AFTER months of disagreement, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State have agreed to admit former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff into the party.
Sheriff had, over three months ago, indicated interest to join the PDP and had written the state chapter of the party stating his interest.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the PDP in the state has been sharply divided, with most of the leading and founding members not favourably disposed to Sheriffâ€™s defection, based on suspicion that once
Rivers State governor, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan is not working and has not in any way impacted positively on the life of Nigerians.
Governor Amaechi, who was in Ekiti State, during the stateâ€™s fourth anniversary, said he held the opinion because of â€œthe poverty in the land and inability of state government to meet some of its statutory obligations to the citizens.â€
Amaechi, who spoke on Tuesday, after commissioning the
The Treatment Research Group (TRG) has stated that its stakeholders meeting, scheduled to hold in Abuja, on October 10 will help to develop a national plan to contain emerging diseases, including the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Co-chairman of the group, Professor Innocent Uja, disclosed this on Wednesday, at a news conference on the meeting, in Abuja.
The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, had, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Lagos, inaugurated the TRG to, among other things, review
The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Wednesday, gave its external students a two-week ultimatum to pay their fees, saying it plans to wind up the programme by 2016.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor John Obafunwa, at a press briefing in Lagos, stated that the two weeks ultimatum commenced from October 8 to October 22.
Obafunwa said the decision was taken at a stakeholdersâ€™ forum, after it was discovered that only 5, 366 students had registered for the semester.
The vice chancellor
THE Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, on Wednesday, decried the activities of fifth columnists against the military operations on the Boko Haram insurgency with the aim of destabilising the country.
Speaking at a three-day retreat organised by the office of the national security adviser in collaboration with Trim Communications Nigeria Ltd on security/media relations in crisis management, in Abuja, said that they know that people do not like the military, â€œbut they should
TEACHERS of the 104 Federal Government Colleges and workers at the Federal Ministry of Education, on Wednesday, insisted that the ongoing indefinite strike embarked upon last week, will not be suspended until the N1.8 billion allowances owed them are paid.
The leadership of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), which declared the strike, last week, has further accused the two Ministers of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and Nyesom Wike, of doing nothing to end the strike.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempt by two suspected drug traffickers to smuggle 5.1kg of white powdery substances that tested positive to cocaine into the country.
The drugs were intercepted at Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu during the inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight.
The drugs were concealed inside hand bags and document folders. Two arrests have been made in connection with the seizure.
The NDLEA commander
Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Tunde Lemo, may fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State in the 2015 governorship poll barring unforseen circumstances if moves being made by key stakeholders in the fold to drag him into the race as a candidate capable of defeating the incumbent, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, sails through.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered that Lemo, who retired from the apex bank in January this year as deputy governor in charge of operations,
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, has called on all aggrieved parties in the current security challenges facing the country to embrace dialogue rather than resorting to violence in settling the crisis.
The former Head of State made the call on Wednesday, in Ado Ekiti, during the inauguration of four projects at the State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), and a water project in Erijiyan Ekiti.
Abubakar said dialogue was imperative in the current situation, in order to avert the prevalent
A prominent Ondo indigene and chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Professor Robert Boroffice, has described the movement of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a big blessing for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Boroffice, who represents Ondo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, while reacting to the development in Abuja, explained that many aggrieved members of the Labour Party (LP) and PDP in the state had started dumping
Following the directive by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to stakeholders to boycott the planned convention of the Labour Party slated for Saturday, a former State Chairman of the party, Reverend Sanya Adejuyigbe, has welcomed the intervention by the unions, which he described as a move that would save the party from ruin.
In his statement made available to Nigerian Tribune, the former Osun State party chairman said, â€œAlthough coming late, we thank God that the
ANXIETY and fear, on Wednesday, gripped the Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over plans by some bigwigs, within the party to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Investigations by Nigerian Tribune revealed that those threatening to decamp based their argument on the way and manner the party was being handled in the state by the National executive.
Sources at the state PDP secretariat revealed that the party was unable to secure an appointment in the last
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sacked the acting governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri and ordered the swearing in of the former Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari as the Adamawa State governor.
The trial Judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi made the order while delivering judgment on Wednesday, in the a brought before it by the immediate past Adamawa State Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari.
Ngilari had prayed the court to order that he should be to sworn in as the substantive governor of the state
SOME soldiers and officers are said to be outraged and bitter over the decision of the General Court Martial, convened by the Army authorities, to try a Lieutenant-Colonel (names withheld) and 37 soldiers for mutiny.
This was as they claimed the authorities shunned the heroic operations of the officer and his men, daring to storm Sambisa forest in search of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Military sources disclosed this to the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday.
According to sources, the officer, as commander
THE police leadership in Abuja has reportedly thrown a security cordon around judges in Ekiti State, as hearing is scheduled to reopen in cases against the re-election of Mr Ayodele Fayose as the governor of the state.
The move by the police leadership was reportedly in response to the request by the National Judicial Council (NJC), following a series of alleged attacks on judges in the state by suspected loyalists of the governor-elect.
Nigerian Tribune also learnt that the council had officially
LEADERS of Nigeria and its neighbouring countries met in Niger, on Tuesday, for talks to finalise a multi-national force to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
President Goodluck Jonathan; Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou; Idriss Deby from Chad and Thomas Boni Yayi from the Republic of Benin, gathered in Niamey, Niger capital, to discuss joint military action against the militants.
Cameroon, Nigeriaâ€™s southeastern neighbour, which has experienced a number of incursions by the group in recent
FORMER military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), on Tuesday, broke speculations over the state of his health, saying he will be back to the country soon.
General Babangida, who spoke with newsmen over the telephone at the residence of the Niger State governor, Dr Babangia Aliyu, in Tunga, Minna, when General Abdulsalami Abubakar paid the governor a Sallah homage, said, â€œI will be back very soon.â€
Speaking from Germany through General Abubakarâ€™s mobile telephone, he said â€œI miss
THE formal declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 presidential election has been postponed by one week.
Buhari was initially due to declare his intention to contest today.
The declaration will now take place on October 15.
A statement on Tuesday by a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and coordinator of the Buhari declaration ceremony, Chief Audu Ogbe, said all arrangements for the declaration remained the same.
Buhari will be seeking to fly the flag of the
SENATE Minority Whip, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS), on Tuesday, officially declared his ambition to vie for Lagos State governorship in 2015, saying the decision of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to hold primaries brightened his chances of emerging its candidate.
In Ikorodu, where he made the declaration, elders of the party and Ikorodu traditional institution publicly declared their support for him.
The official declaration, which also witnessed the inauguration of his campaign