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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

AFCON 2013: Official Eagles list released: Dike out, Ideye in

Brown Ideye made the final official list. Advertisement

Update: Four injured in MRS fire, Lagos Emergency Response team denied entry after late arrival

Multiple explosions rocked one of the fuel stations of MRS oil. Advertisement

Kenya communal violence claims eight more lives

Local police says politicians are behind the Kenya clashes ahead of upcoming elections. Advertisement

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Bank customers get Feb 1 deadline to comply with money laundering law

Most businesses in Nigeria are designated non-financial institutions and will have to register with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering. Advertisement

1,000 people living with HIV/AIDS access support in Gwagwalada — Coordinator

People living with HIV and AIDS can now access services at the Gwagwalada Town Clinic in Abuja. Advertisement

Nwodo advocates for judicious use of Excess Crude Account

Corruption is a drawback to the nation’s development, Charles Nwodo said. Advertisement

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Fire razes Oyo Monarch, Alaafin’s palace

A portion of the sprawling ancient palace of the Oyo Monarch, the Alaafin, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, was on Wednesday gutted by an early morning fire. The inferno, which affected 21 rooms in the palace, was reportedly caused by an electrical surge. Three separate apartments, containing about five rooms each and belonging to three of the […]

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63 die in Nassarawa road accidents in 2012

At least 63 people lost their lives in 193 road traffic accidents in Nassarawa State between January 2012 to date, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said. The Nassarawa State Sector Commander of the Corps, Francis Udoma, said on Wednesday in Lafia that 49 other persons sustained various degrees of injury. He attributed the […]

Breaking News: Ogun sacks University, TASUED, Vice Chancellor

The Ogun State Government, Wednesday, relieved the Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, of his position. A new university boss has been appointed. Details later Advertisement

Ogun Court dismisses Gbenga Daniel’s application to quash charges

An Abeokuta High Court on Tuesday dismissed an application filed by the former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, seeking leave  to reduce and quash some of the charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The anti-graft agency had on April 2, 2012 instituted a 38-count charge against the former […]

Nigeria Airport Authority records 13.4m air passengers in 2012

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, recorded a total of 13.4 million passengers in 2012, according to a publication made available on Wednesday. The figure represents a 2.4 million increase over the 11 million passengers recorded in 2011. A breakdown of the figure shows that arrival and departure were 6.9 million and 6.5 million […]

Dabiri proposes Nigeria-India joint Diaspora Commission

A member of Nigeria’s House of Representative has called for the establishment of a Joint Action Committee on Diaspora between Nigeria and India to harness the potentials of the Diasporas in the two countries. Ms. Dabiri-Erewa, who is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, made the call during a lecture […]

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HIV/AIDS ‘cure’ went through proper scientific procedure, Nigeria University Don says

The lead researcher said the drug could cure HIV/AIDS.  Advertisement