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Niger Delta militants

Our slots in Amnesty Programme for ex-militants were hijacked, Akwa Ibom says

The state government complained to some Nigerian lawmakers.

Former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

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 […]

The entrances of the Federal High Court, Abuja, locked up by striking workers ... on Monday

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.

The judiciary workers locked down federal courts nationwide

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 […]

First Lady, Patience Jonathan

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 […]

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom

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) […]

Ansaru

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.

Bamanga tukur

No rift in Governors’ Forum, PDP — Tukur

The PDP chairman says the party is “intact”.

Demuren

Jonathan sacks Nigeria Civil Aviation boss, Demuren

The Nigerian President approved the sack on Monday.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s memory fading with age, says close associate

Mandela recently underwent a routine test in Johannesburg.

queen Elizabeth_II

Queen Elizabeth aborts attendance at Commonwealth celebration over illness

The queen was to have signed a charter enshrining equal rights.

The approved APC logo, released early Wednesday morning

Another APC party emerges, CNPP kicks

The group says the PDP is promoting the African Peoples Congress to frustrate the merger of opposition parties.

Fashola with Army

Nigeria not fully demilitarised – Fashola

The Lagos Governor made the statement when he received heads of security agencies on Monday.

Special Task Force  [Photo: sweetcrudereports.com]

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.

yoruba

Group to launch Yoruba Day Celebration abroad

The Pan-Yoruba group says its mission is to protect the welfare of Yorubas regardless of where they are.

tennis

Nigeria travels to Kenya with depleted squad in Tennis championship

Nigeria will have only two representatives at Africa Junior Tennis Championship holding in Kenya.

Institute of Agricultural Research and Training

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.

President Goodluck Jonathan

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

Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission

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.

Ajibola Aribisala

Lawyer whose SAN title was revoked heads to court

The Nigerian lawyer said the decision to withdraw his ‘SANship’ is illegal since there is a restraining order.

GEJ

Jonathan visited Borno, Yobe to ensure genuine peace, development – PDP

The PDP said the President’s visit to the troubled states is not “showmanship”.

High court

Lagos court workers shun judiciary staff strike

The Lagos court workers say they have not been briefed by their colleagues.

Femi Fani-Kayode

Judges’ conference stalls Fani-Kayode’s criminal trial, others

Mr. Fani-Kayode is a former Aviation Minister.

Amnesty arms Niger Delta

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.

Basketball

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.