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20 years after: Yinka Odumakin remembers Ogoni Activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

By Yinka Odumakin “My lord, We all stand before history. I am a man of peace, of ideas. Appalled by the denigrating poverty of my people who live on a richly endowed land, distressed by their political marginalisation and economic strangulation, angered by the devastation of their land, their ultimate heritage, anxious to preserve their right to life and to ... Read More »

Troops counter Boko Haram ambush in Yobe, lose 7 soldiers

Nigerian Army troops were engaged in an early morning battle with over 100 Boko Haram terrorists who tried to ambush the 120 Task Force Battalion troops, located at Goniri, Yobe State. A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said during the encounter, the terrorists killed seven soldiers and wounded nine others. “During the encounter, our gallant troops successfully repelled ... Read More »

eturn of the Okupe: “I wanted APC to breakup then but I wish them well now”

By Tersoo Achineku   Former Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the Goodluck Jonathan and overall can’t-wait-to-say-stuff-that-will-generate-controversy guy, Doyin Okupe, has changed his opinion about the ruling All Progressives Congress.   Taking to Facebook on Thursday, Okupe announced that he no longer wanted the APC to disintegrate as it would spell doom for the nation.   Okupe also stated ... Read More »

Saraki is the Senate President!

Former Kwara State governor and senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Bukola Saraki, has emerged the new President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. More details later……. Read More »

NASS Leadership: Saraki, Dogara call mock election, mockery of democracy

As the nation awaits the take off of the 8th Assembly, two of the leading candidates for the position of Senate President and Speaker, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara have called the mock elections conducted by the All Progressives Party leadership over the weekend as a mockery of democracy. The two party chieftains, said the APC leadership ... Read More »

Osinbajo absent as President bids goodbye to worshippers of Aso Rock Villa Chapel

 The rumour mill was agog that on Sunday, May17th, 2015 there will be  a sort of change of guards between President Goodluck President Goodluck Jonathan  and Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that did not happen. Instead at the same venue, Aso Rock Villa Chapel, there was a thanksgiving service for the first family. And it was at this occasion that ... Read More »

APC Presidential Primaries to Begin October

Ahead of next year’s general elections in the country,  the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set a timeline of October for the commencement of primary elections leading to the election of its Presidential candidate. The party at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held Thursday in Abuja approved the use of modified direct primaries for arriving at the choice of ... Read More »

We Knew Obi Would Quit- APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State yesterday described the resignation of former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as leader of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, as a premeditated decision. Speaking to reporters at the party secretariat in Awka, the state public relations officer of the party, Mr Okelo Madubuike, alleged ... Read More »

More than 2000 APC members defect to PDP in Bayelsa

Former Governor Timipre Sylva’s quest to erect a formidable All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State suffered a setback on Wednesday following the resignation of over 2,000 members of the party. It was gathered that the mass exodus of the members cut across the eight local government areas of the state, including Brass, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw ... Read More »

Jonathan Will Seek Re-election

Crisis Update: Jonathan meets NPDP governors Aliyu and Lamido

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has said President Goodluck Jonathan will contest the 2015 presidential election on the party’s platform. Anenih said this yesterday in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, while speaking with the party leaders from the South-south at a meeting called by the National Chairman of the ... Read More »