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Nigeria: Police Dismiss, to Prosecute Six Over Rivers Re-Run

By Karls Tsokar, Abuja – Deny Raiding Patience Jonathan’s Houses The Nigeria Police Force has arrested six suspected policemen for professional misconduct during the parliamentary re-run elections in Rivers on December 10, last year.The suspects, who have been dismissed from the Force, are Inspector Eyong Victor; Sergeants Peter Ekpo, Ogun I. Goodluck, Orji Nwoke, Okpe […]

Nigeria: Kaduna Airport Ready for Operations, Minister Assures

El-Rufai Pledges Commitment To Ensure Smooth Flight Operations The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has assured that the Kaduna Airport would be fully ready for operations during the six-week closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Sirika stated this while briefing newsmen during an inspection tour of the airport on yesterday in […]

Nigeria: Glo-CAF Awards – My Time Will Come, Says Omagbemi

By Gowon Akpodonor – Salutes Winners, Urges Oshoala Not To Be Carried Away Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi, could not win the African Coach of the Year Award in Thursday’s Glo-CAF ceremony in Abuja, but the former defender is excited being nominated for the category. Omagbemi made history on December 3 in Yaounde, Cameroon, when […]

Nigeria: Buhari to Attend Inauguration in Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari will, saturday, attend the inauguration ceremony of Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement he issued yesterday. Adesina said Buhari would join other Heads of State and Government to witness the swearing-in of the President-elect […]

Nigeria: Gunmen Behead 1, 2 Injured, Missing in Delta

By Emma Amaize and Egufe Yafugborhi GUNMEN, yesterday, shot and beheaded a 36-year old applicant, Mr. Gabriel Sibe, an indigene of Isaba, an Ijaw community in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State. One person was injured and one missing in an ensuing shootout between the invaders, suspected to be from a neigbouring Urhobo community […]

Nigeria: I Can Dance Naked for Ibori – Rev Ken

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South FORMER Chairman of Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Rev Sam Ken, has said the former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, who was recently released from London Prison, United Kingdom, for money laundering, transformed many lives in the state and he would dance uncovered like the […]

Nigeria: Mikel – I Leave Chelsea As a Champion

John Mikel Obi admits it has ‘truly been an honour’ to play for Chelsea as the Nigerian midfielder penned an open farewell to fans after bringing his 10-year stay at the club to an end. The 29-year-old departed the club on Thursday after sealing a move to Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin TEDA. A picture […]

Nigeria: Southern Kaduna Massacre – How My I04-Yr-Old Dad, 8 Relations Were Killed in 1hr – Survivor

interview By Luka Binniyat *48 residents hacked to death by armed herdsmen *Survivors now live in perpetual fear, abandoned by govt The killings that took place in Kobin, Numana Chiefdom, Sanga Local Government Area, of Kaduna state in 2014 in which no fewer than 48 people were reportedly hacked to death by alleged armed herdsmen […]

African Leaders to Take Decision On Gambia in Ghana Saturday

By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja Buhari optimistic of a peaceful resolution President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders will today meet in Ghana to take a decision on how to resolve the brewing political crisis in The Gambia. This was disclosed Friday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba […]

Saraki’s new year resolution — Saturday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki PHOTO: TWITTER/BUKOLA SARAKI Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to show your riches but to reveal to him his own.” The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has launched a contest to promote made in Nigeria products. […]

Nigeria: Buratai Tell Soldiers to Be Vigilant in Spite of Boko Haram Defeat

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged personnel of the Nigerian Army to remain vigilant in spite of the defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. Buratai spoke on Friday when he led officers and men on a new year 10km route match exercise in Abuja. “You all know […]

Nigeria: Lautech Closure – Osun, Oyo Govts Appeal for Calm

By Oladeinde Olawoyin The Osun and Oyo state governments have appealed for calm over the prolonged closure of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH. In a statement on Thursday jointly signed by Governors Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbesola of Oyo and Osun states respectively, the state governments implored students, parents and guardians to resist the […]

Nigeria: Chibok Girl Rescued From Boko Haram, Says Nigeria’s Army

A Chibok schoolgirl along with her six-month-old child have been rescued by Nigerian forces, according to a military statement. The UN has warned of a humanitarian crisis in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. DW recommends Boko Haram leader disputes loss of Nigerian stronghold In a video, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekaur says the […]

Nigeria: NUPENG Shuts Down Total PLC Over Sacked Workers

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday ordered stoppage of loading activities at all Total Nig. Ltd., depots nationwide over termination of workers appointment. This is according to a statement signed by Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union. According to Mr. Korodo, the management of Total has been […]