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INEC yet to request for N6.6bn – N’Assembly

  INEC Chairman , Prof. Attahiru Jega The Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to make a formal request to the National Assembly for the additional N6.6bn it needs to cover the cost of extending the ongoing voter registration by one week. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and Media, Senator Ayogu Eze, […]

Buhari in VP Dilemma

It’s Pastor Bakare Or Pastor Osinbajo As the deadline for political parties to submit their candidates for this year’s general elections to INEC expires today,  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and main challenger in the contest, would choose between Pastor Tunde Bakare and Pastor Yemi Osinbajo as […]

Nigerians in Egypt Cry For Help

Following the threatening unrest that has disturbed the peace of Egypt in the last couple of days, Nigerians in that country have cried out for an urgent assistance from the federal government to evacuate them from danger. Information reaching LEADERSHIP indicated that Nigerians who wanted to head back home due to the uprising were trapped […]

Jos: Report Indicts Plateau, Federal Govts

 Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State United States-based human rights group, Human Right Watch (HRW) has attributed renewed violence and incessant killings in Jos to the failure of Plateau State and Federal Governments to implement findings of different committees earlier set up to investigate the recurring outbreaks of violence in the city. In its seven-page […]

Economy: Soludo Challenges Aganga to TV Debate

 Soludo, ex-CBN Governor Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has challenged Minister of Finance, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, to a televised debate over the state of the economy. In a newspaper advert published Monday, Soludo stood by his claims about the state of the economy and defended his record as […]

Buhari: Nigeria’s Fate’ll Be Decided in April

Former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari (rtd.), has said the forthcoming  general election will be a watershed in the annals of Nigeria’s history, saying Nigerians are determined more than ever  to take their destiny in their own hands by electing their choice of leaders. Burahi who is the presidential candidate of the Congress for […]

INEC is facing challenges with voter registration, Jega admits

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has admitted the numerous challenges being faced by the commission in the ongoing voter registration, saying that as the commission was tackling the challenges as they arose, the exercise would be successful. The INEC chairman, who stated this, on Saturday, in Sokoto while addressing a […]

Bauchi: 20 killed, 20 suspects arrested, 4,000 displaced

THE Bauchi State Police Command has disclosed that as of Sunday, 20 people have been confirmed killed in last Thursday’s crisis while 20 people have so far been arrested with dangerous weapons including guns believed to have been used during the crisis. Also, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Bauchi State Chapter has declared that it […]

400 Nigerian prisoners in Turkey want Jonathan’s intervention

ABOUT 400 Nigerians locked away in various jails in Turkey have expressed hope that President Goodluck Jonathan, who is expected in the country, on Tuesday, would press the Turkish authorities to review their cases, saying that most of them believe that they were being held unjustly. The prisoners said many of them were not given […]

FG bans importation of rice through land borders

DETERMINED to block revenue loopholes, the Federal Government has banned importation of rice into Nigeria through the country’s land borders. The decision, which was taken in a bid to stem the increasing smuggling of rice, leading to loss of revenue, is expected to net government several billions. Impeccable sources told the Nigerian Tribune that while […]

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