2015: North-west PDP split over Jonathan/Sambo ticket

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna There was a mild drama at General Usman Katsina House, Kaduna yesterday when the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the North-west geo-political zone stormed the state to announce the endorsement of President Gooduck…

N1.68bn pensioners’ fund: EFCC summons Kwara labour leaders

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned four labour leaders in Kwara state to Abuja, to explain the whereabouts of N1.68bn pensioners’ arrears in the state. The invitation of the labour, it was gathered,…

2015: Insecurity greatest obstacle to successful polls – Editors Guild

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has said that the high level of insecurity, insurgency and kidnappings across the country, which create atmosphere of fear and apprehension, cannot guarantee free, fair and credible elections in 2015.…

Adamawa: PDP makes U-turn, clears Fintiri for primary

• 10 aspirants gang-up, vow to resist imposition of any aspirant By Lawrence Olaoye & Umar Dankano, Yola The Adamawa bye election Appeal Panel, set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to review the decision of the Screening Committee…

Ebola: Widow of sixth Ebola victim infected with virus – Rivers govt

• Three suspects quarantined By Ese Awhotu with agency report Rivers state government yesterday said the widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus. The state health…

I will quit politics if …Tuggar

By Ali Abare Abubakar Frontline gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, Hon. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar has threatened to quit politics if the out-going governor of the state, Isa Yuguda defects to his party.…

Niger-East senatorial election inconclusive – INEC REC

From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Niger state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Emmanual Onucheyo has declared Saturday’s Niger-East senatorial bye-election result as inconclusive, due to irregularities in some polling units. Dr. Onucheyo, made the announcement yesterday,…

Ebola: WHO develops roadmap to stop spread in 6 months

As US sets to start vaccine trial in Nigeria By Doyin Ojosipe Bothered by the fast spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap which is aimed at stopping the spread of…

‘I will not resign from Al-makura govt’, says Commissioner

By Ali Abare Abubakar Contrary to media reports suggesting that some commissioners in Nasarawa state are set to resign from the Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura administration, one of the five alleged to be on the verge of leaving the All…

Insurgency: Be circumspect, Security Watch tells ACF

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Nigeria Security Watch Forum (NSWF) has called on the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to be more circumspect and positive in its appraisal of the security situation in the country. The NSWF, in its reaction to…