Friday, January 28, 2022


Gunmen kidnap former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin in Bayelsa

By Barbara Kalu (PORT HARCOURT) - Jephthah Robert, a cousin of Nigeria's immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been abducted by armed men believed to be kidnappers. He was abducted from his house around Dimrose Road in Yenagoa,...

So daring! Bandits write nine communities in Nigeria: “Pay us or face attacks”

Bandits have written letters to the nine communities asking them to pay their levies or face deadly attacks. Bandits operating in Gando forest in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara State, North-West Nigeria, have written to nine communities asking them to pay...

Zulum worried over rise of ISWAP terrorists in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar (MAIDUGURI) - Governor of Borno State, North-East Nigeria, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has expressed serious concern over the increasing presence of terrorists from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in some parts of the State, and...

Niger Republic expels eight Rwandans linked to 1994 genocide

Niger has ordered the expulsion of eight Rwandans linked to the East African country's 1994 genocide for "diplomatic reasons", just a month after they were welcomed in the capital Niamey, according to a ministerial order seen by AFP on...

Fear grips Enugu community as herdsmen kidnap seven holidaying residents

There is uneasy calm in Eha-Amufu, in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State after suspected herdsmen allegedly kidnapped in one week seven residents who returned for Christmas and New Year celebrations. PUNCH Metro gathered that about five persons were...

Ship captain sentenced to 20 months over Mauritius oil spill: magistrate

Captain and first mate of a freighter that crashed into a coral reef off Mauritius, causing the Indian Ocean archipelago's worst environmental disaster, were sentenced on Monday to 20 months' jail. "The court took into consideration the fact that both...

Nigeria’s 10 most dangerous highways this season

The deplorable state of Nigerian roads has continued to aid violent attacks on commuters resulting in loss of lives, injuries and kidnappings, according to  Nextier’s special report on Dangerous Highways, which also affirmed December as the most dangerous month...

Terrorists from Algeria, Mali, Niger Republic plan to attack Abuja during December – NIS

A communique by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) suggests that there may be terrorist attacks in Abuja, the nation’s capital, between the 17th and 31st of December. According to a statement signed by NIS’ Land Border Patrol Commander, Edirin Okoto,...

Anti-graft agency probes tape alleging Nigeria’s Attorney-General compromises corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it has commenced an investigation into a trending audio tape in which an operative, Mohammed Idris, revealed how the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, allegedly compromised...

How four Police officers were arrested in Abuja for extortion

Four police personnel have been detained for allegedly extorting money from a commuter in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. The officers, who were on traffic duty along Area 11, were seen in a viral video clip collecting money from the commuter,...


Nigeria records 796 cases, highest single-day infections since COVID-19 began –NCDC

Nigeria on Friday registered 796 new cases, highest single -day COVID-19 infections in 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) said on...