AFCON 2013

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Jonathan paying lip service to free, fair elections – APC

The party accuses INEC of frustrating its members from obtaining their voters cards (more…)

Protesters take over kano streets to protest appointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano

UPDATE: Police confirm 4 killed as suicide bomber targets Kano kerosene buyers

“The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead.” (more…)


FACTSHEET: What You Need To Know About Ebola

By Africa Check What is Ebola? In February 2014 an outbreak of the Ebola virus…


FRSC backtracks, says no plans to enforce new number plates

Enforcement of the new number plates was deemed illegal and unconstitutional by two federal high courts. (more…)

Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar

Moonsighting Controversy: Islamic Group, Ogun Cleric Pass Votes of Confidence on Sultan

As controversy continues to rage over the sighting of the new month of Shawwal in Nigeria, an Islamic organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern [MURIC], has backed the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, saying he did the right thing by announcing an end to the annual Ramadan fast on Saturday. There…

Osun governorship debate

Osun Election: Controversy trails governorship debate

"Senator Omisore is ever ready to debate with other aspirants to present his vision and mission.” The Osun Governorship Election Debate held on Saturday with Rauf Aregbesola as the only candidate present, but controversies have continued to trail the organization of the event. With the absence of the other gubernatorial…

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

CAN commiserates with Islamic scholar, Zakzaky, for loss of sons

The umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria condemns the latest bomb blast in Kano. ============= The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed sadness at the unfortunate incident in Zaria which led to the killing of some people, including the sons of a renowned Islamic scholar, Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky. It also…

Femi Falana

Falana asks Fashola to replace Chair of panel investigating destruction of BRT buses by soldiers

Mr. Falana argues that the Chairperson of the panel is a prosecution witness in a criminal case that is before the Lagos State High Court. (more…)

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Moonsighting Controversy: Nigeria only country in the world celebrating Eid-El-Fitri today

Nigeria is the only country in the world whose Muslim faithful are celebrating Eid-El-Fitri (the end of Ramadan festivities) today following the controversial announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, on Saturday night that the new moon of Shawwal was sighted in some cities across the country, PREMIUM TIMES…


Nigeria would have been in turmoil if Buhari, Bauchi were killed, says Jonathan

Mr. Jonathan expresses sympathy to those who lost their lives in the bomb attack. (more…)

Kano bomb blast

Fresh explosion kills 5 in Kano

A female suicide bomber died in a separate incident. (more…)


Police avert bomb attack in Kano

The bomb was found in a Peugeot 406 car. (more…)

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari i

APC wants international inquiry into assassination attempt on Buhari

APC says the Nigerian Government is incapable of carrying out an impartial investigation. (more…)


Boko Haram: Nigerian military suspends vehicles, motorcycles from Maiduguri roads

The military authority in Borno state has declared three days of trekking for residents of Maiduguri,  the Borno state capital, to avert alleged plots by the extremist Boko Haram sect to detonate multiple bombs in parts of the troubled city using different kinds of vehicles. According to the military, the…

Ground breaking ceremony of Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project Niger state, Goodluck Jonathan and Babangida Aliyu

Don’t be cowed by terrorism, Jonathan tells Nigerians after Ramadan

The president asks Nigerians to be strong despite growing insecurity and bloodshed. (more…)

Soldier and police at protest

Zaria Procession Killings: Army opens probe, but says soldiers were fired upon

Fiery preacher, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, says 35 people were shot dead by troops. (more…)

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Controversy in Nigeria over sighting of new moon to mark end of Ramadan

There was confusion on Saturday night over whether the new moon of Shawwal was sighted in Nigeria to mark the end of the Muslim Ramadan fast. The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa'ad, who is also the President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, had around midnight on…

Shiite muslims in Zaria

Zakzaky Speaks: My sons were taken alive, then summarily executed by soldiers

The fiery preacher says soldiers were on instructions to execute his sons. The leader of the Islamic Brotherhood in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky, has accused the Nigerian military of summarily executing two of his sons after their arrests, in addition to a third son killed earlier, allegedly by soldiers. The alleged…

Buba Marwa

Marwa’s claim about PDP waiver false – Party Leader

Marwa is an Adamawa Governorship aspirant. (more…)