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Gunmen Kill Man, Kidnap Mother And Brother In Jigawa

  Gunmen have killed a young man during an attack on his father’s house in Kawo, a community in Jigawa State in the north-west region of the country. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Zahraddeen Aminuddeen, confirmed the incident to Channels Television. He identified the 25-year-old victim as Sabo Yusuf, saying his father’s … Continue reading Gunmen Kill Man, Kidnap Mother And Brother In Jigawa Read Full Story

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Military Will Soon Crush Bandits, Kidnappers In North West – Air Force Chief

  The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, on Wednesday vowed that kidnapping and banditry in the North West will soon be over. Speaking during an operational visit to the Nigerian Airforce Base in Kaduna State, he warned the criminals to prepare for the worst. He stated that the military would go after … Continue reading Military Will Soon Crush Bandits, Kidnappers In North West – Air Force Chief Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Nigeria Records 187 New COVID-19 Cases, Nine More Deaths

  Nigeria continues to see lower figures of single-day COVID-19 cases as it reports another set of infections below the 200 mark. This is according to an early-morning tweet on Thursday by the agency saddled with the responsibility of managing disease outbreaks in the country. A total of 187 cases were recorded on Wednesday, the … Continue reading Nigeria Records 187 New COVID-19 Cases, Nine More Deaths Read Full Story

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Police Arrest 50 Suspects, Recover 10 Firearms, Others

  Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 50 criminal suspects who are members of various notorious criminal gangs and networks across the country. The arrests were carried out by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force attached to the Operation Puff Adder II, a series of … Continue reading Police Arrest 50 Suspects, Recover 10 Firearms, Others Read Full Story

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Politics

NBS Report: APC Govt Is Lying About Job Creation, Says PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led the Federal Government of lying to Nigerians about employment and job creation. It made the allegation in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in reaction to the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on … Continue reading NBS Report: APC Govt Is Lying About Job Creation, Says PDP Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Lecturer Accused Of Raping Teenage Student In Ogun

  Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested a lecturer, Dr Stephen Ukenna, who was accused of raping a teenage student. Ukenna is said to be a lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the Covenant University, Ota. The 41-year-old suspect was alleged to have raped a 17-year-old student of the school and later … Continue reading Police Arrest Lecturer Accused Of Raping Teenage Student In Ogun Read Full Story

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Business

EFCC To Demand Assets Declaration From Bankers, Says Bawa

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be demanding the assets declaration forms of all bankers across the country. Addressing State House correspondents in Abuja, the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa, announced that bankers would be required to present the forms from June 1. He briefed reporters on Tuesday following a … Continue reading EFCC To Demand Assets Declaration From Bankers, Says Bawa Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccination: 88 Facilities Accredited By Lagos Govt

  The Lagos State government on Tuesday listed 88 healthcare facilities across the state where residents can take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. These centres, which include military and police hospitals, have been selected to provide vaccination across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state. The government stated that vaccination can only be obtained at … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination: 88 Facilities Accredited By Lagos Govt Read Full Story

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Lagos Govt Lists 88 Facilities For COVID-19 Vaccination

  The Lagos State government has identified 88 healthcare facilities across the state where residents can go to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. These centres, which include military and police hospitals, have been selected to provide vaccination across the 20 Local Government Areas, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, said in a … Continue reading Lagos Govt Lists 88 Facilities For COVID-19 Vaccination Read Full Story

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School Attack: Three Teachers Abducted, No Pupil Missing – Kaduna Govt

  Bandits have abducted three teachers from a primary school in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Monday while giving an update on the incident. He, however, noted that no pupil was kidnapped or declared missing after … Continue reading School Attack: Three Teachers Abducted, No Pupil Missing – Kaduna Govt Read Full Story

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WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Meets With President Buhari

  The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari. She was led to the meeting with the President by his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, in company with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as well as the Minister of Industry, Trade and … Continue reading WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Meets With President Buhari Read Full Story

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Four Soldiers, Many Insurgents Killed As Troops Engage Boko Haram, ISWAP – Army

  Four security operatives and many insurgents were killed in a firefight on Saturday in Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said. In a statement shared on social media on Monday, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, noted that the combined troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole were on clearance … Continue reading Four Soldiers, Many Insurgents Killed As Troops Engage Boko Haram, ISWAP – Army Read Full Story

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UPDATED: Bandits Attack Primary School In Kaduna, Kidnap Pupils

  Gunmen believed to be bandits have attacked another school in the Rema area of Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria. During the attack, an unconfirmed number of pupils and teachers are feared to have been abducted. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed this in a statement on Monday. … Continue reading UPDATED: Bandits Attack Primary School In Kaduna, Kidnap Pupils Read Full Story

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Issa Aremu Rejects Bill Seeking To Remove Minimum Wage From Exclusive List

  A former vice president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Issa Aremu, has condemned the proposed bill to remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive list of the Federal Government to concurrent list. Addressing a news conference in Kaduna on Monday, he described the bill as diversionary, saying it must be rejected … Continue reading Issa Aremu Rejects Bill Seeking To Remove Minimum Wage From Exclusive List Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Nigeria Reports Lowest COVID-19 Cases Since November, No New Death

  The fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria seems to be getting better since the country commenced the vaccination of its citizens. Barely two weeks after the vaccination exercise began, the country recorded its lowest single-day figure in about four months and no new death was reported. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) … Continue reading Nigeria Reports Lowest COVID-19 Cases Since November, No New Death Read Full Story

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Politics

Petrol Should Not Sell Above N70 Per Litre, Says PDP

  With an honest and transparent administration of our national production capacity and potentials, the domestic price of petrol should not exceed N70 per litre. This is the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which warned that any increase in the pump price of petrol would amount to a direct invitation for a mass … Continue reading Petrol Should Not Sell Above N70 Per Litre, Says PDP Read Full Story

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How Nigerian Govt Can End Herders-Farmers Crisis – Tinubu

  The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has advised the Federal Government on ways to end the lingering crisis between herders and farmers in the country. In a statement he personally signed on Saturday, he recommended a meeting at the instance of the federal, involving state governors, senior security officials, … Continue reading How Nigerian Govt Can End Herders-Farmers Crisis – Tinubu Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Okonjo-Iweala’s Visit To Nigeria As WTO Director-General In Photos

  The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday visited Nigeria for the first since she assumed office. She was welcomed to the country by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, and other government officials in Abuja. Okonjo-Iweala told reporters that her visit … Continue reading Okonjo-Iweala’s Visit To Nigeria As WTO Director-General In Photos Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Okonjo-Iweala Makes First Visit To Nigeria As WTO Director-General

  The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her first visit to Nigeria since she assumed office. She was received upon her arrival in the country on Saturday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo. Okonjo-Iweala told reporters in Abuja, the nation’s … Continue reading Okonjo-Iweala Makes First Visit To Nigeria As WTO Director-General Read Full Story

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Soldiers Escort Rescued Kaduna Students To Pick Belongings From School

  Security operatives have escorted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna State to pick their belongings and vacate the premises. The students arrived at the school on Saturday morning on military trucks while some parents were on the ground to receive their children and take them home. Shortly after their arrival, … Continue reading Soldiers Escort Rescued Kaduna Students To Pick Belongings From School Read Full Story

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26-Year-Old Arrested One Year After ‘Killing’ Foreigner In Lagos

  A young man, Adelaja Moses, has been arrested for the murder of a foreigner, more than one year after he was alleged to have committed the crime. The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Friday. He noted that the … Continue reading 26-Year-Old Arrested One Year After ‘Killing’ Foreigner In Lagos Read Full Story

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How We Foiled Kidnap Attempt At Secondary School, Rescued 180 Students In Kaduna – Army

  An attempt by armed bandits to kidnap students of the Turkish International Secondary School in Kaduna State was thwarted on Friday, the Nigerian Army has said. Acting on a tip-off on the impending abduction of the school children in the Rigachikun area of the state, troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division of … Continue reading How We Foiled Kidnap Attempt At Secondary School, Rescued 180 Students In Kaduna – Army Read Full Story

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Sports

FIFA Election: The World Has Taken Notice Of Pinnick’s Competency Skills – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, on his election into the FIFA Executive Council. In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President celebrated Pinnick’s election into the executive council of the highest decision-making organ in world … Continue reading FIFA Election: The World Has Taken Notice Of Pinnick’s Competency Skills – Buhari Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Nigeria Records 399 COVID-19 Cases, Eight More Fatalities

  The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to rise as the country confirms more infections on each new day. Although there have been high and low figures of single-day cases, Nigeria reported 399 new infections and eight more fatalities on Friday. This was revealed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria … Continue reading Nigeria Records 399 COVID-19 Cases, Eight More Fatalities Read Full Story