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Can Nigeria be a G-20 power?

18 September 2014, 21:31

Many of those who have witnessed Nigeria’s growth and development over the past decade are beginning to ask if it really can become a G-20 power.

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Group calls for review of sentencing of soldiers

18 September 2014, 21:31

Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a local prodemocracy organisation, has called for judicial review of the punishment meted out to soldiers accused of mutiny in the course of the anti-terror in the North East.

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Ebola screening for Nigeria's Mecca-bound pilgrims

18 September 2014, 21:31

With some 76,000 Nigerian Muslims expected this year at the hajj in Saudi Arabia, organisation was always going to be a major logistical undertaking.

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Criminalise torture now, Amnesty tells Nigeria

18 September 2014, 20:30

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria's government to criminalise torture, as it published a new report documenting widespread abuses in the criminal justice system and military.

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Church collapse: Families scour morgues

18 September 2014, 20:30

Families are frantically scouring hospitals and morgues in Lagos, Nigeria, because they don’t know where their loved ones are, says South Africa’s high commissioner in the country.

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Boko Haram 'in charge of 25 towns'

18 September 2014, 20:32

Boko Haram militants are in charge of at least 25 towns and villages, the region's Roman Catholic bishop has claimed, warning of a deteriorating security situation.

28 people die in Osun road accidents

18 September 2014, 20:32

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said 28 people were killed in road traffic crashes in the state in August.

How do pastors make their money?

18 September 2014, 19:31

“Prophet” TB Joshua was named the third richest pastor in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth between $10m and $15m, according to a list compiled by Forbes.

Nigerian troops mark rare victory over extremists

18 September 2014, 19:31

Nigerian troops marked a rare victory over the extremists near Maiduguri by parading armored cars, anti-aircraft weapons captured from Boko Haram insurgents.

TB Joshua: 'Miracle-working' celebrity preacher

18 September 2014, 19:31

TB Joshua is one of Nigeria's most famous and controversial evangelical preachers, who inspires such respect among his thousands of followers that he is rarely referred to by name.

States prepare schools to check ebola virus ahead of resumption

18 September 2014, 18:31

States in the Niger Delta region said that adequate preparations had been put in place to check Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) spread ahead of schools resumption on September 22.

Nigerian arrested for selling wife for human sacrifice

18 September 2014, 18:32

A Nigerian man has been arrested for selling his wife to black magic practitioners who wanted to sacrifice a virgin, police have said.

TB Joshua "breaks silence" after fatal building collapse

18 September 2014, 18:31

TB Joshua broke his silence over a building collapse that killed 80 at his Lagos megachurch but denied lack of cooperation and stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage.

Ebola: Osun schools to resume October 6

18 September 2014, 17:29

The Osun Government has fixed October 6 as the resumption date for public and private schools.

Church building collapse: investigation continues

18 September 2014, 17:29

The Lagos State Government has described as illegal the addition of three more floors to the existing two-storey building of the collapsed guest house in the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN).

Man confesses to defiling a 3-year-old girl

18 September 2014, 16:28

Kayode Akanni, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested by Ogun state police for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl.

340 Ebola cases under surveillance in Rivers

18 September 2014, 16:28

The Rivers Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, said there were 340 Ebola Virus disease (EVD) cases under surveillance in the state.

Church collapse: Nigeria search mission continuing - Zuma

18 September 2014, 15:28

The final number of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will only known once search and rescue missions are complete, President Jacob Zuma says.

TB Joshua one of Africa’s wealthiest pastors

18 September 2014, 15:28

"Prophet" TB Joshua was named the third richest pastor in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth between $10m and $15m, according to a list compiled by Forbes.

Church collapse: Names of victims yet to be released

18 September 2014, 14:16

The Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) is yet to make public the names of the victims of the collapse of a six-storey building structure inside the church premises six days after the incident.

Nigerian church offers condolences to families

18 September 2014, 14:16

The Synagogue Church of All Nations has offered condolences to the families of those killed when its guesthouse collapsed in Nigeria, adding that it is saddened by "inaccurate reports" of it not co-operating with rescue teams.

Police, army 'have institutionalised torture'

18 September 2014, 14:16

The police and military routinely torture women, men and children, some as young as 12, human rights watchdog Amnesty International says.

Death toll in church building collapse hits 80

18 September 2014, 13:10

A NEMA official says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex has risen to 80.

15 bodies recovered from Kano bombing

18 September 2014, 11:07

The police said 15 bodies had been recovered from the scene of the bomb blast at the Federal College of Education, Kano.

5 things you didn't know about TB Joshua

18 September 2014, 11:07

TB Joshua's claim that a strange aircraft is to blame for his church's collapsed building is only the latest in a controversial life spreading his gospel.

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