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Chinese man, Frank Geng Quarong, who is standing trial before Kano State High Court over the murder of his Nigerian lover, 22-year old Ummukulsum Buhari Sani, on Thursday, admitted that he stabbed her with a knife but had no intention to kill. Geng-Quangrong, 47, who resides in Railway quarters, Kano, under cross-examination by the prosecution […]

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Monday the final resolution of two civil cases seeking the forfeiture of various luxury assets that were the proceeds of foreign corruption offences and were laundered in and through the United States. Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke and businessmen Olajide Omokore and Kolawole Akanni were named […]

Boko Haram chief bomb maker, Awana Gaidam, has been killed by his own Improvised Explosive Device(IED) in Sambisa Forest, Borno State. The 39 year-old chief bomb maker, apart from his high status in the command structure of the Boko Haram terrorists, was one of their capable hands involved in making IEDs. According to a report […]

The International Criminal Court (ICC), Monday , formally acknowledged receipt of a petition written by Prof. Gideon Christian to investigate election and post-election violence in Nigeria as well as alleged incitement to ethnic hate by Bayo Onanuga, the Media Director of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Head of Information & Evidence Unit, Office of  The […]

The Department of State Services (DSS) said it has carried out a joint operation with sister security agencies in Kogi State on Sunday, March 26, 2023 during which the security team intercepted a six-man criminal gang at Gegu Beki, along the Lokoja-Abuja Road. DSS spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, in a statement Sunday night, said the […]

Two suspected drug dealers, Molokwu Nwachukwu and Chimezie Innocent Nwafor, have been cracked at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos, while attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country. A statement issued on Sunday by NDLEA Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said Nwachukwu, was intercepted with 36 parcels of cocaine concealed in different parts of […]

A convicted Nigerian fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu, was on Thursday, March 23, 2023, extradited to the United States of America (USA) where she is wanted to answer to criminal charges bordering on violation of the U.S. Law involving the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter. Her extradition was coordinated by […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an Indian, Chandra Prakash Singh before the Federal High Court in Lagos for money laundering. The anti-graf agency in a statement on Thursday, said  Singh was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on a seven-count charge of attempted theft of over $200,000 (₦92,088,000). It said Singh allegedly […]

The Bauchi State Police Command has declared a House of Representatives member, Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu wanted for alleged murder. The Command also placed a bounty of N1 million on Shehu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. A Special Police Gazette Bulletin CB: 2685/Bsx/VOL.T/4s was […]

Justice Muhammad Lawan of the Yobe State High Court has sentenced the Auditor-General for Local Government, Idris Yahaya, to five years. Yahaya was convicted after the court pronounced him guilty for criminal misappropriation of N19.9 million preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Command. Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, […]

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An alleged Whitsleblower and purported aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over an invitation through the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, to produce him before the Bureau on April 21, 2023. The CCB, had on Thursday invited Keyamo to its office in Abuja […]

A joint anti-narcotic operation in Latin America and Europe, code named ‘Operation Hinterland’,  has uncovered an international drug smuggling network and confiscated billions of dollar worth of cocaine. The action which involved  police in France, Spain, among others, was directed from two Brazilian command centres, Europol announced on Friday in The Hague.  The alleged drug smuggling ring […]

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Friday, nullified the suspension of a former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri, describing it as unconstitutional. Justice O. A. Onafowokan of the High Court 3, Abeokuta Judicial division, while delivering judgment in a suit brought before the court, also held that […]

Nigeria ranked 28th out of 192 countries in number of champagne imports in 2022. The country has ranked 32nd in 2021, making Nigeria the second biggest champagne market in Africa behind South Africa, with 1.3 million bottles. Data from Comité Champagne, a French trade association that monitors the volume and value of exports, puts total imported bottles by Nigeria […]

 The United States Consul General, Will Stevens has said about 29,936 persons are living with HIV/AIDS in Osun State. Stevens made this known on Thursday during the official launching of the Osun State HIV Treatment Surge organised by Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) held at the State Secretariat in Osogbo,  He called for the collaboration […]

Ajay Banga, 63-year-old Indian-American is set to replace David Malpass as President of the top financial International Institution, the World Bank.  The former Mastercard Inc. chief, who currently serves as Vice Chairman at General Atlantic, was born in India but  naturalised as U.S. citizen. He was nominated in February by US President Joe Biden to lead the World Bank.  In a statement […]

An Ikeja Sexual offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a class teacher, Peter Jacob, to life imprisonment for defiling a 9-year-old pupil with special needs. Justice Abiola Soladoye held that the prosecution had efficiently proved the charge of defilement against the defendant. According to her, the evidence of the respective prosecution witnesses were cogent, […]

Popular Nigerian rappers Falz and Vector have likened Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to a fraduster as they mocked him in new song titled “Mr. Yakubu”. The singers in the new song insinuated that the chairman of the electoral commission exhibited fraudulent behaviours during the just concluded general election. Nigeria held a general […]

Nigerian singer David Adeleke also known as Davido has dropped his much-awaited album, ‘Timeless.’ The Afrobeat star took to his Twitter handle in the early hours of Friday to announce the release of the 17-track project to his numerous fans. The ‘OBO’ crooner also talked about the process he went through from his previous album […]

After years of investigations and probes into Donald J . Trump for a wide variety of alleged crimes, a Manhattan grand jury voted Thursday to indict him, marking the first time in U.S. history a former president will face criminal charges. The indictment has yet to be unsealed so the specifics of the charges were […]