North East

We are not demolishing Mpape houses yet- FCT

The FCT administration, Thursday, demolished a popular market in Mpape.

Flood displaces 10,000 people, washes away 8 bridges in Plateau

The troubled Plateau State has again been ravaged by flood

IBB supports state police, opposes Northern Governors

 The former Nigerian leader believes there would be constitutional checks against excesses of state police By Ini Ekott Ex-military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, on Thursday repeated his call for the establishment of state police, in a remark that puts the former presidential aspirant at odds with the position canvassed by northern governors. Mr. Babangida spoke at […]

Boko Haram: four killed in Maiduguri attacks

Two Boko Haram attacks, within one hour, led to the death of four people, the JTF says

Mpape demolition: Judge adjourns suit to August 23

The judge refused to grant order restraining the FCT administration from demolishing Mpape.

Farmers to get free mobile phones in 2013 — Minister

The Rockefeller Foundation is looking for ways to partner with Nigeria in the Agricultural sector

Doyin Okupe, former media aid to Goodluck Jonathan

ACN asks Jonathan to sack Okupe over ‘criminal’ past

The ACN calls for the dismissal of the presidential adviser based on his alleged criminal past

Presidential scholarship not discriminatory, NUC boss says

Julius Okojie, the head of the NUC, says 100 of the best Nigerian students will be sent to the best 25 universities in the world for further studies The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday clarified the current state of the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for innovation and development, saying 449 candidates met the criteria […]

Okene killings: 16 suspects arrested as Church warns against reprisals

Security officials in Kogi State have been accused of brutality in the course of fishing out the culprits of last week’s Deeper Life Church shootings.

Gunmen, security operatives in shoot-out in Damaturu

Gunmen, believed to be members of the terrorist Boko Haram sect on Sunday took on security operatives who had ventured into their Bindigari area stronghold on routine patrol. The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Patrick Egbuniwe, confirmed the shootout while the duel was still on, describing it as “usual”. Mr. Egbuniwe said the gunmen fired […]

Borno: Gunmen kill banker as JTF displays recovered weapons

The JTF says it conducted a raid in Maiduguri and recovered some arms and ammunition


Flooding: 25 million Nigerians at risk – NEMA

NEMA says the Niger, Benue, and Sokoto basins are most prone to flooding

National University Commission, NUC

Part-time programmes suspended not scrapped says NUC

NUC says it has only suspended part time studies across the country to enable the commission conduct an audit of the programmes

Residents flee Okene as security agents embark on house-to-house search

Residents fled for neighbouring Edo, Ondo and Ekiti states following the house to house search conducted by security agents in Kogi state

Desertification: Adamawa bans use of saw machines

Adamawa state which used to have a huge forest cover is now threatened by desertification

Hilary Clinton to visit Nigeria

Human Rights Watch sets agenda for Clinton ahead of her visit to Nigeria

International advocacy group urges the US secretary of state to raise tough issues during her Thursday visit to Nigeria

Police officers to be trained on human rights

The Nigeria police has pledged to take human rights seriously, as it prepares to include human rights in its curriculum for training new officers.


EFCC says suspect in fuel subsidy fraud is "not stable"

The EFCC says one of the suspects who claimed that he is from Edo state now says he is from Sierra Leone

Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor commutes death sentences to life imprisonment

In Bornu state, two persons who were previously sentenced to death have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment.

PHCN owes over N88.44 bn on gas supplies – Nnaji

Power minister says the PHCN owes billions of naira to five entities billions for gas

PDP lauds Jonathan for fighting favouritism in government appointments

PDP says that President Jonathan should prosecute heads of government agencies involved in tweaking the budget

Muslim leaders call for new leadership ethos

Muslims do not want wholesale adoption of western styled democracy, because, as currently practiced in the country,

I was not the best candidate in 2011, says Jonathan

President Jonathan says that God chose him for the job even though there were others better than him

Former education minister condemns Jonathan’s almajiri schools

Former education minister says establishment of special schools denies almajiris of formal education

Ministry predicts flooding in 16 states

Agency says that 16 states are susceptible to flooding