Category archives for: AFRICA

Boko Haram: Churches Burnt, Christians Killed In Borno Attack


No fewer than four Christians were killed in Pelachiroma community of Hawul, Borno state on Tuesday, October 21 by suspected insurgents. Two churches and over 50 houses were also razed down in the attack, Vanguard reports. According to some of the fleeing residents of Pelachiroma, the insurgents stormed the village at about 9pm on motorcycles, […]

2015: Jonathan’s wife resigns

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. The 57-year-old Patience was said to have left the service voluntarily. Dame Patience Jonathan was one of the appointed 17 permanent secretaries in the state civil service in July 2012. The appointment had caused […]

2015 presidential poll: Jonathan, Sambo, Mark in crucial meeting with Muazu


There was anxiety yesterday following the recession into a closed door meeting by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and President of the Senate, David Mark with National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Adamu Mu’azu. The Presidential delegation drove to Mu’azu’s residence in Asokoro District for the session. The meeting might be connected […]

‘Aregbesola ‘ll achieve more in second term’ – Oyintiloye


Olatunbosun Oyintiloye is the Senior Special Assistant to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Community Forum. He spoke with MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE on Osun politics, the activities of the administration and preparations for next year’s elections. Could you give an insight into your background? I hail from Ibokun in Obokun Local Government of Osun State. My […]

Another Boko Haram decoy?


AS a commentator on unfolding daily events, I strive to keep within issues before they are overtaken by new developments. I gauge an issue, write, then pray to come out before something new takes away the interest of the reading public. But this time, I am making an exception. I am praying that as you […]

Now Or Never!!! Jonathan gets one-week ultimatum to declare for presidency

Jonathan begins Campaign

AHEAD of the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for his re-election bid for the 2015 Presidential election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday gave the President and other aspirants vying for various elective positions, one week ultimatum to purchase their expression of interest and nomination forms, saying the party cannot […]

Dwindling Allocation: FG starving APC states of funds – Govs

APC GOVS —From left: Governors Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo, Ibrahim Shettima, Borno; and Rauf Aregbesola, Osun; during the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum in Kwara State Government House, Ilorin, yesterday. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/fg-starving-apc-states-funds-govs/#sthash.DM9eYxhc.dpuf

Governors of All Progressives Congress, APC, controlled states, yesterday, complained about dwindling allocation to their states and wondered why their Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, colleagues were not sharing their concern. The APC governors who met in Ilorin, Kwara State expressed concern about a possible secret funding for the PDP states. The governors, who vowed to […]

Kogi: Buhari, Atiku rally Nigerians against PDP, Jonathan must go


OLUSOLA FABIYI writes on the recent defection of over 5,000 members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State The opposition All Progressives Congress recently had cause to celebrate the entrance of fresh defectors from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The fears that the party’s leaders may not grace […]

Why I abandoned my kids for eight years – Father


Mr Segun Adepegba, the father of the three children abandoned in a boarding school for eight years in Abule-Iroko in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Mr Segun Adepegba, on Wednesday, reached out to PUNCH Metro. Adepegba said hardship pushed him to the wall and that was why he could not take care […]

NLC threaten strike over national minimum wage rejection


The organised labour on Wednesday threatened to go on strike to protest the decision of the National Assembly to move the minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list. The Nigerian Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria said they had rejected the planned […]

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