Presidency orders Ihedioha to write Tambuwal to reconvene plenary within one week

It was gathered yesterday that the presidency may have directed the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha to formally write the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal to reconvene plenary sessions within one week or face impeachment. A source close to the presidency who spoke to Vanguard under the condition of anonymity said if after… Read More Presidency orders Ihedioha to write Tambuwal to reconvene plenary within one week

Jonathan picks nomination forms

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he collected the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party to vie for the 2015 presidential election. President Jonathan, whose nomination form was funded by contributions from a wide gamut of stakeholders was led in a carnival-like procession… Read More Jonathan picks nomination forms

Breaking: Over 30 feared dead as three bombs rock bus station in Gombe

About 30 were reported dead after there explosions rocked the popular Gombe Line Transport Services Limited in Gombe State. According to the police and an eye witnesses the explosions were reported to have occurred around 9:30 am Friday leaving many dead. The Three bombs which were said to be concealed in bags went off during… Read More Breaking: Over 30 feared dead as three bombs rock bus station in Gombe

PDP govs get automatic tickets as Jonathan picks form

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday picked the Peoples Democratic Party nomination form to contest the 2015 presidential election on the PDP platform even as the party offered automatic second term tickets to all its incumbent governors. The President, who spoke while picking his nomination form at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, said he would… Read More PDP govs get automatic tickets as Jonathan picks form

Sanusi settles rift with Jonathan, pledges support for the President

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday visited President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock and allegedly apologised to his host for all his actions and inactions that strained their relationship. The relationship between the two became strained when the President suspended Sanusi as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Jonathan had… Read More Sanusi settles rift with Jonathan, pledges support for the President

Aftermath Of Tambuwal’s Defection: Presidency, PDP Move Against Emeka Ihedioha

Strong indications have emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are unhappy with the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, over the latter’s private reception for Speaker Aminu Tambuwal a few hours after the speaker defected from the PDP to the All Progressives… Read More Aftermath Of Tambuwal’s Defection: Presidency, PDP Move Against Emeka Ihedioha

Defection: You breached the law, Tambuwal tells IGP

ABUJA-THE speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal Thursday told the acting  Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman  Abba that he breached the law by ordering that his security details be withdrawn from his residence. In a statement issued and signed by his media aide, Malam Imam Imam  Tambuwal said he  received with shock and… Read More Defection: You breached the law, Tambuwal tells IGP

THOUSANDS FLEE MUBI, BADEH’S TOWN SACKED

People who fled Mubi being registered at the camp for displaced persons in Yola, yesterday. . Banks looted, market razed, palace occupiedBoko Haram militants tightened their grip on Mubi yesterday, forcing thousands of people to flee to other parts of Adamawa State. The insurgents marched on the state’s second-largest town on Wednesday, driving in about… Read More THOUSANDS FLEE MUBI, BADEH’S TOWN SACKED

Hometown of Nigeria’s Defense Chief, Overrun by Boko Haram

YOLA —Few hours after the commercial nerve centre and the second biggest town in Adamawa State fell into the hands of Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the insurgents, yesterday, overran Vimtim, the home town of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh. The terrorists have thus rubbished the purported ceasefire agreement announced by the… Read More Hometown of Nigeria’s Defense Chief, Overrun by Boko Haram

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control

(CNN) — [Breaking news alert, 5:53 p.m. ET] The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has dissolved the government and the Parliament, a military general said Thursday in the capital city of Ouagadougo. “An interim authority will be set up in order to prepare the conditions for the return to normal constitutional… Read More Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control

Nigerian Army Confirms Troops Fled Mubi; Investigation Now Underway

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has confirmed that an entire battalion of soldiers fled the town of Mubi in Adamawa State earlier today in response to an attack by “insignificant” Boko Haram militants, but that an investigation is going on to establish why. A 155 Artillery weapon in Mubi, now abandoned by fleeing troopsSahara Reporters Media… Read More Nigerian Army Confirms Troops Fled Mubi; Investigation Now Underway

BREAKING: FG withdraws Tambuwal’s security details

Reports reaching Daily Trust indicate that all the security details attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have been withdrawn by the Federal Government. Tambuwal formally announced his defection from the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) last Tuesday. A source told daily Trust: “Early… Read More BREAKING: FG withdraws Tambuwal’s security details

80% of Nigeria’s pipeline network has been vandalized — FG

Lagos—Respite seems not to be in sight for the chaotic traffic situation across the country, especially on roads to the country’s ports, as the Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that 80 per cent of the country’s 5,120 kilometers pipeline network for petroleum product distribution have been vandalised. In his presentation at the Oil Trading and Logistics… Read More 80% of Nigeria’s pipeline network has been vandalized — FG

Tambuwal: We ‘ll regain Speaker’s seat, PDP vows

ABUJA—THE national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday took a swipe at the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, who on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the party would regain the speakership soon. PDP National Vice Chairman, South South Zone, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh told reporters yesterday that God had… Read More Tambuwal: We ‘ll regain Speaker’s seat, PDP vows

Residents flee Mubi as insurgents take over

Yola— Defying the purported ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram Islamic sect, the terrorists, yesterday, overran Mubi, the commercial nerve centre and second biggest town in Adamawa State as well as other neighbouring towns and villages, killing many residents who were unable to escape. Many of the soldiers and residents were said… Read More Residents flee Mubi as insurgents take over