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120 hrs to go: Jonathan, Atiku, Jibril in last minute rush for delegates

It is 120 hours to the PDP presidential primaries and the heat is already descending on Abuja, the venue of the all-important contest. The three contenders that would be on the ballot are President Jonathan Goodluck, former Vice President, Alh. Atiku Abubakar and Mrs. Sarah Jibril. This is first time either man will be on […]

New security measures to gulp N6 billion

Nigeria may spend a hefty sum of  N6 billion over next five years in restructuring and enhancing its physical and personal security system, with advanced technology and human capacity building in response to the embarrassing security situation facing the country in a crucial election year. Following the recent bomb blasts in Jos and Abuja, President […]

Marwa Threatens to Dump PDP

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead the  2011 elections might have crept into Adamawa State as former Lagos and Borno states military administrator, Brigadier General Buba Marwa, has threatened to quit the party to realise his governorship ambition. While addressing a press conference, on Friday, Marwa did not hide his disdain at […]

Bayelsa: Six Feared Killed in Violence

AN orgy of violence yesterday swept across Bayelsa State as six people were feared killed in a clash between rival political groups. Trouble started at Port Harcourt where young men suspected to be hoodlums waylaid the convoy of the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa, Timi Alaibe at the airport. The suspected hoodlums reportedly […]

Exit of Another Defence Icon, Uche Okafor

AT a time when ex-Nigerian footballers, both home and abroad, are putting heads together to re-build the nation’s football, death has again struck, whisking away a member of the all-conquering Super Eagles team to the Tunisia ‘94 African Nations Cup and World Cup in USA, Uche Okafor. In this report, GOWON AKPODONOR looks at the […]

S’Africa Court Dismisses Okah’s Bail Bid

NIGERIAN-BORN accused terrorist, Henry Okah’s appeal for bail was yesterday dismissed by a Randburg court yesterday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in South Africa said. According to news24 “The judge was of the view that there was no sufficient reasons justifying interference with the magistrate’s decision,” spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said. “He (the judge) also alluded […]

ACN Alleges Plot To Jail Tinubu

FOR the second time, the Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday raised an alarm over plan by the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to incarcerate its national leader and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the general elections.  The party also decried what it called the growing […]

Great Ogboru: When Greatness Beckons!

By Sunny Chris Okenwa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Jan. 7, 2011 – Chief Great Ovadje Ogboru came into the national limelight and reckoning after the failure of the late Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar-led coup d’etat against the then dictator Gen. Ibrahim Babangida in April 1990. In the aftermath of the coup’s regrettable failure to achieve […]

TURN in Turning Nigeria

By Hakeem Babalola, Budapest, Hungary – Jan 7, 2011: The President of (TURN) Transforming, Uplifting and Reforming Nigeria, Dr. Dele Ogunremi visited Hungary in October from his base in Ottawa Canada. I had the opportunity to meet with him in his hotel over dinner. He discussed his passion for TURN which he believes is necessary […]

Delta: Uduaghan Elected Delta Gov – Ogboru May Head Back to Court

Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has been elected the governor of Delta State in a race that was not as close as predicted. In the official results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Uduaghan defeated his closest rival, Chief Great Ogboru, the candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), by 276,795 to 138,244 votes. […]

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