Category archives for: AFRICA

#OsunDecides: OPINION: Like Ekiti, Unlike Osun By Doyin Odebowale


To imagine that anyone will contemplate a situation where the state will regress into savagery once more is shocking to say the least. There are outstanding cases of murder of political opponents during and immediately after the gubernatorial election which was massively rigged by the PDP. The Court of Appeal returned the stolen mandate of […]

OSUN 2014: Rigging Must Be Resisted In Osun… Read more


Deputy Director, Bureau of Communication, Osun State, Mr. Sola Fasure, in this interview with Musa Odoshimokhe, speaks on the Aregbesola administration and preparations for the August 9 governorship election. What are the issues that will shape the August 9 election in Osun State? The election will be decided by the general condition in the country, […]

Bokoharam Kidnaps Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s Wife – Politics

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The attack reported killed at least six persons. It was gathered that Cameroon has sent warplanes and elite troops from its Rapid Intervention Battalion to stop the fighters after two attacks in Kolofata, close to the Nigerian border. Another source close to the local police force, who asked to remain anonymous, said Boko Haram had […]

EXCLUSIVE: Attack on Buhari was meant to split Nigeria – Bakare


The serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunder Bakare, has said that the July 23 attack on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) would have led to the disintegration of Nigeria had it succeeded. Bakare, who was running mate to Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, observed that […]

Kaduna Explosion: APC demands international inquiry into attempt to kill Buhari

All Progressive Congress (APC)

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Federal Government and the country’s security agencies of being unserious about the investigation of the assassination attempt on a former military Head of State, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in Kaduna State, last Wednesday. The Defence Headquarters had on Friday arrested a man dressed like a woman for allegedly […]

#OSUN2014: Why Aregbesola should be re-elected – National Pilot gives details

Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Osun state governor

We today endorse Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for re-election. Readers will know that National Pilot shares the public concerns about Aregbesola’s firmness and sensitivity to the ethical values in government. Our endorsement is poised on the unequivocal confidence that he’s the best candidate in the field and the belief that the on-going revamp in the State […]

#OSUNPOLL: You need to know what PDP plans to do to NYSC members few days D-Day

Omisore Plans Against Aregbesola’s Rally ---The Punch

The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of planning to bribe some members of the National Youth Service Corps to rig the August 9 governorship election holding in Osun State. The Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the APC in Osun State, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, claimed in a statement in Osogbo, […]

DETAILS: Why Boko Haram should not be associated with Islam – Sultan


The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar (III) has said that Nigerians should stop linking the Boko Haram insurgency with religion. “Don’t call Boko Haram ‘Islamic militants’. A criminal is a criminal. Do not link him with his religion. The people doing this insecurity […]

2015 APC presidential ticket: Why we are interested – South-East

All Progressive Congress (APC)

…Warns against attempt to manipulate Osun guber polls As the battle for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Con­gress (APC) ahead of 2015 elections intensifies, stake­holders of the party from the South-East geo-polit­ical zone have indicated their interest in the ticket. Speaking yesterday in an interview in Awka, the par­ty’s National Auditor, Chief George […]

PROPHECY: ‘What will happen to Abuba­kar Shekau soon’ – a Cleric reveals

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

…Warns of imminent plane crash General Overseer of God of Cham­pion Royal As­sembly, Brother Joshua Ignila, has reiter­ated his earlier prediction that a lower rank military officer of the Nigerian Army will arrest Abuba­kar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect. He reminded members of the church of his earlier prediction about the mili­tary aircraft […]

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