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Rivers Killings: Police Begin Manhunt for Gunmen

Nigerian-Police (1)

The Rivers State Police Command said on Saturday that it has commenced search for gunmen who killed six persons and burnt the house of a politician in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Ahmed Muhammad, said this in Port Harcourt during an interview with the ... Read More »

APC Urges Nigerians to Unite for National Rebirth At Easter


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to come together, irrespective of the fault lines separating them, for a national rebirth, in the spirit of Easter, which is being celebrated in the country and around the world. The party, which is still basking in the euphoria of its recent ... Read More »

ACF, Yoruba Forum Tackle Asari-Dokubo Over Threat To Return To The Creeks


Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has come under fire from the Arewa Consultative Forum and the Yoruba Unity Forum, for threatening to return to the creeks with his people following the defeat of his kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, in last Saturday’s election. Asari-Dokubo, who ... Read More »

Senator-elect, Shehu Sani Urges Buhari to Develop 6 Months Emergency Plan to Tackle Corruption, Insurgency


Comrade Shehu Sani, Senator-elect for Kaduna North, on Friday advised the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to unfold a six months emergency action plan to stem corruption and insurgency in the country. Sani, who is also a civil rights activist, gave the advice in a statement made available in Kaduna. He said ... Read More »

Pray for Peaceful, United Nigeria At Easter, PDP urges Nigerians


As Christians in the country join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate this year’s Easter, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Nigerians to use the period to pray for peace and end to insurgency. In a statement Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the ... Read More »

Pollution: MOSOP urges Buhari to Fulfil Promise on Ogoniland Clean-up

Buhari-Ogoni leaders

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), calling on him to prioritize the clean-up of Ogoniland as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). MOSOP, which also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting the outcome of last Saturday’s ... Read More »

Elections: Ex-President Shagari Applauds Jonathan, Buhari

Shehu Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari, has acknowledged with respect, the maturity and love for Nigeria as demonstrated by President Goodluck Jonathan in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections. He also congratulated the president-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) on his victory at polls. The elder statesman, who maintained that President ... Read More »

Why Akwa Ibom Gave Jonathan Nearly 1 Million Votes — Akpabio


Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, on Friday, urged Nigerians to emulate the statesmanlike nature of President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat for peace to reign in Nigeria. Mr. Akpabio said this in his state-wide broadcast to mark 2015 Easter celebration in Uyo. He said the lesson of Easter was ... Read More »

Ribadu Urges Prayers For Adamawa, Nigeria At Easter

Nuhu Ribadu

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa state, Nuhu Ribadu, has admonished Christian faithful to live by the good lessons of Easter and engage in prayers for Adamawa state and Nigeria. In a ‎press statement by his media aide, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, the governorship candidate congratulated the Christian ... Read More »

Igbo Group Urge President-elect, Buhari To Fulfill S/East Promises


A pro-democracy group, the Igbo Conversational Group (ICG), has urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to fulfill promises he made to the Igbo people during his campaign. The call is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the President of the group, Chief Ikedi Ohakim. The statement quoted Ohakim ... Read More »

HP Delights Consumers With Easter Treats


Global leader in Computing & Printing products and technology, Hewlett-Packard would be rewarding all its customers with Easter treats from 20th March to 30th April 2015. Various Instant gifts would be given on every purchase of eligible HP Computing or Printing products from participating retailers. Further to that, customers who ... Read More »

APC Chieftain, 6 Others Killed In Rivers State


Seven persons were last night murdered by gunmen who stormed the residence of Chief Christopher Adube in Obrikom community, Ogba, Egbema, Ndoni local government area in Rivers State. A community source told the Vanguard that the gunmen shot everybody they found in the residence, including Chief Adube. “They shot everybody ... Read More »

What Buhari Should Focus On – UDP Presidential Candidate


Presidential candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), who was part of the 13 beaten by Muhammadu Buhari in last Saturday’s election, Godson Okoye, has tasked the president-elect on improvement in the areas of education, security, power and agriculture in his administration. Okoye, who doubles as the National Chairman of ... Read More »

Jonathan Hosts Buhari At The Aso Rock Villa


While a section of Nigerians continues to bicker over the outcome of last weekend’s presidential election, Presidential Goodluck Jonathan, Friday hosted the president-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The unannounced meeting was held behind closed doors. Although Jonathan had called Buhari to congratulate him on ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths To Hold Crucial Talks Over Jonathan’s Defeat


O Ijaw youths will tomorrow meet to take a definite stand on President Goodluck Jonathan’s election loss to Muhammadu Buhari. According to the spokesperson for the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Eric Omare, the group was not satisfied with the outcome of the polls and would seek a new direction for ... Read More »

Amaechi Begs For Forgiveness Over His Presidential Election Conduct


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has appealed to everyone that was offended by his conduct during the presidential election in the state to forgive him. He claimed that his actions were in the interest of the state. In a pre-election broadcast, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Amaechi also urged the people ... Read More »

Father Laments Killing Of 28-Year-Old Son By Trigger-happy Soldier In Bauchi


A septuagenarian, Alhaji Yahaya Wunti, on Thursday, decried the killing of his 28-year-old son, Mohammed Bello, by a trigger-happy soldier, who shot him on the head, last Sunday, in Bauchi, wondering what pushed the security operative to shoot the deceased in the head. The late Bello, according to his 78-year-old ... Read More »

Fayose Planning To Attack Us – 19 Ekiti APC Lawmakers


The 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers in Ekiti State House of Assembly have warned of plans by Governor Ayodele Fayose to attack them ahead of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state. The lawmakers, who raised the alarm through the embattled Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, said their ... Read More »

How Kano REC, Wife And Two Daughters Died In Fire Accident – Police • Rules Out Foul Play

Munkaila Abdullahi

The Kano State Police Command has shed more light on how the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Munka’ila Abdullahi, his wife and two children were killed in what has been termed a mystery fire incident on Friday morning. Abdullahi died along with his family members following an outbreak of fire at ... Read More »

Please Drop Use Of Card Readers For Governorship Elections – Plateau PDP Candidate Begs Jega


The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Senator Gyang Pwajok, has urged the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to allow Nigerians with temporary voter cards exercise their franchise using manual voter’s register during the forthcoming April 11 governorship elections. He made ... Read More »