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68 die in 204 road crashes in Plateau in 2012 – FRSC

A total of 68 persons died in 204 road crashes in Plateau State between January and December 2012. Plateau Sector Commander, Federal Roads Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday Maku, said in Jos on Thursday that four persons among the number died during the yuletide. “Only four persons out of the 280 deaths recorded across the country […]

Floods delay completion of ecological projects- official

The Ecological Fund Office, EFO, in the Presidency has attributed the delay in the completion of ecological projects to the 2012 flood disaster that ravaged some parts of the country. The EFO’s Deputy Director, Press, Tolu Makinde, said this in Abuja on Thursday. “Actually last year’s flood affected those jobs grossly, especially as some of […]

EFCC docks two for impersonation, forgery in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned two suspects, Otoko Micha Owon and Wokoma Augustine, before the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery. Messrs. Owon and Augustine were accused of impersonation by presenting themselves as civil servants under the employment of River State Government to bail one Tambaya […]

Nigeria law professor urges CJN to rid judiciary of corruption

A law Professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Itse Sagay, on Thursday urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Alooma Muhktar, to rid the judiciary of corrupt judges. Mr. Sagay, who made the call in an interview in Abuja, said doing so would go a long way to restore the integrity of the judiciary. He […]

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Bayelsa Police confirm release of four foreigners kidnapped a month ago

The Bayelsa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the release of four foreigners kidnapped by pirates on December 13, 2012. The foreigners were kidnapped about 74 kilometres off the Atlantic coast of Bayelsa. Three of the victims were Italians while the nationality of the fourth victim could not be ascertained. The victims were abducted on board […]

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Kaduna loses two thousand women annually to maternal mortality- NGO

About 1, 999 women die in Kaduna State annually following complications arising from maternal mortality, a non-governmental organisation, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI, has said. The NURHI Project Director, Moji Odeku, made the disclosure on Thursday while presenting achievements of the NGO during a meeting with stakeholders in Zaria, Kaduna state. Ms. Odeku, who […]

Three killed, five injured in Ore accident- FRSC

At least three people died and five others seriously injured in a car crash along Lagos-Ore Expressway on Thursday, the Federal Road Safety Corps, has said. The dead include two male adults and one female child. The crash, which happened 3km from Ore, occurred when an “Acura MDX with Registration number LSR548AW lost control and […]

The advice Nigeria should consider in buying 30 new planes- Airline boss

The Managing Director of Capital Airlines, Amos Akpan, has advised the Federal Government not to involve individuals or private institutions in the procurement of the 30 new aircraft for domestic airline operations. Mr. Akpan gave the advice in a paper entitled, “Our Aviation Sector is Experiencing Very Lopsided Development”, which he delivered at an aviation […]

Update: Corruption, bad leadership destroying Nigeria’s image abroad- Ike Nwachukwu

The desperate drive by Nigerian leaders to corruptly enrich themselves is negatively affecting Nigeria’s image abroad, a former foreign affairs minister, Ike Nwachukwu, has said. Mr. Nwachukwu, a retired Army General and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, said anyone watching the goings-on in the country would conclude that […]

Nassarawa to invest N5bn in power supply

The Nassarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, on Thursday said that the state government would invest N5 billion on the construction of a power substation in Lafia to boost electricity supply. Mr. Al-Makura, who disclosed this at a meeting with experts in the power sector in Lafia, said that power for the substation would be drawn […]

I raped 6-year-old girl, Plateau resident, 23, confesses

A 23-year-old resident of Nasarawa Gwong in Plateau State, Salisu Mohammed, on Thursday appeared before an Upper Area Court at Kasuwar-Nama, Jos, for raping a 6-year-old girl. The Police Prosecutor, Gokwat Ibrahim, said the father of the victim (names withheld) reported the matter to the Nasarawa Gwong Police Station on December 24, 2012, the same day the offence was committed. He said that the accused was facing […]

Nigeria nomadic education agency enrolls 682,000 students in schools

The National Commission for Nomadic Education said it has enrolled 682, 000 pupils into its nomadic schools across the country The Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ibrahim Yamta, said on Thursday in Minna that the commission plans to enroll more pupils. “On our record we have 682, 000 registered pupils in the nomadic schools […]

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Nigeria Journalist, Ayo Ositelu, died watching TV

Deacon Ayo Ositelu died on Wednesday evening. Advertisement

Lagos court to decide fate of 33 awaiting-trial inmates

About 33 awaiting trial inmates at the Kirikiri Prisons would know their fate next month, according to a Lagos High Court. The inmates, whose offence ranged from robbery to murder, have been on the awaiting trial list for between four and ten years. Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, who filed the suit on behalf of the inmates, told […]

Asaba High Court jails two women for smuggling petroleum products

A Federal High Court in Asaba has sentenced two women, Helen Itemba and Aladi Johnny Money, to three years in jail for conspiracy and illegally dealing in petroleum products. The judge, Ibrahim Buba, gave the women the option of serving the jail term or pay N300,000 fine. The women, who were prosecuted by the Economic […]

Nigeria’s University of Benin disowns professor claiming AIDS cure

The University of Benin has disowned claims its researchers have found a cure for HIV/AIDS, a day after one of its professors, Isaiah Ibeh, announced a new drug which he said was capable of wiping out the virus from a patient in 30 days. Mr. Ibeh, who is the Dean of the School’s Basic Medical […]

Ondo traditional ruler docked for alleged rape

The Ondo traditional ruler was released on bail. Advertisement

PDP leaders disagreed on principles, Jonathan resolved differences- Tukur

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan intervened in the crisis of the PDP National Working Committee. Advertisement

Power outage disrupts surgeries, blood bank, others at Lagos University Hospital

The power outage causes delay even in treatment of critical ailment Advertisement

Win Nations Cup for Jonathan, Minister tells Nigeria Super Eagles

The Nigerian senior team will be adequately catered for at the 2013 AFCON, sports minister said. Advertisement

Mali reinforces after clashing with rebels

Clashes with the rebels on Monday was the first in eight months. Advertisement

No rift between Nigeria’s aviation ministry, lawmakers- Oduah

Nigeria’s aviation minister says she is in good terms with the legislative arm. Advertisement

Saudi Arabia beheads Sri Lankan housemaid accused of killing infant

The maid was executed despite appeals from the Sri Lankan president and international rights groups. Advertisement

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FEC approves three new federal universities for Yobe, Kebbi, Zamfara

The target is to have at least one federal university in every State in Nigeria. Advertisement

Nigeria has bad leaders- lawmaker

The legislator say Nigerian leaders are inept. Advertisement