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Niger Delta JTF not free from corruption, says out-going Commander

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta has many corrupt officers, the out-going commander, Johnson Ochoga, said on Friday. Mr. Ochoga made the remark during the introduction of the in-coming Commander of the JTF, Bata Debiro, to the troops in Port Harcourt. Mr. Debiro takes over from Mr. Ochoga, who assumed command of the […]

Police rescue suspected criminals from accident scene

Men of the Nigeria Police in Ore Division Area of Ondo State unknowingly rescued a gang of suspected armed robbers who were involved in a fatal auto-crash in which one of their members died. Police sources told PREMIUM TIMES that a team of patrolling officers saw the accident and proceeded to rescue the occupants of […]

MRS explosion: Fashola wants relocation of jetties from Lagos residential areas

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos on Thursday said the State Government would collaborate with the Federal Government to relocate jetties from residential areas in the state. Mr. Fashola, during a visit to the explosion site, said it is dangerous to have residential buildings close to jetties. He blamed the explosion on poor planning and absence […]

PDP crisis latest: Court sacks Oyinlola as National Secretary

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday nullified the election of Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the National Secretary of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP. While ruling on a suit filed by the Chairman of Ogun State PDP, Adebayo Dayo, the Judge, Abdul Kafarati, said that the election of Mr. Oyinlola did not follow […]

Two killed, eight injured as petrol tanker explodes in Rivers- FRSC

A fully laden petrol tanker, on Friday, fell, spilled its content and burst into flames along Mbiama junction, by Ahoada bypass in Rivers State, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said. The tanker, a Mack truck with registration  no XS 942 KJA , crashed at about 8:15 a.m., killing two persons-a male and a female. Eight […]

NCC urges Nigeria to collaborate with other countries on Internet crimes

The Director, New Media and Information Security of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Sylvanus Ehikioya, has said that Nigeria must collaborate with other countries to check internet crimes. Mr. Ehikioya said on Friday in Lagos that cyber crime is not geographic specific and cuts across geographical boundaries. “Since it cuts across boundaries, that means that there […]

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No recruitment currently in Nigeria Prison Service- spokesperson

The Nigerian Prisons Service has warned the general public of the activities of some criminals promising applicants jobs in the service, saying it is not recruiting at present. This is contained in a statement signed by the Prisons Public Relations Officer, Kayode Odeyemi, on Friday. “I wish to use this medium to inform the public […]

Kaduna Governor, Yero, replaces SSG, spokesperson and Chief of Staff

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna has appointed Ishaq Dan’Mahawayi as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG. Dan’Mahawayi was appointed to replace Samaila Yakawada, who was appointed as the SSG by late Governor Patrick Yakowa. The state’s Commissioner of Information, Saidu Adamu, announced in a statement on Thursday that the governor also approved the […]

Why we arrested, detained SaharaReporters’ publisher — Mountain of Fire & Miracles

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, has responded to claims of molestation of two citizen journalists, saying that it monitors people’s movement in the church due to security challenges in the country. In a reaction to the alleged molestation and detention of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and a Lagos-based citizen journalist, […]

CPC alleges dumping of lunatics, beggars in Kwara

Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Thursday accused the Kwara Government of nonchalant attitude to the continued brazen dumping of destitute and lunatics from neighbouring states. The State Chairman of CPC, Suleiman Buhari, in a statement alleged that beggars and lunatics were being smuggled from neighbour states. Buhari alleged that an independent investigation by the […]

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Nigeria orders return of toxic waste containers to U.K

Foreign countries are known to dump toxic wastes in Africa. Advertisement

France seeks Nigeria cooperation in ending Mali crises

Mali is going through a civil crisis. Advertisement

Jonathan meets Igbo elders over South-East development

Jonathan had a closed door meeting with some Igbo elders. Advertisement

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LASTMA officers kill driver, abandon family as Lagos Government boycotts funeral

The driver was allegedly murdered by LASTMA officers. Advertisement

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Man arraigned for biting journalist’s ear

The man attacked the journalist who were investigating a story. Advertisement

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Ebonyi Police molest, attempt to frame Champion Newspaper journalist

The Champion Newspaper correspondent was manhandled. Advertisement


We are not recruiting, don’t pay money into any account- FRSC

The FRSC says it is currently not conducting any recruitment exercise Advertisement

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Edo Governor, Oshiomhole, seeks dismissal of police DIG over aide, Oyerinde’s murder

The police have failed to find Mr. Oyerinde’s killers, and its officers seem complicit in the case, Mr. Oshiomhole said. The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has asked police authorities to dismiss the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, and other detectives who investigated his Private Secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde’s murder; accusing them of trivializing the […]

PDP leadership crisis unresolved as two Adamawa factions claim control

Leaders of Nigeria’s ruling party, PDP, struggle for control of party. Advertisement

EFCC questions former Nigeria Central Bank Governor, Chukwuma Soludo

Mr. Soludo was questioned by the EFCC on Thursday. Advertisement

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68 die in 204 road crashes in Plateau in 2012 – FRSC

A total of 68 persons died in 204 road crashes in Plateau State between January and December 2012. Plateau Sector Commander, Federal Roads Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday Maku, said in Jos on Thursday that four persons among the number died during the yuletide. “Only four persons out of the 280 deaths recorded across the country […]

Floods delay completion of ecological projects- official

The Ecological Fund Office, EFO, in the Presidency has attributed the delay in the completion of ecological projects to the 2012 flood disaster that ravaged some parts of the country. The EFO’s Deputy Director, Press, Tolu Makinde, said this in Abuja on Thursday. “Actually last year’s flood affected those jobs grossly, especially as some of […]

EFCC docks two for impersonation, forgery in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned two suspects, Otoko Micha Owon and Wokoma Augustine, before the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery. Messrs. Owon and Augustine were accused of impersonation by presenting themselves as civil servants under the employment of River State Government to bail one Tambaya […]

Nigeria law professor urges CJN to rid judiciary of corruption

A law Professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Itse Sagay, on Thursday urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Alooma Muhktar, to rid the judiciary of corrupt judges. Mr. Sagay, who made the call in an interview in Abuja, said doing so would go a long way to restore the integrity of the judiciary. He […]

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Bayelsa Police confirm release of four foreigners kidnapped a month ago

The Bayelsa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the release of four foreigners kidnapped by pirates on December 13, 2012. The foreigners were kidnapped about 74 kilometres off the Atlantic coast of Bayelsa. Three of the victims were Italians while the nationality of the fourth victim could not be ascertained. The victims were abducted on board […]