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Human rights group wants UN to intervene in Delta judge kidnap

Days after he was abducted by unknown gunmen, the whereabouts of Marcel Okoh, a judge in the Delta State High court, is yet to be ascertained by his family as well as security agents. To help resolve the kidnap, which has so far confounded officers of the Nigeria Police, Access to Justice, a human rights […]

Benedict Nwalaka of Leadership Newspaper

Lagos hospital officials batter Leadership Newspaper photojournalist

Benedict Nwalaka, a photo journalist with Leadership Newspaper battered

National University Commission, NUC

Part-time programmes suspended not scrapped says NUC

NUC says it has only suspended part time studies across the country to enable the commission conduct an audit of the programmes

Hillary Clinton in closed door meeting with Security Chiefs in Abuja

Hillary Clinton in Nigeria spent more than two hours with Nigeria’s security chiefs on Thursday in Abuja

Ghana cancels policy on 300,000 dollars capital base for Nigerian traders

Nigerian ambassador to Ghana says many Nigerians in Ghana do not have proper immigration documents and are very heady

Multiple car crash in Abuja kill one, injure six others

Sani Tukur A multiple crash involving 12 cars on Karu Bridge in Abuja on Thursday left one person dead and six others injured. The dead victim was a commercial motorcycle rider. The injured victims are currently receiving medical attention at the Asokoro and Nyanya General Hospitals. “The crash occured when a lowloader carrying an escavator […]

PDP denies fueling APGA crisis

The ruling party says that allegations that it is working to destroy an opposition party is not true

UNIMAID insists on Sept. 3 resumption date

The University situated in one of the boiling points of Northern Nigeria says it will go ahead with its academic calendar

Jos Crises: President Jonathan engages Hausa/Fulani leaders

Plateau Elders urge president Jonathan to implement the resolutions proposed by the various commissions of inquiry on Jos

Stop the killings, NERC boss urges FG

The NERC boss says states should get more involved in job creation for Nigeria’s young people

Igbo presidency after Jonathan not negotiable, say Igbo leaders

Mr. Achuzie said that that was also the resolution at its 3rd National Executive/Steering Committee meeting held in Lagos in June that Igbos should have a shot at the presidency after Jonathan’s tenure.


Our cell overcrowded with suspected subsidy thieves, says EFCC

The EFCC says its cells are filled to the brim and has no room for more suspects

Jigawa joins 30 persons living with HIV/AIDS in wedlock

Thirty persons living with HIV and AIDS have entered into marriage contracts under the couple match making scheme initiated by the Jigawa Action Committee on AIDS (JISACA). The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Bashir Ahmad, said in Dutse on Wednesday that the measure is to control the scourge in the state. Mr. Ahmad said that […]

FEC approves draft budget of N5trn for 2013

The Minister of Finance says the Federal Government is mapping out a strategy to reduce domestic debt

Police foil bomb attack in Sokoto PDP office

The would be bombers handed a bag of explosives to a policeman claiming it contained some fruits

Desertification: Adamawa bans use of saw machines

Adamawa state which used to have a huge forest cover is now threatened by desertification


36 graduate in first class at UNILORIN

36 students out of the 5, 383 graduating students of the university in the 2011/2012 session made first class honours degrees

National University Commission, NUC

NUC lifts suspension order on 3 private universities

The NUC has restored the operations licenses of three of the six universities which were earlier suspended

Hilary Clinton to visit Nigeria

Human Rights Watch sets agenda for Clinton ahead of her visit to Nigeria

International advocacy group urges the US secretary of state to raise tough issues during her Thursday visit to Nigeria

Bayelsa to roll out own flag, coat of arms, anthem

Months after Osun anthem crisis, Bayelsa plans own flag, anthem, coat of arms

DANA Air plane crash site

Lagos ready to release bodies of DANA crash victims to relatives

The results of the DNA tests are ready and relatives can now bury their dead after over two months of agonising wait

Three-day funeral begins for Ghana’s late leader

Ghanaian president who dies last month will be buried on Friday

Governors suspend debate on constitution amendment

Governors say they will only resume debate on constitution review after Muslims return from lesser hajj

Boko Haram: Army graduates 439 counter terrorists personnel 

The Nigerian army has trained some personnel in counter terrorism and counter insurgency

Building collapses in Abuja, killing 3, injuring 9

UPDATE: NEMA spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, said the death toll in the building incident has risen to 3. He said rescuers were still at the scene rummaging through the rubbles to see if there are other trapped victims.   A building has just collapsed in Dutse Alhaji, an Abuja suburb, killing two people and injuring nine others. Although […]