Egypt: Nigeria demands return to democracy

ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday demanded the immediate restoration of democracy in Egypt following the overthrow of the country’s president by the military on Wednesday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Olugbenga… Continue reading

Lagos Assembly proposes 3-yr jail term for Omo-onile, Ajagungbale

HARD time awaits those called Omo-onile and Ajagungbale,  as the Lagos State House of  Assembly has proposed three-year jail term for any person or group of persons, who engage in forcible entry and… Continue reading

Parents, students worried over ASUU strike

Following the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), some parents and students on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the university teachers. Some… Continue reading

Educational Revolution: Gov. Obi Doles Out Over N.733 Billion To Mission Schools

Satisfied that his partnership with the Church for the rebuilding of infrastructure in Anambra State is yielding positive result, Governor Peter Obi yesterday presented cheques of .733 Billion  naira to the Church to… Continue reading

2015 And Shema’s Options Of Challenges

Prior to the seeming desire for a second term by President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina state had been touted as one of the possible presidential hopefuls from the north.… Continue reading

House of reps Condemn Warri Killings

A member of the House of Representatives has condemned the killings and destruction recently unleashed on some communities within the Warri Federal Constituency. Speaking in Abuja, Representative Daniel Reyenieju said the violent incident… Continue reading

Nigeria: ‘Igbo Should Not Aspire for Presidency in 2015’

Chairman of the Abia State chapter of the Ohana-Eze- Ndigbo, Prof Joshua Ogbonnaya has reacted to the call by the Orji Uzoh Kalu led Igbo group; Njiko ndi Igbo that Igbos should be… Continue reading

Oando shareholders to receive N5.1bn dividend

The Group Chief Executive of Oando Plc, Mr. Wale Tinubu has said that the company’s shareholders will receive a dividend of N5.1bn for the year ended December 31, 2012.   A statement from… Continue reading

Lagos Govt Bags Award for Bond Issue

Lagos State Government has  won an international award for successfully floating  N80 billion bond in November last year. The award of ‘Best Local Currency Bond Award for 2012’, the first of its kind… Continue reading

Ahmed: Why LGAs Autonomy is Not Feasible

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Thursday said autonomy for local government areas would continue to elude Nigeria, until the 774 local government areas in the country were able to harness their own… Continue reading

Star Trek Enugu… A home coming for Phyno, J Martins, Mr. Raw

The evening was cloudy; many feared it was going to rain. Notwithstanding, the technical crew went on with the erection of the stage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, while the artistes took their… Continue reading

Army, Police, Civil Defence dominate Ibadan judo tournament

THE Nigerian Army athletes and their counterparts from other paramilitary organisations, including the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are the dominant forces at the on-going four-day Senior National Judo Tournament, a… Continue reading

DPO dismissed over subsidy protest gets bail

THE dismissed Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Pen Cinema, Agege Police Station, Mr. Segun Fabunmi, accused of killing a protester during the fuel subsidy removal protest in Lagos in January 2012, was… Continue reading

Itsekiri Elders Plead with Youths Not to Retaliate Attacks

As the casualty figure Thursday shot up to at least 13 following Tuesday’s attack on several Itsekiri villages in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State by suspected armed Egbema Ijaw youths,… Continue reading

Senate Condemns Planned Arming Of Vigilante Groups In Zamfara

The Senate has deplored an alleged plan by the Zamfara state government to arm vigilante groups in the state. Senator Mohammed Bashir who made this known during the Senate’s plenary session said the… Continue reading

3 Oloolu masquerade’s supporters caught for vandalising 16 vehicles

THE Oyo State police command has arrested three supporters of a leading masquerade in Ibadan, popularly known as Oloolu over an attack on residents of Popoyemoja and Bode areas of the city. Nigerian… Continue reading

NLNG offers out-of-court settlement in dispute with Adoke, NIMASA

The Nigeria LNG Ltd (NLNG) on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it wished to settle its dispute with the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), the Nigeria Maritime… Continue reading

5 Supreme Court workers sacked over leaked judgment

THE Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) has dismissed five workers of the Supreme Court and a staffer of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, for their involvement in the leakage of an undelivered… Continue reading

Oil Thefts Threaten Nigeria’s Economy, Environment

The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of a massive crime scene. Oil thefts, long a problem in… Continue reading

Jonathan To Lead Nigerian Delegation On Five-Day State Visit To China

President Goodluck Jonathan is set to lead a high-powered delegation of government officials and private sector players to China next week for talks aimed at increasing its investment in the Nigerian economy. A… Continue reading