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Jonathan begins campaign in Nasarawa

  The Nigerian Police Force has deployed its policemen from five states to provide security for the take-off of President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign at the Lafia Mini Stadium, Lafia in Nasarawa State on Monday (today). The state Police commands contributing the officers are Plateau, Benue and Niger, Federal Capital Territory and the host, Nasarawa. […]

Man with 86 wives to sue INEC

  The celebrated polygamist, Pa Abubakar Masaba, is heading for a showdown with the Independent National Electoral Commission and the police following allegations that members of his family, numbering over 5,000 were denied registration by suspected thugs in the just concluded voter registration exercise. Our correspondent gathered that suspected thugs allegedly thwarted efforts by members […]

12 govs meet in Yola over Jonathan – Jonathan Flags off Campaign in Ibadan

TWELVE state governors drawn from the South-South, South-East, North-Central and the North-East, on Sunday rose from a crucial meeting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, as part of the ongoing consultations and dialogue bordering on major political, economic and social issues critical to the election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming April presidential polls. […]

Why I’m in politics – Fashanu

In this era of political manoeuvring, sportsmen and women are beginning to take the bull by the horns to join the train. Before now, former Nigerian international athlete, Brown Ebewele, had formerly declared for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to join forces with Comrade Adams Oshomhole, the governor of Edo State. Shortly after that, […]

Daniel declares war on Obj

Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel yesterday declared war on former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the intractable crisis rocking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta had last Friday reserved ruling on an ex parte motion order brought before it by Governor Daniel and others indefinitely […]

God didn’t ask me to run -Bakare

As the 2011 presidential election gathers momentum, Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and vice presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Pastor Tunde Bakare has said he never at any time said God told him to participate in the election. He said he was contesting the election based on a personal […]

SPDC spends N5.53bn on empowerment in N-Delta

THE Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, says it spent about N5.53 billion between 2005 and 2010 on various economic empowerment programmes, that had improved lives and raised the standard of living in the Niger Delta. According to Shell, they include 241 micro-credit schemes, 35 agro and fisheries and 120 land and marine transport projects, while […]

Pray against civil unrest, Adeboye tasks Nigerians

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, on Friday, urged Nigerians to pray against civil unrest which is already happening in some countries. Adeboye, who gave the charge before embarking on a sermon, entitled, “Hope Rising”,at the February Holy Ghost service of the RCCG at the Redemption […]

1.8M voters register in Jigwawa – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 1,828,455 eligible voters in Jigawa State. The state INEC’s Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Bala Shittu, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dutse, said that the figure represented the number of registered voters as at Friday. Shittu explained that the INEC officials […]

FG evacuates 1,069 Nigerians from Egypt

A total of 1,069 Nigerians have been evacuated from crisis-ridden Cairo, the Egyptian capital, to Nigeria after a successful 48 hours operation jointly coordinated by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Adviser, NSA. Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, while receiving the last batch of the returnees […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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