Electoral Act amendment: Reps give INEC power to deploy troops

By Umar Muhammad Puma and Ikechukwu Okaforadi The House of Representatives yesterday granted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the exclusive powers to request for deployment of military during elections by amending section 29 (1) of the Electoral Act.   …

APC presidential primaries: I’ll support whoever emerges – Buhari

By Ali Abare Abubakar Former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has made known his intention to contest for the seat of the president in the 2015 general election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying…

Senate confirms Anohu-Amazu, Usman Pencom, NCAA DGs

Senate has confirmed Chinelo Anohu-Amazu as Director General of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), even as it confirmed Captain Muhktar Usman the Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The two Director Generals were recently nominated by President…

El- Zakzaky alleges plan to use fake ‘Shi’ites’ to kill soldiers in Zaria

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky, has   said there is a sinister plan to cause violence in the city of Zaria and attribute such to his movement. He disclosed this…

Thugs set court ablaze in Kano

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano Some yet- to- be identified thugs, went on rampage yesterday, in Kano, torching a Magistrate Court, located in Koki area of Municipal local government area in the state. The incident happened at the wee hours, when…

$9.3m arms deal: I am innocent, Oritsejafor tells CAN leaders

The embattled leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday met  with members of the group’s national executive committee to step up damage control measures after a private jet that belongs to Mr. Oritsejafor was used…

Investigate Ihejirika, Sheriff or face protest, Rights group tells FG

By Evelyn Okakwu The federal government has been charged to immediately affirm its stand on the $9.3 million dollar saga and independently investigate former Chief of Army Staff, Patrick Ihejirika, and former Bornu State governor, Modu Sheriff, or face an…

Independence: Nigeria may celebrate mediocrity

By Etuka Sunday Nigeria is a nation blessed with both human and natural resources, and that calls for celebration. However, in order not to celebrate mediocrity, an assessment of the present must be done with the past achievements. That would…

Again, Obasanjo goes back to school

Registers for PhD programme at NOUN By Mahmud Jika with agency report Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. Obasanjo yesterday formally enrolled as a graduate student at the…

Reps to probe alleged N4, 000 registration fee charge by NYSC

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives has said it will probe the alleged N4, 000 to be collected by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as registration fee from prospective corps members. The House also…