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PIC. 6. A FISHERMAN WITH FISHING NETS SALVAGED FROM SUSPECTED OIL SPILL AT THE QUA IBOE OIL FIELDS IN AKWA IBOM ON WEDNESDAY (15/8/12).

JTF impounds vessel, fishing trawler, crew for alleged oil theft

The fishing trawler was named Bolajoko.

Jonathan urges peace, oneness at Easter

The President asked Nigerians not to let terrorists cause ethnic divisions.

Pesticides affect sperm quality, health experts say

The experts said so in separate interviews in Lagos.

Northern traditional rulers back amnesty for Boko Haram

The traditional rulers released a communiqué at the end of their meeting in Sokoto. The Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council has appealed to federal government to reconsider its stand and grant amnesty to insurgents who embraced peace, reformation and reintegration. The appeal is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the council’s meeting in […]

Two killed as police, gunmen clash in Gombe

The police commissioner in Gombe confirmed the attack. The Police in Gombe State have confirmed the killing of two people when gunmen attacked Kumo Police Division in Akko Local Government Area on Friday night. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Sule, said in Gombe that the dead were among the attackers. Mr. Sule […]

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Reverend Okotie seeks secret trial for ex-pianist, asks judge to chase journalists

The Lagos court initially obliged the judge but later rescinded its decision. The Head of the Household of God Church International and former presidential candidate, Chris Okotie, was so uncomfortable with journalists reporting his involvement in a suit that he asked the judge to chase journalists away from the court room, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. […]

INTERVIEW: Somebody once advised me to be like Reno Omokri, so I can also ‘make it’, instead of ‘making noise’ – Pius Adesanmi

By Suraj Oyewale Professor Pius Adesanmi is arguably the most restless public intellectual in Nigeria today. He needs no introduction to millions of Nigerians that regularly visit leading web-based platforms like Nigeria Village Square, Sahara Reporters and Premium Times. Beyond those new media platforms, his essays on contemporary issues are also usually published in other less known […]

Enugu APC meets, accuses PDP of deceiving Igbos

The association said the PDP has been deceiving the South East geo-political zone. The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, rose from a one-day stakeholders’ preliminary meeting on Friday and declared that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has not only failed the nation in the last 14 years, but also squandered […]

NBA, LEDAP oppose death penalty for crude oil thieves

The Senate President had earlier suggested the death penalty as a punishment for oil theft. The Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, on Friday opposed the Senate President’s proposal of the death penalty for oil thieves and pipeline vandals. Both groups made this known in separate […]

Passengers held up on Abuja-Lokoja road as FRSC blames drivers’ recklessness

A frequent user of the road called it a regular occurrence during this period. The North to South bound passengers, travelling for the Easter break on the Abuja-Lokoja road, were on Friday stranded for hours because of heavy gridlock on the expressway. Some passengers who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria expressed frustration for […]

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Emulate Jesus, clerics advise Christians

The clerics made the statements as part of Good Friday celebrations. As part of the celebration of Good Friday, religious leaders have asked Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for the sake of mankind. The Dean of the Anglican Diocese of Lagos Mainland, Luyi Akinwade, called on Nigerians to emulate […]

Don’t use religion to cause havoc, Jonathan advises Nigerians

The president stated this in Sokoto on Friday. President Goodluck Jonathan has enjoined Nigerians not to use religion to cause havoc capable of the disrupting the peaceful co-existence among residents. Mr. Jonathan, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo in Sokoto on Friday, at the opening of a two-day international conference, restated the commitment […]

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LAGBUS, BRT to extend Lagos free ride to Easter Monday

The buses were also free on Good Friday. The LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd., operators of LAGBUS and the Lagos Area Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA), operators of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT)– will extend their free ride to commuters on Easter Monday, April 1. The two operators said on Friday in Lagos that the bus ride, which […]

Soldiers capture five Boko Haram suspects, seize Kalashnikovs in Kano

The suspects were captured in Kano which has seen a recent spate of bombings attributed to Boko Haram.

TUC issues three-day ultimatum to Aero Contractors over sack of workers

TUC condemned the airline’s use of the Police to arrest workers.

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FRSC warns against night journeys

The Corps advised road users to avoid over-speeding.

Borno PDP chairman may lose seat for opposing Jonathan

The PDP said it has no plans to remove the party chairman

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Health experts to meet in Lagos over cerebral palsy

The experts want to develop a project for the care of children living with cerebral palsy.

Fashola is persecuting me for defending Lagos slum dwellers, activist claims

The Lagos governor said the activist’s allegations are baseless.

Haiti restates interest for AU associate member status

The Haiti Prime Minister visited his Ivorian counterpart.

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Exclusive: How ACN, ANPP, APGA, CPC may share positions in APC

Members canvass two positions for picking national and state officials of APC. With its victory in the acronym “war” almost certain, the All Progressives Congress is set to meet in Abuja on Thursday, April 4, to take a final decision on all the documents that will accompany its application for registration to the Independent National […]

Ex-Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, backs amnesty for Boko Haram

By Edwin Nwachukwu Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar,  on Thursday joined other Nigerians to seek amnesty for members of the extremist Boko Haram sect. “Anything that can bring peace in the country to the people needs to be studied and to see the merit and demerit of such an action. “Yes there […]