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September 14, 2015 3:44 PM British PM urges more aid to Syria refugees in Mideast

BEIRUT: British Prime Minister David Cameron urged the international community on Monday to send more aid to Syrian refugees in host countries in the Middle East, as a way of stemming mass migration to Europe. Cameron made the comments during a tour of Jordan’s sprawling Zaatari refugee camp, which is home to more than 80,000 Syrians. More than 4 million 3

September 14, 2015 10:53 AM Why Amaechi, Kwankwaso And 3 Other Governors Joined APC

Dr. Bamanga Tukur, the former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party has revealed why five governors of the party walked out on him and former president Goodluck Jonathan at the special national convention of the party in August 2013. According to Tukur, former governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state chose to stay away after he was told that he could not come into the convention 22

September 14, 2015 9:36 AM Buhari says Boko Haram is a big challenge

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Boko Haram insurgency has remained the most difficult challenge of his young administration. Buhari, who noted that the objective of fighting terrorism cannot be realised without a credible and effective military, urged soldiers to be professional wherever they were deployed, be it locally on internal security 11

September 14, 2015 9:00 AM Buhari’s Ministerial List: Wale Edun, Dambazu, Utomi, Odimegwu, Falana, Utomi, Others Screened

A former Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Limited, Mr. Festus Odimegwu and a former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, are among the ministerial nominees that have been screened by the Department of State Service, The PUNCH learnt authoritatively on Sunday. Also on the list are a former Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazu (retd 269

September 14, 2015 12:38 AM How PDP governors used Anenih against me — Tukur

Erstwhile National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur became governor of the defunct Gongola State in October, 1983 and following the General Muhammadu Buhari-led military coup of December 31, 1983, Tukur returned to business, capping his endeavours as the president of the African Business Roundtable. Was it not belittling 6

September 13, 2015 11:58 PM MASSOB anniversary: Showdown in Anambra

AT least two members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were feared killed and over 100 others arrested yesterday in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State when MASSOB members clashed with security operatives dur­ing activities marking the 16th anniversary of the group. The thanksgiving services which 7

September 13, 2015 4:24 PM Police Boss Says Road Blocks Will Not Return To Nigeria

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, says he will ensure that road blocks never return to Nigeria’s policing system, even after he has left office. He, however, told reporters in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, that he was a child of providence and that he would put in his best as the Inspector General of Police. Mr Arase agreed that he might 13

September 13, 2015 11:40 AM Suicide bombers kill 7 in northern Cameroon town

YAOUNDE: Suicide bombers attacked a northern Cameroon town this morning, killing at least seven people and severely wounding 18, a local official said. The attack hit the town of Kolofata, which sits near the Nigerian border and has been repeatedly targeted by the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The death toll could climb, said Midjiyawa 4

September 13, 2015 12:03 AM With Alaibe as candidate, APC will win Bayelsa guber poll – Senator Brambaifa

Senator John Kojo Brambaifa is one of the elders of Bayelsa State behind the aspiration of Mr. Timi Alaibe, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to clinch the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election, holding later this year. Brambaifa, in this interview, speaks 7

September 12, 2015 5:53 PM Soccer-City leave it late but stay on course for their title target

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - There are 33 matches and another eight months of the season to negotiate but Manchester City will have the Premier League title wrapped up long before May if they continue as they have started. Saturday's late, late 1-0 win at Crystal Palace where 18-year-old Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho scored one minute after coming on as an 89th minute 6