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Oyo SDP Guber Candidate Pledges Cash, Materials To Fire Victims


Mr Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate, has pledged to assist victims of the Supply and Transport Army Barracks fire incident at Eleyele, Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Makinde made the pledge during his visit to the scene of the incident ... Read More »

Adamawa Assembly Confirms Ex-Rep As New Deputy Governor

Adamawa State House of Assembly

The Adamawa House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Sa’ad Tahir as Deputy Governor of the state. The confirmation followed the nomination of Mr. Tahir by Governor Bala Ngilari in a letter sent to the Assembly. The House confirmed the deputy governor on Monday during plenary session presided over ... Read More »

Peterside Pledges To Achieve “Zero Crime” In Rivers If Elected Governor


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said his administration will achieve an era of zero crime if voted as the governor of the state next month. Peterside made the pledge in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Monday while unfolding his ... Read More »

Military To Receive More Equipment This Week, Says Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that the Nigerian Military will take delivery of additional hardware and other equipment this week to boost the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast. The president disclosed this on Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji ... Read More »

Tambuwal To Politicians – Stop This Violence Now

Aminu Tambuwal

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has said that the current scale of violence introduced by politicians in the country must stop. He stated this at an interactive session with the leadership of students of all tertiary institutions in Sokoto State on Monday. “The culture of violence that ... Read More »

I’m Not Planning On Banning Okada In Kogi, Says Wada


The Kogi State Government has assured commercial motorcycles riders, popularly called Okada, in the state that his administration would not ban them. Governor Idris Wada, who gave the assurance weekend when the state leadership of Nigeria Motorcycle Transport Union (NMTU) paid him a courtesy call, said his administration would rather do ... Read More »

Jonathan Slams Nigerian Economists For Criticizing His Policies, Says They Don’t Know Better Than CNN, IMF


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday faulted Nigerian economists for criticizing the economic policies of his administration. The president’s rebuke of Nigerian economists’ criticism of his policies came on the heels of a report by CNNMoney that Nigeria is the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world in 2015. He also ... Read More »

If Need Be, Buhari Will Lead Military To Fight Boko Haram If Elected – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yemi Osibanjo, says his party will hold public office holders to account for their stewardship if voted to lead the federal government. Mr. Osibanjo said this during a town hall meeting with “ActNow” an NGO, in Abuja on Monday. According ... Read More »

NAFDAC Confiscates Five Containers Of Fake Aphrodisiacs


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has seized five containers of counterfeit aphrodisiacs, known as Heragra and Ziagra. The Director General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, who made the disclosure at a news briefing where the drug fakers were paraded before journalists in Lagos on ... Read More »

First Lady Jealous Of Dickson’s Achievement – Etete • Vows To Lead Battle Against Mrs Jonathan In Bayelsa


A former Minister of Petroleum Resources under the military regime of late Gen. Sani Abacha, Chief Dan Etete, has vowed to personally lead the battle against the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, if she does not desist from meddling in the politics of Bayelsa State. Mr. Etete made this known ... Read More »

Ogun Confirms Outbreak Of Bird Flu

bird flu

The Ogun State government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu. The state commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Ronke Sokefun while addressing newsmen said samples from Sango, Sagamu and Ifo live birds market tested positive to the highly pathogenic bird flu. According to her, samples of ... Read More »

Boko Haram Fighters Killed As Military Regains Control Of Maiduguri, Konduga


Nigerian troops, yesterday, dislodged Boko Haram fighters trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. After hours of fierce battle with the terrorists, the army took control of Maiduguri and Konduga, the two cities Boko Haram attacked in the early hours of Sunday. “More casualties inflicted on terrorists as troops ... Read More »

US Stopped Israel From Selling Arms To Nigeria

Jonathan and Kerry

Twenty-four hours after US Secretary of State, John Kerry held meetings with President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), where he pledged his country’s determination to work with Nigeria to end the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, Israeli media has revealed that the United ... Read More »

This Man Has Been Declared Winner By INEC Before The Election

Christian Adabah Abah

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ado/Opoku/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency in Benue State, Christian Adabah Abah, as winner of the February 2015 general elections. According to the commission, Abah was declared winner of an election which was yet to hold because he ... Read More »

Peter Obi Slams Soludo Over Recent Article


Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has hit back at ex-CBN Governor Charles Soludo, who said that Obi built no signature project in Anambra State during his tenure. He described the former governorship aspirant as a man haunted by his past. Obi’s reaction came through his Media Assistant, Valentine ... Read More »

Buhari To Tell Facts And History’ About Him In New Website


Following recent controversies about some aspects of the life of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari, which are not known by the public, the political camp of the former head of state has created a website for the sole purpose of telling ‘facts and history’ ... Read More »

Boko Haram Raids Six Adamawa Villages, Abducts Women, Youths


Boko Haram insurgents have raided six villages in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, a local hunter, Ibrahim Gulak has said. Speaking on the phone from Michika, Gulak said the insurgents killed “several people” in the attack; kidnapped several youths and women and destroyed property worth millions of Naira ... Read More »

INEC Distributes 1.7m PVCs In Plateau


The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has so far distributed over 1.7 million Permanent Voter Cards in Plateau State. Mr Yagba Kundu, INEC’s Head of Electoral Operations in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos, on Sunday, that the cards were for those that registered in ... Read More »

2015: Women Groups In Sokoto Demand 35% Appointment Slots From Tambuwal, If Elected Governor

Aminu Tambuwal

A coalition of women groups in Sokoto State has urged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to set aside 35 per cent of all appointments for women, if elected governor in next month’s elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the women, under the ... Read More »

Maiduguri Attack: Shettima Hails Gallantry Of Nigerian Soldiers


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Sunday commended the gallantry of Nigerian soldiers who did not yield to Boko Haram’s daring attempt to invade Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr. Shettima also called on citizens, especially residents of Maiduguri, to give more support and cooperation to the security operatives whom ... Read More »