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APC stuck with Buhari and Atiku, governors seize PDP by the jugular

buhari and atiku at ilorin

LAST moments of electoral paroxysms, as the fever of the 2015 general elections, beginning next February, cuts deeper. That is how to visualise current happenings in the two major political parties. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finds itself enmeshed in a web of naked ambition, intrigues, manoeuvres, horse-trading and is faced with walking a […]

Lives of our lawmakers unsafe – APC


The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over alleged threats to the lives of Ekiti APC lawmakers and accused the police of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party to foment trouble in the state. A statement by the APC’s state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun Dr Adewale Omirin, on Sunday, said the party was shocked […]

B’Haram kills 48 fish vendors

Boko Haram Attacks Create Refugee And Food Crisis

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed 48 fish vendors after setting up a roadblock near the country’s border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told the Agence France-Presse on Sunday. “Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the shores of […]

EXPOSED: Nigerians that boarded jet that smuggled $9.3 million arms money to S’Africa

Oritsejafor, Asari-Dokubo

A private jet that conveyed $9.3 million cash from Nigeria to South Africa for an arms deal between the two countries, had Nigerian crew members, and passengers from Israel and Austria, new documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in Johannesburg have shown. There were three Nigerians aboard the plane, the documents show. PREMIUM TIMES obtained the […]

VC: Why LASU Seeks Withdrawal of 19 Doctoral Certificates

LASU releases academic calender for 2013-2014 session despite strike

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. John Obafunwa, at the weekend explained the resolve of the Senate, the institution’s highest decision-making organ, to seek withdrawal of 19 doctoral certificates it erroneously awarded. Obafunwa, who chairs the Senate comprising all professors, deans of faculties, heads of departments and directors in all units, said […]

Presidency Says Obasanjo’s Assessment of Jonathan is Untrue, Misleading

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The Presidency on Sunday debunked the claims of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is under-performing, stating that the claims of under-performance are untrue and misleading. It also claimed that Jonathan performed better than Obasanjo. The former President had at an event over the weekend declared that he rated the […]

INCREDIBLE! You need to know why DSS attacked APC Data Centre – Marilyn opens up

SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar

Over 24 hours after its officials raided an office of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, the Department of State Services, DSS, has given reasons for its action. In a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS, popularly called SSS, said it received a petition alleging “unwholesome activities” in the building […]

Ladoja’s family house, many others, vehicles destroyed in Ibadan violence

Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja

THE city of Ibadan again witnessed violence on Sunday, as two communities were attacked, leaving many people injured and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Many cars were destroyed and houses burnt, including the family house of former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja. Trouble started in the early hours of Sunday, when some […]

Lagos APC office used to clone voter cards —DSS •We will sue DSS —APC


THE Department of State Service (DSS), on Sunday, said its decision to raid an Ikeja, Lagos office, which the All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed belonged to it, was as a result of a petition which alleged that some persons were using the office to clone permanent voter cards. The Service, in a statement endorsed by […]

REVEALED: How Atiku’s running mate may emerge

Atiku declares

ABUJA–Even though he is yet to win the Presidential ticket of All Progressive Congress, APC, for the 2015 election, the camp of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has started considering one out of some notable Nigerians as a running mate. It will be recalled that every attempt to reach consensus between the four presidential aspirants […]

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