The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, claimed on Monday that Nigeria loses about N7 trillion annually to insecurity and revenue leakages in the waterways. But, like most Nigerian politicians who quote no credible study,...
The Lagos State Police Command has made available the telephone directory of the command headquarters Ikeja, Area commands and their divisions to the general public. The police said the information is to serve as a preventive method for members of...
A Nigerian citizen, who resided in St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty on Friday to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud and illegally re-entering the United States after having been removed, said the U.S. Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General...
Cameroonian forces have killed at least 97 Nigerian fishermen in the oil-rich but impoverished Bakassi peninsula and the Nigerian parliament is investigating, BBC reported on Friday. Reports said the killings happened last week when a Cameroonian paramilitary unit was enforcing...
A top government official in the western Nigerian state of Osun, who worked directly with the governor, has been murdered by kidnappers while travelling to the country’s capital Abuja, the government said in a statement on Friday. Mrs. Olufunke Oluwakemi...
A Nigerian court on Thursday struck out a $8.8 million fraud charge brought against two British nationals, Deepak Khilani and Sushil Chandra by the Lagos State Government. The fraud charge was struck out by Justice Atinuke Ipaye of the Lagos...
BY SIMON ATEBA/WASHINGTON DC Three senior American officials on Wednesday discussed the Trump administration's decision on Tuesday to extend sanctions against the government of Sudan for three months. The senior officials discussed the decision to extend the review period for the revocation...
The trial of Dr. Joseph Nwobike, a senior Nigerian lawyer accused of high level corruption, continued on Wednesday with more shocking revelations. Dr. Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is accused of perverting the course of justice and offering gratification to...
Attacks by four Boko Haram suicide bombers have left at least 23 people dead in Nigeria, including the bombers, police said on Wednesday, another devastating blow to the war against terrorism in the West African country. Newswire, PRNigeria, quoted the...
The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in collaboration with BudgIT, a local NGO, on Wednesday launched Report Yourself, a web-based platform that leverages citizen engagement to fight corruption in Nigeria. The partnership to promote Report Yourself also includes the Religious Leaders Anti-Corruption (RLAC) working...
Nigeria seems to have become a country full of political drama and intrigues. On Wednesday, one of the Appeal Court Judges who was to preside over a multi-million dollar corruption case involving Nigeria's former First Lady, Dame Patience Ibifaka Jonathan,...
BY SIMON ATEBA/WASHINGTON DC A 47-year old Nigerian gangster, who preaches hate against the Yoruba and the Hausa tribes, and who promises to bomb Nigeria unless his tribesmen are ‘liberated’ and are allowed to form an independent country where peace...
A Nigerian journalist has been shot dead. Lawrence Okojie, who worked for  the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), was killed on Saturday night in Benin, the capital of Edo State. Reports said Okojie was killed around Ogunola Junction, off Siluko Road, in...
At least 87 more members of a deadly cult group known as Badoo have been arrested by the police and other security agencies in Lagos in an overnight raid while 20 people have been declared wanted, a statement to...
BY SIMON ATEBA/WASHINGTON DC A Nigerian judge has sentenced two Brazilians to fifteen years in prison or twenty million naira ($32000) fine each for unlawful importation of 23.865 kilogrammes of cocaine. The sentences were handed down by Justice C.M.A. Olatoregun of the...
Nigeria's Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the wanton loss of lives and property in the communal clashes between the Wanikade and Wanihem communities in the Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. The Acting President has directed the...
BY SIMON ATEBA/WASHINGTON DC Nigerian activists on Thursday called on the Lagos state government to act now and rescue six schoolboys kidnapped more than 40 days ago from their school. Six students of the Lagos Model College, Igbonla in Epe area...
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the Federal Government to “immediately release to Nigerians information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds...
A Nigerian doctor who was shot in the neck by another Nigerian doctor who went on the rampage at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City last week is recovering, relatives say. Dr. Oluwafunmike Ojewoye, a second-year family medicine resident...
Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP), has sent an open letter to Mr. Dogara Yakubu, Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, urging him to use his “leadership position to take without delay all necessary measures to withdraw...
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