Malama Fati Ibrahim Talle-Tara, 80, is a popular food vendor in Koko, Koko/Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State. She famously offered her life savings to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, retired General Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign when he visited the state.
31 January 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) to clear his name of charges of alleged certificate forgery and lying on oath.
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Military forces in Chad, Niger and Cameroon have continued their onslaught against Boko Haram, reclaiming more Nigerian territories from them.
The three neighbouring countries are part of the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country.
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Jehovah Witness members have been asked not to collect voters card, nor vote or contest in the forthcoming elections because it is satanic and contrary to God’s commandment.
Chief Moses Okoye, the father of Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square fame was buried yesterday, Friday, 30 January, 2015 at his hometown in Ifitedunu, Anambra State. His last journey home started on Thursday with a Service of Songs. After the event, P-Square paid a courtesy visit to the monarch of the village. On Friday, the burial mass was held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Ifitedunu. Security for the event was marshalled by Golden Events Solution team led by Mambo Adeniyi, P-Square’s official bodyguard. See the photos after the cut...
More than 10 senior Nigerian Army officers, including a Brigadier-General have been arrested and are telling the military hierarchy what they know about the Baga attack by the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
According to the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, the senior army officers are being investigated for allegedly shirking their responsibilities during the attack by the militants.
Those arrested are Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff Lt. Colonel G.A Suru. Others are the Commanding Officer of 134 and 174 battalions, Lt. Colonel Haruna and a certain Major aliyu.
The two Nigerian Army battalions are under the Multi-National Task Joint Task Force in Baga, attacked by the insurgents. Speaking on the arrest, General Olukolade said that the arrested officers were being investigated because at the time of the attack on the multinational headquarters in Baga, Brigadier-General Ransome-Kuti and his men were fully in charge of the military formation.
He said it was disappointing that the attack on Baga was not repelled by both battalions, despite having the necessary weapons to carry out the necessary operations. On January 3, 2015, suspected members of Boko Haram attacked the base of the Multinational Task Force in Baga, Borno State, dislodging the soldiers there. Reports say the troops were warned to be on alert following intelligence reports that terrorists would strike between January 22 and January 25.
Eyewitnesses said that the attack started around 5am when residents started hearing gunshots as the insurgents tried to gain entrance into the MNJTF premises. Many civilians living in the barracks were said to have been killed during the attack.
Source: Channels TV
No fewer than 12 persons were feared dead, Friday morning, with several others sustaining varying degrees of injuries, after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded and sacked five villages in Logo local government area of Benue state.
About 14,000 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs have been declared missing by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Rivers state.
Lagosians checking their names on the INEC list of permanent voters cards (PVC) around 3 pm. at Sunday Adigun polling Unit, Alausa, Ikeja yesterday.
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday asked the former federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari- Dokubo, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo and other Niger Delta militants to be mindful of what they say at this period of the nation’s political history.
29 January 2015
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Displaced residents of Monguno, in Borno State, which was recently taken over by Boko Haram, have said they saw helicopters dropping arms and food items for the insurgents in the bushes.
The IDPs, who said they spent about 48 hours in the bush running towards Maiduguri,
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28 January 2015
Elder statesman and former Defense minister, Gen. Theophilous Yakubu Danjuma has called for the arrest of Asari Dokubo, Government Tompolo, Boyloaf and others over recent war threat by the ex-Niger Delta militants.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday warned Nigerians against voting the Peoples Democratic Party in the coming election.
According to him, the country could no longer bear the injustice melted on her by the ruling party over the past sixteen years.
The PDP Presidential campaign team arrives Ondo State. More photos after the cut....
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, now Cambridge Assessment, has cleared the air on the controversy currently surrounding the West African School Certificate, WASC, results presented by Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Candidate in the February 14 presidential election.
There is heightened tension in Enugu following a bomb explosion at the national headquarters of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in the state.
A source told LEADERSHIP that the sad development, which occurred at No. 7 Park Avenue, G.R.A Enugu, destroyed parts of the building and some infrastructure.
Presidential candidate of the APC, Gen Buhari says those who are aggrieved about his certificate and the issues surrounding it should go to court and remain there. He said this while speaking with some
27 January 2015
A PRESS RELEASE FROM PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has in its possession, tapes of terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians, which it intends to air to achieve its selfish purpose.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a three-day public holiday for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) nationwide.
The party further stated that it would resist attempts by President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to postpone the forthcoming general election.
The PDP Presidential campaign team storms Nasarawa. More photos after the cut....
The controversy over the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari’s academic certificate has shifted to the court, as an Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Chike Okafor has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to disqualify Buhari from contesting February 14 presidential election on account of false information
VP candidate of the APC, Prof Yemi Osinbajo says if elected into government, Buhari would lead the Nigerian military in the fight against members of Boko Haram. Speaking at a town hall meeting organized by the Act Now Professionals in Abuja yesterday Jan 26th, Prof Osinbajo said the fight against Boko Haram can not be won by leading from the rear…
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that there no government could solve Nigeria’s problems within four years.
The president made this declaration, yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari in continuation of his re-election campaign.
Former Commissioners and Special Advisers who served during the first tenure of governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with their supporters for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
26 January 2015
The Gbong Gwom Jos welcoming President Jonathan to his palace, this evening. More photos after the cut...
The political camp of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has created a website for the pupose of telling the ‘facts and history’ of the former military head of state to the world.The website, buhari.ng,
The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Monday, asked victims of the Boko Haram attack in Monguno to see the incident as “ordained by God”. He also prayed for God’s intervention to bring an end to the security challenges.
The APC presidential candidate's daughter took to twitter to defend her dad admist the controversy surrounding his school certificate. More tweets after the cut...
25 January 2015
A Tanzanian politician recently had his head and genitals chopped off and then cooked after adultery claims.
A local police chief, Dhahiri Kidavashari confirmed the incident to the AFP.
“Five people stormed Madirisha’s room wielding machetes, beheaded him,
The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.
He stated this at the closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on use of social media organised for Islamic preachers, Imams and youth in Kaduna on Sunday.
According to reports, members of Boko Haram sect have captured Monguno village in Borno state after attacking the area very early this morning. They also attempted to attack the state capital, Maiduguri, but were repelled by the Nigerian military. There's a 24-hour curfew there right now.
At the inaugural meeting of the APC women presidential campaign initiative held in Abuja today, Saturday January 24th, wife of the APC presidential flag-bearer reacted to her husband’s promise to scrap the office of the first lady because it is unconstitutional and allegedly being used to steal public fund. Below is what she told newsmen.
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24 January 2015
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President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration has achieved a lot but his achievements are being overshadowed by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
He said this at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday, shortly before addressing a political rally in the state capital.
Popular singer, Kelly Hansome, is reputed as one of the most controversial artistes in the Nigerian music scene. He has had rifts with several artistes ranging from his former boss, Kenny Ogungbe to Don Jazzy, D’banj and even MI.
Two friends threw decorum to the wind at Old Ojo Road in Agboju area of Lagos State on Thursday when they fought over who becomes the winner of the 2015 presidential election.
A man identified as Chukwuemeka
Chad, Cameroun, Niger and Nigeria could be attacking Boko Haram the same time in a renewed effort to flush out the insurgents.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that many of the newly acquired weaponry included tanks, long range and more sophisticated rifles, night vision equipment both for artillery and tanks usage as well as aircraft. All will be employed in the attack on Boko Haram. .
Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, yesterday appealed to the people of his state not to assault President Goodluck Jonathan who is visiting Maiduguri, the state capital, today to campaign for his re-election.
23 January 2015
PRESIDENT JONATHAN COMMISERATES WITH KING SALMAN AND PEOPLE OF SAUDI ARABIA ON DEATH OF KING ABDULLAH .
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has joined other world leaders in commiserating with King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz and the people of Saudi Arabia on the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz. In a condolence letter to the new Saudi Monarch,
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has sounded a note of warning to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari over unprovoked attacks on the campaign train of President Goodluck Jonathan in some parts of the north.
The Defence website was defaced 'ISIS' style by hackers today. Spokesperson of Defence HQ, Chris Olukolade confirmed it, then later revealed that the website has been taken back from the hackers...
Meanwhile, someone on twitter with user name @imamsadiq123 has been boasting about being responsible for the defacing. Check his chilling tweets after the cut..