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Nigerien With 1,000 Passport Photographs Arrested In Ogun


A Nigerien in possession of over 1,000 passport photographs of young boys have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command. The suspect was also found with a camera and several forms. In a statement in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital city on Saturday, spokesman of the command, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Nyanyan Bombing In New Video

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance

Leader of the Boko Haram Islamists sect Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nyanyan, Abuja, which led to the death of over 70 commuters in Nigeria’s capital. “We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja,” Shekau said in the 28-minute video message, referring to ... Read More »

NNPC Donates Medical Consumables To Victims Of Nyanya Bomb Explosion


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday delivered medical consumables worth millions of naira to victims of Abuja bomb blast at Asokoro, Nyanya, and National hospitals in Abuja. A Monday morning explosion at a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, led to death of scores of people and injuries to ... Read More »

Counter-Terrorism War: Security Agencies Biased Against Nigerian Muslims – MURIC


A religious organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused security agencies in the country of being biased in the campaign against terrorism. In a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC recalled that at a press briefing earlier in the week, the spokesperson of the Department of State ... Read More »

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere, Says APGA BoT Member


A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and proprietor of Rogenny Tourist Village Oba in Anambra State, Chief Rommy  Onwuka has said that the Abuja bomb blast on Monday, was an indication that Boko Haram insurgents could strike anywhere. Chief Onwuka said in Nnewi, that the incident ... Read More »

NERC Orders Discos To Stop Reckless Billing Of Electricity Customers


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) to with immediate effect, end the regime of reckless billing of consumers across the country. The directive was handed down yesterday at the April CEOs meeting in Abuja by the Chairman of NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi. Speaking ... Read More »

Mark, Ekweremadu, Saraki Preach Peace, Love And Forgiveness At Easter


Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; and the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Senator Bukola Saraki have advocated team work to tackle the problem of insecurity in order to achieve peace and love in the country. They made this known in their separate Easter messages on Saturday. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Nyanya Bombing, Silent On Abduction Of Borno School girls

Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Monday’s cowardly attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, which left over 71 persons dead and over a hundred others injured in the nation’s capital. Curiously, the Islamist group, in a 28-minute video obtained by AFP on Saturday, was silent ... Read More »

Governor Fayemi To Start Teaching At State Varsity


Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said he will start teaching at the state-owned university in October this year . Fayemi made this promise in an interview with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. According to him, his decision to return to class job was borne out of his interest in ... Read More »

Easter: Ekiti Guber Candidates Sue For Peace


Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called on the people not to see the June 21 governorship election in the state as a “do-or-die” affair. In his Easter message, the governor instead urged them to pray for peace and avoid any act capable of breaching the peace. Mr. Fayemi, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abduction: 14 More School Girls Escape – Borno Commissioner


The Borno State Government has announced that fourteen more students of the state-owned Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, are presently are out harm’s way following their escape from Boko Haram’s camp. The girls had been held captive since Monday along with about 86 others with fears over their safety. The ... Read More »

Suspected Kidnapper Of Two Children Arrested By The Police

Detectives in the Ondo state Police Command for have arrested a man who called himself an actor, Onyeke Michael, over an attempt to kidnap  two children of the same parents  in Ore area of the state. Michael was paraded alongside 12 other armed robbery suspects said to be tormenting the people ... Read More »

Men In Military Uniform Drove Car That Caused Nyanya Explosion – Witness


The car containing the bomb that exploded at a busy motor park in Nyanya, an Abuja suburb on Monday, was driven to the park by two men in military uniform. Head of Operations of Isiyaka Nagode Enterprises, Salisu Mukhtar, made this known in an interview with a PUNCH correspondent in ... Read More »

Lagos DPO Accused Of r*pe, Threat To Life, Arrested

Rape Victim

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onikan Station, Mr. Adekunle Awe, who was accused of having carnal knowledge of a woman, Idowu Akinwunmi, and threatening her life, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. It was also leant that two other policemen of the rank of inspector, ... Read More »

Bauchi Records 86 Deaths, 82 Auto Crashes In 2014


Mr Yakubu Attah, Assistant Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday said that Bauchi zone RS 12 recorded 86 deaths from 82 road crashes in the first quarter of 2014. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that FRSC zone 12 comprises of Bauchi, Yobe and Borno States, ... Read More »

At Least 58 Killed In Attack On UN Base In South Sudan


At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday’s attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said. “Forty-eight bodies, including children, women, men, have been recovered from inside the base. The bodies of 10 attackers have ... Read More »

Abuja Blast: Group Urges Plateau Residents To Be Alert


Jos Forum of the Switzerland-based Centre for Human Development has urged citizens of Plateau State to be at alert, following recent attack at Nyanya, Abuja where over 70 lives were lost. It noted that attacks could have a spill over effect in Plateau and warned citizens to be wary and ... Read More »

Taraba Killings Politically Motivated, Senator Alleges

Senator Emmanuel Bwacha

Senator representing Taraba North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, Thursday alleged that a cabal opposed to power shift from the central district to the south as canvassed by the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai are behind the recent killings in some parts of the state. Bwacha made ... Read More »

DSS: N10m Paid for Kidnapped Anglican Bishop’s Freedom


The Department of State Security (DSS) has said N10 million was paid as ransom before the Dean of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province of the church, Bishop Ignatius Kattey, who was kidnapped last year, was freed by his captors. The facts emerged ... Read More »

Two Customs Officers Killed By Gunmen In Bauchi


Gunmen Thursday ambushed officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between Sade and Lanzai towns in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing two of them and leaving four injured. Ssecurity sources from the army and the police confirmed the incident which occurred along the Bauchi-Damaturu-Maiduguri Federal Highway in ... Read More »

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