Mr. Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police, has confirmed to newsmen in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday.
He said, “side from the explosion near a mobile Police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.
“In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu said.
He said that another […]
Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs and help sustain the Buhari administration in curtailing impunity in governance.
This was stated in a statement collectively signed by Debo Adeniran, Coalition Againts Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Lanre Suraju, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni, […]
It was gathered that the Bayelsa State government has confirmed that a total number of 4,100 youths in the state have benefited from the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project skills training programme between 2015 and 2016.
The State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah, who disclosed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of SEEFOR youth training programme on money management and entrepreneurship skills in Yenagoa, the state capital, attributed the success recorded to the existing partnership between […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent the names of 46 non-career ambassadorial-nominees to the Senate for confirmation and approval.
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the President’s letter to the chamber during plenary.
Some notable nominees are a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice George Oguntade; a former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Paulen Tallen; a former member of the House of Representatives, Usman Bugaje; and a former Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto.
Others are Dr. Uzoma Ememke […]
According to reports, the Police Command in Kaduna State on Wednesday confirmed the release of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Malam, and her husband, Pius.
They were abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening.
The Command’s spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the two regained their freedom on Wednesday evening.
“They were rescued at Jare through the effort of the security operatives,’’ he said.
Usman said no one had been arrested […]
A Bureau De Change operator, Murtala Abubakar, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not confirm the source of the $4m cash given him at the Presidential Villa by a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.
Abubakar said this on Tuesday when he appeared as a witness before a Federal High Court in Lagos where Dudafa is being prosecuted for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Standing trial […]
Authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bayelsa State on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of 59 illicit drug dealers in different parts of the state.
According to the NDLEA, though the arrest led to the removal of over 98.902 kilogrammes of different types of drugs from circulation in the state, the arrests and seizures took place during the third quarter of 2016.
The spokesman for the command, Mr. Osakwe Ikenna, in a statement issued yesterday in Yenagoa, stated that […]
According to reports, the Rivers Police Command have confirmed arsonists’ attack on the house of Dr Chidi Lloyd, a former leader in Rivers House of Assembly.
The building is located at Akpabu in Emohua Local Government area of Rivers State.
The spokesman for the command, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, a DSP, told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday that the police had received information on the attack.
He said details of the incident were still sketchy, but the police were still working hard to […]
According to reports, the Police Command in Sokoto State has confirmed the murder of a 20-year-old man, Usman Shehu, in the early hours of Saturday at the Kwanberu Area of Sokoto.
The body of the deceased popularly called Manu, was also severally brutalised.
The commands spokesman, Mr El-Mustapha Sani, who confirmed the incident, said that the remains had been taken to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, for an autopsy.
Sani further said that the remains of late Shehu would later be released to the […]
First Nation Airways has reacted to the report that it has stopped operations, explaining that it is currently undergoing maintenance on its A319 fleet.
The airland said the maintenance exercise would be completed by mid September.
In a statement signed by the airline’s commercial manager, Sarah Awogbade, the airland said the airline planned this maintenance action well ahead and it would resume operation later in the month.
“This will ensure that passengers continue to enjoy safe and reliable service that the airline is […]
The Nigeria Prisons Service has confirmed that there was a jailbreak at the maximum prison in Kuje, a few miles from the nation’s capital Abuja on Friday night, but said one of the key persons being held at the facility for terrorism, Mr. Charles Okah, did not escape.
Charles is the brother of notorious MEND leader, Mr. Henry Okah, who is in prison in South Africa following his conviction for terrorism.
Earlier reports had suggested that Charles escaped during the jailbreak. However, […]