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One Killed, Station Torched In Lagos As Police, OPC Clash


Some members of Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, weekend engaged policemen in Tolu Police Division, Ajegunle Area of Lagos, in a gun duel over the release of a suspect. A suspected member of OPC was shot dead in the process. A passer-by was hit by a stray bullet and one policeman ... Read More »

Where More Than Two Fulani Herdsmen Are Gathered, They’re Terrorists, Says Ex-Zamfara Gov


A former Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi on Saturday in Abuja revealed that the recent spate of killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue, Nasarawa and other states in the northern parts of the country, are acts of “terrorism in disguise”. He, therefore, recommended that “they should be ... Read More »

Policeman Kills Baby, Batters Wife In Edo


A Policeman, allegedly killed his 19-month-old baby after battering his wife in Benin, according to reports. The incident occurred at a flat in Sam Enobakhare Crescent, off St. Saviour Road, Benin at the weekend. According to his wife, last Tuesday they were at home when her husband’s countenance suddenly changed ... Read More »

House Help Hacks 65-year-old Magistrate To Death In Ogun

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A 25-year-old man, simply identified as David, has murdered a 65-year-old female magistrate, Mrs Olufunmilayo Timeyin, in Laderin estate in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State, the State Police Command yesterday said. David, who used to work as a house help for the magistrate allegedly scaled the fence of ... Read More »

2014 Mothers Day: Nigerian Women Pray For Peace, Unity


Women and mothers in the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Abuja, on Sunday, prayed for peace, protection and unity of the country as preparations for the 2015 elections gathered momentum. The prayer session was organised by the Cathedral in Life Camp, Gwarimpa, Abuja, as part of activities to mark ... Read More »

National Treasurer Of Petroleum Tanker Drivers Abducted In Kaduna

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Unknown gunmen has kidnapped the National Treasurer of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTD), Abdullahi Haruna, in Kaduna. According to family sources, the suspected kidnappers invaded Haruna’s residence, near Bibal Hospital in Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna metropolis, Friday night and whisked him away at gun point. Former PTD chairman ... Read More »

We Must Unite To Confront Security Challenges – Oshiomhole


Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on Nigerians to join hands together in order to overcome the protracted security challenges confronting the country. Speaking in Plateau State weekend, Oshiomhole said: “All of us as Nigerians have responsibility for the security of our country. We need to understand the ... Read More »

DSS HQ Shootout: The President Is Safe, Says Abati


Fears something might have happened to President Goodluck Jonathan following heavy exchange of gunfire between Boko Haram suspects and Department of State Services (DSS) officals have been allayed by Presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati. According to Abati, who condemned online publications that reported that President Goodluck Jonathan’s life was in danger, ... Read More »

Security Beefed Up In Abuja After Failed Jail-Break Attempt At SSS Headquarters


Security was beefed up on Sunday at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, venue of a meeting of African ministers of finance and economy and other leaders, after a daring attack at the headquarters of the State Security Service which lies near the presidential villa. Other strategic locations in the capital city ... Read More »

Niger Confirms Death Of Emir Of Agaie


The Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, has died on Sunday in a private hospital in Abuja, the Secretary to the Niger Government, Alhaji Saidu Kpaki, has said. Kpaki confirmed the monarch’s death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna. “I can confirm that the ... Read More »

EFCC Moves Against Code of Conduct Tribunal Boss Over Alleged Fraud


Time is fast running out for Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar and some of his officials as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finalized plans to move against them over allegations of massive fraud. The commission, acting on petitions from aggrieved staff of the CCT, contractors ... Read More »

Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line Gets December Completion Date


The Federal Government would complete the ongoing rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line by the end of 2014. The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, announced this at the PDP North-East Zonal Rally in Bauchi on Saturday. He said that the Lagos to Kano line was completed ... Read More »

Husband Slaps Second Wife To Death In Zamfara


A couple’s matrimonial disagreement has resulted in the death of the wife, Inno, who was slapped to death by her 60-year old husband, Malam Umaru of Jerin Duwatsu Village, Wanke District of Gusau Local Government, Zamfara State. According to the village head, Magaji Hamidu, the incidence occurred when the deceased ... Read More »

20 Boko Haram Suspects Killed In DSS Complex Jailbreak Attempt


At least 20 Boko Haram detainees were Sunday shot dead in a shootout that ensued at the Department of State Security Service in the Asokoro a district of Abuja. The shootout started when some of the suspected terrorists attempted to free their members and escape from the detention facility, which ... Read More »

Wabara Released On Bail As Abia Govt Denies Arrest


Associate Editor of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Ebere Nwabara, who was arrested by the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Abia State Police Command, has been released just as the state government, on Sunday, said it was not aware of his arrest. Information Nigeria reports that Nwabara was arrested in ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 4 In Fresh Attack On Borno Village

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30 gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists rode on motorcycles at dawn to attack Azir village in Damboa council area of Borno State, killing four residents and injuring seven others in the early hours of Saturday. Azir village is a farming and cattle-rearing community, 107 kilometres south of Maiduguri, ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 19, Abduct 15 In Latest Attack On Benue Communities


19 people have been killed and 15 others abducted in different villages of Agatu local government area in Benue state by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Sources said the killing occurred during the early hours of Saturday in some remote areas of Agatu Local Government. Confirming the attack, Council ... Read More »

Customs Intercept Concealed Ammunition In Oyo


The Oyo/Osun State Command of the Nigeria Customs has made a seizure of 30,000 pieces of ammunition and 6,250 cartridges concealed in 20 cartons. The Area Comptroller of the command, Richard Oteri revealed that the command’s anti-smuggling outfit led by Sc Okoi intercepted the ammunition cleverly concealed in a Toyota ... Read More »

NUJ Calls For Release Of The Sun Editor Arrested By The Police

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Saturday called on the Nigeria Police to release the Associate Editor of the Sun Newspapers, Ebere Wabara, who was arrested at his residence in Lagos on March 28, allegedly on the orders of Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia. “The arrest and detention of Ebere ... Read More »

Al-Mustapha’s Kano Residence Raided By Gunmen Suspected To Be Soldiers


One of the residences of former Chief Security Officer to the late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha (rtd), located at Durbin Katsina, Kano, was weekend raided by armed men suspected to be soldiers. According to reports, the men who were armed to the teeth came in trucks and ... Read More »

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