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Sultan In Asaba For Uduaghan’s 60th Birthday Lecture, Preaches Unity, Dialogue


The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has called for continued dialogue among Nigerians. The sultan made the call in Asaba, the Delta State capital when he visited Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday ahead of the lecture on Anger Management ... Read More »

FG Distributes More Relief Items To Displaced Persons In Chibok


The Federal Government on Monday gave additional relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Chibok, Borno, to further cushion the hardship in the area. Alhaji Muhammed Kanar, the North-East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said in Yola, Adamawa that the items were given in compliance to the ... Read More »

Court Nullifies De-Registration Of Hope Democratic Party


An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday declared the de-registering of Hope Democratic Party, HDP, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, illegal, null and void and ordered it re-registered. Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by HDP challenging INEC’s decision to deregister ... Read More »

Removal Of Immunity Clause’ll Breed Transparency In Governance – HURIWA


The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria said on Monday that the reccomendation for the removal of immunity clause for all the cadres of elected officers in the 1999 Constitution would institutionalise transparency. The National Coordinator of the NGO, Mr Emmanuel Onwubiko, said this in an interview with the News ... Read More »

Anti-Coourption Network Give FG One Week Ultimatum To Extradite Kashamu To US


A Non-Governmental Organization, Anti-Corruption Network, has given the Federal Government one week ultimatum within which it should ensure that the sole financier of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West, Chief Buruji Kashamu, is released by security agencies and extradited to the United States for prosecution over alleged criminal ... Read More »

Ebola Success: PDP Hails Nigerians, Pays Tribute To Fallen Medical Workers


The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the gallantry of Nigerians and government at all levels for the successful eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country as confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. National publicity secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Monday said ... Read More »

Alleged Drug Trafficking: I’m Not Wanted In US Or Anywhere, Says Kashamu

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The Chairman, Mobilization Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Chief Buruji Kashamu, has explained why he cannot be extradited to the Unites States of America to answer questions on alleged drug trafficking. The PDP chieftain, who was reacting to a call for his extradition by the Anti-Corruption ... Read More »

$9.3m Arms Deal: Oritseejafor Is A Man Of God I Can Vouch For – Adeboye


General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has spoken in defence of the national president of the Christian Association (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on his alleged involvement in the $9.3 million arms purchase funds seized by South Africa. “Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is a ... Read More »

Consensus Candidacy Shameful – PDP Presidential Aspirant


A presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa has described as shameful, the decision of the party to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as a consensus candidate for the 2015 presidential election. Dr Balewa, son of a former Prime Minister, Balewa spoke in Abuja when ... Read More »

Edo Community Records Monumental Loss After Oil Spill


An oil spillage caused by ruptured oil pipe lines of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), which passed through Ikara Community in Ikpoba Oka Local Government Area of Edo State has led to “monumental loss of aquatic, domestic and agricultural lives.” The people of the community have therefore sent a ... Read More »

Ceasefire: CAN Urges FG To Continue Negotiation Despite Attacks


Christians in Borno State have advised the Federal Government to continue its negotiation for a ceasefire with the Boko Haram. Speaking on behalf of the Christians, Rev. Titus Pona, Chairman of the Borno chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday, said the government should continue with the ... Read More »

Reps Endorse N4,000 NYSC Call-up Letter Fee


Prospective corps members may end up paying the sum of N4,000 for online registration as the House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development has endorsed the fee. In a media chat with the House of Representatives Press Corps, Chairman of the committee, Rep Kamil Akinlabi said that the committee’s investigation ... Read More »

Boko Haram Will Stick By Ceasefire Agreement – Tukur


Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur has expressed optimism that Islamist sect Boko Haram would not renege on its ceasefire agreement as its deal with Cameroon has shown it can be trusted. The federal government on Friday announced it had entered into a ceasefire deal with the Islamist ... Read More »

Soldiers Kill 25 Boko Haram Members As Another Borno Town Goes Under Attack


In another development that raises doubts about the ceasefire deal announced over the weekend, troops of the 7 Division have killed at least 25 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. The incident which security officials said happened on Sunday night following an attack on Damboa Local Government Area of ... Read More »

Jonathan-Buhari Poll: Nigerians Allege Rigging As President Wins With A Slim Margin


Some Nigerians have expressed displeasure over the outcome of a poll published by President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on New Media Reno Omokri, which they allege was rigged. The poll published on October 16 by the president’s aide, generated discussions over the weekend as Jonathan was behind Former Head of ... Read More »

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola Free After 42 Days Without A Single Case


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared Nigeria as Ebola virus transmission free. The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO headquarters each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days, a statement by the UN agency said. “This ... Read More »

Win A Hyundai Car, Join The Insurance Revolution

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Femi has been saving for 5 years, and finally got enough money to buy a Honda CRV 2007 model. He drove the car happily for 4 weeks before he was attacked one night by some boys on third Mainland bridge, and the car was taken away from him. What should ... Read More »

Why FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Pact Is A Scam – Shehu Sani

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The Executive Director of the Kaduna based Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Shehu Sani, Sunday, has described the purported ceasefire agreement between the federal government and Boko Haram sect as a complete fraud. Sani, who had in the past initiated talks between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of ... Read More »

80th Birthday: Gowon, A Good Example Of An Elder Statesman – Jonathan


Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been described as a good example of a genuine elder statesman, who every Nigerian political leader should emulate. President Goodluck Jonathan, who made this known at the thanksgiving service to mark Gen. Gowon’s 80th birthday at the National Christian Centre in ... Read More »

Rampaging Fulani Gunmen Kill 25 In Taraba


Rampaging Fulani herdsmen have allegedly attacked Sondi village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state killing twenty five people and destroying property worth millions of Naira. The State Police Command said they have recovered seven bodies in the aftermath of the attacks. The attack, which took place Sunday morning ... Read More »

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