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Court adjourns Otudeko’s $48m suit against Dangote
Ekiti gov: PDP clears Olubolade, Fayose, Adeyeye, 10 others
12 TCN towers collapse as petrol tanker burn under transmission line
2nd Niger Bridge: My sincere promise now a reality - Jonathan •FG invests N40bn on project
2015: 30,000 NEW POLLING UNITS COMING - INEC •Says Osun REC stays until... • Adoke writes Jega over Obiano
Stop tagging us Islamic party, APC warns PDP •Dont hide under Islam, your ideology is anarchist - PDP
Court orders Okonjo-Iweala to disclose budget details of NASS, INEC, others
Fuel scarcity: Minister accuses marketers of fuel diversion
Lovers, spouses, bank officials top list of ATM fraudsters - Research
JONATHAN’S CAMPAIGN TEAM READY •AMINU WALI MAY EMERGE CAMPAIGN DG •PRESIDENCY OFFICIAL ACCUSED OF BEING ‘FRIENDLY’ WITH OPPOSITION
BOKO HARAM: FG engages CIA, MI5
Armed men attack Enugu govt house
Minister accused of spending N10bn on private jet
Sokoto: APC moves to impeach Shagari, woos Kebbi gov
Osun PDP, APC in free-for-all over voter registration
667 killed, N2.3bn properties destroyed in Nasarawa crises —Panel
Nigeria seeks to conquer African video games market It's a common enough scenario in Nigeria and across Africa: how to get rid of pesky mosquitoes whose buzzing disturbs sleep and whose bites can carry malaria and other diseases. Two Nigerian start-ups have tapped this -- and other aspects and quirks of daily life in Africa -- to create online and mobile phone video games that are winning fans around the world. Another, the highly popular "Okada ...
Nigeria stars set to receive $1m bonus for Nations Cup win - BBC Sport
World Cup 2014: Disgraceful ticket sales typical of deluded Nigeria fans - Telegraph.co.uk
Nigerians Ask Why Oil Funds Are Missing - New York Times
In Nigeria, Politics Isn't Local - New York Times
In Nigeria, Politics Isn't LocalNew York TimesAbeokuta, Nigeria — It's famously difficult to know what local governments actually do in Nigeria, but I thought, in a triumph of hope over experience, that I would take another stab at finding out. So I traveled recently to this quiet, peaceful city ...
Nigeria falls into 'a state of war' as Islamist insurgency rages - The Guardian
Nigerian Government rolls out centenary lottery - Premium Times
Nigerian Government rolls out centenary lotteryPremium TimesThe SGF said that the essence of the lottery was to give every Nigerian the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the celebration. He said that five major telecommunication operators in Nigeria, MTN, Airtel, Etisalat, Globacom, Visafone, will ...and more »
Nigeria Begins Construction Of Second Niger Bridge - CHANNELS
Nigeria violence: 'Our security forces area too outdated to meet these challenges' - The Guardian
Nigerian oil firm Seplat to announce $350 million London, Lagos IPO: FT - Reuters
Nigeria seeks to conquer African video games market - Yahoo News
Boko Haram violence hits healthcare in NE Nigeria: doctors Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Healthcare services have collapsed in the northern part of Nigeria's Borno state as doctors, nurses and pharmacists flee for their lives from brutal violence unleashed by Islamist Boko Haram militants. Medical professionals say health services in the region have largely shut down, with mortality rates and vaccination programmes severely hit and pressure heaped on the ...
Nigeria ETF Wilts Amid Surge in Violence Exchange traded funds tracking emerging and frontier markets from Argentina to Russia have been plagued by geopolitical tensions this year. Add Nigeria and the Global X Nigeria Index ETF (NYSEArca: NGE) ...
Nigeria's opposition sets out its vision for government Nigeria's main opposition party has unveiled what it hopes will be a blueprint for winning power when voters in Africa's most populous nation go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament. The All Progressives Congress (APC), buoyed by a wave of defections from President Goodluck Jonathan's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), called the manifesto a "Road Map to a New Nigeria". The ...
Nigeria's economic growth to quicken, inflation to ease this year -IMF By Joe Brock ABUJA (Reuters) - Economic growth in Nigeria will accelerate this year, driven by sectors outside its dominant energy industry, while inflation will continue its downward path, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday. Africa's second-largest economy is set to grow 7.3 percent this year, up from 6.4 percent in 2013, the IMF said, a more optimistic outlook than Nigerian Finance ...
Nigeria stars set to receive $1m Africa's wealthiest businessman Aliko Dangote is set to fulfil his promise to reward Nigeria with $1m for winning the 2013 Nations Cup.
Nigeria adopts code of conduct Nigeria's football authorities adopt a code of conduct which is designed to make player bonus rows a thing of the past.
Nigeria says 20 Islamists killed as schools shut after massacres Nigeria's military said on Thursday that it had killed 20 Islamist insurgents in the restive northeast, as schools were shut in the region to prevent further attacks targeting students. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said troops repelled an ambush by Boko Haram militants on Wednesday in Mafa, Borno state, epicentre of the uprising which has killed 500 people this year alone. Boko Haram gunmen ...
Nigeria's jet set: How the super-rich travel The commute favoured by the super-rich
Nigeria: Is It Time for a More Serious Response to Boko Haram? [African Arguments]The conflict between radical Islamists and the government of Nigeria is little noted in the United States compared with the attention paid to that in Somalia, where al-Shabaab militants have battled what little federal authority exists there for the past nine years.
National Conference - Northern Elders Allege Secret Agenda [Daily Trust]Kano -Northern elders yesterday said President Goodluck Jonathan is convening the National Conference with hidden motives, among them to whip up sectional sentiments, divert attention and blackmail the North.
Is It Time for a More Serious Response to Boko Haram? [African Arguments]The conflict between radical Islamists and the government of Nigeria is little noted in the United States compared with the attention paid to that in Somalia, where al-Shabaab militants have battled what little federal authority exists there for the past nine years.
How Some Panicking Bank Chiefs Pressured Jonathan, Alison-Madueke to Remove Me - Sanusi [Premium Times]Few days before he was suspended, the outgoing Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi, told top bankers in the country that they would have to open their books to unravel the whereabouts of the missing $20 billion oil money, the New York Times is reporting.
Jonathan Recalls 45 Directors From Retirement [Daily Trust]President Goodluck Jonathan has recalled 45 directors in the foreign affairs ministry who had been asked to proceed on retirement.
Jonathan Lacks Political Will to Confront Boko Haram - Borno Elders [Daily Trust]Kano -President Goodluck Jonathan lacks the political will to handle the Boko Haram insurgency that has almost crippled the entire North-east, chairman of the Borno Elders Forum, Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari, said yesterday.
New Foreign Minister to Focus On Transparency, Cooperation [This Day]The new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali, yesterday pledged to advance the country's foreign policy thrust through pro-activeness, sincerity and mutual respect for diplomatic ties.
Boko Haram - House of Reps Declares Today Mourning Day for Slain Children [This Day]As the House of Representatives resumes plenary today, indications have emerged that it will declare day a mourning day to honour the school kids murdered in cold blood by the outlawed Boko Haram sect.
Ombatse Killings - Commission of Inquiry Indicts Senator Ewuga, Rep, Others - Seeks Prosecution [Premium Times]The Nasarawa State Commission of Inquiry on the Ombatse killings has recommended the immediate prosecution of a senator, Solomon Ewuga, representing Nasarawa North Senatorial District; and Haruna Kigbu, a House of Representative member representing Lafia Obi Federal Constituency.
Stop Violating Rule On Campaigns, Jega Warns PDP, APC, Others [Premium Times]The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, on Monday restated his warning to political parties to stop violating the rules governing electioneering ahead of 2015 polls.
Alamieyeseigha's Loot - We Are Not Aware of Any Suit By Bayelsa Government - EFCC [Premium Times]The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday said news publications about a suit by the Bayelsa State government is a cheap blackmail directed to smear its image.
Fuel Scarcity - NLC Warns Against Imminent Halt to National Economy [This Day]The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday warned that the Nigerian economy would soon grind to a halt if the ongoing scarcity of petrol was not immediately addressed.
Jonathan - New Niger Bridge Will Boost South-East Economy [This Day]After years of agitation for a second Niger bridge, President Goodluck Jonathan Monday laid the foundation of the bridge which cost is put at N117,860,700 billion.
Scarcity - Alison-Madueke Gives 48-Hour Deadline [Vanguard]To Meet a 48-hour deadline to end fuel scarcity in Lagos, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, said it will inject additional 110 million litres of petrol into the market this week.
National Confab - FG in Fix Over Delegates' Accommodation [Vanguard]Abuja -THERE were indications, yesterday, that the Federal Government is in a fix on how to accommodate the 492 delegates to the National Conference, billed to begin next Monday.
Confab - Lori-Ogbebor Petitions SGF Over Exclusion of Itsekiri [Vanguard]Warri -AS reactions continue to trail the non-inclusion of Itsekiri among delegates to the proposed national conference as recently published, Warri chief and women activist, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, has petitioned the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Pius Anyim, urging him to intervene and ensure that Itsekiri have delegates in the confab.
Obesere Rape Saga - Save Me From Untimely Death- - Victim [Vanguard]The 29-year-old businesswoman, Olanike Olaiya, who was allegedly raped by popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande, also known as Obesere, has called on police authorities not to allow the matter to be swept under the carpet so that she will not die.
At Last, Jonathan Kicks Off Construction of Second Niger Bridge [Vanguard]Awka -AFTER many years of waiting and agitation by the people of South East, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, laid the foundation stone for the construction of second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta State with Onitsha in Anambra State.
Alam's Loot - Bayelsa Disowns Lawyer, As EFCC Spits Fire [Vanguard]Abuja -The Bayelsa State Government, yesterday, disowned a lawyer, who claimed to have been mandated by the state to file a suit challenging Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for not remitting the various sums of money it recovered from former governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
Commission of Inquiry Indicts FG, Ombatse, Senator Ewuga Over Nasarawa Killings [Leadership]The commission of inquiry set up to look into the Alakyo killings of May 7, 2013, and other related matters has indicted Senator Solomon Ewuga on the grounds of being one of the financiers of the Ombatse and for giving false evidence on oat before the commission.
Benue Killings - Probe Alleged Army Involvement, Gemade, Akume Tell President [Leadership]The chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning, Barnabas Gemade, and Senate minority leader George Akume, have decried alleged army involvement in the Fulani herdsmen attacks in parts of Benue State and urged the President Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government to immediately intervene in the matter.
I Owe My 60 Years On the Throne to Allah - -Sarkin Bai Adnan [Leadership]Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan, Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) and Sarkin Bai is the district head of Dambatta local government area of Kano State. He was born in 1926 in Dambatta town and attended Dambatta Elementary School between 1935 and 1939. He proceeded to Kano Middle School (now Rumfa College, Kano) in 1939 and later obtained the GCE Advance Level certificate from the United Kingdom. He attended the Clerical Training College, Zaria where he emerged best all round student. Alhaji Ad
Northern Elders Blame FG for Insurgency [Leadership]The convener of the Conference of Leaders and Elders of Northern Nigeria, Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule, has decried the insurgency in the north and alleged that only an irresponsible government at the centre would allow the killings of students, women and children in the north-east of Nigeria.
34 Million Enterprises Employ 39 Million People - Survey [Leadership]Nigeria's estimated 34 million household enterprises employ 49 million people, meaning that, on average, an enterprise engages 1.4 people, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has found. Nearly eight enterprises among 10 have only one person engaged in the activity, and less than 3 per cent of enterprises have five staff or more. Enterprises operating around or inside the home comprise more than half of household enterprises in the country, and these are mostly providing work to household me
Alamieyeseigha's Loot - EFCC Accuses Bayelsa of Blackmail [Leadership]The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has faulted newspaper reports suggesting that Bayelsa State government has dragged the anti-graft agency before an Abuja Federal High Court over ill-gotten money recovered from a former Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha in 2005, describing the the state government's purported action as provocative and a cheap blackmail.
Aminu Wali Assumes Duty As Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister [Nigerian Govt]The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali has assumed duty in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the swearing - in of ten new cabinet ministers by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently in the State House, Abuja.
G Is for Gusau - Jonathan Turns to Nigeria's Soldier Spy in the Fight Against Boko Haram [ThinkAfricaPress]President Jonathan has appointed veteran security chief Aliyu Mohammed Gusau as his new defence minister, but is there more to this choice than meets the eye?
Closure of Unity Colleges - Thousands of Students Face Uncertainty [Daily Trust]Damaturu, Yola, Abuja -Thousands of Federal colleges' students who have been asked to move from their locations in the North-East to other states have been left in the lurch because their parents have opposed the transfer, Daily Trust learnt at the weekend.
Obasanjo Heads AU Commission of Inquiry Into South Sudan [Daily Trust]The African Union (AU) has established a five-member commission of enquiry to investigate human rights violations and other abuses committed during the armed conflict that broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013. The commission is to be headed by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who is former chairperson of the Union.
Ukraine May Be Games for the West - for Us, It Is Fraternal Country--Russia Ambassador to Nigeria [Vanguard]Russia Ambassador to Nigeria speaks on the crisis in Ukraine
Students From Closed School Move to FGC Maiduguri [Daily Trust]Maiduguri -Following the closure of some unity schools in the North-east by the federal government last week, 225 students of the Federal Government Girls College Monguno, one of the schools affected by the closure, have so far resumed at the Federal Government College Maiduguri, our correspondent gathered yesterday.
School killings: APC insists Jonathan must visit Yobe
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again urged on President Goodluck Jonathan to take time off his premature electioneering campaign to visit Yobe State to commiserate with the bereaved families of the innocent schoolchildren who were brutally murdered by terrorists last month. ...2015: Senate tinkers with same day for all polls
Ahead of next year’s general elections, Senate may consider an amendment of the Electoral Act (2010), which will see presidential, governorship and National Assembly polls holding same day. ...2015: Day PDP drew battle line in Kwara
The stage is set for an epic power struggle in Kwara State. Expectedly, it is be-tween the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In what appeared like first step to realizing its political dream, the PDP led by President Goodluck Jonathan, last Monday, drew a battle line in the state in its avowed ...I know why Jonathn removed me as minister –Ama Pepple
Ex-Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms Ama Pepple, has explained why President Goodluck Jonathan removed her as minister in September, 2013. The former Head of Service of the Federation, was removed at the time eight other ministers nominated by governors and others opposed to President Jonathan were removed from office. ...Senate and the N240b CBN illegal extravaganza
As Senate resumes plenary on Tuesday, the chamber would have to decide once and for all, whether to go ahead and debate a motion on notice which seeks to ascertain whether Nigeria’s apex bank can indulge in extra-budgetary spending without express approval from the National Assembly. ...APC won’t thrive in Rivers –Omehia
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, has said he has no regret over the Supreme Court ruling that ousted him from office in 2007. Speaking exclusively with Saturday Sun in Abuja, Omehia, a lawyer, contended that the 2007 Supreme Court judgment ...Fear grips residents as kidnappers invade Bauchi
The abduction of a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lame constituency in Toro Local Government Area, Hon. Yusuf Nuhu by suspected kidnappers has sent shivers down the spine of residents. ...2015: Return of Nnamani rejigs Enugu political equation
The build-up to the 2015 general elections in Enugu State is becoming more interesting and dramatic with each passing day. First, it was the face-off between the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and Governor Sullivan Chime over the Enugu West senatorial seat. ...2015: Election to determine Nigeria’s unity –Gen Abdulsalami
Former Military President General Abdulsalami Abubakar said yesterday that the manner in which the country will handle the 2015 general elections will determine if Nigeria will remain a united and stable country. ...My opponents sponsor smear campaign against me –Shekarau
Former Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has alleged that those opposed to his political interest have begun a campaign of calumny against him. ...Oshiomhole vows to develop rural areas
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has assured people in the rural communities of the state that government will provide the needed infrastructure and amenities to make life comfortable for them and boost their economic life. ...Court strikes out suit against monarch
Justice Morenike Obadina of a Lagos State High Court has struck out a suit filed by the Adeshiba Ayeloja Adedewe family seeking to stop the Ojora of Ojora, Oba Fatai Aromire from demolishing houses on a vast area of land measuring 1, 324 hectres situated in Awori community in Badagry area of Lagos State. ...Boko Haram: You’re wrong, Rep replies Maku
Chairman of House Committee on Poverty Alleviation, Goni Bukar Lawan, has described the comment on Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State by Information Minister, Labaran Maku, as “unfortunate” saying that Maku was the most “ineligible” public office holder to take on the governor. ...Senate panel probes contract payments in Boko Haram enclave
Senate Committee on the Environment and Ecology yesterday asked the Federal Ministry of Environment to explain payment of N21m to a contractor for a project in Bama, a community in Borno State ravaged by the Boko Haram sect. ...National Conference can reposition Nigeria if… – Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said yesterday that the national conference could help reposition Nigeria if well handled by delegates. ...4 killed as cult groups clash in Anambra community
No fewer than four persons were killed when two cult groups clashed in Obosi in Idemili North Council Area of Anambra State. The Police command in the state said some arrests had been made in connection with the incident. ...Osun students protest lecturers’ strike
Students of the four tertiary institutions owned by the Osun State Government yesterday barricaded major roads in Osogbo, the state capital to protest the continuous closure of their institutions following the indefinite strike embarked upon by their lecturers. ...Strike: National Hospital workers to Resume Work Tuesday – Union
(Abuja) Striking workers of the National Hospital will on Tuesday suspend their 12-day-old strike and resume… ...Reps probe abandoned N470bn FCT projects
The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Capital Territory ((FCT ) is investigating the abandonment of roads and other capital projects worth over N470billion.The projects are those initiated between 2010 and last year. The projects which include roads, water, health, transportation are yet to be completed, ...Ekiti 2014: Drama as fuel scarcity frustrates governorship aspirant
Ahead of the PDP governorship primary fixed for next Saturday, the party’s screening committee led by Senator Ndoma Egba yesterday screened 16 of the aspirants that picked the party Expression of Interest and Nomination forms. ...Dangote hits market with 52.5N grade of cement
Leading manufacturers of cement in the country, Dangote Cement Plc, yesterday launched 52.5N grade of cement into the Nigerian market. ...PENCOM denies fraud allegation
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has assured contributors to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) that contrary to allegations of looting and fraud in the commission, their contributions with various Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) remained safe and in tact. ...Nigeria imports N2.7bn fake phones in 2013
About one million fake phones valued at N2.7 billion were imported into Nigeria in 2013, the Federal Government has disclosed even as it also lamented the poor quality of service delivery by telecommunications operators in the country. ...Market Downturn: Capital Market Operators Allay Fears of Crash
(Lagos) Some capital market operators on Monday allayed investors’ fears on the current downward swing… ...I want to be another Dangote –Ichie
His name may not be ringing bell in Nigeria, but Prince Saviour Ichie, managing director, Bright Future Enterprises Limited, the producer of the popular Authentic Herbal cream, has one ambition, to hit it big and compete with the Dangotes of this world. Ichie is one of those who believe that determination, focus and perseverance is the key to success, not only in business but also in life. ...New twist in alleged missing $20bn oil money
A new twist has crept into Senate’s investigation of an alleged missing $20 billion oil fund as the Committee on Finance directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to furnish it with more details on a $2.4 billion payment for third party financing. ...…Hands over Olorunsogo power to Sepco Pacific Partners
Federal Government has formally handed over Olorunsogo Power Plc to SEPCO Pacific Partners Limited thus bringing to 16, the total number of power assets handed over to the private sector in the last four months. ...FG commences enforcement of new tariff on imported vehicles
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has finally commenced full enforcement of the new tariff on imported vehicles rolled out by the Federal Government in 2013. ...NAICOM mulls compulsory insurance cover for doctors, nurses, hospitals
In line with its strategic initiative to boost inclusive insurance in Nigeria, the National Insurance Commission, (NAICOM) has hinted it would soon commence implementation of a compulsory Professional Negligence Insurance Cover for health workers and health facilities ...Fuel scarcity: NNPC, marketers trade blame
As Nigerians continued to groan under the current scarcity of petroleum products across the country, authorities concerned have also engaged themselves in a blame game that is yet to proffer solution to the lingering but avoidable economic crises. ...Vivian Nwakah: I haven’t adapted to Lagos lifestyle
Though Nigerians in the United States have always surrounded Vivian Obiageli Nwakah, living in Nigeria is a great new experience for this young, fast paced business executive. ...Fredrick Leonard : Female fans often propose marriage to me
Don’t blame the girls for swooning all over him. He is tall, handsome and well built. And above all, he is popular and comfortable. Born in Lagos, Nollywood star, Fredrick Leonard, who hails from Anambra State, describes himself as fun loving. In this exclusive interview with The Entertainer, the graduate of Biochemistry opens up on sundry issues. Excerpts: ...Sammie Okposo unveils NGO
Globacom Ambassador, Sammie Okposo, is poised to give back. The singer has unveiled his NGO christened, Follow The Leader Organisation (FTLO). Commenting on the development, Okposo, in a chat with The Entertainer, lamented that Nigerians generally do not know what makes a good leader and ...Nigerian youths need attitudinal change – Festus Keyamo
Human rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has called for attitudinal change among young Nigerians, saying that dreaming big without having the right attitude would lead to failure. He expressed sadness that the country’s youths want the best things of life without working for it. ...Despite challenges, President Jonathan stands firm
So much power resides in Aso Rock that lots of people often forget that the president is human. ...Glitzy road to the altar!
Your wedding date is fixed. Your dress has been chosen and you are trying to decide on the perfect pair of wedding shoes to match your gown. The perfect wedding gown needs to be matched by perfect accessories and what can be better than a pair of brilliant shoes. ...I don’t want to be part of Nollywood’s soft porn – Gloria Young
If there’s anything that makes Young happy, it’s being around children and inculcating goodness in them, but when she got married to prolific actor, Norbert Young, the celebrity couple experienced delay in child ...In Parakou: So hot was my soup, I forgot my notebook!
For a chronic ulcer sufferer, sampling foods, which a travelwriter must do, could sometimes pose a serious challenge. Across Benin Republic, ginger is a popular ingredient of the locals’ cuisine. ...I’m a modern thinker who values tradition too – Adora Oleh
Growing up, the vivacious on air personality Adora Oleh loved talk shows. No wonder she towed that line when the opportunity presented itself. She mentally prepared herself for the kind of life she wanted. Born and raised in Surrey, England, this former co-anchor of Project Fame West Africa, doesn’t like being tamed. ...Genevieve VS Omotola:
Talk about drawing up a list of the hottest actresses in Nollywood since its inception… ...