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Egypt presidency hits back at Obama

Egypt said Obama’s statements would “strengthen violent armed groups”. Egypt’s presidency on Friday harshly answered U.S. President Barack Obama’s criticism, saying that it valued his concern but feared that his comments would “strengthen violent armed groups”. This is contained in a statement issued by the Interim President, Adly Mansour’s office, on Friday in Cairo. “Egypt […]

UPDATE: Okagbare wins another medal for Nigeria in Women’s 200m

Okagbare had won a silver medal in the long jump. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare won her second medal at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia, as she won the bronze medal in the women’s 200m event on Friday evening. Okagbare, though tied on 22.32secs with Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, was adjudged to have […]

Update: INEC registers new party, PDM, linked to Atiku

Another party, Independent Democrat, has also been registered. After weeks of speculation, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday announced the registration of Peoples Democratic Movement, a party largely believed to have links with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The announcement came a day after Mr. Abubakar admitted his ‘political associates’ were behind the new […]

APC may not participate in fresh Kwara council poll – Popoola

The APC is challenging the proposed election in court.

Nigeria to strengthen leather industry value chain –Official

over 45 million hides and skins of animals are processed annually by tanneries in Nigeria.

Rivers Assembly crisis: Court declares Amaechi’s Commission of Inquiry unconstitutional

The court ordered the commission to stop work.

Jonathan felicitates with Babangida at 72

President Goodluck Jonathan wrote to the former military leader.

ASUU strike: Ex-UniIlorin VC wants NAS, NAL’s intervention

The ASUU strike is in its seventh week.

ASUU will not budge until government implements agreement- Don

The don asked the government to take education more seriously.

Northern governors apologised to me – Tukur

Jonathan consults with Akpabio, Uduaghan, Obi over NGF crisis.

U.K. investigates Winners’ Chapel over alleged misappropriation of N4bn tithes

David Oyedepo is allegedly the richest pastor in Nigeria.

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian women at a rally in Abuja [photo: www.demotix.com]

Nigerian women rally for peace as Sambo promises women would soon lead security agencies

Thousands of women partook in the Abuja rally.

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Nigeria now 99% polio free, says Chairman, Polio Plus Committee

The number of states having polio cases have reduced.

Northern Governors salute IBB at 72

The governors described the works of the former military leader. The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has felicitated with former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, IBB, who turns 72 on Saturday; commending his untiring efforts at preserving the unity of the nation. “General Babangida’s life symbolises statesmanship, patriotism, vision and courage which are some of the […]

Jigawa Deputy Speaker dies in road accident

Inuwa Udi was travelling from Kano to Jigawa when the accident occurred. The Deputy Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Inuwa Sule Udi, died on Thursday night in Kano. Mr. Udi was on his way to his country home, Ringim, from Kano when his car got involved in an accident at Jogana Village […]

NEMA orders partial evacuation of army cantonment over ocean surge

Lagos argued that initial assessment did not indicate any danger to the coastlines. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has directed the immediate evacuation of a portion of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army Cantonment in Victoria Island, Lagos; and cordoning of other vulnerable areas to safeguard lives and property. The NEMA boss, Mohammed […]

Nigeria police officer incapacitates suspected robbers in Ogun

The cop rode on okada to chase the suspects. A police sergeant, Lawal Garba, on Thursday rode on a motorcycle to pursue a gang of suspected armed robbers; and incapacitate them. The suspected robbers had entered Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital through Adigbe-Obada Oko road, off the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, in a convoy of two vehicles […]

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Jonathan calls for improved economic relations with Argentina, Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka pledged to support Nigeria’s bid for a UN Security Council permanent seat. President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja called for improved economic relations to deepen bilateral ties with Argentina and Sri Lanka. The president made the call shortly after receiving letters of credence from the new Ambassador of Argentina to Nigeria, Gustavo Dzugala and […]

Aluu 4: Court to decide on bail for suspected killers October 17

Four University of Port Harcourt students were killed by a mob. A Port Harcourt High Court has fixed October 17 for ruling in a bail application for the 12 accused persons being tried for allegedly killing four students of the University of Port Harcourt. The News Agency f Nigeria reports that the students were killed […]

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Egypt authorizes police to use live ammunition against violent protesters

U.S. has cancelled military drills with Egypt over the crackdown. The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Thursday authorized the police to use live ammunition to stem further attacks against public or private properties, after a mob set at least one government building alight. “The interior ministry has instructed all forces to use live ammunition to confront […]

Metuh decries internal squabble in PDP

He urged other members of the ruling party to close ranks. The immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has decried the internal wrangling in the party and urged all its members to close ranks and take advantage of the reconciliation efforts to forge a united front ahead of […]

APC clarifies stance on local government autonomy, caretaker council chairmen, others

The opposition party wants State Houses of Assembly to debate the issue. The All Progressives Congress, APC, said on Thursday that its governors are not against autonomy for local governments, and that it is opposed to local governments being administered by appointee caretaker officials instead of elected officials. In a statement issued in Oro, Kwara […]

Jonathan appoints Osunyikanmi as DG, Technical Aid Corps

The corps is a Foreign Policy mechanism to deliver Technical Manpower Assistance to the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Jonathan lit our light when everything was dark and sombre – Malian President

The Nigerian president had the highest Malian honour bestowed on him.

Alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, ‘rushed’ to hospital- Lawyer

The suspect is being tried for a N270 million fraud.