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House of Reps express displeasure over neglect over rural telephony facilities

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Rural Development on Tuesday in Ibadan expressed displeasure with the non-functional state of the rural telephony facilities across the country.

Gunmen kill village head in ‎Plateau

A village head in Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State, was on Sunday night murdered in his home at Fakkos village by yet to be identified persons.

62-year-old man gets five-year jail term for unlawful possession of drugs

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday sentenced a 62-year-old man, Hycinth Njoku, to five years’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of hard drugs.

Plateau CAN urges Christians to unite to tackle challenges

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau chapter, has decried the lack of unity among Christians, and declared that the travails of the faithful would only worsen if the Church remained divided.

Plateau varsity denies increasing school fees

The Plateau State University, Bokkos, has dismissed reports claiming that it had raised fees.

Floods kill 10, displace 7,342 in Plateau

Ten people lost their lives, while 7, 342 others were displaced by flooding in Plateau between May and July this year, according to a top official of the Plateau Government.

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Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size-documents

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone

Psychiatric hospital staff dragged to court over alleged N14m fraud

A Staff of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Stella Achara, has been dragged to a High Court by the Police authority in Enugu for allegedly duping unsuspected job seekers to the tune of N14million.

Schools closed, flights delayed after UK snowfall

Britain was recovering Monday after heavy snow brought freezing temperatures, shutting hundreds of schools and disrupting flights for a second day.

Driver docked over theft of bags of maize

A 24-year-old driver, Mansur Lawan, who allegedly stole 600 bags of maize worth N3.3 million from his employer, on Monday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Ronaldo v Neymar as Real draw PSG in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were on Monday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League last 16 clash.

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PDP liberated North-East from Boko Haram – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party liberated the northeastern part of Nigeria from Boko Haram insurgency but the terrorists are now attacking the area under the All Progressives Congress-led government.

FIRS challenges suit seeking tax relief for oil firms

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, yesterday, asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit by two oil companies, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited and Suntrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited, seeking to be allowed to enjoy 5-year tax relief.

2019: APC Governors stand with President Buhari – Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed surprise with the statement credited to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the endorsement of President Mohammadu Buhari for the 2019 election by the governors.

DR Congo displacement crisis ‘worse than Middle East’ – NRC

Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing "a mega-crisis", aid agencies say.

Treasury looters won’t return to power in 2019 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged those who want to contest against him in 2019 to an integrity test, stating that those who ruled Nigeria without vision and looted the nation’s treasury are the same people boasting that they will displace the APC government and return to office.