Atiku hails peaceful resolution of House leadership crisis

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the peaceful resolution of the House of Representatives leadership crisis, which until now, had bogged down the activities of the House.

Governor Udom Loses Bid To Stop Election Tribunal Holding In Abuja

The attempt by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, to stop the state’s election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has proved abortive. The tribunal in its ruling, dismissed the petition for lack of merit, saying it was misconceived and misplaced.

My Administration Will Uphold Press Freedom – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured journalists that his administration would uphold the freedom of the press, in order to deepen the nation’s democracy. President Buhari made the promise through his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Mr Femi Adesina, at the triennial National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists

UEFA Fines Barcelona Over Pro-Catalan Sentiments

European football’s governing body, UEFA, has fined Barcelona 30,000 Euros after fans displayed pro-Catalan independence flags at June’s Champions League final in Berlin. UEFA says the European champions, Barca, had breached Article 16 of its regulations which prohibits religious, political or racial sentiments.

Liberians ‘Pressured To Sell Land’ For Palm Oil Plantations

A campaign group, Global Witness, has raised an alarm over the forceful acquisition of land from owners in Liberia. According to Reuters, the group, which has called for a government investigation, says communities in Liberia are being pressured to sign away their land to make way for palm oil plantations

Obama Administration Takes Iran Nuclear Deal Public

As the US Congress begins its two-month review of the nuclear agreement with Iran, lawmakers skeptical about the deal are mounting pressure on President Obama’s administration to make more information public. U.

Amosun Demands Special Security Status For Ogun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has demanded a special security status for the state in line with its peculiarity as a gateway to many parts of the country, saying that the state should be given preferential treatment in terms of security arrangements from the Federal Government. He made the

Controversy Trails Plateau LGC Dissolution

Following the dissolution of the Plateau Local Government Council (LGC) Executives by the state governor, Simon Lalong, the sacked Chairmen have been directed to hand over to directors of personnel in the various Local Government Councils. The affected officers have been contesting the termination of their tenure which is just

Unpaid Salaries: Osun Workers To Resume Strike

Labour leaders in Osun State, South-west Nigeria, have resolved to continue with the on-going industrial action until the state government fulfills all the points raised in the agreement reached in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed with the workers on payment of the two months salaries. Speaking on the position

Van Gaal Expresses Mixed Feeling After United’s Tuesday Victory

Manchester United (Man Utd) boss, Louis van Gaal, has admitted that he was both pleased and disappointed by aspects of Manchester United’s performance during Tuesday night’s 3-1 International Champions Cup victory over San Jose Earthquakes at the picturesque Avaya Stadium. Man Utd took the lead in California with Juan Mata’s

Imo Tribunal: Court Dismisses Petition Against Okorocha’s Victory

The Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, challenging the victory of Governor Rochas Okorocha in the last Governorship election. Delivering the judgment at the tribunal sitting in Owerri, the capital of the state, the Chairman

Party Members Boycott PDP Ward Congress

A Group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Anambra State, led by the governorship candidate of the party in 2013, Comrade Tony Nwoye, have boycotted the Ward Congress of the party, alleging its non-conformity with the party’s constitution. The congress witnessed a large turnout of party faithful who still

We Will Trace, Recover Stolen Oil Money And Prosecute Culprits – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed that his administration would trace the accounts of individuals who stashed away ill-gotten oil money,  freeze, recover the loot and prosecute the culprits. Buhari made this statement on the third day of his visit to the US while reacting to questions from members of Nigerians

PDP Reps Warn APC Leadership In NASS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House of Representatives have warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the National Assembly against postponement of the resumption date which has been fixed for July 28. Addressing a news conference after a caucus meeting in the House of Representatives, the