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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
Tech Giants

Tech Giants Call For Limits On Government Surveillance

Eight major tech giants are joining forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, arguing there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people. The companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, issued an open letter [...]

December 9, 2013 Technology

GDP Rebasing is Essential for Nigerian Economy

By Obinna Chima Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Financial System Stability, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, has said  the planned rebasing of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is very  necessary and helpful to the economy. The National Bureau of [...]

December 9, 2013 Finance
Former Goldman Sachs Banker Preko Convicted For Helping James Ibori

Former Goldman Sachs Banker Preko Convicted For Helping James Ibori

A British jury at the Southwark Crown Court today passed a guilty verdict on former Goldman Sachs banker, Ellias Preko.  He was found guilty on two counts of money laundering as well as forgery for aiding jailed former governor of [...]

December 9, 2013 Finance
Mandiba Burial

President Jonathan Goes To South Africa For Burial Of Nelson Mandela

Jonathan will be accompanied by his contingent and the Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri. The beginning of Mandela’s burial picked up with South African national day of prayer and reflection on Sunday December 8. On Tuesday, a national memorial [...]

December 9, 2013 Africa
We Were Warned Mandela Was About To Die

We Were Warned Mandela Was About To Die — A Family Friend

A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela’s body will travel through the streets of Pretoria daily on three days before his burial next Sunday, the South African government says. It said the cortege will leave a morgue on Wednesday, Thursday and [...]

December 8, 2013 Africa
ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various [...]

December 8, 2013 Law
Cache of Arms Recovered

Recovered : Cache of Arms at Catholic Priest’s Home – Imo

Police authorities in Imo State are investigating a Roman Catholic priest (names can not be disclosed for legal reasons) for unlawful possession of firearms. The priest, who is reportedly in charge of one of the prominent Parishes in Dikenafai, Ideato [...]

December 8, 2013 Incidents
US Nigeria vs boko Haram

US to assist FG fight Boko Haram, oil thieves

The partnership between Nigeria and the United States of America is set to be strengthened, with the latter’s commitment to assist Nigeria in tackling terrorism and the worrisome case of oil bunkering, the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, in the [...]

December 8, 2013 Security

Newcastle Beats Manchester

Yohan Cabaye tucked away a 62nd minute winner, as Newcastle finally won at Old Trafford, after 41 years. Manchester United were beaten by a late Bryan Oviedo goal on Wednesday and David Moyes demanded for an instant response, as the [...]

December 7, 2013 Sports

D-8 Agricultural Ministers Consider Strategies To Boost Food Security

Ministers of Agriculture from D-8 countries have been asked to establish Seed Sector and  Investment Funds to stimulate accelerated joint investment in fertilizer and seed production in their various countries.     At the forth D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on [...]

December 7, 2013 Agriculture
Nigeria Road Projects

Road projects Completed during the period under review include:

1] Completion of the Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road section I (Ibadan – Oyo) in Oyo State. 2] Completion of the Reconstruction of Vom-Manchok road in Plateau State. 3] Completion of the Repairs of 3rd Mainland Bridge (Phase II), covering additional [...]

December 7, 2013 Transportation