Flying Eagles To Wear New Nike Kits

The national Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, will be the first to wear Nigeria’s new Nike outfit when the FIFA World Cup kicks off in New Zealand on May 31. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sealed the deal with the kits company in London on Thursday.

Immigration Stampede Victims Protest

Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro One year after seven people died in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigrations Service recruitment on March 15, 2014, some of the injured victims who were promised automatic employment are crying of foul play.

Jonathan Orders Removal Of Campaign Billboards, Banners And Posters


President Goodluck Jonathan believes that it is appropriate that steps be taken to restore the environment in Nigerian cities, towns and villages to their pre-elections campaign state as the country prepares for the inauguration of a new administration on May 29. Accordingly, President Jonathan directs that the PDP Presidential Campaign

Court Halts Fayose’s Impeachment, Sets Aside APC Lawmakers’ Actions

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside all actions and activities of the impeached former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers from November 21, 2014 till date. These include the purported commencement of impeachment proceeding and

Court Hands 266-Year Jail Sentence To Woman Over N8m Theft


A female staff of a popular eatery has been charged and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment by an Ogun State High Court on Wednesday. A statement signed by the Head, Media & Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, said the court found the convict guilty on

NUC Recognises Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has on  Wednesday, recognised the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, as the 139th university in the country. The development is coming as part of efforts to create more admission opportunities for qualified students seeking tertiary education in Nigeria.

Xenophobia: Obanikoro Summons S/Africa’s High Commissioner

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro has summoned South Africa’s High Commissioner, Lulu Mnguni to register Nigeria’s protest over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans in South Africa. Ambassador Obanikoro condemned the attacks on foreigners in South Africa, expressing concern over the fate of Nigerians

Kaduna State Government Commissions Disease Control Centre


The Kaduna State Government has launched an Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC) as part of efforts to tackle the challenges of emerging and re-emerging diseases in the state. The State Deputy Governor, Nuhu Bajoga, representing the Governor at the commissioning ceremony, said that Kaduna state is fully prepared and well

Ogun Plans Referendum On Establishing LCDA

The Ogun State Governor has stated that his administration would conduct a referendum before May 29 for the establishment of Local Council Development Areas (LCDA). Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this known when the Egba Traditional Council, led by the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, paid him

ECOWAS Chairman Commends Jonathan’s Statesmanship


President of Ghana and the current ECOWAS Chairman, Mr John Mahama, has joined world leaders and political observers in commending President Goodluck Jonathan for the statesmanship he displayed by congratulating the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari after the presidential elections, describing the action as a show of maturity. Mr Mahama said

Suicide Bomber Dies, Injures Eight In Potiskum, Yobe State

A suicide bomber has reportedly died in an attempt to wreak havoc on a popular mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State, north-east Nigeria. Witnesses told Channels Television that the suicide bomber was conveying his Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to the popular Sakafa Mosque in Potiskum when it exploded.

WHO Links Ondo Mysterious Deaths To Pesticide Poisoning

The World Health Organization (WHO) has blamed the mysterious deaths of 18 people in a village in Ondo State, south-west Nigeria on pesticide poisoning. The WHO spokesperson, Gregory Haertl, said tests done so far at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) were negative for viral and bacterial infection, but revealled

Jonathan Did Not Spend 2tn Naira On Elections – Abati

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied the allegations that the Presidency spent 2 trillion Naira on the 2015 general elections. In an interview with reporters on Sunday, Dr Reuben Abati, described the alleged two trillion Naira spent on the just conclude elections and

Saraki Stands A Better Chance As Senate President – Dele Momodu

Former presidential candidate of the NCP, Dele Momodu, believes that former Kwara State Governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, stands a better chance of becoming Nigeria’s Senate President. He shared this view on Channels Television’s Politics Today during a conversation on the structure of the incoming government in Nigeria and setting its

Audu, Melaye Fault Kogi PDP’s Allegation On Election Results

The former Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, has described as false, the claims by the PDP in the state that the APC connived with INEC to rig elections. This was in reaction to claims by the Chairman of the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Hassan Salau, that

Court Refuses Order Of Stay Of Proceedings In Ekiti Assembly

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application asking that the status quo be maintained in a suit seeking to set aside the notice of impeachment served on Governor Ayodele Fayose and his deputy for alleged misconduct. At the resumed hearing of a suit filed by the PDP

Jonathan Seeks UN Support In Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram-ravaged Areas

The Nigerian President has urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. President Goodluck Jonathan made the appeal at a meeting with the special