Bayelsa polls: Shekarau joins Dickson’s campaign, predicts victory for PDP

Former Kano Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau,,has predicted victory for Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 5 election in the state. Shekarau, immediate-past Minister of Education, made the prediction Monday in Kolokuma Opokuma when he

Read More

The changing narrative of the Aba shoe maker

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu   Between the 80s and the early 90s, the Aba shoe industry witnessed an unprecedented boom. Aba shoes made in the popular Ariaria International Market captured the West African and Central African markets such as Togo

Read More

Kogi governorship Poll: I didn’t marry a new wife, says Abubakar Audu

A former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has debunked reports that he has tied the nuptial knot with a legal practitioner and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mrs. Halima Alfa in a secret

Read More

Understanding the renewed agitation for a Biafran Republic

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones The Biafran struggle is as old as the Nigerian struggle. Long before the actualization of Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the Igbos whose sons formed the fulcrum of the nationalistic struggle had seen and expressed fears over

Read More

Air Force officer, Peter Uzezi in failed N30 million property scandal

Abuja-based legal practitioner, Mr. Princewill Maduka, has petitioned the Chief of Air Staff over a failed N30 million property deal with Group Capt. Peter Uzezi attached to the Nigeria Air Force Base, Minna, Niger State. Maduka pleaded with the CAS

Read More

Dickson Commends President Buhari For Disclosing Nation’s Economic Status

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for disclosing the economic status of the country. He urged Bayelsans to brace up for the harsh financial situation facing the state. Speaking during his charge to the new

Read More

Health workers: The unseen hands behind polio eradication

Isa, the son of Ahmadu Kanduwa was the last case of polio in Nigeria and it has been over one year since Isa was diagnosed with Polio. Nigeria recently marked one year without any record of polio in the country.

Read More

Lagos: Bristow helicopter crash survivors recount ordeal in TB Joshua’s church

By Ihechukwu Njoku   Two survivors of the tragic incident that saw a Bristow helicopter crash into the lagoon in Oworonshoki, Lagos on Wednesday 12th August, 2015 have testified that it was ‘God’s hand’ that saved them from certain death.

Read More

Fulani Herdsmen: Afenifere blasts Kwakwanso, maintains threat to secede from Nigeria if …

PRESS STATEMENT   Of Criminal Fulani Herdsmen And Uncultured Kwakwanso   In a replay of the sordid episode of 2000 when Arewa leaders rudely stormed the office of then Oyo State Governor, Alhaji Lam Adesina on behalf of nomadic cattle

Read More

Stop maligning members of Elections Petitions Tribunal, Abia Govt. tells APGA

Abia State Government has called on the opposition party in the state, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to desist from maligning and assassinating the integrity of members of the election petition tribunal sitting in the state. Briefing journalists in his

Read More

Demolition of illegal structures in Aba and APGA’s misguided opposition

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Illegal structures that dot the length and width of Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State have been a clog on the wheel of efforts to reshape and sanitise the city. The immediate past administration in

Read More

Hijacking of electoral process characterizes APC’s primary in Bayelsa as Sylva defeats Alaibe

Vanguard – The Governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Bayelsa State was, yesterday, characterised by confusion,controversy and alleged hijack of the electoral process from the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole-led Electoral Committee.   APC primaries in Bayelsa

Read More

We’ve Adhered To Federal Character Principle in Distributing Federal Jobs – FCSC Chair

The Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Deaconess Joan Ayo, has said that the commission had adhered to the federal character principle in carrying out its constitutional mandate of recruitment, promotion and distribution of vacancies in the federal civil

Read More

Assets declaration: CSOs, pro-saraki groups to stage mass protest in embassies

An interesting dimension has been added to the unfolding political drama surrounding the travails of the embattled Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, with a coalition of civil societies and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ‎threatening to lead mass protests

Read More

Delta Guber Tribunal: “My Witness Has Turned Hostile” – Ogboru, LP Cry Out

“Your Argument has no basis in Law” – INEC, PDP Reply In a dramatic twist, the Labour Party (LP) and its governorship candidate in the April 11 governorship election in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru, has cried out in court

Read More

Why Bayelsa Assembly approved N25b loan for Dickson – Assembly member

A female member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Koku Obiyai has explained the reasons for the N25 billion loan approval that was given to the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson to complete ongoing projects in the State.

Read More

Delta Assembly Reverses Suspension of Delta Acting LG Chairman

In a show of superior constitutional authority, Delta State House of Assembly, Thursday, reversed the suspension placed on the Acting Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Mrs. Stella Otiotio Dabuner by councilors of the local government council.

Read More

Delta guber: 344 witnesses to testify as tribunal commences definite hearing of petitions

Not less than 344 witnesses have been billed to testify as the definite hearing of the petitions filed by Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party, Otega Emerhor of the All Progressive Congress, challenging the electoral victory of Governor Ifeanyi

Read More

Delta Guber: Tribunal Dismisses APC, O’tega’s Five Motions Seeking Extension of Time

PDP, INEC says petitioners shopping for false proof   A three-man panel of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal , chaired by Justice Nasiru Gunmi Monday, in Asaba, threw out another set of five motions brought by All Progressive

Read More

Niger state APC appeal to members over appointment

From Danlami Mohd, Minna Niger State All Progressive Congress (APC) has debunked the position of the senator representing Niger east, Senator David Umaru that the Niger east Zone (Zone B) has been marginalized. The Party stated that it is not

Read More

Staff Indebtedness: A Monster Threatening The Foundation Of Independent Media In Nigeria

An extensive investigation carried out recently by the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) showed clearly that there are three hydra-headed monsters threatening the foundation of independent media establishments and press freedom in

Read More

APGA Reps Candidate Floors PDP At Tribunal Pre-Trial

 … as court sacks Onitsha Federal constituency rep   From Chuks Collins, Awka   The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the March 28,2015 election for the Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency for the election, Mr Dozie Nwankwo has floored the

Read More

National Assembly Debacle, The Future Of Buhari’s Presidency And The Urgency Of Now

By Inibehe Effiong The protracted scandalous impasse and controversy over the emergence of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and selection of other principal officers of the current National Assembly which escalated into fisticuff on

Read More

President Buhari: Dead end or the rebirth of a nation? By Chido Onumah

“We can’t continue to search the branches of a sick tree for the cause of its sickness.” – African Proverb Opinion – As history unfolds in Nigeria, it does appear that “the more things change the more they remain the

Read More

Former IGP applauds self, says he did his best during 2015 elections

Relieved Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has acclaimed himself saying he did his very best and delivered a credible and peaceful election to the country during the 2015 general elections. Abba was on Tuesday sacked in a

Read More

Political Trading In Nigeria: Time For Formidable & Credible Opposition

(Democracy & Good Governance, Onitsha Nigeria, 3rd April 2015)-Political Trading in Nigeria includes defecting from one political party to another for the purpose of material and other vested interests. It is also Political Trading when religious leaders or preachers turn

Read More

Supreme Court upholds Akpabio as duly elected governor

The Supreme Court has confirmed Governor Godswill Akpabio as the validly-elected governor of Akwa Ibom State, in a unanimous decision that spells an end to a four-year legal tussle to unseat the Governor. The Nigerian apex court ruled on Friday

Read More

MASSOB members protest against Jega, seek removal as INEC chairman

Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Friday demanded the immediate removal of Professor Atahiru Jega as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The group, which staged a peaceful protest in Umuahia, Abia

Read More

Those without PVCs must be allowed to vote – PDP governors

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) on Tuesday kicked against the use of card readers for the March 28 and April 11 general elections even as it faulted the preparedness of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the 2015

Read More

Army Chief visits Baga, assures on defeat of Boko Haram before general elections’ dates

Following the success of officers and men of the Nigerian military in reclaiming Baga in Borno State, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah, has declared that the military is set to achieve victory over the Boko Haram

Read More