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Bin Laden’s son-in-law pleads not guilty to terrorism charge

Abstract: Suleiman Abu Ghaith is being tried for terrorism in the U.S.

Woman killed by caged lion in California died of broken neck

The deceased was a 24-year-old intern at the wildlife sanctuary in the U.S.

Ogun Speaker’s wife delivers triplets in U.S. hospital

The triplets share a birthday with their father.

Nigeria realised N140bn from cocoa export in 2012 –Aganga

The minister said Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cocoa.

SEC calls for greater financial independence for women

Ms. Oteh stressed the importance of empowering women economically to enable them cope with the various challenges they are faced with.

NLC calls for end to violence against women

The NLC created the National Women Commission and state women committees to give women a voice.

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APC to release constitution, manifesto, March 13

APC representative says that the party’s manifesto will be different from all the manifestoes that have ever been observed from independence to date.

Obama’s half-brother flops in Kenyan election

Malik Obama ran on a campaign of “change.’’

Amosun swears in new Justice Commissioner for Ogun

The Commissioner for Justice and the Solicitor-General are women making it a first for the state.

U.S. charges Bin Laden’s son-in-law

Suleiman Abu Ghaith is accused of inciting violence against the U.S.

France captures Frenchman fighting for Mali Islamists

The French national is to e extradited to France.

Kenya vote count continues with Kenyatta still on tight lead

Odinga’s camp and several civil society groups have called for a halt, citing irregularities.

Nigeria will not develop amidst insecurity –Gov. Yuguda

Yuguda says job creation can help curb the security challenges in Nigeria.

11 fishermen arraigned for alleged pipeline vandalism

The Nigerian Police said it recovered about 220 drums of petrol, valued at N5.3 million, from the fishermen.

JTF questions Shell’s claim of increased crude oil theft

JTF says the quantity of oil Shell claims is being stolen is doubtful.

Breaking News: Jonathan removes fugitive pension boss, Maina, appoints replacement

Mr. Maina had been declared wanted by the police.

22 auto crashes claim 23 lives in Oyo – FRSC

Oyo state had 22 deaths caused by car crashes.

Jonathan pledges to break gender barriers in Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan wished Nigerian women a “happy International Women’s Day”. Talatu Usman

Court workers in Nigeria to commence strike from Monday

The workers union gave the directive on Friday.

Four confirmed dead in Yobe measles outbreak

The Yobe State Government recorded 361 cases of measles from January till date.

Diplomatic face-off looms between Nigeria and Senegal

The Nigerian government says it has fired a protest letter to the Senegalese government in Dakar asking for information, and guarantees regarding the vandalisation of the embassy by about three dozen protesting Nigerians in the country. Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in an exclusive interview Friday. He also said the […]

Nigeria can’t trace sponsors of ghost workers that defraud government of N100bn, Okonjo-Iweala says

Government wants Nigerians to come up with ideas on how to fish out ghost workers on its pay roll.

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Nigerian government distorting facts on foreign reserves to confuse citizens, says Ezekwesili

The former Minister insists the government is not telling the truth about the foreign reserves.

Dabiri-Erewa calls for elimination of violence against women

As the world marks the International Women’s Day, Rep. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (ACN-Lagos) has called for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. In a statement issued in Abuja to mark the International Women’s Day, Mrs Dabiri- Erewa bemoaned the increasing violence on women in the country. She said it was gladdening that the […]

Overview Of Nigeria 2013 Budget, By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Protocols 1. It is with great pleasure that I present to you today, the 2013 Federal Government Budget. I thank Mr President, my colleagues and the Honourable Members of the National Assembly for their contributions to the planning, preparation, passage and signing into law of the 2013 Budget. 2. I would also like to acknowledge […]