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Oyo ruler dies in car crash few days after arraignment

09 December 2016, 18:00

A traditional ruler in Oyo State has died in a road accident after his car collided with a truck.

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Buhari's school feeding programme commences

09 December 2016, 18:00

President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced the much-awaited school feeding programme for Nigerian pupils.

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53 persons burnt to death in Edo accident

09 December 2016, 17:11

53 persons were burnt to death in a motor crash that occurred on Thursday evening at Abudu town along Benin-Agbor-Onitsha express road.

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Obanikoro in fresh N450m election cash scandal

09 December 2016, 17:11

The EFCC quizzed a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, for allegedly receiving N450m from the Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in Lagos State, Adewale Onilere.

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Reps move to impose time limit on appointment of ministers

09 December 2016, 16:04

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill proposing that nomination for appointment of ministers should not be later than 30 days from when the president takes oath of office.

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My husband shaved my hair for rituals, wife tells court

09 December 2016, 17:04

A Customary Court in Mapo, Ibadan, has dissolved the five year-old marriage between Olumide Asogbon and her wife, Idowu, a mother of two, over threat to her life.

Courts grants order to arrest, sack Amaechi, Onu

09 December 2016, 15:32

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted an order seeking the arrest and immediate sack of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his Science and Technology counterpart, Ogbonnaya Onu.

Army kills bandits, rustlers

09 December 2016, 14:27

The Nigerian Army has killed nine armed bandits and livestock rustlers in Zamfara State as clearance operations against perpetrators intensify.

Tension as Nigeria Police Force website is suspended

09 December 2016, 14:27

The Police Service Commission website (www.psc.gov.ng ) website was suspended on Thursday leaving thousands of the successful applicants unable to access the website.

Supreme Court decides Tambuwal’s fate today

09 December 2016, 14:27

Supreme Court will on Friday deliver judgement in a legal action challenging the nomination of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State by the APC, for the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.

Jibrin turns down Reps' invitation

09 December 2016, 13:29

Suspended lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin said that he will not honour the invitation to appear before the House of Representatives’ Ethics Committee.

Air Force personnel kill man over prostitute

09 December 2016, 12:02

A 60-year-old man was killed at a brothel in Maiduguri, Borno State, after a quarrel with some personnel of the Nigeria Air Force.

Reps halt NHIS’s funds release to HMOs

09 December 2016, 11:16

The House of Representatives has called on the National Health Insurance (NHIS) to put on hold further quarterly release of funds to the Health Maintenance organizations (HMOs) pending the outcome of investigation.

US calls for release of Shiites leader

09 December 2016, 10:01

The United States has urged Nigeria to abide by court rulings and release Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky.

FG confirms Monday as public holiday

09 December 2016, 07:57

The Federal Government has declared Monday next week as a public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

Navy nabs five for Niger Delta oil crimes

09 December 2016, 07:57

The Nigerian Navy has arrested five suspects for alleged oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.

Rivers trio quizzed for cloning and forgery

08 December 2016, 22:10

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives in Port Harcourt have arrested three men on suspicion of cloning social media accounts and telephone numbers of prominent people.

PHOTOS: Fayose in Christmas mood, appears in Spiderman mask

08 December 2016, 22:10

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose seems to be ready for Christmas as he was sighted putting on a Christmas cap with a Spiderman mask.

Nigerian military to reopen key Borno road after 3 years

08 December 2016, 21:31

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno said on Thursday that the Nigerian military is poised to re-open the Maiduguri-Magumeri-Gubio and Damasak roads.

‘My husband left because I refused to give him oral sex’

08 December 2016, 21:31

A 42-year-old woman, Fausat Ayinde has approached a Lagos Island Customary Court on Thursday for the dissolution of her 15-year-old marriage on grounds of emotional abuse.

Unemployed man in court for allegedly hitting cop with charm

08 December 2016, 20:09

A 22-year-old unemployed man, Niyi Akande, who allegedly hit a police officer with a charm, was docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

08 December 2016, 18:14

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline for serving Europe, North Africa.

Senate fails to screen EFCC boss

08 December 2016, 17:25

The Nigerian Senate failed to screen the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG gives notice of strike

08 December 2016, 17:25

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has given notice of a 3-day nation-wide warning strike from the first week of January 2017.

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