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Boko Haram kills thousands of teachers in Nigeria

23 February 2017, 10:28

More than 6 000 teachers have been killed and 19 000 others displaced as a result of attacks by the Boko Haram terror group in Nigeria.

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Fani-Kayode accuses Sheriff of masterminding arrest of PDP leaders

22 February 2017, 16:03

There appears to be no love lost between PDP chairman Ali Modu Sheriff and former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode.

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'You are not my chairman yet', Jonathan tells Sheriff

22 February 2017, 10:03

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied endorsing Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman following the Court of Appeal's verdict contrary to media reports.

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CBN releases new forex policy action

21 February 2017, 16:49

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is providing direct additional funding to banks to meet the public's needs as travel, medical and school fees, effective immediately.

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'CBN's forex market changes may help banks'

22 February 2017, 14:42

Measures announced on 20 February by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, may ease some of the severe foreign currency shortages faced by the commercial banks, Fitch Ratings has said.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nigerian Army, banditry displace thousands of civilians

22 February 2017, 13:01

More than 15 000 civilians have been displaced after operations by the Nigerian Army and attacks by armed groups northeast of the country in recent weeks.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Thousands of minors recruited into Boko Haram

21 February 2017, 11:01

The Boko Haram terror group has recruited about 2 000 children over the past year, the United Nations Children’s Fund has disclosed.

Northerners want Abubakar to replace Buhari in 2019

21 February 2017, 11:01

Plans to ensure former Vice President Atiku Abubakar stood for the presidential election in 2019 are intensifying.

Fayose is eyeing Buhari's job

21 February 2017, 13:01

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose seems to be gearing up to become Nigeria's commander-in-chief.

Nigeria finally decides not to borrow from IMF

21 February 2017, 15:30

The Federal Government will not be borrowing a penny from the World Bank as initially planned, says Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun.

El-rufai confirms the existence of cabal in Aso Rock

21 February 2017, 15:30

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says that he is aware of a cabal in the presidency in Abuja.

CBN to sell N200bn worth of dollars to save naira

21 February 2017, 16:44

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it will sell $500 million, about N200 billion, another desperate attempt to save the troubled naira, a day after it devalued the naira for retail users.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Shiite leader to stand trial 'anytime from now'

17 February 2017, 10:25

The Federal Government has reportedly obliged to hand over detained Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Zakzaky, for trial but still infringes on court rulings to release him from custody.

Jonathan's aide shows love for Osinbajo

17 February 2017, 17:03

Former presidential aide Reno Omokri, has expressed his satisfaction at how the Vice President had been handling the affairs of the country in President Buhari's absence.

Please help Paul Hamilton! Laloko cries out

17 February 2017, 17:35

First coach of the Super Falcons, Paul Ebiye Hamilton’s left foot has been amputated.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

PHOTOS: Saraki reveals Buhari's health status

16 February 2017, 11:36

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who led a team of National Assembly leaders to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London, said at the end of the visit: “there is no cause for alarm”

White House finally releases full text of Trump's conversation with Buhari

16 February 2017, 13:07

The White House has released the full text of the telephone call between President Donald Trump of America and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

Atiku, Lamido move to replace Buhari

16 February 2017, 13:08

Indications have emerged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is gearing up to slug it out with former Jigawa state governor Sule Lamido for the PDP presidential ticket in 2019.

Health workers threaten to down tools

16 February 2017, 16:12

Following the deplorable state of the health system, health workers have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

PHOTO: Man finds out 32-year-old ‘son’ isn’t his child

15 February 2017, 12:16

A Nigerian man has discovered that the 32 year-old man he raised from birth is not his biological son.

CBN angered by fake Naira circulation reports

15 February 2017, 14:04

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed reports 20 percent of the Naira currency notes in circulation are counterfeited.

America pumps N400bn into Nigeria for electricity

15 February 2017, 14:04

Hope for stable electricity is in horizon as the United States government said yesterday it plans to invest $1 billion, about N400 billion on the power sector.

South African investor buys more Zenith, Access shares

15 February 2017, 16:03

Allan Gray Ltd., the largest manager of non-government investment funds in Africa, has increased its stake in Nigerian Zenith and Access banks.

EFCC partners governors' wives to fight corruption

15 February 2017, 17:10

The wives of state governors in the South West region are set to play a bigger role in the fight against graft.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Presidency reveals when Buhari will return to Nigeria

14 February 2017, 15:12

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has asked Nigerians to be ready to see President Muhammadu Buhari return from his medical vacation in London to the country anytime soon.

'What Trump told Buhari on phone'

14 February 2017, 16:07

The Presidency has disclosed what US President Donald Trump discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday during a telephone conversation.

N1.5b Fraud: Court rejects EFCC’s document against NSA's Aide

14 February 2017, 18:15

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the major bank documents the anti-graft agency had tendered to establish its case against Colonel Nicholas Ashinze and three Security Consultants in a N1.5 billion fraud charge.

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Nigeria to raise tomato import duty to boost local production

09 February 2017, 12:14

Nigeria will increase custom duties for tomato imports and waive tariffs for some farming equipment to stimulate local production and investment in the agriculture sector.

Army disciplines soldiers who beat physically challenged

09 February 2017, 12:36

The Nigerian Army said it was taking disciplinary measures against two soldiers captured on video maltreating a physically challenged person southeast of the country.

Saraki opens up on Buhari's health status

09 February 2017, 13:25

The President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is healthy and in high spirits.

PHOTOS: NLC kicks off anti-government protests

09 February 2017, 14:03

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protests have kicked off in Lagos and Abuja.

Eni backs CEO involved in N400bn Nigeria oil deal scandal

09 February 2017, 14:39

Italian oil giant, Eni has rallied behind its CEO, Claudio Descalzi after prosecutors decided that he should stand trial for corruption related to the firm's 2011 purchase of an oil exploration licence in Nigeria.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017

'Boko Haram is broke'

08 February 2017, 12:37

Boko Haram insurgency group is currently plagued by financial difficulties, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has said.

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Christians beg Trump to appoint envoy to Nigeria

02 February 2017, 06:33

A global movement advancing the rights of Christians has appealed to United States President, Donald Trump, to appoint a Special Envoy to Nigeria and Lake Chad to curb the excesses of the Boko Haram sect.

Nigerian University finds cure for HIV/AIDS

02 February 2017, 12:25

The Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Professor Francis Otunta, has announced the discovery of a drug which he claims is potent to cure HIV/AIDS.

Acting President makes another crucial decision in Buhari's absence

02 February 2017, 12:39

Following the need to provide affordable prices of food across the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has constituted a Presidential Task Force.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

NDLEA pushes for extradition of Senator Kashamu

31 January 2017, 11:02

Nigerian narcotics agents said Monday they were pushing to extradite Ogun senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States on drugs charges who is said to have inspired the hit television show "Orange is the New Black".

Reps push for increase in fuel price

31 January 2017, 15:04

The price of petrol may increase from its current price of N145 per litre to 150 per litre if the current National Roads Fund bill before the House of Representatives is passed into law.

Polytechnic student hospitalised after losing school fees to MMM

31 January 2017, 16:03

Several students of Bida Polytechnic who lost their money to the Ponzi scheme, MMM, have failed to meet deadline for the payment of their school fees.

Buhari asked to borrow to tackle recession

31 January 2017, 16:03

First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) is proposing extensive borrowing from international financiers to resuscitate its economy whose sovereign rating has been revised from stable to negative.

Former governor allegedly behind 2face’s planned protest

31 January 2017, 17:04

Investigations have revealed that former Akwa Ibom state governor is the chief sponsor of the proposed nationwide protest to be led by 2baba Idibia.

EFCC boss vows to fire officials involved in malpractices

31 January 2017, 20:08

Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, warned new cadets the agency would dismiss and prosecute them if they were involved in such malpractices.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Buhari under pressure to probe his secretary

30 January 2017, 11:17

Pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Government Secretary, Babachir David Lawal, for alleged corruption.

Polytechnic lecturers embark on nationwide strike

30 January 2017, 12:25

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has begun a one-week warning strike.

PHOTO: Buhari having dinner with Governor Amosun in London

30 January 2017, 15:41

Amid speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health may have failed, he has been pictured with his ally and governor of Ogun state taking dinner.

Northerners vow to stop Osinbajo from taking over if Buhari dies

30 January 2017, 17:01

Following the rumor in the media of the president, Muhammadu Buhari’s death, an Hausa man has warned that northerners will never allow the Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo assume office as the president.

Bello cracks whip on corrupt Niger chairmen

30 January 2017, 19:46

Niger State government is set to conduct an audit of local government councils amid indications of financial abuse by some chairpersons.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Reps commence investigation of sale of PHCN asset

27 January 2017, 14:45

House of Representatives Committee mandated to investigate the status of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, non-core asset transferred to Nigeria Electricity Management Company, has commenced its activities.

'Justice Yunusa admits taking N1.5m from Ricky Tarfa'

27 January 2017, 16:01

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told the Lagos High Court that Justice Mohammed Yunusa admitted that he collected N1.5m from Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Nigeria, three other countries may face famine in 2017

26 January 2017, 18:03

Due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability, Nigeria and three other countries face a credible risk of famine in 2017, a report has said.

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