North Central


PDP chairman accused of N937 million fraud granted N150 million bail

The judge also ordered the politician to produce two sureties in like sum.

From left: Chairman of PDP in Plateau, Chief Damishi Sango; former Governor of Plateau, Sen. Jonah Jang; and Amb. Chris Giwa, during the home-coming reception in honour of Amb. Giwa to PDP in Jos on Thursday (22/6/17).
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Chris Giwa defects to PDP

“The average Nigerian believes that PDP is a better option,” the decampee said.

City Gate, Abuja

Abuja Water Board recovers N1.5 billion in 2016, consumers still owing N1.8 billion

The board said it is doing all it can to connect all areas of the Nigerian capital.

Nigeria Police Force

Police assure Abuja residents of tight security for Sallah

Monday and Tuesday have been declared public holidays.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Esabod]

Kogi doctors suspend 18-day-old strike

The doctors agreed to suspend the strike because the state government met about 70 per cent of their demands.


Police arrest 50 robbery, murder suspects in Jos

“Among those arrested are a three-man gang that specialised in car snatching.”

kogi state university

Kogi tertiary institutions workers suspend 5-month-old strike

The workers have been on strike since Jan. 31.

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello

Governor Bello disowns 2019 re-election campaigners

“This is not the time for Mr. governor to be distracted by such politicking,” an official said.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa won’t pay striking workers’ salaries – HOS

The NLC condemned the government’s position.

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

Corruption trial of ex-Benue governor Suswam stalled

The ex-Benue governor is facing two separate corruption charges.


Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program

The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa govt to float online medium – Commissioner

The medium will project the government’s achievements, an official said.

Abuja on map

Abuja administration evacuates 789 beggars, mentally derailed from streets – Official

Majority were repatriated back to their respective neighbouring states, an official said.

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

Ex-Benue governor Suswam gets N250 million bail

Mr. Suswam is facing a fresh 32-count charge brought against him by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

Dino Melaye

52.3 per cent voters in Kogi West reportedly endorse Dino Melaye’s recall

“In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using the same method to return him home.”

Baboon [Photo: TourArch]

UPDATED: Escaped baboon still within Jos Wildlife Park — State govt

The state government said the baboon only escaped from its cage.

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

Kogi will not sack striking doctors – Commissioner

The state government is recruiting 230 new doctors.


Judge cleared by NJC resumes sitting

The suspect had been in detention for nine months because the court did not sit to hear his bail application.


Obey anti-grazing law or leave Benue, Governor Ortom tells herdsmen

The governor said that the security agencies were ready to arrest violators.

Former Governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye.

Alleged N1.1 billion fraud: Ex-governor Dariye begs court to adjourn trial

Mr. Dariye is facing a 21-count charge of money laundering and diversion of state ecological fund.

Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

Six arrested for Abuja-Kaduna road kidnappings

The suspects were arrested on Thursday and Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Gridlock used to illustrate the story

Niger bridge collapse: Hundreds stranded in gridlock

The bridge that collapsed at Tatabu village in Niger last Monday forced diversion on the road.

Nigeria Prisons

Weeping prisoner cries self to freedom

The Prisons Officers Wives Association secured the release of 19 inmates.

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

Gunmen strike in Ondo, kidnap Kogi ex-official

The police confirm the incident

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara addressing supporters of the Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Government House in Ilorin, following Wednesday’s Code of Conduct Tribunal’s ruling which discharged and acquitted Saraki of an 18-count charge of non-declaration of assets.
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CCT judgement: Celebrations, wild jubilation in Ilorin

The senate president was cleared of false asset declaration charges Wednesday.