Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Niger state, Abdullahi Mohammed, on Thursday said the agency has trained and empowered more than 1, 940 youths in the state.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa on Thursday said it recorded 939 cases in the state during the first nine months of 2014.

A lawmaker from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Honourable Evans Bipi, has said that Governor Rotimi Amaechi will answer for all his reckless statements and actions in less than eight months’ time.

A 28-year-old mechanic, Abdulkadir Salihu, has been remanded in prison by a Lokoja senior magistrate’s court for allegedly abducting and raping a teenage girl for five days.

A convoy of peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

 At least eight people are dead and hundreds may be trapped after a landslide ripped through a village in Sri Lanka Wednesday, the state-run Lankapuvath news agency reported.

Men of the Nigerian Police Force laying siege at the secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party at Oyemekun Road, Akure have now left the premises.

A Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, Wednesday called on the Inspector-General of Police, Sulaiman Abba to investigate the threat to his life by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, Alias Tompolo.

World Bank's Ghana country office disclosed that Jim Kim, President of the World Bank Group, was expected to arrive Accra on today for a working visit.