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Shagari angry with PDP, denies endorsing any candidate

By News Express on 30/01/2015 9:03:10 PM

The eldest son of former President Shehu Shagari, and the District Head of Shagari, Captain Bala Shagari (rtd), has advised PDP leaders to stop dragging his father’s name into the endorsement......more

14,000 PVCs stolen in Rivers

By News Express on 30/01/2015 8:51:22 PM

Fourteen thousand Permanent Voter Cards, (PVCs) have been stolen from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the collection exercise in Rivers State. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),......more

Herdsmen invade gov Suswan local govt, kill 12

By News Express on 30/01/2015 8:37:56 PM

Fulani herdsmen on Friday launched attack on five villages in Logo, Governor Gabriel Suswam’s local government, killing over 12 persons and razing down over one 100 houses. The affected communities included......more

Youths attack gov Al-Makura's convoy

By News Express on 30/01/2015 8:21:49 PM

A group of 50 youths on Thursday night, attacked the convoy of the Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko al-Makura, at Mararaba-Garku community in Karu Local Government Area of the state, while......more

Southerners flee Northern Nigeria as elections approach

By News Express on 30/01/2015 8:09:44 PM

For fear of election violence, indigenes of South-East, South-South in the 19 states of the north have started relocating to the Federal Capital territory, FCT, Abuja and the Eastern part of......more

PDP warns Tompolo, Asari-Dokubo, others over war threat

By News Express on 30/01/2015 7:47:52 PM

The national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cau­tioned former mili­tants from the Ni­ger-Delta region to refrain from making inflammatory remarks which could under­mine the chances of its can­didate, President......more

Terrorists Sacked From Michika; Nigerian Officers in MNJTF to Account for their Actions in the Operations

By News Express on 30/01/2015 3:14:16 PM

An extensive mopping up operation to search for arms or stranded terrorists and other casualties  is ongoing in Michika after troops sacked the terrorists  who have been operating in the town......more

The devil used us —Delta YEP beneficiaries in Barbados •Tender apology to Utuama

By News Express on 30/01/2015 09:46:01 AM

Beneficiaries of the Delta State Youth Empowerment Programme (Delta YEP) in Barbados have tendered an unreserved apology to Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, SAN, for impugning his character and......more

Governor Yero will vomit Kajuru money, says El-Rufai •Receives list of demands during guber campaign rally

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 30/01/2015 09:44:28 AM

It was another day of complaints when the people of Kajuru Local Government Area in Zone 2 Senatorial District of Kaduna State on Wednesday inundated the governorship candidate of the All......more

Akwa Ibom workers adopt Udom Emmanuel as 2015 sole guber candidate

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 30/01/2015 08:29:33 AM

Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the February 28 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has been adopted by the state work force as......more

Looking forward from Davos: A new framework for a new age, By Tony O. Elumelu

By News Express on 30/01/2015 05:22:50 AM

This week world leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia, will convene at Davos to discuss the “new global context”— the theme of the World Economic Forum’s......more

Major political party to reject result of 2015 presidential election —Intersociety

By News Express on 30/01/2015 05:13:06 AM

One of the major political parties seeking to win the February 14 presidential ballot will likely reject the result, a frontline rights group has said. “There is likelihood of one of......more

Powerful New York Assembly Speaker to resign over scandal

By News Express on 30/01/2015 02:54:24 AM

The powerful Speaker of New York Assembly in the United States of America has bowed to pressure and agreed to throw in the towel in the wake a massive corruption scandal.......more

Uduaghan wants urgent voters’ education as elections loom

By News Express on 30/01/2015 02:25:12 AM

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called for rigorous voters’ education to reduce the number of void votes in the forthcoming general elections. He made the call yesterday when the......more

12 girls bag scholarship after surprising Governor Yero

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 30/01/2015 01:51:40 AM

Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has given full scholarship to 12 primary school pupils after being impressed by their brilliant presentation during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign tour......more

Buhari’s campaign train hits Ibadan, promises good governance if elected

By News Express on 30/01/2015 01:33:40 AM

The Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Ibadan promised good governance, if elected president on Feb. 14. Buhari made the pledge while addressing party......more

Jonathan announces recapture of Michika from Boko Haram, says Madagali to be liberated soon

By News Express on 30/01/2015 12:15:25 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the recapture, yesterday by the Nigerian military, of Michika town in Adamawa State from the control of Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan made the announcement yesterday afternoon......more

FIRS generated N4.69tr in 2014-Report

By News Express on 29/01/2015 8:50:49 PM

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) yesterday said it surpassed its 2014 target by N400 billion or 9.32 per cent, generating about N4.69 trillion in Federal Government taxes. According to its......more

Bird flu in Rivers, residents panic

By News Express on 29/01/2015 8:37:36 PM

Residents of Rivers State are now living in fear as the state government confirmed the outbreak of the Avian Influenza otherwise known as bird flu in another poultry in Port Harcourt.......more

Boko Haram's plot to use cobblers, livestock as bombers uncovered

By News Express on 29/01/2015 7:59:45 PM

The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed the purported plans by Boko Haram to use male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers (shoe repairers) as well as livestock, like goats, cows, donkeys and camels,......more

Jonathan ready to accept defeat, says minister

By News Express on 29/01/2015 7:49:38 PM

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro has said that President Goodluck Jonathan would concede defeat if he loses in the February 14 elections. At an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja......more

Tompolo attacks Danjuma

By News Express on 29/01/2015 7:29:16 PM

A former Niger-Delta militants’ leader, Government Ekpemupolo Tompolo yesterday attacked former Minister of Defence, General T.Y. Danjuma over his call for the arrest of some select Niger-Delta militants leaders. General Danjuma,......more

‘Boko Haram’s attack on Monguno desperate, diversionary’ •DHQ clears the air on Malamfatori operation

By News Express on 29/01/2015 3:23:19 PM

The multiple attacks by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State early in the week was a desperate and diversionary attempt to both pre-empt a massive onslaught and......more

2015: Jonathan fever grips Uyo •Labour throws weight behind President

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 29/01/2015 2:38:49 PM

Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, is wearing a new look, with logistics preparations in top gear in readiness for President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign rally in the state tomorrow. Ahead......more

Boko Haram: Don’t commit suicide, Sambo tells Buhari

By News Express on 29/01/2015 2:32:30 PM

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Thursday advised the APC presidential candidate, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, against committing suicide by planning to personally lead the war against Boko Haram terrorists, if elected president.......more

End of the road for Mali, Cameroon, S’ Africa, B’ Faso at 2015 AFCON •CIV, Congo, Algeria, Tunisia, Guinea, E’ Guinea, Ghana in Q-finals

By News Express on 29/01/2015 1:12:47 PM

Mali this evening followed two three other favourites, Cameroon, South Africa and 2013 finalists Burkina Faso, to crash out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Equatorial Guinea. While......more

APC dumps 2015 presidential and vice presidential debates •Accuses organisers of hidden agenda

By News Express on 29/01/2015 12:23:01 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not participate in the ongoing public debates on national television and radio stations organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG). News Express......more

Ex-Landlady unmasks President Jonathan’s childhood days in Oguta (Imo State)

By News Express on 29/01/2015 07:27:46 AM

For those who grew up in Oguta, in Imo State a few years before the Civil War, the name “Agu­duma” would bring back memo­ries. It was the qualification of a young......more

20 in police net over attack on Gov. Akpabio’s convoy in Oron

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 29/01/2015 06:19:37 AM

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of 20 suspects in connection with the recent attack on the convoy of Governor Godswill Akpabio’s convoy in Oron.......more

2015 Elections: A Time to Choose…4, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 29/01/2015 05:07:35 AM

While campaigning for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket sometime late last year, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar came up with what I considered the most fundamental statement I have......more

TY Danjuma under fire over call for arrest of Tompolo, Dokubo, other ex-militant leaders •He’s callous, selfish —Intersociety

By News Express on 29/01/2015 02:45:21 AM

Former Defence Minister, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Y. Danjuma has come under arrest over his call, yesterday in Kano, for the arrest and prosecution of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, General......more

Yero moves to give Southern Kaduna full-fledged university

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 29/01/2015 02:17:32 AM

Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has commenced the process of converting the Kafanchan Campus of the Kaduna State University (KASU) into a full-fledged University of Technology. Speaking at a campaign......more

2015: Yorubas will weep if they vote for Buhari as President, elders warn

By News Express on 29/01/2015 01:29:03 AM

The Yoruba nation risks exposing its people to terrible circumstances and fortunes should they cast their votes for General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd.), the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

Rivers APC says Jonathan’s Port Harcourt campaign rally a waste of time

By News Express on 29/01/2015 12:53:30 AM

Yesterday’s re-election campaign rally in Port Harcourt by President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as a waste of time and an embarrassment. Reacting to the rally held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka......more

2015: Don’t agree to work as political thugs, IGP charges Nigerian youths

By News Express on 29/01/2015 12:17:34 AM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has charged Nigerian youths to refuse being used as thugs by politicians as the country counts down to the February 2015 polls. He gave the......more

Gunman kills 7, injures 12 in Southern Kaduna village

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 28/01/2015 11:57:12 PM

Seven people have been reported dead after an unknown gunman opened fire on a small crowd at Yangal village, 200km south of Kaduna metropolise, on Tuesday night, as it marked the......more

Buhari pledges to tackle insecurity, promote agriculture if elected President

By News Express on 28/01/2015 11:25:11 PM

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammad Buhari (rtd.), on Wednesday pledged to tackle insurgency and corruption, if elected president in the Feb. 14 presidential election. Buhari......more

Fashola accuses Agbaje of tax evasion

By News Express on 28/01/2015 9:41:31 PM

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday described Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the state, Jimi Agbaje, as a serial tax evader, urging Lagosians to refrain from voting for him.......more

Adebanjo defends Afenifere's endorsement of Jonathan

By News Express on 28/01/2015 9:25:58 PM

A chieftain of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday explained that the body endorsed the presidential candidature of President Goodluck Jonathan because of its belief in him to implement the report of......more

Mimiko, Ibrahim renew battle at Jonathan rally in Akure

By News Express on 28/01/2015 9:09:14 PM

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko and Publisher of Newswatch Times, Jimoh Ibrahim renewed their hostility as Ibrahim prevented the visiting President Goodluck Jonathan from presenting party’s flags to Mimiko’s anointed candidates......more

Maku tackles Mark over defection

By News Express on 28/01/2015 8:40:12 PM

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State and former Information Minister, Mr Labaran Maku, on Wednesday, faulted the Senate President, David Mark’s comment on his......more

FG removes adverts, posters from federal roads in Lagos

By News Express on 28/01/2015 8:00:57 PM

The Federal Road Maintenance Agen­cy (FERMA) has or­dered the immediate removal of all posters, sign posts and billboards from all Federal Government-owned roads in Lagos State. National Coordinator of the task......more

TY Danjuma demands arrest of Tompolo, Dokubo, other ex-militant leaders

By News Express on 28/01/2015 7:46:05 PM

Former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd.), has called for the arrest of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, General Boyloaf and others over recent war threats by the......more

ASUU accuses LASU VC of non-possession of PhD, keeping 2 jobs

By News Express on 28/01/2015 2:26:37 PM

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday accused the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. John Obafunwa, of not possessing a PhD and holding two jobs. Dr Adesola Nasir, ASUU’s......more

Jonathan pledges more development if re-elected, woos Rivers voters

By News Express on 28/01/2015 2:15:08 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said that the Federal Government was determined to take development to all parts of the country and asked the people of Rivers to massively vote for......more

ARISE TV: Congratulations, Obaigbena, for 20 years of robust journalism

By Friday Olokor on 28/01/2015 11:16 AM

Fellow Nigerians, please join me in congratulating the doyen of modern journalism in Nigeria; a man of the people and a detribalised Nigerian whose patriotism and commitment to “One Nation and......more

280 child soldiers (some as young as 11) surrender weapons in South Sudan •3,000 to be discharged

By News Express on 28/01/2015 04:29:44 AM

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have secured the release of nearly 3,000 child soldiers in war-torn South Sudan, 280 of whom were discharged on Tuesday. “Recruited by......more

Akwa Ibom transporters kick against Joint Tax Board directive

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 28/01/2015 04:16:31 AM

Akwa Ibom State transport stakeholders have dissociated themselves from reports in some newspapers quoting the Joint Tax Board as restraining motorists from paying any form of tax to states. The decision......more

APC alleges shoot-at-sight order as Jonathan campaigns in Rivers, warns members to stay away from rally venue

By News Express on 28/01/2015 03:48:07 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has warned its members to stay away from the venue and vicinity of today’s campaign rally in the state capital by President Goodluck......more

Okonjo-Iweala battles Soludo •Dismisses ex-CBN Governor as a liar without honour

By News Express on 28/01/2015 03:18:44 AM

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, as “someone whose sojourn into National......more

Genocide inevitable if 2015 elections bungled, Intersociety warns •Begs international community to intervene before it’s too late

By News Express on 28/01/2015 02:10:20 AM

The international community has been begged to intervene and help to make the February 2015 polls in Nigeria successful so as to prevent a repeat of the Rwandan genocide. According to......more

Bombers destroy Ohanaeze National Ndigbo Secretariat

By News Express on 28/01/2015 12:29:06 AM

The National Secretariat of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, located at No 7 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu, was yesterday attacked by unknown persons with objects suspected to be Improvised......more

2015: Afenifere endorses President Jonathan

By News Express on 27/01/2015 11:46:10 PM

The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on Tuesday in Akure endorsed the second term bid of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group gave the endorsement at the residence......more

After killing his wife, cancer also claims ex-Super Eagles ’keeper Wilfred Agbonavbare

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 27/01/2015 11:12:53 PM

Like his wife, former Super Eagles goaltender Wilfred Agbonavbare has died of cancer. He died yesterday in Spain, aged 48. Agbonavbare had been battling cancer for some time, and it was......more

Jonathan’s Port Harcourt Rally: APC cries out over alleged PDP plot to rubbish Rivers royal fathers

By News Express on 27/01/2015 10:51:18 PM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) last night cried out over an alleged plot by the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ridicule traditional......more

Certificate saga: Buhari taking Nigerians for granted; he’s unfit to aspire for public office, By Rotimi Coker

By News Express on 27/01/2015 08:45:54 AM

I have been following the drama and suspense Nigerians have been subjected to by General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), a man who wants to be the president of this country with all......more

Conduct election in IDP camps, INEC urged

By News Express on 27/01/2015 08:21:16 AM

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the I-Nigerian Initiative, has urged the National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that it does not disenfranchise Nigerians currently living inside Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the......more

Why we can’t stop fund allocation to LGs controlled by Boko Haram —Finance Ministry

By News Express on 27/01/2015 08:04:27 AM

Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance has explained why it continues to release monthly allocations from the Federation Account to local government areas under the control of Boko Haram insurgents. There are several......more

Buhari lacks the foundation to lead a modern nation —Media Forum

By News Express on 27/01/2015 06:39:30 AM

A pressure group, the Oriental Media Forum (OMF), has said that going by his University of Cambridge West African School Certificate Examination statement of result released to the public last week,......more

2015: Dakuku Peterside’s plethora of royal blessings and the future of Rivers State

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze on 27/01/2015 04:40:10 AM

Preamble: Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), an influential English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, once stated that he who controls the past......more

European Union boycotts 2015 poll monitoring in North-East over insecurity

By News Express on 27/01/2015 04:02:14 AM

The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission in Nigeria has said that it will not deploy its personnel to the North-East zone during the February general elections due to the security......more

Obiano charms Nnewi, Ekwusigo with N16.5bn road projects

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 27/01/2015 02:19:13 AM

Communities and residents of Nnewi and Ekwusigo local government areas of Anambra State yesterday pledged total support to the administration of Governor Willie Obiano and all the candidates of All Progressives......more

2015: Intersociety drags INEC to Pope, UN and Foreign Missions, warns: ‘Anarchy looms in Nigeria’

By News Express on 27/01/2015 12:09:02 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been dragged before the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, the United Nations and 11 Foreign Missions in Nigeria for allegedly bungling preparations for the February......more

Red alert in Akwa Ibom over bird flu

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 26/01/2015 10:56:22 PM

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Godwin Afangideh, has alerted poultry farmers in the state to immediately report any case of bird flu disease to the ministry for prompt government......more

FG to settle severance package of 1, 669 PHCN workers this week

By News Express on 26/01/2015 8:54:04 PM

The Federal Government is set to pay 1,669 former employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) their severance packages this week. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, who spoke......more

Ogun confirms outbreak of birdflu in Ota, Shagamu, others

By News Express on 26/01/2015 8:11:54 PM

Ogun State government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of Avian Influenza otherwise known as bird flu. The state commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Ronke Sokefun while addressing newsmen said samples from Sango, Sagamu......more

I will support best presidential candidate, says Diya

By News Express on 26/01/2015 7:51:42 PM

Former Chief of General Staff (CGS), General Oladipo Diya, said yesterday he would support only the best candidate in next month’s presidential election. Speaking exclusively with Daily Sun in Abuja, he......more

Sylva lobbies former aides for Buhari

By News Express on 26/01/2015 7:41:29 PM

Former Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva has begun intense lobbying of his former top aides and leading members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to support the All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

Exodus hits Maiduguri, Munguno following Boko Haram attacks

By News Express on 26/01/2015 7:18:52 PM

Residents are fleeing parts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, and neighbouring Munguno, to safer locations, following the simultaneous attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday. This was despite the insurgents being......more

ASAP, PREMIUM TIMES to hold symposium on political campaign funding, poverty

By News Express on 26/01/2015 4:29:20 PM

As the 2015 Nigerian general elections draw nearer, the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an association of academics across the globe, is organising a symposium to address issues of campaign funding......more

Jonathan administration to construct additional 20,000km tarred roads, if re-elected

By News Express on 26/01/2015 4:17:03 PM

Vice-President Namadi Sambo said on Monday that the PDP-led Federal Government would construct additional 20,000 km of tarred roads in the next four years, if re-elected on Feb. 14. Sambo, who......more

INEC rejects governorship candidates of parties in 7 states for 2015 polls

By News Express on 26/01/2015 4:01:11 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the submission of governorship candidates by seven parties in different states of the federation. The parties and the states affected are: Peoples Party......more

Troops wipe out 53 more Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri and Konduga

By News Express on 26/01/2015 3:39:58 PM

Continuing coordinated ground and air mop-up activities by military personnel in the aftermath of yesterday’s Boko Haram’s attacks on Maiduguri and Konduga have led to the destruction of dozens of more......more

Mammoth crowd prevents El-Rufa’i from addressing campaign rally in Zaria

By News Express on 26/01/2015 3:27:39 PM

A mammoth crowd today prevented the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial flag-bearer in Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, from addressing a campaign rally in Zaria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)......more

Irate APC supporters burn President Jonathan’s campaign vehicles in Niger

By News Express on 26/01/2015 06:41:21 AM

Suspected supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday attacked and set ablaze two campaign vehicles belonging to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Suleja area of the Niger State, according to......more

Abuja Co-Operative business societies protest electricity rate hike, petition Abuja Electricity firm

By News Express on 26/01/2015 06:09:40 AM

The Co-Operative business societies in Abuja have protested the hike in electricity tariff in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), demanding an immediate downward review by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC)......more

2015: APC heads for court over shutdown of sms fund raising platform by NCC

By News Express on 26/01/2015 02 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said it would institute a legal process against the National Communications Commission (NCC) to challenge the shutdown of some of its sms fund raising......more

University of Ibadan gets new Deputy VC (Academic)

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 26/01/2015 12:57:22 AM

The University of Ibadan (UI) has appointed Professor Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, as the 7th Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of......more

Cult rivals kill pastor’s son

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 25/01/2015 11:56:46 PM

The son of a Pentecostal pastor has been shot and killed in Awka, the Anambra State capital, sparking speculations that he might have been a secret cultist. The deceased, said to......more

MTN makes subscribers millionaires

By News Express on 25/01/2015 9:35:36 PM

MTN Nigeria has given out cash prizes, ranging from N10 million to N1 million to lucky subscribers, who participated in its ongoing Cash Quest promo. Sharing his story, one of the......more

Buhari’s certificate saga: Police dismisses story on school principal’s murder

By News Express on 25/01/2015 9:19:34 PM

Katsina State Police Command, on Sunday, dispelled rumour over the alleged murder of Malam Ballo Isyaku, principal of Government College, Katsina, who released Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate. The Police Public Relations......more

US vows to deny violent Nigerian politicians visa •Kerry meets Jonathan, Buhari ahead of 2015 presidential poll

By News Express on 25/01/2015 8:50:44 PM

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry vowed yesterday that the US Government would deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during the next month's elections. “Given the stakes,......more

2015: Jonathan woos Dangote, Otudeko, other business moguls

By News Express on 25/01/2015 8:03:43 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, took his campaign for re-election to the country’s business community in Lagos, promising more collaboration with the private sector in the provision of infrastructure. Speaking after a......more

Jonathan mandates Uduaghan, Presidency, Petroleum Ministry on new date for $16bn Gas City Project ground breaking

By News Express on 25/01/2015 2:43:45 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan has mandated the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, relevant authorities in the Presidency and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to fix a new date for the ground......more

Boko Haram suffers heavy casualties in failed bid to over-run Maiduguri and other Borno towns

By News Express on 25/01/2015 2:23:25 PM

Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in the early hours of today have been successfully repelled, Defence Headquarters has confirmed. “An extensive cordon and search is ongoing......more

2015: It’s difficult for Buhari to win in the South West —Gani Adams

By News Express on 25/01/2015 09:03:15 AM

Otunba Gani Adams is the coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and a delegate member of the last National Conference. In this interview with Ojoduwa Adah, he speaks about his experience......more

Corporate communications expert Austin Edoja-Peters of Access Bank and NSIA fame dies unexpectedly

By News Express on 25/01/2015 08:29:07 AM

Death has robbed Nigeria of a corporate communications expert in the person of Austin Edoja-Peters, former Head of Corporate Affairs at Access Bank and until his death Communications Adviser at Nigeria......more

Update: Curfew imposed as war rages in Maiduguri between troops and Boko Haram

By News Express on 25/01/2015 03:27:36 AM

A curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, with immediate effect till further notice. This follows the on-going war for the control of the town between Nigerian troops......more

Famous Benin City Priest, Father Ogbomwan, dies after brief illness

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 25/01/2015 02:32:01 AM

The Parish Priest of St Gabriel The Archangel Catholic Church in Benin City, Rev. Father Festus Ogbomwan, is dead. He died yesterday after a brief illness. At his official residence in......more

Breaking News: Soldiers, Boko Haram battle for the control of Maiduguri

By News Express on 25/01/2015 02:14:42 AM

An attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to penetrate Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, is being strongly resisted by the Nigerian military. “Nigerian troops are currently repelling attacks by terrorists around Maiduguri......more

Amaechi vs Jonathan: Soldiers take over Port Harcourt Stadium

By News Express on 25/01/2015 01:39:50 AM

Soldiers have barricaded the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt three days after Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, said the facility couldn’t be used for President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign slated......more

192 Boko Haram captives regain freedom

By News Express on 25/01/2015 01:13:56 AM

Boko Haram has released nearly 200 hostages, most of them women, who were kidnapped from a village in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe, a community leader and a military source......more

Jonathan vows to rescue Chibok schoolgirls if re-elected President •Denies sponsoring Boko Haram

By News Express on 25/01/2015 12:31:46 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to rescue and bring back the abducted Chibok schoolgirls if re-elected for a second term in next month’s presidential ballot. Speaking on the fate of the......more

Stolen Permanent Voter Cards useless on election day, says INEC

By News Express on 25/01/2015 12:23:36 AM

Those who have been stealing or buying Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the February 2015 general elections are merely wasting their time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.......more

2015: Ex-militant leaders regroup, threaten war over attacks on Jonathan

By News Express on 24/01/2015 11:46:15 PM

Former militant leaders and commanders in the Niger Delta region yesterday regrouped in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, with a warning to the opposition to stop attacking President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign train.......more

RIGHTSView: 2015 elections and Nigeria’s human rights landscape

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 24/01/2015 3:11:39 PM

January 2015 is a landmark month in the annals of Nigerian politics. Because, this month,  leading political parties – namely, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

We don’t need UN’s help to defeat Boko Haram —Dasuki

By News Express on 24/01/2015 09:31:03 AM

Nigeria does not need the help of the United Nations or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the National Security Adviser has told the BBC. Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd)......more

Rivers APC raises the alarm over attacks, postpones guber rally after bombing of campaign venue

By News Express on 24/01/2015 09:19:30 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out over the increasing rate of attacks directed against it. The party raised the alarm following the bombing, in......more

Politics should not be a do-or-die affair, says Niboro

By News Express on 24/01/2015 08:16:28 AM

Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ima Niboro, has decried the way some politicians have taken politics as do-or-die business. He was speaking on Thursday in Abuja while receiving......more

Buhari needs us more than we need him

By Chima Nwafo on 24/01/2015 07:36:02 AM

This is a reaction to a rebranding campaign launched immediately after General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) emerged presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An irritating aspect of the image laundering......more

Guild of online publishers calls for membership

By News Express on 24/01/2015 07:28:37 AM

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called for membership applications from professional journalists who are into online newspaper publishing. GOCOP is a convergence of seasoned journalists who are publishers......more

INEC has already rigged 2015 presidential poll in favour of Buhari and the North –Intersociety

By News Express on 24/01/2015 04:46:45 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the watch of Prof. Attahiru Jega has been accused of having already rigged the 2015 presidential poll in favour of the North. “Our forensic......more

Uduaghan declares war on political thugs, says campaign violence not acceptable in Delta

By News Express on 24/01/2015 04:00:15 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has decried the spate of violent attacks being perpetrated by supporters of some candidates against political opponents, warning against the menace in Delta State. Dr.......more

UN throws weight behind war against Boko Haram

By News Express on 24/01/2015 03:16:54 AM

The Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for West Africa and Special Envoy of the United Nations to Nigeria, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has pledged the support of the......more

Breaking: APC campaign venue bombed in Rivers

By News Express on 24/01/2015 01:43:30 AM

The venue of today’s proposed governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has been attacked by suspected political thugs. “In the wee hours of the morning......more

2015: Don’t be deceived, NSITF Chairman urges Nigerians; explains why Jonathan is the best choice

By Njamanze Fidel, Abuja on 24/01/2015 01:12:33 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will make Nigeria prosperous, says Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja Friday,......more

​IGP decorates, tasks newly promoted DIG, AIGs and CPs

By News Express on 24/01/2015 12:04:45 AM

Ten newly promoted senior police officers have been decorated by Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba. The event took place yesterday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. It was witnessed by family......more

February elections will hold as scheduled —INEC

By News Express on 23/01/2015 11:26:54 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is working towards making sure that the general elections fixed for February 14 and 28 hold as scheduled. INEC Chairman, Prof.......more

Aregbesola vrs Omisore: Tribunal reserves ruling indefinitely

By News Express on 23/01/2015 9:16:40 PM

Justice Elizabeth Ekpejime-led tribunal panel yesterday reserved ruling indefinitely on the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore against the outcome of Osun August 9, governorship poll. Governor......more

Fayose faults Jonathan over N22b

By News Express on 23/01/2015 8:44:17 PM

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has denied a report that Federal Government released a sum of N22 billion to Ekiti State after assuming power in October 2014. Fayose said this......more

2015: Ohanaeze undecided over Jonathan, Buhari

By News Express on 23/01/2015 7:46:58 PM

The Igbo apex body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the Igbos have not yet decided on which presidential can­didate to support in the February 14 presidential election. In a statement issued......more

2015: PPA Leader calls for prayers

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 23/01/2015 10:30:22 AM

Leader of Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) in Anambra State, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, has called on Nigerians to pray for the peaceful conduct of the February 2015 general elections. He made the......more

Corruption: 3 more sponsors dump FIFA

By News Express on 23/01/2015 08:18:25 AM

Three famous sponsors, Castrol, Continental and Johnson and Johnson today severed their ties with the world soccer ruling body, FIFA. This is coming after Sony and Emirates shut their doors against......more

Military set for FINAL ONSLAUGHT on Boko Haram •Aims to crush sect before Feb. 14 polls

By News Express on 23/01/2015 07:19:09 AM

The Nigerian military has finalised plans to conduct a “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of Boko Haram terrorists in the parts of North-East to the borders of......more

Ebola: GTBank donates N40 million to Swiss Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 23/01/2015 06:05:26 AM

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), a foremost financial institution in Africa, has donated N40 million to Swiss Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders towards the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) intervention strategy in......more

Rivers APC declares Amaechi champion of free and qualitative education, lauds commissioning of state-of-the-art school block

By News Express on 23/01/2015 05:51:16 AM

Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has been declared the champion of free and qualitative education by the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party while......more

APCON blows hot over offensive political adverts

By News Express on 23/01/2015 05:45:04 AM

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has warned advertisers, their agents and media organisations to comply with relevant laws and regulations on political advertising, “especially during this critical period leading......more

Military reclaims website after hours of occupation by hackers

By News Express on 23/01/2015 03:36:24 AM

The Nigerian military has successfully reclaimed its official website after hours of occupation by hackers. As earlier reported by News Express, www.defenceinfo.mil.ng was taken over in the wee hours of today......more

14 killed in Governor’s convoy

By News Express on 23/01/2015 03 AM

The police in Bauchi yesterday confirmed that 14 persons were killed in an accident involving the convoy of Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP......more

6 presidential body guards injured in Bauchi attack •How Jonathan’s campaign rally was disrupted •Ijaw youths spit fire

By News Express on 23/01/2015 01:26:39 AM

For the second time in three days, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and top officials of his administration, as well as of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were yesterday attacked by......more

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Prince Salman enthroned as successor

By News Express on 23/01/2015 12:23:23 AM

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz has passed away and his Crown Prince Salman has been declared the new monarch. In a statement carried by the Saudi TV in the early hours......more

Yero signs N200bn 2015 Kaduna Budget into law

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 22/01/2015 11:31:18 PM

Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Yero has signed into law a total of N200.7 billion as the state’s 2015 Budget. The ceremony, which took place yesterday at the Government House in Kaduna,......more

2015 Presidency: Jonathan best of all the candidates –Senate President David Mark

By News Express on 22/01/2015 11:06:55 PM

Senate President, David Mark has stated that among the 14 men and women seeking the vote of Nigerians in the February 14 presidential election, the incumbent, Dr. Goodluck “Jonathan remains the......more

Breaking: Nigerian military’s website attacked, brought down by hackers

By News Express on 22/01/2015 10:42:08 PM

The official website of the Nigerian military has been attacked and successfully taken over by hackers. News Express logged into the site (www.defenceinfo.mil.ng) a few minutes ago, only to discover that......more

2015 polls will be violence-free, Dasuki assures

By News Express on 22/01/2015 11:00:55 AM

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, today gave an assurance that the February general elections will be successful and violence free. Speaking as a guest of the Chatham House......more

Niger Delta an occupied territory, says foremost environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey

By News Express on 22/01/2015 10:33:25 AM

Foremost environmentalist, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, has described Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta as an occupied territory. Bassey, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International from 2008 to 2012, and currently director of......more

Renowned educationist faults Buhari’s school cert., says no schools taught local languages in Nigeria before 1971

By News Express on 22/01/2015 10:31:19 AM

A research report by an educationist and Professor of Educational Foundations in the University of Ilorin, A. A. Adeyinka, has punched holes in the claims by presidential candidate of the All......more

Anambra Police Commissioner tasks politicians, journalists on credible elections

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 22/01/2015 10:10:08 AM

Anambra State police Commissioner, Mr. Hosea Karma, has called for a violence-free, fair and credible 2015 general elections in the state. He made the call while speaking on the preparations of......more

If Jonathan had performed, his campaign should have been on his achievements —Buhari’s Campaign Spokesman, Garba Shehu

By News Express on 22/01/2015 09:50:15 AM

The Director of Media and Publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said the failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to deliver democratic dividends to Nigerians......more

African Development Bank and MasterCard partner to drive inclusive growth across continent

By News Express on 22/01/2015 09:02:11 AM

Today, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent. The collaboration seeks to develop solutions that drive inclusive......more

Gunmen storm APC Secretariat in Ekiti

By News Express on 22/01/2015 06:50:53 AM

The secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State was yesterday attacked by gunmen, who destroyed flags and posters of the party’s candidates. According to a statement by Taiwo......more

2015 Elections: A Time to Choose (3); Focus on Akwa Ibom, Nasarawa, Taraba, Oyo, Kano, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 22/01/2015 06:18:57 AM

I wonder how my friend, Abba Risqua Mohammed, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial running mate in Kano State, would have felt on Monday to see his late father and national......more

$1.7bn investment flows into Anambra •Obiano hunts for more, partners Thai investors

By News Express on 22/01/2015 05:57 AM

Anambra State has netted about $1.7 billion investment inflow from local and international organisations, with the prospects of attracting more investments through the on-going investment networking and partnership summit with Thai......more

2015 polls: Intersociety reports Jega, INEC to President Jonathan, demands action before Nigeria is set on fire

By News Express on 22/01/2015 05:49:50 AM

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has reported the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to President Goodluck Jonathan and......more

Clergyman tasks journalists on influx of quacks

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 22/01/2015 04:11:45 AM

The influx of quacks in the journalism profession has been described as “a serious setback in the smooth operation of the noble profession as the fourth estate of the realm.” A......more

Rivers APC alleges plot by PDP and Wike to clone Dakuku Peterside’s Four-Point Agenda

By News Express on 22/01/2015 02:08:54 AM

The ruling party in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Chief Nyesome Wike, of plotting to clone the Four-Point......more

United Capital releases Nigerian Economy and Financial Markets 2015 Report

By News Express on 22/01/2015 01:26:27 AM

United Capital Plc has released its authoritative and eagerly anticipated Nigerian Economy and Financial Markets 2015 report. The Nigerian Economy and Financial Markets 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook Report (“the Report”)......more

I never begged IBB, says Governor Aliyu

By News Express on 21/01/2015 10:53:54 PM

Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has denied a report alleging that he asked former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, to beg his deputy and others that dumped the......more

Boko Haram and sponsors must be brought to book —United Nations

By News Express on 21/01/2015 10:32:16 PM

The United Nations (UN) Security Council, yesterday, said perpetrators and financiers of Boko Haram attacks must be brought to book in accordance with international law and relevant Security Council resolutions. The......more

2015: Boko Haram declares Jonathan, Buhari unfit to rule Nigeria

By News Express on 21/01/2015 10:02:32 PM

The leader of Boko Haram, Shekau Abubakar, yesterday said neither President Goodluck Jonathan nor Gen­eral Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), is fit to rule Nigeria, describing them as infidels. “Nigerians are busy with......more

Jonathan unfair to South-South, says Rivers APC chair Ikanya

By News Express on 21/01/2015 9:22:54 PM

The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being unfair to Rivers State and the South-South. He spoke......more

Dokubo tells Igbos, corps members to leave the North •Vows to avenge alleged attack on Jonathan in Katsina

By News Express on 21/01/2015 9:02:24 PM

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, yesterday, called on Igbos and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), currently residing in the North, to......more

Controversy deepens; Question mark over Buhari’s certificate released by Govt. College Katsina

By News Express on 21/01/2015 1:01:51 PM

A move designed to put to rest the certificate scandal involving All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), seems to have backfired, with holes being spotted in the......more

No shaking; we’ll ensure peaceful and successful 2015 elections —Security & Response Agencies

By News Express on 21/01/2015 10:26:30 AM

The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) has pledged that it will remain professional, non-partisan and apolitical at all times, especially during the February 2015 general elections. In......more

2015: Security operatives read Riot Act to political parties, candidates in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh on 21/01/2015 08:41:54 AM

Security agencies in Anambra State on Monday warned various political parties, as well as their candidates and supporters that the full weight of the law awaits anybody who in any way......more

Lagos APC warns AIG Mbu

By News Express on 21/01/2015 08:40:18 AM

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it hopes that Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Joseph Mbu, was not redeployed to Zone 2 for the......more

Countdown to 2015: Governor Yero never called for violence in Kaduna

By Ahmed Maiyaki on 21/01/2015 07:45:03 AM

It has come to our notice that some persons seeking to score cheap political points have resorted to ascribing negative meanings to the recent call by Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero on......more

Breaking: Buhari names secondary schoolmates, releases WASC exam number •Fails to present certificate

By News Express on 21/01/2015 06:45:59 AM

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has released his secondary school examination number and named some of his secondary schoolmates in his efforts to kill......more

ICPC to partner online media on anti-corruption campaign

By News Express on 21/01/2015 05:46:02 AM

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that it would partner online media publishers to strengthen the anti-corruption campaign in the country. ICPC Chairman Ekpo Nta......more

2015 polls: Go and conquer, Akwa Ibom PDP Chairman tells Gov. Akpabio

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 21/01/2015 04:44:36 AM

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Paul Ekpo, has charged Governor Godswill Akpabio to kick-start his 2015 political campaign and “ensure that you win the......more

Buhari clears the air on certificate saga today •APC lambasts Nigerian Army over controversy

By News Express on 21/01/2015 03:52:46 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), will today clear the air on the controversy surrounding his West African School Certificate (WASC). Director of Media and Publicity of......more

Bribery scandal hits Tompolo’s warships transaction •2 suspects in the net

By News Express on 21/01/2015 03:15:17 AM

A bribery scandal has hit the recent procurement of seven gunboats by a private security firm belonging to ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemuplo, a.k.a Tompolo, purportedly for the Nigerian Maritime Administration......more

10,000 flee Cameroon border as Boko Haram increases attacks

By News Express on 21/01/2015 01:00:10 AM

More than 10,000 panic-stricken Cameroonians were said to be running from border regions with Borno State for safer locations after attacks by Boko Haram have intensified. Government officials were quoted as......more

So where’s Buhari’s certificate?: Neither the original copy, certified true copy (CTC) nor statement of result is with us —Army

By News Express on 21/01/2015 12:46:19 AM

The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, declared that “neither the original copy, certified true copy (CTC) nor statement of result of Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate (WASC) result is......more

APC raises the alarm over AIG Mbu's redeployment to Zone Two

By News Express on 21/01/2015 12:34:06 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday raised the alarm over the redeployment of the controversial Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Joseph Mbu to Zone Two formerly held by AIG Umaru Manko.......more

Ekwueme, Gbonigi, others endorse Jonathan for re-election as President

By News Express on 21/01/2015 12:11:40 AM

Leaders of the Southern Nigeria People’s Assembly (SNPA), including former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Bishop Emmanuel Gbonigi and others, rose from their fifth General Assembly in Enugu yesterday and endorsed President......more

Enugu 2015: Ugwuanyi to vows to consolidate on Chime’s legacy

By News Express on 20/01/2015 3:46:38 PM

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has assured the people of the stare of his resolve to build on the legacy of Governor......more

IGP redeploys 28 AIGs •He didn’t break any peace accord, says Sokoto CP

By News Express on 20/01/2015 2:29:01 PM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered, with immediate effect, the redeployment of 28 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to various departments, Zonal Commands and Formations of the Force. “This......more

Rivers APC to drag PDP to the UN, others over electoral violence

By News Express on 20/01/2015 2:01:37 PM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced its intention to report the leadership of the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the United......more

No review of 2015 Budget benchmark despite crash in oil price, says FG

By News Express on 20/01/2015 1:38:18 PM

The Federal Government has ruled out an immediate review of the benchmark for the 2015 Federal Budget despite the crash in oil price in the international market. Oil price of $65......more

I deserve a second term in office —Ajimobi

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 20/01/2015 12:54:10 PM

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has declared that he deserves a second term in office as a result of his achievements in the past almost four years in office. Speaking......more

Udom Emmanuel outlines priorities at Akwa Ibom PDP 2015 campaign flag-off

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 20/01/2015 12:19:17 PM

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has promised that he will stand on sustainable and uncommon development of the state if......more

2015: Rivers APC vows to win all senatorial seats •Says Abe, Uchendu and Amachree unbeatable

By News Express on 20/01/2015 11:33:12 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has served notice of its readiness to snatch the only senatorial seat in the possession of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).......more

Tony Elumelu drives the African Private Sector Agenda at the 2015 World Economic Forum

By News Express on 20/01/2015 10:16:33 AM

Nigerian Business Leader and Philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, will be a leading voice highlighting the African private sector agenda at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF). Mr. Elumelu has been......more

Cameroonian army frees 24 hostages held by Boko Haram

By News Express on 20/01/2015 04:05:08 AM

The Cameroonian army has freed 24 of 100 people held hostage by Boko Haram militants in the country’s far north region, the Defense Ministry said Monday. “The hostages were released on......more

New fuel price records low compliance nationwide

By News Express on 20/01/2015 02:06:56 AM

Investigations on the compliance of fuel stations with the new pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) have revealed that despite the Federal Government’s directive to filling stations nationwide to revert......more

Feb elections: Jega exposes politicians

By News Express on 20/01/2015 01:49:21 AM

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has accused politicians of threatening INEC officials, as well as inducing them with money, saying many of them were desperate......more

Fayose's advert embarasses Jonathan, PDP

By News Express on 20/01/2015 12:39:48 AM

An advertisement placed by Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose in some national newspapers in support of President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign yesterday is already earning the president and People Democratic Party......more

Why I may not vote during the 2015 elections —Sultan

By News Express on 20/01/2015 12:07:12 AM

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared that failure of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide him his Permanent Voter Card (PVC) might disenfranchise him and......more

Certificate scandal: 3,000 protesters storm Abuja, issue Buhari 7 days ultimatum

By Achiever Peterson, Abuja on 19/01/2015 4:39:06 PM

Thousands of youths, men and women today stormed Abuja, giving a week’s ultimatum to the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2015 elections, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd.),......more

Ogoni group rejects Buhari's endorsement

By News Express on 19/01/2015 01:34:10 AM

An Ogoni group, the Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates (KSWA) has dissociated itself from the endorsement of presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Ogoni ethnic nationality. The group warned......more

Fani-Kayode insists Buhari is sick

By News Express on 19/01/2015 01:25:07 AM

Despite the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammad Buhari’s denial, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation insisted Buhari, is not fit for the race. Addressing newsmen in Abuja......more

Fuel price now N87 per litre

By News Express on 19/01/2015 01:11:57 AM

The Federal Govern­ment yesterday, an­nounced the reduc­tion of the pump price of Petroleum Spirit (PMS) to N87.00 per litre with effect from last midnight. The percentage change be­tween the old and......more

Buhari clears air on health, certificate, PTF

By News Express on 19/01/2015 01:06:12 AM

All Progressives Congress, (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, dismissed doubts about his medical and educational fitness for the presidency, describing such allegations as distractions by the ruling People’s Democratic......more

Nigerian executed in Indonesia for drug offence

By Nelson Dafe on 18/01/2015 7:41:46 PM

The strict arm of the law of Indonesia has caught up with a Nigerian drug peddler. The unnamed Nigerian, alongside convicted nationals from Brazil, The Netherlands and Malawi were executed by......more

Uduaghan, Okowa, Uzor cry out over 700,000 uncollected PVCs in Delta

By News Express on 18/01/2015 7:12:45 PM

Not less than 700,000 unclaimed Permanent Voters’ Cards are lying fallow at the Delta State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Asaba. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan made the disclosure......more

2015: Non-Indigenes in Rivers endorse Buhari and Dakuku Peterside •Game over for PDP, says Rivers APC

By News Express on 18/01/2015 6:41:07 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, yesterday declared the game over for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with regard to the February 2015 general elections. This followed the endorsement,......more

Boko Haram kidnaps 60 (many of them children) in Cameroon

By News Express on 18/01/2015 5:53:30 PM

Suspected militants from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped at least 60 people in neighbouring Cameroon, officials say. They said many of those kidnapped in the cross border attack against......more

Suicide bomber kills 5 in Potiskum

By News Express on 18/01/2015 5:37:58 PM

A suicide bomb attack has killed at least five people in Potiskum, Yobe State, North-East Nigeria. An official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) told Channels Television that......more

APC worried over plot to scuttle Buhari's victory

By News Express on 18/01/2015 02:18:48 AM

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation is worried by a statement credited to a Presidency official in which he said government would rather hand over power to the military than to General......more

Obanikoro accuses APC of plot to rig elections

By News Express on 18/01/2015 01:58:16 AM

The immediate past Min­ister of State for De­fence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has accused the main opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) of planning to rig the forthcoming general elec­tions in......more

TAN tackles Dickson over expulsion directive

By News Express on 18/01/2015 01:34:04 AM

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) in Bayelsa State, yesterday, criticised the statement credited to Governor Seriake Dickson, directing the body and support groups to leave the state. According to its......more

APC leaders have abandoned Buhari, says Metuh

By News Express on 18/01/2015 01:14:15 AM

The National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Olisa  Metuh  has alleged that leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have abandoned General Muhammadu Buhari to his campaigns for the February 14,......more

Boko Haram: Lamido faults Nigerian state

By News Express on 18/01/2015 12:52:56 AM

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said the reason why Boko Haram is still terrorising Nigeria and taking over parts of the Nigerian territory was the weak Nigerian state.......more

Presidential, governorship aspirants must sign MoU with Akwa Ibom Police Command before campaign —CP

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 17/01/2015 12:46:05 PM

Presidential and gubernatorial candidates have been directed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Akwa Ibom State Police Command before campaigning in any part of the state as the......more

Pastor, 9 other Nigerian travellers thrown out of boat and drowned for praying

By News Express on 17/01/2015 12:21:22 PM

About 10 Nigerian Christians migrating to Spain for a better life met their death when they were allegedly thrown overboard for praying. The perpetrators of the act, it was reported, threw......more

RIGHTSView: Nigeria, country where 150 lives is not a big deal

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 17/01/2015 10:08:05 AM

In recent conversations on the unfortunate fate that has of late befallen the sovereign entity known as Nigeria, my friend and I lamented the poor respect and low regard that constituted......more

$10 million prize money at stake as 2015 AFCON kicks off in Equatorial Guinea

By News Express on 17/01/2015 10:00:35 AM

The 16 teams at this year’s tournament in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of 10 million dollars. The losing finalist wins a million dollars. This is according to a special......more

Uduaghan tasks traditional rulers on voter education

By News Express on 17/01/2015 06:59:23 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has challenged traditional rulers to educate their subjects on the need to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card. He made the call yesterday while addressing traditional......more

Heavy rains kill 176 in Malawi

By News Express on 17/01/2015 06:50:38 AM

The death toll from devastating floods that have hit Malawi over the past two weeks has reached 176, Vice-President Saulos Chilima said Friday. “The number of deaths as of now is......more

Nigeria draws from Excess Crude Account to augment oil revenue shortfall

By News Express on 17/01/2015 06:24:21 AM

The Nigerian Government has withdrawn an additional N15.6 billion from the Excess Crude Account to augment shortfall in oil revenue generated in November 2014. Figures released by the Federation Accounts Allocation......more

True Confession: No free and fair elections in Nigeria since 1960 —President Jonathan •Says: ‘We’ve been buying and selling votes’

By News Express on 17/01/2015 05:59:29 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that there had not been any free and fair elections in the country since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, as what had been happening since then was......more

Military alleges international conspiracy against Nigeria’s national security

By News Express on 17/01/2015 05:19:38 AM

The Nigerian military has alleged an international conspiracy against Nigeria’s national security as the country battles to contain the Boko Haram insurgency in parts of the North. Director of Defence Information,......more

Ohanaeze intact, says Aka Ikenga; dismisses takeover bid

By News Express on 17/01/2015 04:52:37 AM

Igbo think tank Aka Ikenga has dismissed moves by some aggrieved elders to forcibly take over the leadership of the Igbo apex group. Aka Ikenga in a statement mailed to News......more

Dismissed soldiers protest in Jos

By News Express on 17/01/2015 03:18:31 AM

A group of 227 soldiers, allegedly dismissed by the military authorities, has staged a protest in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The protesting soldiers yesterday stormed the NUJ secretariat in Jos......more

Another APC secretariat bombed in Rivers

By News Express on 17/01/2015 01:52:16 AM

Another secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ngor community in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State was in the early hours of yesterday bombed by unknown persons. According......more

Man commits suicide after killing wife, daughter

By News Express on 17/01/2015 01:43:49 AM

One Olubusayo Sunday has committed suicide after he had allegedly earlier beheaded his wife and only daughter in his apartment. As explained in a statement made available to News Express by......more

Jega is pro-APC, Clark alleges

By News Express on 17/01/2015 01:14:59 AM

An Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark has alleged that the chair­man of the Independent National Electoral Com­mission, (INEC), Pro­fessor Attahiru Jega is working for the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

Saraki queries Jonathan over Boko Haram victims fund

By News Express on 17/01/2015 12:48:40 AM

Senator Bukola Saraki has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to give account of the Terror Victims Support Fund (TVSF) raised last year to cushion the agony of the victims of Boko Haram......more

Obiano flags off N1.6b Oye-Olisa-Ogidi Road

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 16/01/2015 3:16:14 PM

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, amidst cheers from jubilant indigenes of Ogidi in Oyi Local Government Area, on Wednesday flagged off work on a 3.6 /2.3kilometre-roads estimated to......more

HURIWA flays pre-election violence, asks politicians to wear black arm-bands during campaigns

By News Express on 16/01/2015 3:14:22 PM

Worried by the deteriorating state of security across the country made worse by the incessant blood cuddling attacks by the murderous gangs of armed Islamic terrorists in North-East Nigeria, resulting in......more

Bad market: Nigeria’s 35m barrels of crude oil remain unsold

By News Express on 16/01/2015 3:10:44 PM

Beside lingering decline in crude oil prices, which has greatly affected Nigeria’s revenue from crude oil exports, the country may have also lost buyers of the essential commodity. Specifically, about 35......more

Etisalat dangles N7.5M as auditions begin for Nigerian Idol Season 5

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 16/01/2015 3:05:40 PM

Optima Media Group and sponsor Etisalat Communications have formally unveiled Season 5 of the music TV reality show Nigerian Idol. At the unveiling Wednesday night in Lagos, South-West, Nigeria, the organisers......more

Lagos Democratic Movement condemns imposition of caretaker committees by Fashola

By News Express on 16/01/2015 3:03:04 PM

The Lagos Democratic Movement (LDM) has condemned the decision by the Lagos State Government to impose caretaker committees headed by handpicked Executive Secretaries in place of constitutionally recognised, democratically elected and......more

5 Chadians nabbed fighting for Boko Haram; FG to launches investigation

By News Express on 16/01/2015 1:56:41 PM

Five nationals from neighbouring Chad Republic have been confirmed to be among the Boko Haram fighters involved in Wednesday’s terrorist attack on Biu, Borno State. Confirming this, Coordinator of the National......more

Zamfara PDP governorship aspirant condemns his party during solidarity visit to APC Kaduna candidate, El-Rufai

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 16/01/2015 12:13:43 PM

A Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, in the company of some of his supporters, yesterday stormed the campaign office of former Minister of the Federal......more

IGP orders fresh measures to protect Police arms and ammunition

By News Express on 16/01/2015 07:30:21 AM

Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police at State Commands to take stern measures at securing arms and ammunition......more

4 months to handover, APC still contesting Imoke’s mandate at the Supreme Court

By Okee Sydney-Obiukwu on 16/01/2015 05:16:24 AM

With barely four months to the end of the current tenure of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is......more

2015: Why Jonathan must be returned as President –Uduaghan •Explains choice of Okowa’s running mate

By News Express on 16/01/2015 04:57:20 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has declared that re-electing President Goodluck Jonathan for another term in office is non-negotiable for the people of the South-South geo-political zone. Governor Uduaghan, addressing......more

Nigerian Military lambasts CNN over satanic interview with soldier

By News Express on 16/01/2015 04:34:06 AM

The Nigerian Military yesterday evening lambasted US cable television CNN over an interview purportedly granted by a soldier, who used the opportunity to demonise Nigeria and the military with respect with......more

Panic as Presidential Guards shield Jonathan from gun salute drama at Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony

By News Express on 16/01/2015 04:07:10 AM

There was a mild drama and slight panic yesterday during the ‘21-Gun Salute’ at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration and wreath-laying ceremony in Abuja, as the Presidential Guards were forced......more

Only God knows Nigeria's next president, Adeboye declares

By News Express on 16/01/2015 03:25:28 AM

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, has said only God knows Nigeria’s next president. Adeboye made the submission on Thursday, at the just-concluded......more

I was sacked for refusing to abuse Saraki, Ex-Minister Abdullahi reveals

By News Express on 16/01/2015 03:01:56 AM

Former Sports Minister, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, yesterday in Ilorin told a gathering of the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters that he was booted out of office as minister by President Goodluck......more

Soyinka hails peace accord by Jonathan, Buhari, other presidential candidates •Denies endorsing anyone

By News Express on 16/01/2015 02:19:41 AM

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described the peace agreement recently signed by President Goodluck Jonathan, General Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates for the February 14 presidential election as a right......more

Voter Cards for 2015 Nigerian polls intercepted from Niger Republic nationals

By News Express on 16/01/2015 01:59:19 AM

The Sokoto State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said it seized 452 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), national identity cards and birth certificates from some nationals of Niger Republic......more

2015 Presidency: Between the South-East, Jonathan and Buhari

By Abuchi Anueyiagu on 15/01/2015 6:31:43 PM

As the 2015 general elections of Ni­geria draw closer, it has become necessary at this point in time for one, being of Igbo extraction and in his 50s, to take a......more

Why Odudu Ukpanah is being detained over father’s death —Akpabio •Governor cautions against politicising case

By News Express on 15/01/2015 5:52:56 PM

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill  Akpabio, has opened up on why Odudu Ukpanah is being detained and tried in connection with the murder of his father, late Chief Albert Ukpanah,......more

Delta contractors get three months marching order

By News Express on 15/01/2015 5:14:10 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, today blew hot on projects execution across the state. His threat Uduaghan forced contracting firms in the state to hurry back to site. The governor,......more

2015: Rivers royal fathers endorse Dakuku Peterside •It’s a sign of imminent victory, says Rivers APC •Elders reject Wike

By News Express on 15/01/2015 4:30:11 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has congratulated its governorship candidate for the February 28 election, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, on his endorsement by royal fathers in the state,......more

Update: 78 Boko Haram fighters perish in Biu

By News Express on 15/01/2015 3:46:31 PM

The number of Boko Haram terrorists who perished in their ill-fated attempt to capture a military base in Biu, Borno State, has been put at 78. Hundreds of terrorists, including mercenaries,......more

Jonathan orders redeployment of military officers sabotaging war against terror

By News Express on 15/01/2015 07:02:29 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday directed the leadership of the armed forces to redeploy officers sabotaging their efforts in the fight against terror. The President gave the directive at National Cemetery......more

2015 Elections: A Time to Choose…2 (The Delta, Sokoto, Abia, Ogun, Borno under focus), By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 15/01/2015 06:48:01 AM

In the 2011 presidential election, the current presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who at that time ran on the platform of the Congress......more

El-Rufai tasks Police, INEC over violence-free polls

By Garba Ahmed, Kaduna on 15/01/2015 06:07:15 AM

Kaduna State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, says if the police and INEC can stand up to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ensure that......more

Reps probe Cameroon’s seizure of Nigerian island in Bakassi, tells FG to assume sovereignty

By News Express on 15/01/2015 05:50:04 AM

The House of Representatives has raised an ad-hoc committee to probe the alleged illegal annexation of Mbo Mangrove Island by neighbouring Cameroon. Cameroonian gendarmes were said to have seized control of......more

ACF adopts Buhari as North’s candidate for 2015 presidential election

By News Express on 15/01/2015 05:05:08 AM

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has formally adopted the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), as the North’s candidate for the February 24 presidential ballot.......more

Governor Oshiomhole to be impeached next month —PDP lawyer

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 15/01/2015 04:16:54 AM

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawyer in Benin City, Barrister Paul Omoike, has confidently declared that Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole would be removed soon after the February 2015 House of......more

Jonathan's govt is corrupt, says Asari Dokubo

By News Express on 15/01/2015 02:52:37 AM

Leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has said that corruption in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is endemic, although it does not stop......more

20 die in Rivers cholera outbreak

By News Express on 15/01/2015 02:33:32 AM

About 20 persons have so far died from cholera which broke out in Andoni local government area of Rivers State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, said in a......more

Shake-up hits SEC after Ote's exit

By News Express on 15/01/2015 02:19:35 AM

Barely 48 hours after former Director-General of Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Arunma Oteh, left office, a gale of redeployment of top management staff in the various departments of the commission......more

US says 2015 elections likely cause of increased Boko Haram attacks

By News Express on 15/01/2015 01:59:24 AM

The U.S. State Department, on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s election in February could be a factor behind the sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north of the......more

Alamieyeseigha spits fire: ‘Presidency is South-South property . . . We’ll not allow the opposition to occupy it’

By News Express on 15/01/2015 01:46:25 AM

Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, has declared that Nigeria's Presidency is a bonifade property of the South-South region for now, insisting that his political godson, President Goodluck Jonathan,......more

Umeh storms market, motor parks and bars in grassroots campaign for Senate

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 14/01/2015 7:50:07 PM

All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Chief Victor Umeh, yesterday took his campaign train to the ever busy area of Agulu town popularly known as Nwagu......more

Priority Communications introduces M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 14/01/2015 7:09:48 PM

Priority Communications Limited, a leading player in the telecommunications industry with presence in over 26 states of the federation, has introduced Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity. M2M technology is a connectivity......more

17 Boko Haram fighters killed in failed bid to take over Biu

By News Express on 14/01/2015 6:24:19 PM

Not fewer than 17 suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the early hours of today by men of the Nigerian Army in Biu Local Government Area......more

Jonathan, Buhari embrace, sign peace pact ahead of presidential election

By Nelson Dafe on 14/01/2015 5:37:24 PM

The two major candidates for next month’s presidential election in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Party (APC) candidate Muhammadu Buhari, today embraced......more

2015: PDP aiming to win all elections in Delta State, says Uduaghan as party flags off campaign

By News Express on 14/01/2015 5:14:40 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) formally kicked off its campaign in Delta State Monday with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan expressing confidence that the party will emerge victorious in all the elections. Flags......more

Ikechukwu Kalu leaves FCMB, joins CPPL

By Nelson Obine, Lagos on 14/01/2015 5:09:19 PM

Marketing guru Ikechukwu Innocent Kalu has joined Customer Passion Point Limited (CPPL) as a Value Creation Consultant after a successful two years stint with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited, following......more

Peterside flays alleged Rivers PDP plot to expel non-indigenes if it wins guber poll •Submits 4-point agenda, inaugurates campaign c’tees

By News Express on 14/01/2015 5:01 PM

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State for the February 28, 2015 election, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, has strongly condemned the alleged plot by the opposition Peoples......more

Know Your Candidates: List of senatorial candidates for 2015 polls (all states and FCT Abuja)

By News Express on 14/01/2015 2:31:17 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday released the list of candidates for the forthcoming February 2015 general elections to the various political parties. Below is the list of senatorial candidates......more

APC destroys 5 vehicles in revenge attack on PDP in Gombe

By News Express on 14/01/2015 12:52:50 PM

No fewer than four vehicles and other property belonging to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were yesterday destroyed in an alleged revenge attack by supporters of the All Progressives......more

Nnanna replaces Moghalu as CBN Deputy Governor

By News Express on 14/01/2015 12:21:05 PM

Erudite economist and banker, Dr. Joseph Okwu Nnanna, has filled the vacuum left at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, who exited the apex bank late last......more

Breaking: Soldiers, hunters battle Boko Haram invaders in Azare and Biu

By News Express on 14/01/2015 10:42:25 AM

Nigerian soldiers supported by local hunters have successfully repelled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to take over Biu, a popular town in troubled Borno State, North-East Nigeria. A Channels Television......more

12,000 Nigerians flee to Chad after Boko Haram attacks

By News Express on 14/01/2015 07:42:49 AM

An estimated 12,000 people have fled from Nigeria to seek refuge in neighboring Chad since the Baga massacre early January perpetrated by Boko Haram militants, said the UN refugee agency. Boko......more

Delta Youth Programme: SaharaReporters’ claims false and baseless —Utuama •Threatens legal action

By News Express on 14/01/2015 07:31:48 AM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN, has denied a news report by SaharaReporters news portal alleging that he was involved in corrupt practices in a state-sponsored Youth Empowerment......more

Ex-military officers lambast FG, set for protest over 30 months unpaid pension arrears

By News Express on 14/01/2015 06:40:15 AM

Retired personnel of the Nigerian military have given notice of a planned peaceful protest during the January 15 Armed Forces Remembrance Day to attract attention to their plight over non-payment of......more

Exodus hits PDP in Ondo; Jonathan shifts presidential rally

By News Express on 14/01/2015 06:10:49 AM

An exodus of key members has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, with 48 of them defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday. Following the development, President......more

Obasanjo endorses Buhari •Says he is unblemished and never stole PTF funds

By News Express on 14/01/2015 02:37:03 AM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, publicly identified with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), a day after failing......more

2015: INEC unveils voter register of 68.8 million, list of candidates

By News Express on 14/01/2015 02:08:52 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially presented the voter register for the 2015 general elections to the public as mandated by the Electoral Act. The list of nominated candidates......more

OBJ disappoints Jonathan at peace meeting

By News Express on 14/01/2015 01:53:51 AM

Indications emerged last night that the meeting on Monday between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo ended in a fiasco. Competent sources at the meeting disclosed that President Jonathan......more

Awo's widow hosts Buhari, APC leaders

By News Express on 14/01/2015 01:29:48 AM

Wife of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo on Tuesday hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and other top shots of the party......more

Jonathan faces fresh hurdle ahead presidential ballot, dragged to court again

By News Express on 14/01/2015 01:13:06 AM

A fresh lawsuit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the February 14 presidential election has been filed at the registry of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.......more

Why we reburied Biafran heroes —Governor Obiano

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 13/01/2015 6:54:06 PM

The ceaseless clamour to celebrate the departed Igbo heroes of the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War and sporadic violence in parts of the country informed the decision of the Anambra State Government to......more

Oyo 2015: I will break second term jinx—Ajimobi

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 13/01/2015 6:08:03 PM

Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State governor, has confidently promised that he would break the jinx of second term in office during the February 14 governorship election in the state. Ajimobi, who......more

Cameroonian Army overwhelms Boko Haram, kills 143

By News Express on 13/01/2015 4:43:31 PM

The Cameroonian Army killed 143 Boko Haram fighters who attacked a military base in the northern town of Kolofata on Monday, in what the government said was the militants’ heaviest loss......more

2015 Presidential Election: Corruption Is The Big Issue! By Austyn Ogannah

By News Express on 13/01/2015 4:10:21 PM

It is obvious that Nigeria as a nation has been going through very rough times in the last three decades due to poor leadership and corruption. The situation has now reached......more

Selfish leadership responsible for Nigeria’s growth problems, says cleric

By Chima Nwafo on 13/01/2015 2:09:51 PM

A cleric has identified the absence of selfless and compassionate leadership as the killer-ailment hindering the growth and development of Nigeria and its people. This selfish leadership is visible in the......more

EFCC declares stand on 2015 elections •Explains why it failed to act on petitions against some key political actors

By News Express on 13/01/2015 1:21:05 PM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) this afternoon declared its stand on the forthcoming general elections, explaining why it has turned a deaf ear to certain petitions involving unnamed key......more

Five years after, memories of Komolafe, Baba DHL, lingers

By Sheri Edu on 13/01/2015 12:42:38 PM

Today, January 13, 2015, it is time to remember and celebrate the lives of our late parents, Otunba Raheem Adegbola Komolafe, popularly known as Baba DHL, and his dear wife, Chief......more

Lagos APC alleges removal of its posters by PDP, accuses Police Commissioner of bias

By News Express on 13/01/2015 12:16:29 PM

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “buoyed by the show of bias demonstrated by the Lagos State......more

2015 Polls: The only way to avert chaos and bloodletting •PVC tricks of Jega’s INEC exposed

By Intersociety on 13/01/2015 11:31:49 AM

Following wide circulation and readership that greeted the part one of this informative and educative publication, more reasons and facts abound as per our submission that over 35 million registered Nigerian......more

Gov. Akpabio’s relatives threatening late Albert Ukpanah’s daughter —Human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong

By News Express on 13/01/2015 10:42:58 AM

In this interview culled from the blog, thinkakwaibom, Mr. Inibehe Effiong, a human rights activist from Akwa Ibom State and Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) accuses relatives......more

Political violence: Rivers APC cries out to Police, DSS for protection

By News Express on 13/01/2015 09:25:34 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) last night cried out to the Police and the Department of State Security (DSS), appealing for urgent protection in the face......more

How we’ll defeat Boko Haram —Foreign Minister Aminu Wali

By News Express on 13/01/2015 07:06:17 AM

Nigeria has vowed to employ a multi-dimensional strategy to comprehensively defeat Boko Haram terrorists this year. Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Aminu Bashir Wali to The Anadolu Agency on Thursday, during his visit......more

Boko Haram, Baga and Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity, By Chido Nwangwu

By News Express on 13/01/2015 06:26:27 AM

On Sunday night January 11, 2015, CNN International called me to provide some insights during a live interview on the Boko Haram menace and killings. Especially, at Baga. The bloodied Borno......more

2015 Presidency: Don’t fight or insult anyone on my behalf, Buhari tells supporters

By News Express on 13/01/2015 06:15:50 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has appealed to his supporters not to engage in any behaviour that would tarnish the image of anyone or promote......more

US blames FG for defaulting in military training deal

By News Express on 13/01/2015 01:22:10 AM

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has alleged that the Federal Government terminated the military training agreement it signed with his country because Nigeria could not meet its......more

Mutiny: Fashola pleads for 54 convicted soldiers

By News Express on 13/01/2015 01:13:49 AM

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has urged the Nigerian military authorities to re-consider the death sentence passed on the 54 soldiers as disciplinary measure for misconduct in the ongoing fight against......more

Bomb explosion rocks Abia PPA Secretariat •Chairman fingers Abia Govt., PDP

By News Express on 13/01/2015 12:58:10 AM

An explosion suspected to be a bomb blast has rocked the secretariat of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) along Warri Street, Umuahia, Abia State resulting in an inferno, which could have consumed the......more

Obasanjo, Jonathan hold peace talks •Adeboye, Oyedepo serve as witnesses

By News Express on 13/01/2015 12:36:21 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan last night met with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer Pastor......more

No vacancy in Aso Rock, says Ibadan PDP as Jonathan hits town to shop for votes

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 12/01/2015 7:55:22 PM

The Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that there is no vacancy in the Nigerian seat of power, Aso Rock. “NO VACANCY IN ASO ROCK” proclaimed......more

Lagos businessman in EFCC net over N3.8bn bank loan

By News Express on 12/01/2015 6:43:50 PM

A Lagos businessman who allegedly diverted N3.8 billion loan secured from an old generation bank has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Samuel Joseph, Managing Director of......more

Boko Haram war: Baga death toll grossly exaggerated —Defence Headquarters

By News Express on 12/01/2015 6:15:06 PM

The death toll in the lost battle for Baga Community in Borno State was grossly exaggerated, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has said. Addressing the a press conference today in Defence Headquarters, Abuja,......more

NEMA rallies to the aid of 3,200 displaced by Boko Haram’s take-over of Baga

By News Express on 12/01/2015 5:34:32 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has dispatched a team from Abuja to strengthen the provision of humanitarian supports to the displaced persons from Baga, Borno State, that have fled from......more

IGP blows hot over pre-election violence in Plateau, Rivers •Says no mercy for political thugs

By News Express on 12/01/2015 5:04:52 PM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has condemned in strong terms the pre-election violence in Jos, Plateau State, and Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. Commissioner of Police......more

APC National Chairman’s home raided •Party raises the alarm over his safety and that of his family

By News Express on 12/01/2015 10:32:09 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the safety of its National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, and his family after his residence in Abuja was raided in the......more

2015: Rivers APC assures Buhari, Peterside of landslide victory

By News Express on 12/01/2015 10:07:16 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of a landslide victory in the state during the February 14,......more

Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Gov. Uduaghan

By News Express on 12/01/2015 07:32:48 AM

Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has declared. He was speaking yesterday at an inter-denominational thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters (Anglican......more

Buhari’s certificate saga: Go to court, INEC tells PDP

By News Express on 12/01/2015 06:48:12 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the claims of complicity levelled against it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the controversy surrounding the educational qualifications of the......more

Fire on rampage in Lagos

By News Express on 12/01/2015 06:02:05 AM

Early morning fires have caused panic in some parts of Lagos, the Nigerian economic capital. Frantic phone calls by listeners to ‘The Papers This Morning’, a 7-8am programme on Radio Continental,......more

Northern group hails Gov. Dickson over success of Buhari’s presidential campaign in Bayelsa

By News Express on 12/01/2015 05:39:18 AM

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has been commended for the role he played in ensuring an incident-free campaign in the state capital, Yenagoa, last week by the All Progressives Congress......more

55 world leaders lead millions in historic Paris march against terrorism

By News Express on 12/01/2015 04:51:11 AM

More than 55 world leaders yesterday in Paris led a symbolic unity march to pay tribute to victims of the recent deadly attacks that killed 17 people in France. Organisers say......more

Explosion rocks APC Secretariat in Rivers in countdown to Feb. polls

By News Express on 12/01/2015 04:21:37 AM

Unknown gunmen yesterday attacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) office in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State in Nigeria’s South-South region, barely a month to the beginning of the February......more

Stakeholders proffer solutions to capital market downturn

By News Express on 12/01/2015 01:11:10 AM

Stakeholders in the capital market have suggested various measures that would be adopted by the regulators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, and the federal government alike to ensure full recovery......more

Fashola signs N489.69bn budget into law

By News Express on 12/01/2015 12:55:33 AM

Lagos State Gover­nor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday signed the 2015 bud­get of N489.69 billion into law. The event took place at the State House, Marina in Lagos. This is the first......more

DSS, PDP plan to postpone elections —APC

By News Express on 12/01/2015 12:36:38 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday alleged a conspiracy between the Department of State Service (DSS) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to postpone next month’s elections. APC said the DSS’s findings,......more

Fire guts FERMA ex-director’s Awka duplex

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/01/2015 8:12:56 PM

Tragedy was averted in Awka, the Anambra State capital, when a one-storey duplex in the residential area of Udoka Housing Estate caught fire at about 3pm on Wednesday, while people were......more

Oyo 2015: Ajimobi challenges Alao-Akala, Ladoja, others to open debate

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 11/01/2015 8:07:04 PM

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has challenged his opponents to an open debate in the gubernatorial contest, saying they should come out and tell the people of the state......more

CSNAC petitions EFCC over NEITI report, demands probe of natural resources dev/ecological funds scam

By News Express on 11/01/2015 7:58:30 PM

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the fraudulent diversion and mismanagement of national funds meant for natural resource development and......more

Scores feared dead as 2 female suicide bombers hit GSM market in Potiskum

By News Express on 11/01/2015 7:40:38 PM

Scores may have been killed on Sunday afternoon as twin blasts hit the Global System Communication (GSM) market in Potiskum, Yobe State, North-East Nigeria, residents said. Witnesses said that two female......more

Uduaghan seeks Diaspora’s support for Delta’s economy

By News Express on 11/01/2015 7:05:18 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has appealed to Deltans in the Diaspora to support his administration’s efforts at developing every facet of the economy of the state. Governor Uduaghan spoke......more

Rivers PDP under fire over political violence •Told to prepare for disgrace at the polls by APC

By News Express on 11/01/2015 3:03:37 PM

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been told that the resort to violence will not save it from being disgraced during next month’s general elections. The ruling......more

INEC desperate to return Presidency to the North —Intersociety •Says over 35m registered voters (mainly from South) excluded

By News Express on 11/01/2015 2:57:38 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been accused of desperation to return Presidency to the North during the forthcoming presidential election. The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule......more

Matters arising from APC 2015 Presidential Campaign Flag-off, By Peter Obi

By News Express on 11/01/2015 07:02:42 AM

Every campaign season gives voters the opportunity to see and assess the candidates and political parties jostling for positions. The recent flag off of the APC campaign presented such an opportunity......more

Boko Haram: Baga massacre has vindicated us —Nigerian military

By News Express on 11/01/2015 06:04:09 AM

The Nigerian military says it has been vindicated by the devastating attack on Baga community in Borno State by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The military in a message posted late......more

Irate youths burn President Jonathan’s campaign buses

By News Express on 11/01/2015 05:41:26 AM

Two buses belonging to Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation were yesterday set ablaze by irate youths in Jos, capital of Plateau State. The buses, believed to be in transit to either Bauchi......more

2015: Buhari takes Awka by storm •Blessed by Anglican Bishop

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/01/2015 05:33:21 AM

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has promised to lead a government that will restore Nigeria’s glory if he is voted into power during the......more

OBJ shocks Jonathan, turns up at niece's wedding in Abuja

By News Express on 11/01/2015 01:31:17 AM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday shocked President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience at the church wedding of President Jonathan’s niece, Inebharapu, in Abuja. His presence at the National Christian Centre......more

Anambra buries Biafran 'heroes', others tomorrow

By News Express on 11/01/2015 01:03:06 AM

Arrangements have been concluded by the Anambra State Government to give a befitting societal burial to fallen Biafran heroes and others, who died during the Nigerian/Biafran Civil War tomorrow. According to......more

Elections: Police revoke firearms licences in Rivers

By News Express on 11/01/2015 12:33:10 AM

Rivers State Police Command has revoked all licences issued to people with firearms. The Commissioner of Police of the command, Mr Dan Bature, who spoke through his Police Public Relations Officer,......more

Troops foil Boko Haram’s attempt to occupy Damaturu •Mission for Baga being worked out, says DHQ

By News Express on 10/01/2015 8:46:34 PM

Nigerian troops are on mopping up operation around Damaturu after successfully foiling and containing the terrorists attempt to occupy parts of the Yobe State capital, Director of Defence Information, Major General......more

Female suicide bomber kills 20 in Maiduguri •Explosion kills 2 in Potiskum

By News Express on 10/01/2015 8:06:04 PM

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that 20 persons were killed this afternoon in a bomb attack that rocked the popular Maiduguri Monday market. The command spokesperson, Mr Gideon Jibrin,......more

Aguata (Anambra) stands still as Anglican Primate opens new church building

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 10/01/2015 7:50:52 PM

The Umuchu community, a small town in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, was on January 3, 2015, the destination of choice for all lovers of success and Christendom: They......more

Oyo APC slams Labour guber candidate, Alao-Akala

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 10/01/2015 7:42:03 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, has slammed a former governor of the state, Chief Alao-Akala, who is also the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, over an alleged......more

RIGHTSView: Elections and Nigeria’s human rights landscape

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 10/01/2015 7:31:42 PM

January 2015 is a landmark month in Nigeria’s political annals. This is the month leading political parties – namely, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) –......more

Ekwueme explodes: Why Jonathan won’t get South-East block votes (Plus: Why Jonathan, PDP take him for a ride)

By News Express on 10/01/2015 12:37:58 PM

In these excerpts of his explosive interview published today in Saturday Sun, Dr Alex Ekwueme, a former Vice President who co-founded the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with some other illustrious......more

2015 elections to be turbulent —Intersociety •Rights group hammers PDP, APC

By News Express on 10/01/2015 11:19:26 AM

The general elections scheduled to hold next month in Nigeria will be turbulent, the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has predicted. The frontline rights group......more

Turkey blasts Boko Haram

By Nelson Dafe on 10/01/2015 10:08:08 AM

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly condemned the recent attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Baga, Borno State, that has reportedly claimed over a hundred lives –......more

I sacrificed my senatorial ambition for peace to reign in Delta —Uduaghan

By News Express on 10/01/2015 09:55:36 AM

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on Friday morning revealed why he sacrificed his ambition to go to the Senate in June this year. Speaking on a live programme (Sunrise) on......more

Obiano wins Integrity, Anti-Corruption Award

By News Express on 10/01/2015 05:47:50 AM

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has been named winner of this year’s edition of the Nigeria Integrity and Anti-Corruption Award. According to the award organisers, Ethics and Corporate Compliance......more

Cameroon appeals for international military aid to fight Boko Haram

By News Express on 10/01/2015 05:07:05 AM

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has appealed for international military help to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which this week threatened to step up its cross-border raids into the country from......more

UPN adopts Jonathan as presidential candidate

By News Express on 10/01/2015 03:37:25 AM

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) on Friday adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for this year’s general elections. The adoption took place at the party’s national convention in......more

Igbo marginalisation in APC is self inflicted- Ngige

By News Express on 10/01/2015 03:26:01 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Senator Chris Ngige, has expressed concern over what he described as ‘self-marginalisation” by the people of the South-East following their refusal to embrace the party. Ngige,......more

2015 polls: INEC begins issuance of PVCs in Borno

By News Express on 10/01/2015 02:31:19 AM

The outgoing Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno State, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, has said that the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in the state would......more

INEC not ready for 2015 elections, says Agbakoba

By News Express on 10/01/2015 02:19:03 AM

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not ready for the February general elections. At a......more

Jonathan a liar; we never plotted to kill him —MEND

By News Express on 10/01/2015 01:45:15 AM

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a liar for alleging that the group had planned to assassinate him. MEND, in an......more

Niger abandons Boko Haram battle, won’t help retake Baga

By News Express on 10/01/2015 01:26:57 AM

Niger has said it would not be involved in attempts to retake the key north-east Nigerian town of Baga from the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. It was gathered that the......more

Breaking News: Damaturu under attack

By News Express on 09/01/2015 8:50:57 PM

Heavy artillery sounds and sporadic gunshots have been heard across Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Confusion started around 6:00 O’clock this evening as residents scrambled for safety after sighting heavy presence......more

Anambra police in partnership with kidnappers? HURIWA urges transparent probe by FG

By News Express on 09/01/2015 1:50:25 PM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Presidency and the National Security Adviser to the President, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), to launch a transparent and comprehensive investigation......more

Lagos 2015: Jimi Agbaje a pretender and a hustler —APC

By News Express on 09/01/2015 1:32:09 PM

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (Lagos) today warned voters in the state to take a closer and critical look at the personality of the governorship candidate of the......more

UCH Chief Medical Director decries low turnout at free open heart surgeries

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 09/01/2015 12:24:33 PM

The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Temitope Alonge, has decried the low turnout for the 100 free open heart surgeries by the Nigerian Health Insurance......more

Talks about Nigeria’s breakup nonsense —America

By News Express on 09/01/2015 12:02:43 PM

The United States of America (USA) has described as ridiculous, speculations that Nigeria would break up this year and that the country in the past predicted the break-up. Speaking this morning......more

2015: A tale of two flag-offs; between empty declarations and a clear roadmap, By Peter Obi

By News Express on 09/01/2015 12:00:05 PM

On Tuesday, the 5th of January, 2015 the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagged of its campaign in Port-Harcourt, where it attempted to showcase what it has to offer Nigerians. Like I......more

2015: We’re ready for political thugs —Civil Defence

By News Express on 09/01/2015 07:35:20 AM

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has warned political thugs to stay away from election venues during next month’s general polls, saying that any attempt to disrupt the process......more

Jonathan has betrayed us —Igbo leaders and clergymen lament •He may not get our maximum support, says Ekwueme

By News Express on 09/01/2015 07:33:53 AM

Unlike what happened during the 2011 presidential election, ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, may not get the block vote of Ndigbo during the February 14, 2015 presidential......more

BBC lied; No fresh Boko Haram assault on Baga and no 2,000 people killed, says district chief

By News Express on 09/01/2015 07:18:16 AM

A local Nigerian official has denied reports about a fresh Boko Haram assault on the north-eastern Baga town, where militants overran a military base last week. “There is no fresh attack......more

I will make corrupt people to vomit their loot —Buhari •Lambasts Jonathan for failing to develop Bayelsa

By Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa on 09/01/2015 06:47:51 AM

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has vowed that he will make corrupt people to vomit their loot if Nigerians give him their mandate during......more

Prominent UNIMAID Professor to spend 5 years in jail over high level fraud

By News Express on 08/01/2015 6:07:12 PM

A prominent don at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Professor Bukar Bababe, will be spending the next five years in prison after a Maiduguri High Court judge found him guilty of......more

Okagbare’s feat one of the gains of my administration’s human capital development agenda —Uduaghan

By News Express on 08/01/2015 5:54:31 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described the feat recorded by the fastest woman in Africa, Blessing Okagbare, as one of the gains of his administration’s human capital development agenda.......more

BREAKING NEWS: Fire wreaks havoc in Kirikiri

By News Express on 08/01/2015 2:48:26 PM

An early morning fire has consumed property worth millions of naira and rendered several persons homeless in the Kirikiri area of Lagos. The fire, which witnesses said started around 2am, consumed......more

2,000 feared killed as Boko Haram strikes again in Baga (Borno)

By News Express on 08/01/2015 2:38:10 PM

Nigeria’s militant Islamists have carried out a second attack on the key north-eastern town of Baga, an official has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters burnt down almost the entire town......more

Jonathan launches second term campaign in Lagos

By News Express on 08/01/2015 2:13:41 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan has officially kicked off the campaign to secure a second term in the office, in Lagos, South-West Nigeria. Thousands of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters converged at......more

2015 Elections: A Time to Choose (1); Focus on Kwara, Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers, Adamawa, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 08/01/2015 1:54:25 PM

We have come to the season when Nigerian politicians and their spouses seek spiritual validation from Christian and Muslim clerics, renowned marabouts and all manner of fortune-tellers. Unfortunately, such enterprise is......more

APGA heading for destruction under Governor Obiano —CLO •Cites ‘wuruwu’ party primaries

By News Express on 08/01/2015 09:43:28 AM

Article 2.5 of the Political Parties Code of Conduct 2013 states that “All political parties shall ensure and practice internal party democracy by adhering strictly to the provisions of their party’s......more

World leaders condemn attack on Paris magazine headquarters, killing of 12

By News Express on 08/01/2015 04:30:05 AM

World leaders have condemned the attack, yesterday, on the Paris headquarters of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people had died, including two police officers. The reactions came after......more

‘Rigging plot’: DSS an embarrassment, says APC •Accuses secret police of working for PDP

By News Express on 08/01/2015 04:11:01 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Department of State Security (DSS) as an embarrassment to all intelligence-gathering organisations around the world. The party was reacting to the claims by......more

UNIBEN students burn govt buses, block expressway

By on 08/01/2015 02:16:01 AM

University of Benin (UNIBEN) students numbering over 1,000 yesterday staged a protest over the demolition of 18 buildings belonging to the university, by the Edo State Government. The protest, it was......more

Buhari is Tinubu's candidate, North 'll choose its own in 2019, says Fayose

By on 08/01/2015 02:04:10 AM

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Mohammadu Buhari, as the candidate of former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu, declaring that “the......more

2015 Presidency: Ex-militants dismiss MEND's adoption of Buhari

By News Express on 08/01/2015 01:54:58 AM

Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) and some ex-militant generals that served under the defunct militia group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), yesterday described the adoption of retired Gen.......more

Jonathan replies OBJ: ‘You are not a senior citizen . . . You are ordinary motor park tout’

By News Express on 08/01/2015 01:44:44 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, lampooned some unnamed senior citizens in the country for their provocative and divisive statements, saying though these people would like to be seen as statesmen, they behaved......more

Igbo elders, students, women give conditions to support Jonathan’s re-election

By News Express on 07/01/2015 6:03:52 PM

Ahead of the February 14 presidential election, a coalition of six-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Leaders Council, Umuada Ala Igbo, Igbo Women Assembly, Igbo Students’ Association, South-east Self Determination Coalition and......more

The truth about Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account and Foreign Reserves Position —Finance Ministry

By News Express on 07/01/2015 4:12:24 PM

It is absolutely not true that the Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has squandered the nation’s reserves. The facts are clear and indisputable. At the end of May 2007, Nigeria’s gross......more

Tension in Katsina as State Govt. moves to demolish 99 years old church •Christians cry foul

By News Express on 07/01/2015 3:55:45 PM

The Katsina State Urban and Regional Planning Board (KURPB) has handed down a three days notice that it would demolish the over 99 years old ECWA Church Headquarters Mission Compound in......more

DSS alleges plot by APC to scientifically rig 2015 elections

By News Express on 07/01/2015 3:33:50 PM

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS) has alleged an elaborate plan by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to inflate its membership data as part of efforts to......more

Boko Haram: Children in north-eastern Nigeria now live in fear

By Philip Obaji Jr on 07/01/2015 1:34:37 PM

Hauwa, 16, is from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, a region blighted by years of Boko Haram insurgency. She says fear is with her daily, dictating how......more

Jonathan’s Govt. anti-Islam and controlled by Zionists —Islamic Academic Forum

By News Express on 07/01/2015 1:26:41 PM

The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIM) has accused the Goodluck Jonathan administration of being anti-Islam. The group made the allegation in a statement entitled ‘Why Natanyahu Hailed......more

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas today, Jan. 7 •Insist Dec. 25 not the rightful Xmas Day

By News Express on 07/01/2015 06:42:48 AM

Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating Christmas today, January 7, 2015 – two weeks after the rest of Christendom celebrated the same event. While most of Christendom celebrates Christmas on......more

2015 Governorship: Ogonis have adopted Dakuku Peterside —Rivers APC

By News Express on 07/01/2015 06:11:36 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described the rousing reception which the Ogoni gave to the party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, during this year’s Ogoni Day......more

Boko Haram displaces 1,636 in Baga (Borno)

By News Express on 07/01/2015 04:20:55 AM

At least 1,636 people have been internally displaced since Boko Haram militants attacked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Baga, a border town in Borno State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East......more

2015: MEND declares support for Buhari, knocks President Jonathan

By News Express on 07/01/2015 01:12:11 AM

Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday gave its backing to the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. The group said it arrived at the decision......more

Dimeji Bankole has no electoral value —Ogun PDP boss

By News Express on 07/01/2015 01:08:54 AM

Chairman, Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Bayo Dayo, has said that former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole, is free to join any......more

UNIBEN lecturers, professors injured in attack allegedly ordered by Edo State Govt.

By News Express on 07/01/2015 12:56:49 AM

Protesting lecturers, including professors, were yesterday beaten to pulp by hoodlums along Airport Road in Benin City, the Edo State capital, while protesting the destruction of buildings housing their colleagues in......more

Jonathan threatens to expose Buhari, Obasanjo, Babangida

By News Express on 07/01/2015 12:47:41 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan has threatened to expose the failings of his predecessors including his co-contestant in February 14 election, General Muhammadu Buhari. While inaugurating the Goodluck/Sambo 2015 Presidential Campaign Organisation at......more

2015 Presidency: Buhari flags off campaign, vows to eradicate insecurity and economic hardship

By News Express on 06/01/2015 7:49:23 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, General Muhammadu Buhari, has again decried the level of insurgency and unemployment in the country. Speaking today during the flag-off of the APC presidential......more

Military confirms takeover of Baga by Boko Haram; explains how and why it happened

By News Express on 06/01/2015 7:33:30 PM

The Nigerian military on Tuesday confirmed the take-over of Baga in Borno State by members of the Boko Haram Terrorist group. After an emergency security meeting today in Abuja, the Chief......more

Dakuku Peterside takes Ogoni by storm •Says: ‘Ogoni Struggle is my life’

By News Express on 06/01/2015 1:44:03 PM

Governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the February 28, 2015 in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, took Ogoni land by storm, receiving a record-breaking reception at the......more

Okupe attacks Buhari for attending church service, accuses him of desperation to be President

By News Express on 06/01/2015 12:08:38 PM

Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has come under attack from a presidential aide for identifying with Christendom in the countdown to the February 2015......more

How I started and built Prima Garnet into an industry giant, By Lolu Akinwunmi

By News Express on 06/01/2015 11:14:52 AM

On the first of November 1991, my wife and I arrived 117a Aina George Street Ilupeju around 7.15 a.m., said a quick prayer there and she left me to go to......more

Ex-soldiers threaten war over pension arrears •Vow to disrupt 2015 polls if not paid latest by Jan. 30

By News Express on 06/01/2015 07:31:41 AM

Military pensioners in the country have given President Goodluck Jonathan ultimatum to pay all accumulated pension arrears before January 30, or risk losing the February 14 election. National President of National......more

Igbos angry with Jonathan •Why they may not vote for him this time —Youth Leader

By News Express on 06/01/2015 07:12:51 AM

Majority of South-East and Igbo votes may not go to President Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14 presidential polls contrary to expectations unless the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes the......more

Telling of lies compulsory in politics —Governor Aliyu •Advises: ‘If you cannot lie, get out of politics’

By News Express on 06/01/2015 06:07:59 AM

In his characteristic bluntness, Niger State Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has declared that there is no morality in politics. He stressed that politics is all about lying and if one cannot......more

2015: Buhari storms Port Harcourt to begin presidential campaign

By News Express on 06/01/2015 05:56:38 AM

Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, is wearing a new look for today’s commencement of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign. The event is scheduled for......more

PDP clears the air over N21 billion 2015 campaign war chest

By News Express on 06/01/2015 05:17:32 AM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the N21 billion the party raised recently in Abuja was meant for all the projects being executed by the party and not for President Goodluck......more

Fashola explains failure to conduct LG polls •Swears in 57 executive secretaries for LGAs

By News Express on 06/01/2015 05:13:51 AM

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday swore in 57 executive secretaries to manage the affairs of the 20 local government and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state.......more

Corruption: Compared to what is happening now, I am a saint —Babangida

By News Express on 06/01/2015 05:03:07 AM

Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida has faulted the perception that he is corrupt. He challenged anybody with proof of corruption during his 1985 – 1993 regime to come forward with them.......more

Judicial workers give condition to end nationwide strike

By News Express on 06/01/2015 04:27:14 AM

The nationwide strike embarked upon yesterday by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will not be called off until their demand for financial autonomy of the judiciary is granted by......more

Female junior secondary student nabbed with bombs in Taraba •Father, daughter in police net

By News Express on 06/01/2015 04:00:56 AM

A female Senior Secondary (SS1) student of the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Jalingo was on Monday apprehended in the Taraba State capital for being in possession of two grenades. “The......more

Royal shame: Teen ‘sex toy’ reveals how she was paid $15K to bed Britain’s Prince Andrew

By News Express on 05/01/2015 6:24:55 PM

A teenage “sex slave” says she was paid $15,000 for bedding Britain’s Prince Andrew by the American billionaire who served as the royal’s procurer. Virginia Roberts was 17 when Wall Street......more

Local government system bastardised in Anambra and in shambles —CLO •Says LGs now slaves or toys of State Govt.

By Aloysius Attah on 05/01/2015 6:08:50 PM

One sore point in the Peter Obi-led administration in Anambra State that led to altercation and collision with some civil society organisations in the state, chiefly the JDPC, Onitsha Archdiocese and......more

Obasanjo blames Jonathan for Nigeria’s economic woes

By News Express on 05/01/2015 5:43:49 PM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the present economic woes facing Nigeria on the depletion of the Excess Crude Account and the external reserves by the present administration under the watch......more

PDP suspends inauguration of presidential campaign organisation over Jonathan’s sister’s death

By News Express on 05/01/2015 5:12:34 PM

The inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation was this afternoon suspended and rescheduled for tomorrow by 11:00 am, over the demise of President Goodluck Jonathan’s sister, last......more

US charges 2 men to court over coup against Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh

By News Express on 05/01/2015 3:14:52 PM

Two men have been charged in the US with attempting to overthrow The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, the BBC has reported, quoting the US Justice Department. Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa......more

We’re with Buhari’s academic certificates —Nigerian Army clears the air •Gives condition for release

By News Express on 05/01/2015 12:55:06 PM

The raging controversy over the academic certificates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, retired General Muhammadu Buhari may now be quenched as the Army has asserted that the papers......more

Why Fr. Mbaka’s rebellion is bad news for President Jonathan

By Emeka Ugwuonye on 05/01/2015 12:26:59 PM

For Nigeria to develop as a strong and viable sovereign nation, we must separate the state from religion, and not merge them in some unholy matrimony. Unfortunately, in Nigeria the state......more

Europe’s empty churches go on sale

By News Express on 05/01/2015 10:21:41 AM

Hundreds of churches have closed in Europe while many others are threatened by plunging membership as an increasing number of people turn their backs on religion, The Wall Street Journal has......more

2015: INEC set to shock election riggers

By News Express on 05/01/2015 10:03:10 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says measures have been put in place to ensure that Nigeria’s February general elections will be of high integrity and difficult for anyone to manipulate.......more

PDP told to withdraw from Rivers 2015 governorship election

By News Express on 05/01/2015 08:40:33 AM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been advised to honourably withdraw from the February 2015 governorship election in Rivers State so as to avoid being disgraced. Chairman of the All Progressives......more

2015: Panic grips PDP as Obasanjo meets South-West women leaders

By News Express on 05/01/2015 08:10:22 AM

Today’s meeting conveyed by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo with all the Iyalodes (women leaders) and concerned women from all the states in the South-West geo-political zone of the country has......more

‪#‎ReleaseOduduUkpanah coalition unfolds details of Jan. 5 Uyo protest march

By News Express on 05/01/2015 08:05:26 AM

Organisers of the proposed peaceful solidarity demonstration for the release of murder-accused Odudu Ukpanah have declared that there is no going back, vowing that the event will take place this Wednesday,......more

Buhari shames critics, graces church service for the second time in 3 months

By News Express on 05/01/2015 06:10:55 AM

Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), yesterday once more replied those who accuse him of being an anti-Christian Islamic zealot by attending a church service......more

Wike mocks God —Peterside

By News Express on 05/01/2015 05:54:21 AM

The campaign organisation for the governorship of Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has declared the Dedication Service by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)......more

Rev. Mbaka gets death threats over anti-Jonathan sermon •Says: I stand by my message

By News Express on 05/01/2015 05:12:30 AM

Enugu Catholic priest and founder of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has raised the alarm that he has been receiving threat messages following his New Year eve message where......more

2015: INEC releases list of Ogun guber candidates and running mates

By News Express on 05/01/2015 04:58:57 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released names of governorship candidates of various political parties in Ogun State and their running mates for the February 2015 general elections. The ruling......more

Group laments insecurity, widespread poverty in South-East •Calls for pressure on governors

By News Express on 05/01/2015 04:23:20 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has lamented the unprecedented state of underdevelopment and the rapidly declining standard of health and other basic amenities in the south-eastern states. As......more

Sanusi marries teenage heartthrob less than a year after becoming Emir . . . and she’s wife No. 4

By News Express on 05/01/2015 04:03:16 AM

Emir of Kano, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammadu Sanusi II), is set to take his fourth wife. The bridal candidate is a 17-year-old beautiful daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji......more

Fire razes 300 shops in Kaduna market

By News Express on 05/01/2015 03:33:01 AM

No fewer than 300 shops worth over N300 million were destroyed following a fire outbreak at Sabon Gari Market in Sabongari area of Zaria in Kaduna State on Saturday. The fire,......more

Boko Haram suffers heavy defeat in surprise attack on military base

By News Express on 05/01/2015 03:16:17 AM

Dozens of militants from the terrorist Boko Haram movement have been killed during a surprise attack on the Multinational Joint Military Task Force (MNJTF), which is deployed in Baga, a town......more

UN moves to stop execution of 54 Nigerian soldiers convicted for mutiny in connection with Boko Haram war

By News Express on 04/01/2015 8:00:33 PM

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has disclosed that the Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or Summary Executions, led by Mr. Christof Heyns has stated that......more

Church loses 46 members in plane crash

By News Express on 04/01/2015 7:57:04 PM

The Christian community in Indonesia was the hardest hit by crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, it has emerged. Seven crew members and 155 passengers were aboard the crashed plane, 46 of......more

Gunmen murder traditional ruler in Kaduna

By News Express on 04/01/2015 7:46:52 PM

The traditional ruler of Zangang in Attakad chiefdom in Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State, Mr Yohanna Shinkut, has been killed by unknown gunmen. An indigene of the community told our......more

Explosion kills 2 in Adamawa

By News Express on 04/01/2015 7:24:13 PM

A blast suspected to be from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Sunday claimed two lives in Dahlehi Community in the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa. The Chairman of the......more

BREAKING NEWS: President Jonathan loses sister

By News Express on 04/01/2015 6:06:37 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan has lost his younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Olei. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement issued this evening in Abuja that Mrs. Jonathan-Olei passed away earlier on......more

Minister blames sabotage, insurgency for delay in ending Borno blackout

By News Express on 04/01/2015 5:46:43 PM

The Federal Ministry of Power has repeatedly moved to reconnect Maiduguri to national grid but insurgency and sabotage have so far delayed the realisation of that goal, the Minister of State......more

Akpabio Unity Choir breaks Guinness World Record

By News Express on 04/01/2015 5:16:47 PM

A Nigerian choral group based in Akwa Ibom State has broken the world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world. The record, which has been officially......more

Journalists detained over Ebola, radio station closed

By News Express on 04/01/2015 5:06:35 PM

Somali police on Saturday detained three journalists and closed down a popular private radio station against the background of a report about a deadly Ebola virus infection. “The three journalists were......more

Jonathan’s lobbyists shouted down at Ohanaeze meeting

By News Express on 04/01/2015 05:45:46 AM

For the second time, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, yesterday failed to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan as the preferred candidate of the South-East zone. Attempts by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu......more

Buhari unhappy with Nigerian Army over certificate scandal •Says Army has been politicised

By News Express on 04/01/2015 05:42:28 AM

Former Head of State and All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming elections, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the certificate saga against him was meant to ridicule......more

Father Christmas arrested for defiling 5-year-old schoolgirl

By News Express on 04/01/2015 05:28:49 AM

A man who played Santa Claus or Father Christmas at a Christmas party organised by a nursery and primary school in the Ojodu-Abiodun area of Ogun State has reportedly been arrested......more

2015 polls: APC in trouble —Fani-Kayode

By News Express on 04/01/2015 05:05:09 AM

Director of Media and Publicity of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has declared that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is in trouble in connection with next month’s......more

APGA confirms Labaran Maku as governorship candidate for Nasarawa

By News Express on 04/01/2015 04:24:39 AM

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has said that the controversy surrounding the party’s governorship candidate in Nasarawa State has been resolved as the name of immediate past Information Minister, Labaran......more

Akpabio commutes death sentences, frees 8 prisoners (Plus names)

By News Express on 04/01/2015 04:02:57 AM

Governor Godswill Akpabio has in the spirit of New Year granted amnesty to 14 prisoners from Akwa Ibom serving various sentences in different prisons across the country. Six prisoners serving in......more

Sokoto Governor accused of sabotage

By News Express on 04/01/2015 03:44:54 AM

Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Ahmed Maccido, Saturday accused Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State of stopping the commencement of health services at a 50-bed capacity hospital built by him......more

Boko Haram attacks Babbangida, pushed back by military

By News Express on 04/01/2015 03:20:59 AM

Security operatives have repelled an attack by militants on Babbangida town in Yobe State Nigeria’s north-east region. Members of the Boko Haram sect had at about 6:30pm on Saturday laid siege......more

Ebola strikes terrorists?

By News Express on 03/01/2015 5:59:55 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether some ill jihadists have contracted the killer disease. A Washington Post report quotes two sources at WHO as disclosing that officials are checking......more

RIGHTSView: Is Coca Cola Above The Law?

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 03/01/2015 5:41:28 PM

Let me use the opportunity of this edition to wish my readers the best in 2015 and to promise you one thing – dedication and resilience in extending my searchlight to......more

Okowa, Oneya others grace Utuama Peace Cup final •Warri Wolf Feeders clinch trophy

By News Express on 03/01/2015 5:24 PM

Delta State governorship candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, was at the head of the cream of dignitaries that graced the final of the......more

Still on Nigerian military and online media

By Yushau A. Shuaib on 03/01/2015 5:01:30 PM

  This is indeed a critical period of our national life when a raging war on desperate terrorists has kept military operations in the North-East and other parts of the North......more

Obiano vows to change the face of Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 03/01/2015 4:35:20 PM

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has assured Anambrarians that their hopes and dreams for a prosperous 2015 shall come true despite falling oil prices in the international market. In......more

Wiko affirms NCC and International Certification for phone range

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 03/01/2015 4:01:17 PM

Contrary to a report in a national daily alleging non-accreditation of French phone brand Wiko by the National Communication Commission (NCC), the mobile phone maker has affirmed that its range of......more

Warri Wolves striker Omofomwan welcomes competition from Arsenal’s Akpom for Dream Team shirt

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 03/01/2015 2:02:25 PM

Arsenal of England youngsters China Akpom and Semi Ajayi are being heavily linked with a call-up to the Samson Siasia-tutored national Under-23 football team, the Dream Team. For Warri Wolves attacker......more

Dimeji Bankole loses step mother •How Iyalode of Gbagura, Aduni Bankole, died on daughter’s wedding day

By News Express on 03/01/2015 12:56:08 PM

The Iyalode of Gbaguraland, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Chief (Mrs.) Aduni Bankole, has died hours away from the wedding of her daughter. The colourful Lagos-based socialite died early this morning, according to......more

Gunmen shoot 15 dead in Kaduna •10 killed in Plateau, 30 houses burnt

By News Express on 03/01/2015 09:26:18 AM

About 15 people were reportedly killed yesterday by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at Ambe-Madaki village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The attack came barely a week......more

Boko Haram opens fire on passenger bus in Cameroon, kills 11

By News Express on 03/01/2015 09:05:02 AM

At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured in Cameroon when Boko Haram militants opened fire on a bus late Thursday, local time, residents said. The attack took......more

Obasanjo announces Segun Osoba’s death

By News Express on 03/01/2015 08:13:45 AM

Controversial former President Olusegun Obasanjo has announced the death of Dr Segun Osoba but he got it wrong, as the man is still very much alive. Obasanjo announced Dr Osoba’s death......more

Fire consumes 4 children of same parents in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 03/01/2015 07:27:11 AM

As people were celebrating the joyful season of Christmas with gifts and exchange of visits, tragedy visited a family in Umuele, Umudim, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. It......more

Boko Haram abducts 40 youths in Borno

By News Express on 03/01/2015 04:20:18 AM

At least 40 young people were abducted in the restive north-eastern Borno State by Boko Haram militants during an attack on their village earlier this week, witnesses have said. Umaru Mustapha,......more

UN moves to disarm rebels in Rwanda

By on 03/01/2015 03:19:16 AM

The United Nations (UN) and its partners have directed that ``all necessary measures’’ should be taken to disarm the rebels in Rwanda. The UN said in a statement issued on Friday......more

2015: Why PDP cannot campaign openly for Jonathan in Kano —Kwankwaso

By News Express on 03/01/2015 01:15:24 AM

Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacks the moral rectitude and will to openly campaign for President Goodluck Jonathan in the state.......more

PDP moves to lure Atiku and aggrieved governors back from APC

By News Express on 03/01/2015 01:05:46 AM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it is making moves to bring back into its fold former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Kano State governor, Musa Kwakwansho and other aggrieved......more

Parents of abducted Chibok girls seek UN help •Lose faith in Nigerian Govt.

By News Express on 03/01/2015 12:48:32 AM

Parents of about 270 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram militants in April 2014, are appealing to the United Nations (UN) to help return their daughters safely. The......more

Nigeria acquires new warship

By News Express on 03/01/2015 12:32:58 AM

The Nigerian Navy has acquired a warship as part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the country. After five weeks and three stops in Trinidad and Tobago, Senegal and Ghana, the......more

Biafra: MASSOB disagrees with council of elders over strategy

By News Express on 02/01/2015 3:00:35 PM

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has disassociated itself from the Supreme Council of the Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Dr. Dozie Ikedife, which......more

Brave youths overpower lions, klll 6 •Minister condemns action, vows to deal with ringleaders

By News Express on 02/01/2015 2:46:27 PM

Brave youths in a village in Tanzania yesterday killed six lions that had entered their village near Tarangire National Park, Anadolu Agency (AA) has reported. The lions are said to have......more

Threat to Amaechi’s life unacceptable —Rivers APC •Says Governor not guilty of treason

By News Express on 02/01/2015 2:21:22 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described as totally unacceptable, “the kite being flown by the Federal Government about the possible arrest and trial of the State Governor,......more

Why I rested Entertainment Express —Mike Awoyinfa •Denies betraying Dimgba Igwe

By News Express on 02/01/2015 1:26:21 PM

Celebrated journalist and media entrepreneur Mike Awoyinfa has explained why he took the decision to rest Entertainment Express, the breezy twice-a-week tabloid he used to publish with his late bosom friend......more

Activists give Akpabio deadline to terminate murder case against Odudu Ukpanah or face fire

By News Express on 02/01/2015 10:59:36 AM

The Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) has given the Chief Godwin Akpabio-led Akwa Ibom State Government up to next week Wednesday, January 7, 2015, to discontinue the criminal trial of......more

Desperate Boko Haram resorts to forced recruitment of fighters as Nigerian troops close in

By News Express on 02/01/2015 08:57:44 AM

Boko Haram militants are forcibly conscripting people in territories under their control to join their ranks or face dire consequences, local sources have said. “They are forcing people to join them,”......more

Uduaghan wins Silverbird Man of the Year Award

By News Express on 02/01/2015 07:32:27 AM

Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has had a dream start to the new year when he was yesterday announced as the Silverbird Man of the Year. Part of the......more

Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs berates Aso Rock over U-turn on Palestine

By News Express on 02/01/2015 05:28:48 AM

Nigeria’s Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has condemned the Federal Government’s sudden change of position on Palestine’s independence. It was reacting to Tuesday’s development in which Nigeria abstained from voting......more

Suicide bomber injures worshippers in Gombe church attack

By News Express on 02/01/2015 04:37:23 AM

The Police on Thursday confirmed a bomb explosion at the entrance of Tudun Wada ECWA Church, Gombe, Gombe State. The Spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, told the......more

2015: Peter Obi, Jerry Gana, Fani-Kayode appointed Jonathan's campaign directors

By News Express on 02/01/2015 02:09:35 AM

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Mr. Peter Obi, Prof. Jerry Gana and Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into the re-election campaign team of President Goodluck Jonathan. A release by the......more

Oil slump: Focus on other sectors, Professionals tell FG

By News Express on 02/01/2015 01:48:20 AM

Following projected cuts in 2015 spending of oil-producing nations, which arose from uncertainties over crude oil price, professionals in Nigeria have urged the Federal Government to focus on strengthening non-oil sectors......more

APC hails Jonathan's commitment to free, fair polls

By News Express on 02/01/2015 01:40:20 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the promised commitment by President Goodluck Jonathan to free and fair 2015 elections is worthy of commendation. The party added that the President’s......more

2015: Propaganda won't save you, Mu'azu tells APC

By News Express on 02/01/2015 01:33:41 AM

National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has told the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) that propaganda won't do it much good during the February 2015 polls. “There......more

Failed coup: Attackers were from Germany, US, UK- Gambia President

By on 02/01/2015 01:26:13 AM

Several dozens of military personnel and civilians were arrested, and a large cache of weapons and explosives were found following a reported coup attempt in The Gambia, an intelligence source said......more

Anambra State and issues surrounding governance

By Aloysius Attah on 01/01/2015 12:31:05 PM

Anambra is a state blessed in quantum with pace setters, trailblazers and the finest in all. No wonder when the elites and best minds of the state became spectators and watched......more

Oshiomhole to dump APC for PDP? It won’t happen —Eguasa

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 01/01/2015 12:20:39 PM

One rumour that has refused to go away in Edo State is that the governor, Adams Oshiomhole, will decamp from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)......more

Benue, Plateau, Osun worst states to be a worker in Nigeria

By News Express on 01/01/2015 10:13:03 AM

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has identified Benue, Plateau and Osun as the worst states in terms of payment of workers’ salaries. NLC President, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, in his New Year......more

Entries open for $100M Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

By News Express on 01/01/2015 09:40:32 AM

The $100 Million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme – an annual programme of training, funding and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs – is now open for......more

Nigerian Idol Season 5 to be unveiled first week of January

By News Express on 01/01/2015 08:53:54 AM

Optima Media Group, in partnership with telecoms giant, Etisalat Nigeria and carbonated drink, Pepsi has concluded plans for the successful take-off of the season five of reality TV show, Nigerian Idol.......more

2015 a crucial year for Nigeria, says Prof. Utuama

By News Express on 01/01/2015 08:45:53 AM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN, has urged Nigerians to always seek for the good, peace and unity of the country in this new year and beyond. This,......more

Why we’re yet to recapture some Boko Haram-held communities —Army

By News Express on 01/01/2015 07:20:18 AM

Some communities in Nigeria’s North-East are yet to be re-captured from the insurgents because the military wants to reduce civilian casualties during the operations, a military official has said. A spokesman......more

2015 and the sorcerer's apprentices, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 01/01/2015 07:09:12 AM

Come, old broomstick, you are needed, Take these rags and wrap them round you! Long my orders you have heeded, By my wishes now I’ve bound you. Have two legs and......more

Jonathan talks tough in New Year Message; reads Riot Act to Boko Haram and politicians

By News Express on 01/01/2015 05:22:56 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan this morning talked tough in his New Year Message, vowing to crush Boko Haram and to also deal decisively with people who attempt to foment trouble in connection......more

Car bomb kills 13 in Yobe

By News Express on 01/01/2015 04:49:22 AM

Thirteen people have been reported dead in a car bomb explosion in Maiduwa village, Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria. However, while some reports put the death toll......more

Saudi Arabia bars Nigerian planes bringing arms with which to fight Boko Haram

By News Express on 01/01/2015 01:22 AM

Authorities of Saudi Arabia have refused to grant over-flight permits to Nigerian cargo planes carrying military equipment, including armoured tanks from Pakistan, which Nigerian authorities have procured in order to fight......more

No shaking, Nigerians; the heavens won’t fall in 2015 —Oritsejafor

By News Express on 01/01/2015 01:05:56 AM

President Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has dismissed the apprehension in some quarters about 2015. Oritsejafor in his New Year Message, a copy of which was made available......more

Rivers: Wike picks female running mate

By on 01/01/2015 12:58:26 AM

Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Chief Nyesom Wike, yesterday presented Dr (Mrs) Ipalibo Banigo, as his running mate for the 2015 elections in the state. He described her......more

2015: Borno indigenes kick against Imam as PDP candidate

By on 31/12/2014 11:26:56 PM

Members of Yerwa-Oodua socio-economic Society, yesterday kicked against the imposition of Alhaji Mohammed Imam as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State for the 2015 governorship election. The......more

Nembe communities in Bayelsa reject ‘Greek Christmas gift’ from Agip

By News Express on 31/12/2014 7:39:38 PM

Nembe communities of Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Sunday rejected an offer of a goat and 10 bags of rice made to the elders and people of the area......more

Obiano’s wife urges prisoners to repent

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 31/12/2014 7:05:37 PM

Wife of the Anambra State Governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has urged prisoners in the state to turn a new leaf and give their life to Christ, assuring them that their future......more

Chidoka promises modern, safe and secure aviation industry in 2015

By News Express on 31/12/2014 6:23:50 PM

Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has promised that Nigeria will witness sustained transformation in the aviation sector in 2015 that will ensure improvements in the safety of the nation’s airspace......more

No movement by horses, bicycles, motorcycles, tri-cycles and motors in Borno on Jan. 1 and 2, 2015 —Army

By News Express on 31/12/2014 4:17:59 PM

The 7 Division of Nigerian Army has imposed a total ban on vehicular movement in Borno State from 6.00am on Thursday, January 1, 2015 to 6.00pm on Friday, January 2. The......more

Akpabio proposes N462bn as Akwa Ibom 2015 Budget

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 31/12/2014 1:40:59 PM

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, yesterday evening in Uyo, presented a 2015 budget proposal of N462 billion to the state House of Assembly, as against the N498.5bn he......more

Police bursts Chinese prostitution ring where men pay to be breastfed by young mums

By News Express on 31/12/2014 1:13:48 PM

A bizarre adult breastfeeding ring has been smashed in China with 15 people arrested for selling the services of young mums. The gang were exposed in a joint operation with police......more

Lagos 2015: Jimi Agbaje’s campaign gets major boost

By News Express on 31/12/2014 12:29:01 PM

The campaign of Lagos State PDP gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, for the February 2015 elections received a major boost over the weekend with the inauguration of the Jimi Agbaje Independent......more

Jonathan disappoints Palestine during crucial UN Security Council vote

By News Express on 31/12/2014 11:25:21 AM

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been blamed for the outcome of yesterday’s crucial UN Security Council vote that rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years.......more

Skye Bank Chairman strikes again, acquires Ascot Offshore for N16bn with partners

By News Express on 31/12/2014 10:13:16 AM

Chairman of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Tunde Ayeni, has made another big expenditure even as controversy continues to trail his recent massive cash slash. Ayeni has been in the news since......more

Arthur Eze revives Premier Breweries Onitsha, production resumes 2015

By News Express on 31/12/2014 09:23:08 AM

Prince Arthur Eze, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Premier Breweries Plc, Onitsha, said on Tuesday that the company would commence full stream production of beer in the first quarter of 2015.......more

Anxiety over Gov. Al-Makura’s rumoured death •He’s alive and well —Spokesman

By News Express on 31/12/2014 06:58:07 AM

There was apprehension yesterday in Nasarawa State over the rumoured death of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in a London hospital. The rumour, which spread like wildfire across the state, started on......more

2015: Gov. Ngilari gives up the struggle, throws weight behind Ribadu

By News Express on 31/12/2014 06:51:06 AM

Governor Bala James Ngilari of Adamawa State has finally surrendered to the will of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and endorsed the candidature of Malam Nuhu Ribadu pledging his government’s support......more

Eluemuno accuses APC of trying to destabilise Ohanaeze

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 31/12/2014 06:43:16 AM

Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Anambra State Chapter, Elder Chris Eluemuno, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to destabilise Ohanaeze for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 elections.......more

Certificates: Buhari has no case to answer —INEC

By News Express on 31/12/2014 03:59:04 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said there is no basis for objecting to the affidavit presented by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari,......more

JTF nabs killer pirates, recovers arms

By Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa on 31/12/2014 03:51:42 AM

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, has announced the arrest of six suspected pirates behind the attack of its patrol troops in Bayelsa waterways on......more

INEC releases list of Ondo PDP candidates for 2015 elections

By News Express on 31/12/2014 03:29:47 AM

Activities by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State towards next year’s general elections are expected to burst into life following the release of the list of cleared candidates by......more

Govs, lawmakers, judges are all corrupt, declares ex-ICPC Chairman

By News Express on 31/12/2014 12:43:56 AM

Former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, yesterday said Nigeria is operating governments of corruption. Akanbi, who was also a former president of......more

2015: Osoba, Daniel in secret meeting

By News Express on 31/12/2014 12:34:58 AM

Speculation became rife on Tuesday that two former governors of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba and his successor in office, Chief Gbenga Daniel, on Monday night held a secret meeting in......more

Boko Haram kills 15 near Chibok

By News Express on 31/12/2014 12:27:37 AM

Suspected Islamist militants opened fire in a town in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 15 people, witnesses and a security source said. The attack on Monday night targeted Kautikari, near the......more

Anglican Bishop condemns Obasanjo's attack on Jonathan

By News Express on 31/12/2014 12:18:59 AM

Anglican Bishop of Okigwe, Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Osuegbu, has described the continuous attack on President Goodluck Jonathan by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as “shocking, most unfair and uncharitable, especially as it......more

Akwa Ibom Govt. fetes journalists, showers them with laptop computers

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 30/12/2014 6:56:48 PM

The Akwa Ibom State Government has put smiles on the faces of journalists in the state. In fulfillment of its promise to the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists......more

2014 Budget Year ends December 31, not March 2015 —Budget Office

By News Express on 30/12/2014 6:21:23 PM

The 2014 budget year has been not been extended to the end of March 2015 but as scheduled, comes to a close at midnight tomorrow, December 31, 2014. The Budget Office......more

BREAKING: President Jonathan relocates children abroad based on security advice

By News Express on 30/12/2014 5:29:17 PM

In a move that seems to betray his fears ahead of the February 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has quietly moved his children to the United Kingdom. Presidency sources......more

PR expert weeps for Abia, says TA Orji’s 8-year rule an unmitigated disaster

By News Express on 30/12/2014 2:38:14 PM

A Lagos-based public relations expert who on Sunday visited Abia State for the first time in a long while has extended his sympathies to the people of the state over what......more

Odili responsible for crisis in Rivers PDP

By Godstime Orlukwuh on 30/12/2014 2:35:20 PM

The reports as published in one of the national dailies where it credited a statement made by former Governor Peter Odili to the effect that he regrets supporting Gov. Amaechi as......more

ICPC opens office at Oko Poly •The dog has been empowered to bite, says Rector

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 30/12/2014 1:33:40 PM

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has set up an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.......more

Coup attempt reported in The Gambia

By News Express on 30/12/2014 1:02:24 PM

Soldiers from the presidential guard in The Gambia have tried to stage a coup, according to AFP news agency, quoting military and diplomatic sources. The report came in the wake of......more

Breaking: Wreckage of AirAsia aircraft that disappeared with 161 on board found inside sea

By News Express on 30/12/2014 10:06:37 AM

A number of bodies have been found and recovered in the sea near where the missing AirAsia flight was last reported, Indonesian officials have said. MetroTV reported search and rescue chiefs......more

2015: I’m still in the race —Ararume •Vows to dislodge Ihedioha as Imo PDP guber candidate

By News Express on 30/12/2014 09:36:48 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the last Imo governorship primaries, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, has assured his supporters that he is still very much in the Imo governorship race. Addressing......more

Cash shortages at ATMs spoil Christmas fun in Yenagoa

By News Express on 30/12/2014 08:38:10 AM

The 2014 Christmas may have come and gone but for residents of Yenagoa the sad memories remain as cash shortages at bank ATMs induced low-keyed celebrations in the Bayelsa State capital.......more

Falana raises the alarm over legalisation of human parts sale •Demands urgent review of National Health Act, 2015

By News Express on 30/12/2014 08:16:10 AM

Senior lawyer and human frontline rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has raised the alarm over the apparent legalisation of human parts sale by the National Health Bill signed into law......more

Trouble in Borno PDP; stakeholders kick against substitution of guber candidate Gambo Lawan’s name

By News Express on 30/12/2014 07:10:57 AM

Concerned elders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State have kicked against what they described as the wrongful substitution of Alhaji Gambo Lawan as the party’s governorship......more

Ogonis give condition to participate in 2015 polls

By News Express on 30/12/2014 06:10:43 AM

Ogonis have declared that they would boycott the 2015 elections if political parties in Rivers State do not substitute their candidates for an Ogoni candidate. They issued the threat yesterday during......more

Popular prayer warrior, 65-year-old mother in police net over kidnap

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 30/12/2014 05:43:28 AM

A popular musician and prayer warrior in Anambra State, Evangelist Obinna Offor, is now in police net over alleged kidnap. Also in the net is Offor’s 65-year-old mother, Madam Grace Offor,......more

Cameroon rains bombs on Boko Haram, kills 41

By News Express on 30/12/2014 05:00:25 AM

Cameroon says its military has carried out the first round of air strikes against Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, after the group overran a military base, and attacked five villages. Army......more

APC petitions Presidency, names alleged leaders of Gov. Fayose’s killer squad

By News Express on 30/12/2014 03:52:15 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has petitioned the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki, calling his attention to a sudden increase in security threats......more

2015: Rivers elders give PDP 7-day ultimatum to drop Wike

By News Express on 30/12/2014 03:17:40 AM

The Rivers Elders and Leaders Council, which has been clamouring that governorship position be zoned to the Riverine area of the state, has given the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic......more

Unizik Mass Com Dept kicks off yearly lecture series •Obaze cautions students on mode of communication

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 29/12/2014 7:47:36 PM

The Mass Communication Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has kicked off a yearly lecture series for both the regular and part-time students of the department. The maiden lecture, which lasted......more

2015: Buhari learns Christian hymns, praise songs

By News Express on 29/12/2014 6:09 PM

Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), is being taught Christian praise songs and hymns aimed at equipping him during campaign exercises, it has been reported.......more

Akwa Ibom PDP caucus endorses Moses Ekpo as Udom Emmanuel’s running mate

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 29/12/2014 5:13:11 PM

The enlarged caucus of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom has endorsed one-time Information Commissioner, Mr. Moses Ekpo, as the party’s deputy governorship candidate for the 2015 elections.......more

Caring Sisters celebrate with orphans

By Okee Sydney-Obiukwu, Lagos on 29/12/2014 4:35:06 PM

In a bid to give back to society, in the spirit of the Yuletide, the Caring Sisters Association, a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), recently rolled out the drums at a colourful......more

Transcorp named Most Compliant Listed Firm in Nigeria

By News Express on 29/12/2014 3:49:24 PM

Transcorp has been honoured as the Most Compliant Firm in Nigeria by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) at an impressive ceremony in Lagos. The award, given to Transcorp last Friday, is......more

Cameroon expels Nigerians from Bakassi over tax wahala

By News Express on 29/12/2014 2:24:13 PM

The Cameroonian military has begun cracking down on Nigerians in the Bakassi peninsula suspected of evading taxes. Cameroon gained total control of the peninsula in August 2013, but most inhabitants in......more

El-Rufai accuses Governor Yero of squandermania

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 29/12/2014 2:08:36 PM

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has alleged that the Kaduna State Government has received over N600 billion from the Federation Account in the last seven......more

Party funding: Rivers APC lambasts Amaechi’s critics

By News Express on 29/12/2014 1:42:04 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has come down hard on those alleging that the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, is the one funding the party at......more

Bomb explosion rocks football field in Yobe

By News Express on 29/12/2014 1:06:25 PM

An explosion has gone off in a football field in Potiskum, Yobe State, in North-East Nigeria, has killing at least one person, witnesses said. Residents of Potiskum told Channels Television that......more

1,000 Boko Haram fighters invade Cameroonian towns, occupy military camp

By News Express on 29/12/2014 12:47:47 PM

Some 1,000 suspected Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria attacked five towns in northern Cameroon over the weekend and briefly occupied a military camp on Sunday before being removed by the air......more

Aka Community (Akwa Ibom) marks Day with fanfare, harps on love in diversity

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 29/12/2014 12:39:01 PM

Aka Community in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Friday celebrated its annual day with pomp and pageantry, with community leaders calling on the people to embrace love......more

Warm reception for Biafra’s delegation to African Union meeting in Kenya

By News Express on 29/12/2014 04:04:42 AM

The delegation of the Supreme Council of the Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra was accorded warm reception at a five-day meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Nairobi, Kenya.......more

2015: Maku dumps PDP, now to contest for governor on APGA ticket

By News Express on 29/12/2014 03:47:01 AM

Immediate past Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the February 2015 governorship election in Nasarawa......more

Confirmed: 20 out of Borno’s 27 local government areas now under Boko Haram’s control

By News Express on 29/12/2014 03:25:02 AM

It is no longer rumour: Out of the 27 local government areas in Borno State, ONLY SEVEN remain under government control while the remaining 20 are being controlled by Boko Haram......more

Buhari demands audit report on missing $20bn

By on 29/12/2014 12:04:11 AM

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to tell Nigerians what his administration has......more

10 die in Kaduna gunmen attack

By on 28/12/2014 11:28:04 PM

At least 10 persons were shot dead, while five others sustained serious injuries when gunmen attacked Tattaura Community in Sanga Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State at......more

Affluent Nigerians don't pay tax-NLC

By on 28/12/2014 10:48:36 PM

In spite of the introduction of austerity measures by the Federal Government, the organised labour says the rich have continued to evade tax. The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress,......more

INEC releases list of Anambra candidates for 2015 National Assembly polls •PDP candidates omitted

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 28/12/2014 05:31:24 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday released the list of Anambra State candidates for the February 2015 National Assembly polls, with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates ommited. Political parties whose National......more

Airline confirms disappearance of plane with 161 on board

By News Express on 28/12/2014 05:07:55 AM

AirAsia has confirmed the disappearance of its international flight with 155 passengers and six crew members. It tweetd this morning (Nigerian time): “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that QZ8501 from Surabaya......more

Why we’re yet to crush Boko Haram —Defence Spokesman

By News Express on 28/12/2014 04:44:08 AM

The military has been explaining the reasons behind the seeming delay in bringing an end to the ongoing insurgency in the north east of Nigeria. The Director of Defence Information, Major-General......more

6 foreigners, 16 children and one infant aboard missing AirAsia passenger plane

By News Express on 28/12/2014 04:20:45 AM

There are 16 children and one infant and six foreigners on the AirAsia passenger plane which lost contact with air traffic control late yesterday (Nigerian time), the general manager of Surabaya’s......more

Breaking: Passenger plane with 161 on board loses contact with air traffic control

By News Express on 28/12/2014 03:40:53 AM

A passenger plane with 155 passengers and six crew members lost contact with air traffic control late yesterday, Reuters has reported. The AirAsia flight originated from the Indonesian city of Surabaya......more

2015: IBB throws weight behind Jonathan •Says re-election necessary for Nigeria’s survival

By News Express on 28/12/2014 03:32:41 AM

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), has thrown his weight behind the e-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking while hosting Jonathan yesterday in his Minna mansion in Niger State,......more

16-year-old student arrested for allegedly insulting Turkey’s president regains freedom

By News Express on 27/12/2014 6:30:57 PM

A high school student in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Konya, arrested for allegedly insulting the Turkish president, has been released, the penal court of peace ruled Friday. The 16-year-old boy......more

Folarin promises Oyo people better life if PDP is voted into power in 2015

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 27/12/2014 6:26:38 PM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, has promised that his administration will make life better for the people if he is voted into power next......more

RIGHTSView: You Be Thief, I No Be Thief: Battle Cry in Agric Ministry

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 27/12/2014 6:15:07 PM

Nigeria is indeed an exciting country to live in, particularly because of the diverse shades of characters that populate the top echelon of governments; not just in the current dispensation but even in......more

2015: Igbos must bargain now; they’ve nothing to show for their support for Jonathan —Anambra CLO

By News Express on 27/12/2014 5:48:14 PM

In the Nigerian project, no race is more enterprising; doing exploits in their chosen fields of endeavor and can be found in any part of the globe where oxygen gives life......more

Hon. Asonsere: PDP will triumph in Edo in 2015

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 27/12/2014 4:24:42 PM

It is campaign season. Candidates for various elective positions are laying down their cards to convince voters to cast their votes for them come February 2015 when the general elections hold.......more

Oshiomhole lied about $30B missing from Excess Crude Account —Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 27/12/2014 11:07:23 AM

The widely published comment by Governor Adams Oshiomhole alleging that $30 billion is missing from the Excess Crude Account is shocking and totally untrue, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister......more

Hired killers implicated in death of Ondo medical doctor burnt to death on Xmas Eve •Elder brother opens up

By News Express on 27/12/2014 09:57:31 AM

Dr. David Akintayo Oguntuase, the Ondo medical doctor who was burnt to death at his place of work on Christmas eve, was killed by hired assassins, his elder brother, Otunba Ben......more

Love the essence of Christmas, says Gov. Akpabio

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 27/12/2014 08:39:18 AM

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has admonished Nigerians to allow love to prevail over hatred, bitterness and prejudice. Akpabio in his Christmas message described love as the essence of......more

Aguluzigbo turned into a mecca as Anaocha royal fathers honour Umeh, Shinkafi

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 27/12/2014 08:21:43 AM

The sloppy town of Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State was a mecca of a sort as politicians, the clergy, traditional rulers and well wishers of the National......more

Sahara Reporters supporting terrorism in Nigeria —Nigerian Army

By News Express on 27/12/2014 05:39:19 AM

The Nigerian Army has accused the US-based Sahara Reporters of having “committed itself to support for terrorism and fighting Nigeria, its people, its military and particularly the Nigerian Army.” The army......more

Jealous lover boy stabs rival, heartthrob on Xmas Day

By News Express on 27/12/2014 03:04:47 AM

An angry lover on Christmas Day stabbed his rival in the eye and injured his heartthrob at Maza Maza in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos State. The angry lover......more

2015: Kano APC picks varsity Deputy VC as deputy guber candidate

By News Express on 27/12/2014 01:56:27 AM

A university don has emerged as the running mate to the Kano State All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. He is Professor Hafizu Abubakar, who until now......more

Jonathan, Buhari not worth dying for —Sheik Gumi

By News Express on 27/12/2014 01:39:19 AM

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Mahmud Gumi, has said that both President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

First quarter of 2015 will be rough for business, economy —NACCIMA

By News Express on 27/12/2014 01:27:11 AM

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has said that that the first quarter of 2015 would be rough for businesses and the entire economy due......more

Shocker: 22 state governments owe workers over 3 months salaries —NLC

By News Express on 26/12/2014 8:13:42 PM

Vice President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Issa Aremu, has expressed concern over non-payment of workers salaries by 22 state governments in the country; a situation he described as......more

THE NIGERIAN MILITARY IS ANGRY •Reads Riot Act to politicians, activists

By News Express on 26/12/2014 7:33:46 PM

The Nigerian military this evening reacted angrily to what it described as utterances by certain activists and politicians capable of undermining military discipline and operations. Though it refrained from naming names,......more

CLO President challenges rights groups on funding, hails Intersociety

By News Express on 26/12/2014 1:55:36 PM

National President of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Comrade Uche Wisdom Durueke, has challenged Nigerian rights groups to be creative and look inwards for funding rather than relying on foreign donors.......more

Army moves 100 soldiers to Abuja for court martial

By News Express on 26/12/2014 08:42:23 AM

Over 100 soldiers from the Division 7 of the Nigerian Army based in Maiduguri, Borno State, have been moved to Abuja for court martial over allegation of offences. It was gathered......more

Oyo Govt. commits N5.3B to rehabilitation of 62 roads

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 26/12/2014 08:38:13 AM

The Oyo State Government, in conjunction with the local government councils, has embarked on the rehabilitation/reconstruction of a total of 62 roads across all the 33 local government areas of the......more

Buhari to abolish First Lady’s Office if he becomes President in 2015

By News Express on 26/12/2014 08:27:45 AM

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), retired General Muhammadu Buhari, says he will not have an office for first lady if elected in next year’s election. In an exclusive......more

Security agents foil Boko Haram’s moves to bomb churches

By News Express on 26/12/2014 08:22:15 AM

Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, yesterday confirmed that plans by terrorists to attack churches during the Christmas celebration were thwarted by the combined efforts of security agencies. Abba, who......more

Akwa Ibom youths mobilise against Gov. Akpabio over Odudu Ukpanah’s detention

By News Express on 26/12/2014 06:38:39 AM

Preparations are in top gear for a massive protest in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, for the release of Odudu Ukpanah, who has been detained for the past seven months......more

16-year-old student arrested for insulting President, faces 4-year jail

By News Express on 26/12/2014 05:45:06 AM

A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption, sparking angry criticism on Thursday......more

Amaechi has sold Rivers assets to friends and cronies, Princewill insists; demands commission of enquiry

By News Express on 26/12/2014 05:27:15 AM

Labour Party governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, last night repeated his allegation that the Chibuike Amaechi administration has been selling to the state’s......more

Last 3 standing: Enyeama, 2 others battle for African Footballer of the Year Award

By News Express on 26/12/2014 04:54:33 AM

Super Eagles Captain, Vincent Enyeama, is one of three men standing in the short-list for the 2014 CAF African Player of the Year Award. A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement......more

A Nigerian miracle: Muslims storm church for Christmas celebration

By News Express on 26/12/2014 04:22:57 AM

Christians and Muslims in Kaduna yesterday seized the opportunity of Christmas celebration to worship together in a church as part of efforts to maintain and sustain peaceful co-existence irrespective of religious......more

Boko Haram: 71 soldiers now sentenced death for mutiny

By News Express on 25/12/2014 8:05:31 PM

The court martial sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday night, delivered its verdict in the case of conspiracy to commit mutiny and incitement of mutiny involving five soldiers. This brings to 71......more

Akpabio implores students to embrace science education

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 25/12/2014 7:52:56 PM

Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, has renewed his call for students to re-double their efforts in studying science-related courses, saying that this would make them to be self-reliant......more

Here comes Airtel Touching Lives CSR TV series

By News Express on 25/12/2014 7:35:45 PM

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled a new, emotion-laden television series, Airtel Touching Lives, a revolutionary CSR intervention that is focused on empowering underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the......more

Yuletide: Family Club calls for caution, admonishes politicians ahead of 2015 polls

By News Express on 25/12/2014 7:00:36 PM

The Family Club of Nigeria has called for extraordinary caution and moderation during Christmas and in the New Year. In a statement signed by its National President Professor Oluwole Osonubi, the......more

IGP assures of Safety water-tight Security during and after Yuletide

By News Express on 25/12/2014 6:11:53 PM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has reassured Nigerians of round-the-clock safety and security during and after the Yuletide. He gave the reassurance when he addressed newsmen yesterday  at the Custom......more

Stars thrill Benin City soccer fans in BJ seasonal match •Isaac Success, Efosa Ona, Ibrahim Adeoye shine

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 25/12/2014 6:04:26 PM

Benin City fans were yesterday treated to scintillating football at the BJ Foundation academy ‘End of Year’ match, as former and current BJ FC players locked horns. The match, which kicked......more

ADR crucial to justice dispensation, says Utuama

By News Express on 25/12/2014 5:55:53 PM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama, SAN, has said that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is very crucial to the dispensation of justice in the country. He stated this in Asaba......more

Oritsejafor identifies 4 things that will make the difference in Nigeria in 2015

By News Express on 25/12/2014 5:52:20 PM

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has identified four factors which he believes, if imbibed by Nigerians, will make the difference in the country in 2015.......more

Oyo APC faults FG’s withdrawal of soldiers from the state

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 25/12/2014 5:05:04 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, has faulted the Federal Government’s withdrawal of soldiers (Operation Burst) from the State Government’s security outfit, describing it as a deliberate effort to......more

Arrest, prosecute and jail African leaders who have exceeded 10 years in office —Intersociety

By News Express on 25/12/2014 4:17:10 PM

African leaders who have exceeded ten years in office other than ceremonial or parliamentary monarchs should be forced to relinquish power or be expelled from participating in regional or sub-regional forums......more

Kaduna 2015: El-Rufai picks Bantex as running mate, set to battle Governor Yero

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 25/12/2014 4:09:43 PM

All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna governorship candidate for for the 2015 polls, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, upped the ante in his forthcoming battle with incumbent governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, whenhe picked as......more

Withdraw knighthood from those who abuse it —Peter Obi

By News Express on 25/12/2014 10:40:23 AM

Former Governor of Anambra, Mr. Peter Obi, has advocated the withdrawal of knighthood from those who engage in conduct unbecoming of the honour. He made the suggestion during his investiture as......more

Politics as warfare: Lesson from the Christmas truce, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 25/12/2014 09:44:23 AM

It was December 25, 1914, only five months into World War I, German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with......more

DPR seals 3 filling stations in Kaduna over product diversion

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 25/12/2014 06:30:04 AM

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed three filling stations in Kaduna over product diversion. Head Public Affairs of DPR, Kaduna, Rabiu Bello, disclosed this in an interview during an......more

New electricity tariff takes effect January 1

By News Express on 25/12/2014 02:42:35 AM

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved a review of the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2 regime with an implication for takeoff date for a disciplined electricity market by......more

2015: INEC rejects Benue APC guber candidate

By News Express on 25/12/2014 01:01:48 AM

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected former minister, Mr. Samuel Ortom, as gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Benue State, it was learnt yesterday. The George Akume......more

Obasanjo is a career liar, says Soyinka

By News Express on 25/12/2014 12:47:43 AM

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has made a life-long career of compulsive lying, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, claimed on Wednesday. In an abridged response to the former president’s scathing delivery......more

Yobe man converts 13-year-old daughter to a suicide bomber •Details of girl’s chilling confession

By News Express on 25/12/2014 12:40:21 AM

The ancient city of Kano was thrown into shock yesterday following the confession of a 13-year-old suspected suicide bomber arrested by the police in the wake of the twin bomb blast......more

Suicide bomber over-powered at military check point •Bomb-making experts nabbed in Kano

By News Express on 24/12/2014 6:56:31 PM

A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State, yesterday, failed to achieve his mission. This was made known in a press release today by Major......more

Kaduna budgets N203,700,855,271 for 2015

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 24/12/2014 06:47:14 AM

Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, yesterday presented a budget of N203,700,855,271 to the State House of Assembly. The budget, according to yero, “is tagged ‘Budget of Consolidation and Continuity’......more

2015 general elections facing credibility challenges —Intersociety

By News Express on 24/12/2014 06:37:27 AM

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has dismissed assurances by the Nigerian Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that necessary steps are being......more

International terrorist group ISIS storms Nigeria to recruit fighters

By News Express on 24/12/2014 05:26:52 AM

The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians that agents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are scouting to recruit the nation’s youths as fighters. It, therefore, urged the public......more

FG restores Enugu – Port Harcourt Train Service

By News Express on 24/12/2014 04:25:01 AM

The Federal Government has restored the Enugu – Port Harcourt – Enugu train service after years of abandonment. At the inauguration ceremony yesterday in Port Harcourt, President Goodluck Jonathan, represented by......more

Who says Buhari is a semi-illiterate? He has equivalent of a Master’s degree!

By MK Hassan on 24/12/2014 03:54:08 AM

  I was shocked to read a press statement from Wadata Plaza issued by a so called Professor Wale Oladipo, secretary of the PDP, saying that General Muhammadu Buhari is a......more

7 African countries among the deadliest places to be a journalist •60 journalists killed worldwide in 2014

By News Express on 24/12/2014 03:41:37 AM

Seven African countries are among the deadliest places to practise journalism in 2014, figures released yesterday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have showed. The annual report of the New......more

Another set of over 100 soldiers face court-martial in connection with Boko Haram war

By News Express on 24/12/2014 03:07:16 AM

The Nigerian military will soon court-martial over 100 army personnel, a senior military official has said. The senior military official told Channels Television on Tuesday that the affected officers would be......more

Buhari raises N54m to counter Jonathan's N21bn

By on 24/12/2014 01:34:49 AM

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari said yesterday that so far, Nigerians have donated N54m to support his campaign ahead of the 2015 election. The......more

Ladoja's Accord Party suffers members defection

By on 24/12/2014 01:21:26 AM

Hundreds of supporters of the leader of Accord Party (AP) in Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, have left the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and other political parties. Their......more

APC has no Igbo agenda. we 'll vote for Jonathan-Ohanaeze

By on 24/12/2014 01:13:51 AM

As Nigerians prepare for 2015 general elections, the Igbo apex ruling body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said yesterday that the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has no Igbo agenda, vowing 90 percent of Igbo......more

FG records N46bn deficit in third quarter

By on 23/12/2014 11:34:44 PM

The Federal Government recorded a deficit of N46.40 billion in its fiscal operations for the third quarter of 2014, compared to a N122.41 billion deficit recorded in the second quarter of......more

100 out of 165 Anambra pilgrims fall sick in Jerusalem

By News Express on 23/12/2014 7:06:34 PM

A hundred out of 165 of the first batch of pilgrims from Anambra State to Israel fell sick in Jerusalem due to adverse climatic conditions over alleged non-compliance with the rules......more

There’s nothing Christian about PDP —APC

By News Express on 23/12/2014 6:52:53 PM

There is nothing Christian about the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), instead politicians are using religion to exploit peoples of Southern Kaduna, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna......more

Obiano’s wife leads ASA-Women USA on Walk to end cancer

By News Express on 23/12/2014 6:47:23 PM

A bid to create awareness on the need to check the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria received a big boost over the weekend, when the wife of Anambra State governor,......more

Group berates Wamakko for attacking Dasuki, Presidency, cautions against politicising security issues

By News Express on 23/12/2014 6:28:01 PM

The United Nigerians Forum (UNFO) has appealed to Nigerians not to reduce serious security issues to mere politicking. North West Coordinator of UNFO, Mallam Musa Abdullahi, made the appeal especially in......more

2015: Gov TA Orji’s anointed successor booed and pelted with sachet water in Aba

By News Express on 23/12/2014 6:04:29 PM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday had a taste of the resentment pervading the state, when angry residents in Aba revolted, booing and......more

Lardner faults Jonathan, says stealing a form of corruption

By News Express on 23/12/2014 3:03:52 PM

A veteran journalist and rights activist, Mr. Tunji Lardner, has said that stealing is a form of corruption. His position directly contradicts that of President Goodluck Jonathan, who has been insisting......more

We’ll bomb Boko Haram into submission —Chief of Air Staff

By News Express on 23/12/2014 3:03:06 PM

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has declared that the air bombardment against the Boko Haram sect members in the north eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa......more

Abducted wife of ASUU chairman rescued

By on 23/12/2014 2:15:06 PM

The wife of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chairman of Osun State University, Osogbo chapter, Mrs Funmilayo Abiona, who was kidnapped in Osogbo, Osun State capital last Friday has been......more

Senator Zagi defects 3 times in 3 years . . . back in APC after 2nd missionary journey to PDP

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 23/12/2014 1:56:15 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has announced that Senator Caleb Zagi, who represented Southern Kaduna Senatorial District from 2007 to 2011, has formally defected back to APC from......more

2015: God will fight for Peterside –Rivers APC •Says choice before Rivers people is to choose between light and darkness

By News Express on 23/12/2014 11:53:49 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that, apart from its own efforts, Almighty God would equally fight to ensure that its candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol......more

Pirates ambush JTF, kill 3 soldiers, steal gunboat

By News Express on 23/12/2014 10:59:20 AM

Gunmen suspected to be pirates have attacked and killed three soldiers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Pulo Shield in the Nembe axis of Bayelsa. The pirates reportedly hijacked the......more

Cleric condemns politics of stomach infrastructure

By Chima Nwafo on 23/12/2014 10:54:23 AM

A cleric has called on Nigerians to think more seriously about sustainable food security, and shun the debasing practice whereby politicians dole out petty quantities of imported food items regarded as......more

Breaking: Military moves to abort planned Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri •Restricts movement for 4 days

By News Express on 23/12/2014 10:16:54 AM

The Nigerian military has moved swiftly to abort plans by Boko Haram insurgents to attack Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in the country’s troubled North-East region. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations,......more

Alao-Akala pledges masses-friendly programmes if elected Oyo Governor in 2015

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 23/12/2014 10:03:14 AM

One time governor of Oyo State and current gubernatorial standard-bearer of the Labour Party (LP), Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has promised that, if given another opportunity to govern the state, his government......more

Cameroon dismantles Boko Haram’s training camp, seized 84 trainees

By News Express on 23/12/2014 05:58:58 AM

Cameroon’s army has dismantled a training camp for the Boko Haram Islamist group, arresting and killing dozens of militants, the army said on Monday adding that it “seized 84 children who......more

Explosion rocks Bauchi Market

By News Express on 23/12/2014 05:42:53 AM

An explosion shook a busy market in the north Nigerian city of Bauchi on Monday, engulfing it in flames and causing an unknown numbers of casualties, a Reuters witness said. Large......more

NEMA evacuates 39 victims from Gombe bomb blast site

By News Express on 23/12/2014 05:27:40 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has evacuated all the victims of yesterday’s bomb explosion in Dukku Motor Park, Gombe. “All persons affected by the incident to the hospital while the......more

Civil servants to get December salaries and salary arrears shortly —FG •Explains delay in paying staff of 14 MDAs

By News Express on 23/12/2014 04:54:54 AM

The December 2014 salaries of federal civil will hit their accounts shortly, the Federal Government has assured. The processing of the salaries started on Friday and continued yesterday, the Coordinating Minister......more

Plateau Govt. clarifies status of Gov Jang’s son in his cabinet

By News Express on 23/12/2014 01:40:53 AM

Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon Mohammed Abubakar Badu, has faulted media reports that Governor Jonah Jang has appointed his son commissioner. Badu in a press statement issued in......more

Students give Amosun ultimatum over bursaries

By News Express on 23/12/2014 01:29:39 AM

National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, handed down a 14-day ultimatum to pay the student-indigenes bursaries and scholarships for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 sessions. Addressing......more

APC responsible for insurgency —PDP

By News Express on 23/12/2014 12:34:22 AM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, insisted that no amount of blackmail and allegations against President Goodluck Jonathan could exonerate the All Progressives Congress (APC) of blame for insurgency and......more

Again, fuel queues resurface in Abuja

By News Express on 23/12/2014 12:25:11 AM

Barely three days to Christmas, queues for fuel resurfaced yesterday in the Federal Capital Territory with virtually all filling stations crowded by motorists. National Mirror gathered that marketers are deliberately hoarding......more

Yuletide: Lagos Govt. puts Lagosians on red alert over Ebola

By News Express on 23/12/2014 12:11:38 AM

Lagos State Government has advised the public to be at alert and be mindful of what they do, eat and drink during the Yuletide celebrations. It also advised residents to call......more

22 Confirmed Dead in Fresh Gombe Bomb Blast

By News Express on 22/12/2014 3:27:40 PM

At least 22 persons were confirmed killed in an explosion at the Duku Motor Park located in the heart of Gombe State metropolis, an eyewitness said. According to the eyewitness account,......more

Dangote Cement set to take Cameroonian market by storm

By News Express on 22/12/2014 08:18:43 AM

The first set of the Dangote Cement bags, the 3x Premium, will hit the Cameroun market in January 2015, the management of the company has said. Conducting the Cameroonian media round......more

2015: Amaechi will uproot Jonathan, Sambo from Aso Rock —Rivers APC

By News Express on 22/12/2014 05:24:21 AM

The appointment of Governor Chibuike Amaechi as the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation is a masterstroke which will send President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo packing......more

Peter Obi cries out over high cost of governance, says Nigeria has enough money to take care of everyone

By News Express on 22/12/2014 05:03:52 AM

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, last night cried out over the high cost of governance in the country, charging civil society groups to help in reversing the......more

New Boko Haram video glorifies mass murder of innocent civilians

By News Express on 22/12/2014 04:08:12 AM

A new video from Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are......more

2015:INEC rejects Folarin as PDP gov candidate

By News Express on 22/12/2014 03:02:35 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, in the 2015 election. The INEC had written to the National......more

2015: Jonathan begs defeated PDP aspirants

By News Express on 22/12/2014 01:44:35 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with aspirants who failed to realise their political ambitions under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to defect to other parties, in spite of the attractions.......more

AMCON transfers ownership of Mainstreet Bank to Skye Bank

By News Express on 22/12/2014 01:29:58 AM

The Asset Management Corporate of Nigeria (AMCON) last Friday divested its interest and transferred full ownership of Mainstreet Bank to Skye Bank, the latter, having successfully paid 100 per cent of......more

Ekiti Speaker dares Fayose on arrest

By News Express on 22/12/2014 01:20:28 AM

The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, has reacted to the directive by Governor Ayodele Fayose urging the Ministry of Justice to write a memo authorising the......more

2015 elections will be unrigable —Jega

By News Express on 21/12/2014 2:35:37 PM

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has promised that the 2015 polls would be the best ever conducted in the country. He made the promise while......more

Peter Obi's Papal Knighthood

By Valentine Obienyem on 21/12/2014 09:26:53 AM

The concept of granting dignities and honouring people who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields has always been part of man in all epochs and cultures. Its inception might remain unknown......more

Senator accuses ex-minister Sam Egwu of tribalism •Quotes him as saying he dislikes Bini people

By News Express on 21/12/2014 05:37:32 AM

Dr. Sam Egwu, at various times Governor of Ebonyi State and Minister of Education, has been described as a tribalist who doesn’t like Bini people. Edo South Senator Ehigie Uzamere made......more

Boko Haram attacks security formations in Yobe, meets stiff resistance

By News Express on 21/12/2014 05:14:51 AM

The dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on Friday attacked security formations in Damagum, the headquarters of Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria, witnesses have said. Damagum is 73 kilometres......more

Pope Francis honours Peter Obi with Papal Award today

By News Express on 21/12/2014 05:02:05 AM

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has been awarded the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester, Pope and Marty. This is “in appreciation for his good work and......more

What I know about Boko Haram —Modu Sheriff

By News Express on 21/12/2014 02:42:16 AM

Former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that only the neighbouring Republic of Chad could help solve the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the north-eastern part of Nigeria.......more

2015 elections: Balarabe Musa warns Nigerians against Jonathnan, Buhari

By News Express on 21/12/2014 12:54:27 AM

Former Governor of old Kaduna State and Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, yesterday warned Nigerians not to elect presidential candidates of either the ruling Peoples......more

Suspected kidnappers abduct ASUU State Chairman's wife

By News Express on 21/12/2014 12:22:14 AM

A daredevil gang of suspected kidnappers on Friday night abducted the wife of the chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Osun State University (UNIOSUN) chapter, Dr. Oluseye Abiona. The victim,......more

Why I will continue to respect Ogbemudia —Oshiomhole

By News Express on 20/12/2014 11:30:04 PM

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has declared that he would continue to accord respect to former governor of old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, saying Ogbemudia is a leader who......more

2015: Amaechi will deliver as DG of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation —Rivers APC

By News Express on 20/12/2014 5:52:35 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has congratulated Governor Chibuike Rotimi AmaechI on his appointment as the Director-General of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation. The party in a press......more

Terrorists die en masse as Boko Haram suffers double loss in military ambush

By News Express on 20/12/2014 4:17:25 PM

A very large number of terrorists have met their waterloo in a double defeat by Nigerians troops between Maiduguri and Damboa, Borno State, on Friday. The first of the clashes followed......more

Benin City agog as Super Eagles stars hit town for end-of-year match and celebrations

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 20/12/2014 1 PM

There’s excitement in the football community in Benin City, capitalof Edo State in South-South Nigeria. One of the country’s best run grassroots football academies, BJ FC, holds its annual End-of-Year match......more

Intersociety to release ‘two powerful and thunderous messages’ as it marks Human Rights 365 tomorrow

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:46:37 PM

The leadership of the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has promised to release “two powerful and thunderous messages” tomorrow as part of its activities to......more

FAAN suspends cargo flights to Lagos Airport

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:35:01 PM

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has directed operators of all cargo flights to find alternative entry points for their cargo rather than the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja,......more

Bayelsa lawmakers under fire for voting against LG autonomy

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:14:03 PM

Civil society organisations in Bayelsa and the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the state have criticised Bayelsa House of Assembly for rejecting local government autonomy. The lawmakers had......more

Canoe hits the streets with #alivewithcolour

By News Express on 20/12/2014 10:39:15 AM

To further elevate public conversations on caring for coloured fabrics and encourage trial of its colour care detergent, Nigeria’s first colour care detergent – Canoe Detergent, has commenced a regional Road-Show......more

Obasanjo’s biography: HURIWA condemns court order, asks NJC to caution Presiding Judge

By News Express on 20/12/2014 10:28:11 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has strongly condemned the exparte injunction by an Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi stopping the publication of the latest......more

Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam ready in Feb. 2015 —Ochekpe

By News Express on 20/12/2014 05:33:46 AM

The multi-billion naira Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam in Taraba State will be ready for commissioning in February 2015, the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, has said. Mrs. Ochekpe gave the......more

Unity Schools admission: Court orders FG and Education Minister to apply uniform cut-off marks to all states

By News Express on 20/12/2014 05:27:47 AM

The Federal High Court has declared unconstitutional the state-based admission inequality in Federal Government Colleges also known as Unity Schools. The declaration was made in a landmark Judgment delivered in Lagos,......more

MASSOB launches Biafra vehicle number plates

By News Express on 20/12/2014 04:36:09 AM

Determined to actualise a sovereign state of Biafra, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has launched Biafra auto number plates. Speaking to newsmen during the......more

APC zealots need to have their heads examined —Okupe •Presidential Spokesman says opposition party afraid of him

By News Express on 20/12/2014 04:33:24 AM

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has said that unnamed people in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) who allegedly twisted his comparison of President......more

Soldiers repel fresh Boko Haram attack, kill many

By News Express on 20/12/2014 03:59:02 AM

Scores of Boko Haram insurgents were killed in fierce clashes with Nigerian forces after they had attacked workers at an electricity facility in the volatile northeastern Borno State, a power company......more

Jonathan laments strikes, rivalry in health sector

By News Express on 20/12/2014 02:11:45 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he was sad that strikes and unhealthy rivalries among professionals in the health sector have adversely affected medical services. Jonathan spoke in Abuja when he received......more

Oil workers end strike after 12-hour negotiations with FG

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:35:15 AM

Nigeria’s oil workers’ unions have suspended their nationwide strike earlier embarked on in protest of several unresolved issues with the government. The decision to call-off the strike was arrived at on......more

Constitution amendment: State assemblies reject LG autonomy

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:29:53 AM

There were indications yesterday that the proposal by the National Assembly to grant financial autonomy to the 774 local government areas in the country through constitution amendment by the concurrence of......more

Court stops Reps from summoning Petroleum Minister over N10B private jet expenses

By News Express on 20/12/2014 12:20:57 AM

A Federal High court in Abuja presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed has set aside the summons by the House of Representatives on the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,......more

Uduaghan calls for repositioning of local government system

By News Express on 19/12/2014 4:14 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called for urgent and pragmatic steps that would reposition the local government system in the country for effective service delivery at the grassroots level.......more

Military investigates alleged Boko Haram mass abduction in Borno

By News Express on 19/12/2014 4:03:45 PM

The Nigerian Military High Command says it is investigating reports of alleged kidnap of scores of villagers in Borno State earlier this week. According to a statement on the Defence Headquarters......more

Breaking: Okorocha declares 2 weeks holidays for Imo civil servants

By News Express on 19/12/2014 1:31:11 PM

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has declared December 19, 2014 to January 5, 2015 as holidays for civil servants in the state to mark the Christmas and New Year. Owelle......more

NSCDC tasks private guards on intelligence gathering

By News Express on 19/12/2014 12:55:48 PM

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin, has tasked private security guards companies (PGC) in the country to be more proactive in the areas......more

Muhammadu Buhari’s Last Card, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 19/12/2014 07:36:05 AM

On 7th January 2003, the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) held a dramatic (some would actually say hilarious) national convention in Abuja to nominate its presidential candidate for the 2003......more

Biafra attends African Union (AU) meeting in Nairobi as member

By News Express on 19/12/2014 04:54:12 AM

The Supreme Council of Indigenous People of Biafra is among those invited as members to attend the on-going General Assembly of the African Union (AU) in Nairobi, Kenya. A Daily Sun......more

2015 Presidency: Clerics hail Osibajo’s choice as Buhari’s running mate

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 19/12/2014 04:22:45 AM

Christian clerics under the aegis of the Pastors Council of Northern Nigeria yesterday in Kaduna applauded the choice of Prof. Yemi Osibajo as running mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)......more

Boko Haram suffers heavy defeat in Cameroon; loses 116 fighters

By News Express on 19/12/2014 04:12:32 AM

Boko Haram got more that what it bargained for, suffering heavy defeat in a crossborder attack on an army base in Cameroon’s far north region of Amchide. The terrorist group lost......more

Court adjourns ruling in Coca-Cola's suit challenging prosecution by CPC

By News Express on 19/12/2014 02:21:38 AM

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned to February 3, 2015 for ruling on a fiat issued by the Attorney General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke to Chief Bayo Ojo......more

FG declares Thursday, Friday Xmas holidays

By News Express on 19/12/2014 01:50:34 AM

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, the 25th and Friday, 26th December, 2014, as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. The announcement was contained in a statement......more

Kogi govt dissolves councils, orders DLGs to take over

By News Express on 19/12/2014 01:10:34 AM

In compliance with the judgment of the state high court sitting in Koton-Karfe, Kogi State, the government, on Thursday, dissolved the 21 local councils and ordered the Directors of Local Government......more

Banks barred from holding funds in dollars

By News Express on 19/12/2014 01:02:22 AM

As part of fresh measures to reduce pressure on the naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday barred banks from holding their own funds in dollars. Reuters quoted CBN Governor, Mr.......more

Obanikoro needs psychiatric treatment —Bode George

By News Express on 19/12/2014 12:55:32 AM

Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Chief Bode George, has declared immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, “possessed and obsessed,” adding: “He needs......more

Obiano presents artificial limbs to the physically-challenged

By News Express on 18/12/2014 7:47:40 PM

The Anambra State Government has flagged off of the presentation of 1,000 Prosthetic Limbs Fittings to physically-challenged persons in the state. The Prosthetic Limbs Fittings partnership  gesture  which  had 270 initial......more

2015: Osibajo talks tough, says Nigeria ‘urgently needs common sense revolution’

By News Express on 18/12/2014 7:35:54 PM

Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Yemi Osibajo, has spoken of the urgent need for what he called “common sense revolution” in Nigeria. Speaking yesterday after......more

Delta to spend N327.6B in 2015 •Uduaghan scores administration high in service delivery

By News Express on 18/12/2014 7:22:14 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has presented a budget proposal of N327.68 for the 2015 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly. Governor Uduaghan while presenting the budget yesterday......more

FG to clear outstanding salaries before year-end •Says most civil servants have been paid

By News Express on 18/12/2014 6:23:14 PM

The Federal Government has reassured that all civil servants will be paid their salaries before the end of this month. The reassurance was contained in a statement issued this evening in......more

Boko Haram strikes again; kills 33, abducts 200 from Borno village

By News Express on 18/12/2014 5:26:50 PM

Boko Haram militants have reportedly abducted over 200 people, including several women, from Bintiri village in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state. “The militants invaded the village and took around 200 people, including......more

2015: Amaechi heads APC Presidential Campaign, mandated to uproot Jonathan, Sambo from Aso Rock for Buhari, Osibajo

By News Express on 18/12/2014 5:09:05 PM

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has been appointed Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization, with a mandate to lead the way towards uprooting President Goodluck Jonathan......more

APGA amends constitution to elongate tenure of Victor Umeh, others •Bianca Ojukwu kicks

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 18/12/2014 4:31:40 PM

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday at its Special National Convention in Awka, Anambra State capital, amended several portions of the party’s constitution, paving the way, among other things, for......more

NAN upgrades facilities, promises lower subscription rates

By News Express on 18/12/2014 11:04:01 AM

Barely ten months after he took charge as Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), former Presidential Spokesman Ima Niboro has practically changed the face of the organisation and......more

Why I picked Osibajo as my running mate for 2015 presidential election –Buhari

By News Express on 18/12/2014 10:42:01 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), yesterday explained why he settled for former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yemi Osibajo, as his running......more

Non-Oil Sector now primary driver of economic growth —Okonjo-Iweala •Unveils luxury tax details, assures on price stability

By News Express on 18/12/2014 07:12:11 AM

The Non-Oil Sector is now the primary driver of Nigeria’s economic growth unlike in the past when the country depended heavily on oil sector revenue. Coordinating Minister for the Economy and......more

Group condemns exclusion of women from political leadership

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 18/12/2014 05:33:38 AM

An Anambra-based non-governmental organisation, the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), has condemned the non-inclusive style of leadership practised in the state and the nation at large. CIRDDOC Co-ordinator, Nze......more

Ignorance or mischief?: President Obama mistaken for a waiter by white American

By News Express on 18/12/2014 04:51:36 AM

Barack Obama, the United States’ first African-American president, was once mistaken for a waiter at a black-tie party and asked for coffee, his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, has disclosed. This......more

9 docked over illegal petroleum business

By News Express on 18/12/2014 04:35:57 AM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday at a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, arraigned nine persons for offences bordering on illegally dealing in petroleum products. ......more

2015 Presidency: Buhari’s choice of Osibajo as running mate a masterstroke, says Lagos APC

By News Express on 18/12/2014 03:47:31 AM

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has lauded the emergence of Prof. Yemi Osibajo (SAN) as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party in the coming February 2015......more

Lagos 2015: Court orders Agbaje to stop parading self as PDP guber candidate

By News Express on 18/12/2014 01:18:44 AM

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain status quo on the contentious gubernatorial primary election......more

Another 54 soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad over mutiny

By News Express on 18/12/2014 01:10:19 AM

The Nigerian Army has sentenced 54 soldiers standing trial before a general court martial to death by firing squad and acquitted and discharged five others. The soldiers were accused of mutiny,......more

No plan to leave PDP despite loss of governorship ticket —Maku

By News Express on 18/12/2014 01:03:55 AM

Immediate past Minister of Information and the defeated Nasarawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Mr Labaran Maku, on Wednesday, denied insinuation that he would leave the party, saying there......more

FG to privatise railways, inland waterways, 6 others in 2015

By News Express on 18/12/2014 12:50:31 AM

The Federal Government has concluded plans to privatise eight new entities in some sectors of the economy by 2015. These sectors include Railways, Inland Waterways; Road Authority; Roads Funds; National Transport......more

2015 presidency: APC confirms Osibajo as Buhari’s running mate

By News Express on 17/12/2014 4:32:13 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) this afternoon confirmed earlier media reports that its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, would be running with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for the February 14, 2015 presidential......more

First Bank unblocked and reinstated for Duty collections

By News Express on 17/12/2014 3:02:35 PM

First Bank Plc has been unblocked and reinstated as a Customs duty collecting bank, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced this afternoon. The bank was suspended from duty collection as a......more

Fake Customs Comptroller bags 10 years jail term over N11.1m fraud

By News Express on 17/12/2014 2:47:58 PM

Justice Dije Aboki of the Kano State High Court, Kano, today convicted and sentenced one Ibrahim Hassan popularly known as Comptroller Kangiwa, to 10 years and six months imprisonment without option......more

Nigeria to spend N4.3tr in 2015 •Okonjo-Iweala presents Budget to National Assembly

By News Express on 17/12/2014 2:17:49 PM

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has just presented the 2015 budget estimates of about N4.3 trillion before the National Assembly. She laid the document in separate appearances before the Senate......more

70 prophets storm Jerusalem to pray for Nigeria

By News Express on 17/12/2014 12:21:59 PM

Everything is being put into the task of ensuring that Nigeria remains in peace or regains her peace, even in the face of threats by politicians jostling for power ahead 2015.......more

Breaking News: Buhari announces Prof. Yemi Osibajo as running mate for 2015 presidential battle

By News Express on 17/12/2014 08:32:06 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has finally announced Professor Yemi Osibajo as his running mate in 2015 presidential election scheduled for February 14, 2015. A news flash......more

150 women executed after refusing to marry militants

By News Express on 17/12/2014 08:21:48 AM

At least 150 women who refused to marry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were executed in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, Iraq's Ministry......more

Etisalat Showcases New Flagship Centre at Marina, Lagos

By News Express on 17/12/2014 08:16:23 AM

Etisalat Nigeria recently showcased its world class flagship Experience Centre situated at the heart of Lagos. This centre which is located on the famous Marina Street (31, Marina Road, Lagos) has......more

How I worked for Okowa’s victory during Delta PDP governorship primaries —Uduaghan

By News Express on 17/12/2014 08:12:59 AM

As if to squelch rumours making the rounds that he victory Senator Ifeanyi Okowa during the December 8 governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, the State......more

2015: Bishop Akpan emerges Accord Party Akwa Ibom guber candidate, eyes Government House

By By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 17/12/2014 08:01:46 AM

The Accord Party (AP) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Bishop Samuel Akpan, has set his sights on the Government House and is promising not to disappoint if given the mandate......more

2015: Buhari, APC settle for Redeemed Church Pastor as running mate —Party source

By News Express on 17/12/2014 06:38:50 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has finally accepted the choice of former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osibajo, “whose name......more

Group berates Boko Haram over use of women and children suicide bombers, advises parents

By News Express on 17/12/2014 05:13:45 AM

A civil society advocacy group, Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness (CISA), has berated Boko Haram for using innocent women and children for the perpetration of terrorism activities. Speaking yesterday at an......more

Agric boom coming; it will be Nigeria’s new oil —Minister

By News Express on 17/12/2014 03:20:45 AM

Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has declared that agriculture will become the new oil boom for Nigeria. The minister’s declaration was corroborated by President Goodluck Jonathan who......more

FG negotiated with fake Boko Haram, says DSS

By News Express on 17/12/2014 01:47:40 AM

Indications emerged yesterday that the Federal Government negotiated with fake members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in its bid to proffer solution to the scourge of terror that has bedevilled......more

'Developing nations losing $1 trillion yearly to dirty money'

By News Express on 17/12/2014 01:33:55 AM

Crime and corruption are draining a record $1 trillion a year from poor and middle-income nations with the disappearance of dirty money hitting some of the world's poorest regions hardest, a......more

I am not plotting Mark’s impeachment —Saraki

By News Express on 17/12/2014 01:20:53 AM

Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said he is not involved in any plan to impeach the Senate President, David Mark. Saraki, who had been speculated......more

Fuel scarcity worsens in Kaduna, Benin, others

By News Express on 17/12/2014 12:16:13 AM

In Kaduna, fuel scarcity and attendant long queues were witnessed yesterday in many parts of the state as motorists went through searching for where to buy petrol. A trip round Kaduna......more

South West'll vote for Jonathan in 2015, Mimiko boasts

By News Express on 17/12/2014 12:08:05 AM

The governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that voters in the south western zone of the country would not be swayed by what he described as the propaganda of......more

Aviation Ministry to ensure full implementation of accident reports, Chidoka assures

By News Express on 16/12/2014 4:35:15 PM

The days of non-implementation of accident investigation reports in the aviation sector will soon be over, as the Ministry of Aviation has made it clear that it intends to accomplish a......more

Obasanjo’s ‘My Watch’ full of lies —Biafra War veteran

By News Express on 16/12/2014 4:24:21 PM

A Biafra War veteran, General Godwin Alabi-Isama (rtd.), has lampooned former president Olusegun Obasanjo over the contents of his recently released book, My Watch, saying it is an embodiment of lies.......more

FRSC redeploys Stella Uchegbu, appoints Imoh Etuk as new Spokesman

By News Express on 16/12/2014 2:14:29 PM

The Federal Road Safety Corps has appointed Corps Commander Imoh Etuk as the new Corps Public Education Officer, to replace Corps Commander Stella Uchegbu, who is now Sector Commander of Abia......more

Court orders Medical Director’s arrest over N1.2m bribe

By News Express on 16/12/2014 1:55:32 PM

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja today issued a bench warrant against the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr. Olufemi Omotoso, for failing to appear in......more

Police to promote junior officers with degrees to senior cadre

By News Express on 16/12/2014 1:10:04 PM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has given approval for the consideration of Inspectors, Rank and File with university and other tertiary education certificates for elevation to the Senior Officer cadre.......more

Breaking News: Eligibility: Jonathan wins again, as Supreme Court throws out application

By News Express on 16/12/2014 12:32:32 PM

The Supreme Court t‎oday dismissed the appeal brought by a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Ardo, challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal which refused his application to......more

Why I likened President Jonathan to Jesus Christ —Okupe

By News Express on 16/12/2014 10:47:42 AM

Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has disagreed with those who accuse him of blasphemy for likening his boss to Jesus Christ. Okupe has......more

Edo APC delegates sure of party’s victory in 2015 House of Assembly elections

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 16/12/2014 10:39:34 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates to the party’s recent primary to elect the aspirant for Ikpoba Okha Constituency in Edo State have expressed confidence that the party would win the legislative......more

Research and development, key to economic development —Bogoro

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 16/12/2014 10:35:12 AM

Nigeria should make efforts to reverse all paradoxical indices of development through institutionalisation and support of research and development which would drive and shape her contemporary society and civilisation for economic......more

2015: Wike won’t get up to 10% of the votes —Rivers APC •Says guber ambition unholy and ungodly

By News Express on 16/12/2014 08:08:46 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has predicted that immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, is unlikely to get up to 10 per......more

Dare-devil bandits invade Uyo building materials depot, cart away goods worth millions

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 16/12/2014 07:22:24 AM

Dare-devil armed robbers, in the early hours of Monday, invaded a vastly growing building materials depot, UBOTEX Nigeria Ltd., in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, carting away over 200 bundles......more

Evil maid jailed for assaulting toddler

By News Express on 16/12/2014 05:56:08 AM

A Ugandan maid has been sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler, in a case which sparked outrage across the country after a video was released. Jolly Tumuhiirwe,......more

2015 presidential race: APC over-rules Tinubu on Buhari’s running mate •Hope rises for Amaechi, Oshiomhole, Okorocha

By News Express on 16/12/2014 05:47:33 AM

Following his inability to decide on a running mate for Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), who emerged last week as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Lagos State......more

42 die from car ignition switch defect, 58 injured

By News Express on 16/12/2014 05:19:05 AM

At least 42 people have been killed and 58 have been injured in General Motors vehicles that suffered from an ignition switch defect, according to the latest report by the claims......more

INEC sensitises Anambra staff, pledges credible polls in 2015 and beyond

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 16/12/2014 04:19:27 AM

The Anambra State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun Election Monitoring System (EMS) sensitisation exercise for its senior staff in the state office. The two-day workshop which kicked off yesterday......more

Oil workers’ strike: DON’T PANIC, NNPC tells Nigerians •Over 32 days fuel still in stock

By News Express on 16/12/2014 04:14:03 AM

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged Nigerians not to panic, saying it has over 32 days stock of petroleum products available for supply across the nation during the Yuletide......more

2015: Tompolo now godfather of Delta politics, moves to install Governor, Deputy •Brother handed LG chairmanship

By News Express on 16/12/2014 03:56:58 AM

A new godfather has emerged in the politics of Delta State. He is ex-Niger Delta militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo. Going by recent political happenings, Tompolo has effectively......more

Echoes of party primaries: Voters reject 49 Senators •Why David Mark may be impeached

By News Express on 15/12/2014 7:00:01 PM

The perennial crisis of high turnover of legislators after each round of election has hit the Senate again, as no fewer than 49 of the 109 lawmakers lost nominations of their......more

Again, 16-year-old wins PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge

By News Express on 15/12/2014 5:15:02 PM

For the second year in a row, a 16-year-old student has been crowned champion of PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC), presently limited to Lagos State but scheduled to later go national.......more

Abia Accountant-General ‘worse than HIV/AIDS and Ebola’ •NLC pickets office over salary arrears

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 15/12/2014 5:02:46 PM

A major industrial crisis looms in Abia State as the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on full-blown strike over a backlog of salary owed......more

How we deployed ICT to prevent rigging of Osun guber election —Aregbesola •Lists how ICT aids good governance in Osun

By News Express on 15/12/2014 4:17:39 PM

Four months after the event, Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday revealed how the deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in monitoring and reporting of events as they unfolded prevented......more

2015: APC Governors prefer Amaechi as Buhari’s running mate

By News Express on 15/12/2014 2:36:39 PM

All Progressives Congress (APC) State Governors are rooting for Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as running mate to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), who emerged the party’s presidential candidate during the National......more

Priority Communications plans big for 2015, rewards deserving staff

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 15/12/2014 12:09:50 PM

Frontline network communications service provider, Priority Communications Limited, is planning big for 2015. The company said it has been able to achieve a relative amount of patronage so far because of......more

Bankers Committee draws up 2015 Action Plan for financing real sector growth

By News Express on 15/12/2014 05:55:22 AM

The Bankers’ Committee has drawn up a 2015 Action Plan as part of its strategies for financing real sector growth. A communiqué of the the 6th annual Bankers Committee Retreat held......more

Crime: Prepare for the worst, HURIWA advises Nigerians

By News Express on 15/12/2014 04:42:57 AM

With the inflow into the larger society of trained criminal elements and terrorists released by their colleagues from the poorly protected prisons and detention facilities, the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA)......more

Fuel scarcity looms as oil workers begin nationwide strike

By News Express on 15/12/2014 04:21:42 AM

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) will today begin an indefinite nationwide strike to protest......more

Ekpendu redeploys Prisons Spokesperson, appoints replacement

By News Express on 15/12/2014 04:12:57 AM

Controller General of Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, has approved the appointment of Mr. Enobore Francis as the new spokesperson of the service. Francis replaces Mr. Ope Fatinukun,......more

Army war dogs compound Boko Haram’s woes

By News Express on 15/12/2014 03:52:49 AM

The Nigerian Army has deployed 20 out of its over 200 working war dogs in the on-going war against Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s North-East. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.......more

ATIKU, THE UNELECTABLE, By Emeka Ugwuonye

By News Express on 14/12/2014 7:04:09 PM

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CANDIDATE CAN NEVER BE ELECTED EVEN WHEN ALL THE ODDS SEEM TO BE IN HIS FAVOUR? All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Primaries: (1) Muhammadu Buhari – 3,430......more

I will build Abam/Arochukwu bridge with my first constituency allowance —Nkole

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 14/12/2014 6:49:25 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency in Abia, Nkole Uko Ndukwe, has vowed to make the welfare of his constituents and infrastructural development of......more

2015 Presidency: Buhari/Amaechi ticket will dismantle PDP, Ex-New PDP Spokesman tells Doyin Okupe

By News Express on 14/12/2014 2:11:19 PM

Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (New PDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has faulted the claim by Presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that a ticket of......more

Youths are Africa’s future, says UBA CEO

By News Express on 14/12/2014 2:03:03 PM

The future progress of Africa, as a continent, is in the hands of its youthful population, Phillips Oduoza, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has......more

2015: Hope dims for Senator Lokpobiri as PDP Appeal Committee throws out petition, recommends punishment

By News Express on 14/12/2014 05:36:30 AM

The chances of the Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman on Water Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, contesting the 2015 elections have further dimmed. Reason: The the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Appeal Committee on Senate......more

School dropout sends hired killers after Mom, sisters

By News Express on 14/12/2014 05:16:07 AM

Almost 19 months after, residents of the Mortgage Area of Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, still shudder at the memory of the callousness of Kamalu, who hired assassins to murder his......more

Saboteurs frustrating war against Boko Haram —Jonathan

By News Express on 14/12/2014 04:49:40 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Federal Government’s efforts in tackling insecurity arising from the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group in some parts of the country is being hampered and......more

Tompolo’s warships a threat to national security, Group cries out

By News Express on 14/12/2014 04:19:51 AM

The Warri Study Group (WSG) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to cancel a Federal Government contract awarded to Global West Vessel Service to secure Nigerian coastline, citing the contracts content and......more

Uncontrolled weeping as communications guru, Prof. Idorenyin Akpan, is buried

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 13/12/2014 8:29:12 PM

It was a tale of uncontrolled weeping, tears, sobbing and lamentations as renowned Communication Arts expert, Professor Idorenyin Akpan, was buried today at his country home, Obotme in Ini Local Government......more

RIGHTSview: EVILS OF ‘SON-OF-THE-SOIL’ CONTRACTORS

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 13/12/2014 7:35:02 PM

Last Wednesday I treated the worrying dimension that the new leadership of the nation's police force under Mr Suleiman Abba has taken, with regards to the misuse of police operatives to......more

Anambra Hanging Bridge (replica of the famous London Bridge) to be ready next month —Obiano

By Pamela Eboh,Awka on 13/12/2014 1:35:32 PM

The first phase of the Anambra Hanging Bridge will be completed within the next one month, the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has promised. Speaking during a surprise visit to the......more

2015: Tinubu disagrees with Buhari over running mate •Amaechi’s fate hangs

By News Express on 13/12/2014 12:09:11 PM

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd,), has hit a road block in his efforts to use Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi as his running mate for the......more

Chidoka moves to make aviation customer-friendly, launches helpline

By News Express on 13/12/2014 11:08:38 AM

Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka has moved to keep his promise to transform the aviation sector into a customer-centric industry by launching the Aviation Passengers Service (APS) Portal and the Aviation Helpline.......more

Rivers 2015: Princewill dumps PDP; secures Labour Party ticket, lures Ijaw, Ogoni

By News Express on 13/12/2014 10:36:27 AM

Frontline Rivers State governorship aspirant, Prince Tonye Princewill, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after being schemed out of the race in favour of Barrister Nyesome Wike, purportedly the......more

Why I withdrew from Delta governorship race —Utuama •Says Okowa’s emergence victory for democracy

By News Express on 13/12/2014 10:09:07 AM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama (SAN), has frowned at the report which attributed his withdrawal from the Delta State governorship race to fear. He said the report was......more

2015: Buhari is the choice of Nigerians —Aregbesola •Predicts victory for APC in presidential election

By News Express on 13/12/2014 08:45:11 AM

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the emergence of former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives......more

Oshiomhole attacks Igbinedion

By News Express on 13/12/2014 08:33:37 AM

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has launched a scathing attack on the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, over his TV station’s coverage of his government’s activities. Speaking with a......more

Oyedepo predicts Boko Haram’s end

By News Express on 13/12/2014 07:55 AM

Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, yesterday reacted angrily to the unabated terrorist acts of Boko Haram and prophesied the imminent end of the murderous sect. Speaking......more

Female suicide bomber nabbed in Kano

By News Express on 13/12/2014 06:52:57 AM

A suspected suicide bomber – a teenage girl believed to be one of the many suicide bombers controlled by the extremist Boko Haram group – has been arrested by the state’s......more

Breaking: Amaechi is Buhari’s running mate for 2015 presidential race

By News Express on 12/12/2014 1:21:01 PM

Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi has emerged as running mate to All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). He was chosen out of three other shortlisted candidates by......more

Ochekpe tasks online publishers to help build better image for Nigeria

By News Express on 12/12/2014 08:20:47 AM

Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, has tasked Nigeria’s online publishers to help in building a better image for the country. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Guild of......more

Okorocha picks Imo APC Governorship Ticket hours after losing presidential bid

By News Express on 12/12/2014 04:58:04 AM

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has picked the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in absentia as he was still in Lagos for the party’s National Convention which......more

40 perish as twin blasts hit Jos market

By News Express on 12/12/2014 04:40:51 AM

Twin bomb blasts have hit a market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, capital of Plateau State, killing upwards of 40 people. The dastardly attack, which bears the trade mark......more

2015 Presidency: Buhari will beat Jonathan —Rivers APC

By News Express on 12/12/2014 03:14:48 AM

The emergence, yesterday, of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) as the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 general elections has been described as an unmistakable quit notice......more

IG orders high alert as policemen threaten strike

By News Express on 12/12/2014 12:08:58 AM

Worried by threat of a strike by the rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, yesterday ordered all zonal Assistant Inspectors General......more

Nigeria needs $113bn to develop key sectors —BPE

By News Express on 11/12/2014 11:55:04 PM

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki, has estimated that Nigeria requires fresh injection of about $113 billion in six years for the development......more

Court reinstates Buhari's ex-ADC, Jokolo, as emir

By News Express on 11/12/2014 11:48:49 PM

The Kebbi High Court sitting in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Alhaji Mustapha Jokolo, who was the Aide De Camp (ADC) to former Head......more

PDP welcomes Buhari to 2015 presidential battle, offers advice

By News Express on 11/12/2014 11:40:54 PM

The national leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State and the Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for......more

Obasanjo’s unguided missiles, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 11/12/2014 2:48:54 PM

“...Segun Adeniyi, who is a poor apologist for Yar’Adua, made almost every case of reversal worse in his book. Not only is Adeniyi a poor apologist, but he also did not......more

Breaking News: Buhari crushes Atiku, others, picks APC presidential ticket

By News Express on 11/12/2014 2:31:23 PM

Former military Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has swept aside four challengers to pick the presidential flag of the mega opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the......more

Ogah rejects Abia PDP guber primary result, dismisses it as a fraud

By News Express on 11/12/2014 08:40:31 AM

President of Masters Energy, Dr. Uche Ogah, has rejected the outcome of the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary held in Umuahia on Monday. Ogah, who came second in......more

APC a contraband product —Kaduna PDP Chairman •Says El-Rufai not a threat

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 11/12/2014 06:06:40 AM

Kaduna State Chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Gaiya Haruna, has dismissed the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as a “contraband product” which does not exist in......more

Shine your eyes during Yuletide, Police tells Nigerians, cautions against use of fireworks

By News Express on 11/12/2014 05:53:31 AM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has warned all citizens to be vigilant while receiving gifts from unknown persons that may pose as friends during the season, to avoid explosive-laden hampers......more

Oil price hits five-year low, crashes to $64.41 per barrel

By News Express on 11/12/2014 05:46:44 AM

The price of oil has fallen to fresh five-year lows in the wake of two separate reports indicating a global supply glut. OPEC oil producers released a forecast indicating less global......more

Troops, Boko Haram in fierce battle in Adamawa

By News Express on 11/12/2014 03:53:56 AM

Defence Headquarters has reported a fierce encounter between troops and Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa State in which both sides suffered casualties but more heavily on the side of the terrorists.......more

Contempt: Court considers punishment for Obasanjo over book launch

By News Express on 11/12/2014 02:36:13 AM

An Abuja High Court has found a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, guilty of contempt, after he defied its order barring him from releasing his autobiography. Obasanjo released the new book,......more

Anambra House of Assembly passes 2015 Appropriation Bill

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/12/2014 02:23:02 AM

The Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday passed the 2015 Appropriation Bill of over N164 billion subject to amendment made in some sectoral allocations. Presenting the report of the Finance and......more

High wire politics marks APC Convention

By News Express on 11/12/2014 01:28:48 AM

There was high wire politicking at the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos yesterday, making consensus difficult to reach. Efforts to ensure......more

Jonathan's support group in road crash

By News Express on 11/12/2014 01:22:41 AM

A Hiace bus conveying 18 members of the Jonathan Support Group, under the aegis of Jonathan Shall Lead Again Movement (JOSLA), from Katsina to Kaduna en route Abuja, had a head-on......more

2015: Jonathan ratified as PDP presidential candidate, retains Sambo as running mate

By News Express on 11/12/2014 01:17:48 AM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), early this morning confirmed President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate in the 2015 election. The president secured the votes of all delegates who gathered at......more

Tony Elumelu’s African entrepreneurship scheme to create a million new jobs

By News Express on 11/12/2014 01:03:54 AM

Businesses to be supported by the $100 million African entrepreneurship programme recently launched by the Tony Elumelu Foundation are expected to create at least one million new jobs and generate $10......more

Breaking: Kwankwaso, Okorocha step down for Buhari •Atiku’s hopes of becoming APC presidential candidate dims

By News Express on 10/12/2014 4:53:14 PM

Hopes of former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari picking the presidential flag of the mega opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have shot to the skies following the last-minute withdrawal of......more

Breaking News: Multiple bomb blasts shake Kano

By News Express on 10/12/2014 3:41:40 PM

Multiple bomb blasts have rocked a crowded textile market in Kano, North-West of Nigeria, amid fears of casualties. “The blasts, at least three of which occurred almost simultaneously, happened this afternoon......more

Court dismisses suit seeking Gov. Obiano’s removal

By News Express on 10/12/2014 3:13:49 PM

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State capital today dismissed a suit on alleged double or multiple registration resurrected by an Onitsha based human rights lawyer, Jezie Ekejiuba, seeking......more

Lamorde charges Nigerians to break corruption chain

By News Express on 10/12/2014 2:51:15 PM

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, has called for the support and cooperation of Nigerians in the fight against corruption, stating that “the job of......more

Court delivers judgement today on suit seeking Obiano’s removal as Anambra Governor

By News Express on 10/12/2014 02:26:41 AM

Judgement will be delivered this morning by the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, presided over by Justice Isah Gafai in a suit seeking the removal of Chief Willie Obiano over......more

Ondo workers commence strike over unpaid wages

By on 10/12/2014 12:44:35 AM

Ondo State workers yesterday commenced a two-day warning strike to press home their demand for the payment of their September and October salaries and the deduction by the state government. All......more

Buhari, Atiku, others in fight to finish, as APC convention holds today

By News Express on 10/12/2014 12:36:11 AM

No less than 7, 500 delegates are expected at the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Apart from ratifying some......more

Book launch: I'll file contempt charges against Obj-Kashamu

By on 10/12/2014 12:26:30 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kashamu, on Tuesday, said he would file contempt charges against former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for going ahead to launch his......more

Obanikoro accuses Bode George of electoral fraud

By on 10/12/2014 12:16:29 AM

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has called for the cancellation of the Lagos State governorship primaries, calling it a sham and Bode George supervisor of electoral malpractice. Obanikoro said Bode George is the......more

2 PDP guber candidates emerge in Enugu

By News Express on 09/12/2014 8:19:37 PM

The deep divisons in the Enugu State Chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are still a long way from healing going by what happened during yesterday’s governorship primaries. Unlike......more

NEMA investigates transporter over diversion of relief materials

By News Express on 09/12/2014 7:45:58 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recovered relief materials diverted by a transporter in Gombe State and distributed them directly to victims of windstorm in Bangoba community of Kakara in......more

Uduaghan hails Okowa’s emergence as Delta PDP governorship candidate

By News Express on 09/12/2014 6:57:14 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has congratulated Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on his victory at yesterday’s governorship primaries of the state chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uduaghan, in......more

Police officers ordered to uphold human rights

By News Express on 09/12/2014 12:49:40 PM

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has directed all police officers across the country to sustain and uphold the rights of Nigerians and non-Nigerians resident in the country. He gave the......more

Anambra party primaries facing credibility challenges —Intersociety

By News Express on 09/12/2014 12:41:39 PM

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has expressed worries over what it described as credibility challenges confronting the party primaries in Anambra State. “Having carefully......more

Apollo Hospitals Group trains Nigerian doctors

By News Express on 09/12/2014 12:36:25 PM

Apollo Hospitals Group, one of the world’s largest integrated healthcare providers, has concluded Continuous Medical Education (CME) training aimed at improving the medical practices of Nigerian health professionals. The two-day sessions......more

PDP suspends Nuhu Ribadu, holds fresh National Assembly primaries in Yola

By News Express on 09/12/2014 12:30:21 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State has announced the immediate suspension of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, and the Principal Private......more

Heads roll over Minna jailbreak •Prisons Controller, others suspended

By News Express on 09/12/2014 11:16:52 AM

The Controller of Prisons, Niger State Command, Musa Maiyaki, the Officer-in-Charge, Medium Security Prison Minna, ACP Mohammed I Bena, and all other officers on duty last Saturday, December 6, when the......more

Breaking News: Troops intercept Boko Haram Hit List, Sketches •Kill 27 in Hildi, Balmo Forest

By News Express on 09/12/2014 10:48:29 AM

Nigerian troops have intercepted documents containing a list of communities about to be attacked by Boko Haram and sketches of the towns from fleeing terrorists in Adamawa State. In two separate......more

2015 Governorship: Wike’s imposition a continuation of PDP’s war against Rivers State —APC

By News Express on 09/12/2014 07:26:49 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) this morning came down hard on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for producing controversial former Minister of......more

Anioma governorship dream back from the dead as Ifeanyi Okowa wins Delta PDP governorship ticket

By News Express on 09/12/2014 04:16:49 AM

From seemingly imminent defeat, the dream of Anioma, the Igbo-speaking part of Delta State, producing the next governor of the state roared back to life yesterday evening with the stunning victory......more

OBJ castigates Jonathan in new book •Also hits Atiku, Ibori, Saraki and late Yar’Adua

By News Express on 09/12/2014 02:08:17 AM

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has castigated incumbent president, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in his new autobiography, My Watch. Prince Buruji Kashamu, Chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation Committee, South-West Peoples Democratic Party......more

Jonathan's eligibility:S'Court fixes Dec 16 for hearing

By on 09/12/2014 01:44:41 AM

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court yesterday fixed December 16 for hearing in an appeal filed by a chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Dr. Umar Ardo, challenging......more

Election will hold in N/East, Jonathan assures

By on 09/12/2014 01:31:57 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured that Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies would intensify ongoing operations against insurgents in the country’s north-eastern states, to achieve significantly improved security there, ahead of......more

How Jimi Agbaje floored Obanikoro, others to emerge Lagos PDP 2015 guber candidate

By News Express on 09/12/2014 01:05:22 AM

Urbane phamarcist and politician, Mr Jimi Agbaje, sprang a surprise yesterday, defeating a long time strongman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, immediate past Minister of State for......more

Udom Emmanuel routs opponents to win Akwa Ibom PDP governorship primaries

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 08/12/2014 7:21:05 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Akwa Ibom State have just been successfully completed with Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel winning in all the 31 local government areas of the......more

Nsukka Youths congratulate Okwy Nwodo for picking Senatorial ticket

By News Express on 08/12/2014 7:16:54 PM

Nsukka youths under the aegis of Nsukka Youth for Good Governance have congratulated the first executive governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, on his victory in yesterday’s Peoples Democratic......more

3 Anambra PDP aspirants declare selves winners in Nnewi •APGA’s Umeh, Obaze, Ndukwe; PDP’s Uba, Ekwunife, Oduah pick tickets

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 08/12/2014 6:08:05 PM

Drama took the centrestage as three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contestants for the House of Representatives for Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency of Anambra State yesterday declared themselves winners in parallel......more

Ikpeazu thrashes challengers to pick Abia PDP guber ticket

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 08/12/2014 5:33:21 PM

Immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, and business man-turned-politician, Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah, today crashed out of the Abia State governorship race as they were roundly thrashed......more

Economic crisis: We must not give in to fear —Okonjo-Iweala •Tips insurance to boost economic dev.

By News Express on 08/12/2014 12:39:46 PM

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has advised Nigerians not to be paralysed by fear as a result of the present economic challenges confronting the......more

Ekpendu strikes fast, recaptures 108 fleeing prisoners

By News Express on 08/12/2014 12:02:42 PM

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) under the leadership of the new Controller General of Prisons, Dr. Peter E. Ekpendu, has recaptured 108 inmates out of 275 prisoners who escaped from Medium......more

Breaking: Wike emerges Rivers PDP guber candidate, set to battle Peterside

By News Express on 08/12/2014 11:20:56 AM

Immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has risen above the odds to pick the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State for the......more

Nigeria under pressure to release suspicious aircraft and arms cargo

By News Express on 08/12/2014 10:12:26 AM

  Nigeria has come under pressure to release the Antonov 124 Russia-made aircraft detained at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, over the weekend, a competent source has told News......more

Anioma loses Delta governorship ticket at the last minute •How Edevbie emerged as consensus candidate

By News Express on 08/12/2014 07:47:14 AM

The high hopes entertained by the Anioma people to produce the next governor of Delta State may have collapsed at the last minute following the decision of the ruling Peoples Democratic......more

CAF laments Nigeria’s absence from 2015 Africa Nations Cup

By News Express on 08/12/2014 06:37:36 AM

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou says Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has not diminished the country’s importance to the structure of African......more

PDP BoT member distances self from report on Akwa Ibom primaries

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 08/12/2014 05:35:57 AM

A Board of Directors (BOT) member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emmanuel Ibok Esisen, has refuted a local newspaper publication attributed to him over the conduct of the party’s......more

Shiloh 2014 holds December 9 to 13 at Canaan Land

By News Express on 08/12/2014 05:18:31 AM

The Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel will hold Shiloh 2014 with the theme ‘Heaven on Earth’ from December 9 to 13, at Canaan Land, Km. 10, Idiroko road, Ota-Lagos.......more

Don’t present Wike as governorship candidate, Rivers Elders, leaders warn Jonathan, Mu’azu

By News Express on 08/12/2014 05:07:45 AM

Rivers State people, under the aegis of Rivers State Elders and Leaders, have warned President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of imminent explosion and collapse......more

Absence of national health law responsible for health sector crisis, says NMA

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 08/12/2014 04:59:54 AM

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Umuahia Zone, has blamed the incessant industrial unrest that has bedevilled the country’s health sector on the absence of a national health law. Chairman of the......more

Die cast as heavyweights battle for PDP governorship tickets in 30 states

By News Express on 08/12/2014 04:09:53 AM

The die is cast in the contest for the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 30 states where gubernatorial elections would be holding next February. The battle......more

2015 Senate race: BIGWIGS CRASH OUT

By News Express on 08/12/2014 03:01:05 AM

Yesterday, the senatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held across the country witnessed several upsets, the biggest of them involving the leader of the Red Chamber, Ndoma Egba, who......more

El-Rufai alleges plot to extend Jonathan’s rule beyond 2015 •Says every Nigerian child born today already owes N15,000

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 07/12/2014 7:18:49 PM

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and gubernatorial candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, says he has uncovered plans by President Goodluck......more

Senator Udoedehe declares Akwa Ibom APC guber primaries inconclusive, alleges ‘open malpractice and irregularities’

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 07/12/2014 6:41:27 PM

Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom, has rejected the result of Thursday’s governorship primaries election in the state, describing it as......more

Court stops Obasanjo from publishing autobiography . . . in answer to Kashamu’s prayers

By News Express on 07/12/2014 5:55:16 PM

An Abuja High Court has restrained a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, from publishing or having someone publish on his behalf, a new autobiography titled: ‘My Watch’. Justice Valentine Ashi sitting......more

Sahara Reporters sponsored report on NOIPolls false and malicious

By Oge Funlola Modie on 07/12/2014 5:31:34 PM

We have noted the malicious story published by SaharaReporters with the sole intent to bring to disrepute NOIPolls Limited and its founder Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. It is clear that the online website......more

Bayelsa SENATOR SCORES ZERO VOTE in return bid •Paulker, Murray-Bruce, Evangelist Ogola win big

By Achiever Peterson, Abuja on 07/12/2014 4:14:51 PM

It was a sad story for Senator Heineken Lokpobiri as he scored zero vote today in his re-election bid. Lokpobiri was trounced by immediate-past chairman of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board,......more

Ohuabunwa thrashes Chukwumerije in 2015 senatorial race; Orji, Abaribe also pick tickets

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 07/12/2014 3:33:32 PM

Senator Chukwumerije’s ambition to return to the return to the Senate for a fourth term was today truncated as he lost to former Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Chief......more

Pastor, Evangelist, 15 others nabbed over child trafficking

By News Express on 07/12/2014 04:34:32 AM

A pastor of one of the new generation churches, an evangelist, two nurses and 13 others have been arrested for child trafficking and kidnapping by the Anambra State Directorate of State......more

Gov. Chime’s wife and Kogi First Lady flop at Abia PDP Reps primaries

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 07/12/2014 04:20:12 AM

Estranged wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs Clara Chibuzor Chime, and her Kogi State counterpart, Mrs. Farida Ijeoma Wada, flopped in their attempts to secure the House of Representatives tickets in......more

2015: Peterside’s election a divine mandate —Rivers APC

By News Express on 07/12/2014 03:54 AM

The election of Dr. Dakuku Peterside as the flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 gubernatorial election in Rivers State has been described by Rivers APC as nothing......more

Obiano launches intercity taxi to link Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka

By News Express on 07/12/2014 03:30:44 AM

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday launched three landmark initiatives in a bold move to give the three leading cities of the state an outlook of modernity and shore......more

Tinubu clears air on Fashola, berates enemies

By News Express on 07/12/2014 01:40:09 AM

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday dispelled rumours making the round that the just-concluded Lagos State governorship primary election has caused rift between him and......more

Gunmen storm Minna Prison, free 270 inmates

By News Express on 07/12/2014 01:31:56 AM

Armed men dressed in Hajibs, yesterday, attacked the Minna Medium Prison, the capital of Niger State, leading to the escape of at least 270 inmates out of 323 prisoners. This came......more

Kano gov primaries: Presidency in dilemma over Abacha

By News Express on 07/12/2014 01:22:09 AM

A few hours into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries, the Presidency and the national leadership of the party are said to be in a dilemma over the governorship ambition......more

Violence mars Bayelsa PDP House of Reps primaries

By on 07/12/2014 01:04:46 AM

Violence yesterday marred the federal House of Representatives primaries in Bayelsa State as armed youths suspected to be political thugs invaded the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) secretariat with the intention to......more

RIGHTSView: Cyber plagiarism as a national pastime

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 06/12/2014 5:17:13 PM

In the Wednesday December 3, 2014 edition of The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria, the editorial team headed by the cerebral editor, Mr. Martins Oloja, did an epic article on the underground......more

Breaking News: Security agents intercept strange aircraft in Kano, detain crew

By News Express on 06/12/2014 4:36:43 PM

Supersensitive security alert system has intercepted a suspicious Russia-made Antonov aircraft with a chopper tucked in it at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, North-West Nigeria. A report by PRNigeria said that......more

Panic over possible Boko Haram attack on Apapa ports, Lagos

By News Express on 06/12/2014 09:19:04 AM

Despite assurances from the Nigeria Police of increased security within the Apapa ports, fear has enveloped workers, residents, traders and other Nigerians with businesses within the port city following intelligence report......more

Kenyan President lambasts International Criminal Court over victimisation, says: ‘I’ve been vindicated’

By News Express on 06/12/2014 09:02:23 AM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has denounced the case against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has now been dropped, calling it “obviously deficient” and a “travesty”. Mr Kenyatta said......more

Working Moms magazine celebrates mothers with award

By News Express on 06/12/2014 08:49:45 AM

The 2014 edition of the annual Working Mom Awards will hold today, December 6, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. Chief host of the event, Mrs. Mary Ikoku, said they......more

Ardo calls for fresh Adamawa PDP House of Assembly primaries

By News Express on 06/12/2014 08:29:44 AM

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo, has called for a fresh House of Assembly primary election in the state. “As a critical PDP......more

Breaking: Mystery fire blazes at Uyo filling station

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 06/12/2014 05:13:14 AM

A mystery fire is currently blazing at Jobayo Filling Station on Nwaniba Road (near Atlantic FM radio station) in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State. Fire fighters and security agents were......more

Corpse of Jim Nwobodo’s son missing

By News Express on 06/12/2014 03:36:02 AM

The corpse of Dr. Ifeanyi Nwobodo, first son of former governor of old Anambra State Senator Jim Nwobodo was yesterday reported missing. Ifeanyi who died on November 16 was billed for......more

Boko Haram suffers heavy losses in Gombe battle •Corpses of dead members fill 3 trucks

By News Express on 06/12/2014 03:26:25 AM

Boko Haram has suffered heavy losses in a failed attempt to over-run the famous Ashaka town in Gombe State. “Terrorists fleeing Ashaka on Thursday managed to retrieve 3 truckloads full of......more

Police to restore Tambuwal's security

By News Express on 06/12/2014 01:14:50 AM

Police authorities are set to restore the security details of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, weeks after it was withdrawn in the wake of his......more

Nyanya bombing: Court invites AGF over suspect's suit

By News Express on 06/12/2014 01:06:42 AM

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, to appear before the......more

Obasanjo exposes Fayose, leaks apology letter

By News Express on 05/12/2014 11:15:49 PM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, to shut up and seek God’s forgiveness for abusing him barely two years after he begged him in a letter......more

Suspended in error?: I never sued PDP —Bamanga Tukur

By News Express on 05/12/2014 10:56:56 PM

Former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has vehemently denied suing the party or seeking the removal of his successor, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu. He, however,......more

Breaking News: Governor Uduaghan withdraws from 2015 Senatorial race

By Nelson Dafe on 05/12/2014 4:36 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has withdrawn from the 2015 Senatorial race. In a just-finished press conference in the state capital, Asaba, Uduaghan gave his determination to finish strong on......more

Crisis rocks Delta PDP Reps, senatorial primaries

By News Express on 05/12/2014 2:13:36 PM

The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today rejected the National Assembly Primary Election Committee and Electoral Appeal Panel members posted to the state for senatorial and governorship......more

Boko Haram finally loses Mubi •How military dislodged sect

By News Express on 05/12/2014 2:10:31 PM

Nigerian Troops have completed the operation to clear Mubi, Adamawa State, of Boko Haram terrorists who had mischievously renamed the town ‘Madina’ and operated in the town and the environs. A......more

Breaking: Jonathan sacks Controller General of Prisons, appoints replacement

By News Express on 05/12/2014 1:27:38 PM

Breaking: Jonathan sacks Controller General of Prisons, appoints replacement President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has removed the Controller General of Prisons (Covering Duties), Alhaji Aminu Suleh, and announced an immediate replacement. The......more

Aso Rock deliberately making EFCC redundant and ineffective —Ibrahim •Indicts govt. over oil theft

By News Express on 05/12/2014 11:15:06 AM

The Nigerian Government has been accused of deliberately making the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) redundant and ineffective. The allegation was made by frontline political scientist and activist, Dr. Jibrin......more

2015: APC wouldn’t mind killing Jonathan to take over power, Edwin Clark alleges

By Luqman Babalola, Abuja on 05/12/2014 09:18:38 AM

Ijaw National Leader and First Republic Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has alleged that some members of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) could do anything, including poisoning or killing......more

2015: I will crush my challengers —Ajimobi •How he picked re-election ticket during Oyo APC guber primaries

By News Express on 05/12/2014 08:15:49 AM

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has declared that it will not be hard for him to defeat his challengers during next year’s ballot. Speaking last night after being announced......more

FG hands over Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company to new investors

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 05/12/2014 08:02:38 AM

The Federal Government yesterday completed privatisation process and handed over the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) to its new owners, North West Power Limited, with a vow that it will not......more

PAN Nigeria launches Vehicle Acquisition Finance Scheme

By on 05/12/2014 01:21:10 AM

The PAN Nigeria Ltd yesterday in Abuja launched its new vehicle acquisition finance scheme for its ever growing customer base. Under the scheme, applicants   are expected to make a low equity......more

Why training of Nigerian soldiers by US was cancelled —FG

By News Express on 05/12/2014 01:05:32 AM

The Federal Government, on Thursday, said the training of Nigerian soldiers by the United States (US) security experts was cancelled due to some logistics. The reasons include the withdrawal of some......more

Nigeria needs caretaker govt. before 2015 election, says Adebanjo

By News Express on 05/12/2014 12:03:13 AM

An elder statesman and chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has advocated that the country should have a caretaker government that would be led by the incumbent President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,......more

Drama in Ogun: Gov. Amosun, deputy emerge 2015 guber candidates

By News Express on 04/12/2014 11:07:47 PM

All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election was dramatic in Ogun State where Governor Ibikunle Amosun emerged unopposed as the candidate of the party, but his deputy, Prince Segun Adesegun, decamped to......more

2015: APC guber candidates emerge •How Ambode, Tambuwal, Ajimobi, Al-Makura, Umana Umana, etc, won

By News Express on 04/12/2014 10:56:59 PM

Amid hitches here and there, All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday held governorship primaries across the country to pick its governorship candidates in 31 states where governorship elections will hold next year.......more

Why I want to be Rivers Governor—Peterside •How he formally emerged APC candidate during guber primary

By News Express on 04/12/2014 5:18:58 PM

Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, today publicly explained why he desires to succeed incumbent governor, Rt. Hon. Rotitmi Amaechi in 2015.   In his acceptance......more

Why I want to be Rivers Governor—Peterside •How he formally emerged APC candidate during guber primary

By News Express on 04/12/2014 5:07:23 PM

Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, today publicly explained why he desires to succeed incumbent governor, Rt. Hon. Rotitmi Amaechi in 2015.   In his acceptance......more

Court adjourns ruling on suit seeking nullification of EFCC Act

By News Express on 04/12/2014 4:23:42 PM

The Federal High Court Abuja presided over by Justice Evoh Chukwu today adjourned judgement on a suit seeking to nullify the Act establishing the Econominc and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for......more

PDP suspends ex-chairman Bamanga Tukur over failed attempt to sack successor

By News Express on 04/12/2014 3:32:23 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) this aftrenoon announced the suspension of its immediate past chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, for instituting a suit against the current chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, without first exhausting......more

APC Lagos guber primaries 4 hours behind schedule •Voters closely monitored

By News Express on 04/12/2014 1:59:24 PM

The APC Lagos Primary election, holding at the Onikan Stadium was slated to commence at 10 O’clock this morning did not kick off until about 2pm when 251 Epe Local Government......more

Fashola commissions The Lagos Skipper Engineering Academy

By Nelson Obine, Lagos on 04/12/2014 12:36:53 PM

The Lagos Skipper Engineering Academy has been commissioned by the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). It is the outcome of a collaborative effort between the Lagos Eko Project, Lagos......more

Breaking: Military battles Boko Haram invaders in Gombe

By News Express on 04/12/2014 11:02:55 AM

The Nigerian military is presently locked in battle with Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Bajoga, the headquarters of Funikai Local Government Area of Gombe State, this morning, a report from the......more

The charade before the ballot, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 04/12/2014 10:10:54 AM

At a campaign podium about three weeks ago, the otherwise urbane and very restrained Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State made a rather dangerous statement that has attracted both local and......more

Don Moen, Donnie McClurkins, Sinach lead galaxy of gospel music stars to THE EXPERIENCE 2014

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 04/12/2014 09:37:14 AM

Nigerian gospel music star Sinach will lead thousands of worshipers in this year’s THE EXPERIENCE, a mega gospel concert organised annually in Lagos, every First Friday in December. This is coming......more

Airtel Nigeria partners AU to ‘Kick Ebola out of Africa’

By News Express on 04/12/2014 09:28:39 AM

Leading telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, yesterday in Lagos joined other telecommunications operators in the continent to partner the African Union (AU) Commission to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa.......more

Kaduna electricity workers shut down office to stall takeover by new owners

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 04/12/2014 08:35:07 AM

Workers of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) have staged a showdown against the hand-over of the company to its new owners. Text messages were sent to workers yesterday to converge......more

2015: PDP tasks candidates to clinch 24 seats of Abia House of Assembly

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 04/12/2014 08:32 AM

Abia State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka, has tasked candidates for the State House of Assembly election in 2015 to work hard to achieve victory for......more

Court rules today on suit seeking nullification of EFCC Act

By News Express on 04/12/2014 06:47:24 AM

The Federal High Court Abuja Division is expected to deliver ruling today in a suit seeking the nullification of the Act establishing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly......more

2015: Uduaghan cautions office seekers against triggering crisis, violence •Dedicates ultra-modern EXCO chambers

By News Express on 04/12/2014 05:38 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has advised political office seekers to pursue their ambitions peacefully and avoid desperation and acts capable of triggering crisis and violence. Uduaghan was speaking while......more

2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana, South Africa in Group of Death

By News Express on 04/12/2014 04:39:58 AM

Ghana and South Africa have found themselves in the Group of Death following the draws for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Equatorial Guinea. They face Algeria......more

Obiano lays foundation for Africa’s largest commercial and entertainment complex

By News Express on 04/12/2014 03:57:04 AM

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has laid the foundational cornerstone for the proposed multi-million dollar West Africa Inter-Continental Trade Centre to be built in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government of the......more

2015: Oyo APC holds guber primaries today, dismisses rumour of postponement

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 04/12/2014 03:09:06 AM

In continuation of its preparation for the 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyo State Chapter, will today (Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014) organise its primary election expected to produce......more

Pandemonium as thugs storm Assemblies of God Church Headquarters, attack clerics, others

By News Express on 04/12/2014 02:59:07 AM

There was pandemonium yesterday at the global headquarters of the crisis-ridden Assemblies of God Church located in Enugu, South-East Nigeria, when thugs suspected to be hired by a sacked senior member......more

Rivers 2015: Peterside hits the ground running, unveils campaign theme

By News Express on 03/12/2014 4:02:10 PM

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has unveiled his campaign theme barely days after he was chosen as consensus candidate to fly the party’s flag......more

Breaking: Boko Haram attacks Yobe City Centre

By News Express on 03/12/2014 3:08:41 PM

Boko Haram insurgents have launched another daring attack on Yobe State, this time targeting the City Centre in Damaturu, the state. A 6pm news bulletin by Radio Continental, Lagos, said the......more

Customs reopens Lagos Airport Cargo Terminals

By News Express on 03/12/2014 2:46:59 PM

The two cargo warehouses of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport have been reopened. This comes after two weeks that the Nigeria Customs Service sealed the two cargo warehouses at the airport.......more

Ekiti jail break: 193 fleeing prisoners nabbed

By News Express on 03/12/2014 2:46:47 PM

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has recaptured 193 inmates since the attack on Ado-Ekiti prison on Sunday, November 30, 2014 out of total Lock up of 435 inmates. The spokesperson of......more

Rivers PDP delegates, aspirants protest with coffin in Abuja

By Achiever Peterson, Abuja on 03/12/2014 2:29:36 PM

Ward Delegates, House of Assembly and National Assembly aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today took to the streets of the nation’s capital Abuja with placards and......more

Military intercepts Boko Haram’s suicide bombing vehicle

By News Express on 03/12/2014 1:41:33 PM

Nigerian troops in Konduga, Borno State, have intercepted and destroyed a vehicle laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) meant for suicide bombing operation by Boko Haram terrorists. A PRNigeria report said......more

DAKUKU PETERSIDE cries out, says: ‘I HAVE NEVER BEEN A CULTIST!’

By News Express on 03/12/2014 11:04:25 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has dismissed the allegation of cultism against him by the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),......more

Adebolajo loses conviction appeal, to die in jail for killing British soldier

By News Express on 03/12/2014 10:35:10 AM

Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, has lost a court of appeal challenge against his conviction. He had argued for his......more

Victorious Edo APC House of Assembly candidate calls for unity to ensure victory in 2015 ballot

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 03/12/2014 09:09:04 AM

One of the winners of yesterday’s Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly primaries, Barrister Henry Okhuarobo, has called for both winners and loser to join hands to ensure......more

Senators to move motion for President Jonathan’s impeachment on Dec. 16

By News Express on 03/12/2014 08:00:29 AM

Senator Abdulkadir Jajere has confirmed the news making the rounds in the past few days that some lawmakers are putting together plans to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. The news had been......more

CAN declares Dec. 7 day of special prayers for Boko Haram victims, calls for special offering

By News Express on 03/12/2014 07:51:14 AM

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has set aside this Sunday, December 7, as a day of special prayers for victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the country and to......more

Trapped Boko Haram terrorists fall into security net

By News Express on 03/12/2014 06:18:55 AM

A mop-up operation has continued in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe, after the attack on the town by the dreaded Islamists, the Boko Haram, with security operatives recording huge progress by......more

Oyo APC releases list of House of Assembly candidates, lauds members over peaceful primaries

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 03/12/2014 05:43:08 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, has lauded its members for the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s party primaries, which produced candidates for each of the 32 state constituencies.     The......more

Jonathan, a modern Nebuchadnezzar, says Soyinka

By News Express on 03/12/2014 02:29:15 AM

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has come down hard on the present administration in Nigeria, criticising President Goodluck Jonathan on what he described as the reign of impunity under his watch......more

Fashola, Tinubu in fierce battle over new Lagos governor

By News Express on 03/12/2014 02:23:01 AM

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State and his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, appear to be locked in fiercest political battle of their......more

50 female suicide bombers reportedly set for fresh attacks

By News Express on 03/12/2014 01:19:54 AM

A prospective suicide bomber arrested by vigilante group also known as Civilian JTF yesterday revealed that 50 females trained as suicide bombers have been unleashed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital......more

Boko Haram: IBB calls for Jihad

By News Express on 03/12/2014 12:32:22 AM

Former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), has called for self-defence and Jihad against Boko Haram sect members. In an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service on Monday night,......more

Court stops Tukur's return bid as PDP chair

By News Express on 03/12/2014 12:20:44 AM

Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit praying the court to remove Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party......more

Aso Rock probes Ekiti jail break •274 escapees still at large

By News Express on 03/12/2014 12:14:14 AM

The Federal Government has set up a panel of inquiry to uncover those behind the attack on the federal prison, on Afao-Ekiti Road, Ado-Ekiti where some inmates were set free. Minister......more

Utuama appeals to delegates ahead of Delta 2015 PDP guber primary election

By News Express on 03/12/2014 12:01:43 AM

Ahead of the Monday, December 8, governorship primaries, Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama has appealed to the state delegates. Utuama, a governorship aspirant, urged the delegates to make Delta......more

2015: Obiano moves to impose candidates on Anambra APGA

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 02/12/2014 11:59:32 PM

Apparently shocked by the failure of some of his loyalists at the recently conducted ward election in Anambra State chapter of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Governor Willie Obiano is allegedly......more

FG plans Construction Summit/Fair to boost new mass housing scheme

By News Express on 02/12/2014 6:31:51 PM

The Federal Government plans to hold a Housing and Construction Summit/Fair in the first quarter of next year as part of efforts to find solutions to problems identified in the implementation......more

Club donates vehicle, N7m to Anambra govt. to boost security, plans Estate in Awka

By Pamela Eboh,Awka on 02/12/2014 6:08:31 PM

Diamond Fitness Club of Nigeria has donated a pick-up van fitted with classy security gadgets together with a N7 million cash to the Anambra State Government as part of its support......more

Nigeria turns to Russia for arms to fight Boko Haram

By News Express on 02/12/2014 5:41:41 PM

After several rejected appeals to the US and UK for weapons and helicopter gunships to fight Boko Haram, Nigeria has finally turned to Russia for urgent help. This is according to......more

Delta 2015: Utuama raises the alarm over plan to tarnish his image

By News Express on 02/12/2014 5:38:49 PM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN), a gubernatorial aspirant hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised the alarm over plans by some persons in......more

PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014 screens contestants

By News Express on 02/12/2014 2:47:58 PM

With enthusiasm written all over them, hundreds of secondary school students converged at 10 centres across Lagos State to participate in the first stage of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014......more

Tony Elumelu Foundation launches $100m scheme for African entrepreneurs

By News Express on 02/12/2014 2:33:34 PM

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has formally launched The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Foundation, with the aim to create 10,000 businesses that span the......more

USAfrica names Obiano Nigeria’s Governor of the Year

By News Express on 02/12/2014 1:34:11 PM

USAfrica, the international multimedia networks and public policy organisation, has adjudged the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as the Nigerian Governor of the Year, ending 2014. This decision, according to......more

Femi Kuti returns 2 children after discovering he's not their real father

By News Express on 02/12/2014 04:51:14 AM

Afrobeat Maestro, Femi Kuti, has spoken out on the much publicised paternity test that proved that his two children were not actually his. The children have since been returned to their......more

Oil price hits 5-year low, records fastest crash since 2008

By News Express on 02/12/2014 02:58:45 AM

Brent crude oil price dipped to a five-year low and reached $67.17 on Monday, which is the fastest dive since the year 2008, according to official figures. Prior to Monday’s five-year......more

Contempt: Court threatens to arrest Daniel, Bankole

By News Express on 02/12/2014 01:38:38 AM

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday threatened to order the arrest of former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, if he fails to appear in court on December 19. Justice Okon......more

Kashamu accuses Muazu of imposing candidates in Ogun

By News Express on 02/12/2014 01:31:15 AM

Chairman, South West Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Buruji Kashamu, has accused the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, of trying to tamper with the......more

US regrets Nigeria's withdrawal from military training

By News Express on 02/12/2014 01:15:51 AM

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of the Nigerian government, the United States will discontinue its training of a Nigerian Army battalion. The first two......more

Workers issue 21-day ultimatum to Chevron

By News Express on 02/12/2014 01:09:48 AM

There was pandemonium, weekend, at the Chevron Escravos Terminal in Delta State, as the Escravos branch of the Seamen and Water Transport Workers Union, one of the wings of the Maritime......more

Obiano wins award for excellence in governance

By News Express on 02/12/2014 01:00:42 AM

The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has won the Episcopal Award for Excellence in Governance for his performance so far.. The award was conferred on him at the Synod......more

Group demands sack of interior minister over Ekiti Prison attack

By News Express on 02/12/2014 12:50:49 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked President Good luck Jonathan to sack without further delay the minister of interior, Mr Abba Moro, for alleged crass dereliction of......more

2015: APC urges Ladoja to drop governorship ambition

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 02/12/2014 12:33:42 AM

Ahead of 2015 elections, Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, to spend his old age resting instead......more

Battle of Damaturu: Troops overpower and apprehend Boko Haram invaders

By News Express on 01/12/2014 6:35:28 PM

Nigerian troops once more demonstrated their gallantry when they resisted and repelled rampaging Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to invade Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, early today. The ground troops......more

Politrics: Anambra PDP factions manufacture House of Assembly candidates lists in hotel rooms

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 01/12/2014 5:49:46 PM

It was a tale of disappointment for members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State who trooped out over the weekend to elect candidates for next year’s State House......more

Enyeama loses out in BBC African Footballer of the Year award 2014

By News Express on 01/12/2014 5:18:10 PM

The hopes of Nigerian skipper Vincent Enyeama winning the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014 evaporated this afternoon with the announcement of Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi as the winner of the......more

How Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe died —Family •Where he was shot

By News Express on 01/12/2014 09:49:24 AM

Facts have emerged on how Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, Co-ordinator General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and a member of its Board of its Trustees. Michael, an ally of President Goodluck Jonathan......more

A new dawn of QUALITY LEADERSHIP IN ENUGU-NORTH Senatorial Zone; THE OKWY NWODO FACTOR

By Ben Ugwu on 01/12/2014 06:55:20 AM

His Excellency (Chief) Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo is one man life has given her favours and blessings. This distinguished fellow went to the best school money can afford and had all the......more

Breaking News: Military, Boko Haram in fierce battle in Yobe State capital, Damaturu

By News Express on 01/12/2014 04:48:43 AM

Boko Haram insurgents have made a daring attack on Damaturu, capital of Yobe State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East region. The terrorists are, however, being bravely battled by the Nigerian military, according......more

Gunmen abduct Nsukka town president

By News Express on 01/12/2014 01:06:37 AM

Suspected gunmen, during the weekend, abducted the President General of Nsukka Town Union, Chief Augustine Alumona. The abductors were said to have taken him through the newly constructed Opi - Ugwogo......more

Fayose slashes varsity tuition fees

By News Express on 01/12/2014 12:56:37 AM

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has ordered the reduction of tuition fees being paid by students of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, from N50, 000 to N30,000. Governor Fayose,......more

Stock Market bounces back, as experts chide CBN over naira devaluation

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:29:14 PM

The Nigerian stock market bounced back last week to profitability following the devaluation of the naira by 8.38 per cent as announced by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday. The......more

Ibori's daughter, Speaker win PDP primaries in Delta

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:21:07 PM

Daughter of former Governor James Ibori, Ms Erhiatake Ibori, Speaker, Delta House of Assembly, Peter Onwasanya, Mr Godwin Abigor, Mr. Pius Labo, Elegbete Moses Odibo and Mr Reuben Azeze, were among......more

No attempted jail-break in Yola Prison

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:10:05 PM

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has denied a media report on an alleged attempted jailbreak by some convicted soldiers in Yola Prison in Adamawa State. The spokesperson of the NPS, Mr.......more

CAN condemns Kano mosque attack, declares it the greatest evil

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:05:22 PM

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has condemned the Friday attack on the Kano Central Mosques, killing about 150 worshippers. In a release, a copy of which......more

Breaking: Many killed as Boko Haram invades Christian town

By News Express on 30/11/2014 7:07:17 PM

Suspected Boko Haram militants, who arrived on motorcycles throwing bombs, raided a mostly Christian town in Nigeria’s northeast after nightfall on Saturday, residents and a military source said. Residents said scores......more

Kano Mosque bombing meant to justify extension of state emergency, JNI alleges

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 30/11/2014 6:08:42 PM

Umbrella body of Nigerian Muslims, the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), has alleged that Friday’s bomb blasts in Kano Central Mosque which claimed over 150  lives was targeted towards justifying the extension......more

Jonathan vows to hold terrorists accountable, commissions Federal High Court in Asaba

By News Express on 30/11/2014 5:20:37 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan weekend, commissioned the Federal High Court complex, Asaba saying that all perpetrators of terrorist acts would be held accountable in the country. According to the President, the presence......more

White American police officer who killed black teen resigns following threats

By News Express on 30/11/2014 4:52:34 PM

A white police officer who in August fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned from the police force, his lawyer announced Saturday. Darren Wilson, 28, resigned from......more

Death toll in Kano mosque terrorist attack now over 150

By News Express on 30/11/2014 4:47:37 PM

Over 150 people have been confirmed dead after two vehicles loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices exploded near the Emir’s palace Jumaat mosque in Kano State, North-West Nigeria. The Acting Commissioner of......more

Rivers 2015: Dakuku Peterside woos Senator Abe, others •How he emerged APC consensus candidate

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:40:28 AM

All Progressives Congress (APC) Consensus Governorship Candidate for the 2015 election in Rivers State, Hon. Dr. Chief Dakuku Adol Peterside, has waved the olive branch at other aspirants for the position,......more

Enemies of Islam and Muslims behind Kano mosque attack —Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

By News Express on 30/11/2014 11:31:58 AM

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has described Friday’s bomb attack on worshippers at Kano Central Mosque as the handiwork of enemies of Islam and Muslims, who have no regard for human values. The......more

Egyptians protest as court frees ex-president Mubarak, drops charges

By News Express on 30/11/2014 03:51:13 AM

Hundreds of people on Saturday gathered near central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest against a court verdict, dropping charges against ex-president Hosni Mubarak that he incited the killing of protesters in......more

Immediate past Foreign Affairs Minister Gbenga Ashiru dies in South Africa

By News Express on 30/11/2014 03:46:18 AM

Nigeria’s immediate past Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Gbenga Ashiru, has died in South Africa after a protracted illness. Ambassador Ashiru, who was aged 66, was Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister from 2011......more

Sanusi dares Boko Haram •Says Kano Mosque attack was planned for 2 months

By News Express on 30/11/2014 03:37:34 AM

The Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, yesterday dared Boko Haram, vowing that he and his subjects would never be intimidated by the insurgents. Speaking yesterday during a visit to the......more

2015: Mark appeals for smooth elections

By News Express on 30/11/2014 01:19:45 AM

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday canvassed for a smooth electoral process that would make the 2015 general elections most credible and acceptable by all parties. In a press......more

No plan to impeach Jonathan, says Senate •How the rumour started

By News Express on 30/11/2014 12:33:15 AM

The alleged plot to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan is not true, according to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. Abaribe, while responding to inquiries......more

Boko Haram: Non-indigenes flee Kano

By News Express on 29/11/2014 11:56:09 PM

Following incessant violent attacks on hapless citizens by Boko Haram insurgents in the city of Kano in recent times, and the uncertainty of what might befall them after the 2015 elections;......more

11 feared killed in Rivers gun attack

By News Express on 29/11/2014 11:38:52 PM

About eleven persons were feared dead in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, following a shooting spree by gunmen who stormed the area Friday night......more

Breaking News: Passenger plane crash-lands in Ilorin

By News Express on 29/11/2014 6:48:46 PM

A passenger plane with 59 passengers and four crew members has crash-landed in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said. According to a statement by......more

RIGHTSView: NIGERIA POLICE AS AN INSTITUTION OF REPRESSION

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 29/11/2014 5:08:31 PM

A few days back President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan made a high profile appointment of a new Inspector General of Police for Nigeria and, ironically, the one who emerged is from almost......more

JTF confirms kidnap of 3 expatriates in Bayelsa, pledges to rescue them

By News Express on 29/11/2014 3:27:54 PM

Operation Pulo Shield, the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, says it has launched an operation to free three expatriate construction workers abducted by gunmen at a construction site......more

Adamawa PDP House of Assembly primary ends in stalemate •We won’t accept imposition, says Ngilari

By News Express on 29/11/2014 3:01:52 PM

The Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election for candidates of the State House of Assembly has ended in a stalemate. This followed the rejection of the list of delegates......more

Delta 2015: I’m the best man for the job, says Prof. Utuama

By News Express on 29/11/2014 09:46:27 AM

Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, a Senior Advocate Nigeria (SAN) and a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS), is the Deputy Governor of Delta State and a governorship......more

They ate our tomorrow yesterday!: How State Governors depleted oil savings —Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 29/11/2014 08:51:30 AM

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said on Thursday that while some of the money in the country’s excess crude savings was legitimately used to offset revenue shortfalls arising from quantity......more

Obiano boosts Mission schools in Anambra with N1.9bn

By News Express on 29/11/2014 08:45:03 AM

Governor Willie Obiano yesterday once more lived up to the promise of continuity which he made to Ndi Anambra last year during his gubernatorial campaign days. Following the precedent set by......more

Hidden agenda?: Governor Fashola’s Permanent Voter’s Card missing from INEC Register

By News Express on 29/11/2014 04:56:43 AM

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday discovered that the permanent voter’s cards of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, could not......more

Abia PDP primaries: Fear grips aspirants over non-publication of delegates list

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 29/11/2014 04:19:10 AM

Concerns over non-publication of delegates list and centres where today’s primaries for election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates for Abia State House of Assembly election in 2015 dominated a pre-congress......more

Kano Central Mosque bombing: Jonathan calls for blood donation, orders ‘full-scale investigation’

By News Express on 29/11/2014 03:49:50 AM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan condemned yesterday’s bomb attack which claimed the lives of innocent worshipers at the Central Mosque in Kano. “He extends heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of......more

ACF expresses shock over Kano Central Mosque bomb attack, accuses FG of failing to protect the North

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 29/11/2014 03:28:44 AM

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described yesterday’s tripple bombing of the Central Mosque near the Emir’s Palace in Kano City, North-West Nigeria, aimed at Muslim worshipers in the mosque that......more

50 confirmed dead as terrorists hit Kano mosque near Emir Sanusi’s Palace •How it happened —NEMA

By News Express on 29/11/2014 03:04:05 AM

At least 50 people were killed in multiple blasts and sporadic gunfire in and around a prominent mosque in Nigeria’s northwestern Kano State as Muslims observed Friday prayers, an emergency official......more

Bonga Oil Spill: Fishermen celebrate $3.96bn compensation order

By News Express on 28/11/2014 12:24:27 PM

The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) today commended the House of Representatives for recommending a $3.96 billion compensation for the December 2011 spill from Bonga oil fields. The House Committee......more

UBA wins 5 Awards, dominates at Annual Banker Awards in London

By News Express on 28/11/2014 11:11:18 AM

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, one of Africa’s largest financial services institutions, yesterday swept the global banking awards in London, England, winning in five categories to become one of the......more

Fashola cancels Nov. 2014 sanitation exercise as INEC reschedules PVC distribution in Lagos, 6 others states

By News Express on 28/11/2014 10:49:25 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in nine local governments in Lagos State and other states that were left out in the......more

Tony Elumelu to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs •Sets aside $100m •Says entrepreneurs will transform Africa in 2015

By News Express on 28/11/2014 10:31:55 AM

Tony Elumelu, chairman, Heirs Holdings and apostle of Africapitalism, will be providing $100m to 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa through the soon-to-be-launched Tony Elumelu Entre­preneurship Programme. He announced this in an article......more

Chime’s wife (the one he locked up for allegedly having mental problem) joins House of Reps race in Abia

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 28/11/2014 10:05:29 AM

Clara Chibuzor Chime, estranged wife of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, has joined the race for Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency seat. Clara, who became a Deputy Director at the National Food......more

Where in Sokoto is respect for Sharee’ah?

By Umm Sulaim on 28/11/2014 09:43:20 AM

Among commonly held misconceptions regarding the North of my dear nation Nigeria is that the North is pro-Islam and pro-Sharee’ah. The reality is that Northerners, and by that the Hausa-Fulani, adopt......more

Dokpesi quits as DAAR Communications Chairman, hands over to son

By News Express on 28/11/2014 06:58:54 AM

After 20 years in the saddle, Founder of DAAR Communications PLC, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, steps down as Chairman of the Group today, November 28, 2014. News Express learnt that......more

Hunters kill 33 Boko Haram fighterss in Borno

By News Express on 28/11/2014 05:52:35 AM

At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed in clashes with local hunters in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Kareto in Borno State, according to locals and police sources. “Boko Haram boys......more

Navy impounds 120,00 litres of stolen diesel, arrests five suspects

By News Express on 28/11/2014 01:47:25 AM

The Nigerian Navy, on Thursday, announced the seizure of a tug boat and barge laden with 120, 000 litres of stolen diesel worth N20.4 million and arrested five suspects, off the......more

Al-Makura seeks re-election as Nasarawa Gov, unfold second term agenda

By News Express on 28/11/2014 01:32:25 AM

Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura yesterday accepted to contest for the forthcoming 2015 governorship election of the state on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Al-Makura accepted the call......more

2015: PDP makes U-Turn, clears Tonye Princewill for Rivers guber primary

By News Express on 28/11/2014 12:09:07 AM

A gubernatorial aspirant under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has confirmed that the national working committee of the party had cleared him to contest the party......more

Delta pays pensioners N1.2 billion monthly —Uduaghan

By News Express on 27/11/2014 11:37:15 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, disclosed yesterday that the State Government pays out the sum of N1.2 billion monthly as pension to retired civil servants in the state, and has contributed......more

Shell fined $3.6 billion for oil spillage

By News Express on 27/11/2014 11:30:10 PM

The House of Representatives Committee on Environment has directed Shell Nigeria Exploration Company to pay the sum of 3.6 billion dollars, which is about N604 billion naira as damages for the......more

Corruption: Senate faults OBJ

By News Express on 27/11/2014 11:19:55 PM

The House of Senate has described allegations of corruption levelled against the National Assembly by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, as unfortunate and a deliberate attempt to denigrate the institution. In a......more

NAFDAC workers call off strike, resume Monday

By News Express on 27/11/2014 10:06:45 PM

Workers of the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), under the aegis of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), have suspended their strike and......more

2015: Court refuses to stop Obanikoro from Lagos PDP guber primary

By News Express on 27/11/2014 9:54:37 PM

Efforts by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop a former Minister of State Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, from contesting the December 8, PDP gubernatorial primary in Lagos State......more

Breaking: 35 reported killed in Adamawa bomb blast

By News Express on 27/11/2014 7:12:58 PM

Upwards of 35 people have been reported killed in a roadside bombing in Adamawa State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East. The news has just been broken by Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed sources.......more

Senators unite in condemning police invasion of National Assembly

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 27/11/2014 6:38:32 PM

Several senators Wednesday at the Senate’s plenary session in Abuja took turns to criticise the Nigerian police for last Thursday’s fracas at the National Assembly when the police prevented federal legislators......more

NSCDC Commandant General on leave following accident; personnel pray for quick recovery

By News Express on 27/11/2014 4:18:33 PM

Management and staff of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have commenced fervent prayers for the quick recovery of their Commandant General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, from the injuries he sustained......more

Police washes hands off the bungling of trial of alleged mastermind of Nyanya bombing

By News Express on 27/11/2014 3:57:02 PM

The Nigeria Police High Command has washed its hands off the bungling of the trial of suspected terrorist Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche before the Federal High Court Abuja. The case was struck......more

We’re ready for further drop in oil price, says Okonjo-Iweala •Reassures the poor

By News Express on 27/11/2014 3:44:11 PM

Nigerians need not panic due to the falling global oil price, as the government is equal to the task. This assurance was given this morning by the Coordinating Minister for the......more

The lessons beyond the tears, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 27/11/2014 1:36:53 PM

Something interesting happened on my way to Oshodi this morning. At the motor park, this rough mean-looking conductor was screaming for passengers, his vernacular oscillating between Yoruba and Pidgin English. “Oshodi!......more

First in history: Alison-Madueke elected new OPEC President

By News Express on 27/11/2014 1:19:39 PM

Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke, has been elected President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Her election took place today at the ongoing 166th OPEC ordinary meeting......more

2015: Rivers APC clears the air on Dakuku Peterside’s adoption as consensus guber candidate

By News Express on 27/11/2014 08:01:27 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared the air the adoption, yesterday, of Hon. Dakuku Peterside as the party’s consensus governorship candidate for next year’s elections.......more

Obi cleared arrears of pension and gratuities, aide insists •Accuses Obiano of stopping cheques

By News Express on 27/11/2014 05:28:47 AM

Immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, cleared arrears of pension and gratuities before he left last march, his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, insisted yesterday. He was responding to......more

Reps who assaulted David Mark would have been behind bars —Senator Kure

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 27/11/2014 05:23:26 AM

President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark, has been commended for his maturity in handling the physical assault on him by some members of the Federal House of Representatives. The assault......more

Reduced oil revenue: Nigeria moving in the right direction, says IMF

By News Express on 27/11/2014 05:19:48 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has thrown its weight behind strategies announced by Nigeria to deal with the decline in global oil prices. The IMF Mission Chief for Nigeria, Mr. Gene......more

Suswan sacks Benue's 23 LG chairmen

By News Express on 27/11/2014 02:05:56 AM

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam yesterday dissolved the 23 local government council chairmen in the state with immediate effect. This was announced in a statement signed and broadcast by the secretary......more

ACF disowns Northerners in Jonathan's govt

By News Express on 27/11/2014 01:50:37 AM

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the umbrella organisation of Northerners, has disowned all Northerners serving in the government of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is disgusted with them. A communiqué issued......more

Boko Haram: OBJ slams Jonathan again

By News Express on 27/11/2014 12:22:57 AM

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obsasanjo, has said the Boko Haram terrorism was growing beyond control because of the wrong reading by President Goodluck Jonathan that the sect was put in place......more

Amaechi blames Presidency for Rivers' dwindling economy

By News Express on 27/11/2014 12:08 AM

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has blamed the Presidency for the stagnation of the state’s economy. The governor, at an interactive session with students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education......more

8 Lagos councils dragged to ICPC over alleged theft of N224m

By News Express on 26/11/2014 11:59:35 PM

Eight local councils in Lagos State  have been reported to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related matters (ICPC) for allegedly stealing and mismanaging at least N224 million of public funds......more

Obiano to build doctors' quarters in 37 General Hospitals

By News Express on 26/11/2014 7:11:26 PM

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has promised to build staff quarters to provide accommodation within the hospitals for doctors and nurses in the 37 General Hospitals across the State. He......more

2015: Abia gov's son still in the race, declares PDP Chairman

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 26/11/2014 7:08:01 PM

The Abia State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the son of the state governor, Engr Chinedum Orji, who is aspiring to represent Umuahia Central state constituency, is......more

Delta 2015: Uduaghan's deputy cleared for guber race

By News Express on 26/11/2014 7:04:24 PM

Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee to contest the Delta State Governorship Primaries slated for December 8. Prof.......more

Police IG Suleiman Abba refuses to recognise Tambuwal as House of Reps Speaker

By News Express on 26/11/2014 4:32:21 PM

Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, today responded to the summons of the House of Representatives in Abuja but refused to recognise Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal as Speaker of the......more

2015: ACF gives courts deadline to conclude suits on Jonathan’s eligibility •Condemns attack on National Assembly

By News Express on 26/11/2014 12:24:17 PM

The Rapid Response Committee of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has given courts in the country up to December 17 to conclude all suits on President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility to contest......more

Pictured: PASSENGERS PUSH PLANE to enable it move

By News Express on 26/11/2014 11:34:46 AM

The photo you are seeing is not photoshopped but real. It is that of passengers on a Russian plane disembarked in minus 52C to push their jet – after its brakes......more

Workers’ strike paralyses health services at University of Uyo Teaching Hospital

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 26/11/2014 10:37:05 AM

The current strike by nurses, pharmacists, health records personnel and other medical organs has partly paralysed health care services at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH), Uyo, the Akwa Ibom......more

Terrorism: South African Supreme Court adjourns verdict on MEND Leader Henry Okah’s appeal

By News Express on 26/11/2014 10:07:02 AM

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has indefinitely adjourned the appeal of convicted leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, regarding the jurisdiction of......more

Amaechi abolishes discriminatory school fees in Rivers •He’s a hero, deliverer and patriotic leader, says Non-Indigenes Forum

By News Express on 26/11/2014 07:03:05 AM

Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has announced the abolition of discriminatory school fees in Rivers State. Speaking Monday during a visit to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), the......more

American Embassy begins collection of visa applications in Port Harcourt

By News Express on 26/11/2014 05:16:32 AM

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced a new application processing policy with the introduction a new DHL collection centre in Port Harcourt. The Embassy also disclosed that applicants who......more

2015: PDP disqualifies Abia Gov’s son over alleged membership of secret cult

By News Express on 26/11/2014 04:05:46 AM

The alleged scheming by Governor Theodore Orji to foist his son, Chinedu, as a member, and possibly Speaker, of Abia State House of Assembly in 2015 on the platform of the......more

Reps scaled fence to save Nigeria's democracy, says APC

By News Express on 26/11/2014 01:39:14 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the police invasion of the National Assembly last week is the equivalent of a coup as it congratulated members who jumped the fence......more

Ibadan violence continues despite Ajimobi's stern warning

By News Express on 26/11/2014 12:36:51 AM

Violence continues to erupt in parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, even as residents count their losses from violent attacks of last weekend within the city. Residents, in some of......more

Rivers 2015: Princewill blames Wike for disqualification, weighs options

By News Express on 26/11/2014 12:34:16 AM

Disqualified Rivers State governorship aspirant, Prince Tonye Princewill, has blamed former Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, for his ordeal, now weighing four options. A statement issued yesterday evening......more

No mass defection of our members to APC —Akwa Ibom PDP

By News Express on 26/11/2014 12:28:43 AM

Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as false and baseless, a media report that more than 20,000 members of the party were defecting with......more

LG autonomy sacrosanct, says Tambuwal

By News Express on 26/11/2014 12:13:46 AM

Speaker of the  House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday, said there was no going back on local government autonomy, adding there would be no more joint account between local......more

CBN devalues naira; it's now N168 to dollar

By News Express on 25/11/2014 11:51:42 PM

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday devalued the naira by eight per cent just as it increased the benchmark Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 100 basis points to 13 per......more

How I was diagnosed, cured of cancer —Prof. Soyinka

By News Express on 25/11/2014 11:44:22 PM

The Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday disclosed how he was diagnosed of the deadly cancer disease and got cured. He spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while addressing newsmen......more

Ekiti monarchs intervene in Fayose, lawmakers' tussle

By News Express on 25/11/2014 11:36:59 PM

The frosty relationship between All Progressives Congress (APC) members of Ekiti State House of Assembly and governor, Ayo Fayose, may soon be a thing of the past as leading traditional rulers......more

JTF rescues kidnapped Bayelsa monarch, impounds stolen crude-laden vessel

By News Express on 25/11/2014 2:40:32 PM

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, has rescued Chief Augustine Ebikeme, traditional ruler of Oporoma in Bayelsa, who was abducted by gunmen on November 16.......more

Outsiders influencing Boko Haram —Jonathan •Says Nigeria, neighbours must cooperate more to win war

By News Express on 25/11/2014 2:31:48 PM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday insisted that the Boko Haram terrorist group has a lot of external influence from outside Africa. He made the claim while speaking to reporters yesterday at......more

Heartless cultists waste varsity professor, student

By News Express on 25/11/2014 2:03:32 PM

A lecturer with Kogi State University, KSU, Anyigba, Associate Professor Justice Olurotimi Otitolaye, has been reported killed by cult members in the institution. Vanguard gathered that Professor Otitolaye, who had been......more

Why we couldn’t defend the naira —CBN •MPC increases MPR to 13%

By News Express on 25/11/2014 1:55:04 PM

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given reasons why it was unable to prevent the recent free-fall of the national currency despite public outcry as the naira crashed from around......more

Emergency rule: Senate, Service Chiefs meet behind closed doors

By News Express on 25/11/2014 1:08:52 PM

The Senate has gone into a closed-door meeting with the country’s service chiefs to discuss the extension of emergency rule in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. The service chiefs present at the......more

Boko Haram: Displaced persons build new town in Adamawa

By News Express on 25/11/2014 12:29:22 PM

Thousands of Nigerians displaced from Gwoza, Borno State, as a result of the activities of Boko Haram terrorists have founded a new town in neighbouring Adamawa State. It is called Daware......more

Breaking: Teenage female suicide bombers on killing spree at Maiduguri Market

By News Express on 25/11/2014 10:20:59 AM

Two female suicide bombers today caused massive explosion at a crowded commercial centre of Maiduguri, killing scores and injuring several others, witnesses and security sources said. The two teenage girls, according......more

More online publishers (including foreign-based) join GOCOP

By News Express on 25/11/2014 10:02:25 AM

The ranks of members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) have continued to increase, with more Nigerian online publishers, including those based abroad, embracing the association. Among the latest......more

2015: TA Orji frustrates Orji Uzor Kalu out of senatorial race •Humiliates Alex Otti, Abaribe, Wogu, Nkechi Nwogu, etc

By News Express on 25/11/2014 08:54:28 AM

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday expressed his desire to quit the race for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abia North Senatorial District. The......more

Rivers APC condemns ‘Cockroach Governor’ Shema’s inciting speech, writes ICC

By News Express on 25/11/2014 08:21:11 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in the strongest of terms what it called the inciting speech of Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, prompting......more

KILL & GO: Anger, violence as grand jury fails to indict white US police officer who shot unarmed black man

By News Express on 25/11/2014 05:50:32 AM

Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, touching off violent protests in Ferguson. The decision......more

I'm not in power tussle with Tinubu, declares Okorocha

By News Express on 25/11/2014 01:23:02 AM

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday described as malicious and unfounded, the reported power tussle between him and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over......more

Oodua group tackles OBJ for giving Jonathan poor marks

By News Express on 25/11/2014 12:16:05 AM

The Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has led a group, Oodua Development Initiative (ODI), to express their displeasure over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment against President Goodluck Jonathan administration,......more

FG loses N2.1bn daily as Shell shuts oil pipeline

By News Express on 24/11/2014 11:59:24 PM

The Federal Government has suffered a setback in terms of foreign exchange generation as Shell has shut its Bonny pipeline in the Niger Delta because of oil leak. The development recorded......more

Sultan, Oritsejafor disagree on Boko Haram

By News Express on 24/11/2014 11:51:16 PM

Sultan of Sokoto and Co-chairman of Nigerian Inter-religious Council (NIREC), H.E. Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday......more

Leadership, Igbos’ greatest problem —Ohanaeze President •Urges Igbos to think home

By News Express on 24/11/2014 7:19:52 PM

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey, has identified leadership squabbles as the main problem facing Igbos. According to him, “Our greatest problem is that of leadership. Every Igboman......more

Obiano presents N164,496b 2015 Budget to Anambra lawmakers for consideration

By News Express on 24/11/2014 5:46:05 PM

Governor Willie Obiano has proposed the sum of N164,496 billion as the operating budget of the Anambra State Government for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed sum represents a marginal increase......more

Explosion rocks PDP secretariat in Cross River •How it happened —Police

By News Express on 24/11/2014 5:30:38 PM

The Cross River Police Command has given details of the explosion that occurred early this morning at the Cross River State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Calabar. The......more

Police, DSS bungle trial of Nyanya bombing mastermind •Court strikes out case, frees suspect

By News Express on 24/11/2014 5:00:19 PM

The two-count charge brought against Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the the Nyanya bombing, was this afternoon struck out by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Adeniyi Ademola......more

Apollo Hospitals, Sanofi partner on diabetes management

By News Express on 24/11/2014 1:15:34 PM

Hope has been rekindled for diabetes patients with the partnership between two international medical institutions, Apollo Hospitals and Sanofi. According to the partners, the expansion of Apollo Sugar Clinics, an integrated......more

Breaking: Boko Haram fighters disguise as traders, launch attack on market Borno

By News Express on 24/11/2014 1:08:58 PM

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents disguised as traders have opened fire on unsuspecting traders at Damasak town in Borno State, a report from the area said. A top security......more

President Jonathan untrustworthy and incompetent —Analyst

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 24/11/2014 12:36:35 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan has been painted as untrustworthy and incompetent. In an Independent TV debate in Benin City, a public affairs analyst, Greg Ogiugwa, faulted Jonathan’s recent declaration to seek re-election......more

American police kill 12-year-old black boy carrying toy gun

By News Express on 24/11/2014 12:05:38 PM

A 12-year-old black boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland. He was carrying what turned out to be a replica gun as at the......more

APC raises the alarm over safety of security password, demands immediate release of detained data operators

By News Express on 24/11/2014 10:51:17 AM

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm about the safety of the security password of its data centre in Ikeja which was raided in......more

Foundation launches age grade soccer development scheme in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 24/11/2014 10:31:34 AM

The Obijackson Foundation in Anambra State has kicked off an age grade football scheme aimed to promote the game in the state. The scheme, launched at the Women Development Centre, Awka,......more

Experts call for youth engagement in farming

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 24/11/2014 10:28:01 AM

The discovery of crude oil in Nigeria led to the neglect of agriculture in the country and, consequently, the decline in the production of groundnut, cocoa, rice, and many other crops......more

Obi, Obiano’s aides at war •N50bn contract award cited

By News Express on 24/11/2014 09:18:48 AM

A senior aide to Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has engaged in a big debate with an aide of Obiano’s immediate predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, over the stewardship of the......more

Intervene in Rivers judiciary crisis, APC begs new CJN •Alleges plot to open courts by force

By News Express on 24/11/2014 06:05:13 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on his appointment, even as it requested his immediate......more

Constitutional crisis looms in Ekiti

By News Express on 24/11/2014 05:49:56 AM

Crisis now looms in Ekiti as the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers threaten to return to the State Assembly with Speaker Adewale Omirin, who was allegedly impeached by 10 Peoples......more

New device to turn cellphones into satellite phones

By News Express on 24/11/2014 05:25:38 AM

A Turkish company has announced the development of a Sat-Fi device that will turn ordinary cellphones into satellite phones. They will start to operate in December within Europe, the Middle East......more

Why we invaded APC Lagos Office —DSS

By News Express on 24/11/2014 01:40:34 AM

The Department of the State Services (DSS) has explained its invasion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) office in Lagos, saying that it did it for security reasons. The DSS Deputy......more

Jimoh Ibrahim assures on Ondo PDP crisis

By News Express on 24/11/2014 01:11:46 AM

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has assured that the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party will soon be over and that no aggrieved......more

2015: Vital documents in suit on Jonathan's eligibility stolen

By News Express on 24/11/2014 12:59:55 AM

A lawyer involved in the prosecution of a case challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility in next year’s election, Wahab Olatoye, has said the vital documents needed to prosecute the case have......more

Presidency, Kashamu hit OBJ for scoring Jonathan low

By News Express on 23/11/2014 11:01:56 PM

The Presidency and the Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West, Buruji Kashamu, yesterday fired back at the former president Olusegun Obasanjo for claiming that President Goodluck......more

Cassava bread: FG to save N187bn annually

By News Express on 23/11/2014 10:24:37 PM

Federal Government says the country will save a whopping N187 billion annually with the consumption of cassava bread by Nigerians.  The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc.......more

Be agents of transformation, First Lady charges Knights

By News Express on 23/11/2014 5:10:59 PM

First Lady, Dame Dr. Patience Jonathan, has charged Knights of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, to act as agents of transformation by ministering to the faithful so that the transformation......more

JNI condemns fresh Boko haram and Ombatse attacks, tells Aso Rock to wake up

By News Express on 23/11/2014 5:03:29 PM

Umbrella body of Nigerian Muslims, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has condemned recent attacks by terrorist groups Boko Haram and Ombatse, describing them as heinous. JNI in a statement issued today......more

2015: My clearance a sign of confidence in my ability to lead PDP to victory —Gov. Ngilari

By News Express on 23/11/2014 4:19:27 PM

Governor Bala James Ngilari of Adamawa State has described his clearance to contest the 2015 governorship primaries by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a sign of confidence in his ability......more

Boko Haram will soon be defeated —Olukolade •Appeals to international community

By News Express on 23/11/2014 3:56:37 PM

Defence Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade, has emphasised that the Boko Haram insurgency is a passing phase in the history of Nigeria. He said that very soon, with the concerted efforts......more

Is Boko Haram the true cause of Jonathan’s dismal performance as President?

By Frisky Larr on 23/11/2014 3:20:30 PM

These days, there is one argument that is persistently heard when a section of Nigerians attempt to explain why the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is largely perceived as......more

Enyimba kill off Dolphins to retain Federation Cup (Enyimba 2, Dolphins 1)

By News Express on 23/11/2014 2:56:23 PM

Enyimba International of Aba minutes ago retained the Nigerian Federation Cup after defeating hard-fighting Dolphins of neighbouring Port Harcourt 2-1 in a thrilling final decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere,......more

Live Commentary: Enyimba, Dolphins tussle in 2014 Federation Cup final

By News Express on 23/11/2014 12:14:12 PM

Welcome to the final of the 2014 Federation Cup between Enyimba International of Aba and Dolphins of neighbouring Port Harcourt. It’s still goalless at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, with the......more

Salvation Rally: Rivers APC dismisses call for Amaechi’s arrest •Lambasts Okupe, Fani-Kayode and PDP

By News Express on 23/11/2014 04:39 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State this morning dismissed calls in some quarters for the arrest and prosecution of Governor Chibuike Amaechi in connection with his utterances at last......more

Juju story: Adebayor, mother, siblings wash dirty linen in public

By News Express on 23/11/2014 03:35:18 AM

Tempers fled and emotions went an octave higher when family members of forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Emmanuel Adebayor, stormed the studios of Peace FM. The family, numbering about......more

Boko Haram kills 52 in border town

By News Express on 23/11/2014 02:06:12 AM

Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Doron Baga, a border town in the insurgency-wracked northeastern Borno State on Friday, locals and security sources said. A......more

NUT threatens to shut down schools indefinitely if ...

By News Express on 23/11/2014 01:08:25 AM

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to direct its members to embark on a nationwide indefinite strike if the proposed local government autonomy......more

Tambuwal dares police, says he is ready for arrest

By News Express on 23/11/2014 01:00:31 AM

The embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has declared that he was ready for arrest, just as his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) warned yesterday that......more

Economic crisis: Many states will shut down next year —Gov. Suswam

By News Express on 23/11/2014 12:43:35 AM

Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has cried out that if the economic downturn  in the country continues unabated, there is the possibility many state governments will shut down next year.......more

Police, SSS raid Lagos APC Data Centre, arrest staff •APC blows hot

By News Express on 22/11/2014 3:27:44 PM

The data centre of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been raided by men of the State Security Service and the police. In a swift reaction,......more

Jonathan’s wife moves to remove Gov. Dickson

By News Express on 22/11/2014 2:45:33 PM

The job of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has become threatened as a result of his quarrel Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan. The First Lady is preparing......more

Gov Ajimobi’s campaign tour ends in chaos

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 22/11/2014 12:40:47 PM

A state-wide campaign embarked upon by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has ended on a violent note. At the grand finale held on Friday, at the Oke Paadi area of......more

No order for Tambuwal’s arrest —NSA, Police

By News Express on 22/11/2014 12:18:07 PM

The Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) has described as unfair and a total falsehood the news making the rounds that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has ordered the......more

Police attack on National Assembly members an abuse of state power —Arewa •Condemns fence-jumping by lawmakers

By News Express on 22/11/2014 09:21:07 AM

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described Thursday’s attack by the Nigeria Police on members of the National Assembly, which led to the closure of the NASS Complex by Senate President......more

Nigerian Military accuses politicians of campaign of calumny

By News Express on 22/11/2014 03:43:52 AM

The Nigerian Military has accused unnamed politicians of mounting a campaign of calumny against it regarding the on-going war against terrorism in the country’s North-East. The allegation is contained in a......more

Police promotes 233 senior officers

By News Express on 22/11/2014 02:28:23 AM

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has promoted 233 senior police officers. Among them are 55 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP), 177 Chief Superintendents of......more

Edo varsity renamed after Tayo Akpata

By News Express on 22/11/2014 01:38:34 AM

EDO State Government has immortalized onetime Executive Secretary of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and Commissioner for Education in the defunct Bendel State, Chief Tayo Akpata, by naming the state-owned......more

National Assembly fracas: Physical attack on me, a sacrifice —Senate President David Mark

By News Express on 22/11/2014 01:21:44 AM

Senate President David Mark has described the physical assault on him by a fellow lawmaker as a price and sacrifice for leadership. Mark yesterday provided an insight into his visit to......more

Boko Haram war: Air Force raises the alarm over incessant loss of pilots

By News Express on 21/11/2014 11:37:43 PM

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has raised the alarm at the rate the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is losing its pilots to plane crashes in the ongoing military......more

Fayose apologises to Oshiomhole, warns aides against insulting opposition

By News Express on 21/11/2014 11:29:26 PM

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has cautioned his aides against verbal attack on the person and government of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State over the crisis in the Houses......more

We’re steadily pushing back Boko Haram —Jonathan

By News Express on 21/11/2014 11:18:47 PM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Friday in London that the Federal Government, the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies were working very hard to ensure that Boko Haram does not capture......more

Court adjourns judgement in suit seeking Gov. Obiano’s removal

By News Express on 21/11/2014 10:58:46 AM

The Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State, presided over by Justice Isah Gafai, has further adjourned for judgement the suit filed against Governor Willie Obiano by an Onitsha-based hman rights lawyer,......more

BREAKING: Supreme Court sacks Taraba Acting Governor, orders Deputy sworn-in

By News Express on 21/11/2014 08:16:45 AM

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Taraba State acting governor be removed and the deputy governor, Abubakar Danladi, to be sworn-in. Danladi was impeached by the Taraba State House of......more

My mother is a witch —Soccer star Adebayor •Sacks her from house •Also accuses siblings of witchcraft

By News Express on 21/11/2014 06:00:14 AM

Togo and Tottenham Hotspurs of England striker, Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor, has claimed that his own mother and relatives have been plotting juju (witchcraft) against him aimed at bringing his career to......more

Kidnapped Abia journalist regains freedom

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 21/11/2014 05:08:51 AM

The abducted Umuahia, Abia State Correspondent, of The Nation newspapers, Mr. Ugochukwu Ugoji Eke, has been released. Information reaching News Express indicates that Mr. Eke was released last night at about......more

Who is who gather in Lagos today for presentation of ‘100 Years of Amalgamation: Igbos, What Hope in Nigeria?’

By News Express on 21/11/2014 03:50:04 AM

A galaxy of distinguished personalities are expected to gather this morning in Lagos for the public presentation of the centenary book 100 Years of Amalgamation: Igbos, What Hope in Nigeria? Written......more

45 killed as Boko Haram rampages again in Borno

By News Express on 21/11/2014 03:19:27 AM

Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and witnesses say. Gunmen rampaged through the village of Azaya Kura in the......more

2015: Abia North Stakeholders move against Uche Chukwumerije’s return to the Senate

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 21/11/2014 03:12:09 AM

Strident opposition has continued to mount against the return bid of Senator Uche Chukwumerije for a fourth term. Whereas Chukwumerije says he needs a foruth and last term to be able......more

Boko Haram: FG transfers 3,000 Unity Schools' students in N' East

By News Express on 21/11/2014 12:15:41 AM

The Federal Government has approved the transfer of 3,000 students from various Unity Schools in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to other states following the persistent threat to lives in schools......more

National Assembly crisis: Sambo, House leaders meet at Aso Rock

By News Express on 21/11/2014 12:10:10 AM

Vice President Namadi Sambo met late yesterday behind closed doors with Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, and some House other leaders at the State House, Abuja. Among......more

Presidency accuses Amaechi of treason

By News Express on 20/11/2014 11:16:50 PM

The Presidency, on Thursday, described Governor Rotimi Amaechi as a threat to democracy, following his utterances which suggested that his party was prepared to set up a parallel government should next......more

Pirates, oil thieves threatening our lives, NIMASA boss cries

By News Express on 20/11/2014 11:06:22 PM

Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, has said that the lives of officials of the agency are being threatened by pirates and oil thieves......more

War against Boko: Soldiers step up air and land patrols to secure cleared towns

By News Express on 20/11/2014 5:53:26 PM

Nigerian troops are currently conducting aggressive patrols in and around Garkida in Adamawa State after clearing the town of Boko Haram terrorists yesterday. A highly coordinated Air Force operation is backing......more

Ngilari writes PDP National Chairman, protests exclusion from contesting guber primaries

By News Express on 20/11/2014 5:41:59 PM

Governor of Adamawa State, Barrister Bala James Ngilari, has forwarded a strongly-worded letter to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, protesting the decision to bar him from contesting the......more

Senate: I am the best for Delta South District —Uduaghan

By News Express on 20/11/2014 5:29:39 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has expressed confidence of victory at the forthcoming Delta South Senatorial Primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring that he is the most qualified......more

Boko Haram: House of Reps rejects Jonathan’s request for extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

By News Express on 20/11/2014 4:49:09 PM

An executive session of the House of Representatives has thrown out the request from President Goodluck Jonathan for a further extension of the emergency rule in the North-East states of Borno,......more

Kankarofi, Awosika, Adesina to speak at Oshogbo’s tourism conference

By News Express on 20/11/2014 4:10:52 PM

Plans have been concluded for the second edition of the Brand Journalists’ Association of Nigeria (BJAN) annual marketing conference in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State. To chair the three-day event......more

Lagos APC blasts Aso Rock, says austerity measures show how woefully PDP has failed Nigeria

By News Express on 20/11/2014 3:58:13 PM

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the Federal Government under the watch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “for subjecting Nigeria to economic ruins in......more

Campaign of calumny against Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano

By Jideofor Igboamaka on 20/11/2014 3:03:16 PM

Our attention has been drawn to a calumny campaign being orchestrated to impugn the integrity and malign the character of the Wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu......more

Sex scandal destroys legendary comedian/actor Bill Cosby’s image and career

By News Express on 20/11/2014 2:49:16 PM

Bill Cosby’s dazzling, decades-long career as a globally respected entertainer has become ruined by a succession of allegations painting him as a serial sexual predator. On Wednesday, NBC — the network......more

Abia journalists fast and pray for release of kidnapped colleague

By Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia on 20/11/2014 12:08:58 PM

Members of Abia State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have embarked on a prayer and fasting session at the NUJ Press Centre, Umuahia, for the release of their abducted......more

PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge motivates students with fabulous prizes

By News Express on 20/11/2014 09:46:51 AM

A cash prize of N700,000, a laptop and other gifts will be presented to the overall winner of the 2014 PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge for which the call for entry is......more

Breaking: Chaos at National Assembly •Police, SSS barricade House; rain teargas on Reps, Senators, others

By News Express on 20/11/2014 09:13:46 AM

It was a chaotic scene this morning at the National Assembly as heavily armed police and State Security Service (SSS) operatives barricaded the House of Representatives in their desperation to prevent......more

Court rules today on fresh suit seeking Obiano’s removal as Anambra Governor

By News Express on 20/11/2014 06:20:21 AM

The Federal High Court, Awka, will this afternoon deliver judgement in a suit seeking to disqualify and nullify the election of Governor Willie Obiano over alleged submission of false voter’s card......more

Insurgency and the Emir’s prescription, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 20/11/2014 06:13:47 AM

While he was delighted to see me, the first time we would be meeting since he ascended the throne of his forefathers in June this year, it was also evident that......more

Access Bank, Airtel launch mobile money service

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 20/11/2014 06:04:26 AM

Airtel Communications is partnering Access Bank to launch ‘Accessmoney’, a mobile money service initiative. According to the two organisations, the idea is to promote financial inclusion using the mobile telephone. ‘Accessmoney......more

Obiano moves to solve Anambra’s electricity problem, signs $150m power deal

By James Eze, Awka on 20/11/2014 05:56:05 AM

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has his attention to the most difficult challenge that Nigeria has had to face in the past forty years – electricity supply. To give impetus to......more

HURIWA endorses extension of emergency rule in North-East

By News Express on 20/11/2014 05:16:24 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has endorsed the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to further extend the state of emergency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe; the three north-eastern......more

Chidoka bags International Road Safety Award

By News Express on 20/11/2014 04:33:09 AM

Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Benjamin Chidoka, has called for greater technical partnership between the ministry and the International Road Safety Organisation (IRSO). He made the call yesterday afternoon while being......more

Customs, cargo agents in free-for-all at Lagos airport

By News Express on 20/11/2014 01:22:26 AM

Personnel of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Association of Nigeria Licenced Custom Agents (ANLCA) engaged in a free-for-all at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos yesterday, leaving two cargo......more

Senate defers action on emergency, denies bribery allegation

By News Express on 19/11/2014 11:19:09 PM

Senators failed again yesterday to agree on President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The debate on the presidential request......more

Cash crunch: States seek depletion of excess crude account

By News Express on 19/11/2014 11:04:36 PM

The 36 state governments yesterday sent a proposal to President Goodluck Jonathan demanding for $2 billion from the foreign Excess Crude Account (ECA) to complete on-going projects and to fund coming......more

Boko Haram: Buhari, Amaechi, Oyinlola, others in protest rally

By News Express on 19/11/2014 10:53:42 PM

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, and former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, yesterday......more

AFCON shocker: END OF THE ROAD for defending champions NIGERIA (Eagles 2 Bafana Bafana 2)

By News Express on 19/11/2014 6:00:12 PM

It is incredible but true: Defending champions Nigeria will not be in Equatorial Guinea when the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off to defend the title they won in......more

RIGHTSView: REASONS WHY NIGERIA IS BROKE

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 19/11/2014 3:57:34 PM

Crude oil asking price per barrel in the international market is reported to have slumped far lower than the budget projection of a little over $75 USD. This, coupled with the......more

Live Commentary: AFCON Qualifier FINAL BATTLE: Nigeria vs South Africa

By News Express on 19/11/2014 2:53:55 PM

Welcome, dear reader, to our live coverage of the final battle in Nigeria’s quest to be in Equatorial Guinea in January to defend the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which they......more

THE FINAL BATTLE: Keshi recalls Omeruo, Lawal; orders Emenike, Ike Uche, Musa to shoot down South Africa

By News Express on 19/11/2014 2:21:26 PM

Nigeria’s Chief Coach Stephen Keshi has named Kenneth Omeruo and Raheem Lawal in his starting line-up as the Super Eagles prepare to take on Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the......more

Amaechi a factor to determine who occupies Aso Rock in 2015 —Eze

By News Express on 19/11/2014 2:19:29 PM

Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has been described as a strong factor in determining who occupies the Aso Presidential Villa after the 2015 elections. Amaechi, according to former National......more

AFCON Cracker: Nigeria, South Africa talk tough ahead of Battle of Uyo

By News Express on 19/11/2014 1:22:11 PM

Bitter rivals Nigeria and South Africa are both talking tough ahead of this evening’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying decider. African champions, Super Eagles have to beat visiting Bafana Bafana......more

Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram fighters, recover more communities

By News Express on 19/11/2014 12:53:37 PM

Nigerian troops have increased the heat on Boko Haram taken full control of more communities in Adamawa State. The latest in the list of recovered communities are Gombi, Pelia and Hong.......more

Certificate forgery: Court grants Kaduna LG boss bail

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 19/11/2014 12:24:34 PM

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna yesterday granted bail to the Chairman of Soba Local Government Council in Kaduna State, Hon. Ibrahim Kawu Yakasai, to the sum of N10m and......more

2015: Iwu identifies 5 danger signals

By News Express on 19/11/2014 09:35:21 AM

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, has identified five danger signals which must be adequately taken care of if the 2015 elections are to succeed.......more

UBA Ruby Account offers more exclusive perks for women, introduces priority pass

By News Express on 19/11/2014 09:00:16 AM

Women who choose Ruby, a female-focused current account offered by pan-African bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, will now enjoy more perks as the bank has expanded its list of......more

Keyamo gives Police, DSS ultimatum to arrest Tompolo over threat to life, kidnap of journalists

By News Express on 19/11/2014 05:12:49 AM

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, is demanding the arrest of Mr. Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo. In a petition addressed to the Inspector-General of Police and Director of State Security Service......more

Maurice Iwu delivers Realnews Magazine Second Anniversary Lecture today in Lagos

By News Express on 19/11/2014 02:55:43 AM

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, will today in Lagos deliver the Realnews Magazine Second Anniversary Lecture on “Nigerian Democracy: Getting It Right in 2015’.......more

$16 bn Gas City Project: Uduaghan condemns attack on President Jonathan, abduction of journalists

By News Express on 19/11/2014 02:53:32 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has decried accusations levelled on President Goodluck Jonathan of being partisan in the issue of the Delta Gas City project, Ogidigben, saying, the President means......more

Presidency: Why I threw in the towel —Tambuwal

By News Express on 19/11/2014 02:44:19 AM

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday beat a retreat from the 2015 presidential race, citing personal reasons of “sacrifice” and his decision to avoid seeking any political......more

2015: Special Committee to screen serving PDP National Assembly members

By News Express on 19/11/2014 02:15:32 AM

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a Special Committee to screen all serving members of the National Assembly aspiring to re-contest in the 2015 National Assembly......more

Shell wins $3bn tax case

By News Express on 18/11/2014 6:26:56 PM

Oil giant Shell has emerged victorious in a multi-million dollar tax dispute in India. The Bombay High Court today ruled in favour of the Indian unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc,......more

UI Distant Learning Centre produces First Class graduates, springs surprises at Convocation Ceremony

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 18/11/2014 5:06:28 PM

The University of Ibadan (UI) Distant Learning students sprang surprises at the 2014 convocation event as they joined the rank of first class graduates. A total of 3,597 candidates graduated from......more

22 Abia lawmakers on the way out, TA Orji’s son tipped as Speaker in 2015 •Why the Governor may be impeached

By Felix Obasi, Umuahia on 18/11/2014 4:25:31 PM

What started as rumour few weeks back is gradually becoming a reality. Not many people had at first believed reports that there was a grand plot by a cabal in the......more

Do or die in Uyo: CAF moves Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana AFCON cracker by one hour

By News Express on 18/11/2014 05:28:18 AM

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved tomorrow’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between African champions Nigeria and visiting South Africa by an hour. The match, which the......more

UBA empowers 100 Anambra women with interest-free loans

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 18/11/2014 04:19:03 AM

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has empowered 100 women traders in Anambra State with interest-free loans to enable them improve on their businesses. The loans, according to UBA, is the......more

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop investigation of Synagogue Church tragedy

By News Express on 18/11/2014 02:39:18 AM

Attempt to halt the Lagos State Coroner Inquest probing into circumstances surrounding the collapsed guest house in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos, yesterday hit the rock, as......more

Custom records N973.5m in October at Seme border

By News Express on 18/11/2014 01:24:14 AM

The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said it collected a total of N973.54 million in the month of October 2014. The figure, findings revealed, is the command’s highest monthly......more

Boko Haram: FG extends emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

By News Express on 18/11/2014 01:06:48 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan and other members of the National Security Council yesterday agreed to extend the state of emergency imposed on three north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe by another......more

Curview in Nassarawa as deadly youth clash leaves 7 dead

By News Express on 18/11/2014 12:11:44 AM

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State yesterday night imposed a 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew in the state. The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr Yakubu Lamai,......more

Nigeria has no genuine leadership —Soyinka •Scores Jonathan low on Chibok girls

By News Express on 17/11/2014 11:48:37 PM

Nobel Laureate, Emeritus Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, said if Nigeria had a genuine leadership, it would not be in the mess it has found itself, adding that the country should raise......more

Peter Obi’s decision to leave APGA a great one —Obienyem •Says Victor Umeh now the beginning and end of APGA

By News Express on 17/11/2014 7:05:40 PM

In this interview, Valentine Obienyem, Media Assistant to immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, corrects what he describes as falsehoods which Chief Victor Umeh, National Chairman of the......more

Court strikes out Tambuwal’s suit challenging withdrawal of security •Embattled Speaker risks recall

By News Express on 17/11/2014 4:49:14 PM

An Abuja Federal High Court has struck out the suit by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, challenging the withdrawal of his security details by the Inspector......more

ABIA JOURNALIST KIDNAPPED, hefty ransom demanded for his release

By News Express on 17/11/2014 4:34:56 PM

Fear has gripped journalists practicing in Abia State following the abduction of the Correspondent of The Nation newspapers, Mr. Ugochukwu Ugoji Eke. Eke was kidnapped in front of his residence in......more

Our ordeal in Tompolo’s den —Abducted journalists

By News Express on 17/11/2014 1:39:16 PM

A group of Nigerian journalists kidnapped over the weekend by agents of untouchable ex-Niger Delta warlord Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo have spoken of their ordeal after regaining their freedom. The......more

Stop running from Boko Haram; defend yourselves —Emir Sanusi

By News Express on 17/11/2014 11:47:59 AM

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has called on people to defend themselves against attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor said residents should “acquire what they......more

Sack Air Chief Marshal Badeh and Prof. Jega now, HURIWA tells Jonathan, National Assembly •Defends NSA Sambo

By News Express on 17/11/2014 11:03:45 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly have been asked to immediately dismiss the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral......more

Anyim, other Igbo leaders for presentation of Igbo centenary book

By News Express on 17/11/2014 10:48:29 AM

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, will this Friday, November 21, lead other prominent Igbo leaders to the public presentation of Igbo centenary book titled 100......more

Breaking: 7 lawmakers (in a House of 26) impeach Ekiti Speaker •APC raises the alarm, fingers police, Fayose and PDP

By News Express on 17/11/2014 10:09:06 AM

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Adewale Omirin, has been proclaimed impeached by seven members out of the 26-strong House. Reacting swiftly to the announcement made this......more

Falling oil revenue: Why we won’t print more naira —FG

By News Express on 17/11/2014 09:30:21 AM

The Federal Government has dismissed calls from some quarters that it should respond to the decline in revenues arising from the drop in oil prices by printing more naira to fund......more

Jega, INEC working to derail 2015 elections —Aka Ikenga

By News Express on 17/11/2014 09:21:32 AM

Igbo think tank Aka Ikenga has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, of “repeated attempts . . . to derail the 2015 elections by......more

Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana: We’re set for AFCON qualifying cracker —Akwa Ibom

By News Express on 17/11/2014 05:16:32 AM

The Akwa Ibom State Government has declared itself fully set for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) crucial qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and visiting Bafana Bafana of......more

FG unfolds strategies to survive decline in oil revenue •Proposes new benchmark for 2015 Budget

By News Express on 17/11/2014 03:19:21 AM

The Nigerian Government has announced a multi-pronged strategic response to mitigate the adverse effects of the decline in global oil prices, protect growth, reassure investors and keep the economy on a......more

INEC extends voter registration in Lagos, Ogun, four others

By News Express on 17/11/2014 02:15:25 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has granted a two-day extension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in all states under the third phase of the exercise except Adamawa. The Chief......more

Why I am going to the Senate —Uduaghan •Delta PDP elects Ag. Chairman

By News Express on 17/11/2014 01:09:15 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has revealed that his ambition to represent Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly is fueled by the need to enable oil-producing communities have......more

Revealed: How Army, Civilian JTF recaptured Chibok from Boko Haram

By News Express on 17/11/2014 12:39:35 AM

Details have about about how Nigeria on Saturday night (around 7pm) retook the popular north-eastern town of Chibok from Boko Haram after barely 48 hours of the town’s occupation by terrorists,......more

Bomb blast kills 13 in Bauchi Market, injures many •Angry youths lynch suspected masterminds

By News Express on 16/11/2014 10:42:54 PM

Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and many others injured after a bomb exploded in a market in Azare Town, Bauchi State, North-East Nigeria. Eyewitness accounts say the blast occurred at......more

Breaking: Nigerian troops flush out Boko, recapture Chibok

By News Express on 16/11/2014 12:18:24 PM

The Nigerian military has sent Boko Haram packing from Chibok, barely 48 hours after the terrorists captured the Borno town from which it abducted hundreds of secondary school girls last April.......more

Rivers APC clears the air on why Amaechi dumped PDP for APC, warns blackmailers

By News Express on 16/11/2014 03:48:08 AM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has cleared the air on why the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, dumped the umbrella for the broom despite having spoken......more

Gov. Dickson shuns First Lady Patience Jonathan’s event

By News Express on 16/11/2014 01:55:54 AM

Despite the presence of federal lawmakers at the visit of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, to Bayelsa State on Friday, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, stayed away, a pointer......more

Boko Haram captures more towns in Borno and Adamawa

By News Express on 16/11/2014 01:15:16 AM

Scores of people were reportedly killed in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State on yesterday as Boko Haram insurgents took over the local government. This is just as the sect......more

I didn’t steal N43.7bn SURE-P funds, cries Al-Makura

By News Express on 16/11/2014 12:06:55 AM

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has denied allegations that he embezzled 43.7bn SURE-P funds meant for his state. Al-Mkura said since the implementation of SURE-P in 2012, the state......more

Kano Pillars’ dominance of Nigeria Premier league explained

By Nelson Dafe on 15/11/2014 5:16:20 PM

Kano Pillars are the new undisputed heavyweight champions of club football in Nigeria.They recently won the Nigerian Premier League title after seeing off a late resurgence from Enyimba of Aba. This......more

Cancel Transcorp Hotel IPO, shareholders tell SEC and NSE •Insist that IPO is flawed

By News Express on 15/11/2014 5:08:18 PM

Some Transnational Corporation shareholders have urged the Nigerian capital market regulators to void the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Transcorp Hotels Plc. The shareholders under the aegis of the Independent Shareholders......more

Eagles back from the dead, whip hosts Congo 2-0 in must-win 2015 AFCON qualifier

By News Express on 15/11/2014 2:57:45 PM

African champions Nigeria this evening got the result they needed away to Congo, winning 2-0 in Pointe-Noire to revive their hopes of being in Equatorial Guinea next year to defend the......more

Live Commentary: Nigeria vs Congo; FIREWORKS in Pointe-Noire

By News Express on 15/11/2014 1:24:24 PM

Sorry we're reporting late for this must-win 2015 AFCON qualifier between Super Eagles of Nigeria and hosts Red Devils of Congo in Pointe-Noire. Nigeria are under pressure to win by at......more

Battle of Congo: Keshi unveils killer squad, hands Ike Uche, Emenike and Musa licence to shoot down Red Devils

By News Express on 15/11/2014 12:10:54 PM

Super Eagles gaffer Stephen Keshi has unveiled his Starting XI for this afternoon’s must-win Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Red Devils of Congo in Pointe-Noire. In the thick......more

Aviation Ministry commissions digital service centre

By News Express on 15/11/2014 11:27:54 AM

The Ministry of Aviation has commissioned a Digital Service Centre in compliance with the directive from the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation for Ministries and Agencies to......more

RIGHTSView: TERRORISM: LET’S GET SERIOUS AND STOP THIS MADNESS!

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 15/11/2014 11:16:58 AM

At a time that the dare-devil terrorists detonated their diabolical article of trade –  bombs – and claimed the lives of over 40 youngsters in a boys’ high school in Yobe State,......more

Countdown to the BIG GAME: It’s do or die for African kings Nigeria in Congo

By News Express on 15/11/2014 10:13:37 AM

Nigeria are under pressure to win by at least two clear goals this afternoon in Congo to stay on course for a place at next year’s AFCON. The African champions are......more

Soyinka predicts extinction of book reading and writing

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 15/11/2014 09:51:55 AM

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has predicted an end to the culture of reading and book writing, saying that with the world being rampaged by revolution and the invention of the......more

Boko Haram captures Chibok

By News Express on 15/11/2014 04:05:02 AM

Boko Haram terrorists have seized the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, from where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April. Militants attacked and took control of the town, in Borno......more

Suicide bomber kills 7 in Kano

By News Express on 15/11/2014 03:48:33 AM

Seven people, including a suicide bomber, have been killed after a bomb exploded at a fuel station in the Hotoro area of Kano metropolis in north-western Nigeria. Out of the seven......more

Appeal Court dismisses Governor Chime's N1.5b libel suit against The Guardian

By News Express on 15/11/2014 02:24:36 AM

Appeal Court dismisses Chime’s N1.5b libel suit against The Guardian. The Lagos Division Court of the Appeal on Frriday dismissed an appeal filed by the Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime,......more

Atiku, Obasanjo hold secret meeting in Abeokuta

By News Express on 15/11/2014 12:45:41 AM

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta yesterday, describing his relationship with him as cordial Atiku made the statement while fielding questions from journalists after having......more

2015: Uduaghan warns governorship aspirants

By News Express on 14/11/2014 11:50:13 PM

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has warned governorship aspirants in the state to desist from engaging in divisive actions that are capable of breaching the peace of the state. Uduaghan,......more

Oil subsidy: Petroleum Minister assures marketers

By News Express on 14/11/2014 11:40:40 PM

Determined to ensure a hitch-free supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country, especially during the end of year festivities, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has pledged......more

APC kicks as Jonathan returns Capital Oil to TAN Leader, fraud-accused Ifeanyi Ubah

By News Express on 14/11/2014 2:14:06 PM

For the All Progressives Congress (APC), the recent decision by President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to return Capital Oil Ltd. to Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah was politically motivated. Speaking at a press conference......more

Breaking: Equatorial Guinea replaces Morocco as 2015 AFCON host

By News Express on 14/11/2014 1:34:07 PM

Equatorial Guinea has been announced as replacement for Morocco, which pulled out as hosts of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations citing fears of Ebola virus, which remains a problem in......more

Tension in Taraba as Suntai returns to reclaim governorship seat

By News Express on 14/11/2014 12:04:48 PM

There is apprehension in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, following the return of ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai. Suntai, who had been receiving treatment in a London Hospital, was flown into the state......more

Outrage in Edo State as INEC bungles voters’ registration/collection of PVCs

By News Express on 14/11/2014 11:52:48 AM

Prospective voters in Benin City and other parts of Edo State are seething with rage over the bungling of the on-going voters’ registration exercise and issuance of Permanent Voters Cards to......more

HURIWA seeks compensation package for heroes of Boko Haram war, more support for the military

By News Express on 14/11/2014 11:39:08 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on Nigerians to step up their collective and individual moral and motivational support to the officers and men of the armed......more

Air Force crew perishes as chopper crashes in Yola

By News Express on 14/11/2014 11:11:22 AM

A Nigerian Air Force ground attack helicopter crashed last night around Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State. Military sources said the incident took place at least 200 kilometres away from......more

Eagles land in Congo for must-win AFCON qualifier •Keshi talks tough

By News Express on 14/11/2014 09:37:13 AM

African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria, have arrived in Congo Brazzaville ahead of tomorrow’s crucial qualification match for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Kick-off time at the 13,000-capacity......more

BREAKING NEWS: Explosions shake Maiduguri

By News Express on 14/11/2014 08:13:47 AM

A deafening twin explosion has shaken Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East region. A report from Maiduguri said the explosions, believed to be the handiwork of Boko haram......more

Ekiti situation like military rule, says lawmaker

By News Express on 14/11/2014 02:38:15 AM

The lawmaker representing Irepodun/Ifelodun 2 in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Ayodeji Olurotimi Odu, has likened the situation in the state to military rule. Odu, who spoke to reporters in......more

20 Reps pick APC presidential nomination form for Tambuwal

By News Express on 14/11/2014 02:31:47 AM

Twenty members of the House of Representatives yesterday collected the presidential nomination and expression of interest form on behalf of the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal. APC’s national organising secretary, Senator Osita Izunazo,......more

FG moves to avert fuel scarcity

By News Express on 13/11/2014 11:52:15 PM

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has promised to ensure that the outstanding N190.56bn fuel subsidy arrears is paid to petroleum marketers before the end of the month. The......more

Insurgency: Senate, Chief of Army Saff in shouting match

By News Express on 13/11/2014 11:17:04 PM

Senators and the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Kenneth Minimah, yesterday engaged in a shouting match following the refusal of the army chief to respond to questions in the presence of......more

Senate fixes NFF's tenure, repeals NFA 2004 Act

By News Express on 13/11/2014 10:24:21 PM

The Senate yesterday rose to stop the crisis that had bedevilled the succession problem in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as it finally fixed tenure for the NFF executives. This was......more

Okonjo-Iweala accused of working to impose Ribadu as Adamawa Governor; dismisses allegation

By News Express on 13/11/2014 6:47:27 PM

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was this evening accused of working to impose former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),......more

Governorship aspirant slumps in Lagos, dies

By News Express on 13/11/2014 5:55:38 PM

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Senator Cosmas Niagwan, has been confirmed dead after he slumped in Lagos Wednesday night. Sen. Niagwan, who represented Plateau southern senatorial zone from 2003-2007,......more

Nigeria produces 4 new dollar billionaires •Leads Africa with 23 $billionaires

By News Express on 13/11/2014 5:49:03 PM

Nigeria has four new dollar billionaires, according to wealth research done by Ventures Africa. This brings the total number of Nigerians represented on the list to 23, giving Nigeria the largest......more

BREAKING NEWS: Hunters recapture Mubi town •Boko fighters on the run

By News Express on 13/11/2014 2:35:31 PM

Adamawa State Governor, Bala James Ngillari, has confirmed the recapture of Mubi town by local hunters. Boko Haram insurgents took over and occupied Mubi in Adamawa State, which is the second......more

2015: We’ll beat PDP mercilessly —Rivers APC

By News Express on 13/11/2014 2:18:39 PM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that it will beat the main opposition party in the State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ruthlessly during next......more

No more excuse for accidental discharge —Police •Vigilante groups to face screening and monitoring

By News Express on 13/11/2014 12:11:21 PM

Authorities of the Nigeria Police say it will no longer tolerate excuses from its men concerning unlawful killing of citizens in the name of ‘accidental discharge’. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO),......more

Soyinka delivers 3rd Zik Lecture tomorrow (Nov. 14)

By News Express on 13/11/2014 11:46:19 AM

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, will tomorrow, November 14, 2014, at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, deliver the 3rd Zik Lecture. The title of the Lecture is ‘Magic Lantern: Excursions in the......more

Anambra Govt. probes impeached Onitsha LG boss •CJ sets up panel

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 13/11/2014 11:25:09 AM

The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, has inaugurated a seven-man judicial panel to investigate allegations against the embattled chairman of Onitsha South Local Government Area, Lady Ann Chukwuneke,......more

Journalism in a Season of Anomie, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 13/11/2014 09:36:41 AM

On Monday in Lagos, the weeklong activities to mark the 60th birthday ceremony of Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, began with a symposium titled:......more

Fraud: Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, 2 others fined $3.18 billion

By News Express on 13/11/2014 09:11:05 AM

Five global banking giants have been fined a total of $3.18 billion by U.S. and U.K. financial regulatory bodies for manipulating global foreign exchange benchmark rates. Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, The......more

Senate summons Service Chiefs over Potiskum school bombing

By News Express on 13/11/2014 08:48:34 AM

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the country’s Service Chiefs over Monday’s bomb blast at the Government Technical Science College in Potiskum, Yobe State. Issuing the summons on Wednesday, the chairman of......more

CIBN’s 48th Annual Dinner Night holds Nov. 21

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 13/11/2014 06:09:13 AM

Captains of industries, policy makers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian economy will converge at the Eko Hotel & Suites, New Marquee (Ocean View Ground), Victoria Island, Lagos, South-West Nigeria, next......more

Unpaid salaries: National Assembly workers protest, leaders arrested

By News Express on 13/11/2014 05:10:44 AM

National Assembly workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) staged a peaceful protest over unpaid salaries and accumulated allowances due to them at the lobby of NASS......more

Senate moves against FG over labour law

By News Express on 13/11/2014 02:13:55 AM

The Senate, on Wednesday, moved for the enactment of a law that would establish three major institutions, aimed at whittling down the powers of the Federal Government on Labour related disputes.......more

Fayose freezes Ekiti State House of Assembly's accounts

By News Express on 13/11/2014 12:15:39 AM

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has allegedly frozen the accounts of the House of Assembly. The Speaker, Dr Adewale Omirin, has condemned what he calls the incessant blackmail and intimidation of......more

Local hunters kill 75 Boko Haram fighters, recapture Adamawa LG Headquarters

By News Express on 12/11/2014 11:04:38 PM

No fewer than 75 Boko Haram militants were yesterday killed by local hunters in Maiha local government area of Adamawa State. The hunters in the process also reclaimed the local government......more

Tension in Ogun over removal of SDP billboards by Amosun’s government

By News Express on 12/11/2014 10:46:30 PM

The removal of some giant billboards erected in some strategic areas across the state by the Ogun State Signage and Advertising Agency (OGSAA) has heightened tension between the Social Democratic Party......more

2015: INEC confirms snatching of 4,658 PVCs, suspends creation of 30,000 polling units

By News Express on 12/11/2014 6:46:37 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State has declared that a total of 4,658 permanent voter cards (PVCs) were snatched in nine local government areas of the state during......more

RIGHTSView: COCA-COLA’S PROSECUTION IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 12/11/2014 6:38:39 PM

Nigeria for a very long time has been notorious as a nation whose populace is possessed seemingly by the ghost of consumerism. There is this despicable lifestyle or weltanschuung (worldview) amongst the ruling elite......more

Police alerted on threat of breakdown of law and order in Nnobi Community, Anambra

By News Express on 12/11/2014 5:09:37 PM

The Nigeria Police Force has been alerted on the likely breakdown of law and order in Nnobi Community, Anambra State, and urged to move swiftly to prevent the looming violence. The......more

Provide concrete support for Nigeria’s war against terror, US told

By News Express on 12/11/2014 2:06:50 PM

The United States of America has been urged to provide more concrete support to Nigeria’s war against terrorism beyond the current ambivalence and grandstanding. National Coordinator, Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness......more

Uduaghan challenges new commissioners, appoints new Chief of Staff

By News Express on 12/11/2014 1:09:48 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has sworn-in 10 new commissioners, as well as Local Government Service Commissioners and members of the newly reconstituted Delta State Universal Basic Education Board. Speaking......more

BREAKING NEWS: Many feared dead as bomb blast rocks Federal College in Niger State

By News Express on 12/11/2014 10:57:27 AM

Many innocent students and workers are feared to have died after a bomb exploded this morning near the library of Federal College of Education (FCE), Kontagora, Niger State. Details are still......more

PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014 invites entries •Winner to get N700,000 plus other prizes

By News Express on 12/11/2014 10:18:24 AM

Entries for PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014 have been rolling in to beat the deadline of November 24 set by the organisers. The competition, which is in its second year, is......more

El-Rufai berates PDP over state of origin controversy

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 12/11/2014 10:16:32 AM

Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship frontliner, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has berated the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for claiming that he hails from neighbouring Katsina State. Barrister......more

Democracy, path to good future for Nigeria —Aregbesola •Laments killing of children at Potiskum, Yobe

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 12/11/2014 08:08:25 AM

Democracy is the only path that can guarantee a good future for Nigeria, and must be ultimately defended in the interest of national development. This was the submission of the Governor......more

UBA commits $1m to Ebola fight •Elumelu tasks corporate Africa to take up the challenge

By News Express on 12/11/2014 07:40:51 AM

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Board Chairman, Tony O Elumelu, has announced the donation of $1 million to assist the fight against Ebola, currently present in three West African countries......more

Ogoni threaten to boycott 2015 elections

By News Express on 12/11/2014 02:52:05 AM

Ogoni people of Rivers State have threatened to boycott the 2015 elections if political parties fail to choose Ogoni candidates as their flag bearers. President of Movement for the Survival of......more

Boko Haram victims vow to dump Nigeria for Cameroon •We’ve lost confidence in Nigeria —Victim

By News Express on 12/11/2014 01:43:03 AM

Displaced residents of five Adamawa local government areas under the siege of Boko Haram have vowed to move to Cameroon Republic, should the Federal Government continue to pay lip service to......more

Boko Haram: Nigeria attacks US for blocking arms purchase

By News Express on 12/11/2014 12:03:40 AM

Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Mr. Ade Adefuye, has criticised Washington for refusing to sell “lethal” weapons to the country to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. Nigeria needs support to......more

Dangote to boost African Union’s Ebola Fund with $3 million

By News Express on 11/11/2014 11:05:39 PM

Africa Union’s efforts at containing the dreaded Ebola virus in West Africa has been boosted with the Dangote Foundation pledging a sum of $3 million to a fund established by African......more

Lagos APC governorship aspirant in murder mess, charged to court

By News Express on 11/11/2014 10:05:53 PM

A 62-year-old Lagos State’s governorship aspirant, on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Tola Kasali, and two others were yesterday arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, over alleged......more

Dangote Group berths at Lagos Int’l Trade Fair with rock-bottom prices

By News Express on 11/11/2014 3:24:16 PM

Pan-African Conglomerate Dangote Group at the weekend berthed in a big way at the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair which kicked off on Saturday at Tafawa Balewa Square, with subsidiaries under......more

APGA must be sustained with work —Obaze

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/11/2014 3:07:02 PM

Former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters during in Anambra State, Chief Dubem Obaze, has called on the leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to avoid the temptation......more

Kaduna Electricity Company begs costumers to pay N36 billion outstanding bills

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 11/11/2014 2:50:44 PM

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) yesterday begged customers in the four states of its operation to pay outstanding bills so as to ensure effective service. The states are Kaduna, Kaduna,......more

Globalisation and digital communication in focus as IABC holds 3rd CEO Business Forum

By News Express on 11/11/2014 2:36:24 PM

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced its 3rd CEO Business Forum with a focus on globalisation and best practices in digital communication. The November 13 CEO Business Forum,......more

2015 elections: What’s faith got to do with it?, by J. ’Kayode Fayemi

By Nelson Dafe on 11/11/2014 12:51:42 PM

“It is easy to blame religion-or more fairly, what some people do in the name of religion-for all our troubles, but that is too simple. Religion is a powerful force, but......more

Breaking: President Jonathan declares for second term, promises new dawn

By News Express on 11/11/2014 11:08:52 AM

President Goodluck Jonathan Ebele Jonathan minutes ago ended speculations abouit his political future by publicly declaring his intention to vie for re-election during the 2015 presidential ballot. Jonathan, who was earlier......more

Boko Haram using child-soldiers and women as human shields

By News Express on 11/11/2014 10:46:54 AM

Nigerian troops are concerned about the use of women as human shields as well as children as child-soldiers by Boko Haram militants in their quest to weaken military operations. A top......more

Frank Nweke vs. Chimaroke Nnamani: Between non-existent gratitude and blind desperation

By Osmond Nnamchi on 11/11/2014 09:29:03 AM

The political vibrancy of Enugu can easily be measured by the quality of debates that go on in innocuous corners of the capital city. At every nook and cranny of the......more

Workhorse Van, Mercedes-Benz Vario Tow-Truck, hits Nigerian market with different variation

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 11/11/2014 08:22:40 AM

The Mercedes-Benz Vario has arrived once again into the Nigerian commercial vehicles market, but in a different variation. The Vario is a commercial van which offers a very extensive scope for......more

CDS Badeh’s family members not evacuated before Mubi fell to Boko —Defence Headquarters

By News Express on 11/11/2014 07:00:29 AM

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Alex Badeh never sent any helicopter to his home town in Adamawa State to evacuate members of his family hours before the fall of the town......more

Uduaghan gains more recognition, bags 2 more awards

By News Express on 11/11/2014 06:46:08 AM

The strides of the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, in opening new frontiers of development in the state have brought him more recognition. Over the weekend, BusinessDAY newspapers and SERA......more

Biggest edible oil refinery opens for business in Ibadan

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 11/11/2014 06:17:10 AM

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has inaugurated the biggest automated edible oil refinery in the state. Located in Ibadan, the state capital, Roll Oil Mills Limited is a subsidiary of......more

We’ll join hands with FG to crush Boko Haram —Northern Governors

By News Express on 11/11/2014 04:54:11 AM

Governors of the 19 Northern States in the country yesterday agreed to cooperate with the Federal Government in the fight to eliminate the Boko Haram terrorist group, which they said has......more

Anambra attracts $520m investments in one week •Obiano repositions state as regional hub

By James Eze, Awka on 11/11/2014 04:46:21 AM

The efforts of Governor Willie Obiano to reposition Anambra State as the new investment hub in West Africa are beginning to yield amazing results as the state attracted a whopping $520m......more

Yobe Govt. orders schools closed in Potiskum after Boko Haram’s deadly attack

By News Express on 11/11/2014 04:31:43 AM

Authorities in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe State yesterday ordered schools closed in the town of Potiskum only hours after at least 47 people were killed – including numerous children – in a......more

Night of glory for BUSINESS EXPRESS at 2014 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA)

By News Express on 10/11/2014 7:38:39 PM

Night of glory for BUSINESS EXPRESS at 2014 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) It was a moment of glory for Nigeria’s Authoritative Voice on Business and the Economy, Business Express, as......more

Online journalism, the way to the future —Minister of State for Works, Prince Adeyeye

By News Express on 10/11/2014 4:41:50 PM

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has described online journalism as the future of the profession and commended Nigerian editors who have taken the bull by the horn......more

Delta 2015: Obuh laments disinformation, dismisses alleged gang-up

By News Express on 10/11/2014 3:22:29 PM

The Tony Obuh Campaign Organisation has dismissed as propaganda claims by Kenneth Gbagi, a governorship aspirant, that Sir Tony Obuh, Delta State frontline governorship aspirant, is not a card-carrying member of......more

Military keeps mum after 315 Nigerian troops flee to Niger

By News Express on 10/11/2014 3:04:41 PM

The Nigerian military has elected to keep silent on news reports at the weekend that the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram seized control of Malam Fatori, a Borno town near the......more

Air Force helicopter crashes in Yola

By News Express on 10/11/2014 2:51:08 PM

A Nigerian Air Forces Helicopter has crashlanded in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The helicopter “with call sign Shark 23 on a training mission executed a controlled forced landing 4 minutes......more

Police diverts traffic in Abuja over Jonathan’s presidential declaration

By News Express on 10/11/2014 10:31:33 AM

The Nigeria Police will divert traffic in the federal capital, Abuja, tomorrow over the declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term bid. Force Public Relations Officer, Ag.CP Emmanuel Ojukwu,......more

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide bomber kills 47 students in Yobe

By News Express on 10/11/2014 08:24:12 AM

At least 47 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-east Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. The explosion happened at a boys’......more

Dangote Cement explains cut in cement price . . . rolls out new bags

By News Express on 10/11/2014 07:48:12 AM

The Management of Dangote Cement Plc has given reasons why it decided to cut the prices of its products despite being the market leader. Group Managing Director of the company, Mr.......more

Emir’s guard kills assailant in Kaduna

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 10/11/2014 05:41:59 AM

A security aide in the convoy of the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir Usman, shot an unidentified person Saturday evening in the Ungwan Rimi area of Kaduna, capital of neighbouring......more

Boko Haram threatens to kill negotiator

By News Express on 10/11/2014 04:56:51 AM

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has dismissed the credibility of Danladi Amhadu, who claims to be one f the leaders of the group and has been negotiating on its behalf with......more

Governor Ngilari’s 2015 aspiration receives a boost

By News Express on 10/11/2014 04:23:21 AM

The 2015 aspiration of Governor Bala James Ngilari of Adamawa State at the weekend received a major boost as traditional rulers, religious leaders and other stakeholders led by the Lamido Adamawa,......more

Boko Haram displaces 65,000 in Borno and Yobe •25,000 flee to Maiduguri

By News Express on 10/11/2014 04:05:53 AM

Close to 65,000 persons have been displaced in Borno and Yobe states as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to records at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). At......more

2015: Jonathan under pressure to postpone declaration

By News Express on 10/11/2014 02:25:11 AM

The presidential declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, might be postponed by one week. A member of the Media and Publicity sub-committee of the Presidential Declaration Committee, headed......more

Confusion as police seal off Cross River PDP Secretariat

By News Express on 10/11/2014 01:25:15 AM

There was confusion yesterday at the Cross River State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar, when security operatives from the State Quick Intervention Squad (QIS)......more

Atiku attacks Fayose over stomach infrastructure

By News Express on 10/11/2014 01:13:37 AM

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose for “diluting” the sublime essence of governance. He spoke at the inauguration of a 32-bed hospital built by the member......more

PDP member killed during PVC exercise in Lagos

By News Express on 09/11/2014 11:42:44 PM

There was a pervasive anxiety at Ibeju Lekki axis of Lagos State, following the reported killing of a man identified as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The deceased,......more

Ribadu's brother abducted

By News Express on 09/11/2014 11:29:31 PM

Gunmen on Sunday kidnapped Mallam Sani Ribadu, a younger brother of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. A source said Sani was kidnapped during......more

Airtel wins Best Company in Education CSR Award

By News Express on 09/11/2014 7:25:44 PM

Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has been adjudged the Best Company in Education at the SERAs Awards 2014 in recognition of its contributions towards developing education in Nigeria through its CSR......more

Catholic Church hails Obi over Papal honour

By News Express on 09/11/2014 7:19:48 PM

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has been awarded the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester, Pope and Marty in appreciation of his good work and personification of......more

Nigeria’s UK-based ‘soul prince’ Tavian wins prestigious award for new song

By Nelson Dafe on 09/11/2014 6:22:12 PM

Lovers of soul music, there’s something new to ease the mind. Nigeria’s Tavian (real name Tavian Oladapo) has just released a cool music video for his latest hit song ‘Alone’. And......more

Nigeria will not break up in 2015 —Uduaghan, Oritsejafor

By News Express on 09/11/2014 4:35:07 PM

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, declared today that contrary to doomsday predictions, Nigeria will not break up......more

Army releases 125 more Boko Haram suspects

By News Express on 09/11/2014 3:47:47 PM

Military authorities in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State on Saturday released 125 people who were suspected of having links with the militant movement Boko Haram and being involved in a recent violent......more

Etsu Nupe leads monarchs to IBB

By News Express on 09/11/2014 02:49:37 AM

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has led traditional rulers council of Niger State on a visit to welcome General Ibrahim Babangida back home from his medical trip in Germany. The......more

PVC: Tinubu hits INEC, Presidency

By News Express on 09/11/2014 01:32:52 AM

FORMER Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of colluding with the presidency to rig the forthcoming 2015 general elections. At a press......more

2015: Nigerians in US warn Jega

By News Express on 08/11/2014 11:05:22 PM

A group of Nigerians in the United States have once again urged the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commis­sion, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, to redouble the efforts of the Commission......more

Again, PDP chairman, Mu'azu faces fire

By News Express on 08/11/2014 10:58:13 PM

Two days after the withdrawal of two separate suits challenging the appointment of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as  national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before a Federal High Court sitting......more

2015: Daniel, Kashamu, Abiola's daughter emerge Ogun PDP national delegates

By News Express on 08/11/2014 10:43:03 PM

Former governor of Ogun State , Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Chairman of the Organization and Mobilization Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu and......more

Falconets’ Dike makes rubbish of ethnic stereotypes about Igbos

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 08/11/2014 2:35:52 PM

The sports news came as a refreshing one. It wasn't one of controversy about Nigerian football like we have been buffeted with for so long. It wasn't of mismanagement of funds,......more

PDP cannot decide my fate —Tambuwal

By News Express on 08/11/2014 2:33:34 PM

Embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Waziri Aminu Tambuwal, has declared that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot determine his fate as the Speaker of the lower parliament.......more

RIGHTSView: ROCHAS AND THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL THEATRICS

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 08/11/2014 1:15:06 PM

These are political seasons and indeed not the best of time to critique a government in Nigeria whereby most observers read political meanings into virtually all write-ups that fundamentally address the......more

Hoodlums return to Onitsha •Lawmaker calls for Gov. Obiano’s immediate intervention

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 08/11/2014 11:27:15 AM

Hoodlums have staged a big comeback to the commercial town of Onitsha and seem to be daring the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, who served them a quit notice. Yesterday, the......more

2015 Presidency: Okorocha declares Nov. 25

By News Express on 08/11/2014 10:19:05 AM

Contrary to the belief in some quarters that he may have jettisoned his presidential ambition, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is still very much in the rase. He disclosed this......more

Boko Haram: Scarcity of priests hits Catholic in Borno

By News Express on 08/11/2014 01:26:46 AM

The Catholic community in Borno State is currently being denied the services of about 20 priest displaced by Boko Haram attacks in recent times. Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Rt. Rev......more

Undergraduate arrested for setting up friend for kidnap

By News Express on 08/11/2014 12:38:29 AM

A female student of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Emmanuella Olusegun, has been arrested by Rivers State Police Command for allegedly setting up one Daniel Opiyo for......more

Court stops panel on Taraba gov's health

By News Express on 07/11/2014 11:34:24 PM

A Taraba State High Court, on Friday, in Jalingo nullified the medical panel set up by the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assemby, Mr Josiah Kente, to investigate the......more

'Vandals caused Lagos pipeline explosion'

By News Express on 07/11/2014 11:21:08 PM

  The Baale of Ijeododo Community in Lagos State, Alhaji Tajudeen Subair-Ododo, on Friday, alleged that vandals caused the pipeline explosion that occurred in his community on Thursday night. He said......more

Breaking News: Super Eagles, Samba Boys of Brazil to test might in Nigeria •AFCON cracker moved to Uyo Stadium

By News Express on 07/11/2014 3:15:01 PM

Nigeri’s Super Eagles will host the Samba Boys of Brazil in a friendly match at the ultra-modern 30,000-capacity Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, on March 29 next year. Akwa Ibom State......more

Nigeria couple of the Year 2014

By News Express on 07/11/2014 2:49:47 PM

Drums will beat and carpets will be rolled out as dignitaries from all over Nigeria descend on Ibadan for the annual Nigeria Couple of the Year Award which comes up next......more

Fejiro Oliver: Frustrated anti-progress blackmailer in journalist’s garb

By Fortune Uduokhai on 07/11/2014 2:35:29 PM

When a faceless, jaundiced writer who parades fake name such as Fejiro Oliver clashed with the Niger State Government a couple of months ago, many journalists, especially the upright publishers of......more

Bomb blast rocks bank, kills workers and customers

By News Express on 07/11/2014 1:54:39 PM

Many workers who went to collect their monthly salary from a First Bank branch in Azare, Bauchi State, were feared dead when an explosion rocked the bank premises. Also feared dead......more

ALGON chiefs chased out of office

By News Express on 07/11/2014 12:40:27 PM

The national leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) was yesterday chased out of the office in Abuja in compliance with a judgment of a Federal High Court......more

All set for inauguration of Uyo International Stadium

By Effiong Udousoroh, Uyo on 07/11/2014 12:21 PM

All is set for the inauguration of the magnificent 30,000-capacity Uyo International Stadium in the Akwa Ibom State capital. The inauguration of the magnificent edifice is to be performed this evening......more

Obama sent ‘secret letter’ to Iran’s supreme leader —Report

By News Express on 07/11/2014 02:07:47 AM

US President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's supreme leader, describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State. The letter, reported by the Wall Street......more

Okorocha makes voter registration compulsory in Imo, shuts markets, offices

By News Express on 07/11/2014 01:58:19 AM

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has decreed that the Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise and collection of Permanent Voters Card scheduled for November 7 – 17 is compulsory for all residents......more

Boko Haram displaces 20 Catholic Priests, occupies church facilities

By News Express on 07/11/2014 01:42:36 AM

The Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Oliver Doeme Dashe, yesterday said out of the 46 Catholic priests working in Maiduguri Diocese, 20 are currently displaced by Boko Haram......more

2015 Presidency: Tafawa Balewa's son withdraws for Jonathan

By News Express on 07/11/2014 01:21:20 AM

The son of former Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Jhalil on Thursday said he has withdrawn his intention to run for the Presidential primary election and pledged support for President......more

40 air traffic controllers to train in Egypt

By News Express on 07/11/2014 12:10:24 AM

Forty Air Traffic Controllers are to proceed for training this month on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in Cairo, Egypt. This, it was revealed, is part of efforts by the Nigerian Airspace......more

Ex-councillors protest in Cross River over allowances

By News Express on 07/11/2014 12:08:39 AM

Former councillors and political appointees in the Cross River State local government system took to the streets of Calabar, the state capital, on Thursday. They protested the non-payment of their severance......more

New salary for police soon

By News Express on 06/11/2014 10:48:03 PM

Officers and rank and file of the Nigeria Police would soon enjoy salary review to boost their work rate and also improve their welfare. Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Kayode......more

El-Rufai takes on Gov. Yero and PDP, alleges panic, falsehood

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 06/11/2014 5:05:09 PM

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has taken on Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and his ruling Peoples Democratic......more

2015: Rivers APC, Non Indigenes strategise on how to vanquish PDP

By News Express on 06/11/2014 4:27:55 PM

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has moved to fashion out strategies to be used to vanquish the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 elections.......more

Now that Obiano has become APGA BOT Chairman…

By Chike Onuora on 06/11/2014 3:54:43 PM

  On Monday, November 3, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) unanimously appointed the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, as its......more

Govs nursing senatorial ambition are dictators —HURIWA •Doubts INEC’s readiness for free and fair polls

By News Express on 06/11/2014 04:33:24 AM

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has warned that the mechanisms for national lawmaking may be in jeopardy, should the outgoing state governors nursing inordinate senatorial ambition be allowed......more

APGA set to resist multiple candidacy –Umeh

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 06/11/2014 04:20:47 AM

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has said that his party would explore every legal means necessary to forestall the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s)......more

EFCC prosecutes 441 oil theft cases •Declares Ogunbambo wanted for N4.5b subsidy fraud

By News Express on 06/11/2014 04:17:51 AM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is presently prosecuting 441 individuals for allegedly vandalising oil pipelines and stealing crude oil. The commission is meanwhile still busy with the prosecution of......more

So There Was No Ceasefire Deal?, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 06/11/2014 03:04:29 AM

A genius in his craft, Alhaji Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande remains my favourite Nigerian actor. And it all started from the time of the Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group when he......more

Wanted in London, Nabbed in Nigeria: How the Police hunted down runaway murderer Azuka Okafor

By News Express on 06/11/2014 02:42:38 AM

Details have emerged of how diligent officers of the Nigeria Police tracked down and arrested a wanted murder suspect in the United Kingdom, Jeffery Azuka Okafor, aged 23yrs, who fled to......more

Senate crisis deepens, plenary adjourned •PDP Senators vow to teach President Jonathan a bitter lesson

By News Express on 06/11/2014 02:27:53 AM

The crises in the Senate deepened yesterday, with plenary being adjourned without considering any bills and motions. Federal lawmakers in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeared set to battle President......more

Unveiling of commemorative N100 note postponed

By News Express on 05/11/2014 4:42:16 PM

The unveiling of the specially designed commemorative N100 banknote by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which was to have been performed by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at today’s Federal Executive......more

International Students Festival to discuss corruption

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 05/11/2014 4:28:44 PM

Arrangements have been concluded by the executive of the International Students Festival, to announce names of the 450 successful students, drawn from across the world to the festival scheduled for Trondheim,......more

RIGHTSView: MISGOVERNANCE: SEE ABA AND WEEP!

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 05/11/2014 4:22:16 PM

In well over two decades as an active writer, journalist and media strategist, I have had many reasons to have written and made suggestions on the situation of Aba, the commercial......more

Boko Haram: CAN reads Riot Act to Muslim clerics •Oritsejafor accuses INEC of plotting to disqualify Christians from 2015 ballot

By News Express on 05/11/2014 2:38:39 PM

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) today read the Riot Act to members Boko Haram Islamic sect who have been terrorising the North-East, warning that enough is enough. The association said......more

Finance Ministry floats working group for military pensions

By News Express on 05/11/2014 2:34:58 PM

A working group made up of a high-level team from the Federal Ministry of Finance and representatives of military pensioners has been set up to harmonise positions on pension arrears and......more

Terrorism: 2,255 prisoners escape, 46 Prison staff lose lives

By News Express on 05/11/2014 2:23:21 PM

A total 2,255 prison inmates have been freed from various prisons across the country in 14 different attacks since July 27, 2009 when Boko Haram terrorists allegedly attacked Maiduguri Prisons and......more

North gradually going extinct —Arewa Youths cry out

By Garba Ahmed, Kaduna on 05/11/2014 12:34:39 PM

The Arewa Youths Forum has decried what it described as the gradual and deadly extinction of the North as Boko Haram continues to gain more territories from the North-Eastern part of......more

Warring Nasarawa tribes recruit insurgents as mercenaries

By News Express on 05/11/2014 12:06:25 PM

Insurgents are now recruited as mercenaries by warring tribes in Nasarawa State and get a mobilisation fee of N3,000 each to rain terror across communities in the north-central state. Commanding officer......more

2015: ‘Jonathan’s aide behind plot to scheme out Governor Ngilari’

By News Express on 05/11/2014 11:22:12 AM

Principal Private Secretary to President Jonathan, Ambassador Hassan Tukur, has been identified as the man behind the current moves to zone out Adamawa State governor, Barrister James Bala Ngilari, from the......more

Chidoka sets up Ministerial Committee to probe discriminatory fares by foreign airlines

By Mary Tom, Abuja on 05/11/2014 10:41:05 AM

Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has set up a committee mandated to review the country’s aviation industry aeronautical charges with a view to determining the factors responsible for the disparity......more

PDP senators declare war on party, presidency

By News Express on 05/11/2014 01:35:18 AM

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators yesterday began what has been described as protest sittings as a result of what they called undemocratic hijack of the structures of the party by state......more

Five Kaduna PDP gov aspirants reject ward congresses

By News Express on 05/11/2014 12:54:15 AM

Five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Kaduna State have described last Saturday’s ward congresses as “a sham”. Addressing reporters in Kaduna, former Aviation Minister Felix Hyat; Senator Haruna Aziz;......more

Ogun APC crisis worsens, Osoba and Amosun’s deputy defect to SDP

By News Express on 04/11/2014 11:47:09 PM

The crisis rocking the Ogun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a turn for the worse, with the state’s deputy governor, Mr. Segun Adesegun, and former governor......more

Nigeria’s foreign reserve now $38b —Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 04/11/2014 11:26:44 PM

The nation’s foreign reserve currently stands at $38 billion, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed yesterday. Speaking at the Public Affairs Forum, in......more

Presidency carpets Atiku over comments on insurgency

By News Express on 04/11/2014 7:53:44 PM

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has condemned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for his comments, yesterday, on insecurity in the North-East, saying that......more

Suleiman Abba confirmed as new Police IG

By News Express on 04/11/2014 7:35:59 PM

The Police Service Council (PSC) has confirmed the appointment of Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). His appointment was confirmed today during the PSC meeting held at......more

Intersociety hails Reps’ move to create independent Nigeria Traffic Warden Service

By News Express on 04/11/2014 6:23:19 PM

In 2011, under the leadership of former IGP, Hafiz Ringim, age-long discriminatory practices were discovered in the Nigeria Police Force by our leadership in the course of our advocacy activities. The......more

Borno Deputy Governor raises the alarm, says: ‘Boko Haram may soon take over the entire North-East!’

By News Express on 04/11/2014 6:05:37 PM

A senior government official has warned that Nigeria’s northeastern region may soon fall entirely into the hands of Boko Haram militants unless urgent measures are taken. “With the effrontery of the......more

Nigeria needs $14 billion per annum to fund infrastructure —Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 04/11/2014 5:55 PM

To fund infrastructure, Nigeria needs about $14 billion every year, out of which $10 billion should come from the federal level, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance,......more

Thousands flock to Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention in 30 Nigerian cities

By News Express on 04/11/2014 5:52:29 PM

Weeks-in-week-out, the 2014 Regional Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been attracting unprecedented attendance across the country. With the theme ‘Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!’ the Convention series began in the last......more

Widows protest alleged impeachment of Onitsha South LG boss •Gov. Obiano’s role in the saga

By Pamela Eboh, Onitsha on 04/11/2014 4:43:30 PM

Hundreds of placard-carrying widows yesterday in the commercial city of Onitsha took over the premises of Onitsha South Local Government Secretariat to protest the alleged impeachment of the chairman of the......more

Panic in Maiduguri as soldiers test run equipment

By News Express on 04/11/2014 1:39:43 PM

There was palpable fear this morning in Maiduguri and environs following sporadic sound of arsenals fired by army artillery. Most residents were panicked after hearing multiple sounds of explosions. A top......more

Boko Haram now in charge in 16 local government areas —Atiku

By News Express on 04/11/2014 12:06:58 PM

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday painted a gloomy picture of the insurgency in the Northeast, warning that Nigerians might wake up to discover that the Boko Haram sect had overrun......more

Ajimobi frowns at dwindling and delayed Federal allocation, says Oyo may find it hard to pay workers

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 04/11/2014 09:55:55 AM

Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi has frowned at the dwindling monthly allocation to states by the Federal Government and the delay in disbursing the money. He warned that if the trend......more

Newswatch MD explains change of name to Newswatch Times

By News Express on 04/11/2014 06:09:12 AM

Managing Director of Newswatch Times, Moses Jolayemi, has explained why the paper, formerly known as Daily Newswatch, assumed a new name. The name change was effected last Thursday, October 30, with......more

Gov. Chime’s powerful sister, ex-Chief of Staff Ifeoma Nwobodo, arrested over alleged fraud

By News Express on 04/11/2014 05:35:24 AM

Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, the powerful sister of Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime and until lately Chief of Staff to the Governor, has landed into the net of the Independent Corrupt Practices......more

Jonathan unveils commemorative N100 note Nov. 5

By News Express on 04/11/2014 04:12:45 AM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is to unveil the specially designed commemorative N100 banknote by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. “The commemorative note is part of......more

Boko Haram: Why govt fell for ‘ceasefire’, by official

By News Express on 04/11/2014 12:30:31 AM

It was widely celebrated by excited government officials as the magic pill that will end the Boko Haram insurgency and bring back the over 200 abducted girls. But the “ceasefire” between......more

Plot to scuttle zoning thickens in Lagos APC

By News Express on 04/11/2014 12:10:28 AM

The zoning of governorship ticket to Lagos East senatorial district by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not sacrosanct, as top-shots opposed to it are perfecting plans to......more

Eagles get controversial Egyptian ref for must-win 2015 AFCON qualifier against Congo

By News Express on 03/11/2014 11:01:56 PM

When Nigeria travels to Point Noire next week to play a must-win 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Congo, the Super Eagles are likely going to be at the......more

My successors abandoned power project —Obasanjo

By News Express on 03/11/2014 10:57:28 PM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has attributed the problems ravaging the power sector in the country to his successors, saying they abandoned the sector. Obasanjo said he had tried to ensure stable power......more

UK-based Nigerian doctor faces jail over sick pay fraud

By News Express on 03/11/2014 6:15:27 PM

A Nigerian medical doctor based in the UK faces a potential jail term for secretly moonlighting in other jobs while claiming more than £29,000 in sick pay from his own hospital.......more

African Union gives soldiers 2 weeks to return power to civilians in Burkina Faso

By News Express on 03/11/2014 5:48:48 PM

The African Union (AU) has given Burkina Faso’s military a two-week deadline to hand power to a civilian ruler or face sanctions. The AU said the army had acted unconstitutionally when......more

Tambuwal remains Speaker despite defection – Federal High Court

By News Express on 03/11/2014 3:56:14 PM

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today ruled that the status quo in the House of Representatives should be maintained, with the embattled Speaker, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, still Speaker. The......more

IGP inaugurates Committee on Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes

By News Express on 03/11/2014 3:09:51 PM

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, today inaugurated the Nigeria Police Committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes. The IGP had announced the establishment of the committee......more

Breaking News: Suicide Bomber causes havoc in Yobe

By News Express on 03/11/2014 1:25:01 PM

A suicide bomber believed to be a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group has killed himself and several innocent persons in Potiskum, a commercial town in Yobe State in Nigeria’s......more

Over 10,496 displaced by Boko Haram attack on Mubi —NEMA records

By News Express on 03/11/2014 10:50:46 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA) have recorded 10,496 internally displaced persons in five camps situated in Yola South and Fufore in the aftermath......more

Gunmen storm Kogi Prison, free inmates

By News Express on 03/11/2014 09:29:22 AM

Gunmen armed with grenades and heavy fire arms have freed about 124 inmates from the Nigeria Federal Prison in Koton-Karfe, Kogi State, Nigeria’s north-central region. Residents of the state said that......more

Military talks tough, vows to re-capture seized parts of Adamawa and Borno from Boko Haram soon

By News Express on 03/11/2014 05:03:03 AM

The Nigerian military has assured that it will soon re-capture parts of Adamawa and Borno states presently in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists, who have lately renewed their onslaught in......more

Emenike shoots Fenerbahce to the top of Turkish League

By News Express on 03/11/2014 03:30:39 AM

Fenerbahce have beaten archrivals Besiktas 2-0 in the eighth week of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Sunday night. Visitors Fenerbahce were off......more

Confusion mars Anambra PDP ward congress

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 03/11/2014 03:29:11 AM

Like a leopard that doesn’t change its spots, the Anambra State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to shed its crisis-ridden image its ward congress was marred by confusion.......more

Dangote crashes cement price to N1,000 a bag

By News Express on 03/11/2014 03:10:29 AM

In a move that will raise the stakes in the rapidly evolving Nigerian cement market, industry leader Dangote Cement Plc has announced huge cuts in the price of the essential product.......more

Nigilari: Adamawa groups protest PDP NWC zoning of governorship

By News Express on 02/11/2014 1:20:25 PM

A coalition of communities and youth groups under the aegis of The Adamawa Collective (TAC) has kicked against the position of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party......more

16 Rivers PDP guber aspirants spit fire over Patience Jonathan’s endorsement of Nyesom Wike

By News Express on 02/11/2014 12:57:39 PM

Sixteen Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Rivers State have described the meddlesomeness of the wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, in the affairs of the party in the......more

2015: Chime sweats profusely, fear grips Ekweremadu

By Igbonekwu Ogazimorah on 02/11/2014 12:46:58 PM

Isn’t it quite interesting that since noon of November 1, (Saturday), the media reports on the Ward Delegates Congress in Enugu State have been profoundly confusing. Some hold that there were......more

Colonel beats General to emerge Burkina Faso’s new leader

By News Express on 02/11/2014 02:35:12 AM

Colonel Isaac Zida, the number 2 man in the presidential guard under ex-president Blaise Compaore, was on Saturday named Burkina Faso's transitional president. The chief of staff of the country's army,......more

Plans to rig 2015 presidential poll exposed

By News Express on 02/11/2014 02:33:32 AM

In what now appears to be an ego problem for Professor Atahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his messianic pursuit of the lopsided allocation of 30,000 Polling Units......more

Military, Civilian JTF overpower invading Boko Haram fighters, behead 41

By News Express on 02/11/2014 02:22:49 AM

At least 41 Boko Haram terrorists were killed when local vigilantes known as Civilian JTF and the military foiled an attack by the group in the Damboa local council area of......more

2015: Rescuing Kaduna an inevitable mission, says El-Rufai

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 01/11/2014 6:45:38 PM

Deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) and governorship aspirant of the party in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that rescuing the state from what he described as......more

Uduaghan swears in HOS, Special Advisers, Perm Secs •Calls for professionalism in civil service

By News Express on 01/11/2014 6:28:49 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has sworn in a new Head for the State Civil Service (HOS), three Special Advisers and 12 Permanent Secretaries. Mr. Patrick Origho took oath of......more

RIGHTSView: Senate: Limits of political buffoonery

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 01/11/2014 5:37:15 PM

At the risk of sounding immodest, I must say that I am disappointed that a group of persons in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria appear set to continuously......more

Military studies latest Boko Haram video, steps up air and land counter-attacks

By News Express on 01/11/2014 5:32:40 PM

The Nigerian military is studying the content of the video released today by Boko Haram terrorists and attributed to a man purporting to be the sect’s leader Abubakar Shekau, who was......more

How Emeka Offor stole the show during Rotary Polio Day •Donates 400 wheelchairs, 100 crutches

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 01/11/2014 5:17:15 PM

Anambra State businessman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Power Holding Corporation (PHC), Enugu zone, Chief Emeka Offor, stole the show when he donated 400 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons and......more

NTA boss charges media on 2015 elections

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 01/11/2014 5:01:35 PM

The Nigerian media has been charged to make positive contribution towards the success of the forthcoming 2015 elections, by maintaining neutrality, integrity as well as apportioning equal time to all contestants;......more

Boko Haram: CAN wants NSA, Defence Minister to resign

By News Express on 01/11/2014 4:37:47 PM

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed surprise over the continued stay of National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), and Minsiter of Defence, Gen. Aliyu Gasau (rtd), in government......more

We’ve created over a million jobs in transport sector —Minister •Presidency promises issue-based campaign

By News Express on 01/11/2014 4:17:33 PM

The Federal Government has created over one million direct and indirect new jobs from the resuscitation of rail transportation by the Jonathan administration in the last four years. Minister of Transport......more

Boko Haram and phantom ceasefire: ASO ROCK HAS FAILED AGAIN, By Emeka Umeagbalasi

By News Express on 01/11/2014 08:51:41 AM

Various handling styles adopted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in its prosecution of war and counter terrorism against the Boko Haram terror group have failed woefully to address and tame......more

Police Armament Officer who stole and sold firearms in his care commits suicide in police cell

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 01/11/2014 05:02:10 AM

Kaduna Police Commands Armament Officer, DSP Nanbol Audu, who was arrested while stealing firearms from the Command’s armoury, has committed suicide in detention. The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu Ambursa,......more

Army Spokesman declares self Burkinabe interim president, suspends Constitution •Compaore flees to Ghana

By News Express on 01/11/2014 04:32:33 AM

Spokesman for the Burkinabe army Izaac Zida declared himself interim president on Friday and suspended the country’s 1991 Constitution. “Following the resignation of Blaise Compaore as president, we, the lifeblood of......more

2015: Kukah warns President, governors over imposition of candidates

By News Express on 01/11/2014 01:11:38 AM

The Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese of the ‎Catholic Church, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has warned President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and state governors against imposing candidates on political parties and the electorates, pointing out......more

Enugu PDP disagrees with NWC on leadership of state chapter

By News Express on 01/11/2014 01:03:52 AM

A serious dispute is now brewing between the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Enugu State chapter over the alleged anointment of Mr Ikeje Asogwa as acting......more

South West PDP leaders ask Jonathan for Speaker's post

By News Express on 01/11/2014 12:46:16 AM

Top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West geopolitical zone have made representation to President Goodluck Jonathan, asking him to return the position of Speaker of the......more

El-Rufai accuses FG of plotting to kill Tambu­wal

By News Express on 01/11/2014 12:41:40 AM

Former minis­ter of Federal Capital Terri­tory and Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mal­lam Nasir el-Rufai, said the withdrawal of the security details at­tached to Speaker of the......more

Robbers in military uniform snatched Senator Gaya’s Jeep

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 31/10/2014 8:05:31 PM

Armed robbers dressed in military uniform have snatched serving Senator Kabiru Gaya’s official Prado Jeep in Jaji, near Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. Sen Gaya’s Special Adviser on Media, Prince Idris Afegbua, said......more

Come-backing Keshi bows to pressure, recalls Ike Uche to Super Eagles

By News Express on 31/10/2014 6:51:52 PM

After months of claims and counter claims reinstated Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has bowed to public pressure and recalled Ikechukwu Uche for must-win AFCON 2015 qualifying matches against Congo and South......more

Breaking: 9 dead, 37 injured in Gombe bomb blast

By News Express on 31/10/2014 3:50:12 PM

Five females and four males have died after an explosion went off in Gombe State, sources at the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have said. ‘The incident occurred at the state-owned......more

Jimoh Ibrahim strikes again, changes name of Daily Newswatch in bid to outsmart court and Newswatch owners

By News Express on 31/10/2014 03:55:41 AM

Readers of Daily Newswatch across the nation were caught unawares yesterday when they found the newspaper on the newsstand with a different name: Newswatch Times. There was no official explanation for......more

Ondo PDP dismisses exco's dissolution, set to hold congress

By News Express on 31/10/2014 03:43:40 AM

The lingering supremacy battle of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP factions in Ondo State has taken a new dimension as the party holds its nationwide congresses tomorrow, a faction of the State  ......more

Banks to shun bond issuance over falling oil prices

By News Express on 31/10/2014 03:29:10 AM

Banks will probably turn to rights officers and naira debt rather than selling dollar bonds because of falling oil prices, FBN Capital, has predicted. “The central bank rule will slow the......more

Army takes over power . . . in Burkina Faso

By News Express on 31/10/2014 03:25:52 AM

Burkina Faso Chief-of-Staff Honore Nabere Traore has announced the sacking of government, dissolving of parliament and setting up a transitional body to run the country’s affairs. The army also imposed a......more

CBN settles N20 billion ATM disputes

By News Express on 31/10/2014 02:56:10 AM

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said it has resolved disputes worth N20billion that arose between deposit money banks (DMBs) and their customers across the country, adding that it has......more

I am ready to return as Super Eagles Coach —Keshi

By News Express on 31/10/2014 02:35:52 AM

Stephen Keshi has said he won’t mind returning as Nigeria’s coach, if he was asked to do so by the President. According to THE NATION, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered Keshi......more

Anti-democratic forces back at work in Anambra —Intersociety

By News Express on 30/10/2014 8:22:51 PM

The anti-democratic forces that held Anambra State hostage from 1999 to 2006 are back at work and need to be checked if the state is not to return to the days......more

Uduaghan takes first step towards Senate, submits nomination forms

By News Express on 30/10/2014 7:58:04 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has bought and submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the Delta South Senatorial District election in 2015. The forms were submitted today......more

Withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security details executive radicalism, abuse of the constitution —Rivers APC

By News Express on 30/10/2014 7:17:13 PM

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State this afternoon reacted with outrage to the news of the withdrawal of the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives,......more

Pastor loses over N200m as SON raids factories for fake products

By Emeka Anthony, Onitsha, on 30/10/2014 3:20:13 PM

A self acclaimed pastor and business man in Onitsha, Benjamine Nwizu, is now on the run following his complicity in pirating various brands of shaving sticks and selling them to unsuspecting......more

APC and the Tambuwal Option, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 30/10/2014 12:36:35 PM

On Tuesday, virtually all major newspapers reported rather lavishly that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, would be crossing over from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party......more

NFF crisis: No more FIFA ban, as Giwa bows to pressure, withdraws suit from court

By News Express on 30/10/2014 12:23:55 PM

Controversial football manager Chris Giwa has bowed to pressure and withdrawn the suit he lodged against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), thus saving the country from a looming ban by FIFA,......more

Breaking News: IGP orders withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security personnel

By News Express on 30/10/2014 11:50:19 AM

Acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered the redeployment of security personnel attached to House of Reps Speaker Aminu Waziri TaMbuwal. This was announced this afternoon in......more

Groups, individuals donate N98.66m for Jonathan’s PDP presidential Nomination Form

By News Express on 30/10/2014 06:08:20 AM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will today pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 presidential elections after 44 groups and individuals across the nation contributed N98.66 million for that purpose,......more

2015: Mad rush for APGA forms in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 30/10/2014 05:32:15 AM

A total of 22 aspirants belonging to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have picked forms for various political offices in Anambra State for the 2015 general elections in the state.......more

Cultists kill 2 in Bayelsa

By News Express on 30/10/2014 04:50:54 AM

Suspected cultists have killed two persons in separate attacks in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State. The attacks took place on Tuesday. One of the attacks took place at the state’s housing......more

Fidelity Private Banking wins Financial Times Best Private Bank Award 2014

By News Express on 30/10/2014 03:25:51 AM

Fidelity Private Banking, a Division of Fidelity Bank Plc, has been recognised as the “Best Private Bank in Nigeria 2014” in the Global Private Banking Awards organised by Professional Wealth Management......more

Boko Haram moves to take more Adamawa towns; pushes for Uba and Mubi

By News Express on 30/10/2014 02:32:06 AM

Suspected militants believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect yesterday launched a coordinated attack on Uba and Mubi towns of Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria. Both towns are located......more

Irate workers storm NLC Headquarters over '419' housing scheme, give ultimatum for refund

By News Express on 30/10/2014 02:19:44 AM

Subscribers to the Nigeria Labour Congress housing scheme have given the Labour movement three weeks to refund their money which they paid into an account to which the NLC President, Adulwaheed......more

Boko Haram sets police station ablaze, kills 2 cops, abducts others

By News Express on 29/10/2014 1:51:14 PM

Suspected members of Boko Haram in what looks like a reprisal attack on Monday set Kukawa Divisional Police Headquarters building in Borno state on fire and burnt several vehicles on market......more

Defection: Between Obi and Tambuwal, By Valentine Obienyem

By News Express on 29/10/2014 1:46:44 PM

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday defected from the PDP to the APC. I have been on net for a long time trying to gauge people’s......more

Tompolo after my life over Warri South-West LG Election —Keyamo

By News Express on 29/10/2014 1:05:47 PM

Lagos lawyer Festus Keyamo has cried out over alleged threat to his life by ex-militants leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) in connection with last weekend’s Warri South-West L.G.A elections. Keyamo,......more

Africa gets first democratically chosen white President

By News Express on 29/10/2014 12:59:19 PM

For the first time, an African country has a democratically chosen white man as President. This follows the appointment, today, of Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott as Acting President following the death......more

Subscribers lament rip-off by telcos, send SOS to NCC

By News Express on 29/10/2014 12:38:17 PM

Telecommunication subscribers have cried out over the on-going exploitation by the country’s major networks; MTN, GLO, Airtel and Etisalat, begging the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to come to their rescue. Correspondent......more

Angry Onitsha traders stone Council Chairman

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 29/10/2014 11:08:46 AM

The embattled Chairman of Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Lady Ann Chukwuneke, narrowly escaped death when her convoy was stoned by irate traders in the famed commercial town.......more

RIGHTSView: Clara Chime’s Detention and the National Human Rights Commission

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 29/10/2014 08:50:33 AM

Few months back, the organised Civil Society community in Nigeria was attracted to the outcry of Mrs. Clara Chime, wife of the sitting Governor of Enugu State, that her husband and,......more

Zambian President Michael Sata a.k.a King Cobra dies in London

By News Express on 29/10/2014 06:36:27 AM

Zambian President Michael Sata has died at the age of 77 after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says. President Sata, who was being treated in the UK, died......more

Nigerian Online Publishers Association rebrands as GOCOP, seeks NCC partnership to protect intellectual property

By News Express on 29/10/2014 06:18:14 AM

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), the umbrella body of owners of online news websites in Nigeria, has resolved to forge a partnership with the Nigerian Copyright Commission for the......more

2015 Presidency: PDP turns back Balewa’s son, Abiola’s wife •Reserves Presidential Nomination Form for Jonathan

By News Express on 29/10/2014 05:45:32 AM

Two presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the party of denying them their rights to purchase forms and participate in the 2015 presidential elections. The two aspirants,......more

Boko Haram returns to northern Borno

By News Express on 29/10/2014 04:59:18 AM

Boko Haram insurgents have returned to troubled northern part of Borno State where they previously camped, unleashing terror on several communities and killing many people. The northern part of Borno was......more

Defection: PDP, APC disagree over Tambuwal’s fate •He should resign as House Speaker —PDP; No, he won’t —APC

By News Express on 29/10/2014 04:43:23 AM

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) have sharply disagreed over the fate of House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, who yesterday defected from......more

Fire guts Ministry of Works building in Lagos

By News Express on 29/10/2014 04:01:31 AM

A late afternoon fire has engulf the Ministry of Works building around the Tafawa Balewa Square area of Lagos. A Daily Sun report said the fire started at about 5pm and......more

Ebola: British tabloid apologises to Nigerian footballer

By News Express on 28/10/2014 2:23:32 PM

Popular British tabloid Daily Star has apologised to Nigerian-born footballer Dele Adebola for publishing an article linking him with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Ebola was imported into Nigeria in late......more

$9.3m arms deal: Panel clears Oritsajefor, Dokubo Asari

By News Express on 28/10/2014 1:50:15 PM

A high powered special team put together to unravel the mystery behind alleged involvement of President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ayo Oritsajefor and Alhaji Mujahideen Asari Dokubo in the......more

Pretty star actress divorced through text message

By News Express on 28/10/2014 12:48:01 PM

In what clearly illustrates the extent to which some men have no regard for women, an Abuja-based land surveyor, Adamu Teku, has divorced his pretty wife, Rukayya Umar Santa Dayya, via......more

Boko Haram abducts over 500 women and girls •Victims tell tales of woe

By News Express on 28/10/2014 12:20:05 PM

Over 500 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2009, Human Rights Watch has reported. The abductions intensified after May 2013, when the Goodluck Jonathan administration imposed a......more

Breaking News: Tambuwal announces exit from PDP, defects to APC

By News Express on 28/10/2014 11:31:20 AM

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has ended months of speculation about his political future. A few minutes ago, he announced, on the floor of the......more

Kaduna 2015: Warring APC members stall meeting with el-Rufai

By News Express on 28/10/2014 10:25:28 AM

Crisis within the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zaria and Sabongari local government areas of Kaduna State prevented Malam Nasir El-Rufai from holding a meeting with the party......more

Uduaghan probes Ibabu/Iselegu communal crisis •Tasks Delta communities on peaceful co-existence

By News Express on 28/10/2014 10:21:57 AM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has inaugurated a three-man Judicial Commission of Inquiry to proffer lasting solutions to the Ibabu/Iselegu communal crisis. Inaugurating the commission yesterday in Asaba, Uduaghan charged......more

Sidel launches innovative beer bottle

By News Express on 28/10/2014 09:18:51 AM

Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, has launched the world’s first-ever pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base. The innovative bottle supports a crown cap, which......more

Our social contract with Anambra . . . the need to detoxify its polity —Intersociety

By News Express on 28/10/2014 08:28:48 AM

Solutions to social contradictions have always produced heroes and villains right from the time of the Yore. This is because the entire global community and its environment have at all times......more

GTBank Heritage Cup rebranded as GTBank Masters’ Cup; Season 4 kicks off

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 28/10/2014 06:18:35 AM

Guaranty Trust Bank plc in partnership with Lagos State First Generation Colleges Association (LAFGECA) has announced the renaming of the GTBank Heritage Cup competition as GTBank Masters Cup. Football lovers and......more

1,356 federal directors fail promotion exams

By News Express on 28/10/2014 06:00:37 AM

The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) has released the 2014 promotion examination conducted for the directorate levels in the Federal Civil Service, with only 1,917 of the candidates, who sat for......more

Obiano’s wife to partner NYSC on skill acquisition

By News Express on 28/10/2014 05:28:15 AM

The First Lady of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, has assured the Director of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Anambra State, Mrs. Inyang Bassey Ekpe, of her readiness to partner......more

FIFA releases list of 23 best footballers and 10 best coaches in the world

By News Express on 28/10/2014 04:37:40 AM

World football governing body FIFA and France Football this morning released the names of the 23 best footballers in the world being considered for the men’s FIFA Ballon d’Or. Also released......more

2015: Maku, others escape death as irate youths disrupt meeting

By News Express on 28/10/2014 03:57:08 AM

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, and a senator, Solomon Ewuga, escaped death as angry youth stormed the palace of Bala Angbazo, the paramount ruler of the Eggon people on Sunday......more

Army foils Boko Haram ambush, kills 20

By News Express on 28/10/2014 03:36:18 AM

Nigerian troops killed at least 20 militants on Saturday after foiling an ambush laid by the insurgents along the Maiduguri-Damboa road, locals have confirmed. “I can confirm to you that at......more

PDP formally buried in Rivers State —APC •Claims that 85,500 attended PH Mega Rally to celebrate Amaechism

By News Express on 27/10/2014 7:57:02 PM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced what it called the formal burial of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. “We warmly congratulate the......more

Police Armament Officer, 2 gun runners arrested stealing firearms

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 27/10/2014 7:37:17 PM

Kaduna Police Command’s Armament Officer and two gun runners have been arrested stealing firearms from the Command’s Armory. Parading the suspects today at the State Command in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria, the......more

Uduaghan swears-in newly elected council chairmen, charges them on prudent management of resources

By News Express on 27/10/2014 6:08:12 PM

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has challenged the newly elected chairmen of local government councils to be prudent in the management of funds and desist from engaging in discriminatory actions.......more

LAWMA partners Caring Sisters Association on sanitation

By Okee Sydney-Obiukwu, Lagos on 27/10/2014 5:49:53 PM

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has gone into partnershp with Caring Sisters Association with a view to improving sanitation and preventing the spread of communicable diseases, especially Ebola Virus,......more

Amaechi to be jailed after leaving office as Rivers governor, Presidency hints

By News Express on 27/10/2014 12:45:33 PM

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State will likely end up in jail after completing his second four-year term next year, the Presidency has hinted. Reacting yesterday to Amaechi’s utterances at Friday’s......more

Standardisation: Block moulders commend Dangote Cement •Pledge compliance with SON policy

By News Express on 27/10/2014 12:18:04 PM

Block moulders nationwide have lauded the leading role being played by Dangote Cement Plc in enlightening stakeholders in the building and construction industry on the standardisation of cement and allied products......more

NFF crisis: FIFA likely to ban Nigeria today •CAF President drops hint

By News Express on 27/10/2014 06:29:05 AM

FIFA’s hammer may descend on Nigeria today following renewed crisis in the nation’s football administration after Thursday’s Jos High Court ruling that annulled the September 30 election of the Amaju Pinnick-led......more

2015: Akwa Ibom Government replies Sheikh Gumi •Alleges plot to set Akpabio against Jonathan

By News Express on 27/10/2014 06:23:01 AM

The Akwa Ibom State Government has cautioned Sheikh Ahmad Gumi to leave Governor Godswill Akpabio out of his “vituperation against President Goodluck Jonathan,” while accusing him of inciting Nigerians against the......more

Tragedy hits South African soccer; Bafana Bafana skipper shot dead

By Nelson Dafe on 27/10/2014 05:58:38 AM

Tragedy has hit South African football, with senior team goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa shot and killed a few kilometres south of Johannesburg by unknown gunmen. The ugly incident occurred on......more

Evil teenager strangulates and donates grandmother to cult

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 27/10/2014 04:51:13 AM

An evil teenager in Anambra State has strangulated his grandmother, disclosing that he committed the heinous crime because he had donated her to his cult. The satanic teenager, Osita Nweke, was......more

Bayelsa threatens Shell, Agip, Chevron/Texaco and Conoil over alleged discrimination

By News Express on 27/10/2014 04:18:53 AM

Bayelsa State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kemasuode Wodu, has read the Riot Act multinational oil companies operating in the state, saying that the State Government is fed up with......more

17 confirmed killed in fresh Boko Haram attack, 30 boys and girls abducted

By News Express on 27/10/2014 03:47:42 AM

Not fewer than 17 people have been confirmed killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Ndongo village of Maffa Local Government Area of Borno State, North-East Nigeria. The Chairman of Mafa......more

$9.3m scandal that won’t go away: Nigerians knock CAN President Oritsejafor over cash-in-jet shame

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 26/10/2014 6:19:54 PM

Criticisms have continued to trail the impounding, last month in South África, of a private jet owned by President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, which was loaded......more

APGA’s problem 90% caused by Victor Umeh —Peter Obi’s aide

By News Express on 26/10/2014 6:05:27 PM

In a recent interview, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Vic­tor Umeh allegedly called the former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, as an empty......more

Dare-devil pirates seize police gunboat, abduct 4 policemen, 6 oil workers

By News Express on 26/10/2014 5:33:01 PM

Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be sea pirates at the weekend carried out attacks on barges and boats along the Nembe waterways in Bayelsa, abducting six oil workers and four policemen. The......more

NANS tasks FG over looming ASUP strike

By News Express on 26/10/2014 4:57:11 PM

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government to prevent the planned strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).          The call followed ASUP’s 21-day......more

Obiano’s bulldozers tear down more kidnappers’ dens

By News Express on 26/10/2014 4:07:11 PM

The Anambra State Government under the watch of Chief Willie Obiano has stepped up its pursuit of criminals and kidnappers with the demolition of three buildings used to incarcerate kidnap victims......more

Nigeria crush Cameroon to emerge African soccer queens •FIFA ban still looms

By News Express on 26/10/2014 04:54:12 AM

Nigeria clinched a record seventh title at the Africa Women’s Championship after defeating Cameroon 2-0 in the final on Saturday evening at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia. Desire Oparanozie......more

RIGHTSView: 2015 polls: Issues in Delta State

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 25/10/2014 7:26:18 PM

Few days to the much anticipated primaries of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there are visible evidence of high-wired political campaigns at the levels of major powerful political blocs by the......more

Oyo confirms Lassa fever outbreak

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 25/10/2014 4:53:48 PM

The Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state but assured that the State Government is making efforts to curtail its......more

Violence at Isoko police station, thugs attack journalist covering Delta LG polls

By News Express on 25/10/2014 09:16:01 AM

Serious violence has been reported at Oleh Police Division, Isoko South Local Government Area, as the people of Delta State vote in today’s council polls. “Thugs ahave barricaded the police station,”......more

Mourinho praises young Nigerian striker Solanke as he makes Champions League

By Nelson Dafe on 25/10/2014 08:25:52 AM

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has lavished praise on Desmond Solanke, the powerfully-built striker of Nigerian ancestry who made his European Champions League debut during Wednesday’s 6-0 drubbing of visiting NK Maribor......more

NANS commends FG over ceasefire with Boko Haram

By News Express on 25/10/2014 08:08:44 AM

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Federal Government for entering into a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram which has tormented the people of the North-East region in......more

Giwa dares FIFA, sacks Pinnick’s NFF committees

By News Express on 25/10/2014 07:49:25 AM

The crisis rocking the country’s football administration took another dimension Friday when the Ambassador Chris Giwa-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board dissolved all the committees set up by......more

Edo House Speaker Igbe, Majority Leader Shaibu hailed as heroes of democracy

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 25/10/2014 07:37:24 AM

When Edo State House of Assembly Speaker Uyi Igbe and Majority Leader Phillip Shaibu returned from Abuja, where they were detained for questioning over forgery allegations, they received a tumultuous welcome......more

Coroner summons TB Joshua over collapsed Synagogue Church building

By News Express on 25/10/2014 05:57:04 AM

The coroner investigating the collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations yesterday ordered that the founder and General Overseer of the church, Prophet Temitope Balogun (TB)......more

Resignation: Battle-line drawn between Dame Jonathan, Gov. Dickson

By News Express on 25/10/2014 05:44:15 AM

The resignation of Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, from the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, where she was controversially appointed the Permanent Secretary in 2007, signals the beginning of a......more

Release of Chibok girls imminent —Chadian negotiator •Nigeria, Boko Haram ‘agree to a series of points’

By News Express on 25/10/2014 04:54:57 AM

A Chadian official says he expects Nigeria’s deal with militant group Boko Haram to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will go through, despite the apparent breakdown of a cease-fire. Reuters......more

Wiko Mobile seeks to replicate European market dominance in Nigeria, targets youths with sleek, trendy phones

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 24/10/2014 6:55:42 PM

Nigeria’s mobile phone market is set to witness another success story in Wiko, Europe’s fastest growing phone brand. The phone company says it has concluded plans to take a huge share......more

Medical Consultants advise Jonathan on credentials of next Health Minister

By News Express on 24/10/2014 6:36:13 PM

The Medical Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has drawn out the criteria that the next Minister of Health must possess if he is to succeed in confronting the myriad challenges in......more

First set of Anambra Christian pilgrims departs for Israel

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 24/10/2014 6:16:42 PM

The first set of Christian pilgrims from Anambra State has departed Awka, the state capital, for the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in neighbourong Enugu State preparatory for departure for Israel. Speaking......more

2015: Jonathan set for re-election war, floats 35-man declaration committee

By News Express on 24/10/2014 10:33:44 AM

Following the one week ultimatum issued on Wednesday by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its aspirants to pick their expression of interest and nomination forms, the presidency has set up......more

No cause for alarm over Lagos Int’l Airport fire —FAAN

By News Express on 24/10/2014 10:27 AM

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has described yesterday’s fire incident at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, as minor and nothing to worry about. Confirming......more

Boko Haram frees abducted women, reportedly marry off pretty girls

By News Express on 24/10/2014 09:38:36 AM

The Boko Haram insurgents, who reportedly abducted about 50 women and girls from two border villages between Adamawa and Borno states, have freed the women among their captives. This was disclosed......more

GTBank partners Lagos FA to train 300 football coaches

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 23/10/2014 8:37:08 PM

Three hundred football coaches involved in the GTBank Principals Cup and other grassroots football tournaments in Lagos State are currently undergoing a three-day training programme at the Sports Bar, Teslim Balogun......more

Update: Nigerian who jumped White House fence lands in court, charged with assault, making threats

By News Express on 23/10/2014 7:51:42 PM

The Unites States of America-based who was arrested after jumping the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with assault of two police dogs and making threats, officials said Thursday.......more

Conflicts, disasters displace 743,062 Nigerians

By News Express on 23/10/2014 2:50:18 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recorded about 743,062 persons that were internally displaced by conflicts and natural disasters in various parts of the country. NEMA Director General, Muhammad Sani......more

Jonathan’s wife, Bayelsa Governor at war •First Lady resigns as Perm Sec

By News Express on 23/10/2014 1:08:58 PM

The strained relationship between the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has taken a turn for the worse, culminating in the First......more

Nigerian man arrested for jumping American White House fence

By News Express on 23/10/2014 10:56:54 AM

A 23-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Dominic Adesanya, was yesterday arrested by the United States Secret Service agents for jumping the North Lawn fence of the White House in Washington, DC.A report in......more

BOMB BLAST ROCKS BAUCHI; 5 dead, 12 injured

By News Express on 23/10/2014 10:39:52 AM

Five people have died and 12 others injured after a vehicle loaded with explosive devices went off in Azare Motor Park in Bauchi State, in Nigeria’s north-eastern region. The Bauchi State......more

Senate: Governors’ retirement home, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 23/10/2014 09:11:34 AM

At the last count, no fewer than 13 governors whose second term in office expires next year are believed to be eyeing the Senate. For some of these governors, it is......more

Aggreko University expands technical training programme in West Africa

By News Express on 23/10/2014 09:09:27 AM

Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced that its highly successful ‘Aggreko University’ technical training programme has been expanded beyond Ivory Coast......more

Buhari’s running mate: Why APC may dump Amaechi for Fashola

By News Express on 23/10/2014 08:57:07 AM

Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, has been reportedly endorsed by the South-West caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the vice-presidential candidate to whoever emerges as the presidential standard-bearer of......more

Anambra First Lady lauds Local Government Service Commission

By News Express on 23/10/2014 08:50 AM

First Lady of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, has commended Anambra State Local Service Commission for its programme of reform, sanitisation and transformation of the local government system in the......more

Expect more Boko Haram abductions if . . . —Negotiator •Accuses opposition of stopping Chibok girls’ rescue

By News Express on 23/10/2014 07:27 AM

Controversial negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, has accused opposition politicians of hindering the freedom and release of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April this year. Further to the delayed......more

‘Nigeria to conquer the world if APC is voted into power in 2015’

By News Express on 23/10/2014 06:51:41 AM

Nigeria will become a world beater in so short a time if the All Progressives Congress (APC) is voted into power during next year’s presidential election, the Rivers State Chapter of......more

Synagogue Church tragedy: Outrage in South Africa over victims’ bodies

By News Express on 23/10/2014 06:10:56 AM

There is outrage in South Africa over the late release of bodies of the over 84 nationals who died in the Synagogue Church building collapse in Ikotun, on the Lagos outskirts......more

Rig explosion: JTF wades into face-off between Chevron, host communities

By News Express on 23/10/2014 06:01:54 AM

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, has waded into the conflict between Chevron and its host communities in Delta and Bayelsa states over the 2012......more

Ekiti Speaker cries out as Governor Fayose seals fuel station

By News Express on 23/10/2014 04:31:53 AM

Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, is alleging witch-hunt after his fuel station was shut by the newly inaugurated State Government under the watch of Mr. Ayo......more

IGP orders audit of police armouries nationwide, sets up c’ttee on communal clashes

By News Express on 23/10/2014 04:06:12 AM

Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered a thorough check and audit of Police armouries nationwide. This, according to Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. Cp Emmanuel C. S. Ojukwu,......more

Boko Haram abducts 40 girls in fresh Adamawa attack

By News Express on 23/10/2014 03:47:34 AM

The ceasefire deal reportedly struck with the Boko Haram Islamist sect by the Federal Government has suffered another major set-back as the insurgents were said to have abducted 40 young ladies......more

RIGHTSView: WANTED: RIGHT-BASED AGENDA FROM 2015 IMO PDP GUBER ASPIRANTS

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 22/10/2014 7:08:16 PM

Imo State is obviously one of the flashpoints in the 2015 governorship election, given the fact that the incumbent Governor Rochas Anayochukwu Okorocha is one of the frontline leaders of the new......more

Ebola: Nigeria remains at risk —UNICEF medical expert

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 22/10/2014 7:06:13 PM

A medical expert with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Femi Adeyemi, has warned that Nigeria is still at the risk of witnessing the dreaded Ebola disease if the influx......more

Jonathan reshuffles cabinet

By News Express on 22/10/2014 7:02:59 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has partially reshuffled his cabinet to fill the space created by the exit of seven ministers, who resigned to seek elective offices in different state. The......more

Immigration bars 7,836 Nigerians from travelling abroad

By News Express on 22/10/2014 7:01:14 PM

A total of 7,836 Nigerians were prevented from travelling out of the country by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) within the first six months of 2014. This is even as another......more

Boko Haram to release Chibok girls in batches

By News Express on 22/10/2014 09:04:24 AM

As part of implementation of the ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and members of the Boko Haram sect, the insurgents have agreed to release the over 200 abducted schoolgirls in......more

Wiko (Europe’s fastest growing phone brand) launches 10 models in Nigeria

By News Express on 22/10/2014 07:48:41 AM

The fastest growing phone brand in Europe, France’s Wiko, formally makes its entry into Nigeria today with twin events to unveil the brand at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria......more

Respect ceasefire deal, Obama tells FG, Boko Haram

By News Express on 22/10/2014 05:03:38 AM

United States President, Mr. Barrack Obama, yesterday urged both the Nigerian Government and the Boko Haram terrorist group to implement the ceasefire deal ceasefire deal announced last weekend by Defence Chief,......more

Jonathan hails Uduaghan’s exemplary dedication to service

By News Express on 22/10/2014 04:56:49 AM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has applauded the exemplary dedication to the service of Delta State and Nigeria of the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan. In a congratulatory letter to Dr.......more

Ekiti Governor’s Lodge too expensive for me —Fayose

By News Express on 22/10/2014 04:44:17 AM

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose said yesterday that the newly inaugurated governor’s lodge, built by the former governor, Kayode Fayemi, will be too expensive for his government to maintain. Fayose, who......more

Obi replies Bianca over alleged betrayal of Ojukwu

By News Express on 22/10/2014 03:51:30 AM

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has dismissed the allegation by Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Her Excellency, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, that he (Obi) betrayed her late husband, Dim......more

Journalist's blood lands armed robbers in big trouble

By News Express on 22/10/2014 03:31:42 AM

Operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspected members of the armed robbery gang that killed deputy editor of Daily Newswatch newspapers,......more

Nigeria not broke, says Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 22/10/2014 02:51:43 AM

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria is not broke. Okonjo-Iweala, who was responding to questions from journalists yesterday in Abuja, said that despite the pockets of economic challenges......more

Akwa Ibom proposes 492bn budget for 2015

By News Express on 21/10/2014 7:31:30 PM

A N492 billion draft budget for 2015 fiscal year has been proposed and forwarded to Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly for consideration and approval. The amount which was against N498.5......more

Apollo Hospitals, Airtel link Nigerians to world-renowned medical doctors

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 21/10/2014 6:39:51 PM

Apollo Hospitals, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the world, is now partnering with leading mobile telecommunications provider, Airtel Nigeria, to enhance access to world-class healthcare services to the......more

Patients send SOS to FG as strike cripples University Teaching Hospitals

By News Express on 21/10/2014 3:49:32 PM

Patients at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTH‎C), Ile-Ife, Osun State, are appealing to the Federal Government to speed up talks with the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals......more

Amaechi to bankrupt Rivers State before handing over to successor?

By News Express on 21/10/2014 3:36:09 PM

With lightening speed, Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has depleted the state’s savings by a whopping N54 billion, thus raising questions as to whether he intends to empty the the......more

2015: Udom Emmanuel finally declares for Akwa Ibom governorship

By News Express on 21/10/2014 1:34:55 PM

Erstwhile Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has formally declared his entry into the 2015 Akwa Ibom State governorship race. Emmanuel, declared today at the Uyo......more

Super Eagles job: Ebola, kidnapping fears stop Gullit •No Ethiopia deal for Keshi

By News Express on 21/10/2014 11:24 AM

Former Dutch super star Ruud Gullit has rejected a chance to coach Nigeria because of the Ebola disease and fears he could be kidnapped in the country. Nigeria plan to hire......more

Third UN employee dies of Ebola

By News Express on 21/10/2014 10:54:15 AM

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the third employee to succumb to the deadly virus, the organisation has said. A statement by UN Women said Edmund......more

Athletics star Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

By News Express on 21/10/2014 08:28:48 AM

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day of last......more

Oil giant TOTAL loses CEO in plane crash

By News Express on 21/10/2014 06:10:42 AM

The chief executive of oil giant Total died shortly after his private jet crashed into a snow plough in Moscow last night – prompting a criminal probe to be launched. Christophe......more

Newswatch: Jimoh Ibrahim rejects verdict, heads for appeal court

By News Express on 21/10/2014 05:16:49 AM

Newswatch Communications Limited (NCL) has reacted to a judgment of Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which declared sales of the majority shareholding in the company invalid, saying......more

Ceasefire: Boko Haram gives conditions

By News Express on 21/10/2014 04:52:55 AM

Members of the Boko Haram sect have asked the Federal Government to grant them presidential pardon under the ceasefire deal which the two parties reached last Friday. They also sought the......more

Mass failure rocks Nigerian Law School

By News Express on 21/10/2014 04:21:38 AM

Tension has enveloped the Nigerian Law School over the mass failure recorded during the August 2014 Bar Final Examinations. While the students claim that about 4,000 of them failed the examinations,......more

Pictured: Tambuwal exposes self, attends APC meeting •He is part and parcel of us, says Wamakko

By News Express on 21/10/2014 03:52:46 AM

The speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday moved closer to joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) by attending a meeting of its Sokoto stakeholders which decided to concede the governorship......more

Military, Boko Haram resume war as cease-fire falls apart

By News Express on 20/10/2014 7:56:09 PM

The cease-fire deal announced by the Nigerian government on Friday appears to be unraveling as fresh clashes between soldiers and Boko Haram militants are reported in the northeastern town of Damboa.......more

Newswatch: Unedited text of court judgement nullifying Jimoh Ibrahim’s takeover and stopping further publications

By News Express on 20/10/2014 5:38:22 PM

IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN THE LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT IKOYI                      SUIT NO. FHC/L/CP/1367/2012 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT IN THE MATTER OF......more

Obiano’s wife seeks Ndi Anambra’s support for the less privileged

By News Express on 20/10/2014 5:33:32 PM

The First Lady of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano, has called on Ndi Anambra, especially the wealthy and people of goodwill, to devote some time and part of their resources......more

Sultan lauds Uduaghan’s role in uniting Nigerians

By News Express on 20/10/2014 5:25:39 PM

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has commended Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, for promoting inter-ethnic and religious harmony in the......more

BREAKING NEWS: Court nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim’s ownership of Newswatch, stops further publications

By News Express on 20/10/2014 2:46:50 PM

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday nullified the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror Limited owned by......more

Anti-Corruption Network writes AGF, seeks extradition of PDP chieftain Buruji Kashamu to US for trial

By News Express on 20/10/2014 1:48:23 PM

The Anti-Corruption Network has written Mr. Mohammed Adoke, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, on the need to release Mr. Buruji Kashamu to the security agencies in......more

NIGERIA NOW EBOLA FREE —World Health Organisation

By News Express on 20/10/2014 1:32:42 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on today declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus. Nigeria has not recorded a new case of Ebola for 42 days or two incubation period......more

2015: Jonathan will lose if he runs —Rivers APC •Insists ambition against national interest

By News Express on 20/10/2014 09:53:09 AM

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been advised not to bow to the pressure being mounted on him by selfish groups and individuals to contest the 2015 presidential election. Giving the advice......more

One man’s meat . . . Ethiopia lures Keshi as Nigeria eyes Gullit to replace disengaged Super Eagles gaffer

By News Express on 20/10/2014 09:02:18 AM

Disengaged Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is expected in Ethiopia this week to finalise discussions over taking charge of the country’s team, AfricanFootball.com has reported. A close source in the Ethiopian FA,......more

The time has come to end money politics, PPA tells Nigerians

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 20/10/2014 08:39:06 AM

The Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Anambra State Chapter, has stressed the need for the Nigerian electorate to shun money politics and vote for candidates who will provide basic amenities needed by......more

32 perish in fresh Taraba violence •Insurgents sack Adamawa village

By News Express on 20/10/2014 07:48:06 AM

Fresh trouble erupted in the early hours of yesterday in one town each in both Ibi and Wukari local government areas of Taraba State, claiming 32 lives. The tragedy occurred barely......more

2 banks show signs of distress, fail CBN’s test

By News Express on 20/10/2014 05:28:26 AM

Two banks have failed to meet the stipulated Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of 10 per cent, according to New Telegraph. “Consequently, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed management of......more

2015: Fashola’s succession plan suffers setback

By News Express on 20/10/2014 04:49:31 AM

The plan by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State to ensure that a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Mr. Olasupo Shasore, succeeds him in office is facing......more

Ike Uche, Obafemi Martins, Iheanacho, Obasi and Haruna Lukman set for Super Eagles return

By News Express on 20/10/2014 03:59:42 AM

The quintet of Chinedu Obasi, Haruna Lukman, Kelechi Iheanacho, Obafemi Martins and Ikechukwu Uche are set to be invited for the Super Eagles’ last qualifying matches for the 2015 Africa Cup......more

Edo bomb blast: Suspects in police net •Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu trade words

By News Express on 20/10/2014 03:41:08 AM

Those behind yesterday’s bomb attack in Benin City, capital of Edo State, are now in police net. Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Folusho Adebanjo, disclosed this while confirming the blast to......more

Akwa Ibom SSG resigns; set to declare governorship ambition

By News Express on 19/10/2014 4:34:32 PM

Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, will resign his appointment today preparatory to entering the 2015 governorship race, a reliable source close to him has disclosed.......more

Amaechi’s feats, ‘sins’ and tribulations: An insider’s account

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze on 19/10/2014 09:05:53 AM

PREAMBLE It was Marvin Harris that stated that, “I don’t see how you can write anything of value if you don’t offend someone,” while Edward Abbey said: “How could anything non-controversial......more

2015: APC considers Buhari-Fashola ticket

By News Express on 19/10/2014 08:31:20 AM

There were strong indications at the weekend that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have decided to pair incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, with the party’s frontrunner in......more

Emefiele, others bag CIBN Fellowship

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 19/10/2014 08:03:24 AM

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He was conferred with the CIBN Honourary Fellowship......more

Fayose’s hammer falls on Ekiti LGs, LCDAs

By News Express on 19/10/2014 03:33:42 AM

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has dissolved all the caretaker committees of the 16 local government areas and the 19 newly inaugurated Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. The......more

RIGHTSView: Nigeria: Race Between Gold and Death Rush

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 18/10/2014 8:50:40 PM

In my usual tradition of observing early morning hot coffee ritual, I sat not so comfortably ensconced in my office somewhere in the neighbourhood of Maitama, Abuja. From there, I saw a......more

Jonathan lauds Uduaghan’s giant strides, commissions bridge linking Edo-Delta

By News Express on 18/10/2014 8:39:33 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the administration of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on the giant developmental strides it has achieved in Delta State. Dr. Jonathan bared his mind on the visible achievements......more

Keshi’s removal a big shock —Enyeama

By News Express on 18/10/2014 8:26:25 PM

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed his surprise that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) decided to replace coach Stephen Keshi barely a month before the side’s final two African Nations Cup qualifiers.......more

Anambra lawmakers hail Arthur Eze’s philanthropic gestures

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 18/10/2014 3:51:04 PM

The 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have unanimously hailed the philanthropic humanitarian services of Chief Arthur Eze not only to the people of his home state of......more

Breaking News: BOKO HARAM BREAKS CEASE FIRE AGREEMENT, attacks 2 Nigerian villages

By News Express on 18/10/2014 3:07:41 PM

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly attacked two communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State, one day after Nigerian authorities declared a cease-fire with the militant group, a security source said. About 20......more

Chibok schoolgirls to be freed Monday or Tuesday —Presidential source

By News Express on 18/10/2014 2:54:21 PM

More than 200 schoolgirls being held by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria could be released by Tuesday, a senior presidential source has said. The head of Nigeria’s military, Air Chief Marshal......more

Osun to leverage on 2014 BJAN conference to promote tourism

By News Express on 18/10/2014 1:35:26 PM

The State of Osun will leverage on the 2014 edition of the annual conference of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) to market its abundant tourism potentials, the state’s Commissioner......more

2015: Rivers APC hails Wike over directive to Aluu people to vote out Jonathan and PDP

By News Express on 18/10/2014 11:34:55 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended outgoing junior Minister for Education, Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, “for passionately, clearly, unequivocally and undeniably pleading that the people......more

Boko Haram cease fire a welcome development —Arewa

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 18/10/2014 08:55:39 AM

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says the announcement that the Nigerian Government and the Boko Haram sect have agreed to a truce is a welcome development considering the huge loss of innocent......more

Cameroon soldiers kill 107 Boko Haram fighters

By News Express on 17/10/2014 8:10:41 PM

Cameroonian soldiers have killed 107 Boko Haram terrorists in fighting in the far north of Cameroon, the defence ministry said in a statement read today on state radio. Eight Cameroonian soldiers......more

Power Minister to address post-privatisation challenges at WNEPC 2014

By News Express on 17/10/2014 7:59:41 PM

Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, is set to join other stakeholders to address challenges facing the industry at the 4th WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference (WNEPC) on Thursday, October 23,......more

Nigeria’s Defence Chief orders compliance with Boko Haram ceasefire

By News Express on 17/10/2014 5:41:55 PM

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has directed the Service Chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with the ceasefire agreement just concluded between the Federal Government and Ahlul......more

Obuh most qualified to be Delta Governor, says PDP, as ex-Perm Sec picks forms

By News Express on 17/10/2014 5:26:03 PM

The National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha has declared that former Permanent Secretary in Delta State Government House, Sir Tony Obuh, is most qualified to......more

Boko Haram set to release abducted Chibok schoolgirls

By News Express on 17/10/2014 4:51:13 PM

The release of the over 200 schoolgirls taken away from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in North-West Nigeria will be one of the dividends of the ceasefire with Boko haram......more

Breaking News: Military, Boko Haram agree immediate ceasefire

By News Express on 17/10/2014 2:08:49 PM

The Nigerian military and Boko Haram terrorists have reached an immediate ceasefire, the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, said today, according to a PREMIUM TIMES report. “There were reports the......more

Referee issues 12 RED CARDS in ONE LEAGUE MATCH

By News Express on 17/10/2014 1:48:36 PM

A vicious brawl involving players, substitutes and riot police forced a lower division Argentine football match to be called off midway through the second half with the referee handing out 12......more

How I was able to raise N27.5m for APC presidential form —Buhari

By News Express on 17/10/2014 12:42:55 PM

Former military head of state and All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) yesterday picked his expression of interest and nomination forms for presidency on the platform of......more

Reps list towns still under Boko Haram’s control, task FG

By News Express on 17/10/2014 12:31:42 PM

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution in which it reminded the Federal authorities that a number of local government areas in Borno State are still under the control of......more

Tony Elumelu launches Empowerment Fund to assist distressed communities across Nigeria

By News Express on 17/10/2014 09:26:23 AM

Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, has announced the launch of The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund. The Fund was launched yesterday in Abuja......more

Anambra, 9 other states for meningitis campaign

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 17/10/2014 04:01:44 AM

Anambra State has been selected as one of the nine pilot states in the country that will conduct this year’s meningitis campaign. The other states are Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu,......more

Fayose mocks Tinubu and his boys, says: ‘I’ve kicked them out of Ekiti’ •Reverses Fayemi’s LCDAs and appointments

By News Express on 17/10/2014 03:53:08 AM

The new Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, yesterday at his inauguration openly mocked All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, boasting that he had successfully......more

Over 1,000 Boko Haram members arrested in Lagos and other South-West states

By News Express on 17/10/2014 03:24:27 AM

More than 1,000 Boko Haram insurgents have been arrested in the South-West by northerners in the region, the head of the Hausa community in Lagos, Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos, Alhaji Sani......more

Dreaded motor park terrorists bounce back in Onitsha •Intersociety raises the alarm, tasks Obiano

By News Express on 16/10/2014 6:36:11 PM

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has raised the alarm over the return of the dreaded Ukwu-aziza terror brigade and other notorious motor park terrorists......more

A word for Ayo Fayose, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 16/10/2014 5:03:22 PM

Like Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, Nigeria’s most CONTROVERSIAL police officer (deliberate emphasis as I await my arrest!), Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose is one man who should constantly ask himself the Mario......more

BUSINESS EXPRESS nominated for NMMA awards as Business Publication of the Year

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 16/10/2014 4:15:16 PM

Business Express, Nigeria’s Authoritative Voice on Business and the Economy, has been nominated for an award at this year’s edition of the prestigious Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA). A statement published......more

Newswatch staffer dies of hunger

By News Express on 16/10/2014 11:42:38 AM

A graphic artist with Newswatch newspapers has died, reportedly of hardship arising from several months of unpaid wages. The man identified as Oni was said to have breathed his last on......more

Kaduna lawmakers investigate impeachment story

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 16/10/2014 06:08:58 AM

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has set up a seven-man committee to investigate a report on an alleged plot to impeach some principal officers and the Speaker, Hon Shehu Usman......more

Mutiny: Accuesd soldier too sick to stand trial •Court-martialling of 59 begins in Abuja

By News Express on 16/10/2014 05:49:24 AM

One of the 60 soldiers scheduled to be tried by the Army authorities for alleged mutiny yesterday had the charges against him dropped because of ill health. As the cort martial......more

Breaking News: Keshi sacked as Super Eagles Coach

By News Express on 16/10/2014 05:04:57 AM

Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi has been sacked despite leading the team to beat visiting Sudan 3-1 yesterday at the National Stadium in Abuja, thus reviving the country’s hopes of......more

Police launches war on Onitsha lawbreakers •Nabs 28, cleanses Upper Iweka

By News Express on 16/10/2014 04:33:24 AM

A detachment of the Anambra State Joint Task Force popularly called ‘Operation Kpochapu’ has swooped on suspected criminals in the Upper Iweka axis of Onitsha and environs, arrested 28 drivers and......more

Nigeria, Cameroon brainstorm on how to crush Boko Haram

By News Express on 16/10/2014 04:14:50 AM

Senior military officers from Nigeria and Cameroon have started brainstorming on how to improve upon the security of the two countries’ borders in the efforts to crush the Boko Haram terrorist......more

1,000 prophets, pastors and imams to cleanse Ekiti Govt. House for incoming governor Ayo Fayose

By News Express on 16/10/2014 03:50:27 AM

No fewer than 1,000 prophets, pastors and imams are expected to do spiritual cleansing at the newly constructed Oke Ayoba Government Lodge in Ado Ekiti before Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, moves......more

Super Eagles vanquish Sudan, revive Nations Cup qualification hopes (Nigeria 3 Sudan 1)

By News Express on 15/10/2014 5:00:09 PM

Defending champions Nigeria revived their hopes of qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco by beating visiting Sudan 3-1 this evening at the National Stadium in Abuja. It......more

To my friend, my mentor and leader; Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu (KIK), as he turns a year older

By Emeka Ugwuonye on 15/10/2014 4:18:59 PM

Kalu Idika Kalu’s birthday is actually October 14. I have been trying to get this message across since yesterday, but MTN disappointed at the critical moment, as usual. I admit it......more

Terrorism: FG reviews Firearms Act, moves to stop weapons proliferation

By News Express on 15/10/2014 4:02:26 PM

The Federal Government, as part of its broader strategy to stop the illicit flow of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) into the country, has moved to strengthen the firearms laws......more

Jonathan’s wife seeks more women participation in 2015 polls

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 15/10/2014 3:29:46 PM

The Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, was yesterday agog when First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, visited Ibadan on a one-day tour of the Oyo State capital. While inaugurating  the Women for......more

I have no plans to leave APC for PDP —Okorocha

By News Express on 15/10/2014 1:46:10 PM

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okoroch, has dismissed reports that he is at the moment negotiating to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), meaning that he is considering leaving the All......more

BREAKING NEWS: Maku, Wike, Obanikoro, Wogu, Onyebuchi Chukwu, 2 other ministers resign

By News Express on 15/10/2014 12:25:08 PM

Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions, apparently with the intention of entering the governorship race in their various states. A report by the Abuja-based PREMIUM TIMES......more

Breaking: Buhari throws hat into the ring, declares for 2015 presidential race

By News Express on 15/10/2014 11:55:48 AM

Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), minutes ago made good his promise to join the 2015 presidential race when he formally declared his intention at a well attended rally......more

RIGHTSView: Legitimacy and necessity of self-defence

By Emmanuel Onwubiko on 15/10/2014 10:18:01 AM

Never known for intellectual cowardice or duplicitous diplomacy, the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, said recently that it was a religious obligation binding on Christians to use, “moderate and......more

2015: Akwa Ibom SSG set for governorship race, may resign Friday

By News Express on 15/10/2014 07:29:52 AM

Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is set to enter the governorship race to seek to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio from May 29, 2015. Sources......more

KEDC commissions Kaduna NAF Base Injection Sub-Station •Condoles bereaved journalist’s family

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 15/10/2014 07:03:43 AM

Technical commissioning of the Nigerian Air Force Base Injection Sub-Station, constructed by Niger Delta Power Holding Company, has been conducted by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC). Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer......more

2015: Senator Osakwe endorses Obuh as next Delta Governor

By News Express on 15/10/2014 06:07:26 AM

Senator Patrick Osakwe has endorsed the governorship aspiration of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) frontline gubernatorial candidate, Sir Tony Chuks Obuh, describing him as a humble and intelligent gentleman who has been......more

IGP withdraws ID Cards of Police Community Relations C’ttee members

By News Express on 15/10/2014 05:40:08 AM

Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, has suspended forthwith the identity cards currently in-use by members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) members all over the country. This was......more

Gowon, UBA GMD, Akinwunmi, others bag LEADERSHIP Awards

By News Express on 15/10/2014 05:10:22 AM

Former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Phillips Oduoza, and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, were among......more

Nigeria, Cameroon meet to plot strategies to finish off Boko Haram

By News Express on 15/10/2014 03:50:32 AM

A bilateral defence meeting between Nigeria and Cameroon is scheduled to commence today at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja “in furtherance of various international contacts by Nigeria in the efforts to......more

We will transform Kaduna Refinery —MD •Expresses commitment to poverty alleviation

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 14/10/2014 8:10:33 PM

Managing Director, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC), Engineer Saidu Aliyu Mohammed, has said that one of his major priorities is to transform the refinery plant in line with current......more

Terrorism: FG to tinker with school curriculum, says Dasuki

By News Express on 14/10/2014 7:30:42 PM

The Federal Government is planning to tinker with national school curriculum for more productivity as a way of stemming the spread of violent extremism in youths and as part of the......more

We’ll overcome evil people —Edo Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Victor Ekhator

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 14/10/2014 6:55:39 PM

Edo State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Victor Ekhator, has expressed optimism over the fortunes of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. An excited Commissioner Ekhator beamed with......more

Rivers plans mega rally to mark 7th anniversary of Amaechi’s Supreme Court victory

By News Express on 14/10/2014 6:26:26 PM

The Rivers State Government has inaugurated a committee charged with organising a mega rally to mark the seventh anniversary of the October 25, 2007 historic Supreme Court verdict that enthroned Rt.......more

Oyedepo banned from entering Britain

By News Express on 14/10/2014 5:27:19 PM

Nigeria’s richest televangelist, Pastor David Oyedepo, has been barred from entering Britain, Reuters international news agency has reported. According to Reuters in an article entitled ‘Nigeria’s ‘megachurches’: a hidden pillar of......more

Government House Tragedy: Soldier shoots colleague dead in Bayelsa

By News Express on 14/10/2014 5:00:17 PM

A big tragedy has taken place in Bayelsa, where a soldier, Lance Corporal Muazu Haruna, posted to the Government House in Yenagoa, yesterday night shot and killed a colleague, Staff Sergeant,......more

Governor Ajimobi condoles victims of Molete inferno

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 14/10/2014 2:47:05 PM

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has described the fire incident which occurred under the Molete Bridge, in Ibadan, on Saturday night, as devastating. Visiting the scene of the incident, Ajimobi......more

Presidential race: Why I changed my mind —Buhari

By News Express on 14/10/2014 10:32:54 AM

Former Head of State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has explained why he decided to vie for the highest political office in the country,......more

Chidoka floats N10m scholarship scheme as Obosi community honours him

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 14/10/2014 10:26:25 AM

Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka at the weekend announced the floating of his tertiary education scholarship scheme for youths in his community, Obosi, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State,......more

Alamieyeseigha’s son dies mysteriously in Dubai

By News Express on 14/10/2014 09:37:02 AM

Tragedy has hit the family of former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as his third son, Oyamieyifa, 32, was killed in controversial circumstances in Dubai on Saturday night.The deceased......more

Tony O. Elumelu receives Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

By News Express on 14/10/2014 09:30:20 AM

Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N, has received a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for Sustainable Development in Africa. He was so honoured on Friday at an award ceremony......more

Kaduna gets 7 new Perm Secs

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 14/10/2014 09:24:36 AM

Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, has approved the appointment of seven new Permanent Secretaries. A statement signed by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Home Affairs, Isa Ismaila, on......more

Attack on Edo legislators quarters: Oshiomhole fingers former SSG

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 14/10/2014 09:20:26 AM

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that last week’s violent attack on the residential quarters of the State House of Assembly was masterminded by a former Secretary to the State......more

Jonathan to reshuffle cabinet soon

By News Express on 13/10/2014 8:18:31 PM

With several serving ministers bent on resigning from cabinet to further their aspiration to become governors, President Goodluck Jonathan will soon carry out a cabinet reshuffle to bring on board those......more

IGP appoints Force Gender Adviser, promises ends of justice for victims of gender-based crimes

By News Express on 13/10/2014 4:03:13 PM

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, has re-constituted the Force Gender Unit. This was announced this morning by Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. CP Emmanuel C. S. Ojukwu, who......more

Obiano to rebuild 1,300 classroom blocks by 2015

By News Express on 13/10/2014 3:56:20 PM

Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has taken practical steps to complete the renovation and rebuilding of about 1,300 primary school classroom blocks in the next one year. Already, the governor......more

Edo Police Commissioner turned back at the gates of vandalised legislators quarters

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 13/10/2014 3:11:49 PM

Angry supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators at the weekend prevented Edo State Police Commissioner Folunso Adebanjo from entering the vandalised legislators quarters in Benin City, the state capital. CP......more

UBA and MoneyGram launch New Outbound Money Transfer Service in Nigeria

By News Express on 13/10/2014 1:26:36 PM

Nigeria’s money transfer business landscape entered a new phase today as Africa’s global bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and global Money Transfer giant, MoneyGram, launched   outbound money transfers......more

2015: Anioma leaders present Ndudi Elumelu, 2 others for Delta Governorship •Rally behind President Jonathan

By News Express on 13/10/2014 12:25:28 PM

A high-level delegation of ‎Anioma people of Delta State led by the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien, has presented three distinguished Anioma sons to President Goodluck Jonathan as potential candidates......more

$9.3m arms scandal: Oritsejafor innocent —Presidency

By News Express on 13/10/2014 04:59:19 AM

The Federal Government has exonerated the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of involvement in the controversial $9.3 million arms deal in South Africa. Senior Special Assistant......more

Obasanjo rubbishes Jonathan, PDP over corruption, Chibok girls, etc •Rejects party appeal

By News Express on 13/10/2014 04:38:07 AM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday rubbished the Goodluck Jonathan administration and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), bluntly refusing to yield to the party’s appeal for him to once more play an active......more

Anambra extends screening for intending pilgrims to Monday (Oct. 13)

By News Express on 12/10/2014 1:53:07 PM

The Federal Commissioner, South East of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Dr. Zion Ibenye, has assured intending pilgrims who have presented themselves for screening of adequate attention. He made the disclosure yesterday......more

Ex-NBA President Okey Wali kidnapped in Port Harcourt

By News Express on 12/10/2014 12:36:55 PM

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Okey Wali, SAN, has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. This was announced this morning by incumbent National......more

Rivers PDP agents of violence —APC •Condemns Abuja show of shame

By News Express on 12/10/2014 11:27:07 AM

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for disgracing the state in the federal capital, Abuja. Rivers......more

Keshi at crossroads, as Eagles falter again

By News Express on 12/10/2014 03:49:26 AM

The unthinkable happened Saturday in Khartoum, where Sudan, expected to be the whipping boys of Group A in the Morocco 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying series, defeated the Super Eagles 1-0,......more

Ex-Governor Akala tears ballot papers at PDP South-West congress

By News Express on 12/10/2014 03:35:10 AM

There was pandemonium at the South-West zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Ibadan yesterday as former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, dazed the leadership of......more

Gunmen on rampage at Edo lawmakers’ quarters •Oshiomhole alleges plot to make state ungovernable

By News Express on 12/10/2014 03:11:28 AM

Some unknown hoodlums have attacked the Edo State House of Assembly Quarters in Ihama GRA, Benin City, destroying several cars and other properties. Some of the lawmakers told Channels Television yesterday......more

Breaking News: Tragedy in Ibadan as tanker fire kills many on Molete Bridge

By Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan on 12/10/2014 02:29:56 AM

It was a night of sorrow and calamity for Molete residents in Ibadan, after a petrol tanker fell and caught fire immediately, under the bridge, reportedly claiming many lives, including that......more

2015: Yero picks PDP guber nomination form

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 11/10/2014 6:19:07 PM

Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has picked the nomination form seeking to contest the governorship election in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The move by......more

Fumbling Eagles (defending champions) crash out of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

By News Express on 11/10/2014 5:49:49 PM

Nigeria this evening as good as ignominiously crashed out of the defence of the Africa Cup of Nations which they won last year in South Africa. The Super Eagles recorded their......more

Boko Haram releases 27 hostages

By News Express on 11/10/2014 4:40:14 PM

Twenty-seven people including 10 Chinese workers held for months by suspected Boko Haram militants have arrived in Cameroon’s capital. The hostages were flown to Yaounde from the country's far northern region......more

Okonjo-Iweala bags African Finance Minister of the year award

By News Express on 11/10/2014 3:41:56 PM

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Friday bagged the African Finance Minister of the year award for her outstanding performance as a finance minister. The award was presented to......more

Colonel, 15 other saboteurs in trouble •How they burnt armoured cars and ran away as Boko fighters approached

By News Express on 11/10/2014 3:11:31 PM

Another set of officer and soldiers are soon to face a court martial for negligence and destruction of military vehicles and equipment in the ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgents. An......more

Etiabas embrace hospitality industry, pledge to spoil tourists

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/10/2014 12:33:24 PM

A new quality hotel has opened for business on the outskirts of Awka, capital of Anambra State, with a promise to take the hospitality industry in the state to the next......more

Boko Haram losing grip; military gains upper hand

By News Express on 11/10/2014 11:45:24 AM

Indications abound that the Nigerian troops are getting upper hand against the Boko Haram sect, following the continued noticeable frictions existing among members of the gang and lack of clear, respectable......more

Bad news from Sudan: Super Eagles fail to train for crucial AFCON qualifier

By News Express on 11/10/2014 10:19:11 AM

The Super Eagles of Nigeria last night were unable to have their mandatory training at the Khartoum Stadium, venue of this evening’s must-win Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.......more

Soldiers avert clash between PDP and APC youths during Jonathan’s Edo visit

By News Express on 11/10/2014 04:16:57 AM

Soldiers yesterday averted what would have led to a bloody clash at the Benin Airport, when Governor Adams Oshiomhole and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were waiting for......more

Riot in Kirikiri Prison as inmates protest against ban on gen sets, mobile phones, etc

By News Express on 11/10/2014 04:03:46 AM

Inmates at Kirikiri Medium Prison, Lagos, yesterday went on a violent protest over what they described as the highhandedness of the new Deputy Comptroller General, DCP Kayode Odeyemi. The inmates were......more

Ebola: Why we quarantined Nigerian troops in Liberia —Defence Headquarters

By News Express on 11/10/2014 03:14:56 AM

The Defence Headquarters in Abuja has explained why it quarantined the country’s troops in Liberia, assuring that none of the soldiers has so far tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease......more

American website eats humble pie, deletes Jonathan’s name from list of richest African Presidents

By News Express on 10/10/2014 7:36:26 PM

Richest Lifestyle, the New York, US-based website that rated Nigeria’s leader, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, joint sixth richest President in Africa at present with an estimated wealth of $100 million, has eaten......more

Vision for sustained prosperity in Nigeria, By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

By News Express on 10/10/2014 6:59:43 PM

An exciting transformation is taking place on the continent of Africa. In the decades of the 1980s and the 90s, we saw an Africa that was heavily indebted with an average......more

Olejeme: Empowered to empower Delta State

By Emmanuel Onwubiko and Ogom Kifordu on 10/10/2014 4:59:51 PM

Information filtering from the desk of the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisaemeka Metuh, has it that after consultative sessions with the leader and President......more

Kaduna to host zonal volleyball coaches training

By Garba Ahmad, Kaduna on 10/10/2014 4:56:20 PM

Kaduna State will play host to a week-long volleyball coaches training programme aimed at imparting the new rules and regulations of the game on the coaches and umpires ahead of the......more

Cameroon expresses surprise at news of purported release of hostages by Boko Haram

By News Express on 10/10/2014 4:05:17 PM

Cameroon’s Communication Minister, Issa Bakary, says that he is surprised by the news that some hostages kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in northern Cameroon have been released. Earlier reports had......more

Brutalised Edo lawmaker blamed for his ordeal; was once paraded for election-related violence

By Nelson Dafe, Benin City on 10/10/2014 3:29:55 PM

Hon. Abdulrazak Momoh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator of the Edo House of Assembly who was beaten to pulp by suspected thugs, has been blamed for unnecessarily putting himself at......more

Gov. Ngilari hails Adamawa lawmakers for removing erstwhile boss, Nyako

By News Express on 10/10/2014 12:29:33 PM

The newly sworn-in Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Bala James Ngilari, was at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to cement his relationship with the state executives of......more

Nigerian archbishop tells FG to stop punishing gays

By Nelson Dafe on 10/10/2014 12:22:40 PM

A Nigerian archbishop has spoken in support of ending government-backed criminalisation of gays in the country. Speaking in Rome while attending the synod of Bishops, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of......more

Boko Haram: America blocks arms supply to Nigeria, withdraws military personnel

By News Express on 10/10/2014 11:18:33 AM

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has confirmed his country’s blocking of arms supply to Nigeria and tried to justify the limiting the scope of US assistance to......more

2015: Wike’s supporters on rampage, hit PDP members, journalists

By News Express on 10/10/2014 04:02:37 AM

Supporters of Minister of State for Education, who is also a governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike yesterday unleashed terror on opponents and journalists in Abuja. The venue was......more

Anambra: ‘Operation Kpochapu’ knocks down more kidnappers’ houses

By News Express on 09/10/2014 7:50:05 PM

Security operatives of Operation Kpochapu, the special security agency set up by Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, have scaled up the demolition of criminal infrastructure with the knocking down of......more

Confessions of a pastor: I went into crime to raise money to expand my church

By News Express on 09/10/2014 7:39:01 PM

One of three suspects arrested for hijacking and diverting a truck load of goods, Peter Iyesele, said he went into crime to raise money for the expansion of his church. Peter......more

Stop playing politics with the life of Nigerians, group tells politicians

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 09/10/2014 7:21:15 PM

The successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by the Nigerian Government has been hailed as one of the ways the nation can fight some of its numerous challenges especially......more

Bash Ali languishes in police cell *Cries: 'I am being treated like an armed robber!'

By News Express on 09/10/2014 6:59:06 PM

The ambition of ageless Nigerian boxer Bash Ali to have his Guinness World Record Boxing fight staged in Nigeria has seen him languishing in a police cell since yesterday. Bash Ali,......more

Alarm bells ring as Ebola claims lives in Britain and America

By News Express on 09/10/2014 6:30:48 PM

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe and America after Ebola Virus Disease, usually associated with West Africa, claimed lives in Britain and the United States of America in a space of......more

St. Paul University staff open can of worms, threaten showdown on convocation day

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 09/10/2014 4:38:03 PM

Members of staff of St. Paul University Awka, Anambra State, are threatening to disrupt the first convocation ceremony of the school due to take place on Saturday, October 10, 2014, except......more

Mutiny: No going back on execution of condemned soldiers —Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh

By News Express on 09/10/2014 4:15:54 PM

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has said that there is no going back on the conviction of the 12 soldiers found guilty of mutiny last......more

Bad roads: Aba traders relocate to Port Harcourt and Onitsha

By Afam B. C. Nnaji on 09/10/2014 12:59:39 PM

A friend of mine who just visited Aba said that the state of some of the roads in Aba is so bad that some traders in Aba now have to move......more

Abubakar Shekau, The Third, By Olusegun Adeniyi

By News Express on 09/10/2014 12:24:56 PM

When the military authorities announced recently that they had killed the top Boko Haram commander who usually poses in its propaganda videos as Abubakar Shekau, (the sect’s leader that had been......more

Ngilari’s takeover as governor changes Adamawa political calculations

By News Express on 09/10/2014 11:10:15 AM

Barrister Bala James Ngilari took over the reins of power in Adamawa State yesterday, following a court judgement that nullified his resignation as deputy governor ahead of then-Governor Murtala Nyako’s impeachment......more