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Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Nelson Mandela: Well-wishers flock to Pretoria hospital

Well-wishers are continuing to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition. They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto. People are [...]

June 28, 2013 Africa

Ojukwu’s ‘Son’ Drags Family To Court, Demands N100mn

The legal tussle within the family of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu shows no sign of abating with Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu suing the family for N100 million for refusing to allow him perform the funeral rites of the Biafran war lord. Debe, [...]

June 28, 2013 Documentary
FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

The Federal Government yesterday gave Dana Air a six-month ultimatum to pay claims to the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanctions. This was according to Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, at [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation

“I trust Nigeria with all my heart” – Nigerians struggle to recite the national pledge (WATCH)

Battabox headed out onto the streets of Lagos to ask Nigerians if they know their national pledge – and you may be surprised by the answers and recitals! “We are looking for that patriotic Nigerian,” says Battabox presenter, Kayode. The full [...]

June 28, 2013 Documentary
EFCC arraigns 14 suspects for illegal oil bunkering

EFCC arraigns 14 suspects for illegal oil bunkering BY IFEANYI OKOLIE

FOURTEEN suspects,  arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  for illegal bunkering were, Wednesday, arraigned before Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Lagos. The suspects identified as Abu Ali Jibia, Akume Surprise, Boglo Babatunde, Umar [...]

June 27, 2013 Crime
LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

LUTH resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, embarked on a three-day warning strike in compliance with the directive from the association‘s national body. Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,LUTH, chapter, Idi-Araba, Lagos, yesterday, [...]

June 27, 2013 Health issues
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Don’t sell National Theatre, RATTAWU warns

THE Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, Wednesday, asked the National Assembly to reject attempts to sell the National Theatre, which is one of the few “remaining national edifices that symbolize the Nigerian nationhood.” THE Radio, [...]

June 27, 2013 Culture
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Oil discovered in Lagos By Clara Nwachukwu

Nigeria’s commercial capital, LAGOS, is on the verge of joining the country’s oil-producing states with the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in the coastal state. Yesterday, Afren Plc and its partner, Lekoil Limited, announced significant oil discovery offshore [...]

June 27, 2013 Oil & Gas
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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction to cost N160.7bn BY OLUSOLA FABIYI,

The reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will cost the Federal Government N160.7bn. This figure was disclosed to our correspondent by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in an exclusive interview in Abuja [...]

June 27, 2013 Transportation

3 Lebanese Charged With Terrorism In Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday charged three Lebanese allegedly linked to the militant Shiite movement Hezbollah with terrorism related offences. Five Lebanese nationals were implicated last month after a huge cache of arms and ammunition was found in their premises in the [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
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Court Jails Undergraduate 3 Years For Yahoo Yahoo

Justice Akintunde Abass yesterday at the State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced a young man to three years in jail for obtaining money under wrong pretence and scam The young man was twenty four year [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
Midnight Raid: 52 Nigerians Raided In Malaysia, Now Awaiting Deportation

Midnight Raid: 52 Nigerians Raided In Malaysia, Now Awaiting Deportation

In what was described as a midnight raid by the Malaysia Immigration Police, 52 Nigerians have been arrested and are now awaiting deportation. According to reports, the Immigration police raided houses that were occupied by Nigerians, and properties were destroyed [...]

June 26, 2013 Uncategorized
Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Boko Haram Hunters Take Over Checkpoints

Maiduguri — Hundreds of youths who launched a manhunt for insurgents in Maiduguri have taken over stop and search work from soldiers, suggesting that the volunteers are assuming more responsibilities in their efforts to help root out insurgency in Borno [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

Petrol Barge Explodes Near Atlas Cove Jetty In Lagos

A vessel carrying imported gasoline has exploded in Lagos killing and injuring uncertain  number of people according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The explosion occurred around 1am Nigerian time at the Atlas Cove jetty in Apapa area of [...]

June 26, 2013 Incidents

Arrest EFCC chairman within 2 weeks – Court orders Police IG

by Isi Esene Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court has ordered the arrest of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Friday Ebelo for disobeying a [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
Boko Haram Leader

Boko Haram Leader Is From Niger Republic.

Shekau is widely believed to be from Shekau village of Yobe State, but the Senate committee in its report submitted yesterday said Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima told visiting senators that the man was actually from the neighbouring Republic of [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

Boko Haram’s Online Video Equipment, Computers Seized

The Defence headquarters, yesterday, said that communication equipment used by the Boko Haram sect for shooting and posting online video messages of their leaders have been recovered. This was made just as Special Forces of the JTF commenced night and [...]

June 26, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence

How I Swindled American Women Of $48,000 – Student

A final year student of Imo State University, Chibuzor Akobundu, has been arrested by operatives of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, for allegedly swindling foreign women to the tune of $48,000 through a dating website. Surprisingly, the 22-year-old Microbiology undergraduate confessed [...]

June 26, 2013 Crime
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Why Obama Won’t Visit Nigeria – US

The United States on Tuesday hinted on the reasons why President Barack Obama won’t visit Nigeria during his upcoming three-nation trip to Africa. According to US officials, the ongoing insecurity appeared to be responsible for the exclusion of Nigeria  in [...]

June 26, 2013 General

£3,000 Visa Bond: FG Plans To Retaliate

There were indications on Tuesday that the Federal Government would opt for a retaliatory measure if the United Kingdom went ahead to implement its proposed £3,000 visa bond. Nigeria was said to have made this known  during a private  meeting  [...]

June 26, 2013 Uncategorized
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Michael Jackson’s Remembrance Day: He’s Gone but Never Forgotten

Four years on and almost all of us can still remember the exact moment when they discovered that Michael Jackson, the most influential artist of all time, had suddenly died just weeks before the star was meant to be playing [...]

June 25, 2013 Uncategorized
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FRAUD: 2 Brothers Rent Out R/Parlour For N2m To 100 Tenants

Two brothers, Idowu Usman, 40, and Rasheed Usman, 38, have  been arrested and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding more than 100 prospective tenants of over N2 million in Idimu, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. The two brothers allegedly [...]

June 25, 2013 Crime
UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

The management of UNIBEN have layed off 19 academic and non academic staff today in a bid to change the image of the University A statement frome the university's  public relation officer, Mr. Harris Osarenren said the layoff which has [...]

June 25, 2013 Education
A - Z of the fraudulent Malabu oil deal

Nigeria – A – Z of the fraudulent Malabu oil deal : The Economist

Court documents shed light on the manoeuvrings of Shell and ENI to win a huge Nigerian oil block and on the dilemmas of their industry     DEALS for oilfields can be as opaque as the stuff that is pumped [...]

June 25, 2013 Oil & Gas

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
Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro Ogun State students are protesting on the Ikorodu expressway, Lagos thereby causing heavy traffic. The student who decided to leave Ogun state and protest long strike in Lagos said the reason been that the road is owned [...]

June 24, 2013 Education

Two Arrested Over Kidnap Of Former Ejigbo Council Boss

The end has finally come for the suspects in the kidnap of former Chairman of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos, Kehinde Bamigbetan, as two of the men have been arrested by men of the anti-robbery squad. Although [...]

June 24, 2013 Crime
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Elena Baltacha Lost Her First Round Match At Wimbledon To Flavia Pennetta

Former British No 1 Elena Baltacha made an early exit at Wimbledon, beaten 6-4 6-1 by Italy's Flavia Pennetta in her first round match. Scot Baltacha came close to retirement after she needed ankle surgery following the Olympics last year [...]

June 24, 2013 Sports
Shell Venture to Invest $1.5 Billion in New Nigeria Pipeline

Shell Venture to Invest $1.5 Billion in New Nigeria Pipeline By JAMES HERRON and SARAH KENT

A joint venture led by Royal Dutch Shell RDSB.LN -1.12% PLC said Friday it will invest $1.5 billion on a new pipeline in Nigeria in a bid to reduce oil theft that has caused serious environmental damage in the country [...]

June 24, 2013 Oil & Gas

Injuries, finishing cost Nigeria – Keshi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was left to rue the legacy of untimely injuries and wayward shooting after his side's Confederations Cup challenge came to an end in a 3-0 loss to Spain. The African champions needed to win Sunday's game [...]

June 24, 2013 Sports