Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, claimed that its Data Centre in Lagos was raided for the second time on Monday night by operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
It called the alleged raid, height of lawlessness and an orchestrated provocation.
â€˜â€˜The raid by over 40 armed DSS officers, despite a court order restraining the service from such action, shows that the DSS considers itself to be above the laws of the land, and this is totally condemnable,â€™â€™
Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, withdrew from a suit instituted by a House of Representatives member, Honourable Ishiaq Akinlade.
Honourable Akinlade is seeking to compel Aminu Tambuwal to vacate his seat as the Speaker of the House, following his defection in October from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The plaintiff is also seeking for a court order declaring that Tambuwalâ€™s deputy, Emeka Ihedioha,
THE Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) from according any recognition or accepting as valid any primaries for next yearâ€™s election except those conducted with the Ad Hoc ward delegates list.
Justice Okon Abang, who made the order, also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from accepting as valid any such primaries or publishing any list other than the Ad Hoc Ward delegatesâ€™ list prepared by
The police in Kaduna, on Tuesday, disrupted a peaceful protest against Boko Haram killings in the North by a coalition of youth groups, Arewa Liberation Movement.
In the process, an eye witness said some police men assaulted journalists.
According to the eye witness, â€˜â€˜the protest, which started at 8:30a.m at the popular Lugard Hall Roundabout was led by Yusuf Amokhe before about seven trucks loaded with armed policemen came and disrupted
Succour has finally came the way of 177, 000 displaced persons who stayed in relativesâ€™ houses in Adamawa State, as the state government has commenced distribution of relief materials to people housing IDPs in the state.
Apart from over 20,000 IDPs accommodated in camps, the state government has said it understood the challenges likely confronted by those giving the IDPs who did not stay in the camp three square meals and, therefore, commenced distribution of relief materials to residents
No fewer than 25 pregnant women are reported to have given birth while at Internally Displaced Personsâ€™ (IDPs) camp, in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, while over 20 are expecting.
This is just as Ummah Charity donated relief materials to victims of the Boko Haram sect attack.
North-East coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammad Kanar, who dropped the hint, said some of the IDPs were being catered for in camps around Yola, such as the NYSC camp, while others were
Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, have started returning home after Mondayâ€™s failed attempt by the Boko Haram sect to take over the town.
Members of the dreaded sect had, on Monday, stormed the town at about 6.00 a.m, shooting sporadically and detonating explosives.
Owing to this, many residents of the state capital fled through bush paths to neighbouring towns and villages.
One of them, who travelled by foot to a village over 65 kilometres away from Damaturu with his family, told
Yobe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, has approved the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on the capital, as a result of attacks by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
A statement from the office of the Adviser of Media, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday read: â€œThis is to inform members of the general public that Governor Ibrahim has approved the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Damaturu, the state capital.
â€œThe curfew is takes immediate effect.
BAYELSA State government on Monday, met with the management of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, in a bid to resolve a number of issues bordering on crude oil production output within the state and the country generally, as well as the challenges being faced by the company.
Other issues raised at the meeting presided over by Governor Seriake Dickson, included the broken down power plant, provided by Agip that had been supplying electricity to the three communities namely:Ewaoma, Okpoama and Twon
PUBLIC servants in Oyo State have been assured of prompt and regular payment of salaries and other allowances as from May 29, 2015 when Senator Adewolu Ladoja assumes office as the Governor of the state.
The youth leader, Accord Party in Oyo State, SakareLawal in a press release, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune, stated that the present hardship civil servants in Oyo State were going through coupled with irregular payment of salaries was very painful
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the National Centre For Women Development NCWD Lady Onyeka Onwenu, on Tuesday, pushed for women political associations in the country, so as to ensure full inclusion of women in political positions.
She said this was imperative to rally round women aspirants towards achieving their political ambitions.
Speaking in Kaduna at the opening of a three-day capacity building programme on Gender Mainstreaming for the Media in partnership with UNICEF, she stated that the associations would
IMMEDIATE past chairman of Oduâ€™a Investment Company Limited, Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli on Tuesday, declared his intention to contest the governorship election of Oyo State, under the banner of Labour Party (LP).
Alli, a lawyer, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the first Chief of Staff (CoS) in Oyo State, rode triumphantly to the partyâ€™s secretariat, Oke-Ado, Ibadan where he addressed the mammoth crowd of party supporters from the 33 local government council areas of the state
Hope of reopening the cargo warehouse at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport has been dashed.
The facility was shut down by the government two weeks ago, following the break down of law and order between customs officials and clearing agents; as the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, insisted that the warehouse must remain shut, until the agents were ready to comply with the laid down rules.
The development came on Tuesday, just as he unfolded his plans to tackle the many problems
A former newspaper editor and retired bank executive, Mr Phil Aragbada, has warned that except there is a fast paradigm shift in the nationâ€™s political dispensation, the much vaunted journey to the promised land might after all be a mirage.
This view was expressed in Omuo-Ekiti, at a seminar organised by the Omuo Renaissance Group, comprising academics and professionals.
Mr Aragbada explained that the visible impediments to good governance in Nigeria since independence have been burgeoning
Following the public outcry on poor quality of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) graduates and their inability to effectively deliver instruction at the primary school level, the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), has reviewed the NCE minimum standards in line with basic Education in Nigeria.
The review, would be more directly relevant to the level of the nationâ€™s education system, Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof Muhammad Junaid said.
Junaid, who spoke
AT the request of the Nigerian government, the United States of America (USA) has said it has discontinued its training of a Nigerian Army battalion.
The first two phases of training were conducted between April and August 2014, and had provided previously untrained civilian personnel with basic soldiering skills.
Based on mutual assessment of the Nigerian Army and U.S. trainers, a third iteration of training was agreed upon with the intent of developing the battalion into a unit with advanced infantry
HELL was let loose on Ado-Ekiti prison in the early hours of Monday, as gunmen attacked the facility and threw the gates open, ostensibly to free the about 400 inmates said to be in detention in the prison at the time of the attack.
Sources informed the Nigerian Tribune in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, that the invaders used sophisticated weapons and there were fears that a prison official was mistakenly shot by members of a vigilante group, who allegedly reacted to the attack.
The sources also claimed that
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, with a motion ex parte, seeking a court order directing Aminu Tambuwal to declare the Kebbe/Tambuwal federal constituency seat vacant, following his defection from the PDP to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Moving the motion on Monday, PDPâ€™s counsel, Chief Mike Ahamba, said Tambuwal had lost his seat by reason of his defection, according to the provisions of Section 68 of the 1999 Constitution.
The ruling party
Over 80 killed
DAMATURU, the Yobe State capital, was, on Monday, under intense seige of insurgents.
The insurgents, numbering over 100, said to have carried out the dawn raid and attacked the town from Gujba Road before the morning prayers.
There were reports that students of the Yobe State University, situated on the road from the Mobile Police base, took to the bushes in different directions for safety.
The Mobile Police base, on the outskirts of the town, was said to have been razed by the
THE number of the dead arising from last Friday nightâ€™s shooting, in Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has increased to 15.
Some yet-to-be identified gunmen, said to be about 10, had stormed the community around 7.00 p.m. on Friday, moving from house to house, forcing people out of their houses before shooting them at point black range.
A chieftain of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was among those killed in the gun attack which the Rivers