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CNPP demands sack of Nigeria Police chief, SSS director

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has called for the sack of the Inspector…

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Why we invaded APC Data Centre in Lagos – SSS

Over 24 hours after its officials raided an office of the All Progressives Congress, APC,…

Atiku Abubakar endorsed by Adamawa APC

I won’t give up presidential bid – Atiku

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, on…

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Your actions threaten Nigeria’s democracy, NUJ warns Police

The Nigeria Union of Journalists has warned that recent actions of the Nigeria Police Force threaten the foundation democracy in the country. The NUJ President, Muhammad Garba, told journalists in Kano, Sunday, that recent actions of the police including the National Assembly blockade, giving protection to minority members of the…

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Nyanya Explosion: 20 bodies given mass burial

The bodies of over 20 victims of the Nyanya bomb blasts were on Saturday given a mass burial in an undisclosed location in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the unclaimed corpses were removed from the Asokoro General Hospital mortuary at about 10 a.m. The bodies were loaded into body bags…

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FRSC orders removal of extra headlights from vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has ordered drivers in Kogi to remove the extra headlights on their vehicles or face prosecution. The Sector Commander of FRSC in the State, Godwin Omiko, told journalists in Lokoja on Sunday that owners should also affix reflective tapes on their vehicles. Mr. Omiko…

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Boko Haram: Borno appeals to parents to send children back to school

Following the re-opening of public primary schools in Maiduguri last week, the Borno State Government on Sunday appealed to parents to send their children back to schools Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, made the appeal during interview with journalists in…

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Nigeria 2015: INEC to engage Air Force, Navy for elections – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would engage the services of Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies for adequate security during general elections in 2015. Austin Okojie, the Commission's Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, disclosed this while addressing Batch B corps members at NYSC Orientation Camp in…

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Nigeria security discover stolen crude depot, burn two trucks

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it has destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community of Rivers State. In a statement on Saturday by Mustapha Anka, a Lieutenant Colonel and spokesperson for the task…

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I have hope in Nigerian youth – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday expressed confidence in the ability of youth in the country to contribute to national development, if given the necessary encouragement. Mr. Jonathan stated this in his goodwill message to the sixth convocation of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia. Congratulating the graduates for their…

APC condemns invasion of its office by Nigeria security operatives

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the attack on one of its Lagos offices by armed security operatives on Saturday. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said Saturday’s invasion was “another one in the string of attacks and illegal actions of the PDP-led administration.” “The attack was unwarranted…

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Nigeria Police chief denies ordering Tambuwal’s arrest

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has denied ordering the arrest of any person involved in the fracas at the National Assembly on Thursday when the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, was temporarily denied entrance into the complex by security officials. Mr. Abba said that the decision to arrest any suspect, including…

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‎I will tackle insecurity, restore Adamawa’s glory, Ribadu says at PDP screening

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has stated that the prevailing security situation in Adamawa State would be his main focus if elected the governor of the state at the 2015 governorship election. The former anti-corruption Czar said the high level of insecurity…

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EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: The Nigerians aboard jet that smuggled $9.3 million arms money to South Africa

A private jet that conveyed $9.3 million cash from Nigeria to South Africa for an arms deal between the two countries, had Nigerian crew members, and passengers from Israel and Austria, new documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Johannesburg have shown. There were three Nigerians aboard the plane, the documents…

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Boko Haram kills 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, Borno

Armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked and killed 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, a community in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The fishermen, were returning from a fishing expedition on Friday morning when they were ambushed, an official and a resident told PREMIUM TIMES.…

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Obasanjo inciting Nigerians against Jonathan – Kashamu

A fugitive leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-west, Buruji Kashamu, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of inciting Nigerians against President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Kashamu, who is wanted for drug-related offences in the United States, said Mr. Obasanjo’s statement that President Jonathan had performed below average…

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Nigeria no longer sees own economy as oil-based — Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that sliding global oil prices has pushed Nigeria into an uncomfortable position. The minister, who was speaking on Friday on CNN’s Quest Means Business, said, however, that the country has responded well by reacting swiftly with austerity measures to deal with the…

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New Taraba Acting Governor sacks all officials appointed by predecessor

In a sweeping move, the new Acting Governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi, who took power Friday, has cancelled all appointments made by his predecessor, Garba Umar. Mr. Danladi also ordered the affected office holders to immediately handover all government property in their possession. The acting governor took the decision…

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INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s growing rape epidemic

When middle-aged Michael Aimufia was sentenced to a two-year prison term for rape, the magistrate, Hassana Garuba, ruled that the prosecutor had successfully proved that the accused committed the crime. During trial, prosecutor Rosemary Igbinakenzua explained how Mr. Aimufia raped a housewife on a village path. The convict waylaid his…

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Violence may mar Nigeria’s 2015 general elections – Report

The latest report by the International Crisis Group has suggested that with Nigeria’s politics sliding dangerously towards violence, the forthcoming general elections appeared to be in great danger. According to the report, "Nigeria’s Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence", the general elections, particularly given the bitter struggle between the ruling…

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Arresting Tambuwal may plunge Nigeria into crisis — APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned that the reported plan to arrest House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal could trigger a crisis that will be fatal for the nation's democracy, hence there is the need to jettison the plan out of abundance of caution. In a statement issued in…

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Cornell university promotes African writing with a prize

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, a major new award, was announced Friday, November 21, at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Abeokuta.  The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages. Renowned author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, a Board member, said…

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No Order to Arrest Tambuwal – NSA

The Office of the National Security Adviser has described as "unfair and a total falsehood” reports that the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has ordered the arrest of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. In a statement Saturday that did not refer to Mr. Tambuwal as Speaker,…

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Multiple explosions cause panic in Maiduguri

The thunderous sounds of multiple explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State, caused a stir in the city early Saturday as residents cringed in fear of a major Boko Haram attack. The blasts, which sounded successively four times, were heard at about 7:30 am across the city as residents prepared to go…

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INEC sets up 15 standing committees for general elections

he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has set up 15 Standing Committees to ensure the success of the general elections in 2015. This is contained in the commission’s bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday. The committees include: Appointments, Promotion and Discipline, Board of Survey and Technical Equipment Acquisition, Board of…