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Oscar Pistorius cancels race appearances after murder charge

The South African athlete is being charged for murder of his girlfriend. Advertisement

Breaking News: Three people killed as car plunges into river in Rivers- Police

The incident happened in Rivers State, South South Nigeria. Advertisement

The PDP Serio-Comedy, By Babayola Toungo

My abhorrence for suspense makes me hate watching any TV programme that is produced in series. The fact that I have to make myself free at an appointed time, find fuel for my generator as an insurance against the PHCN’s legendary unreliability, makes me avoid watching ‘serialised soaps’. Whenever I find one that catches my […]

Maina fights back, says Etuk committee grossly misinformed Senate

The pension boss has been declared wanted by the Nigerian police. The embattled chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has accused the Senate pension probe committee, headed by Aloysius Etuk, and his deputy, Kabir Gaya, of “raising spurious” allegations against the Team simply because the two senators “bitterly hate the […]

Nigeria gets first invitation to Baseball World Cup

Nigeria will be participating at the event for the first time. Nigeria will be making a debut appearance at the U-12 Baseball Championship scheduled to take place in Taipei, China from July 20 to 28, 2013, having received an invitation from the world governing body, the International Baseball Federation, IBAF. In extending the invitation to […]

Jonathan denies signing agreement to serve for a single term

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied agreeing to run for only a single term expiring 2015, a day after Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu, warned that the president will breach terms he reached with the governors should he seek re-election. In a reaction Sunday, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, dismissed as […]

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I died for seven days; friends sold my properties hoping I won’t return –Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Sunday opened up on her controversial medical trip last year, admitting for the first time she ailed terribly and was close to dying. Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke at a special thanksgiving service at the Aso Rock Chapel where the first family worships, said she underwent multiple surgical operations and at […]

Plateau govt. pays N700m to save Jos Breweries from total collapse

The breweries is seeking funds from the Bank of Industry too The Plateau State government has paid N700 million to debtors to save the comatose Jos International Breweries, JIB, from total liquidation, an official has confirmed. John Mankilik, the Chairman of the board saddled with reviving JIB, said the settlement of the debt owed to […]

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Gunmen abduct seven foreign construction workers in Bauchi state

There are conflicting reports about the nationalities of those kidnapped Gunmen have abducted seven foreign construction workers at a site in Bauchi state, after killing the security guard, police say. The attack occurred at the Lebanese-owned firm, Setraco, on Saturday. The attackers also targeted a prison and a police station Jama’are in Bauchi. At least […]

Embarrassed, Obasanjo’s PDP faction takes battle against Jonathan, Tukur to NEC

The Ogun PDP faction is loyal to the former Nigerian President. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s camp of the Ogun state People’s Democratic Party have admitted it was “embarrassed” by national body’s pronouncement outlawing its grip on local power. The faction said on Saturday it will appeal the ouster to PDP’s second highest decision making body, […]

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Article of Faith: The Counterfeit Christian Church (1), By Femi Aribisala

The modern Christian church, with its mega-pastors and highfalutin cathedrals is nothing but a counterfeit of the true church of Christ. One day, the Lord asked me one of those questions that turn my faith upside down.  “Femi,” he said, “does a mustard seed ever become a tree?” The question was confusing.  Jesus himself says: […]

The Christian Lent Season, History And Our Moral Conscience, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearances so that they may appear to others as fasting. Amen I say unto you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to […]

Investment at Onne Free Trade Zone hits $6m – Maku

The Onne Free Trade Zone is in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria The Federal Government said on Saturday that investments at the oil and gas free trade zone in Onne, Rivers State, had hit $6 billion (N900 million) and created about 30,000 jobs for Nigerians. Labaran Maku, the Minister of Information, stated this when the National […]

Nigerian Army to set up reserve force for emergency situations – Ihejirika

The Army chief made the statement in Niger state. The Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, has said the Nigerian Army will establish a “reserve force’’ to be able to respond to emergency situations quickly. “We want a situation where if there are some emergencies, we will have a force we can just call upon […]

Jonathan promises adequate funding, equipping of Nigerian universities

The president was represented at a university convocation ceremony in Katsina. President Goodluck Jonathan has given the assurance that the Federal Government will adequately fund and equip Nigerian universities to meet world standards and enhance development. Mr. Jonathan gave the assurance at the maiden convocation ceremony of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, on Saturday. “Our […]

Abuja, Delta teams win volleyball championship

The championship was held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. The Abuja and Delta teams on Saturday in Abuja won the second edition of the Volleyball President’s Beach Volleyball Championship for Men and Women. In the competition played at the Jabi Lake beach volleyball court, the teams overcame stiff opposition to excel in the championship organised […]

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Patriots plan to advance campaign for national conference

The Patriots want a national conference in Nigeria. The Patriots, a political pressure group, plans to advance its campaign for a national conference before the 2015 general elections, its chairman, Ben Nwabueze, has said. Addressing the 14th Annual Conference of the Igbo Youth Movement in Enugu on Saturday, Mr. Nwabueze said the group would mobilise […]

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Sabbath Church wants elections moved from Saturdays

The Seven Day Adventist worship on Saturdays including in Nigeria. The members of Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA), Nigeria, would like the National Assembly not to fix general elections on Saturdays, a leading member of the church said. The President, Eastern Nigeria Mission of SDA, Bassey Udoh, expressed the view in an interview in Umuahia […]

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Investigations (Part 2): How officials, travel agencies robbed, ran Nigeria Airways aground

A senior CPC official is among those indicted for ruining Nigeria Airways. The pillaging and misappropriation that characterised the Nigerian Airways was not limited to the alleged corruption of its former Managing Directors- Jani Ibrahim and Mohammed Joji; several top management staff of the company between 1985 and 1999 in one way or the other […]

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Nigerian Army trains 2, 904 soldiers on counter terrorism

The training was done in Kontagora, Niger State. The Nigerian Army has trained 2, 904 soldiers on counter terrorism at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) in Kontagora, Niger. During the graduation ceremony on Friday, the Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, said the six-week intensive training in basic counter terrorism course was to prepare […]

Man, girlfriend, arrested for alleged kidnapping of 14-year-old

The suspects were arrested in Lagos, South West Nigeria. Advertisement

Another Nollywood actor, Lugard Onoyemu, dies

The actor died same day as Goldie. Advertisement

APC to test strength against PDP in Abuja council polls

The council polls of the Nigerian capital will hold on March 16. Advertisement

CPJ demands release of Al-Mizan reporter, Awwal

The U.S. based Committee for the Protection of Journalists, CPJ, has demanded the immediate release of a Nigerian journalist held by security operatives. Musa Awwal, an editor at Al-Mizan weekly Hausa Newspaper was arrested on Thursday morning when armed men believed to be members of the State Security Service, SSS, raided his home. Mr. Awwal and Aliyu Saleh, […]

Goldie’s husband appears, releases wedding, childhood pictures of late wife

Andrew Harvey, the widower of flamboyant Nigerian musician, Goldie Harvey, who passed away on Thursday night, has released several photographs of their time together, including those of their wedding. He also released some childhood photographs of the late musician. Until now, many fans of the late musicians didn’t know she was married, what with her […]