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The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram.

The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram. WE Will go to Court If Their Rights Are Infringed – Ango Abdullahi.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has been angered by the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to Ban the activities of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram and Ansarul. In a statement, released by their spokesman, Prof Ango Abdullahi, the Elders [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election

Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election – Imo Deputy Gov.

Prince Eze Madumere, the Imo State Deputy Governor has revealed the intention of Governor Rochas Okorocha to join the race for the office of the President of Nigeria come 2015. Governor Okorocha was a Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic [...]

June 6, 2013 Foreign relations, Government and politics
APGA

APGA COMMENDS PRESIDENT JONATHAN FOR PROSCRIBING BOKO HARAM, ANSARU.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) commends President Goodluck Jonathan on his bold, decisive and courageous proscription of Boko Haram and its splinter group Ansaru and declaring their activities illegal and acts of terrorism. We affirm that the President’s action [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics
Wamako

PDP SUSPENDS SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR, WAMAKKO.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, from the party. The PDP stated this after its National Working Committee’s meeting in Abuja this evening. Governor Aliyu Wamakko refused to honour repeated invitations from his [...]

June 6, 2013 Government and politics
Boko Haram Arrest

Boko Haram’s Recruiter Arrested In Maiduguri.

The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) have arrested a recruitment Agent for the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram in Maiduguri today. The troops also arrested five Niger Republic Nationals at a hideout in Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Nigeria has officially banned two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them will face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years. President Goodluck Jonathan declared Boko Haram and Ansaru to be terrorist groups, his office said. The army [...]

June 5, 2013 Law
tinubu-docked

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate former Lagos State Gov., Chief Bola Tinubu, for alleged certificate forgery. Justice Saliu Saidu dismissed the application, filed [...]

June 4, 2013 Law
Mustapha Fawaz Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery

Mustapha Fawaz, Abuja businessman Arrested Over Arms Warehouse Discovery.

Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden in a bunker. [viralpullquote ]Security agents are holding an Abuja businessman in whose home a catche of arms has been found hidden [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
ACN to Jonathan

ACN To Jonathan: Nigerians Need No ‘Marking Scheme’ To Assess Your Administration.

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said that Nigerians need no ‘marking scheme’ to assess the Goodluck Jonathan Administration or any administration for that matter and noted that the people know when a government has impacted positively on their [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Lamido Amaechi

We Will Sack Bad Leaders in 2015. – Gov Rotibi Amaechi.

Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi has assured his supporters that they have all it takes to kick out bad leaders from Nigeria in 2015. [viralpullquote ]Embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian [...]

May 31, 2013 Government and politics
Amaechi Lamido

Lamido, Amaechi’s Posters Flood Abuja.

The Campaign pictures of the embattled Rivers State Governor Hon. Chibuike Amaechi , posters bearing his photograph and Governor Sule Lamido for the 2015 presidential election now litters some parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. [viralpullquote ]The Campaign pictures [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Olusengu Obasanj

Nigeria Has Been Stagnant For So Long, It Is Time To Change – Obasanjo.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical measures to accelerate effective utilisation of human and natural resources for sustainable development in the country. [viralpullquote ]Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday tasked political leaders to adopt practical [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Atiku

Group Asks Jonathan To Step Down For Atiku.

The Adamawa Think Tank, a pressure group in Adamawa State aimed at promoting the political aspiration of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his ambition of seeking re-election in 2015. [viralpullquote ]The Adamawa Think [...]

May 30, 2013 Government and politics
Governor-Olusegun-Mimiko-of-Ondo-State

Mimiko, Oke, others back Jonathan

Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has urged  Nigerians to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to bring an end to the security challenges facing the country. [viralpullquote layout=”vs-quote-second-layout” font_color=”#1da810″ ]Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has urged  Nigerians to [...]

May 17, 2013 Government and politics
President-Goodluck-Jonathan

Jonathan writes National Assembly on emergency rule NIYI ODEBODE, OLUSOLA FABIYI AND OLALEKAN ADETAYO

THERE were indications on Thursday that President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded details of the state of emergency proclamation to the National Assembly for ratification. Also, reports indicated that the details would be subjected to plenary debate on Tuesday next week. [...]

May 17, 2013 Military
Minority-Leader-of-the-House-of-Representatives-Mr.-Femi-Gbajabiamila

Philanthropist donates toilets to police

Chairman of Mellos Group of companies, Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, has donated a block of toilets and bathrooms to the Bode Thomas Police Station, Surulere, Lagos. Yusuf said the facilities were to ameliorate the sufferings of men and officers of the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
death sentence

Court Sentences Bus Driver To Death For Kidnap

A high court in Warri, Delta State has sentenced a 32-year-old commercial bus driver, Efe Taire, to death by hanging, having found him guilty of a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping and demanding N30 million ransom. Similarly, a [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
facebook_prison

NSCDC Nabs Man For Allegedly Duping Facebook Friend, Rev Father

NSCDC Nabs Man – Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ondo State have arrested one Arowolo Femi for duping a girl he met on the Facebook of N850,000 and a Reverend Father. Arowolo, according to the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
northern-governors-in-abuja

2015: Northern Elders Draw Battle Line

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday said power must return to the North in 2015, warning governors in the zone to cue behind the power-for-North struggle or see themselves as anti-North. The elders also threatened to take the Federal Government [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
Akpabio Endorses Jonathans

Akpabio Endorses Jonathan’s Declaration Of Emergency

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Godswill Akpabio has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, saying it will go a long way to [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan Speech

President Goodluck Jonathan’s FULL Address.

THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BORNO, YOBE AND ADAMAWA STATES IN ORDER TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE AFFECTED STATES OF THE FEDERATION – MAY 14, 2013. Dear compatriots, 1. It has become [...]

May 15, 2013 Government and politics
governor-al_makura-of-nassarawa-state

Nasarawa Gives N1m Cheque Each to Widows of Slain Policemen

The Nasarawa State Government on Monday issued cheques of N1 million each to the widows of policemen killed at Alakyo, Lafia Local Government Area by the Ombatse militia group. Presenting the cheques to the widows at the State Police Command [...]

May 14, 2013 Government and politics
Bola Tinubu

Tinubu May be Heading To Jail Over Certificate Forgery.

The federal high court ikoyi Lagos has reserved the ruling on the suit filed by Dr Adegbola Dominic against inspector general of police and commissioner of police Lagos state to June 4th, 2013. Dr Dominic took the duo to court [...]

May 13, 2013 Government and politics
Iranian to Jail for Arms Smuggling

Court Jails Iranian For Smuggling Arms Into Nigeria

Mr Azim Aghajani, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in the city. A Nigerian, Ali Jega was also convicted [...]

May 13, 2013 Law
Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Danmusa

I am Disappointed in Gen. Buhari…CPC Has No Structure – CPC Chief, Mamman Danmusa.

Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Danmusa – A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Danmusa has said that the Hausa-Fulani ethnic groups should not look at the person of Retired General Muhammadu Buhari as a source of their [...]

May 13, 2013 Government and politics
Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari

FG Lacks Sense of Good Governance – Maj Gen Buhari.

Former Military President and the defeated presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive change (CPC), Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has described the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as lacking the sense of good governance, noting that anarchy is on the [...]

May 12, 2013 Government and politics
Asari

Asari On President Goodluck Jonathan.

Alhaji Asari Dokubo has wondered why people are accusing President Jonathan for the decay in our infrastructure and he queried that if the past government from Gowon to Obansonjo has performed Nigerian will have nothing to cry about. “A lot [...]

May 12, 2013 Government and politics
Chris-Okotie

Pastor Okotie’s Lawyer Fumes About Online Reports As Judge Rejects Church Pianist’s Request

A Lagos magistrate court rejected a plea byan ex-pianist at Reverend Chris Okotie’s Ikeja-based Household of God Church to summon the controversial pastor for submission of a closed circuit TV recording of an alleged assault by the pianist. The accused, [...]

May 12, 2013 Law, What the papers say
My Pickin Teething Syrup

My Pikin teething syrup: Court to deliver judgement May 16

My Pikin teething syrup: Court to deliver judgement May 16 – A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday reserved judgement till May 16, in a suit filed against Barewa Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, charged with the production of alleged killer syrup, “My Pikin”. The company was [...]

May 9, 2013 Law
Ibori

Appeal Court Strikes Out Ibori’s Case Over $15m Bribe

The Court of Appeal, Abuja yesterday threw out an appeal seeking to stop hearing of the federal government case on the controversial $15m James Ibori bribe money. Justice Amiru Sanusi leading two other justices struck out the motion for being [...]

May 9, 2013 Law