We will not discriminate against Nigerian-based basketball players – Coach Ayo Bakare
The coach of the D’Tigers says that players will be selected for Afrobasket 2013 on merit.
Update: Nigerian lawmakers order immediate suspension of $40 million internet surveillance contract
The House ordered an investigation of the contract award.
UN to assist 22 million women with family planning in conflict areas
The use of social media helps in creating awareness on the importance of family planning.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei says has no favourite to succeed Ahmadinejad
President Ahmadinejad has fallen out with the clerics.
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]