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Osun Election: Voters on queue for accreditation

Group writes Nigeria’s 26 political parties on transparent polls

A group, The Stop Impunity Nigeria Campaign, has written all the registered political parties in Nigeria asking them to ensure that the country witnesses free and fair elections next year. The general elections hold in February 14 and 28. In separate letters to the chairmen of the 26 registered political…

Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari

There’ll be revolution in 2015 polls, Tinubu, Buhari, others boast

By Adebayo Hassan A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has again lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal administration for allegedly displaying democratic impunities and vowed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would bring sanity to governance from 2015. He spoke in Osogbo, the Osun State capital at the inauguration…

Obasanjo Today

Senate replies Obasanjo, says ex-President a ​’​liar​’​

The Senate on Thursday dismissed a scathing attack by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying Mr. Obasanjo merely sought to disrespect the National Assembly by accusing its members of extensive corruption. Mr Obasanjo, in a furious outburst Wednesday, had accused members of the Senate and House of Representatives of stealing constituency…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor elect

Ex-Ekiti deputy governor hails Fayose for restoring his privileges

A former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Sikiru Lawal, has commended the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for restoring his privileges and those of his former boss, Segun Oni. He described the governor as a leader with uncommon love for Ekiti and its people. This was contained in a statement by…

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INEC reschedules distribution of voter cards in Lagos, Borno, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has rescheduled the distribution of the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, and the Continuous Voters Registration in six states to ensure the effectiveness of the exercise and mitigate difficulties encountered in the previous exercises. The states are Lagos, Rivers, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Borno…

Philip Obaji

M​y visit to Boko Haram camp, By Philip Obaji

My visit in October to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, was primarily to see first-hand the impact of terrorist attacks on schools. It was also to meet with officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board to discuss the potential reopening of public primary and secondary…

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Nigeria Police not responsible for bungled prosecution of alleged Nyanya bomber — Spokesperson

The Nigeria Police have denied responsibility for the bungled prosecution of Aminu Ogwuche, a suspected Boko Haram member accused by the government of coordinating a deadly bomb attack in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, in April. The police said the prosecution of Mr. Ogwuche was handled by the State Security…

Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum. [Photo: ynaija.com]

Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke, emerges OPEC President

Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, and head of the country’s delegation to the ongoing 166th General Meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been elected the president of the international oil body. Mrs. Alison-Madueke, who makes history as the first female to be elected into the office,…

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Court orders SSS to unseal APC data office

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Wednesday, ordered the State Security Service, SSS, to unseal the warehouse used by the All Progressives Congress, APC, as data centre. Justice Mohammed Yunusa also granted an interim order restraining the SSS from further shutting party’s data office or taking any step in connection…

Prof. Niyi Osundare

Osundare honoured with Nigerian merit award

A renowned poet, Niyi Osundare, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit, award. This was disclosed at a press conference in Abuja on Monday by the chairman, governing board of the award, Etim Essien. “Prof. Niyi Osundare, who through outstanding scholarship, researches and service…

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara

Kwara govt accuses PDP of attacking governor’s convoy

By Adebayo Hassan The Kwara State Government has lodged a formal complaint with the State Police Command on the attack of the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, allegedly by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The governor’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday after he flagged-off the Kishi-Kalama Road and…

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Oyo lawmaker dies in Lagos

By Adebayo Hassan A member of the Oyo state House of Assembly, representing Afijio state constituency, died in Lagos Wednesday. The report of Femi Adelakun's death was confirmed by the Chairman of Afijio local government, Olorode Samuel. When contacted, the Speaker of Oyo state House Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu, said she…

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Court rejects President Jonathan’s letterhead in case against Leadership journalists

Justice Usman Musale of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Kubwa, on Wednesday rejected a headed paper emanating from the Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, in the suit filed by the federal government against two journalists of the Leadership newspaper. The government had in April 2103,…

Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential aspirant

Buhari lobbies Imo APC delegates with N1 million

Despite his seemingly austere disposition, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, donated N1 million to the delegates of the party from Imo State to vote him during its December 10 national convention. Mr. Buhari, a former head of state, met…

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We need a proper structure for Nigerian music industry – Illbliss

Rap artist, Tobechukwu Melvin-Ejiofor, popularly known as Illbliss, on Wednesday took to social media to applaud the vast growth experienced in the Nigerian rap music industry. He added that rap music has gradually become an ethnic thing, as artistes now rap in their local dialect with the likes of Phyno,…

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Court orders Lagos Surveyor-General detained over contempt

An Ikorodu High Court in Lagos State on Wednesday ordered that the Surveyor-General of the state, Olorunjuwon Ajenla, be committed to police custody for disobeying the court’s order. The judge, M.A Savage, gave the directive when Mr. Ajenla appeared before the court on Tuesday, following a bench warrant issued against…

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Burkina Faso protests caused 24 deaths —Official report

The uprising in Burkina Faso that ousted ex-President, Blaise Compaore, caused the death of 24 persons and injuries to 625 others, an official report has said. The report of an Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights Violations during the October 30 and 31 public protest said there were several cases…

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Court reserves judgment on Umana, PDP governorship suit

The Federal High Court in Abuja said it has reserved judgment in the case instituted against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by an aspirant in the governorship elections in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana, till later this week. Mr. Umana had sued the party over his alleged exclusion…

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Devaluation: Naira hits N186 in black market

The exchange rate for the dollar in Abuja black market on Wednesday stood at between N182 and N186, an investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria has shown. This is against the new official exchange rate of N168 announced on Tuesday by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,…

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Ebola: UN says the identification of patient contacts for daily monitoring in progress

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said the identification of Ebola patient contacts for daily monitoring has reportedly reached 99 per cent. It said on Wednesday in Washington that based on experiences in Nigeria and Senegal, this achievement could augur well for rapid containment of Mali's outbreak. Sierra Leone, Liberia and…

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Police IG meets Reps, insists Tambuwal is no longer Speaker

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday declared that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, no longer occupies his seat after defecting from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC. The police boss made the blunt comments as he appeared before…

Rotimi Amaechi

Jonathan has not given Rivers even ‘half’ project – Amaechi

The Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has again accused President Goodluck Jonathan of not implementing any federal project in Rivers State, challenging the president to prove him wrong by showing even “half” a project the state has benefitted from his administration. Mr. Amaechi spoke Monday when he met students of…

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

PDP warns APC over attacks on Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will no longer condone what the party described as “deliberate, unwarranted and sustained vicious attacks” on President Goodluck Jonathan, the institutions of democracy by the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement Tuesday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said…

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Teargas fired as preparations for Lagos PDP congresses turn rowdy

There was a rowdy situation at the Lagos State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday as ward officials came to pick up materials for the rescheduled ward congresses. Some party members and ward officials who had been at the secretariat as early as 9.00 a.m. gradually became…

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Al-Makura approves new pay for corps members

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa on Monday approved an upward review of the allowances of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members posted to the state. Mr. Al-Makura announced this at the end of a three-week orientation for Batch C corps members held at the Majaji Dan –Yamusa, NYSC, orientation camp…