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For today, Wednesday, April 22, 2015:


Jonathan fires IG Abba over polls

According to reports, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba was relieved of his duties because he worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded general elections. READ MORE…

Tinubu carpets Kashamu, says ‘I don’t need your praise’

Kashamu had earlier described Tinubu as his role model and the architect of the future Nigeria due to the APC’s massive victory in the recently concluded general elections. READ MORE…

El-Rufai’s campaign coordinator killed

One of the campaign coordinators of Kaduna state Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai has been killed by unknown gunmen. READ MORE…

Presidential run-off would have led to crisis – Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said on Tuesday that a presidential run-off would have led to a crisis in the country.

Mimiko’s deputy gets impeachment notice

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday issued an impeachment notice against the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi.

APC asks ICC, NHRC to try Fayose

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has urged the National Human Rights Commission and the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Holland, to prosecute Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Court registrar aided Ajudua to defraud me – Bamaiyi

The Chief of Army Staff under the late former military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt.Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd.), on Tuesday, narrated to a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja how he was allegedly swindled by an alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua, with the aid of a suspended court registrar, Mrs. Oluronke Rosulu.

Power: NERC seeks gas supply pacts’ review

For electricity supply to stabilise considerably across the country, the supply of gas to power generation plants must be reviewed and separated from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation by the in-coming government of Maj.-Gen. Muhammad Buhari, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said.

Xenophobia: Four suspects charged with Mozambican’s murder

Following the gruesome murder of Mozambican native, Emmanuel Sithole which was caught on camera and sparked ample outrage, the suspected murderers have made an appearance at the Alexandra Magistrate Court amidst heavy security presence. READ MORE…



Why Jonathan fired IGP, Suleiman Abba

President Goodluck Jonathan sacked Abba on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, replacing him immediately with Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase. READ MORE…

Tinubu, Kashamu in war of words

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buruji Kashamu to refrain from praising him. READ MORE…

EFCC arraigns suspected hacker for N68bn theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, arraigned one Stephen Omaidu before Justice M. A. Nasir of Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja, on a two-count charge bordering on theft to the tune of N68.028 billion

ECOWAS condemns xenophobia in S-Africa

The President of Ghana and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS), Mr John Mahama on Tuesday condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa describing the incident as regrettable and a source of concern in the continent.



Why IGP Abba was removed

According to reports, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba was relieved of his duties because he worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded general elections. READ MORE…

Ondo Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor

Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday served impeachment notice on the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, preferring seven-count allegations of gross misconduct against him.

Experts blame poor priority, weak institutions for Nigeria’s development woes

A gathering of experts on governance, on Monday , in Lagos, made a list of contributors to the development woes of the country, while acknowledging progress since the return to civil rule in 1999.



Poor JV funding shows FG failing the people

The Nigerian Government is so badly underfunding its Joint Venture (JV) equity stakes with international oil partners which include Shell, Chevron, Mobil, Agip and Elf that production volumes from JV fields are down 53 percent in the last ten years.

President Jonathan surprisingly fires IG Abba

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the current Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba. READ MORE…

Buhari faces poverty, rancour in oil-rich Delta

The Aridolf hotel in Yenagoa is an unlikely monument to kitsch on a reclaimed swamp in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger delta. In the lobby, Louis XIV furniture is accompanied with bowls of plastic fruit, faux Dutch landscapes and a grotesquely gaudy chandelier.

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