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2016-02-11 530,000 Women Test Positive for Cancer in Niger
[This Day] No fewer than 530,000 women in Niger State have tested positive to different types of cancer in the last three years.

2016-02-11 Suicide Bombers Strike Nigerian Refugee Camp
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said 58 people were killed and 78 victims others injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Dikwa, Borno State.

2016-02-11 Army Busts Boko Haram Fuel, Ammunition Supply Chain
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army said it ambushed Boko Haram insurgents and killed a number of them while transporting fuel and various calibre of ammunition to their hideout.

2016-02-10 Govt Plans Performance-Based Pay Package for Customs
[Premium Times] The federal government said on Tuesday it was considering a performance-based pay structure for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to motivate its personnel towards improved revenue collection and reduced corruption.

2016-02-10 Govt Must Create Enabling Environment to Grow Economy - Obasanjo
[Vanguard] Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, charged the Federal Government to create enabling environment to attract private investment which is needed to grow the economy.

2016-02-10 No Computer Skills, No Promotion, Govt Tells Workers
[Vanguard] The Federal Government has ordered civil servants in the country to develop computer skills or forfeit their promotions.

2016-02-10 Making French Compulsory in Schools
[Daily Trust] The federal government has directed that students at all levels of the country's education system, from primary to tertiary, must henceforth offer courses in French language. This was disclosed recently by the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, when the French Ambassador to Nigeria Denys Gaver paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

2016-02-10 National Assembly Suspends Deadline for Passing 2016 Budget
[Guardian] Signposting the persistence of the confusion that began when the 2016 budget document was declared "missing" at the National Assembly four weeks ago, doubts still remain over the figures allocated to subheads in various ministries, departments and agencies.

2016-02-11 Dozens Killed, 78 Wounded As Suicide Bombers Attack Borno IDPs Camp
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Two female suicide bombers on Tuesday attacked the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa, Borno state, killing many people and injuring as much as 78.

2016-02-10 'Why Army Won't Reabsorb 250 Dismissed Soldiers'
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it would not reabsorb the 250 soldiers dismissed last week for failing to join their colleagues posted to the north east.

2016-02-10 I Never Referred to Nigerians As Criminals - Buhari
[Leadership] The presidency has faulted various interpretations of President Muhammadu Buhari's comments in an interview granted to the United Kingdom's Telegraph newspaper on February 5, 2016, saying that Buhari did not refer to Nigerians as criminals.

2016-02-10 83-Yr-Old Ex-Soldier Who Lives Under Bridge for 17 Years Declines Relocation
[Vanguard] An 83 year-old retired soldier, Pa Sule Yusuf, who sleeps under the bridge for 17 years in Lagos has rejected the offer of relocation to his country home, Igboora, Oyo State. The Igboora Progress Union (IPU), the umbrella association of Igboora indigenes told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday.

2016-02-11 Tonto Dikeh Holds Valentine Show for Orphanage
[Leadership] Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh through her charity-"Tonto Dikeh Foundation"- is set to hold a valentine show "Share Love, Not Rape" for an orphanage home on Feb.14.

2016-02-11 Senate Probes Obasanjo, Jonathan Over Abuja Land Grab
[Leadership] The Senate has vowed that, in addition to former President Goodluck Jonathan and immediate past minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it will also probe other former ministers of the nation's capital, as well as presidents who violated the Abuja master plan.

2016-02-11 FG and ASUU - a Time for Truce
[This Day] The government should reach out to ASUU, as the nation can ill-afford another industrial strike

2016-02-11 N24 Billion Police Pension Scam - No Vouchers for N9.7 Billion Withdrawals - Witness
[Premium Times] The trial of the seven persons accused of complicity in the over N24 billion scam in the police pension office resumed Wednesday before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja with prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, leading the fourth prosecution witness, Mustapha Gadanya, in evidence.

2016-02-11 PDP Crisis Deepens As BOT Defies NWC, Meets, Sacks Bello As Chairman
[Premium Times] The crisis in Nigeria's major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, deepened Wednesday as the Board of Trustees, BoT, held its meeting, thereby defying the decision of the National Working Committee that all meetings of the organs of the party be shifted to next week.

2016-02-11 How Lawyers Are Acting As Technical Advisers to Criminals - EFCC's Magu
[Premium Times] The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday charged members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to join hands with the commission to stamp out corruption in the country.

2016-02-11 Rep Commends ActionAid Report, Frowns At Long Tax Breaks
[Premium Times] A member of the House of Representatives, Kehinde Odeneye, has expressed displeasure at the practice of granting lengthy tax holidays to some companies operating in Nigeria.

2016-02-11 NBA Tackles Buhari, Accuses President of Plot to Intimidate Judiciary
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Bar Association has condemned in strong terms the recent criticism of the judiciary in the fight against corruption.

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