An Islamic scholar and a university lecturer, Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus and two others, who are standing trial for their alleged involvement in terrorism activities have been refused bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Yunus, a lecturer at the Department of Islamic Studies, Kogi State University, Ayingba, Salami ... Read More »
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An Islamic scholar and a university lecturer, Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus and two others, who are stan...
More than 534 persons, including security personnel, were killed during different ethnic clashes in ...
The World Bank has pledged to support the Lagos Eko Secondary Schools project with 42 million dollar...
Department of Petroleum Resources, black market, Aliyu Halidu, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense C...
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Thursday repelled...
More than 534 persons, including security personnel, were killed during different ethnic clashes in Nasarawa between December 2012 and September 2013, the Justice Joseph Gbadeyan Judicial Commission of Inquiry has said. Gbadeyan is the Chairman of the Judicial Commission into the Killing of Security Personnel at Alakyo village in Lafia ... Read More »
The World Bank has pledged to support the Lagos Eko Secondary Schools project with 42 million dollars to enhance the education sector in the state. The World Bank’s pledged was contained in a statement issued in Abuja. It said that the new fund already approved by the bank’s board was ... Read More »
Department of Petroleum Resources, black market, Aliyu Halidu, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, petrol, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday said it was partnering other relevant government authorities to dismantle black market spots of petrol in Abuja. The ... Read More »
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Thursday repelled a dusk attack by terrorists to overrun markets in Monguno, New Marte in Borno. The information is contained in a statement signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information and issued in Abuja on Friday. The ... Read More »
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,910 corps members to Gombe and Borno States for the 2014 batch ‘A’ Orientation Course to be hosted in Gombe state. This is contained in a press statement signed by Miss Margaret Dakama, Head, Public Relations Unit of NYSC in Gombe on ... Read More »
Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Vice President of the World Bank Africa, on Friday urged government at all levels including parents to increase investment in the empowerment of the girl-child. Ezekwesili stated this in Lagos at the launch of the “100 Unsung Heroines” project in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s ... Read More »
The National Population Commission (NPC) will require N17 billion to successfully conduct the 2016 national census, its chairman Mr. Eze Duru-Iheoma, has said. Duru-Iheoma said this on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Population to defend the 2014 budget of the commission. He ... Read More »
Two soldiers on Friday at the Orile Bus Stop on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos State apprehended one Mr Assassu Ubong who paraded himself as a soldier. The soldiers, who refused to identify themselves, arrested Ubong, 27, inside a commuter bus plying CMS-Mile 2 route. The soldiers dragged Ubong down ... Read More »
Going by the spate of attacks by Boko Haram in the North East part of the country, the Federal Government on Thursday said the terrorist group deserved no pity from the international community. The new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali stated this in Abuja while responding to a ... Read More »
The Northern States Governors’ Forum has enjoined Christian faithful to use the Lenten season, which began on Wednesday, to intercede on behalf of the nation especially as it grapples with socio-economic and security challenges. Chairman of the Forum and Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, made the call on ... Read More »
The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, yesterday gave an assurance that the armed forces would crush the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country. Badeh spoke when the Adamawa Caucus of the House of Representatives, led by Anthony Madwatte, visited him at his ... Read More »
The epileptic power situation in the country took a further blow Friday as fire broke out earlier today at the National Control Centre of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria in Osogbo, Osun State. It was gathered that the inferno which started around 3 a.m., gutted a transformer at the ... Read More »
Umuokpu Junction along the old Onitsha-Enugu road in Awka, Anambra State was the scene of a horrific accident yesterday, that claimed the lives of seven students of Community Secondary School, Umuokpu and Union Secondary School, Amawbia. A Toyota Camry car had lost control and ran into about 30 students of ... Read More »
Foreigners stayed away from Nigeria’s latest Treasury bill auction, the first since the suspension of the central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in a sign that investor confidence is yet to recover after the removal. Nigeria had on Wednesday offered N180 billion ($1.10 billion) in Treasury bills on Wednesday, with ... Read More »
10 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Riyom local government area of Plateau State. 100 houses have also been burnt. The gunmen reportedly stormed Gwon, Torok, Gwawereng and Gwarim all in Rim district of the Local Government Area early yesterday shooting sporadically and setting houses on fire. A ... Read More »
Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, yesterday, told the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) that the insurgency in the North had negatively affected oil exploration in the region. He also said that despite the security challenges, exploration was going on in seven basins within the ... Read More »
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo Thursday demanded the payment of N2.4 trillion as reparation and restitution from the federal government for the killings, violations, atrocities and injustices against the tribe in Nigeria since 1966. Although the price on the death of millions of Ndigbo killed in the civil war ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday declared that he does not own any bank account or property outside Nigeria. Jonathan made the remark during the swearing-in of the 11 new ministers yesterday. “I am loyal to Nigeria’s economy. I don’t have accounts or property abroad. All my children live and school in ... Read More »
Disturbed by the wanton destruction of lives and property by Boko Haram sect members, governors in the North-East zone of the country, on Wednesday declared that ‘enough is enough’ even as they proposed moves to dialogue with the insurgents and bring the cycle of violence in the region to an ... Read More »