Use of bleaching products can cause kidney failure, infertility, others- dermatologists

A dermatologist at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Hospital, Osogbo, Akinlolu Siyanbola, has warned  against the use of  bleaching products, saying they could cause kidney failure. Mr. Siyanbola gave the warning  in Osogbo, Osun State. He said consistent usage of  bleaching products over a long period could  make the kidney to fail,  adding that […]

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Again, gunmen kill two police officers in Kano attack

Gunmen on Tuesday evening killed two policemen at Kwana Hudu in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State, barely nine hours after they murdered two and injured another, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A witness said in Kano that the incident occurred around 5 p.m. on January 15. The witness said the gunmen attacked […]

68 ships carrying petrol, palm oil, others arrive Lagos Ports

A total of 68 ships carrying various products ranging from petrol, to rice and palm oil are expected in Lagos Ports between January 16 and 31, the Nigeria Ports Authority has said. Also, 25 ships are currently waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports. The Ports Authority, in […]

INEC’s Electoral Institute undergoing re-organisation, expansion, Jega says

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is undergoing a re-organisation, re-structuring and widening the scope of its Electoral Institute, its Chairman, Attahiru Jega, has said. Mr. Jega dropped the hint at the opening of the three-day workshop on “Managing the Media for Successful Electoral Process’’ organised by NAN Bizcom, in Makurdi on Wednesday. Mr. Jega, […]

Two missing, houses razed as Ebonyi, Cross River communities clash over land

Two persons have been reported missing at Ndeagu-Amagu community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, in a renewed land dispute with the Adadama community in Abii Local Government Area of Cross River. A correspondent, who visited the area in company of Governor Martin Elechi, on Tuesday evening, reports that some indigenes of the area […]

N4.7b fraud: EFCC to arraign Babalakin, others on Thursday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday arraign the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Ltd., Wale Babalakin for an alleged N4.7 billion fraud. Mr. Babalakin was charged before Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of a Lagos High Court in Ikeja. He was charged alongside Alex Okoh, Stabilini Visioni Ltd., Bi-Courtney Ltd. and Renix Nigeria Ltd. for […]

Abuja minister releases N29m for victims of Gwari/ Fulani clash

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday released N29 million to compensate the Gwari and Fulani communities that were affected by a violent crisis in December. Mr. Mohammed after he received the report of the implementation committee on the Gwari/ Fulani crisis in his office commended the committee for a speedy and detailed […]

Group criticises ECOWAS for slow response to Mali crisis

The West African Civil Society Forum, WACSOF, has decried the “laxity of the international community” to the urgent need for the deployment of military force to stop the advancement the Islamist insurgents in Mali. WACSOF, in a statement on Tuesday, said the failure to follow through on a United Nations Security Council authorisation for a […]

This is FEC agenda for Wednesday

The Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, is expected to continue the performance appraisal and review of the progress and challenges of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs during its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES sources said on Tuesday that at least three ministers are scheduled to brief the meeting to highlight their progress […]

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Breaking News: Unidentified ‘dead’ body found near Abuja police station

The body of an unidentified  man believed to be dead has been spotted Wednesday morning  in Utako area of Abuja, close to the Utako Police Station. A witness said the man appears to be in his mid-thirties and is surrounded by about 5 passers-by. The police were yet to arrive the scene as at 11:20 […]

Untold reasons Comptroller General of immigration, Rosemary Uzoma, was fired

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Rosemary Uzoma, was sacked on tuesday due to prolonged disagreement between her and interior minister, Abba Moro, over the day to day running of the Service, according to a report by the International Centre for Investigations Reporting. Sources in the Immigration Service and internal affairs ministry told that the minister had been having […]

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Breaking News: Nigeria Pension Commission releases amended investment guidelines

Nigeria’s Pension Commission, PenCom, has finally released the amended investment guidelines for Pension Fund Assets (PFAs). The Regulation on Investment of PFA’s had to be further revised in response to the dynamics of the financial and regulatory environment. Details later… Advertisement

Couple accuse each other of infidelity, fetishism, seek marriage dissolution

A couple traded accusations against each other as they sought the dissolution of their 10-year-old marriage. Olakunle Olubiyi and Funmilayo Olubiyi told an Agege Grade ‘B’ Customary Court on Tuesday in Lagos that they were ready to quit the union. They accused each other of threat to life, infidelity and fetishism as well as causing […]

Defence Minister faints during Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration

The Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada, scared participants at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday as she slumped midway into the celebration. There are conflicting reports about why she collapsed. One account says that the minister was taken by surprise by the sounds of artillery fire during the celebration. […]


Group condemns lynching of homosexuals in Imo

A group, the Nigeria HIV info, dedicated to the protection of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, has condemned the mob beating of three men accused of engaging in homosexuality in Imo State. In a statement by Steve Aborisade, its coordinator, the group said it has “reliably confirmed and authenticated the incident and of […]

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N6.46b fraud: Court reserves Feb. 20 to rule on Sylva’s application to quash charges

The former governor of Bayelsa State is being prosecuted for alleged involvement in a N6.46 fraud. The Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja reserved ruling in an application to quash the N6.46 billion fraud charges against former Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, to February 20. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on June 5, […]

Nigeria lawyers seek end to extra-judicial killings

The NBA president stated this in Lagos on Tuesday. Advertisement


FG, states share improved oil revenue in December

The Federal Government and the 36 states of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja shared improved revenue yield from crude oil exports last December despite reported incidences of rising oil bunkering and crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. The Accountant General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla, said at […]

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Sanusi’s CBN, Diezani’s NNPC, others conduct illegal recruitments

FCC says CBN and NNPC does not comply with the federal character principle. Advertisement

Nigeria, high risk, high returns market – Guinness

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also stated the challenges of the Nigerian business environment. Advertisement

Avoid war, Obasanjo counsels Nigerians

Obasanjo says Nigeria has lost many of its soldiers to fights. Advertisement

Commuters face hardship as Abuja ban on mini-buses bites harder

Commuters groan, say the FCTA is bent on frustrating the masses. Advertisement

Nigeria Immigration Service boss sacked

Ms Uzoma was removed from office on Tuesday. Advertisement

Fire kills 38 in Oyo in 2012, says Fire service

Three people have died in 2013 from fire. Advertisement

Update: Peoples party of Nigeria chairman dies at 46

The chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria, Abiodun Odusanya is dead. Advertisement