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  • Those defecting to APC are greedy politicians —Aina

    April 18, 2015 11:00 PM 48

    YOU contested the senatorial election in Osun Central and lost. Why do you think you were rejected by the people? Yes, I contested and lost fair and square, but I will not agree that I was rejected by the people. Let us look at it this way, How can I be rejected by the same people that clamoured for my representation, the same people that pleaded with me to come out to represent

  • Nigerian military and the 6-week battle that crumbled Boko Haram’s empire

    April 18, 2015 11:00 PM 34

    Within a stipulated six-week period, the Nigerian military furiously battled the Boko Haram sect members, recaptured territories from them and eventually paved way for peaceful polls in the North-East writes CHRIS AGBAMBU. SINCE the time that the Boko Haram sect became daring in their attacks against the sovereignty of the Nigerian state, the major issue

  • When we capture Sambisa forest, we’ll locate Chibok girls —Army boss, Minimah

    April 17, 2015 11:00 PM 50

    How do you feel about General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s peace committee on 2015 elections, his visit to the military headquarters and his commendation of the army? We are filled with humility that the committee has been watching and observing what we have been doing. I think it was a pleasant commendation. It was a surprise to us that they wanted to come and thank

  • Appraising international observers’ report on Nigeria’s elections

    April 17, 2015 11:00 PM 31

    PREPARATORY to the just concluded general elections held on March 28 and April 11, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that it accredited 107 observer groups to monitor the elections. The groups included the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the European Union Election Observation Mission and International Republican Institute

  • What Buhari must not do if he must tackle corruption —Dele Belgore

    April 17, 2015 11:00 PM 31

    Do you think the low turnout of voters in Kwara State led to the defeat of your party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the governorship election? Yes, and I am very disappointed by it. Part of it might be because there were lots of complaints during the presidential election. A lot of these complaints went unaddressed. Also, some people must have concluded

  • DEFECTION: Lai Mohammed Gives Olisa Metuh A schooling On How To Be In The ‘Opposition’ THIS WILL SHOCK YOU

    April 17, 2015 8:29 PM 38 1

    After the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party in the general election, top members of the party in many parts of the country have been defecting to the All Progressives Congress. The defection spree has led to the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, to accuse the APC of plotting to destabilise the former-ruling party by poaching

  • XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS UPDATE 6: Nigeria Calls For Shutdown of MTN, DSTV, ShopRite and South African Banks

    April 17, 2015 6:42 PM 44

    Even as the xenophobia rages on in South Africa, it would appear that the infectious bug has caught other countries including Nigeria. According to eNCA, Tolu Adesanya, an APC official, says the APC has handed a memorandum to the South African Embassy in Lagos. If the demands in the memorandum are not met, Tolu said, South African businesses in Nigeria

  • #Xenophobic Violence: South Africa seeks international support to defeat the attack

    April 17, 2015 4:50 PM 31

    This was as a result of series of complaints by foreign nationals that the South African police are failing to protect them. They said the crisis was stirring hostility to South Africans working abroad. South African Foreign Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told a reporter after the African diplomatic meeting in Pretoria, that there was urgent need to nip the crisis

  • Auch!!! Can Lagos Can Still Restrict Movement On Sanitation Days? READ Latest Declaration By Cour

    April 17, 2015 12:51 PM 36

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has suspended the enforcement of a judgment which stopped the Lagos State Government from imposing movement restriction on citizens during the monthly sanitation exercise in the state. By implication, anyone found moving between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of the month, either on the state or federal roads in Lagos

  • #TarabaDecidesAgain: Ishaku, Alhassan in their final push….who takes the lead?

    April 17, 2015 1:15 AM 38

    What dominated the public discourse in Jalingo, the state capital, were conflicting opinions. More people believed that there will be no election, only a handful was confident that it will take place. Another point of contention was whether or not the a credible election would be conducted in the country in spite of assurances by the Independent National