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Update: Pope Benedict resigns due to ill health

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict the XVI, Monday, announced his resignation from office citing ill health. The Pope said his health had deteriorated so much so he could no longer fulfill his duties as the head of the Church. “However, in today’s world, subject to so many…


Northern Governors condemn killing of health workers in Kano, Yobe

The Northern States Governors Forum has condemned the killing of nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Kano on Friday. The forum also expressed sadness at the killing of three North Korean doctors in Potiskum, Yobe State, on Sunday. Chairman of the Forum and…

PPA predicts APC failure, as opposition canvasses more membership

More reaction trail the merger of opposition political parties. The National Chairman of the Progressive People’s Alliance, Sam Nkire, has predicted a collapse of the merger announced last week by four Nigerian opposition political parties. Mr. Nkire said a preferred and workable arrangement would have been for the parties involved…

PPA predicts APC failure, as opposition canvasses more membership

More reaction trail the merger of opposition political parties (more…)

Nigerian Army arrests seven “bombers” in Kaduna

One of those arrested is a woman (more…)

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Breaking News: Three foreign doctors killed in Yobe

The doctors were allegedly killed on Sunday morning. (more…)

No PDP governor will join APC – Metuh

Nigeria’s ruling party said it will not lose any governor to the opposition. (more…)

AFCON final: PDP charges Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday. (more…)

Governor Yero ‘disappointed’ with Kaduna internal revenue

The Kaduna Governor stated his disappointment on Friday. (more…)

You can’t override Jonathan on 2013 budget, PDP tells opposition lawmakers

PDP dismisses opposition lawmakers’ threat to override the president assent Nigeria's budget for 2013 (more…)

I want to be President, Niger Governor, Babangida Aliyu, says

The Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, said his lifelong ambition is to be the President of Nigeria and he has been preparing himself for the task. The governor made the revelation on Thursday at the Shehu Yar' Adua centre Abuja during the public presentation of a book 'The Accidental…

Farouk Lawan, Emenalo granted bail

An Abuja High Court, Friday, granted bail to the former Chairman of House of Representative Ad Hoc Committee on fuel subsidy payments, Farouk Lawan, and the secretary of the committee, Boniface Emenalo. The two men have been in held in prison for about a week. They are being prosecuted by…

Atiku dismisses El Rufai’s book as “collection of lies”

Atiku Abubakar said the controversial book is a mere fiction. (more…)

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Security agents looked away as irregularities, violence pervaded Kano bye-election, INEC says

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has accused security agents in Kano State of acting lackadaisically when political thugs disrupted the smooth running of the bye-elections in the state. A statement by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson of the commission, on Wednesday said armed youth intimidated, harassed and assaulted some unsuspecting…

Kaduna female pilgrims must have Muharram for Hajj 2013- Governor

The Kaduna Governor said the inadequacies will be corrected before the 2013 Hajj. (more…)

Pray for Super Eagles against Mali, PDP urges Nigerians

The ruling party said it is already praying for the Nigerian team. (more…)

Kaduna Governor challenges Shekarau, Yerima on Northern unity

The governor made the challenge in Kaduna on Tuesday. (more…)

New Nigerian Ministers get portfolio

The new ministers were assigned their portfolios on Tuesday. (more…)

PDP blasts ACN, CPC over Abuja budget

The Nigerian ruling party had a lot of harsh words for the opposition parties. (more…)

NEMA partners Nollywood on disaster management

In furtherance of its awareness campaign on disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is partnering with the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood. The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made the disclosure on Tuesday while receiving a team from Nollywood led by…

Jigawa Governor’s son, Aminu Lamido, granted bail

A Federal High Court sitting Kano has fixed March 18 and 19, 2013 for hearing of the substantive case against Aminu Lamido, the 34-year- old son of Jigawa State governor,  Sule Lamido. The suspect is being prosecuted by the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count charge of…

Kano bye-elections show Nigerians are behind us- PDP

PDP says Nigerians still believe in the party. (more…)

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PDP says Eagles victory sign of good tidings

The ruling party is not losing an opportunity to score its own goal. Celebrations erupted in Nigerian cities after Sunday’s epic clash that saw Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeat the Elephants of Cote’d Ivoire to book a place in the 2013 African Nations cup semi finals. Football fans trooped to major…

Boko Haram ceasefire excites Namadi Sambo

The vice president said consultations were ongoingb Vice President Namadi Sambo, has hailed the ceasefire announced by the Islamic extremist sect, Boko Haram, a fortnight ago, in what is the government’s highest-profile reaction to the sect’s declaration. Mr. Sambo spoke on Saturday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, which is…

CPC condemns “outrageous” N253 billion Abuja budget

The opposition party says the FCT budget proposals reflect government’s insensitivity. (more…)