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Shaky start in Abuja council elections

Abuja residents are electing council officials.

Nigerians to be able to switch networks, retain phone numbers from March 25 – NCC

 Nigerians will be able to switch between the four GM operators and retain their phone numbers.

Council chairman, candidate commend INEC for Abuja council polls

Voters apathy was witnessed in some parts of the Nigerian capital.

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Late arrival of election materials, officials mars Abuja council elections

Residents of the Nigerian capital elect council officials.

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Despite Boko Haram, Borno officials still defraud state of millions

The Borno State Government would not comment until a court a decision.

Premium Times Train Trip Lagos – Kano (Live Blog)

Join the live reports of the train ride. 

How PDP used hatchet man behind phantom APC to terrorise Atiku, Nnamani

Ikenga Ugochinyere, 36, the hatchet man behind the formation of the controversial African Peoples Congress, APC, is the National Director of the PDP Youth Movement, a youth group in the governing Peoples Democratic Party. During the tenure of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, the law graduate of Imo State University , Owerri, led the militant wing of […]

U.S threatens sanctions against Nigeria over pardon for ex-convict Alamieyeseigha, Bulama

The controversial pardon granted some ex-convicts by President Goodluck Jonathan has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Nigeria and the United States,  with the Americans threatening to punish Nigeria over Mr. Jonathan’s action. Nigeria has in turn accused the United States of “meddlesomeness”. The U.S. had through its official twitter handle @USEmbassyAbuja on Friday condemned Mr. Jonathan’s action, […]

Groups condemn presidential pardon to Alamieyeseigha

The pardon to Mr. Alamieyeseigha goes against any commitment to fighting corruption in Nigeria, they said.

Exposed: PDP ‘Hatchet Man’ behind rival APC registration

All Progressives Congress had persistently alleged that the PDP was behind the registration of the African Peoples Congress. The man behind attempts to register the African Peoples Congress is a card carrying member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who has carried out several hatchet jobs for the party hierarchy in the past. The […]

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APC accuses APC of plotting to assassinate its officials

Drama heightens as political parties with the APC abbreviation submit logo.

Senate President heads Nigeria’s delegation to Pope’s inauguration

Nigeria will sponsor five people to Pope Francis’ inauguration on March 19.

PHCN workers challenge ejection from property forfeited to Nigeria by Ibru

The PHCN workers asked the court to set aside the order directing the sealing of the property.

Consumer Protection Council unable to effectively protect consumer

The CPC says there is weak system of consumer advocacy that diminishes its power to protect consumers.

Rapid HIV treatment points to “functional cure” for AIDS

A functional cure means the virus is reduced to such low levels that it is kept at bay even without continuing treatment.

Severance package: PHCN workers hold prayers, threaten strike

The PHCN workers say they would go on strike if the Federal Government fails to adhere to pay their severance package.

Magistrate outsmarts lawyer, orders suspect remanded in police custody

The accused person and his lawyer wanted an adjournment; instead they got a prison remand.

Ogun photo journalist buried

Mr. Durosanya was a photo journalist at the Ogun State Ministry of Information.

Kogi releases N400m for reconstruction of flood-damaged roads

Contacts for the jobs have already been awarded.

Groups hail passage of anti-gender violence bill

The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill seeks to punish perpetrators of gender-based violence in Nigeria.

Gunmen attack Gwoza prison in Borno, set inmates free

A yet to be confirmed number of inmates were set free.  Ola’ Audu

Nigeria Police establishes new command, redeploys six AIGs

The new command is in charge of providing adequate security at all ports and harbours.

David Mark to lead Nigeria’s delegation to installation of Pope Francis

The Senate President will lead Nigeria’s delegation.

U.S. condemns pardon for Alamieyeseigha, Bulama

The U.S condemned the action of the Nigerian government.

Sultan says call for scrapping of NYSC unpatriotic

The sultan welcomed corps members in Sokoto.