Osun governorship debate

Osun Election: Controversy trails governorship debate

"Senator Omisore is ever ready to debate with other aspirants to present his vision and…


Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon’s deputy Prime Minister

Militants engaged Cameroonian soldiers for some time, a commander said. (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…

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…)

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…

Osun governorship debate

PDP’s Omisore, LP’s Akinbade absent at Osun Governorship Election Debate

Mr. Omisore had in early July accepted the challenge to debate Governor Rauf Aregbesola. But he did not turn up at Saturday's radio debate. (more…)

Ms. Motunrayo Alaka

Soyinka Centre set to give gender reporting a nudge

A training programme to give expanded role to women as investigative reporters in the country is the focus of a collaboration between the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism [WSCIJ] and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria. Dubbed the “Report Women!” project, the programme, according to Coordinator of WSCIJ, Ms.…

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SSS operatives storm firm conducting poll on Osun election, arrest officials

Operatives of the Department of State Services, alias SSS, on Friday descended on the corporate headquarters of a Lagos-based research and marketing firm, holding its staff hostage, ransacking its offices and premises and whisking away three of its personnel, witnesses and staff of the company have told PREMIUM TIMES. TNS-RMS,…


Ramadan End: NSCIA Asks Muslims To Look Out For New Moon

The Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has asked Muslims in Nigeria to look for the new moon of Shawwal, signalling the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Sunday. The NSCIA made the announcement via a statement signed by its Secretary General, Is-Haq Oloyode, a professor, and…


Suspected Ebola patient dies in Lagos

Federal Health Ministry says all those who came in contact with the man have been quarantined. (more…)

Shiite muslims in Zaria

UPDATE: 5 feared dead as Nigerian troops, Shiite Muslims Clash in Zaria over Gaza conflict

Dozens were injured in the clash, residents say. (more…)


Gunfire in Zaria as Nigerian Army, Shiite Muslims clash

Nigerian soldiers have exchanged fire with members of a radical Islamic group in Zaria, Kaduna State, residents said. Witnesses said troops clashed for more than an hour with thousands of Shiite Nuslims, leaving many injured. Shootings started after the soldiers restricted the procession of the group, around the Sabon-gari area…

Governor Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa Impeachment: chief judge names panel after lawmakers’ meeting with Jonathan

The investigative committee is expected to report to the House within seven days. (more…)

Acting Gov Fintiri

Mass defection hits Adamawa APC, as all local govt. chairmen, councillors defect to PDP

The move was engineered by the acting governor, Ahmadu Fintiri. (more…)

Kaduna bomber The suspect

Suspected Kaduna bomber arrested, disguised as woman – Nigerian Military

The suspect was caught near the Buhari bomb blast site. (more…)