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Jonathan arrives in Jerusalem for pilgrimage

25 October 2014, 15:16

President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel.

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AIG pledges to support JTF to fight oil thieves

25 October 2014, 15:16

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, Benin, Musa Daura, has pledged the support of the Nigeria Police in the fight against oil theft in the Niger Delta.

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Turaki pledges to tackle challenges in labour sector

25 October 2014, 08:30

Tanimu Turaki, the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, said he would effectively address the challenges facing the labour sector in the country.

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Court opens inquest into church collapse that killed 115

25 October 2014, 08:30

Nigeria launched a court inquest into the collapse of a church guesthouse in September that killed at least 115 people and sparked a diplomatic spat between two countries.

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Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers to fight Ebola

24 October 2014, 21:26

Nigeria pledged to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5 000 people in West Africa.

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Two robbery suspects arrested in Delta

24 October 2014, 22:26

The Police Command in Delta said it had arrested two armed robbery suspects on Oronigbe-Umutu road.

Displacement shoots up amid disasters, terror

24 October 2014, 21:25

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said natural disasters and the terror crisis had recently displaced more than 700 00 people in various parts of the country.

Jonathan promises constitutional role for tradition rulers

24 October 2014, 20:27

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Federal Government was collaborating with the National Assembly to create constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country.

Reps seek increment in NYSC allowances

24 October 2014, 19:30

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill seeking an improved welfare package for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

EFCC recovers N550 000 for blind woman

24 October 2014, 18:28

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it recovered N550 000 from a gang of fraudsters who swindled a blind woman, Mary Ihekanacho of N830 000 in a job scam.

Alison-Madueke’s sister abducted

24 October 2014, 17:02

Osio Agama, the younger sister to Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been abducted in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

12 babies born HIV-free from positive mothers in Awka

24 October 2014, 17:02

12 HIV negative babies have been born to 12 HIV positive women attending antenatal health care at Saint Faith Hospital and Maternity, Awka, Anambra.

Boko Haram frees abducted Adamawa women

24 October 2014, 16:18

Reports suggest that the 45 women that were abducted from Adamawa State by the Boko Haram sect have been released.

Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria passes away in Abuja

24 October 2014, 16:18

The Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Tagelsir Ali has passed on in Abuja.

TB Joshua to testify in Synagogue building collapse probe

24 October 2014, 15:20

Senior Pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nation Prophet T B Joshua, will on November 5 testify before the coroner inquest set up by the Lagos State Government to investigate the collapse of a building within his church premises.

'Chibok girls to be released on Monday'

24 October 2014, 14:16

Self acclaimed secretary General of Boko Haram, Mallam Danladi Ahmadu has revealed that the school girls abducted from Chibok in Borno State over six months ago will be released on Monday.

Former council chairman kidnapped

24 October 2014, 13:13

Unknown gunmen have abducted the former chairman of Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nicholas Akinbiola.

Autonomy for local councils under threat

24 October 2014, 12:13

The autonomy for local governments recently approved by the National Assembly is said to be under threat as state governors are said to be making moves to quash it.

Senate criminalises cybercrime, electronic fraud

24 October 2014, 11:15

The Senate has passed a law criminalising electronic and cyber related crimes in the country.

Abducted former NBA President freed

24 October 2014, 11:14

The immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA], Okey Wali, who was abducted by unknown gunmen has regained his freedom.

Aganga upbeat at reaching sugar production targets

24 October 2014, 08:58

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, believes the country is on course to meet its long term sugar production targets.

Democracy group suspends senior official

24 October 2014, 08:58

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has suspended a member of its Coordinating Committee, Engineer Prosper Okafor, over various acts capable of bringing the organisation into disrepute.

Nigeria close to eradicating polio, says UNICEF

24 October 2014, 08:05

The number of polio cases have fallen significantly in Nigeria over the past year, suggesting the country is on course to eliminate the disease.

Lagos traditional doctors receive training

24 October 2014, 08:05

The Lagos State Government has organized a two- day training programme for traditional medicine practitioners in the state.

Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

23 October 2014, 22:25

Nigeria pledged on to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

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