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Envoy assures Nigerians of safety, freedom in Ghana

19 April 2014, 15:59

Alhaji Abdulai Abukari, Consul-General of Ghana High Commission in Lagos, said that the Ghanaian government would continue to protect the rights of Nigerians in his country.

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Boko Haram claims bomb in Abuja

19 April 2014, 15:59

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Abuja in a video obtained, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction.

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Energy summit off amid security fears

18 April 2014, 15:49

The Africa Clean Energy Summit (ACES), which was scheduled for Abuja on Tuesday, has been postponed, due to safety concerns following the bomb blast that killed scores of people last week.

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Army admits abducted girls still missing

18 April 2014, 15:49

The military has admitted that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in the restive state of Borno are still missing.

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Exams body arrests bogus operator

18 April 2014, 16:49

The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has arrested a man who operates a fake website of the council.

Search extends to unsafe forest for abducted girls

18 April 2014, 08:53

Men from the town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women.

Ogun Assembly threatens to sanction council officials

17 April 2014, 19:56

The Ogun Assembly said any local government official who refused to answer an audit query would be sanctioned in line with public service rules.

115 schoolgirls still missing after kidnap: principal

17 April 2014, 19:56

A school principal on denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for 115 children still held captive.

APC governors boycott security meeting with Jonathan

17 April 2014, 19:05

All governors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress have boycotted the security meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan to review the escalating security situation in the country.

Abuja blast: Ministry apologises over inadequate body bags

17 April 2014, 19:05

The Federal Ministry of Health has apologised over its inability to provide adequate body bags for the retrieval of corpses at the scene of last Monday’s bomb blast at Nyanya, Abuja.

Storms destroy masts in Lagos

17 April 2014, 17:59

The Lagos State Government said recent storms destroyed at least 20 telecommunications masts in the region.

ASUU-LASU disassociated itself from fee hike propaganda

17 April 2014, 17:59

ASUU, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Chapter disassociated itself from engaging in the propaganda of the hike in school fees by the institution’s authorities.

Suspected female kidnapper set ablaze in Kwara

17 April 2014, 17:04

An alleged female kidnapper was set on fire by a mob at Sawmill area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Islamic group condemns abduction of female students in Borno

17 April 2014, 16:03

The Jama’atul Nasril Islam, (JNI), condemned the abduction of over 100 female students by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno.

Kogi dissolves executive council

17 April 2014, 15:07

Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, has dissolved the State’s Executive Council (EXCO) at the end of the weekly EXCO meeting in Lokoja.

Jonathan summons governors to national security council meeting

17 April 2014, 13:51

President Goodluck Jonathan summoned the governors to an expanded National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

Abducted girls: Borno dismisses rescue claims

17 April 2014, 12:44

The Borno State Government has dismissed claims by the military that 107 out of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in the state have been rescued.

Police gather clues about Nyanya explosion

17 April 2014, 11:48

Suleiman Abba, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, says the police have evidences that will give clues to those responsible for the Nyanya Motor Park explosion.

Confab delegate slumps, hospitalised

17 April 2014, 10:46

A member of the National Conference, Abdulmumuni Abubakar, slumped after the afternoon session and was admitted at a hospital in Abuja on Tuesday.

Delayed gas project to be ready in weeks

17 April 2014, 09:43

President Goodluck Jonathan is soon expected to inaugurate the $16 billion Gas City Project located at Ogidigben in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Lawmaker wants troops deployed in southern Taraba

17 April 2014, 08:42

A member representing Wukari II Constituency in Taraba State House of Assembly, has called on the Federal Government to deploy soldiers in the area to avert further attacks by suspected herdsmen.

UK Minister appalled by bombing

17 April 2014, 08:42

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary said he was “appalled” by the abduction of up to 100 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

Lagos museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70

17 April 2014, 07:40

To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work.

100-plus kidnapped students free

17 April 2014, 07:40

The military says almost all 129 female students kidnapped by extremists in Borno State have been freed.

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