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UPDATE: 24 killed, 54 injured in Maiduguri bomb attack

Twenty four people have been confirmed dead and at least 54 injured in a twin…

Rotimi Amaechi

Jonathan has not given Rivers even ‘half’ project – Amaechi

The Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has again accused President Goodluck Jonathan of not implementing…

Unijos

UNIJOS shut as security operatives shoot 8 protesting students

The University of Jos has been closed down after a protest by students over hike…

Buhari TT

Buhari condemns SSS raid on APC data centre

A former Head of State and presidential aspirant of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned Saturday’s raid on the data centre of the party in Lagos by operatives of the State Security Service, SSS. In a statement Tuesday, Mr. Buhari said with Saturday’s raid, the presidency…

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How I survived cancer- Wole Soyinka

The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday disclosed that he is a cancer survivor. He disclosed that he battled with cancer and survived only after receiving vigorous medications. Mr. Soyinka spoke at a press conference at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He said the disease was first…

Lai Mohammed

APC likens police invasion of National Assembly to ‘coup’; demands probe

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the police invasion of the National Assembly last week is the equivalent of a coup and called for an independent inquiry to determine who ordered the invasion and for what purpose, with a view to preventing a recurrence and also meting out the…

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

PDP warns APC over attacks on Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will no longer condone what the party described as “deliberate, unwarranted and sustained vicious attacks” on President Goodluck Jonathan, the institutions of democracy by the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement Tuesday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said…

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor

Dwindling Oil Price: CBN devalues naira, raises lending rate

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has announced a new official naira-to-dollar exchange rate, forcing down the Nigerian currency by 13 naira, as the country struggles to reshape its fiscal policies in response to dwindling oil price. The bank devalued the naira at its monetary policy committee, MPC, meeting on…

Unijos

Rampaging soldiers shoot at protesting UniJos students

Soldiers on Tuesday allegedly opened fire on protesting students at the Bauchi road campus of the University of Jos, and shot a blind student. A 300-level Political Science student of the university, who did not want to be identified for fear of victimisation by the police, disclosed this to PREMIUM…

Bombing in Maiduguri File Photo

Suicide bombers kill dozens in Maiduguri market

Dozens of traders and passerby were today (Tuesday) killed near Maiduguri main market when two suspected female suicide bombers dressed in full hijab detonated bombs hidden under their garments, witnesses and security sources have said. The explosions occurred at about 11:20 a.m. at a crowded Maiduguri commercial area called One-Way.…

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Abba Moro gives Nigerian Prisons 30 days to confiscate inmates’ phones

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, on Tuesday in Abuja said that it had begun the recovery and confiscation of all cell phones “smuggled'' into prisons by inmates. The Spokesperson of the service, Ope Fatinikun, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Mr. Fatinikun said that the…

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ECOWAS Commission restates commitment towards tackling Ebola

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Commission President, Kadré Ouadraogo, has restated the sub-regional body’s commitment towards winning the fight against Ebola virus disease. This is contained in a statement from the commission on Monday in Accra at the opening of a five-day training programme for 150 health…

President Jonathan & President Deby during a bilateral meeting in Ndjamena, Chad

Jonathan meets Chadian president again over Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday in N'Djamena, Chad, reiterated the need for Nigeria and her neighbours to intensify joint actions and cooperation to win the war against terrorism and insurgency.  Speaking to journalists at the presidential palace in N’Djamena after a closed-door meeting with his Chadian counterpart,   Idris Deby, Mr. Jonathan said that their…

Festus Keyamo

Reps did no wrong jumping National Assembly gate –Keyamo

Following Thursday’s siege on the National Assembly by security agents, Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has alleged that there was a plot to impeach the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, and replace him with his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, by PDP legislators last Thursday. The House of Representative members…

Northwest Univerisity, Kano

Presidency caught showcasing Kwankwaso’s projects as Jonathan’s achievement in North-West

The Nigerian presidency has been caught showcasing projects executed by the Kano State Government as part of the legacy projects executed by the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, had in a…

President Jonathan and the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Jonathan not anti-Muslim, says Presidency

The Presidency on Monday said President Goodluck Jonathan was not using his office to pursue anti-Muslim agenda as being alleged in some quarters. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with State House correspondents. The News Agency…

Buhari TT

Buhari submits election form, lambasts police over National Assembly siege

A former head of state, and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday in Abuja submitted his nomination form and expression of interest to the party’s national secretariat. The National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun, while receiving the form, said Mr. Buhari was the…

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Nigeria Air Force promotes senior officers

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) on Monday promoted 16 officers to the rank of Air Vice Marshal, AVMs, and 35 others to the position of Air Commodore. NAF also promoted 33 officers to the rank of group captain and 26 others to the position of wing commander. This is contained…

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Write Boko Haram to end attacks, as you wrote ISIS, Oritsejafor tells Sultan

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday urged the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS. Mr. Oritsejafor made the call in…

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

APC cloning voter cards, PDP insists

At the weekend, the Directorate of State Security, DSS, made a shocking discovery to the effect that the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, has been engaged in the cloning of Permanent Voters Card, PVC, and utilizing technologies to hack into INEC’s data base to compromise the 2015 general elections. This…

Hon Cheche,  from Niger State,  climbing over NASS gate to enter the premises after the police mounted a blockade targeted at the Speaker.

Archbishop blasts Reps for jumping National Assembly gate

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins, on Monday expressed disgust at the behaviour of some members of the House of Representatives who scaled the gate of the National Assembly Complex last week. The lawmakers jumped the gate in defiance of a police blockade on the complex on…

FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed

Abuja prosecutes 492 sex workers, jails 25 okada riders

A special task team headed by the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, has secured the conviction and sentencing of 25 okada riders to jail without options of fine. Speaking at an operations briefing session, the FCT minister, Bala Mohammed, said the team had prosecuted 41 offenders at…

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan

Presidency disowns unauthorized PDP ‘screening’ committees

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Rufai Alkali, has said the presidency has not endorsed any plan to embark on risk assessment of aspirants contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He said it was not the responsibility of any group to assess or…

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No deaths in Calabar PDP office blast — Police

The Cross River Police command has confirmed that an explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday at the State Secretariat of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River. This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Hogan Bassey, and made available to the…

Sunset at the National assembly

National Assembly gets new deputy clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the appointment of Ben Efeturi as the new deputy clerk to the National Assembly. Mr. Efeturi, until his new appointment, was the clerk to the Senate. He is succeeding Muyiwa Adejokun who retired in April. A statement by the Acting Secretary to the…