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Tears, Triumph and Regret at the Olympics

“So even though men don’t cry, we have witnessed men of all shades, creeds and sport cry openly and unashamedly in full view”


Our cell overcrowded with suspected subsidy thieves, says EFCC

The EFCC says its cells are filled to the brim and has no room for more suspects

36 graduate in first class at UNILORIN

36 students out of the 5, 383 graduating students of the university in the 2011/2012 session made first class honours degrees

Hilary Clinton to visit Nigeria

Human Rights Watch sets agenda for Clinton ahead of her visit to Nigeria

International advocacy group urges the US secretary of state to raise tough issues during her Thursday visit to Nigeria

Bayelsa to roll out own flag, coat of arms, anthem

Months after Osun anthem crisis, Bayelsa plans own flag, anthem, coat of arms

Lagos ready to release bodies of DANA crash victims to relatives

The results of the DNA tests are ready and relatives can now bury their dead after over two months of agonising wait

Governors suspend debate on constitution amendment

Governors say they will only resume debate on constitution review after Muslims return from lesser hajj

Boko Haram: Army graduates 439 counter terrorists personnel 

The Nigerian army has trained some personnel in counter terrorism and counter insurgency

Gbenga Daniel’s wife, others to face criminal charges

The Ogun State Truth Commission has indicted several persons who worked closely with the immediate past governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel

More troubles for Jimoh Ibrahim as Newswatch is suspended

While staff complain, Mr. Ibrahim, who is being prosecuted for tax evasion and forgery, says he is resting the weekly magazine in order to reposition it.

Muhammed Jameel Yusha'u

The international community and the terror against Rohingya Muslims, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha

The United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an investigation, but I wondered whether she shouted loud enough for her boss, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to take note

Police officers to be trained on human rights

The Nigeria police has pledged to take human rights seriously, as it prepares to include human rights in its curriculum for training new officers.

Super Eagles camp opens August 19 for Liberia

The team will camp at the Bolton White Apartments in Abujaand training proper is expected to resume the following day after resumption to camp

153 passengers dead in Dana Air crash in Lagos

Another plane crash has occurred in Lagos killing everyone on board

Governor, Police blame Port Harcourt explosion on clumsy robbers

Rivers state governor says a blast in the oil rich state's capital was not a bomb attack by Boko Haram

Oba of Benin honours former FIRS boss, Omogui-Okauru

Former FIRS boss will be honoured by the Oba of Benin for her meritorious service to the nation

African policy makers to debate urban transformation in Lagos

"For Africa's expanding cities to function in the future, policy makers need new and innovative approaches to urban development, infrastructure, environmental issues, transportation, social services and housing.

PHCN owes over N88.44 bn on gas supplies – Nnaji

Power minister says the PHCN owes billions of naira to five entities billions for gas

Clash between Fashola, doctors supporters averted in court

Pro-Fashola and pro-doctors supporters in Lagos turn out to render their support at the resumed hearings in Lagos

PDP lauds Jonathan for fighting favouritism in government appointments

PDP says that President Jonathan should prosecute heads of government agencies involved in tweaking the budget

Letter to Gen. Buhari: "Your aspiration for 2015 is ill-advised By Salihu Moh. Lukman

"With the administrative incompetent and politically naive team that you have, the probability that your presidential candidature for 2015 will be overpowered is very high."

34 million Nigerians defecate openly, says WHO

Nigeria falls amongst the worst performing nations with millions of its population without access to basic sanitation and drinking water.

Civil defence corps apprehend 3 oil tankers with vandalised products

The Police is now at odds with the corps and have forcefully taken hold of two of the trucks

Human rights chief to honour police invitation

Chidi odinkalu will not attend the police's monday invitation, his lawyer says, for health reasons

Jonathan condemns coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau

President Jonathan urges military men in Guinea-Bissau to respect the country