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Ogun journalists hold annual lecture

  The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists {NUJ}, Ogun State, will on…

2015: ACN, CPC begin merger talks as Tinubu leads delegation to Buhari

In continuation of the merger talks among the major opposition parties in the country ahead…

DANA AIR CRASH: Presidential probe panel tainted by questionable characters, activists say

Civil society groups have slammed the presidency and the minister of aviation over the constitution of…

Fayemi bans second term campaigners

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has barred all elected and appointed officials in the state from campaigning for his second term in office. Mr. Fayemi gave the order in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday at the special sitting of the state House of Assembly while reacting to the vote of confidence…

EXCLUSIVE: Northern elders reject Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan’s patchy relationship with key northern political groups took a plunge at last week’s hyped visit of the region’s elders to the president, with the team’s last minute rejection of a N20 million presidential gift, those familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. The visit by the…

Dana Crash: Don't rush to judgment, Jonathan cautions Nigerians

  President Goodluck Jonathan has cautioned Nigerians not to "rush to judgment" over the cause of the Dana air craft crash that killed over 160 people on Sunday. Mr. Jonathan made the statement at a "special session of the (weekly) Federal Executive Council" meeting held in honour of victims of the Dana crash. "In…

Jonathan's govt plans to arrest me, says El-Rufai

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory and a leading member of the opposition  Congress for Progressive Change, Nasir El-Rufai,  has alleged the government plans to arrests him when he returns to Nigeria from London on Thursday. Mr El-Rufai said via his Twitter handle that two reliable sources in…

U.S. offers to assist Nigeria to investigate DANA plane crash in Lagos

The U.S. has said that they are prepared to assist the Federal  Government in its investigation of the plane crash that killed 160 people in Lagos on Sunday. The U.S. in a statement by its Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made available to the North America Correspondent of the News Agency of…

House plans separate investigation on Dana crash

A legislative inquiry into Sunday's Dana airplane crash that killed more than 200 people in Lagos is underway, and will be held separately from government's planned investigations, the House of Representatives said on Monday. The chairman House committee on media, Zakari Mohammed, said an ad hoc committee will be named to investigate the cause…

UNILAG students sue President Jonathan

Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), have filed a suit against President Goodluck Jonathan over the renaming of their school to Moshood Abiola University, Lagos, in honour of the late businessman and acclaimed winner of the June 12 elections.   In the suit filed in a Federal High Court in Lagos, before Justice Mohammed…

How ACN, CPC will merge – El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, former minister of the Federal Capital territory and a top ranking member of the opposition Congress for Political Change has divulged plans for his party to merge with another opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria. The move, if successful, will have the CPC, a northern grass root party,…

Northern leaders visit Jonathan, accuse JTF of human rights abuses

Prominent leaders from the north, under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), met with President Goodluck Jonathan late Wednesday at the Aso Rock Villa where they condemned the activities of the Joint Task Force in states across the north, accusing them of gross human right abuses and escalating the…

Court fixes June 21 to hear case seeking to bar Jonathan in 2015

An Abuja High Court has fixed June 21 to hear the suit seeking to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting in the 2015 elections. The suit, filed by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zuba Ward of Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Cyriacus Njoku, joined the National Chairman…

Former minister, Anisulowo, dumps PDP for ACN

A former education minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, Iyabo Anisulowo, Tuesday announced her defection alongside her supporters to the ruling party in the state, the Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN). Ms Anisulowo, a one-time governorship candidate in the state, addressed a press conference in Abeokuta to declare that…

UNILAG's authorities rescind closure order, students allowed to remain on campus

UPDATE 3: Following resistance by students, authorities of the University of Lagos have rescinded the decision to suspend academic activities in the university. Our reporter quoted the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Rahmon Bello, as telling protesting students in front of the Senate building that the closure order had been upturned. Students…

Bola Ajibola, former World Court judge, booed at Democracy Day celebration

Bola Ajibola, a former World Court Judge, had a rude shock on Tuesday in Abeokuta as he was openly booed by the audience at the event to mark Democracy Day and the one-year anniversary of the Action Congress of Nigeria's government in Ogun state. Mr. Ajibola, who served in the…

Renaming of UNILAG a surprise, says Ag. VC

The Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Rahmon Bello, on Tuesday expressed surprise at the Federal Government's decision to rename the institution as Moshood Abiola University. Mr. Bello, a professor of Chemical Engineering, made the remark while addressing protesting students of the institution, who took to major streets in the metropolis following the announcement. …

Jonathan presses on with cassava policy

  Despite the rejection of the bill mandating the inclusion of cassava in the production of all flour in Nigeria by the House of Representatives last week, the president on Tuesday announced that he is pressing on with his ambitious cassava inclusion policy.  The cassava inclusion policy is now central to his administration's agricultural…

Jonathan, Tambuwal in war of words at democracy day celebration

The perceived animosity between the executive arm of government and the National Assembly came to the fore Monday, when President Goodluck Jonathan engaged the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, in war of words at a one-day symposium marked to commemorate the nation’s Democracy Day, and the president’s…

Oshiomhole testifies in N250m libel suit against soft-sell magazine

  The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday testified before a Benin High court in a N250 million libel suit he instituted against a Lagos-based soft- sell magazine, 'News of the People'. Mr. Oshiomhole had dragged the magazine to court for libel, asking for the sum of N250 million to be…

PDP accuses ACN of veiled interest in Salami

The People’s Democratic Party on Monday cashed on Ahmed Tinubu’s criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to recall suspended Appeal Court president, Ayo Salami, to accuse the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Tinubu’s party, of pursuing a veiled agenda in the Salami saga. Mr. Salami’s suspension has long been seen…

Audio: Prelate Akinola's May Day sermon on corruption

Immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Peter Akinola, in his sermon at the interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to commemorate the 2012 National Democracy Day, accused governments at all levels of allowing corruption to eat into the country’s socio-economic and political…

Audio: Prelate Akinola's May Day sermon on corruption

Immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Peter Akinola, in his sermon at the interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to commemorate the 2012 National Democracy Day accused governments at all levels of allowing corruption to eat into the country’s socio-economic and political…

Dialogue with Boko Haram no solution to insecurity challenge, says Prelate Akinola

The immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to be decisive and firm in his administration’s handling of the insecurity threat in the country. Mr. Akinola, who was speaking in Abuja at the special service commemorating Democracy Day, warned against…

The People

A Nigerian youth organization seeking to organize the voices of youths in the country, The People’s Senate, has appealed for unity amongst young Nigerians. The organization made the appeal in Abuja on Saturday at its second anniversary. “We can no longer afford to stay divided and unorganised,” Lai Labode, the…