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Pastor sold his blood to buy drugs

Mr. Victor Edo, a zonal pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God said he donate his blood in return for cash in order to satisfy his desire for heroin, cocaine and several other tough drugs. Victor said this on Tuesday, [...]

June 25, 2014 Government and politics, Health issues, Societal issues

Fayose victory at last

The candidate of PDP in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, announced a booming triumph having a total vote haul of 203, 090 out of the 350,256 votes cast. The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, [...]

June 23, 2014 Government and politics

Nigerian Independence according to elders

This talks to the Nigerians who were there at the Nigera Independence in 1960 – and also asks, what was this all about… along with what went wrong. “On Oct 1st 1960 I was still a student at Government College [...]

June 19, 2014 General, Government and politics

Jonathan should make surprise visit to Chibok

Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, said the presidency could salvage its battered integrity over the botched Chibok trip by arranging a surprise one, which would not leak before the trip. A statement by its spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, also [...]

May 19, 2014 Government and politics

A season of conspiracies against Goodluck Jonathan, By Femi Aribisala

There are well-placed Nigerians, especially in the North, sponsoring aiding and abetting terrorism for the sake of political gain. The Yorubas have a proverb. They say: “A witch cried out yesterday and a child died today. Who does not know [...]

May 13, 2014 Government and politics

Militants claim sabotage on Nigerian oil terminal

Niger Delta militants claim scuba divers Thursday further sabotaged a pipeline where leaks have forced Shell Nigeria to halt exports from its Forcados terminal since March 4. A statement purporting to come from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said they [...]

March 29, 2014 Military

Confab: South East govs meet in Enugu, review Igbo participation

South-East governors met yesterday in Enugu to review the participation of representatives from the region at the ongoing national conference. The Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, who briefed journalists after the meeting that [...]

March 26, 2014 Government and politics

INEC gives condition for de-registered parties seeking re-registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday said deregistered political parties cannot field candidate in next year’s general election unless they sought re-registration. The National Commissioner in charge of the Southwest, Prof. Lai Olurode, spoke on this with the [...]

March 24, 2014 Government and politics

Nigerian group to US: Give assets to charities

A leading Nigerian rights group is urging the U.S. government to give nearly half a billion dollars in assets frozen from a corrupt dictator to charities instead of the Nigerian government. That would help see the money is used to [...]

March 22, 2014 Government and politics


A judge heading a special court is reportedly being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N10 million bribery saga, Saturday Tribune has learnt. Saturday Tribune gathered that the anti-corruption commission would quiz him next [...]

March 22, 2014 Government and politics

Jonathan Appoints New Group Executive Directors For NNPC

In a bid to fill sensitive positions that are currently existing in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), President Goodluck Jonathan, has appointed new group executive directors(EDs) for the corporation. The newly-appointed Eds and their portfolios are Mr Ian Gregory [...]

March 20, 2014 Government and politics

Turkish Airlines denies carrying arms into Nigeria

Turkish Airlines has denied  reports linking  it  with  the shipment of arms to unknown groups in Nigeria. A statement issued and signed by the airline’s general manager in Kano, Mr. Ahmet Can Akbuga said the carriage of arms and military [...]

March 20, 2014 Government and politics, Military

CBN asked to refund N1bn spent on 2007 Presidential election ballot papers

THE House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts, yesterday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to  refund the sum of N1,015b to the Consolidated Revenue Account ,CRA, for a contract for the supply of 65 million ballot papers for [...]

March 15, 2014 Government and politics

President who brought peace to Sierra Leone dies

Sierra Leone's former president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, widely credited with returning peace to the shattered west African nation after years of brutal civil war, died on Thursday aged 82. Kabbah, who led the country during an 11-year conflict in which [...]

March 14, 2014 Government and politics

Ethiopia and Kenya deepen Bilateral Ties

The leaders of Ethiopia and Kenya have called for the enforcement of a Special Status Agreement (SSA) signed between both nations in 2012 to be quickened. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is currently on a short trip to Ethiopia, noted that [...]

March 12, 2014 Africa, Government and politics

2015 Imo guber ticket: Okorocha, aide on collision course

As preparations for the 2015 general elections intensify, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and his former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development and currently chairman of Imo State Housing cooperation, Prince Charles Onuoha may be heading for a collision over [...]

March 10, 2014 Government and politics

Tambuwal to join presidential race

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, may soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Also, the Speaker may declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential race on the platform [...]

March 10, 2014 Government and politics

CAR: UN force needed for survival

UN force needed for survival – Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a UN peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims [...]

March 7, 2014 Government and politics

U.S. Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink

Across Africa, affiliates of Al Qaeda and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence, from Nigeria to Libya to Somalia, Western and African counterterrorism officials say. So it is not surprising that the authorities [...]

March 5, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigeria Police promotes 5,115 inspectors to ASPs

The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Thursday announced the promotion of 5,115 Inspectors to the ranks of Assistant Superintendent of Police II. This is contained in a statement issued by Ferdinand Ekpe, Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations in the [...]

March 1, 2014 Military

Africa will remain grateful to Nigeria – President Yahyah of Gambia

President Yahyah Jammeh of The Gambia has said that Africa will remain grateful to Nigeria for its leadership role in the continent. Jammeh made the statement at Nigeria’s Centenary International Summit on “Human Security, Peace and Development: An Agenda for [...]

February 28, 2014 Government and politics

NBA welcomes court decision, as Rivers State gets Acting Chief Judge

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Okey Wali, SAN, has described as welcoming the recent decision of the Federal High Court on the appointment of the most Senior Judge in the Rivers State Judiciary as Acting Chief Judge. [...]

February 27, 2014 Government and politics, Law

Race to become Ondo new Speaker hots up, three names shortlisted

Race to become Ondo new Speaker hots up, three names shortlisted – The death of Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Samuel Adesina Ajayi, has created a platform for a fresh race in the state Assembly. Although, many of his [...]

February 26, 2014 Government and politics

Nigeria village hit by Boko Haram targeted again

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday returned to a village in northeast Nigeria where 106 people were killed last week, torching homes, shooting and setting off explosives, a local official said.   The latest attack in Izghe, Borno state, happened [...]

February 24, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Ex-Speaker Bankole weeps as court frees him

Reprieve came the way of ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole, yesterday as a Federal High Court in Abuja discharged and acquitted him on charges bordering on fraud and abuse of office. Justice Evoh Chukwu, in a ruling on a no-case submission by Bankole, held [...]

February 15, 2014 Government and politics, Law

Prophet Kayode Abiara: Warns politicians not to make 2015 elections a do or die affair

The General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Prophet Kayode Abiara, has warned politicians not to make 2015 elections a do or die affair. Although he described 2014 as “ a year of happiness, peace, joy, victory and [...]

February 15, 2014 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan

I’ll Leave A Bettter Nigeria In All Sectors – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that his administration will bequeath to Nigerians, a better Nigeria in all sectors than he met it when he assumed office. He spoke yesterday at the launching of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and [...]

February 12, 2014 Government and politics
Nigeria Police Mopping Up Arms

2015 ELECTIONS: Nigeria Police Mopping Up Arms

The Nigeria Police said they have started mopping up arms ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country. Mr Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in [...]

February 9, 2014 Government and politics

APGA National Lleader – Bianca Ojukwu

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, under the leadership of Chief Maxi Okwu, yesterday, adopted Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, wife of its late National Leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, as the party’s National Leader. This was disclosed in a communiqué signed by [...]

February 8, 2014 Africa, Government and politics

New Special Advisers, CEOs for NTA, FRCN, NAN, SURE-P – Jonathan

Jaiyeola Andrews President Goodluck  Jonathan has approved the appointments of Gen. Martin Luther Agwai as   Chairman of Subsidy Reinvestment Empwerment Programme (SURE-P), while Mrs. Tanwa Olusi, will serve as Deputy Chairman of SURE-P. Mrs. Fidelia Njeze was also appointed Special [...]

February 7, 2014 Government and politics