Security agencies have uncovered Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) fighters in Benue, Kogi and Edo states, it was learnt yesterday. A source in the Presidency said the group had been operating within some North Central and South-South states, using foreign terrorists. They are also believed to be recruiting young men into
LEADERS of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are planning a series of reconciliation meetings ahead of the planned April national convention of the party to pave the way for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s candidate. The tenure of the incumbent National Working Committee (NWC) will end
APC leaders from six local government areas in Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the weekend showed preference for Uba Sani, an aide to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, to replace Senator Shehu Sani at the senate in 2019. Senator Sani had been at loggerheads with Governor El-Rufai for long, and the recent development
OLEH—DELTA State House of Assembly candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Isoko South constituency II in the 2015 general election, Chief Ferguson Onwo, has said that the party consisted of occasional politicians, adding that its Chairman in the state, Prophet Jones Erue, does not know his voting unit.
Gunmen yesterday killed three people in Numan Local Government Area in Adamawa State. Residents of Kikan village told Daily Trust on phone that three corpses of their kinsmen were discovered following an attack by suspected Fulani men who raided the village around 2 o’clock in the morning, shooting and burning properties. Crisis
Embattled member of Abia State House of Assembly (ABSHA), Martin Azubuike, has secured an order of the state High Court restraining the assembly from suspending or declaring his seat vacant. In suit No. HOS/3M/2018, filed at the High Court of Ossisioma Judicial Division, before Justice C.H. Ahuchaogu, on Friday, January 19, 2018,
A founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Second Republic Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Prof. Dakum Shown, has revealed that the Middle Belt is shopping for a credible candidate to contest presidential election against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. He said it is time for Nigerians to
National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr George Moghalu, is obviously not a happy man. Considered as the favorite candidate in the November 18, 2017 Anambra State governorship election, Moghalu did not get the party’s ticket, let alone take part in that election. He hinged his failure to pick
In the run up to the 2015 elections, Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, was among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). But today, he says there was nothing to indicate that they would be returning to the PDP, ahead of next year’s election.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) has urged the Federal Government to check the activities of armed herdsmen in Nigeria, saying they pose security threat to the country. NIDOA, in a statement by Mrs. Patience Key, Chairperson of NIDO USA and Dr. George Nwogu, Public Relations Director, NIDO Americas Board
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s state of health will determine whether or not he runs for next year’s presidential election, the Presidency has affirmed. It has also poured cold water on the report that Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, had been reappointed as the Director General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign, saying that such
The FCT mandate secretary of the Area Councils Service Secretariat, Malam Abubakar Adamu Bappah, has charged the six area council chairmen to intensify efforts to improve their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in order to boost development in the satellite towns. Bappah stated this when he received the executives of the Coalition
Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than in 2015, to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Adesina said this while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday. He said though the president was yet to decide on whether
A former Speaker of the House of Representatives Gali Umar Na’Abba has said that he and other like-minds will not support the purported re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari next year. Na’Abba, a member of the APC Board of Trustees spoke in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion which was featured on
The Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Haruna Manu, said on Sunday that the state government would rehabilitate the over 19,000 victims of the recent violent attacks, allegedly carried out by herdsmen in Katibu, Lau Local Government Area of the state. Manu announced this at Shawuya Primary School, Jalingo, where some