Politics

Lead By Example, Atiku Tells Buhari.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to lead by example instead of pointing the attention of the world to the suffering of minority people.   He said this while reacting to President Buhar’s presentation at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly UNGA where he spoke on the rights of the minorities Myanmar ...

IPOB: Saraki Meets With Southeast Senators.

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki entered a marathon meeting with his colleagues from the southeast to discuss the designation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB as terrorist organization.   Last week, the Nigerian Army pronounced IPOB as a terrorist group while governors of the southeast proscribed the activities of the Biafra activi ...

Obasanjo Must Apologise To Nigerians – Falana.

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo must apologise to Nigerians for sending soldiers to invade Odi Community in Bayelsa State where many innocent people were killed.   A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, made this call in a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday morning.   Falana was reacting to Obsanjo’s advice on the depl ...

“Kanu Plans Escape Through Cameroon”.

There are intelligent reports that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu may escape through Cameroon, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has alleged.   Speaking to our correspondent, the President of AYCF, Mallam Shettima Yerima, said that intelligent reports received by his group showed that Kanu was planning to flee Nigeria ...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Allegedly Goes Into Hiding.

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and some of his key members have gone into hiding, following the designation of IPOB as terrorist group by the Nigerian Army.   Investigation revealed that Kanu was no more in his country home Afaraukwu, Umuahia in Abia State at present and nobody could tell about his whereabouts.   Kanu, wh ...

Sagay Throws Weight Behind Restructuring.

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, SAN has thrown his weight behind the restructuring of the Federal structure.   He said in Lagos on Thursday at Hallmarks of Labour Foundation Re-union that the country cannot grow with the way it is structured at present.   According to him the politic ...

Troops To Gradually Withdraw From Abia Today.

After about five days of hostility between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Nigerian Army, there are indications that the troops may be withdrawn to barracks starting from today.   The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpazu told journalists that it had been agreed at the meeting between the army, police and traditional ruler ...

Recall Process: Melaye Seeks Solace At Appeal Court.

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West has approached the Appeal Court, Abuja to upturn the High Court judgment that gave the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC the nod to continue with his recall process.   Melaye wants the Court of Appeal to declare the recall process initiated against him by his constituency as unconstitutional ...

IDPs Stop Camp Officials From Diverting Relief Materials.

Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Tuesday stopped the officials of the International Market Camp, Makurdi where they are being accommodated from diverting relief materials.   The IDPs trooped out of their sheds as they sighted 2 Hilux vans, a truck, a bus and a saloon car loaded with relief materials and about to leave the camp ...

Crime News

Man Stabs Wife To Death in Ikorodu Area of Lagos.

A certain man Mr. Omolaja Sodipo of Igbo Olomu in Ikorodu Area of Lagos has allegedly stabbed his wife, Titilayo to death. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the couples of four children were at loggerheads in their newly built house early Monday. “When we got to the house, we saw the man fleeing while the body of the woman was lying lifeless in ...

Sex Worker Sells 3-Month-Old Baby for N200,000.

The Katsina Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old sex worker, Aisha Idris for allegedly selling her three-month-old baby. The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Usman Ali Abdullahi, told our correspondent that the lady sold the child for N200, 000 to one Grace Ohoho who lives in Owerri, Imo State. Idris gave birth to the baby about t ...

Man, 65, Remanded For Defiling Friend’s Daughter.

An Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, Edo State has remanded a 65-year-old man, Friday Azala for defiling 12-year-old daughter of his friend. Azala allegedly committed the offence at No. 6, Agho Street, off Textile Mill Road, Benin on April 9, 2017 and was consequently arrested. According to the prosecutor, Ben Omoruyi, father of the victim is sick and b ...

Benue Youths Burn 3 Robbers To Death.

Luck ran out of three robbery suspects at Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday as irate youths attacked and burnt them to death. The robbers had invaded a petrol station as they always did but ran out of bullets to scare the workers and innocent people who had come to buy petrol. An eyewitness, who identified himself as Monda ...

Abductors Demand N5m Ransom To Release Ondo Monarch.

The abductors of a traditional monarch, the Oniyani of Iyani-Akoko Oba Joel Daodu in Ondo State are asking for N5 million before they can release the king. A member of the royal family told our correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers had got across to the family asking for such amount. Earlier on Saturday, the kidnappers abducted the monarch and one ...

Man Denies Killing Mother For Rituals.

A middle-aged man, Christopher Nwajei who beheaded his mother about two weeks ago in Umuchagu Osokwa, Osisisoma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State said he did not kill for rituals. He confessed to the Abia State Police Command after he was arrested that he killed his mother because she called him a bastard. Nwajei beheaded his mother and collected ...

Gunmen Kill Husband, Wife And Son in Lagos.

Gunmen, suspected to be cultists struck at Ibeshe Titun Area of Ikorodu Lagos Wednesday, killing a family of three, man, wife and their teenage boy. The killers gained entrance into the victims’ apartment late Wednesday night when resident had slept to commit the crime. Investigation revealed that the assailants smashed the heads of their victims with ...

Why I Buried My Uncle Alive – Suspect.

One Mr. Daniel Ekemezie has confessed to the Enugu State Police Command that he actually buried his uncle, Pa Patrick Odoh (83) alive over land dispute. He confessed after he was arrested that the deceased had been on his neck over a parcel of land and that the only way he could free himself from him was to kill the octogenarian. The command’s spokesm ...

Court Remands Vice Principal For Impregnating Pupil.

The Magistrate’s Court 8 in Minna, Niger State has remanded the Vice-Principal of Day Secondary School Tunga Minna, Mohammed Mohammed for impregnating his student. Mohammed who had earlier admitted to officials of the Niger State Child Rights Agency of having sex with the student and had begged for clemency suddenly denied having sex with the 16-year- ...

Police Arraigns Man, 44 For Defiling 6-Year-Old Girl.

Police have arraigned one Abdulroheem Abdulhamed before a Surulere Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos for defiling a six-year-old girl. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, however granted the 44-year-old accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.‎ She also asked him to produce two sureties while one of the sureties must b ...

Man, 20 Kills Mother, Flees With Her Blood.

A 20-year-old man has killed his mother, Mrs. Cecilia Nwanije of Umuchagu Osokwa in Osisioma Ngwa Council Area of Abia State. Sources at the community told our correspondent that the man, the second son of the woman was not leaving in the village but came around at the weekend to behead the mother. According to the villagers, the man (Names Withheld) co ...

Court Jails Man For Stealing Purse.

A 49-year-old-man Ibrahim Jibril has been jailed for six weeks by a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja for stealing a purse. Jibril of no fixed address pleaded guilty and was subsequently convicted on two charges of criminal trespass and theft levelled against him. However, Jibril was given an option of N6, 000 fine by the judge, Mr Umar Kagarko. The judge sa ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Tension In Nigeria As Ritual Killings Take New Dimension.

It is awful that stories relating to ritualism is taking prominent space in Nigeria News as at today. Ritual killings have taken a new dimension across the country yet the law enforcement agent has not been able to find a new strategy to kick out the crime that is now ravaging the nooks and crannies of the country like whirlwind. Before now, kidnapers w ...

Fresh Row Beckons Between Nigeria Senate, Executive.

It appears the Nigeria Senate, looking at issues in Nigeria News, is out to contest some constitutional matters with the country’s executive arm again. This time, over the statement by the Acting President that the president does not necessarily need to wait for the senate to confirm its nominees. The senate has refused to confirm some of President Mu ...

S*xual Abuse: Why Suspects Still Walk Freely On Lagos Streets.

Lagos State Government is not leaving any stone unturned, going by Nigeria News, in fighting the menace of s*xual and domestic violence in the metropolis. The state government is disturbed that many suspected s*xual violators still walk freely on the streets of the metropolis due to lack of evidence to prosecute them in court. The State Domestic and S*x ...

Evans’ Detention And The Limit Of Police Legality.

Since his arrest on June 7, 2017 in one of his mansions, located in the Magodo Estate, Lagos, Nigeria News gathered that the notorious suspected kidnapper, Chukwudidumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans), has generated scoops for the media. He had lost the case in the court of the media with various evidences and confession that he actually abducted, robbed a ...

Biafra Agitation And Its Inundated Challenges.

Events in the last two days, as reported in Nigeria News, have seen a sharp deviation in the thoughts of major interest groups in Nigeria’s polity. The agitation for Biafra Republic by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB is gradually waning with the silent drum of war and being replaced with dialogues in high places. Perhaps this has come as a resul ...

Why Many Nigerians Are Being Deported.

They have taken one of the most dangerous routes to seek greener pasture elsewhere, Nigeria News can authoritatively report, but they are back home in hunger and anger thinking of the next step to take. That is the story of thousands of Nigerians that are being thrown back to the country, from foreign lands due to various immigration and human trafficki ...

Nigeria Breakup: An Unending Political Intrigues.

After the unsuccessful attempt by the late Biafra warlord Odumegwu Ojukwu, as reported by Nigeria News, to break southeast away from Nigeria during the civil war of 1967 to 1970, other attempts have failed. The annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election by the then Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida that saw a Yoruba man, Bashorun Moshood Kashi ...

Eid-el-Fitri: Cleric Warns Nigeria on the Looming Wrath of God.

Following the sighting of the moon, according to Nigeria News, in some parts of northern Nigeria on Saturday, the country’s head of Islamic Council, Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad declared Sunday for Salah. He urged all Muslims in Nigeria to stop their Ramadan fasting on Saturday and proceed to Eid to celebrate the end of the 30-day-fasting. He ca ...

Spate Of Kidnap Forces Nigerian Lawmakers To Lie Low.

The incessant increase in the rate of kidnap across the country has forced many Nigerian lawmakers to live quiet life. Nigeria News headlines on print media and electronic media with surprising kidnap cases’ revelations have created so much fear in the country, most especially after the arrest of notorious and richest kidnapper in Nigeria, Chukwud ...

Nigerian Sports News

Tiger Woods: I’ll Never Feel Great Again.

Arguably the greatest golfer of all time Eldrick Tont Woods, popularly known as Tiger Woods has shocked many lovers of the game with his latest statement but a closer look reveals a cause deeper than meets the eye. Woods who has won 14 majors said he will never “never feel great” again because of the number of injuries he has suffered during ...

Russia To Remain Suspended for World Athletics Championships.

Russia is now set to miss the World Championships in the summer as the IAAF has voted to extend their suspension from international competition for the offence of committing state-sponsored doping. This extension notwithstanding, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy the testing criteria. The original suspensio ...

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