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Full Details Of Obasanjo’s Departure From PDP

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

After months of haranguing President Goodluck Jonathan and openly romancing with the leadership of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in a melodramatic fashion characteristic of the retired army general, tore up his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership card and parted ways with the party on whose platform he ruled Nigeria for eight years. However, his ... Read More »

Buhari’s Maiduguri Campaign Takes Bloody Turn

The campaign rally of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, in Maduguri, the Borno State capital, was disrupted by a rowdy, uncontrollable crowd, resulting in a stampede and gunshots, as security agents tried to control the multitude of people who had come out to see Buhari. The state government had declared yesterday a public ... Read More »

Appeal Court Upholds Fayose’s Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the victory of  Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the  Ekiti State governorship election held in June 21, 2014. The appellate court upheld the judgment of the election tribunal which had earlier dismissed the petition written by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging Fayose’s victory. ... Read More »

ECOWAS Cautions Jonathan, Buhari on Hate Speeches

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Monday cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to refrain from hate speeches capable of overheating the polity. Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at the commission, Salamatu Suleiman, made the disclosure while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after the commission’s team visited President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential ... Read More »

Obasanjo Rips Apart PDP Membership Card

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The ongoing tussle between the Presidency and erstwhile Head of State, Olusegun Obasanjo took another weird turn today as the former President has purportedly ripped apart his PDP Membership Card…..in public. According to reports from PM News and TV Continental, chief Obasanjo has dumped PDP, declaring that he was no longer imterested in the party. The possible reasons behind such ... Read More »

Udom Emmanuel Leads In Pre-Election Survey

The state-wide campaign embarked upon by PDP’s Gubernatorial Candidate in Akwa-Ibom State, Deacon  Udom Emmanuel seems to be yielding fruits as  a recent poll has declared him the odds on favourite to win the April 11, 2015 elections. The news was broken by the Routine International Network, a poll company which conducted a random survey of views both online and ... Read More »

Ikeja Mall Stands Still As Ambode Visits

The All progressive Congress (APC) Lagos governorship candidate Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was practically mobbed by Lagosians at the weekend when he visited the Ikeja Shopping mall and Shoprite at Lekki. It was during the occasion valentine. Ambode, many said,  has endeared himself to the heart of the people of Lagos as an embodiment of hope for a better Lagos. The ... Read More »

Obasanjo, Jonathan Continue Power Tussle

President Goodluck Jonathan and his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday resumed their verbal attacks on each other, with the ex-president accusing the Presidency of masterminding last week’s postponement of the general elections by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Attahiru Jega, Obasanjo, in his criticism earlier in the day in Abeokuta, likened Jonathan’s attitude towards this year’s election to that ... Read More »

Oba Of Benin is Hale and Hearty – insider reveals

The Oba of Benin,  His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa  is hale and hearty. Speculations about the reverred monarch’s death has been rife for the past few weeks but www.thelightnews.com can authoritatively report that though advanced in age, the Oba has not gone to meet his ancestors. When we called a palace source he categorically declared that ... Read More »

CBN Might Devalue Naira Again

DEVELOPMENTS in the foreign exchange market are putting the Central Bank of Nigeria under intense pressure to further devalue the naira. The currency has been experiencing free fall since November 25, 2014 when the          CBN Monetary Policy Committee devalued it by eight per cent from 155 to 168 against the United States dollar. Following Saturday’s announcement of the postponement ... Read More »