North East

Easter: DPOs, area commanders in FCT barred from travelling

Police instructs senior officers to stay put in the FCT during the Easter holidays

Police begin patrol of highways nationwide

Inspector General of Police says the police will now patrol the roads in the absence of police checkpoints

Adamawa Assembly moves to ban workers from strike

Lawmakers in Adamawa say they want to stop civil servants from participating in industrial actions

FGC Okigwe alumni honours NHRC Chair, Chidi Odinkalu

Alumni says the NHRC boss has made them proud

AEPB set to charge hotels, eatries for waste generation

Environmental agency says it will soon begin to charge hotels in accordance to the amount of liquid and solid wastes they generate

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Adamawa ministry rescues 21 women from prison

The women affairs ministry says 21 women were jailed for not paying back loans owed Microfinance banks

Perm sec, 5 others jailed over N32b police pension fraud

Judge says the six persons accused of stealing N32b Police Pensions funds must be transferred from EFCC detention to Kuje prisons

Senate orders British Airways, Virgin Atlantic probe

Nigerian senates orders a probe of Virgin Atlantic and British Airways

Senate to investigate discrepancies in international air fares

The Nigerian senate is determined to force foreign airlines to implement a cut in their flight charges

New House committee to shelve Hembe

New house committee says it will put aside every information collated by the previous committee now riddled with bribery allegations

100m Nigerians risk elephantiasis infection, says Health Minister

The health minister says that Nigeria is ranked the third highest in the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis after India and Indonesia

Halliburton bribery: Judge strikes out suit for want of diligent prosecution

An Abuja High Court has struck out the EFCC

Jonathan inaugurates NDDC advisory committee, tells them to shun favour seekers

President Jonathan says that there have been several attempts in the past to blackmail board members of the NDDC

Jonathan condemns coup in Mali, calls for return to democracy

President Jonathan has harsh words for Mali military men who have seized power one month before the slated national elections

El Rufai: Witness says PHCN voluntarily gave up contentious plot

Prosecution witness says that the plot the EFCC has accused El-Rufai of fraudulently allocating was given up by the PHCN

El Rufai back in court in land allocation case

The Umaru Yar'Adua government had charged Mr. El Rufai in 2009 for allegedly revoking plots of land from two government agencies and allocating them to his wives and friends

Agency plans to use GPRS to track vaccinators

The National Primary Health Development Agency intends to use General Packet Radio Service to track its staff who vaccinate children against polio

Women key to poverty eradication, says Maina

Women want government to focus on the needs of girls by inspiring them to acquire knowledge and skills for healthy and productive growth and development.

Presidency warns ACN against disrespecting Office of President

The president says the opposition party is disrespecting him by making strong worded statements

Police arraigns 17 recruits for certificate forgery, investigates 32 others

The police say they are currently prosecuting new recruits who gained employment with fake certificates

NLC wants National Assembly to release report on oil subsidy probe

NLC urges the National Assembly to release the report drawn up after the elaborate public probe into oil subsidy payments

FG says deportation of 125 Nigerians by South Africa contravenes International Health Regulations

Health Minister says that South African government


Witness says anti-graft policy executes sting operation to arrest two junior staff

Customs to collect duties on donkeys, cattle on Nigeria-Cameroon border

The Nigeria Customs says it will now charge duties on imported cattle to meet up the monetary target imposed by the federal government

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Security: NYSC members deployed to Gombe drop to 530

Security situation in the North Eastern Nigeria has led to a drastic reduction in the number of corp members sent to Gombe