Tears, Triumph and Regret at the Olympics

“So even though men don’t cry, we have witnessed men of all shades, creeds and sport cry openly and unashamedly in full view”


Our cell overcrowded with suspected subsidy thieves, says EFCC

The EFCC says its cells are filled to the brim and has no room for more suspects

Jigawa joins 30 persons living with HIV/AIDS in wedlock

Thirty persons living with HIV and AIDS have entered into marriage contracts under the couple match making scheme initiated by the Jigawa Action Committee on AIDS (JISACA). The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Bashir Ahmad, said in Dutse on Wednesday that the measure is to control the scourge in the state. Mr. Ahmad said that […]

No compulsion in religion, By Hannatu Musawa

“It is regrettable that Islam, a religion of peace, harmony, goodwill and brotherhood has been used by unruly and ghastly people to justify unwarranted acts of violence such as suicide bombings, threats and other forms of violence.” Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi is not only a knowledgeable Islamic scholar; he exemplifies the character of a […]

FEC approves draft budget of N5trn for 2013

The Minister of Finance says the Federal Government is mapping out a strategy to reduce domestic debt

Balarabe Musa accuses PDP of sponsoring APGA crisis

APGA blames PDP for the crises rocking the party.

Police foil bomb attack in Sokoto PDP office

The would be bombers handed a bag of explosives to a policeman claiming it contained some fruits

Desertification: Adamawa bans use of saw machines

Adamawa state which used to have a huge forest cover is now threatened by desertification


36 graduate in first class at UNILORIN

36 students out of the 5, 383 graduating students of the university in the 2011/2012 session made first class honours degrees

Ogun police seek hospitals’ help to track down wounded robber

Police in Ogun state say they are currently searching for a robber who was wounded in the course of a gun fight with the police

NUC lifts suspension order on 3 private universities

The NUC has restored the operations licenses of three of the six universities which were earlier suspended

Traders, commuters convert Abuja bus-stops to public toilets

Bus stops in Nigeria’s capital territory are commonly used as urinals- a result of the absence of public toilets, the residents say

7 Cameroonian athletes abscond from Olympic Village

A Cameroonian diplomat says the first person to disappear was the reserve goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team

Delta cancels mass transfer of teachers over alleged fraud

The Delta State government says some civil servants have hijacked the transfer programme, extorting money from the teachers to change their postings

Hilary Clinton to visit Nigeria

Human Rights Watch sets agenda for Clinton ahead of her visit to Nigeria

International advocacy group urges the US secretary of state to raise tough issues during her Thursday visit to Nigeria

Bayelsa to roll out own flag, coat of arms, anthem

Months after Osun anthem crisis, Bayelsa plans own flag, anthem, coat of arms

Lagos ready to release bodies of DANA crash victims to relatives

The results of the DNA tests are ready and relatives can now bury their dead after over two months of agonising wait

Three-day funeral begins for Ghana’s late leader

Ghanaian president who dies last month will be buried on Friday

Governors suspend debate on constitution amendment

Governors say they will only resume debate on constitution review after Muslims return from lesser hajj

Boko Haram: Army graduates 439 counter terrorists personnel 

The Nigerian army has trained some personnel in counter terrorism and counter insurgency

Building collapses in Abuja, killing 3, injuring 9

UPDATE: NEMA spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, said the death toll in the building incident has risen to 3. He said rescuers were still at the scene rummaging through the rubbles to see if there are other trapped victims.   A building has just collapsed in Dutse Alhaji, an Abuja suburb, killing two people and injuring nine others. Although […]

Libya deports 111 Nigerians for immigration reasons

The emergency agency says that 61 Nigerians remain in Libya and have refused to return home

More oil subsidy suspected thieves to be arraigned soon, says EFCC

More batches of suspected offenders are to be brought before the courts by September, the commission says

Aba stinks, residents fume, blast state government

Residents in the Abia State capital say the government is unable to perform the task of providing a working rubbish disposal process

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi

Kogi Governor visits Church, victims of Okene attack

The Kogi state governor has paid a condolence visit to the survivors of Monday’s church attack