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Primaries: Akunyili begs losers, sues for peace

FOLLOWING what was described as an in-house fence mending, most of the aspirants to elective positions who failed to make it during the recent primaries of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Anambra State,  yesterday, decided to support those who won the party’s tickets in the interest of peace and harmony within the party. At […]

FG vows to fish out perpetrators of Plateau, Bauchi, Borno crises (Blah, Blah…)

Minister for Information and Communications, Mr. Labran Maku, yesterday, vowed to bring the perpetrators of Plateau, Bauchi and Borno states’ killings to book. Maku, who stated this while answering questions from newsmen, condemned incessant killing of politicians in recent times in the country. It would be recalled that Borno State All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP, […]

We ‘ll not declare state of emergency – Presidency

THE Presidency yesterday declared that President Goodluck Jonathan was uncomfortable toeing the line of a state of emergency in both Plateau and Borno states where street organised crime had continued unabated in the recent past. A Presidency source said despite repeated calls for a state of emergency to be declared in Plateau and Borno states, […]

Arms shipment: Iranian suspect discharged by court

The on-going trial of an Iranian, Azim Aghajani, who was accused of berthing 13 containers laden with assorted explosives at the Apapa Sea Port on October 25, 2010, yesterday, took a new dimension, as the State Security Services, SSS, not only terminated the criminal proceedings earlier initiated against him and three others before an Abuja […]

Egypt: Jonathan orders evacuation of Nigerians

AS Americans and Turkish nationals are being evacuated from the troubled Egypt, President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Immediate evacuation of Nigerians from the North African nation. To this end, the President ordered the National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi (rtd) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia to immediately evacuate trapped Nigerians at […]

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 […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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