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Scramble for 2015 presidential ticket behind PDP, NGF crises — Gov. Jang

Plateau State Governor and self-appointed Chairman of  a faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Jonah Jang, has said the quest for the 2015 presidential ticket was responsible for the crises in the Peoples Democratic Party and the NGF. He made the remark at the end of the meeting of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) held at the Banquet […]

FEC approves N420bn contract for development of Onne Port –Maku

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a 2.8 billion dollars (about N420 billion) contract for the development of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Port Harcourt, through concession. The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting presided […]


Pregnant student delivers in OAU toilet

The University confirmed the incident. The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Wednesday confirmed that one of its students gave birth to a baby in a toilet. The Public Relations Officer of the University, Biodun Olarewaju, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said the institution was taking care […]

Killing of students, others in Borno, Yobe are signs of weakened Boko Haram – Nigerian military

The Military said it arrested eight of the suspected attackers. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday said the killings of scores of people in Borno and Yobe in the past few days are signs that the Boko Haram terrorists are losing the battle against government forces. The military said the trend of sneaking in to […]

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VC scraps Diploma programmes in Bayero University, Kano

14, 521 graduates would receive degrees at the convocation ceremony. The Bayero University Kano (BUK) is to phase out all diploma and other sub-degree programmes being run by the university with effect from this year. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abubakar Rashid, made this known in Kano on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on […]

High-wire politics may bar sacked PDP officials from returning

The spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, is one of the officials who will not return to his position. More than a dozen executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asked to leave their posts over flawed elections are likely to stay away despite repeated assurances from the party’s leadership that all they need do […]

Nigerian wins Commonwealth Women in Leadership Essay Competition

Ms. Odili drew a link between gender inequality and domestic violence, war, poverty, gang rapes, national unrest, and slow economic growth. A Nigerian has won the Commonwealth Women in Leadership Essay competition for proffering reasons and ways governments could promote women involvement in leadership and policy making in their countries. Nonyem Obiageli Odili took the […]

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Medical experts call for more awareness on sickle cell

Proper education would help check the spread of sickle cell. A group of medics under the aegis of Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation has tasked government at all levels to increase awareness on the sickle cell disease to curb its spread in the country. Making the call in Ibadan on Wednesday during the 2013 World […]

APC may dissolve main merger committee on Thursday

Leaders of merging parties, governors, others meet in Abuja. The All Progressives Congress, APC, will on Thursday in Abuja consider the report of the Joint Inter-Merger Committee, JIMC, at a meeting to be attended by the leaders of all the political parties in the merger deal, governors elected on the platform of the parties, and […]

PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, resigns

Chyna Iwuanyanwu declares interest in the position.

N625m bribe: Farouk Lawan asks court to suspend trial

The lawmaker has filed an appeal against an earlier ruling by the court.

Nigerian soldier runs away after fiancée kills FRSC official in road accident- FRSC

The FRSC official died shortly after he got to hospital.  Muhammad Ahmad

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Customs intercept goods worth N153.6m in Lagos in May- Spokesman

Goods valued at N91 million were seized in May 2012.

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Govt rushes food to suffering Nigerian troop in Mali as Army General threatens to arrest PREMIUM TIMES reporter

The Federal government has today hurried food to Nigerian troop in Mali twenty-four hours after this newspaper reported that the 873-man contingent were being poorly fed and had not been paid allowances in the last three months. Defence sources in Abuja and Lagos told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday that the defence headquarters was terribly embarrassed by […]

UNHCR says Nigeria received 3,154 refugees, 1,042 asylum requests in 2012

The largest refugee population residing in Nigeria is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Cameroon and Liberia.

Appeal Court affirms driver’s death sentence

The driver was found guilty of murder.

Nigeria to review allowances of medical workers, Wages Commission says

Medical doctors want a correction in calculation of their allowances.

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Nigerian Army begins recruitment June 22

The exams will hold in Ogun and Lagos State.

Nigeria designates 13 airports for perishable cargo

 The designation of the airports for cargo operation is to help transform the aviation industry into a major revenue earner.

Nigeria records 50 per cent decline in polio in second quarter of 2013- UNICEF

Nigeria remains one of the three countries where polio still exists.

JTF bans Thuraya phones in Borno, others, says Boko Haram use them for attacks

 States under emergency rule witness another setback in communication.

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Police confirm 32 killed as gunmen invade Zamfara village

The villagers said about 58 people were killed.

Update: How ex-Lagos deputy governor duped man of N130mn, police say; declare her wanted

Sinatu Ojikutu, former deputy governor of Lagos State, admitted to have defrauded a land buyer off  N130 million.

Abuja court strikes out terrorism charges against Amigo Supermarket owner, other Lebanese

The SSS withdrew the case from the court.

Violence, jail, threats force journalists from 21 countries into exile

Iran and Somalia are two of the countries with most exiles.