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Nollywood Actor’s Kidnapped Wife, Son Regain Freedom

TEN days after they were kidnapped, the wife and one-year-old child of Nollywood star actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, have been released. Okafor, who addressed a press conference in Enugu yesterday, could not hide his joy with the re-union with his family just as he told whoever cared to know that “today […]

Jonathan: Unsportsmanlike Atiku alleges lapses

The political camp of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has alleged lapses in Thursday’s presidential primaries of the PDP, quoting his agents at the collation of the result. The agents, it said, therefore “declined to sign the final result on account” of the lapses, with former President Olusegun Obasanjo taunting his former deputy yesterday just hours after […]

Sudan’s Secession: Another Episode in An Unfinished Business

  Southern Sudan is all but set to be enlisted in the group of nations that have seceded from their mother countries, following a weeklong referendum which observers strongly believe will be in favour of secession. With this development, Africa’s largest country, Republic of the Sudan, may as well lose the tag/epithet which it has […]

FG, States, May Clash Over N450bn NNPC Debt

The federal government may be on a collision course with the 36 state governments over the failure of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to pay its N450billion debt to the federation account. The indication emerged on Friday shortly after this month’s Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeing in Abuja. The lingering NNPC debt had […]

ACN Picks Ribadu To Battle Jonathan

Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)  on Friday endorsed former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, as its presidential candidate for the April general elections. Ribadu emerged the party’s candidate after the other two presidential aspirants, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and Mallam Seidu Malami, agreed to step down for him. The […]

PDP Primary: Why IBB Didn’t Attend • Congratulates Jonathan

Contrary to expectations, former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Thursday failed to attend the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary where President Goodluck Jonathan was picked as the standard-bearer of the party for April presidential election. The Chanchaga Local Government chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Niger State had 24 hours […]

Why North Dumped Atiku

THE perceived sins of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar against northern leaders during his first term in office played a major part in the decision of the region to turn away from him in spite of the Mallam Adamu Ciroma-led Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) to prop him up as the region’s consensus candidate of […]

PDP Primaries: Inside story of how governors saved Jonathan

When some party stalwarts summoned an emergency meeting at the residence of Senate President, David Alechenu Mark, and rose from the meeting after about two hours, it was clear the battle line had been drawn. The meeting had just one agenda: how to floor Atiku. It was resolved at the meeting to beat Atiku Abubakar, […]

Factors that influenced ACN Ribadu’s choice as candidate

Right from day the Action Congress (AC) transformed to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), leaders have never pretended that they want to present a credible northerner as its presidential candidate. The leadership looked for credible leaders from the North that could match the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the general election. Therefore, the leaders […]

PDP primaries: Atiku’s agents refuse to sign result sheets

The agents of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar refused to sign the final results of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, which ended in Abuja on Friday. The final result of the primaries showed that President Goodluck Jonathan won with 2,736, while Abubakar had 805. The third aspirant, Dr. Sarah Jubril, got only one […]

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