Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, has called on all aggrieved parties in the current security challenges facing the country to embrace dialogue rather than resorting to violence in settling the crisis.
The former Head of State made the call on Wednesday, in Ado Ekiti, during the inauguration of four projects at the State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), and a water project in Erijiyan Ekiti.
Abubakar said dialogue was imperative in the current situation, in order to avert the prevalent
A prominent Ondo indigene and chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Professor Robert Boroffice, has described the movement of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a big blessing for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Boroffice, who represents Ondo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, while reacting to the development in Abuja, explained that many aggrieved members of the Labour Party (LP) and PDP in the state had started dumping
Following the directive by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to stakeholders to boycott the planned convention of the Labour Party slated for Saturday, a former State Chairman of the party, Reverend Sanya Adejuyigbe, has welcomed the intervention by the unions, which he described as a move that would save the party from ruin.
In his statement made available to Nigerian Tribune, the former Osun State party chairman said, â€œAlthough coming late, we thank God that the
ANXIETY and fear, on Wednesday, gripped the Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over plans by some bigwigs, within the party to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Investigations by Nigerian Tribune revealed that those threatening to decamp based their argument on the way and manner the party was being handled in the state by the National executive.
Sources at the state PDP secretariat revealed that the party was unable to secure an appointment in the last
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sacked the acting governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri and ordered the swearing in of the former Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari as the Adamawa State governor.
The trial Judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi made the order while delivering judgment on Wednesday, in the a brought before it by the immediate past Adamawa State Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari.
Ngilari had prayed the court to order that he should be to sworn in as the substantive governor of the state
SOME soldiers and officers are said to be outraged and bitter over the decision of the General Court Martial, convened by the Army authorities, to try a Lieutenant-Colonel (names withheld) and 37 soldiers for mutiny.
This was as they claimed the authorities shunned the heroic operations of the officer and his men, daring to storm Sambisa forest in search of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Military sources disclosed this to the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday.
According to sources, the officer, as commander
THE police leadership in Abuja has reportedly thrown a security cordon around judges in Ekiti State, as hearing is scheduled to reopen in cases against the re-election of Mr Ayodele Fayose as the governor of the state.
The move by the police leadership was reportedly in response to the request by the National Judicial Council (NJC), following a series of alleged attacks on judges in the state by suspected loyalists of the governor-elect.
Nigerian Tribune also learnt that the council had officially
LEADERS of Nigeria and its neighbouring countries met in Niger, on Tuesday, for talks to finalise a multi-national force to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
President Goodluck Jonathan; Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou; Idriss Deby from Chad and Thomas Boni Yayi from the Republic of Benin, gathered in Niamey, Niger capital, to discuss joint military action against the militants.
Cameroon, Nigeriaâ€™s southeastern neighbour, which has experienced a number of incursions by the group in recent
FORMER military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), on Tuesday, broke speculations over the state of his health, saying he will be back to the country soon.
General Babangida, who spoke with newsmen over the telephone at the residence of the Niger State governor, Dr Babangia Aliyu, in Tunga, Minna, when General Abdulsalami Abubakar paid the governor a Sallah homage, said, â€œI will be back very soon.â€
Speaking from Germany through General Abubakarâ€™s mobile telephone, he said â€œI miss
THE formal declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 presidential election has been postponed by one week.
Buhari was initially due to declare his intention to contest today.
The declaration will now take place on October 15.
A statement on Tuesday by a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and coordinator of the Buhari declaration ceremony, Chief Audu Ogbe, said all arrangements for the declaration remained the same.
Buhari will be seeking to fly the flag of the
SENATE Minority Whip, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS), on Tuesday, officially declared his ambition to vie for Lagos State governorship in 2015, saying the decision of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to hold primaries brightened his chances of emerging its candidate.
In Ikorodu, where he made the declaration, elders of the party and Ikorodu traditional institution publicly declared their support for him.
The official declaration, which also witnessed the inauguration of his campaign
FORMER governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, on Tuesday, officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi declared for the PDP after chieftains of the party had visited him in his Onitsha GRA home.
Among PDP chieftains at his residence were the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekwerumadu; Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim; Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, former PDP
THE entire University of Jos community was thrown into pandemonium on Tuesday, following invasion of the institution by gunmen, who killed an inspector of police and a corporal, who were on guard at the university.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the gunmen, about 15 in number, swoop on the security men at the permanent site of the university on Monday, at about 11.00 pm and opened fire on them at random.
A security man at the scene of the incident, who escaped by whiskers, said immediately they had
MINISTERS angling to govern their states are likely to exit President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s cabinet next week.
Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, who is taking a shot at Nasarawa State governorship seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is one of those certain to exit before October 20.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that Maku confirmed his imminent exit to a political gathering in the state last week, where all PDP aspirants gathered to discuss possible consensus arrangement.
IN compliance with the directive of state governments and respective chapters of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), teachers and students in public and private primary and secondary schools in some states, including Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ogun will today report to their respective schools to resume academic activities for the 2014/2015 session.
The about three months extended break, owing to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, which ends today in some states in the South-West, comes on the heels of assurances
Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), wants President Goodluck Jonathan, to address the nation on the controversial arms deals, involving Nigeria and South-Africa, which has seen the latter seizing monies meant for arms purchase by the Nigerian government.
In a statement issued in Lagos, on Tuesday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the issues surrounding the first seizure of $9.3 million were yet to be resolved before this latest alleged scandal.
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, on Tuesday, accused the national leadership of the party of marginalisation over the defection of the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko into the party.
The party, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, said the leaders, who facilitated the defection of the governor never consulted the state chairman and members of the state executive council before commencing negotiation with the governor.
While expressing the desire
Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Zaria,Dr Isuwa Adamu, on Tuesday, warned against the consumption of animal hides and skin known locally as ponmo.
Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, that the consumption of the product as meat substitute was dangerous to health.
According to him, scientifically, ponmo does not have any nutritional value to human health.
â€œIn fact, it is not advisable for you to consume ponmo in the sense that
A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the South-East, Uchenna Okogbue, has said that the party would not field candidates, who will â€œuse and dumpâ€™â€™ the party in the 2015 general election.
Okogbue, who is the National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone, said this in an interview with the NigerianTribune, in Uzuakoli, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
â€œYou cannot just come from anywhere and pick the partyâ€™s ticket because you have money,â€ he said,