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Sokoto plans to generate N33bn IGR

The Sokoto State government, on Monday said it plans to generate N33billion from internal revenue sources in 2016, up from the N25 billion target...

Edo pays N2bn gratuities to pensioners

The Edo State government has paid N2 billion gratuity to 539 pensioners from the 2010/2011 batch in the state. The state government said the payment...

Nigerian Army gives details of Borno attack, says suicide bombers plan to infiltrate IDPs

The theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Hassan Umaru, on Sunday gave details of yesterday's attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Maiduguri,...

Boy who lost eyes to ritualists cries: ‘Mommy, open my eyes to see you’

Sadiq Abubakar Isa, a four-year-old boy, whose eyes were plucked by suspected ritualists in Zaria, Kaduna State, is yet to come to term with...

Gov. Ganduje to sponsor education of 100 Borno orphans to university level

Kano State government has expressed resolve to adopt and sponsor the education of 100 children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State. In April...

Jigawa spends N900m to sponsor medical training of 60 students in China

The Jigawa State government said it would spend N900 million to sponsor 60 students to study of medicine in China. Addressing newsmen on Friday, the...

4 die in Lagos boat mishap

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced the death four passengers in a boat mishap in Lagos on Saturday morning. A statement by the...

EFCC arrests FIRS director over attempt to defraud Baze University owner

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Abumere Joseph Osagie, a Deputy Director, Regional Tax Office of the Federal Inland Revenue Service...

Gov. Bello reinstates 15 local gov’t chairs sacked by Wada

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reinstated 15 Local Government chairmen sacked by the erstwhile governor of the state, Capt. Idris Wada, for...

Renowned economist, Professor Ayagi, arraigned over sodomy in Kano college

A former managing director of the defunct Continental Merchant Bank, Professor Ibrahim Ayagi, has been arraigned before a Kano senior magistrate's court over cases...

EFCC arraigns 2 oil dealers for N14m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned the duo of Aku Ben Aku and Philips James Aliku alongside their company, Al-Aminu...

New Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, attends first National Economic Council meeting

The newly-sworn-in governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has attended his first National Economic Council meeting with vice president, 36 governors, CBN governor, among...

Ex-customs officer docked for N40m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a former Customs Officer, Chinyere Ekanem and Asuka Ebiye before Justice Maryann E. Anenih...

$330,000 Scam: Court warns Augunos Okoro against stalling trial

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on Wednesday warned a Lagos hotelier, Augunos Okoro, standing trial for duping a German businessman...

Ritualists pluck eyes of 4-year-old boy in Zaria

Suspected ritualists in Zaria, Kaduna State, have pulled out the two eyes of a four-year-old boy, rendering him blind. Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that Sadiq...

Story of Eritrean marriage freebies a hoax – Prof. Kperogi

Nigerian cyberspace was abrim with memes and hilarious updates on Tuesday, following an Internet hoax that Eritrean authorities had compelled men in the country...

Dariye diverted N204m to own company, witness tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday presented more evidence against a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye. Mr. Dariye is facing...

Corruption has started fighting back, but we’re winning – Lai Mohammed

The federal government has said it would neither be distracted nor intimidated to abandon or weaken the fight against corruption, which it called a...

Day Kano stood still for Qadiriyyah sect’s Maukibi festival – See 20 pictures

Thousands of the adherents of the Qadiriyyah Movement, on Saturday converged on Kano to celebrate the group’s 65th Annual Maukibi festival. Commercial activities in the...

UN agency seeks $545million for Nigeria’s IDPs, CAR crises

The UN Refugee Agency and its partners on Monday called on donor nations for more than half-a-billion US dollars this year to help hundreds...

Internet fraudster who bought N23m exotic cars jailed 24 years

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced an undergraduate student of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia, Hope Olusegun Aroke,...

EFCC arraigns ex-Adamawa NBA chair, court registrar for N60m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned the duo of Shehu Mustapha, the Registrar Litigation, Adamawa State High Court and Binanu...

4,000 benefit from Sokoto govt’s poverty eradication scheme

After a six month intensive training on poultry, animal breeding and fish farming, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has presented a cheque of N40,000 each...

I’m disappointed in you, Gov. Umahi tells contractor

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of work on the 15.5 km Nkalagu/Ehamufu/NigerCem Road awarded late last year to an expatriate...

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