Benue: Ortom speaks on failed attempts to impeach him

Benue: Ortom speaks on failed attempts to impeach him Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, says he has forgiven those who plotted to illegally impeach him as Governor. He spoke on Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, North Bank Makurdi during a thanksgiving service in his honour and the Majority Leader of the Benue State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Avine...... more

EEDC maps electricity network in South-East using GIS – Manager

EEDC maps electricity network in South-East using GIS – Manager THE Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has recently mapped the entire electricity network in South-East using Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve its operations. The Manager of GIS in EEDC, Mr Uche Anyalewechi, said this on Saturday while speaking on activities by the EEDC to commemorate this year’s edition...... more

I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected – Atiku

I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected – Atiku The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said he will sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and retain just 10 per cent of the company for the Federal Government. Atiku said this in an interview with ‘The African Report’, a monthly publication. The former Vice-President, who presided...... more

Nigeria to emerge world’s second largest rice importer in 2019 –US agency

Nigeria to emerge world’s second largest rice importer in 2019 –US agency With a projected 13 per cent jump next year to 3.4 million metric tons, Nigeria will emerge the world’s second-biggest rice importer after China, reveals a US Department of Agriculture report. “China and Nigeria are projected to remain the largest rice importing countries in 2019, followed by the EU, Cote d’Ivoire,...... more

2019: Nwabueze canvasses Igbo support for Atiku/Obi ticket

2019: Nwabueze canvasses Igbo support for Atiku/Obi ticket Foremost Constitutional Lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, Wednesday, urged Igbos  to throw their support behind the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying  actualization of the ticket remains the visible means of political survival for Ndigbo. He spoke at the meeting of Igbo...... more

Facebook back up after Americas service interruption

Facebook back up after Americas service interruption Facebook users in the Americas were able to get back onto their profiles Monday afternoon, after the social media network went down briefly across some parts of the region. The internet giant, which has 2.25 billion global users, did not immediately give a reason for the temporary service interruption, which struck...... more

Why I’m going into politics – Banky W

Why I’m going into politics – Banky W Singer Banky W has opened up on reasons why he is running for the Federal House of Representatives, Eto Osa constituency. In a post on social media, Banky W (popularly known as ‘Mr Capable’ by fans) said: “They said we don’t have the money to run but we say our strength...... more

Nigeria’s airlines fly Africa’s oldest planes, Dana’s aircraft 28 years old

Nigeria’s airlines fly Africa’s oldest planes, Dana’s aircraft 28 years old Nigeria’s commercial airlines have the oldest aircraft fleet in Africa, with the age of an aircraft in one of the airlines, being 28.1 years, the age many planes are either due for retirement or decommissioning or may have been retired at least some years earlier. In sharp contrast, major African airlines,...... more

Shi’ites vs Army: Buhari inviting anarchy ahead of 2019 – APC chieftain

Shi’ites vs Army: Buhari inviting anarchy ahead of 2019 – APC chieftain An All Progressives Congress chieftain in Gombe State, Alhaji Samaila Mohammed has said that the recent clashes between the army and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites were a strong indication that President Buhari administration was inviting anarchy into the country ahead of 2019 elections. This follows series...... more

Bank educates Onitsha traders on Nigeria-China currency swap

Bank educates Onitsha traders on Nigeria-China currency swap Diamond Bank Plc on Wednesday held a workshop for traders in Onitsha on the bilateral currency swap agreement between Nigeria and the People’s Bank of China. The bank asked the traders to take the advantage of the development to grow their businesses. The traders, mostly importers, were asked to always make...... more

Kogi East: Shock as Sen Aidoko defeats other Contestants in PDP Primary that never held

Kogi East: Shock as Sen Aidoko defeats other Contestants in PDP Primary that never held Crisis is brewing among members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP  in Kogi East Senatorial district following revelations that embattled Senator Attai Aidoko polled 712 votes to beat all other contestants at the PDP Senatorial primaries that never held. In what looks like obtaining  ‘results without examination,’ Aidoko is said to...... more

APC Primaries In Enugu A Charade – Osita Okechukwu, VON DG

APC Primaries In Enugu A Charade – Osita Okechukwu, VON DG *Threatens to go to court if his name is not submitted to INEC “It was a charade. Even when we dig further they said that the Juliet Ibekaku that was presented, it was the Deputy Senate President that influenced it.” The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a...... more

Biafra: 'I am not a Nigerian' , Nnamdi Kanu declares. Read what he said about 2019 elections, Trump, Fayose, his escape

Biafra: 'I am not a Nigerian' , Nnamdi Kanu declares.  Read what he said about 2019 elections, Trump, Fayose, his escape Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has finally broken his silence, since he resurfaced in Jerusalem, Israel. In a broadcast on Sunday evening, Kanu vowed not to return to the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he was standing trial before he left the country. The...... more

2019: Mbaka hits Buhari, Atiku • Says APC may lose next election

2019: Mbaka hits Buhari, Atiku • Says APC may lose next election The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as bureau de change because of the mindboggling foreign currencies that reportedly exchanged hands at the recently held National Convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), before he emerged the party’s presidential candidate....... more

Customs Intercepts N28m China-made Container Load of Soup

Customs Intercepts N28m China-made Container Load of Soup The Nigeria Customs Service on Friday said it had intercepted a container full of soup and other edible items worth N27,960,000 being imported from China.   The NCS said the container, which was cleared in one of the ports in Lagos, was intercepted by the Comptroller-General of Customs Strike Force team...... more

Shareholders plot Zuckerberg’s removal as Facebook Chairman

Shareholders plot Zuckerberg’s removal as Facebook Chairman Several public funds in the United States that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman. The shareholders said the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller...... more

Kayode Fayemi takes over, says Ekiti economy crashing

Kayode Fayemi takes over, says Ekiti economy crashing The newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has declared that the state was in an emergency situation with a huge debt of N120 billion. Speaking during his inaugural speech in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the governor said the state was currently battling with more than N120 billion debt...... more

Presidency ordered EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely – PDP alleges

Presidency ordered EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely – PDP alleges The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday alleged that the “Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to incarcerate, indefinitely,” the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP claimed that the “information at...... more

Obi: Why the South East Leaders are angry

Obi: Why the South East Leaders are angry South East leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have nothing against the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election.   They are said to be peeved, instead, by the role of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, in...... more

Fresh crisis looms as Senate vires N189bn INEC budget from SIP’s N500bn

Fresh crisis looms as Senate vires N189bn INEC budget from SIP’s N500bn STRONG indications of a fresh crisis between the Executive and Legislative arms of government emerged, Thursday, as  Senate, at plenary, said the N189 billion elections budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should be sourced from the N500 billion earmarked for Special Intervention Programme, SIP, captured in the Service Wide...... more

Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others should apologise to Jonathan, Niger Delta

Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others should apologise to Jonathan, Niger Delta Niger Delta Youth leaders,  under the auspices of Niger Delta Coalition for Peace and Progress has demanded that returnee aspirants who left the Peoples Democratic Party in the build up to the 2015 elections should apologise to the former President and the Niger Delta region.  The youth group in a statement issued by...... more

2019 presidency: Igbo youth reveal who they’ll vote for

2019 presidency: Igbo youth reveal who they’ll vote for The National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths (Worldwide) led by Mr Kingsley Dozie has said they would only vote for candidates who would restructure and introduce policies that would improve the lives of Nigerians. Its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Osmond Nkeoma, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Dr Okey Nwachukwu and Deputy...... more

KOGI EAST: Don't impose Senator Atai Aidoko on us, Delegates tell PDP

KOGI EAST: Don't impose Senator Atai  Aidoko on us, Delegates tell PDP The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  delegates in Kogi East Senatorial district have warned the leadership of the opposition party to beware of the consequences of imposing a Senatorial candidate on the people of the zone, as such candidate would be rejected. The delegates demanded that a formal primary election should be...... more

What you need to succeed in business – Adewale Aladejana, perfumer

What you need to succeed in business – Adewale Aladejana, perfumer Adewale Aladejana is a perfumer whose works have earned the patronage of high profile individuals, celebrities and public figures. Aladejana’s Sapphire Scents, which he started with just N30,000 some years back, is now a global brand. The perfume brand is known for excellence and uniqueness, making it more Nigerian, with names...... more

Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Ben Bruce, tear gassed by police in Abuja

Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Ben Bruce, tear gassed by police in Abuja The police in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, reportedly attacked leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are currently demanding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declare Ademola Adeleke, their candidate for the September 22, Osun governorship election winner of the poll. This came from Ben Murray Bruce, a...... more

Enugu court rejects application to stop APC guber primaries

Enugu court rejects application to stop APC guber primaries ...As Ofor Chukwuegbo, Nnolim Nnaji win PDP reps tickets Moves by a disqualified governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ejike Ugwu to stop the governorship primaries of the party failed as the Enugu High Court declined to grant his request. Ugwu had prayed the court to stop the primaries...... more

Nnoli Nnaji picks PDP ticket for Nkanu East/Nkanu West Fed. constituency

Nnoli Nnaji picks PDP ticket for Nkanu East/Nkanu West Fed. constituency Chief Nnoli Nnaji has been declared winner of the National Assembly primary election of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, for  Nkanu East and Nkanu West Federal Constituency conducted at Agbani in Enugu State Wednesday.  The PDP returning officer for the constituency, Mr. Vitus Ogechi, who declared the election result after the...... more

Protests trail APGA Rep primaries in Anambra

Protests trail APGA Rep primaries in Anambra Some aspirants of the Federal House of Representative seeking to contest on the platform on All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra have condemned the primaries in some constituencies. The aspirants who spoke to newsmen in Awka on Wednesday described the exercise as a `charade and rape of democratic principle’. Mr...... more

Governor Ugwuanyi emerges PDP governorship candidate in Enugu

Governor Ugwuanyi emerges PDP governorship candidate in Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been elected the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the February 2019 governorship election in the state. Governor Ugwuanyi, who was the sole aspirant in the governorship primary election held at the popular Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, emerged the party’s candidate after...... more

Enugu East: Nnamani cleared for Tuesday PDP Senatorial primaries

Enugu East: Nnamani cleared for Tuesday PDP Senatorial primaries The People Democratic Party, PDP, Screening Panel has cleared former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, to contest the senatorial primaries of party slated for Tuesday.  Senator Nnamani confirmed this in a press statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Enugu Sunday.  He expressed appreciation for...... more

 

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