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Martins Obono

The Chibok Girls Dangle a Future, and a Hope, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

Today makes it the 86th day that our innocent and harmless girls were kidnapped, girls…


Judicial workers begin nationwide strike

The workers are going on strike because theThe Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has…

Soldiers of 7 Div on routine equipment maintenance

Boko Haram: Nigerian soldiers kill scores of insurgents in Borno- DHQ

Soldiers on patrol around Delwa, 35 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday, killed scores…

Suarez is serving a FIFA ban after biting a fellow player at the ongoing World Cup

FIFA rejects Suarez appeal

Suarez is Barcelona bound. The Uruguay forward, Luis Suarez, has been condemned to serving out his four-month football ban as his appeal and that of the Uruguay FA has been turned down by the world football governing body, FIFA. In a short statement on its official website, FIFA stated that…

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Soldiers raid Aba Central Mosque, arrest Imam, others

13 were arrested and accused of stockpiling guns. Soldiers in Aba on Sunday carried out an early morning raid at Aba Central Mosque and the residence of some Muslims in the town and arrested the Chief Imam of the mosque, Idris Bashir; his deputy, Mohammed Hassan; and eleven others over…


EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army court-martials 18 soldiers over alleged plot to kill General

The soldiers face a six-count charge to commit murder and mutiny. The Nigerian Army has court–martialled 18 soldiers involved in an alleged mutiny in May, in which revolting troops opened fire at a car carrying the commanding general of the army’s 7 Division in Maiduguri, Borno State. Military sources said…


Nigerians to pay access fees to view television content

"In other countries the public broadcast services are run from fees collected on broadcast content.” The Federal Government on Saturday said that it would introduce content access fees to replace radio licence fees ahead of Nigeria’s migration to digital terrestrial television broadcasting by 2015. The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku,…

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APC condemns Abuja, Bauchi attacks

APC advises the Federal Government to stop wasting public funds on image laundering. (more…)

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World Cup (Live Blog): Nigeria ready to soar over Iran

Nigeria has only played against Iran once and they finished 1-0 winners back then. (more…)

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BREAKING: Abuja #BringBackOurGirls protesters drop N200 million charge against CP Mbu

The N200 million damages was one of four reliefs sought by the group before an Abuja High Court.   The #BringBackOurGirls protesters on Thursday dropped one of the demands in a suit filed against the Abuja Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu. The N200 million damages was one of four reliefs sought…

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ASUP Strike: Nigeria polytechnic lecturers hold crucial meeting

There are indications the strike would not be called off on Thursday. The national executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, will meet on Thursday to review the ongoing strike and negotiations between the union and the Federal Government. ASUP has been on strike since October 4, 2013.…

Assessment of Agip’s oil spill damage in final stage – NOSDRA

The damage evaluation would form the basis for recommending compensation for the affected communities. The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, has said the assessment of damages caused by oil spill from Agip’s Brass Oil Export Terminal is in its final stage. The director of oil fields assessment…

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Ekiti governorship candidates set for debate

Ahead of the Ekiti state governorship election that comes up on Saturday June 21st, the coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), will host a live televised debate for three of the leading candidates on Sunday, June 1st in Ado Ekiti, the…


Keshi to announce final World Cup squad Monday

The Eagles will play Greece next in the United States Tuesday Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, will take his time before unveiling his final choice of players for the World Cup billed to take place in Brazil from June 12, 2014, the team’s spokesperson has said. There were earlier…

President Goodluck Jonathan

We will defeat Boko Haram, terrorism, by President Jonathan

The president says he has ordered full scale military operations against Boko Haram Fellow Nigerians, 1. I greet and felicitate with you all, today, as we mark 15 years of uninterrupted democratic governance in our beloved country. 2. Our dear nation, Nigeria, has certainly come a long way and made…

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U.N. Security Council blacklists Boko Haram

The group is now subject to an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo The United Nations Security Council committee on al Qaeda sanctions blacklisted extremist group Boko Haram Thursday after a request by the Nigerian government. The decision makes it an offence for countries or individuals to provide…

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BREAKING: Jonathan to sign Nigeria’s 2014 Budget Friday

“There are few areas of distortions and there are those areas that are very serious.” President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday sign the 2014 Budget into law, presidency sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. The Appropriation Act was passed by the National Assembly several weeks ago with the President declining to assent…

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BREAKING: Presidency convoy ‘shoots at’ protesting OAU students

“The security details shot at us. We have held them hostage. We will not let him go.” Hundreds of protesting students of the Obafemi Awolowo University have held a presidential convoy hostage in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The convoy led by a Toyota bullet proof SUV with ‘Presidency’ inscription and registration…

Sanusi Lamido

Update: Why Court ruled against Sanusi

The court declined jurisdiction on the suit. (more…)