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Village head, 6 others killed in Plateau communal clash

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos A village head and six others were killed in a communal clash between members of Pai and Shiwer communities of Pankshin and Kanke local government areas of Plateau state. This was contained in a press…

Commotion in Kaduna as police detonate IED

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna There was commotion in Kaduna yesterday following the discovery of an Improvised Electronic Device (IED) along Sir Kashim Ibrahim road by Sultan Road junction in the high brow residential area of the town. The explosive was…

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill another 20 in Benue

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi Persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday killed more than 20 persons in Agena village in Gwer local government area of Benue State. The attack is coming barely three days ago after there was a bloody…

Fuel scarcity: Senate slams Okonjo-Iweala over delayed subsidy payment

As NNPC distributes 200m litres to depots By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has criticised the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for delaying the payment of subsidy claims to fuel importers,…

…As suspected Tivs attack Nasarawa community, kill 5

Suspected armed Tiv bandits yesterday morning laid siege on Giza, headquarters of Giza development area, with five persons reportedly killed. Reports indicate that the armed Tiv militia, numbering in hundreds, attacked Giza early morning but were repelled by the combined…

Controversy over missing N19.7bn police equipment fund

As IGP, police ministry deny receipt of funds By Umar Muhammad Puma There was a mild drama yesterday at a hearing of the the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts probing the alleged missing N19.7 billion Police Equipment Fund,…

Ritual killers mutilate 4-year old girl in Kebbi

A four-year old girl, Nana Fatima Mustapha, was abducted and later found dead, with parts of her body organs removed by people believed to be ritual killers. The dead body of Baby Fatima was found yesterday behind Zinari Hotel in…

Recruitment tragedy: Pro, anti Moro groups protest in Abuja

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam Pro and anti Abba Moro groups yesterday protested at the Ministry of Interior, in Abuja, chanting discordant tunes. Our reporter gathered that while the anti-Moro protesters were calling for the sack of the Minister, Comrade Abba…

Emefiele, Bulkachuwa face Senate today

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The nominated Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, would be screened by the Senate today to confirm their appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan. This…

Alison-Madueke and N10bn plane charter

House Public Accounts Committee is investigating an allegation that state oil monopoly, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has chartered a plane, Challenger 859, at the cost of N10 billion for the private use of its supervising minister, Mrs. Diezani…

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