Maiduguri thrown into darkness as Boko Haram cuts city off national grid - TCN

22 January 2020
Maiduguri thrown into darkness as Boko Haram cuts city off national grid - TCN

Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, yesterday said Boko Haram insurgents had thrown Maiduguri and its environs into total darkness after cutting off the city from electricity supply from the national...

Despite N50m ransom offer, Boko Haram kills CAN chairman

22 January 2020
Despite N50m ransom offer, Boko Haram kills CAN chairman

Outrage yesterday trailed the murder of Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Mr Lawan Andimi after Boko Haram insurgents who kidnapped...

She’s daughter of an ex-president and rated Africa’s richest woman. Here’s how she fraudulently acquired wealth

21 January 2020
She’s daughter of an ex-president and rated Africa’s richest woman. Here’s how she fraudulently acquired wealth

Michael Forsythe, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and Ben Hallman It was the party to be seen at during the Cannes Film Festival, where being seen was the whole point. A...

UK seeks to confiscate Ibori’s assets

17 January 2020
UK seeks to confiscate Ibori’s  assets

A British prosecutor launched a fresh attempt on Thursday to confiscate tens of millions of pounds stolen from an oil-producing state in Nigeria by its former governor, who was convicted...

30 killed, 100 kidnapped as gunmen in military fatigue attack Yobe Emir

16 January 2020
30 killed, 100 kidnapped as gunmen in military fatigue attack Yobe Emir

At least 30 people were killed while 100 were feared kidnapped after gunmen opened fire on commuters along Kaduna-Zaria Highway on Tuesday, according to security report and police statement. Emir...

4 air force officers shot dead, hours after kidnap of 4 soldiers, 2 policemen

11 January 2020
4 air force officers shot dead, hours after kidnap of 4 soldiers, 2 policemen

Four personnel of Nigerian Air Force were gunned downed by suspected bandits in Kaduna. This is coming barely 12 hours after news of the abduction of four soldiers and two...

Gunmen kill 13 in fresh Plateau attack

10 January 2020
Gunmen kill 13 in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen again killed no fewer than 13 persons in Mangu Council Area of Plateau State on Wednesday just as the government and security agencies are trying to find a lasting...

Court jails NCAC DG, Runsewe for disobeying court order

09 January 2020
Court jails NCAC DG, Runsewe for disobeying court order

High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, jailed Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, for contempt of court. Mr Jude Okeke in a...

4 killed as bandits kidnap Chief Imam, 20 others in Niger community

09 January 2020
4 killed as bandits kidnap Chief Imam, 20 others in Niger community

Some armed bandits have abducted Chief Imam of Beni central mosque, Mr Umar Mohammed in Munya local government area of Niger State. This is as twenty other members of the...

Bandits kill two persons, kidnap four customs officers in Katsina

09 January 2020
Bandits kill two persons, kidnap four customs officers in Katsina

Suspected bandits have kidnapped four officers of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. The four customs officers, according to residents of the area, were...

Bomb blast on crowded bridge kills 30 people in Borno

07 January 2020
Bomb blast on crowded bridge kills 30 people in Borno

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday. The bomb detonated...

Bandits kill army officer, three soldiers on rescue mission in Niger

06 January 2020
Bandits kill army officer, three soldiers on rescue mission in Niger

Pandemonium ensued on Sunday when an army officer and three soldiers were killed by bandits in Gwarm village, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. According to reports from the...

SSS arrests man who created viral video of Buhari’s ‘marriage’ to two ministers

04 January 2020
SSS arrests man who created viral video of Buhari’s ‘marriage’ to two ministers

State Security Services (SSS), on Friday, arrested the alleged mastermind of a video of the phantom marriage between President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs...

Gunmen invade Kogi community, kill 19, burn houses

04 January 2020
Gunmen invade Kogi community, kill 19, burn houses

Gunmen have killed no fewer than 19 people in Tawari community in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State, burning buildings, including the palace of the king of the community....

Gunmen abduct 5 persons in Taraba

04 January 2020
Gunmen abduct 5 persons in Taraba

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted five persons in Gassol local government area of Taraba state. The incident, according to eye witness account, occurred between Sabongida to Wuro...

Herdsmen attack Abuja-bound train - Officials

03 January 2020
Herdsmen attack Abuja-bound train - Officials

Authorities of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) and Kaduna State Railway Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the attack on an Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS). The train, which left Rigasa train station in...

Journalist narrates hearth-wrenching experience of his abduction and eventual release by kidnappers

02 January 2020
Journalist narrates hearth-wrenching experience of his abduction and eventual release by kidnappers

It is nearly two months now since my encounter with kidnappers. While I remained in captivity, friends and colleagues fought hard to secure my freedom. As I later learned, the...

Here’s the intricate plot of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan

02 January 2020
Here’s the intricate plot of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan

Nissan’s former CEO fled house arrest in Japan in a wild Hollywood-worthy plot — allegedly using a team of mercenaries posing as musicians to smuggle him out of the country...

How Shehu Sani got into trouble with EFCC over alleged $30,000 extortion

01 January 2020
How Shehu Sani got into trouble with EFCC over alleged $30,000 extortion

Details of what brought former Kaduna State Senator and civil rights activist, Mr Shehu Sani, into trouble with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and resulting in his Tuesday’s arrest and...

Former Nissan/Renault chief, Carlos Ghosn flees trial in Japan for Lebanon

01 January 2020
Former Nissan/Renault chief, Carlos Ghosn flees trial in  Japan for Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, unexpectedly left Japan, where he faces trial on charges of financial wrongdoing, and traveled to his homeland of...

Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

29 December 2019
Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing at least 79 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in...

Boko Haram again kills 10 in attack targeting aid workers, Christians - Witnesses

28 December 2019
Boko Haram again kills 10 in attack targeting aid workers, Christians - Witnesses

Islamist militants killed at least 10 people and took two women captive in an attack on a convoy in northern Nigeria that targeted Christians and those associated with international aid...

ISWAP kills 11 Christian captives in Nigeria on Christmas Day

27 December 2019
ISWAP kills 11 Christian captives in Nigeria on Christmas Day

Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) claim they killed the captives to avenge for the killing of their leaders Abu bakr al-Baghdadi and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir in and Syria. A video...

Soldier, two others killed as gunmen attack Jonathan’s country home

24 December 2019
Soldier, two others killed as gunmen attack Jonathan’s country home

Unknown gunmen killed a soldier on guard duty at the courtyard of former President Goodluck Jonathan situated close to the bank of the river at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area,...

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi's killing

24 December 2019
Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi's killing

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi...

Gunmen kill 8, sack senator’s community

23 December 2019
Gunmen kill 8, sack senator’s community

Barely one week after armed bandits abducted two expatriates and six others working for a former Senator, Mr David Umaru, armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked Umaru’s community,...

1,000 Nigerian Christians killed by terrorists in 2019 –Reports

22 December 2019
1,000 Nigerian Christians killed by terrorists in 2019 –Reports

A new report on the persecution of Christians in Nigeria has found that about 1,000 adherents of the Christian faith have been killed by Islamic militants in 2019 alone. Humanitarian...

22 ex-govs under probe, on trial – AGF

20 December 2019
22 ex-govs under probe, on trial – AGF

About 22 former governors are either on trial or facing investigations over corruption allegations, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has said. Malami, who spoke...

Nigeria's ex-attorney general held by EFCC over $1.3 billion oil deal

20 December 2019
Nigeria's ex-attorney general held by EFCC over $1.3 billion oil deal

Nigeria’s former attorney general was detained by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) upon his return home on Thursday, the commission said in a statement, as part of an investigation...

One million guns, others circulating in Nigeria - NSA

17 December 2019
One million guns, others circulating in Nigeria - NSA

Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) stated yesterday that of the 857 million Small and Light Weapons (SALW) in circulation globally and the 12 billion rounds of ammunition produced annually,...

Tramadol worth over N1.7 trillion destroyed in 2019 – NAFDAC

17 December 2019
Tramadol worth over N1.7 trillion destroyed in 2019 – NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday disclosed that alarming street value of tramadol worth over N1, 702, 692,250,000.00 was destroyed by the agency in 2019...

EFCC marks Orji Kalu’s Sun newspaper, other properties for seizure

15 December 2019
EFCC marks Orji Kalu’s Sun newspaper, other properties for seizure

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday began marking for seizure properties belonging to jailed former governor of Abia State, Mr Orji Kalu. According to a statement issued by the...

ISWAP attack kills 15 in Borno - Militia

15 December 2019
ISWAP attack kills 15 in Borno - Militia

Islamic State-aligned militants have killed 14 anti-jihadist militia and a police officer in northeast Nigeria, militia leaders told AFP Friday. Late Thursday, jihadists from Islamic State West Africa Province in...

Houses of worship attacked with deadly frequency in 2019

15 December 2019
Houses of worship attacked with deadly frequency in 2019

On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly...

Armed group says it killed four hostages kidnapped in Nigeria - Action Against Hunger

14 December 2019
Armed group says it killed four hostages kidnapped in Nigeria - Action Against Hunger

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday. Six people...

Boko Haram releases video of soldiers, policeman’s execution

11 December 2019
Boko Haram releases video of soldiers, policeman’s execution

Boko Haram has released a video showing the execution of two soldiers and a policeman, posted online late Monday by Islamic State group (IS) propaganda agency Amaq. The video, dated...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

11 December 2019
6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for...

Many bank customers have been robbed of late. This is the new method used by robbers

07 December 2019
Many bank customers have been robbed of late. This is the new method used by robbers

Police in Ebonyi have said they had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers. The command’s spokesperson, Loveth Odah, made this known in Abakaliki on Thursday....

Kalu’s ‘offences are anti-human ... crime against humanity,’ Judge says in sentencing ex-gov

06 December 2019
Kalu’s ‘offences are anti-human ... crime against humanity,’ Judge says in sentencing ex-gov

Mr Muhammed Idris on Thursday sentenced a former Abia State governor, Mr Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison for stealing public funds while in office. Kalu, a serving senator,...

Convicted ex-gov Kalu begs prison officials: Please don’t handcuff me in public

06 December 2019
Convicted ex-gov Kalu begs prison officials: Please don’t handcuff me in public

Former Abia State Governor, Mr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, was heard asking prison warders, “Where are you taking us to?” after...