CP orders 24-hour surveillance
The police averted a fire disaster, in the early hours of Friday, as suspected arsonists set the Rivers State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt, ablaze.
The arsonists, numbering four, were said to have been seen standing near the two-storey building with one of them holding a jerrycan, at about 4:35a.m.
The incident occurred less than 24-hours after 14 PDP governorship aspirants in the state held a rally, in Port Harcourt,
A first generation bank and a police station in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti State, were, on Friday, attacked by suspected armed robbers.
Sources in the community claimed that the robbers, about 30, were armed with sophisticated weapons.
They were said to have shot indiscriminately before they robbed the bank which is not far from the police station.
Witnesses said the bandits riddled the station with bullets, created confusion, gained entry into the bank hall and carted away
THE presidency on Friday assessed the performance of previous Nigerian leaders since independence and concluded that even though they did well within the circumstances they found themselves, none of them achieved half of what President Goodluck Jonathan has done in four years.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, who made this assertion during a 4-Day Public Affairs Forum organised in Abuja to highlight the achievements of the present administration,
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uproar, on Thursday, after the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Suleiman Abba, announced the withdrawal of the security personnel attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal.
He based his reason on Section 68 (1)(g), saying the order was as a result of the defection of Tambuwal from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his willingness to work with Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings, in order to move the country to the next level.
He made the assertion at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after picking up his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest 2015 presidential election.
It was the first time in the history of the party to endorse a sitting president for the right of first refusal for its presidential ticket.
OGUN State deputy governor, Prince Segun Adesegun, on Thursday, said his 10-page letter, addressed to Governor Ibikunle Amosun on alleged injustice to his office, was just a little out of many â€œunwholesomeâ€ treatment meted out to him.
Adesegun, who spoke with newsmen in a telephone conversation, also said the national leadership of the party could not claim ignorance of some of the issues raised in his letter to Amosun.
The deputy governor noted that there were many other matters that were not
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammed Sanusi met behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
It was the second time the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor would be visiting the president since assuming the Kano royal stool in July.
Sanusi, who left the CBN top job under controversial circumstances, came to the presidentâ€™s office just before Jonathan was due to leave for the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to
An Abuja High Court ,on Thursday ,declared as illegal the banning of peaceful rallies of the BringBackOurgirls group by the former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, now an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 7.
In a judgment delivered on Thuursday, Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo ,held that the right to freedom of association and assembly is the bone of any democratic governance, adding that the police had no right to ban Nigerians from peaceful
The head of Burkina Fasoâ€™s armed forces has announced the dissolution of the national assembly and the creation of a national transitional government to last a maximum of 12 months.
â€œA transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties,â€ the RTE News quoted General Honore Traore to have said in a news conference, after a day of violent protests in the capital. He did not say who would lead the transitional body.
Earlier, President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency
THE Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Development and Urban Planning, Mr Toyin Ayinde, on Thursday, revealed that the collapsed guest house, belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has no approval from the state government.
Testifying before the coroner, sitting in Ikeja and presided over by chief magistrate, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, the commissioner revealed that when he arrived at the collapsed scene, he alongside his team had difficulty in gaining access, but for the timely intervention
THREE ministers, in Abuja, on Thursday, informed the country of the impressive journey so far made by the Transformation Agenda of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration at the Public Affairs Forum organised by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President t on Public Affairs.
In his welcome address, Dr Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Public Affairs, said the Jonathan-led administration had taken significant steps in the last four years to improve
DEPUTY Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, appears to have landed in trouble, for hosting the Speaker, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, to a reception, after the latterâ€™s defection to opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sources in the National Assembly told the Nigerian Tribune that President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were angry with the Deputy Speaker for hosting Tambuwal to a warm reception, few hours after the Speaker defected
THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has barred Governor James Ngilari of Adamawa State from participating in the 2015 governorship election in the state.
Whereas Ngilari is from Adamawa North senatorial district, the party announced in Abuja, on Thursday, that it will abide by the earlier agreement that saw it zoning the post to Adamawa Central senatorial district.
The agreement on the zoning had caused eight governorship aspirants to withdraw from the race to succeed the
The National Judicial Council (NJC), on Thursday, nominated Justice Mohammed Mahmud to succeed the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, who will retire on November 20, 2014, after attaining the mandatory retirement of 70.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the council, at the end of its meting on Thursday, also approved the appointment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Sunday Olorundahunsi, as a Judge of the Ondo State High Court.
Justice Mahmud, who
Ahead the 2015 general election, the Economic Community of West African States[ECOWAS] Pre-Election Fact-Finding Head of Mission to Nigeria, has saluted the efforts of the Nigeria police in putting strategies in place to ensure a peaceful election.
This was made known when the Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP Suleiman Abba received the ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact-Finding Head of Mission to Nigeria, led by former president of Ghana, John Kufuor, during a working visit to Nigeria ahead the 2015
As part of efforts of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to attract foreign investors into Nigeria in large numbers, to speed economic development of the country, the Federal Government has approved a five-year visa to each genuine investors to invest in the country henceforth.
The Ambassador of Nigeria to Ireland, Dr (Mrs) Bolere Ketebu disclosed this on Thursday, while addressing participants at the ongoing Fourth African-Ireland Economic Forum in Dublin, Ireland.
Former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, declared, on Wednesday, that President Goodluck Jonathan had not anointed any governorship candidate for the party in Lagos State, saying anybody could say whatever he liked because â€œthis is the season of rumours.â€
George made this clarification while fielding questions from newsmen at his Ikoyi residence, even as he recalled what the president said to a chieftain of the party and former deputy governor
Aftermath the last congresses held by the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the leadership of all the eight wards in Shomolu chapter of the party have threatened to resign en masse, if the APC leadership at both state and national levels would not allow the wishes of party faithful as expressed at the April 24, 2014 exercise.
The aggrieved chairmen of the party, including Babajide Ferreira, who is also the chairman of chairmen representing Ward B; Mr. Olajuwon Okesola (Ward
There was heavy security presence, on Thursday, as the election petition tribunal adjudicating over complaints arising from the result of the August 9 governorship poll in Osun State continued its proceedings within the complex of the state High Court.
Anti-riot policemen, numbering over 70, were sighted, providing water-tight security along Oke-Fia/Ilobu road, where the High Court is located, just as the road was permanently closed to traffic for almost three hours the proceedings lasted.