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I have nothing against the Eggons – Al-makura

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State of Emergency: Reps receive, adopt conference committee report

The National Assembly has endorsed the State of Emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria will create enabling environment for private sector development- Sambo

Mr. Sambo said this at the ground breaking ceremony of the Idu Industrial Park in Abuja.

VP Sambo receives Bakassi Report

The vice president commended the committee for their diligence.

Jonathan vs. Amaechi: House of Reps report indicts Aviation Ministry, Caverton helicopters

 The Aviation Ministry refused to submit required documents.

No individual will be allowed to hijack APC, ex-Kano Governor, Shekarau, says

 Ibrahim Shekarau says the APC will pursue justice to unseat the PDP.

APC set for registration, CPC chieftain says

The Chairman Merger Committee of the CPC says all three major stakeholders have concluded the rituals for registration.

Yobe compensates Boko Haram victims with N187 million

N259 million was also allocated WAEC, NECO fees.

Nigeria gazettes 24 new NESREA regulations – DG

 NESREA says the new regulations will help clamp down importation of toxic wastes into the country.

EXCLUSIVE: Angry Jonathan mulls cancellation of $40million Internet spy contract awarded to Israeli firm

President Goodluck Jonathan is considering the cancellation of the $40million Internet spy contract awarded to Israeli firm, Elbit Systems, in April, multiple sources within the Nigerian presidency and intelligence community have told PREMIUM TIMES. Embarrassed by the widespread national outrage that arose after this newspaper exclusively exposed the secret contract, the presidency had summoned the […]

War on Terror: Multiple explosions rock Niger Republic

The governor of the affected state said it was the work of suicide bombers. Two explosions have occurred simultaneously at an Army Barracks and a company involved in uranium exploration in Agadez State of Niger Republic. The governor of Agadez state, Colonel Garba Maccido, confirmed the incident, which he described as the work of suicide […]

Niger Delta activist plans ‘special present’ for retiring Shell CEO

The activist said he will present the Shell CEO with a polluted water in a champagne bottle. A Niger Delta activist said on Wednesday that his organisation is planning a ‘special present’ of “polluted oil water champagne” as a parting gift for the Chief Executive Officer of oil giant, Shell, Peter Voser, as he retires […]

Britain investigating Nigerian link to ‘terror’ attack

The British security  is investigating a possible Nigerian link to attackers suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London claiming they were fighting a jihad, Reuters is reporting. The news agency quoted two anonymous sources it described as having knowledge of the investigation for the claims. Police have not identified the suspects. But the social media is […]

Emotional tributes as Achebe lies in state in his home state

The Anambra governor said he had received condolences from 12 presidents on late Achebe. The remains of novelist and poet, Chinua Achebe, arrived Awka, the Anambra State capital on Wednesday to a flurry of tributes and eulogies from Nigerians. Mr. Achebe, 82, died on March 22 in Boston, United States of America. After a lying-in-state […]

Safe motherhood pertinent for growth of society, E4A says

E4A said it is the responsibility of every member of the society to promote safe motherhood. In celebration of the International Safe Motherhood Day, Tunde Segun, Country Director for Evidence for Action (E4A), a maternal and child health outfit based in Abuja, called for all hands to be on deck to ensure that women, especially […]

1,200 Nigerian women emerge in second batch of YouWIN programme

YouWin was created unemployment issues in Nigeria. The Federal Government on Wednesday released the names of 1200 young women entrepreneurs that emerged winners of the second batch of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria YouWIN, business plans competition. YouWIN National Coordinator, Supo Olusi, said in Abuja, that the winners drawn from the six geopolitical […]

Nigeria senate president raises alarm over high sugar importation

Huge sums of money meant for sugar development in Nigeria are being misappropriated. The Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday in Abuja cried foul over the N228.5 billion figure claimed to have been used for sugar importation within three years, describing the sum as alarming. Mr. Mark made the remark while the senate was debating […]

Nigeria has no law guiding private jets- Aviation Minister

The Federal Executive Council has approved a new policy. In order to check owners of private jets who shortchange the government and sometimes use their jets for unapproved purpose, the Federal Executive Council at its weekly meeting approved a new policy to guide the operation of private jets in Nigeria, the Minister of Aviation, Stella […]

Jonathan to present his scorecard to Nigerians on May 29

The Information Minister stated this on Wednesday. President Goodluck Jonathan will on May 29 submit a major report on all achievements of the key sectors of his administration and all major programmes carried out in the last two years. May 29 will mark Mr. Jonathan’s second year in office after his election for a full […]

PDP commends Nigerian lawmakers for endorsing state of emergency

PDP particularly commended the opposition in the National Assembly. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has applauded the National Assembly for the unanimous approval of the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States despite contrary stands held by some leaders of the opposition. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, […]

Northern governors, politicians responsible for ‘unIslamic’ Almajiri system- David Mark

Mr. Mark launched a tirade on a system many politicians fear to openly condemn.

U.S. hails $2.1 billion arms deal to Oman

The deal involves ground-based air defence system to protect Oman against cruise missile, drone or fighter aircraft attacks.

Why Jonathan ordered release of Boko Haram women, children, others- Okupe

President Jonathan has given a directive for people detained in connection with Boko Haram activities to be released.

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FAAN evacuates abandoned aircraft at Abuja airport

70 per cent of abandoned aircraft have been removed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns businessman for issuing N8m dud cheque

The accused person was arraigned on a two count charge bordering on fraudulent issuance of dud cheques.