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PDP to APC: Why don’t you want Jega sacked?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to come and explain to Nigerians the reasons why they didn't want the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega sacked. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, in a statement made in Abuja, said it was more than curious that the APC has continued to fabricate stories and show undue interest in Jega.According to him: “Undoubtedly, the frenzy, hysteria and spate with which the APC has been inventing stories regarding Professor Jega’s stay in office, even when nothing suggests that such was on the table, raise a lot of issues.“We ask, is there any underlining issue or arrangement between APC and Professor Jega which the opposition is hell-bent to protect, informing its anxiety and apprehension towards his stay in office?“While it is noted that the APC is a party of one week, one lie, we in the PDP look beneath the surfaces to th…

PDP’s allegation against Tinubu, a diversion –APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the claim by the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation that the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, plans to become the vice president through the back door is designed to divert attention from the success of General Muhammadu Buhari, at the Chatham House, in London, on Thursday.The National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement made in London, on Saturday, said the PDP and the Jonathan administration still did not have any answer to what the APC described as “an epochal moment that has separated the wheat from the chaff.”The APC said, ”Our presidential candidate’s globally-acclaimed outing has presented Nigerians, and indeed the global community, with a choice between a bumbling, ineffective, incoherent, clueless, visionless and incompetent President and an assertive, knowledgeable, dignified, purposeful and principled President-in-waiting.”Having failed to discredit the outing with a rented crowd, some of whom confes…

Okada rider rapes pregnant youth corps member

An okada rider has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly raped a Corps member at Imoru in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.The 20-year-old suspected rapist, Tumi Ayileka, who claimed to be an okada rider, was among the 27 suspected criminals paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, during his monthly Press Conference, held in Akure.‎Eke said the rape victim (name withheld) boarded a motor cycle from Ifon to Imoru where she was posted to by the NYSC.

He said, the suspected rapist allegedly dragged the youth corps member into the bush and raped her.Confessing to the crime, Ayileka admitted that he raped the young youth corps member unknowingly.He said it was his first time of committing the crime, saying he drove the victim home after the incident.According to him, “she approached me around 7.p.m at Ifon that I should take her to Imoru community where she serves and I obliged after agreeing on N500 charges fee. On our away going, I don’t kn…

I didn't have Social Media account -IBB

Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has denied having a twitter or social media account  through which he can  be related with.General Babangida, in a press release signed by one of his aides, Ajiya Minna, and Alhaji Iliyasu Dhacko and made available to newsmen on Friday, said he was displeased by the disclosure recently of spurious use of his name by some dubious elements on a social media account.Babangida, who said he was not against the use of his photographs in the media, however advised the users to be cautious in use of such pictures.He said, "it was unfortunate that Nigerian youths as leaders of tomorrow were degenerating into social miscreants creating disaffection with the social media."General Babangida advised that the media should always be used to foster unity as the country, at this  period, needs positive contributions of all Nigerians to get things right.He advised politicians to desist from engaging the youth in thuggery, but more in const…

Pearl Look Event set to hold in April

The 3rd edition of a modelling contest tagged: “Pearl Look 2015,” has been scheduled to hold on April 4, 2015 at Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The winner of the contest will get a six-month salary and a modeling contract with Ice Model Management Company in South Africa. The hosts of this year’s event are two indigenous radio personalities Yaw and Lolo.The show, which saw thousands of audition in five cities in Nigeria for a chance to be the next model and the best run way model, is now ready with all the 15 contestants picked for the show going to South Africa on tour.

Tunde Kelani celebrates birthday

Ace movie director Tunde Kelani added a year on February 26. He celebrated it in a special way by inviting his fans for a treat at E-centre Yaba and Leisure Mall Surulere both in Lagos, as he premiered his latest movie Dazzling Mirage.

Mercy Aigbe bags Impact Award, opens make-up studio

Famous actress, Mercy Aigbe was on recently presented with the “Most Outstanding Actress of the Year” award from The Impact Awards.She bags this award not long after she opened a make-up studio as an arm of her boutique, Magdivas. Mercy Aigbe made the opening of the make-up studio known through her Instagram page. While presenting the award Mercy Aigbe, the president of The Impact Awards, Omooba Damilare Oloyede, said, Aigbe got the award based on her contribution to the movie industry.“Mercy Aigbe is getting the recognition as Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Actress of the Year, because of her role in many movies that have created meaning impact in the society,” he said.In her response, Mercy thank the awardees saying, she will continue to produce good movies and also ensure that her roles are the ones that have great impact on the society.

Imagneto seeks new dance enthusiasts

Kaffy is recruiting young people who aspire to take dance as a profession using her dance company IMagneto.She made this known through a social media page this week. She gave out details about the registration slated for March 16, 2015. According to her, the opportunity is open to all would-be professional and unprofessional dancers. This could be your lucky chance. Check it out.

Tayo Sobola’s Facebook Account hacked

Sulty actress Tayo Sobola has cried out that her Facebook account has been hacked into.She made this known recently with a copy of the fake account name and picture, which she posted on her social media platform. Apparently the fake account profiles recent photos of the actress. It seems obvious that the user of the fake account is a familiar social media friend of the actress.

Omawumi’s Baby Bump

Popular singer Omawumi, has come out of her shell to reveal her baby bump. The singer who looks quite close to her due date posted a cute picture of herself on Instagram. Trust Omawunmi and her swagger, she tagged the picture “Performing with my overload”.

Nigerian military recover more communities from Boko Haram

Nigerian military, on Friday, said it has recaptured two more communities from Boko Haram.The Defence Headquarters said that government troops flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Gulag, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, and Bara in Gulani Local Government Area.The military also said arms, ammunition and vehicles were recovered while several others were destroyed during the operations.“We have also flushed out Terrorists from #Gulag, #Madagali LGA HQ in #Adamawa state, earlier today.#VictoryForNigeria. After 2 Days of intense operations, troops have finally routed terrorists from #BARA, Gulani LGA in Yobe," the defence headquarters tweeted.Other areas cleared include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.

Insurgent: Adamawa residents celebrate free

Residents of Gulak town, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, burst into celebration in Yola, after they were informed that their homeland had been freed from the control of Boko Haram, which captured the town last year. This incident occurred on Friday. Some of the indigenes of Gulak were reportedly seen at various drinking joints, dancing in celebrating the freedom of their homelands from Boko Haram.One of the displaced residents of Gulak, Musa Aliyu, told newsmen that he heard of the news of the liberation of Gulak on BBC Hausa Service.He added that some of the residents of the communities, who still lived on mountaintops, also called the refugees in Yola to tell them of the sacking of Boko Haram from Gulak and its environs.Aliyu, who spoke at one of the popular drinking joints in Yola, said, “Because of the good news, our people are jubilating and have already started planning returning to our ancestral homes and begin normal lives again.”

Your blackmail can’t stop Buhari, APC tells Fayose

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said Governor Ayodele Fayose’s blackmail against the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, cannot stop him from winning the presidential election.According to the party, the governor is fighting the battle of his life that runs contrary to the general mood of the nation.It advised him to concentrate his energy on how to ensure victory for President Goodluck Jonathan, instead of lecturing APC on why it should not field General Buhari as its candidate for the March 28 presidential election.A statement by the state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, said Nigerians had made up their minds to have Buhari as their President, adding that, “No amount of blackmail and rhetoric fueled by selfishness will change the course of change sweeping across the country.”Olatubosun noted that the governor was being hypocritical in his criticism of Buhari and the allegations he‎ was raising over his health status, saying tha…

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President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to troops in recaptured areas, on Thursday.

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Major General Muhammadu Buhari at Chatham House, London, on Thursday.

Jonathan pays surprise visit to troops in Adamawa

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, paid a surprise visit to the troops in Adamawa.

Alison-Madueke pushes for emergency OPEC meeting

The Petroleum Minister and President of the Organisation Petroleum Exporting Company (OPEC), Diezani Alison-Madueke, is in dilenma as to whether her moves to convene an emergency meeting of the organisation would be adopted by critical OPEC members.The sliding oil price which recently showed signs of recovery has rattled the OPEC president prompting her suggestion for stakeholders’ meeting to review the situation.Alison-Madueke, as president of OPEC is responsible for liaising with member countries and the producer group’s secretary-general in the event of an emergency meeting.But market analysts say it is highly unlikely that Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de facto leader, would agree to such a meeting.Brent crude has slipped back beneath $US60 a barrel – and West Texas Intermediate beneath $50 a barrel prompting oil producers to consider holding an emergency meeting to stabilise prices.Brent was trading just below $59 a barrel early in the week, trade while WTI was substantially cheaper at ju…

NDLEA arrests students, mechanic with guns

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives, Bayelsa State Command, has arrested two students of the Niger Delta University, Amassomma and an auto mechanic in possession of four guns.The suspects, Ambakaderemo Tamarakumo, 21; Zuokumo Preye, 20; and Wale Urueberuwa, 20, were arrested recently on the East-West Road of Bayelsa State.The NDLEA in a statement on Thursday said the suspects were apprehended during a stop-and-search patrol along the Bayelsa area of the East-West Road.It also said the three suspects were in a commercial vehicle going to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital from Ughelli, Delta State.“At the time of their arrest, they were found to be in possession of three locally-made single barrelled pistols and one locally-made double barrelled pistol along with two rounds of live cartridges," the agency said.During the preliminary investigation of the suspects, they confessed they were not armed robbers but cultists.The agency said the suspects had been hande…

Bode George is not my godfather —Jimi Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has said  that PDP leader, Chief Bode George is not his godfather.Agbaje, who engaged his followers on social media in a Question and Answer session, stressed that Chief George is a leader of the party in the state, but not his political godfather as insinuated by the All Progressives Congress (APC).“Bode George is not my godfather. He is one of the leaders in the PDP. When I joined PDP he wasn’t even aware,” he said.

Corruption: Zambian ex-minister found guilty

A former Minister of Mines in Zambia,  Maxwell Mwale, has been convicted of corruption for his role in the award of prospecting licences to a Chinese mining company in 2009, Reuters reports.Delivering judgment on the matter, Magistrate Lameck Mwale, said the prosecution had proved that Maxwell Mwale interfered in the award of licences to Zhonghui International Mining Group.The magistrate said, several witnesses testified that Mwale interfered in the licensing process for personal benefit and the Chinese company was subsequently awarded the licences.Mwale is in prison awaiting sentencing on Friday. The offence for which he has been convicted, abuse of authority of office, carries a maximum jail term of 14 years.

Kidnappers of American missionary demand N60 million

Those that kidnapped the American missionary, Reverend Phyllis Sortor are demanding a ransom of about  $300,000 (about N60 million), the authorities have said.It would be recalled that Reverend Sortor, was abducted at the Hope Academy, where she works as a financial administrator in Emiworo, Kogi State, on Tuesday. It was said that a friend of Reverend Sortor were later contacted by the kidnappers and they demanding $300,000 for her safe return, the Kogi Police Commissioner Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said.

FEC approves 9 more universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved the issuance of operating licenses to nine new private universities in Nigeria. The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo. The Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka, who addressed the journalists after the council meeting listed the new private universities.Speaking on the exorbitant tuition fees of private universities, the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, said it is not the responsibility of the federal government to regulate fees charged since private universities are run like other private organisations.According to Shekarau: “As far as government is concerned, all Federal Government universities are tuition-free. Whatever the universities are charging are so minimal for some day-to-day activities: games fees, union fees and some other fees.“Of recent, I had cause to ask the NUC to regulate a kind of minimum fee because there is a university that charged as low as N20,000, N15,000. Some charge N30,00…

Senate slashes subsidies on kerosene, petrol

The Senate has slashed the allocation for petrol and kerosene subsidies presented by the Ministry of Finance in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2015-2017.The petrol subsidy was slashed from N200bn to N100bn.The subsidy allocated to kerosene was also reduced from N91.08bn to N45.52bn.The chairman of the Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning; Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said the reduction was due to the fall in oil prices at the international market.“The joint committee recommends a downward review of subsidy payment for PMS from N200bn to N100bn and kerosene from N91.08bn to N45.52bn. This is as a result of the current low prices in crude oil prices at the international oil market.“The relevant committees of the National Assembly should through oversight, ensure the full implementation of the proposed kerosene subsidy and the availability of the product,” he said.While responding, Senate President David Mark said, there w…

House to Okonjo-Iweala: Release full audit report on NNPC’s missing $20 billion

The House of Representatives has ordered the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy,  Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to submit  the full version of the forensic audit report on the alleged missing Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ‎$20billion to the House. This will be the second time the request is made following a motion moved by its Minority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.On February 25, 2015, the House requested that the Minister of Finance release the full report.It should be noted that  PriceWater House Coopers,  an International auditing firm, had carried out the forensic investigation on behalf of the Federal Government.It should also be noted that the Deputy Speaker,  Emeka Ihedioha presided over the session. Gbajabiamila said: “Mr. Speaker, we request the Clerk of the House to formally write the Minister to produce that report to every member of this House. She has not produced the report, irrespective of the standing resolution of the House. …

Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Paris

Three Al-Jazeera TV journalists were arrested in Paris, on Wednesday, for flying a drone from a park on the edge of the city.The journalists were apprehended in the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the western edge of the city.A judicial source said: “The first was piloting the drone, the second was filming and the third was watching."The arrests come after multiple drone sightings over the capital for the past two nights, though it was not established immediate that the arrested journalists were linked to the earlier incidents. The names and nationalities of the three journalists were not disclosed.

APC: Peterside is the target of Okrika shooting

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has said that the attack by unidentified gunmen on February 17, 2015, on its rally in Okrika, was aimed at eliminating  Dr Dakuku Peterside, the governorship candidate of the party in the state.A statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser to the State Chairman of the party, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, said  that the APC had piled the sins of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in readiness to petition the United Nation over APC’s challenges in the state.“If they had succeeded, these enemies of our democracy would have pushed the state into an unprecedented crisis; the end of which no one could have predicted,” the party said.The State Deputy chairman of the APC, Prince Peter Odika, who is the chairman of the investigation committee on the political violence against the party, said the panel found the PDP culpable of the ugly trend in the state.Odika, who submitted the committee’s report to the State APC chairman, Dr Davies IbiamuIkanya, at…

ASUP withdraws strike notice

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has suspended its decision to embark on an indefinite strike, scheduled to commence on Wednesday. This development came up after about five hours meeting with the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education.The decision, according to the union, was sequel to “fruitful” discussions it had with government and other stakeholders.Shekarau was said to have ordered the immediate withdrawal of the circular suspending the controversial CONTISS 15 and restoration of union activities in the the Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra State and the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State.The Public Relations Officer of ASUP, Mr Clement Chirman, told journalists, on Tuesday, that its negotiation team would relay the outcome of the deliberations.Shekarau called on ASUP members to continue to perform their lawful duties. He further said, the union and government would continue t…

Terrorists disguised as women nabbed by troops in Baga

Defense Headquarters, Abuja, said the ongoing search operation in the recaptured town of Baga has revealed some terrorists disguised as women.

American missionary woman abducted in Kogi

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“Early this morning we received a report that Reverend Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria by several persons,” the church said.

Alao-Akala promise to give due recognition to non indigenes in Oyo State

Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has promised that his administration would give due recognition to the non indigene in the state if elected.

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Oyo State reiterate this while meeting the leadership of Tapa and Ebira community at Mokola, recently.

The former governor of the state whose campaign trained had earlier in the day visited traditional rulers and community in Oluyole Local G overnment assured equal treatment for all and sundry in the state.

"My administration has been fair to the people of the state  and I will ensure harmonious relationship exists between the indegene and non indegene in the state just like I did during my first term as governor." 

While assuring them of Labour Party’s commitment to the welfare of the people, Otunba Alao-Akala urged them to make sure all the eligible voters among them get the voter’s card and vote for Labour Party candidates in the next election with a pledge that all their request will be granted.

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Alao-Akala condemn vandalisation of campaign billboard, posters

ged his political opponent to engage on  issue based campaign, rather that embarking  on campaign of calumny and attack on personalities and campaign materials which he says will not change the mind of the people who are determined to vote Labour Party at all levels in the coming election.   

The former governor, while expressing optimism about winning election said, "we are sure of victory, Labour Party will have a landslide victory in the coming election because people are convinced that we are the credible alternative base on our manifesto and plans for the transformation of the state,  part of which we revealed to the electorate during the campaign. 

He, however, urge his supporters and the entire people of the state not to engage in any form of violence with the opposition but to remain calm and resolute in their resolve to give Labour Party their mandate to take Oyo State to a greater height.

Dangote: How we plan to feed Nigerians

The Dangote Group has expressed optimism that with its ongoing agricultural projects across the country, Nigeria is on its way of being self-sufficient in the areas of food production.

Chevron oil reserves slip by 1%

Chevron said its oil and natural gas reserves fell by one per cent last year largely due to the sale of its stake in a Chad oilfield. The company posted that proved reserves of 11.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent as of the end of 2014, Reuters reported.

Obj denies having Twitter Account

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said on Monday, that he does not have any accounts on any social media networks.

CAF U-17: Nigeria to face South Africa in semi-final

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will confront the Amajimbos of South Africa in one of the semi-final matches for the ongoing CAF U-17 championship, in Niamey, on Wednesday.

Capture Shekau alive, troops urged

Nigerian troops have been put on red alert for any insurgents’ leader bearing the name of Imam Abubakar Shekau who is believed to be desperately looking for escape routes.

Why ASUP Has To Embark On Indefinite Strike -Union

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike on Wednesday 25th February, if government fails to meet their demands.

PDP to IGP: Investigate attack on widows in Owerri

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abbas, to investigate the recent attack on some widows in Owerri.

Alao-Akala promise robust empowerment scheme for market women

Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has assured women that his government will give them a  robust empowerment if elected.

Alao-Akala's size, achievements threatens his opponent -Olunloyo

A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Oyo State, Dr Omololu Olunloyo,  has said that the achievements and size of the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, was a threat to other candidates.

Alao-Akala promise to complete Erunmu Dry Port project

Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has assured the people of Erunmu that his administration will continue with the stalled Erumu dry Port Project if elected.

Federal Poly Bida expels over 100 students

Over 100 students have been expelled from the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State due to certificate forgery over the last three years.

My suspension, a ruse –Jimoh Aliu

Yoruba actor and producer of popular yester years movie, Arelu, Chief Jimoh Aliu, has reacted to the suspension order pronounced on him and some other members of the Association of Nigeria Theatre-Arts Practitioners (ANTP) by president of the association, Comrade Victor Ashaolu.

Why I offer God praises every year – Bola Are *Distributes food items, materials to widows, orphans

Vibrant gospel musician, Evangelist (Dr) Bola Are, recently, marked her annual thanksgiving, where she distributed relief materials and food items to widows, orphans and the less privileged in the society.

Bishop Durojaye celebrates 47th anniversary on pulpit

Shepherd-in-Charge and General Secretary of blood of Jesus Calvary Church International (BJCCI), Apata, Ibadan, Bishop Joshua Oluwasola Oladele Durojaye, will today mark his 47th anniversary on the pulpit.

NDIC commissions N30m resource centre at GCI

By Godwin Ngwu
The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has commissioned a resource centre for the Government College, Ibadan worth N30 million to enhance the study of science and technology in the school.

New Oyo CP warns trouble makers

The new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr Muhammed Musa Katsina, has warned candidates in the forthcoming election and their supporters against acts and statements capable of inciting violence.

Jonathan meets Alaafin, Soun, others

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday continued his consultations with traditional rulers from the South West with visits to three of them drawn from Lagos and Oyo States.

Golden Eaglets beat Zambia 3-1

Nigeria’s Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, on Saturday, beat Zambia 3-1, at the African U-17 Championship in Niger Republic.
This has made the team qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament and the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

I have added value to governance -Fashola

Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said that his government has done a lot to
improve the living condition of the citizenry.

Oyo LG bosses removed

The Oyo State House of Assembly, on Thursday, relieved all the 33 caretaker chairmen in the state of their positions and directed that the Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) take over the activities of the councils.

Why We Closed Forex Windows -CBN

Despite the devaluation of the Naira in November 2014, the apex bank has taken a further step to address the demand problem by adopting new measures to save the local currency from decimation.

PDP Will reclaim Oyo State -Babalola

By Tosin Omojola

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Engineer Femi Babalola, has expressed confidence that the party will reclaim power in Oyo State even as he denied insinuations that he is working against the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Senator Teslim Folarin.

CBN tightens policy on exporters’ Domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed exporters to ensure that proceeds of oil and non-oil exports are repatriated into Exports Proceed Domiciliary Accounts of their respective exporters’ accounts within 90 days of all exports and 180 days for non-oil.

FirstBank promotes down syndrome awareness,debuts Hope Rising Drama series

As part of its CSR drive under its health Initiative to create awareness, correct negative societal perceptions and provide support for all forms of disabilities in Nigeria, FirstBank has presented the Hope Rising Drama Series produced in partnership with Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria.

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Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (11th left) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate in the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode  (7th right) in a group photograph with the Eze Ndigbo of Ikeja, Eze Uche Dimgba (8th right) and the Ndigbos in Lagos State, during their visit to endorse and declare their support for the APC governorship candidate in the state, in the forthcoming general elections, at the Lagos House, Marina, on Friday.

Court seals off Newswatch

Court bailiffs accompanied by security agents have sealed off the office of Newswatch magazine
owned by the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Group, Jimoh Ibrahim.

Over half a million people watched PSG vs Chelsea on FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports 1′s coverage of the 1-1 draw between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday was viewed by an average audience of 501,000 people, making it FS1′s most-watched Round of 16 match ever, and the fourth most-watched Champions League match on FOX Sports overall.

Muri Thunder: Why Pasuma is annoyed with me

Muri Thunder has explained the reason why Pasuma Wonder is angry with him. He said it was because he took sides with Saheed Osupa during the recent crisis that rocked the Fuji industry.

Jonathan commissions 750MW power plant

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, commissioned the Olorunsogo Power Plant in Ogun State.

OBJ again on Twitter

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has posted another controversial statement on his Twitter with the handle @SegunObasanjo.

FIFA Presidency: Points from Figo’s speech

Former Portugal winger, who is also contesting for FIFA presidency on May 29, Luis Figo, has officially launched his candidacy for the top job in world football. Here are some of the points he emphasised on in his speech.

What Jonathan told me —IBB

Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida discloses what President Goodluck Jonathan told him when they meet.

INEC solicits cooperation of traditional rulers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has solicited the cooperation of traditional rulers in Kwara State for the smooth conduct of the general election.

Open defecation: FCT residents blame on lack of public toilet

Some Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents have urged the administration to provide public toilet facilities in strategic locations within the territory.

Onitsha market traders protest imposition of N200 CCTV levy

TRADERS at the Onitsha Main Market in Anambra State have protested the imposition of N200 monthly levy per shop as Close Circuit Television (CCTV) levy by the market leadership.

Buhari's endorsement: Obasanjo clear air

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, clarified his stand concerning his endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, reports Channels TV.

Ezeonyia's death: Ex-Abia gov commiserates with Catholics

A former Abia State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed his sympathy to the Catholic community in Nigeria over the demise of the pioneer Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. V. V. Ezeonyia, who passed away on Sunday during a brief illness.

Kano govt to recruit 1,903 teachers

The Kano State Government, on Thursday, said, it would recruit additional 1,903 teachers on temporary basis to complement the services of serving teachers in the state.

I will inaugurate next president if I loose 2015 election -Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, has assured that he would inaugurate the next President if he lost in the 2015 Presidential election.

Al-Jazeera journalists released on bail

The Al-Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been granted bail after spending over 13 months in jail. This release was made after two weeks their colleague, Peter Greste, was released.

This Is a $1 Million USD Mercedes Benz G63 AMG

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Jega: I'm not going on terminal leave

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has said he does not have any plan to embark on terminal leave.

Ambode assures residents of improved security

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All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured residents of the state of an improved security if elected into office.

There is no reason to trust PDP -Lagos Gov

Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had failed to deliver on promises made to Nigerians and that there was no reason to trust them.

Traders want FG to check activities Of Custom officials

Traders at the Kofar-Wanbai Market in Kano have called on the Federal Government to intervene in the activities of some customs officers allegedly confiscating goods in some parts of the country.

Jonathan to speak on national issues today –Abati

President Goodluck Jonathan will host a special edition of the Presidential Media Chat today.

Fayose to workers: Vote according to your conscience

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has advised workers to vote according to their conscience in the forthcoming  elections.

Iwajowa LG gets new boss

The new chairman of Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable John Olaoye Ojedokun, has been sworn-in.

Prepare to vote, Hon Subair urges Nigerians

Nigerians have been enjoined to make sure they discharge their civic responsibility by voting for their candidates of choice in the forthcoming general elections.

‘All Politicians are the same’

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable Ganiyu Kolade Adepoju, has said that all politicians are the same and they tend to do certain things with the same motive.

EWAN celebrates Rose Odika

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ALL roads lead to Jogor Centre, Liberty Road, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, when friends relatives and well wishers will converge to celebrate birthday of popular Nollywood actress, Rose Odika in grand style.

CAF suspends Morocco from 2 AFCONs for refusing to host 2015 AFCON Tournment

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee, suspended the Moroccan national team from the 2017 and 2009 Africa Cup of Nations Cup tournaments, following  its meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Aregbesola Wins At Osun Election Tribunal

The Osun State Electoral Tribunal headed by Justice Elizabeth Ipejimi, declared Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the August 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun State.

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Bafarawa urges Nigerians to vote for Jonathan

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Former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to massively vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14 presidential election to ensure continuity in the ongoing transformation of the country.
Bafarawa made the call, while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters at Gada town, headquarters of Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State, at the party’s gubernatorial campaign.
He said, the present administration at the federal level had succeeded in implementing people-oriented programmes that had been improving the lots of Nigerians.
Bafarawa cited the construction of roads, railway expansion, establishment of universities, power supply and others as projects that impacted positively on the lots of Nigerians.

He urged supporters of the party to ensure they cast their votes to all PDP candidates to ensure more democracy dividends.

NGO urges INEC To Conduct Elections In IDPs’ Camps

An NGO, I-Nigerian Initiative, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) exercised their voting rights in the forthcoming general elections.

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the election

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By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

I need to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote my time and energy in pursuit of other passions, especially abroad.

Over N30trn unaccounted for, Soludo insists

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Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, on Wednesday, insisted that N30 trillion has either been stolen or unaccounted for, from the federation account, saying, he stands by every statement he made in his articles.

I won’t talk until February 14th –Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, has said he will not talk on the state of the nation until after the general elections.

UN Security Council urges joint effort against Boko Haram

The United Nations Security Council, on Tuesday, urged the regions to enhance regional military operations and coordination to effectively and immediately combat Boko Haram.

We’ll use PVCs for elections, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will be used in the forthcoming general elections despite the challenges.

Nigeria safe under Jonathan – IBB

Former Military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, on Tuesday, said Nigeria is in safe hands under President Goodluck Jonathan.