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Nigerian Islamic leader, Arisekola Alao, is dead

The Nigerian Muslim community has lost one of its most prominent leaders. The deputy head of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, AbdulAzeez Arisekola Alao, is dead. His eldest daughter, Khadija, confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria. Mr. Arisekola Alao, an Ibadan-based Islamic leader, is noted for his philanthropy towards […]

Bi-Courtney to repair Lagos airport escalators next month

This is the first time escalators at the terminal are being overhauled after about eight years.

Oil Tanker used to tell the story.

Boko Haram plans to attack Abuja with petrol tankers – Official

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, stated this to journalists in Abuja.

Why we dropped Nigeria’s N100 billion stolen funds suit against Abacha – Counsel

The Federal Government’s counsel told the court that he was instructed by the Attorney-General of the Federation to withdraw charges against the suspect.

Ekiti Election: How APC, PDP, LP fare in different local governments

It is now three days to the governorship elections in Ekiti State.

Adamawa Assembly commences impeachment proceedings against Nyako

The Assembly on Wednesday directed its clerk to serve Messrs Nyako and Ngilari with an impeachment notice.

PDP plans to rig Ekiti governorship election – APC

The APC said it would resist any plans to rig the polls.

World Cup: Nigerian Police confirm 14 dead in Yobe viewing centre explosion

The explosive device was kept in a car parked near the viewing centre.

Former military Head of State, Sani Abacha

Nigerian Government drops N100 billion stolen funds charges against Abacha

The federal government recently asked the United States to  return another $500 million recently frozen by the U.S. as part of funds stolen by the late dictator.

The Future Africa Awards extends nomination deadline

Nominations for The Future Africa Awards 2014 have been extended till June 21. The Central Working Committee for the Future Africa Awards & Summit, TFAAS, has announced the extension of nominations for this year. Nominations for The Future Africa Awards 2014 have been extended till June 21, the organisers said in a statement. The 2014 […]

Nigeria, states, local governments share N683 billion May revenue

The LNG tax pay boosted the Federation Accounts revenue for May.   The bulk payment of $1.2 billion by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, as accumulated tax gave total revenue available for distribution among the three tiers of government for May 2014 a huge boost.   The NLNG has not been paying tax from […]

SSS arrests 11 PDP men in Ekiti as they thumb-print ballot papers

Operatives of the Department of State Security on Tuesday night arrested 11 men, believed to be associates of ex-Governor Ayo Fayose, as they thumb-printed ballot papers ahead of the governorship election holding in the state Saturday, witnesses and security officials have told PREMIUM TIMES. The men were arrested at Anisulowo Resort in Are Ekiti, a […]

How Professor duped several Nigerians over foreign degrees – EFCC

Mr. Iornem was first arraigned by the ICPC in 2013. The absence of Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday stalled the trial of David Iornem, charged with foreign university admission and certificate fraud. Mr. Iornem was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, before Justice Mohammed […]

Yobe on map

Explosion rocks football viewing centre in Damaturu, Yobe

There was an explosion at a football viewing centre on the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State, at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. According to news website, SAHARAREPORTERS, the attackers hauled explosives at the direction of the viewing centre where many soccer fans gathered to watch the World Cup match between Brazil and Mexico. Many persons are […]

Wanted terror kingpin now in security net – DHQ

The suspects were nabbed on June 15. The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, on Tuesday said a terror kingpin was detected in the ongoing screening of some arrested 486 suspects. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, who said the kingpin was in the list of wanted terrorists in Nigeria. […]

Confab rejects proposal for revival of Nigeria Airways

Delegates resolved that major airports in the country should be linked to functional rail lines The National Conference on Tuesday rejected a proposal asking President Goodluck Jonathan to revive Nigeria Airways or in the alternative establish a new national carrier. It also rejected an amendment that Close Circuit Televisions be installed in highways across the […]

Nigeria oil workers, NUPENG, suspend proposed nationwide strike

The call for the strike followed the failure of IPMAN to implement the 2009 agreement due to the ongoing leadership tussle. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG), said on Tuesday that it had suspended its planned nationwide strike. NUPENG’s President, Igwe Achese, who announced the suspension at a news conference in […]

Atiku defends Oyegun’s election as APC chairman

New opposition party leadership will be inaugurated on Wednesday A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described the emergence of the new chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun as “a product of transparency, democracy and compromise.” He stated this in a statement by his media office on Tuesday in solidarity with the […]

High Court

Judge confiscates Nigerian journalists’ ID cards

The judge had earlier ordered that the notebook and phones of the journalists be seized. An Enugu High Court Judge, Eno Oluedo, on Tuesday confiscated the identity cards of two journalists from the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu. Ms. Oluedo also caused the journalists, Vincent Okwor, the Zonal Manager of the agency in the […]

Atiku hails APC Exco as “product of transparency”

Mr. Atiku appeals to aggrieved members of APC to remain loyal to the party The emergence of the new Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led national executive committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of transparency, democracy and compromise, former Vice President and chieftain of the party, Atiku Abubakar has said. The former Vice President made […]

Nigeria to launch NEWMAP project to check erosion – Minister

“We know the problem in the South-East, especially Anambra – erosion and flooding.”

Nigeria kicks off Safe School Initiative with N3.2 billion

“The private sector is also putting N1.6 billion. Gordon Brown is going to be raising some resources and the governors are also putting in commitment.”

Visa scam: Embassies should monitor their officials – Nigerian Ambassador

The seminar had the theme: “Instilling Integrity in Visa Procurement Process in Nigeria.”

Lagos state University, LASU

LASU students want fees slashed 60 per cent

“The fees will be affordable if the reduction is done at 60 per cent, and it would do the students a lot of good.”

Boko Haram tops ECOWAS meeting in Accra

ECOWAS would consider its memorandum on the insecurity in Northern Nigeria.