Police in Buhari’s hometown raid another ‘Islamic school’ where inmates are chained

15 October 2019
Police in Buhari’s hometown raid another ‘Islamic school’ where inmates are chained

Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatments.” The raid in...

Shekau mocks Borno gov, says Boko Haram won’t surrender to ‘infidels’

14 October 2019
Shekau mocks Borno gov, says Boko Haram won’t surrender to ‘infidels’

Boko Haram leader, Mr Abubakar Shekau, on Sunday broke his longtime silence to speak on Borno governor’s recent call on insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace government’s amnesty...

9 kids kidnapped in Kano were sold off in Anambra. Police recovered them. Here’s the story of the sordid trade

13 October 2019
9 kids kidnapped in Kano were sold off in Anambra. Police recovered them. Here’s the story of the sordid trade

Nigeria Police, Kano State command, Friday reunited nine kids who were kidnapped and sold in Anambra State, with their parents. The children, aged between two and 10 years, were said...

Sex-for-grades: Buhari advocates severe punishment for offenders

12 October 2019
Sex-for-grades: Buhari advocates severe punishment for offenders

President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated stricter laws to prevent girls from being abused in Nigeria’s schools. In his reaction to the recent high profile revelation of sexual abuse cases in...

Bandits collect N3bn ransom in Zamfara – Committee

12 October 2019
Bandits collect N3bn ransom in Zamfara – Committee

Committee set up by Governor Bello Matawalle to find solutions to banditry in Zamfara State has disclosed that over N3 billion was collected by bandits as ransom from relations of...

Sex-for-grades: UNILAG suspends another lecturer

09 October 2019
Sex-for-grades: UNILAG suspends another lecturer

University of Lagos, Akoka, has suspended another lecturer, Mr Samuel Oladipo, of Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, after he was also indicted in a sexual harassment documentary produced...

Gunmen in army uniform kidnap 9 near military base in Abuja

09 October 2019
Gunmen in army uniform kidnap 9 near military base in Abuja

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy, have been kidnapped in Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The victims were kidnapped on...

UNILAG, Foursquare Church suspend senior lecturer over sex-for-admission video

08 October 2019
UNILAG, Foursquare Church suspend senior lecturer over sex-for-admission video

University of Lagos, Akoka, has suspended Mr Boniface Igbeneghu of Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts, after he was filmed making sexual advances to an ‘admission...

Gunmen kill nine soldiers in reprisal attack in Zamfara

05 October 2019
Gunmen kill nine soldiers in reprisal attack in Zamfara

Suspected gunmen on Thursday killed nine soldiers during a retaliatory attack on the security men in Sunke village, Anka local government area of Zamfara state. According to some eyewitness accounts,...

Panic as gunmen invade Aleshinloye, Ibadan

05 October 2019
Panic as gunmen invade Aleshinloye, Ibadan

There was pandemonium around Aleshinloye area of Ibadan Thursday night when some people suspected to be armed robbers invaded the area and shot two motorcyclists. The unexpected attack was said...

Drone, gun, bulletproof SUV, others recovered from Maina as DSS hands him over to EFCC

03 October 2019
Drone, gun, bulletproof SUV, others recovered from Maina as DSS hands him over to EFCC

Department of State Services (DSS) has handed over former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, and his son, Faisal, to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)...

Peace accord with govt ‘only stops us from killing but stealing is allowed,’ Zamfara bandits say

03 October 2019
Peace accord with govt ‘only stops us from killing but stealing is allowed,’ Zamfara bandits say

Residents of Anka and Maru local government areas in Zamfara State on Tuesday were thrown into panic when ‘hundreds’ of armed bandits stormed the area, looting in the process. The...

Fraudsters can empty your bank account in minutes. This is how they do it

02 October 2019
Fraudsters can empty your bank account in minutes. This is how they do it

SIM swapping is a sophisticated form of fraud and falls under social engineering. Fraudsters will distribute phishing emails, trying to ascertain as much personal information from victims as possible. How...

Kidnapped Nigerians sold into slavery in Burkina Faso

30 September 2019
Kidnapped Nigerians sold into slavery in Burkina Faso

Not fewer than 20 kidnap victims in Katsina State were reportedly sold into slavery in Burkina Faso. Information available to our correspondent revealed that the victims were kidnapped in Kankara...

Police bust baby factories in Lagos, rescue 19 pregnant girls 

30 September 2019
Police bust baby factories in Lagos, rescue 19 pregnant girls 

Lagos State Police Command has uncovered three baby factories in Ikotun area of the State and rescued 19 pregnant girls. The factories were uncovered Sunday by policemen attached to Isheri...

I killed 16 persons to acquire wealth, mystical power – Benue serial killer

28 September 2019
I killed 16 persons to acquire wealth, mystical power – Benue serial killer

Leader of a kidnap gang paraded by Benue State Police Command on Friday made shocking confessions of ritual killings to acquire mystical power. The gang of six was arrested in...

Banditry has doubled number of displaced people in Katsina, others - UN

28 September 2019
Banditry has doubled number of displaced people in Katsina, others - UN

Worsening violence has doubled the number of people displaced from northwest Nigeria to some 40,000 over the past four months, United Nations said on Friday. The UN’s refugee agency said...

Police free 300 people in chains in raid on Kaduna ‘Islamic centre’

27 September 2019
Police free 300 people in chains in raid on Kaduna ‘Islamic centre’

Police in Kaduna on Thursday raided a home with over 300 people in Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The cops freed about 300 people who were...

Islamic State says it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in Borno - Amaq

26 September 2019
Islamic State says it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in Borno - Amaq

Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency that it killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in the northeast state of Borno in attacks on Wednesday. There were clashes in the state...

Ghana arrests three people for plot against president

25 September 2019
Ghana arrests three people for plot against president

Ghana said police foiled a suspected coup on Friday when they arrested three people believed to have been amassing makeshift bombs, weapons and computer equipment in a plot targeting the...

How dismissed soldiers use uniforms to rob on highways

24 September 2019
How dismissed soldiers use uniforms to rob on highways

Fresh facts have emerged on how some dismissed personnel of Nigerian Army use their uniforms to rob innocent citizens on highways. The dismissed soldiers according to the police would hijack...

FG charges Sowore with treasonable felony, insulting Buhari

21 September 2019
FG charges Sowore with treasonable felony, insulting Buhari

Federal Government on Friday filed seven counts of treasonable felony and money laundering against the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters and a presidential candidate...

Nigerian accomplice in P&ID scam arraigned, remanded in prison

21 September 2019
Nigerian accomplice in P&ID scam arraigned, remanded in prison

Mr O.A. Adeniyi of Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja, yesterday, remanded Mrs. Grace Taiga, an alleged female accomplice in the multiple fraud involving P&ID in Suleja...

How I killed 7 women in hotels – Suspect

21 September 2019
How I killed 7 women in hotels – Suspect

A suspected serial killer, Mr Gracious David-West, 39, arrested by police has admitted killing at least seven women in hotels in Lagos, Owerri and Port Harcourt. The suspect was arrested...

Hotel killings: Women protest in Port Harcourt

19 September 2019
Hotel killings: Women protest in Port Harcourt

Hundreds of women on Wednesday morning marched to Government House in Port Harcourt, protesting killing of young women in hotels in Rivers State. The women, clad in black attire, called...

UK court orders ex-banker to return £7.3m laundered for Ibori

17 September 2019
UK court orders ex-banker to return £7.3m laundered for Ibori

A court in the United Kingdom has ordered a former Goldman Sachs banker, described as the linchpin in the money laundering schemes of Mr James Ibori, to return £7.3 million...

Burglars steal solid gold toilet worth N2.4bn from palace

15 September 2019
Burglars steal solid gold toilet worth N2.4bn from palace

A solid 18-carat gold toilet, worth £5 million (N2.4 billion), was stolen from Blenheim Palace in the early hours of yesterday and remains missing. The golden lavatory went on display...

Kidnapped professor found dead

11 September 2019
Kidnapped professor found dead

Kidnapped lecturer of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Mr Gideon Okedayo, has been found dead. Okedayo, a professor in Department of Mathematical Sciences and Acting Dean of...

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds - WHO

10 September 2019
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds - WHO

Number of people worldwide who die from suicide is declining but one person still kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to new figures from World Health Organization, which said countries...

Bank mistakenly credited a couple's account with N43m. They spent it

10 September 2019
Bank mistakenly credited a couple's account with N43m. They spent it

A Pennsylvania couple is facing felony theft charges after their bank accidentally put $120,000 (N43.2 million) in their account, and the couple spent most of it instead of contacting the...

Two Nigerians jailed for defrauding US consulate

09 September 2019
Two Nigerians jailed for defrauding US consulate

Special Fraud Unit of Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi, Lagos State, has secured the conviction of two fake visa agents, Messers Ismaila Adefila and Busari Kabiru, who defrauded United States consulate...

Commercial drivers cry out as kidnappers return to Kaduna-Abuja expressway

08 September 2019
Commercial drivers cry out as kidnappers return to Kaduna-Abuja expressway

After a lull, kidnappings have returned to Abuja-Kaduna expressway forcing many commercial drivers to abandon their business. Tension and apprehension have returned to the Kaduna-Abuja expressway following renewed rise of...

Southwest has lowest crime rate - IGP

06 September 2019
Southwest has lowest crime rate - IGP

Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, Thursday declared that available statistics have shown that Southwest has the lowest crime rate among the six geopolitical zones in the country. Adamu...

PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped

03 September 2019
PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped

Mr Udeh Okoye, National Youth Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has been kidnapped, police said Monday. Okoye went to his farm in his home Enugu State when he...

South African police arrest dozens after riots in Johannesburg

03 September 2019
South African police arrest dozens after riots in Johannesburg

Police arrested dozens of people in South Africa’s commercial capital Johannesburg on Monday after rioters looted shops, burned tyres and blocked road junctions - the second outbreak of urban rioting...

Scores killed as gunmen attack Taraba community

02 September 2019
Scores killed as gunmen attack Taraba community

Suspected militiamen attacked a community in Taraba State, yesterday morning and left at least 15 persons dead. Residents said the attackers were from Benue State, suggesting it was part of...

Man who stole $50 to be freed after 36 years in jail

31 August 2019
Man who stole $50 to be freed after 36 years in jail

An Alabama judge has ordered that a man who robbed a bakery of $50.75 (£41.72) be released from his life sentence. Alvin Kennard, 58, was handed the harsh sentence under...

IGP orders aerial surveillance of Southwest, Northwest

30 August 2019
IGP orders aerial surveillance of Southwest, Northwest

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in Southwest and Northwest. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba,...

More than 50 abducted in attack on Katsina village - Residents

29 August 2019
More than 50 abducted in attack on Katsina village - Residents

More than 50 people, including pregnant women and children, were abducted in a raid on a village in northwest Nigeria, seven residents told Reuters on Wednesday. The attack on Wurma...

Enugu recruits 1,700 forest guards to fight insecurity

29 August 2019
Enugu recruits 1,700 forest guards to fight insecurity

As part of efforts to curb kidnapping and other violent crimes, the recruitment of about 1,700 forest guards is ongoing in Enugu, a security source within the state has said....