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SERAP, Falana demand trial of alleged Boko Haram sponsors. “Why Nigeria Air Force Jets are Bombing Nigerian Soldiers in Bama?”


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), have called for the trial of alleged sponsors of the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, at the International Court of Justice. International negotiator, Rev. Stephen Davies, engaged by President Goodluck Jonathan to dialogue with Boko Haram for the release of the […]

El-Rufai Vs. Ihejirika: El-Rufai to sue Ihejirika


A chieftain of the of the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC], Nasir El-Rufai, is suing Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, over claims the former is a commander of the terrorist Boko Haram sect. Mr. Ihejirika, a retired army General, had claimed in an interview with a newspaper that Mr. El-Rufai is a […]

Abia 2015: Orji Vs APGA gov aspirant Chikwe Udensi, in war of words

Theodore Orji

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, a war of words seems to have ensued between Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, and a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the state, Chief Chikwe Udensi. Udensi had in a recent media chat accused Orji of non-performance alleging that infrastructure have totally collapsed in […]

WHY? WHY?? Nigeria Air Force Jets Bombing Nigerian Soldiers in Bama

Nigerian soldiers

About 500 soldiers have fled the battle front in Bama after initially overwhelming Boko Haram militants who tried to take over the city earlier today. About 500 soldiers have fled the battle front in Bama after initially overwhelming Boko Haram militants who tried to take over the city earlier today. Bama is the second largest […]

FINALLY! APC clears aspirants for Adamawa by-election


As the October 11, 2014 governorship by-election in Adamawa State approaches, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday, concluded screening of all seven aspirants at the state secretariat of the party in Yola. The exercise which ended Monday night had all the seven aspirants in attendance with each of them taking their turn. The Chairman of […]

UPDATE: Atiku may declare presidential ambition Sept 24


A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is considering to declare his 2015 presidential ambition on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. As part of the preparations, sources close to his campaign office at Jabi, Abuja said several venues were being considered for the declaration. Some of these venues include the Eagles Square, Sheraton Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Yar’Adua […]

#EKITI: Stop telling lies about my administration – Fayemi warns PDP

Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Government has advised the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to focus on ways of ensuring a smooth transition on October 16 and stop churning out lies to the public. The statement followed series of allegations against the outgoing administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi by the PDP. The Commissioner for Information and Civic […]

Guilty Or Not Guilty: Verdicts on Jonathan’s 2015 ambition have been political –Soba


A former Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, Soba has been credited with several changes that reportedly gave the party a great level of respect in the state. He reveals much of his political thoughts in this interview with CORRESPONDENT, JULIET OYOYO. Excerpts… How do you view the alleged assassination attempt […]

Security agencies must shun partisanship during polls – Ajose

Akinsanya Sunny Ajose

Akinsanya Sunny Ajose, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was Head of Service (Hos) as well as former Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola. In this interview with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the Osun election, DSS allegations against APC, and how the crisis in Badagry chapter of the party was […]

2015 polls: Trouble brews in INEC over N9bn ballot papers contract – See more…


Crisis is brewing at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, following the decision of the Commission to contract the printing of the ballot papers to be used for the presidential and governorship elections to a foreign firm at the cost of N6 billion. Although the Commission is yet to award […]


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