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Rain of blows at Rivers PDP parley in Abuja


IT was meant to lead the way to peace in its Rivers State chapter, but yesterday’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Abuja was nothing but a war. Cudgels landed on heads and blows hit many on their faces. A man was soaked in his blood after he was hit on the face by the boot of a policeman’s gun. ... Read More »


Court grants ex-boxer bail

Just a few days to the Gubernatorial Bye-elections scheduled for Adamawa State, a Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked the Acting Governor of the Adamawa State, Mr. Ahmadu Umar Fintiri from office and ordered that former Governor Murtala Nyako’s deputy, Bala Ngilari be sworn in as Governor immediately. In addition, the court also cancelled the planned by-election scheduled for ... Read More »

Peter Obi Defects To PDP

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi has finally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He announced his decision following a visit to his Onitsha residence by leaders of the PDP in the South East zone on Tuesday according to a statement by Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem. Obi who initially said he would get back to the leaders on their ... Read More »

Army to fight Boko Haram with Civilian JTF recruits

The Presidency is weighing options on how to increase the number of troops in the troubled Northeast. A top military source, who spoke in confidence, said the depletion of troops nationwide, as a result of security challenges in at least 30 states, made the measure necessary. He said it had become “urgent to beef up troops” in the Northeast. The ... Read More »

Chibok girls may never return-Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has dashed the hope of families of the abducted Chibok girls saying many of the girls may never be reunited with their families. Obasanjo told The Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation on Sunday that many of the girls may also give birth to children belong to members of the Boko Haram insurgents. ... Read More »

Pastor Oyakhilome Removed as Trustee of Church’s UK Branch

The squabble between the founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy) Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita,  has further worsened with Mr Oyakhilome now removed as a trustee of a United Kingdom’s branch of the church. According to Premium Times, with Mr. Oyakhilome’s removal, his wife, Anita, now presides over a seven-man Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ... Read More »

Nigeria Contains Ebola, But Will be EVD-free Oct 20

Although there is no single case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country and not a single contact still under surveillance, by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) protocol, the health authorities can only epidemiologically declare the outbreak of the virus over in Nigeria on October 20, 2014. Responding to THISDAY’s enquiries sunday following the confusion over the exact ... Read More »

Driver has brand new car snatched in ‘Slow’ sign scam

A driver’s brand new car was snatched from under his nose after he was tricked into stopping by a fake ‘SLOW’ sign in the road. Matthew Witts, 21, was driving along Fordbridge Road, Kingshurst in his new Ford Fiesta when he was forced to get out to remove a ‘SLOW’ sign blocking the way. But as soon as he left the wheel, ... Read More »

Why Nigeria Doesn’t Need God Anymore

By Tersoo Achineku Nigeria is a failed experiment. Yes, we are. You can grumble and yell all you want but that fact isn’t going away anytime soon. Yippee, it’s yet another Independence Day but after close examination and reviews, any normal person would admit that shit hasn’t changed since 2013. Aren’t we still warring with Boko Haram? Is there an ... Read More »

Shekau: I’m not dead

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has shown up again in a video, boasting and yelling as usual. He said he was not killed, contrary to what the military said. But the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said it was all lies and propaganda. It insisted that the impostor claiming to be Shekau had been killed in the battle of Konduga in ... Read More »