AN explosion, caused by a suicide bomber at Government Technical School, in Potiskum, Yobe State, left no fewer than 48 students dead, residents disclosed.
The technical school was former Senior Science Secondary School, on General Hospital Road, Potiskum.
A resident close to the house of Emir of Kukuri, opposite the school, Mallam Inusa Ahmadu, told newsmen that the suicide bomber disguised and joined the students in the school before detonating the bomb.
â€œWe wanted to go into the school to ascertain
THE military has begun an all-out offensive against the Boko Haram terrorists in the northern part of Adamawa State.
Informed military source disclosed to the Nigerian Tribune that some foreign troops had joined the Nigerian military in the fight against the insurgents.
The source revealed that foreign fighter helicopters were also involved in the operation to wipe out the insurgents in the area.
It was gathered that one of the foreign helicopters crashed on Monday, but the pilots survived and were
THE case instituted by the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), seeking an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from creating the controversial 30,000 polling units on behalf of Nigerians comes up today.
Inspite of the case, it was learnt that the chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, had decided to go ahead with a meeting fixed for today with resident electoral commissioners (RECs) over the matter, even as the case is going
Disappointed by the refusal of the United States (US) to help Nigeria procure military weapons to combat the Boko Haram insurgents, the Federal Government has now openly expressed its dissatisfaction with the American governmentâ€™s decision, arguing that Americans have let Nigeria down at her hour of need, Empowered Newswire reports.
Speaking on Monday while receiving a delegation of the US Council on Foreign Relations, Nigeriaâ€™s Ambassador to the US, Professor Ade Adefuye, said both the
Seyi Gesinde reports the tragic death of Dr Myles Munroe, which occured aboard a plane which crashed while trying to land in The Bahamas on Sunday.
Death struck in Bahamas on Sunday, when a plane carrying nine people on board crashed, killing all occupants, including world renowned pastor and motivational speaker, Dr Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth.
Some media reports said their daughter was also aboard the flight and was also killed in the crash, but another report later said the daughter was not
National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Muiz Banire, has said the party is headed for a worst, if a governorship candidate is eventually imposed in Lagos State.
This came as the internal turmoil in the Lagos chapter of the party over an alleged imposition plan by the national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, blew open.
Banire made this known in an online interview with Premium Times.
In another letter, with a copy made available to the Nigerian Tribune, he accused the party
NIGERIAN Tribune shone at the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), winning in four categories of awards at the event held at the Imo International Conference Centre, Owerri, Imo State, at the weekend.
The Group Business Editor of the newspaper, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, won the Peter Odili Prize for Power Reporter of the Year; Foreign/Online Editor, Seyi Gesinde won the Olusegun Mimiko Prize for Foreign News Reporter of the Year; Wale Olapade won the Adamu Muâ€™azu Prize for Tourism Reporter
DETAILS have emerged as to the strategies adopted by governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to hijack the structures of their party ahead the November 1 ward congresses meant to lay the foundation for the 2015 primaries.
The directives by the PDP had indicated that three delegates would emerge from the each of the wards ahead the primaries for elective positions, including House of Assembly seats, National Assembly positions and the governorship slots the delegates
IT emerged at the weekend that leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have concluded arrangements to save the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from being removed from office on account of his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sources in Abuja told the Nigerian Tribune that the leaders, at a meeting on the matter last week, resolved to raise a huge war chest to forestall any legal impediment to Tambuwalâ€™s continued stay in office
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, admitted that it made an error in the earlier figure of 6.1 million registered voters announced for Lagos State in 2011.
INEC said the figure was reduced to 4.6 million after the data was subjected to the Automated Fingerprints Identification System (AFIS), as well as discovery of data losses.
This was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to the chairman of the commission, Mr Kayode Idowu, which was made available to
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has launched his battle cry, â€œNigerians First, Nigerians Always,â€ which he hopes to use to convince the people, as he bids to win a second term in office.
The president will, tomorrow, formally declare his interest to contest the 2015 presidential election at the Eagle Square, Abuja, where over 2,000 groups, civil society organisations, supporters and admirers from all over the country are expected to participate.
Chairman of the media sub-committee of the presidential
The annual ceremony of Nigeria Couple of the Year Award is set to take place on Saturday, November 15, at the Jogor Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State.
In a release jointly signed by the National President of The Family Club of Nigeria, Professor Oluwole Osonubi and the General Secretary, Mrs Foluso Lasaki, this yearâ€™s edition will be chaired by renowned industrialist, Chief Kola Daisi, with Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife as special guests of honour.
Also, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly,
THERE was palpable tension around Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State, following the reported killing of a man identified as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The deceased, identified as Sikiru Ogboye, was said to be monitoring the distribution of the permanent voter cards in Ibeju when the incident occurred.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the state police command had made some arrests in connection with the incident.
It was gathered that timely intervention of policemen from Ajiwe police
IT has been a battle of wits between the two zones in the Oyo North senatorial district of the Accord Party, as Ogbomoso and Oke Ogun zones have been having inconclusive meetings to pick who will pair Senator Rashidi Ladoja as the running mate in 2015 gubernatorial election.
Sources close to the party told the Nigerian Tribune that a number of candidates had emerged from Oke Ogun, including a serving editor of a frontline national newspaper (name withheld), while others are Senator Gbenga Babalola,
As part of the efforts to ensure the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan, a group, Jonathan Youth Vanguard (JYV), will, tomorrow, unveil its new campaign office at Garki area of Abuja.
Director-General of the group, Mr Ebis Orubebe, in a statement made available to Nigerian Tribune, on Sunday, said the office, which comprises state-of-the-art media centre, conference room and other facilities and centrally located at Garki Mall, Abuja, will officially be launched tomorrow, by 10.00 a.m., the
THE move by pro-Jonathan group in Ohanaeze Ndigbo to back the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan met a brickwall, on Sunday, in Enugu, as the leadership of the pan-Igbo union insisted in its meeting that it would not endorse any aspirant for the 2015 presidential polls.
It was learnt that it was contrary to the expectation of some prominent Igbo politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had continued to mount pressure that the Igbo union should endorse President Jonathan for
DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, declared, on Sunday, that contrary to dooms day predictions, Nigeria will not break up in 2015.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Jubilee World Festival of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, which had â€œArise 2015â€ as its theme, Governor Uduaghan said â€œno matter the external influence, Nigeria will not break up in 2015.
â€œThere are predictions that Nigeria
The crisis rocking the Cross River State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has deepened as security operatives on Sunday sealed off the secretariat of the party along Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar, the state capital.
Nigerian Tribune gathered the situation came on the heels of disagreement between some top party members and members of the state executive council after which security operatives from the State Quick Intervention Squad (QIS) intervened to evacuate everyone from the secretariat.
A group under the Bauchi State chapter of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi PDP Project 2015, has warned against the attempt by the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muâ€™azu, to impose a former Head of Civil Service of the Federation and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, as the partyâ€™s gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 general election.
This is even as the group warned that the Bauchi electorate are politically sagacious