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Jonathan celebrates in London, says Boko Haram has not seized another territory in one week

BREAKING: President Jonathan Grants Amnesty To Boko Haram Insurgents

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Friday in London that the Federal Government, the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies were working very hard to ensure that Boko Haram do not capture more Nigerian territories. Speaking at the opening of the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC), President Jona-than assured the gathering that the […]

Don’t insult me, Aregbesola’s counsel tells Omisore’s lawyer

Aregbesola and Omisore

Counsel to the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professor Yemi Osibajo, SAN, has warned the lead counsel to Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the August 9 election in the state, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, against impugning the professional integrity of his team. Osibajo was […]

Ekiti Impeachment: Speaker finally drags PDP lawmakers to court


The embattled Speaker of the Ekiti State Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, and his deputy, Tunji Orisalade, have approached an Abuja Federal High Court for the restoration of all their rights and privileges. The duo were impeached on Thursday by 10 persons who sat in the chambers, among whom were three individuals whose identities have remained […]

JONATHAN MUST GO: PDP Reps move against plan to impeach President

President Jonathan Loses in Public Opinion Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party members of the House of Representatives have begun mobilising against moves by All Progressives Congress lawmakers to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. This came as Saturday PUNCH got additional information on how 113 lawmakers began signing on Thursday to remove the President. Findings showed that after Thursday’s stormy session, the PDP members […]

How Nigerian police has turned Nigeria to laughing stock internationally – NUPENG reveals


NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday in Lagos, berated the Nigerian police and other security agents over their siege on the National Assembly on Thursday, saying the action “portrays us in bad light before the international community and makes Nigeria a laughing stock.” NUPENG in a statement by its President, Mr. […]

NASS Chaos: Police sets to arrest Tambuwal


The police may arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, over Thursday’s crisis at the National Assembly in Abuja, it was learnt. Sources told Saturday PUNCH on Friday in Abuja that the Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, had ordered that the Speaker should be “invited” over the crisis. The Department […]

Jonathan’s performance below average – Obasanjo

Obasanjo and Jonathan

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday described the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan as below average. Obasanjo spoke during an encounter with book writers in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of activities marking the popular Ake Festival. When asked of his view on Jonathan’s administration, he said, “His performance is below average. I will not […]

Supreme Court sacks Taraba acting gov, reinstates ex-deputy


The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement, voided the proceedings of the impeachment panel which recommended the removal of Danladi on the grounds that he […]

Synagogue Building Collapsed: ‘Stop coroner’s inquest on the tragedy – TB Joshua asks court

TB Joshua

The founder, Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua, has asked a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja to stop the coroner’s inquest into the September 12 building collapse that killed about 116 persons. In the application marked ID/188MJR/2014, the prophet also asked the court to declare that the invitation on him to […]

Loo ri ere! PDP Witnesses Run Away From Court


Apparently scared of the damaging questions from counsel to the respondents in the petition of Senator Iyiola Omisore against the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, some of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) witnesses ran away on Wednesday. The witnesses were in court during the morning session, but during the afternoon session, when they were expected […]

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