There may be crisis in the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as it was alleged that aspirants for various political positions were prevented from obtaining the partyâ€™s expression of interest forms.
A reliable source from the state secretariat of the party, said as of Friday, there was no form available for sale, even though the deadline had expired since October 20.
The source alleged that â€œnone of the aspirants has been able to obtain any form in the state. This is because
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan will by today unveil the special N100 banknote designed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commemorate Nigeriaâ€™s 100 years of existence.
The commemorative note is part of the CBNâ€™s contribution to the centenary celebration, which is in line with its mandate of issuing legal tender currency in Nigeria.
A statement to this effect signed by the Director, Corporate Communications Department, Ibrahim Muâ€™azu,CBN explained that the choice of the N100 denomination is
Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has stated that the Goodluck Jonathan administration has reformed the import waiver system.
She spoke on Tuesday in Abuja on the last day of the Presidential Public Affairs Forum organised by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs where she emphasised that the policy was selective.
She said prior to the advent of Jonathan as president, the import waiver system was characterized
â€¢Says members canâ€™t reconvene now
A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, stopped the House of Representatives from reconvening before November 7, when the suit brought before it by the Speaker of the House, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, will be heard.
Tambuwal had approached the court through an ex parte application, seeking an order of interim injunction stopping the House of Representatives from reconvening and removing him from office, pending the determination of the suit he filed last wek
â€¢Automatic ticket for Tinubuâ€™s wife challenged
THE zoning of governorship ticket to Lagos East senatorial district by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not sacrosanct, as top-shots opposed to it are perfecting plans to scuttle it at the zero hour, Nigerian Tribune gathered on Monday.
Those interested in the governorship race, excluded by the zoning arrangement, are planning to judicially scuttle the agenda, it was learnt.
One of those involved in the fresh move is yet to
President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo have asked an Abuja High Court to dismiss the suit filed by Mr Mase Daphine Acho and two others, challenging their eligibility to contest the 2015 presidential election.
In a notice of preliminary objection, the president and his deputy held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
According to the notice of preliminary objection filed by the legal team of the first and second defendants, led by Mr Ade Okeaya-Inneh and
â€¢You're wrong â€”FG
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, attributed Nigeriaâ€™s continued power challenge to the failure of his successors to implement his administrationâ€™s initiative of the National Independent Power Project (NIPP) at improving power generation towards national growth.
He noted that the country, with about 180 million population, still generated 4,000 megawatts, as agianst 2,000 megawatts annually if it wanted to attain the status of industrialised nation.
FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has observed that contrary to claims by the nationâ€™s armed forces, not a single inch of lost territory has been recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents in the last five years.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, on Monday, he also alleged that 16 local government areas across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states are now under the control of terrorists.
Warning that the insurgents may soon overrun the whole country, he accused the Federal Government of not
Members of the Houe of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been given the marching orders to get Honourable Aminu Tambuwal out of his seat as Speaker, following his defection from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The order was said to have been sanctioned, on Monday, by the Presidency and leadership of the PDP, who considered the defection as an affront on democracy and the party.
Sources at the National Assembly said that the Presidency had
THE Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday presented his ministryâ€™s scorecard at a forum organised by the Presidency and concluded that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan through its Agriculture Transformation Agenda, has ended four decadesâ€™ corruption in the agricultural sector.
He also revealed that over N776 billion was estimated to have been lost to corruption in the sector during the period.
Speaking on the third day of the forum organised by the office of
DEPUTY governor of Borno State, Zanna Mustapha, in Yola, Adamawa State, on Monday, said going by the rate at which Boko Haram was capturing territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three north-eastern states might soon be history.
â€œIf the Federal Government will not add extra effort, in the next two to three months, the three north-eastern states will no longer be in existence,â€ he said.
â€œThe Federal Government has tried its best, but the best is not enough, because rather than going after
DESPITE the recent decision of all organs of the party to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate of the party for 2015 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, threw the race open for all interested aspirants.
The decision was announced by the national publicity secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement issued in Abuja. Metuh said all the aspirants who had paid should come to the national secretariat in Abuja for collection of the
AS defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to generate mixed reactions, both the Presidency and the leadership of the party have reportedly started shopping for replacement.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered from the Presidency and the party that all the stakeholders had agreed to return the seat of the Speaker to the South-West, where it originally belonged to
THE National Security Adviser, Mr Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, has warned politicians against actions that will overheat the nationâ€™s polity ahead the 2015 general election.
Dasuki, who was represented by the Director, Policy and Strategies, Ambassador Layiwola Laseinde, spoke at a two-day workshop on security consciousness and awareness for journalists, held in Abuja, on Monday.
He urged politicians to desist from comments and unpatriotic acts that were capable of creating crisis in
MUSLIMS brotherhood, the Shiite group, was said to be undergoing a yearly event called Ashura, when a suicide bomber went into their midst during procession and detonated an IED, killing scores of people, including himself, while injuring dozens of the brotherhood.
According to a resident of Potiskum, Mohammed Dahiru, when the bomber detonated the explosive, the brotherhood saw two other suspected members of the Boko Haram, who accompanied the suicide bomber to ensure he carried out the operation,
Military deploys sophisticated ammunition
FOLLOWING the recent attacks on Mubi town by the Boko Haram insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA) have recorded 10,496 internally displaced persons in five camps situated in Yola south and Fufore, while more people are still moving into the state capital.
It was also gathered that five women were safely delivered in the two of the IDP camps.
Leading a special team to the state, the
Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Major General Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Malam Nasir el-Rufaâ€™i as the standard-bearer of the APC in the Kaduna State guber race for 2015, saying the former minister of the FCT had the qualities to make Kaduna great.
Speaking at el-Rufaâ€™iâ€™s public declaration for the Kaduna governorship, held at the Kaduna Trade Fair on Monday, Buhari also called on Nigerians to get their permanent voter card, which he said is their
Unknown terrorists numbering 50, armed with lmprovised Explosive Devise and A-K 47 rifles, on Sunday night, between 10.00p.m. and 11.00p.m. attacked Koton-karfe Minimum Prisons in Kogi State and set the 144 inmates free, leaving one dead.
However, 12 out of the 144 inmates have voluntarily returned.
The terrorists, suspected to be members of the Boko-Haram sect, arrived in four Hilux and a siren blaring vehicles, which made them to avoid security check and operated for more than two hours without
As Nigeria continues to grapple with infrastructure deficit, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has disclosed that a whooping N2.310 trillion ($14 billion) is required to fund infrastructure in the country.
The minister, speaking at a training programme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Monday in Abuja, commended the organiser for the timely and very important forum, expressing that â€œwe need to refine and improve our use of PPPs for execution