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Aviation officials claim N255 million ministerial car scandal is “all rumours”

Aviation authorities say Minister Stella Oduah is too rich to compel an agency under her to buy her cars. Aviation authorities in Lagos attempted a vigorous push back on Tuesday report that the nation’s aviation minister, Stella Oduah, abused her office by compelling the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to purchase two armoured BMW cars […]

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Borno Gov. Shettima hails military for foiling Eidel Kabir attack

The governor said the attack targeted to disrupt Eidel Kabir celebration

Libyan Qaeda suspect seized by US commandos appears in New York court

The Libyan man had been interrogated aboard a U.S ship

NDLEA impounds 7.45kg of cocaine hidden in flasks, kitchen utensils

The drug was the single largest seizure at the Abuja airport since January, with a street value of N82 million

Jonathan vows to implement outcome of national conference

The president said the National Assembly will be asked to act on the recommendations of the conference

Police confirm kidnap of Oronto Douglas’ sister

Police said it made no arrests

Nigeria military says it killed 40 militants in Borno

Amnesty International has accused the military of extra-judicially killing nearly 1000

Retirees urge FG to revert to old pension scheme

The retirees said the old method ensured they received sizeable parts of their gratuities

How to avoid body odour — dermatologist

Dr.  Olanrewaju Falodun, a consultant dermatologist at the National Hospital in Abuja, on Tuesday says the general perception that some people were born with body odour is wrong. Dr. Falodun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that body odour was caused by the process of bacteria breaking down in the sweat, and the sweat […]

Super Eagles Nosa Igiebor injured as Ethiopian fans attack team’s bus

The Nigerian delegation complained of ill treatment at the hands of the Ethiopians

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University of Ibadan teaching hospital begins heart surgery

A team from the United States assisted with the first operation

Nigerians demand registration of Fela’s movement as political party

The annual event celebrates the memory and achievements of late singer, Fela

Billions already wasted, Mark, Tambuwal, two deputies reject multibillion naira govt homes

The four top leaders of the National Assembly have snubbed a set of government-provided homes that have already gulped more than a billion naira in construction, asking instead for new houses at a more secure location. The Federal Capital Territory Administration said weekend that the construction of four posh homes for Senate president, David Mark, […]

Jonathan, Tinubu in war of words over national conference

President Goodluck Jonathan and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, on Monday engaged each other in verbal punches over the proposed national conference, with the president declaring that contrary to Mr. Tinubu’s claim, the dialogue was not diversionary, neither was it meant to achieve a political end. It was also a day the president’s aide, […]

No winner of the 2013 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s independent Prize Committee has decided not to award this year’s 2013 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership is the largest prize in the world, worth an annual US$5 million over 10 years and US$200,000 annually for life thereafter. To win the Prize, […]

Why we will not lobby Lamido, Amaechi, others – PDM

The party’s chairman explained why PDM members left PDP

Africa Is Rising But Slowly and Unevenly

By John Allen Standards of governance are gradually improving across Africa. Although the performance of some nations has deteriorated in fields such as the rule of law, economic opportunity and citizens’ participation in government, every country on the continent has seen at least some improvement in the indicators of human development since the turn of […]

Hunger level falls in Nigeria, remains alarming in Africa – global report

The report shows indices from 1990 to 2013. Hunger level in Nigeria has fallen in the last eight years, but has remained at an “alarming” level in Africa, a new global report released Monday, said. The report, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI, showed that Nigeria’s index dropped from 16.3 in 2005 […]

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Auto crash claims three in Ibadan

The crash occurred as traffic increases on the roads ahead of Eid el Kabir

Civil defence corps deploys 100,000 personnel for Sallah

The deployment covers the entire nation. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has deployed over 100,000 personnel across the country for the Eid el Kabir celebration in view of the current security threat in the country. A statement by the corps spokesman, Okeh Emmanuel, quoted the Commandant General, Ade Abolurin, to […]

Family of killed Nigerian student in North Cyprus cries out for justice

The family of a Nigerian student, who was killed in the North Cyprus city of Nicosia, has cried out to the Federal Government and relevant authorities for intervention. Gabriel Soriwei, 20, a first year student of Electrical/Electronic/Engineering at the Cyprus International University, Nicosia, was allegedly knocked down by a female driver on July 13. The […]

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Prices of rams drop in Kaduna ahead of Eid el Kabir

The prices of rams, the most essential ingredient for the celebration of the upcoming Muslim festival, Eid el Kabir, have crashed unusually in Kaduna state with an outpouring of supplies to the state’s markets. A visit, on Sunday, to one of the popular animal market, Kawo Yan Tumaki ram market, Kaduna showed that the prices […]

Nigeria can earn N250bn annually from lottery, says commission’s boss

The lottery regulator said the sector can compete with oil and gas

ASUU Strike: Adamawa University to stop lecturers’ pay

The school said the law allows them to suspend pay after 90 days of strike

Group wants Abacha’s former aide, Al-Mustapha, appointed EFCC chairman

The group said Mr Al-Mustapha is a brave soldier