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All Airports Will Open During WEF- FAAN

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced that the closure of all schools and public offices in Abuja between May 7 and 9, 2014 for the World Economic Forum, WEF, does not affect operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and other airports in the country. Yakubu Dati, coordinating

Gunmen Abduct Eight More Girls In Borno

Eight more girls have been abducted in Maiduguri, Borno State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The girls ranging from age 12 to 15 were said to have been kidnapped during an overnight raid in a village near one of their strongholds. Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe where the

Ijebu Renew Calls for State Creation

The people of Ijebuland in Ogun State took advantage of the occasion of the Colloquium on the Ijebu, a meeting for the exchange of views on the economic history and culture of the Ijebu, which was part of activities marking the 80th birthday anniversary of His Royal Highness, HRM, Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of

Another Confab Delegate Dead

Mohammed Jumare, a delegate representing elder statesmen in the ongoing National Conference, is dead. A statement issued by James Akpandem, the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications, said Jumare died in the early hours of Monday in Abuja. 

Akpandem said the elder statesman, who hailed from Kaduna State, has since been buried in Zaria. 

”The National

Kenya awards 7 oil blocs to Nigerian businessmen

Nigerian businessmen have been awarded seven oil blocs for exploration from the 46 newly discovered oil blocs in Kenya. Kiprono Kittony, the Chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday at a meeting with prominent businessmen from both countries. The Chairman said the Joint Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated

Ekiti Polls: Segun Oni Dumps PDP for APC

Olusegun Oni, former governor and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the June 21 guber polls in the Southwest state. Oni announced this Monday at an APC rally held in Ifaki-Ekiti, his hometown where he and his teaming supporters joined the APC. The former

Naomi Nyadar Released

After a series of protests and calls from Nigerians, Muhammed Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the release of Naomi Nyadar, the Chibok woman leader. Nyadar was released to her husband this afternoon in Abuja. Inspite of that, Oby Ezekwesili, Former Education Minister, maintained that Nigerians need an explanation on what she described

Boko Haram To Sell Abducted Girls

Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group, has threatened to sell off all the girls it abducted three weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau, leader of the insurgent group, while claiming responsibility for the kidnap, in a video obtained by the AFP news agency, said the girls should not have been in school in the first place, but

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