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Is Boko Haram that powerful to delay the elections?

26 January 2015, 21:37

APC said that delaying next month's election because of raging Boko Haram violence would mark "a victory" for the insurgents.

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More terrorists killed in fight to control Borno State

26 January 2015, 21:37

The Defense has inflicted more casualties on terrorists that attempted to take over parts of Borno State.

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Military fights to recapture town from Boko Haram

26 January 2015, 20:30

Troops backed by air strikes were fighting to recapture the northeastern town of Monguno from Boko Haram insurgents who had seized it a day earlier.

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UI gets new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

26 January 2015, 20:30

Prof. Gbemisola Oke of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), has been elected the 7th Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution.

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143 traffic offenders convicted in Plateau

26 January 2015, 19:32

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it apprehended 222 offenders in Plateau for various traffic offences.

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Jigawa to immunise millions of children against polio

26 January 2015, 19:21

The Jigawa government said it planned to immunise 1 578 000 children against polio virus across the state in the first round of the 2015 exercise.

Nigeria's gas supply market hits 2billion cfbd

26 January 2015, 18:29

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Nigeria has grown its gas supply market from 300 million to two billion cubic feet per day (cfpd).

Thousands of Sokoto children to immunised against polio

26 January 2015, 17:28

Gwadabawa and Illela local governments in Sokoto State plan to immunise 210 000 children of five years an below during the four-day January 2015 polio immunsation

Thousands flee Monguno, swarm Maiduguri

26 January 2015, 17:28

Some 5 000 people have fled their homes amid the escalating terror in Monguno town in Borno State this past weekend.

Petrol marketers reluctant to sell N87 in Kano

26 January 2015, 16:26

Petrol marketers in Kano are still reluctant to sell the commodity since the reduction in its pump price to N87 per litre.

Borno governor expresses sadness over terrorist attacks

26 January 2015, 16:26

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno expressed sadness over Sunday's attempted attack on Maiduguri by suspected insurgents.

Jonathan wants multinational task force to fight Boko Haram

26 January 2015, 15:25

President Goodluck Jonathan said Nigeria was pleased with the international community’s agreement with it on the multinational task force initiative in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency.

Two teen girls killed in Ondo for rituals

26 January 2015, 14:23

Two teen girls were victims of suspected ritual killings at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Buhari's certificate: Police deny murder of college's principal

26 January 2015, 13:19

The Katsina Police Command dispelled rumour over the alleged murder of Ballo Isyaku, Principal of Government College, Katsina, who released Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate.

Accused father killer removes his testicles

26 January 2015, 13:19

A university dropout who was accused of killing his 75-year-old father has castrated himself while in police detention.

Hundreds of drug suspects arrested in Bayelsa

26 January 2015, 12:13

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it arrested 185 suspects and seized 247 kg of illegal drugs in the state.

Government mulls ban on porn websites

26 January 2015, 11:08

The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.

Maiduguri under curfew as Boko Haram threatens take-over

26 January 2015, 08:57

The Nigeria military has announced a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, after repelling terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram group on Sunday.

Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri, scores killed

26 January 2015, 08:04

Attacks by Boko Haram in Maiduguri has killed more than 200 combatants, as well as other terrorist acts in other areas of the north.

Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied US visas

25 January 2015, 18:36

The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria's election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

Troops fight Boko Haram in Maiduguri

25 January 2015, 13:09

Troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in Maiduguri.

Boko Haram frees at least 190 in Yobe state

25 January 2015, 13:10

Boko Haram has released at least 190 captives, who returned to their community in the northeast state of Yobe, officials say.

Kerry says to visit Nigeria 'in a couple of days'

23 January 2015, 22:31

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he visit Nigeria "in a couple of days" as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram.

IGP decorates new offices to their roles

23 January 2015, 22:31

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has decorated ten newly-promoted senior police officers.

No need for UN or AU-backed force against Boko Haram

23 January 2015, 21:31

Nigeria's top security official ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat.

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