Breaking News: Primate Peter Akinola Kidnapped In Abeokuta

Retired Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria and former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Peter Akinola has been kidnapped. Primate Akinola...

Jonathan Replies Obasanjo…alleges threat to his life, says Obj letter sets stage for subversion

The crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and his estranged political god-father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo assumed a dangerous dimension on Sunday as Jonathan in...

Charge Obasanjo For Anti-Party Now, Says Ameh Ebute

  Former President of the Senate, Mr. Ameh Ebute has hit back at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his controversial letter to President Goodluck Jonathan,...

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the November/ December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), with 86,612...

2011 Christmas Day Bombing: Kabiru Sokoto Bags Life Imprisonment

Kabiru Umar (a.k.a.) Kabiru Sokoto, the mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day Bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. A Federal High...

Shun Bribe-For-Promotion, Jonathan Warns Civil Servants

...Swear In New Perm Secs  President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that the Federal Civil Service would be breeding corrupt officers if it engages in bribe...

Apo Shooting: Eye Witness Recounts How Bullet Hits Neighbour’s Stomach

  An eye-witness Mr. Gambo Idris on Thursday gave a horrific picture of the controversial shooting by security operatives in Apo area Abuja in which 8...

Atiku, APC Leaders In Crucial Meeting

The National Leadership of the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, are in crucial meeting in Abuja. National Chairman of...

Developing Story: 37 PDP Reps Decamp To APC

...leadership change imminent Thirty seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the House of Representatives have announced their defection to the All Progressive...

Jonathan Unveils First Nigeria’s Indigenous Drone

Nigeria has unveiled it first homemade Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as part of the government efforts to reposition its air...

Ogori Mangogo Water Scheme Contract Awarded – Sen. Abatemi-Usman Tells Constituents

 The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has disclosed that the contract for the water treatment scheme in Ogori/Mangogo Local Government Area...

Inflation Rate Up By 0.1% In November -Statistic Bureau


The National Bureau of Statistics NBS, has said that the nation's inflation rate stood at 7.9 per cent in November, 0.1 per cent higher...

Presidency Denies Training Snipers, Denounces Call For Impeachment

The Presidency has denied allegations that the Jonathan administration is training about 1,000 snipers ahead of 2015 elections, just as it described the opposition's...

Obasanjo’s Letter Is Provocative, Mischievous -Presidency

  The Presidency last night reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as highly provocative and mischievious. A statement by...

Bury Your 2015 Ambition: Obasanjo Writes Jonathan

...says corruption stinks around him warns that nation is going adrift accuses him of backing non-PDP governors cations against confab FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter...

Presidency Fires Back At Tambuwal, Says Comment Is Unfortunate

The Presidency has denied allegations that President Goodluck Jonathan is encouraging corruption by turning blind eyes to cases of corruption in his government. Presidential Spokesman...

Group F World Cup Draw: FIFA Dismisses Rigging Allegation

 Federation of International Football Association FIFA has denied acussation that the world cup draw for Brazil 2014 which places Argentina in group f was...

Mandela Burial: Jonathan’s Name Not In The List Of Speakers

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan may not be among the dignitaries to speak at the occasion lined for the burial of the late South African...

N1.8b Subsidy Scam: EFCC Re-arraigns Tukur, Alao, Others

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned two oil marketers, Mahmud Tukur and Abdullahi Alao, who are standing over an alleged...

Post-Apartheid South Africa: Nigeria Deserves Better Treatment, Says Fashola

…Urges Leaders to Emulate Mandela. Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday lamented the hostile attitude of South Africa towards Nigerian  despite the nation’s immense support...

Mandela Came, Identified His Mission And Fulfilled It – NLC

 The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has extolled the virtue of the late South African icon Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away last Thursday at...

Iyayi Burial: Priest Booed Over Comment On Strike

  Officiating minister at the lying-in-state held for late ASUU President Prof, Festus Iyayi , Reverend Fr. Andrew Obiyan got more than what he bargained for yesterday...

Jang Renames State Varsity After Solomon Lar

 The Plateau State University has been renamed after the first Executive Governor of the state Chief Solomon Lar, who died recently in the United...

Amaechi Accuses Kalabari Leaders Of Not Supporting Fight Oil Wells

Rivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has expressed surprised that leaders of Kalabari kingdom have not lend support to his campaign for the return...

France To Train 20,000 African Soldiers Yearly

French President, Francois Hollande has announced its government resolve to train over  20,000 African soldiers on annually basis. Hollande said the gesture was the French...

Jonathan Condoles Lar’s Family

Vice president Namadi Sambo yesterday led a federal government  delegation to condoled with the family of late Solomon Lar, describing him  as a father,...

Nigeria Draw Argentina In World Cup

African champions, Nigeria, yesterday during FIFA World Cup draws were drawn in Group F and will face two- time World champions, Argentina in the...

World Leaders Mourn Madiba…Mandela Will Be ‘Sorely Missed’ – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed immense sadness over the death of former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela. Other leaders of the world including Japanese...

Nelson Mandela is dead

South Africa's anti-aparthied hero and one of the world's most revered political icon of the 20th century Dr. Nelson Mandela is dead. South Afrca President,...

We Have Met ASUU’s Condition -FG

The Presidency yesterday insisted it has met all demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) saying there was absolutely no reason for...

U.K. Introduces New Visa Payment Method

The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new system of visa application whereby U.K. visa would be paid for online in...

FIFA Unveils 2014 World Cup Ball

The Federation of International Football Association FIFA has unveiled the official match ball for the 2014 World Cup game coming up in Brazil. The ball named...

Chinese RMB Overtakes Euro As Second Most Used Currency

The Chinese national currency -Yuan, has overtaken the Euro in October, becoming the second-most used currency in trade finance, global transaction services organization- SWIFT,...

ASUU Strike: FG Extends Ultimatum For Varsity Lecturers

The Federal Government on Tuesday extended its deadline for striking university lecturers to resume work. The deadline was moved from December 4 to December 9. The government had last...

UCH Doctors Suspend Strike, Say FG Underpay Staff To The Tune Of N100m

Resident doctors in the University College Hospital,Ibadan  yesterday suspended its two months old strike just as it all accused the Federal Government of short-changing...

I-G Orders Adequate Security In Varsity Campuses

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered immediate provision of adequate security in and around university campuses nationwide. In a statement issued by...

FG Orders Immediate Re-opening Of Varsities

The federal government has taken a hard stance on the protracted strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU as...

S’East, S’South Govs To Hold Southern Leadership Summit

The Governors from the South-South and South-East geo-political zones of the country have resolved to hold a Southern leaders’ summit aimed at boosting economic...

Amaechi To Speak UK House of Commons Tomorrow

The Governor of Rivers State Hon. Chubuike Amaechi has been invited to speak at a Special High Level Panel on Security and Human Rights...

N5.6bn Pension Fraud: Ex-Oyo HoS, Others Denied Bail

The Oyo State High Court, sitting at Ring Road area has refused the bail applications filed by the former Head of Service of the...

Air Force Promotes 15 Air Vice Marshals, 92 others

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday announced the promotion of 107 senior officers, including 15 Air Vice Marshals. A statement signed by Air Commodore...

FEC Approves N42 Billion For Road Rehabilitation In Kwara, Others

The  Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contracts worth over N42 billion for the rehabilitation of roads across different states of the federation. The Minister...

Jonathan Receives New US Ambassador

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Abuja received the letters of credence of the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James F. Entwistle and...

Presidency Not Threatened By Splinter Group, APC Merger –Gulak

The Presidency on Tuesday said that it was not threatened by the defection of the splinter group in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

Developing story: Late Rep Member Used Viagra -Report…NASS Suspends Sitting

The two Chambers of the House of Representatives and Senate yesterday suspended its sitting in honour of the late Raphael Nomiye who died last...

Five Governors Decamp To APC, Babangida, Lamido Opt Out

  After weeks of indecision, the aggrieved governors and other members of Alhaji Kawu Baraje’s breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have merged...

Kenyatta Must Attend Trial -says ICC

THE International Criminal Court has reversed a ruling that allowed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend only parts of his trial, saying the African...

Tension Mounts In Shendam Over Sunday Invasion

  Palpable fear enveloped Kuka village and its environs even as armed  military have been deployed to maintain peace in Shendam Local Council Area of...

SURE-P Fund Controversy: Christopher Kolade Resigns

Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, Mr  Christopher Kolade,  has resigned his appointment. A news report monitored on a private television station in...

Jonathan Sacks Aide

President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the sacking of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Development Mrs Aisha Umar. A statement issued Sunday...

REVEALED: Rep Died During Sex With Female Banker

Fresh revelations emerging on the sudden death of a member of the House of Representatives from Ilaje/Ese-Odo federal constituency, Hon Raphael Nomiye indicated that...

Anambra Guber Supplementary Poll Holds November 30

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed next Saturday November 30, 2013 as date for the supplementary election for the Anambra governorship poll. The...

Ondo Rep Slumps, Dies In Abuja

A member representing Ilaje/Ese-Odo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Raphael Nomiye slumped and died at his resident in Abuja last night. Details...

Jonathan Is Sick, On Admission At London Hospital

President Goodluck Jonathan could not attend the meeting with Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council (HIIC) holding in London due to ill health. Special Adviser to...

PDP Invites Baraje, Others To Defend Themselves…Dikko com’tee illegal -Oyinlola

 In what appears to be a deft political move to further weaken its rival's position, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has invited the Abubakar...

DSS Parades Kogi Varsity Don Who Recruits For Boko Haram

The Department of State Services, DSS, has paraded a university lecturer, Dr. Muhammad Nazeef Yunus, who allegedly acts as recruitment coordinator for the Boko...

FG Appoints Four New Perm Secs

  President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of four new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. A statement from the Office of the Head of...

Excess Crude Savings Drops To 5billion usd -Sanusi

 Governor of the Central Bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi expressed worry over the decline in the nation's oil revenue, saying  the excess crude savings...

Oyinlola Drags PDP To Court Over Suspension

 Embattled National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has filed a legal suit at a federal high court in Abuja challenging his last...

2014 Budget: Why Jonathan Rescheduled Presentation

Internal crisis rocking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP, a calculated subterfuge by All Progressive Party APC among other interests which created a hostile...

INEC Declares Anambra Guber Election Inconclusive

THE Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared Saturday's governorship election in Anambra State inconclusive, just as it  says a supplementary election would hold before...

Presidency Faults World Bank Claims On 100 Million Destitute In Nigeria

The Presidency has blasted the World Bank over its reports on poverty rate in Nigeria questioning its claims that Nigeria has 100 million destitute. Chief...

Boeing Aircraft Crashes In Russian Killing 52

A Boeing 737 has crashed while attempting to land in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all on board. Reports monitored on CCTV...

Nwoye, Uba Join Ngige Call For Cancellation Of Anambra Poll

The Candidate of People’s Democratic Party PDP in Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra state, Mr. Tony Nwoye and his labour party counterpart, Ifeanyi Uba...

“Lamido Sons Are Still Being Interrogated” -EFCC

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that it has not yet concluded investigations on the allegations of financial improriety against the...

Presidency Denies Knowledge of $250m Bribe Allegation…challenges Lamido

The Presidency has denied any knowledge of bribe money allegedly collected by a serving minister, just as it challenged Governor Sule Lamido to name...

Boko Haram Holding Kidnapped French Priest – Source

KANO (AFP) – Boko Haram is holding a French priest who was kidnapped in northern Cameroon, a source in the banned Nigerian Islamist group...

My Hubby Has Excessive Urge –wife tells court

A 38 year-old housewife, Mrs Lami Shaibu, has urged a Grade 1 Area Court,  Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, to dissolve her marriage to...

‘30% Nigerian Children Out Of School In North-East’

Former Commandant, Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, Major-General Mohammed Isa (rtd) has lamented the security situation in Nigeria saying over 30 per cent of school-age children...

Deji Falae Had Unusual Zeal For Work -Mimiko *Buried In Akure.

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has described the late Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the state, Barrister Deji Falae has a well...

US Designates Boko Haram and Ansaru Terrorists

 After years of foot-dragging, the United States has formally designated the Islamist Insurgents Boko Haram and Ansaru as foreign terrorist organizations on Wednesday, bringing...

Jonathan Gives Reason For Postponed 2014 Budget Address

 President Goodluck Jonathan has explained his decision to shelve the presentation of the 2014 appropriation bill to the joint session of National Assembly last...

Taraba Ag.Gov Swears In SSG, 6 New Commissioners

 Amid controversy over the legality of his action, acting Governor of  Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, has inaugurated Mr. Gavey Yawe as secretary to  Taraba State...

Governor Ajimobi Appoints 15 Special Advisers

 Oyo state Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has announced the appointment of 15 Special Advisers to join the newly-appointed 12 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council. In...

Iyayi’s Death: ASUU Suspends NEC Meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its National Executive Council meeting scheduled to hold to review developments regarding the on-going nationwide...

Boko Haram Hampers Nigeria’s Fight Against Polio – Bill Gates

Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said the unrest in some part of northern Nigeria is hampering his foundation’s...

Multiple Registration: APC Demands Prosecution of APGA Candidate

The All Progressive Congress APC has issued an ultimatum to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the prosecution of the governorship candidate of...

PDP Crisis: Baraje Resigns As Railway Board Chairman

The lingering crisis within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP has taken a new twist as factional Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu...

Oyinlola Court Victory: We Are Vindicated -G7 Govs

The Abubakar Kawu Baraje led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has described the court decision upholding Former Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola...

2015 Election: Jonathan Under Pressure To Run – Aide

President Goodluck Jonathan is under intense pressure to contest the 2015 election, his special adviser on political matters, Ali Gulak has said. The president's ambition...

2014 Budget: Reps Divided Over Jonathan

The House of Representatives was sharply divided yesterday on whether President Goodluck Jonathan should present the 2014 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of...

Abuja Land Scam: ICPC Recovers 61 Houses From NSCDC Officer

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC, Mr  Ekpo Nta yesterday revealed that his agency had seized a total...

Police Ban Political Ceremonies At Airports

The Nigeria Police, has announced a ban on all political, socio-cultural or religious gatherings within and around airport premises,  including tarmacs, lounges and other...

Nigeria May Not Achieve MDGs – Prof. Akinola

Nigeria's dream of achieving the Millennium Development Goals MDGs may not come true unless the country adopt a polycentric and poverty reduction strategy to...

£3000 Visa Bond Cancellation: Nigerians In UK Hails Britain

 The Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, has commended the British Government for cancelling the 3000 pounds visa bond policy intended...

At Last G7 Govs Set To Dump PDP, Consult OBJ, Shonekan, Danjuma

  Barely 24-hours after their meeting was disrupted in Abuja,  aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP yesterday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo...

Nigeria Loses N603.2bn To Waivers, Credit Certificates -Custom Boss

 The federal government has lost N603.2billion in revenue to import duty exemption on petroleum products  so far this year, Controller General of the Nigeria...

Speaker Taraba House of Assembly Is Dead

Reports reaching NewsInvestigators said the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly Hon. Haruna Tsokwa is dead. Details of the report of Tsokwa...

N255m BulletProof cars: Okonjo-Iweala Denies Granting Waivers

  Finance minister and coordinating minister for the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied ever granting waivers for the importation of the controversial N255m armoured...

“Bulletproof Cars Don’t Belong To Me” – Says Oduah

The minister of Aviation Mrs Stella Oduah said the two armoured cars purchased by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority NCAA were not for her...

APC Final Push: Buhari, Tinubu Others Storm Jigawa Govt House

The much-speculated fusion of the seven warring governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP into the All Progressive Party APC may have reached its...

Senate Probe Unearths Senate Fresh Purchases, 4 Armoured Cars For Oduah

  More trouble awaits the embattled minister of Aviation Mrs Stella Oduah as the Senate has uncovered fresh questionable purchases by the Federal Aviation Authority...

Crude Oil Theft: NNPC Admits Revenue Shortfall

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has said that the spate of attacks on major crude oil...

2014 Budget: Jonathan To Present NASS Nov 12

President Goodluck Jonathan has notified the National Assembly of his intention to present the 2014 Appropriation bill to a joint session of the two...

You’re Not Above The Law – Tambuwal Tells Reps

 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has admonished lawmakers to be law abiding in carrying out their duties, stressing that...

Reps Probe: Oduah Risks Arrest

  The House of Representatives has threatened to arrest the Aviation minister Stella Oduah if she fails to appear on Wednesday before its Committee investigating...

Aviation Armored Car Mess: Groups demand Records of Purchase from NCAA

Aviation mess: Groups demand Records of Purchase from NCAA By Eric Ojo As the controversies and tantrums trailing the purchase of two BMW bullet-proof cars for...

Sell Oduah’s N225m Armored Cars to Compensate Crash Victims –Group Appeals To Jonathan

Ayo Balogun, Lagos A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has issued a public appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to “urgently order...

APC Condemns Plot To Force Amaechi To Resign

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned reported  plot to abduct, blackmail and force Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to resign...
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