The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has told the National Assembly that the budget for the army needs to be increased by N18.177 billion to enable it effectively fight against terrorism and pipeline vandalism.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has no control over any Fulani man. The Sultan said the group was formed over 32 years ago.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday, January 18, directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25. The examination body resolved that the academic calendar must be adhered to.
The police on Thursday, January 18, arraigned a 20 - year-old cattle header, Ibrahim Yau, at a Makurdi court for alleged criminal conspiracy and open grazing. The accused was arrested by members of Benue Vigilance Group.
The Speaker of Ogun House of Assembly, Suraju Adekunbi, on Wednesday, January 17, announced his intention to contest for governor in 2019. Adekunbi made the disclosure when he met with members of the All Progressives Congress.
A Facebook user has raised concerns over heaps of dirt in parts of Lagos Island. Kyke Davies who shared the photos and videos of the dump site said she encountered the scene beside the Lagos Central Mosque on January 15.
The special adviser to President Buhari on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has urged herdsmen to embrace the modern, systematic and technological way of rearing cattle in the country. Ojudu gave the advice on Wednesday.
There is tight security at the Unity Fountain following a daily sit-out by a group, Concerned Nigerians. Hundreds in the crowd usually members of the IMN are protesting the prolonged detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Twelve houses and plots of land owned by a cousin and aides of a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, are to be forfeited to the federal government following an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The claim by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, that over 800 Fulani people were killed in Taraba state last year has been dismissed as a lie by the Taraba state government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Governor Samuel Ortom has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately arrest the Miyetti Allah Kautal for their alleged role in killings which occurred in Benue state. Ortom made the statement on Monday, January 15.
A fuel supply operation to the Boko Haram group has been smashed by the Borno state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps. The NSCDC also uncovered the latest tactics of fuel supply the insurgents.
Okonkwo, the candidate of the PDP in the 2015 Anambra central senatorial election has asked the Court of Appeal to declare the outcome of the pull null and void. He said his right to fair hearing was denied by Justice Tsoho.
The inflation rate in Nigeria dropped to 15.37% in December 2017, from 15.90% in November 2017. According to the statistician-general of the federation, Yemi Kale, food prices also dropped to 19.42% from 20.30% and Core to 12.10%.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has warned that Nigerians perpetuating hate speeches, wickedness and massive killings going on in parts of the country are unknowingly pushing the nation towards another civil war.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Taraba state chapter has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, emirs and patrons of Miyetti Allah to rise to the occasion and prevent the country from going into another civil war.
Nigeria was ranked as the second worst nation in power supply in the world in a report released by the Spectator Index. Of the 137 listed countries, Yemen ranked as worst electricity supply nation in 2017, followed by Nigeria.
A reported clash between two Islamic sects in Munya local government area of Niger state has left about five people dead. The fracas between sects was allegedly over the timing for the observance of the Jumat prayers.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos for an application seeking the forfeiture of funds in 15 bank accounts linked to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The continuous sealing of the headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria by the police as has been declared as an act of illegality by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice John Tsoho faulted the continuous siege to the office.
The government has summoned the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington to explain remarks made by Donald Trump which referred to African countries as "shitholes", Symington is expected to meet with representatives of the fed
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has warned against further blood-letting across the country. He gave the warning in reaction to killings of 73 persons in Benue state by suspected herdsmen.