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Alamieyeseigha’s Pardon: Nigeria alienated; Bill Gates arrives Ghana

The Nigerian child’s health is the first casualty of President Jonathan’s sympathy for corruption. Nigeria this week began to feel the full impact of the diplomatic row it sparked with the United States after pardoning corrupt ex-convicts and a rapist. And the health of the Nigerian child is the first casualty. The first backlash appears […]

Agric Minister, CBN Governor, others shun University of Agriculture program

The dignitaries almost caused the event to flop.

Nigerian government will ensure equitable distribution of projects, Jonathan says

The president said this in his address to a 16-member delegation of the Southern Kaduna Consultative forum.

Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman, EFCC

Ribadu proposes twin strategy to contain Boko Haram insurgency

The former anti-corruption chief said it would be wrong to characterise the insurgents as ghosts.

Zenith Bank Basketball League: First Bank maintains Group B lead

First Deep Water are top of Group A of the Nigerian women basketball league.

Godswill Akpabio

INEC considers Akpabio’s rigging “pre-election matter”

Mr. Akpabio had admitted to have rigged the 2007 senatorial election on camera. The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Monday that it considers the self-confessed manipulation of the 2007 senatorial election by Akwa Ibom state Governor, Godswill Akpabio, a pre-election matter it cannot respond to. Mr. Akpabio admitted in a video published by PREMIUM […]

Update: Two confirmed dead in Kano tanker explosion

The explosion occurred on Monday morning.

Anambra opens condolence register for Achebe

The Anambra Governor is in the U.S. to join in the burial plan of the legendary writer.

CAN blames Boko Haram insurgency on political leaders

The Kwara Chairman of CAN said politicians play politics with religion.

Central African Republic leader, Bozize, flees to Cameroon

The rebels are already fighting among themselves.

APGA crisis: Appeal Court to rule on Umeh’s application April 8

The Nigerian political party is split into different factions.

Nigeria, U.S to strengthen defence ties — Obada

Minister says the co-operation would be of benefit to both countries.

Adoke’s Justice Ministry, Lamorde’s EFCC flout court order on Cecilia Ibru’s asset

The court had issued the EFCC a three-day ultimatum to declare the asset recovered Mrs. Ibru.

Nigeria records high voluntary repartees from Switzerland, says Ambassador

 A lot of Nigerians leave the country seeking for greener pastures in European countries, including Switzerland.

Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio denies rigging election, claims he was misunderstood

The Akwa Ibom Governor blamed ‘mischief makers’ for the report.

Court orders NNPC Pension Fund to pay retirees N500m

 Former staff of the NNPC challenged the non-payment of reviewed pension arrears.

African Union suspends Central African Republic

The AU also imposed travel bans and asset freezes on rebel leaders.

Jonathan tasks new head of service on corruption

The President noted that the civil service is central to the realization of his administration’s transformation agenda.

Nigerian government advised to revive parks, recreation centres

Well-maintained parks, museums and galleries would attract foreign tourists.

N500mn fraud: EFCC not serious about trying me, Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, tells court

The defence wants the case dismissed for “lack of diligent prosecution”.

Nigerian players depart for junior table tennis championship on Friday

The competition is scheduled to hold between March 28 and April 7 in Hammanet, Tunisia.

Marketers laud NNPC for securing petrol pipelines

The NNPC has engaged the services of engineers from the Nigerian Army to re-establish the right of way for pipeline networks.

Chelsea owner, Abramovich, not detained in U.S.- spokesman

The billionaire’s spokesperson said he has not been detained.

Central African Republic rebel chief to keep power-sharing government

The power-sharing government composed of rebels, civilian opposition and Bozize loyalists.

Refugee boat sinks off Australia

Since 2001, almost 1,000 people have died at sea while attempting to reach Australia on overcrowded and often un-seaworthy refugee boats.