Only total adherence to the principle of internal democracy can ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon has said.
Ganiyu, who is the Senate minority whip and governorship aspirant in Lagos State also said his partyâ€™s victory at the just-concluded election in Osun State is indicative of what Nigerians should expect in the South-West and the country at large, once direct primary mode is employed in candidate selection.
THE Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Samuel Kanu Uche, has chided Nigerian leaders over the high level of corruption that has negatively affected the nation in all spheres.
He said this in his exhortation at the handing over and dedication of Adeolu Adegbola Hall and Moses Odutola Dada Hostel donated by Sir Olaniwun Ajayi and Lady Adunola Ajayi Foundation, held at the Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu, Ogun State.
The cleric stated that the nation leaders have
Akwa Ibom people have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to step forward and recontest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2015, declaring their readiness to give him 100 per cent votes.
The state governor, Godswill Akpabio, on behalf of the people of the state, made the remark on Thursday, at the Government House Banquet Hall, Uyo, during a reception for President Jonathan who was on a one-day official visit to the state, said: â€œOur dear president, let me once
A former senator representing Kwara Central senatorial district and member of the national conference, Senator Gbemisola Rukayat Saraki, has allayed fears of Nigerians on the final report of the just-concluded conference, saying there was no any hidden agenda.
Some Nigerians in certain quarters had been describing the confab as a waste of time and public resources, while they said that it was set up to achieve an agenda of the current government.
However, speaking with journalists in Ilorin at the
Adamawa State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has picked the intent form to contest for the October 11 governorship by-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fintiri confirmed this to journalists, yesterday, in Yola, in a telephone chat. Fintiri said he decided to take that action based on popular demand that he should contest.
â€œThe voice of the people is the voice of God and I have no option than to succumb to the sustained pressure by the people of Adamawa to join
First military governor of Kebbi State and Urhobo elder statesman, Major General Patrick Aziza (Retd), is dead.
The serving President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), it was gathered, died early Saturday morning after a protracted illness in an Abuja hospital.
He was aged 66 years.
His death came at a time the one-time Minister of Communication was said to be reshaping and re-engineering the ethnic group to foster unity and progress.
Sunday Tribune gathered from a family member that
THE immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Alh Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, has stated that when he was handing over, he left N7b debt and not N46b as it was claimed by the present administration of governor, Aih Abdulaziz Yari.
Fielding questions from newsmen in Gusau three and half years after leaving office on Saturday, Shinkafi disclosed that what the state government told the people of the state was not the correct debt profile.
However, he said the present administration just decided to cook up
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent an SOS message to the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, over the alleged incessant attacks on its members by people believed to be members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in various parts of the state.
The chairman of the party, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, who disclosed this at the weekend, said immediately the INEC announced Governor Rauf Aregbesola as the winner of the 9 August gubernatorial election, the ruling party
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has warned against continued use of the military in providing security during elections.
Babangida issued the warning in an interview with newsmen in his Hill Top Mansion in Minna, Niger State, to mark his 73rd birthday, which comes up tomorrow.
President Goodluck Jonathan, as the Commander- in-Chief, has developed a template for providing security during elections using soldiers along with other security forces.
He did this in the
The news of an Ebola patient at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, caused a scare in the hospital on Thursday and Friday.
It was gathered that a woman with blisters all over her body came to the hospitalâ€™s General Out-patient Department (GOPD) asking to be attended to but was turned back by the nurse she appraoched after sighting her looks.
No one at the GOPD was willing to speak on the matter when Saturday Tribune visited the place on Friday.
However, Professor Anthony
THE Nigerian Medical Association has rejected the sack of resident doctors by the Federal Government on Wednesday, saying that the latest move by the government would rather aggravate the already deteriorating situation.
Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, NMAâ€™s President, Dr Kayode Obembe who asked the Federal Government to withdraw its circular on the sack of the resident doctors, directed its members not to accept any letter terminating their appointment from the government.
DESPITE the looming threat of Ebola and the thousands of bats and monkeys that dwell within the vicinity of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, most workers do not seem worried that the mammals which are proven carriers of the virus may spread it to them.
To ensure that the workers take precaution, the Chief Physician to the President, Dr Fortune Fiberesima, had this week, issued an internal circular, warning them to be wary of the dangers posed by exposure to droppings from the animals.
Heartbroken mother of Mr Patrick Sawyer, the 40-year-old man, who brought Ebola to Nigeia is demanding the ashes of his cremated son.
Sawyerâ€™s remains were burnt after his death of Ebola in Lagos on July 25.
â€œI canâ€™t stand it,â€. â€œI canâ€™t sleep. Every day I think about them,â€ Georgia Nah, told NBC 10 at her Southwest Philly home, United States.
Sawyer became ill just a few weeks after rushing to the bedside of his sick sister, 27-year-old Princess Nyuennyue, who was hospitalized in early
A seven-month-old baby boy suspected to have Ebola virus infection in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, is dead.
Speaking with the Saturday Tribune in Ilorin on Friday, the senior special adviser to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state on Secondary Health, Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, said the mother of the baby remained quarantined at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, adding however,that the baby could not have died of Ebola disease.
It is recalled that the state chairman of the committee on
The United Statesâ€™ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat Ebola, Reuters reported on Friday.
The FDAâ€™s warning comes on the heels of comments by Nigeriaâ€™s Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, who said earlier on Thursday that eight Ebola patients in Lagos would receive an experimental treatment called nano-silver.
Erica Jefferson, a spokeswoman for the FDA, said she could not provide
THE Chief of Army Staff and the Police have asked the governorship election petitions tribunal in Ekiti State to strike out their names from the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) challenging the outcome of the June 21 governorship election in the state.
The two security agencies also denied allegations that they were used by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, AyÃ² Fayose, who won the election, and the Presidency, to intimidate voters and members of APC in a manner that
Some Nigerians on Friday expressed mixed reactions on the 70 per cent mass failure in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results.
A cross section of Nigerians, who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN in Abuja, attributed the failure to non-charlatan attitude by students, teachers and the government.
Prof. Chris Okoro, the Commissioner for Education, Enugu State, attributed the mass failure to poor reading culture by students.
â€œStudents no longer read because
Pandemonium broke out on Friday morning, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as the protest by students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, entered the second day, taking a frightening dimension.
Saturday Tribune recalled that the students had on Thursday morning, stormed the entrance of the governorâ€™s office, Oke-Mosan, protesting the reduction of school fees in all the state-owned institutions.
As early as 7.00am, the students in their hundreds, blocked