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Bomb blast in Beirut kills eight, injures 80

The blast is the first in Lebanon since 2008. (more…)

Plateau Peaks win Division 1 Basketball League title, beat Oluyole Warriors

The two teams have earned promotion to the NBBF/DSTV Basketball Premier League. (more…)

Oluyole Warriors, Plateau Peaks earn promotion to Basketball Premier League

The Ibadan team and the Plateau Peaks will replace the two relegated teams from the Premier League (more…)

President Jonathan under fire over plan to spend N5.5b on ex-leaders

Some prominent Nigerians, on Thursday questioned the Federal Government's proposal to spend N5.5 billion on former leaders of the country in the 2013 budget, describing the move as "unjustifiable". Those, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos, added that spending such amount was "unjustifiable" due to the…

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Flood: Anambra cries out for help, urges donation of trucks

The Executive Director of Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, Nwabuofor Ijezie, has called on the people of the state to assist the agency with trucks. Mr. Ijezie made the request in Awka on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that was a major area…

Pastor Adeboye and Casino Pentecostalism, By Ebenezer Obadare

As an observer of African Pentecostalism in general and the dynamics of mega-churches in Nigeria specifically, I am no stranger to the outrageous and the bizarre (more…)

Frederick Faseun, National Chairman, Unity Party of Nigeria

Ondo Election: OPC cautions against bloodshed

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Thursday warned politicians and political parties to guard their utterances, to avoid bloodshed in the Ondo State governorship poll on Saturday. Frederick Fasehun, the OPC founder, said in a statement in Lagos that  unguarded utterances were capable of provoking violence like it happened in…

Police arrest 6 suspected assassins

The police in Nasarawa State said on Thursday that they had arrested six persons suspected to belong to a gang of assassins. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Michael Adah,, said the suspects were arrested while they were attempting to kill a businessman in Keana, headquarters of Keana Local Government Area.…

Police, army arrest youth leaders, beef up security at Akwa Ibom gas plant after protest

Soldiers and policemen have been drafted to the Akwa Ibom gas plant being constructed by Septa Energy in Edo community in of the Niger Delta state following a protest by youths of the community. The armed soldiers and policemen were on Thursday positioned at strategic points in the site, in addition to…

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…

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…)

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…

Jobless man sets self on fire in Italy

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

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…)

IG deploys new police commissioner for Ondo election

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

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…)

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…

A critique of Tonto Dikeh’s singles By Wale Odunsi

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

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,…

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…

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…