Falconets Coach, Peter Dedevbo, has remained bullish despite the 6-0 walloping by Japan in Nigeria’s first match at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

Dedevbo, who acknowledged the superiority of the Japanese side, insisted that the Sunday’s result will not mark the end of the road for Nigeria in the tournament.


At least eight Nigerian Shia Muslims and one police officer have been killed in clashes with police at a religious procession in Kano city, police say.

Many marchers and five police officers were also injured, Police Commissioner Rabiu Yusuf said.

By Reuters

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu


Yobe State  Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has presented the Emir of Ngelzarma, Alhaji Muhammadu Zanna Mai Yeri III, his Staff of Office and Letter of Instrumentation as a First Class Emir at a ceremony in Ngelzarma Town.

The Emirate is a Fulani dynasty that regulates all the Fulanis in the region.

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu



Yobe State government is set to purchase 24 vehicles to House of Assembly Committee Chairmen at the cost of N275,000,000.00 from Milestone Ventures Limited.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has raised the alarm over the possibility of  preventing Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen from becoming the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The governor said that Onnoghen’s appointment

as Acting CJN was “either a grand plot to deprive him of his


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Boko Haram kills 32 soldiers in Niger

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed in a Boko Haram attack by "hundreds of assailants" on Friday on the southeastern town of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, the Niger defense ministry said on Saturday.

How NNPC former GMD, Barkindo, emerged OPEC scribe


A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Barkindo, is the new Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Re-examining Abia governance

By Uche Nwosu


Lawyer lambasts Obasanjo for calling judge ignorant, stupid

Kolawole Olaniyan, the legal adviser of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, has criticized former president Olusegun Obasanjo for insulting Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Dialogue with Niger Delta militants, Fayose advises Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with the Niger Delta militants, especially the

Buhari cancels trip to Senegal for ECOWAS Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has again cancelled his scheduled trip to Dakar, Senegal for the 49th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), adding to a string of abruptly scrapped travels by the Presidency in the last two weeks

Buhari gives CBN go-ahead on flexible naira


Faced with an economy nearing recession and inflation at the highest in almost six years, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has backed down on his refusal to allow the naira to weaken.


Dollar ticks up on rate-hike talk, exports lift Aussie


The dollar edged higher against the yen and euro Tuesday as traders weighed the impact of a likely US interest rate hike, while Australia’s currency jumped after upbeat trade data boosted hopes for the economy.

Niger Delta Avengers threatens 'bloody' attacks


A militant group in the Niger Delta, Niger Delta Avengers, has issued a renewed threat to international oil companies as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly plans a visit to the troubled region.

Ekweremadu condemns killings in South-East

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the reported killing of young men and women by security operatives in parts of the South East, all in the name of quelling disturbances.


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