Re-run Elections Hold In Abia, Imo And Taraba States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria is holding supplementary governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia, Imo, Taraba, Delta and Kogi States. INEC had deployed three National Commissioners and three Resident Electoral Commissioners to beef up the human capacity of the commission for the polls, assuring that

Senate President: Buhari states position


As the 7th Senate winds up ahead of the inauguration of the 8th Senate on June 4, the upper legislative chambers is at the moment caught up in a high-level of intrigues, horse-trading and lobbying, backstabbing, in a bid to outwit one another or zone on who becomes the next

Zoning of N-Assembly offices: APC meeting ends in deadlock


A meeting of senior members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, called to resolve issues concerning the zoning of top offices in the incoming majority party in the National Assembly ended in a deadlock, Wednesday night. The post Zoning of N-Assembly offices: APC meeting ends in deadlock appeared first on

Anyim, Sylva Head Transition Committee As FG Releases Programme

The Federal Government has reeled out a one week programme of activities for the transition process from the Goodluck Jonathan administration to the administration of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari. This is sequel to a meeting between the parallel Transition Committee and Inauguration Committee that was held in the Presidential Villa.

Top Terrorists Commander Killed in Encounter with Troops

A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning. This is according to the Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, who said that the terrorists had staged a daring attack on troops who were

Drama, as Abba stalls handover for hours, 3 DIGs protest Arase’s appointment


There was confusion and drama at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, stalled the formal handover to his successor, Mr Solomon Arase, until he was compelled to do so by the Presidency. The post Drama, as Abba stalls handover for hours,

Plaintiffs Withdraw Buhari’s Eligibility Suit

Plaintiffs in the two of the three pending suits challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the March 28, 2015, presidential election have withdrawn the suit. The presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, subsequently struck out the matter after the plaintiffs indicated their intention to withdraw the

APC Meets To Decide Zoning Of Principal Offices

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is meeting on Wednesday to resolve the issues outstanding from the zoning of principal office positions in the party. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had last week, recommended that the NEC should meet to decide the

Why Jonathan fired IGP, Suleiman Abba


THE Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, yesterday, became the first major casualty of the just concluded general elections, which President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost to the opposition. The post Why Jonathan fired IGP, Suleiman Abba appeared first on Vanguard News.

South Africa’s Zulu King Condemns Xenophobic Attacks

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini (C) looks on prior to delivery of his speech on April 20. South Africa’s influential Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has described recent anti-immigrant attacks as “vile”, defending himself against claims that previous comments he made about foreigners had fuelled the unrest.

Xenophobic Attacks: Affected Nigerians Will Be Compensated – Obanikoro

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, is hopeful that citizens affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa will be compensated. Since the renewed attacks started last week, several Nigerians have lost their businesses and other belongings to fire set by locals on buildings where

Jonathan Did Not Spend 2tn Naira On Elections – Abati

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied the allegations that the Presidency spent 2 trillion Naira on the 2015 general elections. In an interview with reporters on Sunday, Dr Reuben Abati, described the alleged two trillion Naira spent on the just conclude elections and

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Envoy Rules Out Immediate Evacuation Of Citizens

A Nigerian envoy in South Africa has ruled out the possibility of immediate evacuation of citizens from the nation that has seen days of xenophobic attacks in different provinces. The Acting High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Martin Cobham, said it was a bit too early to consider the option

Boko Haram Kills 12 As Army Tries To Save Civilians

Members of  militant group, Boko Haram, have reportedly killed 12 people in another bloody attack on Friday, near Gwoza in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. The attack occurred as the Nigerian Army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area in batches.

Huge debts await Buhari, in-coming govs


AFTER the euphoria of their electoral victories, one of the major challenges that will confront the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and 20 or 21 new governors is the level of debt stock the out-going administrations will leave behind. The post Huge debts await Buhari, in-coming govs appeared first on

UN Urges Buhari To Sustain Gains In Fight Against Boko Haram

The United Nations (UN) has asked the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress in Nigeria to sustain the gains recorded by the outgoing administration in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east . A Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, made

Why I conceded defeat to Buhari – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. The post Why I conceded defeat to