Battle for 2019 general elections has started — PDP Chair, Sheriff

A former governor of Borno state and National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has noted that the battle for 2019 general elections had started in earnest. Sheriff, who disclosed this while calling on the

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Availability of petrol can only be guaranteed by new price regime – FG

The Nigerian government on Friday declared that the introduction of a new price regime for Premium Motor Spirit, better known as petrol, has become inevitable in order to halt the crippling fuel scarcity in the country and ensure availability of

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UN ranks Nigeria’s South-East as safest place to live

At a time when the World Health Organisation, WHO, ranked Onitsha, the commercial nerve-center of Anambra state, as the most polluted city in the world, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has named Nigeria’s South-East as the most human security

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Fuel price hike: Nigerians should prepare for war, says TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working to promote democracy and good governance in Nigeria, stoutly rejects the N145 pump price of petrol imposed by Federal Government. To say the least, this imposition portrays the

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Militants seek Republic of Niger Delta, to display currency, flag, passport

Give two weeks ultimatum   Emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers yesterday expressed its resolve to launch Niger Delta’s currency, passport, ruling council, territory and flag in October 2016, disclosing that its membership stretches across states in the Niger

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Lai Mohammed inaugurates committee on outcome of National Summit on Culture, Tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Implementation Committee on the outcome of the recent National Summit on Culture and Tourism with a pledge to demonstrate the needed political will to put culture and tourism

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New fuel price: Fayose accuses FG of being insensitive to Nigerians’ plight

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has condemned yesterday’s increase in petrol price from N86.50 to N145, describing the removal of subsidy on the product by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as ‘insensitive.’ Stressing that over 70 per cent increment

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Agric minister, Audu Ogbe expresses wish for oil price never to rise again

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed his wish for the price of oil in the global market never to rise again, stressing that oil boom led to the neglect of the agriculture sector, which

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Buhari is not perfect, says Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that one of his successors, President Muhammadu Buhari is not perfect as no leader is ever perfect. He added that the President has not deviated from what he (Obasanjo) knows him for. The

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Biafra: I’m ready to defend one Nigeria with my life – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly affirmed his resolve to ensure that Nigeria remains an indivisible country, vowing to make sure that Nigeria remains one country with his life, notwithstanding the level of agitation from any region or group to the

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IPOB berates Debe Ojukwu over comments against Kanu’s leadership

The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned comments credited to Mr. Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, one of the sons of the late Biafra warlord; Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that Kanu was not the group’s leader, insinuating that the

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Nigeria & 2019: After 8 yrs. of Buhari as president, I will step in – Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the weekend said he will not be presenting himself to run for the 2019 presidential election because of his belief in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability and commitment to lead Nigeria out

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Funding may force closure of a physically challenged school in Nigeria

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The lack of adequate funding and assistance from both the government and the public may soon force the only school for the deaf and dumb in Awka, Anambra State, the God’s Care School for Special

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Ohaneze calls for “Bakassi boys” over Fulani attacks

Rejects the grazing bill currently before the National Assembly   From Chuks Collins, Awka   Sequel to the seeming progressive rate of murderous attacks by the armed Fulani herdsmen in parts of Igboland, there are strong indications that the leadership

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Saraki’s trial: We ‘ll meet in Supreme Court, says Dino Melaye

Flamboyant Senator and emerging godfather of Kogi State politics, Otunba Dino Melaye, on Saturday in Abuja opened a new chapter in the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged falsification in

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Amaechi reveals why he leaked ex-CBN governor’s letter detailing $49bn oil theft

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied claims that he ‘surreptitiously’ leaked the letter which erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, now Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, wrote to former President Goodluck Jonathan on theft

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Nigeria’s democracy is the most vibrant in Africa – EU

The European Union, EU, has observed that Nigeria is running the most vibrant democracy in Africa with absolute press freedom, stressing that the country’s brand of democracy is the best in the continent.   It made this assertion through its

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Onitsha Bomb Explosion & Limits Of Police Spinning Or Distorted Facts

The True Story Distorted Police Angle   “Spinning” is a police public relations methodology, designed to reduce deceitfully, the gravity of casualty figures, property destructions and distortion or suppression of general facts associated with social vices or disturbances; for the

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Jonathan’s style of governance better than that of Buhari – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is no match to former president Goodluck Jonathan when it comes to governing Nigeria, adding that his insistence on

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Kidnapping for ransom started in South-East – Senator Akpabio

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and current Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has traced the history of kidnapping for ransoms to the South-east of Nigeria, claiming that the menace started with the abduction of a former governor of

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Pendency Of The National Grazing Reserve Bill At The National Assembly: Setting The Records Straight

Our attention has, again, been drawn to public statements credited to some serving Senators in Nigeria to the effect that the National Grazing Reserve Bill is not before the Upper Chamber or Senate of the National Assembly. The latest of

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Ethnic tensions, pro-secession agitations won’t break up Nigeria – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III has expressed strong faith in the indivisibility of Nigeria, notwithstanding the violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers across the country as well as the agitation for self-determination by some ethnic

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Buhari is too old to lead a complex country like Nigeria – Fayose

Global Reporters – Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has insisted that at 73, President Muhammadu Buhari is not strong enough to preside over the affairs of a complex country like Nigeria, stressing that in the last one year, Nigeria

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Nigeria lost about $15bn to fraudulent security spending under Jonathan – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, on Monday revealed that Nigeria lost about $15bn to fraudulent and corrupt practices in the security equipment spending during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, insisting that Nigeria simply cannot sustain the shocking level of

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Return to APGA and run for 2019 presidency – Stakeholders beg Obi

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have begun piling pressure on the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr. Peter Obi to return to dump the Peoples Democratic Party,

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FG condemns calls for herdsmen to quit South-East, urges Ndigbo to be peaceful

Coming on the heels of the massacre of about 46 villages in Enugu community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the federal government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the South-East geopolitical zone for herdsmen to leave the region,

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Grazing reserves: Go and defend your lands, Yoruba youths tell Southerners

Say Fulani want to declare war in Nigeria Ask Yoruba N/Assembly members to kill grazing reserve bill on arrival   A socio-political organisation, Yoruba Youth Council (YYC), has rejected the agitation for grazing reserves for Fulani cattle rearers across the

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It’s absurd to claim that Fulani herdsmen are behind Benue, Enugu attacks – JNI

A Northern group, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has reiterated the position of Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, by stating that it was absurd to blame Fulani herdsmen for the massacre of innocent villagers in Agatu, Benue State, Ukpabi Nimbo,

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Ethnic Bloodshed, Rights Abuses & Other Regime Atrocities In Nigeria

Exposing The Conspiratorial Roles Of Some CSOs, Buhari Administration & Security Forces   It is an incontestable fact that ethnic bloodshed, gross rights abuses and other regime atrocities in Nigeria’s present dispensation have deteriorated on account of conspiratorial roles of

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Fulani Herdsmen Killings in Enugu: Crossing the Line of No Return

Nigerian-American Leadership Council, Washington, DC On Monday April 25th 2016, the NAL Council offices in Washington received a report of horrific proportions, pursuant to the latest atrocious act of a band of Fulani herdsmen, who had just engaged in an

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