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Ex-Minister Has Cancer, Pray For Her Recovery, Alison-Madueke’s Family Urges Nigerians

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being probed by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) for alleged money laundering and corruption-related offences, has cancer and has been receiving treatment in London, her family has revealed. In a statement released Thursday on behalf of her family, Oscar ... Read More »

Hajj Stampede: 355 Nigerians Involved, 99 Dead, 214 Missing – NAHCON


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the Mina Stampede, out of whom 99 were confirmed dead and 42 injured. More than 769 pilgrims from across the world lost their lives in the Sept. 24 stampede in one of the roads leading ... Read More »

DHQ Warns On Cluster Bombs


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned Nigerians living in the North-East and any other parts of the country to be on the lookout for cluster bombs sometimes called scatter bombs as the Nigerian Army engineers serving in Adamawa State have recovered some caches of these bombs in the contested areas ... Read More »

Until Things Stabilize, Electricity Tariffs Cannot Remain At Current Levels – Osinbajo


While the House of Representatives is working to ensure that electricity tariffs are not increased, vice President Yemi Osinbajo thinks Nigerians have to pay more if we would be realistic. Osinbajo spoke on Thursday afternoon at the Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) where he represented ... Read More »

Ebola Scare: Cross River Awaits Blood Test Result


The Cross River State Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar, Dr Sunday Omini, Director of Public ... Read More »

Ambode Set To Light Up Lagos


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has initiated moves to illuminate major roads in the state, including all adjourning boundaries in Ogun State, as well as Federal and State roads. This is in fulfillment of one of his campaign promises. Speaking, Thursday, at a joint press briefing by the Ministry ... Read More »

Cross River Allays Fear Over Ebola At UCTH


The Cross River Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient, who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sunday Omini, Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, said this on Thursday in an ... Read More »

4 Hours Of The Ultimate Shopping Frenzy… Get Ready


Are you tired of waiting for the next black Friday sales? If you are then there is some great news for you. Nigeria’s largest online store, has just announced that it would be holding the biggest sale of the year till date on Monday the 12th of October, 2015. ... Read More »

Geidam Residents Say Fleeing Boko Haram Insurgents May Have Been Intercepted By NAF Jets, Troops


Nigerian Air Force jets and military vehicles may have intercepted fleeing Boko Haram militants, who invaded Geidam town in Yobe state on Wednesday night, Daily Trust reports. It was learnt that reinforcement troops started arriving Geidam, which is the hometown of the Yobe Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, at about 5am ... Read More »

Abuja Bombings: Immigration Beefs Up Security, Border Patrol In Kano


Following the recent coordinated bomb attacks in Abuja, the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kano State Command, has beefed up security around the state by setting up check-points at major entry points to prevent any attempt to infiltrate the state by insurgents. The new Comptroller of Immigration, Kano State Command, Malam Sadiq ... Read More »

Elderly, Persons With Disability To Vote First In Kogi Guber Poll – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission said the elderly and disabled persons would be accredited and allowed to vote first during the governorship election holding in Kogi State on November 21. The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Halilu Pai, announced this at a forum in Lokoja on Wednesday. He said the decision ... Read More »

NYSC Has Made Remarkable Progress In Sustaining National Unity, Says DG


The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Wednesday, said the NYSC has made remarkable progress in sustaining national unity. Launching the year’s medical outreach Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers at Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State, Olawumi said the scheme remained a ... Read More »

Power Generation Drops By 1,100MW As Egbin Power Station Shuts Operation


Egbin Power Plant in Ikorodu, Lagos, the biggest generating power station in Nigeria, has shut operations, leading to a drop from its 1,100 megawatts to zero. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that its generation drooped since Saturday. A senior management staff of the station told NAN anonymously that ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Re-strategising To Meet Presidential Deadline – Defence Chief

Chief of Defence Staff-Gabriel Olonisakin

The military is re-strategising to meet the December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari to end insurgency in the North-East, Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, has said. Mr. Olonisakin made the statement on Wednesday in Port Harcourt while on tour of military formations and units in Rivers. “We are ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Kill Selves, 3 Others In Botched Borno Attacks


The Borno State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three persons after a failed attack by four suspected suicide bombers in Gubio, Borno State. The Borno Police Commissioner, Mr Aderemi Opadokun, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri, the state capital. “There was an explosion in Gubio ... Read More »

All Public Office Holders Since 1999 Should Be Probed – Osoba


Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, has said that past public office holders since the transfer of power to civilian government, must be made to account for their activities in office. He said this during an exhibition of books written by Nigeria’s foremost Poet, and public commentator, Odia ... Read More »

Abuja: Reps Move To Tackle Karu/Nyanya/Mararaba Gridlock


The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to commence expansion work on all auxiliary routes into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This came following a motion moved by Rep. Gaza Gbwefi (Nasarawa-PDP) on the need to address incessant gridlock on Karu/Nyanya/Mararaba road. Gbwefi, representing Karu/Keffi/Kokona Federal Constituency ... Read More »

No Extension To BVN Registration, CBN Insists

Bank Verification BVN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says Oct. 31 remains the deadline for bank customers to obtain their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN). According to Mr Dipo Fatokun, Director, Banking and Payment System Department (BPSD) who spoke to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, bank customers that had not enrolled for BVN ... Read More »

EFCC Probes GEJ’s Centenary City Project

nig centenary

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into a petition alleging corruption in the Centenary City Project initiated by the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. EFCC, Tuesday, invited the petitioners, under the aegis of Nigerian Unemployed Youth Vanguard (NUYV) to furnish it with information needed ... Read More »

Ogun Students Carpet NANS Leadership Over Kashamu’s ‘Golden Man Of The Year’ Award

National Association of Nigerian Students-Buruji Kashamu

The ‘Golden Man of the Year’ award bestowed on the Senator representing Ogun-East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, by the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, is threatening to tear the students’ body apart. The Ogun State chapter of NANS criticized the award, demanding to know what ... Read More »