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Six Dead Following Outbreak Of Measles In Niger State


Niger State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ibrahim Sule, says no fewer than six persons are confirmed dead following the outbreak of measles in some parts of the state.Sule made this known on Thursday in Minna, saying that the outbreak was reported within the last two weeks in four local government ... Read More »

PDP Has Disappointed Igbo People, Nigerians –Okorocha

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of which he was a founding member, of disappointing people of the South-East geo-political zone and Nigerians in general. Okorocha stated this on Thursday while speaking to journalists at the Government House in Owerri on state and national ... Read More »

2015 Elections: Court To Decide Jonathan’s Fate Today


The controversy surrounding President Goodluck Jonathan’s eligibility to contest the 2015 presidential election will be brought to an end today when an Abuja High Court delivers judgment on the suit. A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Mr Cyriacus Njoku in March 2012, brought the motion praying for a restraining ... Read More »

Aluu4: Seven Suspects Freed Over Insufficient Evidence


A Magistrates Court sitting in Port Harcourt and presided over by Emmanuel Woke yesterday freed seven suspects out of the 18 arrested in connection with the killing of four undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt in Omuokiri  Aluu, a community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. The ... Read More »

“Leadership Is Courage” – Aregbesola Taunts Jonathan

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Following the visit yesterday of eight out of the ten state governors behind the yet to be registered All Progressive Congress (APC) to Borno state despite the security challenges in the north eastern state, the governors have declared Maiduguri a relatively ‘safe place.’ Maiduguri has been the hotbed of Boko ... Read More »

6 Dead as Multiple Explosions Herald the Visit of Nine APC Governors to the City of Maiguguri


Nine governors of the parties involved in the proposed merger under the auspices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday met in the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri, even as the city erupted in multiple explosions. Three explosions were reported to have occurred simultaneously at Baga Road, Customs, and ... Read More »

Policeman Who Took 16 bullets For Nigeria Gets N600,000 Reward


“Who will die for Nigeria?” is a question that is frequently asked by public officers whose line of duty has some element of risk. This is because many had suffered in vain in the past. The notion that those who suffer injuries or die in the line of duty are ... Read More »

Bill Clinton Counters Jonathan, Insists Poverty Behind Boko Haram, Ansaru insurgency


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday Nigeria’s challenge of terrorism in the north was being fuelled by extreme poverty that increases by the day, an evaluation he once offered during a previous visit to Nigeria. It is also an evaluation Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan hates to hear. Mr. Clinton ... Read More »

IBB Backs Merger Of Political Parties, Berates Politicians For Forgetting The ‘Ordinary Man’ After Elections


Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has said that the  intending merger of some  political parties to serve as a strong opposition to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) is a welcome development in the nation’s political system. The former president who was fielding questions from Journalists at his hill ... Read More »

APC Merger: Buhari and Tinubu should be Allowed to Pursue Their Ambitions – Tofa


A former presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has said the law should be allowed to determine whether President Goodluck Jonathan could be sworn in three times or not. Tofa made this known in a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune. According to ... Read More »

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Agrees that “the cost of governance needs to be reduced”


The Federal Government, through the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and the Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has assured Nigerians, once again that the economy is very strong and reliable, contrary to the insinuations in some quarters. In a statement issued by the minister, the government has stated that ... Read More »

Presidential Adviser Sings Praises of Newly Elected Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Akpabio


The Special Adviser to Presient Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Kingsley Kuku, in a statement letter he sent to Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, has said that the governor’s appointment as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum did not come as a surprise ... Read More »

Senate Moves to Put an End to Detention in Prisons without Trial


In what might turn out to be a form of great respite for a lot of inmates in prisons across the country, the Senate has insisted that there must be an end to detention without trial in the country. This development is coming as a result of a bill seeking ... Read More »

Dirty Fighting: APC Is “Being Run Like A Cult” – Tukur, PDP Is “An Empire Of Lies” – CPC


The war of words between the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress took centre stage again on Wednesday with the PDP describing the APC as a “party that is being run like a cult.” National Chairman of the PDP, Bamangar Tukur, told journalists at an interactive session in Abuja ... Read More »

Nigerian Economy Not In Danger Of Collapse – Presidency


The Presidency has denied comments that the nation’s economy is in danger of collapse, saying all globally recognized indices indicate the economy is stable and on an upward beat. Senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe while reacting to the alarm raised by the Action ... Read More »

El-Rufai’s Book has made enemies become friends, and friends become enemies – Tunde bakare


Pastor Tunde Bakare, Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) and General Overseer of the Latter Rains Assembly has once again taken a swipe at the current status of the country’s economy. Bakare believes that, despite its numerous natural resources and wealth, Nigeria has millions of citizens who are living ... Read More »

Abducted French Nationals: Channel Your Demands through JTF – DHQ Tells Boko Haram


In reacting to the demands by the dreaded Boko Haram group on the conditions under which they can release the French citizens being held hostage by them, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has told the members of the sect to channel their demands through the Joint Task Force (JTF) telephone help ... Read More »

We state categorically and unequivocally that APGA is not party to any merger arrangement – APGA


The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), at a meeting of its Interim National Working Committee and forum of State Chairmen, has re-affirmed its decision not to join the All Progressive Congress (APC). After the meeting of the Party, which was held in Abuja, on Tuesday, the party said that it ... Read More »

2015: PDP’ll Promote Jonathan’s Candidacy Whether Opposition Likes It Or Not – Tukur


National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamangar Tukur, told journalists at an interactive session in Abuja on Wednesday that President Goodluck Jonathan had every right to contest on the platform of the party in 2015. In what may be a pointer to the fact that the ruling party ... Read More »

PDP Has More Judases Than Disciples – Gov. Akpabio


Chairman of newly formed PDP Governors’ Forum Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state has revealed that dangers of a looming implosion, treachery and emergence of Judases within the PDP necessitated the formation of the forum. Akpabio, who was at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday accompanied by ... Read More »

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