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For today, Friday, May 1, 2015:


Jonathan questions Buhari’s poll victory

Jonathan stated that election results from some areas showed scores that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) couldn’t possibly have gotten. READ MORE…

N25bn Fraud: Lucky Igbinedion’s brother to pay N3m fine

A Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday, April 30, sentenced Michael Igbinedion, a younger brother to the former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, to six years imprisonment for money laundering. READ MORE…

NLC, NUPENG protest as fuel shortage worsens

MEMBERS of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers staged a protest in Lagos on Thursday against the lingering problems in the oil sector, which had resulted in the scarcity of petrol nationwide. READ MORE…

FG summons Indonesian ambassador over execution of Nigerians

The Federal Government on Thursday summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto and protested the execution of four Nigerians killed for trafficking drugs to the Asian country, despite appeals.

FG planning to sabotage handover, APC alleges

The APC also stated that the Jonathan administration had no plans of cooperating with the incoming government despite its public posturing. READ MORE…

Troops rescue 160 women, children from Sambisa forest

An Army spokesperson stated on Thursday, April 30, 2015, that the freed hostages were still being counted. READ MORE…

Ekiti crisis: APC lawmakers give terms for truce

The 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday shunned the peace meeting convened by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) to reconcile them with Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Pregnant woman, others killed as OPC, vandals clash

Members of the Oodua People’s Congress and some suspected pipeline vandals have clashed in Arepo, in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State.

I didn’t appoint PwC for NNPC audit – Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday said she never appointed PriceWaterHouse Coopers to carry out the forensic audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.



FG planning to sabotage smooth handover – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of hindering a smooth transition of power between Jonathan and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

How I survived cancer by Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Okonjo-Iweala made the disclosure on Thursday, April 30, 2015, during the service of songs for late Presidential aide, Oronto Douglas in Abuja. READ MORE…

Battle for Sambisa Forest: Troops rescue 160 more women, children

The Nigerian Army has rescued 160 more captives from Sambisa Forest, a notorious Boko Haram stronghold. READ MORE…



Jonathan pledges to handover a terrorist-free Nigeria

The President said the ongoing military operations in the North-East have already recorded huge success, stressing that he is determined to hand over a terrorist-free Nigeria on May 29. READ MORE…

Senate provided for subsidy in 2015 budget

Contrary to insinuations in some quarters that there is no provision for fuel subsidy in the 2015 budget, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Ahmed Markarfi, yesterday clarified that the scheme is accommodated in the appropriation.

Workers set to mark May Day

Workers in Nigeria will join their counterparts around the world today to mark the 2015 May Day.



APC: Jonathan is plotting against smooth transition

The party made the comments on Thursday, April 30, 2015, via a statement released by National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed. READ MORE…

Mu’azu absent as President gets PDP’s report on polls

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke in Abuja at the submission of a report on the PDP’s performance in the general elections. Party Chairman Adamu Mu’azu was not at the ceremony.

Army rescues 160 more women, children from Sambisa

The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, April 28, also rescued 293 women and girls from the forest. READ MORE…

South-East to Buhari: Give us SGF

Leaders of the Southeast caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday requested President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to give the Igbo Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Fayose agrees to pay 19 APC lawmakers

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has “shifted ground” to ensure the resolution of the tussle between him and the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.

Oyo PDP suspends Akinjide, Adeseun, Balogun

Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Senator Ayoade Adeseun and a former factional chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustafa were yesterday suspended from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State for alleged anti-party activities.


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