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Marwa Asks PDP to Rescind Decision on Adamawa

Intrigues and manipulation still pervaded the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ad hoc and national delegates election across the states, as one of the governorship aspirants in Adamawa State, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa has asked the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to rescind its decision to cancel the congress and conduct a fresh one […]

Terrorism, election drag Obama to Nigeria, other African countries

President Barack Obama of the United States is expected in Nigeria this year. The president is also billed to visit other African countries. The reason for his visit has been linked to the spate of terrorism across the continent as well as the elections that will be held throughout Africa. Also, the US government officials […]

Student excretes 68 wraps of hard drugs

A final year student of Anambra State University, Igbiaram, has been saved from a possible execution in Malayisa, following his arrest by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. The suspect (names withheld) was intercepted during routine screening of passengers on Emirate flight to Malayisa, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport with over 68 […]

Abuja bomb blasts: Atiku alerts Nigerians to alleged plot to frame up opponents

Former vice president and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has alerted Nigerians to President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged heightening desperation of making his political rivals the scapegoats of the latest bombing incidents in Jos and Abuja. A statement in Abuja by his Campaign Organisation in Abuja yesterday accused the president of […]

INEC rules out registration of more parties

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said there will be no registration of more political parties for now. Jega stated this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Monday in Abuja, that the commission had received two more applications for registration of parties, but said they came too […]

Dealing with the nightmare we ordered

By Okey Ndibe , Tuesday, January 04, 2011 – Innocent residents of Jos, a once quiescent town, and Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, received gruesome gifts within the last week. On Christmas Eve, several bombs exploded in different parts of Jos, leaving in their wake a death toll as high as eighty, an unknown number of the […]

Eleweomo’s murder: Senate leader arrested

Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin was yesterday interrogated for hours at the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele and detained, in connection with the last Thursday’s killing of the factional leader of the Oyo State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Lateef Salako (a.k.a Eleweomo). The embattled Senate leader breezed into […]

GUBER RE-RUN:FG floods Delta with Police

AHEAD of the Delta State governorship election re_run on Thursday, the Police High Command in Abuja has ordered the deployment of 22, 400 Police officers in the state even as President Goodluck Jonathan arrives the oil city of Warri, today, to address a rally which Delta State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chief Paulinus Akpeki […]

Yerima: Lawbreaker or Lawmaker?

By Arnold Alalibo, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria – Jan. 3, 2011 – Maverick Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima, the crusader of Sharia law in the country, is in the news again. He is in the headlines not for propagating Sharia legal system as the authentic system for the nation. Neither does it have anything to do with his […]

Lagos: New Year carnival turns violent

There was pandemonium on New Year day as a carnival in Lagos ended in violence, leaving many people injured and 12 vehicles allegedly damaged. The event, which began on new Near Year’s eve but was disrupted few hours into the New Year, was organised by youths living within Alayabiagba area of Ajegunle . It was […]



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