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Sombre mood in Chibok for first Christmas since abductions

19 December 2014, 21:01

The northeast Nigeria town of Chibok used to fill up before Christmas as people returned home to visit their families, but with the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram still missing.

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Nigeria says reports of latest Islamist kidnap 'unverified'

19 December 2014, 21:01

Nigeria's military has confirmed a deadly attack by Boko Haram in the northeast village of Gumsuri but said reports of a mass kidnapping needed to be verified.

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Abuja to host leading oil, gas summit

19 December 2014, 21:01

The Upstream and Downstream Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference will be held in Abuja next year, organizers confirmed.

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UK condemns Borno attack, abductions

19 December 2014, 20:17

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, condemned the latest terror attack in Nigeria and expressed his support for Nigeria amid the human rights violations.

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Jonathan complains about getting contradictory advice on issues

19 December 2014, 19:29

President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed that for every issue he had to take a decision on, multiple suggestions that were most times contradictory were given to him.

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Sokoto bans posters on public buildings

19 December 2014, 19:19

Sokoto State has banned political parties from pasting posters on public buildings.

Falana condemns death sentence on 54 soldiers

19 December 2014, 17:00

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as 'genocidal' the death sentence passed on 54 soldiers by an army court-martial.

Coroner's admits Synagogue’s building plan as exhibit

19 December 2014, 17:00

A Lagos State Coroner's Court investigating the collapsed building of the Synagogue Church admitted the plan of the building and other adjoining structures as exhibits.

Banks prevented from holding funds in dollars

19 December 2014, 18:19

The Central Bank of Nigeria has barred commercial banks from holding any part of their funds in United State dollars.

Trial of alleged secessionists suffers setback

19 December 2014, 14:40

The trial of 11 persons accused of plotting a secession suffered a setback at the Federal High Court in Enugu.

Jang directs commissioners to prepare hand over notes

19 December 2014, 13:37

Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau has directed members of the State Executive Council to prepare their hand over notes.

Government promises to continue search for Chibok girls

19 December 2014, 13:30

The Federal Government restated that it had not given up and will not give up in the search to rescue the over 200 missing Chibok school girls.

Ministry meets with striking oil workers

19 December 2014, 12:02

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity in Abuja, met with oil workers union NUPENG and PENGASSAN over the three days warning strike.

Kogi governor dissolves local councils

19 December 2014, 11:00

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi has approved the immediate dissolution of the executive councils of all the 21 local governments in the state.

Government approves sale of NITEL/MTEL for $252m

19 December 2014, 11:00

The National Council on Privatisation approved the sale of the liquidated Nigeria Telecommunication Plc. and its subsidiary, Mtel, to NATCOM Consortium for $252million.

Roads safety corps launch massive housing project

19 December 2014, 10:01

Staff of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are poised to benefit from a major housing scheme the agency has unveiled.

Judges told to dispose of primary election cases before 2015 elections

19 December 2014, 09:01

Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, charged judges to dispose of all pending primary election cases before 2015 elections.

Civil society urges judiciary to exercise fairness

19 December 2014, 09:01

The Nigerian judiciary has been urged to adhere to the principles of adjudication in the suit between the Consumer Protection Council and Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited.

Roads corps wary of adverse weather conditions

19 December 2014, 09:01

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to be conscious of the foggy weather conditions associated with the harmattan season.

Festive season holidays confirmed

19 December 2014, 08:04

The Federal Government has formally declared public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.

Dishonest Port Harcourt businessman in court

18 December 2014, 21:29

The trial of the Port Harcourt businessman, Christian Odum, who allegedly duped a man of N640 000, has been adjourned to early next year.

Collapsed building had no permit

18 December 2014, 20:39

A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua told an inquest that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval.

'Boko Haram' kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria

18 December 2014, 19:30

Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction.

An upsurge in violence in Nigeria

18 December 2014, 18:30

Nigeria has seen an upsurge in violence since April linked to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which was accused of kidnapping at least 185 people in the volatile northeast.

Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram fighters

18 December 2014, 14:08

Cameroon's army says its troops have killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Boko Haram group in the far north.

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