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Jonathan will win across board – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reviewed its presidential campaigns so far and submitted that with the overwhelming support from Nigerians across the six geo-political zones, it is sure that President Goodluck Jonathan will win convincingly by over 64 percent. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, who stated this while…

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PDP calls for calm after tribunal’s verdict on Niger East senate seat

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on its members to remain calm and committed to winning the forthcoming general elections. This is contained in a statement issued by Hassan Saba, Public Relations Officer of PDP in Niger State in Minna on Friday. The statement followed the National Assembly Election…

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Bird Flu: Bauchi State Govt. bans cross-border movement of poultry, poultry products

The Bauchi State Government says it has banned the movement of poultry and poultry products into the state from states battling to contain the outbreak of Avian Influenza, Bird Flu. The Desk Officer, State Avian Influenza Control Programme, Ibrahim Bello, announced the ban on Friday in Bauchi. The Federal Government…

Musiliu Obanikoro

BREAKING: Jonathan nominates Obanikoro, six others as ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded the names of seven new ministers to the Senate for  confirmation, African Independent Television [AIT] is reporting. Among the nominees are a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Kenneth Kobani, a former National Treasurer of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN], who…

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Story of ‘gutsy bravehearts’ who ‘repelled’ Boko Haram attack is a hoax

Researched by Julian Rademeyer A group of twenty women armed with AK-47 assault rifles stare defiantly at a camera. Most appear to be civilians, although three of them are wearing military-style camouflage uniforms. One woman stands in front of the rest, her rifle aimed forward at waist level. The muzzle…

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“Nigeria accounts for 25% of maternal, infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa”

Prof. Chris Akani, the Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), says Nigeria accounted for 25 per cent of maternal, new born and child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014. Mr. Akani, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, gave the alarming statistics while delivering the university's 116th…

President Goodluck Jonathan at a Presidential rally

Military recaptures Michika town from Boko Haram, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Nigerian Military on Thursday liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control of the Boko Haram insurgents. Mr. Jonathan made the announcement at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign rally in Yola. The president also unfolded plans by the military to liberate Madagali town soon,…

Vice President, Namadi Sambo; Photo credits: Desert Herald

Boko Haram: Don’t commit suicide, VP Namadi Sambo tells Buhari

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Thursday advised the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, against committing suicide by planning to personally lead the war against Boko Haram terrorists, if elected president. Mr. Sambo gave the advice at the PDP Presidential Rally in Yola, Adamawa. The vide president said his advice was against…

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AU endorses 7,500 regional Force to fight Boko Haram

By Shu'aibu Adamu The African Union (AU) has endorsed a plan for a regional task force of 7,500 Army to fight the Islamist Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. The leaders meeting during the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) agreed to the plan after its session on Thursday to…

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UPP presidential candidate sad over Kerry’s meeting with Jonathan, Buhari

The presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chekwas Okorie, has said he is unhappy with the United States of America’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, for not inviting him for a meeting with candidates of other parties during his visit to Nigeria last weekend. Mr. Kerry on Sunday…

Olisa Metuh

APC Not Ready For Elections – PDP says

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that it was planning to scuttle next month’s general elections “as a clear confirmation that the opposition party is not ready for the polls”‎. The PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, stated this on Thursday. The APC…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Why I didn’t concentrate development projects on South-South – Jonathan replies Amaechi

President Goodluck Jonathan has said his failure to concentrate on development in the South-South zone where he hails from was a clear indication that he was a transparent leader. The president stated this at the presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Wednesday while…

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Man in court for allegedly securing job with stolen certificate

The police on Thursday arraigned one Jacob Adeola in a Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT, for allegedly securing a job with a stolen certificate. Adeola, a resident of No. 6, G.R.A., Abeokuta, Ogun is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal trespass, theft and cheating by impersonation.…

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SEC, NSE ready to work together to build a stronger capital market

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and the Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE, on Wednesday resolved to work together to build a stronger capital market in the country. Both the Acting Director General of SEC Nigeria, Mounir Gwarzo, and NSE Chairman, Aigboje Aig Imokhuede, noted the importance of such collaboration with…

PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje got the highest score

Jimi Agbaje a serial tax evader, Fashola says

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday asked voters not to support the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Jimi Agbaje, saying he has been evading paying tax on his businesses in the last four year. The governor, who spoke at the 8th Annual Stakeholder Taxation Conference in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest…

Buhari Scratch card

APC gets court’s interim nod to continue fund raising on telecommunication networks

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday secured an interim injunction overruling the ban on its fund-raising scheme via telecommunication networks pending the determination of a substantive suit. An ex-parte application brought by APC counsel, Muiz Banire, on the issue was granted by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High…

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Buhari’s certificate saga: PDP may pass vote of no-confidence on INEC, says Fani-Kayode

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to address the issues surrounding the certificate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] Muhammadu Buhari, or face a vote of no-confidence from the party. Femi Fani-Kayode, Director, Directorate of Media…

Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang

Jang-led NGF faction slams Soludo over remarks on economy

A faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, led by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, has slammed a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, over his critical remarks about the country’s economy under the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. Mr. Soludo, who was CBN Governor between 2004…

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Buhari commiserates with victims of insurgent attacks in Maiduguri, others

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed shock at reports of the latest attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State. The insurgents had early Sunday seized Monguno leading to the death of several residents. However, the military repelled…

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Incest: Court fixes March 5 for trial of 50-year old father abusing own daughter

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, warned it would commence trial in a case against 50-year-old Yesiru Onajobi, standing trial for alleged incest. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned the case to March 5, following the absence of a counsel for Mr. Onajobi. The accused, resident at Bogije St., Ibeju,…

Mozambique's President, Armando Guebuza, Phot credits: changeandrevolution.com

Mozambique death toll rises after heavy flooding

Mouzinho Saide, Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister, said the death toll in the country has risen to 100, while 150,000 persons were displaced, after heavy flooding. He said on Wednesday in Maputo, that the floods have killed 117 people, an increase from the last balance of at least 84 dead a…

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Muna Obiekwe to be buried on Feb. 3

The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has released the programme of activities to honour the late Nollywood thespian, Muna Obiekwe, who died on January 18 from a kidney related ailment. In a statement signed by AGN’s President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, it was disclosed that the remains of the light skinned actor…

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Slide in oil price: Solid minerals can save the economy, says miners’ chief

The Miners Association of Nigeria on Wednesday said in Abuja that solid mineral remains the alternative to the nation’s economic success in the face of continued slide in oil price. In a statement, the National President of the association, Bani Shehu, acknowledged that the drop remained a source of concern…

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Total Nigeria pipeline ready to deliver gas to Alaoji power plant

Total E&P Nigeria Limited on Tuesday announced the completion of the construction of a section of its Northern Option Pipeline, NOPL from Kilometre 38 at Obigbo in Rivers State, to Kilometre 50 at Imo River. The company said in a statement that with construction work completed on January 12, the…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode denies manipulating email on Buhari’s WASC results

Femi Fani-Kayode, the spokesperson for President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation, has denied the allegation that he manipulated a document from Cambridge University to justify his claim that that General Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate’s statement of result was forged. In a statement Tuesday, by his Special Assistant, Sufuyan Ojeifo,…