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Borno governor defends delay in payment of teachers’ salary

27 November 2014, 19:02

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has said that the ongoing teachers verification is responsible for the delay in payment of their two months’ salaries.

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Nigeria generates 1.1m tonnes of e-waste annually

27 November 2014, 19:02

The UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) says Nigeria generates about 1.1 million tonnes of e-waste annually.

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Septuagenarian arrested over N65m fraud

27 November 2014, 16:32

A 77-yr-old woman, Mulikat Shonekan, was arraigned for allegedly stealing and fraudulently converting N65 million entrusted in her care for the purchase of 90 acres of land in Ogun State.

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Regional security meeting ends in Abuja

27 November 2014, 15:14

The meeting of the Ministers of Defence, Chiefs of Defence Staff, Heads of Security and Intelligence Services of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Member Countries has ended in Abuja.

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Alison-Madueke appointed first female president of OPEC

27 November 2014, 14:01

Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been elected as the President of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC at its ongoing 166th Ordinary meeting.

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N500bn to be withdrawn from banking system

27 November 2014, 14:08

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is planning to withdraw N500 billion from the banking system through the recent increase in the cash reserve requirement of banks.

Police boss refuses to recognise Tambuwal as Speaker

27 November 2014, 12:23

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, declared that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, no longer occupies his seat after defecting from PDP to APC.

Three arraigned in Enugu for robbery

27 November 2014, 11:05

The police in Enugu arraigned three middle-aged men before Justice Catherine Nwobodo for armed robbery and rape.

Obasanjo blasts Jonathan again

27 November 2014, 11:04

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has taken another swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan.

APC critises devaluation of naira

27 November 2014, 10:02

All Progressives Congress (APC) has critised devaluation of naira and described the development as not healthy for Nigeria’s economy.

Borno provides resources for primary scholars

27 November 2014, 08:04

The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has launched the state's free uniform and feeding scheme for primary school pupils.

Parliament says Shell should pay $4 bln for 2011 oil spill

27 November 2014, 08:04

The National Assembly said oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment.

Murder case opens against child-bride

26 November 2014, 22:29

Prosecutors opened their case against a 14-year-old girl accused of murdering her 35-year-old husband.

Jonathan advised to deploy military to troubled states

26 November 2014, 21:20

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised by the representative of the Lagos APC Babatunde Adewale to deploy more of the military to states that are troubled by insurgency.

Three arrested over alleged murder attempt in Jigawa

26 November 2014, 20:34

Three persons were arrested for allegedly attempting to kill a pregnant woman in Jigawa State.

Kano destroys illicit drugs worth N4bn

26 November 2014, 19:28

Kano state government recently destroyed N4 billion worth of illicit/fake drugs as part of its efforts to curtail the activities of illicit drug peddlers in the state.

Does Jonathan deserve the impeachment?

26 November 2014, 18:36

20 out of the 109 senators have so far signed a motion seeking to institute impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan.

Man accused of defiling pupil in Lagos

26 November 2014, 18:36

A gardener, Godswill David accused of raping a primary 3 pupil in the Ikota Housing Estate, Lagos State, has been arrested by the police.

Senate probes police invasion of Assembly

26 November 2014, 17:02

The Senate has constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the recent invasion of National Assembly by the police.

UN envoy angry over Borno bomb attacks

26 November 2014, 15:11

A United Nations envoy expressed outrage at the deadly suicide bomb attacks at a marketplace in Borno State on Wednesday morning.

How I survived cancer - Soyinka

26 November 2014, 14:12

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has revealed he contracted prostate cancer last December and got cured of it in October 2014.

Analysts positive about CBN measures to save naira

26 November 2014, 13:11

Analysts projected the success of measures implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to safeguard the value of the Naira.

Strike: Uyo hospital mobilises directors for skeletal service

26 November 2014, 13:10

The management of University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) says workers at the directorate level have been mobilised to provide skeletal services following the strike by health workers.

Police boss restates commitment on security

26 November 2014, 12:10

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has expressed the force commitment toward improving its performance on security of lives and property in the country.

Suspended Rivers chief judge's appeal dismissed

26 November 2014, 11:09

The Supreme Court dismissed three appeals for stay of proceedings application brought by the suspended Chief Judge of Rivers, Justice Peter Agumagu, against the National Judicial Council.

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