Gunmen abduct Teachers Council boss in Akwa Ibom
Gunmen on Sunday abducted the Secretary of Teachers Registration Council, TRC, in Akwa Ibom, Esther Essien. News of the abduction was confirmed in Uyo on Monday by the Director of State Security Service, SSS, in Akwa Ibom, Toma Minti. The secretary was abducted in Itu Local Government Area of the state. The director of the SSS […]
Update: PDP Oyinlola crisis, the battle for 2015 begins
The sack of Oyinlola appears to have shut all doors to peace efforts at resolving the PDP crisis.
Ogun PDP faction declares support for Oyinlola, lambasts Kashamu
The Ogun PDP faction loyal to Mr. Obasanjo declared support for Mr. Oyinlola
Groups seek stringent measures against Nigerian tobacco companies
The groups mentioned four Nigerian states as being pro-active against tobacco.
ECOWAS members record dismal score on criteria for planned common economy
ECOWAS plans a common currency scheme in the region.
Economist clashes with CBN officials at Save Nigeria Group’s roundtable
Mr. Boyo says the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is moving in the wrong direction.
Shot Maiduguri University student feared brain damaged
The student was caught in crossfire between insurgents and JTF in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Kaduna Deputy Speaker, six others docked for N30 million fraud
The EFCC says the accused forged documents and awarded fraudulent contracts
Mobil still yet to clean-up after Akwa Ibom oil spill
Mobil neglects oil spill at Qua Iboe oil fields in Akwa Ibom State.
Abuja provides antenatal care for 74,000 pregnant women in 2012
Abuja witnessed more patronage of government hospitals in 2012.
NITEL Manager, 16 others arrested for stealing N50m cables in Lagos
The police in Lagos have arrested a Nigeria Telecommunications Limited, NITEL, Manager and 16 others for allegedly stealing NITEL cables worth N50 million from its warehouse in Victoria Island, Lagos. A reliable source at Victoria Island Police Station, who disclosed this on Monday to the News Agency of Nigeria, said that the suspects were arrested […]
Oyinlola disgraced, Bamanga swears in Ag. Nat. Secretary for PDP
The Nigeria PDP crisis continues.
Expect flight delays, cancellations due to Harmattan, Nigeria Aviation boss warns
Passengers should expect flight delays, diversions or cancellations, owing to poor terminal visibility caused by the current harmattan haze, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has said. The Director General of the agency, Harold Demuren, said this on Monday in Lagos in an advisory circular he issued to all pilots and airline operators. It was […]
Lawmaker faults INEC’s request for autonomy
A member of the House of Representatives, Peter Edeh ( ANPP-Ebonyi), on Monday in Abuja faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over its request for full autonomy. INEC had proposed amendments to the Electoral Act to enable it disqualify candidates and political parties with flawed primaries from contesting elections. Mr. Edeh said in an interview that […]
Mali Islamists counter-attack, threaten France
Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali launched a counter-offensive on Monday after three days of strikes by French fighter jets on their strongholds in the desert north, residents said. The strikes by French fighter jets “is likely to drag France into a long and brutal ground war,” military observers said. France intensified its air raids […]
Nigerians should protect petroleum pipelines for their own good- NNPC
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Monday in Abuja advised Nigerians to, in their own interest, protect petroleum pipelines located in their area. The Corporation also condemned the renewed attack on its facilities at Arepo in Ogun State. On Saturday, the System 2B pipeline at Arepo was again vandalised barely a month after it […]
Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa Speaker’s mother
Gunmen on Monday kidnapped the mother of the Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Betinah Benson, at her residence in Korokosei, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The 70-year old woman was abducted at 12.30 a.m. A statement by the Media Assistant to the Speaker, Piriye Kiyaramo, said the gunmen stormed the residence […]
ALGON canvasses support for local government autonomy in Nigeria
The National President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Nwabueze Okafor, on Monday called for support for the autonomy of local governments in the country. Mr. Okafor made the call in an interview in Abuja. He said that there is the need for stakeholders to give voice to the autonomy of the […]
Lack of e-passport facility poses challenge to Nigerians in Portugal – Envoy
The Nigerian Ambassador to Portugal, Ijeoma Bristol, has said that the absence of an e-passport unit in the embassy, posed a major challenge to Nigerians in that country. Ms. Bristol, at a reception in honour of the visiting Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, on Sunday in Lisbon, said that Nigerians face many challenges before they renew […]
Poor leadership by Jonathan, others killing Nigeria, says Cardinal Okogie
The Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Okogie, has expressed concern over the inability of President Goodluck Jonathan and other leaders to provide purposeful leadership for the country. He also expressed concern over the jostle for power among Nigerian politicians. Mr. Okogie, a Cardinal, said on Sunday that their inordinate ambition was at the […]
Amosun blasts NNPC; accuses it of complicity in Nigeria pipeline vandalism
Mr. Amosun made the statements when he visited Arepo, site of NNPC pipeline fire.