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Motorcyclist strikes policeman dead in Lagos

23 October 2014, 14:08

A motorcyclist, Bakare Lukman, has been arrested for striking a police officer dead with an iron rod in the Meiran area of Lagos State.

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Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

23 October 2014, 13:06

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

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Two robbery suspects arrested in Gombe

23 October 2014, 13:06

The Police command in Gombe said it had arrested two robbery suspects and two immigration officers for illegally collecting money from applicants to provide them with employment.

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Reps approve Jonathan's $1bn loan request for military hardware

23 October 2014, 12:07

The House of Representatives has approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

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Labour protests decentralisation of minimum wage

23 October 2014, 15:14

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has threatened to embark on strike following the decision of the National Assembly to move wages from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.

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Boko Haram kidnaps 60 women in Adamawa

23 October 2014, 12:07

Despite efforts by the federal government to negotiate the release of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram in April, about 60 women were reportedly kidnapped in Adamawa State.

Fayose orders closure of speaker's filling station

23 October 2014, 12:07

The Ekiti State Government sealed off four filling stations in Ado-Ekiti including T. Five Integrated Service Filling Station belonging to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin.

Anti-graft agency urges stakeholders to track budgets

23 October 2014, 11:03

The EFCC has urged stakeholders in the fight against corruption to track the performance of budgets at various levels of government.

Anambra woman gets 30 years for human trafficking

23 October 2014, 10:03

The Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja has sentenced one Nneka Ebelechukwu (30) from Idemili local government area of Anambra state to 30 years imprisonment for human trafficking.

New police unit to curb communal clashes

23 October 2014, 10:03

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba has set up an entity to address communal clashes.

New police taskforce to address cattle rustling

23 October 2014, 09:05

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has set up a taskforce to deal with cattle rustling amid a surge in such crimes.

Terrorists ravage another Borno town

23 October 2014, 09:05

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked another Borno town killing three people and setting houses and churches ablaze.

Lagos 'Ebola hospital' battles to recover

23 October 2014, 07:45

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

Blast rocks bus station in Bauchi

23 October 2014, 07:45

A large explosion has rocked a bus station in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the extremists.

Woman insists on marrying sister’s husband

22 October 2014, 22:32

A 25-year-old lady identified simply as Angela is insisting on marrying her elder sister’s husband despite threats to her life.

Are celebrities too extravagant when it comes to spending?

22 October 2014, 21:22

Nollywood actress Chike Ike is on holiday in Dubai, and while on break from the film industry she rented a yacht for two days at $24 000 (N3.8million).

Police boss orders nationwide audit of police armouries

22 October 2014, 21:22

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered a thorough audit of the force armouries nationwide.

Osun declares October 27 public holiday

22 October 2014, 20:31

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has declared Monday, October 27, as a public holiday to mark Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1436).

Jonathan reshuffles cabinet

23 October 2014, 11:03

President Goodluck Jonathan has carried out a minor cabinet reshuffling of his cabinet following the resignation of seven ministers last week.

Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

22 October 2014, 19:28

Days after the military raised hopes by announcing extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.

Two pilgrims from Kebbi die during 2014 Hajj

22 October 2014, 18:28

The Deputy Governor, Kebbi, Ibrahim Aliyu, said two pilgrims from the state died during the just concluded pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Lagos honours late British envoy Carter

22 October 2014, 17:20

Lagos paid its respects to the late British Deputy High Commissioner, Peter Carter, who passed away recently.

Man arraigned for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl

22 October 2014, 17:20

Dunstan Ukaga, who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Ebute-Metta.

Ebola: 'Stop discriminating against Nigerians'

22 October 2014, 17:18

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminu Wali has asked countries to stop further discrimination and stigmatisation of Nigerians over Ebola after the main UN health body certified the country free of the virus.

Women protest non-release of Chibok girls in Ondo

22 October 2014, 17:18

The women’s wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) demonstrated in Akure, the Ondo State capital following the delay in the release of the abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State by the Boko Haram sect.

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