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N32.8bn police pension scam: Court dismisses application to quash charges

The suspects are being arraigned for defrauding the Police Pension Office.

Local airlines slash fares to win back passengers

A new airline arrives in town

Armed robber hides arms and ammunition in mother’s wardrobe

The parents of the suspect are now in police custody.

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Farmers seek court order to retain ownership of ancestral land

The farmers do not want to part with their ancestral inheritance.

Petrol subsidy scandal: Court postpones re-arraignment of Ali’s son, three others

Another delay in the trial of those allegedly involved in the subsidy fraud.

Over 20 countries to participate in Abuja food festival -Organisers

Nigeria will host a food festival in Abuja

Pastor Okotie debunks remarriage rumours, blames ‘mischief makers’

The Pastor announced the dissolution of his former marriage on August 12.

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

Fuel scarcity may continue till 2013- NNPC official

Petroleum Industry players want a deregulation of the downstream sector

Ogun demolishes houses, markets for road expansion

Buildings in various area of Abeokuta, Ogun State were demolished on Sunday.

Amosun wades into Ogun Assembly crisis, meets secretly with lawmakers

The lawmakers will resume from their plenary session on Tuesday.

Myanmar quake death toll rises to 11 as aftershocks rumble

Myanmar is one of Asia’s poorest countries

Lagos Task Force causes death of breadwinner, abandons family

The victim was allegedly killed.

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Buhari, others approve CPC merger with ACN, ANPP

Nov. 12 (PREMIUM TIMES) — The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has ratified the long-expected merger with the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria and the All Nigeria Peoples Party. A highly placed official of the party told PREMIUM TIMES that the decision to merge with other parties was approved […]

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Malabu N155bn scandal: UK group seeks tougher EU action on Shell, ENI

Shell and ENI claim they did not know the money was going to Mr. Etete’s Malabu

Osoba, Okupe set for NIJ maiden Alumni convention

Mr. Okupe will deliver the main lecture at the convention.

UNILAG gets new Vice-Chancellor

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Sunday described the appointment of Prof. Rahamon Bello, as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG,  as a welcome development. The Governing Council, at its special meeting held on Nov.10, unanimously adopted the report of the selection board that Mr. Bello be appointed as the new vice-chancellor […]

Orji Kalu lacks pedigree to negotiate with Boko Haram, says PPA

Nov. 11 (PREMIUM TIMES) — National Chairman of a faction of the Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA), Ken Gbalikuma, has described as “laughable and at the same time vexatious” a statement credited to former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, that he was ready to dialogue with Boko Haram on behalf of the Jonathan administration. Reacting to a […]

Jonathan, Mimiko, Fasoranti mourn Lam Adesina

More encomiums are expected to be poured on the deceased.

Updated: Lam Adesina, former Oyo governor, dies at 73

The former governor is set for burial on Sunday evening.

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Petrol availability and pricing around Nigeria – Premium Times Survey

In the first week of November 2012, after months of fuel scarcity across Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES conducted a survey to find the true situation of petrol availability and cost in states across the country. Use the interactive map below to find states where petrol is cheapest, most abundant and scarcest. Petrol is scarcest in Port Harcourt, […]

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Falae, Fasoranti, lawmakers shun constitutional review congress in Akure

The state lawmakers from the constituencies boycotted the congress.

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UN House: Jonathan runs a profligate administration – CPC

The opposition party said the president should have known better.