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CNN Verdict On Nigeria, Testament To President Jonathan’s Prudent Management Of Economy – PDP


The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Nigeria’s ranking as the third fastest-growing economy for 2015 after China and Qatar by the CNNMoney, a business analysis programme, is a referendum on the prudent management of the Nigerian economy by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, describing it as a verdict of a ... Read More »

At The Appropriate Time, I’ll Respond To APC’s Allegation, Says AIG Mbu


Joseph Mbu, outgoing Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of police, Zone 7, has promised to respond to allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he was deployed to Zone 2 for a political hatchet job at the appropriate time. Mr. Mbu made the remark in Abuja on Friday while reacting ... Read More »

Thieves Return 983 Stolen PVCs In Edo


Some thieves, who stole 3,661 Permanent Voters Cards in Orhiomwon local government area of Edo State have returned 983 of the stolen cards. It was learnt that a total of 4,658 PVCs were stolen at distribution points in nine local government areas of the state. However, the alleged thieves reportedly ... Read More »

Association Of Lab Scientists Disown ‘Fake’ Buhari Medical Report


The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has disowned a medical report, which was purported to be the result of tests for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. The report was said have emanated from the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, and purportedly undersigned by three ... Read More »

INEC To Provide Emergency Telephone Lines At Polling Centres In Zamfara


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara on Friday said it would provide emergency telephone lines at all the 2,516 polling units in the state during the general elections. Alhaji Abubakar Wara, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made this known at a meeting with civil society ... Read More »

Army Gets New Spokesman


A new spokesman has been appointed for the Nigerian Army. He is Col. S.K Usman. Usman is expected to take over from the outgoing Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, who is on transfer to the 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, as the Commander. Until his appointment, ... Read More »

I’ll Make Ogun An Oil-Producing State, Says PDP Gov. Candidate, Isiaka


The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Mr. Gboyega Isiaka, on Thursday said if elected next month in the general elections, his administration would make Ogun an oil-producing state. Speaking during a parley with workers’ union under the aegis of the Trade Union Congress in Abeokuta, ... Read More »

Buhari To Record Message In Hausa For Broadcast In The North Urging Peaceful Elections


Officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have blamed the incident in some parts of the North where objects were thrown at a campaign convoy of Presudent Goodluck Jonathan on fifth columnists within the president’s own Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Nonetheless, the officials disclosed that the party’s presidential candidate, Gen. ... Read More »

Gov. Shettima Calls On Borno People To Accord President Jonathan Respect


Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has pleaded with his supporters and all residents of the state to accord President Goodluck Jonathan and his entourage the maximum respect when he visits the state as part of his nationwide campaign tour ahead of the February 14 presidential election. A statement ... Read More »

Certificate Saga: Babangida Stands Up For Buhari, Urges Aggrieved Persons To Go To Court


Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida on Friday stood up in defence of the embattled All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the authenticity of his secondary school certificate. The former military president called for caution on the unnecessary debate surrounding Buhari’s academic qualification, warning that any attempt to ... Read More »

Jonathan Releases N26bn For Dry Season Farming


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N26 billion for the 2015 dry season farming in the country. He announced this in Abuja, on Friday, at the AGRIFEST 2015, organised to mark the four years of agricultural reforms and implementation of the agriculture transformation agenda. “To further boost your ... Read More »

DHQ Blogsite Restored After Hackers Failed In Attempt To Infiltrate Database

Chris Olukolade

Director Defence Information, Maj. General Chris Olukolade says the information website of the Defence Headquarters,, which was hacked into at the early hours of Friday, January 23, 2015 has been restored. According to a statement by Olukolade, posted on, the site was defaced at the front end. He ... Read More »

Military Set For Major Attack As Terrorists Occupy Area ‘As Large As Belgium’

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

The military has finalised plans to conduct “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East. PRNigeria, an online news platform with consultancy links with the security forces, reports that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large ... Read More »

Elections Hold As Scheduled, Jega Insists


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday, rejected the call for the postponement of the presidential election and declared that Nigerians will vote their next leader on February 14. INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, made the declaration in Abuja, at a workshop organised by the commission on “Mitigation of Violence ... Read More »

Bode George Supports Call For Postponement Of Elections


Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Friday, agreed with the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki on the need for Nigeria to postpone the February general elections. George, who addressed a press conference at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, also made the ... Read More »

This Nonsense Must Stop: Presidency Reacts To Attack On Jonathan


The presidency has reacted to the attacks on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Katsina and Bauchi states, by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC). It cautioned the opposition party to rein in its supporters. In a statement titled “This ... Read More »

‘We Don’t Need International Troop Support To Fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents

National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, Friday, ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram. According to him, Nigeria and its partners can handle the threat. It is expected that African leaders will discuss the possibility of “enhanced international support” against Boko ... Read More »

US Secretary Of State To Meet Jonathan In Lagos Over Boko Haram


US Secretary of State, John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF), that he would visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram. “Violent extremism has claimed violence at ... Read More »

I Cannot Be Threatened From Visiting Bayelsa – Patience Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Thursday said nobody or group could threaten her if she decided to visit any part of the country. The president’s wife, who spoke through her media assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, was reacting to threats by some youth groups to disgrace her if she ... Read More »

Buy 2, Get 1 Free Every Single Day On The Jumia Flash Sale!!


Adding to the excitement of its Super Fashion Clearance Sale, decides to take it a step further with the upcoming scintillating Flash Sale on all products you love starting on Monday the 26th of January, 2015 till Friday the 30th of January, 2015.   Still in the Spirit of striped-down prices, thousands of ... Read More »