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Lagos is world’s third worst city – survey

In spite of the remarkable efforts being made by the state government to give Lagos a facelift, the state is still ranked one of the worst cities in the world

Enugu Varsity VC kidnapped in commando style

The gunmen wounded three police escorts before abducting the university boss.

DANA CRASH INQUEST: Airspace agency shortchanged court- expert says

An aviation consultant told the Lagos coroner that NAMA deliberately provided incomplete information

INEC raises alarm over fake voters’ register in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State says it has discovered that a political party is compiling a fake voters’ register in the state.

Police recover 996 IEDs in Kano in 7 months

Kano Police says that it has averted immense explosions in the Northern state over the past months

Farmers to get free mobile phones in 2013 — Minister

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

Battered Journalist

NUJ to sue LASUTH over attack on photo journalist

Nigerian journalists’ union will seek redress for photo journalist battered photographing Dana crash victims.

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MOSOP president, Ledum Mitee, to head NEITI working group

An Ogoni activist invited to head a body working on transparency in Nigeria’s murky oil industry.

Shiek Gumi

Kaduna bomb targeted prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi

Mr. Gumi, who has been critical of the Boko Haram, may have been the target of the bomber

Download the new Lagos State Traffic Law here

Read the law and get familiar with its provisions so as not to get into trouble.

Don’t resign, OPC tells Jonathan

The OPC leader says President Goodluck Jonathan should ignore calls for his resignation The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC), on Tuesday, in Lagos, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore calls by the Boko Haram sect for his resignation. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of the OPC, said at a news conference that Mr. Jonathan should disregard anybody […]

Source of Akwa Ibom oil spill unknown, says Mobil

Mobil cannot explain the source of the oil spill in Akwa Ibom that occurred in an area it operates Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) says the source of the oil spill noticed on the Atlantic coastline in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom, is unknown. Deposits, suspected to be crude oil, were reported on Monday by residents of Atia community in […]

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Release our certificates, ex-corps members tell NYSC

The NYSC is withholding the certificates of hundreds of young Nigerians whom it accuses of forging relocation letters

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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 […]

Man with two wives rapes three minors, jailed for 5 years

Despite having two wives, Alabi Bakare raped three minors in Lagos

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 […]

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Boko Haram: Residents flee Damaturu as prices crash

The Yobe State capital has become a shadow of its old self. The price of landed property has crashed in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, as residents relocate to their villages and other states due to persistent Boko Haram attacks. A property which was sold for N4 million now sells for N3 million and less. Yet, […]

Tin Can Customs Command collects N17.3bn revenue in July

The Customs said it seized goods, including expired drugs, worth N27m at the Tin Can Port in July

Borno: Gunmen kill banker as JTF displays recovered weapons

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

UMON COMMUNITY IN CROSS RIVER FLOODED

Flooding: 25 million Nigerians at risk – NEMA

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

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

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Our cell overcrowded with suspected subsidy thieves, says EFCC

The EFCC says its cells are filled to the brim and has no room for more suspects