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Peter Obi Steps Down as APGA BoT Chairman

In a letter addressed to the National Secretary of the APGA at their Abuja annex yesterday, The former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has said that he would be resigning as leader and BoT chairman into which he was appointed in January. According to him, the appointment was yet to be ratified by a Convention of the party ... Read More »

Osun Elections: DSS Reveal Bribery Attempt

The Department of State Service (DSS) has alleged that it was offered N14 million by an unnamed political party to influence the Osun State gubernatorial election last Saturday. At a media briefing in Abuja yesterday, the Deputy Director Public Affair of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said the organisation was offered the amount by a “certain political party”, adding that the bribe ... Read More »

Ebola: Another Victim Dies

The protocol officer, Mr. Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, who picked up the index case, Patrick Sawyer, from the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, has died from the deadly Ebola virus, bringing the total number of persons who have succumbed to the disease in Nigeria to three. Sawyer, the Liberian national who flew into Lagos with the virus, died on July 24, ... Read More »

WHO Approves Test Drug for Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed the use of untested drugs to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. WHO said the use was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths from the dreaded Ebola virus disease (EVD). Over 1,000 people have died of the disease in West Africa since it broke ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Northern Elders Spit Fire

President Goodluck Jonathan got yesterday an ultimatum  from the North – bring back the Chibok girls and stop Boko Haram or forget 2015. The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) issued a deadline – October- for the conditions to be met. For over three months, more than 200 girls abducted by the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect have been in captivity. Eleven of ... Read More »

Outstanding Failure As WAEC Release Results

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday released the May/June diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), recording 31.28 per cent pass. A total of 1,705,976 candidates registered for the examination out of which 1,692,435 candidates consisting of 929,075 male and 763,360 female candidates sat for the examination. Addressing newsmen at the head office of WAEC ... Read More »

Jonathan summons governors, health commissioners

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday summoned all state governors and their health commissioners for a meeting on Wednesday in Abuja to fashion out ways of curbing spread of the Ebola Virus disease. The President spoke at the second Interfaith Dialogue held in Abuja. The programme was organised by the Interfaith Initiative for Peace. He cautioned Nigerians against celebrating burials, stressing ... Read More »

T.B Joshua Sends Annointing Water to Sierra Leone!!!!

As panic over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to rise, Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has reportedly sent 4,000 bottles of his ‘anointing water’ to Sierra Leone to help the country in its fight against the deadly virus. Prophet T.B. Joshua He also gave $50,000 to victims of the disease ... Read More »

Arsenal Start Season With Man City Rout

Goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal claim the Community Shield with a convincing 3-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City. Cazorla opened the scoring with a well-taken finish in the first half which comfortably beat Caballero, before Ramsey doubled the lead before-half time. City rallied for a brief spell after the break following the introduction ... Read More »

Osun election: PDP rejects result

PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has rejected the result of Osun state gubernatorial election won by Governor Rauf Aregbesola alleging fraudulent activities. The party agent at the collation of results Mr. Bola Ajao refused to endorse the summary sheets which indicates acceptance of the results. Ajao said his party had already forwarded to INEC a cocktail of its griviances against ... Read More »