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Nigeria: Jonathan Unveils Nigeria’s First Indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Kaduna — President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled the country's first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle, GULMA, designed and constructed by the Nigerian Air Force. Speaking at the ceremony, Jonathan said that the unveiling of the vehicle marked another [...]

December 18, 2013 Technology, Transportation

Hundreds dead, thousands flee South Sudan clashes

Juba — Hundreds of people have died and up to 20,000 others have fled to UN bases in days of fierce fighting within South Sudan's army after an alleged coup bid, officials said. The United States ordered non-essential embassy staff [...]

December 18, 2013 Incidents, Societal issues
NCC begins testing of emergency call centres

NCC begins testing of emergency call centres

Testing has begun at two emergency call centres constructed by the Nigerian Communications Commission for the operation of emergency services in the country. The Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, who confirmed this in an interview with our [...]

December 17, 2013 Telecomms

Nigeria – 9 Reasons To Invest In Wine Distribution Business

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December 17, 2013 Business, General
EFCC Boss Nigeria

Broke – We Have Less Than N2m In Account – EFCC

By: Edegbe Odemwingie The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Abuja said that despite several appeals for fund release, the agency has been starved of funds to finance its operations. EFCC’s Executive Secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega told the Victor [...]

December 17, 2013 General
Demolition Badagry

Police Demolish Houses In Badagry

Over 500 houses illegally built on a land owned by the Police at Atipolome community in Mowo area of Badagry, Lagos State, have been demolished. The land covering over 64 hectares was acquired by the Police in 2006 and a [...]

December 17, 2013 Real Estate

No Election In States Under Emergency Rule

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr Attahiru Jega has announced today that the commission will not conduct any election in the states under the Emergency rules in 2015 general election. In the line, it is likely that [...]

December 16, 2013 Government and politics

Yakowa’s Kinsmen Want Cause of Incident Made Public

Precisely one year after he died in a helicopter crash in Okoroba, Bayelsa state on December 15, 2012, indigenes of southern Kaduna where the late governor of the  state, Patrick Yakowa came from, have expressed sadness that the Nigerian Airforce and Aviation [...]

December 16, 2013 General
JTF kills scores of Boko Haram members in Borno

JTF kills scores of Boko Haram members in Borno

MILITARY authorities in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has said that air bombardment of insurgents’ hideouts in Mainok and Mada general areas of Kaga and Konduga local government areas by the Nigerian Air Force has led to the death of [...]

December 15, 2013 Security
Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu

QUNU: Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was laid to rest Sunday after a state funeral filled with tearful eulogies and strident vows to pursue his ideals of equality and justice. Mandela's casket was buried at his family plot [...]

December 15, 2013 Africa
Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel Expelled – Labour Party

The Labour Party has dismissed the immediate past Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, from its fold. The party announced the dismissal in a statement jointly signed by its Ogun State Chairman, Simeon Olabode, and Secretary, Sunday Oginni. Mr. Daniel, elected [...]

December 14, 2013 Government and politics

Could the Niger bridge be in danger of collapsing?

Dr. Tim Anosike, the President of Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, warned on December 13, 2013, Friday that the Niger Bridge might collapse sooner than envisaged by its designers and engineers. Dr. Anosike made this observation in Onitsha, Anambra, saying that [...]

December 14, 2013 Transportation
Juliana Odey

Award Winning Madam Juliana Odey a.k.a “Mama Cassava” Dies

According to reports Comrade Madam Juliana Odey  a.k.a Mama Cassava has passed away. She reportedly died on 10th of December  2013. Madam Juliana Odey is well known for her works as the Cross River State Coordinator of the Cassava Growers [...]

December 13, 2013 Agriculture

200 Job Loss at Enterprise Bank

Over 200 staff of Enterprise Bank and Keystone Bank have lost their jobs due to the rationalization exercise that was recently carried out by both banks. On the 2nd of December Enterprise bank rolled out a list comprising of 150 [...]

December 13, 2013 Employment
Solomon Lar

Jonathan, Gowon, Others Attend Plateau Ex-Governor’s Funeral

President Goodluck Jonathan and former military leader, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, are among the many dignitaries in Jos on Friday for the funeral rites of Chief Solomon Lar. The PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, his Board of Trustees counterpart, Chief Tony [...]

December 13, 2013 Government and politics
central bank nigeria

Nigerian Central Bank Concerned That Oil Savings Lacking

By Daniel Magnowski The Central Bank of Nigeria is concerned the country hasn’t saved enough from its oil income and is seeking greater oversight of Finance Ministry operations. “It is natural for the CBN to be concerned at the low level of accretion [...]

December 13, 2013 Oil & Gas
Nigerian Survivor Harrison Okene

Nigerian Survivor Harrison Okene: Why Only Me?

Harrison Odjegba Okene, 29, defied medics when he survived for three days in a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean     Now the survivor has to face the nightmare from questions he has been asked on [...]

December 12, 2013 Incidents
As Nigeria continues to strive to enhance its key economic indicators, a report has pointed out that economic growth alone will be insufficient in tackling absolute poverty in the country.

‘Economic Growth Insufficient in Reducing Poverty’

As Nigeria continues to strive to enhance its key economic indicators, a report has pointed out that economic growth alone will be insufficient in tackling absolute poverty in the country. In fact, the report noted poverty eradication requires more fundamental [...]

December 12, 2013 Business
Palm Oil

FG urged to sustain 35% duty on crude palm oil

Stakeholders at  the just ended International Palm Produce Conference (IPPC) have urged the Federal Government to maintain the 35 percent duty on imported crude palm oil. They also called for the establishment of special fund for Oil Palm Development to [...]

December 12, 2013 Agriculture

FG, BOA sign N2.4bn MoU on cassava bread development

As efforts continues to intensify to make cassava bread a household staple, the federal government and the Bank of Agriculture, BOA, at the weekend signed a N2.4 billion Memorandum of Understanding, to facility the processing of cassava flour for self-sufficiency [...]

December 12, 2013 General
Femi Kuti Gets Fourth Grammy Award Nomination

Femi Kuti Gets Fourth Grammy Award Nomination

Once again Nigeria's Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti has been norminated in the Best World Music Album Category of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards which will place on the 14th of January next year. The National Academy of Recording Arts & [...]

December 11, 2013 Music and film
Lagos Warns Against Burying Corpses in Residential Areas

Lagos Warns Against Burying Corpses in Residential Areas

Lagos State Government, yesterday, warned residents of the state to desist from burying their dead in their compounds and comply with laws prohibiting burial of family members on private property located within their community. According to the government, such practice [...]

December 11, 2013 Population of major cities
U.S. President Barack Obama's Full Speech at Mandela Memorial

U.S. President Barack Obama’s Full Speech at Mandela Memorial

Memorial Service of Nelson Mandela U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a powerful speech at former South African president Nelson Mandela's memorial service:To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state [...]

December 10, 2013 Culture
The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has warned that the Nigerian economy may be in a precarious situation if the private sector does not join hands with government to create jobs and reduce inequality in the country.

Okonjo-Iweala: Without Jobs, The Economy is in Danger – Private Sector Input Required

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has warned that the Nigerian economy may be in a precarious situation if the private sector does not join hands with government to create jobs and reduce [...]

December 10, 2013 Economy
Nelson Mandela Memorial

World leaders gather in South Africa for Mandela memorial

World leaders from Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across political [...]

December 10, 2013 Africa
Baba Ahmed

‘Why Mandela Was Angry With Nigeria’

“IT is better to help a friend pay his fine, than tell a lie to help him cover a crime.”  – Nigerian proverb. It was literally a life-long ambition, and I used every opportunity to meet the old man in [...]

December 10, 2013 Africa
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade

Ooni of Ife Warns Against Distortion of Yoruba History

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, in Ado-Ekiti at the launch of “Ekiti Historical and Royal Compendium”, a book written by all traditional rulers in Ekiti State, has warned against any effort to distort the history of the Yoruba race so [...]

December 10, 2013 General
217 Foreign Nationals Bag Certificates Of Nigerian Citizenship

217 Foreign Nationals Bag Certificates Of Nigerian Citizenship

The Minister of Interior Mr Abba Moro on Monday in Abuja presented 217 foreign nationals with certificates of Nigerian citizenship. The minister also presented 129 nationals with of naturalisation certificates while 88 were given certificates by registration. The nationals included [...]

December 10, 2013 General
Michael Adebolajo

Michael Adebolajo – Trial Update December 2013

Michael Adebolajo who faces court for murdering a British soldier in London in May 2013, told at his trial on December 9, 2013, Monday that he loves Al-Qaeda and considers the Islamic militants to be his “brothers”. A 28-year-old murderer [...]

December 10, 2013 Law

Woman Confesses on the Issue of Stolen Babies – Lagos

Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, western Nigeria have intensified efforts to recover all the stolen babies allegedly bought by an Onitsha-based human trafficker who was arrested in Lagos last Monday for purchasing a stolen two-year [...]

December 9, 2013 Incidents