15-year old boy stages own kidnap, demands ransom from dad

16 August 2019
15-year old boy stages own kidnap, demands ransom from dad

A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom. The minor, paraded in Jos, Plateau State capital on Thursday, told journalists...

Buhari’s aide on fight against corruption suspended on corruption allegations

15 August 2019
Buhari’s aide on fight against corruption suspended on corruption allegations

There are indications that the Presidency may prosecute Chairman of Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla for alleged forgery. Already, a Presidency Source has said...

Dramatic rescue of kidnap victim by police draws cheers

14 August 2019
Dramatic rescue of kidnap victim by police draws cheers

A 61-year-old businessman was on Tuesday evening rescued from his abductors by men of Nigeria Police in Gboko local government area of Benue State. The victim, Mr John Akombo, a...

Gunmen attack another UI female hostel

12 August 2019
Gunmen attack another UI female hostel

For the second time within one month, robbers invaded another hostel, Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall, in University of Ibadan, injured two students and carted away their phones, tablets, laptops and other...

Gangs use poison to kill 40 dogs in one town over a single night

09 August 2019
Gangs use poison to kill 40 dogs in one town over a single night

Criminals are killing a thousand dogs a week in so that they can break into homes and rob the owners without being savaged by their loyal family pets. As many...

Two arrested for impersonating Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari

08 August 2019
Two arrested for impersonating Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari

Two students of Department of Business Administration, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Amos Ehis Asuelimen, and Kelvin Ogashi have been arrested for impersonating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the President’s...

Court freezes N9.9bn accounts ‘linked to Ambode’

07 August 2019
Court freezes N9.9bn accounts ‘linked to Ambode’

Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts allegedly belonging to Lagos State Government over an alleged N9.9bn fraud. The accounts domiciled in First...

81 herdsmen convicted, 3,000 cows seized for violating Benue anti-grazing law - Gov

05 August 2019
81 herdsmen convicted, 3,000 cows seized for violating Benue anti-grazing law - Gov

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday in New York said no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law. Mr...

UK jails 3 Nigerians for laundering N440m for cult leader

05 August 2019
UK jails 3 Nigerians for laundering N440m for cult leader

Three Nigerian siblings in United Kingdom have been sentenced to 16 years in prison for laundering £1m (N440m) for Delta State politician and suspected Black Axe leader, Mr Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo....

How police rescued kidnapped Redeemed Church pastor, others

04 August 2019
How police rescued kidnapped Redeemed Church pastor, others

Police have identified the son of the late comedian, James Iroha, popularly called, Giringori, as one of five persons kidnapped along Sagamu-Benin-Ore Expressway last week. The victims included a magistrate...

Texas mass shooting leaves 20 dead

04 August 2019
Texas mass shooting leaves 20 dead

Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as "one of the most deadly...

Kidnapped RCCG pastors sighted in forest - Police

03 August 2019
Kidnapped RCCG pastors sighted in forest - Police

Ogun State Police Command on Friday disclosed that it has geographically located the forest where five pastors of Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) abducted at the J3, Ogbere – Ijebu...

Gunmen kidnap five Redeemed Church pastors, Adeboye announces

02 August 2019
Gunmen kidnap five Redeemed Church pastors, Adeboye announces

Five ministers of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have been abducted on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference at Redemption Camp, Ogun state. General Overseer of RCCG,...

We’ll use CCTV, drones to fight insecurity - Buhari

01 August 2019
We’ll use CCTV, drones to fight insecurity - Buhari

Federal Government, as part of efforts to stop killing and kidnapping by criminals and bandits, plans to install closed circuit television cameras on the highways in the country. President Muhammadu...

IGP calls on public to help search out and arrest banned IMN members

31 July 2019
IGP calls on public to help search out and arrest banned IMN members

Nigerian police are seeking help from the general public to arrest members of a banned Shi’ite Muslim group whose protests were declared illegal on Sunday, the country’s most senior policeman...

EFCC arrests 15 'Yahoo boys' for internet fraud in Ibadan

31 July 2019
EFCC arrests 15 'Yahoo boys' for internet fraud in Ibadan

Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, Tuesday, July 30, botched an attempt by a suspected internet fraudster to flush his phone down a toilet water...

16 heads get cut off as 52 die in prison riot

30 July 2019
16 heads get cut off as 52 die in prison riot

At least 52 inmates died, 16 of whom were decapitated, in a prison riot that broke out on Monday morning in the northern Brazilian state of Para, the state's prison...

Dozens of mourners killed by Boko Haram at a funeral in Borno

29 July 2019
Dozens of mourners killed by Boko Haram at a funeral in Borno

At least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno. Gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in...

Ibadan residents flee as NURTW factions engage in violent clash

29 July 2019
Ibadan residents flee as NURTW factions engage in violent clash

Gunshots boomed at the weekend in Egbeda area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, causing panic and pandemonium as residents ran for cover to avoid being hurt. Many residents around the...

Kidnapped Oyo CMD’s son, two hospital staff regain freedom

28 July 2019
Kidnapped Oyo CMD’s son, two hospital staff regain freedom

Mr Kayode Sule, son of Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, waylaid by suspected herdsmen and abducted and alongside two other hospital staff, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway has been...

Islamic State claims aid workers' kidnap in Borno

26 July 2019
Islamic State claims aid workers' kidnap in Borno

Islamic State’s West Africa branch on Thursday claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in northeast Nigeria. International aid agency Action Against Hunger said that a staff member and five...

Driver recounts anxious moment he escaped from gunmen who kidnapped CMD’s son, others

25 July 2019
Driver recounts anxious moment he escaped from gunmen who kidnapped CMD’s son, others

Suspected herdsmen, on Tuesday, laid an ambush at Ajebo end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and kidnapped three persons. Chief Medical Director of Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr Oladipupo Sule,...

Police vow to track down Miyetti Allah vigilante members in Ondo

24 July 2019
Police vow to track down Miyetti Allah vigilante members in Ondo

Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday said it had begun manhunt for the reported illegal herdsmen vigilante groups in the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said...

‘Through persuasion and dialogue’ with bandits, 200 kidnap victims regain freedom in Zamfara - Police

23 July 2019
‘Through persuasion and dialogue’ with bandits, 200 kidnap victims regain freedom in Zamfara - Police

Zamfara State Police Commissioner Usman Nagogo yesterday said through persuasion and dialogue, over 200 victims of kidnapping were rescued from the bandits and other militia groups in the last three...

Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Kwara

22 July 2019
Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Kwara

Four Turkish nationals have been abducted. The four, who are construction workers, were kidnapped by gunmen at a bar in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday night. An operation to try...

29 killed in fresh attack on Sokoto communities

21 July 2019
29 killed in fresh attack on Sokoto communities

Armed men attacked three communities in Goronyo Local Government of Sokoto State on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people, an official have said. Sokoto police spokesperson, Mr Muhammad Sadiq, said...

How Apple factory workers steal pieces of new iPhones - and sometimes get away

21 July 2019
How Apple factory workers steal pieces of new iPhones - and sometimes get away

Leaks are common in the tech industry, but for the past six years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to prevent them from getting out into the world....

Six missing after Boko Haram attacked aid convoy in Borno

20 July 2019
Six missing after Boko Haram attacked aid convoy in Borno

Six people are missing following an attack on an aid convoy in northeast Nigeria, an international aid organisation said on Friday with sources stating that it was carried out by...

In commando style, gunmen kill 2 soldiers, abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom

19 July 2019
In commando style, gunmen kill 2 soldiers, abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom

Unidentified gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate at a road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom. The incident was said to have occurred on...

Man attacks eight people with acid in Anambra market

16 July 2019
Man attacks eight people with acid in Anambra market

Eight persons have been reportedly attacked with a substance suspected to be acid by a yet to be identified man in Ugwuagba, Awada, near Onitsha, Anambra State. The suspect was...

Bandits demobilise Armoured Personnel Carrier, kill 10 in Katsina

15 July 2019
Bandits demobilise Armoured Personnel Carrier, kill 10 in Katsina

The new tactics of ambush of security personnel employed by bandits operating in Katsina apparently paid off for them again last Saturday as the hoodlums demobilised an Armoured Personnel Carrier...

Police demanded N1,000 from us to take Olakunrin to hospital – Aide

14 July 2019
Police demanded N1,000 from us to take Olakunrin to hospital – Aide

Mr Oke Olasehinde, an aide to the late Mrs Funke Olakunrin, Mr Fasoranti’s daughter, said his boss might have lived if not for the delay they encountered in taking her...

Herdsmen convert Ondo govt forest reserve into militia camp - Report

14 July 2019
Herdsmen convert Ondo govt forest reserve into militia camp - Report

Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that herdsmen have converted Ondo Government forest reserve located in Odigbo Local Government Area into a militia camp. This indication buttressed the widespread claim that...

Kidnappers kill senator’s uncle, abduct stepmother

14 July 2019
Kidnappers kill senator’s uncle, abduct stepmother

Kidnappers have killed an uncle of Mr Ishaku Abbo, senator representing Adamawa North, and taken away his stepmother. A witness said the kidnappers stormed Abbo’s country home in the early...

Osinbajo’s firm linked to company fingered in alleged N100bn fraud

13 July 2019
Osinbajo’s firm linked to company fingered in alleged N100bn fraud

A company in which Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a stake, Simmons Coopers Partners, has been linked to another firm, Ocean Trust Limited, which was fingered in an alleged N100bn scam...

How daughter of Afenifere leader was killed by suspected herdsmen

13 July 2019
How daughter of Afenifere leader was killed by suspected herdsmen

Daughter of 94-year old Mr Reuben Fasoranti, national leader of Pan Yoruba Socio- Political group, Afenifere, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was Friday shot dead by suspected herdsmen along Benin/Ore expressway. She...

Gunmen invade University of Ibadan, attack female hostel

13 July 2019
Gunmen invade University of Ibadan, attack female hostel

Two students of University of Ibadan (UI) were injured on Friday after some armed men attacked a female hostel in the institution. The affected students are resident of Obafemi Awolowo...

Suspected herdsmen kill daughter of Afenifere leader, Fasoranti

12 July 2019
Suspected herdsmen kill daughter of Afenifere leader, Fasoranti

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, says it has received information that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Mr Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen. Spokesman...

Mob kills man wrongly accused of stealing phone, throws body into lagoon

11 July 2019
Mob kills man wrongly accused of stealing phone, throws body into lagoon

In a grim case of jungle justice, Olamide Omolede, a 22-year-old man, was on Monday killed by hoodlums in Badore, Ajah, Lagos after he was wrongly accused of stealing a...

Boko Haram kills at least five soldiers in Borno - Sources

08 July 2019
Boko Haram kills at least five soldiers in Borno - Sources

Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country, killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen, sources told Reuters on Sunday. The...