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Irate Crowd Stone President Jonathan in Uganda, Police Shoot and Kill One

Ugandan police shot at a crowd in the capital Kampala after it attacked a car carrying Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan who had attended President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration, a government spokesman said. At least one person was killed in the incident. “The car belonging to Goodluck Jonathan was stoned by mobs,” said Fred Opolot, director of […]

Jonathan thanks Ndigbo for massively voting for him

President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked the people of the South East for massively voting for him during the just concluded Presidential election.Jonathan, at a one-day rally in Owerri on Friday, however, said the support and votes for him as President cannot be complete if the governors of the zone are not carried along in the […]

Super Eagles defeat Ghana 2-1 in a thriller, qualify for finals

Samson Siasia notched up his sixth win on the bounce, and goal machine Ekigho Ehiosun racked up his fourth and fifth international goals in five games as Nigeria edged Ghana 2-1 in extra-time of a frenetic WAFU Cup semifinal on Thursday.  Ghana went in front midway through the nsecond half when two Ghana forwards sprung […]

Women protest killing of corps members, Imoke backs probe

HUNDREDS of women yesterday thronged the streets of Benin City, Edo State capital protesting against the killing of members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members who were on a national assignment during the recent general elections. Also, Governor Liyel Imoke has expressed absolute support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to set up a […]

Mass deployment of police underway in five states

Polls violence panel seeks protection, non-interference EU wants trial of masterminds of election killings A MASS deployment of officers and men of the Police Force in five states that are prone to crises is underway as a way of addressing violent clashes and kidnapping in the country. The violence-prone states are Borno, Bauchi, Plateau, Kaduna […]

Speaker: Group backs Ajibola to succeed

A pro-democracy group, the Gathering of Good Governance, Oke Ogun Parapo Worldwide, Oyo State has thrown its weight behind Mr. Muraina Ajibola, a lawyer, to succeed Mr. Dimeji Bankole as the speaker of the House of Representatives. In a statement by the coordinator of the group, Mr. Wale Olabode and secretary, Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye, the […]

Senate presidency: 75 senators endorse Mark

Ahead of the inauguration of the 7th Senate next month and the race for the office of the Senate President, about 75 in-coming Senators both old and new rose from a crucial meeting in Abuja on Wednesday evening declaring support for the candidacy of Senator David Mark. The group of Senators being coordinated by returnee […]

Jonathan to Attend Ugandan President’s Inauguration

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday joined 31 other African Heads of State invited to the swearing-in of Ugandan President, Yoweri  Museveni, in Kampala. Some of the other Heads of State who are also expected at the event scheduled to hold at Kololo Independence Ground, Kampala are Presidents Mwai Kibaki of Kenya,  Jacob Zuma of South Africa, […]

Airforce plane crashes in Benue

An F-7Ni aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force, Makurdi, crashed Wednesday morning in Yandev Mbaniongu Mbazaam near Yandev, in Gboko local government area of Benue State. The aircraft which took off from Makurdi crashed into Community Secondary School, Km 4 Buruku road. The NAF Public Relations Officers Wing Commander Adedayo Makun while confirming the incident […]

NDDC crisis: N’Delta youths accuse SGF, N’Assembly members of connivance

The crisis of confidence rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) might be far from over as a group of Niger Delta youths calling for the removal of key officers of the commission pointed the finger at federal lawmakers from the South-south as being the brain behind the incessant bickering among the commission’s directors. Specifically, […]

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