Emmanuel Ogala is a Nigerian multimedia and investigative journalist. He is also a social media expert. He combines multimedia and coding skills to tell powerful and compelling stories.

Posts by Emmanuel:

Fayose’s Death Wish for Buhari: Go to Afao Ekiti, Go to Aso Rock, By Pius Adesanmi

In human tales, in animal tales, in riddles, in proverbs, in legends, in myths, in every genre, in every department in which his ancestors ever exercised their imagination and creative genius to produce a worldview, they created tragic protagonists - humans, animals, ghomids, iwin, anjonu of every colour and shape…

The National Assembly

List of House of Representatives Candidates for Nigeria 2015 Election

[table id=10 /] [table id=12 /] [table id=13 /] [table id=15 /] [table id=16 /]

election observer Nigeria

Full List of Accredited Observer Groups for Nigeria 2015 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has approved Eighty eight (88) Observer groups to participate in the 2015 General elections scheduled for 14th February, 2015 (Presidential and National Assembly) and 28th February, 2015 (Governorship and House of Assembly). This is sequel to the compliance with the requirements and guidelines issued by…


Nigeria 2015 Elections: Senatorial Candidates – Full List

[table id=6 responsive="phone" /]


Channels TV terminates Pastor Bakare’s broadcast over alleged critical comment on Nigerian govt.

Channels Television, a Lagos-based independent 24-hour news station, on Sunday suddenly terminated a broadcast by fiery pastor, Tunde Bakare, over claims the tone of the message was critical of the Nigerian government. Moment of Truth, a one-hour recorded paid programme, through which Mr. Bakare broadcasts messages he preaches in his church,…


Full List of Jonathan’s Campaign Officials – Directorate and Committee Levels

[table id=3 /] [table id=4 /]

Goodluck and Modu-sherif

Video shows President Jonathan linking ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, to Boko Haram

About two weeks after Nigeria's secret police, the State Security Service [SSS], cleared a former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, of any link to the extremist Boko Haram sect, PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a video suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan is personally aware and strongly convinced of the…


Better salaries will quicken justice delivery – Nasarawa Magistrates

The Chairman, Magistrates Association of Nigeria, MAN, Nasarawa State Chapter, Victor Manga, has called on the state government to improve the salaries of judicial workers in the state. The chairman, who made the call on Friday in Lafia during the end of year meeting of the association, said that improved…

The Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu in an audience with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle during a visit in the minister's office in Abuja

U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria. It said the U.S. government…

Akwa-Ibom Voting is about to commence in Akwa Ibom primaries, holding at the International Stadium. The venue is secured by about 300 security officers. Over 1,100 delegate from the 31 LGAs of the state are waiting to vote. The delegates were acrredited without hitches. Delegates are already seated waiting to…

Chad bound Russian plane with arms 5

France admits ownership of military hardware aboard Chad-bound Russian plane detained in Nigeria

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, has issued a statement about the Chad-bound aircraft detained by Nigerian authorities at the Aminu Kano Airport in Kano. In the statement, the ambassador admitted his country chartered the Russian aircraft to help it convey some military hardware from Bangui (Central…

Chopper inside grounded Chad-bound plane... Photo Credit: Madquest ‏@Mansur295 via twitter

Russia admits ownership of detained arms-laden plane, but says military hardware on board belong to France

Less than 24 hours after denying that the Chad-bound arms-laden cargo aircraft arrested in Kano has links with its country, the Russian government has now admitted that it is indeed Russian. It however said the military hardware aboard the plane belongs to France. The Eastern European country had said through…

Ex-Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and President Jonathan at a meeting with the President of Chad, Idris Deby

Ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, in secret visit to arms-laden Chad-bound plane detained in Nigeria

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, widely accused of sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, may be lobbying for the release of the Chad-bound cargo aircraft confiscated in Kano for transporting large consignment of military hardware, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Sources at the Aminu Kano International…

Grounded Chad-bound plane.... Photo Credit: Madquest ‏@Mansur295  via twitter

Russia disowns Chad-bound arms-laden plane arrested in Nigeria

The Russian government has denied that the aircraft, filled with military hardware, arrested in Nigeria Saturday has any link with Russia. The Eastern European country said through its embassy in Nigeria that the plane wasn't Russian and had no link with Russia. "According to the information of the Embassy, the…


Court clears Lagos over alleged deportation of Onitsha indigenes

The Lagos State Government has won a case challenging its decision in 2012 to relocate dozens of people from Lagos to Anambra State, on the claim they had no residence or business in Lagos. Rosemary Nathaniel, Friday Ndukwe, Grace Igbochi, Ugulori Tutua, Chinyere Nicholas and Osondu Mbuto filed a suit…

Northwest Univerisity, Kano

Kano threatens to sue presidency, Abati for fraud

The Kano State government has threatened to sue President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesperson, Reuben Abati, and the Presidency for advanced fee fraud, 419,  over the use of the state’s project photographs to promote President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid. Mr. Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, had,…

Northwest Univerisity, Kano

Presidency caught showcasing Kwankwaso’s projects as Jonathan’s achievement in North-West

The Nigerian presidency has been caught showcasing projects executed by the Kano State Government as part of the legacy projects executed by the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, had in a…

Images of some of the victims of the ill-fated flight .... Photo: Courtesy Bahamas Faith Ministries

Myles Munroe’s ministries to continue after death of founder, 8 others in plane crash

The Bahamas Faith Ministries has announced that the pastoral work started by its late founder, Myles Munroe, will continue despite the monumental tragedy that hit the church. Mr. Munroe, and his wife, Ruth, were among nine killed Sunday after the plane they were flying in crashed in the Bahamas. Their…

Jonathan gumi

Sheikh Gumi to Jonathan: You’re divisive; drop your 2015 reelection bid

A renowned Nigerian Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to drop his re-election bid, less than 72 hours after he offered a similar warning to a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari. In an open letter, similar to the one he wrote Mr. Buhari, Mr. Gumi said…

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan

$9.3 Arms Deal: Group drags Nigerian govt. to International Criminal Court

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his cabinet may be forced to a trial at the International Criminal Court, ICC, for ‘complicity’ in the Boko Haram narrative following a non-profit group’s application demanding a United Nations probe. The United State-based Nigerian group, #NigeriaUnite, in a petition sent to the UN Secretary General on…

Joseph Mbu

Controversial Police AIG, Mbu, detains AIT journalist for describing him as ‘controversial’

An indeed controversial high ranking Nigeria police officer, Joseph Mbu, has ordered the arrest and detention of a journalist for describing him as "controversial" on a TV programme. The journalist, Amaechi Anakwe, a reporter cum presenter for the African Independent Television, AIT, was detained Thursday morning after he reported at…

elrufai (1)

El-Rufai to sue Ihejirika over Boko Haram Commander claims

A chieftain of the of the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC], Nasir El-Rufai, is suing Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, over claims the former is a commander of the terrorist Boko Haram sect. Mr. Ihejirika, a retired army General, had claimed in an interview with a newspaper…

HRM Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni II

Ebola sparks panic across Nigeria as citizens scramble for salt-water bath “remedy”

Faced with threat from a dreaded disease that has neither cure nor vaccine, panicking Nigerians are turning to salt water bath recommended by a Nigerian king. (more…)


Jonathan will contest for President in 2015 – Anenih

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih, said on Tuesday in Calabar that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on the party’s platform. Mr. Anenih said this while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by…

Mahmud Ibrahim Zakzaky was killed during the protest.

Military commences inquiry into killing of Shiite Muslims in Zaria — DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, on Friday said it had commenced inquiry into the shooting incident that occurred in Zaria between soldiers and members of the Shiite Islamic sect. This is contained in a statement in Abuja by Chris Olukolade, the DHQ’s Director of Defence Information. Mr. Olukolade said the inquiry…