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ECOWAS raises committee on UN Security Council’s resolution on Mali

ECOWAS constituted the committee on Mali on Tuesday. Advertisement

Abuja officials storm Wuse market, arrest hawkers, seal Total Service Station

The officials said they want to bring sanity to Abuja’s largest market. Advertisement

CPC appoints merger committee

Some Nigerian opposition parties, including the CPC, seek a merger. Advertisement

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Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse settles 780 cases in 10 years – Director

Cases are referred to the Courthouse by the Lagos High Court. Advertisement

Update: Pipeline vandals caused Arepo fire- Nigeria Civil Defence

The Ogun Arepo pipeline fire was still raging as at 5:43 p.m. Advertisement

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Ministry to train 300 Taraba youth in various skills in 2013 – Commissioner

The poverty alleviation minister disclosed this on Friday in Taraba Advertisement

Occupy Nigeria: One year later, gains, losses

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Update: Katsina Police release Egghead

The Nigerian activist was arrested for taking pictures. Advertisement

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#OccupyNigeria: One year later, the gains, the losses

It has been one year since Nigerians, under the banner of #OccupyNaija, protested against misgovernment and massive corruption.  Advertisement

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Yoruba deity warned us of palace fire – Alaafin of Oyo

The palace fire was caused by PHCN’s actions. Advertisement

IG of Police hits back at Oshiomhole, says governor’s allegation unfounded

The alleged police complicity in the murder of Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, is baseless, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said. Mr. Abubakar made the remark on Friday at a meeting with senior police officers in Abuja. “The matter is now in court. But we […]

Activists, lawyers denounce Lagos Govt over indifference to bus driver killed by LASTMA officers

Some LASTMA officials killed a bus driver on Christmas Eve in Lagos. Advertisement

PDP keeps mum on Oyinlola’s sack as governors shop for Tukur’s replacement

Nigeria’s ruling party, the PDP, is in deep crisis. Advertisement

Ogun State set to showcase masquerades at Rio Olympics

Ogun distributes food items to flood victims

The items are to mitigate effects of the flood, the commissioner stated. Advertisement

Gender equality, criteria for success of Nigeria’s vision 20:2020 – UN chief

To achieve vision 20:2020, Nigeria needs to achieve a 50-50 gender balance. Advertisement

Abuja to map out district for military, police, others- Minister

The Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed, received the Naval Chief in his office on Thursday. Advertisement

Late Nollywood icon, Enebeli Elebuwa, buried in Lagos

Enebeli Elebuwa died on December 5, 2012. Advertisement

Jonathan approves appointment of Olatunde Kuye as MD, NEPZA

 Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority has a new Managing Director. Advertisement

Fresh India, Pakistan clashes erupt over grandmother’s trip, new border post

Both sides have lost at least a soldier in days of renewed tensions Advertisement

Associate of notorious Russian arms dealer, Victor Bout, caught in Australia

The accused has been on the run since 2005. He is said to be Bout’s right hand man Advertisement

Three arrested for stealing Ogun Water Corporation equipment

The suspects said they were not aware the equipment belonged to the Ogun government. Advertisement

Kaduna politician linked to Sambo escapes assassination attempt

Mr. Marafa said the attempt might be connected to his association’s politics. The former Chairman of the Kaduna Chapter of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association, PTD, and a stalwart of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Nuhu Marafa, escaped an assassination in front of his house located at Tirkania area of the […]

Subsidy fraud: EFCC files amended charge against Arisekola’s son, 2 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday filed an amended charge against an oil marketer, Abdullahi Alao, who is standing trial for an alleged N1.1 billion fuel subsidy fraud. Mr. Abdullahi is the son of a prominent businessman and Islamic leader, Abdullazeez Arisekola-Alao. The amended charge was filed before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of […]

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Niger Delta JTF not free from corruption, says out-going Commander

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta has many corrupt officers, the out-going commander, Johnson Ochoga, said on Friday. Mr. Ochoga made the remark during the introduction of the in-coming Commander of the JTF, Bata Debiro, to the troops in Port Harcourt. Mr. Debiro takes over from Mr. Ochoga, who assumed command of the […]

Police rescue suspected criminals from accident scene

Men of the Nigeria Police in Ore Division Area of Ondo State unknowingly rescued a gang of suspected armed robbers who were involved in a fatal auto-crash in which one of their members died. Police sources told PREMIUM TIMES that a team of patrolling officers saw the accident and proceeded to rescue the occupants of […]