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Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School

Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School: Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi, Katsina State, has been shut after an unknown epidemic claimed the lives of eight pupils of the institution. A lawmaker representing Kurfi constituency at the Katsina [...]

March 20, 2018 Health issues

Herdsmen killings: PDP reveals those allegedly responsible for massacre of 50 people in Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, and Kogi State Government under the leadership of Yahaya Bello should be held responsible for the killings of over 50 people in Kogi state. PDP said Buhari-led [...]

March 19, 2018 Societal issues

Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government. The students, who were [...]

March 19, 2018 Education

Accident claims 18 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

No fewer than 18 persons were feared dead in an accident involving a Ford Explorer jeep and a Mazda bus at Alapako area on Lagos /Ibadan Expressway on Sunday. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and [...]

March 19, 2018 Societal issues

Evans’ kidnap victim narrates ordeal in Lagos court

A kidnap, Donatus Duru has told a Lagos High Court that his ordeal in the hands of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) and his gang was gruesome.Duru told Justice Hakeem Oshodi in the ongoing trial of Evans and other [...]

March 17, 2018 Crime

Fulani herdsmen kill 32 in Kogi State attack

Fulani herdsmen have killed 32 people in communities in Dekina and Omala Local Government Areas of Kogi State. The assailants arrived by boat on Wednesday, opened fire on the people and burnt down homes. An eyewitness said they wore military [...]

March 16, 2018 Societal issues

Herdsmen destroyed 500 churches in Benue – CAN

Benue State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva, yesterday, revealed that herdsmen have destroyed over 500 churches in parts of the state. Rev. Leva, who spoke in Makurdi, said most worshippers at the affected churches [...]

March 14, 2018 Societal issues

Again, herdsmen attack Benue community, kill traders

Suspected herdsmen, late last night ambushed traders in Guma LGA of Benue State, killing many of them, including market women and children. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the victims were returning from the popular Yelewata Market when the attackers laid [...]

March 14, 2018 Societal issues

Court fines police N3m for violation of fundamental right

An FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday ordered the police to pay N3 million to one Kingsley Efobi, for violation of his fundamental right to personal liberty. Efobi had on May 10, 2017, filed a suit against the Nigeria Police [...]

March 13, 2018 Societal issues

Plateau attacks: Over 2, 000 persons displaced, 23 buried in 3 days

Plateau attacks: Sequel to the recent attacks in Josho community of Daffo District, in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State, about 23 people have so far been buried while over 2, 000 others have been displaced. Hope For Nigeria gathered that [...]

March 12, 2018 Societal issues

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church: At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday. Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning [...]

March 12, 2018 Incidents


Governor of Benue state from the left of the picture has ordered Benue YOUTHS to defend the people of Benue. The order came after a pregnant woman who was assaulted by the Fulani herdsmen terrorists died in presence of the [...]

March 11, 2018 Societal issues

Herdsmen kill four children in Plateau

Herdsmen kill four children in Plateau: The people of Laake village in Kwali District, Bassa, Plateau State, were horror struck when some persons suspected to be herdsmen went on rampage Friday night and killed four school children in their sleep. [...]

March 11, 2018 Societal issues

Obasanjo condemns fresh killings in Benue

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the continued killings of farmers by herdsmen in Benue.He spoke yesterday in Makurdi, while fielding questions from journalists after laying a wreath at the tomb of the 73 persons killed on New [...]

March 11, 2018 Societal issues

11 confirmed killed in fresh Plateau attack

11 confirmed killed in fresh Plateau attack: Some persons suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday killed no fewer than five people at Miango, Bassa Council of Plateau State. People, also suspected to be herdsmen, killed six [...]

March 10, 2018 Societal issues

The life of Lagos street sweepers

On this International Women’s Day, Hope For Nigeria celebrates these Nigerian women sweeping against global odds. Every morning, Sherifat wakes up early. Her work as a highway cleaner in Lagos State demands that she hits the road at dawn. As [...]

March 9, 2018 Societal issues

12 schools shutdown in Benue over farmers/herdsmen clashes

The National Commission for Nomadic Education has lamented the adverse effects of clashes between herdsmen and farmers on nomadic education across the country. It said that the clashes in Benue State alone had led to the closure of 12 out [...]

March 7, 2018 Societal issues

Death toll hits 26 in fresh Benue herdsmen attack

Twenty-six people have been allegedly killed in the latest attack by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State. The herders stormed Omusu community in Okpokwu Local Government Area around 3:30 p.m. on Monday and opened fire on the residents. Most of the [...]

March 7, 2018 Societal issues

President Buhari visits Taraba over herdsmen crisis (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, March 5, 2018, visited Taraba over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen. The visit follows weeks of criticism by Nigerians, who slammed the President for failing to visit Benue, Taraba and other states affected by the herdsmen crisis. [...]

March 6, 2018 Societal issues

Herdsmen chop off farmer’s toes, fingers in Abraka

Suspected herdsmen have chopped off the fingers and toes of a farmer identified as Osakwe Benard, in Abraka, Delta State, for trying to stop them from grazing their herd on his farm. The attack came barely one week after a [...]

March 5, 2018 Societal issues

20 persons killed, 300 cows missing as fresh crisis rocks Taraba

About 20 persons have been reported killed and 300 cows stolen, following a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence on the Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, yesterday. A fleeing resident, Saadu Mogoggo, who said his house [...]

March 5, 2018 Societal issues

Many missing as herdsmen strike in Benue, burn down villages

No fewer than 200 persons have been rendered homeless and several persons still missing after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Sumaka and Tse Atorough Vishigh in Mbadwem Council Ward of Guma, Benue State. The incident, DAILY POST gathered happened late Sunday [...]

March 5, 2018 Societal issues

3 babies, 7 women rescued from baby making factory in Lagos

A baby factory has been uncovered by the Lagos State Government, and a Togolese woman arrested for running it. The illegal business was discovered the in Lekki area of the state and three children were rescued during the sting. Hope [...]

March 5, 2018 Societal issues

NSCDC parades 4 suspects for robbery, possession of illegal arms in Plateau

The Plateau State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has paraded four suspects over possession of illegal arms and ammunition as well as for armed robbery. Commandant of the Corps, Olasupo A. Solomon, who paraded the [...]

March 4, 2018 Crime

We are here to take over your land not to kill you, Herdsmen order Benue community

Just when it seemed respite was coming the way of Benue farming communities from the incursions of marauding herdsmen after the flag off of Exercise Ayem A’ Kpatuma, or Cat Race, a military spike operation to end herdsmen killings in [...]

March 3, 2018 Societal issues

Hospital staff suspended for performing brain surgery on wrong patient

The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on Friday suspended four hospital staff for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient. An unnamed man who was due to receive only nursing and medication for head swelling was wheeled into the operating [...]

March 3, 2018 Health issues

How drug syndicate package Indian hemp as Bibles, Qurans to fool security operatives

A drug syndicate, which specialises in packaging Indian hemp in boxes that are branded Holy Bible and Holy Quran to fool security officers has been smashed in Lagos. This was made known by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, [...]

March 2, 2018 Societal issues

Yusuf, Son of Nigeria’s president hale and hearty

Yusuf Buhari suffered a head injury following a power bike accident in December 2017. He was reportedly flown to Germany for treatment. Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is now hale and hearty. He was received back in the country [...]

March 1, 2018 Health issues

I Rob Because Many People In Government Steal – Suspect

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers, Shehu Bida and Bello Mallam, who claimed that they went into robbery because there was recession in the country, people in government steal and the “government did not provide any job for [...]

February 28, 2018 Societal issues

Police arrest 10 men destroying farmlands in Benue

Officers of the Sector 1 Sub-Sector A Troop deployed at Yelwata, have arrested 10 suspected herdsmen destroying farmlands in Benue while on routine patrol. The men were caught destroying farmlands at Tse-Tigir and Tse-Ndugh villages on Monday, February 26, 2018. [...]

February 28, 2018 Societal issues