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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 »

Jonathan Proved His Love For Borno People By Visiting The State Twice In One Month – Minister


Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, the Minister of State for Power, on Saturday said that President Goodluck Jonathan has demonstrated true love for Borno with his numerous initiatives aimed at developing the state. Wakil, who spoke at the PDP presidential rally in Maiduguri, said: “The opposition has been making noise that the ... Read More »

How Jonathan Abandoned Edo State Despite Getting 95% Votes In 2011 – Oshiomhole


Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has opened up on his grouse with Presidnt Goodluck Jonathan, saying the president abandoned the state and did nothing for it despite securing 95% votes of Edo people for his re-election in 2011. The governor said the people of the state are however ... Read More »

2015 Polls: Lamido Urges Traditional Rulers To Warn Subjects Against Violence

Emirs-Sule Lamido

Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Sunday in Kazaure urged traditional rulers to caution their subjects against harassment of any leader in the name of politics. Lamido gave the advice when he stopped over to pay homage to Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Adamu, during the ongoing campaign tour in ... Read More »

Military Lifts Maiduguri Curfew


The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, said on Sunday that the 24-hour curfew imposed on the Borno State capital would be lifted on Monday morning. The spokesman of the division, Col. Sani Usman, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri. The statement said that residents of Maiduguri were ... Read More »

Buhari’s Wife Clears The Air On Her Nationality, Says ‘I’m A Nigerian’

Mrs Aisha Buhari

Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has denied speculations in some quarters that she is not a Nigerian. She spoke through Mrs. Deborah Iliya, a chieftain of APC in Kaduna State, who represented her at the public presentation of ... Read More »

Health Workers Ready To Call Off Strike

health workers strike

Health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) branch, last week lamented the insensitivity of government to their demands, expressing willingness to call of the strike if the Federal Government would release the much expected circular on their demands. Chairman, Senior ... Read More »

FG Committed To Free And Fair Election – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, in a meeting with US Secretary of State, John Kerry, reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring the February elections is free and fair. He assured that the government would give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) all the support it requires to conduct a free and ... Read More »

What US Secretatry Of State John Kerry Told Jonathan, Buhari About The Election

source: Nigerian Tribune

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has advised Nigerian politicians to work towards ensuring a peaceful and violence-free February general elections. Kerry gave the advice at a news conference in Lagos, on Sunday, at the end of a closed-door meeting he held with the presidential candidates of the ... Read More »

PDP Members Responsible For Attack On Jonathan In Bauchi — Yuguda

Goodluck Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may be right after all that attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in the course of his campaign is being perpetrated by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as Bauchi State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, at the weekend, declared that the attack on the president, ... Read More »

US Secretary Of State Holds Separate Meetings With Jonathan, Buhari In Lagos

John Kerry, US Secretary of State

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Sunday arrived Lagos for an official engagement. Kerry reportedly touched down in Lagos about 1 p.m. and headed straight for separate meetings with Jonathan and the main opposition’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Kerry’s visit was announced on Friday during an emotional speech in ... Read More »

FG Plans To Ban P0*n Sites – NSA


The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), says the Federal Government plans to introduce a law to ban and block all P0*n websites in the country. Dasuki said this at the closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on use of social media organised for Islamic preachers, Imams and youths ... Read More »

INEC To Deploy 35,000 Ad hoc Staff In Kaduna – Official


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it would use 35,000 ad hoc staff in Kaduna State for the forthcoming general elections. The commission’s Administrative Secretary in the state, Yusuf Hadejia, said this in an interview in Kaduna on Sunday. He said the ad hoc staff will include National Youth ... Read More »

Your Visit To Olu of Warri Useless – Itsekiri Youths Tell Jonathan •Give Condition For Support


An Itsekiri Youth group under the aegis of Warri Study Group yesterday insisted that unless President Goodluck Jonathan performs the ground breaking ceremony of the $16 billion Export Processing Zone, EPZ, Ogidigben, before next month’s presidential election, the Niger Delta ethnic nations would not vote for him. The group also ... Read More »

IGP Abba Orders Crackdown On Political Thugs


The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Saturday ordered a crackdown on political thuggery by the police following instances of attacks by some party supporters against their opponents. Mr. Abba ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Command Commissioners of Police (CPs) to investigate all political acts that contravened ... Read More »

Boko Haram Launches Simultaneous Attacks On Maiduguri, Monguno • DHQ Declares Curfew


A curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, following simultaneous attacks by the Boko Haram sect on Maiduguri and Monguno, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has said. The attacks came on the heels of a recent video uploaded to YouTube by leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, who showcased ... Read More »