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  • PDP Crisis: We won’t abandon Bukola Saraki -Speaker, House of Assembly

    November 22, 2013 11:00 PM 27

    What is the current political situation in Kwara State now? Kwara State remains politically stable for many reasons. First, Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed has achieved high standards in governance. However, the main factor is that we continue to maintain the unique political structure which is headed by Senator Bukola Saraki. It is a structure which was founded

  • Unijos wins N1.2 billion World Bank grant for research

    November 22, 2013 7:44 PM 45

    The University of Jos has received an $8 million (about N1.2 billion) grant from the World Bank to establish an African Centre of Excellence to research on the production of drugs from plants (phytomedicine). The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Hayward Mafuyai, stated this in Jos on Friday when he briefed journalists on the research activities of the institution

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Anger at lecturer Nazeef's arrest

    November 22, 2013 6:01 PM 30

    The family of a Nigerian Islamic studies lecturer accused of being a Boko Haram leader has told the BBC that his arrest was a "set up". They said it was outrageous to suggest he belonged to the militants behind the insurgency in northern Nigeria. Muhammad Nazeef Yunus was paraded before journalists this week, accused of recruiting militants in the central

  • Late Akhigbe, Prof Omoruyi, Begin Final Home Journey

    November 22, 2013 5:42 PM 65

    The remains of body of late Admiral Mike Akhigbe and late Professor Omo-Omoruyi on Friday in Edo State began their journey to their resting place with the remains of the former Chief of Staff arriving at the Benin Airport aboard a Nigeria Airforce plane marked NAF-031 at exactly 11:45am. A commendation Service for the former Director-General of Centre

  • UK Urban Artiste Chipmunk arrives in Lagos for Ice Prince’s “Fire of Zamani” Concert – Photos

    November 22, 2013 5:25 PM 62

    Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 PM This morning, the Sony Music UK rapper arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for Ice Prince‘s “Fire of Zamani” Concert. The star studded show also featuring a performance by American rapper Wale Folarin, will take place this Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria

  • Kidnapped Businessman Dies Days after Release

    November 22, 2013 4:53 PM 29

    Prominent Sokoto based business mogul, Alhaji Abu Dankure, who was kidnapped and released 11 days ago, is dead. Alhaji Dankure, aged 68, died at the Uthmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto at about 3 a.m. on Friday. According to his elder brother, Alhaji Mamman Dangaladima, the deceased was taken to the hospital at about 2 a.m after complaining

  • IGP redeploys five AIGs, two CPs

    November 22, 2013 4:37 PM 40

    The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has announced the redeployment of five Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) of police and equally named new Commissioners of police (CP). Others are AIG Mohammed Gana, Zone 12, Bauchi, while AIG Edgar Nanakumo takes charge of the Force Animal Branch. The new Commissioners of Police for Anambra and Kogi States

  • Amosun leads team to Indonesia, seeks direct investment for Ogun

    November 22, 2013 3:57 PM 36

    The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and some members of his executive council are now in Indonesia to participate in a week-long discussion with investors and top government officials in Surabaya, one of the provinces of the South-Asian country. The team, comprising of the Commissioners of Works and Infrastructure, Budget and Planning, Culture

  • NOA launches new campaign on clean healthy lifestyle and environment

    November 22, 2013 2:00 PM 25

    WorldStage Newsonline-- The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched a new campaign to sensitize Nigerians on the importance of a clean, healthy lifestyle and environment. The Director General of NOA, Mike Omeri said that the campaign is tagged: ``Do the Right Thing: Avoid Dirt, Be Clean’’was coming in view of the challenges posed by climate

  • I want to end my career at Madrid, says Ronaldo

    November 22, 2013 1:43 PM 50

    Cristiano Ronaldo has indicated that he hopes to hang his boot at the Spanish capital The 28-year-old has netted over 22 hat-tricks and 208 goals for the Santiago Bernabeu club since joining them from Manchester United in 2009. And despite reports that the stylish attacker wanted to return to Manchester during the transfer window because he was unhappy