Eight supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State were feared dead, following the outbreak of violent clash with supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna.
Supporters of PDP had been alleged to be defacing posters of the presidential candidate of APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari and that of its governorship candidate, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
It was gathered that while some supporters of APC accused the other party of the vandalism, it was hell let loose, as
THE two leading political parties in Rivers State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), are at each otherâ€™s throat over the bombing of three High Court premises in the state, on Monday.
Some yet-to-be identified arsonists had carried out their nefarious activities on the courts in Degema, Isiokpo and Port Harcourt, burning many documents in the process.
Reacting to the incidents, Rivers PDP chairman, Mr Felix Obuah, blamed APC for the bombing and said the
dESPITE reaching the low of $45 per barrel, oil prices may yet rise to $200.
This indication was giving on Monday by the Secretary-General, Abdulla al-Badri, when he was in London, the oil market doesnâ€™t need to look for oil prices to bottom as the market has already bottomed. Instead, he offered quite bullish comments by saying, â€œNow the prices are around $45-$55, and I think maybe they [have] reached the bottom and we (will) see some rebound very soon.â€
Abdulla al-Badri, however did not say
Ex-militants of the Niger Delta region from the western axis of Ondo, Edo and part of Delta states, have called on Nigerian youths, especially, the Northern youths to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan, in the forthcoming presidential election, with a promise to support a youthful Northerner in the next dispensation.
The ex-militants, who stated this at the end of a meeting in Agadagba Obon in the Ese Odo Local Government Area, Ondo State ,at the weekend, assured
Minister of Youth Development and former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr Boni Haruna, has assured the people of the state that President Goodluck Jonathan, will ensure that the remaining towns under the siege of insurgents are recaptured if re-elected.
He said recapturing the towns will enable him commence the re-construction of all destroyed properties and businesses by the insurgents.
The minister, in a statement, on Tuesday, commended the Presidential Victims Support Fund (PVSF), even
A cross section of farmers and civil societies have called on the Nigerian farmers to vote for politicians with sound agricultural policies which will drive the countryâ€™s agriculture to the right path.
During a press briefing organised on Tuesday, in Abuja, by Oxfam, the programme officer of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Mr Salaudeen Hashim, said it is pertinent for farmers to enter into agreement with politicians to ensure that they pay attention to agriculture if elected.
Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Olubunmi Etteh, on Monday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with thousands of her supporters in Irewole, Ayedaade and Isokan Federal constituency of Osun State.
Etteh was received into the fold of the APC by Governor Rauf Aregbesola at a rally held at the federal constituency to drum up the support for the candidates of the APC in this monthâ€™s elections at Ikoyi, in Irewole Local Government.
The former speaker said she decided
DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Tuesday, assured of mass turnout to welcome President Goodluck Jonathan for the stateâ€™s presidential rally holding in Asaba today (Wednesday )
Fielding questions from journalists shortly after inspecting venue of the rally, the governor said all arrangements had been concluded for a successful Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential rally.
He disclosed that adequate security arrangements had been made to secure lives and property within and
THE leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described as erroneous and deceitful claims by the Federal Government that it constructed Malete Water works in Malete, Moro Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking during APC rally in the town, Senator Saraki said eight of the nine members of the National Assembly from the state contributed to the financing of the rehabilitation of the water works.
According to Dr Saraki, Senator Simeon
THE chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts and senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos West, Honourable Solomon Adeola, has promised not to disappoint the various groups and institutions that have given support to his ambition.
Speaking during a meeting with executives and members of the Lagos State Association of Bureau Dâ€™ Change, Honourable Adeola said he cannot afford to disappoint any of the stakeholders that had expressed implicit
THREE minutes after the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan left the Pantami Stadium in Gombe on Monday, explosion rocked the Water Board area of the state, leading to the death of three persons.
This came almost 25 hours after five people, including two suspected suicide bombers, lost their lives in twin-bomb explosions in the state.
The Monday incident occurred at 3.30 p.m., shortly after President Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 14 election,
THE Asoju-Oba of Lagos, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, is dead.
Aged 79, he died on Monday, according to the announcement by the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation.
He was the sponsor of the annual Asoju Oba of Lagos Table Tennis Championship.
The late Chief Okoya-Thomas, an accountant and industrialist par excellence, was born on June 8, 1935 in Lagos.
He had his early education, both the primary and secondary, at Princess School, Lagos (1942-1946) and Baptist Academy, Lagos (1956-1956) respectively,
HEALTH workers, under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended the strike they embarked upon since November last year
The strike commenced on November 12, 2014 to compel the government to implement judgment delivered by the National Industrial Court in their favour.
The suspension followed a meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan with leaders of the union, on Sunday.
At a briefing held late on Monday with the Minister of State and Supervising Minister of Health,
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, received the report of the forensic investigation he ordered into the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Jonathan had ordered the investigation in March last year, following allegations of missing funds from the corporationâ€™s accounts made by former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and now Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.
The firm engaged for the job, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, has concluded its assignment and,
SOME 48 hours after judiciary workers in Rivers State called off their eight-month-old strike, three High Court premises in the state went up in flames in the early hours of Monday, as they were bombed by yet-to-be-identified persons.
The action of the suspected arsonists had effectively dashed the hope of many people who had expected the reopening of the various courts across the state, which had been under lock and key since July, 2014.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Judiciary Staff
â€¢Education minister, commissioners in emergency meeting
INDICATIONS emerged in Abuja, at the weekend, that the Federal Government might order the closure of both private and public schools across the country to allow for hitch-free conduct of the general election this month.
Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who gave the hint at an interactive session with newsmen on Saturday, said the state commissioners for education from the 36 states of the federation had been summoned for an
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, extended the deadline for collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) till February 8.
Condemnations had trailed the distribution of the cards, with various parties and groups calling on the INEC to shift the election dates.
The commission, in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday, which was made available to newsmen by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to its chairman, said the extension became necessary in order to give registered
SCORES of people were, on Sunday, killed in Maiduguri, when a combined efforts of army, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police and volunteer youths, popularly known as Civilian JTF successfully repelled an attempt by the Boko Haram terrorists to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the Boko Haram terrorists, who came through Molai village, outskirts of the city, forced a lot of residents of the area to flee.
It will be recalled that the incident
THE Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the adviser to the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Tony Anenih, has appealed to the North to vote overwhelmingly for President Goodluck Jonathan so as to strengthen the age-long alliance between the South-South and the North.
He made the appeal in a statement made available to the media in Abuja on Sunday, urging the North to consider the decades of cooperation given by the people of the South-South
LESS than two weeks to the presidential election, the Director-General (DG) of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation and River State governor, Rotimi Ameachi, has wooed Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, who is President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s North-West campaign coordinator.
Reports from the state indicated that the APC presidential campaign DG was in Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa State, on the invitation of his colleagues and arrived Dutse Government House at