Former Footballer, Mohamed Aboutrika, Now on Terror List

January 17, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a ter....

Breaking:  Early Morning Bomb Kills Lecturer, Others,  at University of  Maiduguri

January 15, 2017, 11:49 pm 0

The tragic incident occurred in the morning on Monday, January 16. While the number of those feared dead and those injured has not been confirmed, there is suspicion that this was caused by Boko Haram terrorists. Some students ....

Witchcraft Claims: Two Women Lynched And Houses Set Ablaze

January 15, 2017, 10:50 pm 0

Two women have been lynched and three of their houses set ablaze in Nyamira South sub-county over witchcraft claims. Ms Pauline Marinda Mogambi, 95, and her daughter Mary Mogambi, 40, were rounded up and set on fire on Saturday at around....

Ibadan Baale deposed by Olubadan Beaten By Thugs

January 15, 2017, 9:08 pm 0

THE battle for the chieftaincy title of Baale of Olode in Ibadan got messier at the weekend as some suspected hoodlums pounced on Chief Lukman Ilufemiloye Alao, who was recently deposed by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, hi....

3 Nigerian Soldiers Killed, 27 Wounded In a Fierce Battle With Boko Haram At Lake Chad

January 14, 2017, 9:38 pm 0

Nigerian troops lost three soldiers and killed ten terrorists in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists on the shores of Lake Chad in Borno State, a statement by the Nigerian Army says. According to Brigadier General Sani Usman, who....

Mombasa Governor Joho Out After Several Hours in Dentention

January 14, 2017, 1:45 am 0

Earlier yesterday, Flying Squad officers in civilian clothing had raided Arub Ibrahim Katri's, a close ally of Mr J....

Police Arrests Mombasa Governor, Raids Gun Shop Linked to His Friend

January 14, 2017, 1:13 am 0

 Police in Mombasa have raided a gun shop owned by a close friend of Governor Hassan Joho - The owner of the shop later denied police raided his premises due to his connection to Joho ....

NEMA Confirms that 204 Killed in Southern Kaduna Crisis

January 14, 2017, 12:14 am 0

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, a government agency confirmed yesterday that the crisis in Southern Kaduna between Fulani herdsmen and the natives which has lasted months claimed 204 lives. The Catholic Church in its re....

Boko Haram: 'Suicide Bomber Had Baby Strapped To Her Back’ – NEMA

January 13, 2017, 5:31 pm 0

Nine people are confirmed dead in a string of bombings which took place in the early hours of Friday, January 13, 2017 in Madagali town in Madagali Local G....

"United States Reluctant to Release Over $ 550 million Abacha Loot to Nigeria" - FG

January 13, 2017, 3:21 am 0

The Federal Government, yesterday, stated that the United States was reluctant to release over $ 550 million to Nigeria, being proceeds from identified Gen Sani Abacha loot in the c....

Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of SaharaReporters Arrested By Nigerian Police For Blackmail

January 11, 2017, 11:38 pm 0

Officers of the Nigerian police on Wednesday, January 11, 2016 arrested Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters. Omoyele Sowore was arrested on grounds of criminal defamation, blackmail and threat to a London-based journalist, L....

Four Fleeing Boko Haram Suspects Arrested in Lagos

January 10, 2017, 10:42 pm 0

The Department of State Services said in Abuja that it had arrested four suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at Oko-Oba area of Agege in Lagos State.   The suspects were arrested on Tuesday. A statement signed b....

Federal High Court Moves Justices Abang,  Liman

January 8, 2017, 11:12 pm 0

The Federal High Court leadership at the weekend transferred 11 judges including – Justice Mohammed Liman in Port Harcourt and Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja divisions. A circular addressed to all judges of the court, stated among oth....

Killing of University Lecturer Christiana Agbulu, ASUU Demands Justice

January 8, 2017, 3:01 am 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is displeased with how the police are handling the case of Christiana Agbulu, a lecturer with Federal University of Agriculture, Maku....

"Dismissed Police Officers Foiled Plot to Assassinate Governor Wike" - Rivers Government

January 6, 2017, 6:22 pm 0

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that the six sacked police personnel attached to him, did nothing wrong but stop a carefully planned assassination attempt on his life. According to him, the men are the latest....

Former Nigerian Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke Forfeits $153m to the Government

January 6, 2017, 2:27 pm 0

Former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke temporarily forfeited  $153.3 million  to the Nigerian government today. This was sequel to an order by....

Rivers Rerun: Wike Accuses Police of Cover-up on Murder of DSP 

January 5, 2017, 2:10 pm 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday accused the Nigeria Police of withholding information on those behind the murder of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Alkali, who was killed during the rerun legislative e....

In Ekiti,  Police Deploys 200 Special Detectives to Combat Assassinations

January 5, 2017, 1:31 pm 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Suleiman Idris, has deployed 200 special police detectives to combat cases of kidnapping and assassination in Ekiti State.  There have been reported cases of kidnapping and assassination with....

Xenophobia: ’20 Nigerians Killed In South Africa In 2016′ – Abike Dabiri

January 4, 2017, 9:57 pm 0

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and Diaspora, has described the latest extra-judicial killing of a Nigerian in South Africa as “worrying and condemnable”. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement i....

Nigeria Police Raids Abuja Home of Wife of the Former President Goodluck Jonathan

January 4, 2017, 9:52 pm 0

Fierce-looking officers of the Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday, January 4, 2016 in Abuja, raided the home of the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. The building is located along Igbeti Rock Street, Maitama. ....

In Rivers,  Army Kills 5 Suspected Cultists

January 4, 2017, 9:28 pm 0

The Nigerian Army in Rivers State on Wednesday said its men shot and killed five suspected cultists during a fierce gun battle in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area of the state.  General Officer Commanding ....

Brazil Returnee caught with £3.8m Worth of Cocaine Hidden in Foot Wears

January 2, 2017, 11:21 pm 0

A 34-year-old motorcycle parts dealer has been arrested by anti-narcotics agents with 9.150kg of cocaine, that were concealed in the soles of foot wears being imported into the country. The arrest of the Enugu State-born suspect, ident....

Monarch Kidnapped at Gunpoint: Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state

January 1, 2017, 11:34 pm 0

Some suspected kidnappers on Saturday, December 31, 2016 abducted Alhaji Isah Achuja, a monarch who is Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state. He was kidnapped at gunpoint to unknown destination, a reliable family source told journalists in Loko....

"Dogara Collected $600,000 From Ex-convict Ibori to Realise Speakership Ambition" - Jibrin

December 31, 2016, 7:53 pm 0

Sacked Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano), claimed yesterday that his fight against corruption in the Green Chamber has the backing of two international organisations. He did not n....

Malabu Oil Deal: Former Minister Dan Etete, 12 Others Face Trial in Italy

December 31, 2016, 7:40 pm 0

A week after he was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Italian authorities have indicated their intention to file criminal charges against a former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete, for his involvement in the ....

ZONE 2 AIG Urges Residents of Weak Buildings in Police College Ikeja to Leave

December 30, 2016, 2:47 pm 0

Assistant Inspector General of Police of Zone 2, Kayode Aderanti, has advised residents of buildings that are not in good shape in the Nigerian Police College, Ikeja to vacate them. ....

Uber Driver Stabs Passenger Several Times

December 20, 2016, 1:06 am 0

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. –  A driver using a popular ride-sharing service was arrested over the weekend after police say he stabbed his passenger during an altercation, ....

Man impersonates US female artist, dupes 33 lovers

December 18, 2016, 8:14 pm 0

A 100-level part-time student of a journalism institute, Falope Oluwole, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly duping no fewer than 33 men. Oluwole, a 22-year-old undergraduate, was alleged to have posted the ....

Police Uncover Fake Embassy in Lagos, Two Chinese Nationals Arrested

December 11, 2016, 11:45 pm 0

The Lagos State Police Command says it has discovered a fake embassy operating in Lagos where many innocent members of the public had allegedly been defrauded. Policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) had swooped on the ‘embassy’ a....

Ibadan murder: Yewande stabbed her husband- landlord

December 6, 2016, 8:25 pm 0

The owner of the house where a lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, was alleged to have killed her husband, Adelowo Oyediran, on Tuesday told the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan that the suspect stabbed her husband during an argument. Three....

IDP Sex Abuse: Soldiers, Policemen Arrested for Rape

December 6, 2016, 8:16 pm 0

A total of six security officials have been arrested by the security officials for allegedly raping Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East,. Among the arrested were  three soldiers, two policemen and a prison official. Also deta....

Kidnapped Dangote Senior Staff Murdered, Dumped In Gutter

December 6, 2016, 8:15 pm 0

Istifanus Gurama, a staff of Dangote Group, that was kidnapped some weeks ago, has been found murdered in a gutter. He was believed to have been kidnapped three weeks ago but news of his murder got to his family m....

Mother Throws Son's Corpse Into Cesspit

December 4, 2016, 9:24 pm 0

The police in Lagos State have arrested a woman, Mrs. Bosede Adekunle, for allegedly dumping the corpse of her son, Kayode, in a cesspit in the Baruwa area of Ipaja. It was learnt that the decomposing remains of the 34-year-old were foun....

Lagos State House of Assembly Approves Death Sentence for Kidnappers

November 28, 2016, 10:52 pm 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday approved death sentence for kidnappers, if their victims die in captivity. ....

Police Arrest Four Fraud Suspects In Lagos

November 27, 2016, 7:32 pm 0

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State police Command have arrested four suspects for allegedly swindling members of the public of various sums of money. The four suspects were picked up separatelyby the operatives in....

Court Remands Ex-minister, VC in prison Over Alleged N800m Fraud

November 26, 2016, 12:01 am 0

The Ogun State High Court yesterday remanded a former Minister of Works and Pro Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, in prison custody pending the fulfilmen....

Nigerian Farmers, Fishermen Sue Shell in UK Over Pollution

November 24, 2016, 1:13 am 0

LONDON –  Britain's High Court will begin hearing lawsuits filed by a group of Nigerian farmers and fisherman alleging that decades of oil spills have fouled the water of the Niger River Delta, where a Shell subsidiary has operated since th....

20 Nigerian Members of Notorious Black Axe Mafia Gang Arrested in Italy

November 22, 2016, 12:42 am 0

Italian police have arrested as many as 20 members of the Nigerian Black Axe gang in a series of raids, it was reported on Saturday (19 November). The gang members stand accused of a number of crimes ranging from protection rackets to human traffi....

Police Won’t Breach the Law in Enforcing Ekiti Anti-Grazing Law, Says CP Inalegwu

November 21, 2016, 3:31 pm 0

The new Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Mr Wilson Inalegwu , has said the command will partner with the state government in enforcing the newly enacted anti-grazing law within the ambit of the law. Inalegwu said the Police Act co....

Nigeria, Italy Signs MoUs on criminal extradition pact

November 20, 2016, 8:51 pm 0

The Federal Government has signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) bordering on mutual assistance in criminal matters, transfer of sentenced persons and an extradition treaty with the Government of the Republic of Italy. Comrade S....

$30 Billion Loan: NPCC Received Fresh Police Report Against Saraki, Ekweremadu

November 20, 2016, 7:47 pm 0

The National Prosecution Coordination Committee, NPCC, has reportedly received a fresh police report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015 and in the report indicts Senate President  Saraki and Dr. Ekw....

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse Abducted

November 20, 2016, 7:37 pm 0

Three unidentified gunmen on Sunday, November 20, 2016 abducted former minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse in front of the residence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, on Inuwa Wada Road in Kaduna, ....

37 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Lagos and Ogun By the Nigerian Army

November 19, 2016, 2:40 am 0

The 81 division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday, November 17, 2016 said it arrested 37 suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Lagos and Ogun states within the last 15 months. Isidore Edet, former general officer commanding (GOC) of the divi....

Attempt to Kidnap Nigerian Oil Magnate, Femi Otedola Foiled by the Nigeria Police Force

November 16, 2016, 2:14 am 0

An attempt to kidnap a Nigerian oil magnate, Femi Otedola, has been foiled by the Nigeria Police Force. The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) accomplished this task when it arrested a three-man notorious kidnap gang on the 23rd Ju....

Police Arrest Man For Blackmailing Female Victims With Nude Pictures

November 13, 2016, 9:22 pm 0

A 35 -year-  old man, Michael Atanda, who  has been threatening to expose nude pictures of four ladies on the social media if they fail to pay  money into his account has been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lago....

FCT Police Assures of Adequate Security , Says No Bomb Scare In Abuja

November 11, 2016, 12:12 am 0

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command wants to dispel the rumours making the rounds that an explosive device was discovered around Jabi Lake in Abuja on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Contrary to the unverified rumours, it is p....

Police Arrest 70 Year-old Man for Raping 8 Year Girl

November 9, 2016, 8:46 pm 0

The Ogun State Police Command, on Wednesday, arrested a 70 year old man, Mr. Gabriel Akindele, for defiling 8 year old deaf and dumb girl in  Owode Ijako in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of Ogun State. According to the State Public....

CAN Laments Alleged Release of Killers of 74-year-old Christian Woman

November 7, 2016, 4:55 pm 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Monday, lamented the release of suspects involved in the gruesome killing of Mrs Bridget Agbahime in Kano State in June, describing it as "provocative and insulting."   CAN Direc....

In Ekiti, Court to Deliver Judgement December 2 on Fayose's Frozen Accounts

November 7, 2016, 4:04 pm 0

The Federal High Court presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Monday, fixed December 2 for judgment on the frozen accounts of Governor Ayodele Fayose's by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). Justice Taiwo order follo....

CJN: Senior Lawyers Charges Buhari to Forward Onnoghen's Name to Senate for Confirmation

November 7, 2016, 3:46 pm 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Sebastian's Hon, on Monday, ‎advised President Muhammadu Buhari to act with dispatch and ensure that the name of the next Chief Justice of Nigeria is forwarded to the Senate for clearance. Hon, i....

Saraki Lied Over Lagos Property, Used Bank Loans To Pay Off Other Loans – Witness Tells Tribunal

November 7, 2016, 1:39 pm 0

Principal prosecution witness Michael Wetkas today in Abuja told the resumed Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing that Senate President Bukola Saraki used a succession of loans from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), not the proceeds of his crop sales, to fin....

Rescued Chibok Girl Reveals Her Boko Haram "Husband" Has Been Killed In Battle

November 7, 2016, 2:39 am 0

The Nigeria Army on Saturday officially handed over a newly rescued Chibok girl Maryam Ali Maiyanga with h10-month-old son to the Borno state government after she was rescued near Pulka in Gwoza local government area of Borno state in an early ....

‘Metuh Received N400 Million From Jonathan Not Dasuki’ – Witness Tells Court

November 3, 2016, 11:17 pm 0

Richard Ihediwa, the first defence witness in the ongoing trial of erstwhile national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, told the court on Thursday, November 3, 2016 that the N400 million Metuh is standing trial for....

In Bauchi, Soldiers Kill Kidnappers in Gun Battle, Rescue 16-year-old

November 2, 2016, 12:23 pm 0

Barely two days after Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and his counterpart in Jigawa State, Mohammed Abubakar Badaru, jointly appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stop the spate of kidnapping and other cr....

Hotel Owner Arrested For Recruiting Young Girls Into Prostitution

October 31, 2016, 10:13 pm 0

Lagos State Police Command Monday paraded a 33-year-old Victor Obano, an hotelier for allegedly compelling young girls to work as prostitutes in his hotel.  The suspect,according to the police,travels to places like Calabar, Akwa-Ibom, Edo S....

‎Supporters of Ex-FCT Minister Laments Incarceration by EFCC

October 31, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

 Supporters of Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, under the auspices of Kaura Support Group, on Monday,  expressed worry  over his continued incarceration by the Economic and Financial Crimes Co....

Police Arrests Six Juvenile Robbers In Lagos

October 30, 2016, 11:40 pm 0

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command  over the weekend arrested six teenage mobile phone thieves in  the Oshodi. area of Lagos. The suspects who were brought in batches to the RRS’s Headquar....

$2.2b Arms Deals: Dasuki Wants Former President Goodluck Jonathan As Witness

October 30, 2016, 11:21 pm 0

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, who is on trial for alleged mismanagement of $2.1billion arms funds, would like former President Goodluck Jonathan to be his witness, it was learnt yesterday. Dr. Jonathan has faulted ....

Boko Haram Ambushed Soldiers, Kills 5 Soldiers and 3 Others

October 30, 2016, 11:01 pm 0

Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Gover....

Court Restrains EFCC From Tampering With Patience Jonathan’s Accounts

October 27, 2016, 4:26 am 0

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from dealing with accounts belonging to Patience Jonathan, a former first lady of Nigeria, affected in the suit before it pending its determi....

Banker Oluchi Tochukwu Hired Assassins to Assassinate Ex-husband Onyebuchi

October 27, 2016, 3:55 am 0

The Ogun state police command has arrested Oluchi Tochukwu, a Lagos-based banker, and two suspected hired-assassins over failed attempt to assassinate Tochukwu Onyebuchi, identified as the ex-husband of the banker. Parading the suspects ....

Former Minister Obanikoro Planned to Refund N100million to Regain Freedom

October 27, 2016, 2:32 am 0

Former Minister of State (Defence) Musiliu Obanikoro is yet to refund the N785million allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA), The Nation learnt yesterday. Of the cash, Obanikoro planned....

Former Petroleum Minister Diezani Back in London Court for Money Laundering

October 27, 2016, 1:56 am 0

FORMER Petroleum Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and her mother Beatrice Agama have been told by a London court that they may still have a case to answer regarding the £27,000 money laundering and bribery allegation made against her by the U....

Ex-NIMASA Director-General Akpobolokemi Rented Banana Island Home for N40m

October 27, 2016, 1:32 am 0

THE Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday heard that a former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr. Patrick Akpobolokemi allegedly rented his Banana Island home for two years with N40 million. A....

Buhari Ordered Us To Investigate Corrupt Persons in His Government – EFCC

October 26, 2016, 4:35 am 0

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday said the commission’s current campaign against corrupt persons has the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that the President has di....

Former Minister Bala Mohammed, Reuben Abati Remain in EFCC Custody

October 26, 2016, 3:45 am 0

Former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed, and the ex-Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, have been united in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and are likely to spend more time there until further....

EFCC Arrests Reuben Abati

October 24, 2016, 11:43 pm 0

Reuben Abati, a former presidential spokesperson to President Goodluck Jonathan, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. A family source said Dr. Abati was arrested on Monday, October 24, 2016 for undiscl....

Buhari to Issue Executive Order on Transparency

October 24, 2016, 11:10 pm 0

President Mohammadu Buhari will soon sign an executive order on promoting transparency and efficiency so as to  create an enabling business  environment ‎in Nigeria.  Attorney General of the Federation and  Minister ‎of Justice,....

EFCC Recovers over N325m from Politicians, Individuals in Northeast

October 24, 2016, 2:25 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the weekend said it has recovered N325, 181, 919.00 million from politicians and individuals and secured five convictions in its operations across the states under the Northeast zone operation....

In Akwa Ibom, Native Doctor, Baby Factory Operator, Traffickers in Babies Arrested

October 24, 2016, 1:55 am 0

A native doctor, an operator of baby factory and a syndicate of traffickers in babies were at the weekend arrested by the Police in Akwa Ibom State and kept in secured cells at the State Police Headquarters, Uyo, pending prosecution. The....

Lagos to Arraign Kidnappers of Iba Monarch

October 24, 2016, 1:38 am 0

Barring any un-forseen circumstances, Lagos State Government will today (Monday) arraign the key suspects arrested in connection with the kidnap of Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere. The State&#....

Suspending Alleged Corrupt Judges from the Bench Is Dangerous to Judiciary, Says Olanipekun

October 24, 2016, 12:21 am 0

Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, at the weekend, warned that asking arrested judges to step down for investigation will lead to the total collapse of the judicial arm. Olanipekun said though he is in support of the NBA President,  Mr Mahmoud....

NBA Changes Gear, Seeks Suspension of Judges Arrested by DSS

October 20, 2016, 4:50 pm 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday shifted grounds from its condemnation of the procedure of arrest of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) and called for the immediate suspension of seven judges that were taken-in by the D....

In Ogun, Man Beats 10 year-old son to Death

October 18, 2016, 3:49 pm 0

 ‎ A 37 year old Rasaq Adekoya who allegedly beat his 10 years son, Waris Adekoya to death in Ogun State has been arrested by the state police command on Tuesday night. Police Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Abimbola....

Lawyer Drags Buhari, Daura,  DSS, Others to Court Over Arrest of Judges, Seeks N50b Damages

October 17, 2016, 3:51 am 0

Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services and its Director-General, Lawal Daura, along with others for allegedly violating the rights of judges whose houses wer....

"My Daughter Was Pregnant When Abducted" - Father of Freed Boko Haram Kidnapped School Girl

October 17, 2016, 12:50 am 0

It was a scene that brought out tears in the eyes of all present as the 21 freed Chibok girls were reunited with their parents yesterday in Abuja. The Bible-clutching girls danced and sang with joy during the service attended by top gove....

"We Stayed Without Food for 40 days" - Boko Haram Kidnapped School Girls

October 17, 2016, 12:12 am 0

It was another occasion for tears of joy to flow when parents reunited with the 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls. Yesterday, a thanksgiving service was held at the Directorate of State Services (DSS) facility in Abuja, where the girls have be....

BREAKING........Judges Arrest a Threat to Independence of the Judiciary, Says NJC

October 13, 2016, 2:59 pm 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday described the invasion of the residences and arrest of some serving and suspended Judicial Officers by the Departmen‎t of State Services as a threat to the independence of the Judiciary.....

Supreme Court Reserves Judgement in Nyako's Appeal for Reinstatement as Governor

October 13, 2016, 2:24 pm 0

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by a former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) seeking to be reinstated as governor of the state to complete his tenure after the Court of Appeal quashed his impeachme....

EFCC Wants Goodie Ibru for Alleged Capital Market Fraud

October 12, 2016, 4:39 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, declared a business man, Mr. Goodie Ibru, wanted in connection with allegations of capital market fraud and a lingering crisis over shares of Ikeja Hotels Plc. Mr. ....

In Ogun State, Land Grabbers, Kidnappers, Robbers, May Get Death Sentence 

October 12, 2016, 1:36 am 0

Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill proposing twenty five (25) years imprisonment or death sentence if life is involved for anyone found guilty of placing on any land or landed property any agent for the purpose of forceful takeo....

 I Will Approve Prosecution of Dismissed Justice Auta, Says Kano Governor

October 12, 2016, 1:34 am 0

Kano State governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, on Tusday, said he would not hesitate to approve the prosecution of Justice Kabiru Auta of the State High Court if required. Justice Auta was last week dismissed from service by the National Ju....

NJC ‎Continues Meeting, to Arrive at Decision on Judges' Arrest, CJN Successor

October 12, 2016, 1:04 am 0

The National Judicial Council will this morning (Wednesday) continue its emergency meeting on Friday's raids and arrest of judges by operatives of the Department of State Security. The emergency meeting which began on Wednesday&....

EFCC Begins Prosecution of Illegal Polytechnic Operator in Ekiti

October 10, 2016, 4:44 pm 0

A man alleged  to be operating illegal polytechnic in Ekiti State was, on Monday, arraigned before the Federal High court in Ado Ekiti by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The accused  person&....

Lagos Kidnapping: Abductors Demand Ransoms for Kidnapped Pupils, Teachers

October 8, 2016, 2:32 am 0

By Olawale Makanjuola, Staff Writer Indications on Friday emerged that the kidnappers who abducted four pupils, teacher and Vice-Principal of Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have contacted the families of the....

FG Withdraws Forgery Charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

October 6, 2016, 10:51 pm 0

There were indications on Thursday that the the Federal Government had withdrawn charges of criminal conspiracy against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu at the Abuja High Court. The Ministry of Justice has ....

Assets Declaration: Tribunal Chairman Refuses Saraki 's Application, Declares Statement a Mistake

October 5, 2016, 5:41 pm 0

Again, the Chairman of the the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, on Wednesday declined an application to recuse himself from the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki over statement which the Senate President claimed was prejudicia....

$2.1b Arms Deal: Prosecution Agrees to Consolidate Charges against Dasuki

October 5, 2016, 4:58 pm 0

The Federal Government on Wednesday finally agreed to consolidate the criminal charges filed against former National Security Adviser, (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki and others before two different High Courts of the Federal Capital Territory Judiciar....

AGF: We Are Studying ECOWAS Court Judgment on Dasuki

October 5, 2016, 4:34 pm 0

The Office of the Attorney of‎ the Federation on Wednesday said it was yet to take a decision on the judgment on the ECOWAS community court which ordered the immediate release of the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Ibrahim Dasuki....

Court Says Oduah Should Be Prosecuted over Armoured Cars Purchase

October 5, 2016, 4:20 pm 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday refused  the application of former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah, to stop  the Federal Government from investigating her tenure as a minister between 2011 and 2015 and prosecuting her for the ....

FJSC Recommends Justice Onnoghen for Appointment as CJN

October 5, 2016, 3:59 pm 0

The process of appointing a successor for the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retires from service November 10 began on Wednesday as the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) recommended Justice Walter Samuel ....

Breaking: Former Minister and Husband Kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna Express Way

October 4, 2016, 6:07 am 0

Nigerian former Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Laraba Mallam and her husband, Mr Pius Mallam,  have been pickup by kidnappers on Abuja -Kaduna express way. Follow us on Twitter @theglobengr....

ECOWAS Court Orders the Release Of Dasuki, Fines Nigerian Govt N15 million

October 4, 2016, 5:57 am 0

The Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) Court has ordered immediate release of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Muhammadu Sambo Dasuki from detention where he has been kept without trial since December 2015. The reg....

$19.4 Billion Fraud Case: EFCC Returns 48 Properties Seized From Timipre Sylva

October 3, 2016, 11:42 pm 0

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has retrieved 48 of his property which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seized during the investigation of an alleged N19.4 billion fraud caseagainst him. According to....

DSS's Late Arrival in Court Forces Judge to Adjourn Dasuki's Trial

September 29, 2016, 1:27 pm 0

The late arrival of operatives of the Directorate of States Security (DSS) bringing the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to court on Thursday stalled his trial in the alleged corruption case against him and five others. ....

No Hiding Place for Vandals in Lagos, Ogun – Rear Admiral Bobai

September 29, 2016, 1:52 am 0

The Nigerian military has reiterated its commitment to sustain the clamp down on vandals and militants creating havoc in the creek of Arepo and Ishawo in Ogun and Lagos states respectively.  The Coordinator of the Joint Military Task Fo....

‘How I Got $4 Million From Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa

September 27, 2016, 6:31 am 0

A witness has told the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos how he got $4 million cash from for President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide Waripamo-Owei Dudafa. It was during the trial of the former Senior Special Assistant of Domestic Affai....

$15m accounts: Activists Sue FG, Wants Criminal Proceedings Against Patience Jonathan

September 26, 2016, 1:38 am 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government over the $15 million found in four accounts traced to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan.  It is asking the Federal High Court in Lagos for ....

UK Anti-Corruption Police In Nigeria To Interrogate Oil Dealers Over Diezani Loot

September 25, 2016, 7:16 am 0

A 7-person team of anti-corruption police officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) is currently in Nigeria to interview several associates and accomplices of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. SaharaReporters learned that the ....

United States District Court Judge Orders the Return Of $550 Million Abacha Loot

September 25, 2016, 5:41 am 0

  A suit filed by a Nigerian lawyer, Godson Nnaka, seeking to stop the repatriation of $550 million loot which was stolen during the regime of late General Sani Abacha has been dismissed. Nnaka was requesting that $320 mill....

Landlord Freed After Abductors Collected N16m in Lagos

September 23, 2016, 11:59 pm 0

Three abducted landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate, during a fitness exercise, their trainer and some farmers kidnapped last weekend In Isheri and Epe areas of Ogun and Lagos States have been freed. Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello, ....

Patience Jonathan's $19.8m Accounts: 13 Witnesses Ready To Testify

September 23, 2016, 12:08 am 0

A Banker, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and 11 others are to testify on how four slush accounts were opened for former First Lady Patience Jonathan, The Nation learnt yesterday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commi....

As Court Dismisses Sylva's Appeal against Dickson, Ex-Governor Heads for Supreme Court

September 22, 2016, 3:28 pm 0

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress' governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, challenging the declaration of Seriake Dickson as the winner of the governorship election. ....

NHRC's Committee Blames Shiite Leader for Bloody Army Clash in Zaria

September 21, 2016, 1:53 pm 0

A committee of the the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday recommended the detained leader of the Shiite Islamic sect, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, for prosecution over  illegal blocking of roads in Zaria....

N74.6billion Fraud: Ex-Katsina Governor brahim Shema’s Three Mansions Seized By EFCC

September 20, 2016, 4:34 am 0

Detained former Katsina State Governor  Ibrahim Shema’s three mansions have been seized over his alleged involvement in a N74.6billion fraud. The houses remain seized until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) concludes its probe....

SERAP Wants Court To Compel EFCC To Prosecute Dogara Over Alleged Budget Fraud

September 19, 2016, 1:04 am 0

 the National Assembly resumes on Tuesday, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to “investigate and prosecu....

Ban Convicted Looters of Public Funds From Partisan Politics - Maitama-Sule

September 19, 2016, 12:21 am 0

Alhaji Yusuf Maitama-Sule, ex-minister of National Guidance, has said those convicted of looting public funds should be banned from partisan politics and holding public office. Maitama-Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano y....

Frozen $15m: EFCC Summons Patience Jonathan’s Security Aides

September 17, 2016, 5:33 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned some officials of the Department of State Services, who were attached to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for interrogation. It was learnt o....

Ambode Hands over New Police Station to Combat Crime

September 15, 2016, 2:31 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday handed over a newly constructed Police Post in Ayobo Ipaja area of the State, restating his commitment to protect and secure the lives and properties of residents regardless of where they resi....

EFCC Declares ex-Governor Shema Wanted For Alleged Mismanagement of N74.6 Billion.

September 15, 2016, 12:00 am 0

Former Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema has been declared wanted for alleged mismanagement of N74.6billion. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives yesterday stormed the Abuja home of the former governor to arrest ....

Former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Forfeits N4.8b Abuja Houses to Govt

September 13, 2016, 9:50 am 0

Detectives have been deployed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, in the ongoing probe of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Of interest are five choice houses believed to be Mrs. Alison-Madueke....

$20m accounts: Patience Jonathan May Forfeit N10bn Hotel to FG

September 13, 2016, 1:10 am 0

Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, may forfeit to the Federal Government, a N10bn hotel allegedly belonging to her if she fails to explain how she came about some funds allegedly traced to her accounts. ....

Supremacy Battle In Boko Haram's Camp, Between Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi

September 12, 2016, 3:26 am 0

The supremacy battle between Abubakar Shekau, ex-leader of Boko Haram, and Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the anointed of Islamic State and son of late founder Mohammed Yusuf, has led to a series gun battles between the terrorists. ....

NBA Disciplinary Committee Dismisses Petition Against Kashamu's Lawyer

September 11, 2016, 1:43 pm 0

The Nigerian Bar Association's Legal Practitioner and Disciplinary Committee of the  Nigerian Bar Association at the weekend dismissed a petition alleging professional misconduct against a legal practitioner, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede. Th....

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s Former First Lady Sues EFCC Over Frozen $31.4 Million

September 11, 2016, 5:01 am 0

Dame Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s former first lady, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, over the illegal freezing of accounts amounting to  $31.4 million involved in an alleged fraud cases. The supposed money....

Patience Jonathan Tells Court Frozen $31.4Million Belongs To Her

September 10, 2016, 4:12 am 0

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is claiming ownership of the $31.4 million involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Counsel to the first defendant in charge, with case number FHC/337C/16, Mr. Gbo....

The Hardship In the Country Led Me Into Armed Robbery

September 10, 2016, 1:32 am 0

In place of reform, three members of a gang of armed robbers emerged from various sentences at the Kirikiri Medium Prison in Lagos with vengeance and a penchant for the bizarre. Noted for terrorising the Lagos suburbs of Ijesha and Ikotun and Agud....

Lagos Beefs Up Security for Crime-free Sallah Celebration

September 9, 2016, 2:24 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said adequate preparations have been put in place toward ensuring hitch-free celebration of this year's Eid-el-Kabir, disclosing that security personnel have been mobilized to be at strategic places such ....

Court Refuses ‎Kashamu's Fresh Application to Stop Extradition

September 8, 2016, 1:38 pm 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has formally turned down the request of Senator Buruji Kashamu for an order to prohibit the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) from arresting and ext....

Ogun Police Rescue Two Abducted Chinese Nationals, Woman, from Gunmen

September 8, 2016, 1:07 pm 0

The Ogun State police command have rescued two Chinese nationals identified as Shen Ximing and Wei Futang‎ kidnapped by gunmen while working at a quarry site in Odeda local government area of the state. The Chinese nationals wer....

Breaking: Court Grants Bail to Audu's Son, Case for Mention September 29

September 8, 2016, 4:23 am 0

A Lokoja Magistrate Court on Thursday granted bail to the son of the late former governor of the State, Muhammed Audu, who was charged for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and attempt to murder.  Mohammed was arrested with 14 others for al....

Armed Robbers Attack Basketmouth's Lekki Residence, Cart Away CCTV, Other Items

September 8, 2016, 1:42 am 0

Armed Robbers Attack Basketmouth's Lekki Residence, Cart Away CCTV, Other Items Dared devil armed robbers on Tuesday invaded the Lekki residence of popular comedian, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, in the Lekki area of Lagos State, ....

New Niger Delta Group Asks Militants to Disarm in the Interest of Peace

September 7, 2016, 6:43 pm 0

A new group in the South-South, the New Niger Delta Emancipation Front on Wednesday called on militants operating in the region to close shop and embrace peace even as it hailed the deployment of the military under ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ ....

SARS Arrests Members of Audu's Family in Kogi, I Didn't Order Arrest, Says Gov Bello

September 7, 2016, 1:47 pm 0

No fewer than 15 members of the family of the late former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, were arrested on Wednesday by members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the alleged attack of the former governor's younger bro....

Alleged N2.3B Diversion: Orubebe, Others, Get Bail, Court Fixes Trial for Nov 10

September 7, 2016, 12:56 pm 0

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Wednesday, granted bail at N50million to former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe and two others arraigned before it for alleged diversion of N2.3 billion meant for the compensation ....

In Ekiti, Man Allegedly Kills 14-Year Daughter to Cover Pregnancy

September 6, 2016, 2:59 pm 0

A man, identified as Williams in Emure Ekiti in Emure Local Government Area  of Ekiti state had allegedly killed her 14-year old daughter after impregnating her. Williams, from  Ile onisa quarters in Emure , according to the residents ....

Ogun Police Picks Herbalist, Islamic Cleric, for killing 16 Year Old Girl

September 6, 2016, 12:34 pm 0

Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested a herbalist, Mr Tunde Banjo, and an Islamic Cleric (Alfa), Mr Nurudeen Adeniyi for allegedly killing a 16-year old identified as Olayinka in Ijebu North local government area of the state.....

'I Bought Cutlass 2 Weeks before Hacking My Husband over Moves to Take a New Wife'

September 5, 2016, 4:50 pm 0

Mrs. Oluwakemi Otun, the jealous wife who attacked her husband, Kehinde Otun with machete last Saturday told the police that she deliberately bought a new machete two weeks before she hacking the husband over his moves to take a new wife. ....

14 Oil Workers Abducted By Gunmen In Rivers State

September 3, 2016, 6:12 am 0

Some unknown gunmen, believed to be militants, on Friday, September 2, 2016, abducted 14 staff members of Nestoil Plc in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, ONELGA, of Rivers State. The incident occurred along Omoku /Elele road, whe....

A Saudi-bound 55-Year-Old Female Pilgrim Caught, Excretes 76 Pellets of Cocaine

September 2, 2016, 8:15 pm 0

A 55-year-old female passenger’s planned pilgrimage to this year’s hajj came to an abrupt end at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, after she was arrested for alleged narcotic ingestion. Basira Iyabo Binuyo has a....

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Killed, Says Army Chief

September 2, 2016, 3:40 pm 0

The military said yesterday that factional Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed. The Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who spoke in Adamawa State during a tour of formations under his command, s....

Former Local Gov’t Chairman, Niyi Pirisola, Murdered In Ondo

September 2, 2016, 1:41 pm 0

Niyi Pirisola, a former local government caretaker committee chairman has been murdered in Ondo State. According to an anonymous source who spoke to ....

'Boko Haram to Announce Chibok Girls’ Whereabouts in 24 Hours' – Aisha Wakil

August 31, 2016, 9:52 am 0

One of the trio declared wanted by the Nigerian Army for concealing information on the whereabouts of the Chibok girls, Aisha Alk....

Ogun Police Rescue kidnapped LG Chairmanship Aspirant's Wife, Hotelier

August 25, 2016, 3:51 pm 0

Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday rescued the kidnapped wife  of Chairmanship aspirant  of All  Progressives Congress in Ewekoro local government , Mrs. Kudirat Balogun alongside with one Otunba Gbenga Taiwo from the kidnappers’ den.....

How Eight People Were Killed in Zamfara over Religious Violence, Governor Yari Says Perpetrators 'll Be Prosecuted

August 25, 2016, 4:02 am 0

Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors' Forum, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari, on Wednesday, vowed that the perpetrators of the violence in Talata-Mafara which led to the death of eight persons will be arrested and prosecuted. ....

N5b Army Vehicles Scandal: 25 of the 54 Suspects for Interrogation.

August 25, 2016, 2:50 am 0

How did the Army spend a N5billion vehicles purchase grant from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) ? This is the knot an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) special task force is battling to untie. The vehicle....

Justice Ministry Takes-over 8000 Cases from Police for Effective Prosecution

August 24, 2016, 2:47 pm 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN‎ on Wednesday said that his office had taken over 8000 case files from the Nigeria Police Force for prosecution. Speaking at the Nigerian Bar Associatio....

Court Halts Fayose's Ex-Parte Motion against EFCC, ICPC's Probe

August 23, 2016, 4:28 pm 0

The Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekti,  on Tuesday, refused the ex-parte motion brought by the State government to stop the anti-graft agencies from probing into the finances of the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose’s administration.....

In Lagos, Police Rescue 13 Children, 15 Adults from Abductor

August 22, 2016, 2:04 pm 0

The Lagos State Police Command, weekend, rescued 13 children and 15 adults chained and locked up by one Emmanuel Adeyemi, at the Oke-ira area of Ojodu, Lagos. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Fatai Owoseni, acti....

In Ogun, LG Chairmanship Cadidate's Wife Picked by Kidnappers

August 22, 2016, 12:21 pm 0

Wife of Chairmanship Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ewekoro local government of Ogun State, Mrs Kudirat Balogun, was on Sunday night kidnapped at the family home, Olomore, Abeokuta, by unknown gunmen. It was gathered tha....

Boko Haram Burnt Down Borno Village

August 22, 2016, 4:30 am 0

Degraded Boko Haram insurgents, on Sunday, burnt down the whole of Shawa village, in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State.   Members of the Islamic sect were said to have invaded the village on bicycles at about 4am on ....

'IBB Must Face Probe Over $12.4bn Oil Windfall' - SERAP

August 22, 2016, 1:52 am 0

A rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to reopen the unresolved case of the “missing $12.4bn oil windfal....

EFCC Re-arrests and Detains Former Governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa

August 18, 2016, 1:22 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today re - arrested the former governor of Imo State Achike Udenwa in connection with alleged campaign scandal at the last presidential election. Udenwa as a State Co-ordinator for The Presidenti....

Robbers Attack Convoy of Central Bank Bullion vans, Kill Two Policemen

August 17, 2016, 3:36 am 0

Some armed robbers this morning killed two mobile police officers during an attack on the convoy of Central Bank bullion vans along the Jos – Abuja expressway. The bullion vans and their retinue of police officers, had just left Jos, P....

'Some of the Boko Haram Kidnapped Schoolgirls Died During Childbirth' - Amina Ali

August 16, 2016, 6:30 am 0

Mother of Amina Ali, one of the Chibok school girls who was rescued in May this year after being in Boko Haram captivity for over two years, spoke to BBC about her daughter Amina. According to her, Amina told her that some of the girls she was kid....

Court Will Not Stop EFCC From Probing Oil Firm Linked To Diezani Alison-Madueke

August 16, 2016, 3:06 am 0

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday refused to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating an alleged suspicious payment to an oil firm, Zone 4 Energy Ltd. The company’s lawyer, Mr Lanre Ogunle....

Boko Haram Video: Army Declares Ahmed Salkida, Aisha Wakil, And Ahmed Bolori Wanted

August 14, 2016, 10:35 pm 0

The Army yesterday  declared three persons wanted under the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011(as amended), following  Boko Haram’s release of a fresh video in which it restated  its conditions for freeing the Chibok girls. Declared want....

Lagos Discovers Oil Wells in Private Residences, Shuts Down 12 Homes

August 12, 2016, 5:00 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Friday shut 12 houses in Abeokuta and Ibadan Streets in Ilasamaja area of the State over discovery of shallow oil wells built by landlords to illegally scoop diesel from pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Pet....

Politicians, INEC officials, Parties, Security Agents of Electoral Crimes May Face Prosecution

August 12, 2016, 1:20 am 0

The report of the Technical Working Group set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to carry out an independent review of evidence of gross violations of the rights to participate in government has been presented to the public. ....

Man Kills Wife's Lover for Visiting His Bedroom, He Doesn't Take Care of Me Wife Says

August 12, 2016, 12:36 am 0

In Ogun State, Man Kills Wife's Lover for Visiting His Bedroom, My Husband Was Not Taking Care of Me and Our Children, She Replies   A thirty-two years old Ezekiel Igbokwe, electronics seller, butchered Victor Olatundun, ....

Nsukka Prison: 15 Inmates Escape from Jail, 2 Re-arrested

August 10, 2016, 11:57 pm 0

About 15 inmates at the Federal Prisons, Nsukka, Enugu state on Tuesday escaped from jail in which two of the escapees were said to have been re-arrested  Confirming the jail-break, the controller of the  Nsukka Prison, Lawrence Oko....

Court Reserves Judgment In Appeals Seeking to Overturn High Court Decision on Abia Governor, Shuts Out Sherrif's PDP

August 9, 2016, 5:59 pm 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved final judgment in multiple appeals filed the Governor of Abia State, Dr Ben Okezie Ikpeazu, the People Democratic Party, the Independent National Electoral Commission and other interested parties seeking t....

AGF Directs EFCC, Others to Submit List of ‎Cases they Are Handling to His Office

August 9, 2016, 5:44 pm 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other agencies  with prosecutorial powers  to compile list of pending cases th....

Orubebe Denies Any Wrong Doing, Says Contract for East West Road Awarded by Ekaette

August 4, 2016, 4:17 pm 0

Former Niger Delta Minister, Godsday Orubebe, on Thursday, said the allegation that he diverted the sum of N1.9bn meant for the compensation of people whose land was affected by the dualisation of the East-West road in the Niger Delta as absurd. ....

Dogara's Aide Denies Jibrin's Allegation of Money-for-Vote-of-Confidence

August 3, 2016, 4:09 pm 0

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, CID Maduabum, on Wednesday, denied sharing the sum of $25,000 to members of the House to procuse their signatures for a vote of confidence in favour of the House Speaker, Yakubu....

ICPC Files Fresh Charges Against Orubebe over Alleged Diversion of N1.9bn Earmarked for Dualisation of East West Road

August 3, 2016, 3:39 pm 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), on Wednesday, filed new charges at an Abuja High Court against former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, alleging that he ‎ diverted about N2 billion naira m....

I Will Hand Over Corrupt Lawyers to Anti-corruption Agencies for Prosecution, Says Mahmoud NBA President-Elect

August 3, 2016, 1:20 pm 0

The Nigerian Bar Association's President-elect, Mr Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, on Wednesday, assured that he will not give protection to corrupt lawyers under his leadership of the Bar promising to create anti-corruption commission that would inves....

Police Invite Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor

August 3, 2016, 12:42 am 0

Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has raised a five-man special team to probe the alleged padding of the budget by House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and some of his principal officers. The Assistant Insp....

Federal High Court Rules that Seizure of Fayose’s Assets Legitimate

August 3, 2016, 12:33 am 0

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja held yesterday that the temporary order of attachment granted in relation to some identified assets of Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose did not violate Section 308 of the constitution. ....

Gunmen in Kaduna, Kill 11, Injure Many

August 2, 2016, 3:41 pm 0

No fewer than eleven people were reportedly  killed on Monday and Tuesday as gunmen, suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen, invaded three villages, namely Gada Biyu, Akwa'a and Anguwan Anjo in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna state. Sever....

2016Budget Padding: Jibrin, at ICPC, Says Dogara, Others, Should be Prosecuted and Sent to Jail

August 1, 2016, 8:27 pm 0

Ousted House of Representatives Chairman on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Monday, urged anti-graft agencies to investigate the House Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun, the House Whip, Alhassan Doguwa, the Minority Lead....

Sheriff, Metuh, Others, Ask Court to Stop PDP Convention

July 27, 2016, 4:01 pm 0

A Federal High Court, Abuja will Thursday hear an application for interlocutory injunction seeking among others, an order stopping the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for August 17.   The ju....

Bayelsa: Tribunal Upholds Dickson's Election as Governor

July 26, 2016, 4:28 pm 0

The Bayelsa State Governorship Electoral Petitions Tribunal has upheld the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) declaration of Seriake Disckson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the state governorship electio....

Court of Appeal Retains Ikpeazu as Abia Governor Pending...

July 26, 2016, 3:56 pm 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, ruled that the governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, should retain his seat pending the time the court will hear his appeal challenging the judgment of a Federal High Court which removed him f....

Kogi: Appeal Court Reserves Judgment in Appeals Challenging Bello's Election

July 26, 2016, 3:37 pm 0

Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement in appeals challenging the decision of the Kogi State Governorship Election Tribunal which upheld  Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election. The ....

N16m Internet Scam: EFCC Arrests FUTA, AAU Undergraduate Students

July 26, 2016, 1:29 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office has arrested five suspected undergraduate scammers for about N16million Internet fraud. They are four from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and another f....

Police Arrests Pastor Who Chained His Son for Stealing

July 24, 2016, 12:35 pm 0

  Ogun State Police Command on Sunday  arrested the 40 years old Pastor Francis Taiwo of Key of Joy Celestial Church, Ajibawo in Otta area of the state, that allegedly chained his son for more than one month on allegation of stealing.....

A Former Deputy Governor of Osun State Refunded N100million of the N1.310 Billion Public Money

July 24, 2016, 12:09 am 0

A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, has refunded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) N100million of the N1.310 billion public money allegedly traced to him by the anti-graft agency.....

Judge Scolds SSS for Failing to Comply with Court Order

July 22, 2016, 2:42 pm 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday scolded the Department of State Security (DSS) for refusing to comply with its order  to remand  retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed in Kuje Prison but detained him at DSS office. Justice Nnamdi....

Ribadu to Magu: EFCC Must Go After Halliburton Profiteers

July 20, 2016, 4:58 pm 0

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, on Wednesday, appealed to the anti-graft agency to go after senior lawyers who made money from the Halliburton scandal. Ribadu recalled that the a....

Gunmen Kidnap Ogun Lawmaker's Wife, Police Picks Gang's Fleeing Driver

July 19, 2016, 3:15 pm 0

Gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Mrs. Felicia Oyenuga, wife of Ogun State House of Assembly member representing Ijebu East, Hon. Olufowobi Oyenuga, but the Police as well as members of the vigilante group gave the kidnappers a hot chase and arrested th....

As Lady Allegedly Stole N3m from ATM, EFCC Raises Alarm on Identity Theft

July 19, 2016, 2:59 pm 0

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on the trail of a lady, Akinade Tofunmi, alleged to have stolen N3m using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards of unsuspecting victims. The Head, Media....

Herdsmen Suspected in Alleged Murder of Plateau State First Class Traditional Ruler, Bodyguard, Driver

July 18, 2016, 1:47 pm 0

Traditional ruler of Bokkos and Chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, in Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, the Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai, was on Monday murdered in his home village of Sha by suspected Fulani gunmen. Bokko....

EFCC Interrogates Pilot Whose Plane Flew N1.299b Cash for Fayose, Obanikoro

July 17, 2016, 10:11 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed Captain Ahmed Borodo, the pilot whose plane was allegedly chartered by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to transport N1.219bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose.....

Okupe to EFCC: You Betrayed My Trust

July 17, 2016, 3:54 pm 0

Former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Pulic Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Sunday, said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) betrayed his trust by making his health condition, which he revealed....

EFCC Grills Obanikoro’s Daughter Over N800m Bank Transaction, Seizes Her International Passport

July 17, 2016, 1:19 am 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday grilled Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, over a transaction of N800m she allegedly made. Investigators told....

I Have Been Severely Punished for My Criticism of Government, Says Fani-Kayode

July 15, 2016, 8:03 pm 0

After staying behind the bars for sixty - seven days over alleged payment from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), the former Director of Media and Publicity in the Presidential Campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief....

FG to Accede to Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime Prevention

July 15, 2016, 7:23 pm 0

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, on Friday said Nigeria is prepared to accede to the Budapest Convention, whose goal is to establish a common criminal policy to combat computer-related crimes and internet fraud. The mi....

Court Declares Omisore's Bail Application as Premature, Incompetent

July 15, 2016, 7:07 pm 0

An Abuja High Court has refused ‎the bail application of the former deputy governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore, presently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) saying the application was premature and incompete....

Alleged N1.3bn Fraud: ‎Court Reserves Judgment ‎in Fayose's Friend's Suit for July 19

July 15, 2016, 6:51 pm 0

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Abuja High Court has reserved  judgment in a N500million suit brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by Abiodun Agbele, an associate of Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, for July 19.....

Police Crack Kidnap Gangs in Kogi

July 15, 2016, 6:08 pm 0

The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (PIRT), on Friday, disclosed that it cracked two notorious kidnap gangs, that have terrorized Kogi State and its environs in the last few weeks. Also, the team said four kidnapped victims a....

Mark Urges Security Operatives to Stop Killings in Benue State

July 13, 2016, 3:59 pm 0

Former President of the Senate Senator David Mark has urged the federal government to wade into the unabating blood  bath in Benue state on account of the farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes. Scores of persons were reported to have been....

Fayose Accuses EFCC of Adopting 'Trial and Error' in Search for Evidences to Prosecute War against Corruption

July 12, 2016, 5:14 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday, accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of adopting 'trial and error' in searching for evidences to prosecute its alleged corruption fight against him. Fay....

CCT Adjourns Saraki's Case for September

July 12, 2016, 3:30 pm 0

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) billed to resume the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki's alleged false assets declaration for Wednesday has put off the trial till after September when the tribunal will resume from annual recess. ....

CJN Urges Lawyers to Acquire Computer Skills

July 11, 2016, 1:00 pm 0

  The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed on Monday called on lawyers to acquire ‎basic information technology skills that will enable them to use the new Nigerian Case Management System (NCMS) now in place at th....

Police Picks Seven Cultists for Armed Robbery in Lagos

July 10, 2016, 3:00 pm 0

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, weekend, arrested seven members of the Eiye Confraternity, after they had robbed successfully at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. The leader of cult group, 35-year....

We Have Court Orders to Freeze Fayose's Account, Says EFCC

July 5, 2016, 5:10 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday revealed that it blocked the private account of the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, after obtaining an order from Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court Lagos to do so.....

Breaking: Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman Get Bail

July 4, 2016, 4:22 am 0

 A federal high court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, granted bail to former Director Media and Publicity in President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his colleague, Director of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman. ....

Wanted Osun State EX-Deputy Gov Omisore Arrested By EFCC

July 4, 2016, 12:32 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was declared wanted about a month ago. It was learnt that Omisore was arrested at his Abuja home located at 1 K....

We Are Monitoring the Abia Stalemate - IGP

July 2, 2016, 12:13 pm 0

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, at the weekend  said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is monitoring the stalemate in Abia State and assure that there will be no breakdown of law and order in the state. Idr....

47-yrs Man Vs 6-yrs Girl: ‘I Slept with You only Once' - 'You Slept with Me Five Times’

July 2, 2016, 11:04 am 0

A 47-year-old security guard, identified as Victor Osubie, is in police custody for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl, Bola (not real name), in Sagamu Road, Ikorodu, Lagos. It was alleged that the suspect, who works at an events cen....

Supreme Court Says Ex-Finbank MD, Nwosu, 3 Directors Must Face Trial for Allegedly Stealing 38bn

July 1, 2016, 1:34 pm 0

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a former Managing Director of Finbank Plc (now defunct), Okey Nwosu and three Executive Directors of the bank – Dayo Famoroti, Agnes U. Ebubedike and Danjuma Ocholi to go and face trial for stealing at the Lag....

Court to Decide Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman Bail on Monday

July 1, 2016, 5:20 am 0

Justice Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court, Lagos, will on Monday, July 4, rule on the bail being sought by former Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organization of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and his ....

Again, Metuh Pleads with EFCC to Allow Him Refund N400m

June 30, 2016, 4:30 pm 0

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, on Thursday reiterated his pleadings to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he be allowed to refund the sum of N400m which he clai....

Breaking News: Abuja High Court Sacks Senator Ali Modu Sheriff

June 29, 2016, 5:23 am 0

Abuja High Court just sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff  Sheriff. The FCT High Court presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi (court 29) nullified the 2014 PDP Constitution Amendment upon which Sherif was appointed PDP Chairman. ....

Farouk ‎Lawan Took $500,000 Bribe from Otedola - Witness

June 29, 2016, 2:49 am 0

Mr David Igbodo, a prosecution witness in the trial of former Chairman of the House of Representatives' Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan, has told an Abuja High Court in Lugbe, Abuja, that his investigations revealed that ....

IGP Orders Special Strike Force to Battle Kidnappers in Kogi State

June 29, 2016, 12:38 am 0

In a bid to stem the waves of kidnapping in Kogi State, the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris,on Tuesday ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to the State to combat the menace of kidnapping and other....

Court Remands Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman over Alleged N4.9bn Laundering

June 28, 2016, 7:30 am 0

Justice Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the remand of former Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organization of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and her colleague, the Director ....

Breaking: Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Files Notice of Appeal

June 28, 2016, 4:19 am 0

Breaking: Ikpeazu files notice of appeal Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, this morning filed notice of appeal and application for stay of execution at the Court of Appeal in Abuja against the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Fe....

I'm Still Your Governor, Ikpeazu Tells Abians

June 27, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday assured the people of Abia State that he remains their governor despite the decision of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Ikpeazu, in a statement by his Chief Press ....

Militants Chase Away Ogun Deputy Gov, Aides from Ibafo

June 27, 2016, 3:00 pm 0

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Niger Delta militants on Monday chased away the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga and her security aides during her inspection visit to some border communities between Ogun and Lagos which were ....

Court Removes Governor Ikpeazu Of Abia State

June 27, 2016, 6:49 am 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria to cede the certificate of return to the opponent of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state as he was never qualified to run fo....

Alleged Forgery: Court Grants Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Bail

June 27, 2016, 5:38 am 0

Alleged Forgery: Court Grants Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Bail Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Abuja High Court yesterday granted bail to Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, immediate past Clerk of ....

Ex-Military Chiefs Indicted over the $15b Arms Deals

June 27, 2016, 1:58 am 0

Some former military chiefs are likely to be invited over some suspicious arms contracts, The Nationlearnt yesterday. They are among those indicted by the Presidential Committee on the procurement of arms and equipment in the A....

The Seven Expatriates Kidnapped In Calabar Regain Freedom

June 27, 2016, 12:29 am 0

Seven expatriates  ‎kidnapped by  suspected militants along Idundu Bridge in Calabar have been released unhurt. This was disclosed to SaharaReporters by the  Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Jimoh Ozi-Obeh Ozi-Obeh, who....

Police Begins Manhunt for Ikorodu Attackers

June 26, 2016, 2:36 pm 0

The Lagos State Police Command at the weekend commenced manhunt for suspected militants who invaded Igbolomu and Ishawo areas of Ikorodu on Friday and unleashed mayhem on residents. The gunmen, who were alleged to be from th....

Face Forgery Trial AGF Tells Saraki, Ekweremadu

June 24, 2016, 5:24 am 0

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday advised Senate President Bukola Saraki and three others accused of forging Senate Order 2011 to defend themselves before the court rather than blame t....

"I Can’t Even Have Sex" Nigerian Lawmaker Writes US Embassy

June 22, 2016, 6:32 pm 0

Mr. Sam Ikon, one of the lawmakers named in the sex scandal involving three members of the Nigerian House of Representatives has refuted the allegations against him in a letter to the US ambassador to Nigeria. In his letter, made availa....

Quash Forgery Charge Saraki Urges Court

June 22, 2016, 6:14 pm 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to quash the forgery charge filed against them by the Federal Government. He is also praying the court to dispense with his physical appearance so t....

Lawmakers Alleged Sex Scandal and the Controversy

June 21, 2016, 6:01 pm 0

Allegation of sexual misconduct levelled against three members of the House of Representatives by the United States government, has thrown up nagging questions for both the accused and accuser. Specifically, Mohammed Gololo was accused ....

Customs Declares Recruitment Exercise a Scam, Arrests 12

June 21, 2016, 1:25 am 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday moved swiftly against suspects behind a purported recruitment exercise of the Service as it arrested 12 alleged scammers who extort money from unwary job-seekers by promising to help them secure employm....

FG May Arraign Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others for Alleged Forgery Tuesday

June 21, 2016, 12:41 am 0

Barring any last minute change in decision, the Federal Government will this morning (Tuesday) arraign Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and others before Justice Yusuf Halilu of Abuja High Court for alleged ....

Justice Niki Tobi dies at 75

June 20, 2016, 6:44 pm 0

Would have turned 76 next month •CJN condoles with family •NIMASA chief Peterside mourns Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Niki Tobi, is dead. I....

Appeal Court Okays the Extradition of ex-NSPM Boss Okoyomon to the UK

June 19, 2016, 11:00 pm 0

There is no respite yet for detained former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPM), Emmanuel Okoyomon as the Court of Appeal, Abuja has dismissed the appeal he filed against....

Militants killed 15 in Imushin Community, Ogun State

June 19, 2016, 9:17 pm 0

At least 15 people were killed in Imushin community in the Ogijo area of Ogun state during a raid by suspected Niger Delta militants. According to PUNCH, about 100 militants, armed with guns and cutlasse....

Police Picks Chinese Businessman, Accomplice for Attempted Assassination

June 19, 2016, 3:52 pm 0

  Chinese businessman, Mr Sun Ku and his accomplice, Chika Eze, a Nigerian were at the weekend arrested ny the Police for allegedly plotting the assassination of a business associate over some financial misunderstanding. Ku wa....

Ekiti Court Jails Man for Possessing Indian Hemp

June 18, 2016, 2:06 pm 0

Justice Taiwo Obayomi of the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a father of four, one Adole Aika, to one and half years imprisonment without an option of fine for possession of 4.7 kilograms of Indian hemp. He however discharged....

Sex Scandal: Do Not Judge Lawmakers without Proofs, Says Dogara

June 18, 2016, 1:33 pm 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday reviewed reactions to the allegations of sexual abuse brought against three members of the House by the United States Embassy and charged Nigerians not to pass judgement on the la....

Sex Scandal: I'm a Victim of Mistaken Identity – Ikon

June 18, 2016, 12:12 pm 0

  One of the three lawmakers from the House of Representatives, accused of indiscretions bordering on sexual abuse  in the United States, Hon Samuel Ikon, on Saturday described the allegation as untrue arguing that he was a victim of m....

Sex Scandal: America Cancels Three Lawmakers' Visas, Dogara Orders Probe

June 17, 2016, 3:57 pm 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, directed the investigation of three members of the House for an alleged sex scandal. The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak N....

24 Killed as Boko Haram Opens Fire on Mourners in Adamawa

June 17, 2016, 3:26 pm 0

Twenty-four people were killed when Boko Haram fighters opened fire on mourners near the town of Gulak in Adamawa state. The attack happened in Kuda village at about 8:00 pm on Thursday “killing 24 people and injuring several others”....

Nimbo Community Buries Victims of Herdsmen Massacre

June 17, 2016, 3:12 pm 0

  In an emotion laden voice, the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday warned that the unfortunate massacre of Nimbo people by Fulani herdsmen will not happen again as no fewer than nine victims of the sad event ....

Stop Laundering Proceeds of Corruption, Magu Tells Professionals

June 17, 2016, 2:17 pm 0

  The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has charged professional bodies in the country to  stop conniving with people to launder the proceeds of corruption. Magu, who stated this at a wo....

SGF, Others Accuse Lawyers, Judges of Frustrating Anti-Corruption War

June 16, 2016, 4:24 pm 0

  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir, on Thursday accused some lawyers and judges of frustrating the efforts of the Federal Government to stop corruption. Babachir who made this accusation ....

EFCC Picks Ex-Customs Boss Abdullahi Dikko

June 16, 2016, 2:14 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday night arrested the former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alh. Abdullahi Dikko Inde, over alleged fraud. Inde was said to be assisting operatives ....

Court Dismisses Dasuki's Appeal on Bail

June 16, 2016, 6:07 am 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed appeals by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Muhammad Sambo Dasuki (rtd), seeking  to compel the Federal Government to allow him to enjoy the bail granted him by an Abuja H....

Herdsmen Killings: Nimbo Communities demand N17 Billion Compensation

June 16, 2016, 5:02 am 0

The people of Nimbo in Uzouwani local government area of Enugu State on Wednesday demanded the sum of N17bn from the Federal Government as compensation for the invasion of their community by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen. Making this d....

CCT: Again, Saraki Wants Tribunal Chair, Umar, to Step Down

June 15, 2016, 8:05 am 0

  Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, once again, asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Mr Danladi Yakubu Umar, to recuse himself and allow another official of the tribunal to try him over his alleged false assets de....

EFCC: We Did Not Infringe on Obanikoro Family Rights

June 15, 2016, 7:26 am 0

EFCC: We Did Not Infringe on Obanikoro Family Rights   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday swiftly denied the allegation of infringement of rights levied against it by the former Minister of State,....

Obanikoro Accuses EFCC of Infringement on His Family Rights

June 15, 2016, 4:43 am 0

Obanikoro Accuses EFCC of Infringing on His Family Rights Former Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Wednesday protested the raid of his residence by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission....

"Oronsaye Operated 66 Illegal Accounts" – Witness

June 15, 2016, 2:44 am 0

Ex-head of service used fake pensioners for alleged fraud and N600m paid for unexecuted contracts. A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, yesterday alleged be....

Customs Officer Slapped Magistrate, Seized Exhibit

June 13, 2016, 1:26 am 0

LAGOS State Task Force has alleged that a fully-armed senior customs officer, Mr Yusuf S.S, on Friday, slapped the magistrate, Lekan Aka-Basorun, while superintending a mobile court attached to the task force.   Its chairman, ....

Suspected Ikorodu Serial Rapist Now in Custody

June 13, 2016, 12:36 am 0

Police: he will be charged to court today  But for the police intervention angry residents of Ibeshe in Ikorodu, Lagos would have yesterday lynched a suspected serial rapist identified as Badoo. The s....

Police Arrests Alleged Killers of Kaduna Colonel

June 12, 2016, 6:35 am 0

The police say they have arrested the suspected killers of Samaila Yunusa, a colonel who was found dead after he was kidnapped in Kaduna in March. Olabisi Kolawole, police spokeswoman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. ....

"Ex-Governor Fashola forced me into crime" - Ifeanyi Obi

June 11, 2016, 3:00 am 0

In January 2013, a four-year-old boy, Alonge Oluwa Tumishe, was abducted on his way to school at Ishaga area of Lagos State, by a five-man kidnap gang, who took him to Abeokuta, Ogun State and received a ransom of N5 million before he was released....

Man Suspected Of Slitting Wife's Throat Dies

June 11, 2016, 12:21 am 0

Alleged wife killer, Jafaru Sougie, the man who purportedly murdered his wife, Rose, at the Oshodi area of Lagos, has died of the poison he ingested on the day his wife died. The 48-year-old man died on Friday morning at the Police Hospi....

Kaduna: Christian Man Accused Of Blasphemy And Stabbed For Eating During Ramadan

June 9, 2016, 6:25 am 0

Barely 10 days after a mob killed an Igbo woman for allegedly committing blasphemy in Kano, a 41- year old Christian man, Francis Emmanuel, was stabbed on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, afternoon by Muslim youths for eating during the Ramadan fast in....

Police Corporal Kills and Buries Inspector Over N300k

June 9, 2016, 1:56 am 0

A police corporal, Daramola Tosin, attached to the Ekiti Police Division in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, has been dismissed from the Force for allegedly killing an inspector, Mr. Lateef Shuaib. Tosin allegedly shot Shu....

Traditional ruler and son charged with murder

June 9, 2016, 1:20 am 0

The head (baale) of Temidire Community in Alagbado, Lagos, Alhaji Nojeem Abioye and his son, Wahab, were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for alleged murder. They were brought before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo for allegedly....

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