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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 »

Cleric Endorses Agbaje As Best Candidate For Lagos Governorship


The Archbishop of the Resurrection Praise Ministry, Sampson Benjamin, on Saturday said the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, had unique virtues that put him in pole position to become the next governor of the state. Benjamin described Agbaje as “a de-tribalised ... Read More »

Linking Jonathan With Insurgency Illogical, Says Minister


Minister for Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, said on Saturday that it was illogical to link the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents to the Federal Government. Turaki said this while speaking at the PDP Presidential Rally held in Maiduguri. He described individuals peddling such romour as “most unpatriotic”. “It ... Read More »

Ambode Promises Residents Of Badagry ‘Massive’ Development If Elected

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The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday promised residents of Badagry that the ancient city would experience massive development if he is elected governor in the general elections next month. Ambode made the pledge at a rally the party organised at the Badagry ... Read More »

How I’ll Operate As Nigeria’s First Lady – Aisha Buhari


Aisha Buhari, the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has said her husband will not tamper with the office of the ‘First Lady,’ if it is constitutionally recognised. Mrs. Buhari told newsmen on the sidelines of the inaugural meeting of the APC women ... Read More »

Boko Haram Frees 192 Hostages In Yobe

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Reports coming from Yobe State indicate that 192 out of the 218 people abducted at Katarko town, Gujba local government area of the state by the Boko Haram sect have been released. This was disclosed by a prominent politician, Alhaji Goni Katarko, whose family members were among those released by ... Read More »

925,000 People Ready To Vote In Zamfara – INEC


The Zamfara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has distributed 925,000 permanent voter cards out of the 1,100,032 printed for the state, since the commencement of the exercise. This was disclosed by the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Abubakar Umar Wara during an interactive session with ... Read More »

APC Leaders, Ajimobi Begged Me To Run For Governorship On Their Platform – Ladoja


The governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has said the national leadership of the All Progressives Party (APC), indeed, wanted him to defect to the party and contest the forthcoming governorship election on the ticket of the party, but that he refused to take ... Read More »

Why We Have Not Been Able To Rescue Chibok Girls – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has explained why the federal government had not been able to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. Speaking, yesterday, at the palace of the Shehu of Borno, where he had gone to pay homage to the traditional ruler, when his campaign train got to the state, the president ... Read More »

Fashola Accuses FG Of Diverting SURE-P Funds For Jonathan’s Campaign


Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of diverting Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) money, to fund the campaigns of President Gooodluck Jonathan. Fashola made the allegation at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Badagry area of the state. “The money they took for ... Read More »

Rivers APC Reschedules Campaign As Police Confirm Attack On Venue


Nigerians who are apprehensive of violence in the forthcoming general elections had their fears heightened again on Saturday, as the Police in Rivers State confirmed an attack on the National School Field, Okrika, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Okrika local Government Area of the state. ... Read More »

Borno: Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack


Boko Haram gunmen have killed 15 people, including a village leader, near Maiduguri, security sources and residents said Saturday. “The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri around 5:00 am. They killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze,” Vanguard quoted the security source ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Court Martial Frees Army Commander, Two Others


A military court in Abuja has freed an army Commander who had been standing trial over an offence committed during an operation against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. The general court martial, sitting in Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja and presided over by Brigadier General M.S. Yusuf, on January 20, discharged ... Read More »

FG To Prosecute Boko Haram Over Use Of Children As Suicide Bombers

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, says members of the Boko Haram sect will be prosecuted for using female children as suicide bombers. Adoke made the government’s position known in an advisory issued by him on January 21, where he expressed deep concern ... Read More »

Fayose Warns APC, Buhari Against Further Attacks On Jonathan


Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, over alleged attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign train. In a statement released through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka in Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti ... Read More »

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 »