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Attention! Senator Ali Wakili

I deem it fit to write this piece; this means seems to be the only medium through which I can reach you. As a distinguished senator representing the good people of Bauchi South in the red chamber, I think it is not right that to allow small boys to drag you into banter with them. […]

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1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

Minna At least 1,697 cattle have been recovered in the last three months from rustlers by security operatives of the Operation Karamin Goro launched about three weeks ago to flush out criminal elements from three local government areas of Niger state. The state’s Director-General on Nomadic, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, made this known in Minna yesterday […]

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Badoo hypnotises, smashes victims’ head before taking blood – Police

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday disclosed how three arrested Badoo suspects hypnotised and smashed their victims’ heads while asleep. Imohimi said this while presenting the suspects to journalists in Lagos. He gave their names as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze a.k.a Samito, Gift Akaeze, Omotayo Abamoyegun and […]

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PDP condemns Benue attacks, urges presidency to intervene

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Tuesday’s attack by gunmen on Benue farmers, calling on the presidency to arrest and bring the culprits to book. The PDP Publicity Secretary in Benue, Mr Bemgba Iortyom made the call in a statement yesterday in Makurdi. “Once again, heavily armed gunmen on January 2, unleashed violence and […]

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Kano police record 601 crimes, rescue 52 kidnap victims

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force recorded 601 major crimes in 2017, with 52 victims of abduction rescued and reunited with their families. Besides, the command recovered 35 stolen vehicles, 75 different types of arms and 273 live ammunitions during the period under review. Speaking to newsmen on their scorecard […]

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Pitbulls dogs maul owner to death

  A woman was mauled to death by her own pitbulls in an “absolutely grisly” attack in the United States. Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found by her father who went looking for her in a wooded area where she often walked the dogs in Goochland, Virginia. It was there he found his daughter and […]

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Corruption: CISLAC calls for clear guidelines on recovered assets

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), yesterday called on the federal government for urgent action on asset recovery management guidelines and transparency in the end-use of recovered assets. The group in a press statement issued by the Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, in Abuja, noted that the anti-corruption summit in London […]

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99 die in Kebbi, Niger, Lagos boat mishaps

No fewer than 99 persons died in six boat mishaps that occurred in Kebbi, Niger and Lagos states between April and September, according to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The survey was conducted in Kebbi, Niger and Lagos states. Two boat mishaps each were recorded on River Niger, Niger and Lagos […]

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Navy arrests recruitment fraudster

The Nigerian Navy has arrested a 27 year old man, Yohanna Ahmadu, a recruitment fraudster for allegedly attempting to defraud one Mr. Adamu Ibrahim during the last nationwide recruitment exercise. In a statement by the acting Navy’s spokesperson , Navy Captain Suleman Dahun said the Commander Naval unit Abuja, Commodore Gbolahan Olubode–Fazaz in his brief […]

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Aisha Buhari assists Numan, Mubi attack victims

By Muazu Abari Yola Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has through her NGO, Future Assured, distributed consumables and financial support to the victims of last week Boko Haram attacks in Numan and Mubi local government areas of Adamawa state. Presenting the assistance to the victims receiving treatment in Yola Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical […]

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Garaku police rescue 4 kidnap victims

  By Godwin Tyonongu Garaku Police Division, in the neighboring Nasarawa state, has disclosed that there was kidnapping between Agwan Mayo and Sabon Gida villages, where four key personalities of the society were kidnapped. Police sources said the next day, the Divisional police Officer (DPO), SP Zamdam Abdulbaqi Inua, led a team of police with […]

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Insurgents behead 6 farmers in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have beheaded six farmers at Dimge plantation in the Mafa local government area of Borno state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the killing is the latest in a string of attacks in the violence-wracked North-east, where more than 20,000 people have been killed in nine years of insurgency. The […]

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15 die in Morocco food stampede

At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to […]

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Buhari directs Adewole to investigate strange disease in Jigawa

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease […]

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Checking the snake bite menace, By ADEWALE Kupoluyi

Of recent, cases of snake bite in the northern parts of the country seem to be on the increase. What is more worrisome is that despite the severity of the problem, relevant authorities do not appear to be doing enough to put a tab on what can be described as a national crisis. This is […]

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Landslide kills one, injures 2 in Jigawa

Bayo Alabira   Dutse   A 27- year-old Surajo Umar of Galamawa in the outskirts of Dutse, was killed while two other persons were seriously injured in a landslide around Jura village in Auyo local government area of Jigawa state. Confirming the incident in a telephone interview yesterday, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer […]