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.
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.
A 26-year-old, Seun Bankole, was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court for murder. The Prosecutor, Insp
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..
With the spate of bombings and terrorists attacks ravishing the northern parts of the country, it is no surprise that a study released yesterday by MasterCard has ranked Kano, Abidjan and Khartoum respectively as cities with the least growth potentials over the next five years in Africa out of 19 cities surveyed. Lagos and Abuja came 13th and 14th on the index. Accra, Lusaka and Luanda, the capital cities of Ghana, Zambia and Angola respectively, were identified as the Sub-Saharan African cities that have the highest potential for growth according to the MasterCard African Cities...
Nigeria could miss defender Joseph Yobo and midfielder Victor Moses for a crucial Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash with Ethiopia on Tuesday. Skipper Yobo has an ankle injury and Moses a hamstring problem ahead of a final-round fixture the Super Eagles must win to be certain of making the quarterfinals
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.
Algerian coach Vahid Halilhodzic has no explanations. Although the Foxes came into the Africa Cup of Nations highly rated, they failed to score in Saturday’s match against Togo, losing 2-0, and saw themselves eliminated. “Well, what can I say?
Togo’s 2-0 victory over Algeria was another sign that the team had come together following a recent turbulent history with the Africa Cup of Nations, striker Emmanuel Adebayor said. Adebayor was on target in Rustenburg on Saturday as Togo’s campaign got back on track after they suffered a late 2-1 defeat in their opener against group D leaders Ivory Coast. The Tottenham striker said that the first match had already shown that the team is intact
Some journalists and military personnel from Nigeria are currently in Stuttgart, Germany, for a one-week familiarisation tour of the U.S. African Command (AFRICOM)
The police in Lagos State arrested five suspected armed robbers and recovered vehicles, arms as well as ammunition in the last four days. A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the suspects were currently undergoing investigations by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)