North Central

Jeremiah Useni

How I’ll run Plateau if victorious at Tribunal – Useni

The PDP governorship candidate is currently challenging the victory of Gov Simon Lalong of APC at the tribunal.

File photo of items impounded by Nigeria Customs (Photo by Kingsley Adeniyi, 07/25/2018)

Customs in Niger generates N306 million in July – Official

The command seized 17 different second-hand vehicles, and 1,254 bags of rice with Duty Paid Value of N26.6 million.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Robbers attack Deputy Governor’s convoy, kill three policemen, civilian

The armed robbers reportedly opened fire on the convoy before fleeing.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara legislature dissolves 3 commissions inaugurated by previous administration

The three commissions were inaugurated by former Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed toward the end of his tenure in May.

Benue on map

Military invasion: Court orders CBN to pay Benue communities N8 billion

The Tiv communities were invaded by soldiers in 2001.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Benue Govt. owing N22 billion gratuity – Gov. Ortom

The governor says his government inherited N18 billion gratuity liability in 2015.

Nigeria Police Force

Police recover woman’s corpse in Makurdi

The cause of the deceased’s death is yet unknown.

FILE: A flooded neighborhood used to illustrate the story Valentine Franco/BJO/NAN

Government warns residents in six Kwara LGAs prone to flood to relocate

NIHSA issued flood alerts across Nigeria, especially in states straddling the River Niger where water levels have risen above the 2010 and 2018 levels

Benue on map

Death toll rises in Benue violence

A reprisal attack after four people were killed led to five deaths, the police said.

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

IBB@78: Niger governor, predecessor celebrate ‘legend of our time’

Mr Babangida, who was Nigeria’s head of state between 1985 and 1993, turned 78 on August 17.

Benue on map

Gunmen attack mourners in Benue, kill four — Police

The killing comes two weeks after a similar attack in Borno where suspected Boko Haram terrorists opened fore on mourners and killed 60.

Kwara State map

Committee investigating sale of Kwara assets submits report

The governor suggested some of the recommendations would be taken to court.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kidnapped college provost regains freedom in Benue – Police

The provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya Local Government Area on his way from a burial ceremony on August 9.

Prison used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard]

No jail break in Keffi prison – Official

The official explains what transpired at the prison on that day.

Nigerian Police

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5 million ransom

The teenager, who is an apprentice at a mechanic workshop, says he wanted money for his graduation.

Kwara State Governor Elect, Abdulrazak-Abdul-rahmon (Photo Credit:

Kwara Governor reequips ‘decrepit’ NYSC camp

The governor, who visited the camp on June 19, had also apologised to the NYSC members.

NAPTIP arrests teacher who allegedly raped six-year-old

The suspect reportedly ‘brutally’ raped the pupil in the classroom after school hours.

Kogi State Map

Kogi govt denies rumour of herdsmen attack in motor park

“It is not true, nothing like that happened in this park.”

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

Buhari condoles with Gov. Bello over mother’s death

Mr Buhari expressed condolences to the family, the government and people of Kogi State over the loss

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Kogi Governorship: Ohinoyi of Ebiraland seeks support for Yahaya Bello

Mr Ohinoyi made the call when he led the traditional rulers from the Central Senatorial district of Kogi to pay Sallah homage to the governor.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

I won’t steal public funds – Kwara Governor

The governor says public resources would be applied strictly to public projects and overheads approved and budgeted for.

College of Education, Katsina Ala

Gunmen kidnap college of education provost in Benue

The provost was kidnapped in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial.

Plateau State University, PLASU TETFund

Plateau university to begin faculties of health sciences, law in 2020– VC

The university says in the next 10 months it would start the processes for commencing programmes in the health sciences


Eid-el-Kabir: Prices of rams stable in Abuja

Ram sellers complain of low patronage

court of appeal

Court remands man for allegedly killing his father

The defendant allegedly killed his father over an allegation that he was a wizard.