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If Nigeria wins Nations Cup, I may resign- Keshi

The Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that he could pack his bags and resign from office if his team wins the ongoing African Cup of Nations in South Africa. Keshi said this at a press conference in South Africa while reacting to a question on whether he would still be with the team […]

Cynthia’s murder: Lagos court rejects suspect’s request for indefinite adjournment

A request by one of the suspected killers of Cynthia Osokogu to suspend his trial indefinitely has been struck out by a Lagos High Court. Olisaeloka Ezike had urged the court to stay his arraignment pending when he will have a fair hearing. Mr. Ezike said that negative media reports and public opinion would prejudice […]

Arepo pipeline vandal used it as family business, son killed in fire, prosecutor tells court

One of the suspects being prosecuted for involvement in the Arepo pipeline vandalism used it as a family business, the prosecutor told a Lagos court on Monday. The suspect’s son was killed in a pipeline fire at Arepo resulting from vandalism, while his wife is also involved in the criminal act, Toyin Ibadin, the prosecutor […]

E4A announces three-day media training

The media training will hold in Jigawa, North West Nigeria.

Diezani Alison-Madueke’s claim ‘ridiculous,’ NNPC culpable in N726bn debt, others- NEITI

 NEITI insists that the NNPC owes Nigeria N726 billion, among others

Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

Abuja Minister defends use of N4bn for African First Ladies Mission building

The minister said he is acting within the law for the Nigerian land.

No bomb explosion in Abuja- Police Commissioner

Rumour making rounds that there was an explosion in Abuja on Monday is false.

I sent my wife abroad for studies; she abandoned me, children, husband tells court

 Man sues for divorce and custody of children, women says the marriage is redeemable for the sake of the children

Nigerian Journalist sues NNPC, claims N12m damage for accident

A Nigerian journalist says the NNPC cost him his car.

Soccer fan dies while watching Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire match

A missed shot from Victor Moses triggered the ‘heart attack’ of the Abeokuta based man.

We were paid N13mn to free kidnapped wife of retired Nigerian Army General- suspect

The suspects were paraded by the police in Oyo State.

CAN warns El-Rufai again over controversial ‘Jesus’ joke retweet

The Christian Association of Nigeria chastises former Abuja minister over ‘Jesus Christ’ tweet

Olusegun Mimiko

Mimiko wins round one as Ondo tribunal strikes out CPC, Accord Party’s petitions

The Ondo Election Petition Tribunal gave the rulings on Monday.

Sanusi lamido sanusi

CBN makes history, becomes first govt agency to ‘partially’ answer FOI request

The Nigerian Central Bank did not respond to all the requests.

Strike looms as Lagos, Nassarawa, others default on agreed teachers pay

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, on Monday said it would take a position on February 9 as regards state governments who have failed to implement the Teachers Salary Structure, TSS, by the end of January. The Teachers’ Union president, Michael Alogba-Olukoya, said in a telephone interview in Lagos that the union is set to […]

Edo lawmaker kidnapped as Assembly adjourns sitting in solidarity

Following the kidnap of a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Victor Edoror, the Assembly has postponed its sitting by a week. Mr. Edoror was kidnapped on Sunday at his Esan Central constituency. The Assembly announced, on Monday, that the sitting is adjourned till February 11.

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s 2014 budget will be designed to encourage manufacturing – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday in Abuja that the budget for 2014 and beyond would be designed to encourage the manufacturing sector for employment generation. The president said this at the inauguration of the Board of the National Competitive Council of Nigeria, NCCN, in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa. The Competitive Council, […]

Nigeria, ECOWAS’ largest donor, continually outsmarted by smaller West-African countries

Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, the president of the ECOWAS commission, doesn’t come away as extravagant, with his modest suits, chauffeured-cars, and few guards. But in Abuja, where the West African regional body he heads is headquartered, Mr. Ouedraogo lives large. He maintains a permanent executive suite at the Transcorp Hilton despite recently remodeling his official apartment […]

Managing the Central Bank: Selecting Lamido Sanusi’s successor, By Ifeanyi Uddin

On balance, therefore, we all have a huge interest in the process for selecting the next central bank governor. That office affects our everyday life far too much for us to leave decisions about it in the hands of our “experts”. Should we be concerned who the next governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria […]

Obasanjo worships with Jonathan at Aso Villa Chapel

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was among the congregation that worshipped on Sunday at the Aso Villa Chapel in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Obasanjo joined President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience for the service. The former president was accompanied to the villa by two of his daughters, one of his sons, identified as Juwon […]

Commercial oil exploration in Chad basin may start 2014-Sambo

The Vice president said three oil blocs have been identified. Federal government’s oil prospecting at the Chad Basin, near Borno state, was yielding promising results that may see commercial exploration of oil and gas begin in the region by 2014, Vice president, Namadi Sambo, said Saturday. The project gulped $75 million (N11.9 billion) in 2012, […]

Falana wants FG,Ezekwesili debate beyond US$67 billion squander claims

Falana said the Jonathan administration is missing an opportunity to question the Obasanjo era spending.

Super Eagles of Nigeria

PDP says Eagles victory sign of good tidings

The ruling party is not losing an opportunity to score its own goal. Celebrations erupted in Nigerian cities after Sunday’s epic clash that saw Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeat the Elephants of Cote’d Ivoire to book a place in the 2013 African Nations cup semi finals. Football fans trooped to major streets, celebrating the win, with […]

Jonathan begs Indonesia to save Nigerians on death row

The Indonesian president, on a state visit to Nigeria, did not assure the request will be granted. President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to President Susilo Yudhoyona of Indonesia to grant a stay of execution for Nigerians on death row in the Asian country. President Jonathan met on Saturday with the Indonesian leader who is on […]

Gbenga Daniel seeks PDP, PPN, Labour party merger

The move is in preparations for the 2015 elections. A faction of the troubled Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, have begun talks with the Labour Party in Ogun State, for a possible alliance ahead of the 2015 polls, Premium Times has been informed. The splinter groups from the PDP […]