Category Archive: Others

Nigerian troops burned homes in extremist attack

BOSSO, Niger – (AP) — Soldiers involved in a shootout with Islamic militants who were given refuge in one Nigerian village hut took revenge on the community by setting ablaze about 10 homes,… Continue reading

over 30 land in hospital after eating delicacy at naming ceremony

The joy of a family, residing in Graceland Housing Estate, Egbeada, Owerri, almost turned sour as no fewer than 30 of their guests ended up in hospital after eating a suspected poisoned Igbo… Continue reading

John Kumuyi’s Apology: Medicine After Death

A plethora of reactions has been trailing the marriage of the second son of the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church (DLBC), John Kumuyi, to his heartthrob, former Miss Love Odih.… Continue reading

Reconstruction of N167bn Lagos-Ibadan expressway starts •Jonathan promises completion in 4 years

THE reconstruction and expansion works on the 127.6-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan expressway will cost the Federal Government N167 billion and is expected to be completed in 48 months. While kicking off the project on Friday… Continue reading

Ministry Fights Attack By Alleged Gay Rights Group

THE Federal Ministry of Information Friday said it has fought off the attack on Nigeria’s National Portal by a group of gay rights activists. The ministry says it is taking additional measures to… Continue reading

Jonathan launches new tourism identity

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has launched “Fascinating Nigeria,” a new tourism identity intended to lure international tourists and boost the economy of the country. Performing the ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential… Continue reading

Parents, students worried over ASUU strike

Following the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), some parents and students on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the university teachers. Some… Continue reading

Educational Revolution: Gov. Obi Doles Out Over N.733 Billion To Mission Schools

Satisfied that his partnership with the Church for the rebuilding of infrastructure in Anambra State is yielding positive result, Governor Peter Obi yesterday presented cheques of .733 Billion  naira to the Church to… Continue reading

DPO dismissed over subsidy protest gets bail

THE dismissed Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Pen Cinema, Agege Police Station, Mr. Segun Fabunmi, accused of killing a protester during the fuel subsidy removal protest in Lagos in January 2012, was… Continue reading

Itsekiri Elders Plead with Youths Not to Retaliate Attacks

As the casualty figure Thursday shot up to at least 13 following Tuesday’s attack on several Itsekiri villages in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State by suspected armed Egbema Ijaw youths,… Continue reading

Senate Condemns Planned Arming Of Vigilante Groups In Zamfara

The Senate has deplored an alleged plan by the Zamfara state government to arm vigilante groups in the state. Senator Mohammed Bashir who made this known during the Senate’s plenary session said the… Continue reading

3 Oloolu masquerade’s supporters caught for vandalising 16 vehicles

THE Oyo State police command has arrested three supporters of a leading masquerade in Ibadan, popularly known as Oloolu over an attack on residents of Popoyemoja and Bode areas of the city. Nigerian… Continue reading

NLNG offers out-of-court settlement in dispute with Adoke, NIMASA

The Nigeria LNG Ltd (NLNG) on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it wished to settle its dispute with the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), the Nigeria Maritime… Continue reading

5 Supreme Court workers sacked over leaked judgment

THE Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) has dismissed five workers of the Supreme Court and a staffer of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, for their involvement in the leakage of an undelivered… Continue reading

Oil Thefts Threaten Nigeria’s Economy, Environment

The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of a massive crime scene. Oil thefts, long a problem in… Continue reading

Jos: Two police officers dismissed for selling ammunition

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed two of its Officers serving at its Divisional Office in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, for allegedly selling some ammunition to the public among various… Continue reading

Military: 100 gunmen killed in central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — A military spokesman says soldiers killed more than 100 gunmen blamed for ethno-religious clashes started by cattle rustling in central Nigeria. Maj. Gen. Henry Ayoola said the military went on the… Continue reading

Robbery gang’s informant house for demolition

Police authorities in Nigeria’s Delta state said they would demolish the home of a man accused of being an ‘informant’ to a robbery gang. The State Commissioner for Police, Ikechukwu Aduba who made… Continue reading

Boko Haram gets Nollywood treatment as Nigerian films imitate life

Industry insiders say there is a growing trend for Nigerian films that take on controversial topics in current affair. It’s a tried and tested formula for smash-hit Hollywood cinema: terrorists plotting mass destruction only to… Continue reading

Ondo Re-arrests More Escaped Prisoners

Four more fleeing prison inmates have been arrested at their hideout in the Okitipupa area of Ondo state. With this arrest, a total of 58 out of the 175 convicts who escaped from… Continue reading