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Lawyer drags Jonathan, Mark, Tambuwal to court over proposed National Conference

Tunji Abayomi wants confab stopped for absence of enabling law by the National Assembly

Ombatse: Ethnic crises claim over 534 lives in Nasarawa – Commission

The Ombatse commission of inquiry submitted its report.

LAGBUS to sustain Lagos operations despite petrol scarcity

LAGBUS has not increased its fares despite the petrol scarcity.

Nigerians living with albinism seek representation in National Conference

The president of AFN estimated that Nigeria has about 6 million albinos.

Poisonous Gas: Lagos assures parents of protection of public school pupils

13 pupils of Ogba Junior Secondary School fainted after inhaling poisonous gas.

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Borno Police alert residents on increasing rape of minors

The police said it has arrested five suspects.

Boko Haram: Nigeria military repels attack, recovers weapons – Spokesperson

Following recent spate of killings, military launches aggressive attack on Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Court denies Kogi University lecturer bail

The judge said he was mindful of the incessant killings by the Boko Haram.

IAAF World Indoor Championships: Nigeria makes bright start

Regina George finished tops in her Heats and qualified for the semi-finals of the event in grand style.

Lenten Season: Northern Governors urge Christians to pray for Nigeria

The NSGF enjoined Christians to conduct themselves well during the season.

PDP constitutes Caretaker Committee for Kano, set to conduct congresses in Kwara

The Kwara congress will be conducted by the PDP national secretariat.

Lenten season: Nigerian Muslims extend goodwill message to Christians

The Islamic body congratulated Christians on the advent of the Lenten period.

Missing $20 billion: I don’t have powers to audit NNPC accounts‪, Nigeria’s Auditor General says

Auditor General says 20 staff from his office carry out periodic checks on NNPC books. The Auditor-General of the Federation, AuGF, Samuel Ukura, has said that the Constitution does not empower his office to conduct forensic audit of the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Mr. Ukura stated this on Thursday at the […]

How APC will beat PDP in the 2015 presidential election – Bukola Saraki

A former Governor of Kwara State and senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, fielded questions from PREMIUM TIMES Editors, Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Sani Tukur two weeks ago. In the interview, Mr. Saraki speaks on why he defected from the PDP to the APC, the politics of his defection in the Senate, the crisis […]

Kidnappers of President Jonathan’s uncle reject N30 million offer as Jonathan arrives Otuoke

The President arrived Otuoke on Thursday. Kidnappers of President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle and foster father, Inengite Nitabai, have reportedly rejected N30 million offered by the family. The 70-year-old was abducted by unknown gunmen 13 days ago in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the president’s family members have resorted to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian federal lawmakers to spend N1.2 trillion on selves in six years as poverty mounts in country

The government has spent N150 billion yearly since 2011 to run the National Assembly. That will continue till 2016. Nigerian federal lawmakers will retain a controversial yearly budget of N150 billion for at least two more years according to the government’s spending outlay, in yet another indication the government is less bothered about curtailing a […]

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NGF Crisis: Governors were not bribed by presidency to vote for me, Jang says

The Plateau governor accused Governor Kwakwanso of causing NGF rift.

Yobe Government donates N100 million to victims of Boko Haram in Buni-Yadi

About 29 students were killed at the school in February.

APC unveils Manifesto, Code of Ethics

The APC said its primary focus would be job creation.

APC “manifesto lacks character, depth,…”, PDP says

PDP says APC manifesto lacks character, depth.

Chairman of the National Conference: Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi .... Photo: Courtesy www.nigeriaa2z.com

Nigerian govt. names 492 delegates to proposed National Conference – FULL LIST

President Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday, approved the appointments of three assistant secretaries and 492 delegates to the National Conference, NC, which will now be inaugurated on March 17. According to a statement by Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the assistant secretaries, who are to serve in the National Conference Secretariat are […]

Commissioner of Police receives award for combating violence against women

The CP was honoured on the occasion of International Women’s Day.