Category Archives: Breaking

Governor Fashola Declares November 7 Work-Free Day To Enable Citizens Obtain Their PVCs

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has declared November 7 a work-free day to enable workers in the state’s employ participate in the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs). He has also demanded explanation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the 4.8 million registered voters figure for Lagos State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in…

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UK Government Announces Plans To Return £6.8million From James Ibori’s Stolen Loot To Nigeria

The U.K. government is to return an additional 6.8 million pounds of the confiscated loot of former Delta Governor, James Ibori, to Nigeria. Rupert Broad, U.K. Metropolitan Police Senior Investigator, disclosed this in London on Tuesday at a meeting on “Supporting Policing in Nigeria: What Role for Police in the Nigerian Diaspora” held in the…

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2015 Elections: Buhari Pledges Support For El-Rufai’s Gubernatorial Intentions

A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has endorsed the governorship aspiration of one-time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, in Kaduna State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Buhari, himself a presidential aspirant on the party’s ticket, disclosed in Kaduna on Monday, during Mr. El-Rufai’s formal declaration…

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Presidency Blames Boko Haram Insurgency On Atiku Abubakar

The Presidency Tuesday responded to remarks by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on the security situation in the country, saying some of his past utterances contributed to the escalation of insurgent activities in the North. But in a swift response, some supporters of Mr. Abubakar, under the aegis of Turaki Vanguard, condemned the Presidency for…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Troops Launch Fresh Attack On Insurgents In Maiduguri

Some residents of the uneasy north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri said they were in panic mode after hearing sustained shooting that emanated from two military barracks there. Several sources told Sahara Reporters that there were prolonged bouts of shooting from Giwa and Maimalari barracks in Maiduguri. A military source confirmed the shooting, but denied that they…

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Obasanjo Blames Rot In Power Sector On Jonathan, Others

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the rot in the country’s power sector on the administrations that succeeded him, including the present under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonthan. Mr. Obasanjo, who spoke at the ‘First Green Legacy Moment with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Leadership and Human Security in Africa’ in Abeokuta., Ogun State, said…

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