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...

Aba residents react to Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

06 December 2019
Aba residents react to Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Some Aba residents in Abia state have lauded the 12-year jail term handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu by a Federal High Court in Lagos. Mr Muhammed Idris convicted Mr...

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

06 December 2019
Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria in an area where acts of piracy are on the rise, an official with the ship’s operator...

Ex-gov, serving senator, Orji Kalu sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud

05 December 2019
Ex-gov, serving senator, Orji Kalu sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a serving senator and ex-governor of Abia State, Mr Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison for N7.65 billion...

Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s Ilorin houses to FG

03 December 2019
Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s Ilorin houses to FG

Mr Rilwan Aikawa has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s two properties designated as Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State. Mr Olamide Sadiq, who...

Kidnappers jam police equipment, use sophisticated tech to evade arrest - Police

02 December 2019
Kidnappers jam police  equipment, use sophisticated tech to evade arrest - Police

Commander, Intelligence Response Team, Mr Abba Kyari, has called for the deployment of intelligence and acquisition of sophisticated technology against kidnappers, noting that the criminals were deploying several means to...

Diezani has been in London without prosecution. EFCC has failed to bring her home for trial. Here’s why

01 December 2019
Diezani has been in London without prosecution. EFCC has failed to bring her home for trial. Here’s why

Towards the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, was appointed Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of...

Police shoot London killer dead, call stabbings a terrorist attack

30 November 2019
Police shoot London killer dead, call stabbings a terrorist attack

British police on Friday shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and wounded three more before being wrestled to the...

Police arraign 60 Shiite members, five months after arrest

28 November 2019
Police arraign 60 Shiite members, five months after arrest

Nigerian Police Force wednesday arraigned 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiite over alleged disturbance of public peace. Their arraignment before Mr Suleiman...

Lawyer asks court to prevent extradition of Air Peace chief to US over alleged fraud

27 November 2019
Lawyer asks court to prevent extradition of Air Peace chief to US over alleged fraud

A Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, has instituted a suit in the Federal High Court in Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of...

Prison scam: Head of Kirikiri jail arrested after $1m fraud

27 November 2019
Prison scam: Head of Kirikiri jail arrested after $1m fraud

Head of a maximum-security jail and a prison doctor have been arrested in Lagos, following allegations that they enabled a prisoner to conduct internet scams. Hope Olusegun Aroke carried out...

Air Peace boss Onyema wanted in Canada for fraud in U.S

24 November 2019
Air Peace boss Onyema wanted in Canada for fraud in U.S

Canadian authorities have commenced efforts to execute a corresponding arrest warrant issued for a Nigerian businessman accused of fraud in the United States. Mr Allen Onyema, chairman of Air Peace...

‘Allen Onyema’s status as a wealthy businessman turned out to be a fraud,’ US govt says in fraud indictment of Nigeria’s Air Peace boss

23 November 2019
‘Allen Onyema’s status as a wealthy businessman turned out to be a fraud,’ US govt says in fraud indictment of Nigeria’s Air Peace boss

Mr Allen Onyema, chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria...

Fulani herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

22 November 2019
Fulani herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

Attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, compared to the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The GTI...

Despite being in Kirikiri jail, this convicted fraudster pulls off another N360m scam

20 November 2019
Despite being in Kirikiri jail, this convicted fraudster pulls off another N360m scam

A convicted internet fraudster has been placed under investigation in Nigeria for allegedly masterminding a "mega scam" from a maximum-security prison worth at least $1m (N360 million). Anti-corruption officials said...

Bandits back in Zamfara, kill 14

19 November 2019
Bandits back in Zamfara, kill 14

Gunmen killed 14 persons in an attack on Karaye village in Gwalli district in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Residents said dozens of armed men arrived the village...

Gunmen riding camels attack Adamawa community, kill six hunters

18 November 2019
Gunmen riding camels attack Adamawa community, kill six hunters

Rampaging gunmen riding camels shot and killed six local hunters in an attack on a farming communities of Aljannaru in Song, northern Adamawa State, fleeing residents and security sources said...

NECO sacks 70 Staff over certificate forgery

16 November 2019
NECO sacks 70 Staff over certificate forgery

Management of National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved dismissal of 70 staff from service for certificate forgery. These dismissals were sequel to a report submitted by a Management Committee constituted...

Man locks up sister in solitary confinement for 2 years in Kaduna

13 November 2019
Man locks up sister in solitary confinement for 2 years in Kaduna

A mother of four children identified as Hassana Saleh has been rescued from a room where she was holed-up in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis. Hassana was...

EFCC, ICPC lose powers to seize assets in corruption cases

08 November 2019
EFCC, ICPC lose powers to seize assets in corruption cases

A government gazette just published has stripped Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC) of the powers to seize assets of people...

Herdsmen occupy farmlands in Jigawa, attack police rescue team

07 November 2019
Herdsmen occupy farmlands in Jigawa, attack police rescue team

A group of armed herdsmen injured an officer during an attack on a police convoy in Kirikassamma local government area of Jigawa State. Police were sent in after the residents...

Nigerians blame govt, not religious leaders, for shocking ‘Islamic’ school abuses

07 November 2019
Nigerians blame govt, not religious leaders, for shocking ‘Islamic’ school abuses

The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding...

Security agents, monarchs know Boko Haram’s whereabouts – Borno gov

06 November 2019
Security agents, monarchs know Boko Haram’s whereabouts – Borno gov

Governor Babagana Umara of Borno State has said the whereabouts of Boko Haram fighters is known to the security agencies, monarchs and some members of the public in North-East. He...

259 inmates rescued in police raid on ‘Islamic’ torture centre in Ibadan

05 November 2019
259 inmates rescued in police raid on ‘Islamic’ torture centre in Ibadan

Police officers from Oyo State Police Command on Monday raided an Islamic school located at Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital and freed 259 ‘students’ who were being maltreated,...

Bandits from Zamfara, Katsina moving to Southwest, Northcentral - FG

01 November 2019
Bandits from Zamfara, Katsina moving to Southwest, Northcentral - FG

Federal Government has raised the alarm over the movement of unrepentant bandits from Zamfara and Katsina states to neighbouring states and beyond. Permanent secretary, Special Services, Office of Secretary to...

Hunters kill, arrest kidnappers in Taraba

01 November 2019
Hunters kill, arrest kidnappers in Taraba

Local hunters have invaded hideouts of kidnappers in Taraba, killing several and arresting a good number of others during the combing of forests and mountains in the state. Though the...

Govt officials around the world targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - Sources

01 November 2019
Govt officials around the world targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - Sources

Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc's (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar...

Female senior judge kidnapped as gunmen kill her police orderly

31 October 2019
Female senior judge kidnapped as gunmen kill her police orderly

Mrs Chioma Nwosu, a judge at Benin Division of Court of Appeal, was kidnapped on Wednesday. A police officer was killed during the incident along Benin-Agbor Highway, police said. The...

Another Nigerian killed, 2 others injured in South Africa

29 October 2019
Another Nigerian killed, 2 others injured in South Africa

Nigerian community in South Africa has again been thrown into mourning following the killing by unknown gunmen of one of its members who also left two others injured. Mr Odefa...

Nigeria's 'torture houses' masquerading as Koranic schools

28 October 2019
Nigeria's 'torture houses' masquerading as Koranic schools

The private Islamic boarding school in Daura, northern Nigeria, was not somewhere you would want a child to stay for more than a few minutes, let alone months or years....

Kidnapped Federal High Court judge regains freedom

27 October 2019
Kidnapped Federal High Court judge regains freedom

After spending four days in captivity of gunmen with his driver, Mr Abdul Dogo, a judge of the Federal High Court 2, Akure, has regained his freedom. Dogo, sources said,...

After collecting ransom in two tranches, gunmen release kidnapped Kaduna female students, teachers

27 October 2019
After collecting ransom in two tranches, gunmen release kidnapped Kaduna female students, teachers

After collecting N13.6 million in two tranches, unknown gunmen yesterday released six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State kidnapped about...

Gunmen kidnap Federal High Court judge

24 October 2019
Gunmen kidnap Federal High Court judge

A judge of Federal High Court, Akure, Ondo State, Mr Abdul Dogo, was kidnapped on Tuesday evening by gunmen. Dogo, who resides in Akure, Ondo State capital, was said to...

Car theft has become rampant in Abuja. Victims narrate ordeal

24 October 2019
Car theft has become rampant in Abuja. Victims narrate ordeal

Do you live in Abuja and drive a Toyota or Mazda vehicle? An extra security measure could save you the trouble of being a victim of car theft. Car thieves...

Driver arrested after 39 found dead in truck near London

24 October 2019
Driver arrested after 39 found dead in truck near London

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder....

EFCC charges two Britons in connection with failed P&ID gas deal

22 October 2019
EFCC charges two Britons in connection with failed  P&ID gas deal

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday charged two Britons in Abuja for alleged money laundering in connection with an ill-fated gas deal that has left the government facing...