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June 23, 2017 10:58 PM Governor Okowa, Obaseki plead for support for Acting President Yemi Osibanjo

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has called on Nigerians to support Acting President Yemi Osibanjo so as to ensure a more united and peaceful nation. The governor made the call on Friday in Asaba during the commissioning of a private broadcast radio station, Bridge Radio 98.7 FM. reports that Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, accompanied 16

June 20, 2017 7:48 AM Finsbury Park attack: Community holds vigil

The head of the Met Police and faith leaders joined a vigil on Monday night after the Finsbury Park terror attack. Commissioner Cressida Dick was among hundreds who took part after a van hit worshippers near the Muslim Welfare House mosque and community centre. Ramadan prayers took place on Monday after worshippers broke their fast, but leaders said it was quieter 25

June 18, 2017 4:16 PM Hate speech: APC North-West zone hails Osinbajo’s national reconciliation efforts

The All Progressives Congress (APC), North-West Zone, has hailed the peace and conciliatory initiatives of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in a bid to keep the country together. Specifically, the party noted the recent mediation by the acting president in the face-off between the South-East and the Northern part of the country. Alhaji Abdulmanaf 21

June 18, 2017 5:00 AM The poor state of the PDP and APC endangers Nigeria’s democracy – Gov Seriake

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says democracy in Nigeria is in danger after he called the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) too weak to carry out their statutory roles in the polity. Dickson, who is the Chairman of the PDP National Reconciliation Committee, however, believes that his party 27

June 13, 2017 3:46 PM A’ Ibom PDP stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Udom Emmanuel

Stakeholders in the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Udom Emmanuel. They have also expressed their rediness to support him for a second term in office. At a meeting in Uyo, the stakeholders agreed that the governor has performed creditably well despite the current recession in the country 13

June 11, 2017 12:59 PM North threat: Form Southern Region – Igbo group tells IPOB, MASSOB, OPC, MEND, others

Following Northern youth groups’ Kaduna Declaration which called on all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria to leave within three months, Igbo Ekunie Initiative (IEI), has urged all self-determination groups in the south to jointly seek a referendum from the United Nations for Southern Nigeria. This is contained in a statement made available 15

June 10, 2017 12:08 PM … as Ango Abdullahi backs Arewa youths, lambasts northern govs

Northern youth organisations, who issued a three-month ultimatum to Igbo resident in the North to quit, yesterday got the backing of former presidential adviser, Prof. Ango Abdullahi. Abdullahi, a former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), also lashed out at northern governors for disowning 18

June 9, 2017 5:51 PM Election 2017: Why did Canterbury and Mansfield switch sides?

On a night of surprising results, few were as unexpected as the shock wins for Labour and the Conservatives in Canterbury and Mansfield respectively. The cathedral city of Canterbury had been Conservative since 1918, but returned a Labour MP for the first time in 99 years. Meanwhile, 200 miles away in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, a Tory will represent 18

June 8, 2017 2:39 AM Igbo quit notice: Police begin manhunt for signatories

Following Governor El-Rufai’s directive, the police in Kaduna said a manhunt has been launched for the signatories to the statement. The manhunt, according to the police, is backed by the order given by Kaduna State government to have them arrested. In his reaction, Force Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Moshood Jimoh 22

June 7, 2017 7:18 PM Tehran attack: Targeting Iran's national symbols

President Rouhani calls for unity to fight terror, but Revolutionary Guard vows 'revenge' after attack killed 12 people. Armed attackers and suicide bombers have targeted two of the most important national symbols of Iran, leaving at least 12 people dead and throwing the country into a state of unease, amid already heightened regional tensions 17