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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

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

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

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

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

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.


May 15, 2013 Government and politics

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 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

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

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
Finance Minister and FG

OKONJO-IWEALA Has Hijacked Govt From Jonathan – Reps.

THE leadership of the House of Representatives led by Honourable Aminu Tambuwal on Wednesday opened up on perceived hostility between the House and the executive arm of government with claim that some of his ministers had hijacked government from President [...]

May 9, 2013 Government and politics
Alhaji Asari

Arrest Me If You Can, Alhaji Asari To IG, House of Reps And Others.

Angered by the arrest calls that trailed his comment, Monday, that peace will elude Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan is not returned in 2015, the Niger Delta frontline Activist and Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji [...]

May 9, 2013 Government and politics, Language

What My Husband Told Me Before His Death – Turai Yar’Adua

What My Husband Told Me Before His Death – Turai Yar’Adua – Hajiya Turai Umaru Musa Yar’adua has revealed how her husband, former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua once told her that his relatives would quarrel with her after his death [...]

May 8, 2013 Government and politics
Elder statesmen and former governor of Borno State, Group Capt. Mustapha Amin (rtd.) is dead.

Breaking News: Ex-Gov Of Borno State Mustapha Amin Dies

Breaking News: Ex-Gov Of Borno State Mustapha Amin Dies – Elder statesmen and former governor of Borno State, Group Capt. Mustapha Amin (rtd.) is dead. He died on Wednesday morning in Kaduna State. LEADERSHIP gathered that funeral prayers for the [...]

May 8, 2013 Government and politics

Boko Haram: Fear of kidnap grips governors

BY EMMANUEL OBE, TUNDE ODESOLA, JUDE OWUAMANAM, SUNDAY ABORISADE, FEMI MAKINDE, AKINWALE ABOLUWADE, MUDIAGA AFFE, MIKE ODIEGWU, ETIM EKPIMAH AND SUCCESS NWOGU, Boko Haram: Fear of kidnap grips governors – The fear of being kidnapped by the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect [...]

May 5, 2013 Government and politics
CPC Expels Assembly Candidate in Adamawa, Suspends Party Chairman

CPC Expels Assembly Candidate in Adamawa, Suspends Party Chairman.

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nasarawo/Binyeri constituency of Adamawa State, on Saturday announced the expulsion of its candidate for the May 11 House of Assembly by-election, Ibrahim Umar. The State Chairman of the CPC Publicity Sub-committee on Merger [...]

May 4, 2013 Government and politics

North, opposition parties reject single term

by JOHN ALECHENU, LEKE BAIYEWU AND KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE The northern soco-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change, have rejected the proposal by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review of a single term for [...]

May 3, 2013 Government and politics

President Jonathan As “Big Brother” By Chido Onumah

Typical of the Jonathan regime, it took the effort of investigative journalists – this time, the reporters at Premium Times – to alert Nigerians about the planned assault on our civil liberties. The latest deal, involving an Israeli company, Elbit Systems Ltd., is [...]

May 3, 2013 Government and politics

Ibori loses appeal in UK

The jailed former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, lost a legal appeal on Thursday against a 13-year prison sentence for embezzling £50m in one of Britain’s biggest money-laundering cases. Ibori, a founding member of  the Peoples Democratic Party and [...]

May 3, 2013 Law
Okada Rider Hanging

Okada Rider To Die By Hanging

A 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist, known in local parlance as okada rider,  Etenuwoma Oghenero, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Isiokolo High Court of Justice, for armed robbery. The convicted armed robber who hails from Ethiope East Local [...]

May 2, 2013 Law

Court Fixes May 10 For Ruling On Rep. Lawan’s Application

An FCT High Court on Thursday fixed May 10 for ruling in an application seeking to quash charges against Farouk Lawan, former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime Lawan is standing trial alongside his Vice [...]

May 2, 2013 Law
Naomi Oni

Nigerian Charged Over Acid Attack On Another Nigerian In London

After a young Nigerian woman, Naomi Oni’s face was left severely scarred by acid thrown on her in east London in December, police have charged another Nigerian woman, Mary Konye, over the incident. Naomi Oni, 21, was partially blinded and [...]

May 1, 2013 Law