2 Days To Elections: Two Al Jazeera journalists detained in Nigeria

    Two Al Jazeera journalists covering the upcoming Nigerian presidential elections have been detained by government forces in the city of Maiduguri in Borno state. Ahmed ... Continue Reading →
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The Wole Soyinka Centre: An Example For Nigeria’s Troubled Journalism

  By Simon Ateba/Lagos I was just thinking about the Wole Soyinka Centre For Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ ( The centre is doing so much for journalism in Nigeria. Let’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nigerian Election: The Demon Versus The Saint

  By Simon Ateba/Lagos Some people are convinced that President Goodluck Jonathan cannot win this election. Of course he can and may win it. Others are so convinced that General ... Continue Reading →
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2 Days To Elections: Nigeria Closes Borders As Expatriates Leave In Droves

By Simon Ateba/Lagos   Expatriates working and living in Nigeria and staff of international organisations are rushing out before the country closes all its borders from midnight ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Five days to election: President Obama Delivers a Message to the Nigerian People

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18 States, 322 Poultry Farms, Affected By Bird Flu In Nigeria, Says Minister

  Simon Ateba/Ibadan A total of 18 states and 322 poultry farms have been affected by the current Avian Influenza outbreak in Nigeria, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural ... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Court bars soldiers from polling stations

  Akin Kuponiyi/PM.NEWS A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Monday, restrained the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government from deploying ... Continue Reading →

Obama Speaks To Nigerians, Calls For Peaceful, Fair Elections

By Simon Ateba/Lagos United States President, Barack Obama, on Monday, spoke directly to Nigerians and urged them to remain peaceful and reject violence during the presidential ... Continue Reading →

US – Nigeria Bilateral Relations: 2014 CYFI Fellows Graduate

By Simon Ateba/LagosThe 2014 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), an initiative of the United States Consulate in Lagos, came to a close on Friday with the 13 graduating ... Continue Reading →

Six Days To Election, Is President Jonathan Social-Media Ready?

  By Simon Ateba/Lagos Who is handling President Goodluck Jonathan’s social media team six days to the tough election? Are the President men seeing the big task ahead? ... Continue Reading →