BARELY 24 hours after the Federal Government announced the closure of all borders, including land, air and sea, due to the presidential election holding tomorrow, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), on Thursday, said Nigeriaâ€™s airspace shall remain open to flight operations.
In a statement issued by the agencyâ€™s Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Olajumoke Adetona, all necessary measures had been put in place to ensure take off and safe landing within the period.
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has approved the closure of all land and sea borders of the country, ahead Saturdayâ€™s presidential election.
According to a statement signed by Abubakar G. Magaji, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, the closure would be from 12.00 midnight of Wednesday, March 25, till 12.00 midnight of Saturday, March 28, to allow for peaceful conduct of the poll.
Magaji said the Nigerian Immigration Service had also been directed to ensure that non-Nigerians did not
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has observed that the attitude of opposition politicians across board was responsible for heating up of the polity.
He disclosed this while addressing foreign election observers from the African Union, led by Dr Amos Sawyer; the Commonwealth group led by Dr Bakili Muluzi, the European parliament and the Republican Institute.
The president also reiterated his commitment to ensuring peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria on Saturday and April 11.
BARELY 48 hours to the presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, commenced distribution of sensitive materials to locations across the country.
Chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, disclosed this while unveiling the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Election Day, in Abuja.
Situation Room is a coalition of over 60 civil society organisation (CSOs) in the country.
He, however, disclosed that from the 2019
PRESIDENTIAL candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has lauded the national leaders of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, for creating what he described as formidable opposition party.
This is just as he expressed confidence of winning Saturdayâ€™s presidential election and becoming the next president of the country.
Buhari gave the commendation on Wednesday, at the colloquium in honour of Tinubu, saying that the duo, among others, had
FORMER military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, on Wednesday, expressed anger over demonisation of top retired military personnel in a series of campaign activities, particularly a documentary aired on a TV station, campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan.
In his objection to the content of the said documentary, Babangida, in a statement issued by his media office, said it was such alleged demonisation of military leaders that always made them to join forces when the chips were down.
BOKO Haram has kidnapped 506 young women and children from Damasak, a town in Borno State, Reuters has reported.
The news agency quoted a resident, who witnessed the abduction, as saying that more than 50 were killed as the sect raided the town.
â€œThey took 506 young women and children. They killed about 50 of them before leaving,â€ Souleymane Ali, a trader in Damasak said.
â€œWe donâ€™t know if they killed others after leaving, but they took the rest with them.â€
A source close to the Nigerian
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, with at least a margin of 17 per cent at the presidential election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
Contrary to earlier projections that Buhariâ€™s party, APC, would capture, wholesale, the votes of the South-West geopolitical zone, the reality on ground on Tuesday, as revealed by an independent survey, is that President Jonathan
As NCC appeals against ruling
Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) N500 million as damages for unlawfully banning the partyâ€™s presidential campaign fundraising platform.
The court gave the verdict on Tuesday, while delivering judgment in the suit filed by the party against NCC and five others.
Other respondents in the suit were Etisalat, MTN Nigeria Limited, Globacom Limited,
A Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Tuesday, ruled that it will hear all pending applications along with the originating summons in the suit seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, in Saturdayâ€™s presidential election over his school certificate, today.
A legal practitioner, Chukwunweike Okafor had, on January 26, filed an application seeking to declare that Buhari lacked the educational qualification to stand for
Nigerians living in Germany have endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in the March 28 elections.
The endorsement was announced at a gathering at the Hochfeld Hall, Hochfeld, Duisburg, Germany, last weekend.
About 100 Nigerians were in attendance and they all pledged to ensure all their relatives back home vote for the APC ticket.
The coordinator of the German chapter of the APC, Hakeem Fashola,
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), on Tuesday, warned All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders to stop insulting Yoruba obas over the 2015 general election.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who sounded the warning in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, also berated the APC for resorting to â€œguerilla journalism,â€ through the establishment and operation of illegal Radio Chanji at a secret location
FORMER vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, declared that the North-East geopolitical zone was ready to vote en masse for the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard-bearer, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday.
Making his first public appearance in the APC rally since the December 9, 2014 APC presidential primaries held in Lagos, Atiku said the zone was taking its destiny in its hands by voting for Buhari to bring an end to its sufferings.
According to the former number two
AN appeal has gone to the electorate in the South-West to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the election holding on Saturday.
The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, made the appeal while drumming up support for the re-election of the president, in Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
Isiaka said the people of the South-West would benefit more if the president was allowed to continue with his transformation agenda and see to the implementation of
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan was, on Tuesday, told to forget the votes of the South-West, despite his repeated trips to the zone and the series of parleys he held with groups during such visits.
The Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, which gave the sweeping verdict, said the president erred by thinking the votes of the South-West was for sale.
According to the coordinator of the organisation in Lagos State, Abiodun Faleke, people in the region would not vote for a president who had no record of
Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, in Lagos, has ruled that the March 28 Presidential election can go on as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Justice Abang, in a ruling on an application filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking to be joined as a co-defendant in a suit filed by the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), held that the election would go on as scheduled, adding that the grievance of UPN could be addressed later.
It will be recalled that UPN
Ahead of the forthcoming general election, the All Progressives Congress Fulani Nationwide Association (APCFNA) has endorsed the Presidential candidate of APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State APC governorship candidate, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
Addressing a news conference in Kaduna, President APCFNA, Alhaji Aliyu Shehu said the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by Bello Bodejo of Miyyetti Allah Kautal Hore, recently at Aso Villa, was for his personal interest, adding
Director, Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Mr. Peter Papka has cautioned interns and employers against engagement in sharp practices which derail the aim of the SURE-P programme of the Federal Government.
Restating the aim of the GIS, at an employability and orientation training programme, Pakpa posited that the warning had become expedient so as not to pervert the intention of the scheme which is to provide 50,000 graduates with quality work experience through the one-year internship placement.
Two persons were killed, on Tuesday morning, during a renewed violent clash between supporters of the state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The incident, said to have happened at about 9a.m., was a reprisal as it was a spill over of another violence that had earlier occurred, Monday evening, in Okwuzi, also in the same local government area between the supporters of the two
A Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Tuesday, sacked the House of Representatives candidate of the Ondo state All Progressives Congress (APC) for Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/Oke-igbo, Yejide Ogundipe.
The court, in its judgment, also ordered the sacked candidate to be replaced by one Festus Ayodele Adefiranye, having won the highest number of votes in the primaries conducted by the party in the state.
The judgment followed a suit, which has Yetunde Ogundipe, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission