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Two-party state good for Nigeria – Aliyu

The Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Saturday said a one party system in the country will not do Nigerians any good as far as the future of the country is concerned. Aliyu  made this known in Minna during the accreditation exercise for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Niger state. The governor said, […]

Political titans battle in Lagos, Rivers, Kaduna, others

  The governorship and State House of Assembly elections are scheduled to hold today, April 11, 2015 across Nigeria. But the governorship elections will only hold in 29 states in the country excluding Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Kogi, Anambra, Bayelsa and the Federal Capital Territory. The elections will be a follow-up to the presidential and […]

Gunmen snatch ballot materials, attack policewoman in Delta

Three gunmen at about 1.30pm on Saturday stormed a voting unit at Ebedeni ‎Ward 6, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State and snatched ballot papers and boxes. Before escaping, the gunmen descended on the only policewoman at the station, removed her head dress ‎ and took away her identity card. The resident Electoral […]

I’m not planning to rig Rivers polls –Patience Jonathan

Mrs. Patience Jonathan Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Friday said there was no truth in the allegation that she was pressuring the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to rig the governorship election in Rivers State in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party. The state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, had during […]

Arms deal: S’Africa to return Nigeria’s $15m, says report

  South African President Jacob Zuma South Africa is considering returning more than $15m, it seized from Nigeria in September, last year. The money, which was meant for the purchase of arms to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, was seized in two batches of $5.7m and $9.3m. A South African newspaper, The Mail & Guardian, […]

Picture: Kidnapping: Pay N13m or lose children, Nanny threatens parents

  The nanny identified as Mary Akinloye who kidnapped three children in Surulere area of Lagos State has given the victims’ family two days to produce N13m ransom or lose the children. She was said to have issued the ultimatum through a man who used her telephone to communicate with the family. Saturday PUNCH learnt […]

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