Monday, 2nd October 2023


7 Jul
Iraq has opened an investigation into the suspected kidnapping of an Israeli-Russian academic after her disappearance in Baghdad, a government spokesman said.
29 Apr
The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested a couple (name withheld) over alleged self-kidnap for N5 million ransom.
27 Mar
A Magistrate's Court in Ado-Ekiti has ordered three suspects be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged kidnapping and murder of an 82-year-old man, Michael Obasuyi.
11 Mar
The Zamfara police command has dislodged a bandits’ camp and rescue 14 kidnapped victims in Zamfara, who had spent 68 days in captivity.
23 Jan
The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, on Monday paraded six suspects allegedly linked to different crimes in the state.
20 Nov 2022
Security operatives in Kaduna State have foiled attempt by terrorists to kidnap inhabitants of Giwa community, forcing the terrorists to flee with bullet wounds after gun battle with troops.
17 Nov 2022
Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court Ikeja, yesterday, dismissed a post-conviction bail application filed by convicted dethroned Baale (Monarch) of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state
14 Nov 2022
Terrorists are demanding N10 million ransom to release body of a dead victim, the late Obadiah Ibrahim, who was kidnapped few weeks ago, the family has revealed.
12 Nov 2022
Troops of Operation Forest Sanity on Friday eliminated eight bandits and rescued four kidnapped victims during a clearance operation at bandits’ camps in Zamfara forest.
5 Nov 2022
Mrs Victoria Dandaura, the kidnapped wife of the head of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’SSIS) Mr Appollos Dandaura, has been rescued by security operatives.
4 Nov 2022
A Psychotherapist at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Olukolade Olugbemi, has urged the government to make kidnap victims’ care a priority to adopt preventive measures against abduction and strengthen protection
13 Oct 2022
Suspected kidnappers have hijacked a fully loaded commercial bus conveying 18 passengers along Port Harcourt-Owerri road at Omurele community in Ikwerre Local Council of Rivers State.


8 mins ago
Mr Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called for collective efforts in rebuilding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Wike, who made the call in his independence message in Abuja on Sunday, stressed that building a strong and resilient society requires collective effort. “It means working together to address the issues that…
23 mins ago
Plans underway for subsequent launches in Africa and Central Asia  ANTIGUA, Guatemala, 2 October 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Today witnessed the launch of EMpact, a venture studio focused on nurturing talent and accelerating startups to serve critical value chains, focusing on frontier markets in Central America, West Africa, and Central Asia. The first studio is a collaboration between EMpact and Fundación Génesis…
47 mins ago
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has warned the public against fake recruitment exercises being carried out by some fraudulent individuals in the name of the agency.
1 hour ago
What Happened? In a recent announcement, a popular Cement producer in Nigeria announced they have decided to lower the price of their cement from ₦5,500 to ₦3,500 per bag, effective from October 2, 2023.  Though the cement had previously hinted at reducing cement prices once they completed their new production lines by the end of…
1 hour ago
In the heart of Nigerian sports, a revolution is brewing, one that promises to elevate women's football to unprecedented heights. Spearheading this transformation is the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), under the dynamic leadership of Chairman Ms. Nkechi Obi. With a compelling vision and a 5-pronged execution strategy, NWFL is set to redefine women's football…
1 hour ago
As far as the former director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman is concerned, Nigeria cannot muster the resources required to meet the demands by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Lukman in a piece titled "Opening Door to Renew the Hope of Workers" argued that if revenue indices are anything to…
1 hour ago
Amy E. Pope of the United States of America has begun her five-year term as the 11th Director General (DG) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The first woman to become Director General in IOM’s 72-year history, DG Pope was elected on May 15, 2023 during the Sixth Special Session of the IOM Council…
1 hour ago
More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever since the start of the year, official figures showed, in the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. Dengue is a disease endemic to tropical areas and causes high fevers, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and, in the most serious cases, bleeding that…
2 hours ago
  THE Federal Government hopes to create about 50,000 jobs through Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2030. The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, made this known Monday, when he released his Ministry’s draft Strategic Blueprint for the next four year. In the 31-page document, titled: ‘Accelerating Our Collective Prosperity Through Technical…
2 hours ago
The Federal Government has announced a new plan to help startups raise a total of $5 billion in funding rounds by 2027 and create over 50,000 jobs in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry in the next couple of years.