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Jonathan drags Tambuwal before journalists

 “Why are you hiding?” the president asked the speaker.  A mild drama occurred at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Tuesday night as President Goodluck Jonathan dragged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, before television cameras, shortly before the commencement of the closed-door meeting of the National Caucus of the […]

FEC may approve rationalization, restructuring of 220 Nigerian agencies on Wednesday

This may include scrapping of FRSC, EFCC and ICPC.

APC merger committee to submit final report Tuesday night

The party settled for Mr. Akande as interim national chairman, but dropped Mr. El-Rufai as secretary, a source said.

Update: Corruption, inadequate funding inhibit Nigeria Police performance- Minister

The minister stated this in Abuja.

Survivors of Damaturu secondary school attack narrate ordeal

Seven students and two teachers were killed by the gunmen.

I won’t quit as PDP Chairman- Tukur

Anxiety at PDP Secretariat as national chairman confirms the pending resignation of 8 NWC members and their deputies.

Boko Haram declares war on Borno, Yobe youth over vigilante activities

The Boko Haram leader said they now see the youth as their enemies.

Boko Haram kills nine students, 13 fishermen in Maiduguri

The Boko Haram leader declares war against youths in Borno, Yobe.

Update: Education Minister announces cut-off marks for JAMB examinations

The minister stated this on Tuesday.

Nigeria drops arms importation charges against eight Russians, prosecutes seven others

The prosecutor said the eight were not arrested on the vessel.

Only 126 Nigerians fled Maiduguri after emergency rule- Interior Minister

The borders are porous.

Islamic group wants Nigerian government to proscribe all ethnic militant groups

The group wants MASSOB, MEND, others proscribed.

Google sued N500m in libel suit against blogger

Blogger, Ladun Liadi is a co-defendant in the case.

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Over 1.5mn students sit for NECO exams- Coordinator

The examinations started on June 1.

Nigeria: Knotty Cassava Tubers Can Change a Nation

When Mathius Karoni shops for bread at his local Park ‘n’ Shop supermarket, he’s not thinking about the contribution he’s making to Nigeria’s national budget or to the farmers struggling to scratch a living from small plots around the country. Nor is he connecting his purchases to reducing Nigeria’s death rate for children under five […]

Update: Ex-Deputy Senate President, Legogie, dies at 66

Mr. Legogie died on Monday, his cousin said.

JAMB cut-off marks for Nigerian universities is 180, polytechnics 150- Minister

The Education Minister announced this on Tuesday.

NJC turns down FOI request on alleged corruption of retired judge

Various FOI requests made by Nigerian have been turned down making a mockery of the act.

Nigeria not ripe for party internal democracy, ACN lawmaker, Gbajabiamila, says

Mr. Gbajabiamila says the youth should actively participate in Nigeria’s political sphere.

Detained Aljazeera journalist released

 The reporters were held by Niger authorities over a story on refugees.

Corruption, inadequate funding inhibit Nigeria Police performance- Minister

The minister stated this in Abuja.

Jonathan, governors set up committee to resolve FAAC crisis

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee is enmeshed in crisis over revenues sharing among the three tiers of government.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hardship mounts as poorly-fed Nigerian troop in Mali are unpaid for three months

Five months after the deployment of Nigerian troops as part of the Africa-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA) to fight Islamic insurgents, there is no respite in sight for soldiers who have suffered untold hardship and total neglect of the contingent. PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report that the 873-man contingent is still making do with poor […]

Jerry Rawlings slams Nigerian government, others for allowing corrupt politicians escape justice

Former Ghana president, Jerry Rawlings, has launched a scathing attack on the anti-corruption records of African countries, including Nigeria’s, severely criticizing the leaderships’ failure to punish politicians who steal public funds. While the Nigerian leadership and that of other countries in Africa pay “lip service” to corrupt officials looting billions, Mr. Rawlings said Monday, they […]

South-South, Middle Belt elders endorse Jonathan for 2015

The president said he would not be distracted by the campaigns.