Nigeria News

NIMC prints 1m National e-ID cards

The National Identity Management Commission on Saturday said it had printed about one million National e-ID Cards and issued over 400,000 to their owners across the country.

The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Chika Ogbonna, in reaction to complaints by Nigerians …

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PDP is dying, needs intensive care – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, as a dying political party that is currently in comatose and needs to be taken to an intensive care unit.

He said this on Saturday at his Abeokuta Presidential Hilltop residence in an interview with journalists, after emerging from a …

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Satan used children against me – Pastor found with 13 girls in sex harem

On a normal day, 36-year-old Chukwuemeka Nwocha, the General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos, is a ‘man of God’ that his congregation, both young and old, called “Daddy”.

After telling stories that diverted attention from allegations that he raped the girls and had also …

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Sultan announces Monday, Sept 12 Eid el-Kabir Day September 3, 2016

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, September 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH.

This followed the declaration of Saturday, September 3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on …

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Allardyce keeps faith with Joe Hart, drops Sturridge

England manager Sam Allardyce will drop Dele Alli, Daniel Sturridge and Chris Smalling for the opening match of his reign in Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia, British media reported on Saturday.

Allardyce replaced Roy Hodgson in the aftermath of England's woeful last 16 defeat against minnows Iceland at Euro …

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Breaking: Sheriff, Obasanjo in closed door meeting

A factional National Chairman of the People Democratic Party, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo held a closed door meeting at his hiltop residence in Abeokuta.

Sheriff who arrived Obasanjo's residence at 11:04 in four vehicles convoy went straight to Obasanjo's inner room for a closed …

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Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

A British bishop has become the first in the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican faith — to announce he is homosexual, in an interview published Saturday.

Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham in central England, told the Guardian newspaper he was in a long-term relationship with …

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FG to save Aero Contractors from demise

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika yesterday assured the workers of Aero Contractors Airline that the federal government will do everything within its power to prevent the airline from dying and the workers loosing their jobs, as the government will restructure the airlines.

"I landed from Riyadh …

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Gabon: ‘Who is president of the republic, it’s me Jean Ping’

Under a campaign poster promising to protect the people of Gabon from "need and fear," a large patch of blood lay congealing on shiny white tiles.

"He was a lad of around 25 whom they shot through the window," explained opposition politician Fulbert Mayombo Mbenbjangoye as he escorted journalists late …

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Singapore reports 215 cases of Zika infections, says its Asian

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil.

The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said in a joint statement on Saturday evening that of the 26 new cases …

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UK monitoring situation in Niger Delta, Nigeria’s economy

Abuja – The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, UK Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said.

"This is clearly a country with incredible opportunity with amazing people, with a real deep, strong link and friendship with United Kingdom but which faces challenges …

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UK to probe alleged DFid bankroll of Ibori’s trial

Although former Delta Governor, James Onanefe Ibori, is about to serve out his prison term, the United Kingdom says it will investigate claims that his prosecution and conviction was supported with funds made available by the Department for International Development, DfID.

The minister said: "It is very important that any …

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