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United Nations ‘alarmed’ by DRC crackdown

The UN said it was "deeply alarmed" by the actions of security forces in DR Congo during anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa last Sunday, and believe the toll of victims during the crackdown "may be higher".

Father of murder victim dies after throwing grenades in Ukraine court

The father of a murdered victim detonated two hand grenades in a courtroom in the Ukrainian city of Nikopol and died in the explosion, police said on Thursday.

Kidnappers of Lagos school children surrender arms in Ondo

No fewer than 20 members of militant groups terrorizing Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states Tuesday surrendered their arms in line with the amnesty programme introduced by the Ondo State government.

Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said.

Why there are many illegal firearms in Nigeria – expert

A front-line security consultant and former British police officer, Vince Onyekwelu, has said the recent seizure of arms, especially pump-action rifles, by the Nigerian Customs Service, paints a worrisome picture.

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Nigerians accept I’m doing my best – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerians were accepting that his administration was doing its best, even if they were doing so grudgingly.

Police arrest 27 suspects, recover arms in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested 27 suspects for various crimes in the state.

Arsene Wenger called referee Mike Dean ‘a disgrace’ – FA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned referee Mike Dean's honesty and called him "a disgrace" during an angry exchange after last month's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, it has been revealed.

Federal govt pays YouWin awardees N11 billion

The Federal Government has disbursed over N11bn to the beneficiaries of the third edition of the YouWiN! programme from 2015 to date.

N-Power: Mass unemployment a timebomb – Governor Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the mass unemployment challenge currently facing the country, describing it as a time bomb to which the government must pay an urgent attention to.

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Minister Audu Ogbeh explains cattle colony policy

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has come up with an explanation of the new policy of establishment of cattle colonies, against the earlier idea of ranching, across the country.

Prisoner declared dead wakes up before autopsy

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday.

Two teenage girl ‘bombers’ shot dead in Borno

Two teenage girls wearing explosive vests were shot dead by soldiers in a town in north eastern Nigeria just days after a blast killed 14 worshippers, militia sources told AFP on Tuesday.

Anderlecht join chase for Super Eagles ace Tyronne Ebuehi

The Dutch media have reported that Belgian champions Anderlecht have joined the hot chase for “versatile” Tyronne Ebuehi.

1,800 Islamic clerics issue ‘fatwa’ against suicide bombings

No fewer than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled on Tuesday said.