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N10 Billion Lawsuit by Kano Lebanese Community Leader Filed Against Leadership Newspaper

The Chairman of the Lebanese community in Kano, Tahir Fadallah, has initiated N10 billion lawsuit against an Abuja based newspaper, Leadership, for allegedly defaming him in a report over the arms cache discovered at a building in Kano. Mr. Fadallahi cited [...]

June 24, 2013 Law
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Immigration Arrests 400 Suspected Illegal Immigrants In Kano

The Kano State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service on Saturday arrested more than 400 suspected illegal immigrants in Kano metropolis. The Controller of Immigration in the state, Hamisu Maishanu, told journalists at a briefing in Kano that all those arrested [...]

June 22, 2013 Law
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No Elaborate 50th Birthday Party For Me -Gov Fashola

Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola will turn 50 on June 28th. His aides were planning an elaborate 50th birthday party but he asked them to stop. He doesn't want to have an elaborate birthday at tax payers expense. Read what [...]

June 22, 2013 Government and politics
Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

The Department of State Security, SSS, had filed the charge on 5 June following the arrest of the Lebanese in connection with the unlawful importation and possession of the large cache of prohibited firearms and other weapons of mass destruction [...]

June 20, 2013 Law
Nigerian Military

“Boko Haram Is Getting Weaker” – Nigerian Military

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday said the killings of scores of people in Borno and Yobe in the past few days are signs that the Boko Haram terrorists are losing the battle against government forces. The military said the [...]

June 20, 2013 Military
Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources

9 dams and 7% more portable water in 2 years: Minister of water resources gives mid-term score card

by David Odom The Federal Government says access to potable water in the country has increased from 58% to 65% in the last two years.   Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Sarah Ockekpe announced this in Abuja while presenting the Mid-term [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics
Jonathan on Crime Rate in Nigeria

FG To Enforce Punishment For Failure To Give Unemployment Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said it will penalise any establishment or individual that fails to  give information as required for the job creation and reduction of unemployment survey coming up soon. A statement from the bureau said [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics

Corrupt Politicians Must Pay For Their Sins – Rawlings

Former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, Monday said if Nigeria and other parts of Africa must get it right and strengthen democracy, corrupt politicians must not be allowed to go scot-free. This came as former Interim Head of [...]

June 18, 2013 Government and politics

Task Force Arrests 138 Council Agents, Others

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) has arrested no fewer than 138 local government revenue collectors and other gangsters. Task force Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, said the move was a continuation of government’s determination to [...]

June 18, 2013 Law
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Facebook Friends Tackle Jonathan Over Mid-term Report

Facebook friends of President Goodluck Jonathan have taken to his fan page to register their displeasure over the mid-term assessment carried out by himself on his administration. His allies said it was wrong for the President to have undertaken such [...]

June 14, 2013 Government and politics
Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s Comments On Boko Haram Has Exposed Him As A Sectional Leader – Arewa Youths.

Some concerned members of the Arewa Youths Forum have called on former Head of State Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to desist from making inciting statements in his quest for political relevance. The youths also advised the presidential candidate of the [...]

June 13, 2013 Government and politics
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Many Top Officials Of Nigeria’s Military, Paramilitary Agencies Are Incompetent- Jonathan

The president said this while inaugurating the police service commission. President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his dismay that the most senior officials of many of Nigeria’s military and para-militaary security agencies are incompetent and do not merit their positions; thus [...]

June 12, 2013 Government and politics
Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law
FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers.

FG Saves N118bn From 46,821 Ghost Workers

The introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government has so far led to the discovery of 46,821 ghost workers and saved the nation N118.9 billion. The Coordinating [...]

June 11, 2013 Government and politics

Declare June 12 Democracy Day – SANs BY SUCCESS NWOGU,

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Yusuf Ali and John Baiyeshea, have called on the Federal Government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. In separate telephone interviews with our correspondent on Saturday, they stated that June 12 was [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics, Return to democracy

Why we revived Awolowo, MKO’s party — Falae, Fasehun BY LEKE BAIYEWU AND GBENGA ADENIJI

Former minister and presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae and founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun, have said they are reviving  old opposition parties to give the electorate an alternative to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the [...]

June 9, 2013 Government and politics
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NYSC Coordinator Warns Corps Members Against Absenteeism

Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that any corps member who absconded would repeat the service year. We discover that corps members have various reasons for absconding during their service year, but for whatever reason, NYSC [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
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Fulfil Your Promises To S’East, Ndigbo Tells Jonathan

The Ndigbo Unity Forum has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfil his promises to the people of the South East In a statement by its President, Augustine Chukwudum, which was made available to Saturday PUNCH, the group asked for [...]

June 8, 2013 Government and politics
The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram.

The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram. WE Will go to Court If Their Rights Are Infringed – Ango Abdullahi.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has been angered by the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to Ban the activities of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram and Ansarul. In a statement, released by their spokesman, Prof Ango Abdullahi, the Elders [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election

Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election – Imo Deputy Gov.

Prince Eze Madumere, the Imo State Deputy Governor has revealed the intention of Governor Rochas Okorocha to join the race for the office of the President of Nigeria come 2015. Governor Okorocha was a Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic [...]

June 6, 2013 Foreign relations, Government and politics


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) commends President Goodluck Jonathan on his bold, decisive and courageous proscription of Boko Haram and its splinter group Ansaru and declaring their activities illegal and acts of terrorism. We affirm that the President’s action [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, from the party. The PDP stated this after its National Working Committee’s meeting in Abuja this evening. Governor Aliyu Wamakko refused to honour repeated invitations from his [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics
Boko Haram Arrest

Boko Haram’s Recruiter Arrested In Maiduguri.

The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) have arrested a recruitment Agent for the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram in Maiduguri today. The troops also arrested five Niger Republic Nationals at a hideout in Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Nigeria has officially banned two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them will face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years. President Goodluck Jonathan declared Boko Haram and Ansaru to be terrorist groups, his office said. The army [...]

June 5, 2013 Law

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate former Lagos State Gov., Chief Bola Tinubu, for alleged certificate forgery. Justice Saliu Saidu dismissed the application, filed [...]

June 4, 2013 Law
Mustapha Fawaz Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery

Mustapha Fawaz, Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery.

Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden in a bunker. [viralpullquote ]Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
ACN to Jonathan

ACN To Jonathan: Nigerians Need No ‘Marking Scheme’ To Assess Your Administration.

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said that Nigerians need no ‘marking scheme’ to assess the Goodluck Jonathan Administration or any administration for that matter and noted that the people know when a government has impacted positively on their [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Lamido Amaechi

We Will Sack Bad Leaders in 2015. – Gov Rotibi Amaechi.

Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi has assured his supporters that they have all it takes to kick out bad leaders from Nigeria in 2015. [viralpullquote ]Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Amaechi Lamido

Lamido, Amaechi’s Posters Flood Abuja.

The Campaign pictures of the embattled Rivers State Governor Hon. Chibuike Amaechi , posters bearing his photograph and Governor Sule Lamido for the 2015 presidential election now litters some parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. [viralpullquote ]The Campaign pictures [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Olusengu Obasanj

Nigeria Has Been Stagnant For So Long, It Is Time To Change – Obasanjo.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical measures to accelerate effective utilisation of human and natural resources for sustainable development in the country. [viralpullquote ]Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics