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Africa records 21 coup attempts in eight years

THE AFRICAN continent has recorded 21 coup attempts by the military to overthrow incumbent governments in eight years. According to data sourced from the Global...

Lagos N800 transport levy scheme fails to kick off on February 1

IT was a bright Tuesday morning when The ICIR met Omogbolahon Ganiu at the Ojodu Berger park. He had just begun the day's job...

Nigerian government watches as Chinese companies violate labour laws, workers’ rights

IN Nigeria, neglect of workers, poor welfare and child labour have characterised the operation of Chinese-owned companies, which is contrary to labour laws, but...
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Kaduna: Timeline of major terrorist attacks as state loses 1,142 residents in 2021

EIGHT days after The ICIR reported parents removing their children from Kaduna and Niger schools over insecurity, the Kaduna State government on Tuesday said 1,142...

Kwara community accuses Police of extrajudicial killings, seeks government intervention

By Dare AKOGUN Residents of Lajolo community in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State have accused the Police of extrajudicial killing of two...

ICIR announces new editorial appointments; Amzat, Bamas, Anudu promoted

THE International Centre for Investigative Reporting, The ICIR, has announced Ajibola Amzat as its new Managing Editor. Until his elevation, Amzat was the Editor...
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Fire service: Inactive emergency lines on FCTA’s website put residents at risk

In October 2019, a section of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) building located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was gutted by...

Insecurity: Parents remove children from Kaduna, Niger schools 

Deteriorating insecurity in Niger and Kaduna states is taking a significant toll on education in the two states. Parents now withdraw their children from...

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ISWAP claims responsibility for Kuje Prison attack

THE Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje Medium Correctional Facility...

Kuje Prison attack: FCT minister urges traditional rulers to fish out fleeing inmates

MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Muhammad Musa Bello has called on traditional rulers in the area...

Abuja-Kaduna train attackers behind attack on Kuje Prison – Gumi’s aide

TUKUR Mamu, a media consultant to controversial Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi, has said the attack on the Kuje Prison...

Buhari visits Kuje Prison, expresses shock at scale and audacity of attack

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock at the "scale and audacity of the attack" by gunmen on the Kuje...

How elderly Nigerian doctor insisted on botched procedure that landed him in jail

AN 85-year-old Nigerian doctor Isyaka Mamman has been sentenced to three years in prison after a botched routine procedure...
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