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Kidnappers of ex-Borno council boss demand N50mn ransom

The Borno State Government and the Kidnappers haggle over N50 million ransom. By Ola’ Audu Advertisement

Group asks police to stop harassing Leadership Newspapers

HURIWA asks the Federal Government to go to court if it has a case against the organization. Advertisement

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Tambuwal raps Jonathan over “abuse” of state pardon

The Speaker of the Nigerian Parliament spoke in Abuja on Monday. Advertisement

N47.1bn theft: Akingbola seeks court’s permission to travel abroad for medical treatment

Mr. Akingbola allegedly stole N47.1 billion belonging to former intercontinental bank. Advertisement

Amnesty is only way out of Boko Haram, MURIC says

The Nigerian Islamic organisation challenged the idea of “faceless Boko Haram”. Advertisement

French photojournalist kidnapped in Afghanistan escapes

The journalist escaped after three months in captivity. Advertisement

2face, Davido, Ice Prince to star in MTV Africa Tour

The tour is aimed at extolling the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians.  Advertisement

Former British Minister, Margaret Thatcher, dies at 87

Thatcher was Britain’s only female prime minister. Advertisement

APC leaders disagree over sharing of party positions

Complexities arise in the merger of the four Nigerian opposition parties into the APC. Advertisement

Prime Minister of cote d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire to reintegrate ex-fighters with $168 million

The programme will be in phases. Advertisement

Despite PDP’s ‘noise’, Amaechi will win re-election as Governors’ Forum Chairman- Fayemi

The two men were in Ekiti State together. Advertisement

PDP alleges plot to discredit its leadership

The Peoples Democratic Party says it has uncovered plans by a clique of “undemocratic elements” to use accomplices in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the judiciary to discredit its leadership and destabilize the party. The party said the plot is destroying the credibility of the party’s 2012 National Convention which brought in the […]

APGA national chairman

Maxi Okwu elected APGA National Chairman

The APGA convention is holding in Awka, Anambra State. Advertisement

Northern leaders yet to speak to Boko Haram about amnesty-Presidency

Presidential spokesperson raised views that seem to support concerns raised by critics of amnesty. No northern leader assured President Goodluck Jonathan of Boko Haram’s preparedness to accept amnesty ahead of Thursday’s inauguration of an amnesty committee, as none of the leaders admitted contacting the group, the presidency has said. Presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, said “no […]

Nigerians too timid to push for revolution, says Rivers Governor, Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Saturday said most Nigerians have resigned themselves to lives of suffering and lacked the necessary courage to force a change in their country. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the second Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders, Mr. Amaechi said Nigeria would not undergo a forceful […]

Sparks fly as ACN, FG lock horns over alleged plot to destabilize Nigeria

 The opposition Action Congress of Nigeria  and the federal government were locked in a war of words Sunday after the ACN accused the government of plotting to scuttle the 2015 elections and plunge the country into chaos. The allegation unsettled Aso Rock and the Peoples Democratic Party which quickly rushed out counter statements accusing the […]

Fire guts popular Alade market in Lagos

Exactly a month after the Ifelodun Plank Market in Demurin, Ketu, Lagos, was razed down in a late night inferno, the popular Alade market on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, was this evening gutted by fire, the National Emergency Management Agency has said. Details of the incident are still sketchy. NEMA did not say what caused the […]

Niger Delta militants

MEND claims it killed 15 police officers in Bayelsa boat attack

MEND appears to make good its threat to resume attacks. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, the umbrella body of armed groups in Nigeria’s Niger Delta said it was responsible for the deaths of police officers killed in a boat ambush in Bayelsa state. The police admitted on Sunday that 12 […]

Ekiti announces 7-day mourning period for late deputy governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has made a moving statewide broadcast to the people of the state, announcing a seven-day mourning period for his departed deputy, Olufunmilayo Olayinka, who died Saturday after a prolonged battle with cancer. “In reflection of the mood of our state in this trying moment, a period of seven-day mourning […]

Police confirms losing 12 personnel in Bayelsa boat attack

The slain officers were on escort duty. Advertisement

Northern governors want broad amnesty committee

The governors salute the president for naming an amnesty committee. Advertisement

EU/UNICEF to spend N4.2 billion on Niger Delta rural water scheme

The United Nations Children’s Fund and the European Union are to spend 20 million Euros (N4.2 billion) to provide water in rural areas of the Niger Delta, UNICEF’s Country Representative, Bishmu Timilsina, has said. Advertisement

Northern elites “selfish” in demanding amnesty for Boko Haram-Senator

Plateau senator believes amnesty should rather go to victims of violence. Advertisement

Nigeria Not Your Banana Republic, Perm Sec Rebuked America

With soaring corruption and receding life standards, Nigeria’s global reputation is far from lustrous. But decades ago, when official sleaze hadn’t reached heinous levels, and Nigerians were not considered the world’s Internet scam kings, the nation stood tall, her citizens globally respected. And officials reveled in that pride. On one testy occasion that speaks volumes […]

Pope Francis, The Cube Of Love, And Boko Haram, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“How I wish For a Church of the poor, and that the Church were poor…How I wish for a poor Church and Church for the poor” –Pope Francis. March 16, 2013.” (Quoted from www.osv.com, Our Sunday Visitor Vol 101, no 48, pp.4 &8. OSV, weekly Catholic Newspaper published in Huntington, Indiana, US) The Easter has […]