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N2bn Donation by Six Govs to Jonathan – ANPP Demands Probe

The national leadership of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation to urgently institute an investigation into the allegation that six state governors donated N500 million each in support of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign effort. The party’s National Chairman, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, who addressed newsmen on the issue yesterday […]

Buhari’s Candidacy Challenged in Court

The euphoria of the successful conclusion of the national convention of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has hardly died down when the former publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Dennis Aghanya, went to court seeking to annul the process leading to the election of new national officers of the party. After two days of […]

Detriot Airport Police arrest Nigerian woman, Sherifat Lamidi, 32, with 91 heroin pellets in body

In the biggest bust of its kind in recent memory, Customs and Border Protection authorities at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport arrested a woman allegedly carrying 91 pellets of heroin inside her body. In all, 32-year-old Sherifat Lamidi had swallowed 2½ pounds of the drug, packed inside balloon-like packaging, the agency said. “As far as we […]

Goodluck Jonathan: Might is Right?

By Tochukwu Ezukanma, Lagos, Nigeria – Jan 6, 2011 – The refrain of one of John Lennon’s songs goes: imagine there is no country; and no religion too; nothing to kill for or die for; you may say, I am a dreamer; etc. Yes, of course, he was a dreamer. We can all imagine that […]

Obasanjo threatens to quit PDP

AFTER several months of absence from the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday stormed the place with a mission, asking the leadership of the party to either urgently resolve the crisis rocking the South West zone or be prepared to witness exodus of members including himself. Meanwhile, former Vice President, […]

Delta: As polls results trickle in

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega said last night that the results of the Delta State rerun polls would be announced today. Jega hinted that the collation of results from 24 local councils will start between 10 and 11 p.m. He insisted that it is only INEC that has the official mandate […]

Lagos: Bomb scare in Lagos, police dismiss threat

THE fear of bomb explosion swept through a section of Lagos State yesterday. But the police dismissed the panic  as baseless.    The bomb  scare  at  Motorways complex, opposite 7Up, old Toll Gate, threw residents of the area  into pandemonium. The  complex  has   offices  of some financial institutions and agencies including Lagos Metropolitan Transport Agency […]

Oyo: Eleweomo: Folarin, 3 others file bail application

Detained Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin and three others charged with the December 30 murder of the factional leader of the Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Lateef Salako, alias Eleweomo, yesterday began moves to regain their freedom with the filing of their bail application in an Ibadan High Court. The […]

Presidency: Nobody can stop me –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has told an Abuja High Court that any attempt to stop him from contesting the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would amount to an infringement on his fundamental rights under the constitution. He made the submission as the court has fixed Monday January 10 […]

Delta: Late arrival of materials delay accreditation of voters

Late arrival of electoral materials in various polling centres across Delta State yesterday delayed commencement of accreditation of voters for the state rerun election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at 9.50am, electoral materials were yet to be distributed to polling units around Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area. At Ogwashi-Uku, […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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