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Ban on Okada, Tricycles in Abuja still in force – Police

The police ask the operators to restrict their operations to satellite towns.

Benue IDPs return home

The villagers were quartered in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), scattered through the state.

Lagos High court

College old students to protest rape to death of 13-year-old

“We can only describe such tendencies as animalistic, with special apologies to animals,” the protest planners say.

Nasarawa on map

2019: Nasarawa APC Reps candidate speaks on sexual harassment allegation

The candidate’s ex-employer also speaks on the allegations.


Hailstones fall in Abuja

Residents express joy at seeing the balls of irregular lumps of ice.

A 16-year-old girl, Hafsat Gambo

How I spent two days in custody of my abductors – Teenager

Hafsat Gambo was abducted from her home on October 10.

Abuja City Gate

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) earlier approved establishment of the university on April 15, 2017.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

2019: Nasarawa APC NASS aspirants unite for party’s success

The aspirants met with the state governor on Thursday.

Jeremiah Useni

Plateau 2019: Controversy as Jeremiah Useni names different running mate

The PDP candidate denied a report on Wednesday naming a different person.

Benue State University

Reps urge NYSC to reverse suspension of Benue varsity

The lawmakers ask for mobilisation of prospective corps members for the Batch “C” scheme coming up next month

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

‘Dearth of funds frustrating family planning activities in Niger’

The official called for improved budgetary allocation and timely release of funds.

Benue State University

NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

The VC said the institution was shocked at the decision of the NYSC.

Jeremiah Useni, Chairman, ACF Board of Trustees

Plateau 2019: Jeremiah Useni picks PDP running mate

“The party, together with the flag bearer, decided to pick Shignugul from a list of nine nominees.”

Plateau state on map

Ban on public procession still in force – Plateau govt

The commissioner advised all aggrieved candidates to approach the tribunal rather than seeking self-help through protest.

Dino Melaye

Why we sent police officers to Dino Melaye’s house – Official

The command says it took the action in connection with the July 19 shooting of one of its operatives.

Usaid cuba twitter

Family Planning: Kogi has low level of contraceptive usage – USAID

Kogi has the lowest contraceptive usage within the Middle Belt region, the official said.

Plateau state on map

How to end Plateau crisis – Army General

The army officer said unless these suggestions are followed the crises would continue.


Plateau Crisis: We’ve suffered casualties – Nigerian Army general

“I lost three well trained soldiers. We have just buried them. These soldiers are as young as 25,” he says

Plateau state on map

LG Elections: Protesters burn four houses in Plateau

“They were shocked when a candidate they claimed did not win the polls was announced as the winner.”

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

Court quashes compulsory retirement of four permanent secretaries in Kogi

The court says the retirement contravenes extant public service rules and regulations.

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau LG polls: Lalong calls for calm amidst violent protest over election results

Irate youth burnt down the house of the caretaker chairman of Bassa LGA

Plateau State on map used to illustrate the story

Plateau LG polls: PDP kicks as APC wins 11 councils

Elections in Langtang North and Mangu were declared inconclusive over alleged ballot box snatching and other irregularities


Plateau LG Polls: Angry youth block roads, insist on results

The protesting youth say the road would remain blocked “until the Returning Officer comes back to declare the result of yesterday’s election”.

11 burnt in Abuja restaurant gas explosion

The victims suffered some 40 to 50 degree of burns.

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

Kogi Assembly reverses resolution declaring ex-Speaker’s seat vacant

The House had declared the seat vacant following Umar Imam’s defection from the APC to SDP.