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El-Rufai, 103 others escape death as Aero aircraft loses tyre on landing

A former Abuja Minister, Nasir El-Rufai was among the passengers.

CNPP to APC: Don’t admit more PDP defectors

Group of opposition parties warns that admission of more PDP defectors could lead to a one-party state

Nigeria’s amalgamation ordained by God – Jonathan

The president promised to work towards a united Nigeria.

Governor Suswam says Fulani herdsmen not responsible for killings in Benue

Governor Suswam absolves Fulani herdsmen of killing Tiv indigenes

University to make Igbo language compulsory course for all students

Prof. Madubuike says, “Whether you are Yoruba, Hausa or Efik, you must take Igbo as a compulsory subject, in spite of your area of specialisation”.

Giroud heads Arsenal back to top spot

Oliver Giroud’s 65th minute header off a Theo Walcott free kick proved adequate as it secured maximum points for Arsenal in their 0-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday afternoon and thus return the Gunners to number one spot on the English Premier League table. The battle at the top of the EPL table has been fierce in the […]

How Nigeria Police is jeopardising case of pregnant woman assaulted by Lebanese boss

There are clear indications that police officers are working to undermine investigation into the case of Alexandra Ossai, the woman who was allegedly kicked in the stomach by her Lebanese manager, Kaveh Noine, causing her to lose her seven months old pregnancy. When PREMIUM TIMES visited the Gracious Mercy Hospital in the Fagba area of […]

Nigeria human rights chair, Odinkalu, faults Human Rights Watch report on Middle Belt

Odinkalu accuses Human Rights Watch of oversimplification. The Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chidi Odinkalu, has found fault with the latest report of the Human Rights Watch, HRW, on the violence in the Middle Belt region for its “oversimplification of a profoundly troubled and complex context” merely on sectarian terms. In a personal […]

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)

Despite Boko Haram, Yobe council polls witness large turnout

There was heavy security presence across the state.

2014: Tackling Boko Haram remains Nigeria’s top priority- Maku

Minister gives year’s score card

INTERVIEW: Why I want to be Akwa Ibom Governor – Ibanga Isine, journalist

Ibanga Isine, journalist and newspaper publisher talks about his governorship ambition and how he plans to turn Akwa Ibom state around.

Edo governor, Oshiomhole, survives auto crash

Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December 2013 on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village. The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus […]

Governor Ameachi denies affair with Soyinka’s daughter

For the governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, the christmas holidays offered an added opportunity as he took time to respond to claims making round that he was having an affair a daughter of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, and that the daughter, never named in the rumor, was pregnant. The governor denied the rumour through […]

APC could crash, lawmaker warns

The APC lawmaker said party leaders were being imposed at the grassroot.

More PDP governors to defect soon – Kwankwaso

Kano governor asks Nigerians to vote out PDP in 2015

Namadi Sambo’s furniture, house upgrade gulp N2.1 billion in four years

Vice President Namadi Sambo is spending a fortune to furnish and upgrade his official residence and guest house, two projects costing N2.1 billion and lingering since his election alongside President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011. In three years leading up to 2013, the government has spent a minimum of N300 million annually to furnish and upgrade […]

Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman, EFCC

PDP at war with Nigerians – Ribadu

Ribadu asks Nigerians not to be deceived by PDP

Nigerian Army announces new postings for senior officers

Among the new appointments is a new spokesperson for the army.

APC Crisis: Kwankwaso, Nyako, Saraki, others face stiff opposition

Defunct New PDP says it did not join APC to displace anybody from party position

Group criticises alleged move to give automatic tickets to PDP legislators

The Akwa Ibom group said the move was not democratic.

Odi invasion: Activists, community mark 13th anniversary, blast Nigerian government

The community wants the government to implement a court judgement.

Adams Oshiomhole

I will learn from my mistakes, says Oshiomhole

The Edo governor asked APC members to be united.

rape victim

Man arrested for allegedly raping, impregnating daughter

The victim narrated her ordeal.


TRAGEDY: Seven dead as two vehicles collide in Bayelsa

Several others were injured in the crash.

Lebanese man kidnapped in Nigeria released

The victim was kidnapped on Monday.