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Church sues tenants over alleged rent default

The defendants were not in court.

Abuja to witness electricity interruption on Saturday – TCN

The interruption is to allow for emergency work on a facility. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Friday that there would be a one day intermittent electricity interruption on June 1 in Abuja and its environs. This is contained in a statement by Dave Ifabiyi, General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN. According to the […]

We lose over N2.6bn annually to Niger Delta oil thieves- Shell

The company said sabotage was a major cause of oil spill in Nigeria. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on Friday expressed concern over the activities of oil thieves and pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta. The company’s General Manager, Nigeria Content Development, Igo Weli, said that the company lost over N2.6 billion […]

Amaechi, Rivers Assembly members in secret meeting as lawmakers pledge loyalty

The embattled governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi, has secured a pledge of unyielding support from majority of his state lawmakers, at a secret meeting where he rallied them to face the prospect of an ever more hostile federal-backed clampdown aimed at his removal from office, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Amaechi met with the […]

Nigerian Scholars, lawyers say arms discovery in Kano is dangerous signal

The scholars asked for more pro-active efforts by Nigerian security agencies. Some scholars and lawyers based in Lagos said on Friday that the discovery of an armoury in Kano suspected to belong to Hezbollah, a Lebanese group, was a dangerous and disturbing signal. The Joint Task Force (JTF) said on Thursday that it had uncovered […]

Security agents seal off Abuja’s Amigo Supermarket over owner’s alleged terrorism link

The supermarket was sealed off on Friday night. Nigeria security agencies on Friday evening sealed off the popular Amigo supermarket, owned by a Lebanese who is accused of being part of a major terrorist cell. The Joint Task Force in Kano on Thursday named Fauzi Fawad, a co-owner of Amigo and Wonderland Amusement Park, Abuja’s […]

British Council, Microsoft inaugurate digital classroom in Lagos schools

15 digital hubs had been set up in Nigeria. The British Council, in collaboration with Microsoft, on Friday inaugurated a digital hub in the premises of Ojota Senior Secondary School and Oregun Senior High School in Ikeja. The Country Director of the council, David Higgs, said that the digital classroom of 20 computers would enable […]

Anti-tobacco advocates want Lagos declared ‘smoke-free’

The World No Tobacco Day is commemorated every May 31 The Lagos State House of Assembly should declare Lagos State smoke-free and prohibit the secret smoking parties organized by the British American Tobacco Nigeria, BATN, in the state, said the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals, NATT, on Friday at an event to mark the […]

Court orders PDP to halt further action on Amaechi’s suspension

The judge asked that the statusquo be maintained.

Soldiers arrest three suspects with 27 bags of Indian hemp

The suspects begged for leniency.

Russia unlikely to send S-300 missiles to Syria before autumn-Interfax

Russia insists on selling the weapons to deter foreign invasion in Syria.

Onaiyekan preaches self-transformation as panacea to corruption

The cleric said that Nigerians need a moral transformation.

South Africa condemns xenophobic attack on foreigners

A Somali man allegedly shot dead the two, believed to be Zimbabwean nationals, outside his shop on Sunday.

Nigerian military releases 23 women, 35 juvenile Boko Haram suspects

Some of the kids confessed to working for Boko Haram.

Group wants Nigerian Government to declare Achebe’s home a national monument

Achebe was buried in his home in Ogidi, Anambra State.

Lebanese community in Kano dissociates self from arrested nationals with alleged ties to Hezbollah

The Lebanese leader said this on Friday.

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Nigeria Governors Forum is undivided and I am the only Chairman, Jang claims

The Plateau State Governor said this on Friday.

Update: Why Appeal Court dashed Baba Suwe’s hope of N25mn damages

The popular Yoruba actor was detained by the NDLEA for allegedly ingesting drugs.

WHO demands total tobacco blackout worldwide

Bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship are one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco consumption.

Appeal Court tells NDLEA not to pay Baba Suwe N25mn

The court overturned the ruling of a high court.

2015 Election: Anenih seeks automatic PDP ticket for Jonathan, others

The PDP said it will resolve its present crisis. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, has proposed an automatic second term ticket for incumbent president and governors who perform well in office, thus seeking to boycott the usual primaries. This he said is to avoid the […]

Owner of Abuja’s Wonderland Amusement Park, Amigo Supermarket linked to terrorism

The JTF said Fauzi Fawad is on the run.