North Central

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Police confirm beheading of 5-year-old in Nasarawa

A relative said the boy went to excrete on Monday and never returned.


How Governor Bello is impoverishing Kogi residents — Reps Sunday Karimi

The governor’s spokesperson denies claims the verification exercise brought hardship to residents, dragged for too long or even unnecessary.

Gov Ortom of Benue State signing  Anti Open Grazing and Anti Kidnapping, Abduction, Cultism and Terrorism bills into law in Makurdi on Monday (22/5/17)
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Benue bans open-grazing as Gov. Ortom signs new bill

The anti-grazing law targets the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue.

Abuja on map

Abuja minister suspends chieftaincy appointments by traditional rulers

The suspension was contained in a recent circular released by the Office of the FCT Permanent Secretary.

Plateau State University, PLASU

Plateau varsity recalls suspended SSANU chairman, secretary

The officials were suspended for alleged insubordination.

City Gate, Abuja

Nigeria suspends payment of tenement rates in capital, Abuja

The suspension notice is contained in a circular by Permanent Secretary Babatope Ajaikaye.

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara names state varsity after Saraki

The government recognises and “outstanding politician, mentor and philanthropist”.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

Benue students review state govt’s performance on SDGs

The students reviewed specific projects embarked upon by the state government.

House of Reps

Lawmaker “committed political suicide by leaving PDP” – Party Chairman

The lawmaker announced his decision to join the APC on Wednesday.

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom [Photo credit:]

Benue to sign anti-grazing bill into law – Gov. Ortom

Benue will be the second state to ban open grazing after Ekiti State.

Kogi State Map

Two Nigerian police officers shot dead

The officers were attacked early Tuesday.

Babangida Aliyu [Photo:]

EFCC files fresh charges against Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu

The former Niger governor, accused of N1 billion fraud, was granted N200 million bail

Niger State on Nigerian Map

Niger community deserted after Mosque killings

About 20 people were killed on Sunday while praying.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Activities resume in Kogi hospitals after doctors suspend strike

The strike lasted 11 days.

FMC Lokoja

Doctors in Kogi suspend 10-day old strike

The state’s chapter of NMA had directed its members to embark on indefinite strike from May 3.

A 74-year-old retired police officer,  Mr Iheanacho Ariwodo (First right), being registered during the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration at the INEC office in Umuahia on Thursday (4/5/17). 
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Abuja residents turn voter registration to brisk business

Residents, unable to queue for hours, bought spaces on the queue.

FILE PHOTO: Ebonyi indigenes thronged the government house in Abakaliki on Tuesday to obtain job creation forms.

N-Power: Beneficiaries in Nasarawa protest non-payment of 5 months stipend

“All those who are yet to be paid have already reported to their respective places of primary assignment,” an official said.

Former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan in court over corruption charges

Suswam withdraws N10 billion fundamental human rights suit against SSS

The former governor said there was no longer need for the suit.

Former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan in court over corruption charges

Four persons jailed one year each for attempting to defraud governor

The convicts tried to dupe the then governor in 2013.


We were starved, cheated by Kogi official – Basketball players

The Kogi girls accused their coordinator of misappropriating their funds.


Kidnapped mother, sister of Nasarawa lawmaker regain freedom

They were abducted at their residence in Moroa village in Akwanga on Saturday.


Nigerian Army, Unilorin sign MoU on officers’ training

Senior army officers will be able to undertake academic training at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the university.


‘Herdsmen’ attack Benue communities, kill eight — Police

The attackers reportedly arrived from neighbouring Taraba States.

VIO officials

Management reacts as Abuja motorists accuse VIO officials of fraud

Victims narrate their experiences with VIO officials.

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Two die in road accident in Abuja

One of the victims was a police officer.