Update: Appeal court judge withdraws from Al-Mustapha’s case citing “personal reasons”

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, Ibrahim Saulawa, on Thursday withdrew from the three man judges’ panel hearing the appeal filed by accused person, Hamza Al-Mustapha, challenging his death sentence for the murder of Kudirat Abiola. The court adjourned till June 1o for continuation of the appeal hearing. Mr. Saulawa, who led two […]

General Mamman Kontagora is dead

The retired general died on Wednesday night.

Ex-Delta militants issue fresh 14-day ultimatum over unpaid allowances

The militants said they believe their allowances are being embezzled. Some ex-militants in Delta State have threatened to go back to the creeks and attack oil installations if the federal government and its amnesty office fail to pay arrears of their allowances since 2010. The ex-agitators, who gave the federal government two weeks to pay […]

Boko Haram claims victory over Nigerian Army in new video

The Boko Haram gave its first reaction to the emergency rule declaration. Despite the declaration of a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States, the insurgent Boko Haram claim they are winning the war against government forces. This was stated by Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader in a video which is the […]

The Future Awards announces 2013 activities’ calendar

 The awards will hold in August. The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards has announced the formal calendar of activities for The Future Awards 2013, which is the 8th season of the awards. “It has been seven years of inspiring young Nigerian leaders across the  country,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future  Project. “We […]

Syria says it has no preconditions for peace talks

The opposition said they need assurance Assad will exit. Syria’s government has no preconditions for attending planned peace talks aimed at ending the country’s two-year conflict, its foreign minister has said. It is however, awaiting more details about the meeting, the minister added on Wednesday. Walid al-Moualem, who spoke from Damascus, told the Beirut-based television […]

Jesse Jackson commends Jonathan’s transparency

The American civil rights activists says Nigeria is sailing in the right course. American civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson, after listening in on the presentation of the mid-term report of the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, described the latter’s administration as transparent and unequalled in contemporary democracy. Mr. Jackson, subsequently, urged Nigerians to rally […]

Kenyan police rape, torture hundreds of refugees-Human Rights Watch

The victims were mainly Somali and Ethiopian refugees.

Atiku shares personal political story in 45 tweets

Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president, fighting for a political comeback recently joined Twitter. On May 29 – Democracy Day – Atiku reflected on the death of “Nigeria’s unsung hero of democracy” Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, in a tweet-story that narrates his foray into politics. [View the story “Atiku shares personal political story in 45 tweets […]

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Jonathan is building a stronger Nigerian economy, says Okonjo-Iweala

The minister of finance says the Nigerian economy has witnessed verifiable growth indices in all sectors.

Reuben Abati is sinking with Jonathan’s regime-CPC

 Reuben Abati, spokesperson of the president and Rotimi Fashakin, spokesperson of the CPC engage in a war of words.

Tambuwal, Obasanjo, Babangida, others shun Jonathan’s midterm report presentation

Former President Obasanjo preferred to be in Jigawa than in Abuja.

UN rights chief urges halt to flow of arms, fighters to Syria

Russia said it will supply Syria with advanced weapons.

Aminu Tambuwal

Democracy Day: Tambuwal urges Nigerians to nurture, protect democracy

The speaker said this in a statement by his media aide.

APC was not formed for personal aggrandizement- Buhari

Mr. Buhari was represented by the CPC Chairman in Adamawa.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei says has no favourite to succeed Ahmadinejad

President Ahmadinejad has fallen out with the clerics.

Arik Air

NDLEA yet to fix punishment for Arik over ‘cocaine trafficker’ staff

An Arik hostess was caught in possession of N143 million worth of cocaine. 

12 still missing three days after Chevron-contracted vessel sank

The vessel capsized on Sunday with all 12 crew members still missing.

“Develop your marking scheme and mark us,” Jonathan dares critics; highlights successes

Various achievements of the Jonathan administration were highlighted by Nigerian officials.

Ogun traditional ruler donates office to civil defence

The NSCDC said it has successfully reduced the activities of vandals in Nigeria.

Shell advocates more environmental awareness at grassroots

The Shell boss stated this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.


President Goodluck Jonathan midterm report – Live updates

Welcome to the live blog of the presentation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s mid term report. [liveblog]