Category Archive: Others

One officer, 17 others face general court martial

The General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Eboibowei Bonna Awala, has convened a general court martial to try one officer and 17 soldiers of the division serving with… Continue reading

Visa bond, an insult to Nigeria -Oba Akiolu

The Lagos traditional ruler,  Oba  Rilwan Akiolu,  has condemned the proposed  £3000 visa  application bond by the  government on Nigeria and some other nations. Oba Akiolu  described  the proposed visa application bond as… Continue reading

Afenifere faults Turaki Committee on compensation to victims of Boko Haram

THE pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on Monday faulted the plan by the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution on Security challenges in the North that only military personnel among victims of the Boko… Continue reading

Tambuwal, UNDP, others seek awareness to achieve gender equality

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said that one of the most crucial steps in putting an end to gender inequality in the country is by creating awareness in the… Continue reading

Assault: Court orders Diya, others to pay N5.5m compensation

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Monday, ordered former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya and other directors of his company, Lotad Funeral Services Limited, to pay the sum of… Continue reading

YOUWIN: FG creates additional jobs in 12 months

THE Federal Government’s Youth With Innovative   Programme , ‘Youwin’ has created additional jobs  from the 1200 youths empowered to kick off the programme  about one year ago. The  programme, launched  officially  in April,… Continue reading

Vigilantes Armed With Machetes Fight Nigerian Islamist Militants

Armed with machetes and clubs, vigilantes in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri are setting up roadblocks and conducting house-to-house searches to aid the army’s fight against Islamist militants. While the military welcomes the public’s… Continue reading

Boko Haram: 3 members of Boys Brigade kidnapped in Maiduguri

Three officers of the Boys’ Brigade and members of EYN Church, Wulari have been kidnapped in Jajeri ward, one of the areas that the Boko Haram insurgents dominate in Maiduguri, the Borno state… Continue reading

There is no Going Back on Primary School Teachers Strike in Kogi — NUT

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kogi says there is no plan to suspend the ongoing primary school teachers strike. The Secretary of the union, John Agber, told Daily Times in a… Continue reading

Nigeria: Lagos to Experience Heavy Rainfall in July

Bello cautions residents on flood plains, low line areas As the month of July arrives, Lagos State residents have been urged to prepare for high intensity rainfall with wind and thunder storm. This… Continue reading

Nigeria: Police Foil Bank Robbery in Asaba

Asaba — BARELY one week after a first generation bank was raided at Agbor, there was another attempt to rob another bank in Asaba supposedly by the same gang, state Police Public Relations… Continue reading

11 Burnt To Death In Ibadan Auto Crash

No fewer than 11 people were yesterday burnt to death in an auto crash which occurred at the Macmillan area, few metres before Soka bus stop on Ibadan/Lagos Expressway. It was learnt that… Continue reading

Nigerian army is winning war on terrorism – Ihejirika

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, in Abuja on Sunday, said the military was winning the war on terrorism. Ihejirika said this at the Inter-Denominational Service held at the All Saints Military… Continue reading

175 inmates released in southern Nigeria jailbreak

At least 175 inmates were released on Sunday when unknown gunmen stormed the Olokuta Medium Security Prison in Akure, the capital of southwest Nigeria’s Ondo State, according to sources and officials. State controller… Continue reading

Prostitutes beat up policemen in Akure during sanitation

Uneasy calm pervaded Lao area of Akure metropolis yesterday, as prostitutes and their clients beat the security operatives attached to the Environmental Task Force monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. Beaten black and… Continue reading

Plateau killings: 42 given mass burial, inhabitants return without security

NO fewer than 42 people, who died following an invasion of Magama district of Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, were on Saturday given… Continue reading

Gov. Akpabio fires domestic aides as N40 million cash disappears from own bedroom

Three stewards working at the Akwa Ibom state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, were on Friday summarily dismissed by the governor, Godswill Akpabio, over missing bundles of mint-fresh dollars valued at over  $250,000… Continue reading

Make a Call While Driving and go to Jail, FRSC Warns

  The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in a renewed attempt to discourage drivers calling while driving, has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile… Continue reading

Nigeria: Three Hour Blackout At Airport Rectified – Faan

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has rectified the electrical problem responsible for Friday’s three-hour power outage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja between midnight on Friday… Continue reading

175 Prisoners Escape in Ondo Prison Break

The Medium Security Prison of The Nigeria Prisons Service located in Olokuta, along Ondo Road Akure, Ondo State Capital has been broken into leading to the escape of about 175 inmates. According to… Continue reading