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NEMA says 8 killed, 145 injured in suicide bomber attack on Kaduna Church

Following the suicide bomber attack, security has been beefed in the city up to check any breakdown of law and order

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan condemns Kaduna bomb attack, says war against terror on course

President Goodluck Jonathan has just issued the statement below condemning today’s Kaduna bomb attack today.  Read below, full statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned Sunday’s suicide bomb attack on a Catholic Church in Kaduna. “The President who was extremely saddened by […]

Four feared dead in Ogun auto crash

The accident happened close to the governor’s office.

Spaniard, Romanian again emerge best in Lagos Tennis Tournament

The winners had won the first leg of the tournament.

Suicide bomber injures many in Kaduna Church explosion

The suicide bomber has been confirmed dead.

Eid-el-kabir: Obasanjo cinema livens up Abeokuta

Fun seekers trooped out on Saturday to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta to watch movies and enjoy the serene environment in the spirit of Eid el-Kabir celebrations. Some of the visitors told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the cinema had created a platform for people to recreate and ease tension. […]

Fire guts 5-storey UBA Plaza on Lagos Island

Men of the fire service battled to put out the fire.

Gov. Danbaba Suntai flown to Germany for treatment, fate of other survivors unknown

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba was flown to Germany in an air ambulance for medical attention at about 3.05 p.m  on Saturday, the governor’s spokesperson  has said. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, confirmed the development to newsmen in Jalingo on Saturday. News of Mr. Suntai’s evacuation came even as the fate […]

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde honoured with BEFFTA Award

The founder of the awards praised Omotola for her talent.

It is nobody’s business if I bleach my skin-Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne premiered her first movie in two countries in September.

Gymnastics Federation to train orphanage kids for Olympics

Kids from orphanage are being trained for Rio Olympics.

A challenge of Bakassi ruling would’ve failed- Bola Ajibola

Mr. Ajibola said Nigeria had no basis to challenge the ruling.

Arik confirms corpse of unknown man on own London-Lagos plane

The deceased is yet to be identified.

Cynthia Okosogu’s murder: Lawyers hail FG’s plan to ban `rape drug’

Lawyers and social critics on Friday commended the Federal Government’s move to ban the sale of the ‘date rape drug’, allegedly used to kill Miss Cynthia Osokogu. They gave the commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria  in Lagos. The Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja resolved to ban the […]

Nigeria’s economy suffers from floods

Price of food items go up and oil production is threatened as a result of the floods that ravaged parts of Nigeria.flood

Maxim Uzoatu

A Philosopher King Named Ekwueme, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A review of From State House to Kirikiri by Alex I. Ekwueme; Nwamife Publishers, Enugu; 2002 Ekwueme simply means a personage who does what he says. Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is without any shadow of doubt a man who lives up to the exact letters of his name. The first ever Vice-President of Nigeria, he […]

Gov. Suntai put under intensive care at National Hospital, Jonathan says he’s stable

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed gratitude to God for sparing the life of Taraba State Governor, Dambaba Suntai, who was involved in a plane crash in Yola, Adamawa State, on Thursday. Mr. Jonathan, who visited the governor at the intensive care unit of the National Hospital, Abuja, said Mr. Suntai was in a stable […]

“Were Gov Suntai an ordinary man, he would have been discharged,” says police boss

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba, who was hospitalised at the Specialist Hospital, Yola, after crash-landing his aircraft along Numan road, near the NNPC depot, is responding to treatment and would have long been discharged if he were “an ordinary man”. The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Godfrey Okeke, made this known to News Agency of […]

Those who rumoured my death need God’s forgiveness, says Awujale of Ijebuland

Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, on Friday said those who rumoured his death while he was on medical trip abroad should ask God for forgiveness. Mr. Adetona, who stated this during his Eid-el-Kabir message at Idobi praying ground in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, said  despite the rumour, God saved his life. It would be […]

Taraba Governor, Danbaba Suntai, to be flown to Germany for treatment

Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba has been flown to Abuja preparatory to being moved to Germany for further treatment. A medical source at the Specialist Hospital, Yola, where the governor was receiving treatment following his plane crash in a bush along Yola-Numan road on Thursday night, disclosed this on Friday. The source, who pleaded anonymity, however […]

Kidnapped mother of lawmaker freed

The lady who was kidnapped has finally been released.

Nasir El-Rufai quits THISDAY after clash with Obaigbena

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, and Lagos-based newspaper, THISDAY, have parted ways, with Mr. El-Rufai announcing to his fans on Facebook that his column, El-Rufai on Friday, will no longer appear in the paper. “My Friday Column, El-Rufai on Friday will no longer appear on the Back Page of Thisday,” […]

German doctors treat Suntai

The German doctors were already in Adamawa State.

How presidency pronounced Gov. Danbaba Suntai dead, misleading Nigerians

A misleading tweet by an official of the Nigerian Presidency helped fueled nationwide speculation Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba died in a plane crash. Anxiety had mounted over the fate of the occupants of the ill-fated plane after the story broke that six passengers and crew, including Mr. Suntai, were aboard the small […]

Nigeria needs righteous and focused leaders, Transformation Institute boss says.

At the NASS prayer session, recipes for national development was proffered.