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How Black Friday May Become the Biggest Shopping Day In Nigeria.


Confession time for most people across the globe, who are addicted to bargains and discounts, will tell you how much they look forward to the last Friday in November.  People begin to save early and pool together resources to participate in what has been termed by many shopping enthusiasts world ... Read More »

Eggon/Fulani Clash: PDP Urges FG To Declare State Of Emergency In Nasarawa

Umaru Al-Makura

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed concern over the renewed violence between Fulani mercenaries and Eggon ethnic group in Nasarawa State with a call going out to the federal government to declare emergency rule in the state. The PDP Chairman in Nasarawa State, Chief Yonana Ilia, tabled the demand on ... Read More »

NASS Fracas: Tambuwal, Others Assaulted Police Officers, Evaded Due Process – Force Headquarters


Following the fracas which ensued between some members of the House of Representatives and detachment of policemen deployed to the National Assembly on Thursday, the Force Headquarters has blamed the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, for the breakdown of law and order. Policemen stationed at the gate of the National Assembly had ... Read More »

Soldiers, Policemen Undermining FCTA’s Ban On Use Of Motorcycles – Minister


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed, on Wednesday blamed some members of the security agencies, particularly soldiers and policemen, for undermining the FCT Administration’s ban on commercial motorcycles in the territory. According to the minister, most of them use motorcycles as their means of transportation in spite ... Read More »

NEMA Registers 678,773 IDPs In Adamawa, Borno, Yobe Camps


The Boko Haram affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yola have witnessed the registration of about 700, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from January to date, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. The agency, in its current update on IDPs by its North-East zonal office in Maiduguri and ... Read More »

Atiku Congratulates New CJN, Urges Him To Keep Up With Modern Trends

Justice Mahmud Mohammed

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Justice Mahmud Mohammed on his appointment as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria. He urged him to keep pace with reforms in the judiciary and uphold the Rule of Law as the nation passes through the challenges of democratic development. A statement by ... Read More »

Fashola Okays Appointment Of 4 Judges


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Wednesday approved the appointment of four high court judges for the state. This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Lagos State Judiciary, Grace Alo. Ms. Alo said the newly appointed judges are Iyabo Akinkugbe, Serifat Sonaike, Abdulfattah ... Read More »

Emergency Rule Has Failed – Gaidam

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam,

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has noted that the existing emergency rule in the state has so far failed to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. The governor, who spoke through his media adviser, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego on Wednesday, recalled that “Only ten days ago, our very young students full ... Read More »

Group Urges IG To Probe Stampede, Infants’ Death At Mrs Jonathan’s Rally In Bayelsa

First Lady

The Bayelsa State chapter of Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to set up an independent panel to probe the recent ‘bloody’ rally of the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the state. The group said on Wednesday that the death of two infants ... Read More »

Osun Accuses FG Of Secretly Funding PDP States


The Osun State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Sunday Akere, has accused the Federal Government of secretly funding states under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party. Akere said this in a statement in Osogbo, the state capital on Wednesday. The commissioner described the development as double standard and an attempt ... Read More »

NHIS Plans To Launch National Mobile Health Insurance Programme For Nigerians


In its efforts to increase health insurance penetration in Nigeria, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) plans to launch National Mobile Health Insurance Programme (NMHIP) for Nigerians. Dr Femi Thomas, the Executive Secretary, NHIS, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen during the first anniversary media score ... Read More »

2015: Iwu Urges Nigerians To Shun Violence


Prof. Maurice Iwu, a former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday advised Nigerians to shun violence during the 2015 general elections. Iwu spoke at the Real News Second Anniversary Lecture and Presentation of Paragon of Journalism held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. He said that for the elections to ... Read More »

Man Commits Suicide At Ondo Church


A 24-year-old man has taken his own life at a church in Owo area of Ondo State. The man identified as Lanre Falodu, was reported to have committed suicide at the premises of a church where he was taken for deliverance. The deceased’s brother took him to the church located ... Read More »

Access Bank, Airtel Launch Mobile Money Service


Access Bank Plc has entered into an agreement with Airtel Nigeria for the deployment of its mobile money platform, Access Money. At the launch of the product in Lagos, Group Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe lamented the fact that banks in the country had over the years ... Read More »

Police Arrest NYSC Member Over Illegal Registration Of Voters


Men of the Edo State Police Command have arrested two adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over alleged involvement in an illegal registration of people at the residence of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oredo Local Government Council of the state. According to reports, the ... Read More »

Senate Summons Service Chiefs To Defend Request For Extension Of Emergency Rule

new service chiefs

The Senate has invited service chiefs to brief its members on the state of things in the country’s fight against Islamist sect Boko Haram, as the upper chamber of the House failed for the second time, to agree on whether the emergency rule placed on north eastern states of Adamawa, ... Read More »

Jonathan Should Reduce Number Of Aides To Save The Economy – PENGASSAN


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has called on the federal government to reduce the number of political appointees and aides and the cost of maintaining them, instead of imposing unnecessary austerity measures on Nigerians. President of PENGASSAN, Francis Johnson said this in a statement released ... Read More »

ICT Sector Creates 12m Jobs in Two Years


The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Peter Jack, has disclosed that that Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has created about 12 million jobs from 2012 to date. Jack said this at the eNigeria 2014, an annual information Technology (IT) summit organised by NITDA, with ... Read More »

CBN Moves To Save Bank Marketers From Unrealistic Deposit Targets

CBN building

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned commercial banks in the country to stop placing unrealistic deposit targets on their marketers, a practise many say have led some of these marketers into selling their bodies to prospective customers. Meeting thei targets are often made prerequisite for employment confirmation or ... Read More »

Jonathan, Allison-Madueke, Okonjo-Iweala, Others Leaves For London To Discuss Nigeria’s Economy


President Goodluck Jonathan is going to London to preside over a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC) which opens on Friday. He will be joined by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, the ... Read More »