Atiku shares personal political story in 45 tweets

Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president, fighting for a political comeback recently joined Twitter. On May 29 – Democracy Day – Atiku reflected on the death of “Nigeria’s unsung hero of democracy” Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, in a tweet-story that narrates his foray into politics. [View the story “Atiku shares personal political story in 45 tweets […]

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Jonathan is building a stronger Nigerian economy, says Okonjo-Iweala

The minister of finance says the Nigerian economy has witnessed verifiable growth indices in all sectors.

Reuben Abati is sinking with Jonathan’s regime-CPC

 Reuben Abati, spokesperson of the president and Rotimi Fashakin, spokesperson of the CPC engage in a war of words.

Tambuwal, Obasanjo, Babangida, others shun Jonathan’s midterm report presentation

Former President Obasanjo preferred to be in Jigawa than in Abuja.

UN rights chief urges halt to flow of arms, fighters to Syria

Russia said it will supply Syria with advanced weapons.

Aminu Tambuwal

Democracy Day: Tambuwal urges Nigerians to nurture, protect democracy

The speaker said this in a statement by his media aide.

APC was not formed for personal aggrandizement- Buhari

Mr. Buhari was represented by the CPC Chairman in Adamawa.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei says has no favourite to succeed Ahmadinejad

President Ahmadinejad has fallen out with the clerics.

Arik Air

NDLEA yet to fix punishment for Arik over ‘cocaine trafficker’ staff

An Arik hostess was caught in possession of N143 million worth of cocaine. 

12 still missing three days after Chevron-contracted vessel sank

The vessel capsized on Sunday with all 12 crew members still missing.

“Develop your marking scheme and mark us,” Jonathan dares critics; highlights successes

Various achievements of the Jonathan administration were highlighted by Nigerian officials.

Ogun traditional ruler donates office to civil defence

The NSCDC said it has successfully reduced the activities of vandals in Nigeria.

Shell advocates more environmental awareness at grassroots

The Shell boss stated this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.


President Goodluck Jonathan midterm report – Live updates

Welcome to the live blog of the presentation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s mid term report. [liveblog]

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APC may formally apply for INEC registration next week

The parties into APC are expected to submit nominees into interim exco before next Tuesday.

Close associate of Boko Haram leader, Shekau, found dead – Nigerian military

The military said it also arrested terrorists involved in the Baga operations.

APGA wants Nigeria Governors’ Forum scrapped, says its existence threatens democracy

The National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, stated this in Abuja.

Femi Fani-Kayode

VIDEO: My grouse with President Jonathan and his anti-Amaechi gang — Fani-Kayode

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday announced his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress. Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he thought it was time to leave the “suffocating” party because he could not continue to share a platform with […]

CPC’s Rotimi Fashakin is a brainless ignoramus, says Reuben Abati

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,  Reuben Abati, has described the spokesperson of the opposition Congress for Progressive Change as a medieval-era ignoramus and brainless individual. In a statement Tuesday night, Mr. Abati was unsparing of Mr. Fashakin who had earlier issued a statement condemning President Goodluck Jonathan for missing his […]

AU summit: Jonathan embarrassed Nigeria, CPC says

The CPC accused the president of being lackadaisical in his leadership approach.

JTF in the Niger Delta

Soldiers nab top customs officer for allegedly ferrying arms for Boko Haram

A high ranking customs officer allegedly aided the importations of weapons for Boko Haram.

Bus owners, drivers protest against restriction in Abuja

The restriction will take effect from June 3.

EFCC arraigns suspected oil thief

The suspect is being arraigned on a three count charge of pipeline vandalism and illegal dealing in petroleum products.

Group says politicians have failed Nigerians

The group called on ordinary Nigerians to mobilize themselves ahead of 2015 polls.

Tofa invites Amaechi, Kwakwanso, others to join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party is drowning, APC says.