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Jonathan writes Britain, Italy, promises to tackle terrorism

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Lamorde begins reorganisation of EFCC

As part of the reorganisation process of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Lamorde has announced major appointments and reshuffling of staff

EFCC names Adegbite new director of dperations

Adegbite is a crack detective who enjoys tremendous respect from colleagues and superiors for his professionalism

Customs impounds 11 cartons of explosives at Ikeja airport

A man who claims to be a miner in Kaduna State, brought in the explosives from South Africa into Nigeria concealed in pallets containing other goods, without due disclosure of their contents.

Central Bank disbursed N10.19billion loans to farmers in 2011

Analysis of the disbursement shows that beneficiaries involved in food crops and livestock farming took the largest chunk of the amounts guaranteed by the apex bank as agricultural loans

Two policemen, 5 others arraigned over kidnappings in Akwa Ibom

The trial of the seven masterminds involved in the kidnappings in Akwa Ibom was shifted till next week to allow for the completion of normal court processes

EFCC officials benefit from wasteful N240million pension audit trip

N240 million was spent on 85 travellers on a foreign trip meant to verify 20 pensioners

Balarabe Musa says North is Nigeria's problem

The former governor says Nigerians are still hoping for Obafemi Awolowo's equivalent to emerge as President

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs meet on regional security challenges

Members believe confronting the common challenge of security together is the only way to make the region safe

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Gunmen Attack Police Station in Kano

The extremist sect struck the city again

Gunmen on rampage in Gombe State

The gunmen attacked the Union Bank branch in the town

Boko Haram uprising 1

How far and how well has the government fared in tackling this security challenge?

How Boko Haram gunned down top police officer in Yola

Unknown gunmen have killed Mohammed Ali, an assistant superintendent of police and the officer in charge of the police Special anti-robbery force in Adamawa state. Mr. Ali was known to have led several onslaughts against crime and the rising spate of terrorism in the state. Eye witnesses’ accounts have it that the deceased was swooped […]

Breaking News: Gunmen shot head of Police SARS in Yola

A top police officer has been gunned down in Adamawa

Italy miffed at citizen

Members of the Italian parliament are querying why their government was not carried along before the decision to embark on the failed rescue operation was taken.

Senators receive N1.3billion new cars

For years, both chambers have allocated huge sums for automobiles and office furnishings, in addition to huge illegal allowances and homes.

Federal Government threatens to revoke NIPP contracts

Directs NDPHC to compile a list of delinquent contractors and consultants, and recommend appropriate sanctions to be meted out to them if their projects were not completed by the end of the year.

Women key to poverty eradication, says Maina

Women want government to focus on the needs of girls by inspiring them to acquire knowledge and skills for healthy and productive growth and development.

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Bakare wants 'rapist teachers' punished

I have daughters and if any of these people is violated. I will definitely commit a crime before I know it's crime," says Mr. Bakare

Pension task force boss diverted N21 billion to private accounts

Police says the man hired to block stealing of pension funds also became a thief

Killers of Briton, Italian hostages arrested, says President Jonathan

Mr Jonathan says the killers would be made to face the full wrath of the law

Boko Haram kills Briton, Italian hostages in failed rescue mission

An attempt by a combined team of Nigerian and British forces to rescue two hostages abducted by suspected Boko Haram members ends on a fatal note

LG boss denies Ekeji's claim

Local government boss says that National Sports Commission Director General is a liar

Presidency warns ACN against disrespecting Office of President

The president says the opposition party is disrespecting him by making strong worded statements