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Update: Why court freed Amigo Supermarket owner, jailed fellow Lebanese for life

The court also ordered the immediate re-opening of Amigo Supermarket.

APC is not about me and Buhari – Tinubu

The APC denounced the FG over ultimatum to ASUU

Native doctor docked over alleged N170, 000 fraud

The suspect pleaded not guilty

Abuja court sentences Lebanese to life imprisonment for terrorism, frees Amigo Supermarket owner

The court found Tahal Roda, guilty of terrorism charges.

Nigeria Police Officers

Lagos records 322 murder cases in one year – Police Commissioner

Thirty nine police officers were also killed in shoot-outs during the period.

8,000 job seekers besiege UNTH Enugu for 10 openings

The unemployment rate in Enugu is one of the highest in Nigeria. At least 8,000 job seekers stormed the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital to interview for the position of administrative officers, on Thursday. The applicants responded to the university’s local advertisement for Administrative Officer II. At least, 5,000, were shortlisted for the interview. The position […]

ASUU Strike: Nigerian government’s ultimatum a joke – lecturers

The government announced the ultimatum on Monday. Some university lecturers on Thursday said that the Federal Government directive on the reopening of Federal Universities, which also directed other members of staff to resume by Dec. 4 or be sacked, was a joke. They spoke in separate telephone interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Group asks Nigerian government to honour its health commitment

AMHiN is a national coalition of civil society organizations, media and professional bodies.

ASUU Strike: Government threatens lecturers, deploys police officers to university campuses

About 10 hours after the Nigerian government gave one week ultimatum to striking university lecturers to call off their strike, the police announced it was deploying more officers to university campuses nationwide. The Acting Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, had told journalists on Thursday morning that the lecturers, ASUU, had until December 4 to resume. […]

Number of Nigerians studying in the UK triples

The number of Nigerians studying for a degree in the UK trebled in just eight years, according to new statistics. The latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency in the UK (HESA) shows that 17,640 Nigerians enrolled to study at UK universities during 2011/12 compared to 5,385 for 2003/04. Nottingham Trent University, based in […]

PDP faults APC, Baraje faction’s merger

PDP say it is cross-carpeting and not merger.

ASUU strike: Union writes Jonathan, gives conditions for calling off strike

Nigerian university lecturers want the president to honour his words. The Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] has written to President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it has resolved to call off its strike, but wanted the president to, first, bring pressure to settle on four bottlenecks contrived to frustrate a resolution of the 5-month old impasse. […]

Senate set to increase number of judges in FCT High Court

The court currently has 37 judges.

Abuja–Lokoja road attains 65.4 per cent completion – SURE-P Convener

The official said the road could be completed in December 2014.

Plot to expel me will fail, says Oyinlola

The Embattled scribe of the ruling party says democracy is on trial. The embattled National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said on Thursday that the recommendations of the party’s National Disciplinary Committee for his expulsion would not stand because ‘’nobody can build something on nothing; and falsehood on truth’’. He said […]

Court permits SSS to keep Boko Haram suspect in custody

A separate court had permitted the SSS to keep the suspect for 45 days.

Update: Asari Dokubo was not flown in Presidential Jet after release- Abati

The ex-militant was released on Thursday morning.

Why I resigned as SURE-P boss – Kolade

The Octogenarian said he resigned on health grounds.

Transmission Company confirms government’s release of N1.3 billion compensation money

A 330KV single circuit transmission line 2nd Benin – Onitsha project.

Flood affects 3,823 people in Katsina in 2013 – Agency

Relief materials were distributed to the victims.

Presidency slams Amaechi, says he is pretending to be Rivers’ “messiah”

Governor Amaechi had accused Jonathan of “robbing” Rivers to pay Bayelsa. The Presidency has debunked claims by the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi that President Goodluck Jonathan was deploying oil revenues meant for the state to his (Jonathan) native Bayelsa State. It said Mr. Amaechi was mischievously packaging a personal interest as group interest in […]

NSA charges media on national interest, professionalism

The security adviser says maximum security provided in Anambra to ensure public safety. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has urged media practitioners to tailor their news reportage towards promoting national interest, security consciousness and peace in the country, stressing that the media is a critical sector in the attainment of national […]