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Nigeria Polytechnic lecturers vow to continue strike

The lecturers said government has only met one of their demands.

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Senate condemns Baga killings, sets up investigating committee

The Senator representing Baga said between 180 and 200 people were killed.

Boko Haram Amnesty Committee: Jonathan approves inclusion of new member

The Boko Haram Amnesty Committee was given the task of identifying and engaging key leaders of Boko Haram.

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Borno Governor says ‘over 100 people’ killed in Baga; orders distribution of relief materials

The governor has set up a committee to investigate the crisis.

Nigerian president appoints Chairmen for 67 Parastatals/Agencies

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, announced the appointments via a statement on Monday night.

Jonathan inaugurates committee to upgrade forensic laboratories for police

The committee will look at the propriety, technical and financial implications of establishing new laboratories.

Jonathan orders investigation into Baga killings, says casualty figure “grossly exaggerated”

The president said he was deeply pained by the deaths.

Civil society groups condemn killing of 185 civilians in Baga, Borno

The groups condemned the killing of civilians.

Nigerian Military says 25 Boko Haram, one soldier killed in Baga; keeps mum on civilian casualty

The military would not comment on civilian casualty.

Red Cross says 187, not 185, died in Borno village, Baga, during JTF, Boko Haram fight

Initial reports say there were about 185 casualties.

Akpabio mobilizes PDP Governors for crucial meeting in Abuja

Governors may discuss the election of next NGF chairman.

Boston marathon bombing suspect charged with using weapon of mass destruction

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death sentence.

Three APGA factions’ counsels clash in court

The ownership tussle in APGA was replayed in the Anambra court.

Governor Amaechi urges National Assembly to pass Petroleum Industry bill

The governor said the passage of the bill was crucial for the petroleum sector.

Corruption in Nigeria is “over-amplified”, President Jonathan says

The Federal Government was praised for ensuring a transparent bidding process for the power stations.

President Jonathan quiet more than 48 hours after 185 civilians massacred in Borno

By Ola’ Audu  More than 48 hours after Nigerian soldiers hunting for Boko Haram insurgents allegedly leveled Baga town in Borno State, killing 185 civilians and wounding several others, President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to comment on the tragedy. The president’s silence is a sharp contrast with the way his United States counterpart, Barack Obama, […]

Fire guts INEC headquarters again

The fire occurred on Monday.

Update: Taraba Assembly impeaches speaker, deputy; elects new officers

The former speaker was also impeached on Monday

Nigeria Central Bank to phase out polymer notes from June

The Polymer notes were engulfed in corruption from the onset. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to phase out polymer notes by June this year as the apex bank is to begin the printing of second generation smaller denominations in paper from that time, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting. In an […]

JTF in the Niger Delta

185 killed, 2000 houses razed in Borno town, Baga, as soldiers, Boko Haram fight

By Ola’ Audu  At least 185 persons including women and children were reported killed after suspected Boko Haram gunmen engaged soldiers of the Joint Task Force in a deadly shootout that left the commercial border town of Baga in Borno State completely burnt down. The fatalities resulted from either gunshots  or the subsequent fire that razed […]

JTF in the Niger Delta

185 killed in Borno town, Baga, as soldiers, Boko Haram fight

Many of the victims are believed to be innocent villagers Ola’ Audu 

Chinua Achebe for burial May 23

The remains of the late renowned author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, will be buried on May 23, Gov. Peter Obi, Chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, has said. Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Enugu at the end of the forum’s meeting, Mr. Obi said the burial would hold in Ogidi town, Anambra State, and would […]

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6,000 innocent children held in Nigerian prisons, report says

Nigeria’s notorious jails and detention centres hold an estimated 6,000 children and minors, many of whom were born there and now serve terms with their parents despite a government’s order to effect their release, the United States country human rights report on Nigeria says. Although Nigerian law forbids the imprisonment of children, by the end […]

We are all guilty of corruption, PDP tells ACN

The ruling party says if anything, the leading opposition party is as guilty of the same crime. The Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed a statement from the Action Congress of Nigeria celebrating the categorization of Nigeria as corrupt by the United States as “misplaced.” The ruling party says if anything, the leading opposition party is […]

Jumoke Akinjide

FCT minister, Akinjide, kicks-off Jonathan re-election campaign

Ms. Akinjide said the president is the most women-friendly in Nigeria’s history. In an apparent campaign effort, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Jumoke Akinjide, at the weekend, described President Goodluck Jonathan as the most woman-friendly leader in Nigeria’s history, urging Nigerian women to work to secure a second term for […]