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Rep urges Nigerian government to increase Supreme Court judges

A member of the House of Representative, Ali Ahmad, says there are too few Supreme Court Judges.

New Year: APC assures Nigerians of better governance

The APC pledged to halt the country’s drift towards a failed state.

Jailed Ibori sacks Daily Independent newspaper management from prison

Jailed former Delta State governor, James Ibori, has ordered the management of his newspaper, Independent Newspapers Limited, INL, to proceed on compulsory leave with immediate effect. The order from Mr. Ibori, who is currently serving his jail term in a London prison, was handed top editorial and senior management and operations staff of the embattled […]

Amosun commiserates with Soyinka over daughter’s death

Wole Soyinka’s daughter passed away at the age of 48.

Five major events in Nigeria’s education sector in 2013

Highlights of events in 2013

2014: What Nigerian government must do to improve health sector

Premium Times takes a look at the challenges ahead. Despite all odds, reports so far in the course of 2013 indicate that Nigeria fared slightly better in the health sector when compared with its abysmal and gloomy ratings in past years. However, the sector was besieged by several industrial actions culminating in a warning strike […]

Canadian government designates Boko Haram terrorist organisation

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has a bounty on his head. Following the United States designation of Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation, the Canadian government, Monday, listed the outlawed group a terrorist organisation under the country’s Criminal Code. The Canadian government also listed the Caucasus Emirate blamed for recent bombings in Russia a terrorist […]

Jonathan reduces Aso Rock’s billion naira feeding bill by N494 million

With the economy in a bind and a growing public anger over his administration’s management of the economy, President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a rare decision to spend less on food and consumables at the presidential villa in 2014. As the budget comes under an increasingly  intense media scrutiny, President Jonathan has given up nearly […]

Wale Babalakin

Top 10 News makers in Lagos in 2013

Speaker Ikuforiji, Fred Ajudua, Wale Babalakin, others made the list.

Niger Delta University to resume January 3- Registrar

Academic activities would resume January 6.

Bayelsa / Rivers oil well dispute: Governor Dickson visits Abonema, preaches Ijaw unity

The Bayelsa Governor visited the Rivers community.

More federal lawmakers will leave PDP for APC in 2014 – Hon. Dogara

A new leadership was put in place for APC in Bauchi.

Group accuses Jonathan of deliberately refusing to reform the Police

Wants southern governors to fight the increasing wave of armed kidnappings and violent crimes

APGA challenges INEC on credible elections in 2015

The electoral body wants politicians to learn to accept defeat in elections

PDP cautions aides of elected officials on public statements

PDP’s Publicity Secretary says PDP has established channels of external communication.

Simeon Obodo, Nigerian killed in India, buried in his hometown

The Nigerian was murdered in a major clash that occurred in India.

Jonathan urges private support for Nigeria’s infrastructure development

A philanthropist built an 8.5km road in Enugu State.

2014: Atiku tasks Nigerian politicians on nation building

The former Vice President says the worsening poverty situation in the country is unacceptable.

Nigerian military kills 63 Boko Haram suspects in separate attacks – Spokesperson

Army says operation was to ensure peaceful Christmas and New Year celebration

Nigeria Police chief donates cow, foodstuff to police widows in Plateau

Widows ask police to accelerate payment of husbands’ benefits

UN condemns terrorist attack at Russian train station

UN condoles with Russia

Health of pregnant woman assaulted by Lebanese boss deteriorates; requires urgent blood transfusion

Mrs. Ossai may not get this life saving treatment if she does not get financial assistance. The health of Alexandra Ossai, the woman who was allegedly physically assaulted by her Lebanese boss causing her to lose her seven months old pregnancy has drastically deteriorated to the extent that her doctor has advised that she gets […]

Presidency cautions ex-Niger Delta militants against ‘desperate politicians’

The presidency said over 19000 Niger Delta ex-militants have benefitted from the amnesty program. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku, has advised beneficiaries of the amnesty programme to continue to ensure sustainable peace in the Niger Delta region. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by […]

National Conference critical to nation building, says Governor Obi

The Anambra governor said there are a lot of issues to be resolved about Nigeria

Lagos gives N1 billion support to 400 graduate farmers – Commissioner

The Lagos Government runs a modern farm settlement scheme.