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Be accountable to voters, Tambuwal tells politicians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has charged politicians to be accountable to the electorate through transparent representation in order to seek support during elections. Tambuwal spoke in Calabar, Cross River State during an empowerment programme organised by the member representing Bakassi, Akpabuyo and Calabar South federal constituency in the National Assembly, […]

2015 polls: INEC is underfunded, say Reps

The House of Representatives on Sunday raised the alarm that the much-expected 2015 general elections would be in jeopardy if no urgent steps were taken to address the financial predicament besetting the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lower chamber said through its Committee on Electoral Matters that INEC, as a matter of fact, had no […]

Letter: Defeating Boko haram

The atrocious activities of of Boko Haram have been tolerated for too long by all Nigerians. There is no way the terrorist sect’s devious atrocities could continue like this, without the active connivance of some prominent elders and leaders in that region. However, it remains an indubitable fact that every patriotic Nigerian must be involved […]

Top Chinese military officer accused of accepting bribes

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report. Gen Xu Caihou, a former member of the Politburo, would be handed over to military prosecutors to face a court martial, the Xinhua news agency said. He is believed to have been held […]

Boko Haram kills 48, burns churches near Chibok

Insurgents on Sunday launched attacks on three villages near Chibok in Borno State, setting ablaze five churches and killing no fewer than 48. In the offensive, which was said to have lasted for about four hours, the terrorists attacked churches during Sunday worship, shot at worshippers and set the church buildings ablaze. A resident said, […]

We don’t know where Chibok girls are – US

The United States said on Friday it had decreased its surveillance flights in the search for the about 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, but added that the overall effort was unchanged due to more flights by other countries. It stated that it had no idea of the location of the girls, noting however that […]

AU okays creation of African Monetary Fund

The African Union Summit has approved the creation of an African Monetary Fund with an initial capital of $22.64bn to promote economic development in Africa. The AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Anthony Maruping, told newsmen in Malabo on Monday that the Fund would work to correct balances of payment positions across Africa. He said that […]

Mixed feelings persist over emergency rule in Adamawa

NyakoEMMANUEL ANDE writes on the mixed bag of comments by various political actors and residents, on the lingering emergency rule in Adamawa State. THE state of emergency declared in the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe has been on for one year, but has since been extended after an approval granted by both […]

Mark, govs, others seek prayers for peace, unity, survival of Nigeria during Ramadan

Urge ceasefire by Boko Haram insurgents THE Senate President, David Mark, has urged Muslims to make the continued survival of Nigeria a focal point of their prayers to the Almighty Allah during this holy month of Ramadan. Mark, in a message to the Muslim faithful in Nigeria, urged them to pray for the nation and […]

Isis rebels declare ‘Islamic state’ in Iraq and Syria

ISLAMIST militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria. It also proclaimed the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as caliph and “leader for Muslims everywhere”. Setting up a caliphate ruled by the strict Islamic law has long been a goal of […]

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