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Abuja explosions: NYSC members ask for more security

“This protection is even more important in view of the fact we are not in our state of origin.’’

Nigeria infected but not exporting polio virus – WHO

The international spread of the disease poses a risk for new wild polio virus exportation in 2014.

Chibok Schoolgirls: Patience Jonathan’s intervention distracting, counter-productive, APC says

APC asks that the girls not be named.

Chibok Schoolgirls: Tinubu calls for unity to free victims

“While I have no interest in partisan bickering at the moment, I also cannot allow the mere fact of my political affiliation to silence me on this transcendent issue.”

Chibok Schoolgirls: UN, Borno Government reps absent as Jonathan inaugurates committee

President says committee not meant to replace search and rescue operation.

Lawmakers attack Jonathan over comments on Alison-Madueke

Lawmakers accuse the president of overstepping his limits The House of Representatives has expressed outrage at President Goodluck Jonathan’s comments accusing the chamber of doing more politics than work, and increasingly becoming dictatorial. A spokesperson for the house said the president’s remarks were “unfortunate, derogatory and uncalled for”. “The office of Mr. President is one […]

Egypt’s al-Sisi says no future for Muslim Brotherhood under his rule

Mr. Sisi says restoring stability is his priority.

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How Niger Delta militants kidnapped 3 Dutch nationals – Victim

The Dutch nationals remain captive.

Movement restriction in Abuja will not affect WAEC candidates – Official

Candidates are advised to wear their uniforms and carry identity cards.

UPDATE: Abuja rumoured kidnap was armed robbery – NSCDC

There was panic in Nyanya, Kurudu, and other communities on the outskirts of Abuja as parents rushed to schools to pick their wards.

Kidnapped Girls: U.S. expresses ‘outrage’, pledges counter-terrorism assistance

“The (U.S.) president has been briefed several times and his national security team continues to monitor the situation there closely,” The United States has expressed outrage at the kidnap of over 200 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State. The girls were kidnapped from their dormitory at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State […]

Panic in Abuja amidst rumours of fresh kidnap of school students

Mr. Ezra said while he was trying to calm the parent, four others rushed in to take their children and them pandemonium ensued. There was panic in communities on the outskirt of Abuja on Tuesday morning amidst reports that some students were kidnapped from a school in Nyanya. Nyanya is the community where two recent, […]

Chibok Schoolgirls: U.S. expresses ‘outrage’, pledges counter-terrorism assistance

“The (U.S.) president has been briefed several times and his national security team continues to monitor the situation there closely,” – Jay Carney. The United States has expressed outrage at the kidnap of over 200 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State. The girls were kidnapped from their dormitory at the Government Secondary School, […]

Diezani private jet scandal: Court restates order on Reps appearance

The minister and NNPC had instituted the suit seeking to restrain the National Assembly from investigating its alleged spending on the hired aircraft. An Abuja Federal High Court, on Monday ordered the House of Representatives to appear and explain allegations that it had stopped the probe of NNPC’s N10 billion spent on hiring an aircraft. […]

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Kidnapped Girls: Borno Governor’s wife explains absence at meeting with Patience Jonathan

“Hajiya Nana Shettima is right now in Chibok, she has met with parents of the abducted schoolgirls to offer support to them.” Nana Shettima, the wife of Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, said on Monday that her inability to attend Sunday’s meeting with the wife of the president, Patience Jonathan, over the abduction of schoolgirls in […]

Kenya awards 7 oil blocs to Nigerian businessmen

Kenyan Airways has increased the number of flights to Lagos to 10 in a week. Nigerian businessmen have been awarded seven oil blocs for exploration from the 46 newly discovered oil blocs in Kenya, Kiprono Kittony, the Chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce said. The chairman made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday at […]

Ex-Lagos Governor, Otedola, dies at 87

Mr. Otedola was the Third Republic governor of Lagos. A former governor of Lagos State, Michael Otedola, has died at the age of 87, a statement by his wife, Doja, said on Monday. The terse statement said, “Sir Michael Agbolade Otedola passed away this morning at 87. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the […]

Confab Committee proposes new revenue allocation formula

Committee to take decision on onshore/offshore dichotomy Tuesday. The National Conference Committee on Devolution of Powers has proposed a new revenue allocation formula that would see the federal government allocated 42.5 per cent, states 35.0 per cent and local governments 22.5 percent. However, the states may be allocated 57.5 per cent if the Committee on […]

Nigeria Must Tackle Violence, Impunity – American University head

The president of American University of Nigeria has written extensively on the Rwandan Genocide. Nigeria must address violence and impunity if she must restore peace, the president of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Margee Ensign, has said. “These structural issues need to be mentioned and tackled,” she told an interfaith workshop held at the […]

Top Edo politicians dump APC, resign from Oshiomhole’s cabinet

The officials openly resigned their appointment and membership of the party on Monday in Benin.

Fashola says U.S. terror warning in Lagos inappropriate

Mr. Fashola said the US should have followed due diplomatic process by sharing such privileged information with the home government.

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Police confirm one killed in Plateau ethnic clash

The Rukuba and Iregwe tribes have been embroiled in an age-long land dispute.

National Conference is “dubious in intent” – ASUU

ASUU’s president condemned the general insecurity in the country and in particular the abduction of the school girls of Chibok in Borno State.

Another National Conference delegate, Mohammed Jumare, is dead

Mr. Jumare is said to have died during the early hours of Monday in his Abuja home.

TUC asks National Assembly to speed up passage of PIB

The congress urged President Jonathan to intervene.