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NFF sacks Keshi as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles. A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and…

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EL-Rufai to speak on Nigeria’s oil fortune at 7th Wole Soyinka lecture

Nigeria and the oil fortune, or perhaps, misfortune, is the focus of the discussion at the Seventh Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series which holds Monday, July 13 in Abuja. The even is scheduled by 1p.m. at the Ladi Kwali Hall of the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari vows crackdown on political assassinations, violence

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration will ensure that all cases of political assassinations, intimidation and kidnappings, are thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators speedily brought to justice. A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said this in a statement Saturday. Mr. Adesina said the president gave the assurance while addressing…

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

I inherited N90bn debt from predecessor, Suswam — Benue governor

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday said that he inherited a debt burden of N90 billion from the immediate past administration in the state. Mr. Ortom succeeded Gabriel Suswam. Mr. Ortom, who disclosed this at an interactive session with newsmen in Makurdi, said the debt were for salary…

Nigerian army searching for missing Chibok school girls

Nigerian troops recover vehicle loaded with bomb

The Nigerian military on Saturday said a jeep full of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting cordon and search operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri. The spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a major general, said the jeep, was recovered…

Willy Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Transfer of Boko Haram Suspects: Anambra governor assures residents of peaceful resolution

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has reassured that he is handling the recent "transfer" of Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia prisons in the state, with utmost seriousness. This is contained in a statement signed by James Eze, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, in Awka, on Saturday.…

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State APC Chairpersons pass vote of confidence on Buhari

State Chairmen of All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday in Abuja, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, endorsing his leadership style. The spokesman of the 37 state chairmen of the APC, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Umar Doruwa, confirmed this development to State House correspondents in…

Senators have reportedly vowed not to allow the influential former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, decide who leads the next senate. Photo credits: AITOnline

Why Tinubu, Akande boycotted APC NEC meeting

A national Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and the party's immediate past interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande, boycotted a meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party which held on Friday due to lack of proper communication from the party’s leadership, PREMIUM TIMES understands.…

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PDP insists on removal of INEC chair, says Zakari in “strong relationship” with Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it will continue to demand the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, as resolved in its 403rd National Working Committee, NWC, meeting, despite unwarranted attacks on its officials by the Presidency. The party said it is…

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FUTA mourns Ilemobade, ex-VC murdered by own domestic staff

The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Albert Ilemobade, who was gruesomely murdered by two of his domestic staff. At the home of the late don, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi…

Akinwunmi Ambode

Cyber fraudsters impersonating me, Gov. Ambode raises alarm

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has alerted Nigerians on the activities of some unknown people he said are impersonating him through the social media to defraud the public. Mr. Ambode said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna on Friday. He said some unscrupulous characters…

Greece's Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis

Greece accuses lenders of terrorism

Greece's Finance Minister accused international creditors of "terrorism" in an interview on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a referendum that could decide their country's fate in the euro common currency. "What they are doing to Greece has a name: terrorism," Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, was quoted as saying.…

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Lagos Govt. to assist mother of 3 sets of twins abandoned by husband

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed that Ruth Uche, the mother of three sets of twins abandoned by her husband, be assisted in raising the children. Mr. Ambode told his Deputy, Oluranti Adebule, that the rehabilitation and provision of welfare to the woman and her children should be…

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INVESTIGATION: How children from rich Nigerian families help finance Boko Haram

On Saturday, 4 October, 2013, Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State, was experiencing an unusually cold weather. At the Old GRA, a suburb of the city, Ismaila Gambo, a 21-year-old with a neatly trimmed beard got up at dawn and headed to a nearby mosque for his morning prayers. He wore…

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#OpenNASS: BudgIT asks APC to fulfill campaign promises on transparency, accountability

In continuation of its #OpenNASS campaign, which seeks transparency and accountability in the budget of the National Assembly, civic technology organization, BudgIT, has written to John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, asking him to make a clear commitment to an open legislature in line with…

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CBN defends selective forex restriction

The Central Bank of Nigeria, has defended its decision to stop the use of foreign exchange for the importation of certain goods. This is contained in a statement signed by the CBN Director of Corporate Communications, Ibrahim Mu’azu, in Abuja on Friday. The CBN said it took the decision because…

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NLC vows to resist salary reduction in Osun

Jacob Adekomi, the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in Osun, said it would resist any attempt by State Government to reduce workers’ salaries by 50 per cent. Mr. Adekomi told journalists after an emergency meeting of the union in Osogbo on Friday that the government had concluded plans to reduce…

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Transcorp reports significant progress at Ughelli power plant

Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited, the core investor in Ughelli Power plant, on Tuesday reported significant progress towards realizing its plans to ramp up the generation capacity of the plant from the current installed capacity of 972 megawatts (MW) to 2,200 MW in the next three years. The Chief Executive Officer…

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Rivers workers give new police boss 14-day ultimatum to improve security

The Rivers State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Friday welcomed the newly appointed State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, with a 14-day ultimatum to improve security of lives and properties in the state. The ultimatum was contained in a congratulatory message by the Chairman of the…

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Rademal Falcao joins Chelsea

Colombia striker, Rademal Falcao, will return to the Premier League on another season-long switch from Monaco after spending an unhappy 2014-15 campaign at Manchester United. The London club have agreed terms with Monaco over the season-long loan of the striker. The Colombian international, who was a £50 million signing for…

Fuel Scarcity Persists in Abuja

Queues at Abuja petrol stations will soon disappear — DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources has said that fuel queues in Abuja will soon disappear as 3.2 million litres of petrol were released to the city from Suleja Depot on Thursday. Mohammed Saidu, Zonal spokesperson DPR Abuja, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in…

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Boko Haram: EU condoles with Nigeria over Borno killings

The European Union has sent a message of condolence to Nigeria and the people over Thursday’s killing of over 145 people in the north-eastern state of Borno by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The Nigeria High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the…

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Man, 63, arraigned for infecting stepdaughter with HIV

A 63-year-old man, Alabi Ibrahim, was on Friday re-arraigned in a court in Abeokuta, Ogun state, and remanded in prison for allegedly infecting his stepdaughter with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Mr. Ibrahim was accused of sexually assaulting the thirteen-year-old. The director of public prosecution, O. Osunfisan, who stood for the…

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state

PDP chieftain rejects Fayose’s appointment, says job too little for him

A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Dayo Okondo, has rejected his appointment by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as a member of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti. The rejection came shortly after the governor announced the list of the…

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Iceland’s parliament legalises blasphemy

The Parliament of Iceland legalized blasphemy in Stockholm on Friday. A member of the opposition Pirate Party described it as a great victory for supporters of freedom of speech. Helgi Gunnarsson, one of three Pirate Party legislators, said the party introduced the proposal in January, shortly after the deadly Islamist…