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Bandits buying more weapons with ransom, says Niger State govt

THE SECRETARY to the Niger State Government Ahmad Matane said bandits operating in the state and other parts of the country are collecting ransoms...

Tracking the ransom: How multi-million naira kidnapping industry is growing in Northern Nigeria

IN Nigeria, kidnapping has grown into a multi-million naira industry; kidnappers often tagged 'bandits' are increasing and claiming territories. The crime is gaining more...

Gunmen abduct Edo State IPMAN chairman, kill driver

SOME yet to be identified gunmen have abducted the Edo State Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Of Nigeria (IPMAN) Abdulhamid Baba-Saliu. The ICIR...
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War on terror: Nigerian pilots train on Super Tucano fighter jets at US Air Force base ahead of delivery

Nigerian pilots are currently training on Super Tucano fighter jets at the Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, United States, checks by The ICIR...

Untold stories of victims kidnapped by Nigeria’s gunmen

AS fear grows in Nigeria over rising insecurity, aggravated by banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, militancy, and other social ills, The ICIR’s Marcus Fatunmole and Bamas Victoria report tales of citizens who were kidnapped and held hostage, including those who were released after paying huge sums as ransoms.

Police unhelpful as gunmen abduct children regularly in Jos, Salkida reveals

AHMAD Salkida, a Nigerian journalist with expertise in conflict and terrorism reporting, says that residents of Jos have recently been gripped by fear as...
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NNPCLtd. launches app to track stolen Nigeria’s crude

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCLtd.) has unveiled an app that would enable it do real time tracking...

Buhari recalls media aide who failed to secure APC Reps ticket

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as his Special Assistant on...

2023: Shun tribalism, religion-based politics – Peter Obi urges Nigerians

The Labour Party presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to shun tribalism and...

Jigawa APC senatorial candidate dies in China

THE All Progressives Congress' (APC) candidate for the Jigawa central senatorial district in the 2023 elections, Tijjani Ibrahim Kiyawa,...

Flood kills 50, displaces hundreds in Jigawa

NO fewer than 50 people have died from flood in Jigawa State, the state's authorities have said. The flood, which...
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