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Soldiers beat Nigerian Tribune journalist

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PDP crisis deepens as Bamanga Tukur is disgraced

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, suffered a major political humiliation as the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party, which he heads, rescinded a major decision behind him. Mr. Tukur was absent when 10 members of the NWC met on Tuesday to rescind the party’s earlier decision to dissolve […]

Six killed in accident on Abuja-Lokoja road

The accident occurred in Karara village at 11.10 a.m. Advertisement

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2015 Elections: “Minor” opposition parties set for merger

The political parties said the merger will prove they ‘can’ at the 2015 Elections. Advertisement

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Dele Giwa’s mother: Family fixes February 9 for burial

The late Elekia Giwa will be buried on February 9. Advertisement

Update: Ogun Court dismisses Gbenga Daniel’s application to quash charges

Gbenga Daniel’s application to quash some charges leveled against him has been dismissed. Advertisement

Ondo court discharges five ACN supporters accused of inciting violence

The court freed the ACN members after the Attorney General failed to appear in court. Advertisement

Sokoto Governor, Wamakko, inaugurates N1.12bn houses for flood victims

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Tuesday inaugurated the N1.12 billion houses built by the government for victims of the 2010 flood in Tanane, Silame Local Government Area. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 250 houses are furnished with basic facilities to improve the living standard of the people. 400 similar houses […]

Abuja minister commends prompt submission of report on Fulani/Gwari clash

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Bala Mohammed, on Monday expressed delight over the quick submission of a report on the Fulani/ Gwari clash. Mr. Mohammed set up a nine-member committee during an emergency meeting on Monday, December 31, 2012, to, within one week, look into the immediate and remote cause of the dispute […]

Comply with regulations, Ondo Assembly charges quarries

The Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Solid Minerals on Tuesday charged quarry companies to comply with all regulations guiding their operations in the state. The Chairman of the Committee, Lubi Akpoebi, gave the charge on Tuesday in Akure during the committee’s visits to Niger Construction Company and other quarry companies in Akure. He […]

27 die in Katsina accidents in three months- FRSC

No fewer than 27 persons were killed in various road accidents in Katsina State in the last quarter of 2012, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Habu Dauda, has said. Mr. Dauda said in Katsina on Tuesday that 114 others sustained injuries in the road mishaps recorded across the state from October […]

Abuja issues 74-hour ultimatum to hawkers around Wuse market

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, has issued a 74-hour quit order to hawkers within and outside Wuse market. This is contained in a statement signed by Joe Ukairo, Head of Information and Outreach Programme of the Board. The AEPB said the hawkers should either evacuate within the specified timeframe or face sanctions. The board […]

Nigeria’s University of Benin unveils ‘cure’ for HIV/AIDS

 A cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, has been discovered, a Professor at the University of Benin said on Tuesday. Isaiah Ibeh, the Dean of the School of Basic Medical Science of the University, said in Benin that the herbal drug has undergone “series of successful tests”. “We are at the threshold […]

Ike Nwachukwu condemns Nigeria politicians’ greed for wealth

A former foreign affairs minister and presidential aspirant, Ike Nwachukwu, has condemned the rush by Nigerian politicians to accumulate wealth. Mr. Nwachukwu, a retired Army General, stated this on Tuesday at a colloquium with the theme “Managing Nigeria’s Image: Whose Responsibility?” held at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos. “The present desire of accumulation […]

100 ships laden with petrol, palm oil, others expected in Lagos ports in three weeks

The Nigerian Ports Authority said on Tuesday that 100 ships, including one laden with 17,500 tonnes of bulk wheat, are expected at the Lagos ports between January 8 and 30. The authority disclosed this in its “Shipping Position’’, a daily publication, made available to journalists in Lagos. The document indicated that Golden Ship, carrying the […]

Onitsha records first rain as major markets, schools resume activities

Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of the South-East of Nigeria, witnessed its first rain in 2013 that lasted for 40 minutes on Monday. The rain started at about 5:51 a.m. and ended at about 6:30 a.m. It was accompanied by heavy winds some hours after the rain. The rain also reduced the dust caused by […]

Abia residents stall our battle against fake, sub-standard products- NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Tuesday warned traders in Abia against selling banned products. Gabriel Ezeaguba, the Chief Regulatory Officer in Aba Special Zone of NAFDAC, gave the warning in an interview in Aba. He said the agency would intensify public enlightenment campaigns to sensitise the traders against selling […]

FRSC seeks to be involved in road construction in Nigeria

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has called for the involvement of its personnel in road construction, to further enhance safety on the roads. The Unit Commander of the FRSC in Iruekpen, Edo State, Udeme Eshiet, made the suggestion in an interview on Tuesday in Iruekpen. He said the involvement of the Safety and Engineering […]

Ministry plans to construct dam on River Benue to mitigate flood

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources plans to construct a new dam on the Benue River to mitigate the effects of flood in the country. This is contained in a communiqué made available on Monday in Abuja. The statement was an outcome of the Strategic Meeting for Performance and Agenda Setting for the Water Sector […]

Ondo Election Tribunal: Akeredolu presents 46 Lawyers to challenge Mimiko

The Ondo State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and its Governorship Candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, have presented 46 lawyers that will prosecute their petitions against Governor Olusegun Mimiko at the Governorship Election Tribunal. The legal team, headed by Akin Olujinmi, has concluded its physical inspection of the documents used by Independent National Electoral […]

Ali, Anenih, Ekwueme, Nnamani, eight others battle for PDP BoT chairmanship slot

Twelve members of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustee (BoT), are expected to contest the trustee chairmanship position of the party on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who has been monitoring development concerning the election, gathered that the candidates include Alex Ekwueme, Ken Nnamani, Okwesilieze Nwodo. Others are Amadu Ali, Tony […]

President John Mahama of Ghana (left) and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu (right)

Nigeria should learn about elections from Ghana, says Tinubu

The Action Congress of Nigeria chieftain and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, has pointed at Ghana’s barely controversial polls as an example for Nigeria and Africa as the West African country inaugurated a new government Monday. Mr. Tinubu said “Nigeria has a thing or two learn from Ghana with regards to organizing free […]

Minister redeploys Nigeria sports federation secretaries

The redeployment is part of ongoing reforms. Advertisement

Lagos pipeline vandals engage Civil Defence officers in gun duel

Some of the suspected Lagos pipeline vandals were arrested. Advertisement

EFCC trains 71 new cadets

EFCC embarks on training for its junior cadet officers. Advertisement