Passengers along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja federal high way were stranded on Thursday as hundreds of vehicles were held up in a gridlock following a downpour which lasted for several hours.
An alleged vandal, Abdullahi Maraya, who specializes in destroying electricity installations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been arrested and paraded by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
NATO on Wednesday demanded tougher implementation of sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, and called for new efforts to draw the reclusive state away from its “threatening and destabilising path”.
A suspected bomb-making laboratory was discovered Wednesday in an unoccupied apartment in a Paris suburb, leading to two arrests, sources close to the probe said.
A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday.
The Nigerian Community in South Africa, on Wednesday confirmed the killing of one of its members, Mr Clement Ofoma, at Springs town, near Johannesburg.
Paveway 11 guided bombs, laser-guided rockets and infrared sensors are being sold to Nigeria by the United States government, along with the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets, expected to aid the military in ending the eight year-old Boko Haram insurgency in the north east.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said it had received another batch of 121 stranded Nigerians from Libya, making a total of 2,638 Nigerians repatriated since February.
Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters have reportedly taken to the streets across Togo to call for constitutional reform, despite an apparent government concession to their demands.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has issued a stern warning to criminals operating in the state, saying he would ensure that the residents of the state sleep well.
More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo during heavy rains, the jail’s director, Mutanade Nyongoli, said on Tuesday.
North Korea could develop missiles that can reach Europe sooner than expected, the French defence minister has warned.
Burkina Faso has put in place new security measures in the capital Ouagadougou following attacks by suspected jihadists last month that killed 19 people, the security minister said Monday.
Lesotho’s army commander was shot dead by rival officers at a military barracks Tuesday, an official told AFP, in an apparent assassination set to revive instability in the mountainous African kingdom.
The Commander of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe (ODS) Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman, and top military officers escaped death on Tuesday when the Ikang Jetty in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State collapsed.