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Abuja Hajj pilgrims begin travel to Saudi Arabia

Abuja pilgrims’ board says it has provided adequate security, medical care and housing for Muslims in this year’s Hajj. (more…)

Bankole’s trial stalled, as Judge is suddenly transferred

The trial of the former Speaker of the House of Representative, Dimeji Bankole, was stalled on Monday following the sudden transfer of the Judge, Donatus Okorowa, who was handling the case. Mr. Okorowa was shockingly transferred to another Federal High Court in Taraba State on Monday. Mr. Bankole, who is…

Isa Yuguda of Bauchi

Suspect arrested over kidnap of in-law to Bauchi Governor

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnap of Mohammed Sade, an in-law  to the Governor of Bauchi, Isa Yuguda; the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ladan, has said. Mr. Sade was the arrowhead of Governor Yuguda’s political apparatus. Mr. Ladan said the suspect has given the police…

PDP hails Jonathan’s decision on 5000 naira note

Ruling party commends Nigerian President for reversing the CBN’s introduction of N5000 note. (more…)

Casualty figure rises in Bauchi church bombing

Two policemen, 44 others also injured in the attack, police say (more…)

10 feared dead in Bauchi Catholic church attack

A deadly attack on St. John Catholic Catholic Cathedral in Bauchi metropolis, north-east Nigeria, has killed at least 10 worshippers, including women and children. Witnesses say the blast occurred at about 9.00 am  while worshippers were leaving the church after a morning mass. The attacker came in a Vectra car and forced himself close to the…

24 hour curfew imposed on Damaturu as JTF arrests 25 ‘terrorists’

The JTF say they will advise the government on when to relax the curfew The Yobe State Joint Task Force, JTF, has conducted massive raids on various locations in Damaturu, the state capital, and arrested about 25 people suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. The spokesperson…

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Nigerian Muslims protest anti-Islam video, say Jonathan is worse than “dog”

 The protesters burnt American flags and an effigy of President Barack Obama. (more…)

Taraba Deputy Governor admits fund diversion- Lawmakers say

The embattled Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi, who is facing impeachment threat over alleged fraud and abuse of office, has admitted to the charges leveled against him by the state’s House of Assembly, state lawmakers have said. Lawmakers served Mr. Danladi a notice of allegations of grave violation of his oath…

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Anti-corruption agencies to join forces against corruption

 The anti-graft agencies in Nigeria will together pull resources in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. (more…)

Gunmen kill eight in Bauchi

Unknown gunmen on tricycle shot at people playing a game of cards in Bauchi (more…)

Government fails to ‘diligently’ prosecute alleged gunrunner linked to VP Sambo

The Nigerian Army and the State Security Service apparently lost the zeal to prosecute the accused persons. (more…)

Update: Boko Haram leader killed, others arrested, says security agents

Security operatives carried out a successful raid against the sect’s leaders in Kano. (more…)

Benue Flood: Minister’s house submerged

Over 2,000 houses were destroyed in various communities in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. (more…)

PDP, ACN squabble over Tinubu’s U.S. trip

A week after the U.S. Democratic Party National Convention, Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, and opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, are still engaged in a war of words on whether the leader of the opposition party, Bola Tinubu, was invited to the convention, or whether he bought VIP tickets…

President Goodluck Jonathan

2015: No automatic ticket for Jonathan, Governors, others – PDP

PDP says it will not give automatic tickets to incumbent office holders in 2015. (more…)

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Nigerian banks aid corruption-EFCC

The anti-corruption boss told some bankers how their colleagues aide corruption. (more…)

EFCC arraigns bank manager, others over N59m scam

EFCC arraigns three persons for allegedly attempting to defraud the University of Ilorin. (more…)

Soldiers outgun Boko Haram in Maiduguri, killing 7

Twenty four hours after members of the extremist sect, Jama’atu ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad, otherwise called Boko Haram, dismissed the resolve by governors and traditional rulers in the north to fight the sect, and pledged to escalate attacks on strategic telecommunication sites in the north east and north…

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Fuel Subsidy Scam: EFCC declares fleeing oil marketers wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has just issued the statement below declaring wanted, marketers who allegedly "obtained billions of naira as subsidy payments from the Petroleum Support Fund under false pretence, and disappeared in the wake of the Commission’s investigation of the subsidy regime. The marketers are Abdul Afeez…

Attack on telecoms facilities extend to Yobe

The attacks on telecom installations in the north continued on Thursday, extending to Yobe state. (more…)

NGOs involved in money laundering, EFCC says

Money launderers partner with NGOS to steal (more…)

FCTA sets up anti-corruption unit

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has inaugurated an anti-corruption and transparency unit. (more…)

‘New notes’ bribery scandal, EFCC invites NGO

The EFCC is asking questions about bribe payments allegedly made to top CBN officials" (more…)

Tribunal dismisses CPC petition

Election Tribunal dismisses petition against the re-election of Kebbi state governor, Saidu Dakingari (more…)