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Police recover large cache of illegal arms

03 March 2015, 20:18

The police have recovered a large cache of arms from unauthorised individuals following the recent order of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba.

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Synagogue collapse: Court adjourns ruling

03 March 2015, 19:11

An Ikeja High Court has adjourned ruling on a suit filed by the Synagogue Church of All Nations against the ongoing coroner's inquest into the collapsed guest house of the church till March 6.

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50 protesting JAMB candidates arrested in Benue

03 March 2015, 19:11

The Benue Police Command arrested 50 candidates of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for violent protests and stoning of security officials.

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Pregnant woman blames the devil for burning neighbour

03 March 2015, 18:16

A pregnant woman in Enugu has been arrested after she poured boiling water on her neighbour due to an altercation they had.

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Eight suspected political thugs arrested in Ibadan

03 March 2015, 17:16

The Oyo State Police said it had arrested eight persons for allegedly disrupting the campaign of Accord Party (AP) on Sunday at Ode-Ige, Odinjo, Ibadan.

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Dangote drops to 67th on billionaires list

03 March 2015, 17:22

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote dropped to 67th from 23rd on the 2015 Forbes billionaires released on Monday.

'It will take 7 years to fix power problem'

03 March 2015, 17:22

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Fortunato Leynes, said it will take at least seven years for the power issue to be fixed.

Jonathan promises victory against Boko Haram

03 March 2015, 16:19

President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to defeat Boko Haram, the armed group that has killed thousands of people in the North-East.

Military aims to beat Boko Haram before election

03 March 2015, 15:13

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

Pregnancy saves alleged Rivers suspect from custody

03 March 2015, 14:10

A Rivers State couple has appeared in court for allegedly defrauding a colleague money under the guise of selling him a car.

Defence Corps says winning the war against vandals

03 March 2015, 14:10

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS) Commandant General, Ade Abolurin, has warned vandals of government infrastructure to desist from such acts or face prosecution.

Tinubu threatens to sue AIT over documentary

03 March 2015, 13:10

A National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has threatened to sue the owners of African Independent Television for airing a documentary he deemed defamatory.

73 insurgents killed in Konduga attack

03 March 2015, 13:09

73 members of the Boko Haram sect were killed by the Nigeria soldiers when the terrorists made yet another futile attempt to capture Konduga town in Borno State.

Use of crash helmet to be enforced in Anambra

03 March 2015, 13:09

The Anambra State Command, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), said it would enforce the use of crash helmet among motorcyclists in Nnewi.

Scarcity: NNPC to import over 1bn litres of petrol

03 March 2015, 12:12

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation began fresh measures to halt what it described as artificially induced petrol scarcity noticeable in some parts of the country.

Aviation staff prepared for life after retiring

03 March 2015, 11:13

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has organized a workshop to prepare staff for life after employment.

Borno govt earmarks N164m for abattoir rehabilitation

03 March 2015, 11:15

The Borno government on Monday said it has earmarked N164 million for rehabilitation of the Maiduguri Central Abattoir to improve cleanliness in the slaughter house.

Fuel scarcity worsens in Lagos

03 March 2015, 09:56

Fuel scarcity worsened on Monday in Lagos, as long queue of motorists disturbed the free flow of traffic in some minor and major roads.

JUSUN in Ebonyi suspends strike

03 March 2015, 09:56

The Ebonyi chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), has suspended its industrial action with effect from Monday, March 2.

FG expresses determination to achieve inclusive growth, says Yuguda

03 March 2015, 07:56

The Minister of State for Finance, said the government was doing everything to ensure that the nation's wealth got to all sections of the society.

Chad troops seize town of Dikwa from Boko Haram

03 March 2015, 07:56

Chadian troops have driven Boko Haram militants out of the town of Dikwa, losing one soldier in the battle, an army spokesman said.

Banks reopen for business in Ijebe Odu

02 March 2015, 22:38

Banks in Ijebe Odu and Ijebe Igbo have been reopened for business following a fear of attacks from armed robbers.

Police threaten to strike on March 28

02 March 2015, 22:34

Aggrieved policemen have threatened to embark on a strike on March 28, the day of the general elections if their demands are not met.

Troops dominate operations in some communities of Yobe

02 March 2015, 22:34

The Defence Headquarters in Abuja said troops were dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to "rid" terrorists out of their hideouts in the communities.

Why Nigeria's restive oil region will only accept Jonathan

02 March 2015, 21:23

Jonathan's critics say the delta benefits disproportionately from his presidency, but evidence does not stand up the claim.

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