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Femi Fani-Kayode Appears in Court in Lagos

Fani-Kayode demands N5billion damages, apology from Lai Mohammed over comments on mental health

The Director of Media and Publicity of Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Orga​n​isation, Femi Fani-Kayode,…

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​T​inubu asks B​roadcasting ​C​ommission​ to sanction AIT over documentary

Sequel to his threats on Monday to sue the African Independent Television for airing a…

Ibrahim Shekarau, Minister of Education

World leaders must unite to fight youth restiveness — Minister

The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekau, has called on all world leaders to unite in…

Chief medical director, Dr. Olufemi Omotosho.

Chief medical director, lawyer, arraigned for offering bribe to EFCC operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Olufemi Omotosho, and his counsel, Ayodele Owoka, before Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of the Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to offer gratification…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan took oath of office once, eligible for 2015 election – Appeal Court

‎The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has ruled that President Goodluck Jonathan has only taken oath of office once and therefore upheld his eligibility to contest the forthcoming Nigeria's presidential election slated for March 28. The court held that the oath of office Mr. Jonathan took in 2010 was to…

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Shiite alleges plot to assassinate Zakzaky

The Shiite group in Nigeria said it has uncovered a grand plot to arrest and kill its leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The spokesperson of the movement, Ibrahim Usman, disclosed this in a press statement made available to the media on Tuesday in Kaduna. "The uncovered plot was in stages, with the…

Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Fuel scarcity not caused by payment of marketers – Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied that the fuel scarcity witnessed in some parts of the country was caused by non-payment of oil marketers. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. “I want to emphasise that contrary to some unfounded speculations, the queues are…

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Fuel scarcity: PPRA says no cause for alarm as senate summons NNPC

The Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Authority, PPPRA, has said there is no cause for alarm as fuel queues would clear by weekend. The authority's boss, Farouk Ahmed, stated this during the 2015 budget defence organized by the senate committee on petroleum on Tuesday. Mr. Ahmed clarified that the current fuel…

President Goodluck Jonathan at a Presidential rally

Eligibility: PDP Congratulates Jonathan For Victory At Appeal Court

The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan over Tuesday’s Court of Appeal ruling, which upheld his eligibility to contest the 2015 Presidential election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday said the court ruling represented a positive step towards President Jonathan’s impending overwhelming…

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT

Nigerian civil societies worry over attacks on Jega

A group of civil society organisations under the platform of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Tuesday expressed worry over what it described as “personalized attacks” on the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, as well as persistent call for his removal ahead of the general elections…

Over 60,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroun – UN

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees on Tuesday said it would relocate Nigerian refugees from Kousseri, a city in Far North Province of Cameroun, to a camp in c where urgent shelter and sanitation construction were already underway. Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Adrian Edwards for the UNHCR…

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

APC Not Happy With Nigeria’s Economic Progress — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as sadistic and unfortunate, the All Progressives Congress’ relentless attack on President Goodluck Jonathan’s policies put in place to plug leakages in the nation’s economy. The PDP said the recent bitter criticism against widely applauded initiatives by the Jonathan administration aimed at guaranteeing…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s military careful not ​to ​harm civilians – Jonathan

Jonathan on Tuesday in Abuja said that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.…

Patience Jonathan Abuja women rally

PDP will rule Nigeria for next 60 years – Patience Jonathan

Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has declared that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, will continue to rule Nigeria the next 60 years. Mrs. Jonathan, represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Zainab Maina, spoke at the party's women rally in Sokoto on Tuesday. She said that Nigerian women had got…

Lt. General Kenneth Minmah

Boko Haram: We’ll Reclaim More Territories ‎Soon – Army Chief, Minimah

The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, a lieutenant general, has assured that more territories currently under the Boko Haram sect would soon be captured and the war against terror won. He also disclosed that the successes recorded by the military in the last few days were as a result…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, APC Presidential Running Mate

Osinbajo issues Fani-Kayode 7-day ultimatum to apologize, demands N2 billion damages

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Femi Fani-Kayode to apologize over his "defamatory statements" against him. In a letter dated February 28 addressed to Mr. Fani-Kayode, who is the Director of Media and Publicity of…

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Fuel Scarcity: Buhari lambasts Jonathan, past leaders for neglecting refineries

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed outrage at the current fuel shortage that has lingered nearly a week, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan and past Nigerian leaders who failed to fix the refineries. In his first response to the…

President Goodluck Jonathan and South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-Duk,

No human rights violations in anti-Boko Haram operations — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday in Abuja that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria,…

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Nigerian university students warn govt. against further postponement of elections

The National Association of University Students has called on the Federal government to jettison the idea of further postponing the March 28 and April 11 general elections. The association said it would react in a “strong manner” should any rescheduling of the the elections be announced. At its first National…

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Nigeria corruption rating political, overblown – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the perception that Nigeria’s corruption has worsened under his leadership is an overblown assessment with political undertones. The President, who spoke Monday night in an interview with Aljazera, said despite the country’s position in the global corruption perception index, the perception that corruption has…

FILE PHOTO: Finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala laying the budget before National Assembly Lawmakers

SERAP sues Okonjo-Iweala over missing N30tn

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to court over “failure to provide information about spending of the alleged missing N30tn, which represents some accruable income to the Federal Government in the past four years”. The suit, filed at…

Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Buhari, Daniel laud Pastor Adeboye at 73

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, and a former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, showered encomiums on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, as he clocked 73 on Monday. While Mr. Daniel described Mr. Adeboye as an inimitable minister…

US House of Representatives

U.S. lawmakers warn Nigerian government against further shift of elections

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has passed a unanimously bipartisan legislation to condemn the activities of the insurgent group in Nigeria, Boko Haram. The Committee, chaired by U.S. Representative, Ed Royce, lambasted the group over its bloody attacks, which has left thousands of citizens dead, while several hundreds of…

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Non-payment of subsidy, looting of $12b gas real causes of fuel scarcity – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the real causes of the debilitating fuel scarcity across the country is the looting of the $12 billion domestic gas fund under President Goodluck Jonathan's watch, as well as the Administration's failure to pay fuel subsidy and the cost of interests on bank…

Femi Fani-Kayode

APC behind fuel scarcity, plotting sabotage of power supply — Jonathan’s campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) on Monday attributed the sudden fuel scarcity in many parts of the country to sabotage by the opposition All Progressives Congress, which it said has infiltrated the ranks of Nigeria's fuel marketers. The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Femi…