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Amnesty International

Amnesty: Authorities must investigate deadly pipeline explosion

The Nigerian authorities must urgently investigate the recent catastrophic pipeline explosion in Komkom community in Oyigbo, Rivers State and take urgent step to stop further tragedies said Amnesty International.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government assesses impact of flooding, assures victims of relief materials

The Edo State Government has assessed the impact of flooding in different parts of Benin communities for the delivery of relief materials to affected people.
The killings raised tension and led to influx of fleeing victims into Jalingo, the state capital led to the imposition of 14 hours curfew late Monday night by the state government.

Six killed, scores injured as women protest over attack on Kona

Six persons were reported been killed while thirty two others were also injured in an attack launched by suspected herdsmen Monday night on Janibanibu a Kona community close to Jalingo under Ardo Kola local government area of the state.
Lagos State High Court

Gang-rape victim seeks withdrawal of case from court

A victim, who was allegedly gang-raped by the son of a Lagos hotelier, Don-Chima George, and his friend, Olusegun Rasak, has sought to withdraw the case from court.

Rivers youth leader tasks police, others to rescue three kidnapped Lebanese

Mr Mkpon Ijonama, President, Andoni Youth Coalition, has urged the police and other stakeholders to swing into action and ensure the rescue of three Lebanese construction workers kidnapped in Rivers on Saturday.

Eighteen people die in Ondo road crash

The victims were said to have been burnt beyond recognition in the crash that occurred along Akure-Owo Highway.

Kidnapper: I’ve lost count of number of people I killed in one year

A suspected kidnapper, Sani Haruna aka Gayu, who was arrested by the Inspector General of Police special team has confessed to newsmen that he has lost count of the number of people he killed for failing to pay ransom.

Killer of female undergraduate student nabbed in Anambra

Police in Anambra State said they have arrested the suspected murderer of Chinasa Pauline Agbata, a female student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

UN receives 37 sexual abuse allegations against personnel

The United Nations received 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its personnel in the first quarter of 2019, according to one of its spokespersons.

Activists: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s eye riddled with bullet particles

A civil rights organisation, Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection, on Thursday commended the Federal Government for allowing foreign medical doctors to examine the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, and his wife.

Thirty escape as bus catches fire in Onitsha

No fewer than thirty women and children on Friday escaped death by whiskers after a Coaster bus conveying them went into flames in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen abduct eight in Zamfara, demand N50 million

Eight persons have again been abducted in Kanoma town of the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State by unknown gunmen.
Moses Siloko Siasia

NYPF advocate measures to combat illegal migration

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of illegal migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC governors award to President Buhari an endorsement of failure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the presentation of a leadership award to President Muhammadu Buhari by governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a shameful endorsement of failure.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Ramadan: APC, PDP task Nigerians to resist divisive agents

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have urged Nigerians, particularly Muslim Ummah, to seize the holy month of Ramadan fast, pray for the peace, security and development of the country.

16 feared dead in Kano auto crash

No fewer than 16 persons were feared dead on Friday night in an auto crash involving three commercial vehicles at Tukwi village along Dambatta-Daura road in Kano State.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Official: 3,148 Edo flood victims to benefit from NEMA grants

Mr Ifeanyi Omoje, the Head of Operations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says over 3,148 farmers affected by the 2018 flood in Edo will benefit from the agency’s grants.

Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreign oil workers

Gunmen in Nigeria’s restive oil-rich south have attacked an oil rig, kidnapping a British, a Canadian and a Nigerian worker, security forces said Sunday.

Recent Stories

Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.