President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term project enjoys the support of most governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has claimedOkorocha, who spoke when leaders of the Democratic Youths Congress visited him, yesterday, at the Government House, Owerri,...
Former President Goodluck Jonathan fired Stella Oduah, Minister of Aviation, from his cabinet in January 2014, after she was accused of using funds from her office to purchase two BMW bulletproof cars worth $1.6 million. In a yet-to-be-released book, ‘On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria’, written...
Goodluck Jonathan, former President, has urged Nigerian youths to emulate him by making sacrifice for the good of Nigeria when they are in position. He gave the call while when students and youth groups including the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, and Ijaw...
Punch Editorial Board:President Muhammadu Buhari took a wrong step on assuming office in 2015 when he ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to double up its search for oil in the North. But it appears the wild goose chase is not about to end anytime soon as the President’s...
Acknowledging its human frailties, the Peoples Democratic Party said at the weekend that the party’s 16 years of mistake remained far better than the calamity of the last two and half years of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A group, the National Volunteers for Lamido, which made the assertion in...
Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, has said Nigerians are “shedding Crocodile tears” over the death of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme.Ibori said this in a statement by signed his spokesman, Tony Eluemunor.The former Governor said the country refused to allow Ekwueme rescue it.“Though His Excellency, Dr. Alex Ekwueme,...
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he didn’t implement the 2014 confab report because the report was submitted in the twilight of his administration.He added that the report contained answers to most of what Nigerians are agitating for today.The former President said this in a goodwill message he delivered...
The Federal Government's school feeding programme has started in Niger State. According to Facebook user, Adamu Aliyu Paiko, the photos he shared above shows pupils of the Zubairu Primary School in Niger state with portions of Indomie and egg they were served by the Free Feeding officialsSee what Aamu...
Former President Goodluck Jonathan reached a milestone of 60 years yesterday in his earth’s journey, with congratulatory  messages from President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and notably, former senate president David Mark.What was conspicuously  missing today are the usual adulatory newspaper advertisements from the...
Notwithstanding the successes recorded by his administration in health care delivery through innovations like the FGN-VAMED intervention programme, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, raised an alarm over the current state of tertiary healthcare institutions in Nigeria. To this end, Obasanjo described as...
The National President, All Atiku Support Groups, Oladimeji Fabiyi has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to toy with the ambition of former vice president Atiku Abubakar if it wants to win the 2019 presidential election. He spoke to WILLY EYA in this interview. From the way things are going especially with...
National youth leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mr Daniel Kadzai, has threatened to mobilise all the youth to shut down the country if any Christian daughter was abducted and forced into marriage again.Kadzai, who spoke with TribuneChurch, lamented that it was sad that the ancient practice...
Senator representing Abia South, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has accused the Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, of frustrating his role as a surety for the bail granted the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by a Federal High Court in Abuja.Abaribe stated this in a fresh motion...
Former Cross River State governor Donald Duke in an interview with Dele Momodu for Thisday Newspaper, has revealed he’d like to run for president in 2019.Duke, who transformed Cross River State into a tourism hotspot in the country, told Momodu he is disappointed by the criticism he received during...
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has described former President Goodluck Jonathan, as a patriotic man who saved the lives of Nigerians during the 2015 elections.He said this in his message to the Bayelsa-born former leader who clocks 60 today. Atiku sent his wishes via his Twitter account on Monday.“A very...
The Global Terrorism Index 2017 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace is one report that have excited Nigerians, home and abroad, and for good reasons too. The report indicated that terrorism related deaths fell by more than 80% for year 2016. There are other positives for Nigeria...
The former Presidential media aide who apparently was in agreement with the quote, copied and shared it on his wall.The post reads; "Our problems in Nigeria is not the dumb politicians who constantly turn deaf ear to the plight of Nigerians........ our problems is the dumb, weak and visionless people...
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the claim by an All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in the state, Gbenga Aluko, that he is begging to join the party.A Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Aluko, had on Sunday, accused Fayose of making surreptitious moves to join...
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, predicted the re-election of Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, in his 2017 list of prophecies.Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) had won the 2017 governorship election in Anambra with 234,071 votes, beating Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) who...
Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there is fresh tension in the party over the whereabouts of about N9billion left by a former National Chairman of the party, ex-Governor Adamu Muazu.The Nation reports that all the organs of the party are poised to join...
Man arrested in Cross River State for allegedly stabbing Fulani herdsman to death during fight. The suspect, who is popularly referred to as ‘Nigga Raw’ in the community, stabbed the unidentified herdsman on Thursday at about 10:00 PM with the motive.The police in Cross River State have arrested four...
Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Gbenga Aluko, says Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose is in secret talks with leaders of the All Progressives Party (APC) in a bid to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aluko said this in a chat with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.The APC gubernatorial...
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said plans are at advanced stages to generate constant electricity for residents of the state in 2018.He noted that the state government had already devised strategies to short-circuit power generation, transmission and distribution to ensure there was “24/7 power supply...
Oseloka Obaze, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has rejected the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State. Obaze, in a statement on Sunday, said the result as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission did not reflect what happened in the field. The Commission had declared Willie Obiano...
Nigeria’s former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, is dead. This was contained in a statement by his family in the early hours of Monday. The statement was signed by his brother, who is the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme. He was said to have breathed his...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as a patriotic and humble leader.APC said this in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdulahi, congratulating the former President on his 60th birthday.The party said Jonathan demonstrated love for the country during the 2015...
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has congratulated Anambra Governor Willie Obiano for his landmark victory in Saturdays election.He said that the results clearly showed that connection to the people was key to winning an election.Fayose also hailed the conduct of the poll, describing the performance of theIndependent National Electoral Commission...
The latest has not been heard on the controversy surrounding the ongoing ‘war’ between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and former PPRT chairman, Abdurasheed Maina, News Proof can report authoritativelyMaina, in a latest revelation through his lawyer, Barr Sani Katu claimed that the federal government is owing him over N159BN,...
Former Governor, Donald Duke, has indicated interest in contesting in 2019 Presidential election.  Donald Duke who in his interview with Dele Momodu disclosed he will be contesting under PDP, further said he wish the issue of zoning will be discarded in his party, as PDP has a good chance to unseat...
According to online reports, Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, the son of a former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, was last night, allegedly, stabbed to the death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.Reports gathered revealed that the attack happened following an allegation of infidelity after she saw a text message on his phone.The deceased was...
 President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated ex-president Goodluck Jonathan who turns 60 tomorrow, November 20th.Read the State House Press Release below…On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday, November 20th, 2017.President Buhari joins...
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, has been asked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to return the N520m he allegedly collected from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), or face prosecution for money laundering.Anyim, a former Senate President it...
Senate President Bukola Saraki will not run against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, his chief of staff has said.Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said as long as Buhari seeks re-election, “Saraki will not contest”.He was speaking on a weekly Hausa Programme aired on DITV/Alheri Radio monitored in Kaduna on Saturday, monitored...
Thugs disrupted the primary elections organised by the People’s Democratic Party to decide its chairmanship candidate for Kanke in the Feb. 18 local government elections in Plateau.The thugs, who invaded the Kwall Stadium, venue of the election, beat up members of the PDP electoral committee and officials of the...
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being hypocritical about his fight against corruption and rid his government of corrupt elements first, saying: “Someone needs to tell the President that Nigerians no longer believe in his anti-corruption fight because he harbours the most...
It was a galore of jubilation as the PDP was declared winner of the Anambra governorship election at Amatutu polling unit, Agulu 2, located just in front of the home of the former governor, Mr Peter Obi. The presiding officer announced the result as follows; APC; five votes, APGA 40 votes,...
Media adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze has dissociated the former President from allegations which accused an ‘Ex-President’ of being paid N5 billion monthly from the Pension Fund.The claim credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as published by Daily Sun alleged that the...
Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, expressed joy over the victory recorded by the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, incumbent Governor Willie Obiano, at the polling units in her ward, Umudim Central School, in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.A breakdown of...
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami may have succeeded in convincing the Senate ad-hoc committee probing the return and reinstatement of fugitive former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina about the good intentions of his involvement in the saga following shocking...
Without mincing words, I did like to confess publicly that I am one Nigerian who believes in President Muhammedu Buhari. I am not his partisan adherent, but my admiration for him as a person and now leader of Nigeria blossoms everyday like a flower.Buhari is awesomely an intriguing leader...
A former Acting Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Larry Odey, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.Odey, who was also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly until June 2015, defected alongside a former deputy state chairman of the PDP, Mr. Fidelis...
Nigeria’s presidency ​on Friday lambasted people of the South-east, declaring that Minister of Labour, Chris Nigige, would have emerged Senate President, if he was re-elected as Senator.Former Kwara governor, Bukola Saraki, also a member of the ruling APC, is the current leader of the country’s federal legislature.This position of...
The Commissioner for Commerce and industry in Ogun State, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, who reportedly resigned his appointment yesterday has been ordered to withdraw the letter immediately, a government house source informed Global Excellence magazine.Otunba Ashiru, one of the longest serving commissioners in the government of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the...
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained why Igbo is finding it difficult to lead Nigeria after the bloody coup that terminated the government of its kinsman, Maj Gen Aguiyi Ironsi in 1966.The Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos State, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, in a statement on Friday...
Senator Sha’aba Lafiagi representing Kwara North Senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate has lost his country home in the state after it was torched by angry mob.According to Sahara Reporters, the incident occurred after soldiers in his convoy shot four people on the eve of the Local government elections...
In what may look like admitting the corruption allegations from Asiwaju Bola Timubu against former President, Goodluck Jonathan, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that the government of Muhammadu Buhari won platinum in corruption.Recall that the National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola...
Accreditation and voting commence simultaneously across 21 local governments in Anambra state.UPDATES: AnambraVotes Accreditation and voting commence simultaneously across 21 local governments in Anambra stateElection observers and Journalists arrive polling at Aroma junction, Awka #AnambraDecides2017Deserted Ukpo road in Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State as election holds #AnambraDecides2017See photos:
Nigeria’s erstwhile Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday disclosed in Abuja that the northern part of the country has the highest rate of illiteracy in the country with 70 per cent of its people bereft of education.Speaking at a public presentation of a book, “Re-thinking the Legal Framework for Rights...
Documents obtained by Saturday PUNCH show that the military is not truthful in its denial of its intention to bar women cadets from being admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as combatant officers.The 32-page document, which is marked ‘restricted’, shows the ‘Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2012’ and...
Chairman of Northern Elders’ Forum, NEF, Chief Paul Unongo, yesterday, revealed how Igbos rejected the late Nnamdi Azikiwe as presidential candidate during the 1979 elections. Unongo spoke at a lecture organised by Chief Charles Udeogaranya and Ohanaeze Ndigbo to mark Zik’s post-humous 113rd birthday in Lagos. He said, “ I will...