Trump vows to terminate green card lottery programme
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalized Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York. “I am starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery programme,” Trump told reporters. The 1990... Read more
1549 Nigerians deported from Libya, UK, South Africa, others
Lucy George, a development economist  and former staff of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, has advised Nigerians to remain in Nigeria and contribute to its nationalnd economic development George gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. She... Read more
MKO Abiola int’l airport in Osun to gulp N69bln
The proposed M. K. O Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun, Osun, will cost N69 billion under a concession arrangement with an indigenous company,  AWOL International, an official has said. Mr Niyi Ogundiran, the Director of Public Building in Osun State Ministry of Works, gave the figure at a meeting... Read more
Transportation: Amaechi launches Committee, App to curb crime
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, inaugurated an 11-man Committee, Short Code *735# and social media App to curtail the menace of road transport related crimes. Amaechi, while inaugurating the committee in Abuja, said that the initiative would subsequently aid the creation of a long overdue... Read more
Las Vegas gunman had at least eight guns in hotel room
Las Vegas police found at least eight guns in the 32nd floor hotel room from which a gunman opened fire at concertgoers below, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 200, police said. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told CNN a police SWAT team found “a number of long rifles”... Read more
Gunmen kidnap ACP, family members, demand N30m ransom
  Gunmen terrorising Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road, Kaduna State, have abducted an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adeniyi, and three of his family members. Adeniyi is the Officer-in-Charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Zamfara State Police Command.   Hotnewsnaija Online learnt that Adeniyi and his family were travelling... Read more
The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday said it had in the last three months referred 2,143 drivers to specialist hospitals to ascertain their mental health status. It said the motorists were among 2,360 arrested for various traffic offences in Abuja as part of its Operation Cobra, an initiative... Read more
Truck kills poly student, five others in Kogi
An accident involving an articulated truck at Nataco junction, along the Abuja-Lokoja highway on Wednesday morning killed a student of the nearby Kogi State Polytechnic and five others. The tension that descended on the area spread to the International Market, as students protesting the death of their colleague in... Read more
Cameroon deports 100,000 Nigerian refugees
Cameroon has deported 100,000 Nigerian refugees in the hope of stemming the spread of terrorist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The group said in its new report that the deportation defied a plea by the UN refugee agency to not return anyone to north-eastern Nigeria,... Read more
Saudi Arabia appoints first spokeswoman
Saudi Arabia appointed its first female spokesperson at its embassy in Washington, hours after Saudi women were granted the right to drive. “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes,” the spokeswoman, Fatimah Baeshen, wrote on Twitter. Baeshen previously... Read more