FORMER governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, on Tuesday, officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi declared for the PDP after chieftains of the party had visited him in his Onitsha GRA home.
Among PDP chieftains at his residence were the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekwerumadu; Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim; Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, former PDP
THE entire University of Jos community was thrown into pandemonium on Tuesday, following invasion of the institution by gunmen, who killed an inspector of police and a corporal, who were on guard at the university.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the gunmen, about 15 in number, swoop on the security men at the permanent site of the university on Monday, at about 11.00 pm and opened fire on them at random.
A security man at the scene of the incident, who escaped by whiskers, said immediately they had
MINISTERS angling to govern their states are likely to exit President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s cabinet next week.
Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, who is taking a shot at Nasarawa State governorship seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is one of those certain to exit before October 20.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that Maku confirmed his imminent exit to a political gathering in the state last week, where all PDP aspirants gathered to discuss possible consensus arrangement.
IN compliance with the directive of state governments and respective chapters of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), teachers and students in public and private primary and secondary schools in some states, including Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ogun will today report to their respective schools to resume academic activities for the 2014/2015 session.
The about three months extended break, owing to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, which ends today in some states in the South-West, comes on the heels of assurances
Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), wants President Goodluck Jonathan, to address the nation on the controversial arms deals, involving Nigeria and South-Africa, which has seen the latter seizing monies meant for arms purchase by the Nigerian government.
In a statement issued in Lagos, on Tuesday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the issues surrounding the first seizure of $9.3 million were yet to be resolved before this latest alleged scandal.
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, on Tuesday, accused the national leadership of the party of marginalisation over the defection of the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko into the party.
The party, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, said the leaders, who facilitated the defection of the governor never consulted the state chairman and members of the state executive council before commencing negotiation with the governor.
While expressing the desire
Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Zaria,Dr Isuwa Adamu, on Tuesday, warned against the consumption of animal hides and skin known locally as ponmo.
Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, that the consumption of the product as meat substitute was dangerous to health.
According to him, scientifically, ponmo does not have any nutritional value to human health.
â€œIn fact, it is not advisable for you to consume ponmo in the sense that
A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the South-East, Uchenna Okogbue, has said that the party would not field candidates, who will â€œuse and dumpâ€™â€™ the party in the 2015 general election.
Okogbue, who is the National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone, said this in an interview with the NigerianTribune, in Uzuakoli, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
â€œYou cannot just come from anywhere and pick the partyâ€™s ticket because you have money,â€ he said,
As schools in Ekiti State are expected to resume for the 2014/2015 session today, teachers in the state under the aegis of Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), has directed its members not to report for duty until their August and September salaries as well as the July deductions from their salaries are paid by the state government.
The NUT, which called the teachers out on strike on Tuesday, lamented what it said was Governor Kayode Fayemiâ€™s alleged sidelining of the public schoolsâ€™ teachers in Ekiti
THE rank of those jostling to secure the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the 2015 presidential election grows on Tuesday as an Italy-based Nigerian business mogul, Francis Onabis, declared his intention to become the countryâ€™s next president on the partyâ€™s platform.
Currently, known contenders on the APC platform included former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari; former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso of Kano State and Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, the
AN internal crisis has hit the Labour Party (LP) in major fallout of the dumping of the party by the governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Consequently, both the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), two of the major stakeholders in the party, have moved in to nib the brewing crisis in the bud.
The unions directed all stakeholders to boycott a convention of the party initially slated for Saturday in Akure the Ondo State capital
Vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Professor Cyril Chigozie Asiabaka, has said that Nigeria holds the greatest promise for the future socio economic emancipation of black man in the world.
He made this statement while speaking with the top management staff of the university in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Tuesday.
Professor Asiabaka explained that for the positive restoration of respect, equity and human dignity, not only to people of African descent,
Sub-Saharan Africaâ€™s rapid economic growth is set to continue this year and next, but Ebola virus and budget problems have exposed the regionâ€™s vulnerabilities, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.
Forecasting 5.1 per cent growth this year and 5.8 per cent in 2015, the fastest growth outside Asia â€” the Washington-based institution warned â€œthe Ebola virus is exacting a heavy economic toll.â€
More than 3,000 people have died as a result of the illness which is squeezing trade
Ahead of the 2015 general election in the country, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has been unanimously adopted and endorsed by the people of Abakaliki, comprising the central and northern zones of the state, as the consensus candidate for the governorship seat of Ebonyi State.
The adoption was made after an in-depth search in a meeting that cuts across party affiliations, presided over by the state governor, Martin Elechi
THE governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, over his claim that people are relocating from the state in their numbers because of his impending inauguration as the governor.
Fayose, in a statement in reaction to Falanaâ€™s position, said it was those who were troubling the peace of Ekiti State since and after they lost the governorship election that are uncomfortable.
The incoming Ekiti governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary,
A group, Democratic Young Patriots (DYP), has expressed optimism that those responsible for the recent attack on the judiciary in Ekiti State will be unravelled as investigation is ongoing.
In a statement released by the National Coordinator of the group, Atoye Ariyo-Dare, stated: â€œwe are optimistic that the ongoing investigation by the NJC will reveal the truth behind the Ekiti judiciary incident.â€
While condemning the attack, the group said: â€œas a concerned group worried by the prevailing
THE Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, has called on all stakeholders in Ekiti politics to desist from actions capable of disrupting the peaceful transition of power from the incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi, to the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose.
Adeyeye said in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that â€œEkiti is greater than the interest of any individual or group.â€
The minister, who contended that â€œnothing can prevent Fayose from assuming office
THE outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been dragged to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged fraudulent practices.
The Save Ekiti Coalition (SEC) alleged this in a petition dated September 26, 2014 and addressed to the EFCC and ICPC.
The petition, signed by the Secretary of the group, Comrade Oke Ayodele, was entitled: â€˜Complaint of fraudulent practices against Ekiti
THREE weeks after seizing $9.3 million in cash, transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa is said to have confiscated another $5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, South Africa-based City Express reported on Monday.
Sources, however, said the reports by Rapport and City Press appeared to finally vindicate the official position of the Federal Government that the transactions were legitimate.
The government had, contrary to insinuations, said end user certificates
COORDINATING Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured that the report of the audit into the unaccounted $10.8 billion oil money will be in November.
Okonjo-Iweala spoke at the Financial Times Africa Summit 2014, with the theme: â€œConsolidating the Continentâ€™s Rise,â€ in London, United Kingdom, on Monday.
She said the figure was not new, but had been a source of discussions between the Ministry of Finance and the Petroleum Ministry, adding that