The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, till the early hours of today, held its historic presidential primaries to elect its presidential candidate.
The APC convention was attended with a high social media following with different information flying on various sites. Late on Wednesday, rumours of stepping down of three of the candidates for General Muhammadu Buhari took over the airwaves and even credible media fell for it till the candidates began to refute the rumours.
Late noon on Wednesday,
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), early on Thursday morning, confirmed President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate in the 2015 election.
The president secured the votes of all delegates who gathered at the Eagle Square, Abuja, at the partyâ€™s national convention.
Jonathan wasted no time in announcing Vice President Namadi Sambo as his running mate, as a reward for his loyalty in the first tenure of the administration.
According to the result read by a member of the PDP electoral
AN Abuja High Court on Wednesday, ordered the Inspector General of Police, Director-General of State Security Services and the Controller- General of the Nigeria Customs Services to confiscate former president, Olusegun Obasanjo`s book from public vendors.
The trial judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, gave the order after former President Obasanjo allegedly went ahead to publish his book entitled, â€œMy Watch,â€™â€™ in spite of a court order made on December 5, restraining him from making the publication.
General Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigeria's Head of State, has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari, who was elected on Thursday, at the National Convention of APC at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, polled 3,430, to defeat other four aspirants.
Rabiu Kwakwanso polled 974 votes, Atiku Abubakar polled 954, Rochas Okorocha, 620 votes and Sam Nda-Isaiah polled 10 votes.
General Buhari is to slog it out with President Goodluck Jonathan, who has also emerged
PANDEMONIUM broke out again in the ancient city of Kano, on Wednesday, when two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs, killing themselves, four others and injuring no fewer than 14 people at the popular Kwanti-kwari textiles market.
Kwanti-kwari market is the largest textile market, where thousands of traders go to everyday to buy textile materials and it is not very far from the Kano Central Mosque, where no fewer than 200 people lost their lives during the Friday jumat prayers.
According to an
Following an application by the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua, seeking to put on hold the inquest, the coroner probing the September 12 building collapse within the premises of the church, Mr O.A. Komolafe, has dismissed the application, describing it as an abuse of court process.
It will be recalled that Prophet T.B. Joshua had filed the application asking Komolafe to put on hold further inquisition into the cause of death of the victims of the collapsed building.
NO fewer than six people were on Wednesday, killed with others severely injured in two separate accidents which occurred on the Abeokuta expressway in Lagos State.
Four people were around mid-day crushed to death and others injured by a commercial bus in Abule Egba area of the state, while two people died in another accident at the old Sango Toll Gate.
The two accidents created serious gridlock on the ever-busy road, as operatives of the joint military patrol team OP MESSA, policemen, officials of
THE Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has disclosed that it has successfully inducted 14,584 new teachers between January 2013 and December 2014, as part of measures to regulate the quality of teachers in Nigeria.
Registrar and Chief Executive of TRCN, Professor Addison Wokocha, who made this known, vowed to rid the teaching profession of quacks and challatants.
A statement by the Head of Information, TRCN, Mr Ojewuyi Oluwamuyiwa, on Wednesday, in Abuja, said the Registrar spoke during
FORMER governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, was, on Wednesday, adopted as the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, ending speculations about his next political move after a controversial Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries.
Alao-Akala, who was adopted at a well-attended special congress of the party, held at the Olubadan Stadium in Ibadan, announced Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli as his running mate for 2015 election.
He was adopted after the five other governorship
THE Chief of Army Staff, Lietenant-General K.T.J. Minimah, in Abuja, on Wednesday, announced that troops are sustaining the tempo of the war against insurgency and will continue to gain upper hand.
The army chief, who was fielding questions from newsmen after commissioning the newly-constructed kennel block for military working dogs, said the dogs were equally at war in the North-East.
According to him, the operation was ongoing and the troopsâ€™ morale was high and at the end of the day, light would
THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Wednesday, denied reports that a fire outbreak had gutted its headquartersâ€™ building in Abuja.
Mr Chukwuemeka Obua, the Public Relations Officer of the service, made the denial in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Obua said the incident actually took place at the refuse dump at the service headquarters, near the Mami market, but that it did not affect the building,
â€œPeople selling wares in the market were trying to burn refuse
The Inspector-General of police, Suleiman Abba, has directed all Zonal Assistant Inspector-General and command commissioners of police to take all necessary measures in ensuring the provision of adequate security for worshippers, travellers, picnickers and all citizens across the country before, during and after the season.
Force spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, who stated this on Wednesday, said these were part of measures being put in place to ensure peaceful and incident-free yuletide.
Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abdul Jelili Adesiyan, has assured Nigerians that based on the successes recorded by the federal government in the fight against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, the groupâ€™s activities would be totally curtailed before the next general election.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wale Akinola and made available to Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday, Adesiyan, said that contrary to peopleâ€™s belief that the insurgency would hamper the
The clamour for a return of mission schools to missionaries resurfaced on Tuesday, as a coalition of Alumni of mission schools embarked on a protest march to the Oyo State Governorâ€™s office, Secretariat, Ibadan, asking government to hands off the running of mission schools.
The protest, which commenced from Favours area, Ibadan, through Secretariat road to Governorâ€™s office, comprised old students of St Louis Grammar School, Loyola Old Boys Association, among others.
Coordinator for Mission Schools
President and founder of the Living Faith Church worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has described the current turbulent times and religious extremism the world is facing, as a sign of the end time.
The cleric, who made this declaration during the opening service of his ministryâ€™s annual Shiloh event, which started on Tuesday, based his statement on Biblical truths, which, according to him, are rifer more than ever before, alluding to the negative effect of ISIS in the Middle-East.
In a message, entitled,
NO fewer than 600,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in Ebonyi State, including two serving members of the House of Representatives, the senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone in the National Asembly, Chief Chris Nwankwo, 15 members of the state House of Assembly, commissioners and opinion leaders, on Wednesday, defected to the Labour Party (LP) .
The Labour Party in the state has also elected candidates to contest the various elective positions ahead of the 2015 general
IN its effort to boost water supply and sanitation tracking system in the country, the Federal Government has started national water supply and sanitation data survey.
The survey will help speed up the delivery of potable water service to consumers across the country, thus commencing the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) which will follow the Millenniun Development Goals (MDGs).
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, at a workshop, Minister of Water Resources Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, stated that this would
TWENTY-ONE aspirants who contested the governorship primaries on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State stormed the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, on Tuesday evening, to protest against the conduct of the exercise in the state.
The aspirants are angry that they had been schemed out to facilitate the emergence of Mr Udom Emmanuel, allegedly favoured for the ticket by the state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio.
The aggrieved aspirants arrived at the Wadata
THE last may not have been heard of the governorship primaries held by the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in which Mr Jimi Agbaje emerged the partyâ€™s standard-bearer for the 2015 poll, as his challenger, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has petitioned the appeal panel in Abuja, asking for cancellation and rerun of the exercise.
Agbaje, according to the result announced by chairman of Lagos PDP governorship election panel, Senator Saidu Kumo, scored 434 votes, while Obanikoro
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has assured Nigerians that the commission would do everything within its power to ensure that the 2015 general election holds.
Jega, who spoke on Wednesday, at the launch of the media code of electoral coverage in Lagos, pointed out that as the INEC chairman, one of the most difficult decisions he had to take was postponing the 2011 general election.
The INEC chairman further noted that though the hitches