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INEC to conduct bye-elections in Kwara

25 May 2016, 21:29

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has chosen the date of May 28 for the conduct of bye-elections in Nasarawa and Kwara.

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Suspects nabbed for violent crimes by police in Nigeria

25 May 2016, 21:29

Police have reported the arrest of a number of suspects wanted for a series of violent crimes around the country.

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Perfect time to diversify Nigerian economy - Buhari

25 May 2016, 20:51

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari earlier today said that there was no better time to diversify the country's economy than now.

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Court orders FG to allow Dasuki access to lawyers

25 May 2016, 20:51

An Abuja High Court has ordered the Federal Government to allow detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, unrestricted access to his lawyers to enable him prepare for his trial.

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Niger Delta Avengers warned to leave Itsekiri land

25 May 2016, 19:52

Niger Delta Avengers have been warned by Itsekiri leaders in Delta State to avoid their land as they have claimed responsibility in a series of bombings in the state.

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Nigeria facing 'tomato Armageddon' over crop infestation

25 May 2016, 20:52

Rose Edet never thought buying tomatoes for her busy Lagos restaurant would be an issue. But the rising cost is causing her a headache and affecting her customers' favourite Nigerian dishes.

Senate uncovers N447bn scam in import duty waivers

25 May 2016, 19:32

The Senate said it has uncovered a N447.42 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated in the administration of import duty waivers, concessions and grants by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.

FG declares May 30 public holiday

25 May 2016, 19:32

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 30 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2016 Democracy Day

Ekiti workers down tools over unpaid salaries

25 May 2016, 18:24

Organised Labour has issued another 48-hour ultimatum to the Ekiti state government to pay the December deductions or face an industrial action.

FG appoints new DGs of NBC, FRCN, NTA, VON, NOA, NAN

25 May 2016, 18:24

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Chief Executives of six different information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture.

$153m Diezani's scam: EFCC re-arrests Fidelity Bank MD

25 May 2016, 17:34

The EFCC has rearrested Nnamdi Okonkwo, the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, over the discovery of $153 million in new funds also laundered through the bank by former Nigerian oil minister.

Apologise for comments on Chibok girls, Northern group tells Fayose

25 May 2016, 16:29

A group of northern youth has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to apologise for his previous comments that no Chibok girl was missing.

Fuel increase an indirect tax on Nigerians - Fayose

25 May 2016, 16:29

Outspoken Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has revealed that the increase in the pump price of fuel is a mere disguise for indirect tax being imposed on Nigerians.

Appeal Court rejects Kanu appeal

25 May 2016, 15:05

The Court of Appeal has thrown out the appeal lodged before it by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu challenging his trial by the Federal Government.

Senate summons Adeosun, Emefiele over state of economy

25 May 2016, 15:05

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it and brief the senators on the current state of the economy.

WATCH: Two Nigerians paraded for prostitution in Russia

25 May 2016, 14:03

Two Nigerian ladies were arrested and paraded for engaging in prostitution in Russia.

Nigeria youth council president released from DSS custody

25 May 2016, 20:53

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the detained President of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, after about one month of detention.

PENGASSAN suspends planned strike as FG, NLC resume talks

25 May 2016, 17:34

The ultimatum by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN to embark on a nationwide strike effective mid-night Tuesday, has been suspended.

Mayhem reigns as cultists storm Ibadan

25 May 2016, 10:46

Gunmen suspected of belonging to rival gangs have caused havoc in Ibadan after they stormed the area, terrorising residents and causing motorists to flee.

PHOTO: Grandmother tortures baby, removes one eye

25 May 2016, 10:46

A two-year-old boy, Musa Murtala, is currently battling to live at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano, Punch reported.

There is no money to run Government - Amaechi

25 May 2016, 09:24

Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has urged Nigerians to be patience when it comes to service delivery, claiming that the Government has run out of of money to keep operations afloat.

Fuel price hike: NLC, FG resume talks

25 May 2016, 09:24

The Nigeria Labour Congress led by Mr. Ayuba Wabba and the Federal Government will resume the suspended talks on the N145 fuel pump price on Wednesday, Punch reported.

Man rapes 15 year old at gunpoint, blames devil

25 May 2016, 08:30

An Enugu man has been arrested from the rape of a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint in the Udenu LGA of the state.

Lagos man declared wanted after impregnating 12 year old niece

25 May 2016, 07:41

A Lagos native has found himself on the police's wanted list following reports that he had impregnated his 12-year-old niece.

Over 43,000 ghost workers appear on military payroll

25 May 2016, 07:41

The Federal Government has uncovered and removed a staggering 43,000 people from its payroll after discovering that they were ghost workers.

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