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Kano girl-bride who killed husband escapes death, as case is dropped

The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi'u, who killed her 35-year old…

Femi Fani-Kayode

PDP moves against Fani-Kayode, orders probe of ex-Minister

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has ordered the immediate probe of one of its members,…

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Group takes fight against Lagos water privatization to U​.S​.​ Congress

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has ramped up its fight against water…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Abacha Loot: Group wants Buhari to reject secret deal with family

A coalition of 14 Nigerian civil society groups have asked the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to discard a secret agreement reached by the outgoing Goodluck Jonathan administration, to spare the Abacha family of prosecution over billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria. The funds were stashed in Swiss and other…

The Newly Elected NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

​C​ourt restrains NLC from picketing Nigerian Postal Service

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress from picketing the Nigerian Postal Service. Justice Peter Lifu ruled that the NLC should not go ahead with the action, pending the hearing and determination of the interlocutory motion. "The respondents (NLC) are hereby restrained by themselves, their…

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​Jonathan dissolves cabinet May 28

President Goodluck Jonathan will formally dissolve the Federal Executive Council on May 28 ahead of the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as new president of the country the next day. The exercise will however be preceded by valedictory speeches to be given by the president, vice president and members of the…

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Beware of sycophant​s, ​Cardinal Okogie tells Buhari

The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Okogie, on Wednesday urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to beware of sycophants ahead of his assumption of office on May 29. Mr. Okogie in a statement in Lagos urged Mr. Buhari to be wary of “wolves in sheep clothing” and…

Festus Keyamo

Adoke right ​to​ assign Bayelsa Chief Judge to swear in Rivers Governor-elect — Keyamo

Lagos based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has said the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, was right in directing the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri, to administer the oath of office ​to​ the governor-elect of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. Mr. Adoke, in a statement on Tuesday, directed Justice…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian ​Military evacuate​s​ 275 rescued women, children ​​from​ camp

The military has evacuated the rescued 275 women and children from the Malkohi Camp, near Yola. The women and children were recently rescued from the Sambisa forest by the military. The women and children were brought to the Malkohi Camp about three weeks ago by the military who handed them…

PDP Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu

PDP confirms Mu’azu’s resignation, appoints Secondus Acting Chair

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has formally confirmed that its National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, has resigned from his position with immediate effect. The spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, who confirmed the resignation to journalists in Abuja, said Mr. Mu’azu resigned to continue to attend to his health. "The National…

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

SERAP welcomes Okonjo-Iweala’s promise to publish details on disbursement of ECA funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed the promise by Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to publish details on the disbursement of Excess Crude Account (ECA) fund for the last four years. This followed the request on Tuesday by the Nigeria Governors’…

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Abuja natives mourn pro-democracy activist, Emma Ezeazu

Natives of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have described the death of foremost pro-democracy activist and General Secretary of the Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE), Emma Ezeazu, as a great loss to them and Nigeria. A statement by the Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) quoted the natives as…

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BREAKING: PDP Chair, Adamu Mu’azu, “resigning”

Barring any last minute change of heart, the National Chairman of Nigeria’s embattled ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu will resign from his position today. A source close to Mr. Mu’azu said the chairman was advised by his close friends and associates at a meeting which held Tuesday night…

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Democracy has come to stay in West Africa ​ — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Accra declared that democracy has come to stay in West Africa. In his valedictory speech at the 47th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, Mr. Jonathan also urged regional leaders to support the…

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Defection of 5 PDP governors ensured victory for APC — Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, said on Tuesday night that the November 2013 defection of five governors from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress was a major factor determining the APC’s victory in the last general elections. [caption id="attachment_183332" align="alignleft" width="467"] Chairman of Progressives Governors…

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America names 40 Nigerians for 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship – FULL LIST

The U.S. embassy in Nigeria has selected 40 Nigerians to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme for Young African Leaders in 20 top U.S. universities, for a period of six weeks. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle, congratulated the beneficiaries on their selection. Mr. Entwistle explained…

Ambassador Johnnie Carson

Top 10 Ways to Repair U.S.-Nigeria Ties – Ambassador Carson

As Nigeria prepares for a democratic transition of presidential power on May 29, the United States needs to act fast, wisely and comprehensively to strengthen relations by reaching out to the new government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria's elections were a political triumph for its people and for the future…

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Online tracking of buildings begins in Abuja

The Department of Development Control of Federal Capital Territory Administration has begun online tracking all ongoing building developments in the territory. This is contained in a statement by Mohammed Sule, the chief press secretary to Bala Mohammed, the FCT Minister, in Abuja on Tuesday. "The scheme, known as Development Control…

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Pastor Bakare resting after collapsing – Latter Rain Assembly

Outspoken Nigeria pastor, Tunde Bakare, who collapsed Monday while giving a lecture to a group of investors in Lagos is "hale, hearty and in good spirit though in need of rest," his church, the Latter Rain Assembly said through its social media handles.  While thanking followers of Mr Bakare, who…

Bisi Akande, Interim National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC

Zoning not in APC agenda – Bisi Akande

The former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has said that zoning of political offices has never been the position of the party and rejected the notion that the party was standing in the way of any qualified senator in its fold to contest the position of…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala, govs trade words over alleged $20 bn oil money

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and governors of the 36 states of the federation have continued to trade words over allegations that the outgoing administration has not accounted for about $20 billion that was realised as excess crude revenues in the last two years. The governors, under the platform…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Jonathan would’ve suffered worse defeat if we didn’t help – Fani-Kayode

Former minister and spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, has debunked claims that hate campaign by some members of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation caused the party’s defeat at the March 28 presidential election. Mr. Fani-kayode, who served as Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation, spoke with…

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Nigeria recorded 105 cases of rights abuses against gays in 2014 — Group

A group, Queer Alliance, has said between January and December, 2014, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Nigeria, recorded 105 cases of human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Queer Alliance stated this on Monday as it marked the International Day against Homophobia and…

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Boko Haram Kills​ 10 In Fresh Adamawa Attack

No fewer than ten people were feared killed Saturday​ in a renewed attack by Boko Haram on Ajiya Wagga village in  Madagali Local Government area, northern Adamawa state. The insurgents attacked Sabongari town leading to the death of one person while six women were abducted. A fleeing resident of Ajiya…

Nyesom Wike

Attorney General, Adoke, assigns Bayelsa Chief Judge to swear in Rivers Governor-elect, Wike

The Attorney General for the Federal and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has assigned the Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, to swear in Rivers State Governor-elect, Nyesom Wike, on May 29. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Adoke drew attention of the public to the to the existing…