THE Canada chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says if voted into power, the partyâ€™s presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will evoke the doctrine of social contract between the leaders and the led in the polity of the country.
Chairman of the chapter, Mr Elas Abone, said in a press statement made available to Saturday Tribune that the APC was out to reshape Nigeria and its future generations by recognising the role of government
THE Director General of Buhari Campaign Organisation in Zamfara State, Alhaji Bature Umar Sambo, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammad Buhari, is not a sectional leader.
Speaking at the APC governorship campaign tour in Bungudu town, the headquarters of Bungudu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night, Sambo said that the standard bearer did not belong to any section of the country in terms of acceptance.
â€œBuhari is not a northern
A 46-year-old farmer, Mr Olubusayo Sunday, on Wednesday, committed suicide after beheading his wife and daughter.
A statement made available to Saturday Tribune by the office of the Ogun State Police Commandâ€™s Public Relations said that the incident occurred at Onigbedu town in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
According to the commandâ€™s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the man stabbed himself severely and set himself ablaze at about 1.15 p.m. on the day.
Though the financial services sector led the activity chart at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday, with 224.316 million shares exchanged for N1.941 billion, experts are worried by happenings in the domestic and global economies that are hitting banking stocks left, right and centre.
For instance, the banking sector last week led sectorial losses to close at 13.3 per cent week-on -week (W-o-W) as investors appetites are dampened from possible weaker earnings in 2014 financial year result,
The United States Embassy in Nigeria, on Friday, applauded President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari for their signing of a non-violence pledge ahead next monthâ€™s presidential election.
It noted that by the action, the candidates publicly committed to refraining from advocating, fomenting, or condoning electoral violence.
In a statement, the embassy noted that: â€œWe encourage all candidates and political leaders across Nigeria to make similar pledges.â€
It went further to
ELDER statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has observed that the violence-free accord signed by presidential candidates including President Goodluck Jonathan, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and 12 others will not work. According to Clark, Buhari was not likely to keep to the terms of the agreement.
Speaking to reporters after receiving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign groups in his residence in Abuja, on Friday, he noted that it was a good thing that
Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has promised the people of Ibeju-Lekki that he will return all illegally acquired lands in the area to its original owners if elected.
Agbaje made the pledge on Friday at a town hall meeting with the people of the area at the Eleko Beach Hall, Lagos.
The PDP governorship candidate also promised to pay compensation to those whose land were acquired for government projects, but were not compensated.
YOUTHS in Oyo State, on Thursday, declared their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC)â€™s presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the kick off of the presidential campaign at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Alhaji Umar Farouk Arisekola Alao, who led the delegations of other youths in the South West states, disclosed that Buhari was the right leader Nigeria needed to move forward.
A banker, Mr Akeem Olasunkanmi, was, on Friday, crushed by a commercial bus at Dalemo Bus-Stop, Sango-Ota, Ogun State.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Olasunkanmi, a staff member of the Sango-Ota branch of Sterling Bank Plc and a father of four, was killed at about 8.30 a.m. on his way to the office.A witness, Mr Aderanti Adeyemi, told NAN that the commercial bus with registration number FKJ-352 XN, coming from Sango-Ota, killed the victim in the process of overtaking a Lagos State
Goods and property estimated at N300 million were destroyed in a fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Friday, witnesses said.
The fire, which burnt down a two-storey building at No. 9, Nweje Lane, in Odoakpu area of Onitsha, started around 1.30 p.m.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the building and goods belonged to one Chief Gibson Chukwujindu, the Director of Gibson Interlink Nigeria Limited, dealers in tailoring and clothing materials.
The Chief Operating Officer, Okpoko Fire
THE Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) said it had not endorsed either of the leading contenders in the forthcoming presidential election - President Goodlcuk Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although factional leader of the group, Dr Fredrick Fasehun and his party, Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), had adopted Jonathan for the election, the Chief Gani Adams-led faction declared that it would not endorse any candidate.
GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Friday, said that his administration had concluded plans to relocate all tank farms in Apapa to a world class industrial and petrochemical plant in Lekki.
Fashola spoke in Lagos as the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign train in the state moved to Apapa area of the state.
He said that the relocation would make Apapa become the commercial, residential and industrial hub it used to be.
â€œYou do not need 3,000 tankers to come to Apapa and move fuel
â€¢PDPâ€™s accusation spurious, unfoundedâ€”APC
Less than a month to the conduct of February 14, presidential election, the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of violating the peace pact signed by President Goodluck Jonathan, General Muhammadu Buhari and 12 other presidential candidates.
Addressing a joint press conference in Osogbo, on Friday alongside the candidate of the party for Osun Central Senatorial District,
â€¢Suspected bomber killed near Kano Central Mosque
A suspected bomber, on Friday, abandoned a bomb-laden pick-up vehicle at a police check point on the Gombe-Biu road.
The suspect fled to an unknown destination after a failed attempt to detonate the improvised explosive devices at the check point.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the scene on Friday that the suspected bomber had concealed the devices with bags of maize, house utensils, beddings and other items.
He was said
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, said it was still considering fresh voter registration for eligible persons yet to register and for those with Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) problem.
Mr Emmanuel Idakwo, the Head of INEC office in Abuja Municipal Area Council, Karu, gave this hint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Idakwo said that many unregistered persons trooped into INEC office daily with various complaints, adding that the situation
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was determined to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were not disenfranchised in the February elections.
This was contained in the commissionâ€™s daily bulletin issued on Friday in Abuja.
To ensure that the IDPs exercise their franchise in the elections, INEC said it had scheduled a â€œcrucial meetingâ€ with stakeholders on Tuesday.
Stakeholders expected at the meeting, according to the bulletin, are representatives of the
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the National Assembly to give priority to the establishment of a special commission to handle electoral offences, including people involved in multiple registration.
The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, on Friday in Abuja, told newsmen that this was important as the lawmakers sought further amendment to the 2010 Electoral Act.
Idowu said it had been the position of INEC that giving serious consideration and effect
â€¢Military attacks CNN over report on soldiersâ€™ welfare
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Friday, in Makurdi, Benue State, decried corruption which, he claimed, had crippled the armed forces in their war against Boko Haram terorists.
Buhari, who was in the state in continuation of his campaigns for the February 14 presidential election, declared that if he is elected, â€œevery money accruing into the nationâ€™s coffers will be used
â€¢Police probe gun attack on Wike
Political violence in Rivers State is spiralling out of control with reports of another explosion in a local office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and an alleged gun attack on the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Nyeson Wike.
The police confirmed both incidents and said investigations were on with a man-hunt launched for the perpetrators.
Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, a DSP, and Public Relations Officer of the command,