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Pope appoints Alfred Adewale Martins Archbishop of Lagos

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Alfred Adewale Martins as Archbishop of Lagos

Nigeria partners South Korea in defence

Nigeria will soon sign an MoU with South Korea on defence collaboration

Chinese investment in Nigeria hits $8.4 billion – Official

Chinese envoy says that trade between Nigeria and China has hit a $10.7b

Benue Immigration blames influx of aliens on absence of checkpoints

The comptroller of Immigration in Benue holds that inland checkpoints help to check illegal migration

NUT accuses NTI of defrauding teachers to the tune of N1.4 billion

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has accused the National Teachers Institute of fraud

Save tobacco bill from industry antics, group urges Health Minister

Environmental advocates say tobacco industry lobbyist may be part of the reasons the tobacco bill has not been signed into law by the president

Activists reject "Ibori judge" handling former Nassarawa governor's corruption case

Civil Society Organisations say Justice Marcel Awokulehin does not have the moral pedigree to preside over any other corruption case

INEC to introduce democratic studies in Cross River schools

INEC says Democracy Studies is to be introduced in primary and secondary schools

Customs seeks EFCC's support in tackling smuggling

Customs boss says customs officers must take the blame for the rise in smuggled cars

NAFDAC smashes syndicate trading in fertility vaccine

NAFDAC says it has seized 16 different vaccines being sold as fertility-enhancing medication

Ibori: 2 private investigators arrested for alleged bribery

James Ibori may end up with fresh bribery charges, this time involving former and current UK police officers

Illegal bunkering: JTF arrests 17 suspects, destroy ship

The JTF says that it destroyed the vessel with about 600,000 litres of stolen products in line with laid down directives

Senate sends findings on failed rescue of Italian, Briton to Jonathan

The senate has concluded work on investigations into the death of a Briton and Italian who were kidnapped in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents hit Yola, kill 6

Gunmen have unleashed terror on residents of Adamawa state after military operatives raided their hideouts

Suspected Kano university bomber arrested, police claim

Police say the man confessed to being involved in the BUK bombing and other attacks in Kano.

Anti-graft war: NBA seeks review of criminal justice system

NBA says Nigeria's criminal justice systems needs to be overhauled

Obasanjo blasts Nigerian leaders over policies on poverty reduction

President Obasanjo takes a swipe at international players and the Nigerian government over food security in Nigeria and Africa

Obasanjo blasts Nigerian leaders over policies on poverty reduction

President Obasanjo takes a swipe at international players and the Nigerian government over food security in Nigeria and Africa

FG orders NDDC to involve communities in project execution

Presidential monitoring committee says local areas should provide staff for NDDC projects in their domain

Immigration officers arrest woman for human trafficking in Katsina

A woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle three girls to Europe via Niger Republic

Irate youth attack council chairman in Akwa Ibom

Council chairman who went on a peace mission to settle a community dispute turned a victim of bloody attacks

PREMIUM TIMES reporters nominated for CNN African Journalist Awards

Four Premium Times reporters have been named potential winners of the most prestigious journalism awards on the continent

Boko Haram threatens to bomb govt. buildings in 19 northern states, Abuja

Boko Haram issues new threats and says all government establishments in northern Nigeria and Abuja should be evacuated in preparation for deadly attacks

Navy hands over arrested bunkering vessel to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy says that the arrested vessel was carrying about one million barrels of diesel without clearance

Kebbi loses 21 forest reserves to desert encroachment, says commissioner

Kebbi state to embark on massive tree planting to combat deforestation