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France captures Frenchman fighting for Mali Islamists

The French national is to e extradited to France. Advertisement

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. Advertisement

Nigeria will not develop amidst insecurity –Gov. Yuguda

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

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. Advertisement

JTF questions Shell’s claim of increased crude oil theft

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

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

Mr. Maina had been declared wanted by the police. Advertisement

22 auto crashes claim 23 lives in Oyo – FRSC

Oyo state had 22 deaths caused by car crashes. Advertisement

Jonathan pledges to break gender barriers in Nigeria

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

Court workers in Nigeria to commence strike from Monday

The workers union gave the directive on Friday. Advertisement

Four confirmed dead in Yobe measles outbreak

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

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. Advertisement

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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. Advertisement

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 […]

SHOCKING VIDEO: Nigerians Vandalizing Nigerian Embassy In Senegal

Some stick-wielding Nigerians descended on the Nigerian Embassy in Senegal for failing to help them get the body of a deceased friend. They attacked officials and destroyed embassy properties. The video was uploaded to YouTube on March 6. Advertisement

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Nigeria’s National Hospital workers on total strike

The health workers are protesting unfavourable working conditions. Advertisement

Nigeria may not achieve Vision 20:2020 because of poor electricity- German official

The German pushed for renewable energy as an alternative source of power supply. Advertisement

11 reasons Nigeria’s National Hospital workers are on strike

Nurses, laboratory scientists, and others at the Nigerian hospital are on strike. Advertisement

Update: Jonathan visits Yobe, says no amnesty for Boko Haram

Jonathan says since Boko Haram is a faceless group, the members cannot be granted amnesty. Talatu Usman Advertisement

Jos Police arrest 10 suspected robbers, recover ammunition, vehicles

The suspects were arrested at various locations in Plateau, North-Central Nigeria. Advertisement

EFCC arraigns former Oceanic Bank manager over N245m scam

The accused was arraigned on a 12- count charge of theft and misappropriation of funds. Advertisement

Ogun community accuses Amosun of plans to displace 3,000 residents

Members of the Ogun community say the state governor wants to allocate their lands to foreigners. Advertisement

Group warns Nigerian lawmakers against manipulating constitution amendment process

The Alliance for Credible Election demands accountability from Nigeria’s government. Advertisement

PDP's Olusola Oke

Declare me winner of Ondo governorship poll, PDP candidate, Oke, tells tribunal

Olusola Oke alleged that the voters register used by INEC was not credible as it had been tampered with by the commission. Advertisement