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Ameachi Wants To Confuse Nigeria-PDP

The war of words between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress (APC) continued Thursday with the former alleging that APC has concluded arrangements to cause confusion in the forthcoming elections. The PDP National Deputy Chairman, Uche Secondus, made the allegation at the grand finale of the party’s governorship rally at Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers ... Read More »

Explosion kills many in Borno town

A deadly explosion from a bomb that went off in a crowded market in Biu, the largest town in Southern Borno state, had killed many, witnesses said. The witnesses said injured persons and corpses were being evacuated to hospital at the time of this report. Today is market day in Biu, about 185km away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. ... Read More »

APC Raises Alarm Again

The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over a police siege on the residence of the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Shehu Garba, saying the action is in line with the ongoing harassment and intimidation of the party’s leadership by security agencies. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai ... Read More »

Paul Play Drags Etisalat To Court

Nigerian hip-hop star, Paul I.K. Dairo, has dragged a telecommunications service provider, Etisalat, before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly infringing on his copyright. The multiple award-winning artiste is asking Justice Chukwujeku Aneke to compel Etisalat to pay him N200 million for making use of his 2009 hit track “Mosorire” without having obtained his authorisation. His grouse with ... Read More »

There Shall Be a New Govt Come May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday affirmed that come May 29, 2015, a new government would be sworn in to lead the country for the next four years. Jonathan, who spoke during a televised presidential media chat at the State House, Abuja, stressed that his government was fully committed to overseeing credible, free and fair elections on March 28 and April 11 ... Read More »

INEC shifted polls to save itself of embarrassment – PDP

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 »