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  • Healthcare, Unemployment Issues Top Talks At Nigeria Governors Forum

    June 6, 2014 5:52 PM 11

    Poor healthcare delivery and increasing unemployment issues topped talks at the Nigeria Governors Forum held to seek solutions to the issues. At the forum held in Port Harcourt on Friday, experts and governors highlighted several aspects of the Nigerian economy that needed to be overhauled for the sectors to yield more benefits to Nigerians. The Health

  • This is how Boko Haram funds its evil

    June 6, 2014 5:27 PM 14

    Image made on May 5, 2014, from a video obtained by Agence France-Presse shows Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (AFP/Getty Images) If there was an exact moment the international community understood the breadth of Boko Haram’s evil, it came on May 5, when the group’s leader grinned and announced he would sell 200 kidnapped

  • Gov Amaechi Calls On Governors To Reflect On Cracks Within NGF | Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers

    June 6, 2014 5:12 PM 5

    Gov. Rotimi Amachi of Rivers has called on governors of the 36 states of the federation to reflect on the “cracks within the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)’’ ahead of 2015. Ameachi, who is the chairman of a faction of NGF, made the call on Friday in Port Harcourt while declaring open the fourth retreat of the forum. He said that the call became necessary

  • Nyako replies Jonathan; says APC states more peaceful than PDP’s

    June 6, 2014 5:09 PM 7

    President Goodluck Jonathan had blamed the insecurity in the APC controlled states on the governors. The Adamawa state Governor, Murtala Nyako, has stated that many All Progressives Congress, APC, controlled states are more peaceful than states controlled by governors from the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP. He was reacting to Mr. Jonathan speech at the 65th meeting

  • President Jonathan, Amosun Condole With Family Of Late Emir

    June 6, 2014 5:01 PM 3

    President Goodluck Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero earlier today. “The government and the people of Nigeria and President Jonathan commiserate with the Emir’s family and the people of Kano”, in a statement signed by the Special Assistant

  • Emir of Kano in Nigeria reported dead

    June 6, 2014 3:57 PM 2

    The Emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders, has died. Alhaji Ado Bayero, on the throne of the northern city of Kano since 1963, died after a long illness. In his 80s, he was the longest-serving Emir in Kano's history and was considered Nigeria's second most important Muslim leader. Last year, he survived an attack on his convoy by suspected

  • Emir of Kano Ado Bayero dies: Nigeria mourns at palace funeral

    June 6, 2014 3:53 PM 11

    Tens of thousands of people have gathered for the funeral for the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders. Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne in the northern city since 1963, died after a long illness at the age of 83. He was the longest-serving emir in Kano's history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria's Christians

  • BreakingNews 6/6/14 - 2 Killed As Pro-Biafra Militants Attempt To Seize Radio Station

    June 6, 2014 3:40 PM 6

    [ Masterweb Reports ] – Members of the Pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) led by Barrister Benjamin Onwuka, again invaded the Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS in an attempt to seize the radio and television station for a broadcast. The group had attacked the Government House, Enugu on March 8, 2014 claiming that it had re-established

  • Military & SSS Allegedly Raid Delivery Vans of Major Nigerian Newspapers

    June 6, 2014 3:34 PM 4

    Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 3:25 PM The Nigerian military and the State Security Service (SSS) allegedly raided delivery vans of some prominent Nigerian newspapers this morning. Vans in various parts of the country were stopped, searched, and papers destroyed, Punch reports. Publications affected include The Nation, Daily Trust, Leadership, and Punch

  • Ado Bayero: I’ve Lost A Father —Atiku  

    June 6, 2014 3:11 PM 38

    Published on June 6, 2014 by admin pmnews   ·   2 Comments Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he has lost a father in Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero who passed on today at the age of 83. In a personal tribute to Ado Bayero, the former Vice President said that his relationship with the late Emir of Kano was of a father and his favourite son spanning