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GOV-AHMED
11 Feb 2015
• APGA guber candidate petitions IG over shooting allegation   WORRIED by the upsurge in cases of political violence in Kwara State, the State Security Council has constituted a special task force to stem the scourge.     Rising from the emergency meeting of the council convened by the state Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed Wednesday…
Lai-Mohammed
11 Feb 2015
• Seeks N’Assembly’s probe of Ekiti governorship election • Buhari meets Catholic bishops, assures on religious freedom OPPOSITION All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the National Assembly to launch a probe into the role the military played in the Ekiti State election, even as it raised the alarm that the Federal Government is hatching a…
11 Feb 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said that he was "not consulted" on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay.  "I was not consulted and I don't want to be consulted," Jonathan said in a Presidential media chat, insisting that election officials made an…
PDP-LOGO
11 Feb 2015
PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) candidates from Anambra State in next month’s general elections have alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over what they described as subterranean moves by some persons to alter the list of elected candidates of the party.      Addressing journalists at the end of their meeting Wednesday in Awka, where…
11 Feb 2015
 PROF. John Obafunwa, Vice-Chancellor (VC), Lagos State University (LASU), has urged parents and well-meaning Nigerians to donate towards boosting the image of the institution as one of the best in the world. Obafunwa made the appeal on Wednesday at the matriculation of the 3,143 2014/2015 newly admitted students of the university. ``The institution would thankfully…
11 Feb 2015
SOME ICT experts in Abuja on Wednesday extolled the Federal Government for rolling out Ka-band satellite solution by Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT). The experts made the commendation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAN recalls that the Ka-band was inaugurated on Tuesday in Abuja. Ka-band enables satellite operators to transmit around…
11 Feb 2015
EIGHT registered political parties, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the major opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP) Wednesday signed a peace pact to forestall violence before, during and after the general election. The signatories to the peace accord which was brokered by the Delta State Police Command included…
11 Feb 2015
HOPE Democratic Party (HDP) has instituted an action against President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) challenging the legality of their role in events leading to a postponement of the 2015 general elections. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF)…
11 Feb 2015
OKWUMO Nwabufor, one of the suspects in the murder of Cynthia Osokogwu, on Wednesday alleged before an Igbosere High Court in Lagos that the police tortured him into making a confessional statement. Nwabufor, while being cross-examined by a defence counsel, Mr Michael Ajayi, said the police threatened his life and tortured him into making written…
11 Feb 2015
BOKO Haram on Wednesday launched a pre-dawn raid in Gamboru, northeastern Nigeria, looking to overwhelm Chadian troops who had pushed them out of the border town. The military in N'Djamena said the militants were repelled but the counter-attack was an indication of the task facing regional forces aiming to crush the rebellion. Troops from Chad,…
11 Feb 2015
NIGER has declared a 15-day state of emergency in the border region of Diffa after a spate of attacks by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The declaration gives troops in the region new powers to search homes without a warrant and imposes a curfew. Boko Haram has intensified its campaign against neighbouring states in…
11 Feb 2015
NIGERIA’S former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has raised alarm about the postement of elections and has publicly endorsed former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari. According to the Financial Times, Gen Obasanjo was in Nairobi to launch a 1,500-page autobiography. “The signs are not auspicious” in the wake of the six-week postponement of the general election, said Gen Obasanjo, who…

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