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Four die in Jigawa canoe mishap

Four people were killed in a canoe mishap in Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa. A witness said the accident occurred on Tuesday when a wooden canoe conveying nine passengers capsized at the Hadejia River. The witness, Hadi Musa, said in Kirikasamma on Thursday that the accident occurred when the canoe had a head-on with […]

Ondo ex-militants seize stolen crude worth N180mn from vandals

Some ex-militants on Thursday claimed that they seized five badges loaded with crude oil on Ondo waterways from some vandals who burst the nation’s pipelines in Delta State to steal the product. The ex-militants, led by Bebopiri Ajube, stated this while taking journalists round the seized items at Bolowo, a riverside community in the Ese […]

Nigeria spends N1bn annually on foreign students – Director

Nigeria spends about N1 billion annually on scholarship for foreign students studying in the country, the Director, Federal Scholarship Board, Hindatu Abdullahi, has said. Ms. Abdullahi said in Abuja on Thursday that government spends the amount on the programme as “reciprocal scholarship” for the students concerned. She said the scholarship is part of the Bilateral […]

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Again, gunmen attack police station, secretariat in Adamawa

In a new spring of attacks on police stations in Adamawa State, gunmen on Thursday razed the Song Divisional Police Station and Local Government Secretariat in Adamawa. This is the third time in eight days that gunmen have attacked police stations in the state. A resident of the town who spoke on condition of anonymity […]

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Kidnapped Gombe lawmaker released

The Gombe State House of Assembly member, Jalo Ganga, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released. Mr. Ganga was released on Wednesday night by his captors, and was reunited with his family at about 10.30 p.m. Speaking to newsmen in the house of the lawmaker on Thursday, the legislator’s younger brother, Abdulkadir Mohammed-Yelwa, said […]

Three people burnt to death in Idiroko tanker crash

Three petroleum product tankers crashed in the Idiroko area of Ogun State on Wednesday night causing the death of three people, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said. Three people were burnt to death while one other person was injured in the resulting fire at Aseko, Agosasa, Idikoro on Wednesday night. Idiroko is a […]

How SSS treated us, our family, Al-Mizan journalist, wife narrate

Two Al-Mizan journalists were detained for eight days without trial.

Jonathan’s ‘No vacancy in Aso Rock’ posters show 2015 election results ready- CPC

The Jonathan posters were pasted in strategic locations in Abuja. Advertisement

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan has no hands in 2015 campaign posters, says Abati

Reuben Abati, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan has no hands in posters in Abuja campaigning for his election in 2015. Mr. Abati said in an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja that the people that are behind the posters were not […]

I’m not a cultist, says Governor Akpabio

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has denied being a member of any cult group, declaring that God is the source of his strength in life. Mr. Akpabio made the declaration in Uyo on Wednesday while praying for the peace and development of the state at the 2013 Akwa Ibom Solemn Assembly. He said that […]

QPR stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea lost at home to their London rivals. Advertisement

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Nigerian Army, Police ignore court summons over killing of cops by soldiers

Men of the Nigerian Army allegedly killed three police officers in 2011 during a clash. Advertisement

Abuja Minister promises to deal with perpetrators of violence between Fulani, Gwari

Two people were killed on Saturday in clashes in Gwagwalada, Abuja Advertisement

Group calls for speedy prosecution of Bayelsa Speaker, others

The group wants a quick prosecution for the indicted Bayelsa politicians Advertisement

Syrian deaths more than 60,000-UN

The UN said the death toll in Syria is rising Advertisement

69 killed in Abuja fire incidents in 2012- Minister

The Abuja Fire Service received 486 fire calls in 2012. Advertisement

Detained Nigerian journalists freed, but equipment still held

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) to return laptops and cell phones confiscated from two journalists who were illegally detained for more than a week without charge. Editor Musa Muhammad Awwal and reporter Aliyu Saleh of Hausa-language weekly newspaper Al-Mizan were released from the custody of the SSS […]

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Central African Republic rebels may seek president’s removal

Seleka alliance has warned that they may ask for the president’s ouster

Tinubu didn’t give me money to prosecute petition, Ondo PDP candidate says

The PDP candidate denied meeting Mr. Tinubu for any money.

Protect me from assassins, activist Aborisade appeals to police

Mr. Aborisade narrated two attacks he’s suffered.

Police narrate how Delhi rape victim was lured; to file criminal charges against suspects

The suspects in the Delhi rape case have all been arrested.

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo

I would have been killed if my house fire happened at night- Obasanjo

The former president spoke about the fire to PDP leaders.

Pray for Jonathan, others as only God can solve Nigeria’s problems, Cleric advises

The cleric urged Nigerians to pray for their leaders.

Fear of Boko Haram: Yobe tightens security for governor’s budget presentation

The Yobe State Governor will present the 2013 budget on Wednesday.