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  1. South Africa Xenophobia 2015: Nigeria To Begin Evacuating Citizens From ... - International Business Times

    International Business Times

    South Africa Xenophobia 2015: Nigeria To Begin Evacuating Citizens From ...
    International Business Times
    The Nigerian government led by outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan was expected to begin evacuating its nationals from South Africa on Monday, as the death toll rises from the serial xenophobic attacks on foreigners in Durban, Johannesburg and other ...
    Protest in Nigeria over South African xenophobic attacksPremium Times
    Xenophobia: Students Threaten to Shut Down S'African Companies in NigeriaTHISDAY Live
    Nigerians lost N21m to Xenophobia attacks in South Africa - EnvoyDailyPost Nigeria
    Vanguard -GhanaWeb
    all 3,427 news articles »

  2. 'Mystery' disease confuses health officials in Nigeria - AOL News

    AOL News

    'Mystery' disease confuses health officials in Nigeria
    AOL News
    Health officials in Nigeria are scrambling to figure out a 'mystery' disease that's killed 18 people. A local doctor told CNN the victims have died within 24 hours of showing symptoms and five people are currently being treated. The outbreak started on ...
    Local gin suspected of causing 18 mystery Nigeria deathsYahoo News
    Pesticide the likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease'Aljazeera.com
    Ondo Disease: Mysterious Nigeria Epidemic Not Ebola, Likely Pesticide ...International Business Times
    CNN -BBC News
    all 330 news articles »

  3. Nigeria Elections 2015: Goodluck Jonathan Denies Spending Over $10 Billion ... - International Business Times

    International Business Times

    Nigeria Elections 2015: Goodluck Jonathan Denies Spending Over $10 Billion ...
    International Business Times
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has denied spending two trillion Nigerian naira (more than $10 billion) to win votes for his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recent general elections after a Nigerian newspaper accused the outgoing ...
    Jonathan Denies Spending N2trn On 2015 ElectionsInformation Nigeria

    all 57 news articles »

  4. Toward A New Nigeria (2): Should Buhari Make Thieves Like Femi Fani-Kayode ... - SaharaReporters.com


    Toward A New Nigeria (2): Should Buhari Make Thieves Like Femi Fani-Kayode ...
    There are corruption parasites of all kinds in Nigeria. One variety is when officials pocket budget funds for their departments. Another is when bankers embezzle depositors money and when the bankers collude with ministers to defraud the state. Yet ...
    Dangote: Business Backs Nigeria, Tasks Buhari on Unemployment, EconomyTHISDAY Live
    Nigeria: Are state governors more powerful than the president?Daily Maverick
    Nigeria Post-election: Bellwether Of African Democracy?Leadership Newspapers
    News24 Nigeria -NAIJ.COM -Nigerian Observer
    all 167 news articles »

  5. Alcohol Poisoning Eyed as Cause of Nigeria's Mystery Deaths - Newsweek


    Alcohol Poisoning Eyed as Cause of Nigeria's Mystery Deaths
    Herbicides and alcohol poisoning are being investigated as the possible causes of the sudden deaths of at least 18 people in Nigeria last week, a representative for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Twitter over the weekend. Twenty-four ...

  6. Nigeria Cabinet Minister Aims to Lead African Development Bank - Voice of America

    Voice of America

    Nigeria Cabinet Minister Aims to Lead African Development Bank
    Voice of America
    A leading contender for president of the African Development Bank wants to see a strong regionally integrated Africa with increasing growth that is globally competitive. In an interview with VOA, Nigeria's Agricultural Minister Akinwumi Adesina says ...

  7. Nigeria, Algeria See Oil Prices Staying Low for a Long Time - Bloomberg


    Nigeria, Algeria See Oil Prices Staying Low for a Long Time
    “You forecast at your own risk, but it seems to me that we should be regarding this as a permanent shock,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian finance minister, said on a panel discussion Sunday in Washington. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg ...
    China may cut oil imports from Nigeria over slow GDP growthDaily Sun
    Nigeria To Feel Permanent Shock From Low Oil PricesNAIJ.COM

    all 26 news articles »

  8. Orubebe denies plotting to kidnap Jega - News24 Nigeria

    News24 Nigeria

    Orubebe denies plotting to kidnap Jega
    News24 Nigeria
    Abuja - Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has denied that he was part of the alleged plot to kidnap the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega at the presidential results collation ...
    Orubebe Denies Involvement In Alleged Plot To Kidnap JegaInformation Nigeria
    Orubebe denies plotting to kidnap Jega, threatens lawsuitDailyPost Nigeria

    all 9 news articles »

  9. A hashtag's unintended consequences in Nigeria - Reuters Blogs (blog)

    Reuters Blogs (blog)

    A hashtag's unintended consequences in Nigeria
    Reuters Blogs (blog)
    Nigeria's conflict with Boko Haram also helped the APC win. The brutal insurgency has in part made voters nostalgic for the kind of leadership embodied by former military men like Buhari. Many voters felt that, compared to the incumbent, Buhari would ...
    Why Nigeria's new president must prioritize girls' education in his fight ...Brookings Institution (blog)
    Hope for the kidnapped girls in Nigeria dimming even as Boko Haram loses steamThe Conversation US
    Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'Los Angeles Times
    News24 -Daily Signal -International Business Times
    all 729 news articles »

  10. Nigeria's Polls Lesson For African Countries – Ivorien President - Leadership Newspapers

    Leadership Newspapers

    Nigeria's Polls Lesson For African Countries – Ivorien President
    Leadership Newspapers
    He also said he was in Abuja to congratulate President Jonathan, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and the people of Nigeria on the successful general elections as well as to appreciate the leadership Jonathan had provided for the sub region over ...
    Quattara lauds JonathanNews24 Nigeria
    Ivoirian President In Abuja, Lauds Jonathan For Saving Nigeria From Civil WarInformation Nigeria

    all 7 news articles »


    1. Govt Starts Evacuation of Citizens from South Africa [Vanguard] The Goodluck Jonathan-government has approved the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as xenophobic attacks linger.

    2. South Africa, Dear South Africa [Daily Trust] South Africa has been in the news all week following what has been described as xenophobic attacks on mostly African migrants, triggered by a speech made by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, who said foreigners "should pack their belongings and go."

    3. Story of Abia Governorship Election [Independent (Lagos)] Umuahia -The three major political parties that participated in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia State are now enmeshed in conflicts over the poll even as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State has declared the elections inconclusive.

    4. NFF Suspends Keshi's Contract Signing [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja -Again for the umpteenth time on Friday, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) put off the planned contract signing of Coach Stephen Keshi, contrary to assurances by NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.

    5. Boko Haram Kills 22 in Cameroon, Nigeria [Independent (Lagos)] Boko Haram militants, the deadly Islamist sect, has killed no fewer than 10 people in overnight attacks on two villages in northern Cameroon, military source said on Friday.

    6. 800,000 Children 'Forced to Flee' Violence [Al Jazeera] Almost 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups, according to a new report from UNICEF.

    7. 'Timeframe for Election Petitions Limits Fair Hearing' [Guardian] How would you assess the recent general elections?

    8. 'Local Gin' Suspected of Causing 20 Deaths in Ondo [Vanguard] Akure -THE Ondo State government said it suspected ethanol poisoning from a local gin for the death of over 20 persons at Irele area of the state last week.

    9. Nigerians March on South African High Commission [Premium Times] Nigerians in Abuja, the nation's Abuja, on Monday registered their grievance over the continued xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa by marching on the South African High Commission.

    10. 79 Senators, 229 Reps Not Returning to National Assembly [Daily Trust] A total of 79 senators and 229 members of the House of Representatives are not returning to the National Assembly.

    11. On a New Road Infrastructure System [Guardian] THAT Nigeria has lost approximately N2.9 trillion in asset value as a result of poor conditions and non-maintenance of the nation's roads is a huge loss, which should ginger development-minded economic managers to action, because a good road system is essential to economic progress.

    12. Safe Hospitals Project [Daily Trust] A recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 29 percent of healthcare facilities in Nigeria do not have access to clean water and safe toilets.

    13. Research Diary - Herbal Medicine in Nigeria [Africa Research Institute] Policy Voices are collaborations between ARI and leading practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa, which seek to inform policy through first-hand knowledge and experience.

    14. Rise to Power - Unusual Stories of 'Unknown' Governors - Elect [Daily Trust] Twenty-six governors have been declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the April 11, 2015 elections. Out of this number, some governors have been in the public glare over the years. Others are just emerging from a long history of life's struggles. In this special report, our reporters have unearthed some previously unpopular details about some of these governors-elect, culminating in their journeys to the top in their states.

    15. How Fake Journalists in Lagos Operate [Daily Trust] Lagos -Fake journalists in Lagos operate in groups. At press events, they pretend to be more active than genuine journalists. This group of impostors are easily identified by the manner they pursue organisers of events demanding for gratification, or what is called the 'brown envelope', at events. They can be frequently seen at notable hotels like the Sheraton at Ikeja, Airport Hotel and Eko Hotel & Suites on the Lagos Island; the Muson Centre and other places like the courts, schools, airports and habours wh

    16. The Secrets Behind Maiduguri's Tall Walls [Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Historically, 'Yerwa', which is now known as Maiduguri, is famous for buildings, both public and private, that cover large expanse of land, some of them with tall walls and strong gates that make it difficult for outsiders to have an idea of what is inside.

    17. Ondo Strange Disease - We Suspect Ethanol Poison, Says Commissioner [This Day] Akure -The Ondo State Government at the weekend said the strange disease that has officially claimed the lives of 18 persons in the two communities of Ayadi and Ode Irele in Irele Local Government Area of the state is not contagious.

    18. Jean-Paul Laborde On Counter-Terrorism [Al Jazeera] The fight against terrorism has been a major theme at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - and in the five years since the last congress was held, the face and tactics of such armed groups has changed drastically. Consider ISIL's recruiting tactics, social media savvy and multinational tactics on the ground in Syria and Iraq, as well as its development of ties with groups such as the Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria and Boko Haram.

    19. PDP Planning to Rig Ajaokuta Re-Run Election - APC [Daily Trust] The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig the April 28 House of Assembly rerun election in Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

    20. Lagos Pays Retirees N32bn in 5 Years [Daily Trust] The Lagos State government says it paid over N32.2 billion into the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA) of 6,145 workers who retired from the state's public service between 2010 and the first quarter of 2015 while it issued N8bn Retirement Bond Certificates.

    21. NLC Wants Buhari to Solve Power Sector Challenges [Daily Trust] President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba has urged president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to fix the power sector if the country must get it right in its quest to create jobs and enhance development in the country.

    22. My Experience With Buhari As Head of State - - Shehu Malami [Daily Trust] Alhaji Shehu Malami is former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa. In this interview, he speaks on various national issues. Excerpts:

    23. Keshi Approves Amokachi's Removal [Daily Trust] Coach Stephen Keshi has approved the removal of Daniel Amokachi as his assistant and he is comfortable with his new number 2 Salisu Yusuf.

    24. Mimiko Allays Fear Over Ondo Strange Disease, Says No Fresh Case in 48 Hrs [This Day] Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has allayed fears over the reported strange disease in Irele Local Government Area, assuring that government efforts at containing the outbreak had yielded fruits as there was no new case in the last 48 hours.

    25. Xenophobia - Nigeria Spent U.S.$61 Billion to Free S'africa - African Standard [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja -The 21 days of violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drawn global outrage and condemnation in the strongest terms.

    26. Xenophobic Attacks Condemnable - FG [Independent (Lagos)] The Federal Government has condemned the ongoing xenophobic attack being carried out by South Africans on Nigerians and other Africans residing in the country.

    27. Jonathan Mourns Chukwumerije's Death ‎ [Daily Trust] President Goodluck Jonathan has lamented over the death of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije.

    28. Muric Faults Okupe's Comment On Chibok Girls [Daily Trust] The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has upbraids the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs Doyin Okupe for attributing the defeat of the President in the March 28 elections to his failure to rescue the Chibok schoolgirls.

    29. Jonathan Should Institute Legal Action Against S/Africa - Serap [Daily Trust] President Goodluck Jonathan has being urged to institute legal action against the South African government to seek effective remedies for Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

    30. Jonathan's Transition Committee Trickish - APC Campaign [Daily Trust] President Goodluck Jonathan transition committee is tempering with official records to provide a soft-landing for the president's men, spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign, Garba Shehu said yesterday.


    1. Photos: Odunlade Adekola Opens Unisex Salon & Clothing Store In Abeokuta Ogun State
    2. Photos: Genevieve Nnaji’s Best Friend, Onyinye Carter Grabs Her, Cries Bitterly On Wedding Day
    3. Photos: Fashola Addresses Nollywood Producers Protesting Against Movie Piracy In Nigeria
    4. Photos: Chidi Mokeme’s Wife Gives Birth To Baby Boy, Couple Sells Photos To Ovation Magazine
    5. Photos: Liz Da Silva Opens Clothing Store In Magodo Isheri Lagos
    6. Nollywood Actress Uju Ozougwu Uses Snail As Headband, Okro As Necklace & Earring In Creative Shoot
    7. Photo: Fred Amata Steps Out With Agatha Amata’s Daughter, Stephanie
    8. Mr Ibu’s Mother Dead: John Okafor’s Mum, Victoria Died Of Diabetes In Enugu
    9. Blessing Egbe Blasts Nollywood Stars Who Became Millionaire Under Jonathan’s Regime
    10. Photos: Ufuoma Ejenobor Lands Modelling Job With SCUUP Fashion Outlet In Lagos Nigeria
    11. Photos: Femi Adebayo Arrested By Police For Armed Robbery On Gbewiri Meta Yoruba Movie Set
    12. Funke Akindele Flaunts Expensive Gucci Bag, Jenifa Steps Up Fashion Game
    13. Photos: Belinda Effah Wears Indian Attire To Champagne Movie Premiere In London UK

    14. Emmanuel Sithole’ Killers Arrested: 3 South Africans Who Murdered Man From Mozambique Appear In Court
    15. Zulu King Who Caused Xenophobic Kilings In South Africa Tenders Apology, Calls For Calm
    16. Photos: Inside Xenophobia Victims Refugees Camp In Johannesburg South Africa
    17. Bitter South African Lady Who Supports Attack On Nigerians Living In South Africa Under Fire
    18. US Begins Extradition Of Nigerian Senator Elect Buruji Kashamu Over Drug Trafficking Charges
    19. Nigerians Living In South Africa Vow Reprisal Attacks On South Africans If Police Refuses To Step In
    20. Xenophobic Attack On Nigerians Living In South Africa: A Call For Urgent Action,Open Letter To Buhari
    21. Photo: Fatal Accident Killed 4 In Iponri Lagos, Bus Passengers Burnt To Death In Lone Crash
    22. Baby Burnt To Death By Candlelight Fire In Shagari Estate Iyana Ipaja Lagos
    23. Photo: Ikorodu Lagos Monarch’s Son Arrested For Robbery, Oladimeji Orisan & 3 Armed Robbers In Police Custody
    24. Amassoma Female Cultists Attack Student, Lecturer’s Daughter In Niger Delta University For Refusing To Join Them
    25. Photos: President Jonathan’s Aide Attacked In Yenagoa Bayelsa By Gunmen In Police Uniform
    26. Thieves Who Stole Artefacts From Malokun Shrine In Ode Irele Ondo Are The ONLY Victims Of Angry gods Attack – Chief Oluomo Tells WHO






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    Chukwumerije:-Senate-to-adjourn-plenary-today">April 21, 2015 : Idris Adesina 77 Comments

    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe

    The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has said that he stands by his words that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, is not an electable leader. Many critics of the All Progressives Congress candidate, including the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who, in the buildup to the March 28 presidential election,… [Read More…]

    Chukwumerije: Senate to adjourn plenary today The Senate will adjourn plenary on Tuesday (today) in honour of the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije. The adjournment is in line with the tradition of the upper federal legislative chamber. Chukwumerije, a three-term senator, was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, in the current 7th senate, until his death on Sunday at a Turkish Hospital

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    Governor-Aliyu-Wamakko-of-Sokoto-State-has-assured-Nigerians-that-the-President-elect,-Muhammadu-Buhari,-will-not-fail-the-nation,-the-News-Agency-of-Nigeria-reports.-“The-APC-led-Federal-Government-under-Buhari-will-strive-to-meet-the-expectations-and-yearnings-of-Nigerians,-irrespective-of-religious,-ethnic-or-cultural-differences,-he-said.-Wamakko-spoke-on-Monday-in… [Read-More…]

    -Chukwumerije:-Jonathan,-Patience,-Orji,-others-mourn">April 21, 2015 : Agency Report 2 Comments

    Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko

    Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has assured Nigerians that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will not fail the nation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. “The APC-led Federal Government under Buhari will strive to meet the expectations and yearnings of Nigerians, irrespective of religious, ethnic or cultural differences, he said. Wamakko spoke on Monday in… [Read More…]

    Chukwumerije: Jonathan, Patience, Orji, others mourn President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, on Monday extended condolences to the Chukwumerije family as well as the government and people of Abia State on the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije. The condolence messages were contained in separate statements issued in Abuja. The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and

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    The-number-of-women-who-will-be-at-the-8th-House-of-Representatives-has-shrunk-to-14-from-the-27-in-the-outgoing-7th-lower-chamber.-The-names-of-winners-of-the-March-28-National-Assembly-poll-just-released-by-the-Independent-National-Electoral-Commission-indicated-that-only-14-females-won-their-election-into-the… [Read-More…]

    -15-killed-in-fresh-Taraba-crisis">April 21, 2015 : John Ameh 2 Comments

    National Assembly building, Abuja

    The number of women who will be at the 8th House of Representatives has shrunk to 14 from the 27 in the outgoing 7th lower chamber. The names of winners of the March 28 National Assembly poll just released by the Independent National Electoral Commission indicated that only 14 females won their election into the… [Read More…]

    15 killed in fresh Taraba crisis Suspected Fulani mercenaries, in the early hours of Monday, attacked some villages in the Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State and killed 15 persons. Many, reports said, were still missing. Following the Monday attack there was massive movement of people from Donga Local Government, which is one of the areas in the state where

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    The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the President of Ivory Coast, Alassan Quattara, on Monday commended out-going President Goodluck Jonathan for being statesmanly by conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election. The duo also pledged to work together to enhance greater regional integration for the benefit of the people of the West African sub-region. Quattara,… [Read More…]

    Actors protest against piracy in Lagos Prominent Nollywood actors on Monday marched on the streets of Lagos to protest increasing rate of piracy in the movie industry. The train, which consisted of actors and filmmakers, later stopped at the Ikeja office of the state Governor, Babatunde Fashola. The group said piracy had frustrated their efforts and impoverished professionals in the industry

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    A-Lagos-State-High-Court-in-Ikeja-has-convicted-and-sentenced-a-court-registrar-in-the-probate-division-of-the-court,-Mrs.-Bukola-Adeosun,-to-a-three-year-jail-term-for-defrauding-various-court-users-and-diverting-governments-fund-to-her-private-use.-Adeosun,-alongside-another-official-of-the-probate,-Mrs.-Funmilayo-Kazeem,-had-been-charged… [Read-More…]

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    A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced a court registrar in the probate division of the court, Mrs. Bukola Adeosun, to a three-year jail term for defrauding various court users and diverting governments fund to her private use. Adeosun, alongside another official of the probate, Mrs. Funmilayo Kazeem, had been charged… [Read More…]

    Military ties with Chad, othersll be sustained –Buhari The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that his government will not terminate the military collaboration Nigeria has with Cameroon, Niger and Chad to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. Buhari said this when Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State led a delegation from the state on a congratulatory visit to Buhari. A statement issued on Monday

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    Alhaji Lai Mohammed

    As the All Progressives Congress puts finishing touches to an acceptable sharing formula, it has dismissed as speculative reports that it has already zoned National Assembly positions. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urged Nigerians to disregard “the wild speculations” making the rounds concerning the appointment of ministers and the zoning… [Read More…]

    AFBA condemns murder of NBA chair The African Bar Association has condemned the alleged murder of the Ughelli branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Austin Ichege. AFBA in a statement by its President, Hannibal Uwaifo, on Monday described the death of the NBA chairman as a “harrowing experience.” While commiserating with the family of the late Ichege, the continental

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    3. CJN warns Buhari, new governors …says failure to respect constitution dangerous . Vows to descend on erring magistrates Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed, yesterday, called on the President-… ...

    4. Impeachment: Tension grips Ekiti …students, workers stay at home; PDP sues for peace Pupils of public and private primary and secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, failed to… ...

    5. APC petitions INEC over Imo supplementary polls National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to express the party’s dissatisfaction over… ...

    6. Govt investigating Ondo mysterious deaths –Minister The Federal Government yesterday said it is investigating the poisonous substance responsible for the death of 18 persons in Ode Irele, Ondo State last week.… ...

    7. Defection: PDP youths chides Araraume, Anumudu, others Peoples Democratic Party Youth Movement, PDPYM, has taken a swipe at the exodus of some prominent chieftains of the party to the All Progressives Congress,… ...

    8. PDP paying high prize for impunity —Senate leader Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with its recent electoral loss was paying a very high prize for acts of… ...

    9. Lagos, 10 others benefit from N75bn World Bank agric funding World Bank has spent $380 million (N75, 240,000,000) in the last eight years to develop agriculture in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. It was… ...

    10. Rivers faults NGO over poll assessment Rivers State government has faulted the ‘Pan-African Women Observer Group’, a non-governmental organisation, NGO, which said the just concluded elections in the state were free… ...

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    Stop witch-hunting Kashamu, Ogun youths warn Obasanjo Ogun Youth Alliance (OYA) has warned against some surreptitious moves to trample on the fundamental human rights of the Senator-elect for Ogun East, Prince Buruji Kashamu, urging the National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC) ...

    Wike, others receive Certificates of Return from INEC The Governor-elect in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo, have been issued Certificates of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt. ...

    Vote for Okorocha, group urges Imo people National Coordinator of South-East Campaign for Change, Uche Iheakanwa, has urged people of Imo State to vote for Governor Rochas Okorocha for a second term, describing him as a committed Christian. ...

    No miracle can make APC win Akwa Ibom –PDP elders Leaders in Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State have condemned the call for the cancellation of the April 11 governorship election by some aggrieved politicians, saying no miracle can make the All Progressives Congress (APC) win in the state. ...

    Buhari’ll not fail Nigerians –Wamakko Goveror Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has assured Nigerians that the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, will not fail the nation. ...

    Count us out of Jonathan’s campaign funds –PDP Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has distanced itself from the controversy surrounding the handling of the PDP presidential campaign funds. ...

    Anambra: APGA accuses INEC of double standards The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of deliberately diverting its victory in the State House of Assembly election at Aniocha 1 and 2 constituencies to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ...

    APC success not path to one party state –Gov Ahmed Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said contrary to fears in some quarters, the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this year’s general elections cannot transform Nigeria into one-party state. ...

    Polls: Man treks 22 days to celebrate Buhari’s victory There was wild celebration yesterday by some residents of Abuja following the arrival of Mallam Suleman Hasheem, the man who trekked from Lagos to the Federal Capital Territoey (FCT) in celebration of General Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the March 28 presidential poll. ...

    Oil communities, SPDC differ over oil spill in Bayelsa Communities in Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State are worried over the delay in cleaning up the oil spill at Kolo Creek by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). ...

    Anxiety as gunmen kidnap lawmaker-elect’s aide, lawyer in Abia Kidnappers held sway in Aba, Abia State last weekend as they abducted an aide to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Aba North and Aba South House of Assembly member-elect, Osy Prestige, Chinedu Ikenga and an Aba-based lawyer identified as O. O. Anya. ...

    Judicial worker bags 3 years jail for fraud A member of staff of the Lagos State Judiciary attached to the probate section of the state High Court, Ikeja, Mrs. Bukola Adeosun, has been jailed for three years for stealing government money. ...

    Ebonyi Assembly freezes LG accounts over alleged fraud  Ebonyi State House of Assembly yesterday froze the account of Local Government Areas and Development Centres of the state over alleged corruption and misappropriation of funds. ...

    No plan to impeach Ngilari, says Adamawa speaker Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, has said the lawmakers have no intention to impeach Governor James Ngilari. ...

    Woman, 50, delivers twins after 14 years of childlessness A 50-year-old woman, Mrs. Roseline Akinsola, yesterday delivered a set of twins after 14 years of childlessness. ...

    ASUU demands re-opening of LASU, insists VC must proceed on leave The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Lagos State University (LASU) chapter has demanded the immediate reopening of the institution for academic activities. ...

    We worked for peaceful elections – OPC The leadership of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) in Oyo State has attributed the relative peace enjoyed during the last presidential and governorship elections particularly in the South West to its undercover efforts. ...

    Drag South Africa to African Commission over attacks, SERAP tells FG Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Federal Government to take legal action against the South African government before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to seek effective remedies, including ...

    Impeachment threat stalls schools’ resumption in Ekiti The alarm raised by Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, that the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers planned to invade the Assembly stalled the resumption of public and private institutions operating in the state yesterday. ...

    Nigeria missing on treaty list to end gas flare out by 2030 Four African countries, Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo and Gabon were among nine leading global crude oil producers that joined chief executives of major oil ...

    Sterling Bank records N3.9bn profit Sterling Bank Plc has recorded a 25 per cent increase in its profit after tax for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, demonstrating its ability to sustain growth despite industry headwinds. ...

    Q1: Eight banks record N450.5bn earnings Despite regulatory headwinds, eightl banks showed significant resilience in its unaudited financials for the first quarter of the year as they pooled gross earnings of N450.505 billion, as against N379 billion recorded in the corresponding period. ...

    BVN’ll boost retail credit, says NIBSS boss The Bank Verification Number (BVN) initiative will help to boost retail credit in the banking industry, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), Mr. Ade Shonubi, has said. ...

    ‘Nigeria’s most resilient economy in Africa’ Despite facing criticisms and attacks for its policies over the past four years, the Federal Government, Thursday, said the transmission economic management apparatus to the incoming government next month would be smooth and seamless. ...

    China may cut oil imports from Nigeria over slow GDP growth Baring any future change in its financial fortunes, Nigeria’s incoming administration may yet be confronted with more challenges delivering on its campaign promises from ...

    Our leaders should tackle Nigeria’s problems from root –Kolade Roberts, CEO, Apoi Investments BY OMODELE ADIGUN For the nation to surmount its numerous challenges, its leaders should brain­storm,… ...

    ICT experts set agenda for incoming regime BY OLABISI OLALEYE Stakeholders in the In­formation and Com­munications Technology (ICT) sector have set agenda… ...

    World Bank pledges to support Nigeria, others tackle poverty …Downgrades developing countries’ growth prospects to 4.5 per cent BY AMECHI OGBONNA Ahead the May… ...

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