ADAMAWA State governor, Mr. James Ngilari, has pleaded with the military authorities to deploy more troops to the state, in order to prevent it from being completely overrun by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, in Abuja, on Thursday, he disclosed that five local government areas in the state had already fallen into the hands of the terrorists.
The insurgents have recently taken over Mubi, the second largest town in
THE Presidency, on Thursday, blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, for suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign over the ongoing insurgency in the country.
The former Lagos State governor was quoted as saying during a political rally in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday, that the president should resign for failing to tame the insecurity monster in the country.
However, in a statement issued in Abuja, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Public
FRESH indications emerged on Thursday that pressure is being mounted on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) to cancel the results of ward congresses held across the country last week Saturday.
Sources confirmed that the intensity of the crisis in Cross River apparently informed the pressure being mounted by officials of the state on the PDP.
It was gathered that Governor Liyel Imoke, Honourable Owan Enoh, Bassey Ewa and the state chairman, John Okon, had, at different
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has moved 20 spots from his earlier position of 43rd richest person in the world to being the 23rd richest man in the world, while also retaining his position as the Richest Man in Africa, according to the influential Forbes Magazine.
The moghul, who has interests in cement, sugar, flour and beverages, is now worth $25 billion and is also the first black man to be named among the 25 richest people in the world.
Mike Adenuga, owner of indigenous telecoms
PROPERTIES worth millions of naira were on Thursday morning, destroyed when fire razed a building with over 100 rooms situated on Tanimowo Street, Opposite NNPC station, Apata in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
According to one of the occupants of the house, Ajani Olawale while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune said:â€The fire started from one of the apartments in the house and before anyone could get to know about it, it has gone out of control because the owner of the apartment was not
Senate President, David Mark, fired a salvo at the executive arm of the Federal Government on Wednesday, when he made a tacit reference to what is usually considered a ceremonial aspect of his leadership of the National Assembly â€“ his chairmanship of the legislature.
While reacting to the withdrawal of the security of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, over his defection to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Mark said the legislators would not sit
The Nigerian Navy has arrested 31 suspected oil thieves and impounded 200 drums laden with substance suspected to be by-product of illegally refined crude oil, during its raid in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Commander of the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Commodore Godwin Ochai, said the arrests were made during a raid, adding that another 2,000 drums used for transporting and distributing the illegal product were also impounded during the raid.
He made the disclosure while handing over the
A 43-year-old bus driver, Peter Onwusiribekan, has been sentenced to death by hanging, for robbing a female nurse of her car.
A High Court sitting in Effurun, Delta State, found the accused, said to be from Mbanor Local Government Area of Imo State, guilty of the three-count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and kidnapping.
He was sentenced to death on count two, while he got two years imprisonment for count one and five years on count three.
The accused and two others, now at large,
THE Nigerian Army, on Thursday, released 42 persons, who were among several suspects being held for allegedly belonging to the Islamic sect, Boko Haram sect.
The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army headquarters in Maiduguri, which released the suspects, explained that the detainees, who comprised Nigerians and foreign nationals, were arrested at different times and at separate locations, over suspicion of having links with the fundamentalist group.
Handing over the detainees to the Borno State governor,
FORMER governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel; Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Mr Sina Kawonise and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun State chapter, have urged the electorate in the state to come out en masse and collect their permanent voter cards, as distribution kicks off today.
Daniel, in a statement, advised people of the state, especially members of the PDP, to participate in the three-day exercise, which ends on Sunday.
Kawonise, also in a statement signed by his media
STAKEHOLDERS in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State have called on the leadership of the party in the state to immediately sack the party chairman in the council, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Tela.
The stakeholders, comprising the deputy chairman, secretary, treasurer, women leader, deputy youth leader and nine ward chairmen in the local government area, in a letter addressed and presented to the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Uba Nana, said they were demanding
Nigeriaâ€™s first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has reiterated her resolve for the inauguration of her pet programme, Women for Change Initiative and Development, saying the motive is non-political.
Speaking during the inauguration of the programme in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Thursday, Mrs. Jonathan said the programme was meant to promote welfare of Nigerian women â€œirrespective of religious, political or ethnic affiliation.â€
Mrs Jonathan, who said her passion for the well-being of Nigerian
IN compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), on Thursday, forcefully took over the national secretariat of the association, located on the sixth floor of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) building, Maitama District, Abuja, from the Nwabueze Okafor-led management committee.
The ALGON BoT dragged the Nwabueze-led executive before the court wherein it sought for, among others, an order
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Thursday, expressed dissatisfaction over the decline in the number of voters, who have willingly come out to cast their votes at the general election in the country since the dawn of democracy in 1999.
Fashola expressed his dismay during a stakeholdersâ€™ forum on Voters Advocacy Programme, which took place at the LTV Blue Roof, Alausa, Ikeja, urging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to trivialise the electoral process in the state.
The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the appointment of acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Muâ€™azu.
INEC, in a letter dated October 21, 2014 with reference number INEC/LEG/PP/20/9 and signed by Musa H. Adamu for the secretary of the commission, affirmed the appointment of Muâ€™azu as the acting national chairman of PDP pending the conduct of election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the former national chairman
The standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, during the August 9 governorship poll, will on Monday, November 10, open his case before the Election Petitions Tribunal.
His lead counsel, Mr Nathaniel Oke, on Thursday, made an oral application to the chairperson of the three-member election tribunal, Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime, that Omisore wanted the hearing adjourned to the date to formally open his case.
Oke maintained that the adjournment would
THE national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh has stated that he became estranged from the administration of former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, for daring to ask him (Obi) to conduct local government elections in the state, in compliance with an agreement earlier reached between them and the late leader of the party, Emeka Ojukwu, being condition for their support for Obiâ€™s second term bid as of then.
Umeh also challenged the former governor to
WIFE of Nigeriaâ€™s president, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has said that Nigeria women have benefited so much under the present government in the country.
The first lady, who said that women could not have had it better under any government, said President Goodluck Jonathan is the answer to future prosperity in the country and that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the party.
Speaking during the distribution of empowerment items to women in Kwara State, organised by Women for Change and Development
AS the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commences distribution of permanent voter cards to Lagos State residents today, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has cautioned the commission not to â€œshort-change Lagosians.â€
This is as he commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for promptly declaring today a work-free day, to enable civil servants turn out en masse to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
The speaker said this in a release signed