UPDATE: Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmakers accuse Chief Judge of bias, reject investigating panel

The Assembly based its decision on a petition written by a group, Nasarawa Concerned Citizens.…

Tanko Almakura

Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmaker, Assembly Clerk allege threat to life

The two men alleged that gunmen in unregistered vehicles trailed them and threatened to kill…

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of nasarawa state

BREAKING: Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmakers flee state capital; relocate to remote local govt for sitting

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has relocated to Karu Local Government Area and is…


Obanikoro calls for trucks’ holding bay in Lagos

Mr. Obanikoro said the permanent bay would keep the trucks and trailers off the road. (more…)

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How President Jonathan Is Violating Nigeria’s Electoral Law

The president is breaching the law in a way that might give him advantage over his opponents in next year's election. New billboards urging Nigerian voters to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election have sprang up at strategic corners of Abuja against repeated warnings by the…

Prof. Bamidele Omotale

E-learning answer to Nigerian universities’ problems – OAU Vice Chancellor

The Obafemi Awolowo University has launched an E-learning school (more…)

Hamza El-Rufai

Former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai loses son in auto crash

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday lost one of his sons, Hamza El-Rufai, in a fatal motor accident in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. “From Allah we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the…

Searching for the Moon.... Nigeria's Sheikh A.A. Ishola at the at the AlBayrouny Observatory in Mecca on Saturday (July 26, 2014)

EXCLUSIVE: Sultan’s Palace admits moon wasn’t sighted before Sokoto monarch called off Ramadan in Nigeria

The committee carried out its assignment between 6:45PM and 7:45PM on Sunday. (more…)

Lai mohammed

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 was identified in the south-eastern forests of Guinea, the first time the virus had been recorded in the West African state. By March, it had spread from Macenta, Gueckedou and Kissidougou to the capital Conakry. By April, cases…


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…)

Crescent Moon Visibility, Saturday, July 27... Photo Credit:

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…)