Jonathan, PDP plot state of emergency, APC alleges

From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos, Edwin Olofu, Kano & Ahmed Abubakar The All Progressives Congress yesterday accused President Goodluck Jonathan and his party of intensifying plots to scuttle the 2015 general elections next month. Addressing a press conference in Lagos, National…

FG uncovers Boko Haram’s new bombing tactics

From Umar Dankano, Yola & Joy Baba Yesufu The Federal Government yesterday alerted Nigerians to new bombing tactics being devised by Boko Haram. The Federal Government announced that it has uncovered plans by insurgents to use cobblers, otherwise called shoe…

Jonathan must win for Nigeria to remain – Tompolo

By Doyin Ojosipe Former Niger Delta militant Ekpemupolo, known as Tompolo, has expressed dissatisfaction over the political violence meted at the president’s convoy during his political campaign in some northern parts of Nigeria. According to him, the APC presidential Aspirant…

APC, Buhari will boycott election debates – Campaign spokesman

By Muhammed Puma The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not participate in the ongoing public debates on national television and radio stations organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG). This is contained in a statement issued to…

Jonathan will not attend AU’s Boko Haram talks – Report

From Ayodele Samuel with agency report Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will not be attending this week’s African Union summit, his office has confirmed, even though discussions on terrorist group Boko Haram feature high on the agenda. Nigeria will be represented…

Buhari thanks Nigerians for confidence in him

By Muhammed Puma The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for having confidence in him to right the several wrongs bedeviling the country. General Buhari, who spoke through a press statement signed…

Feb Poll: Court turns down deployment of military in Sokoto

From Raji Bello, Sokoto Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto state, has said that it is unconstitutional for the Nigerian military to be deployed during the forthcoming general elections r the forthcoming general elections purpose in the state. Justice Mohammed…

Soludo: You are ill- mannered, Ezekwesili tells Okonjo-Iweala

By Sunday Etuka The disagreement between the Minister of Financed Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo took a new dimension yesterday as a former World Bank Vice president, African region…

Elections will hold in Borno-Shettima

From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday condemned the agitation for the postponement of the forthcoming general elections in the state and expressed optimism that the polls will hold as scheduled. Governor Shettima gave the…

Attack on Monguno desperate, diversationery – Military

From Mustapha Isa, Borno The multiple attacks by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State early in the week was a desperate and diversionary attempt to both pre-empt a massive onslaught and create avenue for escape for…