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Be Patriotic In Responding To National Issues And Stop Noisemaking, PDP Tells ACN, CPC


National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday in a terse statement called on the opposition political parties; the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and Congress for Progressive Change, CPC to support President Goodluck Jonathan in his onerous task of addressing the present security challenges. According to PDP, it ... Read More »

Finally, ‘My Oga at the Top’ Obafaye, Resumes As NSCDC Boss In Oyo State


Mr. Shem Obafaye, the former Lagos State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, who made the “My Oga at the top” mantra a phenomenon, has finally resumed in his new office as Oyo State Commandant of the NSCDC. Obafaye, who was replaced by Mr. Adesuyi Clement from ... Read More »

Nasarawa Killing: Jonathan Playing Politics With Nigerians’ Lives


Former Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of playing politics with the lives of innocent Nigerians hence his refusal to hold a nationwide broadcast on the killing of over 100 security operatives in Nasarawa State. “We agree that revenge attack on Ombatse cult community ... Read More »

Emergency Rule In Northern States Will Produce No Results – Anglican Communion

The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh

The Anglican Communion in Nigeria has opposed plans by the government to impose emergency rule in the troubled northern states. The church believes what is required is a comprehensive approach to tackling insecurity in the country, and not the imposition of emergency rule. Speaking to a press conference in Abuja ... Read More »

NAF Copter Crash Attributed To System Failure


The Nigerian Air Force on Monday released the preliminary report on the investigation into the crashed Mi-24B helicopter, which occurred on May 9 at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt. This was stated on Monday by Yusuf Anas, the Director, Air Force Public Relations and Information. The statement said ... Read More »

Fmr Oyo SSG: Jonathan Should Learn How To Do Odi Experience For Boko Haram From OBJ


The name Dr. Dejo Raimi might not ring a loud bell in the national political landscape but he was once a former Secretary to Oyo State Government and sure knows his onions especially when it comes to leadership. Dr. Raimi, who is a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart, while speaking ... Read More »

Why PDP Has Large Followership – Tukur

Bamanga Tukur

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has chided leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari for threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the 2015 presidential election, saying there was no need for such a statement. Tukur, who ... Read More »

Second Phase Cashless Policy To Begin In July – CBN


The second phase of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s cashless initiative will begin July 1, 2013, Deputy Governor, Operations, CBN, Mr. Tunde Lemo, confirmed at the weekend. According to him, the planned extension of the cashless policy to five states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from ... Read More »

Amnesty C’ttee Members’ Lies Exposed As Kabiru Sokoto Denies Purported Meeting


The alleged mastermind of the 2011 Christmas day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto, Monday denied meeting with members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North. Members of the committee, who are working on how to ... Read More »

Nasarawa Police Massacre: IGP Shuns Gov As He Visits Lafia


The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, weekend, shunned Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura in Lafia by refusing to visit him after arriving the state for on-the-spot assessment of what led to led to the death of the officers killed in the state. Apparently angered by the shabby handling ... Read More »

Passenger Boats Attacked By Pirates In Bayelsa

creek crew

Pirates at the weekend, reportedly terrorized passenger boats along the Sabatoru-Igweta-Iwoama-Nembe route on the Nembe Creek in the Bayelsa East senatorial district, dispossessing them of their cash and other valuables. At least 10 passenger boats were raided by the hoodlums who carted away some of the engines leaving their victims ... Read More »

Killings In Nigeria An Act Of Revolt – PENGASSAN


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has described the upsurge of violence in the country, especially the recent killings and attacks on security personnel in Bayelsa, Borno, Nasarawa and Benue states as acts of revolt against the Nigerian state. President of PENGASSAN, Babatunde Ogun, therefore charged ... Read More »

Fashola, Philips Condemn Supreme Court Judge’s Family Kidnap

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour with wife

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Philips, and other legal luminaries, yesterday, condemned the kidnap of the wife, daughter and driver of a Supreme Court Judge, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, as the whereabout of the captives remained unknown four days after they were abducted. Justice Rhodes-Vivour’s ... Read More »

Governors Caution Jonathan Against State Of Emergency


Progressive Governors’ Forum has cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan against declaring state of emergency in some crisis-hit states in the northern part of the country, saying such move would further worsen the security problem in the country. In a statement signed on behalf of the governors by Governor Kayode Fayemi of ... Read More »

Ex-commissioner’s Mother Kidnapped In Ondo

Mother of the immediate past Commissioner for Education in Ondo State, Mrs Remi Olatubora has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The gang of six reportedly stormed Madam Olatubora’s residence located at Iyansan in Irele council area of the state, at 1a.m. on Sunday and whisked her away. It was gathered ... Read More »

Pregnant Woman Killed By Armed Robbers Over Church Offering

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Sunday killed a 28-year-old pregnant woman Florence Onu,in Port Harcourt, along Ada George Road, Rumueme. An eyewitness, younger sister to the victim, Ebere Amadi, said her sister was attacked by armed men who wanted to disposses her of her handbag containing N50,000 offerings ... Read More »

Missing Woman Found 10 Years Later, Dead In Son’s Cupboard In Imo State

corpse in cupboard

The Imo State Police Command has recovered the body of a 78-year-old woman, Mrs. Lucy Osigweh, who was declared missing in 2003. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, disclosed yesterday that the woman’s lifeless body was found in a large cupboard inside a shrine located in her son’s ... Read More »

Journalist Needs N7m To Replace Failed Kidneys


Nurudeen Jewoola, aka Astro, a journalist with Newswatch Daily, began experiencing constant fatigue two months ago, but it didn’t cross his mind something could be wrong with him other than his hectic job schedule of his job. He only knew how dire his situation was when a near-death experience brought ... Read More »

Government Serves Occupants Quit Notice As Fire Guts 3-Storey Building


A three-storey building with at least 30 flats was engulfed in an inferno on Sunday morning at Bashiru Street, Ojodu, the same street where a building belonging to Foursquare Gospel Church collapsed just days ago. At least four persons were injured in the fire. Men of the Lagos State Fire ... Read More »

FG Says Cash, Fugitives Smuggled Through Private Jets


Private jet owners have been accused by the Federal Government of using their jets to smuggle illegal consignments as well as cash in local and foreign currencies in and out of the country daily. It was also accused that some wanted persons were being airlifted out of the country aboard ... Read More »

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