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Nigeria reveals plans to censor social media

The Nigerian government has for long been eyeing social media regulation for years. The Nigerian agency responsible for the sale of moribund government properties, Bureau of Public Enterprise, said it plans to stray off its sales duties into drawing up possible regulations for the use of social media in Nigeria. The Director General of the […]

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Reps fault Okonjo-Iweala on budget performance; want measuring template jettisoned

Reps say measuring budget performance based on budgeted figures would present the true picture for Nigerians. Members of House of Representatives on Wednesday faulted the Minister of Finance and Coordinator for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other officials involved in the management of the country’s economy over claims on the performance of the annual budget. […]

PDP Crisis: Arrest Obasanjo, Atiku, others now – Asari-Dokubo

Mr. Asari-Dokubo says Jonathan is unreasonably shielding Amaechi. The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, for their alleged role in the raging crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He also asked […]

Governor Aliyu accuses external forces of aggravating PDP crisis

Mr. Aliyu is one of the seven governors in the Baraje-led PDP.

Nigeria establishes wildlife rescue centres – Official

Nigeria was among the first countries to ratify the CITES in 1976.

SSS arrests most wanted kidnap suspect, 4 others in Delta

Kelvin Obvrubie had been on the wanted list of security agencies. The Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Delta on Wednesday said it arrested five kidnap suspects, including Kelvin Obvrubie, who had been on wanted list of security agencies in the state. The Director of SSS in Delta, Florence Ikanon, who confirmed the arrest […]

Boko Haram leader, Shekau, resurfaces, claims responsibility for Benisheikh attacks

Shekau spoke in a new video. The leader of the Jamaatu ahlis sunnah lil daawati wall jihad, otherwise known as Book Haram, Abubakar Shekau, released a new video on Wednesday disputing claims that he has died. The Hausa service of the BBC quoted the Book Haram leader as taking responsibility for last week’s killings in […]

Nigeria lawmakers express worry over poor funding of EFCC

N18bn Commission’s project almost abandoned by Julius Berger due to insufficient funds. The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Adams Jagaba, has expressed concern over the poor funding of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, especially the construction of the Commission’s ten-storey Head Office building in Abuja. […]

Update: How Lagos judge freed 119 prison inmates from Kirikiri

Majority of the inmates were not allowed to talk to the press. As he faced the cameras and was almost mobbed by rampaging journalists on Wednesday afternoon, Caleb Audu’s sweaty face beamed with smiles. His two years, two months, and two weeks stay at the Kirikiri Medium Security Prisons has come to an abrupt end. […]

N10.9bn fraud: You have case to answer – Court tells Ex –Kogi Governor, Audu

  N10.9bn fraud: You Have Case to Answer – Court Tells Audu Ex –Kogi Governor.

Jega decries poor funding of INEC

Commission to engage Federal Government and National Assembly for more funds.

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FEC approves N29.7bn infrastructure projects for Abuja

The September 25 FEC meeting was devoted to discussing Abuja infrastructure. The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) at its meeting of Wednesday approved contracts worth N29.7 billion for the improvement of infrastructure in Abuja. This was disclosed by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, who briefed journalists alongside the Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed, after […]

Agbakoba writes Mark on National Conference, suggests modalities

 The lawyer suggested ways of conducting such a conference.

Lagos frees 20 more Kirikiri prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Lagos State has released 20 more inmates from the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons. The figure brings the total of officially released prison inmates to 119. Earlier, at the Medium Security Prisons, 99 inmates – 54 of them already freed following advice by the Director of Public Prosecution – were released by […]

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo’s sister owns Apo building where squatters were killed

The unfinished building where security forces killed at least seven squatters Friday, September 20, in the Apo neighbourhood of Abuja, belongs to Mrs. Adunni Oluwole Salisu, believed to be the sister to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a PREMIUM TIMES investigation has revealed. Documents from the Abuja Geographical Information Systems (AGIS) show that the property, located […]

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Ex-Niger Delta militants, PDP officials, part of Jonathan’s outsized entourage to New York

President Goodluck Jonathan raised one of his most outsized delegation yet for his ongoing trip to the United Nations General Assembly in the United States, drawing up personalities apparently irrelevant for the meeting, with likely cost implications in several millions if not billions of naira. Several members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party for instance, […]

What to Do When Stopped By The Nigeria Police

It could happen to you. Where are you coming from? Where are you going to? Where do you live? Where do you work? Do you have an identity card? These are very simple questions, which can be easily answered by almost everyone. But when a police officer is involved, it can cause a lot of […]

Homosexual

UN says HIV/AIDS epidemic in homosexual men ‘still out of control’

Fear of stigmatization is part of the reasons homosexuals are getting increasingly infected.

Ribadu lambasts Okiro, describes ex-IGP as corrupt, “shameless liar’

Former EFCC boss says Okiro is not only corrupt, but a shameless liar.

Election

Anambra election: INEC dumps Nwoye, Uba, clears Ukachukwu as PDP candidate

INEC released names of 23 governorship and 18 deputy governorship candidates.

New PDP urges Jonathan not to seek re-election in 2015

The New PDP asked President Goodluck Jonathan to stand by his words.

EFCC appeals alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua’s bail

The EFCC said Mr. Ajudua would jump bail again if released.

PDP Crisis: Presidency cannot intimidate us- Sule Lamido

Mr. Lamido spoke in Sokoto during the commissioning of road projects. Abdoulaye Kay

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan asks world leaders to support Nigeria’s quest for UN Security Council Seat

The president addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Nigeria saves N530bn from efficient procurement process- BPE

The BPE said regulates procurement in public institutions.