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Reps probe diversion of N500m Chibok school repair fund

18 January 2017, 19:31

Two years after the Federal Government earmarked N500m for the reconstruction of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, the project has yet to take off.

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Senate probes 4-month non-payment of federal judges

18 January 2017, 18:02

Worried by the non-payment of salaries to federal judges for four months, the Senate has taken steps to probe the development, to ascertain why the government would allow such to happen.

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Fuel subsidy fraud suspect dies after brief illness

18 January 2017, 15:21

A fuel subsidy suspect, Opeyemi Ajuyah, has been reported dead following an unknown ailment.

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FG says it is 'seriously negotiating' release of remaining Chibok girls

18 January 2017, 16:17

The Federal Government has said it is working on negotiations on how to rescue the remaining 195 Chibok girls still in custody of the Boko Haram insurgents.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Group begs Trump to intervene in Nigeria religious violations

18 January 2017, 11:23

The appointment of an ambassador for international religious freedom (IRF) must be a priority for incoming United States President, Donald Trump.

Nigerians set sights on getting jobs in 2017

18 January 2017, 12:15

A desire to secure employment or change existing jobs has emerged the biggest aspiration of a majority of Nigerians in 2017.

PHOTOS: Nigeria's fighter jet kills hundreds of IDPs in Borno

18 January 2017, 12:15

A Nigerian air force jet on a mission against Boko Haram mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers. See some of the pictures from the incident.

Don’t try me with Fani-Kayode, ex-minister begs court

18 January 2017, 13:05

A former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, has asked Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos to allow her to be tried separately from a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Army places N500 000 bounty on suicide bombers

18 January 2017, 13:05

The Nigerian Army has declared a cash reward of N500 000 for any person that volunteers information that can lead to the arrest of the UNIMAID suicide bombers and their accomplices.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Former Senate President, ex- Speaker set to dump PDP for APC

17 January 2017, 12:02

Former Senate president, Ken Nnamani and immediate past Speaker of Enugu House of Assembly, Eugene Odo, are among top politicians in the state who are expected to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

LMC fines FC IfeanyiUbah over N9m for forfeiting match, suspends referee

17 January 2017, 13:02

Following the incident that rocked the opening NPFL Matchday 1 fixture between Kano Pillars and FC IfeanyiUbah, the League Management Company has handed down fines and suspensions to those who played a part in what could be termed a show of shame.

Presidency denies FRC boss was sacked because of Pastor Adeboye

17 January 2017, 13:02

A source within the presidency has revealed reasons why the executive secretary for the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria was sacked.

Saraki accused of transferring $3m to personal foreign accounts

17 January 2017, 17:04

A witness in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Saraki made foreign funds transfer of over $3 million while he was governor of Kwara State

Nigeria police intercept two trucks filled with 145 kids

17 January 2017, 17:04

The Plateau state police command intercepted two trucks conveying 145 children from Bauchi and Jigawa states.

Nigeria football family loses another icon

17 January 2017, 17:04

The Independent Vice Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Hon. Abdulkadir Magaji, is dead.

CBN unmoved by opposition to monetary policies

17 January 2017, 18:02

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) looks set to resist calls for the harmonisation of the multiple exchange rates .

Ex-lawmaker arraigned for theft

17 January 2017, 20:34

A former member of the House of Representatives, Chidi Duru, was arraigned before a chief magistrate court at Tinubu, Lagos, on a four-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

Monday, 16 January 2017

UNIMAID blast update: ASUU suspends planned press conference

16 January 2017, 15:06

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has expressed shock over the early morning bomb blast at the University of Maiduguri Mosque.

Abductors of Nigerian Turkish pupils demand N100m ransom

16 January 2017, 16:14

Kidnappers that stormed the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges have contacted the family of a matron who was abducted along with three pupils, a Turkish teacher and a school supervisor, demanding N100m ransom.

Labour rejects fuel price hike

16 January 2017, 16:15

The Nigeria Labour Congress has said Nigerians will not be able to take another fuel price increase in view of the harsh economic situation in the country.

Amnesty calls for release of Shiite leader Zakzaky

16 January 2017, 17:51

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria to comply with a court ruling to release a pro-Iran cleric and hundreds of his supporters, as a deadline for them to be freed loomed.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

UN commends Nigerians' resilience against terror

14 January 2017, 07:00

The Boko Haram, which has killed more than 20 000 and displaced millions in the region, has failed to break the spirit of the Nigerian people, the country’s representative in the United Nations said.

Friday, 13 January 2017

'Sacked FRC boss vowed to force Pastor Adeboye to step down'

13 January 2017, 11:15

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has revealed that the sacked Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRC, Jim Obazee, had vowed to remove the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

24 hours to go, will MMM Nigeria return?

13 January 2017, 12:36

For one month, many Nigerians who invested the 'Frozen' Ponzi Scheme, MMM have been hoping, praying and anticipating it's return on January 14, 2017.

IMN suspects plot to frustrate Zakzaky’s release

13 January 2017, 12:36

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has alleged plots to foil the release of its leader, Sheikh Zakzaky, whom the Federal High Court Abuja has ordered government to set free.

MMM returns, unfreezes accounts a month after

13 January 2017, 13:26

Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Movement popularly known as MMM has opened its portal for participants to make withdrawals a month after freezing the accounts.

Niger Delta Avengers announce end to ceasefire, declare 'Operations Walls of Jericho'

13 January 2017, 13:27

Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, have announced an end to their ceasefire in the coming months, as negotiations with the federal government seem to have failed.

Court convicts fuel subsidy suspects

13 January 2017, 16:24

A Lagos High Court has convicted Walter Wagbatsoma, Adaoha Ugo-Nnadi, and their company Ontario Oil and Gas on an eight count amended charge of fuel subsidy fraud.

'Nigeria will recover from recession this year'

13 January 2017, 16:24

The Nigerian Stock Exchanges has expressed optimism that the country’s economy will recover from its current recession this year with a modest Gross Domestic Product growth forecast of 0.6 per cent.

‘Trump presidency a blessing in disguise for Nigeria’

13 January 2017, 17:39

A public affairs analyst believes the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president is a blessing in disguise for countries like Nigeria blessed with natural resources but lacking human resources.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Senate rejects FG’s ban on land border car importation

12 January 2017, 12:27

The Senate has rejected the Federal Government’s ban on the importation of vehicles through the land borders in the country.

Buhari removes Mamora, Bugaje from new ambassadorial list

12 January 2017, 13:01

President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a new list of non-career Ambassadorial nominees with the exclusion of Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Usman Bugaje and PauIine Tallen who were on the list submitted last year.

Tribunal adjourns Saraki’s trial to January 17

12 January 2017, 16:03

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki to January 17, to enable the prosecution to present more witnesses.

Buhari grants citizenship to 335 foreigners

12 January 2017, 16:03

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved citizenship of 335 foreigners and disqualified 165 others.

Mother names new born 'Muhammadu Buhari', Presidency reacts

12 January 2017, 17:02

The official twitter account of President Buhari shared a photo of the first child to be born at the newly opened Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) Abuja, he was named Muhammadu Buhari.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Buhari's spokesman denies endorsing MMM

11 January 2017, 13:01

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has denied online speculations that he endorsed ponzi scheme, MMM.

Aisha Buhari's aide calls a critic 'bastard' on Facebook

11 January 2017, 15:06

Special Assistant to the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, Adebisi Alumide-Ajayi, was so mad at one of her critics on Facebook yesterday that she referred to one of them as an 'Omoale' which in Yoruba means 'Bastard'.

Boko Haram's 'Count down Timers' used to detonate explosives discovered

11 January 2017, 17:07

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has discovered "Count down Timers" used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives.

Military backs committee against terrorism in North East

11 January 2017, 18:44

TheNigerian Armed Forces has reassured the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) of its support in ensuring a coordinated framework for peace and stability in the North East.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Journalists barred from covering Nnamdi Kanu's secret trial

10 January 2017, 12:16

Nigerian journalists have been prevented from gaining entrance into the court premises where the trial of detained Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu will hold.

TB Joshua: 'Fake' prophets, pastors 'worsening' poverty levels in Malawi

10 January 2017, 13:05

Nigeria's controversial prophet and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, TB Joshua, has reportedly claimed that "fake" pastors and prophets "are worsening poverty levels in Malawi".

Dangote remains Africa's richest man, Otedola drops out

10 January 2017, 14:01

Nigeria business mogul Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest person for the sixth year running with a $12.1 billion fortune, despite a nearly $5 billion drop in his net worth for the second year in a row.

Kidnappers of ex-minister, lawmaker arrested

10 January 2017, 14:01

The Police have arrested seven suspected kidnappers of a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bagudu Hirse.

African leaders apply pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

10 January 2017, 14:01

West African leaders have announced they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

Reps to debate law that made Pastor Adeboye step down

10 January 2017, 16:30

The House of Representatives has admitted a motion to debate the controversial Corporate Governance Code set by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, particularly as it relates to non-profit organisations.

Monday, 09 January 2017

Pastor Adeboye warns FG to stop meddling in church affairs

09 January 2017, 16:10

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned the Federal Government to stop meddling in church matters.

Adeboye advises members to join political parties

09 January 2017, 17:06

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised members of the church register with a political party.

PDP governor vows to win state for Buhari in 2019

09 January 2017, 17:48

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, says Ebonyi people will vote overwhelmingly for President Muhamadu Buhari if he contests any election in the future.

Full speech of Pastor Bakare criticising Buhari

09 January 2017, 18:34

Former Vice Presidential candidate, Pastor Tunde Bakare spoke on issues affecting the country.

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