Nigerian politicians have been urged to allow Godâ€™s plan for the forthcoming election to prevail and not tamper with the electoral process, else they risk the wrath of God.
Special Assistant, Partnership and Diaspora, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Social Development Matters and Special Duties, Lugard Okonobo, sounded this warning, in Ibadan, on Tuesday, while speaking at the presentation of a book titled, â€œGodâ€™s Awesome Intervention in Nigeriaâ€™s Governance.â€
FEW days to the take off of the general election, a former Transport and Aviation Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Tuesday, warned the main opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders to make the peace and unity of Nigeria uppermost in their minds by abiding with the outcome of the elections in good faith and not to plunge the nation into chaos.
Chief Babatope who declared that the electoral victory of the presidential candidate
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard-bearer in Saturdayâ€™s presidential election, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital, on Tuesday, for the partyâ€™s North-East zonal rally, some supporters of the opposition party were involved in an auto accident in which four of them sustained varying degree of injuries.
The supporters were on their way from Yobe State to the zonal presidential campaign rally held at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Square in Bauchi
FORMER president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned against any military coup that would undermine the democratic process the country had been enjoying since 1999.
He insisted that the rumour making the round about handing over to the military should not become a reality, adding that the international community, especially the African Union (AU), would not accommodate or recognise any government that emerged without the constitution.
This was as he lamented that Nigeria is not living up to its
â€¢As Jega releases procedures on voting, announcement of results â€¢Military not for elections -IGP
LESS than 72 hours to the take-off of the general election, there was a sharp disagreement between the Inspector General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba
and the leadership of the registered political parties over the procedures for voting and announcement of the election results.
There was also disagreement over deployment of military personnel for the polls.
This came to the fore on Tuesday, at a national
Nigeriaâ€™s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday, told Ondo women to vote for her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, in the forthcoming Presidential election on March 28.
Mrs Jonathan, who stated this at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade in Akure, Ondo state capital, during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women campaign rally for the re- election of President Jonathan said the opposition has nothing in stock for the people of the country.
The first lady, who urged the people of the
Wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Aishat Buhari, on Tuesday, said her husband, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has no money to buy votes in the coming elections adding that Nigerians are not for sale.
She stated this during the partyâ€™s South-West zone womenâ€™s presidential rally held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
She said, â€œWhen my husband was in Lagos during the primaries, he told Nigerians that he has no money to buy them and if
THE Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday, said he did not order voters to leave after voting.
He, however, said his advice not to stay at polling units was to avoid confusion or overcrowding.
Addressing 59 mobile police squadron commanders, 12 Special Protection Unit commanders and 19 counter terrorists unit commanders in Abuja, the IGP said a lot is expected from the commanders to nip any violence in the bud after the election results are announced.
According to him, â€œthe
Foil disguised suicide bomberâ€™s mission
Nigerian troops, on Monday evening, took full control of Pulka town in Borno State, after a fierce battle with terrorists who had been operating in the town.
The town had been one of their major access to the Mandara mountains and supply route out of the country and link towards Cameroon.
Cordon and search has commenced after the air and land operation that overpowered the terrorists in the area.
Also in the mission area, a male terrorist suspect, who
Says 75 elders of Gwoza killed
ONE of the nine women who broke walls to escape from their captors in Gwoza town of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State has revealed that Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, is still alive.
She made the stunning revelation while chatting with newsmen in Maiduguri.
The woman, who spoke on many issues with regard to many horrific happenings in the Boko Haram caliphate, said â€œShekau, who was thought to have been killed many times by the Nigerian security
JUSTICE Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared as unconstitutional, the planned deployment of the military for the general election.
Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, a member at the House of Representatives on the ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) had filed a suit to challenge the action of the Federal Government in deploying troops for the election.
In his ruling on Monday, Justice Buba averred that the Federal Government ought to have sought and obtained the approval
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday evening, declared that God would judge between him and those linking him with Boko Haram insurgent group in the country.
This was as he assured Nigerians that elections will hold on March 28 and April 11 as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He stated these at a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members from the North-East geopolitical zone, saying that his administration was determined to conduct free
HAJIYA Aisha Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has said her husband would secure the mandate of Nigerians and win the Saturdayâ€™s election.
She home noted that though some people said Buhari is old, what was not in dispute, according to her, was the fact that the presidential candidate is medically fit.
Hajiya Buhari said some perceived political opponents had adjudged that her husband could not cope with the rigours associated
Says violence has no place in democratic dispensation
AHEAD Saturdayâ€™s presidential election holding throughout the country, the United States president, Barack Obama, has called on Nigerians to ensure they keep the country as an entity.
In a message to the country, made available by the Public Affairs Section, United States Consulate General, Lagos, the US president said â€œNigeria is indeed a great nation and Nigerians could be proud of the progress in the country.
â€œHello. Today, I want to
AHEAD Saturdayâ€™s presidential election, security has been beefed up at the Lagos State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that as part of the security measures, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were positioned at the entrance of the commissionâ€™s office.
A NAN correspondent, who monitored activities at the INECâ€™s office, reported that there was presence of security personnel in the area.
Some soldiers and mobile police
â€¢Emulate him, PDPPCO urges others â€¢More APC govs, members to join â€“PDPâ€¢We wish him best of luck â€“Amaechi
THE Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have fallen apart, as the state deputy governor, Mr Tele Ikuru, on Sunday, defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Baring any unforeseen change, Nigerian Tribune gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan will, today, lead other top PDP members and some other APC defectors to Port Harcourt, the
FORMER president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has been confirmed to be alive and well.
This followed rumours doing the round, on Sunday, that the former president, who clocked 90 recently had died
Reacting to the death rumour, the personal assistant to the former president and head of the Shehu Shagari Foundation, Dr Atiku Nuhu Koko, who spoke with Nigerian Tribune around 7.30 p.m. on Sunday, described the news as rumours.
While debunking the rumour, Koko said â€œAlhaji Shagari is alive and well.â€
ONDO State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has said only the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan can guarantee the future of the Nigerian youths.
Also, the Police Affairs Minister, Alhaji AbdulJeleel Adesiyan, said Jonathan deserved another term in office because he had performed better than his predecessors in office.
Mimiko, while speaking at the post-national conference summit convened by Oduduwa Frontliers, at the Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre, Ibadan, on Friday, said the presidential