Ahead the 2015 general election,the Secretary General of Commonwealth, kamalesh Sharma, on Thursday, cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against unjustifiable postponement of the elections without credible reasons or for political convenience for such action.
The Secretary General, who sounded the warning on Thursday, during a courtesy visit to INEC in Abuja, also urged the commission to provide a level playing field for all the registered
Chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Felix Obuah, has described as untrue a statement credited to one of its estranged chieftains that the party is angry with the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike.
According to a statement issued by the media aide to the state PDP chairman, Mr Jerry Needam, in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, the former chieftain of the party, Chief Sara-Igbe, was said to have alleged on a live radio programme that the party was
NASARAWA State government, on Thursday, described as illegal, unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect whatsoever, the sitting of pro-impeachment lawmakers in Karu Local Government Area of the state, in which the state Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko, was directed to disband the seven-man probe panel inaugurated last Friday to investigate gross misconduct levelled against Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
In an eight-paragraph press statement read before the newsmen by the Senior Special Assistant
A 10-year-old girl, strapped with explosives, was among the three suspected members of the Boko Haram arrested by Nigerian security forces in Katsina, on Tuesday.
The suspects, who were arrested about 10.00 p.m on Zaria Road, Tudun Wada area of Funtua metropolis, were Iliya Dahiru (male), Zainab Musa, 18 and the 10-year-old Hadiza Musa.
Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, made this known on Wednesday, while briefing newsmen in Abuja.
â€œThe suspects were arrested in a Honda
THE Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA), a community representing the Chibok people in Abuja, has debunked reported receipt of money from the Presidency by the leadership of the association.
The group, however, isclosed that its findings revealed that each of the escaped girls and their parents got the sum of N100,000 and N200,000 each respectively from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties.
The association, in a press release signed by her spokesperson, Dauda Ilya,
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday launched the new 64-page Nigerian e-passport designed for frequent travellers as part of efforts to ameliorate their sufferings.
The document, to be issued to deserving Nigerians ,will operate concurrently with the existing 32-page e-passport.
Performing the launch shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the President called on the Nigerian Immigration Service to be more efficient and committed to their
LAGOS State government, on Wednesday, reiterated that no fresh case of the dreaded Ebola virus disease has been found in the state or any part of the country.
According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr (Mrs) Yewande Adeshina, none of the persons said to have come in contact with the late Liberian victim of the Ebola virus disease, Mr Pat Sawyer, has manifested unusual body temperature or any other symptom of the dreaded virus.
She explained that all the 59 people who were
Nasarawa House of Assembly members, on Wednesday, directed the state Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko, to disband the seven-man probe panel he inaugurated last Friday to investigate alleged misconduct of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
The membership composition, according to the lawmakers, contravened Section 188 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.
The assembly members disclosed that two card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been uncovered among the probe panel members.
Ahead the conduct of the August 9, governorship poll in Osun, fully armed operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), numbering about 900, on Tuesday and Wednesday, stormed Osogbo, the state capital.
Nigerian Tribune authoritatively gathered that the deployment of the DSS officials, including young ladies, was part of the security measures aimed at ensuring a hitch-free conduct of the election. They were armed to the teeth.
Our correspondent sighted some of the DSS operatives in Toyota
The agitation over the successor of the impeached governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako has assumed a religious dimension within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Investigation by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that Christians in the Party believed that they were no longer wanted, following the impeachment of the governor and resignation of his deputy, James Ngilari.
It was also gathered that non-Muslim members of the PDP were largely of the opinion that Ngilari was unfairly joined together with
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), rising up as a flagship of tertiary health care, has carried out open heart surgery in three children with congenital heart problems.
The surgery, which was carried out in collaboration with Frontier Lifeline, India, had 10 foreign medical experts and medical experts from the LUTH involved in the exercise that lasted for two day.
Frontier Lifeline, India, representative, Dr Sanjay Cherian, said one of the children had a hole in the heart, while the others
TRAGEDY struck at a mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State, when a suicide bomber killed himself and 11 others, as well as injuring 37 people.
The incident happened at a Shiâ€™ate Muslim Mosque, referred to as Alkali Kalli Mosque, near the palace of the Emir of Fika, Potiskum.
A medical doctor at the General Hospital, Potiskum, who did not want his name in print, told newsmen that 11 corpses and 37 wounded person were brought to the hospital as a result of the attack.
Residents also told newsmen that
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan had deplored terrorist assault on Kano and the heinous bombing of the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies.
In a statement by the presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja, on Wednesday, the president similarly condemned the attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State, on Tuesday.
It said the president condemned the repeated targeting of worshippers and innocent students in attacks by terrorists.
The statement added that the president had directed
THE United States Consul General to Nigeria, Mr Jeffery Hawkins, has, again, noted the threat Boko Haram poses to Nigeria and the African continent as a whole and restated the efforts of the United States to curb the activities of the dreaded Islamist sect.
Hawkins made this known in Lagos, on Wednesday, at a media platform monitored by the Nigerian Tribune, where he also noted that the President Barak Obama-led US government remained keen in helping Nigeria to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.
President Goodluck Jonathan needs another term in office, to consolidate on his modest achievements in his first term, a group dedicated to his re-election has said.
The group, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), said Jonathanâ€™s imprints in all sectors, justified a renewal of his mandate for another four years.
Its spokesperson, Professor Joe Okanlawon who made this position known in Awka, Anambra State, said with his transformation agenda, Jonathan had positively impacted on the people
A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, has urged the Islamic Movement of Nigeria to fight their course in court and not allow the death of their 33 members killed by the soldiers to go in vain.
Sam, who was founder of Leadership Group of Companies, called on all Nigerians to come together and save the country from poor leadership and impunity, threatening to bring her to its knees.
Nda-Isaiah made this known at the Gyellesu residence of
The Edo State House of Assembly, led by Speaker Uyi Igbe, on Wednesday, declared the seat of Honourable Abdulrazak Momoh, member representing Etsako West I Constituency, vacant.
The speaker, who made the pronouncement at a plenary held at the Old executive Chambers at the Government House, Benin City, said the affected lawmaker defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), without following due process.
He explained that session 109 (1g) of the 1999 constitution
A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, representing Nasarawa-Eggon West State constituency, Honourable Mohammed Aga Muluku and the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr Ego Maikeffi, on Wednesday, alleged assassination attempt on their lives by yet to be identified gunmen.
In a separate interview with the Nigerian Tribune in Lafia, the state capital, the duo alleged that the unknown gunmen, in unregistered vehicles, traced them to their respective houses and threatened to kill them.
The lawmaker explained
The Nigerian Entertainment Industry has held the first edition of it Health Insurance Convention on Tuesday, July 22 at the Grand ball room of Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii in his address, entitled: â€œThe Health Implications of Celebrity Lifestyle,â€ addressed sensitive issues and its attendant dangers ranging from the choice of foods, drinks and creams adopted by many celebrities all in an