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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
APGA

APGA COMMENDS PRESIDENT JONATHAN FOR PROSCRIBING BOKO HARAM, ANSARU.

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
Wamako

PDP SUSPENDS SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR, WAMAKKO.

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
obasanjo

Obasanjo To Lead Events At Afreximbank’s 20th Anniversary

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will from June 19 to 21 lead events to mark African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) 20th anniversary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the bank. In a statement on Wednesday in LagosT, the bank said Prime Minister [...]

June 5, 2013 What the papers say
Prince Jide Kosoko

VIDEO: Government Will Not Sell The National Art Theater – Prince Jide Kosoko

Veteran Nigerian movie star, Prince Jide Kosoko assures that stage acting would soon return. He explained that the breakthrough in home videos caused the abandonment of stage performances by theatre groups in Nigeria. Prince Kosoko, who is a chieftain of [...]

June 5, 2013 Music and film
picture nigeria-bombing

Thisday Office Was Bombed To Appease Allah, Witness Tells Court

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, heard how alleged kingpin of the Boko Haram sect, Mustapher Umar, bombed office of Thisday Newspaper in Kaduna State with 12 camp gas cylinders in a bid to appease Allah. Justice [...]

June 5, 2013 Media representation
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
Babcock University Graduation

Babcock Student Loses 8 Family Members On Their Way To The Graduation

Margaret Okwuikpo, who graduated with a second class upper degree in Nursing, was one of the two that could not help shedding bitter tears at the Babcock’s graduation. The lady had lost eight family members in a road crash on [...]

June 5, 2013 Education
tinubu-docked

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

Violent Clashes Reported In Boundary Town Between Nasarawa, Benue States

Reports indicate that heavy fighting is ongoing in Rukubi, Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Rukubi is a village at the boundary between Nasarawa and Benue states. A resident claimed on phone that several houses have been razed, and [...]

June 4, 2013 Human rights, Incidents
Coordinating-Minister-for-the-economy-and-Minister-of-Finance-Dr.-Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala picture

FG probes 21 banks over Federation Account remittances BY EVEREST AMAEFULE

The Federal Government on Thursday empowered 53 consultants to verify remittances to the Federation Account by the 21 banks hired by the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the Nigeria Custom Service. The verification and reconciliation exercise will cover a period [...]

June 3, 2013 Finance
okonjo-iweala-picture on fuel subsidy

Govt recovers N14 billion from subsidy fraud MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR

THE Federal Government has recovered over N14 billion, sequel to audit exercise conducted on fuel subsidy claims. [viralpullquote ]THE Federal Government has recovered over N14 billion, sequel to audit exercise conducted on fuel subsidy claims.[/viralpullquote] The audit exercise was part [...]

June 3, 2013 Finance
president-goodluck-jonathan

No urgency to pass budget amendments —NASS

The House of Representatives has said the amendments proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to the 2013 budget are not issues requiring urgent consideration. [viralpullquote ]The House of Representatives has said the amendments proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to the 2013 [...]

June 3, 2013 Finance
REVEALED-Nigerian-Filling-Stations-Tactics-for-defrauding-Customers

How Nigerian Filling Stations Cheat Customers – EXPOSED

Petroleum marketers’ have resulted to disreputable activities that are taking a toll on end-users. They have adjusted meters at the pump to show more liters than have been in fact filled in a vehicle’s tank. For instance, when a motorist [...]

June 2, 2013 What the papers say
Pipeline-Explosion-Occurs-at-Ijeododo-in-Lagos1

Pipeline Explosion in Lagos

Suspected vandals have been blamed for the pipeline explosions that took place Saturday in Lagos. [viralpullquote ]Suspected vandals have been blamed for the pipeline explosions that took place Saturday in Lagos.[/viralpullquote] The explosion occurred at Ijeododo after a downpour that [...]

June 2, 2013 Incidents
Widows-will-no-longer-drink-bath-water-of-their-dead-husbands-in-Akwa-Ibom

Drinking of Dead Husbands’ Bath Water outlawed in Akwa Ibom

Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom that subjects women to inhumane treatment after the death of their husbands. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Chief Godswill Akpabio has signed into law a bill that outlaws the custom [...]

June 2, 2013 Culture
Turkey Riot

Turkey protests rage for second day

Police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters, whom prime minister described as ‘extremists running wild’ Violent clashes between police and protesters have continued for a second day in Turkey, as the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the demonstrators [...]

June 1, 2013 Uncategorized
obasanjo

Gunmen Invade Obasanjo Farms, Kidnap 2

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had on Friday morning stormed Obasanjo’s farms in Mfamosong, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State and kidnapped two Asians said to be staff of the Oil Palm Estate. [viralpullquote ]Unknown gunmen suspected [...]

June 1, 2013 Incidents
Amosun Aregbesola Soyinka

Amosun, Aregbesola, Soyinka Visit 450,000-Year Old Igbale Aiye (Origin Of Mankind)

Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, his counterpart from the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in company of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday visited Igbale Aiye, a village believed to be the origin of mankind.   [viralpullquote ] [...]

June 1, 2013 History
Pistorius-shot-girlfriend-bathroom

Picture Emerges of Pistorius’s Bathroom

A picture purportedly of the bathroom where paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly after he thought she was a burglar, has been posted on the SkyNews website in the United Kingdom. [viralpullquote font_size=”15″ ]A picture purportedly [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
fire

Six Shops Burnt As Fire Guts Two-Storey Building In Lagos

Scores of traders escaped death on Thursday after fire engulfed a two-storey building in Awori area, Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Scores of traders escaped death on Thursday after fire engulfed a two-storey building in Awori [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
president-goodluck-jonathan

FG May Clamp Down On MASSOB, OPC

The Federal Government may soon commence a clampdown on “extremist groups”, especially the Oodua People’s Congress and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. [viralpullquote ]The Federal Government may soon commence a clampdown on “extremist groups”, [...]

May 31, 2013 Incidents
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
train-derails

Another Rail Accident As Train Derails In Lagos

A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege, in an incident said to have been caused by defective tracks. [viralpullquote ]A section of a train [...]

May 30, 2013 Transportation

Africa’s ‘New Cities’: Urban Future or Utopian Fantasies?

Gleaming skyscrapers towering over upwardly mobile professionals and flashy cars cruising along brightly lit avenues; young urbanites zipping past manicured lawns to enter their luxury condos; state-of-the-art labs fostering tech savvy entrepreneurs’ million-dollar ideas. A glimpse of Africa’s urban future or [...]

May 30, 2013 Africa
obasonjo Lamido

There Is Need To Change Nigeria. Lamido Can Do The Job – Olusegun Obasanjo.

Apparently referring to the current high-wire politics and horse-trading ahead of 2015, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido has exhibited good governance abilities, and has the capacity and competence to rule Nigeria. The ex-president [...]

May 30, 2013 General
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