded 105 cows and four sheep caught grazing openly near Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies, Makurdi. Confirming the development, commander of the...

13 soldiers, 2 police personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

26 December 2018
13 soldiers, 2 police personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

Nigerian Army on Tuesday said 13 of its soldiers and two police personnel died in a Boko Haram ambush on Monday. It said troops successfully repelled the insurgents in another...

Gunmen kidnap two Catholic priests in Anambra

26 December 2018
Gunmen kidnap two Catholic priests in Anambra

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Catholic priests at Nneyi Umeri area of Anambra. A source in Umeri told our correspondent on Tuesday in Awka that the clergymen were abducted while...

Police, customs, others pocket N100bn extortion in southeast - Report

25 December 2018
Police, customs, others pocket N100bn extortion in southeast - Report

A report released on Monday has accused Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies of pocketing as much as N100 billion in roadside bribery and extortion in South-eastern part of the...

Gunmen kill 25 in fresh Zamfara attack

21 December 2018
Gunmen kill 25 in fresh Zamfara attack

Armed bandits Wednesday killed at least 25 people in attacks on two villages in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Residents said in the afternoon, a motor bike-riding...

Gunmen abduct Rivers Anglican bishop, kill Anambra pastor

20 December 2018
Gunmen abduct Rivers Anglican bishop, kill Anambra pastor

Some gunmen on Tuesday night stormed the residence of Bishop of Ahoada Anglican Diocese, Mr Clement Ekpeye, and took him away to an unknown destination. It was gathered that the...

Former head of Nigeria’s military murdered

19 December 2018
Former head of Nigeria’s military murdered

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Mr Alex Badeh, a retired Air Chief Marshall, has been killed. It was gathered that the retired military officer was killed on Abuja-Keffi Expressway on...

Gunmen invade Kaduna community, kill 10

18 December 2018
Gunmen invade Kaduna community, kill 10

At least 10 residents were killed when gunmen attacked a community in Kaduna State, police have said. Kaduna police spokesperson, Mr Yakubu Sabo, said the attack occurred on Sunday at...

Sex-for-mark scandal: Ex-OAU lecturer jailed for 2 years

18 December 2018
Sex-for-mark scandal: Ex-OAU lecturer jailed for 2 years

Former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Mr Richard Akindele, a professor, facing trial for demanding sex from his student, Miss Monica Osagie, was yesterday sentenced to six year-imprisonment by...

Ogun APC gov candidate Abiodun in certificate scandal, risks disqualification

16 December 2018
Ogun APC gov candidate Abiodun in certificate scandal, risks disqualification

Mr Adedapo Abiodun, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, has been caught in a messy scandal that could see him disqualified as flag-bearer of the ruling party...

My kidnap ordeal in the hands of Fulani herdsmen - Rev. Father

16 December 2018
My kidnap ordeal in the hands of Fulani herdsmen - Rev. Father

My name is Emmanuel Obadjere, a Reverend Father with the Catholic Church. It was indeed a horrible experience. An experience you wouldn’t even wish your bitterest enemy to go through....

Gunmen hijack 18-seater passenger bus in Rivers

12 December 2018
Gunmen hijack 18-seater passenger bus in Rivers

An 18-seater commercial bus loaded with passengers has been hijacked by some unidentified gunmen in Rivers State. It was gathered that the incident occurred about 7 am Tuesday on Evekwu...

Despite conviction, Dariye continues to get salaries, allowances in prison

11 December 2018
Despite conviction, Dariye continues to get salaries, allowances in prison

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Mr Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750,000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from National Assembly as...

DSS parades alleged fraudster who beat tight security to enter Aso Villa

04 December 2018
DSS parades alleged fraudster who beat tight security to enter Aso Villa

A middle aged woman, Amina Mohammed also known as Justina Onuoha, has been paraded by Department of State Services for allegedly gaining entry into Presidential Villa posing as First Lady...

Man commits suicide on Abuja railway track

04 December 2018
Man commits suicide on Abuja railway track

A middle aged man, yet to be identified, was on Monday ran over by a train at the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The...

Dozens of police officers killed by bandits in Zamfara

01 December 2018
Dozens of police officers killed by bandits in Zamfara

Senior police officers have told our correspondents that the ambush on a police team in Zamfara State on Thursday ended with the loss of dozens of police officers. The account,...





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