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Power Players Flood Shagari’s 90th Birthday

President Goodluck Jonathan and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday described Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as a role model to Nigerian leaders especially the members of the National Council of State. Jonathan made the remark when he led four other former Heads of state -General Yakubu Gowon, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (all retired) and Chief ... Read More »

Obasanjo’s PDP Card Had Expired

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Wale Oladipo, on Tuesday dismissed the exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party as a non-issue. Speaking with reporters in his office, the PDP scribe clarified that the card torn in public by Obasanjo was actually not the current membership card of the PDP, but an outdated one which ... Read More »

Coroner Gives Final Deadline For Synagogue Inquest

Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, the Coroner presiding over the Lagos State Coroners Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday insisted that the inquest investigating the collapse of a six-storey guesthouse owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), would be concluded next month. The Coroner gave the assurance at the resumed hearing into the inquest which was stalled due to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Strikes Again

•Bombings, sign of imminent extinction of Boko Haram, says Jonathan •President allowed insurgency to fester – APC •Party hails military over successes Despite the successes recorded by the military in repelling Boko Haram insurgents in the North East recently, they again struck on Tuesday in Yobe and Kano states, leaving 25 people dead in their trail. Eye-witnesses said 15 people ... Read More »

NTDC Boss, Sally Mbanefo celebrates 50

Sally Mbanefo, the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has joined the 50s club. The ever graceful lady hosted family and friends to a sumptuous dinner at Civic Centre, Victoria Island,  Lagos. Good food and excellent entertainment unfolded at the event where she also launched a book. Here are pictures from the ceremony.   Read More »

They Want To Frame Buhari-APC Raises Alarm

THERE is a plot to frame up Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as a Boko Haram sponsor, the APC Presidential Camapaign Organisation (APCPCO) said yesterday. The proof lies in the Federal Government’s order to troops to capture alive Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. A fake Shekau, said the APCPCO, will be made to state that he is working for Buhari, the APC’s ... Read More »

NDLEA Hits Jackpot As They Foil N120m Smuggle Deal

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have aborted a plot by a Nigerian based in Johannesburg to smuggle 36.850kg of narcotic drugs worth N120 million to South Africa. According to NDLEA, the shipment was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja during the outward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight. NDLEA Commander at Abuja Airport, ... Read More »

Oscars 2015: Who Won What?

The 87th annual Academy Awards, held February 22, 2015, offered minimal potential for gigantic sweeps. Yes, both Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel were nominated for nine awards a piece, but it seemed unlikely either would run the table. Instead, we got a very evenly divided Oscars, where the big winner of the night, Birdman, didn’t really pick up any awards ... Read More »

Publish Report On Missing N20bn, Buhari Dares Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to make public the report of the forensic audit on the alleged missing $20 billion said to have been unremitted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). But despite the challenge and the growing suspicion over the management of the funds of the NNPC, the ... Read More »

Igbo Traders Endorse APC Candidates

The Igbo traders in Lagos at the weekend endorsed All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates at both national and state levels in the coming general elections. Also, the state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, assured all residents of the state of a level playing field in all aspects of life in the state. The Igbo group had earlier met with the governor ... Read More »