Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?

24 April 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?

Sri Lanka is in a state of shock and confusion, trying to understand how a little-known Islamist group may have unleashed the wave of co-ordinated suicide bombings that resulted in...

Terrorist attacks targeted at Christians, hotel guests kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

22 April 2019
Terrorist attacks targeted at Christians, hotel guests kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil...

FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes date for judgment

16 April 2019
FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes date for judgment

Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has fixed Thursday to deliver judgment on the non assets declaration charge Federal Government preferred against retiring Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN,...

Herdsmen kill man, wife, son, 13 others in Nasarawa during naming ceremony

16 April 2019
Herdsmen kill man, wife, son, 13 others in Nasarawa during naming ceremony

Unidentified gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have invaded Numa village in Andaha community of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. During the attack, which occurred on Sunday, herdsmen...

Herdsmen abduct 67 in Taraba

16 April 2019
Herdsmen abduct 67 in Taraba

No fewer than 67 persons have been kidnapped and several others killed in Taraba State between November 2018 and March 2019 in Lau, Jalingo, Donga and Takum Local Government Areas...

Over 3,500 children recruited by insurgents in northeast - UNICEF

14 April 2019
Over 3,500 children recruited by insurgents in northeast - UNICEF

UNICEF has raised concern over the number of children recruited and killed by non-state armed groups in Nigeria’s north-east region. United Nations children’s agency said this in a statement on...

Court sentences nine people for open defecation in Ekiti

11 April 2019
Court sentences nine people for open defecation in Ekiti

Mr Adeosun Abayomi of an Aramoko Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, sentenced nine people, including a traditional title holder and a clergy, to six months in prison each for open defecation...

Highly placed northern traditional rulers helping bandits – FG

10 April 2019
Highly placed northern traditional rulers helping bandits – FG

Defence minister, Mr Munir Dan-Ali, said Federal Government had ordered security agencies to tackle banditry and killings in Zamfara State and the entire North-West geopolitical zone. He also claimed that...

Miners aiding bandits, kidnappers - IGP

10 April 2019
Miners aiding bandits, kidnappers - IGP

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has defended recent ban on mining activities in Zamfara State by the Federal Government. Adamu, who stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting on...

Bandits kill 20 in Kaduna community

09 April 2019
Bandits kill 20 in Kaduna community

Twenty persons have been reported killed in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Angwan Aku community, Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State. A resident said the attack was launched...

Over 20m bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria in 3 months – RIPAN

08 April 2019
Over 20m bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria in 3 months – RIPAN

Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN) has raised an alarm that over one million metric tons of rice have been smuggled into Nigeria in the last three months. Chairman of...

Boko Haram: 11 killed, 43 injured in Maiduguri twin bomb blast

08 April 2019
Boko Haram: 11 killed, 43 injured in Maiduguri twin bomb blast

Eleven people have been confirmed dead while 43 others sustained varying degree of injuries in a twin bomb blast on outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno state. At the blast scene,...

50 civilian JTF, others killed in Zamfara - Official

06 April 2019
50 civilian JTF, others killed in Zamfara - Official

Speaker of Zamfara State House Assembly, Mr Sanusi Rikiji, on Friday said no fewer than 50 persons including members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed in Zamfara on...

Saudi Arabia executes 8 Nigerians over drugs, 20 others on death row

03 April 2019
Saudi Arabia executes 8 Nigerians over drugs, 20 others on death row

Eight Nigerians have so far been executed in Saudi Arabia over drugs-related offences, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said. Dabiri-Erewa told State House...

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians to fake cholera vaccine

03 April 2019
NAFDAC alerts Nigerians to fake cholera vaccine

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. According...

Gunmen attack travellers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, abduct many

02 April 2019
Gunmen attack travellers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway, abduct many

Unknown number of motorists were feared abducted after dozens of daredevil kidnappers held Abuja-Kaduna Highway to a standstill on Monday evening, witnesses reported. The attackers also robbed travellers of their...

Herdsmen return to their killing ways after elections

01 April 2019
Herdsmen return to their killing ways after elections

Soon after presidential and national assembly elections, herdsmen returned to their nefarious activities in different parts of the country and this time even more emboldened. George Okoh writes: On January...

EFCC raises team to quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends

31 March 2019
EFCC raises team to quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends

Ahead of May 29, 2019, handover date to newly-elected states helmsmen, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up teams to probe some governors accused of perpetrating acts of corruption....

Onnoghen appeals CCT ruling dismissing no-case submission

30 March 2019
Onnoghen appeals CCT ruling dismissing no-case submission

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, has indicated his resolve to challenge a ruling by Code of Conduct Tribunal, against his no-case-submission. In the motion on notice, regarding the...

FG closes case against Onnoghen

22 March 2019
FG closes case against Onnoghen

Federal Government on Thursday closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, at Code of Conduct Tribunal. Although, the...

Fireworks in Fayose’s trial as judge, EFCC’s lawyer clash

21 March 2019
Fireworks in Fayose’s trial as judge, EFCC’s lawyer clash

There were fireworks at Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday as Justice Mojisola Olatoregun accused a prosecuting counsel Mr Rotimi Jacobs of being “incompetent” and “extremely rude”. The judge accused...

Bandits in Zamfara possess arms security forces lack - Gov

20 March 2019
Bandits in Zamfara possess arms security forces lack - Gov

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on Tuesday in Abuja raised alarm over stockpiling of arms by bandits operating in the state. Mr Yari made this known while speaking with...

Kidnappers of ‘Buhari’s prayer-warrior’ demand N300m ransom

20 March 2019
Kidnappers of ‘Buhari’s prayer-warrior’ demand N300m ransom

Kidnappers of a famous Islamic scholar and prominent reciter of Holy Quran, Mr Ahmad Sulaiman, have demanded a ransom of N300 million before his release. The abducted cleric, a prayer-warrior...

CCT trial: My asset declaration forms tampered with – Onnoghen

19 March 2019
CCT trial: My asset declaration forms tampered with – Onnoghen

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mr Walter Onnoghen yesterday told Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja that his asset declaration forms submitted to Code of Conduct Bureau,...

Gunmen kill army commander

19 March 2019
Gunmen kill army commander

Unknown gunnmen Monday killed Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Mr Mohammed Barak, a colonel. The late commander was killed along Jos-Bauchi Road. Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Yahaya...

Sanwo-Olu’s media aide exposed as cocaine trafficker who jumped bail

16 March 2019
Sanwo-Olu’s media aide exposed as cocaine trafficker who jumped bail

A Nigerian journalist, Ruona Meyer, has called out Olufunke Phillips, the digital manager of Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for being a fugitive after being charged for cocaine possession. Ms...

Woman alleged to be fugitive cocaine trafficker removes Sanwo-Olu from her profiles

16 March 2019
Woman alleged to be fugitive cocaine trafficker removes Sanwo-Olu from her profiles

Hours after she was exposed as a cocaine trafficker evading trial, Olufunke Phillips, who worked as a digital manager for Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has removed all traces of...

Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting - Witness

15 March 2019
Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting - Witness

Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of...

‘Onnoghen down with high BP, toothache’

13 March 2019
‘Onnoghen down with high BP, toothache’

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mr Walter Onnoghen is suffering from high blood pressure and tooth ache, his lawyer, Mr Adegboyega Awomolo, told Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) yesterday....

CCT orders daily proceedings in Onnoghen’s trial

12 March 2019
CCT orders daily proceedings in Onnoghen’s trial

Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered that further proceedings in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen be conducted on a day-to-day basis. Tribunal...

Atiku reacts to EFCC’s arrest of son-in-law

03 March 2019
Atiku reacts to EFCC’s arrest of son-in-law

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Saturday arrested Mr Babalele Abdullahi, son-in-law of Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Atiku Abubakar. Atiku in a statement Saturday by his...

30 killed in fresh Zamfara carnage, 60 women abducted

03 March 2019
30 killed in fresh Zamfara carnage, 60 women abducted

About 30 people are feared killed in a reprisal attack by hoodlums on members of a local vigilance group known as “Yan sa kai” in Kwari community of Shinkafi local...

Over 30 buried after fresh killings in Kaduna community

27 February 2019
Over 30 buried after fresh killings in Kaduna community

Over 30 bodies have been interred after violence that occurred in Maro Karami Village in Kajuru local Government Area of Kaduna State, residents say. Survivors and security agencies are still...

Bandits kill 16 in Sokoto

27 February 2019
Bandits kill 16 in Sokoto

Police in Sokoto State, on Tuesday, said 16 people were killed by suspected armed bandits in Raba Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson, Mr Muhammad Sadiq, said Tuesday...

Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

25 February 2019
Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

A passenger flight made an emergency landing Sunday in Bangladesh after an armed man attempted to hijack the plane, and he was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with...

Army officer, six others killed in Rivers violence

24 February 2019

PRESS RELEASE Information reaching Headquarters Nigerian Army (NA) revealed that troops of 6 Division on a legitimate duty of protecting lives and properties of law abiding citizens and ensuring a...

Herdsmen kill 16 in Benue

21 February 2019
Herdsmen kill 16 in Benue

Sixteen people have been killed, with several others injured, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. A native of Agatu, Mr John Ikwulono, reported that...

Herdsmen kill 16 in Benue

21 February 2019
Herdsmen kill 16 in Benue

Sixteen people have been killed, with several others injured, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. A native of Agatu, Mr John Ikwulono, reported that...

Customs officer shoots one dead

18 February 2019
Customs officer shoots one dead

Officials of Nigerian Customs Service on Sunday allegedly shot a man dead along Sagamu Interchange, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. A video circulating on the internet showed a woman screaming at...

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...