BARRING unforeseen circumstances, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will tomorrow, conduct the outstanding polls in Imo State, in according with courtsâ€™ orders.
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The sharp and steady depreciation of the Naira at the inter-bank foreign exchange market in the last one week has forced the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to intervene yesterday to stem the slide.
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THERE was misapprehension yesterday over the statement from President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday that the Federal Government was holding dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta region to end pipeline bombings as the foremost militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA and other groups denied such talks. The bombings have devastated the economy.
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Condemnations have continued to trail the delay by the Nigerian authorities in releasing funds to the country's contigents, billed to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics, holding in Brazil between August 5-21, 2016.
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I am a 23-year-old lady with an issue that bothers me a lot. I feel invisible to most people and it has made me really suicidal and depressed. I feel that no one really wants to be friends with me and no one cares about me.
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â€œWhen you go home, tell them of us and sayFor your tomorrow, we gave you our todayâ€ This evocative epithet is enshrined on the Kohima World MemorialÂ in Nagaland, built to commemorate Soldiers, who laid down their lives to repel Japanese assault in 1944 during World War II. Yet successive Indian Governments since 1947 havenâ€™t thoughtRead More
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Thuggery is the reason our politics is not for everyone. Thuggery furnishes the apprehension that suffocates and debilitates politics in Nigeria. It impoverishes choice. Some families think only the suicidal opts for politics. And it cripples the very act of selecting from a wretched menu. Voters stay home to stay away from trouble .
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GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, flagged off his campaigns in Edo South senatorial district yesterday, with Governor Adams Oshiomhole calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the award of road contracts in Ovia North East and Ovia South west estimated at several billions of naira whenPastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was Secretary to the state Government under Governor Lucky Igbinedion.
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Political associate of late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, Mr. Melville Ebo has advised those calling for the restructuring of the country not to stampede President Muhammadu Buhari into taking rash decisions on the issue. Ebo who was a one-time South-East Zonal Secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), stated this during an interaction with the newsmen in Abuja.
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HUNTED ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, said yesterday, that his family and associates were under siege by security agents, who allegedly treated roughly his 84-year-old father, in Kurutie community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government, resulting in the amputation of his lower limbs, two weeks ago.
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Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief when the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA and other militant groups suspended hostilities in the Niger Delta region following a two-week ceasefire announced by the Federal Government, June 6.
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I once stumbled on a story of man, Peter, who was happily married with two children for five years. Peter later lost his job and so the family had to depend on his wifeâ€™s salary which was barely enough.
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Tomorrow's repeat re- run polls for the Kogi East Senatorial seat and two state Assembly slots can, arguably, be described as a Kogi East affair.
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Female preacher of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Abuja Eunice Olawale, who was murdered on Saturday July 19 while preaching will be laid to rest today at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.
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SOME nine years ago, Ajoke had the world virtually at her feet. She owned two impressive cars, designer clothes, expensive watches that included a gold Rolex and a house of her own, all paid for. She said she woke up every morning pinching herself if it was really her that was rolling on the lap of such luxury. Only in her late 30s, sheâ€™d grown up in a family of six. â€œI went to government schools, but thanks to my brilliance, I got scholarships for most of my education up to the university
Eric Aniva, a Malawian in his forties, is whatâ€™s known as a â€˜hyenaâ€™ â€“ a man paid to have sex with young girls as a form of ritual cleansing.
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Panic enveloped residents of New Haven and its environs when unknown gunmen,Thursday evening,killed two policemen attached to the New Haven Police Station during a suspected robbery operation along last bus stop axis of New haven,Enugu.
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Indications are that the federal government has been jolted by the economic reality staring the nation in the face and is posed to move the economy out of the woods. At the National Economic Council meeting last Thursday the Minister of Finance was said to have urged the gov-ernment to take urgent steps to diversify the economy in view of current harsh economic situation.
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The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State, has alleged that the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC, plan to flood Ehime-Mbano with soldiers as from Friday night to intimidate voters in the various communities during the Imo North Senatorial District re-run election slated for Saturday. The candidate of the PDP, Athan Achonu, is from the area.
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Elite German police were hunting for gunmen who went on a shooting rampage in a busy Munich shopping centre on Friday, killing eight people in a suspected terror attack.
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