Soldiers outgun Boko Haram in Maiduguri, killing 7
JTF says it has killed seven men suspected to be members of Boko Haram
Nigeria’s human rights commission idle away as abuses pile
The Commission receives complaints of human rights abuses and ignores these complaints.
Fuel Subsidy Scam: EFCC declares fleeing oil marketers wanted
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has just issued the statement below declaring wanted, marketers who allegedly “obtained billions of naira as subsidy payments from the Petroleum Support Fund under false pretence, and disappeared in the wake of the Commission’s investigation of the subsidy regime. The marketers are Abdul Afeez Olarenwaju Olabisi of Fargo Petroleum […]
Boko Haram kills 4, including two students in Adamawa
The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the death of four people, including two students, from gunshots in Mubi town. Confirming the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN), the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the incident took place on Wednesday night during attacks on telecommunication masts in the town. The extremist Boko Haram […]
Okorocha accuses Ohakim of stealing billions, plans probe
The Rochas Okorocha-led Imo state government announced on Thursday it was finalizing plans to probe ousted governor, Ikedi Ohakim, accused by the government of stealing billions of naira. The incumbent governor, and his predecessor, Mr. Ohakim, have been embroiled in prolonged political wrangling after Mr. Ohakim lost a reelection in 2011. Mr. Okorocha booted out […]
Boko Haram claims responsibility for telecoms attacks, vows to destroy more schools
In claiming responsibility for mast bombings , Boko Haram says it sets its sight on VOA and primary schools.
South African embassy staff refuse to address Nigerian protesters
Nigerian supporters take their protest to the South African High Commission in Lagos in support of the on-going miners feud.
Nigeria to strengthen economic relations with Czech Republic
Nigerian ambassador to Czech Republic has appealed to the European country to consider Nigeria for investment.
FG approves N106 billion for construction of new airport terminals
The aviation minister says a deal with a Chinese bank will see to the completion of the new airports within two years
Ignorance, cause of Wild Polio Virus (WPV3) in Nigeria
Health experts say Northern Nigeria is besieged with Type-3 polio
Plateau nets N87.9m from sale of vehicle licences, number plates
Plateau state says the money is a result of hard work by the officers in charge of internal revenue collection
24 hours after accident, bodies of Igbinedion University lecturers not recovered
The lecturers, all of the same department, were forced off the road into a river by a trailer
Ban on football viewing centres in Jos still on – police
Security officials in Jos insist that TV viewing centres cannot function in the city due to the security situation
World Bank names Kaushik Basu Chief Economist
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has announced the appointment of Kaushik Basu as the institutions new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President. Basu, 60, will begin his term on October 1, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement. Basu, replaces Justin Yifu Lin. Basu, an Indian national, most recently served […]
Shock as DANA joins forces to halt inquest into June 3 crash
In a move that defied judicial regulations and which the presiding judge described as “a novel issue”; Dana Air, joined as a defendant in a suit, on Thursday filed an affidavit supporting the plaintiffs’ motion to halt the coroner’s inquest into the cause of the airline’s June 3 crash. This came less than 24 hours […]
Bill Clinton offers rousing defence of Obama at convention
Former President Bill Clinton says the current president has done his best for America.
Police, SSS assault Guardian reporter over Minister’s car photos
The journalist was manhandled for taking a picture of the convoy of the FCT minister for state, Olajumoke Akinjide.