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Lack of funds hampers library development in Nigeria — Chief Librarian

The books in libraries are outdated and the infrastructure is bad, librarian speaks about the condition of libraries in Nigeria

Railway caoches at Bauchi station

Nigeria railway workers strike

The railway workers are aggrieved that they work under poor conditions.

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Maina’s suit: Court extends time for Senate, others to file counter affidavits

Mr. Maina is accused of stealing money belonging to Nigerian pensioners.

Court sentences man to 5 months imprisonment for stealing cell phone

The court gave the ruling in Abuja, Nigeria.

Jonathan orders security agencies to find, rescue seven kidnapped foreigners

The construction company workers were kidnapped in Bauchi, North Eastern Nigeria on Sunday.

Rainstorm kills family of three, destroys 1000 houses in Ibadan

A heavy rain fell in Ibadan, South Western Nigeria on Sunday night.

New Islamic group, Ansaru, claims responsibility for kidnap of seven foreign workers

The group had claimed responsibility for previous attacks in Northern Nigeria.

Gov Aliyu names new SSG, HOS, Chief of Staff

Governor Aliyu of Niger State appoints new persons to his cabinet.

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Nigeria Customs officer shoots colleague dead

The officer accidentally shot dead his colleague, the Customs have said.

One person confirmed dead in Festac Bridge explosion

The Nigerian police say the man who died was the leader of a sand dredgers association.

Oscar Pistorius cancels race appearances after murder charge

The South African athlete is being charged for murder of his girlfriend.

Breaking News: Three people killed as car plunges into river in Rivers- Police

The incident happened in Rivers State, South South Nigeria.

The PDP Serio-Comedy, By Babayola Toungo

My abhorrence for suspense makes me hate watching any TV programme that is produced in series. The fact that I have to make myself free at an appointed time, find fuel for my generator as an insurance against the PHCN’s legendary unreliability, makes me avoid watching ‘serialised soaps’. Whenever I find one that catches my […]

Maina fights back, says Etuk committee grossly misinformed Senate

The pension boss has been declared wanted by the Nigerian police. The embattled chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has accused the Senate pension probe committee, headed by Aloysius Etuk, and his deputy, Kabir Gaya, of “raising spurious” allegations against the Team simply because the two senators “bitterly hate the […]

Nigeria gets first invitation to Baseball World Cup

Nigeria will be participating at the event for the first time. Nigeria will be making a debut appearance at the U-12 Baseball Championship scheduled to take place in Taipei, China from July 20 to 28, 2013, having received an invitation from the world governing body, the International Baseball Federation, IBAF. In extending the invitation to […]

Jonathan denies signing agreement to serve for a single term

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied agreeing to run for only a single term expiring 2015, a day after Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu, warned that the president will breach terms he reached with the governors should he seek re-election. In a reaction Sunday, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, dismissed as […]

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I died for seven days; friends sold my properties hoping I won’t return –Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Sunday opened up on her controversial medical trip last year, admitting for the first time she ailed terribly and was close to dying. Mrs. Jonathan, who spoke at a special thanksgiving service at the Aso Rock Chapel where the first family worships, said she underwent multiple surgical operations and at […]

Plateau govt. pays N700m to save Jos Breweries from total collapse

The breweries is seeking funds from the Bank of Industry too The Plateau State government has paid N700 million to debtors to save the comatose Jos International Breweries, JIB, from total liquidation, an official has confirmed. John Mankilik, the Chairman of the board saddled with reviving JIB, said the settlement of the debt owed to […]

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Gunmen abduct seven foreign construction workers in Bauchi state

There are conflicting reports about the nationalities of those kidnapped Gunmen have abducted seven foreign construction workers at a site in Bauchi state, after killing the security guard, police say. The attack occurred at the Lebanese-owned firm, Setraco, on Saturday. The attackers also targeted a prison and a police station Jama’are in Bauchi. At least […]

Embarrassed, Obasanjo’s PDP faction takes battle against Jonathan, Tukur to NEC

The Ogun PDP faction is loyal to the former Nigerian President. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s camp of the Ogun state People’s Democratic Party have admitted it was “embarrassed” by national body’s pronouncement outlawing its grip on local power. The faction said on Saturday it will appeal the ouster to PDP’s second highest decision making body, […]

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Article of Faith: The Counterfeit Christian Church (1), By Femi Aribisala

The modern Christian church, with its mega-pastors and highfalutin cathedrals is nothing but a counterfeit of the true church of Christ. One day, the Lord asked me one of those questions that turn my faith upside down.  “Femi,” he said, “does a mustard seed ever become a tree?” The question was confusing.  Jesus himself says: […]

The Christian Lent Season, History And Our Moral Conscience, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearances so that they may appear to others as fasting. Amen I say unto you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to […]

Investment at Onne Free Trade Zone hits $6m – Maku

The Onne Free Trade Zone is in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria The Federal Government said on Saturday that investments at the oil and gas free trade zone in Onne, Rivers State, had hit $6 billion (N900 million) and created about 30,000 jobs for Nigerians. Labaran Maku, the Minister of Information, stated this when the National […]

Nigerian Army to set up reserve force for emergency situations – Ihejirika

The Army chief made the statement in Niger state. The Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, has said the Nigerian Army will establish a “reserve force’’ to be able to respond to emergency situations quickly. “We want a situation where if there are some emergencies, we will have a force we can just call upon […]

Jonathan promises adequate funding, equipping of Nigerian universities

The president was represented at a university convocation ceremony in Katsina. President Goodluck Jonathan has given the assurance that the Federal Government will adequately fund and equip Nigerian universities to meet world standards and enhance development. Mr. Jonathan gave the assurance at the maiden convocation ceremony of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, on Saturday. “Our […]