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EFCC arraigns civil servant over N632m pension scam

The court granted the accused bail in the sum of N10m and two sureties.

Confusion as AD seeks to join suit against INEC over party registration

The leadership of the African Peoples Congress meets next week.

PDP undecided on next action against Sokoto Governor, Wamakko

The ruling party said some lessons have been learnt from the suspension of the governor from the party.

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NANS blames police for death of its Senate President, four others in road accident

The student leaders died on their way to Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

Two injured as UNILAG students crash power bike into professor’s car

The students were riding at high speed and ran into one of their lecturers. Rotimi Akinola

U.K. based Nigerian group backs Jonathan’s fight against terror

The group staged a protest against terrorism at the office of the British Prime Minister and the Nigerian High Commission in London.

Nigeria, 19 other countries cut population of hungry citizens by half, meet MDG one target- FAO

The FAO commended Nigeria and the other countries.

Italy’s Berlusconi wanted Gaddafi dead – sources tell news agency

The ex-Italian premier was a friend of Mr. Gaddafi.

Police confirm death of one University of Uyo student during protest, arrest 45 others

The police said it did nothing wrong in its response to the UNIUYO crisis.

Update: Court to listen to bail application of Amigo Supermarket owner, other Lebanese on June 21

The court ordered the SSS to allow the suspects’ access to their lawyers at all times. 

No plane crashed in Lagos; just scrap aeroplane being transported – NEMA

NEMA said crash rumour is one of the “evils of social media. The rumour circulating on social media Thursday morning about a plane crash in Lagos is one of the “evils of social media,” the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said Thursday. Social media was awash with unconfirmed reports of an aircraft crashing at Igando, […]

EFCC docks businesswoman over N3.2mn dud cheque

The accused is being arraigned by the EFCC on a two count charge of fraudulently obtaining money and issuance of dud cheque.

Ex-U.S. envoy, Carrington, wants Nigeria to celebrate June 12 to mark resistance to military rule

The ex-ambassador said he was excited when President Bill Clinton sent him to Nigeria.

Jonathan blames judiciary for ‘slow’ corruption war

The presidential spokesperson, Reuban Abati, said his boss fights corruption hard.

Adulterators of fertiliser may get 7-year jail term in proposed law- Minister

Many private companies are now applying to build fertilise plants, the minister said.

Borno, others face rice scarcity after Boko Haram sacked farmers

The Borno governor gave a cash donation to soldiers in Marte.

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Homosexuals protest arrest, prosecution of two suspected gay men in Anambra

There was drama Wednesday at the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogbaru Council Area of Anambra State, when people, suspected to be homosexuals, stormed the court to protest the arrest and prosecution of two men standing trial for homosexuality. Reports say the protesters, about 50 in number, arrived the court premises at about 9.00 a.m., and […]

SSS set to charge Amigo Supermarket co-owner, two other Lebanese to court Thursday

The Department of State Security Service, SSS, is set to charge Mustapha Fawaz, and two other Lebanese accused of terrorism related activities to court on Thursday morning. Sources at the security service say the four men will be charged at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The SSS and the Joint Task Force had, in a […]

Governor Wamakko, Speaker Tambuwal blast PDP Chair, Tukur; say “We can’t be intimidated”

Suspended Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto has described the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, as an incompetent party leader who should be sacked immediately and replaced with former chairman Ahmadu Ali. Describing Mr. Tukur as a man on a mission to destroy the party and the North, the governor said no […]

Police kill University of Uyo student during protest over campus buses, lecture halls

Residents said police used live bullets.

Presidency reacts to PREMIUM TIMES story; but ignores World Bank report

The presidency said individual world bank chiefs praised its performance. The presidency on Wednesday ignored a World Bank report which showed an increase in poverty and unemployment during the Jonathan presidency, preferring instead to focus on statements of individual officials of the global financial institution. In a statement by the Special Assistant to the President […]

“Tell Nigerians what killed MKO Abiola,” Gani Adams challenges country’s leaders

Today marked 20 years since the June 12, 1993 presidential elections. The National Co-ordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, has challenged the country’s leaders to tell Nigerians the truth of what killed the widely believed winner of the annulled 1993 Presidential Election, Moshood Abiola. Mr. Adams made this call at a lecture […]

FEC begins review of draft white paper on Oronsaye committee report

The Oronsanye committee report suggested that some parastatals and government agencies be scrapped. The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday began a review of the report of the Presidential Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalisation of government parastatals, commissions and agencies. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, disclosed this […]

AIDS drugs halve HIV risk for intravenous drug users in study

An Asian based research showed that a daily dose of anti-HIV medicine can help prevent the disease in high risk population. A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 per cent in intravenous drug users in a Bangkok study that showed for the first […]

Jonathan, NOA condoles with family of National Anthem composer

The composer of Nigeria’s National Anthem passed away on Tuesday, June 11. President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday commiserated with the family, colleagues, associates and friends of the composer of Nigeria’s National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, who passed away on Tuesday. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President […]