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Protest: Soldiers, police bar Buhari, Tinubu, others from INEC office

  A combined team of security operatives including soldiers and riot policemen on Thursday stopped the leaders of the All Progressives Congress from gaining entrance to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. The leaders were on a peaceful protest march against the commission’s handling of the November 16 Anambra State governorship […]

Foreigners invest N864bn in Nigerian bonds

  Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama About $5.4bn (N864bn) has so far been invested in the Nigerian bond market by foreign investors, the Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms Arunma Oteh, has said. She said the huge foreign investments in the Nigerian bond were a demonstration of the confidence investors had in the […]

Timilehin: Killer cop arraigned for manslaughter, gets bail

  Timilehin Ebun Thirty nine-year-old police sergeant, Rasaki Alowonle, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for shooting and causing the death of a nine year-old-boy, Timilehin Ebun. The sergeant was arraigned for manslaughter on Thursday at the court after a legal advice from the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution […]

Sylva, New PDP members in Bayelsa defect to APC

      former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva There are strong indications that a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva and his loyalists in the New Peoples Democratic Party, have finally dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress. Sylva, who was denied a second term ticket by the PDP, […]

Our govs’ defection, a sad development – Anenih

      Chief Tony Anenih The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih, has described the defection of five governors of the party to the opposition All Progressives Congress as a sad development. He, however, urged party loyalists across the nation not to panic over the  governors’ […]

Defecting lawmakers won’t lose seats, says New PDP

The New Peoples Democratic Party has said PDP lawmakers in the National Assembly who choose to defect to the All Progressives Congress will not lose their seats. It said that anyone thinking that the lawmakers could lose their seats were living in the past, adding that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria guaranteed […]

Picture: Female pupils sweep laurels at WAEC awards

      Oginni, Olalude and Ibekwe | credits: File copy A pupil from Osun State leads other girls in the harvest of laurels at this year’s West African Examination Council awards, CHARLES ABAH writes Seventeen-year-old Folafoluwa Oginni has emerged the overall best pupil in the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. She […]

Asari-Dokubo regains freedom

  Dokubo-Asari | credits: File copy LEADER of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, who was arrested on Tuesday in Cotonou, Benin Republic has been released. Dokubo was allegedly released around 1am on Thursday after intervention by President Goodluck Jonathan. His lawyer, Festus Keyamo, confirmed his release. Meanwhile the Presidency on Thursday described […]

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