Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced Alhaji Abubakar Murtala of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the State House of Assembly by-election in Ringim Constituency of Jigawa state, northern Nigeria, held on Saturday. The INEC Chief Returning Officer, Alhaji Umar Sani, said that the PDP candidate polled Continue Reading
Former Nigerian leader and a leader of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari made a joint appearance with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Manchester, United Kingdom on Saturday. Tinubu has been out of Nigeria since early July to attend to a nagging knee injury sustained decades ago as a school Continue Reading
Fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai was sentenced by a court to life in prison Sunday, following a sensational scandal that culminated in the country’s highest-profile trial in decades. The sentence was announced by the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court on its verified page on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Continue Reading
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Sunday said a daily production of 400,000 barrels per day had been restored to the crude oil output available for export in the country. The corporation’s Acting General Manager (Public Affairs), Miss Tumini Green, stated this in a statement she issued in Abuja. “The Continue Reading
Ghanaian poet and diplomat Kofi Awoonor, (pictured left) was among the 59 killed during the attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya yesterday. He was in Nairobi as a participant in the Storymoja Hay Festival, a 4-day celebration of writing, thinking and storytelling. The Ghanaian govt confirmed his death early Sunday morning. He Continue Reading
Music legend Onyeka Onwenu has been appointed as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD in Abuja by the President. She is expected to start work immediately.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party in Anambra state has reaffirmed support for President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 Presidential election. In a rally at Awka, the state chairman of the party, Prince Ken Emeakayi, also announced the end of the rancour and division that nearly consumed the state branch of the Continue Reading
It has been revealed that former Delta State Governor James Ibori tried to bribe anti-corruption boss Nuhu Ribadu in 2007 with $15 million (about N2.4 billion) in cash in a bag so heavy one man alone could not lift it, Ribadu told a London court on Thursday. Ribadu said he Continue Reading
Notorious Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is “solidly on the run,” just one step ahead of his pursuers, thanks to U.S. training for regional militaries hunting him, and an aggressive campaign that offers rewards for information leading to his arrest, a top U.S. official told Yahoo News. “We’ve got him in Continue Reading
Benue State governor Gabriel Suswam served as best man for a cook named Peter Anyiman at his wedding which held over the weekend at Our Lady Perpetual Help Cathedral, in Makurdi, Benue State. Governor Suswan told guests at the wedding that he decided to serve as Anyiman’s best man to Continue Reading
Barely 48 hours after a free-for-all ensued at the National Assembly, following the visit of the splinter Peoples Democratic Party, indications emerged last night that the Presidency was jittery over the implications of the lawmakers’ action. Sources close to the Presidency hinted that its strategists were worried that the lawmakers could Continue Reading
MAIDUGURI (AFP) – Suspected Islamist insurgents dressed in military uniforms set up checkpoints in an attack in Nigeria’s northeast, killing an unclear number of people and burning dozens of buildings, residents and authorities said Wednesday. The attack on Tuesday evening in the Benishiek community in Borno state saw suspected members Continue Reading
While addressing the 54th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Summit that held in Abuja yesterday, president Goodluck Jonathan blamed the level of corruption in Nigeria on the society. He said instead of punishing corrupt people, we reward them. “When you talk about corruption, the private sector is involved; the Continue Reading
A meeting between the seven governors of the new Peoples Democratic Party faction, and members of the House of Representatives has ended after fighting broke out. The governors, alongside the chairman of the faction, Abubakar Baraje, met first with senate president, David Mark. A follow up meeting at the House of Continue Reading
Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar married Zarah Bunu in a 3-day wedding carnival that started last week Thursday and ended on Saturday. Seen above kissing Zarah after tying the knot in Abuja. Kcee performed at the wedding.