A member of in the National Assembly, representing Akwanga, Wamba and Nasarawa-Eggon Federal Constituency from Nasarawa State, Honourable David Ombugadu, on Saturday, asked the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to resign for his failure to tackle the incessant killings and insecurity bedeviling the state since his assumption of office in 2011.
He made this known during his visit to the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Yunana Iliya at the party secretariat, on Lafia-Jos
The governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has said that the menace of the dreaded Boko Haram sect could be stopped in two months, only if visionary and efficient leadership is encouraged at the highest level of power in Nigeria.
Okorocha, who stated this on Friday, during a dinner he organised for media executives and nominees from across the country, who were in Owerri for the Nigeria Media Merit Award 2014, noted that the problem had remained intractable because some people were benefiting
Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has dismissed reports indicating that he has been suspended from the Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The state chapter of the PDP on Friday announced his suspension, alongside 11 others, including a governorhip hopeful, Mr Jeddy Agba.
But the leader, in a statement in Abuja, described the suspension as a ruse, adding that the said suspension was â€œa rumourâ€, and a â€œnon-issue,â€ noting that while he was yet to be
Some Nigerians resident in the United States of America (USA) have written the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, warning him of a drift that the commissionâ€™s plan to create new polling booths could cause the general election.
In the letter, entitled â€œMore Fears For 2015 Elections: Please, Stem The Drift,â€ singed by Dechi P. Dariye, Abayomi. F. Adeolu and Osahon Matthew, a copy of which was made available to Sunday Tribune, the writers
Kano State Governor, Rabiâ€™u Musa Kwankwaso has signed into law the State Penal Code amendment which proscribed a minimum jail term of 14 years for rape, homosexualism and lesbianism, as well as a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for same offences.
The law, according to the governor, also sets aside bigger punishment for teachers who seduce students or engage in any immoral act with them, expressing optimism that the law would deter people from committing sex-related offences.
IN what seems a confirmation of police suspicion that the twin-bomb explosion that hit a first generation bank in Azare, the headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday was carried out by a female suicide bomber, two women among the 14 dead victims of the explosion were unidentified by the time they were buried.
The twin-bomb blast occurred at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) point of the bank at about 10:05 am when customers, mostly said to be civil servants, were on
THE African Union (AU), on Saturday, observed the virus had infected some 13,000 people and had killed 4,900 so far. This was just as it created a 750 million dollar special fund for curbing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some parts of West Africa.
Dr Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, announced this shortly after a business round table with members of the private sector at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa on Saturday.
The commission, according to the News Agency of
THE Accord Party has expressed its resolve to involve the media for wider publicity of the activities of the party in other to stay strong in 2015 general elections.
It re-emphasised its determination to spring surprises in the election, with a promise to provide fair playing field for all aspirants in its fold.
This was as the party held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja where it announced the sale of the partyâ€™s expression of interest and nomination forms for next yearâ€™s
A leading gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state, Prince Goddy Jedy Agba, has descried the action of the state chapter of the party, describing His purported suspension from the PDP as a huge joke.
Prince Agba, former Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing at the NNPC, in a statement signed by his Media Consultant, Phrank Shaibu, said his purported suspension was laughable, illegal and evil.
According to the statement:
The lawmaker representing Lagelu constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly and an All Progressives Congress(APC) aspirant for the seat of Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency, Hon. Temitope Olatoye (a.k.a Sugar) has cautioned the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party(PDP)-led Federal Government against what he called misuse of federal might, just as he canvassed another term for Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.
Olatoye, who gave this advice while speaking with newsmen shortly after his nomination
Six communities from ancestral Irasusi family in Sagamu town of Ogun State, have filed a suit against Governor Ibikunle Amosun and three other defendants over alleged illegal takeover and sale of their farmland without adequate compensation to the original owners.
The claimants, led by Babatunde Mabawonku had through their counsel, Ade Adeoye, filed the suit with number HSC/215/14 at High Court, Sagamu on October 30, 2014. Also joined in the suit as defendants were Attorney General of Ogun State,
A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from using the results of the ward congresses conducted in Akwa Ibom State on November 1, for the purpose of conducting primaries to select governorship candidate.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola granted the order ex-parte after hearing Godwin Obla (SAN), counsel to a former Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government and a governorship aspirant in the state, Umana Okon Umana.
The PDP, its chairman, Adamu Muâ€™azu
Accord Party has expressed its resolve to involve the media for the wider publicity of the activities of the party in order to stay strong in 2015 general elections.
It re-emphasised its determination to spring surprises in the election.
This was even as the party held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja where it announced the sale of the partyâ€™s expression of interest and nomination forms for next yearâ€™s general elections.
The meeting was, however, without drama as some persons
Rivers State Peoples Democratic Partyâ€™s governorship aspirant, Barrister Nyesom Wike has declared that he will successfully take the PDP back to government house, Rivers State once he gets the partyâ€™s governorship ticket on November 29.
Addressing delegates of the PDP at Eleme on Friday, Barrister Wike noted that he alongside other PDP leaders from the 23 local government areas of the state religiously built the party for the purpose of ending the tyranny and maladministration that had denied
The North Central Agenda (NCA), a political group in the country, has thrown its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan and Senator David Mark to contest in the 2015 presidential and senatorial elections respectively.
The President of North Central Agenda, Prince Mark Elayo, said after an extra ordinary meeting of the association in Abuja that the group with more than 10,000 members from across the states of the North Central zone adopted President Jonathan to ensure that the numerous
23 injured, 4 suspects arrested
TWO weeks after Azare town in Bauchi State was bombed by yet to be identified people, twin-bomb blasts occurred on Friday at a branch of a first generation bank (name withheld) in the town known as the commercial nerve centre of the northern part of Bauchi State. Many people, mostly civil servants, lost their lives with scores injured in the explosions.
Saturday Tribune gathered that the blast soccurred at about 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, may have to stay without security aides until November 17, when a Federal High Court in Abuja will rule on his application seeking the restoration of his security details withdrawn by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba.
Tanbuwal and his new party, All Progressives Congress (APC) had sued the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its National Chairman, Adamu Muâ€™azu; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, IGP, Independent
President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to grant automatic tickets to at least two serving senators from each of the states of the federation where it has senators to douse the growing tension in the Senate over 2015 elections.
About 40 senators are to benefit from this decision, it was learnt last night.
Senators elected on the platform of the party had on Tuesday commenced a work to rule, whereby all government businesses on the order paper were jettisoned.
NASARAWA State governor, Umaru Tanko al-Makura, on Friday, told all the presidential aspirants of All Progressives Congress (APC) to root for consensus candidate among themselves or else, the party may remain in the opposition after 2015 presidential election.
The governor, who made this known in Government House in Lafia, the state capital, while receiving presidential aspirant under the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, then admonished all the presidential aspirants to close rank and settle the internal
A Federal High Court In Lagos, on Friday, struck out a suit filed by a lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking reinstatement of impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.
Nyako was impeached on July 15 by the Adamawa State House of Assembly after a panel set up by the chief judge of the state indicted him of gross misconduct.
Nyakoâ€™s deputy, James Bala Ngilari, who was said to have resigned moments before the impeachment of his boss, was, however, subsequently sworn-in as the substantive