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More trouble for Arunma Oteh as Senate wants her removed

A committee of the Senate on Thursday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to remove Arunma Oteh, Director-General of  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), from office as recommended by the House of Representatives. In a statement in Abuja, the Chairman of the Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Adeseun,  said the committee would have nothing to do…

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8 youth corps members died in Lagos

The Lagos State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday disclosed that eight  batch `C` youth corps members that served in the state died during the service year. Ms Adeyemi made the disclosure while speaking during the passing-out ceremony of the corps members. "On a sad note, eight patriots…

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Flood victims starve as authorities complain of insufficient relief materials

 A camp commandant has asked for more relief materials saying children were starving in the camp. (more…)

Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, houses are flooded and cars submerged

548 schools affected by floods in Kogi

Floods have rendered 548 primary and secondary schools in Kogi State non-functional, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Dorcas Elebiyo, said on Thursday in Lokoja, the state capital. Though the minister did not give the total number of students affected, at an average of 200 students per school, over 100 thousand…

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Jobless man sets self on fire in Italy

There has been a wave of highly publicized suicide linked to financial woes (more…)

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Floods displace 40 thousand in Bayelsa-NEMA

Dangote group has donated three trailer loads of relief materials (more…)

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Four Corps Members die in Calabar

The corps members are part of the 2011 Batch C team (more…)

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IG deploys new police commissioner for Ondo election

The incumbent police commissioner has been accused of partisanship by some political parties (more…)

Sunshine Stars

Sunshine Stars depart for Egypt, promise good result

Sunshine face a herculean task against Al-Ahly in Egypt. (more…)

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

Panic buying, cause of fuel scarcity- PENGASSAN boss

The Federal Government had accused marketers of diverting petrol meant for Abuja (more…)

President Goodluck Jonathan

Judge’s absence stalls judgment in Jonathan’s 2015 presidential bid suit

Judgement in a suit filed by a Peoples Democratic Party's member, Cyracus Njoku, asking an Abuja High Court to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from contesting the 2015 election was on Thursday stalled. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judgment was not delivered, due to the absence of the Judge, Justice…

Tonto-Dike

A critique of Tonto Dikeh’s singles By Wale Odunsi

Tonto is advised by the writer to face her movie career (more…)

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

Twin explosions hit Bauchi, COCIN church damaged

An explosion on Wednesday night slightly damaged the building of Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) in Zango area of Bauchi metropolis. The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police,  Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said the church building was slightly damaged,…

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of River state

Governors’ Forum constitutes committees on good governance, constitution review

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has constituted a seven-man committee to engage and collaborate with the National Assembly on the ongoing constitution review process. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the forum`s meeting in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja. The communiqué was read by the forum's…

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Former deputy gov’s son defrauds fidelity bank of N3.94million

The FCT High Court in Lugbe on Wednesday ordered Prince Adeniyi Jafojo of Event & Ease Nig. Ltd. to refund about N3.94m to Fidelity Bank Plc, being the amount he defrauded the bank. Mr. Jafojo, who is the son of a former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Rafiu Jafojo, was also ordered to pay…

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Court discharges 5 accused persons for absence of police prosecutors

An Abuja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday discharged five accused persons -- David Aondofa, Ife Oluwa, Jacob Ahuruonya, Mustapha Yakasa and Uju Ike, due to the absence of their prosecutors. The accused persons were in court for continuation of hearing on their different charges, earlier adjourned for Wednesday for hearing. The Magistrate, Musa…

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan denies being admitted to hospital for tummy tuck

The first lady thanks Nigerians for their prayers (more…)

Attahiru Jega

Jega, Police IG pledge credible Ondo election

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, have assured the people of the Ondo State that their respective organisations would do everything possible to ensure free and fair election in the Saturday’s exercise. Messrs Jega and Abubakar gave…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala In Party mood

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Breaking News: Patience Jonathan arrives Nigeria

The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has finally arrived Nigeria after months of treatment in a German hospital. Mrs. Jonathan's plane arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 4.00p.m. Details later

Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar

Sultan declares Oct. 26 Eid-el-kabir Day

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, on Wednesday declared Oct. 26 as Ed-el-Kabir Day following the sighting of the new crescent on Oct. 16. This is contained in a statement by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaid, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (…

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Man, 27, docked for allegedly having sex with woman near mosque

A 27-year-old man, Doyin Jibowu, was on Wednesday charged before a Surulere Magistrates' Court, Lagos, for allegedly having sex with a 25-year-old woman near a mosque. Mr. Jibowu, of no fixed address, is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, indecent act and multiple assault. He, however, pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Cpl.…

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U.S. Presidential Election: Transcript of Obama-Romney second debate

In case you missed the second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate, Mitt Romney on TV. Find the entire transcript of the fierce political fireworks between the two rivals here. CANDY CROWLEY, MODERATOR: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I’m Candy Crowley from CNN’s “State…

Ekwueme did not become President and today, may not even be powerful in the party he founded but the ideas he put forth will serve this country well

For Ekwueme, a timely birthday gift from Atiku, By Chudi Offodile

The annual awards and lecture of the Leadership Newspaper held at the Sheraton hotel, Abuja, on the 18th of September, 2012, provided an opportunity for Turaki, Atiku Abubakar [GCON] to present, what I consider, a befitting and timely birthday gift to Dr Alex Ekwueme [GCON], former Vice president of the…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Eagles to face Venezuela in friendly

The Eagles will begin camp on November 4. (more…)