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Census tribunal orders fresh census in Cross River community

There will be a new headcount to determine the population of Nko Community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River. (more…)

Funds movement behind capital market stability, says operators

Nigeria's capital market has been stable in recent times. (more…)

Nigerian cooking gas, most costly in the world- Gas Association boss

Federal Government policies are stifling growth in natural gas sector (more…)

CBN’s lending rate strangling private sector

 The private sector suffers from CBN’S high lending rate. (more…)

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan, Zuma, Diezani, others to testify at Okah’s trial

The accused wants Mr. Jonathan to tell what he (the president) knows about the bombings. (more…)

Turkey, Syria exchange fire again as tension escalates

The exchange is the sixth between the two countries since a Syrian mortar round landed in Turkey last Wednesday (more…)

Akwa Ibom police brutalise 11 students for protesting Mubi killings

The protesters were students of the Mubi Polytechnic, from Akwa-Ibom State, where dozens of students were massacred by armed men. (more…)

President Jonathan to broadcast to nation Tuesday

President Goodluck Jonathan will address the nation Tuesday, the second time in nine days. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the address would be aired live at 7 a.m. on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation…

Uk’s Gurdon, Japan’s Yamanaka win Nobel Prize for medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 has been awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed  to become pluripotent. The Nobel Prize recognizes the two scientists who discovered that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Orji Kalu’s party, PPA, blasts him for comparing self with Awolowo, Abiola

The National chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Ken Gbalokoma, has chided former Abia State governor , Orji Uzor Kalu, for rating himself with the likes of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and M.K.O. Abiola. Mr. Gbalokoma said in a press statement in Abuja that Mr. Kalu has no basis…

El Classico: Messi, Ronaldo share spoils

Real Madrid are still eight points adrift of their bitter rivals (more…)

FG to introduce flood resistant rice, says Agric minister

The Federal Government is partnering with the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines towards the introduction of flood resistant rice in the country. The Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adeshina, stated this in Ilorin on Sunday after a visit to Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara at the Government House. The minister was…

Free SIM cards: Pilgrims cry over excessive charges

Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have decried the excessive charges by Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) which issued them with free SIM cards through the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Madina reports that most of the pilgrims were complaining of ``crazy charges'' which had limited their…


Ondo election: Pastor Bakare endorses Mimiko

The Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Tunde Bakare, on Sunday endorsed Olusegun Mimiko, the Labour Party candidate for the Ondo election, scheduled for Oct. 20. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Mr. Bakare said that "Mimiko has taken care of the needs of the Ondo grassroots people". "Mimiko and the Labour…

Obafemi Awolowo in own words responding to issues Achebe raised

This is a reproduction of an interview Chief Awolowo granted while on a campaign trail preceding the 1983 presidential election. Introduction At the age of 11, he struggled through primary school here at Wesleyan School Imo, Abeokuta. He then became a teacher, he was a trader, he was a school clerk, he…

Live telecast/updates of announcement of 2012 Nobel Prizes

Beginning 10:00 a.m. Nigerian time Monday, watch the live stream of the 2012 Nobel Prizes here Announcements of the 2012 Nobel Prizes Monday 8 October, 11:30 a.m. (10.30 a.m. Nigerian time) at the earliest - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine The prize will be announced by Göran K.…

Don’t retaliate, cleric urges Christians

The cleric says Christians should stay peaceful in the face of violent attacks. (more…)

Hajj 2012: 40,000 Nigerian pilgrims airlifted

NAHCON says the deportation of female pilgrims has stopped (more…)

Police recover bodies of NNPC engineers killed by pipeline vandals

The  Police on Sunday announced the recovery of bodies of the three NNPC engineers killed by suspected vandals in Arepo, Ogun on Sept. 8, as they were effecting repairs on a pipeline. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Friday Ibadin, who heads the Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism, said the…

Obafemi Awolowo and Chinua Achebe’s tale of fantasy, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I am a historian and I have always believed that if we want to talk history we must be dispassionate, objective and factual. We must take the emotion out of it and we must always tell the truth. The worst thing that anyone can do is to try to re-write history and indulge in historical…

Nassarawa polytechnic expels 59 students for examination malpractice

Students who engaged in examination malpractice have been expelled from the Federal Polytechnic in Nassarawa State. (more…)

Three Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia — Official

Three Nigerians performing hajj in Saudi Arabia are dead (more…)

Flood ravages Otuoke, President Jonathan’s hometown

As the incursion of flood into some parts of Nigeria, especially the Niger-Delta region, continues to spread, leaving several communities submerged, one of  the roads leading to Otuoke, the host community of the new Federal University Otuoke in Bayelsa State, has received its own share of the devastation. Otuoke is…

Man, 45, blessed with five babies in three days

An Islamic scholar, Ahmad Mahuta, 45, has been blessed with five babies in three days when two of his wives gave birth to triplets and twins. Mr. Mahuta, a subsistence farmer and an Imam in one of the mosques in his village, Kawaye in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara,…

NDLEA sniffer dogs detect N351m heroin

Sniffer dogs belonging to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have detected three consignments of substances suspected to be heroin, worth N351 million. A statement by Ofoyeju Mitchell, NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, on Saturday in Ikeja said the substances, which weighed 29.26 kg., were hidden inside balls and woolen carpets…