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Patriots plan to advance campaign for national conference

The Patriots want a national conference in Nigeria. The Patriots, a political pressure group, plans to advance its campaign for a national conference before the 2015 general elections, its chairman, Ben Nwabueze, has said. Addressing the 14th Annual Conference of the Igbo Youth Movement in Enugu on Saturday, Mr. Nwabueze said the group would mobilise […]

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Sabbath Church wants elections moved from Saturdays

The Seven Day Adventist worship on Saturdays including in Nigeria. The members of Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA), Nigeria, would like the National Assembly not to fix general elections on Saturdays, a leading member of the church said. The President, Eastern Nigeria Mission of SDA, Bassey Udoh, expressed the view in an interview in Umuahia […]

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Nigerian Army trains 2, 904 soldiers on counter terrorism

The training was done in Kontagora, Niger State. The Nigerian Army has trained 2, 904 soldiers on counter terrorism at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) in Kontagora, Niger. During the graduation ceremony on Friday, the Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, said the six-week intensive training in basic counter terrorism course was to prepare […]

CPJ demands release of Al-Mizan reporter, Awwal

The U.S. based Committee for the Protection of Journalists, CPJ, has demanded the immediate release of a Nigerian journalist held by security operatives. Musa Awwal, an editor at Al-Mizan weekly Hausa Newspaper was arrested on Thursday morning when armed men believed to be members of the State Security Service, SSS, raided his home. Mr. Awwal and Aliyu Saleh, […]

Goldie’s husband appears, releases wedding, childhood pictures of late wife

Andrew Harvey, the widower of flamboyant Nigerian musician, Goldie Harvey, who passed away on Thursday night, has released several photographs of their time together, including those of their wedding. He also released some childhood photographs of the late musician. Until now, many fans of the late musicians didn’t know she was married, what with her […]

Jonathan, PDP disgrace Obasanjo, sack ex-President’s loyalists in top party posts

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party descended deeper into chaos Friday with the party’s national leadership sacking key top party leaders loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in what appears the most lethal political blow to the former president yet. By the decision, the party has stripped Mr. Obasanjo of influence and control of the party […]

NPC commences National Demographic, Health Survey

The survey is to get information on the demographic and health status of Nigeria.

Two die, soldier wounded, houses burnt in Maiduguri explosion

The explosion happened in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.

Sokoto, Kebbi others to have excessive rainfall in 2013- Meteorological Agency

Nigerian Metrological Agency warns of heavy rain fall in some parts of the North

Over 2m people displaced in 2012 flood – Nigerian Government

Nigerian Government puts the figures of 2012 displaced persons at two million.

Appeal court to hear Ladoja’s appeal, four years after arraignment for N4.7bn money laundering

Mr. Ladoja is an ex-governor of Oyo State, South West Nigeria.

North Korea confides plans for fresh nuclear test in China

The plan is intended to force the U.S. into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang.

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Maina loses bid to stop arrest, seeks N1.5bn from Senate for damaging his image

Mr. Maina is being accused of stealing finds meant for pension payment. Embattled pension reform boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, Friday, lost his bid to stop his pending arrest by the Nigerian police. The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday dismissed an application filed by Mr. Maina, Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Team, to […]

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Update: PDP chairmen shun meeting with Jonathan

True to their threats, chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in states governed by the party shunned a scheduled meeting on Thursday night with President Goodluck Jonathan. The chairmen had threatened to boycott the meeting because they were embittered by the treatment meted out to them by the National Chairman of the party, Bamanga […]

Breaking News: Jonathan orders Head of Service to discipline Maina

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Head of service of the Federation to initiate disciplinary action against the Chairman of the pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, for ignoring the National Assembly. The President’s action follows a resolution by the Senate calling for Mr. Maina’s sack over his refusal to honour summons by the lawmakers […]

‘Busy schedule’ forces Appeal Court to adjourn Baba Suwe’s case to April 18

The tight schedule of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, forced the appellate court, on Friday, to adjourn the hearing of the appeal filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, against Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe. An error by the court registrar, who listed the matter for hearing on Friday, instead of […]

Update: Reasons Al-Mustapha wants Appeal Court to upturn death sentence

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Friday fixed April 29 for the hearing of the appeal filed by Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Sani Abacha; and Lateef Shofolahan, former Personal Assistant to late Kudirat Abiola. The men are appealing a death sentence handed to them on January 30, 2012, by […]

Husband seized my property after I exposed him for raping my 10-year-old daughter, wife tells court

An Abeokuta Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo on Friday ordered a man, Alabi Ibraheem, accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter, to allow his estranged wife  pack her belongings from the matrimonial home. The wife, Adiat Fadimu, reported to the court that the 60-year-old accused had, since the allegation was brought to the public and the […]

Appeal Court to hear Al-Mustapha’s death sentence case April 29

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has fixed April 29 for the hearing of the appeal filed by Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Sani Abacha; and Lateef Sofolahan, former Personal Assistant to late Kudirat Abiola. The duo are appealing a death sentence handed to them by a Lagos High court. Details […]

Lagos, civil society to analyse budget via twitter

Civil society groups in Lagos are set to engage the state government on the latter’s 2013 budget next week. The groups, under the Lagos state Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP), said the move is in line with its citizens’ engagement project aimed at strengthening leadership and accountability in governance. The engagement, which would hold via twitter […]

Treat stolen Nigerian crude as ‘blood oil’, PPMC tells international community

The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company, PPMC, has told buyers in the  international market to treat stolen Nigerian crude oil as ‘blood crude’ supplied by criminals. The Manager, Public Affairs and External Relations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, subsidiary in charge of the marketing and distribution of petroleum products, Nasir Imodagbe, said this […]

How Goldie Harvey died — Kennis Music

Flamboyant Nigerian singer, Goldie Harvey, died last night. The musician, who was a contestant at the last Big Brother Africa reality show, is said to have died at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. Her record label, Kennis Music has issued an official statement on her tragic passing. Read the statement below. “With a deep sense of […]

Breaking News: Singer, Goldie, reported dead

Goldie reportedly died in a Lagos hospital. Flamboyant Nigerian singer, Goldie, is reported dead. The musician, who was a contestant at the last Big Brother Africa reality show is said to have died at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. Goldie reportedly returned from the U.S. on Thursday before she suddenly fell ill and was […]

My wife denies me sex, steals my money, man tells court

The couple are at a Makurdi court in Benue State, North Central Nigeria. A 43-year-old man, Alao Gbenro, on Thursday sued his wife Mulikat Alao, at a Makurdi Magistrates Court over alleged denial of sex and other conjugal rights by his wife. Mr. Gbenro told the court that he did not believe there was still […]

PDP state chairmen vow to boycott Thursday night’s meeting with Jonathan

Nigeria’s ruling party seems to be in a perpetual crisis.  A section of Peoples Democratic Party’s state chairmen has vowed to boycott a Thursday late night meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. The irate state chairmen issued the threat after they were walked out of a preparatory meeting with the party’s chairman, Bamaga Tukur, Thursday. A […]