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Gunmen abduct Senator’s mother in Bayelsa

By Igoniko Oduma  - Yenagoa   Gunmen, in the wee hours of Wednesday, kidnapped 90-year-old Florentina Emmanuel, mother to Senator Paulker Emmanuel, at their Opolo residence in the Bayelsa State capital,…

APC faction of Edo Assembly declares Etsako West 1 seat vacant

By Francis Onoiribholo –  Bureau Chief, Benin The Edo State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Uyi Igbe, on Wednesday declared the seat of Mr. Abdulrazak Momoh, member representing…

I’m not against change in Ebonyi Assembly – Elechi

By Felix Uka   –   Reporter, Abakaliki   Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, in his first reaction to the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly since last week,…

Call Asari-Dokubo to order, Lagos Assembly tells Jonathan

By Akinwunmi King -  Lagos Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to call to order, the leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force,…

Jonathan targets N82b donations for Boko Haram victims

By Chessa Chesa  - Snr Correspondent, Abuja President GoodlucK Jonathan has announced plans to raise $500 million (N80 billion) over one year from the private sector and international friends of Nigeria…

Cameroon sacks army officers after Boko Haram attacks

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has sacked two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. State radio did not give reasons for the…

I’m not related to dead Ijaw youth – Patience Jonathan

Wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday, said she is not related to one Christopher Awai, who reportedly drowned at the swimming pool of an Abuja-based hotel. Media reports…

Oando seals $1.5b ConocoPhilips deal

Oando seals $1.5b ConocoPhilips deal

By Kingsley Ighomwenghian - Deputy Editor The board of Oando Plc on Wednesday concluded the deal that gave it ownership of the Nigerian upstream oil and gas assets of ConocoPhillips to…

Confusion in NFF, as Maigari meets with 23 state FAs

By Peter Edema - Group Sports Editor Confusion has enveloped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as its impeached President, Aminu Maigari, is still calling the shots. Maigari in his bid to stave…

We got only N22.4m from Presidency, says Chibok Community

By Agency Report   The Kibaku Area Development Association (Chibok community), on Wednesday, explained that the President gave N22.4 million to the Chibok parents and the escaped girls that held…

Why Confab refused special insurgency fund, by Umeh

By Ben Duru   –  Bureau Chief, Umuahia   National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh, has disclosed that the establishment of a trust fund for…

How 5% intervention fund almost marred confab, by Adebanjo

By Temidayo Akinsuyi  -  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   Elder statesman, Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday said the issue of 5 per cent intervention fund almost marred the success of the national…

Thugs storm Oredo Council to stop chairman’s impeachment

By Francis Onoiribholo –  Bureau Chief, Benin There was pandemonium at the Oredo Local Government Council secretariat in Benin City on Wednesday, as suspected political thugs stormed the council to…

Jonathan launches new e-passport

By Chesa Chesa  –  State House, Abuja   President Goodluck Jonathan has charged the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to brush up the country’s image through better conduct of its officers…

NUPENG backs Jonathan’s $1b loan request

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), on Wednesday, said it was in support of the Federal Government’s proposed $1 billion loan to fight terrorism in the…

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