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Gambia: Ekweremadu warns against Military action

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned against any military action by the Community in Gambia. He said in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday that  it could plunge the country into bloodletting and threaten the security and peace ...

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S’East APC database crashes, members name missing


The names of the All Progressives Congress members in the South-East geopolitical zone are missing from the records of the party. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the development followed the crash of a database which stored the names of registered members of the party in the zone. The crash was said to have been caused by a ‘computer virus.’, ...

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Don’t abandon governance for anti-corruption crusade – APGA warns Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against replacing normal governance with his so-called anti-corruption crusade. The party gave the charge in a New Year message on Sunday, signed by its National Director of Publicity, Ifeanacho Oguejiofor. APGA urged Nigerians to show care and love one another by being their brother’s and sister’s keeper, and to ...

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Revealed: Seized 47 SUVs, 100 motorcycles bought for Jonathan’s campaign

President Jonathan

The 47 Sports Utility Vehicles and 100 motorcycles the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently recovered from a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power were bought for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in the 2015 general election, according to the Nation. The sum of N1.5 billion with which the vehicles were acquired was allegedly sourced from the ...

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Buhari’s New Year Message

President Muhammadu Buhari

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation. I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts ...

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NEW YEAR: We’re suffering but we must persevere, says Atiku


Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nigerians are suffering but they must persevere and put their hope and confidence in God. In his New Year message to Nigerians, Atiku said perseverance will guide the country through the darkness that announces the break of dawn. He said 2016 had been a challenging year, but it ended on a high note, “giving us ...

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Rivers rerun: Fayose accuses DSS of leaking phone conversation with Wike


The police panel, probing the violence that rocked the December 10, 2016, legislative rerun in Rivers State, may treat the telephone conversation between Governor Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, as an additional exhibit in the investigation. It was gathered on Thursday in Abuja that the panel, set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, would ...

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Anyaoku seeks scrapping of states

Emeka Anyaoku

…backs  regionalism Former Secretary General of Commonwealth Chief Emeka Anyaoku has blamed poor federal structure for the country’s underperformance. He called for the scrapping of the 36 states’ structure and its replacement with the six zones as federating units. Chief Anyaoku, a one-time minister of External Affairs, stated this position in his New Year message. He said: “It should deal with ...

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Umahi endorses House members for next election

Dave Umahi,  Ebonyi State Governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has endorsed the candidacy of all the 24 members of the state House of Assembly for the next legislative election in the state. Umahi spoke when the legislators and their spouses, led by the Speaker, Francis Nwifuru, paid him a Christmas visit at his country home in Uburu. In a statement signed by Chief ...

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It is better we sit down and talk, Buhari tells N’Delta militants


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday appealed to the militants vandalising oil installations in the Niger Delta to come to the negotiation table in order to end their arms campaign in the oil-rich Niger Delta. Buhari said this would afford both the government and the militants the opportunity to decide how the nation’s resources could be managed instead of agitators picking ...

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