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Governor declines offer of honorary doctorate degree

The University has given no explanations for Governor Suntai's refusal to receive the honorary degree

Former Liberia president, Charles Taylor, jailed for 50 years

The sentence will see the 64 year old former president spend the rest of his life in perhaps, a British jail.

SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

NASS set to create 6 additional states – says lawmaker

A lawmaker says that the National Assembly is getting ready to create 6 additional states and to amend the 1999 constitution

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Abiola’s family ecstatic over UNILAG renaming

Mixed reaction trail government decision to rename UNLAG after late MKO Abiola

Femi Falana (SAN)

Falana wants Jonathan to name Eagle Square after Abiola

"The impression should not be created that Chief Abiola's mandate was restricted to the South West" says Falana

Nigeria Police officers

Police detonate deadly explosive in Kaduna

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was hidden in a television box has been detonated in Kaduna.

Education ministry proposes a N150 meal per student for unity schools

Senator Olusola Adeyeye says the poor performance of secondary school students in Unity Schools could be attributed to low meal subsidy.

Former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Amosun to construct air-conditioned pedestrian bridge in Abeokuta

Ogun state governor says Abeokuta's first pedestrian bridge will be air-conditioned

FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Day broadcast 2012

I have directed that all official functions of government serve local foods, especially our local rice and cassava bread and other foods. In the State House, I am faithfully keeping to my promise of eating cassava bread and local rice.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

‘Nigeria’s tobacco control bill is missing’

A former senator says the whereabouts of the National Tobacco Bill is hazy

EFCC

N32.8bn pension scam: Court adjourns hearing to June 25

Abuja high court okays interim seizure of over 108 properties of the six accused persons charged with connivance to divert N32.8 billion from the Nigerian Police Pension Funds

Nigerian Army soldier

Army court martials 14 STF soldiers for "gross misconduct"

A court martial inaugurated will determine the guilt of 14 military men who have been accused of gross misconduct.

Adamawa on map

Adamawa Govt. bans operation of motorcycles in major towns

The Adamawa State government blames the ban on motorcycle operations on the incessant use of motorcycles to perpetrate crimes in the state.

Edo state map

Enough of the killings in Edo, group says

The Edo Consultative group has disparaged the incessant killings in Edo state.

Adamawa on map

People living with HIV raise concern over stigmatisation in Adamawa

Even at government parastatals, discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS occur

At Democracy Day church service, Jonathan, ministers, decline to say "amen" to prayer against corruption

Clergyman accuses government of paying lip service to the fight against corruption

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

62 Nigerian soldiers repatriated from Sudan for indiscipline

those repatriated were being investigated to ascertain their culpability in the acts and would be punished if found wanting in the discharge of their duty while in the mission area.

Adoke lies, misleads Nigerians in reaction to N155billion oil block scandal

Adoke spews lies, peddles half-truths, and resorts to deliberate omissions to cover up the mess of the administration.

NSCDC personnel used to illustrate the story will be protecting farmlands

Students arrested for having charms, alcohol at Children’s Day celebration

Officials suspect the students are members of secret cults, said to be mushrooming in high schools

Download the Bishop David Oyedepo court papers

We have sourced the Certified True Copies of the court papers involving Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church over allegations he slapped a church member during an exorcism service.

Senate in no mood to investigate N155bn oil block scandal

The Nigerian senate, through its spokesman, Eyinaya Abaribe, says newspaper reports are not enough reasons for it to investigate the 155billion naira scandal

Gunmen kill Gombe PRP chairman in Maiduguri

The party chieftain is the latest victim of the insecurity and lawlessness in the state

Alake's appearance douses anxiety after palace fire

The fire at the 157-year old palace, one of the major monuments of traditional Yoruba art and architecture, destroyed the reception and conference hall of the palace.

U.S. delivers damning verdict on Jonathan

The American government says there's

Bishop Oyedepo denies slapping church member, says he cannot be sued

"We submit that slapping being an act of assault an item outside the provisions of Chapter 4 of the 1999 constitution and the African Charter, this court therefore lacks jurisdiction over same."