There was palpable tension across states under the rule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday as the entire machinery of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moves to Osun State today for the grand finale of the partyâ€™s governorship campaigns.
President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo; the partyâ€™s Board of Trustees chairman, Chief Tony Anenih; National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Muâ€™azu and 16 governors are expected at the event.
The chairman of the party
There was confusion on Friday over reports that Ghana had officially banned flights from four West African countries, including Nigeria, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 600 lives.
A report carried by an online medium, Saharareporters quoted Charles Asare, Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, as saying the measure was part of a set of emergency management plans officials were rolling out to combat the spread of the virus.
The new acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has assured Nigerians of his determination to intensify the fight against crime and upgrade the standard of the police.
Abba gave the assurance on Friday, in Abuja, at a ceremony where he formally took over from retired IGP Mohammed Abubakar.
The new police boss promised to focus on reforms that would engender growth and development in the current democratic dispensation.
While assuring the general public of his readiness to prioritise the
Seven days to the conduct of the August 9, 2014 governorship poll in Osun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, on Friday in Osogbo, said the commission had distributed 960, 124 Permanent Votersâ€™ Cards (PVCs) to eligible voters, while 450,560 voters might not vote in that election unless they collect their own PVCs latest on Monday.
He maintained that â€œout of 1, 410, 684 PVCs received in the state as
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawna as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
It followed the removal of Mr. Andrew Yakubu in a shake-up of the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of NNPC announced by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a statement in Abuja on Friday.
Also appointed were Mr. Anthony Ugonna Muoneke as the Managing Director of the Nigerian
THERE was tension, on Thursday, in Anambra State, as the state government raises the alarm over suspected Ebola-infected corpse flown from Liberia to the state through Lagos.
The Anambra State Ministry of Health, on Thursday, announced that there are fears in the state that the dreaded Ebola disease might have sneaked into the state through a corpse deposited in Apex Mortuary, Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area, at the weekend.
It was gathered that the corpse was deposited at one of the morgues
THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, announced the redeployment of corps members from seven northern states.
The Director of Public Relations in NYSC, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, said the decision is based on the high rate of insecurity in some parts of the North.
The affected states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe states.
The corps members are part of the 2014 Batch â€˜Bâ€™ Orientation Course scheduled to commence on August 5.
The NYSC said due to logistic reasons,
FOLLOWING fears that the 219 abducted Chibok school girls may be indoctrinated and used as suicide bombers, the Federal Government has said that it is powerless to stop such indoctrination since the schoolgirls are not under its control.
This position was given by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of an extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council of State, presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, at the
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Suleiman Abba, as the new acting Inspector-General of Police.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Thursday night, noted that Abba, currently the AIG in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who proceeds on statutory retirement
Barring any last minute change, President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Senate President, Senator David Mark will tomorrow (Saturday) lead other top notchers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Osun State on mega rally to ensure the victory for the partyâ€™s candidate in the August 9, 2014 governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore
Other notable stalwarts of the PDP expected to be in the entourage of the Jonathan include the national chairman of the party,
THE embattled deputy governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, on Thursday, replied the state house of assembly on the impeachment notice it served on him, saying he was not guilty of the alleged two-count charge of misconduct in office and disrespect to the constituted authority.
In his reply, dated July 31, 2014 and made available to newsmen, Onyebuchi acknowledged that he saw the document of the allegations posted at the gate of his private residence at 46, Savage Crescent, G.R.A, Enugu.
CRISIS brews in the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), on Thursday, as uneasy calm pervaded Ibadan, the state capital, over the state of the leadership of the union.
This came as the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, will preside over a peace parley between warring factions of the state transport union today, following an agitation by some leaders in the union calling for the removal of the chairman, Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde (a.k.a. Fele).
The all stakeholdersâ€™
OUTGOING Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammed Abubakar, led his expected successor, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday evening.
Also sighted in the Villa was the chairman of the Nigerian Police Commission (NPC) and former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro.
After the meeting, Abba declined to give away anything, telling State House correspondents who pressed him for comments
Workers in Benue State,on Thursday, made good their threat and commenced an indefinite strike.
The state governor, Dr Gabriel Suswam, however, appealed to the striking workers to face the reality of the situation and suspend their strike, noting that his administration only harmonised workersâ€™ salaries to be on a par with primary school teachersâ€™ salary.
Organised labour had at a joint session of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), rose from its
Wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, on Thursday, said that the involvement of women in politics and governance cannot be overemphasised, given the percentage of women in the population as well as the nature of women.
She explained that women by nature,were emotional as well as understood anotherâ€™s feelings, and as such, were able to identify with the needs and aspirations of different people in the society, adding that women were better at gathering information and
THE police in Lagos State have begun a manhunt for a 33-year-old man Kelechi Williams, who was alleged to have murdered the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Edmark international, Njideka Lizzy Nzewe.
The 40-year-old deceased was, a few days ago, strangled to death by her alleged boyfriend at Green Estate, in Amuwo Odofin area of FESTAC, Lagos.
The suspect also reportedly made away with the deceasedâ€™s $50,000, phones, over N8 million meant for running of the business and her Range
THE family of former Minister of Information and Communications, late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili, has released a week-long programme of activities for her funeral, culminating in her burial on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
The programme, released on Thursday in Enugu by Professor Akunyiliâ€™s husband, Dr Chike Akunyili, starts with a Christian wake keep on Friday, August 22, by 4:00pm, at No. 2A, Bishop Onyeabor St., G.R.A., Enugu.
A night of tributes is to hold at International Conference