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Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero

Atiku, Mark, Amosun, Igbo leaders, others mourn Ado Bayero

“Ndi-Igbo will never forget in a hurry how this enigma helped to smuggle a lot of our people to safety during the great pogrom of 1966.” (more…)


Rivers Chief Judge Controversy: NJC directs most senior judge to act

“Suffice it to say that the law abhors a vacuum, therefore, where there is a vacuum, the law must fill it.” About 24 hours after the Rivers State government accused the National Judicial Council, NJC, of plotting to illegally impose an acting chief judge on the state, the council on…

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State governor

Rivers Chief Judge Controversy: NJC directs most senior judge to act

“Suffice it to say that the law abhors a vacuum, therefore, where there is a vacuum, the law must fill it.” (more…)

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

Monarch, 18 others charged with murder

“The accused came in a Toyota Sienna bus and pointed guns at Edimeh, seized and dragged him into the bus and drove away.” (more…)

Chibok protest

UPDATE: Chibok Schoolgirls: Why we banned #BringBackOurGirls protests in Abuja – Police

Mr. Mbu said the protests pose a serious security threat. (more…)


Gunmen attack Jos community, kill four

Gunmen attacked a village in Jos while residents slept. (more…)

File Photo: Jos May 20 bomb explosion

UPDATE: Jos Explosion caused by car bomb, casualty ‘massive’ – NEMA

The NEMA official said while he cannot categorically give casualty figure, there was an alarming number of dead bodies at the scene of the blast. (more…)


Mutiny: Nigerian military redeploy’s controversial commanding officer

“The GOC has been redeployed based on the decision of the headquarters,'' he said. The Defence Headquarters on Thursday announced the redeployment of Ahmed Mohammed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Maiduguri. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, made the announcement at a news conference in Maiduguri.…

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

Death toll in Wukari, Taraba violence hits 24 – Police

Mr. Kwaji, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said 34 persons were injured while 99 houses were burnt during the crisis. (more…)


Police confirm 7 dead in Wukari, Taraba, violence

The police say the crisis was not religious. (more…)

APC National Summit 4

Aregbesola, Fayemi get APC governorship tickets

Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti have been declared winners of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) governorship primaries in their states. In Osun, Nasir El-Rufai, the Chief Returning Officer of the Planning Committee of the primary, announced Mr. Aregbesola as the winner in Osogbo on…

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

Nigeria Police say no JAMB candidate killed in Borno

The Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Lawal Tanko, said no  candidate for the JAMB examination that held nationwide on Saturday was killed in the state. Mr. Tanko was reacting to reports (not by PREMIUM TIMES) that 200 candidates were killed in one of the centres in Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. He told the…


Female kidnap suspect lynched in llorin

A woman suspected to have abducted eight children was lynched by mob in llorin on Friday. The incident took place on Emir Road when the suspect tried to escape. She was stripped by the mob who attempted to set her on fire while inflicting machete cuts and beating her with clubs…

Willie Obiano

Anambra Governor, Obiano swears in 19 commissioners, 10 special assistants

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra on Friday in Awka sworn in 19 commissioners and 10 Special Advisers. The commissioners are: Chinedu Emeka, Water and Public Utilities; Callistus Ilozumba, Works; Azuka Enemuo, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Tony Nnacheta, Sports; Prof. Kate Emenugha, Education. Others are: Anali Chude, Attorney-General and Commissioner…

Chiwetel Ejiofor... Picture Credits: gigismeanderings

I am proud to be Nigerian, says Hollywood actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

A London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Friday said he was proud to be identified as a Nigerian. Mr. Ejiofor said this in Lagos at the premiere of a movie “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ based on a novel written by a Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie. He said that…

Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade

Nigerian military to investigate Amnesty International’s revelation on killings

DHQ insists that Amnesty International report is not consistent with "actual situation on ground" in the North East. (more…)


NLC pickets Jos Electricity Distribution Company

NLC says the Jos Electric Distribution Company reneged on its earlier agreement with the workers. The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Wednesday picketed the Jos Electricity Distribution Company over alleged de-unionisation of its workers. The state NLC Chairman, Jibril Bancir, said in Jos that the congress is picketing the company…


Court orders arrest of ‘abducted’ The Sun newspapers’ editor for alleged contempt of court

John Ukpai also ordered the arrest of Chuks Onuoha, the Abia correspondent of The Sun Newspapers. A Chief Magistrate at an Umuahia Magistrate Court in Abia State, on Monday, ordered the arrest of Ebere Wabara, the Associate Editor of The Sun Newspapers, for alleged failure to appear in court. John…

Tanko Almakura,  Nassarawa State Governor

Blocked by police, desperate Attorney General scales fence to serve injunction on state Assembly

The Nasarawa State House Assembly has called on Governor Umaru Al-Makura to immediately sack the state Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi,  for scaling the fence of the Assembly to deliver an injunction. The House reached a resolution to call for the sack of the Attorney- General on…


N10 Billion Private Jet: NNPC defends Alison-Madueke

The NNPC says it has the authorisation to own and charter aircraft for its officials The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, hastened Monday, to the defence of petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is accused by federal lawmakers of squandering N10 billion to charter and maintain private for her personal use.…

Warri Wolves Football Club

CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves in home goalless draw with Tunisia’s CA Bizerte

Warri Wolves Football Club on Sunday played a goalless draw with Club Athletic Bizerte of Tunisia at the Warri Township Stadium in the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup competition. The match, which was a second round first leg tie, saw both teams playing well and creating many scoring chances which none…

Attahiru Bafarawa

Former Sokoto Governor, Bafarawa, pays N5.2m registration fees for 153 university students

Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto State, has paid a total of N5.2 million in registration fees for 153 students admitted into the Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU), Sokoto. The beneficiaries are students admitted into various degree programmes of the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session. Addressing the beneficiaries in…

Femi Fani-Kayode

No missing fund during Femi Fani-Kayode’s tenure, says EFCC witness

A prosecution witness, Bashir Abdullahi, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that investigations by the EFCC had showed that there was no missing fund during the former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode’s tenure. The witness gave the testimony at the resumed trial of Mr. Fani-Kayode, who is being…


Despite Boko Haram challenge at home, Nigeria deploys 700 soldiers to Liberia on peace mission

The soldiers will depart for Liberia on Friday. (more…)

Femi Fani-Kayode

Witness says no report was made on Fani-Kayode’s account statement

A prosecution witness, Elonna Ezelo, on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos, that no formal report was made to any authority concerning the financial transactions of Femi Fani-Kayode. Mr. Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, is standing trial on an amended 40-count charge bordering on money laundering. At the…