THE Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Muâ€™azu Babangida Aliyu, has congratulated a former civilian president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Aliyuâ€™s message of felicitation was contained in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel A. Ebije, adding that the former president would be remembered for his patriotic perspective on national issues.
He said â€œthe former president represents the best Nigerians can
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ANOTHER explosion has occurred at Tashan-Azare, along Potiskum/Kano road, opposite Alamin Resturant, killing 20 people, with several others injured.
The explosion, third in less than seven days, Nigerian Tribune gathered on Tuesday, occurred around 12.00 noon.
There was also a similar incident in Kano on Tuesday, when three suicide bombers hit the
NEARLY two weeks after former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, ordered his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card to be publicly shredded, the national leadership has hinted that the version of the card torn by the former president had already been earmarked for destruction.
According to the national secretary of the party, Professor Adewale Oladipo, who spoke while receiving some student union leaders who came to express their support for President Goodluck Jonathan, at the national secretariat
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The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said in a bid to rid the Lagos State judiciary of corruption during his time as the Attorney General, 22 magistrates and three judges were fired after requisite investigation had been done.
He recalled the suffocating pressure that influential people in the state and legal profession, who had in the past spoke eloquently against
Remains of the female politicians, who died in a ghastly auto accident have been laid to rest at the Bayelsa State cemetery, Azikoro in Yenagoa, the state capital.
President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Dame and the Bayelsa State governor, Honourable Seriake Dickson, as well as wives of the Anambra and Ekiti statesâ€™ governors joined other sympathisers at a special memorial service in honour of the deceased women at the Dr Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, in Yenagoa.
Paying glowing tributes to the
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said that the claim by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation that the Federal Government was planning to use a fake Ibrahim Shekau to implicate the partyâ€™s presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd) â€œis a further confirmation that the APC knows those behind the Boko Haram insurgency.â€
Fayose, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, said he â€œchallenged the APC to produce the
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EKITI State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, insisted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari was in the United Kingdom (UK) for medical attention, rather than political tour as being claimed by the party and its leaders through their propaganda outfits.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, on Monday, Fayose dismissed
THE All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has raised the alarm over reports of a fake leader of Boko Haram, Ibrahim Shekau, being presented before Nigerians by the government, in order to claim winning the war on terrorism.
Beyond this, credible sources have alerted the APC that the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail members of the opposition, by coaching the phantom terror chief to say he was working for its presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu
MORE international pressure is being ramped up on Boko Haram, as Central African leaders joined President Goodluck Jonathan to explore ways to bring the menace of the Islamic terrorist group to an end.
President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nâ€™Guesso and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, were in Abuja, on Monday, to confer with President Jonathan on how to proceed with the war against the insurgents.
The meeting took place at the Presidential
THE cordon and search by troops in Baga, Borno State, has exposed some terrorists disguising as women, defence authorities have revealed.
A statement issued by Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said â€œthe searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms, especially bombs, hidden in various locations, especially Baga town.
â€œApart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating
The naira shed 0.55 per cent against dollar on Monday after some customers who failed to meet the cut-off time to submit dollar demand to the Central Bank on Nigeria (CBN) sought the greenback from other sources, dealers said.
The unit closed at N200.60 to the dollar, weaker than Fridayâ€™s close of N199.50. The naira traded at N215 to the dollar at the parallel market, operated by Bureau de Change agents.
The naira crashed through a psychologically important level of N200 to the dollar this month
The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Mulikat Adeola-Akande, on Sunday, led about 120 members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House to a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, ahead the March 28 and April 11 new election date, Nigerian Tribune can report.
Information pieced together by the Nigerian Tribune on Monday revealed that the PDP lawmakers were taken to the Villa in buses from the National Assembly at about 8.00 p.m.
The PDP caucus crucial meeting
KANO State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that the exit of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) was not only a fatal blow to the party, but an indication that the death warrant of the party is about to be signed in March 28 presidential election
This is just as he added that the PDP is on the road to extinction in the face of the abysmal rot rocking its leadership
Kwankwaso, who disclosed this on Monday, in an interview with pressmen, noted that the former president
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies on the platform of Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), 0n Monday, met behind closed doors for several hours in Abuja, ahead the rescheduled general election.
It was gathered that the meeting considered all operational aspects involved in the coming elections and also areas that needed to be strengthened.
The Mondayâ€™s meeting was the first since the postponement of the February elections
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has condemned strongly the ongoing smear campaign being carried out by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Organisation against the agency in a bid to score political points against President Goodluck Jonathan.
The agency, therefore, has asked the APC and its campaign organisation to withdraw their accusations that NIMASA was engaged in the sponsorship of hate campaign against the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu
Justice Ademola Adeniyi of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, slated March 19, to hear all the suits assigned to him, seeking to challenge the eligibility of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, in the coming general election.
At the resumed hearing of the matter, on Monday, plaintiffsâ€™ counsel in one of the eight suits slated for hearing on Monday, Chief Mike Ozekhome, told the court that he was willing to commence his argument
Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, invited Josephine Agwu, a cleaner with one of the cleaning concessionaires at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, in Lagos, who found a sum of N12 million and returned it to the owner.
The House took the decision to invite Josephine to appear before it at a later date, during its sitting following resumption from a month long recess.
It has, therefore, requested the Clerk of the House, Mr Segun Abiru, to put everything in place to invite the
Erstwhile chairman of the House of Representative Committee Monitoring Fuel Subsidy, Faruk Lawal, was again arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court at Lugbe, Abuja.
Faruk was arraigned on a three-count charge of obtaining money from the chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas, Femi Otedola, sometimes in April, 2012.
The accused, who was docked for obtaining the sum of $500,000 as inducement from Otedola to remove the name of his company from those indicted in the subsidy scam
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, said he had no official account on either Twitter, Facebook and other social media network.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that a twitter account, @newsvergeonline was said to have on Sunday posted a tweet that the former president described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) Femi Fani-Kayode, as a â€œdemocracy wrecker.â€
Obasanjo said all his previous accounts