UNFPA wants Nigeria to increase investment in maternal health

“Issues of maternal mortality have not improved in this country for 40 years...” The Executive…


Sony posts first quarter profit

The hardware giant had to sell off asset to stem the tide of losses last…

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Police arrest mother for allegedly killing her two children

The woman allegedly said she gave her children a substance gotten from a cleric to…


Nigeria police officers warned against corrupt practices

Police boss says force needs tactical and managerial skills. (more…)

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Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

Bawa Ekoja was a police sergeant. (more…)


Sallah: Transporters attribute low patronage of parks to insecurity

Commuters complain of insecurity at parks. Commuters and transporters on Wednesday blamed low patronage of motor parks in the Abuja on current security challenges in the country. Some of the transporters said that the parks had witnessed the lowest traffic for the first time during a religious holiday. Raazak Alfa,…


EXCLUSIVE: How We’ll Fight Military Onslaught On Us – Sheikh El-Zakzaky

The sect was on a procession to mark the annual Quds day in Zaria when soldiers reportedly shot at them. But military authorities say the incident will be investigated before apportioning blames --------------------- Islamic cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has said his group would…

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Chibok community leaders blame presidency for cash gift mess

A presidential aide shared the money to the parents, Chibok leaders say ---------------------- The leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja on Wednesday accused the presidency of exposing the community to ridicule, after it became public the government splashed millions of naira on parents of the over 250 schoolgirls abducted…


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. (more…)

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Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmaker, Assembly Clerk allege threat to life

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

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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 currently sitting to deliberate on a petition against the state Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, over the composition of the seven-member panel raised to investigate allegations against Governor Umaru Al-Makura. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-dominated Assembly…


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…)

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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…