Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), on Tuesday, took on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, over his attack on Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, saying President Goodluck Jonathan does not need his (Tinubuâ€™s) advice about the presidentâ€™s campaign spokesperson.
The Directorate, in a statement, said: â€œWe read with amusement the so-called advice from Senator Tinubu to our presidential
A Nigerian, Mr Dotun Oyetunde has donated the sum of N1million to aid the militaryâ€™s fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
President Goodluck Jonathan speaking while receiving the donation on Tuesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, described as reckless, the attitude of politicians who politicise the ongoing war against terror being prosecuted by the nationâ€™s armed forcesand advised that the nationâ€™s armed forces must be appreciated by all Nigerians and be
THE national leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, granted automatic Board of Trustees membership to the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Ghali Nâ€™Abba, who just defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the opposition party.
At a formal event held at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, the national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said: â€œthis is one of the few truly beautiful events that I have been privileged to preside over.
The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday, tasked eligible voters in Ogun to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the April 11 governorship election.
She was in Ogun State for the re-election campaign bid for her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, where she emphasised for â€œchangeâ€ in the state and continuity in the transformation agenda of the Jonathanâ€™s administration.
This was just as the former governor of the state, Chief
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Muhammad Musa Katsina, has expressed his determination to take the battle against crime and criminality to the doorsteps of criminals, just as he disclosed that his command recovered 23 vehicles, 17 motorcycles, arms and over 3,000 live ammunition from suspected armed robbers.
Meanwhile, the police, in Bauchi, last weekend, arrested two suspects in the state capital for stealing two motorcycles from where their owners parked them while a notorious armed robber,
Uneasy calm has trailed Mondayâ€™s resolution of Adamawa House of Assembly, which directed the state government to transport and shelter all IDPs back to their respective towns and villages.
The resolution, which caused a stir in Adamawa state, came under heavy criticisms as people said it was a desperate move by some politicians to capitalise on the situation to perpetrate electoral theft.
Residents of some of the liberated areas of Adamawa state have expressed dismay over lack of concern been displayed
The Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, will tomorrow, play host to the final in the series of the South-West post-Confab summit convened by the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
Yoruba leaders and interests groups in the South-West have been meeting on the need for the re-election of the convener of the 2014 national conference, President Goodluck Jonathan, to enable for the implementation of the recommendations of the confab as promised by the president.
According to a statement
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that the economy of the state would experience rapid growth with the completion of the ongoing airport project at Wilberforce Island and the Deep Seaport, at Agge in Ekeremor Local Government Area.
Speaking with newsmen in Yenagoa, the governor explained that the seaport project would commence as soon as paper works and other important details were completed.
According to him, to harness the economic potentials of the two major projects, it was expedient
The National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in charge of Oyo, Ogun and Ekiti states, Professor Lai Olurode, on Tuesday, said that there cannot be 100 per cent distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the March 28 and April 11 elections.
He spoke against the backdrop that Ogun State out of all other states in the federation,recorded the least in PVCs distribution, insisting that this was not in any way, a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise
FORMER president Olusegun Obasanjo has indicated that the Boko Haram sect has legitimate grievances.
Criticising the response of the current administration to the insurgency, Obasanjo highlighted low level of education in the northern part of the country as a contributory factor to the situation.
He was speaking on Monday during a global education conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Obasanjo said that while 79% of Nigerians received education in the South-West of the country and 77%
HOODLUMS, suspected to be political thugs, allegedly attacked the convoy of wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Hajia Aishat Buhari, in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Monday.
Hajia Buhari, who was in the state for a two-day political outreach, was reportedly attacked at Film House area, along Emirâ€™s road, on her way from Ilorin International Airport at about 1.30 p.m.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that side mirrors of about 10 vehicles in the convoy were damaged by the hoodlums.
CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has, again, dismissed the allegation that he is under pressure to resign.
Speaking on Monday during a town hall meeting in Abuja, Jega said the electoral body was focused on ensuring that the general election conformed to acceptable standards.
â€œI have a job to do and it would be a disservice to Nigerians for me to resign,â€ he said.
â€œI am not under any pressure. I have absolutely no reason to resign, because
LAGOS and parts of Ogun State was, early Monday, grounded, as thousands of people protested against the chairman of the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, demanding his removal.
Different groups, under the aegis of Coalition of Concerned Nigerians, consisting of the Oodua Peopleâ€™s Congress (OPC), nollywood artistes and human right groups, organised the protest.
They claimed that the protest was to â€œanalyse the state of the nation and the forthcoming general
â€¢They are no longer our members â€”PDM
President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s bid for second term in office got a big boost, on Monday, in Akure, Ondo state capital, just as supporters of the former vice president, Abubakar Atiku, endorsed his re- election.
The supporters, who are mainly from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar/Peoples Democratic Movement (AAA/PDM) collectives, South- West zone, hinged their support for President Jonathan on his promise to implement the recommendations of the Confab reports if re-elected
SENATE President, David Mark, on Monday, said the decision to confirm Senator Musiliu Obanikoro among the nominees sent by President Goodluck Jonathan was in line with legislative procedures.
Mark, in a statement signed by his special Adviser on media and publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, said he was taken aback by the needless controversies being generated by some interested parties on the issue.
â€œThe attention of the office of the Senate President has been drawn to the needless controversies concerning
NIGERIAN troops have routed Boko Haram militants from Bama, Borno State, on Monday afternoon, the defence headquarters (DHQ) has said.
Announcing the victory of the troops at Bama, through its Twitter handle @DefenceInfoNG, on Monday, the Defence headquarters said â€œNigerian troops have, â€˜this afternoon,â€™ routed terrorists from Bama in Borno State. Mopping up operation is ongoing.â€
Bama, the second largest town in Borno and 70km away from Maiduguri, the state capital, had been in the
â€¢Party now thrives on a lie per day â€”Fani-Kayode
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over alleged plots by the Jonathanâ€™s administration and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to render card readers ineffective on Election Day, through use of 75,000 units of card jamming machines that will be brought into the country next week at the cost of $15 million.
According to the party, this is with a view to justifying their fears about the use of the card readers and ultimately
The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) had deplored the frequent resort to violence to deal with perceived grievances by the people.
Reacting to the incident at Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, where dozens, mainly women and children, were killed in cold blood by suspected herdsmen, the APC presidential campaign organisation, in a statement in Abuja, on Monday, said the resort to violence in whatever form was not acceptable and justifiable, no matter the grievances.
THE verbal war between gladiators of the two leading political parties continued on Monday, with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, accusing the spokesperson of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, of inconsistency and deceit.
He also claimed that the former Minister of Aviation left the opposition party following his failure to realise his unstated ambition.
Tinubu, in a statement by his media aide, Sunday Dare, further claimed