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Jonathan urges Christians to pray for greater peace of Nigeria as lent begins

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan felicitates with Christians in the country as they begin the observance of Lent for the year 2012. As the dominant feature of the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is constant prayers, penitence, fasting and self-denial, President Jonathan urges Christians in Nigeria to pray fervently this Lent for greater […]

US will not send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram -McCulley

United States government on Thursday clarified that its determination to help Nigeria deal with the Boko Haram menace does not include the sending of American troops to Nigeria. United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Terrence McCulley who gave the clarification however assured that US will encourage President Goodluck Jonathan to reach out to the indigent families […]

Australian woman turns table against Nigerian internet scammers

An Australian woman, Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey has outsmarted some Nigerian internet conmen who specialize in dangling phony contracts to their victims. She turned the table against a group of con artists to the tune of $30,000 The Courier-Mail reports that Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey, 23, was employed as an “agent” in March 2010 by the Nigerians, […]

Boko Haram infiltrates schools •Teaches pupils false doctrines •FG tasks security agencies to monitor preachings

THE Federal Government has raised the alarm over infiltration of Islamic schools and centres across the country by some members of the Boko Haram sect. Government has, therefore, warned parents and guardians to closely monitor their children “against this emerging trend of teaching pupils false doctrines.” Permanent Secretary, Special Services Office, Office of the Secretary […]

Press Release, Edo Black History -2/25/12

EDO Presents an Observation on the Importance of the 3 R’s of Black History “Reflection, Recollection and Respect” to African Culture and reconnecting the African Diaspora  OAKLAND – February 23, 2012 – Education Development Opportunities (EDO) an organization dedicated to the empowerment of children of the Diaspora, announced today that area leaders will come together […]

Boko Haram sets school on fire in Borno •Kills 4 policemen in Kano, Niger •As US offers support to Nigeria

A primary school situated at Abaganaram ward of Maiduguri metropolis was set ablaze on Wednesday night by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, residents of the area alleged. When Nigerian Tribune went to the area at about 4.00 p.m., it was discovered that the fire started at about 12.00 p.m until the morning on […]

Nigeria spent $3m on contraceptives in 2011 -Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Mohammed Ali Pate, has disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Health contributed $3million for the procurement of contraceptive commodities in 2011, adding that the contribution would henceforth be an annual practice. Pate stated this in Lagos, on Thursday, during the United States Agency for International Development(USAID)’s project for […]

Lagos govt descends on tanker drivers on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway

With a view to putting an end to the act of parking trucks on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, the Lagos State government has swooped on oil tanker drivers who have cultivated the habit of parking their vehicles on the road. After the 72-hour ultimatum given by the state government for all tankers to be removed from […]

Lagos Igbo traders close markets for Ojukwu

Igbo leaders in Lagos, on Thursday, ordered the closure of markets as a mark of respect for the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Chief Chukwu Odumegwu Ojukwu. The affected markets are Ladipo Spare Parts Market; Alaba International Market; Trade Fair Market; Idumota market and Computer Village. The closure was in response to the call by the […]

74-year-old fake Ghanaian lawyer jailed for five years

   February 24, 2012 by Agency Reporter      An Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 74-year-old Ghanaian, Keinde Dodo, to five years imprisonment for pretending to be a lawyer and representing litigants in courts in Nigeria for 15 years. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Magistrate O.O. Martins did not give […]

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