Security was yesterday reinforced in Yenagoa, following the escalation of gang killings in the Bayelsa State capital.Read More
CROSS River State government says there is no truth in the report that Cameroun is about to take over Obudu Mountain Resort owned by it, describing the report as malicious.Read More
The immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Maurice Iwu, yesterday, faulted an allegation by former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that INEC pirated the software for the 2007 elections from a Canadian firm.Read More
No fewer than 32 officials of the Independent Electoral Commission INEC, National Youth Corps members, and policemen yesterday narrowly escaped death after thugs shot at the buses conveying them to Mahintedo for the by-election in Ilaje Constutuency11, Ondo State .Read More
There was panic in Ologbo community in Edo State and Ovade in Ethiope West Local Government Council of Delta State as the Pan Ocean gas pipeline which passes through their community started experiencing leakages in the early hours of yesterday.Read More
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday, said he is in the 2011 presidential race to make a statement, vowing he would not drop the ambition to return to power.Read More
HUMAN rights activists including the former secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Frank Kokori, Femi Falana, Festus Keyamo, Ayo Opadokun, stormed Benin, yesterday, with one of the widows of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, to witness the commissioning of a township road and layout named after the deceased legal luminary , by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.Read More
Following the decision of the Northern Governors who voted, though marginally, last Tuesday for zoning, there is a new thinking in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to whittle down the influence of the state governors on the partyâ€™s national convention from whence the partyâ€™s presidential candidate will emerge. This is the story of the latest intrigue in the unfolding drama for or against President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s aspiration.Read More
The political crisis in Abia State deepened yesterday after the deputy governor, Comrade Chris Akomas who is under investigation by a panel for impeachment offences resigned from office.Read More
Sokoto State Police Command has arrested a 35-year old woman (name withheld) for allegedly setting her adopted son, Mohammed Mubarak Bala, aged ten, ablaze.Read More
The regulatory authority of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) will tomorrow, August 1, commence the implementation of the newly introduced bus fares across its operational routes in the state.
The new increment is a difference of N20 to the existing fare across the board.
Senate President, Senator David Mark yesterday clarified that President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s signature is not required on the amendments made to the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly before it becomes law.Read More
The Federall Government has assured that steady power supply in the country is in sight with a new power purchase agreement (PPA), which will govern the sale of electricity by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) expected within six weeks.Read More
I can tell you that this struggle for zoning was originated, promoted and organised by the minority, because we have looked at the way the three major tribes were going and the fact that the possibility of a minority being a ruler of this country at the national level was very slim.Read More
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has given seven imperatives of credible elections in Nigeria.
According to Imoke while presenting a lecture titled â€œImperative of Credible Elections in our Nascent Democracyâ€ at the 2010 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Delegates Conference at Jogor Centre, Ibadan, Wednesday, these include a people-based constitution, an enlightened citizenry, accountable leadership, democratic institutions, separation of powers, the sanctity of elections and credible opposition.