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,...

Banditry: Zamfara traditional ruler on the run

01 December 2018
Banditry: Zamfara traditional ruler on the run

Zamfara State Government has declared wanted district head of Ruwan Jema in Bukkuyum local government area, Mr Mohammed Sani, saying he has been on the run for months now. Speaking...

SSS rescues American woman held hostage by Nigerian lover

27 November 2018
SSS rescues American woman held hostage by Nigerian lover

State Security Service (SSS) on Monday said it has rescued a United States citizen, Ms Tawanda Jackson, allegedly held hostage by one Mr Mathew Adedoyin, her acquaintance whom she had...

Zamfara suspends four traditional rulers for links to bandits

27 November 2018
Zamfara suspends four traditional rulers for links to bandits

Zamfara State Government has suspended four traditional rulers over their alleged involvement with bandits terrorising the state. Their suspension was announced on Monday in Gusau by the state Commissioner of...

Nigeria loses $6bn from 'corrupt' oil deal linked to fraud

26 November 2018
Nigeria loses $6bn from 'corrupt' oil deal linked to fraud

A court in Milan is considering charges of corruption against Eni and Shell in a controversial oil deal that led to Nigeria losing an estimated $6bn. The campaign group Global...

We killed 118 in ‘West Africa province’ after Nigeria army bases attack, IS claims

24 November 2018
We killed 118 in ‘West Africa province’ after Nigeria army bases attack, IS claims

Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast...

How Offa robbery suspect died in detention – Police

23 November 2018
How Offa robbery suspect died in detention – Police

Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said an armed robbery and murder suspect who died in custody “was not murdered, but slumped and died”. The detained gang leader, Micheal Adikwu, was...

Many killed as farmers, herders clash in Katsina

22 November 2018
Many killed as farmers, herders clash in Katsina

A clash between herders and farmers in Gora Village of Katsina State has left many people dead. “The violent clash took place when a herdsman pushed his cows into the...

Offa robbery: Suspected gang leader dies in police custody

22 November 2018
Offa robbery: Suspected gang leader dies in police custody

Principal suspect in Offa bank robbery attack, Mr Michael Adikwu, has died in police custody in Abuja, an official says. Mr Kamal Ajibade, Kwara State commissioner for justice, told an...

Boko Haram kills Army commander, dozens of soldiers in fresh attack

21 November 2018
Boko Haram kills Army commander, dozens of soldiers in fresh attack

Rampaging Boko Haram insurgents overran a Nigerian Army battalion in Borno State on Sunday, killing the unit’s commander and dozens of soldiers, military sources have revealed. A large cache of...

Three charged for impersonating Buhari, wife

20 November 2018
Three charged for impersonating Buhari, wife

Police on Monday charged three men before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged cyber crime and for impersonating President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha. The accused are: Julius...

Three killed, houses burnt as Bauchi birthday party turns deadly

20 November 2018
Three killed, houses burnt as Bauchi birthday party turns deadly

At least three people were killed while two houses and a car were burnt early Monday as party goers clashed at a birthday bash in Bauchi, police said. Police said...

Abducted Zamfara twins regain freedom

18 November 2018
Abducted Zamfara twins regain freedom

The twin sisters abducted in Dauran town in Zamfara state have been released by their kidnappers. Hassana and Hussaina were kidnapped last month as they distributed invitation cards for their...

Appeal Court upholds conviction of ex-Govs Nyame, Dariye

17 November 2018
Appeal Court upholds conviction of ex-Govs Nyame, Dariye

Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday upheld the conviction of ex-Governors of Taraba and Plateau states, Messers Jolly Nyame and Joshua Daiye. The court, in two unanimous judgments by two...

US intelligence sources say Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing

17 November 2018
US intelligence sources say Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing

U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. Saudi government has denied the claim....

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway gridlock: Commuters lament incessant robberies

12 November 2018
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway gridlock: Commuters lament incessant robberies

Commuters plying Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have decried the increasing spate of robberies on the road. According to them, robbers usually attack commuters as the gridlock intensifies due to rehabilitation of the...

How Togolese cook killed his Nigerian employer - Police

12 November 2018
How Togolese cook killed his Nigerian employer - Police

Lagos State Police Command has revealed how a Togolese cook, Mr Sunday Adefonou, allegedly stabbed his boss to death at his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos residence. The suspect, who stabbed...

Boko Haram attacks 2 communities in Borno

11 November 2018
Boko Haram attacks 2 communities in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents yesterday attacked two communities in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, sources said. The incidents occurred at 7:30pm when the insurgents shot sporadically at villagers of...

Newly bought landing equipment stolen at Nigerian airport

09 November 2018
Newly bought landing equipment stolen at Nigerian airport

An equipment meant to aid take-off and landing of aircraft has been stolen at Benin Airport, Edo State, the state government said. “Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has condemned...

Assassins after me, my family, Ekweremadu says as armed men invaded home

07 November 2018
Assassins after me, my family, Ekweremadu says as armed men invaded home

Deputy President of Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has alleged that he, his wife and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4am on Tuesday. A statement by his Special Adviser...

Ekweremadu’s home incident ‘is burglary’ - Police

07 November 2018
Ekweremadu’s home incident ‘is burglary’ - Police

Police declared yesterday’s security incident at the home of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as burglary and not an assassination attempt. Giving an initial report of its investigation into the...

Kidnappers take over Port Harcourt-Owerri road

04 November 2018
Kidnappers take over Port Harcourt-Owerri road

On a weekly basis, John Dike travels to Abuja through the Port Harcourt/Elele/Owerri road to transact one business or another. But the danger constituted by armed bandits on that road...

Kidnappers: The rise of new criminal gangs in Zamfara

04 November 2018
Kidnappers: The rise of new criminal gangs in Zamfara

Just as the state is shaking off shackles of armed bandits who have been put on the back foot by ongoing military assault, gangs of kidnappers are on rampage capturing...

How police arrested cook who allegedly killed his employer

03 November 2018
How police arrested cook who allegedly killed his employer

Police in Ondo State have confirmed arrest of suspected killer of an Ondo high chief, Mr Ope Bademosi, stabbed to death on Wednesday allegedly by his cook at his residence...

Bribery videos: Ganduje appears before Kano Assembly today

02 November 2018
Bribery videos: Ganduje appears before Kano Assembly today

Investigation committee set up by Kano State House of Assembly, to inquire into the authenticity of video clips showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe, has summoned the governor to...

Eight confirmed killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

02 November 2018
Eight confirmed killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Eight persons, including children, were confirmed killed Wednesday evening in an attack by Boko Haram gunmen on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State capital. National...

Customs seizes smuggled rice, cars, clothes in 3 North Central states

02 November 2018
Customs seizes smuggled rice, cars, clothes in 3 North Central states

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Customs Area Controller in charge of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command, Mr. Yusuf Abba Kassim, has reiterated the determination of the leadership of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), to make...

New video shows Kano gov in black kaftan receiving dollars

01 November 2018
New video shows Kano gov in black kaftan receiving dollars

Another video has surfaced and currently trending on social media showing Kano State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, in black Kaftan collecting money from a contractor. However, Editor-In-Chief of Daily Nigerian,...

Police arrest 400 Shi’ites in Abuja

31 October 2018
Police arrest 400 Shi’ites in Abuja

Police in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said 400 members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, had been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s violent protest in the...

Fayose regains freedom after two weeks in custody

30 October 2018
Fayose regains freedom after two weeks in custody

Former Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has been released from prison, after meeting his bail condition, his lawyer, Mr Mike Ozekhome, said on Monday. Ozekhome, a senior advocate of...

Leah Sharibu’s abductors demand N100bn ransom – Sources

28 October 2018
Leah Sharibu’s abductors demand N100bn ransom – Sources

Members of factional Boko Haram sect, who kidnapped Leah Sharibu alongside no fewer than 109 students in Dapchi, Yobe State, early this year, have demanded N100bn ransom before the girl...

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

28 October 2018
Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of...

Tension in Kaduna as abductors kill monarch

27 October 2018
Tension in Kaduna as abductors kill monarch

There was tension in Kaduna as a first-class traditional ruler, Agom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, abducted last Friday with his wife was killed. The traditional ruler is believed to...

Five Catholic nuns abducted in Delta

27 October 2018
Five Catholic nuns abducted in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted five Catholic nuns in one fell swoop in Delta State. The nuns are of Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary in...

US mail bombs: Cesar Sayoc charged after campaign against Trump critics

27 October 2018
US mail bombs: Cesar Sayoc charged after campaign against Trump critics

A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump. US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc....

Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN as political tensions mount

25 October 2018
Pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN as political tensions mount

A wave of glass-filled pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened...





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