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Braithwaite Proposes Postponement Of 2015 Elections, Interim Govt


Founder of the defunct Nigeria Advance Party, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has suggested that the 2015 elections be postponed until the issues of insurgency and constitutional reconstruction are addressed. “Those who are preparing for elections in 2015 seem oblivious to the glaring truth that the circumstances of this nation-state dictate that ... Read More »

2015 Elections: Cardinal Okogie Urges Nigerians To Pray For God-fearing Leaders


Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Friday urged Nigerians to continue to pray for God-fearing leaders that would lead the country to the Promised Land. Okogie made the call at the 6th Bi-annual Conference of the Catholic Social Forum of Nigeria (CSFN) held at ... Read More »

2015 Elections: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Receiving Gratification, Allays Fears Over Their Safety


Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, has warned corps members whose services will be engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as ad-hoc staff during the 2015 general election against accepting gratification or any financial inducement from politicians. Giving the warning on Saturday in Kano ... Read More »

NDLEA Seizes 4,832.74Kg Of Narcotics In Abuja


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recorded a major success in its effort to rid the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, of illicit drugs as it confiscated 4,832.74kg of various drugs and 102 bottles of cough syrup containing codeine. The syrup bottles were found in an abandoned NITEL box at Wuse ... Read More »

2015: Chief Of Naval Staff Reads Riot Act To Officers, Ratings


The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, has fired a warning shot to officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy against being partisan ahead of the 2015 general elections. The Naval Chief warned that anyone found wanting would be thoroughly disciplined. This stern message was passed by the ... Read More »

JTF Demolishes Stolen Crude Oil Depot, Sets 2 Trucks Ablaze In Rivers


The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it had destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community in Rivers. A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, the Spokesman for the task force issued in Yenagoa on ... Read More »

Ekiti Police Raise Alert Level Of Personnel Over Plans To Invade The State


The Ekiti State Police Command has raised the alarm over plans by some group of people to invade the state to disrupt the existing peace and cause break down of law and order. The alert is coming a few days after the purportedly ‘impeached’ Speaker of Ekiti State House of ... Read More »

APC Warns Presidency Against Arresting Tambuwal


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the Presidency to shelve any plan to arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal. This came following statements by the police and office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to deny there were plans to arrest the ... Read More »

President of Chad May Be Buying Weapons For Boko Haram


A close associate of the President of Chad, Idriss Déby, has been arrested for providing weapons for terrorist group Boko Haram. The suspect, Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, was reported to have been arrested on the Chadian-Sudan border with 19 SAM2 missiles. He was alleged to have purchased the missiles from the ... Read More »

Economic Crisis: States May Shut Down Next Year — Suswam


Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam says if the economic crisis in the country continues unabated, many state governments may shut down next year. Suswam said this while reacting to questions raised over the non-payment of workers’ salaries in the state. He lamented the falling crude oil prices, which he noted ... Read More »

APC Slams PDP Over Invasion Of Lagos Offices By Security Agents


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the invasion of its offices in Lagos by security agents. According to the APC, a combined team of men of the DSS and OP-MESA had in the early hours of Saturday, stormed the Bola Ajibola Data centre belonging to the APC in the ... Read More »

NSA Denies Ordering Tambuwal’s Arrest

Aminu Tambuwal

National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has rubbished reports that his office ordered the arrest of Speaker House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal. In a statement by the director of Special Duties in the Office of NSA, retired Colonel Bello Fadile, the report credited to PR Nigeria was ... Read More »

APGA To Adopt Jonathan As Presidential Candidate


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will on December 17, 2014 hold a Special National Convention where the appointment of the Anambra State Governor Chief Wiliie Obiano as its leader and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) will be ratified. While at the convention, the party will also adopt ... Read More »

Newly Sworn-In Acting Gov. Of Taraba Appoints SSG


The Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, has appointed, Mr Timothy Kataps, as the Secretary to the State Government. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Government House, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, in Jalingo on Saturday. Mijinyawa said that Kataps, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner ... Read More »

NASS Blockade: NLC Lambasts Police, Warns Against Brazen Use Of Power


The Nigeria Labour Congress has described the barricading and prevention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, and other lawmakers from gaining access to the premises of the National Assembly as “disgusting, barbaric and shameful”. The congress in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, ... Read More »

Health Workers’ Strike: NAFDAC Losing N120m Weekly At Ports


The National Agency for Food and Drug Control, NAFDAC, is losing N120 million naira weekly because of the strike by some workers in the health sector, the Secretary, Medical and Health Workers Union, NAFDAC, chapter, Anzaku Peter, has said. “I can tell you authoritatively that on weekly basis, the agency ... Read More »

Assembly Crisis: Reps C’ttee On Police Insists IGP Must Appear In Person


The House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs on Friday insisted that Mr Suleiman Abba, the Inspector General of Police, must appear in person before the committee to explain Thursday’s police action. The committee had summoned Abba over the takeover of the National Assembly by armed policemen which led to ... Read More »

Edo Renames Varsity After Late Tayo Akpata

Adams Oshiomhole

The College of Education, Ekiadolor, recently upgraded to a university status, has been renamed by the Edo State Government to Tayo Akpata University of Education, TAUE, in honour of a former Commissioner for Education in the defunct Bendel State, Chief Tayo Akpata. Chief Akpata passed on peacefully at his Ikoyi, ... Read More »

Army Promotes Three Officers For Gallantry In Fight Against Terrorism


The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the promotion of three Captains to the rank of Major in recognition of their exceptional gallantry in the fight against terrorism in the North-East. Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, Director, Army Public Relations, announced this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the  activities lined up for the  ... Read More »

PSC Promotes 233 Senior Officers


The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Friday, promoted over 233 senior police officers. The promoted officers include: 55 Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACP, to Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCP; 177 Chief Superintendents of Police, CSPs to ACP and one Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP to a Deputy Superintendent of Police, ... Read More »