Baraje’s Factional PDP Requests Postponement of Peace Meeting
  The renegade Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factionunder the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has sent an emissary to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, seeking postponement of the reconciliation meeting billed for October 7, 2013. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said, “the decision was taken... Read more
15 Dead as Plane Conveying Remains of Former Nigerian State Governor Crashes
  Another tragic air disaster hit Nigeria Thursday morning when an Associated Airline aircraft conveying the remains of the former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Segun Agagu, from Lagos to the state capital, Akure, crashed at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport killing an unspecified number... Read more
94 Dead, 200 Unaccounted for after Migrants’-laden Ship Capsizes off Italian Island
A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted-for. It was... Read more
Nigerian Leader Promises National Dialogue for Agitated Country
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised a national dialogue to heal what he said was an ethnically and religiously divided nation, and urged his compatriots to unite against extremism to avoid the fate of Syria. Jonathan struck a sombre tone in a televised speech to mark Nigeria’s 53rd... Read more
Communique Issued At The End of the South East/South South Governors Meeting, Sunday October 29, 2013
“The SouthSouth/South East Governors met in Enugu on the 29th day of September to deliberate over issues affecting the Zones and the nation in general. “After extensive cordial deliberations, the governors of the South South/South East zones resolved to continue to pursue the development of the zones as well... Read more
Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 40 Students in Early Morning Attack on School
Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday opened fire in a college dormitory in northeast Nigeria as the students slept, killing 40, in the latest massacre blamed on the Islamist insurgents. All of the dead were students of the College of Agriculture in the town of Gujba in Yobe state, the... Read more
Nigeria’s South East, South South Governors End Second Meeting in Enugu, Call for Dialogue
A meeting of the Governors of Nigeria’s South East and South South geopolitical zones was held Sunday in Enugu even as the body failed to undertake the endorsement of the much vaunted second term plan of President Goodluck Jonathan. Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo State , Adams Oshimole of Edo, and their counterpart,... Read more
Call for Oghiadome, Gulak’s Sack in Bad Faith
By Utum Etim The recent pressure mounted on President Goodluck Jonathan by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dissenters to remove his chief of staff, Chief Mike Oghiadome and Political Adviser, Ahmed Gulak, was, to say the least, made in utmost bad faith and mischievous. The duo may have been noticed by... Read more
Nigeria: PDP Faction Accuses Presidency of Planned Crack Down on Factional Leadership
The splinter Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group led by Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje have claimed that it received intelligence reports that the Presidency was putting finishing touches to what it calls “Operation Total Crackdown on G7 and their allies in the New PDP”, which is allegedly aimed at to... Read more
Nigerian Accused of Aiding Al-Qaeda Arraigned in the U.S
  A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaeda in Yemen appeared before a United States federal courtroom on Friday. The suspect, Lawal Babafemi, was accused of training with members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine... Read more