Update: Undergrad among six suspected kidnappers nabbed by Ogun vigilance group
The Ogun Vigilance Service at the weekend recorded a major breakthrough in the effort by the government to rid state of all threats to the security of the people, smashing a gang of five suspected kidnappers. The suspects were rounded up after their ringleader demanded a N25 million ransom from their victim’s family. Among those […]
Fuelling Poverty: The Story of the Fuel Subsidy Scam in Nigeria
Since independence, Nigeria has lost about $400 billion to corruption. If anything, the looting of Nigeria’s treasury is on the increase. A recent Gallup poll places Nigeria as the most corrupt country based on citizens’ perceptions. The Transparency International Corruption Index ranks Nigeria 139 out of 174 countries with a score of 27 out of […]
Driver rescued alive after vehicle plunged from 3rd Mainland Bridge into lagoon
A Toyota Siena, with registration number BB974EKY, on Saturday, skidded off the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge and plunged into the lagoon. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Shola Oladimeji, who was pulled out from the water alive by some sympathisers, was immediately rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, according to the […]
Ondo State Governor, Mimiko, vows not to be distracted by election petitions
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, has said that the state government would not be distracted by the number of petitions filed against the election of the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko at the Election Petition Tribunal.
More than 40 Nigerians repatriated from U.K., Spain – Official
The Nigerians were deported for various reasons.
88-year-old man docked for alleged N1.4m fraud in Lagos
The accused was remanded in EFCC custody.
Rivers varsity ASUU boss denies resignation claims
The striking lectures say Governor Amechi failed to follow due process in the appointment of RSUST Vice Chancellor.
Nine Japanese killed in Algerian hostage crisis – source
The source said about 48 hostages have been killed.
Detained commercial sex worker tried for harming another in police cell
The Nigerian commercial sex worker had been in detention before she committed the offence.
Dasuki’s late wife, Gwaggo, buried
The late wife of former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, popularly referred to as Gwaggo was also the youngest wife of the late Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Region, Ahmadu Bello, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The deceased died last night after battling an illness at the National Hospital in Abuja according to family […]
ECOWAS leaders name Nigerian head of military operation in Mali
A Nigerian Major General will head the Mali mission.
Managing Nigeria’s Monetary Policy, By Ifeanyi Uddin
Again, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) rate-setting committee (the Monetary Policy Committee ― MPC) meets this morning. In a marked departure from practice, the meeting this January (the MPC meets every other month) is scheduled to run for just one day (all through last year, the meetings lasted the better part of two days). […]
Nigeria to host AU Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, others
The summit is expected to hold in the third quarter of 2013. Nigeria is proposing to host an AU summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and other related infectious diseases, according to an AU document. The summit, scheduled for the third quarter of the year, is a follow-up on the one held in Abuja in 2001, a […]
Mali: ECOWAS solicits speedy UN logistics, financial support
The Nigerian President is among 14 African leaders at the summit.
Why we demolish structures, ban okadas – Nigeria Railway Corporation
The Railway Corporation says security consideration is behind its actions.
Akingbola Vs EFCC: Court fixes Feb. 12 for hearing
Akingbola is being prosecuted for allegedly stealing Intercontinental (Now access) Bank’s money.
The German Government’s Failed Turn on Africa, By Safia Dickersbach
How a German government institution botched a well-meant initiative on Africa and lets prejudices distort the practical execution of their own arts and culture exchange plans: Africa is not a country The cultural foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, the “Kulturstiftung des Bundes“, decided to initiate a new thematic focus in its sponsorship work. […]
Jonathan re-affirms Nigeria’s support for peace between Sudan, South Sudan
Nigeria’s president says Nigeria will help resolve boundary disputes between Sudan and South Sudan. President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday in Abuja that Nigeria would work with other African leaders to resolve the lingering boundary disputes between Sudan and South Sudan. Mr. Jonathan spoke after receiving a special message from President Salva Kiir Mayerdit of […]
I exhume corpses, sell skulls, Ogun man jailed 8yrs tells court
The man told an Ogun court that he was suffering from a generational curse.
Breaking News: Unidentified ‘dead’ body found near Abuja police station
The body of an unidentified man believed to be dead has been spotted Wednesday morning in Utako area of Abuja, close to the Utako Police Station. A witness said the man appears to be in his mid-thirties and is surrounded by about 5 passers-by. The police were yet to arrive the scene as at 11:20 […]
Nigeria lawyers seek end to extra-judicial killings
The NBA president stated this in Lagos on Tuesday.
FG, states share improved oil revenue in December
The Federal Government and the 36 states of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja shared improved revenue yield from crude oil exports last December despite reported incidences of rising oil bunkering and crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. The Accountant General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla, said at […]
Nigeria, high risk, high returns market – Guinness
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also stated the challenges of the Nigerian business environment.