Indications emerged Monday that the ongoing military operation against members of the Boko Haram sect might have recorded some success as the curfew earlier imposed on parts of Borno and Yobe States was relaxed. It would be recalled that a round-the-clock curfew was slammed on 12 wards in Maiduguri, the ... Read More »
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Four kidnapped foreigners have been rescued by the police at Borikiri area of Port Harcourt. Rivers ...
Speculation that some of the insurgents being dislodged from the three states under emergency rule w...
The abducted wife and daughter of Nigerian Supreme Court Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour have been freed,...
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Saturday in Abuja, distributed wrappers to women groups f...
The Jigawa Government said on Thursday that it had concluded plans for the successful hosting of its...
The death toll of policemen killed by members of the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State has risen to 72 following the discovery of the bodies of 25 policemen that had been hitherto declared missing in a mass grave in an unnamed village in the state.Earlier, in a joint briefing, ... Read More »
A former national chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HRM Charles Ayemi-Botu, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the state of emergency to Kano, Zamfara, Kaduna, Nassarawa, Benue and Plateau states. Speaking in his palace at Okpokunu in Burutu Local Government Area, ... Read More »
Accra-based Africa Development Magazine has bestowed its ‘Best Governor in Africa’ award on Governor of Akwa Ibom State – Chief Godswill Akpabio, for his development strides in the state. Renowned Ghanaian Professor, Walter Alhassan while presenting the award to Akpabio in Accra, described the Governor as an icon of democracy ... Read More »
The Defence Headquarters said in Abuja on Monday that 120 suspected terrorists were arrested in Maiduguri during the burial of one of their commanders on Sunday. In a statement, the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, said the commander died in an encounter with Special Forces the previous ... Read More »
As military operations intensify in northeast Nigeria against suspected terrorists, former military head of state – Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said the insurgency in parts of the country was created with the aim of undermining the economy and development of Nigeria. Buhari spoke in his hometown of Daura, Katsina ... Read More »
A 25-year-old man, Daniel Cletus, was yesterday sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, after being charged with unlawful dealing in 550 grammes of Cannabis sativa, a narcotic drug similar to cocaine, heroin and LSD (strong hallucinogenic drug) by the Federal ... Read More »
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, at the weekend in Lagos, said the policemen indicted in the attack by members of the Ombatse cult group in Alayko village, Nassarawa state, on the force are not guilty until proven otherwise. The IG who was on a visit to the Police ... Read More »
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged the federal and Bauchi State governments to provide adequate security to ensure Boko Haram insurgents escaping from either Adamawa, Borno or Yobe states would not be using Bauchi State as their sanctuary. In an interview with Vanguard, CAN said that apart from ... Read More »
Officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, in Edo State, have arrested, convicted and sent four suspected human traffickers to jail in the past one week. The convicted persons, two males and two females, were found guilty of various offences ... Read More »