N4.9bn fraud: EFCC confronts Fani-Kayode with 115 cheques

Oladimeji Ramon The N4.9bn fraud trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, resumed on Wednesday with the prosecution tendering 115 cheques as exhibits against him and his co-defendants. Fani-Kayode is standing trial in connection with the funding for the failed re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. He is being […]

Global Media Coverage: Campaigning Begins in Nigeria after last minute postponement of presidential vote

The Canadian Politician – (Toronto) – The last minute delay of the Nigerian presidential elections have spiralled into an accusation match between the main opposition party, Peoples’ Democratic Party and the ruling party, All Progressive Congress. While the parties blame each other for the delay, President Buhari has blasted the Independent Electoral Commission for gross incompetence […]

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. […]

Militants were unleashed on my government – Buhari declares

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye’s, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that militants were unleashed on his government in the early days of his administration. He promised that if re-elected, he would recover all stolen funds including the $16 billion spent on power, adding that he won’t disappoint in his second coming. Buhari made the disclosure while addressing party […]

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 […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

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 […]

Osinbajo survives helicopter crash

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on yesterday survived helicopter crash in Kogi State. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, confirmed the incident on his twitter handle @akandeoj. He tweeted, “VP Osinbajo’s chopper crash landed in Kabba, but he and the entire crew members are safe. He is […]

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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