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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
Olusengu Obasanj

Nigeria Has Been Stagnant For So Long, It Is Time To Change – Obasanjo.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical measures to accelerate effective utilisation of human and natural resources for sustainable development in the country. [viralpullquote ]Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
JTF discover armunition

JTF Uncover Armoury in Kano In A Lebanese Warehouse.

Special forces drafted from the Nigerian Military, yesterday night, raided a residential building-cum-warehouse packed with sophisticated military hardware at Bompai, a highbrow area located within the precinct of police and immigration headquarters in the troubled northern commercial city. The warehouse [...]

May 30, 2013 Crime
Atiku

Group Asks Jonathan To Step Down For Atiku.

The Adamawa Think Tank, a pressure group in Adamawa State aimed at promoting the political aspiration of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his ambition of seeking re-election in 2015. [viralpullquote ]The Adamawa Think [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Custom Official Arrested

Soldiers Arrest Top Customs Officer For Clearing Arms For Boko Haram.

A high ranking customs officer allegedly aided the importations of weapons for Boko Haram. Soldiers have arrested a serving senior official of the Nigeria Customs Service in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for allegedly assisting Boko Haram insurgents to import [...]

May 30, 2013 Incidents
Jonathan Goodluck and Electricity

Our Children Will Not Remember Generator Again — Jonathan.

With the short and medium-term programmes mapped out for the power sector in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said Nigerian children soon would no longer depend on generators for electricity supply. [viralpullquote ]With the short and medium-term programmes [...]

May 30, 2013 Power
Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Concessionaire plans N100 to N400 toll rates, bans commercial vehicles PROPOSAL by the Lagos State government to charge toll rates ranging from N100 to N400 on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was Tuesday faulted by lawmakers in the state. [viralpullquote ]PROPOSAL [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
Nigerian Democracy Day

Democracy Day: Nigerians express mixed feelings

Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over governance as the country celebrates its 14th Democracy Day . [viralpullquote ]Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings over governance as the country celebrates its 14th Democracy Day .[/viralpullquote] The Federal Government had declared May 29 [...]

May 29, 2013 Return to democracy
JAMB Examinations

Why 16,000 JAMB results were cancelled – Minister

By CALEB AYANSINA Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates. [viralpullquote ]Minister of Education, [...]

May 29, 2013 Education
boko_haram_leader_abubakar_shekau

Nigerian Defence HQ Says Close Associate Of Boko Haram Leader Is Dead

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday said a terrorist believed to be a close associate of Boko Haram insurgents’ leader Abubakar Shekau, has been found dead this came as the Minister of Police Affairs Caleb Olubolade on Tuesday assured Nigerians [...]

May 29, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
sultan_of_sokoto

Good Leadership Builds Confidence, Sustains Democracy – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday identified good leadership as key to wooing the confidence of the governed for the sustenance of democracy. [viralpullquote ]The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday identified good [...]

May 29, 2013 Return to democracy
osun-state-governor-rauf-aregbesola

Importation of Food Unacceptable – Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has decried the country’s continued importation of foodstuffs. [viralpullquote font_size=”20″ ]Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has decried the country’s continued importation of foodstuffs.[/viralpullquote] According to him, the practice is unacceptable. The governor, who [...]

May 29, 2013 Business
frsc-boss-ositadinma-chido

FRSC Declares Four States, FCT Notorious

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has declared four states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as notorious with records of highest number of road traffic crashes and fatalities in the country. Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Mr. Osita [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

2012 flood disaster cost Nigeria N2.6tn –NEMA

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood disaster. [viralpullquote ]Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood [...]

May 27, 2013 Transportation
Expressway

Lagos-Abidjan Expressway construction begins in Nov 2014 – BY OLALEKAN ADETAYO, ADDIS ABABA

Presidents of the five concerned countries along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor have resolved that construction work on the proposed six-lane highway on the corridor should commence in November/December 2014. [viralpullquote font_size=”16″ ]Presidents of the five concerned countries along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor [...]

May 27, 2013 Transportation
President-Goodluck-Jonathan

Boko Haram must be defeated at all costs – Jonathan Goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the excesses of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, must be curbed, not minding what it would cost the government. [viralpullquote ]President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the excesses of the violent Islamic sect, [...]

May 27, 2013 What the papers say
Ilaje-after-one-of-the-clashes

Six killed as Lagos youths clash during match

No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries after youths clashed during a football match at the Ajah area of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State. [viralpullquote ]No fewer than six youths were killed, while others sustained injuries [...]

May 27, 2013 Sports
global shipping

‘Global container trade to increase by 5.7 % in 2014’

UNITED Kingdom-based shipping consultant, Drewry Maritime, has predicted that the global container trade will increase by 4.7 per cent in 2013 and 5.7 per cent  in 2014, reaching 684 million teu by the end of 2014. [viralpullquote font_size=”17″ ]UNITED Kingdom-based shipping consultant, [...]

May 27, 2013 Uncategorized
syrian_rebels

Turkey Behind Syrian Crisis –Envoy

In this interview the Charge D’ Affaires of the Republic of Syria, Dr. Abdul-Hamid Salloum, explains the relationship between Nigeria and his country, and the current crisis in Syria What is the level of bilateral relations between Nigeria and your [...]

May 27, 2013 What the papers say
downs syndrome

Down’s Syndrome ‘Linked To Brain Protein Loss’

A lack of a protein in Down’s syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study. Writing in Nature Medicine, Californian researchers found that the extra copy of chromosome 21 in people with the [...]

May 27, 2013 Health issues
power_blackout_friday_may_24

Weekend’s Nationwide Power Outage Explained

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) apologised for the nationwide power outage which occurred on Friday, 24th May, 2013, as a result of the collapse of the transmission grid. [viralpullquote font_size=”24″ ]The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) apologised for the [...]

May 27, 2013 Power
rescued

State Of Emergency: We ‘ve Taken Over All Boko Haram Camps – Defence HQ.

As the military continued its quest to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists from the north eastern part of the country, the Defence Headquarters Friday said that soldiers have taken over all the camps where the insurgents operated from in Northern [...]

May 25, 2013 Strife and sectarian violence
arik air

NDLEA Vows To Punish Arik Over Crew Members Arrested In U.K. For Drug Trafficking

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it would punish Nigeria’s largest independent airline, Arik Air, over the arrest of an Arik staff for cocaine trafficking in the U.K. Two female aircrew members of Arik who flew in [...]

May 24, 2013 Transportation
achebe

Achebe: A Man Ahead Of His Generation – Prof Nnaji

Prof. Chinua Achebe had left the University of Massachusetts about a decade before I joined the same university in 1983 as Professor and Director of the Automation and Robotics Laboratory. At the time, Achebe’s reputation was still looming large at [...]

May 24, 2013 Literature