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Nigeria: Isn’t It Time We Had a Heroes’ Day?

opinion By Abdulrazaq Magaji January 15 is almost here! Mark the date! January 15 is one date on the nation’s calendar that never fails to intrigue. Mark the frenzy that characterises the build-up to that date and you begin to get the impression that there is huge money in rituals! Anyway, Nigeria will continue to […]

Nigeria: Veteran Yoruba Actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, Is Dead

The Yoruba movie industry yesterday recorded its first death of 2017 as one of its own, Toyin Majekodunmi, died. The veteran actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, died on Monday. The cause of her death is not yet officially announced. Married to a fellow actor, Solomon Majekodunmi aka ‘Baba Kekere’, the […]

Nigeria: Mikel Considers January Transfer Move to Valencia

By Samuel Ifetoye, With Agency Report Super Eagles Captain and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel John Obi, is considering a January transfer to Valencia after holding talks with the Spanish club’s representatives on Christmas Day. Mikel has not appeared for the Blues since the appointment of Coach Antonio Conte as the new Chelsea club manager at the […]

Nigeria: Osun Lawmakers Exonerate Aregbesola From Diversion of Salary Fund

By Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo The Osun State House of Assembly report on the sum of N34.99 billion bailout fund received by the state in August 2015 from the Federal Government was expended. The report exonerated the state government from diversion of the money, saying, governor Aregbesola committed the money to payment of workers’ salaries. The […]

Nigeria: Alleged Serial Rapists of Nine Women Arrested in Lagos

By Odita Sunday Four suspected members of a robbery gang, who allegedly raped nine women in Lagos State have been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad of the State Police command. A statement by the police yesterday said Sunday John, a 27-year-old leader of the gang and serial rapist, arrested at Charity Bus Stop, Oshodi, […]

Nigeria: Abuja Disco Blames Transmission Failure for Poor Service Delivery

By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Managing Director of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC), Ernest Mupwaya has said the recent drop in electricity distribution services to its consumers was caused by series of transmission constraints recorded from faults at various transmission equipment of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) servicing it. Mupwaya stated that […]

Nigeria: 2016 – a Year Like No Other

opinion By Gambo Dori It is a defining year, to me, a year like no other. It is even globally so if one considers what happened in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Gambia and many other countries across the globe. Who would ever have thought that Americans after demonstrating […]

Nigeria’s Buhari can get 2017 economy can get back on track with political will — Quartz

For much of the past year, Nigeria’s economy, the largest on the continent, has been mired in a recession. Shocked mainly by a fall in the price of oil, the country’s biggest export, and a resumption of militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region which hobbled oil production, Nigeria’s economy ended 2016 on course for […]

Mike Adenuga’s net worth increased $2.7 billion to $5.8 billion in 2016 ▷ NAIJ.COM

– Mike Adenuga, according to Forbes, was the only Nigerian billionaire whose net worth increased in 2016 – Adenuga’s net worth increased $2.7 billion to $5.8 billion since December 31, 2015 According to Forbes: “The continent’s biggest gainer — in both dollar and percentage terms – is Nigerian oil and telecom tycoon Mike Adenuga, whose […]

Nigeria: FG Condemns Killing of Another Nigerian in South Africa

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the latest extra judicial killing of a Nigerian in South Africa as “worrying and condemnable”. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement in Abuja on Monday said the latest gruesome killing of Tochukwu Nnadi by Police in South Africa, was unacceptable to the […]

Nigeria: Mend Makes U-Turn, Accuses Buhari of ‘Grand Deception’

By Hassan Adebayo The Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta, a militant group that operates in the Nigerian oil-rich region, appears to have turned hostile against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari whom the group endorsed in the 2015 presidential election. In a statement through its shadowy spokesperson who signs off releases, Jomo Gbomo, MEND […]

Nigeria: South African Police Suffocates Nigerian to Death

The Nigerian community in South Africa on Sunday confirmed the death of a Nigerian and the abduction of another member in that country. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of Nigeria Union, South Africa, said on telephone from Pretoria that both incidents had been reported to the Nigerian Mission in that country. He alleged that one […]

Nigeria: Fast Rising Nigerian Hip-Hop Act Drops New Singles

Wallace, a 17-year-old business administration undergraduate at Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, has dropped four new singles. The fast-rising artiste, whose real name is Olawale Kayode-Adedeji, dropped the few tracks which are off his yet-to-be-released album and they have gone viral on Internet and on some radio stations. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, the […]

Nigeria: Kogi Traditional Ruler Kidnapped

Some unknown gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in Kogi, a family source said in Lokoja on Sunday. The monarch, the Ohi of Ajaokuta, whose name was given Isah Achuja, was returning from Lokoja, the state capital, on Saturday when his vehicle was intercepted on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road at gunpoint and the ruler taken to […]