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Abdulrasheed Maina

NBA, SERAP, others back proposed 10-year jail term for pension thieves

The lawyers also called for the political will of enforcement.

Pastor, 45, arraigned for fraud

The pastor allegedly sold a house to a different person after collecting N2.4 million from another.

ACN convention approves merger into APC

The over 4,000 delegates at the convention officially approved the merger of various parties into APC.

Nigeria Baseball and Softball Federation hails international merger

The two federations deemed it necessary to fuse into one for the growth of the sport.

1.8mn Nigerian children orphaned by HIV/AIDS related death –Health official

Nigeria has an estimated 4.4 per cent HIV prevalence rate, the official said.

Dino accuses police of unprofessionalism in ‘assassination attempt’

Dino Melaye narrates the full story of a disputed assassination attempt targeting him and subsequent police discredit of his claims.

Chinua Achebe

Nigerian Embassy to hold memorial for Chinua Achebe

The Ambassador Andrew Young lecture series on Africa would present “The legacy of Chinua Achebe: In Memoriam.”

FBI arrests Mississippi man in ricin letter case

The ricin poison scare hit Washington after bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 176 on Monday.

Police dismiss fuel subsidy killer cop

The Nigeria Police dismissed Olusegun Fabunmi.

Scores dead in Texas Fertiliser plant explosion

West Texas Fertilizer Explosion: 60-70 Dead in Massive Fire Near Waco Say Reports. By Chris Miles In an unreal scene, a massive explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in the community of West, Texas, just north of Waco, sending a massive fireball into the sky and setting parts of the town ablaze. The […]

Jonathan-Amaechi face-off worsens as presidency summons Rivers commissioner

The face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has assumed a new dimension with the presidency summoning the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, to Aso Rock for interrogation. Presidency sources told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday night that Mrs Semenitari has been ordered to appear before the National Security Adviser,  Sambo […]

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Gunmen attack ACN stalwart in Edo, kill 2, abduct wife

A stalwart of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Edo State, Patrick Akhimien, was on Wednesday attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Ekpoma. The attackers killed Mr. Akhimien’s younger brother, police orderly and injured some other people at the scene. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akhimien is an ACN stalwart in Illeh-Ekpoma in the Esan […]

Niger Delta militants

Nigeria lost N190bn to crude oil theft in Niger Delta between January and March- NNPC

Nigeria will lose another N83bn between May and June to the crude theft.

Suspected bomber lynched in Kano

A suspected bomber has been lynched by Kano residents during an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a bomb at Kofar Kwaru, near the Emir of Kano’s palace on Wednesday night. A witness, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that no casualty was recorded when the bomber threw what was suspected to be […]

Nobody will leave PDP for opposition, says Tukur

Bamanga Tukur lauds Akpabio’s developmental strides The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, said on Tuesday night that no right thinking Nigerian would abandon the party to pitch his tent with the opposition parties. He stated this while felicitating with the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, who received the […]

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN VISITS FLOODED VICTIMS IN TARABA STATE

Presidency describes alleged plan to disrupt ACN’s Lagos convention as baseless

Mr. Abati said the ACN’s strategy is to cry wolf where there is none. The presidency on Wednesday dismissed insinuations by the Acton Congress of Nigeria, ACN, that President Goodluck Jonathan’s planned visit to Lagos could be calculated to disrupt the party’s convention in the state. Reacting to a letter reportedly sent to the Governor […]

Kano residents ‘kill’ suspected masterminds of Emir’s palace bombing

It is unclear if the latest attack was targeted at the Emir of Kano. UPDATE 2: Residents of Kano city apprehended and killed three suspected bombers who set off an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, near a Mosque very close to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, witnesses say. The spokesperson of the […]

Israel seeks to end Palestinian prisoner’s hunger strike

Israel said it is willing to hand over the prisoner to the EU or a UN member state. Palestinian and Israeli officials are seeking a compromise to end the hunger strike of a Palestinian prisoner whose on-off fast has lasted more than 250 days and stoked weeks of street protests. Samer al-Issawi, a 32-year-old from […]

Stop ACN’s convention, rival APC tells INEC

The rival APC says the suit challenging the rejection of its application for registration still subsists. The African Peoples Congress, APC, whose application for registration was turned down by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last month, has asked the Commission to halt the National Convention of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, holding in […]

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Orji Uzor-Kalu to brief British House of Commons on Igbo plight

The former Abia Governor wants to become Nigeria’s president in 2015. The former Governor of Abia State and a 2015 presidential hopeful, Orji Uzor-Kalu, will on Thursday address the British House of Commons, his media officers have said. Mr. Uzor-Kalu, Coordinator of Njiko Igbo – a group propagating the emergence of a Nigerian President of […]

Court order forces new APGA leadership to suspend town hall meeting

APGA’s party boss accuses rival of instituting multiple suits against him. The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has suspended its town hall meeting scheduled for Friday following an order of a Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, restraining Maxi Okwu from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. Mr. Okwu was elected at the party’s […]

Pay us our dues, pensioners plead with Nigerian Government

The pensioners said they expect the federal government to honour its agreement. The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has pleaded with the Federal Government to pay its members’ entitlements. The Secretary of the Anambra Chapter of the Union, Richards Ndubude, made the plea in Amawbia, Anambra on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen. He appealed to […]

Jonathan’s visit to Lagos may disrupt our convention- ACN

 The party begged Fashola to prevail on the President to reschedule his visit or use helicopter in Lagos.

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UNDP seeks to improve youth participation in Nigeria democracy

 UNDP says it has noticed a dearth of youth participation in the nation’s electoral process.

Shehu Sani rejects appointment to serve in Boko Haram amnesty committee

A human rights activist, Shehu Sani, has declined to serve in the 26-member Presidential Committee empanelled by President Goodluck Jonathan to constructively engage key members of the extremist Boko Haram sect. The committee is also to define comprehensive and workable framework for resolving insecurity in the country. But in a post on his Facebook page […]