Saturday, 2nd March 2024


4 days ago
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday, took disciplinary action against an officer alleged to have extorted N500,000 from a car buyer, Muhammad Dahiru Ahmad, along Mokwa-Jebba road in Niger State.
24 Feb
Following the recent act of extortion by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja, police have arrested those involved in the act. They allegedly extorted N30,300,000 from a member of the public.
7 Feb
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned against the extortion of its candidates at Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.
5 Feb
The challenges facing agricultural sector are multifaceted, encompassing issues such as inadequate infrastructure, poor youth and women engagement, limited access to credit, unfavourable credit conditions, corruption, extortion
2 Feb
The distance from Lagos to Aba, in Abia State, is 464 kilometres, and normally completed in six to eight hours. While the road infrastructure has improved, to anticipate a better sail for motorists, the traffic has become more chaotic – with a new travel time of 12 to 16 hours!
21 Jan
Rivers State Police Command has identified and arrested some of its officers for allegedly kidnapping and extorting $3000 from a man in Aba, Abia State.
12 Jan
There was a tweet that drew attention on the Nigerian section of Twitter recently because it had a young Nigerian, Vincent Adeoba, former Co-founder and CEO of a transport tech startup, Transtura, describing his experience in setting up a startup in Lagos and how he encountered unforeseen challenges and the pervasive grip of extortionate practices.…
10 Jan
The Lagos State Committee on Cargo and Transport Operations (LASTCOC) has raised the alarm over attempts to tarnish the image and reputation of the committee.
28 Dec
The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, have been asked to call their men and operatives to order over alleged harassment and extortion of civilians on eastern roads. Lamenting the development, yesterday, National Coordinator, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Emmanuel Onwubiko, said…
22 Dec
The police command in Oyo State, on Thursday, dismissed two special constabularies over allegations of extortion. The dismissed constabularies are Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukman. Briefing newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police ,Adebola Hamzat, said the constabularies were captured in a viral video soliciting for money from a tourist from…
22 Dec
People of Mgbarakuma Ubakala, in Umuahia South Local Council of Abia State, yesterday, embarked on a peaceful protest to the abattoir in their community, calling on the state government to remove the facility and specifically, relocate it to the State Cattle Market, at Lokpa, in Umunneochi Council. The cattle market was recently converted to a non-residential conventional daily market…
9 Nov
Chika Chima, a Nigerian resident, has come forward with a distressing account of extortion and intimidation he experienced at the hands of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials at Apple Junction. This incident sheds light on growing concerns about the behaviour of some LASTMA officials and their alleged abuse of power. While sharing his…


17 mins ago
No fewer than 400 residents of Bauchi have benefitted from free Tuberclosis screening exercise initiated by a group, Langa Women Development Association.
39 mins ago
Three men were arrested Saturday after the gang rape of a Spanish tourist on a motorbike trip through India's remote east with her husband, local media reports said.
1 hour ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday urged the West to deliver more air defence systems after at least six people were killed in the latest Russian strikes.
1 hour ago
Stakeholders in the health sector have said that the 2024 budget by the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), revealed the varying prioritization of healthcare services across Nigeria.
2 hours ago
The German defence ministry on Saturday said it was checking whether a confidential videoconference on the Ukraine war had been wiretapped after a recording was posted on Russian social media.
2 hours ago
The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny visited his grave on Saturday, a day after thousands of Russians had risked arrest to pay tribute to the anti-corruption campaigner at his funeral.
2 hours ago
Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Aminu-Abdullahi, Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army Zaria, said the school has enhanced the combat strength of 12,500 soldiers in the 2023 training year.
2 hours ago
Wife of the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Nonye Soludo, has distributed 326 fully equipped First Aid boxes to promote the study of life-saving skills, health and safety in primary schools in the state. Soludo distributed the boxes at the launch of Healthy Living Clubs in primary schools as well as the inauguration of Teacher Ambassadors,…
3 hours ago
The Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) in Yobe, has trained stakeholders to enhance awareness creation on the symptoms and preventive tips to control Diphtheria.
3 hours ago
A federal judge in Florida held a hearing on Friday to set a date for Donald Trump's trial on charges of mishandling classified documents and said a July 8 start proposed by prosecutors was unlikely.