Boko Haram, crude oil theft influenced by poverty- Amaechi
Governor Rotimi Amaechi stated this in London, U.K.
SSS arrests, releases Fashakin, brother of Buhari’s loyalist
The suspect spent about 13 hours in SSS custody.
Update: Why court freed Amigo Supermarket owner, jailed fellow Lebanese for life
The court also ordered the immediate re-opening of Amigo Supermarket.
Abuja court sentences Lebanese to life imprisonment for terrorism, frees Amigo Supermarket owner
The court found Tahal Roda, guilty of terrorism charges.
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 […]
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.
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 […]