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Federal govt urged to stop empowering Boko Haram by paying ransom for abductions

The senator representing Gombe south, Joshua Lidani, says the country is empowering Boko Haram insurgents by paying ransom for abducted persons.

Court remands three over alleged murder of motorcyclist

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of three men accused of killing a motorcyclist after robbing him of the property.

Labourer remanded over alleged kidnap of minor

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a labourer, Samaila Bala, over alleged kidnap of a six-year-old boy.

Senate panel alleges duplication in 2018 power ministry budget

The Senate Committee on Power yesterday alleged high level of duplication of items in the 2018 budget estimates of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, describing it as embarrassing and unacceptable.

EFCC urges Nigerians to give confidential information on financial crimes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged Nigerians to give confidential information on financial crimes and misappropriation going on in their areas.

Nigeria’s ambassador Sylvanus Nsofor presents credentials to Donald Trump

The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor, has presented his Letter of Credence to President Donald Trump.

Man gets four years jail term for raping 14-year-old girl

A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court Grade 1, has sentenced a 30-year-old Isah Mohammed to four years imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Father of three abducts, sodomises 15-year-old boy for one year

A Minna Chief Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday remanded a 65-year-old man, Patrick Kalu, in prison for allegedly having anal sex with a 15 years old boy.

Court remands eight alleged rapists in Minna

A Minna Grade 1 Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded in prison custody, eight suspects standing trial for raping four minors in Minna.

Kogi govt signs MoU with UNDP on rural devt

Kogi State government, through the office of the Special Adviser to the governor on Sustainable Development Goals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programmes in the area of rural infrastructure development.

Envoy, Nigerians in diaspora hopeful of better Nigeria

Nigerians in the diaspora have expressed optimism of a better future for Nigeria in spite of the myriad of challenges confronting the country.

Nigerians in US celebrate 57th independence anniversary

Nigerians cutting across tribes resident in the U.S. on Monday converged on the nation’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary of the country.

Man admits raping 8-year-old girl in Minna, risks life sentence

A Minna Grade 1 Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday reserved judgment after a 32-year-old man, Ayuba Salihu, pleaded guilty for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Court remands teenager for defiling minor in Minna

A Minna Magistrates’ Grade 1 Court on Tuesday remanded a teenager, Mose Lawal, accused of defiling a four-year-old girl in Niger.

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DSS operative allegedly brutalises journalist in Bayelsa

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Federal govt plans to make potato farmers net exporters

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Ibrahim Idris: Police lose 9,028 to retirement, dismissal, death annually

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