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Oby Ezekwesili Says 'There's Hope' 100 Days After Chibok Abduction

5 years ago /

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili believes all hope is not lost 100 days after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their dormitories at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, north eastern, Nigeria.

EFCC Declares Ex. Adamawa Governor Nyako Wanted

5 years ago /

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have declared sacked governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, wanted.

President Jonathan Meets With Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls Today

5 years ago /

 President Jonathan would meet the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls today. The meeting is to hold in the Banquet Hall of the Presidential villa.    

Former Governor, Peter Odili Accused Of Owning Multi Billion Naira Hospital In Abuja

5 years ago /

As the nation’s polity heats up with accusations and counter-accusations across the nation between the nation’s top political parties, the political heat in Rivers State is assuming new dimensions.

Paramilitary Games Event Described As A Major Tool For Unity In The Country

5 years ago /

Organizers of the paramilitary games in Nigeria have described sports as a major tool for the unity of the country.

President Jonathan Pays Tribute To Late Rilwan Lukman

5 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has paid glowing tribute to Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources, late Rilwan Lukman, saying Nigeria owes him a huge debt of gratitude for his contribution to the development of oil and gas industry.  

Nigeria To Feature In 7 Sports At The Commonwealth Games

5 years ago /

When the 20th commonwealth games open in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, team Nigeria will feature in seven sports.

Doctors Strike: Casualties Increase As Patients Desert Hospitals

5 years ago /

A number of deaths have been recorded in public hospitals across the Federal Capital Territory with patients now deserting the hospitals as the strike by medical doctors enters its fourth week crippling health services.        

Labour Unions Accuse NMA Of Not Being Sensitive To Plight Of People

5 years ago /

As the ongoing nationwide doctors strike enters its fourth week, residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and other health workers Labour Unions have accused the Nigeria medical association of not being sensitive to the plight of the people.

Flight MH17 Crash: Ukraine Government Solicits Nigeria's Aid

5 years ago /

The Ukrainian government is soliciting the assistance of Nigeria in bringing to book perpetrators of the July 17 downing of the Malaysian airliner, MH17 on the border between Ukraine and Russia.    

French Envoy Urges Nigeria To Invest Hugely In Agricultural And Industrial Sectors

5 years ago /

The ambassador of France to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne Delabrile says the only tool to sustainable and enviable economic growth in Nigeria is huge investment in the agricultural and industrial sectors.

CBN Challenges Ogun State Government To Reduce Its Financial Inclusion Index

5 years ago /

Head coordinating office of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Joseph Attah has challenged the Ogun state government to accelerate ways of reducing the state financial inclusion index.

NHRC Kicks Against Federal High Court Ruling On Apo Killings

5 years ago /

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the chairman of its governing council Chidi Odinkalu has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order stopping the execution of the commission’s decision on the killing of eight squatters at the national assembly quarters in Apo.

Ban Ki Moon To Speak With BringBackOurGirls Campaigners

5 years ago /

The attention of the world will be on Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday as the United Nations, Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon speaks to the BringBackOurGirls campaigners on the 100th day of the abduction of the Chibok girls.

National Security Council Stops Registration And Deportation Of Non-Indigenes

5 years ago /

The National Security Council has frowned at the practices of state governments who force non-indigenes to register or are allegedly deported from their places of residence.

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Borno

5 years ago /

A Nigeria Air Force Helicopter crashed this afternoon in Bama, Borno State

Global Business Tycoon, Dangote Donates N30 Billion In Two Years

5 years ago /

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has doled out about N30bn to charity across the continent in the last two years, the Dangote Group has said.      

Former Minister For Petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman, Dies At 76

5 years ago /

The former minister for petroleum, Rilwanu Lukman, age 76, died this morning in Austria. He is an engineer who held ministerial position in the Nigerian federal government before becoming secretary general of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) from 1st January 1995 to 31st December 2000.      

SSS Detains And Later Releases Oby Ezekwesili At Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

5 years ago /

A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, was this morning arrested by security agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as she tried to travel to London for a scheduled engagement.Mrs. Ezekwesili tweeted Monday morning that she was heading to London to appear on the BBC Hard talk programme but was prevented from boarding her flight by security operatives.The operatives confiscated her travelling documents, she said. The former minister is one of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group, which has been consistently pressurising the Nigerian government to act more decisively in rescuing the over 250 schoolgirls abducted from their dormitory by the extremist Boko Haram sect over three months ago.

SON Impounds N200m Worth Of Fake Goods In Computer Village, Lagos

5 years ago /

Last week, the Standard Organisation Of Nigeria carried out a raid in Lagos in search of fake and substandard products.