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Court sentences two pastors to 10 years jail for fraud

The men of God were found guilty of carrying out bank operations without license.

Patience Jonathan, Turai Yar’Adua to give final addresses on disputed Abuja land

After repeatedly failing to reach an amicable solution, a court will now rule on the disputed plot.

CPC members to pay N200 for registration

The exercise would enable The Nigeria opposition party to ascertain its strength, Mr. Momoh says.

Messi sets new record, emerges world’s best again

Lionel Messi remains the world’s best

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My wife died because her Jehovah Witness family refused blood transfusion- Husband

The Nigeria female police corporal died at the Abuja National Hospital.

DANA Air to resume flights

Nigerian lawmaker expresses worry over Dana’s resumption of flights

Dana resumed operation seven months after it crashed killing all 163 passengers on board.

64 die in Zamfara road accidents during “ember’’ months — FRSC

The ember months in Zamfara witnessed many fatal accidents.

Group bemoans deplorable state of Nigerian prisons

The Nigerian prison system is not reformatory, the group said.

Fire guts INEC Director’s Abuja office

The fire affected the office of a INEC director.

No going back on criminalizing same sex marriage in Nigeria – David Mark

In the face of growing pressure from the international community and human rights activists demanding the legalization of same sex marriage in Nigeria, President of the Senate, David Mark, has insisted that that the bill prohibiting same sex marriage is “irrevocable.” The senate president said on Sunday in Abuja that in spite of the pressures […]

Shot Maiduguri University student hit by stray bullet- JTF

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri, Borno State said the student of University of Maiduguri who was shot on Friday was hit by a stray bullet while the JTF and suspected members of the Boko Haram sect exchanged fire. Abdulmumini Abubakar, a 400 level Adult Education student, was on his way to the University […]

Ondo Chief docked for allegedly selling land owned by Nigerian Institution

A community leader in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Ajayi Falodun, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure for allegedly selling 11 acres of land belonging to the Federal School of Agriculture. The institution is owned by the Nigerian government and the land was said to have been given to the Federal […]

Igbo presidency will end Nigeria’s economic woes, says Orji Kalu

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, has predicted that a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction would provide a turnaround leadership that will halt the country’s decades of economic failings. Mr. Kalu said given the opportunity at the next presidential polls in 2015, the Igbos will provide “qualitative and dynamic leadership” that can turn around the […]

Emmanuel Onwe

Why Igbos cannot produce president with five states, By Emmanuel Onwe

The theoretical case for the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction has been eloquently established beyond any reasonable doubt. The economic case is persuasive; the legal case, which is a derivate of the constitutional principle of federal character, is incontrovertible; the political case is self-evident and the moral case is utterly compelling. But […]

2015 election: Lagos PDP denies endorsing Obanikoro

The PDP said it has not endorsed any candidate.

AERIAL VIEW OF FARM LAND IN TARABA STATE AFTER THE FLOOD

Help, we’re dying of hunger, flood affected Kogi farmers beg Jonathan

The farmers said they lost all they had to the floods.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN VISITS FLOODED VICTIMS IN TARABA STATE

Stop rhetorics, end corruption, declare your asset to transform Nigeria, SERAP tells Jonathan

SERAP said President Jonathan’s promise for 2013 is “routine and rhetorical”

Niger Delta group wants probe of NDDC activities

The group accused the NDDC boss of non-payment of contractors.

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Nigerian soldiers partner ex-militants against oil bunkering

The operation by the soldiers and the ex-militants took place over the weekend.

Transmission Company loses N20mn equipment to vandals in Zamfara

The TCN boss stated this in Kaduna

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Amnesty International, Nigerian organisations reject death penalty for terrorists

The groups said there is no evidence that the death penalty will work in Nigeria.

High Court judge stirs fresh judicial controversy, dares Supreme Court

The Federal High Court 4, Abuja,  is about to stir controversy and debate as its presiding judge, Gladys Olotu, is set to deliver judgment in an election petition case which the Supreme Court has said no court has jurisdiction to entertain. Lawyers on both sides as well as other members of the bar and bench and other […]

Church detains SaharaReporters’ publisher, Sowore, at New Year service in Lagos

Security and Task Force team at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, headquarters, harassed and detained a renowned citizen journalist who attempted to report a New Year’s Eve crossover night service at the church headquarters along the Lagos-Ibadan express road. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Saharareporters, accompanied by Lagos-based citizen journalist, Segun O’Law, who […]

Timipriye Sylva seized property

Sylva denies owning 48 houses, accuses EFCC of lying about seizures

Former Bayelsa state governor, Timipre Sylva, has denied his properties were confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which is prosecuting him for corruption, accusing the commission of falsehood in a trademark claim and counterclaim that has marked the case. Mr. Sylva said the EFCC’s announcement on Thursday, to the effect that 48 properties […]

Nigerian Stock Exchange Trading floor [Photo: blogs.cfr.org]

Beneficiaries of Nigeria’s N22bn Stock Exchange largesse unknown

Nigeria’s finance ministry and stock exchange are ignorant of the beneficiaries.