Copy of Justice & Mrs Ademola to face 15-count charge ◉ ASUU strikes tomorrow ◉ Buhari belongs to the Kitchen too – ex-governor, Aliyu ◉ Stop exporting grains or there’ll be famine in January – Presidency ◉ One quarter of children in IDP camps dead ◉ We bombed Nembe pipeline – NDA ◉ It is wrong to worship on the highway – IG ◉ Senator unhappy as those ‘guys’ who didn’t know their national anthem get confirmed as ambasadors ◉ Obasanjo wanted 3rd term but I stopped him — Atiku ◉ Corruption cash filled 2 aircrafts, ‘took 10 days to count’ ◉ Nigeria’s electcrity mess: we generated 7,856MW, they distributed 2,804 MW, and 4,991 was wasted

Hello Nigeria, this is Breaking Radio.

From the headlines and news of major local and international news sources, Breaking presents the Breaking Radio from Lagos; Nigeria’s mega city. I have got news from Thisday, Daily Post, Daily Independent, The Punch, Nigerian Guardian, Vanguard, Nigerian Pilot, Premium Times, Sun Newspaper, PM News, Leadership newspaper, The Herald, The Nation, Royal Times, Sahara Reporters, News Agency of Nigeria and more. You can head over to on your mobile phone for direct links to news on one page.


Here are the news headlines


Justice & Mrs Ademola to face 15-count charge
ASUU strikes tomorrow
Buhari belongs to the Kitchen too – ex-governor, Aliyu
Stop exporting grains or there’ll be famine in January – Presidency
One quarter of children in IDP camps dead
We bombed Nembe pipeline – NDA
It is wrong to worship on the highway – IG
Senator unhappy as those ‘guys’ who didn’t know their national anthem get confirmed as
Obasanjo wanted 3rd term but I stopped him — Atiku
Corruption cash filled 2 aircrafts, ‘took 10 days to count’
Nigeria’s electcrity mess: we generated 7,856MW, they distributed 2,804 MW, and 4,991
was wasted

Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Nigeria’s Nembe Creek pipeline

LAGOS, (Reuters) – Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers on Tuesday said that it
had attacked the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline in the southern Niger Delta.

The group, which wants more energy wealth to go to the swampland region which is the
source of most of Nigeria’s oil, said it would continue attacking energy facilities until
the “environment prevails for genuine dialogue and negotiations” to end a spate of
attacks dating back to January.

From Nigerian Guardian, Buhari mourns Sultan Dasuki

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Dasuki family, the government and people
of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made
this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Buhari also commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Supreme Council of
Islamic Affairs over the demise of the remarkable traditional ruler.
The president noted that the deceased devoted his life and tenure of office to the
promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Buhari, therefore, joined them in mourning the passing of one of “Nigeria’s most powerful
voices for peace and unity in diversity”.

He said the traditional ruler diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom
he had served as a public servant.

According to the president, the late Dasuki will be long remembered for his role in the
creation of the present local government system in the country.

“He will also be remembered for his role in modernising the traditional institution to
bring it in tune with changing times,” he said.

The president also paid tribute to his contributions to national peace and development,
particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current
local government councils.

He prayed that almighty Allah would comfort the family of his Eminence, grant the
deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues with Paradise.

Late Sultan Dasuki died on Monday at the age of 93.


Doctors Without Borders says thousands of children have died of starvation and disease in
Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, quoting a new survey that has brought Nigerian
officials to stop denying the crisis.

Emergency program manager Natalie Roberts says a survey of two refugee camps in
northeastern Maiduguri shows that a quarter of the expected population under-5 children
is missing, assumed dead.

Doctors Without Borders first sounded the alarm in June but Nigerian camp officials as
late as September denied any child was suffering malnutrition.

Roberts says the organization hopes that official recognition of the calamity in which
“thousands are dying every day” will help bring urgently needed aid before older children
also start to succumb.

The crisis is aggravated by alleged theft of food aid being investigated by Nigeria’s

The season of strikes returns to Nigerian universities tomorrow, the Daily Trust reports

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday said it will embark on a one
week warning strike beginning tomorrow over failure by the Federal Government to
implement the 2009 agreement and 2013 Memorandum of Understanding.

ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi made this known at a press conference held
in Abuja.

He said that the National Executive Council of ASUU resolved to embark on a one week
warning strike from Wednesday November 16 after a nation-wide consultation with members.

He said, “Many aspects of the 2013 MoU and the 2009 agreement with the Federal Government
have either been unimplemented or despairingly handled.

“The agreements are: Payments of staff entitlements since December 2015, funding of
universities for revitalisation, pension, TSA and university autonomy and renegotiation
of 2009 agreement.

“Failure by the Federal Government to implement this agreement has put ASUU leadership in
severe difficulty, responding to inquiries from members of the union about the state of
our agreement.”

The ASUU president said that during the warning strike, there shall be no teaching,
examination and no attendance at statutory meetings in all branches.

He called on all education-loving Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to
address the demands of ASUU until the Nigerian university system is repositioned.

Shiites killed in Kano Police – Shiites battle

Associated Press reports that

Police say eight members of Nigeria’s banned Shiite movement and a police sergeant have
been killed in clashes in northern Kano city.

But the Shiite’s Iranian-inspired Islamic movement in Nigeria says as many as 50 were
killed when security forces opened fire on a religious procession Monday.

Kano state Police Commissioner Rabiu Yusuf says Shiites armed with bows and arrows,
slingshots and cutlasses attacked police. He says the Shiites blocked a major highway and
“attacked innocent citizens, damaged police and personal properties thereby causing

The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission had asked Nigeria’s president to ensure
the protection of Shiites, a minority among Nigeria’s mainly Sunni Muslims, after
Nigerian soldiers in December gunned down more than 300 Shiites and buried them secretly,
according to a government commission of inquiry.

From The Daily Trust, Nigeria: Presidency Warns of Impending Famine in Nigeria

The presidency has warned that Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains,
risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market targeting
the country’s surplus production.

Giving the grim forecast in a radio interview in Kano on Monday, a spokesman for the
President, Garba Shehu, told Pyramid radio that the “huge demand for our grains in the
global market is creating an excellent environment for the mindless export of Nigerian
food across our borders and unless this is curtailed, Nigerian markets will be bereft of
grains by January next year.”

The presidential spokesman said the Ministry of Agriculture advised the president to call
the attention of all Nigerians to the issue which, if not addressed promptly, could lead
to a shortage of grains in the country.

“Over the past year, providence has blessed Nigeria with a bountiful harvest of grains,
more than enough to feed the country and to export to other countries,” Mr. Shehu said.

“At present, there is a high demand for grains from Nigeria, from African countries as
distant as Libya and Algeria, and from places as far away as Brazil. However, the
ministry of agriculture has raised concerns about a massive rate of exportation, which
could lead to a shortage of grains in Nigeria by January.”

He explained that Nigeria currently enjoys a free market situation.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is not in any way opposed to or intent on tampering with
that. On the other hand, exporters also have a moral obligation to make their produce
available to Nigerians who live within our country’s borders, to ensure that our citizens
have access to food.”

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity the ministry of
agriculture estimated that no fewer than 500 trucks loaded with grain leave Nigerian
markets every week.

He listed the major markets involved in this troubling exportation to include the Dawanau
market in Kano, Naigatari in Jigawa, Bama in Borno, and Ilela in Sokoto, as well as three
other main markets in Kebbi State.

From the Daily Post, You also belong to the kitchen – Aliyu fires back at Buhari

The former governor of Niger State, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has stated that it is wrong to
believe that only the woman folks belong to the kitchen.

According to him, “men also belong there.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had, recently in Germany, declared that his wife, Aisha
belonged to the kitchen and the other room in reply to his wife’s protest that some
unknown politicians had hijacked his government.
Aliyu, who spoke in Minna, Niger State capital, at the annual lecture series organised by
Newgate College of Technology, said: “Looking at the issue critically, and in Islamic
terms, it is actually the man that should be in the kitchen as provided for in the Holy

“The woman should only be in the ‘inner room,’ while the men should provide all the needs
of the woman, including making purchases from the market for the use of the family.

“Islam does not permit women to go out indiscriminately, as they are supposed to be in
the house taking care of the children.”

Aliyu, however, said that no matter the situation, especially during recession period,
both husband and wife were supposed to work hand-in-hand by supporting each other for the
good of the family and society. He also faulted men who took many wives under the guise
of religion, saying “the era of men taking many wives has gone.
“Those that have married more than one wife and claimed that the scriptures allow it are
doing so ignorantly and out of the tenets of Islam.

“What the law says is that if you can be faithful and fair to two wives, you are allowed
to take more than one wife. But I don’t see how a man can be faithful and fair to more
than one wife at a time.”

and on the Shi’ites matter, Tasnim News reports
Iran Laments Muslim Deaths in Nigeria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as unacceptable the killing of Nigerian Muslims by the
police in the African country’s northern state of Kano.

“The recurrent scene of cruel massacre of Muslims in a peaceful religious procession
without any threat and violence is worrying and unacceptable,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday.

He also called on the Nigerian government to remain vigilant in the face of violence and
divisive factors, urging serious efforts to prevent such crimes against Muslims.

At least 50 people were killed and several others wounded during the Nigerian police
attack on a religious procession of Shiite Muslims in Kano on Monday.

The violence broke out during a march of thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria (IMN) from Kano city to Zaria in neighboring Kaduna state – where they had been
banned – for the Ashura religious day of mourning.

The Shiite demonstrators were preparing themselves for the upcoming Arbaeen mourning
rituals, which mark 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the
third Shiite Imam.

It was the latest in a series of incidents involving the group. A judicial inquiry in
August reported that 347 IMN members were killed and buried in mass graves after clashes
with the army in December 2015.

And in another news ThisDay Newspaper reports 31 Killed in Kaduna By Herdsmen After
Communities Sign Peace Accord

A day after Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, set up a public apology
billboard in Samaru Kataf, 31 people have been reportedly killed in Chawai Chiedom,
Kamaru Ward in Kauru Local Government Area of the state.

This came as the Kano State Police Command yesterday confirmed that eight members of the
Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites had been killed in the state
during the clash between the sect members and the police.

The governor had while unveiling the public apology billboard in Samaru Kataf of Zangon
Kataf Local Government Area last Saturday, promised that the state government would
prosecute people who called on locals to defend their communities.

The communities allegedly attacked on Sunday by suspected Fulani herdsmen, were said to
have included Ungwan Rimi, Kitakum, Ungwan Magaji and Kigam in Kauru.

About 45 houses were said to have been burnt.

Residents, in conjunction with the leadership of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union
(SOKAPU) were said to have compiled a list of the houses that were destroyed and while
the death toll was put at 31.

An official of SOKAPU told THISDAY in a phone interview that he was yet to get details of
the attack, but promised that a statement would be issued as soon as the facts are made

The spokesman of the state police command, liyu Usman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police
(DSP), could not be reached to comment on the attack as his phone was switched off.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Police Command has confirmed that eight members of Shiites have
been killed in the state during the clash between the sect members and the police.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, said the Shiite members who were armed
with bows and arrows, catapults with metals, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons,
attacked a police team, killing one police and critically injuring another.

Yusuf told journalists yesterday that “At about 08.00hrs, thousands of Shiite members
obstructed motorists and other road users on the Kano -Kaduna Expressway between Kwanar
Dawaki and Tamburawa village in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

“The Shiite also attacked innocent citizens, damaged police and personal properties
thereby causing mayhem which led to general disturbances of public peace in the state.”

He also pointed out that an AK 47 riffle was later recovered and 10 members of the sect
had been arrested.

The police commissioner stated that eight of the sect members were confirmed dead by the
doctors on call, and the police boss was personally on the ground at the scene of the

According to him, normalcy had been restored and urged the people of the state to report
any suspicious person or groups to the nearest police station.

THISDAY in Kano learnt that the officer killed was a police sergeant.

It was learnt that members of the sect had cancelled their trekking from Kano to Zaria
over the incident that occurred in Kano.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesman of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement made
available to journalists, revealed: “There are reports of at least 50 fatalities and
hundreds of people injured after a combined operation of the Nigerian Army members of the
Department of State Services (DSS) and the policemen opened fire on a peaceful procession
making its way to annual 40th day commemorations of Martyred of the Grand Son of Prophet
Muhammad (SAWA).

Tear gas canisters were also fired at the procession by soldiers and police on the
supervision of members of the DSS who blocked the road along Kwanar Dawaki in Kano State,
seeking to stop the procession from proceeding to its destination.

The attacks come despite a letter last week by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
to President Muhammadu Buhari demanding that he should act to ensure the protection of
those taking part in the annual 40th day commemorations of Ashura next week.

The letter followed credible reports that the military planed to sabotage Arbaeen
processions (as they are known) in a continuation of its persecution of the IMN which
organises the events.

Meanwhile, the Shiite group has alleged that security forces were planning to attack its
members embarking on the symbolic Arbaeen trekking.

At a press conference yesterday in Kaduna, the coordinator of the trek, Nasir Mansur,
claimed that there were reports indicating that soldiers had mounted check points at the
outskirts of Potiskum, Yobe State and detained a trailer carrying the personal belongings
of those going to Kano to kick start the trekking.

He explained that the Arbaeen trek is a religious duty incumbent on all supporters of the
household of the Prophet Mohammed as a sign of solidarity.

According to him, “The Arbaeen is not quite new in this country and it is not a creation
of IMN. Rather the symbolic trek has been done throughout history and also world wide in
various ways.”

From ThisDAY, FG Files 15-count Charge against Justice Ademola, His Wife

The federal government has filed a 15-count charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the
Federal High Court in Abuja.

He is accused of receiving gratification and abuse of office.
His wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, who currently serves as the Head of Service
of Lagos State, is also charged with him.

In the charge filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja
yesterday, Justice Ademola was accused of acting with his wife, Mrs. Ademola, in the
charge marked: CR/21/16, filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation
(AGF) and Minister of Justice, was said to have aided her husband.

While Justice Ademola, who was one of the judges recently arrested by the Department of
State Services (DSS), was accused of receiving gratification from some lawyers, law firms
and companies, his wife was alleged to have in some instances, accepted some money into
her account in GTBank Plc on behalf of her husband.

Justice Ademola, who sits in Abuja division of the Federal High Court, is the second of
the arrested judges against whom the federal government has filed charges.

On November 8 a six-count charge was filed against Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the
Supreme Court before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Shiites, Police clash: IG justifies Kano killings

The Nation reports that The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday
justified the clash between the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) (aka Shi’ites) and the
police in Kano State on Monday.

Eight members of the Shi’ites and one policeman were reportedly killed during the clash.

Kano State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf had told reporters on Monday that four
policemen and many Shi’ites members were also injured during the clash on Kano-Zaria

Speaking with State House correspondents after the launching of the 2017 Armed Forces
Emblem Fund at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, Idris said that the police has the
responsibility to maintain law and order in every part of the country.

He said: “Obviously from time to time, we have been experiencing upheavals from this set
of people. As police officers, we have responsibility to ensure there is law and order
and when you have people taking over the whole country, dominating streets and buildings,
we have to come in to maintain sanity in those areas.

“As of early yesterday, we got information that they were trying to block Kano to Zaria
road. They later assembled in large numbers and our officers were deployed to the place
to ensure freedom of movement of ordinary Nigerians.

“They attacked our officers, killed one of our officers one has sustained an arrow wound
on his head and obviously in such a situation, police have the responsilitity to ensure
free movement of people on the road. And that was what our officers did,” he said.

On the fear that if the trend is not checked, the group will become like Boko Haram, he
said: “Obviously, it is. Whether now or whenever, as police officers we have a
responsibility to ensure there is law and order in any part of this country and to ensure
that no organization or individual should constitute themselves into a government, block
passages and buildings.

Asked if it was not wrong to unnecessarily kill any Nigerian in the process of quelling
riot, he said: “I agree with what you said, but when you have Nigerians armed to the
teeth, killing police officers, I don’t think it happens anywhere. I think as Nigerians,
we have to appreciate, when you appreciate a dangerous situation, and to be sympathetic
with the police that are being killed by some of these miscreants.

According to him, it was wrong to worship on the highway or block the road under any

He said: “What happens is that there is nothing like freedom there. When you worship, you
go to mosques or churches. Blocking highways and passages doesn’t constitute part of

“My message to Nigerians is that all of us would be our brother’s keepers. We should
appreciate the feeling of others that where your right ends, another person’s right

“Every Nigerian has a right that must be protected. We should ensure we protect the
rights of every individuals: right of freedom, right of association and right of
movement.” He stated.

Senate confirms Ambassadorial nominees amid controversy over failure to recite National

Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Tuesday took turn to lambaste some
nominees for career Ambassadors who could not recite the Nigerian Anthem and National
Pledge during their screen recently.

DAILY POST recalls that 4 out of the 47 nominees who attended Senate screening in August
this year fumbled when the committee asked them to recite the National Anthem.

Submitting the report on the floor of the Senate, the committee Chairman on Foreign
Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu admitted that four nominees could not recite the Anthem
and National Pledge, but the committee overlooked it when those concerned pleaded and
also promised that they would improve on it, when appointed.
The decision of the committee to screen and all recommend 47 names on the list, despite
their shortcomings, did not go down well with some Senators who could not withhold their

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) queried the committee for screening and
recommending the 47 nominees, despite their shortcomings during the screening exercise.

“Why did the committee recommend everybody on the list,” Nwaoboshi probed.

He condemned the submissions of the committee and added that someone who could not recite
the Anthem of his or her country should not be made to represent same country in foreign

Obasanjo wanted 3rd term but I stopped him — Atiku

Many years after he parted ways with his boss,Ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo, former
Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has confirmed for the first time that the former
president actually wanted a limitless term but he opposed him.

Similarly, Atiku has opened up on the seeming lingering quarrel with current Kaduna State
governor, Nasir El-rufai and the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commison, Nuhu Ribadu, whom he claims to have brought into the government of President
Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku claimed that the two men, who allegedly connived to work against
him, had refused to show any form of appreciation to him, despite his disposition to

He also gave reason Ribadu must go on public television station to avow that he was not
a corrupt person in order to earn his forgiveness. Atiku’s claims are contained in the
current edition of the EFCC Magazine, Zero Tolerance released in Abuja yesteray. The
former Vice President denied allegation that he was corrupt, claiming that if he was, he
would have been convicted before now.

He also said he had become popular among Nigerians, having held sway in politics for over
25 years. He said: “My offence was simply that I disagreed with him on the amendment of
the Constitution to remove tenure or term limits or what was popularly called third term
agenda. In fact, Obasanjo sent the then Attorney General of the Federation, and Jerry
Gana to my office to bring me the draft of the amendments to the constitution. “After
going through, I found out that tenure limits had been removed. In other words, he could
be president for life. I now asked them, ‘if I send you to the President can you deliver
this message’? And they said ‘yes’. I said ‘go and tell him I will not support it and I
will fight it.”

The BBC has this – Nigeria corruption cash ‘took 10 days to count’

500 and 1,000 naira notes were reportedly used in the cash exchange
A bank manager has told how two aeroplanes full of banknotes were used in a cash exchange
being investigated in a major Nigerian corruption case.
The quantity of cash, totalling 1.2 billion naira ($3.8m; £3m), was so great that it took
10 days to count it, Sunday Oluseye told the court in Abuja.
His testimony forms part of a case linked to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to tackle corruption.
“I got worried when I saw the huge amount of money conveyed by the aircrafts that day,”
Mr Oluseye told the court, in comments reported by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC), a government anti-corruption body.
He told the court that most of the money was in 500 and 1,000 naira notes.
Corruption is endemic in Nigeria and so far the EFCC has only managed to secure a handful
of convictions.

4,991MW of power generated in Nigeria stranded – GENCOs

From the Vanguard, The Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, yesterday said
the total electricity generating capacity of the country’s seven generating firms, as at
July 20, came to 7,856.52 megawatts.

It, however, noted with disappointment that only 2,804 megawatts was accepted by the
Distribution Companies, DISCOs, leading to the loss of about 4,991 megawatts during the

Speaking on the disturbing trend and how it was affecting players in the power sector,
the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Joy Ogaji, told Vanguard that more often than not, the
GENCOs had sufficient generated power available, without the capacity to transmit and
distribute to the final consumers.

According to her: “That is the scenario. That is the basic dilemma the industry faces.’’

Speaking on the power generation challenges, she stated that the rule of the thumb for an
industrial nation was about 1MW for every thousand of the population. This puts Nigeria’s
energy needs to about 180,000MW range, given its population of about 180 million.

On the Federal Government’s target of 40,000MW by the year 2020, she said that “the issue
is not about projecting the megawatts, but to put the right infrastructure in place

“We should also put other building blocks which go with generating the megawatts such as
a firm, independent and knowledgeable regulator, a default proof payment plan, firm
guarantees and incentives for investors.

“In summary, government should provide an enabling environment and avoiding interference,
focusing on policies and giving direction.”

Giving a breakdown of how the units were generated during the period, she noted that
“Egbin generated 880mw during the period, only 201mw was sent out even as 679mw was
stranded. Transcorp, with a generating capacity of 529mw, sent out 280mw with 249mw
stranded; Shiroro was said to have generated 450mw sent 412mw with little or no stranded
power; Geregu generated 276mw which was stranded as nothing was sent-out during the
period, while Kainji/Jebba generated 836mw sent-out 656mw had 170mw stranded.”


Here are newspaper headlines in brief

  • Water shortage hits Lokoja

  • Survey Shows 35 Percent Decline in Malaria Prevalence

  • Former Uath Head of Pharmacy, Isa Yusuf, Dies At 61

  • Changes in NNPC, Ughamadu now Spokesman

  • Iran Laments Muslim Deaths in Nigeria

  • Former lawmaker dumps PDP for AD

  • Man jailed 2 years for stealing 10 bowls of uncooked rice, alcoholic drink in Osun

  • Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

  • WhatsAPP adds video phone calls

  • President Buhari mourns Sultan Dasuki, says he was a voice for peac

  • Nigeria: $29.9b Loan – Stalemate As Osinbajo Meets Saraki, Dogara, Governors

  • Nigeria: Work to Begin On Ruptured Abuja Runway Next Week

  • Child marriage becoming a ‘cloud of crisis’ – Northern Nigerian Christian leaders warn

  • President

  • Confusion As Lagos-Bound Passenger Finds Self On Air Peace Plane to Abuja

  • Fraudsters Target 63.7 Million Banks Accounts, E-Payment Channels

  • New Universities, Not Enough

  • Buhari mourns Sultan Dasuki

  • Hunger crisis could kill 200 children per day Al Jazeera

  • Nigerians Told To Help A Child With A Book

  • INTERVIEW: How El-Rufai, Ribadu betrayed me – Atiku

  • Iran condemns killing of Muslims in Nigeria’s Kano

  • Sect insists on Kaduna-Zaria trek today

  • BREAKING; ICC ‘Analyzing’ Shi’ite Zaria Massacre

  • Mimiko plotting to postpone Ondo governorship election – APC

  • Nigeria: Presidency – Foreign Grains Demand Endangers Food Security

  • Buhari policies are anti-Igbo – MASSOB

  • Why Nigeria’s Shi’ite Conflict Is Flaring Up Again

  • New MSF survey: Thousands of kids dying in northeast

  • Made-in-Nigeria Project to Hold Exhibition Africa

  • Academic Staff Union to Commence Strike Tomorrow

  • 1.5 Trillion Naira Debts Slow 206 Road Projects – Fashola

  • Defence Headquarters Partners Nigerian Society of Engineers to Establish Military

  • Research and Development Agency

  • Fidelity Bank Emerges Champions of 2016 Nigerian Bankers’ Games

  • Govt Yet to Take Decision On NNPC’s Public Listing

  • Trump: Soyinka will not face charges if he destroys his green card — U.S. Immigration

  • Lawyers

  • Police Corporal shoots Inspector

  • Kano Lawmakers to Meet 15% Allocation to Health in 2017

  • Ending Recession Requires Dialogue and Cooperation From All – Saraki

  • Death Toll of Nigeria Security Forces Attack on Muslims Ceremony Rises to Over 100

  • Sultanate Council, Wamakko, others eulogise late Dasuki

  • We Forced South-East Senators To Meet Buhari – MASSOB

  • I hate reading – The Bells best graduating student

  • Are Reps right to buy 3.6 billion Naira cars?

  • Attorneys in Trump University lawsuit argue over trial

  • Presidency raises the alarm over imminent famine

  • Carry out spiritual cleansing of White House before you move in – IPOB tells Trump

  • How Justice Ademola, wife allegedly received 552 million Naira bribe – Attorney General

  • Nigeria regretting for replacing ruling party – Ghana ruling party, NDC

  • How we counted 1.22 billion Naira Obanikoro gave Fayose for 10 days – Witness tells Court

  • Australia, Nigeria partner to develop mining sector

  • Oil Production Up As Buhari’s Man Friday Re-Engages the Niger Delta

  • Africa Live: Nigeria to sell unprofitable refineries

  • Kenya ‘forcing Somalis to leave’

  • Everything under Buhari is upside down, his only focus is oil – Iyabo Obasanjo

  • Gunmen ignore El-Rufai’s Public Apology Billboard, kill 31 in Southern Kaduna

  • Policeman who killed colleague is our member – Arrested cultists

  • Nigeria to end $800m a year wheat import from Russia

  • Dangote Calls for Improved Funding to Fight Malaria

  • Ghana Are Better Than Nigeria – Michael Essien Says

  • Buhari Receives Economic Recovery Strategy Report

  • Prices of Goods, Services Hit All Time High in October

  • Presidency Raises Alarm Over Looming Famine

  • NNPC Redeploys Staff – Promotes 108, Demotes One

  • Nigeria Risks Losing Oil Sector Benefits – Osinbajo

  • Obasanjo wanted life presidency not third term – Atiku

  • You also belong to the kitchen – Aliyu fires back at Buhari

  • Lecturers’ Sack: SSANU paralyses activities at FUNAAB

  • I don’t know of my removal from the office – Ex-NNPC spokesman, Garba Deen

  • Nigeria Loses $2.4b to Malaria Annually – Govt, Dangote Foundation

  • Nigeria: NNPC Earns $181m From Oil, Gas Export in One Month

  • Obaseki shun visitors on his first day in office

  • Reps accuse BPE DG of lying as Customs boss shuns summon again

  • Murray-Bruce Warns Of Disaster In Aviation Sector If Forex Problem Is Not Addressed

  • Teenager kidnapped in Ibadan, rescued in Calabar

  • FC Ifeanyi Ubah Appoints to Help Promote Nigerian Football to the World

  • RESTORATION 2017 – Dr Ifeanyi Ubah disassociates self from Campaign posters

  • Safaricom’s Little app soon expanding to Nigeria, Uganda

  • Fayose In Solidarity With ‘The Desperately Poor’ As He Turns 56

  • Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Rises To 18.3 Pct In Octobe

  • President Buhari arrives Marrakech for COP-22

  • Armed Isaba youths prevent Delta CP from assessing troubled communities

  • Alleged marginalization: Host community graduates give Chevron 14-day ultimatum

  • Gunmen Abduct 72-year-old Retired High School Principal In Bayelsa

  • NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

  • Ibrahim Dasuki Was A Bridge Builder – Jonathan

  • Give us Prado jeeps or no support for your reelection bid – Anambra lawmakers warn Obiano

  • Sambo Dasuki’s Father, Ibrahim Dasuki Is Dead

  • Christmas is coming at the worst possible time for millions of Nigerians

  • Ondo election: Oke should stop riding on my father’s name – Adefarati’s son

  • Former Sultan And Father Of Detained National Security Adviser Dasuki Dies

  • It’s sad Nigeria is being run on old ideas — Iyabo Obasanjo

  • Yobe governor presents staff of authority to Emir of Ngelzarma

  • Badeh forfeits $1m cash, 1 billion Naira mansion to FG

  • NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

  • APC CRISIS – Governors Parley with Presidency, Meeting Deadlocked

  • Nigeria: Food crisis threatens children’s lives

  • Presidency says Famine Looms in Nigeria

  • Libya: Nigeria, Libya Recovery Takes Opec Production to New High

  • Navy Clamps Down On Oil Thieves

  • DSS Raid On Forex Dealers Worsens Dollar Scarcity At Parallel Market

  • Nigeria: Oil Sector Attracts $393m Foreign Investment in 9 Month AllAfrica 07:08

  • Nigeria university workers demand reinstatement of sacked whistleblowers, others

  • ‘Count me out of Politics’ – Aliko Dangote refutes Rumors of Presidential Aspiration

  • Emirates Equestrian Federation denies social media reports about horse attacks

  • Host communities ask Chevron to quit

  • Dangote Collaborates With Govt in Malaria Elimination

  • Nigeria’s Benefits From Oil Are Contracting, Osibanjo Declares

  • Akeredolu, Mimiko bicker over plots to shift poll

  • Foreigner slits woman’s throat on Lagos church premises

  • A national of Burkina Faso, Laday Wendipanga, has been arrested by the police in Lagos

  • for allegedly killing one Adepeju Disu.

  • Anambra lawmakers demand jeeps to support gov’s re-election

  • Amosun signs land grabbers’ law, defaulters risk death sentence

  • 3.6 billion Naira Cars: Nlc, Tuc, Others Knock Reps

  • At least 100 Shiites martyred as Nigerian forces open fire at Arbaeen’s peaceful march

  • Osinbajo’s meeting with Saraki, Dogara, APC governors ends in deadlock

  • NDIC Slams Okereke-Onyuike over Call to Merge Commission with AMCON

  • ‘Post Offices in Africa Now Providing Access to Financial networks’

  • NSE Market Capitalisation Falls to 8.9 trillion Naira on Continuing Bear

  • Workers lock up DTHA complex over unpaid allownces

  • Experts list ways to tackle malnutrition

  • Presidency warns of impending famine in Nigeria

  • Osinbajo Meets with APC Governors, National Assembly Leadership on FG Appointments

  • Domestic Debt: FG to Issue Promissory Notes to Contractors in 2017

  • Dangote Calls for Improved Funding to Fight Malaria

  • Eminent Nigerians chart part to state viability at Aelex lecture

  • Reminiscent of Goodluck Jonathan, ICPC Calls for using technology to fight Corruption

  • The War Has Just Begun, Boko Haram’s Shekau Tells Trump

  • Babangida Aliyu: Men Also Belong to the Kitchen

  • 31 Killed in Kaduna by Herdsmen after Communities Sign Peace Accord

  • Higher Food, Commodity Prices Drive Inflation up to 18.3%

  • Falana: FG Should Release Dasuki on Bail

  • Falana plans legal action against government for crashes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

  • Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, eight feared killed

  • Fashola canvasses virile LG system for good governance

  • How Lagos govt, police, hoodlums connived to destroy our homes – Otodogbame residents

  • Abdulsamad Rabiu Wins 2016 All Africa Industrialist of The Year in South Africa

  • Frank Drags APC, Oyegun to Court, Risks Expulsion

  • Osinbajo fears extinction of oil, gas exploration

  • APC Governors Call for NEC Meeting, Plan PDP-like Defection

  • FG Reads Riot Act to Defence, Intelligence Agencies on National Security

  • Retreat: Economic Recovery Plan to Lay Emphasis on Implementation

  • Fani-Kayode Regains Freedom at Last

  • Atiku: Court Cleared Me of Corruption Charges Cooked up by EFCC, FG

  • Cost of funds soars as inflation hits 11-year high

  • Arms Deal: Obanikoro Transported 1.2 billion Naira to Akure, Says Witness

  • FG Yet to Take Decision on NNPC’s Public Listing

  • AfreximBank reiterates need for knowledge, trade in development

  • Trustfund decries non-remittance of pension funds

  • Grappling with legal heat, electoral confusion about Ondo 2016

  • Restore public confidence in judiciary, lawyers charge new CJN

  • FG Files 15-count Charge against Justice Ademola, His Wife

  • AAU Shut over Students Protest

  • Nigeria’s TB Joshua sets social media abuzz (again)

  • What America’s tantrum means for Africa

  • Eagles just like class of ’94 – Babayaro

  • Cameroon FA targets double over Nigeria

  • Cult Clash: Policeman Arrested for Killing Colleague

  • Robbers Guns Down Gallant Police Officer

  • Gunmen Abduct Ailing 72-year-old Principal in Bayelsa

  • Saraki Urges State Assemblies to Adopt Amended Procurement Law

  • Injustice to Jegede will boost his popularity, says Mimiko

  • Revisionism, history and defence of Jonathan

  • ‘More workers poorer amidst rising unemployment’

  • Varsities seek waiver to admit candidates below 150 score

  • I am not corrupt, Atiku tells EFCC, Fani-Kayode regains freedom

  • Witness Says Jonathan Cousin’s Companies Are High Net worth Customers of Zenith Bank

  • US Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Support Primary Education in Sokoto State

  • Jungle Justice: Chief Strip Naked in Ekiti for Alleged Phone Theft

  • Edo PDP, Ize Iyamu Rule out Involvement in Obaseki’s Govt

  • The tyranny of technocrats and a note on the Naira

  • PENGASSAN may declare strike over job losses in oil sector

  • Drama as judge becomes lawyer in court

  • Police Intercept Armed Robbery Gang, Arrest One

  • Navy Deepens Military Operations in Niger Delta, Ignores Militants’ Demands

  • Ubah Floods Awka with Governorship Posters

  • Buhari receives economic recovery strategy report

  • Full deregulation, key to downstream oil sector development – Stakeholders

  • ‘Talk of judicial corruption points to a failure of the Bar, Bench

  • Court dismisses claim of human rights violation

  • Navy creates mobile stations to rid Niger Delta of piracy, others

  • Confusion as Lagos-bound passenger finds self on Air Peace plane to Abuja

  • Financing renewable energy projects in Nigeria

  • APC’s policies injurious to Nigerians — Delta PDP

  • FIFA U-20 WWC: We are down but not out – Dedevbo

  • Government to continue execution of 2016 budget till May 2017

  • Rivers rerun: Probe ‘fake’ electoral materials

  • INEC, conflicting court orders and 2019

  • We will repeat Peter Obi’s feat in Ondo, says Alao, APGA candidate

  • Character, best virtue for lawyers, say Osinbajo

  • Raising the bar in prisons administration, security and welfare

  • Ambode links quality public service to delivery of dividends of democracy

  • Obaseki appoints Ogie as SSG

  • As Osinbajo, SGF, Saraki, Dogara meet; APC govs angry with Buhari

  • Varsity teacher seeks establishment of entrepreneurship incubation centres

  • Legislators plan new law to unify climate change policies

  • 10 children die from diarrhoea outbreak in Abuja IDP camp

  • Nigeria, 15 nations seal deal to end health threats

  • Rumbles in NNPC over major changes

  • Workers warn against concession of railway without paying staff entitlements

  • Senior citizens besiege court premises over unpaid pensions

  • Rising bread, power, meat prices push inflation to 18.3%

  • Witness indicts Obanikoro in alleged 1.2 billion Naira fraud

  • Lawyers demand £1 million damages in dictionary error

  • Jacobs, Agabi in war of wits over protracted cross-examination

  • Outage mars Osinbajo’s visit to Minna

  • NCC urges consumers to use approved devices

  • Dangote Industries earmarks $20bn for 10-year expansion programme

  • Forex unavailability may kill Nigeria’s textile industry – NTMA

  • 4,991MW of power generated in Nigeria stranded — GENCOs

  • NLC, CDWR urge government intervention over unpaid LAUTECH workers’ salaries

  • 3.8 billion: Fani-Kayode’s trial stalled due to Abuja detention

  • ‘How recession affects Nigeria’s transition to renewable energy’

  • Lest We Forget Idp Sex Abuse Victims

  • ‘Call For Ndic, Amcon Merger Misplaced’

  • EU seeks stronger economic ties with Nigeria

  • Nnpc Restructuring Still Being Deliberated, Says Fg

  • Opportunities in oil sector’ll be over soon — Osinbajo

  • Indigenous firms must rise to the challenge – Tinubu

  • Inflation hits 94-month high at 18.3%

  • 2017 budget: Recovered loot to part-fund 2.69 trilllion Naira deficit

  • Poor spectrum management threatens national broadband target

  • Recession’ll not hinder Black Friday sales – Jumia

  • Fg Deploys Contractors In Abuja, Enugu, Ph, Lagos Airports

  • Black Friday: Yudala dangles discounts

  • SSANU disrupts activities at agric varsity, bars students, others

  • 33 states can’t pay salaries – BudgIT

  • Obaseki names SSG, CoS, CPS

  • Security agents bar journalists

  • Katsina accuses ex-gov Shema, others of diverting 8.6 billion Naira

  • Boko Haram displaces 370,389 households in North East

  • Sharia police raid Jigawa beer parlours

  • Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, govs meet over $30b loan

  • Aworele withdraws eligibility case, Oke vows to resist rigging

  • Ex-CDS, Badeh, Forfeits $1m To Fg

  • Senate to probe Osun, other states’ bailout

  • Obasanjo wanted life presidency, not third term, Atiku insists

  • Oke Rents Crowd For Campaign – APC

  • Fani-Kayode’s absence stalls alleged 4.9 billion fraud case

  • Mimiko plotting to delay poll – Akeredolu

  • FG charges Justice Ademola, wife with gratification offences

  • Boko Haram displaces 370,389 households in North East

  • Sharia police raid Jigawa beer parlours

  • Ondo Guber Watch: AD endorses Oke as candidate

  • How peace returned to Taraba – Governor Ishaku

  • Prices of goods, services hit all time high in October

  • Rotary clubs target 1,000 pints of blood in voluntary donation

  • Drama in Anambra as police storm court to arrest suspect

  • Niger Delta: Navy plans mobile stations to fight militants

  • MASSOB commends Igbo senators for visit to Buhari

  • Trump can’t stop us – Shekau

  • Epe – Marina project: Lagos assures of adequate compensation

  • $330,000 fraud: Lawyer undertakes to produce Ajudua

  • Anambra workers to undergo diabetes screening

  • Ogbe: Banks’ Outrageous Lending Rate Killing Businesses


Stay with and you will get fresh news first. One page, 100 headlines, and a news monitor that shows you key events and happenings in Nigeria at a glance. Go to and you will know more than your colleagues in a jiffy. We will be coming by again with more headlines and news mashes, in the meantime, happy news reading.