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Abuja wants law mandating three-year interval for rent increase

The rent of houses in Abuja is exorbitant.

Sixteen facts about Pope Francis 1

The new Pope has lived for more than 20 years with only one lung. The new head of the 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church is Pope Francis the first. He was elected on Wednesday at the end of the conclave of 115 cardinals. Below are 16 facts about the new pope. 1. His real name is […]

Nigerian Government approves FESTAC Phase 2

The concessioning of FESTAC phase 2 will fetch government about N25.7 billion, Ms. Pepple said.

INEC declines to name sponsors of African Peoples Congress, APC

INEC said it acted lawfully in receiving an application for another APC.

Pardon for Alamieyeseigha, Bulama amounts to arbitrary exercise of power- SERAP

More disapproval for presidential pardon granted to Mr. Alamieyeseigha.

Atiku hails APC formation, says emergence signals better political future

The former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, advocated for a two party system in Nigeria.

PDP yet to take stand on pardon for Alamieyeseigha, Diya, others

The leadership of Nigeria’s ruling party said it was not consulted before the government’s decision.

Passengers disappointed as unions ground Aero operations at Lagos Airport

Aero Contractors staff demand better conditions of service.

Obasanjo canvasses ban on non-African election observers

The former Nigerian president wants only Africans to monitor elections in African countries.

Russia says arming Syrian opposition would be illegal

Britain said it may provide arms to the Syrian opposition.

Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman, EFCC

Presidential pardon to Alamieyeseigha is demoralising-Ribadu

Mr. Ribadu says the Mr. Alamiyeseigha’s state pardon will kill the morale of anti corruption organizations.

Argentine Mario Bergoglio emerges new Pope – LIVE

A new pope has been selected for the Catholic Church. The new Pope for the 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church is Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina. He becomes the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. He has chosen to be called Pope Francis de 1st. Earlier Post White smoke has risen from the chimney of […]

No bus plunged into Lagos Lagoon on Wednesday, NEMA says

In January, a vehicle skidded off the Adekunle Junction of the Third Mainland Bridge and plunged into the lagoon.

Neighbours battle in court over 3-year-old goat

The neighbours both claim ownership to the three year old goat.

NEMA holds workshop on disaster management

The workshop aimed to impact knowledge on media representatives on effective disaster management reporting.

Update: Judge dismisses Nigeria’s claims, orders FG to pay Odi N37.6bn

The court dismissed the Federal Government’s application.

Togo media observe blackout to protest harsh media law

Last month, the national assembly passed a legislation giving sweeping administrative and disciplinary powers to the media regulatory body, HAAC.

Senate passes bill asking Jonathan to address lawmakers on State of the Nation

The Nigerian lawmakers passed the bill on Wednesday.

Suspects engage in arguments over roles in car theft

The suspects were arrested for the theft and subsequent sale of a car in Ogun.

269 candidates scramble for 62 seats in Abuja council elections

19 observer groups have been accredited to observe the elections on Saturday.

Papal Conclave Day 2: Still Black Smoke

Three ballots have been taken so far but without any candidate getting the required 77 votes.

Ogun Governor’s house on fire

The Ogun Governor’s private house is in Abeokuta.

A court used to illustrate the story

Nigeria court workers call off strike

The workers want the Nigerian government to implement an agreed salary package.

Group berates ICPC for ‘harassing’ journalist

The group says the ICPC is allowing itself to be used as a tool.

Jonathan confirms pardon for Alamieyeseigha, says, “I owe no one apology”

President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed the granting of presidential pardon to a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and a few other ex-convicts. PREMIUM TIMES had broken the strory of the pardon while the meeting was underway Tuesday morning. We also reported details of the proceedings minutes after the meeting ended. Presidential spokespersons had […]