Category archives for: AFRICA

Don’t disenfranchise yourself! Check your voter status today!!!

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You can check your voter status by entering your details in the form on this page http://inecnigeria.org. OR You can also check your voter status by sending an SMS with your State, Last name, Voter Identification Number (VIN) to 081-7164-6879. Format: State, Last name, VIN Example: Adamawa, Ibrahim, 92855 You should receive a response within […]

2015: Why we raise Presidential campaign funds on Facebook – Buhari


Former Head of State and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has gone to social media to raise funds for his presidential campaign. The initiative through a crowd funding platform on facebook is a new development in the history of Nigeria’s presidential political campaigns. In a message on his facebook page, Buhari […]

Davido buys a Mercedes 450 GL and a Porsche Cayenne worth N36m for manager and producer

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Davido (David Adedeji Adeleke) the popular music star and the boss of HKN, was reported to have spent over N35m buying brand new black Mercedes 450 GL for his manager, Kamal Ajiboye and a brand new black Porsche Cayenne for his producer, Sheyi Akerele (Shizzi). The Mercedes 450 GL which cost N12m for his manager […]

APC commends lawmakers for scaling NASS gate…says they are heroes


The All Progressives Congress has commended members of the House of Representatives that scaled the gate of the National Assembly complex after being prevented by the police from entering the chambers last Thursday. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement on Tuesday that by scaling the gate, the […]

APC Demands Probe of National Assembly Blockade

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded an independent inquiry to determine who ordered last week’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police and for what purpose. But another opposition party, Labour Party (LP) has disagreed with APC, describing the posturing of its lawmakers as a threat to the corporate existence of the country. […]

B’Haram: Police to stop salaries of 30 missing policemen


Salaries of the missing 30 mobile policemen in Borno State would be stopped by April 2015, if the men failed to show up at their squadron units, sources told our correspondent. The policemen were declared missing in August after an attack on the Police Training School, Gwoza, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents. Investigations by […]

Osun declares Thursday public holiday in celebration of the “Triumph of the People’s Will”

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Osun declares Thursday public holiday in celebration of the “Triumph of the People’s Will” The Government of Osun has declared Thursday the 27th of November a work free day to commemorate the inauguration of governor Rauf Aregbesola. The Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon said the the public […]

Obasanjo frowns at insurance firm’s refusal to settle claims

Former President of Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo has decried the action of some fraudulent insurance companies who try to avoid payment of claims in the event of a disaster. Obasanjo was reacting to the refusal by an insurance company to pay claims on the burnt property of one of his adopted daughters Mrs Morenike Oladunni-Omorodion. […]

Suspended Adamawa PDP Chairman Turns against Party’s National Leadership

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Determined to fight through a supremacy battle rocking the Adamawa state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the suspended chairman of the chapter Chief Joel Madaki has turned against the National Working Committee of the PDP. On Tuesday, Madaki summoned a meeting of the party, attended by his associates and some purported delegates, where […]

EXCLUSIVE: Isn’t Jonathan losing grip? -By Uche Igwe


Recent developments in Africa’s most populous country have become very worrisome. With a very youthful population, widespread poverty and increasing spate of bombings and terrorism, the future of Nigeria hangs ominously in the air like the Sword of Damocles. Corruption is growing in leaps and bounds as politicians revel in flashy display of privatised public […]

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