By Emeka Okafor Special Correspondent, Umuahia A governorship aspirant and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholder in Abia State, Alex Oti, has described the recent decision of the party in the state to zone the governorship position to Abia South Zone as undemocratic as the decision will not allow the best candidate to emerge. Oti, who […]
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By Augustine Adah Snr Correspondent, Lagos Unlike in 2011 when All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) unilaterally supported President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election, the party may opt for another arrangement in 2015. Senior Special Assistant to the partyâ€™s National Chairman and 2003 Lagos State governorship candidate, Campbell Umehnzekwe, who disclosed this to Sunday Independent, […]
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By Chukwujekwu IlozueÂ Reporter, Onitsha Two political leaders in Anambra State, Victor Umeh, National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA),Â and former governorship candidate of Progressive Peoples Party (PPA), Godwin Ezeemo, on Saturday picked their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), which are now being distributed in the state. While Umeh picked his own card from the Aguluzigbo […]
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By Temidayo AkinsuyiÂ Snr Correspondent, Lagos Wife of Oyo State governor, Florence Ajimobi, has commiserated with marketers in Alesinloye over the loss they suffered in the fire outbreak that ravaged the market on Saturday. Mrs. Ajimobi, in a statement signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare, said that she felt their pains over the […]
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It came in the form of a Liberian American, who arrived Lagos and became a neutron bomb. it still comes in the form of guns and bombs in the North East, and it threatens to come in the health sector crisis that is supposed to result in the termination of all Resident Doctors; and in ...
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FIFA U-20 WWC QUARTER-FINAL Nigeria is favored to book a ticket to her third straight semi-final berth at the FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup at the expense of New Zealand when both nations clash this morning in Moncton City, in the quarter-final of the on-going tournament in Canada. Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets go into todayâ€™s game with
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. Walk over Lesotho to qualify for AYC Nigeriaâ€™s Flying Eagles yesterÂday booked a ticket to next yearâ€™s Africa Youth Championship billed for Senegal after they walked over Lesotho in Kaduna. Match officials inÂsisted till the last minute that they did not receive any official notificaÂtion that the first leg final qualifier had been called
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. As Ramseyâ€™s late strike sinks Palace Aaron Ramseyâ€™s stoppage-time goal ensured victory for ArÂsenal yesterday against Crystal Palace in the only win for the home side in all the seven matches decided on the opening day of the 2014/2015 English PreÂmier League season. Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City and West Ham United
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Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger believes that the Premier League season should have been kicking off one week later than scheduled to give international players the chance to recover from the World Cup. Wenger had 11 of his squad out in Brazil, and winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podoski, have only just returned to
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The report of the woman who had the misfortune of datÂing a demon from the pit of hell who eventually killed her has been told, retold, tweeted and re-tweeted. It leaves a sour taste in the mouth and pain in the heart. She has been labelled loose and if the dead could be traumatised, the
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ELDER statesman and Second RepubÂlic Political Adviser to the President, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, is one of the delÂegates to the just concluded National Conference. In this interview, he bares his mind on some contentious issues causing disagreeÂments among various interest groups at the confab. Excerpts: As the confab is about rounding off, how far is
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THE Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced that the first Nigeria carrier of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has fully recovered.
Revealing this at a press briefing at the Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, on Saturday, Professor Chukwu confirmed that the statistics of currently confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria had risen to 12.
The minister said the first Nigerian EVD carrier, the female doctor who attended to Mr Patrick Sawyer, had been freed from the deadly disease.
Traders at the Fancy Line section of the popular Alesinloye market in Ibadan South-West Local Government Area, on Saturday, condemned officials of the Fire Service Station located within the market for the heavy losses they suffered during a fire outbreak which happened on Friday.
The fire, which was said to have started at past 8p.m on Friday, ravaged hundreds of shops at the market, leaving goods worth hundreds of millions of naira completely destroyed.
Traders at the Fancy Line section of the
ALL Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, condemned what it termed the thinly-veiled attempt by the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) to link it with the dreaded Boko Haram, without providing a shred of evidence to that effect, even as the party reiterated its call on the agencyâ€™s spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, to resign or be fired.
The APC made the condemnation in a statement issued in Ilorin by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, declaring that the party had decided to
THE level of successes recorded in the area of generation, transmission and distribution of the Nigerian power sector under President Goodluck Jonathan surpasses records of all previous governments put together, Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil has declared.
Delivering a closing remark at the maiden edition of the National Council on Power, Wakil said the president has done more to transform, expand, and liberalise the power sector even as he acknowledged that previous leaders did their
The distribution of Permanent Voter Cards by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) entered its second day yesterday across the country, as voters expressed frustrations at the lateness of materials, non-distribution of PVCs as well as shortage, among others.
Meanwhile, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA); Partners for Electoral Reform (PER) and Youth Alliance on Constitution & Electoral Reform (YACORE) released an initial report on the Phase 11 distribution
Former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and ex-presidential candidate of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Ribadu, as gathered decided to defect from APC to join PDP to fulfill his governorship ambition in Adamawa State.
information had it that the former EFCC boss, Ribadu, was registered into PDP by his family members at his Makama Ward in Yola South,
Only total adherence to the principle of internal democracy can ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon has said.
Ganiyu, who is the Senate minority whip and governorship aspirant in Lagos State also said his partyâ€™s victory at the just-concluded election in Osun State is indicative of what Nigerians should expect in the South-West and the country at large, once direct primary mode is employed in candidate selection.
THE Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Samuel Kanu Uche, has chided Nigerian leaders over the high level of corruption that has negatively affected the nation in all spheres.
He said this in his exhortation at the handing over and dedication of Adeolu Adegbola Hall and Moses Odutola Dada Hostel donated by Sir Olaniwun Ajayi and Lady Adunola Ajayi Foundation, held at the Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu, Ogun State.
The cleric stated that the nation leaders have