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Why I fired Barth Nnaji – President Jonathan

The President reconstitutes membership of two presidential committees on Power

Nigerian Navy rescues hijacked oil vessel

The navy rescued the oil vessel less than 24 hours after t was hijacked.

Zamfara residents live in fear of flood

The residents say they contribute to the flooding of their community

INEC absolves self from electoral malpractices

The electoral body says the society is to blame for recurrent cases of electoral malpratice

Activist decries high poverty rate among Nigerian women

“There will be no nation without women; hence when women are impoverished, the nation will also be impoverished” – UI’s Vice Chancellor.

FG learning from Gani, President Jonathan says

The late lawyer and human rights activist was honoured on Wednesday.

Dagogo-Jack replaces Barth Nnaji as head Presidential Task force on Power

Dagog-Jack replaces Barth Nnaji as head of Presidential Task force on Power

We are not responsible for fuel scarcity – NUPENG

The oil workers say they are not on strike and are lifting available fuel.

JTF destroys illegal oil refinery in Edo

The JTF discovered the illegal refinery site on a creek in the boundary village between Edo and Ondo State.

Pirates hijack oil ship, kidnap crew, off Nigeria’s coast

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker and its crew in the waters near Lagos, the navy and a security company said on Wednesday. The vessel, called the Abu Dhabi Star, was seized on Tuesday night, around 14 nautical miles from the entrance to Lagos port, navy spokesman, Kabir Aliyu, told Reuters. The navy said the […]

Jimoh Ibrahim shuts down Air Nigeria, sacks staff

All Air Nigeria flight operations nationwide are to be shut down effective from Monday next week. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the directive for the closure of the airline’s operations was handed down by its billionaire businessman owner, Jimoh Ibrahim, who also reportedly ordered that all, but 50 of the workers on the company’s payroll, be […]

PDP's Olusola Oke

Ondo PDP candidate, Olusola Oke, offers 5 per cent of LG funds to traditional rulers

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the October 20 Ondo state governorship election, Olusola Oke, has given insight into how he plans to disburse local government funds if elected. Mr. Oke has offered to pay traditional rulers five per cent of all local government monthly allocations, in a frantic attempt to curry scarce support in […]

Democrats hit Romney as Michelle Obama calls for more time for husband

US Democrats unleashed a blistering attack on Republican candidate, Mitt Romney’s credential for the presidency Tuesday night, defending Barack Obama’s economic achievements at the Democratic convention that was capped by Michelle Obama’s urging for more time to allow her husband fix the economy. Mrs. Obama sought to outshine the performance of Mrs. Romney’s wife, Ann’s close-up detailing […]

Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke, hospitalised in London

Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been hospitalised in a London clinic for an undisclosed ailment. Sources close to the minister said she was hospitalised late last week  for stress-related ailment but could not confirm the exact illness. She has had a hectic month with the chaos in the Nigerian oil sector. Her last public […]

Police arrest more suspects in Cynthia Okosogu’s murder

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two more suspects involved in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu. The police had already paraded four suspects, last week, for their roles in the death of Ms. Osokogu, 25, a post graduate student at the Nassarawa State University who was allegedly strangled in her hotel room in Festac […]

No going back on N5, 000 notes- FG

No amount of opposition by Nigerians will make the FG change its stance, minister says.

Patience Jonathan diagnosed with ruptured appendicitis

Nigeria’s first lady is being treated for ruptured appendicitis in Germany.

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide

Fuel scarcity spreads nationwide, as long queues resurface

Motorists and commuters alike are presently groaning under the harsh condition occasioned by the artificial scarcity of fuel spreading across the states. Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents showed long queues in most fuel stations while some other shut their outlets against motorists. The petrol scarcity, especially in most state capitals, has given rise to […]


My wife is diabolical, man tells court

Ambali Jimoh of Yidi Road, Ilorin, on Tuesday, approached an Ilorin Area Court for divorce on the ground that his wife, Wosilat Ambali, was allegedly “diabolical”. The 42-year-old husband said that his wife was fond of visiting herbalists seeking for spiritual powers. “My wife believes so much in fetishism and found solace in visiting herbalists for […]

Bakassi penninsula

Senate moves against Jonathan on Bakassi

The Nigerian Senate has a varying stand from the Federal Government as regards the ceding of Bakassi Peninsula.

Ex- CBN governor was a dependable Nigerian – Orji Kalu

The former governor said Ola Vincent put in place policies that stabilized Nigeria’s economy

Lufthansa cancels 300 flights as passengers hit by strikes

Cabin crew of International Flyer, Lufthansa, have grounded the airline’s activities.

Paralympics: Nigeria wins another gold

This Paralympics games might be Nigeria’s best outing since its debut in Barcelona 1992.

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Abuja residents face fuel scarcity again

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory are caught in another fuel supply crisis.

‘New notes’ bribery scandal, EFCC invites NGO

The EFCC is asking questions about bribe payments allegedly made to top CBN officials”