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Bode Ola

Ekiti Crisis: PDP leader accuses APC lawmakers of plotting violence

By Bode Ola A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial aspirant in Ekiti Central, Bode Ola, has accused the opposition lawmakers in the state of plotting to foment trouble. Mr. Ola alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly were determined to frustrate the…

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FRSC orders removal of extra headlights from vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has ordered drivers in Kogi to remove the extra headlights on their vehicles or face prosecution. The Sector Commander of FRSC in the State, Godwin Omiko, told journalists in Lokoja on Sunday that owners should also affix reflective tapes on their vehicles. Mr. Omiko…

Borno schools

Boko Haram: Borno appeals to parents to send children back to school

Following the re-opening of public primary schools in Maiduguri last week, the Borno State Government on Sunday appealed to parents to send their children back to schools Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, made the appeal during interview with journalists in…

Displaced Persons

Boko Haram displaces 180,000 Bama residents

The Bama Development Foundation said on Sunday that it had registered 180,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Bama taking refuge in Maiduguri. Mohammed Hassan, the chairman of the foundation, stated this at a news conference in Maiduguri. Mr. Hassan said that the IDPs were in four camps in Maiduguri. According…

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Nigeria 2015: INEC to engage Air Force, Navy for elections – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would engage the services of Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies for adequate security during general elections in 2015. Austin Okojie, the Commission's Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, disclosed this while addressing Batch B corps members at NYSC Orientation Camp in…

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Nigeria security discover stolen crude depot, burn two trucks

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said it has destroyed a depot for stolen crude and set ablaze two trucks with crude in Eleme community of Rivers State. In a statement on Saturday by Mustapha Anka, a Lieutenant Colonel and spokesperson for the task…

Thousands of young Nigerians jostled for 11 job positions in UNTH Enugu, South East Nigeria

I have hope in Nigerian youth – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday expressed confidence in the ability of youth in the country to contribute to national development, if given the necessary encouragement. Mr. Jonathan stated this in his goodwill message to the sixth convocation of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia. Congratulating the graduates for their…

APC condemns invasion of its office by Nigeria security operatives

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the attack on one of its Lagos offices by armed security operatives on Saturday. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said Saturday’s invasion was “another one in the string of attacks and illegal actions of the PDP-led administration.” “The attack was unwarranted…

Hon Cheche,  from Niger State,  climbing over NASS gate to enter the premises after the police mounted a blockade targeted at the Speaker.

Nigeria Police chief denies ordering Tambuwal’s arrest

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has denied ordering the arrest of any person involved in the fracas at the National Assembly on Thursday when the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, was temporarily denied entrance into the complex by security officials. Mr. Abba said that the decision to arrest any suspect, including…

Abubakar Danladi

Danladi,Taraba Acting Governor, appoints SSG

The Acting Governor of Taraba, Abubakar Danladi, has appointed, Timothy Kataps, as Secretary to the State Government. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Government House, Hassan Mijinyawa, in Jalingo on Saturday. Mr. Mijinyawa said Mr. Kataps, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, would…

pengassan

Falling Oil Prices: Avoid anti-workers cost-cutting policies, PENGASSAN tells employers

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, on Friday warned employers in the oil and gas industry to avoid decisions capable of breaching industrial harmony in their bid to cut operational costs. The association, under the aegis of Chevron Branch, called for close collaboration between employers…

Chaos as Rivers lawmakers engaged in free-for-all in July 2013

“What the world must do to stem Nigeria’s looming electoral violence”

Nigeria’s Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence, By International Crisis Group Africa Report N°220 21 Nov 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Nigeria’s presidential, parliamentary and state gubernatorial and assembly elections, scheduled for February 2015, will be more contentious than usual. Tensions within and between the two major political parties, competing…

african writing

Cornell university promotes African writing with a prize

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, a major new award, was announced Friday, November 21, at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Abeokuta.  The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages. Renowned author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, a Board member, said…

Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential aspirant

2015: Why Buhari should be APC presidential candidate – Group

A group, South-South Actualization Movement for Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the All Progressives Congress, APC, to pick the former head of state, as its presidential candidate, saying his credentials are more impressive than those of other aspirants. Other aspirants on the party’s platform, apart from Mr. Buhari, are a former…

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River

PDP cancels ward congresses in Lagos, Oyo, C’River

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cancelled the November 1 ward congresses conducted in Lagos, Cross River and Oyo states. This is contained in a statement issued by  Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Friday. According to the statement fresh…

Bola Tinubu

Jonathan responsible for National Assembly attack — Tinubu

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to hold President Goodluck Jonathan responsible for Thursday’s invasion on the National Assembly Complex in Abuja by the police. The complex was thrown into turmoil when the police blocked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal,…

Hon Kawu Sumaila,  dep minority leader of the House of Reps, climbing NASS gate to have access to the premises.

PHOTO NEWS: Teargas, fence-jumping, police brutality in Nigeria’s National Assembly

Analysts believe Thursday, November 20 is one of the darkest periods in the history of Nigeria's National Assembly. Police blocked, teargassed, and stopped the lawmakers from gaining access to their chambers, where they were supposedly going to consider the letter from President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Jonathan had sought approval to…

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Senate minority whip slams Police over NASS crisis

The Senate Minority Whip, Ganiyu Solomon, has condemned the crisis that engulfed the National Assembly on Thursday when the House of Representatives reconvened to consider President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for extension of emergency rule in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno States. The police had blocked the Speaker of the House, Aminu…

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

All valid registered voters will receive voting cards – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will spare no effort to ensure that every validly registered voter get his / her Permanent Voter Card, PVC, to be able to exercise theirfranchise in the 2015 general elections. The INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, gave the assurance in Abuja when…

Vice president, Namadi Sambo

Vice President Sambo meets Police IG over National Assembly lockdown

Vice President Namadi Sambo has met the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, over the lockdown of the National Assembly by police officers in an attempt to deny the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, access to the building. Mr. Sambo met the police chief Friday as President…

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PDP backtracks, demands probe into National Assembly blockade

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded full investigation into the incident at the National Assembly, which led to the shutdown of the legislative complex on Thursday. The party asked the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to institute an inquiry to unravel the circumstances and facts surrounding the development…

Garba umar

Supreme Court sacks Taraba Acting Governor

The Supreme Court has sacked Taraba State’s acting governor, Garba Umar, and ordered the reinstatement of Abubakar Danladi, a former deputy governor who was impeached before Mr. Umar took over. Mr. Danladi was the first deputy governor who ran on the same ticket with Governor Dantata Suntai. He was impeached…

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Amaechi should be in jail but for immunity – Presidency, PDP

The Presidency on Thursday lambasted the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, over his threat that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would form a parallel government if next year’s general elections are rigged. At the “Salvation Rally,” organised by the APC in Abuja, Mr. Amaechi, had warned that "if the 2015…

Shell Bonga Field

SNEPCo to produce additional 40,000 barrels daily from new wells

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo), the deep water subsidiary of the Shell Group in Nigeria, says it plans to produce additional 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from eight new wells drilled in the Bonga offshore oil field. The company said the new fields, which are…

Mike Ozekhome

Ozekhome urges Tambuwal to resign over blockade drama

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome, on Thursday called on Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives, to resign for peace to reign in the legislature. Mr. Ozekhome, a constitutional lawyer, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while reacting to the lawmakers’ fracas…