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Vigilantes going after Boko Haram; work under military supervision – JTF

Some youth groups sprung up to assist the military in combating Boko Haram.

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Women arrested with assault weapons in Maiduguri

Civilians in Maidiugri have resorted to protecting themselves against terror attacks.

ACN denounces “ethno-religious campaign” against APC

Opposition party says the composition of the interim leadership of the merger is balanced between Christians and Muslims.

PDP blasts ACN over Amaechi, Jonathan’s bodyguards saga

The PDP also accused the ACN leader of imposing his daughter on traders in Nigeria.

Re-arraigning Leadership journalists shows Jonathan is unserious-CPC

The opposition party says the government’s claim that the journalists leaked a fake document means there is an original.

Group petitions police IG over ‘illegal’ detention of Lagos businessman in Sokoto

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, has petitioned Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police, over the detention of one Francis Obi, a Lagos based businessman by the Sokoto State Police Command. Mr. Obi, the director of Allied Drilling Company Limited, which deals in water drilling equipment, was arrested allegedly on the orders […]

My father was jailed for refusing to let me attend school – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar stunned his audience in far away Geneva, Switzerland when he recalled how his late father was jailed for refusing to let him attend school in his hometown of Jada, Adamawa State. The former Vice President made the startling revelation yesterday in remarks he made on the occasion of the conferment […]

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Boko Haram dialogue to proceed-Presidential committee

The committee chairman denied that his team were shot at during the visit to Bama, Maidugri.

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG begins warning strike Monday

The body has threatened an indefinite strike if its demands are not met by Wednesday.

Nigeria Human Rights Body Indicts Military On Baga Killings

The report says attention should be on the scale of force in Baga than the casualties.

My ordination as Anglican priest source of hope for sexual minorities, says Nigerian gay man

House of Rainbow Fellowship was forced to go underground in Nigeria.

I’m not a ‘Football’ Minister – Bolaji Abdullahi

The first impression you get from meeting Bolaji Abdullahi, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, is that this is a man who is confident and ready to discharge his duties with great élan. Cerebral, friendly and passionate about positive change, Abdullahi is a complete antithesis to many government officials. He has that elusive alchemy that makes a […]

Jonathan, Amaechi meet, embrace in Port Harcourt

Barely 72 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan’s security aides blocked the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from exchanging pleasantries with the President during a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the duo met at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday and embraced. Shortly before departing Port Harcourt for Abuja after inaugurating a hospital in […]

Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, threatens to quit PDP

  Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday threatened to quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and declare for any other political party if the PDP makes the reversal of the suspension of Obio/Akpor local council executives as a condition for readmitting him to the party. Mr. Amaechi issued the threat while responding to questions by the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan violates Nigerian laws, corners N3billion general hospital for own town, Otuoke

The Federal Government does not build general hospitals. But PREMIUM TIMES can report today that President Goodluck Jonathan has waived two vital rules to establish a princely N2.8 billion new general hospital for his hometown, Otuoke, effectively placing the coastal community as an exclusive beneficiary of a strange largesse not known to federal laws. It is […]

Gov. Akpabio fires domestic aides as N40 million cash disappears from own bedroom

Three stewards working at the Akwa Ibom state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, were on Friday summarily dismissed by the governor, Godswill Akpabio, over missing bundles of mint-fresh dollars valued at over  $250,000 (N40 million) kept in the governor’s bedroom, news website Saharareporters, is reporting. The governor, who reportedly ordered the sack of the aides […]

Sultan stresses need for Muslim unity, as NSCIA raises finance, moon sighting committees

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has stressed the need for Muslims in the country to come together and champion the cause of Islam. The Sultan gave the advice in Abuja on Saturday while inaugurating two ad hoc committees – Finance and Assets and National Moon Sighting – for the […]

JTF denies soldiers kidnap in Yobe, says troops repelled insurgents

The military said the aircraft hovering over Damaturu was on a routine surveillance. The Joint Task Force in Yobe has said that no soldier was kidnapped by insurgents in the state. The spokesperson of the Yobe JTF, Eli Lazarus, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, said there was no attack in Potiskum late on […]

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Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram complain of low morale

The military confirmed that some soldiers had indeed overstayed.

Council directs NECO to release outstanding certificates

The council also directed NUC to sanction universities charging above N2, 000 post UME fee.

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LASU hostels project may be ready before end of 2013- VC

The VC said hostels will provide succour for staff and students.

Lagos sanctions 20 waste disposal operators over poor services

Lagos has 354 licensed waste operators.

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JTF smashes Boko Haram cell, recovers vehicles, arms — Spokesman

The JTF spokesman said terrorists attacked a JTF checkpoint in Fune, Yobe.

Marital challenges make more Nigerian women suffer from mental depression- Psychiatrist

Many women suffer “from insomnia due to long prayer sessions and night vigils.”

How Tinubu’s daughter was appointed Iyaloja of Lagos

The ACN claimed Mr. Tinubu did not impose his daughter on the market men and women.