Man Jailed For One Month For Paedophillia To Be Retried After His Victim Dies

Man Jailed For One Month For Paedophillia To Be Retried After His Victim Dies

The Niger State Government has ordered the re-arraignment of a man sentenced to one-month imprisonment for abduction and rape of a nine-year-old boy, who eventually died. The convict, Nuhu Musa, 37, was sentenced to one-month imprisonment with an option of N30, 000 fine by a Kontagora Magistrates’ Court for kidnap and rape of a minor. […]

Meningitis Outbreak- 282 People Dead, Over 1,900 Cases Recorded

Meningitis Outbreak- 282 People Dead, Over 1,900 Cases Recorded

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in five states with at least 282 deaths related to the disease. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. Mr. Ihekweazu said that […]

President Buhari Nominates Two New Ministers

President Buhari Nominates Two New Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has the sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports A source close to the Senate told a NAN correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees are from Kogi and Gombe states. Our […]

Ex-Plateau Governor Again Loses Bid To Derail Fraud Trial

Ex-Plateau Governor Again Loses Bid To Derail Fraud Trial

A former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, has again lost his bid to scuttle his N1.162 billion fraud trial, pre Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) High Court, Gudu, Abuja, on March 6, 2017 threw out a motion by Mr Dariye seeking to disqualify the Judge from the trial. Mr. Dariye, a serving senator  […]

Health Rumours: President Buhari Speaks To Gov Bello Of Kogi State

Health Rumours: President Buhari Speaks To Gov Bello Of Kogi State

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday made a telephone call from London to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. A government house statement issued in Lokoja said that Mr. Buhari, who made the call in the evening, interacted with the governor for a couple of minutes. The director general on media and strategy to the governor, Kingsley […]

Gunmen Kill College Of Education Staff In Benue

Gunmen Kill College Of Education Staff In Benue

A staff of the College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State, has been killed after unknown gunmen abducted him on Saturday 25th February 2017. Mr Yanbee Bosua had been on his way to his private nursery/primary school complex close to the College of Education, when he was abducted. His dead body was discovered on Sunday morning in […]

SSS Raids Ex-Benue Governor’s Property, Recovers Weapons

SSS Raids Ex-Benue Governor’s Property, Recovers Weapons

The State Security Service, SSS, said on Sunday that it had conducted a raid on a property belonging to the immediate past governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam. Guns and ammunition had been recovered from the raided property. The SSS also said it had invited Mr Suswam for questioning, and the ex-governor was now “helping investigations”. […]

Kogi State Now Boko Haram Haven- Governor Bello

Kogi State Now Boko Haram Haven- Governor Bello

      Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday said that following the losses suffered by Boko Haram in the north-east, its fleeing members had found a haven in his state.   Mr. Bello made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar entitled: “Consolidating on the […]

Niger State To Probe LGAs Over Diversion of Workers Salary

Niger State To Probe LGAs Over Diversion of Workers Salary

Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello has set up a seven-man panel of enquiry to look into how the 12 Local Government Areas in the state utilized the N4.4 billion bailout funds given to them for payment of salary arrears to workers, noting that many of the LG bosses diverted the fund. The panel which […]

Nigerian Soldiers Accused Of Sacking Villages In Benue

Nigerian Soldiers Accused Of Sacking Villages In Benue

Troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army, have been accused of attacking six villages in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, killing six persons, including a woman. This comes after  the gruesome murder of a soldier at the weekend by some youths in the area. Reports from  Agatu indicated that Olegadakolo, Ikpele, Otugologwu, Iwali, Okpanchenyi […]