Chibok girls: Powerful Nigerians don’t want girls rescued — Negotiator

Some powerful Nigerians are sabotaging the efforts of the Federal Government and other concerned citizens to ensure that the over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are set free. This was disclosed by the President, Civil Rights Congress, Mr. Shehu Sani, in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH last week. Sani, who has been involved… Read More Chibok girls: Powerful Nigerians don’t want girls rescued — Negotiator

2015: We have no candidate, US envoy tells APC

The United States has said it was not supporting any candidate in the forthcoming polls, including the presidential election slated for February 2015. It has also asked the various Nigerian security agencies to be neutral during the forthcoming 2015 general elections. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said these while he led a delegation… Read More 2015: We have no candidate, US envoy tells APC

2015 presidential race: I am still consulting with ‘senior leaders’ — Tambuwal

AHEAD  of the 2015 general elections, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, said he was consulting with “senior” leaders across the country to determine his political direction in 2015. He stressed the need for free and fair elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), just as he described as undemocratic… Read More 2015 presidential race: I am still consulting with ‘senior leaders’ — Tambuwal

Akunyili: ‘Eulogies enough to curb corruption in Nigeria’

MANY Nigerians who followed events leading to the burial of  the late Professor Dora Akunyili on Thursday at her home town, Agulu,  Anambra State were unanimous in declaring that the tributes poured on her were enough to change corrupt Nigerians to become better citizens. It all started in Abuja with a night of tributes and… Read More Akunyili: ‘Eulogies enough to curb corruption in Nigeria’

Christian men beheaded, women forced to become Muslim – witnesses

KANO (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen have killed scores of residents in a Nigerian town on the border with Cameroon that they captured in recent raids, witnesses told AFP on Saturday. The militants seized Gamboru Ngala earlier this week after taking over military and police facilities in a fierce gun battle which forced thousands of… Read More Christian men beheaded, women forced to become Muslim – witnesses

2015: Buhari, Gov Kwankwaso’s supporters clash

The battle for the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is creating tension in Kano State where the supporters of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and those of former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, have clashed. The state House of Assembly, dominated by the APC, has broken into two camps, each supporting Kwankwaso… Read More 2015: Buhari, Gov Kwankwaso’s supporters clash

Boko Haram: Insiders compromise sensitive information – Expert

The National Assembly has been advised to urgently pass legislation on sensitive information in order to safeguard Nigeria’s economic and military secrets from prying eyes. Presenting the lead paper at the 2014 Security Seminar/Workshop held recently, the President of Association of Industrial Security & Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu said that foreign… Read More Boko Haram: Insiders compromise sensitive information – Expert

2015: Sule Lamido’s entry rattles Presidency, PDP

SUBTLE trouble is brewing at the Presidency over the last-minute decision of Jigawa State Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s presidential election. The two-term governor’s decision is said to have rattled President Jonathan and the party, which had long concluded that the race would be a straight fight between… Read More 2015: Sule Lamido’s entry rattles Presidency, PDP

Adamawa: How Jonathan, Mu’azu saved Ribadu

President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu were instrumental to the granting of waiver to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu by the PDP in Abuja on Friday, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. With this, Ribadu is cleared to take part in the party’s September 6 governorship primary in Adamawa State… Read More Adamawa: How Jonathan, Mu’azu saved Ribadu

2015 presidential race: Cold war in APC, Buhari rebuffs younger presidential aspirants

A cold war has broken out among presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress, APC following reported entreaties by younger elements among the contenders to persuade erstwhile head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari out of the contest. The party also called on past leaders of the country to salvage the country from total collapse in the… Read More 2015 presidential race: Cold war in APC, Buhari rebuffs younger presidential aspirants

Boko Haram: Prove you are not a weak president, Bishop tells Jonathan

Presiding Bishop, The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have weakling and lame duck as leaders by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza. Oke said Nigerians it was amazing that since… Read More Boko Haram: Prove you are not a weak president, Bishop tells Jonathan

Adamawa: Ribadu, Marwa, Gundiri get waiver

Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party have granted waivers to three governorship aspirants who want to contest its primary in Adamawa State on September 6. Those granted waivers are Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Gen. Buba Marwa(retd.) and Marcus Gundiri. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this… Read More Adamawa: Ribadu, Marwa, Gundiri get waiver

Breaking: FG recalls 16,000 resident doctors

The federal government has changed its stance on the termination of residency programme at its hospitals, effectively preventing the sack of over 16,000 resident doctors earlier announced on August 14.   Dan Nwomeh, media aide to minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, confirmed the suspension of the banned residency training programme to TheCable on Friday.… Read More Breaking: FG recalls 16,000 resident doctors

Ebola: Rivers Places 100 Quarantined Persons On 24-Hour Surveillance

The Rivers State Ministry of Health has placed about 100 persons who had contact with the late Dr Ike Sam Enemua under 24-hour surveillance for possible symptoms of Ebola virus disease. The ministry has also shut down the late Enemua’s hospital as well as the Good Heart Hospital, a private health facility where he was… Read More Ebola: Rivers Places 100 Quarantined Persons On 24-Hour Surveillance

MINT Board Sacks MD, EDs, Appoints New Boss

The long-expected shakeup at Nigeria’s currency printer, the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc (the MINT) occurred yesterday as the company’s board, chaired by the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, dissolved the MINT’s executive management committee and named Mr. Joseph Ugbo as new substantive managing director. A statement by… Read More MINT Board Sacks MD, EDs, Appoints New Boss