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APC may lose Lagos in 2015, National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire, warns

“During the last local government elections, we had a similar experience. Some of our party member went to vote against our candidates.”

How Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, deliberately infected our staff with Ebola — First Consultant Hospital

The hospital says the deliberate manner Mr. Sawyer went about infecting medical personnel at the hospital suggested he was on a bio-terrorism mission to Nigeria.

Jonathan orders SSS to release Emir Sanusi’s passport

PREMIUM TIMES learnt  the President asked the SSS to release the Emir’s passport as a further proof that he was now ready for a warm relationship with the traditional ruler and his Emirate

Nigerian military releases another 125 Boko Haram suspects

Security officials had arrested several persons fleeing towns in Northeast Nigeria at the peak of the Boko Haram attacks in September.

Tambuwal: My fate as House Speaker in God’s hand

Since defecting from the ruling PDP to the opposition APC October 28, the PDP and the police have been plotting to remove him as Speaker.

Three Generals escape death as Boko Haram intensifies attacks on Adamawa villages

“Out of fear for our dear lives, we slept in the bush and are constantly in trepidation as we fear that the insurgents may yet launch another attack on us.”

Gunmen assassinate aide to Nasarawa Governor, Al-Makura

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr. Mairuwa’s killers shot him at close range in front of his wife and sneaked away through a bush path.

Alleged N123billion Fraud: UK-based group petitions EFCC, demands probe of ex-Head of Service,Oronsaye

While allegations of massive corruption hang around his neck, Mr. Oronsaye remains very close to President Goodluck Jonathan and has unhindered access to the presidential villa.

Secrecy order lifted in U.K. on legal challenge to corrupt Nigerian Malabu oil deal

Nigerian appears unwilling to investigate the deal. Some of those who facilitated it and believed to have received parts of the bribe still work for the administration.

Election

#Nigeria2015: Analysts say President Jonathan may get overall majority, but run-off likely

This report forecasts the outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections in the light of incumbency and opportunity among contenders.

Pastor Oritsejafor

CAN accuses INEC of plotting to disenfranchise Nigerian Christians

The association also wants Muslim clerics Boko Haram to end insurgency in the North East

Synagogue Building collapse: Suit seeking to stop inquest postponed

“For the collapsed building, we did not find anything relating to it in our records. It does not have our approval.”

Resign Now, Tambuwal tells Jonathan

The Speaker was joined in the call by a former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu

Boko Haram: 50,000 displaced Nigerians living in extremely difficult conditions – Red Cross

Most displaced people who arrived in Maiduguri in the past few months were settled in government buildings, schools or official camps.

Despite increasing deadly attacks, ex-heads of state, governors commend govt’s war on Boko Haram

“Council was satisfied that the Defence ministry and all the agencies have taken the right steps and the President is on course and we are very hopeful that sooner or later Nigerians will hear good news.”

Boko Haram: Gombe State Govt orders closure of schools

Gombe state appears to be the new frontier for the Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram’s capture of my home town immaterial, says Badeh, Nigeria’s Military Chief

Mr. Badeh insists Nigeria is not under siege despite insurgents capturing more and more northern towns

Presidency replies Atiku, says he contributed to Boko Haram insurgency

The presidency says former VP contributed to the escalation of insurgency and that President Jonathan will not be distracted by negative comments

Boko Haram renames captured Adamawa town, Mubi, “Madinatul Islam”

The terrorists have vowed to capture the entire Adamawa state soon.

Boko Haram assures Adamawa residents of better security under its reign

The terrorists asked residents to return to their homes, open their shops and go about their normal businesses.

Hold Jonathan, others responsible for rot in power sector, Obasanjo tells Nigerians

“If for almost 20 years we did not achieve anything in power generation, then we may not be able to get it again.”

Borno govt. raises alarm, says Boko Haram may capture entire three North-East states in days

Adamawa governor says Nigeria battling Boko Haram because it had offended God

UPDATED: Tambuwal’s Defection: Court stops PDP lawmakers from reconvening House of Reps

An early resumption is reportedly being proposed to execute the removal of Mr. Tambuwal as Speaker of the PDP-majority House.

Explosion rocks Yobe as suicide bomber strikes

A bomb attack has reportedly occurred in Potiskum, Yobe state.

NLC spits fire, says ‘Nothing should happen to Tambuwal’

“… we will not fold our hands while little minds threaten our hard-earned democracy.”