JUST IN: INEC postpones elections to Feb. 23 – says it is not ready – Nigerians and international community disappointed

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in Abuja, according to sources close to the meeting. Professor Yakubu […]

Breaking: Former U.S President, Bill Clinton calls Buhari

By Nwafor Sunday Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Wednesday, called the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, on phone. Buhari who appreciated Clinton for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy, promised him that the country’s elections would be free, fair and credible. […]

Why Osinbajo’s chopper crashed by AIB

Louis Ibah The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released a preliminary report on the cause of the crash of a Caverton Helicopter conveying Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, in Kabba, Kogi State, linking the accident to the inability of the pilot to have a proper view of the field it targeted to land. The AIB blamed Caverton Helicopter, […]

Breaking: CCT orders Police, DSS to arrest suspended CJN, Onnoghen

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has ordered key security agencies in the country to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and produce him for trial on Friday. The Mr. Danladi Umar-led panel tribunal specifically directed the Inspector General of Police and the Director […]

Again, Buhari’s campaign turns bloody as 4 die in Rivers

 TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt  Four persons were confirmed dead while scores became unconscious as a result of a stampede at the Adokiye Amiesimaka  Stadium in Igwuruta,  Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential rally. Those who lost their lives in the stampede included three aged women and a […]

Nigerians never learnt anything from Nigeria-Biafran War; causative factors still with us till now – Gen Okon

Joe Effiong, Uyo, A Biafran war veteran, Major-General Okon E. Okon (retd), has warned that the problems which led to the Nigeria-Biafra War in the 60s are still prevalent and threatening the unity of the country. Gen. Okon who said Nigerians had refused to learn from history, made the comment during the public presentation of […]

Abia North: Kalu leads opinion poll

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, a civil society organisation, “Selfless Project’’ has concluded its opinion poll in Isiukwuato, Ummuneochi,  Bende, Arochukwu and Ohafia local government areas of Abia state. According to information gathered from its research, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Orji Kalu had the highest score of 55% followed by the candidate […]

Obasanjo belongs in dustbin of history – Akinrinade

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Alani Akinrinade (retd.), has asked Nigerians to ignore former President Olusegun Obasanjo, adding that Obasanjo belongs in the dustbin of history. Akinrinade said this in an advertorial that was published on page 35 of The PUNCH on Thursday. The ex-general also urged the media to […]

Campaign: Buhari, Osinbajo arrive Ondo, Ekiti amidst tight security

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital, amidst heavy security on a campaign visit to Ondo and Ekiti states for the 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari and Vice President started their campaign from Ekiti to seek   re-election to […]

Osinbajo’s Chopper Crash: Thank God for Osinbajo’s safety – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appreciated God for the safety of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, members of his entourage and the crew, after the Saturday helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olognondiyan, expressed shock over the crash of the helicopter. PDP, […]

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