Nigerian Troops repel Boko Haram Attack near Legislators’ Quarters
Nigerian forces and members of Boko Haram clashed in a shoot out near the main residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja on Friday, state security services said, the first clash involving Islamist militants in the capital this year. A security team was searching for weapons after a tip-off from... Read more
PDP Faction Warns Against Plot to Remove National Assembly Leadership
The Baraje led- New PDP claims to have learnt of the plan to impeach the headships of the National Assembly headed by Senator David Mark and Speaker Aminu Tambuwal. The splinter PDP made this Known in statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze. According Chief Eze, “We... Read more
Over 150 Somali-owned Shops Looted in South Africa
More than 150 Somali-owned shops have been looted in four days of xenophobic violence in South Africa’s coastal city of Port Elizabeth, police said Wednesday. The ransacking of the small grocery shops was sparked by the killing of a 19-year-old South African boy by a Somali shop owner following... Read more
Fight Ensues at Nigeria’s Lower Legislative Chamber as Renegade PDP Faction Deny Peace Deal
The floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives was turned into a battleground Wednesday afternoon when its members returned from a six-week vacation in response to a letter from the Kawu Baraje-led splinter group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) requesting to visit the House. The bubble burst when members... Read more
British Court Shown Jailed Nigerian Former Governor’s Extravagant Palace
A British court was shown footage on Wednesday of a palatial property built in Nigeria for jailed former governor James Ibori, complete with marble columns and a private gym, that offered a glimpse into the lifestyle of Nigeria’s ruling class. The opulent mansion staffed by cooks, maids and chauffeurs... Read more
Of Okorocha, An Abortion Law and ignorance on rampage
I am of the view that if we make efforts to drop our pretense and tackle some of our development issues based on the realities of the situations on ground we would achieve more. But being a society with the intellectual articulation of Ostriches, we chose to bury our... Read more
It was a parade of men and women adorned in colourful attires and costumes depicting an array of cultures and traditions cutting across the length and breadth of the country including the Federal capital Territory at the opening ceremony of the 27th National Festival of Arts and Culture, (... Read more
New Petition Urges Egypt’s Military Chief to run for President
A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt’s military chief, who ousted the country’s first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil. The campaign for Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi... Read more
Renegade PDP Governors Withdraws Demand on Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition
Following the volte face made by the seven renegade governors of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the splinter faction of the party which they founded have withdrawn their demand for President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his ambition to run for a second term in the 2015 presidential election.... Read more
NDDC Commissions Solar-powered Street Lighting for UNIBEN
In line with the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commissioned 149 units of solar powered street light at the University of Benin, Edo State. Speaking during the commissioning of the light project, the NDDC acting Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Christy Atako, said the... Read more