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Pope Benedict XVI to hold last mass on ASH Wednesday

Pope Benedict to hold last Mass on Ash Wednesday

Pope Benedict winds down papal activities with Ash Wednesday’s Mass

Nigeria police boss, Abubakar, congratulates Super Eagles

Nigeria emerged as African Champions from the competition.

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Gunmen kill three security guards in Jos

The attack in Jos, North Central Nigeria, took place on Monday night.

Lagos hotels promise freebies on Valentine’s Day

Some hotel operators in Lagos have promised free food and drinks for guests on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Some of the operators said on Tuesday that there were other packages for guests during the Valentine’s Day. Ayodeji Jimoh, the Public Relations Officer, De Next Hotel, Akoka, said that the management had planned free Valentine enjoyment […]

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Four died in 10 crashes on Monday, FRSC says

Four people died while 20 others were badly hurt in ten different crashes on Monday, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said. The road safety agency said that the car crashes occurred on 10 different roads across the nation. The crashes occurred on Sapele-Warri Expressway, Ifo road in Abeokuta, Bauchi – Jos Expressway, Lagos–Ibadan […]

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Investigations (Part 1): After stealing billions, grounding Nigeria Airways, indicted officials still enjoy loot

While the Federal Government has concluded plans to spend N75 billion ($500 million) to procure 30 aircraft for airlines, none of those indicted, by a government White Paper ten years ago, for the fraud and misappropriations that led to the collapse of the Nigeria Airways has been prosecuted or made to return the money they […]

86 ships arrive Lagos with petrol, fish, palm oil, others

Eighty six ships are expected to arrive the Lagos ports  between February12 and March 2, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said. The NPA in its daily publication, `Shipping Position,’ made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, indicated that 12 of the ships would sail in with vehicles. The document showed that 14 ships […]

Nigeria Central Bank to execute school project in Gombe- Sanusi

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday said it would execute a project in one of the schools at Dukku Emirate in Gombe State as part of the bank’s intervention programmes in education. The CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, disclosed this during a visit to the Emir of Dukku, Haruna Rasheed, in Dukku. Mr. Sanusi […]

Pope Benedict retiring into life of prayers

After Pope Benedict XVI retires at the end of February, he will dedicate himself to a life of prayer and study in a Vatican-based monastery. The Pope will first stay in Castel Gandolfo before eventually going back to the Vatican to live in Mater Ecclesiae monastery, EWTN, the Catholic Church’s main media outfit reports. The […]

Triumphant Super Eagles’ return to Nigeria – Live Updates

After winning the African cup of Nations in South Africa, the winning Super Eagles team arrive Nigeria today with the trophy. Premium Times brings you live updates of the Super Eagles reception in Nigeria. [liveblog]

My trial for money laundering is political persecution- Fani-Kayode

A former Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as “political persecution.” Mr. Fani-Kayode is accused of laundering N230 million through his aides, wife, and daughter; between 2006 and 2007 when he was a minister. He pleaded not guilty to all 47 counts of corrupt enrichment when […]

Police arrest seven, declare eight wanted over Kano Emir`s assassination bid

The Kano State Police Command has arrested seven suspects and declared eight others wanted over the recent assassination attempt on the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero. The Commissioner of Police in the State, Ibrahim Idris, made the disclosure on Monday in Kano. “The profiles of the wanted persons had already been forwarded to InterPol,” he […]

Inside story of Coach Keshi’s resignation

The unexpected resignation of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, was a deliberate plot to draw the attention of the presidency to the shoddy manner the Nigerian Football Federation is managing the affairs of the team and the lack of faith in Mr Keshi’s ability, Premium Times can report today. A source close to Mr Keshi said the coach […]

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Jonathan’s convoy in auto crash in France — SaharaReporters

President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy was Tuesday involved in an accident in Paris as the Nigerian president was traveling with his aides to a meeting with the French President Francois Gerard Hollande, website, SaharaReporters.com is reporting. The website quoted French police sources as saying that the accident occurred 15 minutes away from the Elysee Palace, the […]

Nigerian Army denies lopsidedness in promotions, postings, retirements

The Nigerian Army said it would not be dragged into politics.

Retired banker dies watching Nigeria / Burkina Faso match

The banker died at a Lagos hospital.

Nigeria’s power generation capacity improves to near 4,500MW, says TCN

Nigeria’s highest power generation is 4, 517 MW

Pope’s resignation won’t trigger crisis, says Onaiyekan, others

Nigerian Catholic faithfuls reacted to the Pope’s resignation.

Kogi ACN Senatorial Candidate to be arraigned for impersonating EFCC boss

The suspect was a candidate in Kogi, North Central Nigeria.

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Babalakin, three other SANs to defend Fani-Kayode of N230mn corruption charges

The former Nigerian Minister is accused of money laundering.

President Jonathan meets British PM, Cameron

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. The Nigerian president solicited Mr. Cameron and the European Union’s support for the war against oil bunkering in Nigeria. Details later…

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Super Eagles’ victory confirms new era in Nigeria- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the victory of the Super Eagles at the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, as a confirmation of its earlier declaration that Nigeria has entered a new era of possibilities and will surmount its challenges under the current dispensation. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement […]

Five killed in Plateau morning attack

At least five persons were killed on Monday morning in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Three of the dead were killed on their farms when gunmen attacked them. The attack caught the attention of  officials of the Special Task Force, STF,  who stormed the area. A gun battle ensued between the Task […]

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Nigeria Institute graduates first batch of Dangote graduate drivers

About 96 drivers trained under the Dangote Graduate Drivers Training Scheme, DGDTS, have graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, NITT, Zaria. The graduands are in the first batch of 2000 prospective beneficiaries that applied to participate in the scheme inaugurated in November 2012 as part of arrangements by the  Dangote Group to help […]

Update: Pope Benedict resigns due to ill health

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict the XVI, Monday, announced his resignation from office citing ill health. The Pope said his health had deteriorated so much so he could no longer fulfill his duties as the head of the Church. “However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by […]