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INEC shifted polls to save itself of embarrassment – PDP


If the general elections were not shifted, the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would have recorded monumental embarrassment during the elections. Ahmadu Ali, Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, who made the observation on Tuesday at a press conference, said from all indications, INEC was not ready for the election. Ali maintained ... Read More »

Fire guts Sokoto Central Market

A fire outbreak has gutted 11 shops at the Sokoto Central Market on Tuesday night, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Eye witnesses said it took the combined efforts of Firemen from the State Fire Service, personnel of the Civil Defence Corps, the police, traders and some good Samaritans to put out the fire by 3 am on Wednesday. Traders ... Read More »

Obasanjo Endorses Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised the alarm about the postponement of the general election and has publicly endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo, who had said last week that he would not speak on the elections until after the polls, broke his vow of silence in ... Read More »

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 »