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Government forces, Boko Haram are Nigeria

The US government delivers a damning verdict on the Goodluck Jonathan administration in a report submitted to the US congress

U.S. issued 7,000 student visas to Nigerians in 2010 – official

US diplomat says Nigerian student body in the US is the largest African student group

Security agents uncover planned terrorist attacks on Borno

JTF issues warning to Boko Haram ahead of May 28 Democracy Day celebrations

Pope appoints Alfred Adewale Martins Archbishop of Lagos

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Alfred Adewale Martins as Archbishop of Lagos

Nigeria losing $9 billion to oil theft annually says Ribadu

Security is the major reason Nigeria is haemorrhaging in massive revenue Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, told about 100 leading security experts drawn from the state and private sectors Thursday at a critical meeting to “review existing strategies, working or failing models, and a perspective of the vision for the […]

House Committee seeks restructuring of NNPC

House committee on petroleum is interested in examining NNPC's internally-generated revenue profile

Nigeria partners South Korea in defence

Nigeria will soon sign an MoU with South Korea on defence collaboration

Chinese investment in Nigeria hits $8.4 billion – Official

Chinese envoy says that trade between Nigeria and China has hit a $10.7b

Nigeria may not get to 2015, says El-Rufai

In the first of a three-part interview, Nasir El-Rufai, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory warns of dire consequences if the 2015 general elections are manipulated saying "if the PDP rigs the 2015 election, they will not survive the aftermath."

8,000 ghost workers uncovered in Kano

Kano state government says on-going staff audit has revealed more than 8,000 ghost workers

Okokomaiko residents get 72-hour deadline to fix faeces-leaking pipe

fix leaking faeces pipe, court president warns.

Police arraigns family over alleged murder of ward head

A family of 6 has been accused of murdering the ward head of Kunamawa, Safana local government area in Katsina State.

Lagos state loses 'round one' in suit against medical doctors

The presiding judge at the National Industrial Court says that Lagos state has been dealing with the Medical Guild and cannot now question its legal status

Benue Immigration blames influx of aliens on absence of checkpoints

The comptroller of Immigration in Benue holds that inland checkpoints help to check illegal migration

NUT accuses NTI of defrauding teachers to the tune of N1.4 billion

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has accused the National Teachers Institute of fraud

The 155billion naira presidential scam: How Jonathan approved transfer to ex-con, others

The president, his associates and some ministers have been named in a monumental money laundering scandal, one of the most elaborate in Nigeria's history

Saraki planned to escape from Nigeria, court told

Mrs. Toyin Saraki herself was at the Special Fraud Unit of the Police this past Monday to make statement about her role in the scam.

Reps reject Jonathan

The House of Representatives on Wednesday dumped an executive legislation proposing to make cassava a compulsory ingredient in all flour products in Nigeria, in what appears a big blow to President Goodluck Jonathan’s cassava bread campaign. The president launched the cassava bread campaign early this year at the State House, publicly announcing his choice for […]

Save tobacco bill from industry antics, group urges Health Minister

Environmental advocates say tobacco industry lobbyist may be part of the reasons the tobacco bill has not been signed into law by the president

Activists reject "Ibori judge" handling former Nassarawa governor's corruption case

Civil Society Organisations say Justice Marcel Awokulehin does not have the moral pedigree to preside over any other corruption case

INEC to introduce democratic studies in Cross River schools

INEC says Democracy Studies is to be introduced in primary and secondary schools

Customs seeks EFCC's support in tackling smuggling

Customs boss says customs officers must take the blame for the rise in smuggled cars

NAFDAC smashes syndicate trading in fertility vaccine

NAFDAC says it has seized 16 different vaccines being sold as fertility-enhancing medication

Ibori: 2 private investigators arrested for alleged bribery

James Ibori may end up with fresh bribery charges, this time involving former and current UK police officers

More than 30 million Nigerians are sickle cell carriers, Senate

Nigeria has been described by the WHO as the 'world's capital
of sickle cell anaemia'