BREAKING: Ebonyi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Gov. Elechi

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has agreed to serve an impeachment notice on Governor Martin Elechi, after accusing the governor of corruption and gross misconduct. A motion for the notice to be served on the governor was approved after the acting Majority Leader of the House, Francis Nwifruru, on Friday, read details accusing Mr.… Read More BREAKING: Ebonyi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Gov. Elechi

APC Senators raise alarm over alleged presidency plot to send Jega on retirement leave

ABUJA—-THE All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators yesterday raised the alarm over the alleged plot by the presidency to send Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega on compulsory retirement leave. The APC Senators claimed that they received information from a credible source to the effect that the INEC Chair man would be… Read More APC Senators raise alarm over alleged presidency plot to send Jega on retirement leave

APC lawmakers oppose Obanikoro’s ministerial screening

Eighteen senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday opposed the nomination of Musiliu Obanikoro by President Goodluck Jonathan for a ministerial position. The lawmakers cited Mr. Obanikoro’s alleged involvement in the rigging of the Ekiti elections as a reason for their decision. The APC senators led by minority leader, George Akume, alongside Sani… Read More APC lawmakers oppose Obanikoro’s ministerial screening

Jonathan visits recaptured Adamawa towns from Boko Haram

YOLA—President Goodluck Jonathan made a brief visit to Adamawa State yesterday to see for himself some of the recaptured towns from Boko Harm in the state. Jonathan was accompanied on the visit by the Service Chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Air Staff, the… Read More Jonathan visits recaptured Adamawa towns from Boko Haram

ISIS to radicalise Nigerian youths schooling abroad, FG raises alarm

ABUJA – The Federal government, yesterday, alerted a plan by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to radicalise Nigerian youth, who were schooling abroad, calling on parents and guardians to monitor their wards closely. The Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri stated this while briefing newsmen on security situation in… Read More ISIS to radicalise Nigerian youths schooling abroad, FG raises alarm

APC formed to install a northerner as president, no Buhari, no APC, Clark alleges

ABUJA- AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark claimed yesterday that the All Progressives Congress, APC was formed with the sole aim of installing a northerner as the president of the country. Speaking yesterday when… Read More APC formed to install a northerner as president, no Buhari, no APC, Clark alleges

INEC must probe Ekiti ‘rigging’ tape – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says the audio file which purportedly captured some Peoples Democratic Party leaders giving orders to a general to rig the June 21, 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti State must be investigated by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. Soyinka said this… Read More INEC must probe Ekiti ‘rigging’ tape – Soyinka

#Ekitigate: Obanikoro’s Confirmation Hearing Stalled At Senate

Former Minister of State for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro, was today forced to leave the Nigerian Senate after arriving there with his family to start his confirmation hearings. Mr. Obanikoro, a former senator and ambassador to Ghana, had arrived at the National Assembly with a retinue of aides and family members to begin confirmation hearings after… Read More #Ekitigate: Obanikoro’s Confirmation Hearing Stalled At Senate

FG approves nine new private universities

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved nine new private universities for the country. The approval was given at a meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo. Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, announced the decision at a post-FEC press briefing. The new private universities, according to Chidoka, include Hallmark University, Michael and Cecilia… Read More FG approves nine new private universities

President Jonathan missed the point on missing N30trn, by Charles Soludo

My attention has been drawn this morning to an article entitled: “Jonathan Replies Soludo over “missing N30 trillion” claim”— extracting from Mr. President’s interview as published by Thisday newspaper. ThisDay quoted Mr. President as saying that “Soludo said that under Ngozi’s watch they stole N30 trillion” but that since the sum of the federal budget… Read More President Jonathan missed the point on missing N30trn, by Charles Soludo

Fayose asks APC to produce Ibrahim Shekau

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused  the leadership of  All Progressives Congress(APC) of  knowing those behind the Boko Haram insurgency.‬ Rather than wiping out sentiment ,Fayose urged APC to produce Ibrahim Shekau, the original leader of Boko Haram The APC’s  Presidential Campaign Organisation has said  the Federal Government was planning to use a… Read More Fayose asks APC to produce Ibrahim Shekau

FG schedules payment of N264bn subsidy by March end

Abuja — The Federal Government, Monday, scheduled to pay off about N264 billion between now and end of March, as subsidy reimbursement applications submitted to marketers as at end of January 2015. The sum comprises 2014 outstanding debts of N164 billion in addition to N100 billion derived from foreign exchange and bank interest charges. Already,… Read More FG schedules payment of N264bn subsidy by March end

2015 Appropriation: Okonjo-Iweala crippling Nigeria’s economy -Senators lament

ABUJA – SENATORS yesterday took a swipe at the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, accusing her of crippling the nation’s economy. Senators had met in a closed-door meeting and accused the minister of destroying the economy through some of her policies and her refusal to release funds for… Read More 2015 Appropriation: Okonjo-Iweala crippling Nigeria’s economy -Senators lament

ELECTIONS 2015: We’ll soon commence distribution of remaining 800,000 PVCs – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will soon commence the distribution of the 800,000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) not delivered earlier. \ The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Mr Kayode Idowu, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday. “You can take the guarantee that the PVCs will be delivered in… Read More ELECTIONS 2015: We’ll soon commence distribution of remaining 800,000 PVCs – INEC

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 15 At Potiskum Bus Park

At least 15 persons have died and 53 others injured after a female suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the  Tashar Dan-Borno Motor Park in Potiskum town, Yobe State, Nigeria’s north-east region. Eyewitness said the female suicide bomber alighted from a tricycle opposite the Motor Park and rushed towards a loaded bus when the explosive… Read More Female Suicide Bomber Kills 15 At Potiskum Bus Park

U.S. Female Missionary, Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped In Kogi State

An American woman working as a Christian missionary in Nigeria was kidnapped overnight, the website of the Free Methodist Church and a security source said on Tuesday. “Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria by… Read More U.S. Female Missionary, Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped In Kogi State

Military Releases Video Of Boko Haram Enclaves’ Air Bombardment

The military in Nigeria has released a video of air bombardment of the enclaves of the members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the north-east, as it continues operations to reclaim areas under the control of the terrorists. The video released on Monday showed people running in different directions and the aerial bombardment of… Read More Military Releases Video Of Boko Haram Enclaves’ Air Bombardment

PHOTONEWS: Nigeria’s NEMA visits areas previously occupied by Boko Haram in Adamawa

Team leader Musa Zakari and Minister Boni Haruna with commander at Mubi Burnt EYN church @ Mubi Boni Haruna at Emir of Mubi Palace Destroyed Mosque @ Maraba Mubi Resilient women at a Michika meeting with the Minister and Dg NEMAs rep Burnt Michika Local govt Secretariat Destroyed market at Michika Burnt church in Adamawa… Read More PHOTONEWS: Nigeria’s NEMA visits areas previously occupied by Boko Haram in Adamawa