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Train collides with four elephants India

A passenger train collided with a herd of elephants crossing the tracks in India’s northeast, an official said Sunday, killing four of the endangered animals in the high-speed accident.

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Immigration service rescues 139 human trafficking victims in Oyo

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command, said on Wednesday that it rescued 139 victims from human traffickers in 2017.

Nigeria will perform credibly at ITTF top 16 in Nairobi – coach

The National Table Tennis Coach, Nosiru Bello, on Wednesday said the country would perform credibly at the forthcoming International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Top 16 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Court adjourns hearing of ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki‘s case until March 22

An FCT High Court, on Wednesday adjourned until March 22, continuation of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser, retired Col Sambo Dasuki, pending outcome of judgment of the Supreme Court on his appeal.

94 school girls ‘missing’ after Boko Haram attack on Yobe school

Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potential scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago.

Man jailed for 60 years for defiling 12-year-old

Barely three weeks after the commissioning of a Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos, yesterday delivered its first judgement by sentencing a 58-year-old tailor, Cobina Iziejen, to 60 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).

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Retirees want central bank review pension

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Pensioners’ Welfare Association has called on the bank’s governor to review its members’ pensions in accordance with an agreement entered into in 2017.

Man gets six strokes of cane for criminal intimidation

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that one Safiyanu Abdullahi was given six strokes of the cane for criminal intimidation.

US, Turkey agree to normalise relations – Turkish FM

Turkey and the U.S. have decided to “establish mechanisms” to normalize relations between them, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from Ankara.

INEC: We’ll investigate Kano underage voters’ allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it would send a high powered team from its headquarters to investigate the alleged involvement of underage persons in last Saturday’s local government election in Kano State.

FAAC disbursements increase by 25% in 2017 – NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Tuesday in Abuja said the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursements increased by 25 per cent in 2017.