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Rumbles in PDP over guber, NASS primaries

MUTTERINGS of disaffection arising from the gubernatorial and National Assembly primaries in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were, yesterday, threatening the fabric of the party. Besides the exit already made by disaffected party members prior to the primaries, there were fresh eruptions arising, ironically, from new efforts to manage the pre-primary rumbles. In Enugu State […]

Akume, 24 PDP members to join ACN

Former Governor George Akume of Benue State and 24 other Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftains in the state will today, officially declare for Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. Aside the decamping of Akume and others in Benue State, it was also gathered that moves were on for ACN to receive Senator Jubril Aminu and another […]

Obasanjo’s superman syndrome

THERE is no doubt that the political career of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been one of the longest and most successful in Nigeria. Right from when he first entered national consciousness as the soldier who received the instrument of surrender from the defeated Biafran forces at the end of Nigeria’s Civil War, his rise […]

Oliseh mourns Okafor

Former Nigeria international, Sunday Oliseh has described the death of his former team mate in the national team, Uche Okafor as a “very great loss to Nigerian football. Sunday Oliseh Speaking in an interview with BBC, the former Super Eagles attacking midfielder said, “”there is something a lot of people don’t talk about. In a […]

Tension as PDP Holds Primaries

There was tension yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, as information filtered in that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the primary election to pick the governorship candidate of the party in the April poll. But across the country, there was no upset as PDP governors won their tickets amidst protests from other aspirants […]

Again, gunmen attack Church in Maiduguri

A police constable attached to Cocin Church at Gomari ward of Maiduguri metropolis, Mr. P .C. Amos, was shot dead last night by suspected serial killers that had been terrorising the state since the Boko Haram crisis in 2009. Nigerian Tribune gathered that residents of Gomari Airport in Maiduguri metropolis, were thrown into confusion following […]

George, 5 others regain freedom next month •14 prisoners plead for clemency

Former national deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West, Chief Olabode George and five others will on February 28 regain their freedom. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the former chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and others were jailed for financial mismanagement at the port during his tenure. The suspects who were jailed […]

More amendments to 1999 Constitution coming – Jonathan

HISTORY was made in Abuja on Monday, as President Goodluck Jonathan assented to the first ever amendments of the 1999 Constitution with a pledge to send more areas for amendment once the next National Assembly is inaugurated later this year. Flanked by Senate President, Senator David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable […]

Zamfara commissioner stripped naked during Assembly by-election

Thugs stripped a female commissioner in Zamfara State, (name withheld) naked during the just-concluded House of Assembly by-election in Anka, which took place at the weekend. An eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune that the commissioner, who is a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was seen by some thugs distributing wrappers and detergents […]

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