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It Was Not My Intention To Be Nigeria’s Head Of State – Gowon


Yakubu Gowon, a former Nigerian Head of State has revealed that he had no plan to take over the leadership of the country after the July 1966 coup d’etat that caused the death of his predecessor, General Aguiyi Ironsi. “Honestly, it was not my intention to be a Head of ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Overcome Its Challenges – Adeboye


General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has assured Nigerians that the country will overcome the challenges it currently faces, advising them to move closer to God who is the ultimate solution to the challenges. “The prayer that a new Nigeria will emerge by ... Read More »

Post Ceasefire Announcement: Boko Haram Insurgents Strike Again In Borno


Suspected Boko Haram fighters have attacked a Borno town, less than 24 hours after the Federal Government announced a ceasefire deal with the sect, laying credence to the doubts of some people who claim the deal was false. Eight people were reported killed in the attack, which occurred around the ... Read More »

Gowon At 80: Nigeria Will Forever Be Grateful To You – Jonathan


As Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon marks his 80th birthday, President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria will forever be indebted to him. In a congratulatory letter to Gowon, ahead of his birthday which comes up on Sunday, Jonathan said that the nation will remain grateful to Gowon for ... Read More »

Jonathan Has Performed Better Than Any Nigerian President Ever – TAN


Dr Goodluck Jonathan is the best president Nigeria has ever had, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria’s (TAN) Director of Media, Dr Udenta Udenta has said. “President Jonathan has outperformed all other Nigerian presidents,” Udenta asserted, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday. “We have the facts. We have so ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: No Common Sense In Removing Immunity Clause – Abayomi


As the process leading to the amendment of the 1999 constitution continues, renowned constitutional lawyer, Mr Tunji Abayomi has faulted the approval of the removal of the immunity clause from the Nigerian constitution by the House of Representatives. Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed some new amendments ... Read More »

Buhari Floors Jonathan In His Own Poll


Nigerians have chosen former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari over Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to become their next leader. In a result that may come as a shock to the supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari has raked 69.98 percent of votes against the president’s 26.65 percent as at 18:36 Nigerian ... Read More »

Ekiti: Fayose Dissolves Boards, Sacks LG Chairmen

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has approved the dissolution of caretaker administrations of 35 local governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs (16 LGs and the 19 LCDAs), in the state. The government made this known in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr ... Read More »

Nigerians Are Poorer Today Than In 1999 – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians are poorer today than they were in 1999, when Nigeria returned to democracy, the Buahri Campaign Organisation has insisted, describing as irresponsible and unpatriotic the “phantom” economic growth the presidency usually refer to. “There is no doubt that Nigerians are poorer today than they were in 1999; since then, ... Read More »

EFCC Releases Edo Assembly Speaker, Two Principal Officers


The Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Uyi Igbe; Majority Leader, Philip Shaibu; and the Chief Whip, Folly Ogedengbe, who were held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been released. The three principal Assembly officers, who were invited by the EFCC to appear before it on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Yero Urges NASS To Pass Law Forcing Policy Makers To Send Their Children To Public Schools


Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero, on Thursday asked the National Assembly to pass a bill that would compel policy makers to enroll their children or wards in public schools across the country. Speaking when he received Chairman and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education at the Sir Kashim ... Read More »

MURIC Welcomes Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal


The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has welcomed the ceasefire deal reached between the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lil Da’awati wal jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram and the Federal Government. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, on Friday confirmed that the Nigerian Government and Boko Haram insurgents had ... Read More »

Nyako Impeachment: Court To Deliver Ruling On November 7

Murtala Nyako-Judiciary

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed Nov. 7 to rule on a fundamental rights enforcement suit seeking the reinstatement of impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Malam Murtala Nyako. Justice Okon Abang reserved his ruling after hearing arguments by counsel of parties in the suit. The News Agency ... Read More »

TUC Welcomes FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday applauded the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgent group for reaching an agreement to cease hostilities in the North East of the country. Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the TUC President told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Abuja ... Read More »

Ekiti Speaker Declares One Month Recess For State Assembly


The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, on Friday asked members of the parliament to proceed on a one-month recess following the change of baton in the executive arm of the government. The former APC-led government of Ayo Fayemi on Thursday handed over the executive arm ... Read More »

Army Place Soldiers Facing Trial On Half Salary


97 soldiers accused of mutiny have had their salaries slashed by half by the Nigerian Army. The soldiers, which include four Lieutenant Colonels, a Major and four Army Captains are currently being tried by a General Court Martial at the AHQ Garrison headquarters at the Mogadishu Cantonment. The soldiers are ... Read More »

Rights Activist, Shehu Sani And Journalist Ahmad Salkida Express Doubts Over Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal

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A Nigerian journalist and an activist, who have both been involved in several negotiations with Boko Haram, have doubted reports on Friday that the Federal Government and the extremist sect have reached a ceasefire deal. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, who announced the ceasefire deal Friday, ... Read More »

INEC Begins Distribution Of Voter’s Cards In 13 States November 7


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) will resume in 13 states of the federation between November 7 and November 9. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, INEC also said that there would be Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) in the affected ... Read More »

Boko Haram Members Have Denied Knowing Negotiator Of Ceasefire – Sani


Human rights activist and former Boko Haram negotiator Shehu Sani, has joined the long list of Nigerians who have expressed doubts over reports that the Nigerian military and Boko Haram have agreed a ceasefire. The Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, Friday announced the ceasefire deal and called back all ... Read More »

Why Jonathan Entered Ceasefire Agreement With Boko Haram


Mike Omeri, Coordinator of National Information Centre has explained why President Goodluck Jonathan entered into ceasefire deal with Islamist sect, saying it was due to the commitment of the president to ending insurgency. Although the government has never hid its sentiments against negotiating with terrorists, Omeri noted that security and ... Read More »