The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rebuffed insinuations of crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party, and insisted that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) remained solidly behind the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a release made available in Abuja, said that the party remained resolute in supporting the transformation agenda of President Jonathan and the visions of its chairman. “There is no division in the leadership of our party.
The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) may join the list of proscribed political parties in the country if it fails to satisfactorily explain to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), why it is flouting the 1999 Constitution. LEADERSHIP gathered that INEC was threatening to withdraw the political party’s registration certificate over a technical matter concerning change in party constitution as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution. In a letter dated January 28, 2013 signed by the INEC’s acting secretary and addressed to the ANPP National Chairman, Ogbonaya Onu,...
Unknown gunmen yesterday in Bayelsa State abducted the mother of the Leader of the state House of Assembly, Hon Peter Akpe. The latest kidnap is coming few days after gunmen abducted the parents of the Chairman of the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.
The Rivers Government on Wednesday withdrew its participation from the Interstate Boundary Delineation meeting, citing injustice. Rivers Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, who led the state delegation to the peace meeting in Yenagoa, aimed at resolving the disputed Soku/Oluasiri oil well boundary with neighboring Bayelsa, announced its withdrawal from further negotiation process
An Oyo State High Court has sentenced the Provost of the Federal Cooperative College, Eleiyele, Ibadan, Adekanye Komolafe, and Bursar of the college, Ruth Aweto to four years imprisonment without option of fine, Premium Times reports In his three-hour judgment delivered in Ibadan yesterday, Justice Mashood Abass, held that the two principal officers of the college were guilty over involvement in abuse of office and misappropriation of funds put in their care. The judge also found the duo guilty of four out of the eight –count charge preferred against them in a suit by the..
Kidnapped Nollywood diva, Miss Nkeiruka Sylvanus, was forced to cough out over N8 million to regain her freedom from dare-devil kidnappers who held her hostage for six days in a hideout, the police and State Security Service, SSS have revealed. Both security agencies held a joint media briefing, yesterday, at the headquarters of the SSS, where six of the suspects, including a dismissed mobile police officer, Ndidi Cletus, 30, who led the kidnap gang, were paraded.
He has yet to make any firm decisions about his footballing future. But David Beckham set his fans speculating when he was spotted training with Arsenal FC on Tuesday.
MTNFootball.com has specially gathered that striker Ikechukwu Uche will start for Nigeria on Tuesday as they go for goals against Ethiopia. Nigeria are tied on two points apiece with Zambia, while Burkina Faso are the surprise leaders on four points. Ethiopia have a point.
Seventeen ships are waiting to discharge rice, bulk wheat and petroleum products at the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said. NPA said in its ``Shipping Position'’ made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos, that three of the ships would discharge rice while two would discharge bulk wheat. The document reported that 12 ships would discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals in the ports
Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia, said he has no plan to print and paste posters of any presidential aspirant, because the 2015 presidential election is still far from now This is contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ugochukwu Emezue. Orji said that some of his political opponents were in the fore front of peddling the rumour in order to over hit the polity.
Two stunning goals, from May Mahlangu and Siyabonga Sangweni, saw Bafana Bafana twice fight back from a goal down to draw against Morocco in a drama-filled cracker of a game at Moses Mabhida Stadium, and send the host nation to the quarterfinals of the Africa Nations Cup. It was a tense affair as the other game in Group A was also a see-saw affair as Angola went 1-0 ahead, before Cape Verde equalised and eventually won. The two results mean Bafana top the group on a better goal difference than Cape Verde who also finished on five points and Morocco crash out spectacularly.
Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi wants his wards focused and fully concentrated in tomorrow’s game against Ethiopia.