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600 Herdsmen Killed, Two Million Cattle Rustled in Two Years – Miyetti Allah

600 Herdsmen Killed, Two Million Cattle Rustled in Two Years – Miyetti Allah

Usman Ngelzarma, National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, said on Tuesday that members of the association had lost over two million cows to rustlers in the last two years. Mr. Ngelzarma made the remark in an in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Jalingo. He said that apart from […]

After Bail, Nnamdi Kanu Vows to Remain in Prison

After Bail, Nnamdi Kanu Vows to Remain in Prison

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has resolved to remain in prison custody despite the bail granted him by an Abuja Federal High Court. According to one of the lawyers representing Kanu in court, his decision is in solidarity with his co-defendants, whose bail applications were rejected by the court. […]

Nigerian Govt, Ex-Colonel Trade Words Over Corruption Fight

Nigerian Govt, Ex-Colonel Trade Words Over Corruption Fight

The Presidency said on Monday that the nation’s elite were attacking President Muhammadu Buhari in the media because they were frustrated by the ongoing anti-graft war. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the Presidency would not allow them to frustrate the fight against corruption. […]

Nigeria’s Babangida Aliyu to Stand Trial for Corruption

Nigeria’s Babangida Aliyu to Stand Trial for Corruption

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday deployed 95 personnel to beef up security at Minna High Court as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) looked set to arraign former Governor Babangida Aliyu on Tuesday. Mr. Aliyu, who served between 2007 and 2015, is expected to be arraigned for alleged N5 […]

Tanker Laden With 33,000 Litres Diesel Fuel Explodes in Lagos

Tanker Laden With 33,000 Litres Diesel Fuel Explodes in Lagos

A 33,000 litres tanker fully laden with diesel has crashed on a car in Lagos, leading to a fire outbreak. Sources said the tanker crashed on the BMW Car with registration number (LSD 462 CZ) while driving inward Ladipo area, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the tanker, with registration number TUT 258 XA, […]

Celebrating the Life of Nigerian-Born Soccer Star Ugo Ehiogu

Celebrating the Life of Nigerian-Born Soccer Star Ugo Ehiogu

Former England and Aston Villa defender of Nigerian descent, Ugo Ehiogu, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Spurs training centre on Thursday. The official statement from Spurs said Ehiogu, who was the team’s Under 23 coach, died in the early hours of Friday. He was 44 years old. The England defender was capped four […]

Gravesites Used to Hide Looted Cash in Nigeria – Report

Gravesites Used to Hide Looted Cash in Nigeria – Report

The Nigerian anti-graft agency has reportedly been told by whistle blowers that looters are hiding money at cemeteries. According to East African, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed claimed to have received numerous reports of looters also burying money in deep forests and their backyards. Senior Special Advisor to the minister, Segun Adeyemi, was quoted […]

Nigerian Gay Marriage: 53 Arrested, Arraigned In Zaria Magistrates Court

Nigerian Gay Marriage: 53 Arrested, Arraigned In Zaria Magistrates Court

Nigerian police have arrested 53 persons during a gay marriage and arraigned them on Wednesday before a Magistrates’ Court in Chediya in Zaria, Kaduna state, NAN, reports. The prosecutor, Mr. Mannir Nasir, alleged that the accused were arrested on April 15 at Zaria Motel and being charged with conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a […]

Ebonyi State Governor Orders Arrest of Contractor for Poor Construction of N200 Million Road

Ebonyi State Governor Orders Arrest of Contractor for Poor Construction of N200 Million Road

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after collecting N200 million mobilisation fee. Mr. Umahi gave the order on Thursday at Okposi-Umuoghara while inspecting the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji road project in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state. The […]

Two Oil Giants Could Face Trial in Italy Over Nigerian Deal

Two Oil Giants Could Face Trial in Italy Over Nigerian Deal

This Thursday a Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against the oil giant Shell and its Italian partner ENI in connection with the purchase of the rights to a Nigerian oil field. “Etete can smell the money. If, at 70 years old, he does turn his nose up at […]

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