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Both Nigerian Military and Boko Haram Committed Atrocities Against Older Citizens in Northeast Region, Amnesty Says

World human rights body, Amnesty International has said that older people have borne the brunt of…

Low patronage as Lagos-Ibadan train service begins

Only one passenger turned up and made the historic trip from Ibadan to Lagos yesterday as…

#Insecurity: Buhari Meets Governors, Says More Equipment Are Being Procured

The Nigerian government is procuring more equipment in its bid to overcome the security challenges in…

Newcastle Return To Training After COVID-19 Outbreak At Premier League Club

Newcastle players were due to return to training on Tuesday following the postponement of last week’s…

#EndSARS: ‘It’s Either You Allow People Protest Peacefully or They’ll Protest Violently’, Activist Tells Nigerian Government

Prominent human rights activist Aisha Yesufu has called on the Nigerian government to either allow citizens…

#EndSARS: Hooliganism is Going on in Aso Villa, Says Fiery Activist Yesufu

Fierce human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has said the only place where hooliganism is going on…

Police, Army Deploy Personnel to Enforce Ban on #EndSARS Protests in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command and soldiers from 81 Division Nigerian Army were on…

FG, Labour Leaders Agree To ₦5 Reduction In Fuel Price

The Federal Government has announced the reduction of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as…

Covid-19: Ethiopian Airlines ‘Ready’ to Fly Vaccines to Africa

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the launch of a cold chain air freight to transport temperature-sensitive medicines,…

Northern Nigeria Children Now Turn to Violence for Livelihood, Says Prominent Socio-cultural Group

Prominent northern Nigeria group, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says northern children have turned to violence…

Buhari To Honour Reps Invite, Address NASS Joint Session On Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address a joint session of the National Assembly. This is…

Despite Recent Killings, We’re Better Off with Buhari, Says Borno Governor Zulum

Borno state governor Babagana Zulum has said based on records despite recent killings in the state, “the…

#EndSARS: Despite Warning from Buhari, Protests Resume in Osun State

Despite threats from the Nigerian government to treat any fresh demonstration, particularly if it threatens to…

APC’s Kurami Wins Katsina Constituency Bye-Election

The flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Katsina State Dr. Ibrahim Aminu Kurami…

Man Jailed For $15,000 Romance Scam

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has jailed one Chimah…

Reps Disown Lawmaker’s Call For Buhari’s Impeachment

The House of Representatives on Sunday rejected one of its members’ call for impeachment processes to…

Buhari Mourns Ex-Presidential Aspirant, Akande

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned a renowned business mogul and presidential aspirant of the then All…

#EndSARS Protest: Police Deploy Officers To Strategic Locations In Ogun State

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security operatives in Ogun State have deployed their officers…

#EndSARS: Treating Protests as Treason Against Nigeria’s Constitution, Says Legal Practitioner Oshoma

There are calls for the Nigerian government to desist treating fresh demonstrations in the country as…

Govt. To Deal Decisively With ‘Any Act Of Hooliganism’ In Protests – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful…

U.S. Universities Offer Full Scholarships To 19 Nigerian Students

Nineteen high-achieving, low-income students from southern Nigeria have received full scholarships totaling $2.17 million to attend…

Court Sends Former Nigerian Pension Boss Maina to Prison

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered that a former chairman of…

Man Beaten Up, Set Ablaze Over Motorcycle Theft In Ibadan

A suspected robber has been beaten up and set ablaze by an angry crowd in Ibadan,…

US Lawmakers Back Decriminalisation Of Cannabis

US House legislators voted for the first time Friday to decriminalize cannabis, a major step towards…

Yellow Fever Kills 172 Persons In Nigeria – WHO

A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 172 people so far, the World Health Organization…

Governors To Meet Buhari Over Security Challenges, Back Police Reform

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have agreed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari as…

Nigeria’s Appeal Court Upholds Maryam Sanda’s Death Sentence

An Appeal Court in Abuja has dismissed the appeal filed by Maryam Sanda for lacking in…

Again #EndSARS Trends on Twitter as Protests Hit Lagos

The EndSARS hashtag has again topped Nigeria’s Twitter Trends as reports suggest the resumption of protests…

‘You Don’t Expect to Fight Tyranny and Think You Won’t be Locked Up, Says #EndSARS Protester Eroms

An #EndSARS protester Eromosele Adene has said advocates for change in the country “should not expect to…

#EndSARS: Police Ask Court To Stop Judicial Panels’ Probes

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja…

Buhari Orders Relief Items For Zabarmari Community

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the disbursement of relief assistance to persons affected by the Koshebe…

Manufacturers Call For Review Of Border Closure

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Thursday said the federal government should review its border…

Buhari Breaking The Law By Refusing To Change Service Chiefs – Senator Shekarau

Senator Ibrahim Shakarau says President Buhari is breaking the law by retaining the current Service Chiefs.…

INTELs Thinks It’s Above the Law, Uses Political Advantage to Disregard Government’s Policies, Says NPA Boss Bala-Usman

Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman was a guest on ARISE News and asked Nigerians…

Again, Northern Nigeria Elders Tell Buhari to Resign

For the second time in two days, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Thursday asked President Muhammadu…

Again, Sultan of Sokoto Laments Worsening Insecurity in Nigeria, Says Nowhere is Safe

For the second time in a week, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III,…

Buhari Has Agreed To Address Reps – Gbajabiamila

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the House of Representatives on the state of insecurity…

Nigeria Owes Foreign Airlines $53m, IATA Says

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that $53 million proceeds from sales of foreign…

Ethiopia and United Nations Reach Aid Pact for War-hit Tigray

Ethiopia and the United Nations have agreed to channel desperately-needed humanitarian aid to the northern region…

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Warns Pilots over Adverse Weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued an advisory circular to caution pilots, airline operators…

Nigerian Military is Overwhelmed, Says Governors Forum Chairman Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Southwestern Ekiti state Kayode Fayemi says the country’s military is…

Australia ‘Technically’ out of Recession

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Wednesday that the country was “technically” out of recession after…

Nigeria: Bandits Have Direct Lines of Northern Governors, Former Health Insurance Boss Claims

He described politicians in the country as being worst than bandits who loot the country and…

Nigeria: Leading Socio-cultural Groups Back Reps’ Summon of President Buhari

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre…

Senate Proposes State-Of-The-Art Weapons, Equipment, Others To Defeat Insurgents

Members of the Senate on Tuesday called for the provision of enough state-of-the-art weapons and equipment…

Nigeria Connects 40,000 Citizens to Solar Mini-grid Projects

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, Monday said the federal government had so far connected…

Okonjo-Iweala is Forbes Africa-CNBC African of The Year

Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been announced as the recipient of the 2020…

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Massacre Of Farmers In Borno

The Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the recent killing of tens of…

Maina Detained In Niger Republic, To Be Extradited Soon — Police

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team…

Lagos Panel Dismisses Petition Seeking N300m Damages Against Police

The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses has dismissed a…

Reps To Summon Buhari Over Security Situation In The Country

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to brief the…

Nigeria: ‘Over 110 Killed’ in Borno Rice Farmer Attack, UN Reveals

United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram…

Nigerian Universities May Reopen Soon as Government Agrees Terms with Lecturers

Students in Nigeria may be heading back to the classrooms after the meeting between the Federal government…

Kenya slips one place down in latest FIFA rankings

Kenya slipped one place down the FIFA rankings as they currently rank 104 from 103 after…

#ENDSARS: Nigeria’s Information Minister Mocks CNN over Clarification of ‘Massacre’ Tweet

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has criticised Cable News Network (CNN) for…

Ethiopian Forces Capture Wikro Town, Advance on Tigrayan Capital, Military Official Says

The Ethiopian military has seized control of the town of Wikro, 50 km (30 miles) north…

#EndSARS: Nigeria Police Vows to Resist Any Form of Violent Protest

Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Mohammed Adamu on Friday said another #EndSARS protest will be resisted by…

Army Arrests 33 Suspected Cultists, Armed Robbers In Plateau

A military special task force, Operation Safe Haven has arrested 33 suspects after conducting a series…

Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Unidentified gunmen have abducted the wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi…

AU Envoys Meet Ethiopia PM But Are Restricted From Tigray

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met an African Union mission that arrived in Addis Ababa…

#EndSARS: Following Backlash, CNN Clarifies Lekki Shooting Death Toll, Says Figures Were For Protests Across the Country

Following accusations of peddling a false narrative by the Nigerian government, CNN has clarified an initial…

Nigeria: Islamic Police Bans ‘Black Friday’ in Kano State

Islamic police in Nigeria’s Kano state called Hisbah has told shopping malls and local media to…

Maina’s Case: Court Grants Ndume Bail

A Federal High Court has granted bail to the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume. Senator…

Nigeria’s Supreme Court Dismisses Shell’s Request to Review $45m Ogoni Judgment

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Shell Petroleum Development Company requesting the apex court…

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army Promotes Officer Who Testified at Lagos Panel of Inquiry to Major General

The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 421 top officers to new ranks including Ahmed…

‘Worst Place to Live’: Bandits Overrunning Northern Nigeria, Sultan of Sokoto Laments

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has said bandits who are becoming more audacious are…

Oil Spill: Supreme Court Rejects Shell’s Request To Vacate ₦17bn Judgement

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited…

Pirates Abduct 10 Crew Members from Cargo Vessel in Niger Delta

No fewer than 10 crew members have been abducted by pirates who attacked a cargo vessel…

Buhari Seeks Better Deal from OPEC for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to consider the…

Interpol arrests 3 Nigerians over multiple scam in 150 countries

War against cybercrime received a boost as three Nigerians were apprehended by operatives of the Nigeria…

Yakubu Asks NASS To Pass Amended Electoral Act Before 2021 First Quarter Ends

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the…

Nigeria Receives Smuggled 600-year Old Ife Artifact From The Netherlands

Nigeria has received a terracotta head, thought to be at least 600 years old, after it…

Gowon Dismisses Allegation Of Looting CBN, Asks UK Lawmaker To Check His Record

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed the allegations of money laundering levelled against…

Nigerian Governors Seek Right to Prosecute Terrorists, Rather Than Refer Cases to Attorney General

Governors in Nigeria’s Northeast region on Thursday said there is need for a transfer of prosecutorial…

#EndSARS: Coalition Against Covid Plans to Rebuild Damaged Stations, Equip Police with $262m

In addition, the private sector-led coalition unveiled plans to raise and spend N150bn (about $394 million)…

Nigeria Ranked 3rd Most Terrorised Country in the World, Witnessed Increase in Boko Haram Attacks on Military in 2019

A report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has shown that Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram…

Suspected Terrorists Kill Four Chadian Soldiers

Four soldiers in southwest Chad were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on a boat…

Court To Begin Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial In Absentia

A Federal High Court in Abuja has slated Thursday, November 26 for the commencement of the…

Senate To Invite Communications Minister Over Nigeria’s Security Challenges

The Senate has directed its Committees on Legislative Compliance and Communications to invite the Minister of…

#EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

The Nigerian government has reacted to the deliberations on the recent #EndSARS protest by the United…

Maina: Court Fixes Senator Ndume’s Bail Application For Thursday

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Thursday, November 26, 2020, for the hearing of…

Lawyer Dumps Abdulrasheed Maina, Applies To Quit Case

A lawyer, Mr Adeola Adedipe, engaged by the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task…

17-Year-Old Girl Who Bagged Seven A1s In 2019 WASSCE Dies Of Cancer

Seventeen-year-old Chisom Chukwuneke who was the best candidate in the 2019 West African Senior Secondary Certificate…

PIB, Electoral Act Amendment Bill Scale Second Reading In House

The much-expected Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the Electoral Act Amendment Bill have scaled second reading in…

Nigeria’s South-South Leaders Demand Relocation of Oil Majors’ Headquarters to Region

Governors and leaders of Nigeria’s South-South region are insisting that the country be restructured and true…

US Excludes Nigeria from $15,000 Visa Bond Policy

The United States Mission in Nigeria on Tuesday took to its Twitter handle to debunk claims…

#EndSARS: Nigeria ‘Unworried’ By UK Parliamentarians’ Threat of Sanctions over Rights Abuse

Nigeria’s federal government on Tuesday said it was unperturbed by resolutions of the United Kingdom parliamentarians…

Buhari Inaugurates Nigeria’s Biggest Modular Refinery, Aims to Eliminating Petroleum Products Importation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated Nigeria’s biggest modular refinery and says the establishment of modular…

Customs Seize N139m Worth Of Rice, Petrol, Other Contrabands

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized contrabands with a duty paid value of over N139…

Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the recent protest in the state as a wake-up…

Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has revoked the bail granted to Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina who…

Nigeria Needs ₦500bn For Next Three Years To Fix Roads – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says a minimum of N500 billion annually will…

Five States to Get $389m as Nigerian Senate Approves President Buhari’s Refund Request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to refund N148bn (about $389m) to five…

Unidentified Persons Attack Pipelines at Shell, Agip Oil Fields in Bayelsa

Oil facilities operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in…

‘What’s Most Notable is What’s Missing’: CNN Questions CCTV Footage from Lekki Toll Gate

CNN has criticized the Lagos State government’s security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting,…

#EndSARS: Senate Urges FG To Give 1% VAT To States Affected By Violence

The Nigerian Senate has called on the Federal Government to allocate one percent of the Value…

Biden Picks Diverse, Obama-era Officials for Top Jobs, John Kerry Named Climate Envoy

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday picked Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles,…

Nigeria: Kidnappers Abduct Staff of Ahmadu Bello University

Unidentified armed kidnappers have abducted a staff of Ahmadu Bello University and his family at his…

#EndSARS: UK Parliamentarians Propose Sanctions Against Nigerian Officials Involved in Lekki Shooting

The UK parliament on Monday debated a petition seeking to impose sanctions on Nigerian Government officials…

33-Year-Old South African Footballer Anele Ngcongca Dies In Car Accident

Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near…

2019 Elections: Court Orders Arrest Of Professor Over Electoral Fraud

A High Court sitting in Akwa Ibom State has issued a Bench Warrant for the arrest…

Six Foreigners, Nigerian Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Oil Theft

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners…

Nigeria Accuses CNN of ‘Inciting’ #EndSARS Report Which Could ‘Set the Country on Fire’

The Nigerian government is calling on CNN to carry out an “immediate and exhaustive investigation” into…

Court Orders Nigerian Senator Be Remanded Over Former Pension Boss Disappearance

The Federal High Court in Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Monday ordered the remand of serving…

University Transparency Solution Will Save Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange, Says Labour Minister Ngige

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment Chriss Ngige has said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution…

Fuel Price Hike: Labour Leaders Walk out of Meeting with Nigeria Government

The meeting between the federal government and the organised labour on the hike in fuel pump…

#EndSARS: 1,247 Police Brutality Petitions Filed Across 30 Nigerian States in Five Weeks

Barely five weeks after the National Economic Council (NEC), headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, directed…

Europe Set to Lift Boeing 737 MAX Ban in January

Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in…

Lekki Shooting: Army Admits Live, Blank Bullets Were Taken To Protest Venue

The Nigerian Army has admitted that it took live and blank bullets to the Lekki tollgate…

Nigerian Content Board, Enactus Launch Science and Tech Innovation Challenge

In a quest to provide homegrown solutions to economic issues and to create employment opportunities for…

Twitter Will Transfer POTUS Account to Biden on Inauguration Day

Twitter said Friday it will hand control of the @POTUS account to the new Biden administration…

Two Schoolchildren Die In Ogun During Deworming Exercise

Two public primary schoolchildren have allegedly died from complications in the ongoing deworming exercise embarked upon…

Buhari Begins Search for New EFCC Chairman Outside Police, Says ‘No One Too Big to Tackle’ in Anti-corruption War

Feelers from Nigeria’s Presidency on Friday revealed that the search for a new Chairman for the…

Nigeria’s Ruling Party Continues to Woo Ex-President Jonathan as Governors Show Support on 63rd Birthday

Apparently in continuation of pressure on former president Goodluck Jonathan to run for president in 2023…

Nigerian University Lecturers May Call Off Strike Next Week After Breakthrough in Negotiations With Government

After over nine months strike, the doors of Nigeria’s universities look set for opening latest Friday…

LCC Presents Footages From Lekki Toll Gate To Lagos Judicial Panel

Footage presented by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has shown that several trucks said to belong…

FG Offers N65bn To ASUU For Earned Allowances, Revitalisation Fund

The Federal Government has offered a cumulative sum of N65 billion to the Academic Staff Union…

Ondo workers issue eight-day ultimatum over unpaid allowances

The organised labour unions in Ondo State on Thursday alleged that the state government had not…

Panel Set Up To Investigate Allegations Of Corruption Against Magu Submits Report

After over three months of investigations into the activities of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission…

Gbajabiamila Confirms Death Of Vendor Shot By His Security Aide, Suspends Officer

The Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has confirmed the death of a newspaper…