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Enugu Rangers walk over opponent in CAF Champions League

The visitors failed to show up for the match. Rangers FC of Enugu on Sunday walked over Sporting Club do of Sao Tome and Principe in Enugu. The visitors failed to show up for the first leg match in Nigeria. The CAF referees waited for the visitors until the kick off time passed. The centre […]

Soldier kills taxi passenger, injures driver in Jos

Military authorities say the driver of the car rode against the traffic. A soldier with the Special Task Force on Jos crisis, STF, on Saturday shot dead a passenger travelling in a commercial taxi and wounded the car’s driver in the Plateau state capital. The incident occurred along the busy Yakubu Gown way, near NASCO […]

Gbenga Daniel’s faction begins defection to Labour Party

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, in Ogun State, and political son of Gbenga Daniel, former governor, Gboyega Isiaka on Sunday commenced his defection to the Labour Party, LP. The signal of Mr. Isiaka’s planned defection came to light at his 51st birthday ceremony at his home in the Ibara Government […]

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Kwara seals six filling stations

The stations were cheating fuel buyers in Kwara. The Kwara State Government on Saturday sealed six filling stations in different parts of the state for selling petrol above the official pump price. Raji Mohammed, the Commissioner for Commerce and Cooperative, ordered the closure when he paid an assessment visit to some filling stations in the […]

Commuters stranded as road collapses in Akwa Ibom

The road in Akwa Ibom, South South Nigeria, collapsed after a downpour. Hundreds of commuters were stranded in Uyo on Saturday following the collapse of an underground drainage crossing in Uyo-Oron Road leading to Ibom Airport in Akwa Ibom. The road, which caved in after a downpour on Friday, caused traffic diversion. Consequently, many intra-city […]

Two die, soldier wounded, houses burnt in Maiduguri explosion

The explosion happened in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.

Appeal court to hear Ladoja’s appeal, four years after arraignment for N4.7bn money laundering

Mr. Ladoja is an ex-governor of Oyo State, South West Nigeria.

Enugu school board suspends five principals for dereliction of duty

The Enugu State Post Primary School Management Board,  PPSMB, has suspended five school principals for laxity in their work. The Chairman of the board, Gabriel Okafor, said in Enugu on Friday that the principal failed to report for duties for two weeks. He, however, declined to disclose the names of the affected principals and their […]

Plateau crisis scare away admission seekers in Jos University – VC

University of Jos, north-central Nigeria is concerned that fewer students are seeking admission because of violence.

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Petrol scarcity persists in Makurdi

Benue state, North Central Nigeria, is still witnessing scarcity of petrol.

Police arrest kidnap suspect in Ondo

The Ore Police Division in Ondo State said on Thursday it arrested a suspect who allegedly kidnapped a three-month old baby on February 11. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Wole Ogodo, said that the suspect was arrested with the baby on Thursday at Omi Road in Irele Local Government Area. He alleged that the suspect took the baby to her friend’s house at […]

Ondo CPC appeals against election tribunal judgment

The CPC said the tribunal was wrong in its ruling.

Nigerian government donates N1m each to families of slain Kano polio workers

The polio workers were killed by gunmen in Kano, North West Nigeria. The Federal Government on Thursday donated N1 million to each of the families of the nine slain polio immunisation workers that lost their lives in an attack by gunmen in Kano. The Federal Government also donated N200,000 to each of the two survivors […]

Nine persons injured, 20 vehicles destroyed in Ogun motor parks clashes

The violence occurred in Ogun State, South Western Nigeria.

Security: Osun acquires helicopter for aerial surveillance, emergencies

As part of its determination to make Osun inhospitable to criminals, the state government has acquired a helicopter to beef up its Swift Anti-Robbery Squad (SAS) in the aspect of aerial surveillance. The helicopter, a French Five-Plus-One passenger Eurocopter AS-355N, is a 2006 Model with twin engines. A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications […]

Nigerian journalists charged for criticizing polio campaign granted bail

The two reporters arraigned before a Senior Magistrate Court in Gyadi Gyadi, Kano were granted bail by the judge, Ibrahim Bello, on Thursday. The journalists, Yakubu Fagge and Mubarak Sani, were arraigned alongside a cleric and former Director General of Kano State Censors board, Rabo lawal. According to New York based Committee to protect Journalists, […]

Lagos claims it shut 15 firms over tax default

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) said it has sealed 15 companies in the last one month for failure to remit N47.4 million personal income taxes of workers. Folasade Coker-Afolayan, the Head of its Distrain Unit, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos. She told the News Agency of Nigeria that the companies were sealed […]

Update: Robbers kill one, raid bank, police post in Osun

The Nigeria Police confirmed the incident.

Ondo election tribunal concludes pre-trial session

The ACN is challenging Mr. Mimiko’s victory in court.

Lead Poison: Remediation of Bagega community commences

An estimated 400 children died in a lead poisoning situation two years ago.

Robbers attack bank, police post in Osun

The incident happened in Osun, South West Nigeria.

Ondo suspends monarch

The monarch was accused of various atrocities.

Gang up against PDP will fail- Alao-Akala

The ex-Oyo Governor said the APC is made up of strange bedfellows.

LG polls: Adamawa CPC appeals against tribunal ruling

The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in Adamawa State said on Wednesday that it has appealed against the ruling of the Adamawa State Election Petition Tribunal which struck out the party’s petition. The tribunal, on February 6, struck out CPC’s petition challenging the November 24, 2012 council polls because the petition was filed out of time.  The tribunal ruled that the 60 days provided by […]

Two suspected rapists arrested in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi on Wednesday arrested two suspected rapists. There has been an increase in rape cases in the state recently. The command said the first suspect was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Birnin Kebbi while the second raped a 14-year-old school girl in Yauri Local Government Area. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Chukwu […]