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We’re expecting 5,000 PDP members –APC

Abubakar Audu, senator,Senatorial Election,kogi state

A former Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Abubakar Audu, has stated that the All Progressives Congress in the state is prepared to receive over 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party that will defect on September 22. Among them are a former acting governor, Chief Clarence Olafemi, and a former Speaker of Kogi State House […]

PDP spent N24bn to appeal Osun governorship poll – Aregbesola


Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of spending N24bn allocation meant for the state to prosecute the August 9 governorship poll in the state. Aregbesola said this at Ira near Arakeji off Ilesa-Akure Expressway at the inauguration of the 225 kilometre road project embarked upon by the Rural Access […]

Jonathan, northern traditional rulers in close door meeting over insurgent activities


President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met with traditional rulers from the North led by Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, over the insurgent activities in the country. The meeting started at about 9.25pm. It took place at the First Lady’s Conference Room and had in attendance the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the […]

EDITORIAL: INEC should rethink new polling units


ADDITIONAL polling units proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission recently, barely six months to the 2015 general election, have been generating noxious debates. A polling unit, according to INEC, is where a citizen can register to cast his vote. And, in doing so, a voter is advised to select a polling unit close to […]

Jonathan lacks the political will to implement reports on security – Northern Emirs

Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar

Northern Emirs and Chiefs on Thursday asked President Goodluck Jonathan and governors of the 19 northern states to implement the various reports on security in the region as a way of resolving the unending security challenges in some parts of the North. Under the aegis of Northern Traditional Rulers Council, the traditional rulers noted that […]

PDP lacks moral right to question Oshiomhole, PDP worry about the $9.3m scandal – APC

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress has taken a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party for accusing the APC-led government in Edo State of financial mismanagement, stating that it “lacks the moral justification” to question the governor’s expenses. The Edo State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, had accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of spending over N400m […]

2015 elections will hold in Borno, others – Jega explained to the senate


The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Atahiru Jega, has expressed optimism that elections will hold in Nigeria’s troubled North-East in 2015. Jega said this while responding to questions from members of the Senator Andy Uba-led Senate Committee on INEC on Thursday. He was at the Senate to explain the rationale behind […]

UPDATE: Six Imo commissioners resign to contest elections

Hausa Community In Imo State Begins Screening and Identification

In a report today, six commissioners in the Imo State cabinet resigned their appointments, so as to contest in the next elections into various positions in 2015. More details later…

BREAKING: Troops capture high ranking Boko Haram commander in Borno, Konduga under attack again

Nigerian Military Withdraws Claim that most of kidnapped girls were rescued, says students are still missing

The Defence Headquarters has said troops involved in a gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents have captured an injured high ranking commander of the sect. The military stated this in its official twitter handle on Thursday that the Boko Haram commander was being given medical treatment in an unnamed military facility. “A seriously wounded high […]

Why Ebola Is So Dangerous

ebola virus

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the world’s deadliest to date and the World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency as more than 2,100 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this year. What is Ebola? Ebola is a viral illness of which the initial symptoms […]

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