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68.8 Million PVCs Ready For Collection – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, showed commitment to a smooth conduct of the February general elections, as it said all Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) had been printed and are ready for collection. Reacting to an allegation by the Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, that more than 15 million voters ... Read More »

Fashola Advises Lagosians Not To Vote Agbaje Because He Evades Tax, Owes Lagos N1.6m


In a move that may discredit the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, accused the PDP candidate’s company, Jaykay Pharmacy, of owing the state N1.6 million in unpaid land use charges. He advised the people of the state to ... Read More »

NCC To Sanction Network Service Providers Over Unsolicited Messages


Nigerians have for long complained about getting unsolicited text messages from network service providers. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in a move to stop this has now said it would not hesitate to penalize network providers that failed to keep its regulation on unsolicited messages to subscribers. In an interview ... Read More »

22,000 Graduates Have Benefited In FG’s Internship Scheme – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Wednesday, said that 22,000 Nigerian graduates benefited from the Federal Government’s Graduate Internship Programme. In a statement issued in Abuja by her Special Assistant, Paul Nwabuikwu, the minister said the programme was meant to increase the employability of the graduates by enhancing their ... Read More »

inc*st: Court Fixes March 5 For Trial Of Father Who Sexually Abused His 14-Year-Old Daughter


A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, warned it would commence trial in a case against 50-year-old Yesiru Onajobi, standing trial for alleged inc*st. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned the case to March 5, following the absence of a counsel for Mr. Onajobi. The accused, resident at Bogije St., Ibeju, ... Read More »

2015 Elections: IGP Abba Gives The Green Light For Prosecution Of Arrested Political Thugs


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday ordered the prosecution of all suspects arrested for political thuggery during the ongoing campaigns at different locations. The Nigeria Police said the suspects were arrested for perpetrating violence. The police spokesperson, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement said, “The IGP ... Read More »

Soludo’s Article: Okonjo-Iweala Hits Back, Says The Ex-CBN Boss Lacks Character And Wisdom

Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Several reactions have trailed the article by ex-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Charles Soludo, who wrote a critical review of the two front runners in the coming presidential election, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari and his counterpart in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), ... Read More »

According To Amazon:, Biggest E-commerce Website In Nigeria!


Alexa an company, the global pioneer in the world of analytical insight, ranks as the biggest e-commerce website in Nigeria, still ranking as the most visited local content website in the Nigeria. Looking at the exploits of Jumia over the past year, it is not hard to see why this widely trusted shopping ... Read More »

Boko Haram Hoists Flag In Monguno – Fleeing Residents

Boko Haram

Indications emerged on Tuesday that insurgents might have gained full control of Monguno town in Borno State. This position was given credence by fleeing residents, who claimed that there is no military presence in the town, which fell into the hands of Boko Haram on Sunday following a fierce battle ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Not Supporting Any Political Party – Ex-Spokesman


The erstwhile Director of Army Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Olajide Laleye, has said the Army will continue to remain neutral in the political affairs of the country. Laleye stated this during the handing and taking over ceremony of the 4th Brigade Command‎, Benin, the Edo State capital, where ... Read More »

Peter Obi Takes Swipe At Soludo Over Article, Describes Ex-CBN Gov As A Bitter Man On Vengeful Mission

Charles Soludo-Peter Obi

Immediate past Governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi, has dismissed a former governorship aspirant of the state, Prof. Charles Soludo as a man haunted by his past for stating that he (Obi) left behind no signature project in Anambra State during his eight years tenure. Speaking through his Media ... Read More »

PDP Will Build Additional 20,000km Tarred Roads If Re-Elected – Sambo


Vice-President Namadi Sambo said on Monday that the PDP-led Federal Government would construct additional 20,000km of tarred roads in the next four years, if re-elected on Feb. 14. Sambo, who stated this at the PDP presidential rally in Ilorin, said the government had successfully constructed about 20,000 km of tarred ... Read More »

Oyo SDP Gov Candidate Pledges To Donate Salary To Teachers Pension If Elected


The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has promised to donate his salary to the teachers’ pension scheme in the state, if elected as governor in next month’s general elections. Makinde, who made this known during a town hall meeting with teachers from Saki-West, ... Read More »

Our Father Never Called Buhari Corrupt – Late Usman Jibrin Family Disowns TV Documentary


The family of late Group Captain Usman Jibrin, has described as untrue, the statement in an anti-General Muhammadu Buhari documentary currently airing on national TV stations, which claimed that the late military officer described the former head of state as corrupt. Buhari is running for president for an unprecedented fourth ... Read More »

No Need For Panic Relocation To Home States Over Polls – Police


The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 4, Makurdi, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba, has urged Nigerians to stop relocating from their places of residence to their states of origin because of fear over the February general elections. Shinaba, who was until his elevation as AIG the Kano ... Read More »

NLC Hails Kerry’s Call For Violence-Free Elections


The Nigerian Labour Congress on Tuesday in Abuja lauded the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for a peaceful and non-violence election in Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Kerry had on Sunday, met with President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), the leading candidates in ... Read More »

Boko Haram’s Bomb Maker Arrested In Potiskum


A man identified as Ba’na, who is suspected to be manufacturing explosives for Boko Haram has been arrested in North-East Nigeria, a senior police officer told AFP on Tuesday. The suspect, whose bombs were said to have been used in series of suicide attacks recently, was held in the Arikime ... Read More »

Amosun’s Campaign Organisation Accuses Opposition Parties Of Buying PVCs

ibikunle amosun

The Senator Ibikunle Amosun Campaign Organisation (SIACO) has accused opposition political parties of purchasing Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in a desperate attempt to manipulate the February general elections. According to SIACO, the move embarked on by the opposition parties is capable of disenfranchising the people of Ogun State during the ... Read More »

Wogu Calls For Declaration Of Total War Against Boko Haram

emeka wogu

Former minister of Labour and Productivity and governorship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Chief Emeka Wogu, has called for a declaration of total war against the Boko Haram militant group similar to the type taken by federal forces against the defunct Biafra. Wogu said this in ... Read More »

100 Days In Office: I Owe Workers N7.5bn And It Gives Me Sleepless Nights – Fayose


Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has revealed that the money owed to workers in the state, which amounts to N7.5 billion gives him sleepless nights. The governor disclosed this yesterday in Ado Ekiti, while inaugurating some projects to mark his 100 days in office. He disclosed that the entitlements owed ... Read More »