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Suspension: Appeal Court dismisses Justice Salami’s application

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the application of its former president, Justice Ayo Salami, to compel the Federal High Court to hear the suit against his suspension. Delivering the ruling on Friday in Abuja, Justice Husseini Muktar held that the application was incompetent. He said the Federal High Court…

Asiwaju Goes to Charlotte, By Pius Adesanmi

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was at the just-concluded convention of the Democratic Party held in Charlotte. Glossy pictures are already circulating in social media. There is one of him clapping excitedly in the audience. There is another of him in an outside pose with one of his men Friday, Governor Kayode…

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Telecoms and Boko Haram, By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

The much expected claim of responsibility for the attacks on offices and installations of telecommunication companies (telecoms) in Nigeria byJama’at Ahlus Sunnah lid Da’awati wal Jihad – or Boko Haram as they are popularly called – finally came yesterday. With it, it is certain that the two elephants are locked in…

El-Rufai on Friday….Introducing Young Voices, By Nasir El-Rufai

Every other week, this column will introduce a young Nigerian and give him or her the opportunity to express views on governance and public policy issues that matter to their generation which, by the way constitutes more than 70% of our population. It is my singular honour to present ‘Yemi…

14 years of PDP; 13 years of national calamity, By Godwin Onyeacholem

In its habitual unscrupulous fashion, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s crooked ruling party that likes to fraudulently describe itself as Africa’s largest party with all the deceitful boldness it could muster, recently remembered 14 years of its pathetic existence, thirteen of which it has spent superintending a fantasy wrongly…

IGP Abubakar as reason to believe , By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

President Jonathan has publicly declared that he is the most criticized president in the world. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati followed up with the well-circulated attack on the critics of his principal, especially the ones using the social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The truth though is that it’s not…

Boko Haram kills 4, including two students in Adamawa

The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the death of four people, including two students, from gunshots in Mubi town. Confirming the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN), the command's Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the incident took place on Wednesday night during attacks on telecommunication masts in the…

What Oteh owes the Nigerian investor, By Onidare Somefun

From an all-time high market capitalisation of N13.5 trillion in March 2008, the Nigerian capital market crashed to N4 trillion by January 2009. The All-Share Index also nose-dived from a historic 66000 basic points to less than 22000 within this same period. The summary of this grim statistics is that…

Okorocha accuses Ohakim of stealing billions, plans probe

The Rochas Okorocha-led Imo state government announced on Thursday it was finalizing plans to probe ousted governor, Ikedi Ohakim, accused by the government of stealing billions of naira. The incumbent governor, and his predecessor, Mr. Ohakim, have been embroiled in prolonged political wrangling after Mr. Ohakim lost a reelection in…

Notorious Ugandan LRA commander, Dominic Ongwen, escapes capture

Dominic Ogwen, one of the most wanted members of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) survived capture in Central African Republic (CAR), the Ugandan military said on Thursday. Mr. Ongwen is second in command to the notorious LRA leader, Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court(ICC) for…

Zamfara residents live in fear of flood

  The residents say they contribute to the flooding of their community Residents of Gangaren, Tsohuwar, and Kwata in Gusau area of Zamfara have expressed fears that the ongoing  indiscriminate dumping of refuse exposes them to flooding. In separate interviews on Wednesday, the residents said that un-hygienic behaviour is responsible for the…

INEC absolves self from electoral malpractices

The electoral body says the society is to blame for recurrent cases of electoral malpratice   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not to blame for electoral malpractices in Nigeria. The commission’s administrative secretary in Rivers, Edem Effanga, said this in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, when she…

CPC in alliance talks with ACN, ANPP, LP ahead of 2015 general elections — Galadima

The opposition party says it needs the alliance to be able to defeat the PDP The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said in Abuja on Wednesday that it is working on multiple alliances ahead of 2015 general elections. The CPC National Secretary, Buba Galadima, said the alliances would lead to a change…

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide, as long queues resurface

Motorists and commuters alike are presently groaning under the harsh condition occasioned by the artificial scarcity of fuel spreading across the states. Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents showed long queues in most fuel stations while some other shut their outlets against motorists. The petrol scarcity, especially in most state…

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My wife is diabolical, man tells court

Ambali Jimoh of Yidi Road, Ilorin, on Tuesday, approached an Ilorin Area Court for divorce on the ground that his wife, Wosilat Ambali, was allegedly "diabolical". The 42-year-old husband said that his wife was fond of visiting herbalists seeking for spiritual powers. “My wife believes so much in fetishism and found…

Kidnapped Bayelsa traditional ruler released

The kidnapped Paramount ruler of Okordia clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area off Bayelsa,  Richard Seiba, was set free by his captors on Tuesday  after nine days in captivity. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that Mr. Seiba, who  was kidnapped on Saturday from his palace, was found on…

Enugu Varsity VC kidnapped in commando style

The gunmen wounded three police escorts before abducting the university boss. (more…)

Niger to name strong squad against Super Eagles

 By Tunde Eludini The Nigeriens are taking the friendly game against Nigeria very seriously   The Federation Niger Du Football, FENIFOOT, will feature at least 8 professional players in Wednesday’s friendly match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, its official has said. The Nigeriens, to indicate how seriously they are…

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HID Awolowo not dead, say family members

PUBLISHED: JUNE 4, 2012 Anxiety and fear pervaded the entire Ogun State and environs late Sunday night as rumour spread like wildfire that the wife of the late politician, Obafemi Awolowo, Mrs. Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, had died. The rumoured death of Mama Awolowo started at about 10 p.m, which…

153 passengers dead in Dana Air crash in Lagos

A Lagos-bound Dana Air from Abuja, Sunday, crashed into a two-storey building at Ishaga, at the outskirts of Lagos, killing all 153 passengers. The aircraft, marked 5N-RAM, disappeared from the radar scope of the Lagos Air Traffic Control after communication from the tower to the pilot in command failed, before…

Download the Bishop David Oyedepo court papers

We have sourced the Certified True Copies of the court papers involving Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church over allegations he slapped a church member during an exorcism service. Download documents here. Read our last report on the case here.

Boko Haram threatens to bomb govt. buildings in 19 northern states, Abuja

The extremist Boko Haram sect says it is set to resume its deadly attacks with sights now aimed at bombing government-owned properties, offices and residential quarters, in the 19 northern states and Abuja. In what appears to be a defensive response to growing public anger and a tactical shift in operational approach, the spokesperson…

AGF Adoke overrules swearing in of Idris Wada in Kogi, says Speaker should take over

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has asked all five state governors sacked by Friday's supreme Court ruling to immediately hand over to speakers of their various state assemblies. The attorney-general gave the orders in a statement issued Friday after the Supreme Court delivered judgment in…