EFCC charges Fayose, hotel with N1.3bn fraud

20 October 2018
EFCC charges Fayose, hotel with N1.3bn fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed corruption charges against a former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, and his hotel, Spotless Investment Limited. It was learnt that EFCC...

Bank staff, criminals collaborating to clone ATM cards, other documents - Police

20 October 2018
Bank staff, criminals collaborating to clone ATM cards, other documents - Police

Commissioner of Police, Anti-Fraud Unit, Federal Criminal Investigation Intelligence Department (FCIID) Ikoyi- Lagos, Mr Dan Okoro, on Thursday raised alarm over many cloned certificates and ATM cards in circulation. Okoro...

55 killed in Kaduna community crisis – Police

20 October 2018
55 killed in Kaduna community crisis – Police

Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The State Commissioner of...

For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

20 October 2018
For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic...

Customs seizes ammunition, other banned items in Niger, Kwara, Kogi states

19 October 2018
Customs seizes ammunition, other banned items in Niger, Kwara, Kogi states

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said it has seized no fewer than 189,000 pieces of ammunition in the third quarter of the year. Public...

EFCC asks Fayose to return N1.3bn

17 October 2018
EFCC asks Fayose to return N1.3bn

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest. After...

Kano Gov caught on video receiving dollars from contractors

15 October 2018
Kano Gov caught on video receiving dollars from contractors

Governor of Kano State, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, has appeared in a video receiving money in dollars alleged to be bribe amounting to about $5million. The money was given by persons...

Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania

12 October 2018
Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania

The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police say. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a...

Naira ‘sprayers’ to go to jail for 6 months

06 October 2018
Naira ‘sprayers’ to go to jail for 6 months

Nigerians who spray Naira notes at parties risk going to jail for about six months or made to pay a N50,000 of fine, an official has announced.. Henceforth, mobile courts...

Another 14 people killed in fresh Plateau attack – Official

04 October 2018
Another 14 people killed in fresh Plateau attack – Official

At least 14 people were killed by gunmen in a Tuesday night attack in Jol Village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, an official has said. Caretaker chairman...

13 die in fresh Plateau violence

03 October 2018
13 die in fresh Plateau violence

No fewer than 13 people were murdered last weekend when violence broke out at Tina Junction, Angwan Rukuba and Kagu village in Regizah, Naraguta community of Jos North Local Government...

Boko Haram kills commander over plan to free 300 victims

30 September 2018
Boko Haram kills commander over plan to free 300 victims

A commander in Mamman Nur, a Boko Haram faction, Mr Ali Garga, has been assassinated for acts of treachery. According to a source, Garga planned to lead 300 captives into...

Family of 9, pregnant woman among 16 killed in fresh Plateau attack

29 September 2018
Family of 9, pregnant woman among 16 killed in fresh Plateau attack

Nine members of a family and a pregnant woman were among 16 persons killed in a renewed violent attack in Jos, Plateau state capital between Thursday night and Friday morning....

Bandits kidnap seven in Zamfara, demand N100m

24 September 2018
Bandits kidnap seven in Zamfara, demand N100m

Police in Zamfara said armed bandits have abducted seven people from Nahuche village of Bungudu Local Government. Police said the villagers, including a former councillor, Bello Daniya, were kidnapped in...

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...





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