HEAVILY armed men, suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgent, on Saturday, invaded a medium facility of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), in Minna, the Niger State capital, and freed about 30 inmates.
The incident occurred between 4. 30 p.m. and 4.45 p.m., when the armed men, numbering about 15, forcefully gained entry into the prison and engaged the five prison guards on duty in a gun duel.
Sunday Tribune further gathered that at the end of the gun battle, which lasted for between five and
â€¢Faces perjury probe â€¢May be arrested this weekâ€¢My relationship with Fashola intact â€”Tinubu
NEWLY-ELECTED Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is likely to be arrested by security agencies this week over an alleged criminal conduct, Sunday Tribune has learnt.
Checks within security circle pointed at Wednesday as the likely day he would be taken in for questioning and possible detention over alleged perjury.
His current travail is
â€¢Fresh crisis hits party in Oyo â€¢â€˜Party has settled for Christian gov in Lagosâ€™
THE crisis rocking the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another turn at the weekend, with a legal twist introduced to the already worrisome deadlock being experienced by the party over the selection of a governorship candidate ahead of the 2015 general elections, leaving the National Working Committee (NWC) confused ahead of the 11 December deadline set by the Independent National
CYBER attacks and commercial drones now pose a growing risk of commercial aeroplane crashes, a major insurer has said.
According to DailyMail UK, technical advances in aircraft design and navigation systems have reduced the chance of dying in a plane crash, but the reliance on computers poses new types of risks.
â€œCyber terrorism may replace the hijacker and bomber and become the weapon of choice on attacks against the aviation community,â€™ German insurer Allianz said in a review of aviation
A giant billboard selling the candidature of Senator RashidiLadoja, a former governor of Oyo State and Accord Party candidate for the 2015 governorship election in the state, has been removed.
The billboard, mounted at the third gate of the popular Bola Ige International market formerly known as Gbagi market, had its flex which contained Ladojaâ€™s image scissored by hoodlums less than 24 hours after it was erected.
Ladojaâ€™s chief press officer, AlhajiLanreLatinwo, who stated this in a release
A British-born U.S. photojournalist and a South African aid worker held hostage in Yemen by al Qaeda militants have been â€˜murderedâ€™ in a failed rescue attempt.
American citizen Luke Somers had been held hostage since September 2013 in Yemenâ€™s capital Sanaâ€™a having moved to the country two years earlier.
The 33-year-old was reportedly shot by his captors as US commandos carried out a dramatic rescue bid in the southern Shabwa province late on Friday night - the second attempted extraction
A few hours into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries, the presidency and the national leadership of the party are said to be in a dilemma over the governorship ambition of Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, son of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Investigations by Sunday Tribune showed that the report of a secret team sent to Kano State by the national leadership of the party and some strategists in the Presidency indicated that Abachaâ€™s candidacy is widely preferred as
Barring any hitch, the epic battle for the senatorial tickets of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun holds today as strategies are being perfected to conduct the primary election where candidates of the party would emerge ahead of 2015 national assembly election.
Notable senatorial aspirants for the three senatorial seats, including Osun East, West and Central senatorial districts are Chief Francis AdenigbaFadahunsi (East), Chief (Mrs) Remi Olowu (East), Senator Rasheed Olasunkanmi Akinlabi (West),
President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should forget winning Rivers State if the party eventually presents Chief NyesomWike as its governorship candidate for the 2015 elections.
Chairman of the Northern Forum (South-South/South-East), Alhaji Musa Seidu, gave the warning while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, on Saturday.
He said it would be impossible for PDP to win the presidential election if Wike emerged as its governorship flag-bearer,
A national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, on Saturday, accused Dr Adetokunboh Pearse of spreading falsehood about his sudden exit from the governorship race in Lagos State.
In a statement entitled, Facts are sacred and emailed to Sunday Tribune, he said instead of confessing that he lacked the financial muscle to sustain his governorship aspiration, Dr. Pearse allegedly lied that he was hounded out of the gubernatorial race.
The former minister was reacting
All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential hopeful and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said Lagos is not too suitable for the partyâ€™s presidential primary because of its distance.
Speaking with newsmen in Gusau at the weekend, shortly after meeting with delegates ahead of the partyâ€™s presidential primary, he stated that he thought the venue will be somewhere at the centre, but with Lagos as venue, he disclosed that delegates would have to travel far from which ever location
AFTERMATH of the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced House of Assembly candidates for the 2015 polls, a group, Concerned Citizens of Amuwo- Odofin Local Government Area, has appealed the APC chairman, Henry Ajomale, to ensure that the party does not field Hon. Sultan Adeniji-Adele as its candidate, else it will lose in the general election.
The group led by Snr. Apostle S. K. Asotito, made the appeal in a statement made available to Sunday Tribune on Saturday, saying
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Ambassador Gbenga Olofin, has stressed the need for politicians to always put the interest of the nation above personal agenda for its overall development and progress.
Olofin, who is contesting for the Ekiti Central Senatorial districtâ€™s seat in the National Assembly, made this statement while on tour of Ijero, Efon and Ekiti-West local government areas and some Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) where he met party delegates
THE House Committee Chairman on Works, Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi, and House Committee Chairman on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Offor Chukwegbo, on Saturday, emerged as winners in Ezeagu-Udi and Enugu North-Enugu South federal constituencies, respectively in the Peoples Democratic (PDP) primaries held in Enugu State.
Also, the member representing Awgu-Aninri-Oji River federal constituency, Toby Okechukwu, a first-term lawmaker, was returned un-opposed through affirmation as three contestants
Senator Ben Ayade on Saturday emerged the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Cross River State for the 2015 governorship election.
Following a marathon meeting on Saturday, four other aspirants stood down their governorship ambition and threw their weight behind Ayade.
Those who stood down their aspirations include the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Larry Odey; former Executive Secretary, National Planning Commission, Ntufam Fidelis Ugboh;
The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Honourable Samuel Ikon, has won the House of Representatives ticket for Etinan Federal Constituency, defeating the incumbent member representing the constituency, Hon. Dan Akpan by 79 votes to 7.
Commenting, Ikon praised the party faithful for the peaceful conduct of the primary, just as he urged all members to work together for the success of the party in the general elections.
Results of the primaries for other seats are still being awaited as of
It was a total victory for all the former political appointees in Governor Jonah Jang administration that left to contest for the primary of House of Representatives in the eight federal constituencies in Plateau state won.
The primary elections held peacefully in some voting centres visited, contrary to the speculation that it might snowball into crisis in some parts of the state.
According to the result released at various voting centres, Barrister Istifanus Gyang won at Barakin-Ladi
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State will today elect candidates that will contest the House of Representatives election on the platform of the party in the 2015 election.
The candidates will emerge after a primary election scheduled to hold in all the 14 federal constituencies across the state.
Speaking with SundayTribune on Saturday, the Director of Publicity and Strategy of the party, Olawale Sadare, informed that logistics to ensure a hitch-free exercise had been put in place.
The governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Prince Rotimi Paseda, has promised to re-invent the values of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, if elected into office in the 2015 general elections.
Paseda emerged the candidate of the party at the gubernatorial primaries of the party held in Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, which was supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
The governorship hopeful, while briefing newsmen, affirmed that free education and health programmes