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Shell to spend over $115mn to reduce harmful air pollution in landmark U.S. settlement ‬

Shell flares a large percentage of its gas causing grave harm to the people of the Niger- Delta. Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell, has agreed to spend at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, after admitting violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical […]

Jonathan is behind Rivers crisis-Tinubu

Mr.Tinubu said he was speaking a truth many abhor. Former governor of Lagos state and leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Ahmed Tinubu, said Sunday he was ready to face a truth he claimed many were afraid of: that President Goodluck Jonathan was behind the crisis rocking Rivers state House of Assembly. “The PDP […]

Baba Suwe heads to Supreme Court for N25million compensation

The Supreme Court will decide whether Baba Suwe should be paid N25million by the anti-drug office Popular actor, Babatunde Omidina, AKA Baba Suwe, has headed to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal quashed N25 million awarded to him as damages in an alleged drug trafficking case. In an appeal filed on July 12 […]

NLC criticizes FG’s “incessant” review of electricity charges

The labour union said Nigerians are being made to pay for services they do not enjoy. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday criticized the Federal Government’s “incessant and exorbitant’ review of electricity tariff. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Abdulwahed Omar, the NLC President, in Abuja. NLC recalled that in 2012, […]

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan’s al-Bashir arrives Nigeria to red-carpet welcome

Nigeria has made it clear it will not arrest Mr. al-Bashir despite the ICC warrant. Sudan’s leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide in Darfur, arrived Sunday in Abuja to a red-carpet welcome and a full guard of honor despite complaints from activists against the visit. Mr. […]

CNPP cautions Jonathan on “Chinese neo-colonialism”

The group said China has been less than transparent in its dealings with Nigeria. The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP has warned President Goodluck Jonathan to beware of “Chinese quest for neo-colonialism in Africa” as the president pushes Nigeria into stronger economic relations with the Asian nation. The group said the history of colonialism […]

Nigerian Emerges Commonwealth Medical Association Vice President

The current head of the Nigerian Medical Association was elected to the post. Osahon Enabulele, a Consultant Family Physician and the current President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has emerged the Vice President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA. The election took place during the 23rd triennial conference and council meeting of the 51-year-old […]

Al-Mustapha gets VIP reception in Kano as Abiola’s wife condemns his release

A large crowd in Kano welcomed Mr. Al-Mustapha whose acquittal of murder has stirred controversy. Hamza Al-Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to former military ruler, Sani Abacha, arrived to a tumultuous welcome that literally grounded Kano on Sunday after a 14-year time in jail over the murder of Kudirat Abiola. Mr. Al-Mustapha arrived at the […]

Court clears NIMASA of contempt charge, as NLNG agrees to pay disputed levy

Both parties have reached a temporary resolution of the crisis. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday cleared the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of contempt charges brought against it by the Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) over the lingering dispute on unpaid statutory levies. The maritime regulatory agency […]

How Abuja administration turns female footballers to beggars, prostitutes

The players have not been paid for about 18 months. When Stephanie (not real name) joined FCT Queens football club of Abuja in 2011, she was overjoyed. Her chance of being a professional footballer and eventually playing for the Falcons, Nigeria’s senior female football team, was getting brighter, she thought. Things have  however, not moved […]

Nigeria’s corruption, government accountability take front burner at 5th Soyinka Lecture Series

Speakers talked on more efficient use of the FOI. Nigeria’s corruption and lack of accountability by public officials were the issues that dominated this year’s Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series held in Lagos, Saturday. The fifth edition of the annual lecture, held to commemorate Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s 79th birthday, was titled ‘The […]

Anger As White American man, George Zimmerman, Who Killed Black Kid, Is Freed

George Zimmerman was acquitted on all counts by a six-member Florida jury just before 10 p.m. Saturday evening, bringing to an end a legal battle that began with a February 2012 shooting in a gated Florida community and that became a flash point for views on race relations, gun rights, and self-defense. After hearing the verdict, […]

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Controversy over Nigeria’s plans to welcome Sudan President, Bashir

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court An international uproar against Nigeria started brewing over the weekend with news that indicted International Criminal Court suspect, President Omer Al-Bashir of Sudan is expected in Abuja to participate in the international HIV/AIDS conference starting tomorrow, Empowered Newswire reports. This news came on the same day the […]

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D

Article of Faith: Paul’s Hope Of Righteousness, By Femi Aribisala

Why is it that armed-robbers, pen-robbers, rapists, murderers and all sorts of evil men claim to be Christians?     Have you ever wondered why Christians, supposedly followers of Jesus; the most righteous man that ever lived, are not known for righteousness?  On the contrary, Christians organised the Inquisition and burnt thousands of people at the […]

Group asks Lagos to appeal judgement that freed Al-Mustapha, Sofolahan

KIND expressed shock at the Appeal Court’s ruling. The Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, KIND, has expressed shock at the discharge and acquittal of Hamza Al-Mustapha and Lateef Sofolahan for the murder of late Kudirat Abiola. Mr. Al-Mustapha was the chief security officer to the then Head of State, Sani Abacha, while Mr. Sofolahan was an […]

Malaria deaths in Africa reduced by one-third from Year 2000 – Official

The Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership said this on Saturday. The Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, said malaria-related deaths in Africa had reduced by one-third from the 2,000 figure. Ms. Nafo-Traoré stated this on Saturday during the launch of `Malaria Situation Room’ at the AU Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, […]

KIND Slams Judgement granting Al Mustapha Freedom

The Court of Appeal in Lagos got a sharp rap Saturday for overturning the Murder judgement on Major Hamza Al Mustapha, Chief Security Officer to late General Sani Abacha, and Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan found guilty of assassinating Alhaja Kudirat Abiola in Lagos, during the reign of terror of General Sani Abacha, The rebuke came from KIND, the Kudirat Initiative for […]

Court clears NIMASA of contempt charge, as NLNG agrees to pay $140m levy

The Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, on Friday cleared the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of contempt charges brought against it by the Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) in the wake of the lingering dispute over unpaid statutory levies. The maritime regulatory agency had on May 3 triggered a major […]

Boko Haram denies ceasefire pact with govt, threatens to burn more schools

The sect’s leader stated this in a new video. The Boko Haram sect has denied entering into any ceasefire agreement with the Federal Government. The group stated this in a new video by its leader, Abubakar Shekau. The video is available to AP and quoted by Huffington Post. “We will not enter into any agreement […]

African ambassadors call for more actions against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Permanent Representatives Committee, PRC, of the African Union Commission stated this on Saturday.

Early exposure to sex increases risk of STI’s – Physician

Only about 22-33 per cent of adolescents have knowledge about HIV/AIDS.

New HIV treatment format launched

The new format hopes to increase the number of people with access to HIV treatment.

Again, INEC writes National Assembly; seeks powers to disqualify candidates

Nigeria’s electoral body seeks more power for self.

In Ramadan message, NSCIA commends DANA, Governor Dickson of Bayelsa,

The council asked all Muslims to shun violence. 

Army intercepts petrol tanker loaded with arms in Kebbi

The fuel compartment of the truck was filled with arms. The Army has announced the interception of a petrol tanker loaded with arms and ammunitions in Kebbi. The Commanding Officer, 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Sunday Ilori, told newsmen on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi that the vehicle, bearing the logo of Mobil Oil, was […]