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Court sentences man to six years in prison for stealing jewellery

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old man, Simon Bedangzak, to six years in prison with hard labour for stealing jewellery and clothes.
Tukur Buratai

Adamawa attack: Terrorists won’t try it in future – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Saturday said the recent attempt by terrorists to infiltrate parts of Adamawa State and the response of the troops is a testimony that the Nigerian army is committed to the fight against terrorism.
Fortuna Dusseldorf of Germany goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is elated to be in Nigeria’s squad for Sunday’s international friendly encounter against the Selecao of Brazil.

Maduka Okoye: Super Eagles camp experience amazing

Germany-based Super Eagles goal keeper Maduka Okoye has described his National team camp experience over the last couple of months as an amazing one.
Gernot Rohr

Afcon: Don’t write off Nigeria’s chances to win the title – Gernot Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr is not writing off Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) hopes as they turn their attention to the Round of 16.
Ahmed Musa leads Super Eagles to 2019 AFCON

Afcon: Nigeria not afraid of any country – Ahmed Musa

Nigeria star Ahmed Musa stated that they are not scared to play against any team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Man in police net over alleged murder of ‘call girl’

Oladipo Oyefemi, 33, a construction worker and graduate of Geology and Minning from the University of Jos, has been arrested by the Police in Jos for allegedly killing a 24-year-old woman, Patience Musa.
Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa has stated that the poor pitch of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba contributed to the team’s uninspiring display against the Pirates of Seychelles Friday.

U-23 AFCONQ: Ahmed Musa doles out N4 million to Nigerian team

Super Eagles’ acting skipper Ahmed Musa has fulfilled his promise of giving the Nigeria U-23 team a million naira for every goal they score against their Libyan counterparts in their return leg clash.

Boko Haram kills 3 soldiers as troops clear 13 hideouts

The Nigeria army says it lost three soldiers after successfully clearing 13 Boko Haram hideouts in the Sambisa Forest in one week.

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Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
Remo Stars’ Vice-Captain and defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem has been allegedly shot dead in Sagamu, Ogun State, by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria mourns slain footballer as police deny brutality

Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rival cult members arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested members of ‘Aiye’ and ‘Eiye’ confraternity who engaged themselves in a battle for supremacy over the weekend at Iso Isu area of Ijora Badia.
“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.

SITE: Al-Qaeda group confirms death of leader, appoints successor

“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.