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Islamic Law Sanctions Marriage Based on Maturity not Age – Senator

Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani, ANPP, Zamfara West Wednesday said that under the Islamic law, a girl was considered ripe for marriage based on her physical and mental maturity and not necessarily age, just as he stressed that situations could arise [...]

July 31, 2013 Law
Nasawara Violence

Breaking News: Gunmen Kill 16 in Nasarawa

No fewer than 16 were killed in the early hours of Wednesday in Kuduku community in Keana local government area of Nasarawa State by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani. The gunmen, who were said to be heavily armed with [...]

July 31, 2013 General

Visa bond: We will retaliate, FG insists

THE Federal Government on Tuesday insisted on retaliatory action  against  British citizens if their government  went ahead  with  its plan to impose a £3, 000  visa bond on visitors from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries. It expressed displeasure that [...]

July 31, 2013 Transportation

Fashola Picks Gbeleyi As New Finance Commissioner

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has nominated the Director-General of the State’s Office of Public – Private Partnerships (PPP), Mr. Ayodeji Gbeleyi as the new commissioner for finance.   If the nomination is approved by the House of [...]

July 31, 2013 General
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Fashola Launches Nigeria’s First E-ticketing for BRT Buses

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State governor, yesterday launched the new electronic ticketing (e-ticket) system for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses under the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) to bring world best practice in transportation to the state. Fashola who [...]

July 31, 2013 Transportation
INEC registers APC, issues registration certificate

INEC registers APC, issues registration certificate

 INEC confirmed the registration on Wednesday. The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered the All Progressives Congress, APC. This was stated by the Secretary to INEC, Abdullahi Kaugama, in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved [...]

July 31, 2013 Government and politics
Nigerian Senators

34 Senators Made No Bill In Two Years But Still Collect 30 Million Naira Annually

Halfway into the tenure of the Senate, 34 senators have not sponsored any bill since coming to office, according to official records released by the Senate.     The Senate's Mid-Term Assessment Report shows that of the total 109 senators, [...]

July 31, 2013 Law

Police abduct, incarcerate Nigerian businessman over online comments about PDP topshot, Emeka Offor

By Ogala Emmanuel An online comment about a powerful controversial politician and businessman lands a South Africa-based Nigerian businessman in trouble: police harassment and prolonged detention. On July 13, four days after arriving Nigeria from his South Africa base, Bonny [...]

July 31, 2013 Incidents

Akpabio Appoints New SSG As Umana Resigns

The Akwa Ibom State Governor has appointed a new Secretary to the State Government to replace Umana Umana. The new appointtee Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, is an Executive Director at Zenith Bank. Mr. Umana has resigned his appointment after he had [...]

July 31, 2013 Government and politics
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The Joint Task Force (JTF) on the announcement of state of emergency in Borno state, decided to cut off telecommunications services in the state, in their offensive raid on the Islamic Terror group, Boko Haram sect members. The deputy governor [...]

July 31, 2013 Telecomms

SHOCKING PHOTO: Lagos Policemen Kill Undergraduate and Friend In A Gruesome Manner

Policemen attached to the Badagry Police Division, Lagos State, and some hoodlums have been accused of killing a 25-year-old undergraduate of Delta State University, Ifechukwude Nwainokpor, and his friend, identified simply as Kazeem. An eight-minute video clip of the gruesome [...]

July 31, 2013 Incidents

KANO BLAST: Death Toll May Be Double

The claims by Nigeria’s security agencies (JTF) that only 12 people died in the multiple blasts that shook the ancient northern city of Kano Monday night are being disproved.     Mortuary sources at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, [...]

July 30, 2013 Incidents
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Nigerians, Others Drown Attempting To Migrate To Italy

According to reports from an Italian media, Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy as told by survivors who managed to complete the journey.   A dinghy carrying 53 migrants [...]

July 30, 2013 General, Incidents

ASUU Wants NUC to Account for N100b Annual University Stabilization Fund

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Monday, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to prevail on the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, to account for the N100 billion annual stabilization fund provided by the [...]

July 30, 2013 Education

Security Agencies On The Alert Over Possible Terror Attacks

With just nine days to the end of the Ramadan fasting period, all security agencies in the country, especially the Federal Capital Territory, is on the alert, following intelligence reports of plans by the Boko Haram sect to carry out [...]

July 30, 2013 Uncategorized

HORROR: Nurse Sets 11-Yr Old Girl Ablaze For Being Hungry

Doctors at the General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, are seriously battling to save the life of an 11-year old girl, Ita Bassey-Eno, who was allegedly set ablaze by the woman she lives with, Mrs Nkese Iroakazi, a nurse at [...]

July 30, 2013 General

Why Benin Airport Is Shut, Passengers Stranded

The administrative office of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, located inside the ever busy Benin City airport was this morning shut down by the Edo Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), over alleged unremitted N15 million Pay As You [...]

July 30, 2013 Transportation
Anglican University Abuja.

FG Approves Land For Take-off Of Abuja Anglican University

The Federal Government has approved 100 hectares of land for the permanent site of the proposed Anglican University, Abuja. The Bishop of Kubwa Diocese, Duke Akamisoko, stated this in an interview with Newsmen during the 2nd Session of the Second [...]

July 30, 2013 Education
Cults in Nigeria

Cults on Campus in Nigeria – Confession of a Secret Cult Member

In a multi-part series on education in Nigeria,  the video explores cults & secret organizations on the campuses of universities in Nigeria. This video highlights the issue in Nigeria. Confession of a Secret Cult Member  – Chuku Dalo Onejeku [...]

July 30, 2013 Video

FG Files New Charges Against Lebanese ‘Hezbollah Agents’

The Federal Government on Monday filed an additional 10-count terrorism charge against the three Lebanese suspects, Mustapha Fawaz, Abdullahi Thahini and Tahal Roda, accused of complicity in the illegal importation of arms into Nigeria.   The action of the FG [...]

July 29, 2013 Law

Chucho Benitez Dies; Ecuadorian Soccer Star was 27

Benítez was admitted to a local hospital with severe stomach pain mere hours after making his debut against Qatar Sports Club. The Ecuador Football Federation confirms he passed away shortly afterward, saying in a statement:   “The Ecuadorian Football Federation [...]

July 29, 2013 Sports

Foreign Investment: FG Rolls Out 30-year Masterplan

By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano The Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman,  has urged government functionaries from federal to local government levels to embrace the National Integrated Infrastructural Masterplan (NIIMP) with a view to sustaining the economic growth in [...]

July 29, 2013 Business

NEITI presents oil, solid minerals audit reports today

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative will on Monday (today) present to the public its audit reports of the solid minerals and oil and gas sectors.   It said the audit of the oil and gas sector covered 2009 to [...]

July 29, 2013 General
Dangote cash for Women

Why I Am Spearheading Cash Transfer Intervention For Women – Dangote

Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healtheir, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase.   It is against this background that Dangote Foundation, a multi-purpose vehicle; [...]

July 29, 2013 General

Fashola In Trouble Over Deportation Of Igbos

A human rights group has launched an investigation into the alleged deportation and dumping of 67 Igbos by the Lagos State Government, which reportedly dumped them in the famed commercial town of Onitsha, Anambra State, in the wee hours of [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
The ECOWAS Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed May 7 for hearings in the case of two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court.

ECOWAS Court To Review Death Sentence On Two Nigerians By Gambian Court

The ECOWAS Court in Abuja reviewed the death sentence case, this took place on  May 7 regarding two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court. The case was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on behalf [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
Steven Keshi

I’m Happy We Qualified For 2014 CHAN, Says Keshi

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has blamed the 0-2 loss in the second leg qualifier for Africa Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) to lack of composure of the players. In spite of the loss, Super Eagles however qualified on 4-3 goals [...]

July 29, 2013 Sports

ASUU Denies Plan To Call off Strike

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as speculative reports that the strike embarked upon by the union over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it willingly entered into with the union would be [...]

July 29, 2013 Education
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UK Visa: Nigerians Begin Payment Of £3,000 Bond November

Outcry against its £3,000 tourists visa bond notwithstanding, Britain will commence the scheme in the six listed Commonwealth countries in November, Financial Times report quoted the Home Office as saying. The Commonwealth countries to be affected by the policy which [...]

July 29, 2013 General

SHOCKING: ‘We Were Paid N150,000 To Kill School Proprietor’

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos, has arrested three men, who claimed they were contracted to kill a 65-year-old school proprietress, Mrs. Veronica Okenido, A police source told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the leader of the gang was 25-year-old [...]

July 28, 2013 Incidents