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Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido

President Jonathan to visit Jigawa state

Jonathan's visit will boost commerce in Jigawa, says Lamido (more…)


Victim’s father asks court to set alleged rapist free

Nov.1 (PREMIUM TIMES) -- The father of a rape victim on Wednesday told the Karu Magistrates' Court, Abuja, that he had forgiven the 24-year-old alleged rapist. The accused person, Paul Fidelis, had pleaded not guilty when the case was mentioned on Oct. 3. "I have forgiven the alleged offender,'' the father…

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan wades into oil wells dispute among Anambra, Kogi, Enugu states

Nov.1 (PREMIUM TIMES) -- President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday held a closed door meeting with the governors of Kogi, Anambra and Enugu states over the disputed oil wells in  Aguileri-Otu, Anambra East Local Government Area. Governors Peter Obi of Anambra, Idris Wada of Kogi and the Deputy Gov. of Enugu State,…


Pastor admits stealing ipad in Ibadan

A 45-year-old man pastor, Peter Oladiti, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing ipad and other sets of computer set valued at over N240,00. Prosecutor Sikiru Opaleye told the court that the accused also allegedly stole an HP laptop computer valued at N85, 000 and a printing…

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Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi announces reopening date

The University will reopen on November 12 (more…)

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LASG warns sheriffs against sharp practices

Sheriffs who collect bribes will be punished. (more…)

Nnaemeka Meribe

Loquacious Fani-Kayode and his twisted history, By Nnaemeka Meribe

I will not stop admiring the loquacious former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Rottweiler, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) for his bluntness. As I noted earlier, he has a way of revealing the truth, albeit inadvertently, and at the same time revealing his level of ignorance. Since he went into obscurity, he has been…

bayelsa flood

Flood victims need respite— NEMA official

The flood victims are co-habiting peacefully, however, they need more assistance to survive. (more…)

Ali Ndume, a Borno Senator, senator was arraigned in 2011 for alleged sponsorship of the Boko Haram.

Former governor, two senators under police watch for suspected links with Boko Haram

The suspects allegedly have links with the Boko Haram sect (more…)


Witnesses accuse former ‘Finbank’ directors of creating “paper companies” to manipulate shares

"After purchasing shares with the bank's funds, the firms are instructed to allocate them to some directors of Finbank, including the defendants." (more…)

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers government says new jet is cheaper than opposition parties claim

The government claim it bought the Jet at a cheaper rate than the opposition is willing to believe. (more…)


NASS Vs Executive: No tyranny is good, By Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu insists that for Nigeria’s lawmakers to come to equity, they must do so with clean hands. (more…)


Four drivers land in prison for fighting FRSC officials

The suspects are from the National Union of Road Transport Workers , NURTW, Bode Sadu Branch, in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara. (more…)

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Ajimobi’s wife returns to Nigeria, denies London Police’s arrest

PM news has reported that Florence Ajimobi was arrested in London for Money Laundering. (more…)

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Lagos recovers 7 corpses from capsized boat, warns of Hurricane Sandy

Nine of the eleven persons involved in the accident drowned. (more…)


SURE-P aims 320,000 unskilled jobs annually – Sambo

Mr. Sambo launched the Community Service Programme of  SURE-P. (more…)

President Goodluck Jonathan

CORRECTED: President Jonathan reshuffles cabinet

The Ministers of state for Niger Delta Affairs and power will swap roles next week. (more…)

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EU considers sending 200 troops to train Mali army

European countries fear that Mali could turn a terrorist ground. (more…)


Gunmen kill village head, 17 others in Zamfara

Gunmen numbering about 20 on Tuesday attacked the Kaboro community in the Dansadau Emirate of Zamfara, killing 18 people, including the village head. A survivor, Sani Abdullahi, who narrated his ordeal to newsmen in Gusau, said the bandits, swooped on the village at about 4 a.m. and began shooting sporadically. "It was when the shooting started that the…


Pope appoints Kukah to Vatican’s highest decision-making body on inter-religious dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, as member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Vatican City. The 13-member Council is the highest decision and policy-making body for the Council for the Holy Father. Mr. Kukah’s appointment follows on the…

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Third Mainland Bridge re-opens 10 days ahead of schedule

The bridge was closed on July 7. (more…)

Alison Attah

Allison Attah, wife of former Akwa Ibom governor, is dead

The wife of the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Allison Attah has died. Mrs Attah, originally from Barbados, died in a Lagos hospital at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday after she lost a six-year long battle to a terminal kidney condition that left her depending on regular dialysis. Family sources…


26th Lagos International Trade Fair: 345 foreign, local companies indicate interest so far

This year’s Lagos International Trade Fair will host 12 foreign countries (more…)

Reuben Abati, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan and the Floods By Reuben Abati

"The floods were predicted as far back as March by the relevant agencies. But we all took the predictions for granted. We are all such lucky people we often imagine that the worst cannot happen here." (more…)