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Nigerian Army

Suspected herdsmen kill SSS officer, soldier in Benue ambush

Suspected herdsmen have struck again in central Nigerian state of Benue, killing at least one State Security Service (SSS) personnel while abducting two others, multiple security sources familiar with the incident have told PREMIUM TIMES. At least one soldier was also killed in the attack in the restive Logo Local…

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Reports claiming Atiku visited Jang in prison ‘fictitious’ — Prisons Service

The Nigerian Prisons Service has debunked news reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar visited a former Plateau State governor at its prison facility in Jos. For Plateau governor, Jonah Jang, now a serving senator, was remanded in prison following his arraignment on alleged N6.3 billion fraud. His bail application…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

37,062 candidates shortlisted in new police recruitment

The police have shortlisted 37,062 Nigerians for examination in the latest round of recruitment exercise. The Police Service Commission (PSC) said in a statement Monday that the candidates were selected out of 133,324 applicants earlier shortlisted for screening. Ikechukwu Ani, spokesperson for the PSC who made the announcement, said the…

1) Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow 35yrs native of Kwara State who was arrested yesterday in Oro town in Kwara State.

Police arrest ‘most-wanted’ Offa robbery suspects

Two more suspects have been arrested in the deadly armed robbery attack in Offa, Kwara State, last month. The development comes three weeks after the police circulated pictures of four suspects who were captured by closed-circuit camera of the banks that they attacked. At least five banks were raided during…

Linda Ikeji with a baby bumb.

Linda Ikeji pregnant – Sister

Linda Ikeji is expecting a child, her sister, Laura Ikeji, announced on Sunday. In an Instagram update, Laura posted images of her sister's baby bump, a development that has been warmly received on the Internet. The famous blogger reportedly got engaged to a man said to be based out of…

Bamikole Omishore, Special Assistant on International Relations to the President of the Senate Dr Bukola

Ghost-working Scandal: EFCC closes in on Saraki’s aide

Anti-graft detectives are closing in on Bamikole Omishore, an aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki who was recently exposed for allegedly using his wife as a ghost-worker, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Official confirmation and other information obtained from sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) indicated that Mr…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Saraki Vs IGP Idris: Kwara police, Force HQ contradict each other on murder ‘victims’

A picture is gradually emerging of the victims of murder suspects transferred to Abuja on Wednesday by the police. At least two of the victims whom the police described as "innocent persons" in a statement on Wednesday were individuals the Kwara State police command had described as political thugs and…

Bukola Saraki and IGP

Saraki Vs IGP: Kwara judiciary steps in, wants suspects returned to Ilorin

The chief registrar of the Kwara State Judiciary on Thursday asked the police to bring back some criminal suspects that were transferred to Abuja on Wednesday. Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects were transferred to Abuja for further investigation in the allegations of murder and criminal conspiracy slammed against…

A screenshot of IGP, Ibrahim Idris reading speech

IGP Idris denies stammering video, but Nigerians want ‘original’ clip

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has denied a viral video that shows him struggling to read from a prepared speech. Mr Idris was in Kano on Monday to commission the Force Technical Intelligence Unit. A footage taken as the police chief was reading from a prepared speech at the…

nigerian soldier

Residents flee as soldiers storm Port Harcourt neighbourhood over killing of colleague

Residents around a police station in Port Harcourt have reportedly fled their homes after soldiers stormed their neighbourhood to carry out a reprisal attack against police officers. A soldier was reportedly shot dead by a police officer at the police station along Ada George Road in downtown Port Harcourt on…

Bukola Saraki

Police reply Saraki, warn him against jeopardising murder investigations

The police have confirmed the transfer of suspects linked to a string of killings in Kwara State to Abuja. But police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said the transfer was not because of Senate President Bukola Saraki. He, however, warned that an alarm raised by Mr Saraki over the development could compromise…

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

Media experts, activists hold talks on AU action plan on human, peoples’ rights

As African countries push for improved human rights across the continent, the contribution of media and civil society advocates has been adjudged critical to the attainment of the all-important goal. At a conference held between May 10-11 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, experts and policymakers put together an extensive consultation to…

APC Reps have endorsed Oshiomhole’s chairmanship bid — Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress' (APC) members at the House of Representatives have endorsed Adams Oshiomhole as the next chairman of the ruling party. Femi Gbajabiamila, House Majority Leader, on Wednesday said the APC House members met with Mr Oshiomhole yesterday and are now convinced that the former Edo State governor…

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea threatens to derail historic summit with South Korea, Trump

North Korea is threatening to pull out of a historic summit with the United States and South Korea unless its current terms are reviewed from their current "one-sided" affair, reports say Wednesday. The North said it was being pressured to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapon without commensurate concessions from…

Nigeria Police

Wife of Borno politician who lost pregnancy in police custody gets bail

The Maiduguri Division on Borno State High Court on Monday granted bail to Sa'adatu Muhammad, wife of Borno politician, Grema Terab. Also, twenty other associates and family members arrested by the police alongside Ms Muhammad were each granted bail at N100,000 each, Mr Terab told PREMIUM TIMES. The decision came…

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

41 Palestinians killed, thousands wounded as U.S. opens new embassy in Jerusalem

At least 41 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when violence erupts near the Israel border with Gaza on Monday. The death toll has continued to climb as Palestinians attempt to cross the border from Gaza to Israel, according to Israeli daily, Haaretz. About 2,000 Palestinians were also…

Nigerian blogger, Noble Igwe.

Blogger Noble Igwe under fire for Twitter fraud comments

Noble Igwe, a Nigerian blogger, ignited a commotion on social media Saturday, hours after calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify its crackdown on financial crimes culprits. On Friday, the EFCC said its operatives raided a nightclub in Ikoyi, Lagos, and arrested about a dozen suspected…

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

North Korea to hold ‘ceremony’ for dismantling nuclear test sites

North Korea has scheduled May 23-25 for a major ceremony to dismantle its northern nuclear test sites, its foreign ministry announced Saturday. South Korean newswire, Yonhap, quoted a statement from the North's ministry of foreign affairs as confirming that the country would take "technical measures" to dismantle its Pyunggye-ri nuclear…

Damaged Vehicle at the Rivers State High Court , Port Harcourt

Two killed, properties destroyed as suspected APC thugs storm Rivers High Court

Suspected loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday stormed the Rivers State High Court in Port-Harcourt, killing at least two persons and destroying court property estimated in millions of naira, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The attackers breached the court security around 11 a.m. in violent bid to stop a…

ANALYSIS: What we know about Obasanjo’s new political party, ADC

As Nigerians were wrapping up their activities for the day, a sudden development broke on the political front that could fundamentally reshape the electoral map in 2019: former President Olusegun Obasanjo, leader of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), announced his group's decision to collapse the movement into an existing…

Trump welcomes three Americans freed by North Korea

Trump welcomes three Americans freed by North Korea

President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed three Americans freed from North Korea back to the United States soil. Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-Song and Tony Kim arrived at Joint Base Andrews military airfield in Washington at about 7:42 a.m. Nigerian time on a U.S. military medical plane. They arrived shortly…

Ibrahim Idris

Why I ignored Senate invitation – IGP Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday described Nigerian senators as people who are trying to blackmail him into perverting the course of justice. Mr Idris, who refused to honour two previous summons by the Senate, said he failed to appear for a third time Wednesday because he found…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

I don’t believe in Transparency International’s corruption ranking — Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday criticised Transparency International's ranking of Nigeria in its latest Corruption Perception Index. Speaking to journalists at the Commission's new headquarters, Mr Magu said while he was worried by the ranking, he remained undeterred in his anti-corruption…

Saraki visits new EFCC headquarters, pledges support

I deserve praise, not condemnation, for spending N24 billion on EFCC’s office — Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has defended the agency's N24 billion new office, brushing aside criticisms about the huge cost, and claiming it is a modest amount for a building that should cost N100 billion. A visibly angry Mr Magu on Wednesday took…

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

UPDATED: North Korea frees three jailed Americans

North Korea has released three Americans jailed in the country, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. The release comes ahead of the planned meeting between Mr Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. The Americans were released to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who was on an official visit…