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I am proud to be Nigerian, says Hollywood actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

A London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Friday said he was proud to be identified as a Nigerian. Mr. Ejiofor said this in Lagos at the premiere of a movie “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ based on a novel written by a Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie. He said that…

Nigerian military to investigate Amnesty International’s revelation on killings

DHQ insists that Amnesty International report is not consistent with "actual situation on ground" in the North East. (more…)

NLC pickets Jos Electricity Distribution Company

NLC says the Jos Electric Distribution Company reneged on its earlier agreement with the workers. The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Wednesday picketed the Jos Electricity Distribution Company over alleged de-unionisation of its workers. The state NLC Chairman, Jibril Bancir, said in Jos that the congress is picketing the company…

Court orders arrest of ‘abducted’ The Sun newspapers’ editor for alleged contempt of court

John Ukpai also ordered the arrest of Chuks Onuoha, the Abia correspondent of The Sun Newspapers. A Chief Magistrate at an Umuahia Magistrate Court in Abia State, on Monday, ordered the arrest of Ebere Wabara, the Associate Editor of The Sun Newspapers, for alleged failure to appear in court. John…

Blocked by police, desperate Attorney General scales fence to serve injunction on state Assembly

The Nasarawa State House Assembly has called on Governor Umaru Al-Makura to immediately sack the state Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi,  for scaling the fence of the Assembly to deliver an injunction. The House reached a resolution to call for the sack of the Attorney- General on…

N10 Billion Private Jet: NNPC defends Alison-Madueke

The NNPC says it has the authorisation to own and charter aircraft for its officials The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, hastened Monday, to the defence of petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is accused by federal lawmakers of squandering N10 billion to charter and maintain private for her personal use.…

CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves in home goalless draw with Tunisia’s CA Bizerte

Warri Wolves Football Club on Sunday played a goalless draw with Club Athletic Bizerte of Tunisia at the Warri Township Stadium in the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup competition. The match, which was a second round first leg tie, saw both teams playing well and creating many scoring chances which none…

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Former Sokoto Governor, Bafarawa, pays N5.2m registration fees for 153 university students

Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto State, has paid a total of N5.2 million in registration fees for 153 students admitted into the Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU), Sokoto. The beneficiaries are students admitted into various degree programmes of the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session. Addressing the beneficiaries in…

No missing fund during Femi Fani-Kayode’s tenure, says EFCC witness

A prosecution witness, Bashir Abdullahi, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that investigations by the EFCC had showed that there was no missing fund during the former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode’s tenure. The witness gave the testimony at the resumed trial of Mr. Fani-Kayode, who is being…

Despite Boko Haram challenge at home, Nigeria deploys 700 soldiers to Liberia on peace mission

The soldiers will depart for Liberia on Friday. (more…)

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Witness says no report was made on Fani-Kayode’s account statement

A prosecution witness, Elonna Ezelo, on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos, that no formal report was made to any authority concerning the financial transactions of Femi Fani-Kayode. Mr. Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, is standing trial on an amended 40-count charge bordering on money laundering. At the…

Nigerian military captures Boko Haram’s armoury around Lake Chad–Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday in Abuja said that troops, operating in the North-East, have captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition belonging to Boko Haram insurgents. This information is contained in a statement signed by Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information/Coordinator of the Joint Information…

Hypocrisy of Nigeria’s ruling class fuelling corruption- Ribadu, Prof. Oyebode

Corruption still exists because the authorities in Nigeria are not sincere. A renowned professor of law at the University of Lagos, Akin Oyebode, has attributed the failure to curb corruption in Nigeria to the "hypocrisy" of the nation's ruling class. Mr. Oyebode stated this during the session 'Building Systems and…

PDP best for Nigeria, APC chameleonic, untrustworthy, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to continue to trust the PDP in their choice of candidates for elective offices. "We know PDP is Nigeria and Nigeria is PDP," he said. Mr. Jonathan made the appeal at a rally organised by the party’s North Central Zone in Minna on…

Sokoto Govt. sets the pace, abolishes indigene/non-indigene dichotomy

The Sokoto State Government has abolished the indigene and non-indigene dichotomy, the state Commissioner for Information, Danladi Bako, has said. The state also says it has deleted the nomenclature from the official language and communication in correspondences within the civil service. Mr. Bako made these known in a statement he…

One killed, 3 injured as 50 armed men attack Enugu Govt. House

No fewer than 50 armed men attacked  the Enugu State Government House in the early hours of  Saturday, the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Fidelis Ogarabe,  has said. Mr. Ogarabe told journalists on Saturday in Enugu that the armed men struck at the Government House around 4.30 a.m. and…

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Boko Haram: I won’t reply presidency – Governor Shettima

The governor briefed the president on the Bama attack. (more…)

Cholera patients in hospital ward

INVESTIGATION: How misgovernance caused cholera epidemic in Benue, leaving several dead

The Benue State government refused to pay the water-works contractor, triggering a strike. (more…)

Hijacked Ethiopian Airline: Swiss authorities detain co-pilot

Swiss authorities is holding the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was hijacked and forced to land at Geneva’s international airport early on Monday morning. Swiss police said the co-pilot hijacked his plane after the pilot went to the toilet, then landed and alighted through the Cockpits' window using…

Boko Haram forces 6,000 Nigerians to flee to Cameroon, Niger in last 10 days – UN

Some of the villages were burned to the ground. (more…)

Enyimba defeats Bayelsa United, Kano Pillars lose to Warri Wolves

Bashir Abdulrahman of Enyimba scored a hat-trick. (more…)

Botmang, former Plateau governor, dies at 76

The deceased had a protracted battle with kidney disease before his demise. (more…)

Nigerian government, electricity workers reach truce; set deadline on payment of severance benefits

The union had threatened to go on a strike to press home their demands. (more…)

Council polls greeted with apathy in Anambra

INEC officials failed to turn up in Nnewi. The local government elections in Anambra on Saturday were greeted with widespread voters’ apathy. Electoral officials were also absent in many polling units. In Nnewi, though the popular Nnewi Main Market was locked, most of the shops located on streets were opened…

Nigeria football League: LMC, club owners to decide kick-off date January 13

2012/13 season ended last October (more…)