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Scores of travellers abducted along Birnin Gwari – Kaduna road

Scores of travellers abducted along Birnin Gwari – Kaduna road A yet-to-be ascertained number of persons travelling in five different vehicles are feared missing after they were reportedly abducted by gunmen along the Birnin Gwari – Kaduna road at about 5:00pm on Saturday. The gunmen were said to have stopped the vehicles at different times between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday...... more

How four Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Auchi

How four Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Auchi The Edo State Police at the weekend in Benin explained how four members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect were nabbed at Auchi, Etsako West local government area of the state. In a statement by the spokesman, Mr Chidi Nwanbuzor, he said that their arrest was based on credible intelligence...... more

Gunmen kidnap 8 women, one other in Niger

Gunmen kidnap 8 women, one other in Niger Gunmen on Thursday night kidnapped eight women and a man in a residence in Kuchi community in Munya local government area of Niger state, a family source told Daily Trust on Sunday.  Alhaji Salisu Afakallah said the abducted women were nursing mothers and wives of his younger brothers, while the man...... more

Police raid FUTO, nab cultists

Police raid FUTO, nab cultists Operatives of the anti-cultism unit of the Imo State Police command have raided Nekede and Ihiagwa communities hosting two tertiary institutions and arrested four notorious cultists.  The institutions are the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.  The state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, said in Owerri that...... more

Killer Herdsmen, Bandits, Kidnappers: It is time for state police before we all die — CAN

Killer Herdsmen, Bandits, Kidnappers: It is time for state police before we all die — CAN Worried by killings and displacement of thousands from their ancestral homes in different parts of the country, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Samson Ayokunle, says the country is more than ripe for states to have their own police or security outfits.  This, he said, was necessary for...... more

Traditional council shuts down Baptist church indefinitely over ‘cleansing’ by Pastor

Traditional council shuts down Baptist church indefinitely over ‘cleansing’ by Pastor The First Baptist Church, Orogun in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State, has been shut down indefinitely on the orders of the Orogun Traditional Council over an alleged “spiritual cleansing” exercise carried out by the pastor and members of the church. The pastor, Rev Tode Joseph Godspower, was said...... more

No apologies over bombing of bandits — Yari

No apologies over bombing of bandits — Yari Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has warned that there was no apology over bombing of bandits and urged the Nigerian Air Force to continue to flush out the hoodlums from their hideouts.  Yari alleged that some people were working against the state and warned that there was apology over alleged killing...... more

Loss of lives should stop¸ Ishaku tells Taraba residents at Easter

Loss of lives should stop¸ Ishaku tells Taraba residents at Easter Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has called on the people of the state to shun actions that can cause crisis and remain peaceful at all times.  He said this in a statement on Sunday in a statement by his media assistant, Bala Abu, on the occasion of Easter. Governor Ishaku said,...... more

Atiku: I was born by Nigerian parents from Sokoto, Jigawa

Atiku: I was born by Nigerian parents from Sokoto, Jigawa Abubakar Atiku, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked notions that he was Cameroonian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the election of 23 February, 2019.   Atiku who was born in Jada in 1946, in present-day Adamawa state, but then part of Northern Cameroon,...... more

Military JTF deployed to Ekiti-Kwara border

 Ekiti State government has ordered the deployment of military Joint Task Force patrol across towns sharing border with Kwara State.  The operational squad was instituted to curtail the overbearing influence of the suspected killer-bandits.  Some suspected herdsmen last week Tuesday besieged a farmstead called Eda under Iyemero in Ikole Local Government...... more

Police confirm nationality of expatriate killed in Kaduna

The Nigerian Police has confirmed the nationality of the female expatriate killed in a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. “Continued efforts are still on course to rescue the kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book. “The slain expatriate lady Miss Faye Mooney...... more

Badagry Legion cries out to Lagos Government over four months salary arrears

Badagry Chapter of the Nigerian Legion has appealed to the Lagos State Government to immediately pay four months of salary arrears being owed its members. The Chairman of Nigerian Legion in Badagry, Mr Gabriel Asanbe, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. According...... more

4 killed in foiled 'terrorist' attack in Saudi Arabia

Four gunmen were killed and three policemen injured on Sunday in a foiled "terrorist" attack on a police station north of Saudi capital Riyadh, according to the official SPA news agency.  In a statement issued by SPA, the Saudi authorities said "a terrorist group attacked a police center in a desperate...... more

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.  “There are at least 10 dead soldiers,” the Malian source said. “Yes, our camp at Guire was attacked on Sunday about five in the morning.”  “The...... more

Citizens weep as prices skyrocket in Zimbabwe

 Zimbabweans are in gave despair as prices of goods shoot through the sky, rising between 100 and 300 per cent, bringing back bad memories of hyper-inflation more than a decade ago. Some Zimbabweans are even weeping, according to the chief of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo. Moyo told...... more

15 JAMB officials shortlisted for trial over N8.7 billion fraud

15 JAMB officials shortlisted for trial over N8.7 billion fraud   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched into a probe of the cash inflow and outflow of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) between 2010 and 2016. The anti-graft agency wants to get to the root of an alleged N8.7billion fraud in the board. Fifteen suspects have already...... more

Ministerial Appointments: Buhari takes candidates’ list abroad for vetting

Ministerial Appointments: Buhari takes candidates’ list abroad for vetting   Barring last minutes changes, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to take a short leave abroad expressly to vet both ministerial performance audit report and a list of ministerial candidates with their curriculum vitae, (CV) Sunday INDEPENDENT reliably gathered over the weekend. As further learnt, the president is set to embark on...... more

Bloody Easter as gunmen kill 11 worshippers in Benue

Bloody Easter as gunmen kill 11 worshippers in Benue Eleven persons were reportedly killed and many unaccounted for in a Good Friday attack by gunmen on worshippers returning from church at Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. Sunday Vanguard gathered that the attack was a fallout of the rivalry between the people of...... more

Arewa Youths oppose plans to impose Gbajabiamila as Reps Speaker

Arewa Youths oppose plans to impose Gbajabiamila as Reps Speaker  As the tussle for the 9th National Assembly leadership heightens, a northern group, the Arewa Youth Awareness Forum (AYAF) has opposed the decision of All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt incumbent Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for speakership position. AYAF made its opposition known in a statement,...... more

Ogun residents disrupt railway project over deplorable road

Ogun residents disrupt railway project over deplorable road   Aggrieved residents of 10 communities, hosting railway station in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday, disrupted the activities of the officials of China Civil Engineering Construction Company at the construction of Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge rail project, citing alleged neglect of their deplorable road by the contractor for their action. They also used...... more

Fear, anxiety as 2 Ebonyi communities engage in communal war

Fear, anxiety as 2 Ebonyi communities engage in communal war  The age-long inter-communal war between Enyibichiri community in Ikwo Local Government Area and Enyigba in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State over a piece of land took a more dangerous dimension recently. On that fateful day, heavy gunfire broke out at the boundary between Ikwo and Izzi clans along the...... more

Zamfara Emirs apologise to NAF over killings allegations

Zamfara Emirs apologise to NAF over killings allegations The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has apologized to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over its recent allegations that innocent citizens were killed in the state during air strikes by personnel of the Air Force. The Chairman Council of Chiefs, who is also the Emir of Anka,...... more

Police arrest four armed robbery, kidnap suspects in Edo

Police arrest four armed robbery, kidnap suspects in Edo  The Edo Command of the Nigerian Police says it has arrested four armed robbery and kidnap suspects in the state. The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said in a statement that the suspects were arrested based on credible intelligence through the Department of State Services (DSS). He said that the office...... more

Royal Rumble: Who will settle Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Oba Akinruntan’s fight?

Royal Rumble: Who will settle Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Oba Akinruntan’s fight?   When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. But when those two elephants also happen to be royal fathers, and no measly village royals either, but two of the most respected monarchs in Yorubaland, then what suffers is much more than mere grass. There is no gainsaying that the...... more

Automatic fire alarm causes panic at Abuja new terminal

Automatic fire alarm causes panic at Abuja new terminal   There was panic at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja on Saturday when the in-built fire detection alarm in the terminal allegedly sprayed its powder. The incident happened at the equipment room of the terminal, it was learnt. Sources at the terminal said the automatic alarm...... more

Benue varsity to investigate death of 2 students in River Benue

Benue varsity to investigate death of 2 students in River Benue   Benue State University (BSU) will investigate the circumstances leading to the drowning of its students in River Benue, where they went swimming, the institution’s management has said. The students, Adakole Christopher-100 level mathematics and Emmanuella Mson- 100 level medicine and surgery, drowned in the river on Friday, April 5, while swimming....... more

Aisha Buhari to set up private university

Aisha Buhari to set up private university Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organised by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not, however, reveal...... more

Gunmen kill two tourists in Kaduna, abduct three others

Gunmen kill two tourists in Kaduna, abduct three others Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two persons and abducted three others in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.  The state police command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the gunmen who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the Kajuru Castle Resort at...... more

States can pay new minimum wage — TUC

States can pay new minimum wage — TUC The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Bobboi Kaigama, has reacted to the new minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.  Kaigama who appeared on Lunchtime Politics which aired on Channels Television on Friday said that states can meet up with the N30,000 monthly payment for the Nigerian...... more

Over 4 million people jobless in Kano — Don

Over 4 million people jobless in Kano — Don  The Dean of Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, Prof. Murtala Sagagi, says there are currently over four million jobless people in Kano due to poor development agenda of successive governments.  The Dean disclosed this in a paper he presented at a forum organised by Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI) on...... more

 

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