Six hours to the commencement of voting in Nigeria’s general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) is expected to postpone the polls by 24 hours. The presidential and National Assembly elections might take place on Sunday,...
Reports from Kaduna State, Nigeria, say no fewer than 66 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government area Friday morning. The tragedy happened a day before the start of Nigeria’s general election.
UNDP administrator Achim Steiner and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock will travel together to Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in these countries. In Nigeria, Mr Lowcock...
It wasn’t a rumour or fake news after all – Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s minister of finance, has thrown in the towel. President Muhammadu Buhari has also accepted her resignation. Both events happened on Friday. Consequently, the president has asked minister of...
No fewer than 35 people were killed and over 100 severely injured after an explosion occurred at a fuel station in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, Nigeria, on Monday. A head-on collision between a motorcycle and a tricycle on a road...
The 14th All Nigerian Editors’ Conference (ANEC) will take place in Asaba, Delta State, from October10 to 14, 2018, a statement signed by Victoria Ibanga, general secretary, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), says. The statement says the gathering would afford...
"They want to militarise the country because they do not want any opposition." That was Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark speaking Tuesday after policemen invaded his Abuja residence around 1:30pm. The security operatives, who presented a search warrant to the elder...
New York, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release Wednesday after over two years in detention of Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper. CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against Abiri and ensure those...
Nigeria’s courting of anarchy and autocratic rule continued this Tuesday with the blocking of the gates to the National Assembly by the police and hooded men of the Department of State Services, DSS. The APC-led federal government has been trying...
Nigeria’s Senate president Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara have described as "a desecration of the legislative sanctity" the on-going situation in Benue State in which eight out of 30...

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