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No ransom paid for release of Emir of Zamfara - Police

27 March 2015, 21:36

The police in Zamfara have denied any payment to the gunmen that abducted the Emir of Bukkuyum, Alhaji Muhammad Usman, from his palace on March 20.

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Fire razes down shops in Umuahia

27 March 2015, 21:36

An early morning fire destroyed five shops and goods worth millions of naira in Umuahia.

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Okorocha's assistant found with illegal arms

27 March 2015, 20:21

Governor Rochas Okorocha's Senior Special Assistant has been arrested after police discovered illegal arms in his possession.

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Pipeline security contract to benefit communities

27 March 2015, 18:55

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, has said that the award of pipeline security contracts in the Niger Delta is a dream come.

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Five suspected kidnappers killed in Anambra

27 March 2015, 18:55

Five suspected kidnappers, were shot dead by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anambra State, while 18 others were arrested for various offences.

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Wamakko disburses N130m grant to artisans

27 March 2015, 18:50

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State disbursed N130 million as grant to 1 329 dyers, tanners, leather processors and workers.

Dangote truck crushes four people to death

27 March 2015, 18:50

Four people have been reportedly been crushed to death after a Dangote cement truck crashed into them in Ogun State.

Residents make cash withdrawals ahead of elections

27 March 2015, 18:04

Scores of Port Harcourt residents trooped to various Automated Teller Machines in the city to make cash withdrawals ahead of the March 28 presidential election.

Man detained for overtaking Gov. Chime's convoy

27 March 2015, 18:04

A man has been detained and tortured for driving into Governor Sullivan Chime's convoy attempting to kidnap him.

Chad president accuses Nigeria of lack of cooperation

27 March 2015, 17:22

Chad's President Idriss Deby has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to cooperate with the regional coalition battling the jihadists.

Security forces and public urged to embrace peace

27 March 2015, 16:41

The I-Nigerian Initiative, a prodemocracy organisation, called on security forces and all Nigerians to ensure peace during and after the general elections beginning on Saturday.

Etisalat announces executive appointments

27 March 2015, 16:41

Etisalat Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Dikko and Ken Ogujiofor as Vice Presidents for Regulatory and Corporate Affairs and Consumer Sales and Services respectively.

Kogi offices, banks deserted

27 March 2015, 15:54

Banks and Kogi State Government offices in Lokoja closed early on Friday, less than 24 hours away from the presidential election.

Troops finally reclaim Gwoza

27 March 2015, 14:53

The Nigeria military has confirmed the capturing Gwoza town, the last terrorist base in Borno State.

UK avails funds to fight Boko Haram

27 March 2015, 14:52

The United Kingdom has allocated £5 million of UK support for a new regional Task Force to tackle Boko Haram in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin area.

NEPC trains 150 youths on human capital development

27 March 2015, 15:54

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said it trained 150 youths on human capital development in Kano State.

Edo student sentenced for fraudelent car deal

27 March 2015, 14:15

An internet scammer has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment with hard labour for defrauding a buyer N100 000 in a phony car deal.

Imo market receives generator to boost power

27 March 2015, 14:15

The Imo State Government has commissioned a 500KVA transformer donated to the state’s Relief Market.

Rivers father, son up for internet scam

27 March 2015, 13:30

A Rivers State man and his son have appeared in court for alleged internet scam after they allegedly failed to account for some vehicles found in their possession.

Accountant General denies diversion of N120m NUJ dues

27 March 2015, 12:04

The office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) has denied the allegation by Nigerian Union of Journalists that it was owing the union over N120 million in non-remitted union dues.

UNAIDS to suppress HIV by 2020 - Country Director

27 March 2015, 13:31

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says it will suppress HIV by 2020.

Abuja airport records heavy passenger movement

27 March 2015, 12:46

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday experienced heavy flow of passengers at both the domestic and international wings ahead of the 2015 Presidential Election holding on Saturday.

Moro seeks partnership with states to improve condition of prison inmates

27 March 2015, 12:46

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has called on State Governments to re-double efforts in assisting the Federal Government to improve condition of prisoners.

Group sensitises deaf women on reproductive health

27 March 2015, 12:04

Ipas Nigeria, an NGO, on Thursday sensitised deaf women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on reproductive healthcare.

Electricity commission explains tariff cut

27 March 2015, 11:16

The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, said on Thursday that the recent cut in electricity tariff affects only residential, industrial and commercial consumers.

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