Operatives of the Nigerian anti-graft agency in conjunction with intelligence operatives in Niger Republic have arrested the fleeing former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in Niger Republic. A top security source informed FIRSTNEWS ONLINE correspondent that Maina’s arrest was made possible due to the collaborative relationship […]

An environmental organisation, Clean-Up Nigeria has rated Bauchi State as the most cleanest state in the north eastern region of the country. The organisation stated this at the official commissioning of the first Bauchi Environmental Science Laboratory at BASEPA Headquarters, Bauchi. The organisation also conferred an award of excellence on […]

…Condoles with Governor Zulum, Borno, Families of Slain Rice Farmers over Dastardly Act …Urges More Concerted Efforts in Dealing with Hydra-headed Monster Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has extended his heartfelt condolences to Nigerians, and in particular, the government and people of Borno state over the gruesome murder […]

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday opened fire on Internally displaced persons (IDPs returnees at Tor-Iorshaegh in Wukari local government area of Taraba State and killed four. An eyewitness, Mr. Donald Meer told our correspondent on the phone that the gunmen suspected to be Jukun militia attacked the village at about 10pm. […]

The Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB is currently in leadership crisis following the suspension of it’s Deputy Director Mr Uche Okafor Mefor under the directives of it’s leader Nnamdi Kanu last week. The Directorates of IPOB led by Mr Chike Edoziem had on the directive of Kanu announced the suspension […]

A middle-aged woman, Mary Imewe, has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for killing her mother, one Eka Ime in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. Mary was said to have cut her mother remains into pieces. One of the indigenes, Aniekan Okon, said before the arrival of […]

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday – including the first African-American — putting his personal stamp on the body that will one day choose his successor. Under the soaring dome of St Peter’s Basilica, the new “princes of the Church” knelt one by one at the feet of […]

Some parts of Nigeria were on Sunday afternoon plunged into total blackout as the nation’s power grid collapsed again. Two of the power distribution companies in the country, Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company, announced the national grid collapse on Sunday afternoon. Kaduna Electric, in a message to its […]

The World Health Organization has urged urged African countries to improve their capacity to vaccinate populations against COVID-19, warning the continent was still “far from ready” for mass immunisation. With three coronavirus vaccines now showing efficacy rates of 70 percent or more, the UN body called on Africa to “ramp […]

Federal Government has demanded an apology from the British government over the “unsubstantiated” claim by a member of its parliament that Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former head of state, looted public treasury. Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement on Friday, said Nigeria has also demanded […]

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmed El’rufai yesterday directed the execution of the 2011 court judgement which ordered for demolition of all illegal structures on National Eye Centre’s land. The Governor through the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) this morning pulled down structures illegally acquired from some […]

Adamawa State police command has arrested four suspected armed robbers who have been terrorizing residents of Sangere Futy and parts of Girei Local Government for sometime. A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the feat followed reports on the activities of the suspected […]

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