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PETROLEUM MINISTER PROMISES TO MAKE PETROL AVAILABLE FOR ALL IN THE COMING WEEK

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources, Dieziani Allison-Madueke has denied allegation of plans to increase the pump price of petroleum products by the ministry of petroleum.

SPECIAL SESSION HELD BY HOUSE OF REPS TO HONOR STUDENTS KILLED IN YOBE

5 years ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives declared Tuesday’s plenary as a special mourning session in memory of students and other Nigerians killed by terrorists in the north eastern part of the country.  

SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRCRAFT WITH 239 PASSENGERS CONTINUES

5 years ago /
International News  Transport  

The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board.

BOKO HARAM: BRINGING A HALT TO BLOOD SHED AND ATTACK ON EDUCATION

5 years ago /
Education  Nation  Security 

The federal government on wednesday shut down five Federal Government Colleges located within the high risk areas of the North East zone.

TUNDE BAKARE, FEMI FALANA MAKE NATIONAL CONFERENCE LIST

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has released the list of 492 delegates to the National Conference.

WOMEN PROFESSIONALS PROTEST AGAINST BOKO HARAM IN PORT HARCOURT

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Some young female professionals operating under the banner of Concerned Mothers of Nigeria on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt to condemn the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect.

SENATE TO CONSIDER ELECTRONIC VOTING

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate is planning to lift the embargo on electronic voting through the on-going constitutional amendment.

JONATHAN SACKS HEADS OF MAJOR PARASTATALS IN THE AVIATION SECTOR

5 years ago /
Nation 

In what appears to be a follow up of the sack of former Aviation Minister Stella Oduah, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday fired four heads of parastatals of the Aviation Ministry in a major shake up. 

BOKO HARAM SHOULD REFRAIN FROM ATTACKING SCHOOLS; EXPERTS SAY

5 years ago /
Education  Nation  Security 

Nigerians have called on the federal government to put in place a security plan to protect all the nation’s education institutions.

UKRAINE WARNING

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukraine says it will regard any movements by Russian military in Crimea outside the Russian black sea fleet's base in Sevastopol as an act of aggression.

HOUSE OF REPS TASKS DEFENCE AGENCIES

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, DICON, has been told to invest more in intelligence gathering and training as a strategy to help tackle the nation’s security challenges

KILLERS OF BRITISH SOLDIER GET LIFE SENTENCE

5 years ago /
International News 

The Nigerian- born British citizens, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for hacking a British Soldier to death.

SISTER OF ABDUCTED CHIEF INENGITE NITABAI PLEADS FOR RELEASE OF HER BROTHER

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The sister of Chief Inengite Nitabai who was abducted on Sunday night has pleaded with his abductors to show mercy and release him.

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE ASKS FOR INCREASED APPROPRIATION

5 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has said it could be difficult for the police to be able to continue to pay salaries fully if adjustments are not made on what is provided for as personnel cost in the 2014 budget appropriation for the police.

EJIGBO THREE: POLICE PARADE SUSPECTS

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Following the public outcry that greeted the release of the video which surfaced on the internet showing the torture of three women

 

NURSES SHELVE PLANNED STRIKE

5 years ago /
Nation 

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has shelved its proposed indefinite industrial action, which was to commence on Monday February 24th, 2014. 

 

Jigawa Golden stars to pay N1million fine for poor crowd control

5 years ago /
Sports  

The management of the Nigeria National league has slammed a fine of one-million-naira on Jigawa’s Golden Stars for crowd trouble.

 

Senate passes National Health Bill

5 years ago /
Health 

After series of debates and adjournments, the Nigerian senate has finally passed the National Health bill 2014. The bill seeks to provide a framework for regulating healthcare services in Nigeria and other related matters.

 

Nigerian Police officers to receive training from Pakistani agencies

5 years ago /
Security 

The first batch of ten police officers will soon leave Nigeria for Pakistan to undergo extensive training on counter terrorism, counter insurgency as well as bomb diffusion and disposal.

 

Oil Block: Reps demand cancellation of agreements with Shell on OPL 245

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Nigerian House of Representatives wants a revocation of the OPL 245 oil block granted to Shell.