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MEND Doesn’t Exist, Says Asari-Dokubo

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Asari-Dokubo, has said the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) is a faceless organisation which no longer existed as far as the struggle for people’s emancipation in the region is concerned. Speaking against the background of the controversial statement issued last week by MEND endorsing the candidacy ... Read More »

APC Raises Alarm Over SSS and PDP Coalition

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again countered the claim by the Department of State Security (DSS) that it attempted to hack into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) database, alleging instead that the invasion of its data centre in Lagos was part of a ploy by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure that next month’s elections are postponed. ... Read More »

PDP Should Go to Court over Buhari’s Certificate Controversy

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the claims of complicity levelled against it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the controversy surrounding the educational qualifications of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, restating that the commission has no powers to disqualify any candidate sent to it by the political parties and has ... Read More »

Baga Massacre, Deadliest Boko Haram Attack

Amnesty International on Friday described the recent attacks on Baga, Borno State, by the terrorist Boko Haram sect as the deadliest and called on the federal government to put in place measures to protect civilians in the affected areas. This is coming as the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said it was not in a position to speak on the number of ... Read More »

Buhari Promises To Rescue Falling Oil Prices

Apparently worried by the free fall of crude oil price in international market, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari on Friday promised that he would steer Nigeria out of the attendant economic hardship by diversifying the economy into agriculture and minning if electded as president on February 14, 2015. He made the pledge at ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Speech At Lagos State Re-election Campaign

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan began his re-election campaign in Lagos   on Thursday, saying he would not fight corruption by arresting and putting people in crates. Jonathan, in his 33-minute speech that centered more on responses to criticisms of his administration by some prominent Nigerians and the opposition, faulted a recent statement credited to the APC presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, that ... Read More »

Bauchi Crisis Continues

No fewer than seven people were injured on Thursday while over 20 houses were razed after a civil disturbance that occurred in Dan Zara and Anguwani Rimi communities of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The clash was said to be as a result of a disagreement between the two communities. According to the Public Relations Officer of Bauchi ... Read More »

We Didn’t Endorse Buhari-MEND Cries

Former militants in the Niger Delta have described the recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) as a hoax. The ex-militants, under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (an umbrella body of all leading members of MEND who ... Read More »

No Government Funds For Campaigns-INEC Orders

Candidates must not use government property during campaigns ahead of next month’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said. This is part of the Code of Conduct which the parties have signed. “All political parties shall separate party business from government business. No political party shall use state vehicles or other public resources for any electioneering campaigns ... Read More »

Boko Haram Seizes Baga

Boko Haram has seized Borno State town Baga, a key multinational military base, officials and eyewitnesses said yesterday. Senator Maajin Lawan (Borno North) said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday by the insurgents Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to neighbouring Chad, said many people had been killed and ... Read More »