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Nigeria2015: Senate to lift embargo on electronic voting – Ekweremadu

Section 52 of the Electoral Act bars electronic voting. The National Assembly is working towards lifting the embargo on electronic voting. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, gave the indication Tuesday while declaring open a three-day international conference on “Promoting Credible Election in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges in…

APC asks PDP to Shelve Kwara Campaign Rally in Honour of Murdered Yobe Students

 The APC is asking the PDP to allow President Jonathan sufficient time to mourn the tragedies in Yobe, Maiduguri and Adamawa states (more…)

Nigeria to unveil new jerseys for football teams

The jersey was manufactured by the Adidas. (more…)

“Atiku weeps over massacre of 29 school pupils in Yobe”

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar Tuesday broke down in tears when informed of the killings of dozens of pupils of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi in the Gujiba Local Government Area of Yobe State. The former Vice Presiden,t who is also Grand Patron of Federal Government College Okigwe Old Students…

President Jonathan to speak to media Monday

The president will respond to questions from a panel of journalists (more…)

Solve Nigeria’s Power Problems, FUTA VC Challenges Engineers

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Professor Adebiyi Daramola has called on the country’s electronic and electrical engineers to take up the challenge of solving the many challenges in the power sector. The Vice Chancellor threw the challenge when the National Executive Committee of the…

Cigarette smoking

BATN commends Gov.Fashola Over Anti-Smoking Law

British American Tobacco Nigeria and other tobacco manufacturing companies, have commended the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola for signing into law the Ban of Smoking in Public Places in Lagos State. According to Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director, British American Tobacco West Africa, Freddy Messanvi, “Lagos State Government…

Journalism Nigeria

UBA, Journalism Clinic host social media summit for Nigerian journalists

Everything Journalism – a group on the professional network, Linkedin.com – and its adjunct, The Journalism Clinic, in collaboration with United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc is hosting a one-day social media summit to boost the capacity of Nigerian journalists to maximally use the social media for news gathering, building…

How presidency is plotting disaffection among APC chieftains — Atiku

It has come to our notice that someone who goes by the name Churchill Umoren, an aide to Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs posted a material on the social media purporting that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has sealed a deal with leader of the All Progressives…

NFF mourns Walter Oyatogun

Mr. Oyatogun died at 78. (more…)

Adamawa Senator quits PDP, joins APC

Senator Hassan Ahmed Barata (more…)

Abia government denies plans to relocate Ariaria market

The state government said the reports were ‘dangerous rumours being peddled by enemies of government.’ (more…)

Poor audit report implementation greatest challenge to prudent management of extractive sector revenue, says NEITI

Ongoing audit is critical to reforms in industry (more…)

EFCC arraigns banker for N450 million fraud

The EFCC says the former employee of Union Bank is complicity in the mega scam that rocked the bank early this year (more…)

Nigeria Football Federation commences implementation of Clubs Licensing System

Clubs Licensing System will become operational in Nigeria from November 30. (more…)

Yoruba Committee on National Conference a coup against Muslims, group says

A rights group, the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected the composition of the Yoruba Committee on National Conference, describing it as a coup against Muslims. In a statement on Monday by its Director, Ishaq Akintola, the group said it was curious that there was no single Muslim in the…

SERAP asks EFCC to probe missing $20 billion oil money

An anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has petitioned the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, requesting his agency to “urgently begin a thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that $20 billion oil money is missing from the account of the Nigerian…

Journalist beaten to death in Cambodia as CPJ seeks investigation

The journalist had reported on illegal fishing. (more…)

Osun to set up panel to investigate secondary school protest

The state government said 92 students protested (more…)

Moringa bark may be harmful, herb expert says at FUTA lecture

All doubts and myths surrounding the use of Moringa leaf and tree were demystified at a lecture recently held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The lecture organized by the University’s Centre for Research and Development (CERAD) with the topic “Uses and Potentials of Moringa Products for Health Improvement…

The Niger Delta and the National Conference

COMMUNIQUE OF THE PAN NIGER DELTA CONFERENCE (PNDC) HELD ON TUESDAY, 28 JANUARY 2014, IN PORT HARCOURT INTRODUCTION Today, Tuesday, 28 January 2014, representative organisations of nationalities, community groups and social movements held the Pan Niger Delta Conference (PNDC), with the theme, Niger Delta and the National Conference. The Conference…

Undergraduate in EFCC net over $90,000 romance scam

The EFCC says the suspect has already made useful statement and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. (more…)

Fayemi laments killing of journalist​, urges APC members to be vigilant

"Mr. Obadina's contribution to the media profession will not be forgotten in a hurry. (more…)

Atiku quits PDP, joins APC

Find below a press statement personally signed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar announcing his resignation from the ruling People's Democratic Party to join the opposition All Progressives' Congress. AFTER CONSULTATION, IT IS TIME TO MOVE TO APC. LET THE BRIDGE-BUILDING CONTINUE In 2006, as a result of my firm…

National Conference: Islamic group accuses govt of hidden agenda

A Lagos-based Islamic organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected the guidelines unveiled Thursday by the Federal Government for the proposed national conference scheduled to commence in March. "MURIC puts it to FG that it has a hidden agenda," the organisation said via a statement by its Executive Director, Ishaq…