Politics (74)

Oyedepo-JonathanIt seems that the hotly contested Nigerian general elections scheduled for February 2015 has not only divided Nigerians along party lines, it has also pitted leaders of different faiths and denominations against each other with each prophesying different outcomes of the elections according to what was supernaturally revealed to them in the spiritual real on who the winners and looser would be.

Victims of_Electoral_ViolenceBARELY two weeks to the 2015 presidential elections, a coalition of Northern Civil Society Organisations has concluded plans to arraign the presidential standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, before International Criminal Court of Justice, over his alleged role in 2011 post-election violence.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:30

Buhari’s certificate a forgery – PDP

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BuhariThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation has described the West African School Certificate result of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as a “forgery.”

Sambo DasukiSambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan advised the Independent National Electoral Commission to delay the elections scheduled for next month to allow for proper preparations and distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

Abubakar-Shekau-Boko-Haram-leader“We thank God for making us enter Baga and Doro-Baga in victory. We have today declared Baga as part of our territory and one of our operational base”.

“Jonathan you are in trouble. all governors of Nigeria are in trouble. All these war equipments that you see being displayed in the screen are gotten from Baga and Doro.

Nigerian-Army-LogoThe Nigerian Army said in Abuja today that its documentation shows that General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961, however that they do not have the important credential in his personal file with the Army.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:21

Jonathan Takes Campaign To Sokoto, Kebbi

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GEJ Campaigning_at_KatsinaThe Peoples Democratic Party campaign train headed for the Nigeria’s north-west region with President Goodluck Jonathan campaigning in Sokoto and Kebbi states on Monday.

TumbuwalNigeria's main opposition party on Saturday warned against a plan to arrest parliamentary speaker Aminu Tambuwal, who quit the ruling party last month, as tensions rise ahead of February elections.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:03

Strain between SA, Nigeria eases

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goodluck-jonathan-jacob-zumaJohannesburg - South Africa has had to dig deep in its efforts to repatriate the remains of the victims who perished in a collapsed church building in Nigeria in September.

The government had to deploy a high-powered team comprising an interministerial delegation plus forensic and medical experts.

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:30

Atiku - Why I Want to Be President

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Alhaji-Atiku-Abubakar-Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar yesterday declared his intention to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for the presidency for a third time, promising that if elected president, he would tackle insecurity, corruption and work to rebuild the country's infrastructure in order to return Nigeria to better days.

Atiku's declaration coincided with the condemnation by his party of President Goodluck Jonathan's endorsement as the sole candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for next year's presidential election.

Goodluck JonathanOnSixty one (61) per cent of adult Nigerians are satisfied with President Goodluck Jonathan’s job performance, especially in the area of improved electricity supply to some households, according to latest governance survey (for August) conducted by NOIPolls.

The latest rating is at par with the one in January 2014, and represents a one-point drop from July’s rating, which was recorded at 62 per cent.

MapOfNigeriaThe National Conference yesterday took a bold and unprecedented step under a democratic dispensation when it approved 18 requests, in principle, for state creation across the country as a way of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people. It has also put to rest decades of agitations by promoters of new states.

The resolution was among many others adopted by delegates at plenary while considering the report of the Standing Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, which was subjected to robust debates.

The approved requests, subject to the amendment of the constitution, were proposed by the committee and t

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