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Group asks Nigerian lawmakers to prioritize youth matters in constitution amendment

The group wants a reduction in age qualification limit.

Update: Why alleged 419 kingpin, Fred Ajudua, wants his trial transferred to another judge

A Channels TV cameraman was attacked by Mr. Ajudua’s supporters. Lawyer and alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, on Monday asked Justice Olubunmi Oyewole of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, to discontinue his trial pending the outcome of his petition seeking to transfer his trial to another judge. Mr. Oyewole, who had earlier fixed a day-to-day trial […]

Keyamo seeks transfer of Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial after Judge insists on valid fiat

Mr. Fani-Kayode is being tried for alleged graft by the EFCC.

Breaking: Ajudua’s supporters attack Channels TV cameraman, as judge adjourns trial

Mr. Ajudua is being tried for fraud by the EFCC. The supporters of alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, attacked a Channels TV cameraman as he attempted to get a shot of Mr. Ajudua walking out of the court building. The incident, however, did not degenerate into fisticuffs. Meanwhile, Olubunmi Oyewole, the trial judge, adjourned Mr. Ajudua’s […]

Egypt crisis worsens as 35 pro-Morsi demonstrators killed

Protesters demand the reinstatement of President Mohammed Morsi. At least 35 supporters of the deposed Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, were killed on Monday morning by live ammunitions allegedly fired by the Egyptian security forces, Aljazeera is reporting. The deceased include 5 children including a 6-month old, doctors at a makeshift hospital told Aljazeera. Hundreds of […]

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Prosecute former military office holders to check impunity – civil society leader

Mr. Opadokun spoke at M.K.O Abiola memorial. The Convener of the Coalition of Democrats For Electoral Reform (CODER), Ayo Opadokun for the prosecution of former military officers who held political position as a means of curbing impunity in the country. Speaking at the maiden Bashorun M.K.O Abiola Memorial Lecture in Lagos on Sunday, Mr. Opadokun […]

No apologies for endorsing Fayemi, says Tinubu

The former governor attacked the PDP for criticizing his right to back candidate of his choice. Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, national leader and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu has reacted angrily to a recent statement by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party accusing him of imposing Governor Kayode Fayemi as the party’s governorship candidate […]

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Yobe Govt. shuts schools after Boko Haram massacre

Secondary schools will reopen in September. Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has announced the immediate closure of all schools in the state to forestall further attacks on students by the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, a day after militants killed more than 30 students in a school. Mr. Gaidam said the decision was the best […]

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Police rescue 3 abducted NYSC members in Rivers

The Rivers police command said on Sunday in Port Harcourt it had rescued three members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who were abducted on  June 29. Angela Agabe, the command’s Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the corps members were freed on July 6 at Abua town in Rivers. […]

North ready to negotiate over 2015 presidential election, says Gov. Aliyu

  The Chairman of the Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF), Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger, says the country’s Northern region would negotiate properly to safeguard its interests in the 2015 presidential polls. Mr. Aliyu made the remark on Sunday during the inauguration of an office complex for federal government workers at Enagi, the headquarters of Edati […]

NSCIA asks Muslims to look out for new moon for commencement of Ramadan Fast

The Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs has asked Muslims in the country  to look out for the new moon of Ramadan on Monday, July 8 and report to top officials of the organisation. “Where the authorities are satisfied that the crescent has been duly sighted, The President-General and Sultan of Sokoto would announce the commencement […]

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Nigerian airforce returns home as Mali stabilizes

Mali is now under a United Nations peace operation. By Abdullahi Garba After five months of deployment on peace enforcement mission in Mali, the final batch of about 50 soldiers including two women in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has returned to Nigeria. The unit torched down on the tarmac of the Kaduna International airport […]

Jonathan says killers of Yobe students will go to hell

More than 30 students were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants. The killing of over 30 students and a teacher of the Government Secondary School in Mamudo village, five kilometers from Potiskum town, Yobe State, is “barbaric, horrific and wicked”, and the perpetrators will burn in hell, President Goodluck Jonathan has said. The attack occurred […]

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ASUU strike indicts Jonathan, Abati as former university teachers – CPC

Under President Jonathan, education has not fared any better, the party states. The leadership of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC said it is horrified by the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and has blamed the action on what it calls the federal government’s irresponsibility. The party said the recurring […]

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Nigeria Police rules out new firearms licence to anyone

Possession of firearms remains illegal. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ruled out the possibility of the force issuing new firearms licence to any person. In a statement signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the IGP stated that the ban imposed by the Nigeria police on issuance of fresh […]

PDP hails Jonathan over Lagos- Ibadan expressway

The ruling party lambasts opposition governors for not attending the event. The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the successful kick-off of the reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos- Ibadan Express Way. The party lambasted the opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, governors in the South West […]

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Black wedding for couple as car crushes groom’s father

A car lost control and killed a wedding host. What was a carefully planned white wedding in Benin, Edo state, ended the opposite on Saturday after a car emerged almost from nowhere and crushed the groom’s father to death right where he was seated waiting for the exchange of marital vows. The accident occurred as […]

Thousands of Nigerian refugees in Niger set to return amid fear

Borno state deputy governor has assured of safety as students were killed in Yobe state. Nigerian refugees currently in the border areas of Niger Republic may soon return home three weeks after Boko Haram forced them to flee their homes, as Borno state deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, at the weekend, visited and assured them of […]

NGF Crisis: Governors Go Spiritual

The governors look to God to settle their political scores.

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Emergency: Normal activities return to Damaturu

A State of Emergency was declared in Yobe, two months ago. Business and other activities are now in full gear in Damaturu, Yobe, two months after the declaration of emergency in the state. The Federal Government had declared a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states to contain the activities of Boko Haram […]

Buhari attributes poor education to ineffective leadership in Nigeria

A former Head of State, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has attributed ineffective leadership in the country to the inability of government to provide effective education for Nigerians. Mr. Buhari said this in Zaria on Saturday at a conference with the theme “Uniting our People for Change’’ organised by a group called “Movement for a […]

UPDATED: Appointment of ElBaradei, Egyptian Nobelist, Looking Unlikely

With a dramatic announcement that the 2011 Egyptian revolution had been relaunched, Mohamed ElBaradei, a civilian opposition leader and a former United Nations official who won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Atomic Energy Agency, publicly aligned himself with the Egyptian Army on July 3, backing its overthrow of President […]