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2015: Declare your ambition now, group tells Jonathan

A NGO, Tell Nigeria Initiative (TNI), has urged President Jonathan to declare interest for another term of office, saying there is no vacancy in Aso Rock going by the achievement of his administration.The group, therefore, called on Nigerians to support the administration of the President for the overall good of the country.   TNI made the call on Friday in ... Read More »

One killed as Chime escapes assassination

One person was shot dead as Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, escaped a suspected assassination plot by armed men, who invaded Enugu Government House in the early hours of Saturday.  LightNews gathered that while Chime was asleep in his Lodge at the Government House, Independence Layout, the armed men stormed the entrance gate around 4.30 am and attempted to force ... Read More »

Libyan leader threatens to bomb North Korean oil tanker

Libya’s prime minister threatened Saturday night to bomb a North Korean-flagged ship that had entered a rebel-held oil port, calling the ship’s arrival there a “violation of international law.” Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said if the ship does not follow orders, “it will be bombed and this could lead to an environmental disaster.” The vessel, dubbed Morning Glory, docked late ... Read More »

2015: Fashola and The Work Awaiting His Succesor

That Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has raised the bar of governance in the state is no longer news to Lagosians. That Lagos has also been better off and has witnessed massive infrastructural development under the present administration is also not in question. Since taking the mantle from Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2007, the Fashola administration has churned out ... Read More »

New Year Message: Saraki Opens Up on Real Reasons He Left PDP

Senator Bukola Saraki

Senator representing Kwara Central in the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has for the first time given reasons for dumping the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). Dr. Abubakar Bukola SarakiDr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senator representing Kwara Central In his New Year Message to Nigerians, Kwarans and most specifically the people of Kwara ... Read More »

Jonathan Gives Govt. Passmark, Promises More Progress in 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan believes that the year 2013 brought many positive developments in the country and is optimistic that his government is hell bent on consolidating on these achievements in 2014. President Goodluck JonathanPresident Goodluck Jonathan In a New Year speech that covered the centenary celebrations, his 2013 scorecard, plans for 2014, national conference and nothing about politics, ... Read More »

Group Wants Obasanjo Tried Over Odi Killings

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Bayelsa State has announced plans to mobilise other human rights groups across the country to take former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, to the International Court of Justice at The Hague over the 1999 military invasion of Odi community in Bayelsa State. Chairman of CLO Bayelsa State Chapter, Chief Nengi James who made the revelation ... Read More »

Ibori Suspends Daily Independent Management …Restores Ted Iwere as Coordinator

Chief James Ibori

These are not the best of times for Daily Independent, the Newspaper title owned by Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori. Latest reports reveal that the top management of the paper has been sent on compulsory leave till January 31, 2014. We gathered that the sad end-of-year news was delivered to the affected top editorial and Management staff by ... Read More »

Oduah Promises New Facilities For Murtala Muhammed Airport

Princess Stella Oduah

Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, has promised that Nigerians will enjoy qualitative service and better facilities from January 2014. Oduah spoke while inspecting on-going work at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos where she revealed that the remodelling of airports was just the beginning of the big plans her ministry has for Nigerians, adding that she hopes through the ... Read More »

Ogbemudia Blames National Assembly For Bad Governance

Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia

Former governor of defunct Mid West and Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, has declared that the poor state of the country is an indictment on the National Assembly (NASS). The two-time governor, who attributed failure in governance to a situation of one person in position exercising powers of all, said the proposed national dialogue is a sign that the National ... Read More »