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Delta Earmarks N6bn For BRT Project


The sum of six billion naira has been set aside for the execution of the ongoing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane project in Warri, Delta State. The deputy governor of Delta State, Professor Amos Utuama, made this known on Friday when he visited the palace of the Olu of Warri, ... Read More »

Okah Brothers: We Didn’t Mastermind The Abduction Of Clark’s Son


The Okah brothers have denied the allegation by Ijaw national leader,Chief Edwin Clark, that they were behind the recent abduction of his son, Ebikeme, in Delta State recently. While the elder Okah, Henry, is currently serving a jail term in South Africa for masterminding the October 1, 2010 bombings in ... Read More »

EFCC Secures 773 Convictions Since 2003 – Lamorde


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had secured more than 773 convictions and recovered billions of naira since its inception in 2003. Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, Chairman of the commission, disclosed this on Friday in Sokoto while inaugurating the Usman Danfodiyo University chapter of ‘Zero Tolerance ... Read More »

Abuja Court Rules ‘Online’ Terrorist Must Face Terrorism Charge


A suspected ‘online’ terrorist, Muktar Ibrahim [aka Abu Sabaya], who sympathizes with activities of the Boko Haram sect, must answer charges of terrorism brought against him by the Federal Government, an Abuja Federal High Court has ruled. The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, while dismissing a no-case submission filed by ... Read More »

Police Confirm Two Killed In Renewed Attack On Benue Communities


The Police in Benue have confirmed that two persons were killed in renewed attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen against Tiv farmers in three communities in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ezeala, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspects ... Read More »

AIG Meets Security Agencies, Political Party Leaders In Kano Ahead Of Jonathan’s Visit


Ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Kano State next week Tuesday, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of Zone 1, Alhaji Tambari Yabo Mohammed, yesterday met with heads of security agencies and political parties’ chieftains in the state. The president is expected in Kano where he would ... Read More »

Female Kidnapper Set Ablaze By Mob In Ilorin


An irate mob Friday lynched a middle-aged woman suspected to be a kidnapper in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, after she allegedly snatched a toddler from her mother. It was gathered that the woman, whose identity could not be ascertained, was stri*ped following accusations that she stole the toddler and was ... Read More »

Nigerian Arrested For Tweeting Pictures Of SSS Jail Break Attempt


Amnesty International Friday urged the Nigerian security forces to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency. “Nigerian security forces should immediately disclose the whereabouts and legal status of Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi,” said the ... Read More »

Lagos Dep. Governor Urges Health Workers To Shelve Planned Strike

Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos State Deputy Governor

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has made a passionate plea to workers in the health sector of the state to shelve any plans to embark on an industrial strike, reminding them that the interest of their patients should be first on their minds. According to her, while asking for ... Read More »

6 Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Benue


Suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thursday evening invaded the home town of Governor Gabriel Suswam; Anyii, killing six persons. The Fulani militia numbering over 100 was said to have also attacked Chembe, Ifer and Tse Gundu, Anawah settlement at Ukemberaga/Tswarev ward of Logo local government area. One of the fleeing natives told ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 8 Teachers In Borno School


8 teachers were Thursday killed in Dikwa town, Borno State by members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect. The sect on Thursday evening invaded three towns in Borno; Dikwa (in the central), Gwoza and Kalahgde (both in South), engaging soldiers freely across the towns. The fighting that started yesterday was ... Read More »

Cholera Kills 59 In Bauchi


An outbreak of cholera in Bauchi State has reportedly killed over 59 persons, an official of the State told a press conference in Bauchi. According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sani Malami, who briefed journalists on the update of the disease yesterday, 54 persons died at their homes ... Read More »

FG, Borno To Partner On Renewable Energy


The Minister of State for Power, Hon. Mohammed Wakil said the Federal Government would assist Borno Sate government in building a renewable energy plant. According to the Minister, the Maiduguri 330/132 kV sub station is at an advanced stage of completion, stressing that upon completion, power delivery will be tremendously ... Read More »

49-year-old Pastor Docked For Defiling 2 Under-aged Sisters


A 49-year-old pastor, Friday Arthur, was on Friday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling two under-aged sisters (names withheld) aged 10 and 11. Arthur, a Beninoise, who resides at No. 856, Ikota Housing Estate, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement. The Prosecutor, Sgt. ... Read More »

Gunmen Kill 2, Abduct Pregnant Woman In Taraba


Gunmen on Friday attacked Kashimbilla community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba, killing two persons and kidnapping two women, including a pregnant lady. A member of the Taraba House of Assembly, Mr Mark Useni, who represents Takum II Constituency, confirmed the attack to newsmen in Jalingo. Useni said two ... Read More »

Aluu 4: Police Team Were Overwhelmed By Mob – Accused

Suspects at the Rivers State High Court,Port Harcourt

A former police sergeant facing murder charge over the killing of four University of Port Harcourt students told a High Court that the mob overwhelmed a police team sent to rescue the students. The accused, Lucky Orji, was charged along with 11 other persons in connection with the killing in ... Read More »

Zamfara Attack: Govt Gives N.3m Each To Families Of Dead Victims

Zamfara killings

The Zamfara State Government has donated N12 million cash and foodstuff to families of victims of the April 3 attack on Garin Maitsaba and Birnin Tsaba villages of the state. Each of the families of the dead victims will get N300, 000 each. A total of 23 people and many ... Read More »

Women Group Protest ‘Undue Persecution’ Of Petroleum Minister


A group of women on Thursday protested against what they described as “undue persecution” of Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The women, under the umbrella of Association of Concerned Nigerian Women, led by its coordinator, Martha Yaduma, said that various allegations being made against the minister were attempts by some ... Read More »

Northern Govs Decry Killing Of Security Personnel, Attacks On Farmers


Governors of the 19 northern states have expressed shock and sadness at the killing of seven policemen and a civilian in a raid on Gwaram town, Jigawa State on Wednesday, calling on the perpetrators to stop the unwarranted attacks. Speaking under the aegis of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), they ... Read More »

ASUP’s Planned Protest Mere Propaganda, Says Wike

Nyesom Wike

The planned ‘massive protest’ by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) slated to hold next week in Abuja to attract Federal Government’s attention to the plight of polytechnic lecturers, who have been on strike for over six months, has been described by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, ... Read More »

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