Category Archives: Breaking

Reuben Abati Champions #LestWeForget Twitter Campaign In Favour Of President Jonathan

Who will you be voting for come 2015? President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati has started a twitter movement tagged, #LestWeForget to support the president’s intention for re-election in 2015. The spokesman tweeted both messages earlier, reminding people of Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts to make Nigeria more habitable for the citizens. View the second tweet.  …

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“I Want To Save This Country” – Atiku Abubakar Declares For Presidency

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on today declared his intention to run for President, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), come 2015. Atiku, who made his intentions known during a press conference in Abuja, espoused his passion for education and youth development. He further highlighted several issues bedevilling the nation, noting that the…

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Senate Will Not Intervene In Death Sentence For 12 Soldiers ‘Guilty’ Of Mutiny

The Nigerian Senate yesterday Tuesday said it would not plead with the Nigerian Army to spare the lives of 12 soldiers recently sentenced to death for mutiny. According to Premium Times, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, George Sekibo, said this in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the nation’s service chiefs. The service chiefs…

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Synagogue Building Collapse: Was T.B. Joshua Wrong For Giving Journalists N50, 000 “Bribe”?

This whole Synagogue building collapse has been quite a controversial one. Last week, news broke about investigative journalist, Nicholas Ibekwe, who refused to collect a N50,000“bribe” that Prophet T. B Joshua offered him amongst 14 other Nigerian journalists who happily collected the brown envelopes. The brown envelopewas said to be made available by the prophet…

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Doyin Okupe Explains Why Dr. Adadevoh’s Name Was Excluded From The National Honours

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, last week, approved the award of National Honours to deserving individuals in various categories. Read it here. The omission of Dr. Adadevoh drew criticism from commentators who argued that she should have been honoured posthumously. The presidency has stated that it cannot bestow the National Honours Award  posthumously on Dr. Ameyo…

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Synagogue Building Collapse: Professionals Fault T.B. Joshua’s Claim That A “Strange Aircraft” Was Responsible

According to Premium Times, Professional builders in Lagos have faulted the claims by Temitope Joshua, founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, that a “strange aircraft” that had hovered several times over a building in the premises caused its collapse. A five-storey building inside the church’s premises in Ikotun, Lagos, collapsed on September…

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Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau’s Killed ‘Impersonator’ Identified As Isa Damsaka

According to TheCable, the name of the Boko Haram commander killed in Konduga, Borno State, by Nigerian soldiers last week is Isa Damsaka, which was disclosed by security sources. He also went by two other names ─ Bashir Konduga and Bashir Mohammed ─ as Boko Haram commanders use various names, the official explained. Damsaka was…

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Student To Be Detained Indefinitely For Criticising Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema

A student of the National Open University of Nigeria, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, has been languishing in a police cell for over 20 days on the orders of the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, for posting details of an alleged fertiliser scam in the state on his Facebook timeline.  According to Premium Times, Mr.Sa’idu’s family and…

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