Our slots in Amnesty Programme for ex-militants were hijacked, Akwa Ibom says
The state government complained to some Nigerian lawmakers.
Ex-convict Alamieyeseigha may get presidential pardon today
Barring any last minute change in plans, President Goodluck Jonathan will today request the National Council of State to ratify a presidential pardon for the disgraced former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. A presidency source told PREMIUM TIMES Mr. Jonathan will bring a memo to the meeting requesting pardon for Mr. Alamieyeseigha, and some […]
Judicial workers enforce strike order in federal courts in Lagos
The Nigerian court workers accuse the federal government of not implementing an agreed salary structure.
Judiciary workers strike paralyses court activities nationwide
The strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) for non-implementation of Judicial Salary Structure (CONJUSS), paralysed activities at Court of Appeal and Federal High Courts across the country on Monday Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited some of the courts in some state capitals reports that offices and court halls were under lock and […]
Patience Jonathan’s African First Ladies’ flags of shame
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has budgeted over N4 billion for the construction of new office for African First Ladies Mission currently chaired by Nigeria’s first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The proposed edifice has been subject of controversy as many Nigerians considered it a colossal waste of national resources. But Mrs Jonathan has insisted that […]
Amaechi, five other governors shun PDP governors’ meeting
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum got off to a poor start Monday with the embattled Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, and five other governors shunning the maiden meeting of the group in Abuja. Governors Amaechi, Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Musa Kwakwanso (Kano) […]
Extremist group, Ansaru, shows video of seven foreign workers it killed
The group claims responsibility for the death of seven foreigners working for a construction company in Bauchi.
Jonathan sacks Nigeria Civil Aviation boss, Demuren
The Nigerian President approved the sack on Monday.
Mandela’s memory fading with age, says close associate
Mandela recently underwent a routine test in Johannesburg.
Queen Elizabeth aborts attendance at Commonwealth celebration over illness
The queen was to have signed a charter enshrining equal rights.
Six soldiers injured in violent clash with Plateau residents
The STF spokesperson said the community members resisted a routine search for ammunition and attacked its men.
Nigeria travels to Kenya with depleted squad in Tennis championship
Nigeria will have only two representatives at Africa Junior Tennis Championship holding in Kenya.
Nigerian Agricultural Institute workers insist boss must leave over corruption charges
The workers at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training say the Executive Director should be sacked.
Jonathan charges Nigerian governors against discrimination in religious pilgrimage
Mr. Jonathan has appealed to state governors to run a secular system in the sponsorship of pilgrims. Talatu Usman
NUC decries lack of physical master plans for new Nigerian universities
The Universities Commission said the academic briefs of the new varsities were poorly conceived.
Jonathan visited Borno, Yobe to ensure genuine peace, development – PDP
The PDP said the President’s visit to the troubled states is not “showmanship”.
Judges’ conference stalls Fani-Kayode’s criminal trial, others
Mr. Fani-Kayode is a former Aviation Minister.
200 ex-militants to be trained as pilots – Amnesty Office
The training is part of efforts to address the gap in manpower development in the aviation sector.
Nigeria Basketball League 2012/13 season to commence March 15
The date was rescheduled from March 9 as few most teams were yet to register.