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Lake Nyos: NEMA warns of greater flood tragedy as one million people face death

The floods in several parts of Nigeria, which have caused the death of hundreds of people and displacement of millions of others, will be a small tragedy compared to a disaster that could occur within three years, if no action is taken. The Lake Nyos Dam in Cameroon, which is…

FILE PHOTO: Many deportees went to Saudi Arabia as pilgrims

Saudi Pilgrims’ deportation: Plateau official seeks concessions

As more Nigerian women pilgrims are deported from Saudi-Arabia, a pilgrim official has suggested that authorities in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia work out laws to accommodate elderly women who have lost their husbands. “The laws should also work out ways to accommodate rich women who are capable of sponsoring themselves to the…

Lokoja and environs has been submerged by water

NEMA spends N300 million on flood victims in North Central

For the over 200 thousand people displaced by the floods that have ravaged the six states of the North-Central, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has spent a little over than N300 million, the agency said on Thursday. This spent sum, if taken on average, implies that each displaced person has…


Flood: Five dead as Jigawa farmers beg for food

Despite the claim by the Federal Government that it had done its best on the floods ravaging several states in Nigeria, thousands of flood victims in Jigawa State, like their counterparts in other states, http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/101453-benue-flood-camps-run-out-of-food-camp-workers-say.html , are begging for food to save them from starvation. The floods in Jigawa have…


Lagos agency introduces video conferencing for customer relations

The Lagos Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA, has said it would introduce Skype video conferencing as part of its customer relations tools. The initiative, which would come into effect October 2, will ensure that response time to enquiries from LASAA stakeholders is quicker and faster, according to the agency. ''We…


Nurse sues SSS over illegal detention, demands N10m compensation

The Chief Nursing Officer at Barau Dikko General Hospital in Kaduna, Sulaiman Ibrahim, has dragged the State Security Service, SSS, to court for forceful arrest and detention at the latter’s office in Kaduna. The motion was moved on September 20 before the Kaduna High Court. The  Nursing Officer ,in the…


Police arrest two pastors for driving stolen vehicles

Two Pastors have being arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for possessing and driving vehicles stolen by armed robbers The Police in Abeokuta arrested Promise Ozavehe of ‘Champions Shorph Ministries’, Igando, Lagos and Muyiwa Olayeni of ‘Cherubim and Sheraphim Church’, Isara, Ogun State. The Commissioner of Police in Ogun,…

Nigeria says Wednesday it expects Saudi Arabia authorities to act fast and set the Nigerian women free to perform the hajj

Nigeria issues 24-hour ultimatum to Saudi Arabia to release detained female hajj pilgrims

The Nigerian government has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Saudi authorities to resolve the issues surrounding detained Nigerian female pilgrims in that country. The government said Wednesday it expected Saudi Arabia authorities to act fast and set the Nigerian women free to perform the hajj, according to a report by…


Lokoja flood causes food price increase

The flood in Lokoja has slowed down entry of goods into the state ad has caused an increase in prices of food items. In Lokongoma market in Lokoja on Wednesday, prices of some commodities, especially food items, have soared. The price of rice has increased from N9, 000 to N9,…


FEC approves N7b for 16mn primary school textbooks

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the purchase of 16 million textbooks and library resources materials for distribution to all public primary schools and Junior Secondary Schools across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Ezenwo Wike, stated this in Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents on…


University staff accuse VCs of sabotage over retirement age

Wait till lecturers get to 65 years before forcing them to retire from service, SSANU tells VCs. (more…)


Nigeria may float national carrier, December – Aviation Union President

The Federal Government may float a national carrier by December, the National President, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, Benjamin Okewu, said on Wednesday. Mr. Okewu said in Lagos that a Federal Government committee is in place to ensure that Nigeria “has its own national carrier that…

teachers protest

Lagos teachers suspend strike

Students of public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State have been asked to return to their schools following the suspension of strike by teachers The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Lagos State Chapter, announced the suspension of the two-day old strike on Tuesday night. The NUT Chairman, Samson Idowu,…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo State governor

Imo pays N85m compensation for demolished property

Residents of Owerri, whose landed property were destroyed by the State Government, have been paid compensation totaling N85 million, the State Government has said. The State Commissioner for Lands, Uche Nwosu, said in Owerri on Wednesday that N39 million was paid to owners of houses at Nekede Nworie area; N22 million to land…

Lagos flooding

Delta flood victims not getting adequate support – Red Cross

  Thousands of flood victims in Delta State are not getting enough support to evacuate them and their families to safe areas, the Nigeria Red Cross Society has said. The Red Cross in Delta has therefore called for urgent provision of adequate logistical support for rescue operations in affected communities Seven…

Babatunde Raji  Fashola, Governor of Lagos State

Six governors for honour in Abuja

Governors Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom, Peter Obi of Anambra, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo,  and Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo, have been nominated for the Ezeife Leadership Foundation award for “superior performance''. The foundation is promoted by former Anambra Governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife. The foundation, the founder…


Zamfara may lose $1m fund for agric programme

The Zamfara State Government’s unwillingness to release funds for the Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme, CBARDP, may cause rural communities in the state to lose international donation to the tune of $1 million. The International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, on Wednesday said it will withhold the money if…

Femi Falana

Illegal Sale of PHCN: Caveat Emptor By Femi Falana SAN

It is the height of shameful impunity on the part of the National Council of Privatisation to sell the PHCN to the unpatriotic individuals who have diverted and cornered the public funds earmarked for the uninterrupted supply of electricity in the country. (more…)

PDP's Olusola Oke

Ondo election: PDP candidate, Olusola Oke, debunks corruption allegation

The accusations and counter accusations preceding the forthcoming Ondo governorship elections heightened  Thursday as the Peoples’ Democratic Party's gubernatorial candidate in Olusola Oke, asked his detractors to publish the incriminating information they claim to have on him. Mr. Oke said his past, particularly his role as former chairman of the Ondo…

SG Meeting

Jonathan, Ban Ki-Moon in closed-door meeting

Mali, Bakassi and Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea top agenda in meeting between the Nigerian President and the UN Sec-Gen. (more…)

Keffi water scarcity

Water scarcity hits Nassarawa town

Residents in the Nassarawa State town want urgent resolution of the scarcity. (more…)


Policeman killed as car falls off bridge

A black Honda saloon car, with registration number CY 691 LND, on Tuesday fell off a bridge near Wuse Market, Abuja, killing the driver on the spot. The car knocked off the concrete embankment on the bridge before crashing into the ravine below. The impact tore the car into pieces, leaving…

Tuareg Rebels

ECOWAS, Mali sign agreement on troop deployment

 The African regional body and the Malian government have signed an agreement on liberating Northern Mali from rebel stronghold. (more…)

Governor Murtala Nyako

Adamawa governorship election: ACN heads to Supreme Court

The Action Congress of Nigeria in Adamawa has vowed to appeal the verdict of the Court of Appeal in Yola over the February 4 governorship election result. The appellate court on Saturday ruled in favour of the incumbent, Murtala Nyako of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, agreeing with the Election…


Tribunal upholds 2006 census figures for Kano LGs

Three local governments in Kano had disagreed with the figures allotted to them by the NPC during the 2006 elections. (more…)