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“I hold Obas in high esteem,” says Tinubu

Mr. Tinubu said monarchs’ roles in national security and elections are important. A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has described as “political mischief” the attempt to misconstrue his statement concerning the Yoruba Obas. Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti after attending the party’s rally where its flag was presented […]

Nigerian military chief provides safety tips during bomb explosion

“For those who are on the scene, they should lay low on the ground, because bombs have shrapnel nails in them, and they fly upward.” The Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Alex Bardeh, on Thursday visited the scene of the Jos explosion as well as victims’ still receiving treatment at hospitals. He also provided safety […]

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Bring Back our Girls movement during a protest

#BringBackOurGirls Aso Rock protest march – Live Updates

Protesters seeking to pressure the Nigerian Government to act and rescue 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect are this afternoon driving their campaign to a new level. The #BringBackOurGirls protesters plan to march on Aso Rock, Nigeria’s presidential villa. No protest group have ever marched on Aso Rock. The protesters face two challenges […]

EXCLUSIVE: Governor Akpabio demands N200 million annual pay, mansion, after leaving office

Barely a year to his exit from office, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has initiated a law to enable him pocket a whooping N200 million in annual pay after his tenure expires. Mr. Akpabio is also  demanding other benefits including a new house, brand new cars, furniture and luxurious living for the rest […]

Presidency convoy ‘shoots at’ protesting OAU students

“The security details shot at us. We have held them hostage. We will not let him go.” Hundreds of protesting students of the Obafemi Awolowo University have held a presidential convoy hostage in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The convoy led by a Toyota bullet proof SUV with ‘Presidency’ inscription and registration number, FG902-B02, tried to drive […]

UPDATE: Drama as confab rejects Ankio Briggs’ minority report

Ms. Briggs presented her minority report on Thursday morning, after the committee’s co-chairmen, Victor Attah and Ibrahim Coomassie, submitted the main report. There was mild drama on Thursday at the ongoing National Conference when a member of the Committee on Devolution of Powers, Ankio Briggs, presented a minority report. Ms. Briggs presented her minority report […]

Chairman of the National Conference: Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi .... Photo: Courtesy

Updated: Why Nigerian Government approved Confab’s 4 weeks extension

Mr. Kutigi said their request became necessary owing to the workload ahead of the delegates. The Federal Government granted the National Conference four weeks extension to enable delegates more time to debate the reports of its 20 committees and come out with far reaching recommendations. The Confab was originally scheduled to come to an end […]

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Nigeria asks U.S. to return $500 million Abacha loot to country

“General Abacha was one of the most notorious kleptocrats in memory, who embezzled billions from the people of Nigeria while millions lived in poverty.” Despite its inability to adequately explain how the more than $500 million Sani Abacha loot recovered from Swiss authorities was spent, the Federal Government has filed an application at a Washington […]

Jos Explosion: Government agencies give conflicting casualty figures

While the police and the state says 75 persons died, NEMA insists that death toll stands at 126. The Nigerian government agencies in charge of security and crisis management appear unable to provide reliable death figures in the aftermath of the twin bomb attack that rocked Jos, the capital city of Plateau State on Tuesday. […]

#BringBackOurGirls protesters vow to march on Aso Rock as Abuja police boss, Mbu, kicks

Nigerians campaigning for the rescue of Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the extremist Boko Haram members on Wednesday resolved to march on the Presidential Villa Thursday to take the group’s message to President Goodluck Jonathan. Over 250 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School Chibok on April 14 in a night raid by Boko Haram fighters. […]

NUT blasts Suswam for keeping Benue primary school students at home for 8 months

Primary school teachers in Benue have been on strike since October 4, 2013. For keeping primary school students at home for the past 8 months, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has been accused of running an “inept” government. Mr. Suswam was berated by the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, whose president, Michael Olukoya, addressed […]

Nigerian teachers to shut schools nationwide, join #BringBackOurGirls protest

“All schools nationwide shall be closed as the day will be our day of protest against the abduction of the Chibok female students and the heartless murder of the 173 teachers. “ 

Chibok Schoolgirls: #BringBackOurGirls protesters to march to Aso Rock Thursday

Therefore, as the President and Chief Security Officer of the country, this movement deemed it necessary to take its cry and demand to His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan.”

Jos Explosion: Nigerian Police pledge to arrest culprits

About 200 persons died in the explosion that occurred in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

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FRSC secures helicopters to rescue accident victims – Chidoka

The commission entered into agreement with some petroleum companies for the use of helicopters in their fleet during such emergencies.

Nigeria inaugurates committee to implement restructuring of ministries, parastatals

The Federal Government wants to embark on the restructuring of its parastatals, commissions and agencies. The Federal Government has inaugurated an implementation committee for the White Paper on the restructuring and rationalisation of its agencies, parastatals and commissions. In August 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated a Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government […]

PDP accuses APC of celebrating terrorism

“Is there a correlation between the spate of insurgency in Nigeria and the capacity of APC to thrive?” The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, of being the major beneficiary of the recent spate of bombings in the country. The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling party, […]

Boko Haram: Fallen Nigerian soldiers’ relatives to receive allowances

A military inquiry has been set up to get more details in the recent fracas between soldiers and their General Officer Commander.

UPDATE: Boko Haram kills 48 villagers in fresh Borno attacks

“It was their shooting that actually woke us up; it was about 3 a.m. when we began to hear distant shootings and explosions.”


Northern Governors not doing enough to stop Boko Haram – Nigerian Government

“The federal government is a fire fighter; it does not own any constituency in the 19 Northern states.”

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Military sights abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 3 Boko Haram camps

Foreign specialists have yet to provide any concrete assistance for the search, and rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls, military sources say. Nigeria’s Special Forces from the Army’s 7th Division have sighted and narrowed the search for the more than 250 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to three camps operated by the extremist Boko Haram sect north of […]

Jos Explosion: Another bomb scare as banks, schools are shut

Residents of Tudunwada said there was panic in the area at about 11:30 a.m. following the alleged discovery of a strange vehicle.

FG set to license infrastructure companies to provide bandwidth services

“The objective of the initiative is to stimulate a new national broadband network that is not only more widespread, but also faster and more secure than what is available today.

N5 billion property theft: Court grants ex-Chevron accountant bail

“Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya granted Mr. Adenuga bail in sum of N5 million, with two sureties in like sum.”

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Chibok schoolgirls: Patience Jonathan asks Nigerian women to pray more

The girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on April 14.