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Election Change Derails Economy

The naira and equity markets are expected to weaken further following the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), analysts said on Monday. Confirming their forecasts, market capitalisation at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) fell significantly by N208.381 billion on Monday to close at N9.796 trillion, compared with the N10.005 trillion at the close of ... Read More »

Halliburton Scandal Rears Head Again

New records obtained by the Paris-based Le Monde newspaper and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have unveiled more details on the $182 million Halliburton bribery scandal in Nigeria that indicted several top government official, in the country who received the bribes, but for which no Nigerian was ever sent to jail. Shockingly, the records have unearthed new Nigerian ... Read More »

Udom Emmanuel Announces Rally Postponements

The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has announced a minor adjustment in its campaign rally programme for the general elections. A statement signed by the State Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the PDP Campaign Council, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, indicates that while the campaign rally slated for Ibeno and Esit Eket local government areas, ... Read More »

Angelique Kidjo wins another Grammy (Plus Full List Of Winners)

Eve, the latest recording by Beninese world music star Angelique Kidjo won the World Music Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. “This album is dedicated to the women of Africa, to their beauty and resilience,” said Kidjo this afternoon at a ceremony held prior the televised awards. “For me, music is a weapon of peace, and today more than ... Read More »

Horrible Accident on Ife-Ilesa road

                The accident occurred at about 4pm and it involved a Toyota Sienna and a Toyota Hiace bus…All passengers including children died. Read More »

Elephants win Africa Cup of Nations final

Cote d’Ivoire goalkeeper Boubacar Barry was the hero for his side as they defeated Ghana 9-8 in a dramatic penalty shootout following a goalless 120 minutes in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Barry – who appeared to be struck down by cramp on two occasions during the shootout – was only selected because Sylvain Gbohouo picked up an injury in Cote d’Ivoire’s semi-final. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Planning On Attacking The Entire Country-Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

With the rising wave of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East geo-political zone, President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that the sect’s various attacks were planned to extend to other parts of the country. Speaking during the revival service of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, at its headquarters in Ijesha, Lagos, Jonathan, who was in attendance, said the ... Read More »

Disappointment As Elections Are Postponed

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has described the shift in the dates of the elections as a set back for democracy. He said in a statement that the commission claimed that it did this because the security agencies claimed that they needed time to fight the insurgency in the North-East region of the country. ... Read More »

INEC Might Shift Elections To April

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today meet with the 36 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and the political parties as part of consultations to enable the commission reach new dates for the general elections. Indications are that the polls may be shifted to March or April. Also, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, ... Read More »

FG Files Fresh Charges Against Nyanya Bombings Suspects

The Federal Government has filed a new charge against seven people, including 29 year-old Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche suspected to be the mastermind of the April 14, 2014 bombing in Nyanya, Abuja. They were docked before Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday. However, their trial could not commence because five of them were yet to ... Read More »