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5 Killed In Potiskum Suicide Bombing


At least 5 people were Sunday killed in a suicide bomb attack that hit Potiskum, Yobe State. An official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) told Channels TV that a suicide bomber who pretended to be a passenger had entered Bulala Motor Park, along Bauchi- Jos road ... Read More »

FG Decries Execution Of Two Nigerians In Indonesia Over Drug Trafficking


The Federal Government has expressed disappointment over the execution by firing squad of two Nigerians, Solomon Chibuike Okafor and Daniels Enemuo by the Government of Indonesia despite its pleas. The Nigerians were executed for drug offences at the Island of Nusakambangu in Cilacap, Central Java Province, with seven others from ... Read More »

Igbinedion’s TV Retracts Report, Apologises To Oshiomhole, Edo Govt

Adams Oshiomhole-Esama

The Independent Television owned by a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Esama of Benin Kingdom, Sir (Dr.) Gabriel Igbinedion, has apologised to the Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, for airing a false report on both its television and radio stations to the effect that the governor ... Read More »

Why We Shut 60 Petrol Stations In Akwa Ibom – DPR


The Department of Petroleum Resources in Eket, Akwa Ibom, has said it sealed 60 petrol stations in the state between January and December last year. DPR Controller of Operations in Eket, Asuquo Antai, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Eket on Sunday. Antia said ... Read More »

INEC Allays Fear On Alleged Theft Of PVCs By Politicians In Borno


The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the alleged mass theft of Permanent Voter Cards by politicians in Borno will not affect the conduct of next month’s general elections. The Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress are accusing each other of perpetrating the alleged theft of the PVCs. Borno ... Read More »

You Don’t Have The Power To Send Us Packing From Bayelsa – TAN Tells Dickson

Henry Seriake Dickson

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, in Bayelsa State has expressed shock and disbelief at a statement credited to the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, directing TAN and other such support groups to leave the state. In a statement issued in Yenagoa on Saturday, and signed by TAN’s Director of Publicity ... Read More »

Ebonyi APGA Gov Candidate Promises New Minimum Wage For Workers


All Progressive Grand Alliance governorship candidate in Ebonyi State, Senator Anthony Agbo, has promised the state workers a new minimum wage if elected. Agbo made the promise on Saturday in Abakaliki when he interacted with newsmen, saying the wage would be different from that of workers in other states. He ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Raises Alarm Over PDP Funding Of UNIBEN Students, Thugs To Unleash Mayhem


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Saturday accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of planning to use a section of students of the University of Benin to unleash mayhem on innocent people in the state following the recent disagreement between the state government and the federal institution ... Read More »

INEC Distributes 80% Of PVCs In Taraba – REC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba said on Saturday it had distributed about 80 per cent of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters in the state. Alhaji Ahmad Makama, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, made this known in Jalingo while speaking on the commission’s preparation ... Read More »

NEMA Sympathises With Victims Of Gombe Bomb Blast


The National Emergency Management Agency has sympathised with the victims of Friday’s bomb blast in Gombe, where six people were feared dead and 10 sustained varying degrees of injuries. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred on Friday night around 7.30pm in Arawa market of Gombe town. ... Read More »

Alleged Church Demolition: CAN Unfair To Me, Says Shema

Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s comments alleging that the Katsina State Government is planning to demolish a church in the state is very unfair and uncalled for, Governor Ibrahim Shema has said. CAN had raised concerns that a proposed road project led to the ... Read More »

MEND Dismisses Report Of Ultimatum To Anti-Buhari Ex-Militants As “False and Fabricated”


The militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has dissociated itself from a publication in Thisday newspaper of January 16 that it issued an ultimatum to “anti-Buhari ex-militants”. In a statement issued on Saturday, the group said the so-called “ultimatum and threat” did not emanate from ... Read More »

Northern Group Tells Buhari To Present His Certificate Or Forfeit Election


A group called Northern Youth Forum (NYF) has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, to produce his certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for proper electoral contest. According to the group, failure to do this would automatically put the supporters of the formal head ... Read More »

Obasanjo Covering Up For Buhari Over N25bn PTF Fraud – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of covering up for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) by not acting on the Dr Haroun Adamu-led Interim Management Committee that probed the Buhari-led Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and found about ... Read More »

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Gombe, Kills 6


Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria’s north, killing at least six people in a Friday night suicide attack. The suicide bomber attacked Kasuwan Arawa at the Tudun Wada area of Gombe, the Gombe State capital, injuring ten people. The Information Officer in the Gombe office of the National Emergency Management ... Read More »

Buhari Reportedly Plans US Visit Over Health


Indications have emerged that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari plans to travel to the United States of American towards the end of January, raising concerns over his health status. Vanguard learnt that Buhari had reportedly filled an online application for US Visa, to ... Read More »

Canadian Envoy Starts Campaign Against Child Marriage In Nigeria

too young

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Perry Calderwood, has launched a media campaign against early and forced child marriages in developing countries including Nigeria. Calderwood noted that over 15 million children globally are forced into early marriage each year, leading to an unbroken circle of illiteracy and poverty. He therefore ... Read More »

Lagos Guber Polls: Agbaje Tasks People Of Badagry On Collecting PVCs, Voting PDP In February


The Lagos State Gubernatorial aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday urged residents of Badagry to get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). Agbaje said this at a Town hall meeting he organised for party officials and supporters in Badagry, where he stressed the importance of the ... Read More »

N10bn Expended On 2nd Niger Bridge So Far – Jonathan

2nd niger bridge

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Federal Government has spent N10 billion on the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge out of the N130 billion total cost of the project. The President disclosed this during a stopover at the project’s site in Asaba on Saturday, while on his way to the ... Read More »

2nd Niger Bridge: FG Has So Far Spent N10bn On Project – Jonathan

2nd niger bridge

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Federal Government has spent N10 billion on construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge out of the N130 billion total cost of the project. The President disclosed this when he stopover at the project’s site in Asaba on Saturday on his way to PDP campaign in ... Read More »