Stakeholders Make Presentations as Senate Begins Probe of Queens Collage Deaths

On Monday, the Senate Joint Committee on Basic Education and Health began public inquiry into the living conditions of Queens College students and the death of three secondary school students in the college last year. As stakeholders in the educational sector, including members of the civil society, presented memorandum during the public hearing at the … Continue reading Stakeholders Make Presentations as Senate Begins Probe of Queens Collage Deaths

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Coalition Blames Sabotage, Not Lami Amodu Over Queens College Deaths

A group of six non-governmental and civil society organisations, The Coalition of Civil Societies on Human Rights and Anti-Corruption in Nigeria has blamed sabotage as possible cause of death of some students at the Queens College Lagos. The Coalition in a letter to the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education probing the cause of … Continue reading Coalition Blames Sabotage, Not Lami Amodu Over Queens College Deaths

Group Fingers Bisi Akande’s Brother, 9 Others in Plot Cover Up Alleged Osun College Fraud

The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has disclosed that it has uncovered plans by the authorities of the Osun State College of Education (OSSCE), Ila-Orangun and the State House of Assembly to cover an allegation of over N300 million financial impropriety allegedly involving the younger brother to former Osun State … Continue reading Group Fingers Bisi Akande’s Brother, 9 Others in Plot Cover Up Alleged Osun College Fraud

Buhari, Jonathan Make History As Nigeria’s New President Takes Over

Former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari has made history as the first Nigeria's President from the an opposition political party, even as former President Goodluck Jonathan became the first incumbent president to relinquish power. The history was made in Nigeria today at exactly 10.55AM when the new President, Muhammadu Buhari, was sworn in. The event, … Continue reading Buhari, Jonathan Make History As Nigeria’s New President Takes Over

Why Afenifere adopted Jonathan By Pa Ayo Adebanjo, NADECO Chieftain

■ ‘How Tinubu, ‘fellow progressives’ deviated from Awolowo’s path’ Pa Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of the Yoruba group, Afenifere, was a top member of the Action Group, led by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the first republic. He also belonged to the Awolowo – led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the second republic. … Continue reading Why Afenifere adopted Jonathan By Pa Ayo Adebanjo, NADECO Chieftain

Jonathan’s Successor: My Advise To Northern Nigeria By Ahmadu Ali

The Director General of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Organisation, Ahmadu Ali says the Fulani socio-cultural group – Miyyetti Allah, the Yoruba socio cultural groups – Afenifere, and Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) have all endorsed the re-election bid of President Jonathan. Ali said this at the campaign rally of the PDP on Saturday in Kaduna. “We should … Continue reading Jonathan’s Successor: My Advise To Northern Nigeria By Ahmadu Ali

Herbalists Endorse Jonathan for Second Term

The National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Ekiti State chapter, has thrown their support behind President Goodluck Jonathan in the upcoming election in February. Speaking to the press in the state capital, Ado Ektit, the State Chairman of NANTMP,Chief Jacob Orisamika described Jonathan as a humble person who can be trusted with power. “We … Continue reading Herbalists Endorse Jonathan for Second Term

Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of stopping its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari from participating in a presidential debate being organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) as a means of shielding the intellectual laziness and inability of the former military dictator to constructively … Continue reading Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

Agbaje Promises to Complete Lagos-Badagry Road, Says He’s Contesting Against a Puppet, Two Puppeteers

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State governorship election, Jimi Agbaje, has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state for trying to make him look bad before the people of the state. Agbaje expressed his anger at a rally organised at Apapa and Amuwo–Odofin local government areas, adding … Continue reading Agbaje Promises to Complete Lagos-Badagry Road, Says He’s Contesting Against a Puppet, Two Puppeteers

APC Candidate Says Ekiti Gov Abused Bible Verse, Insulted Muslims as Buhari Attacks Punch, SUN newspapers Over Fayose’s Frontpage Adverts

Governor Ayodele Fayose has come under fire from the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over a front page advert the Ekiti State governor paid for in The Punch and Daily Sun newspapers on Monday morning. Buhari, in a Facebook post, accused Mr. Fayose of abusing a Bible verse … Continue reading APC Candidate Says Ekiti Gov Abused Bible Verse, Insulted Muslims as Buhari Attacks Punch, SUN newspapers Over Fayose’s Frontpage Adverts

Show Your Certificate Or Forfeit Election, Northern Youths Tell Buhari

A group of youths under the umbrella of Northern Youth Forum (NYF) has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, to produce his certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for proper electoral contest. According to the group, failure to do this would automatically put the supporters of the formal head … Continue reading Show Your Certificate Or Forfeit Election, Northern Youths Tell Buhari

At 57, Agbaje too old to rule Lagos — Fashola

Apparently for want of facts, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on Wednesday, urged Lagos residents not to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, because he is too old to rule the state at 57. He said his party’s candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has age advantage to carry on with the … Continue reading At 57, Agbaje too old to rule Lagos — Fashola

#NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

So Clueless? Can you imagine? Pa Buhari can’t remember his phone number –Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday during a rally in Enugu said that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), cannot remember his own mobile phone number. Jonathan, whose unscripted address was mostly a response to previous statements made by Buhari, … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

‪#‎Media4Elections: IPC Advances Youth Participation in Election Ahead 2015

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria will hold her sixth media Tweet-A-Thon with the theme: “2015: Advancing youth participation in elections” on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. According to Mr. Lanre Arogundade, Director of IPC, the Tweet-A-Thon with hashtag ‪#‎Media4Elections is a monthly activity supported by UNDP DGD III aimed at promoting active media engagement and … Continue reading ‪#‎Media4Elections: IPC Advances Youth Participation in Election Ahead 2015

Obasanjo to Atiku in New Book: You’re ‘Shameless Liar’

Controversy sorrounding the new book written by former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is yet to die down as he described his former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as a “shameless liar” who plotted against his infamous third term agenda. At a public presentation of the book ‘Olusegun Obasanjo: My Watch,’ in Lagos, Tuesday, Obasanjo accused Abubakar of … Continue reading Obasanjo to Atiku in New Book: You’re ‘Shameless Liar’

World Health Body Declares Nigeria Ebola Free as Jonathan Hails WHO Clearance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday officially declared Nigeria Ebola free country, even as President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomes the declaration which came after 42 days without any incidence of the Ebola Virus Disease. President Jonathan dedicates the certification to the many patriotic health workers, volunteers and ordinary Nigerians who worked tirelessly, some of … Continue reading World Health Body Declares Nigeria Ebola Free as Jonathan Hails WHO Clearance

2014: Seven Jonathan’s Ministers Quit Cabinet as FEC holds Valedictory Session for Them

Seven ministers, in President Goodluck Jonathan's cabinet have resigned to run for political offices. According to the President on Wednesday, the ministers that quit his government were Mr. Labaran Maku (Information); Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Health); Mr. Nyesom Wike (State, Education); Samuel Ortom (State, Industry, Trade and Investment); Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (State, Defence); Mr. Darius Ishaku … Continue reading 2014: Seven Jonathan’s Ministers Quit Cabinet as FEC holds Valedictory Session for Them

How Mandela influenced me – George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has disclosed how he was swayed by late South African President, Nelson Mandela to forgive those who sought to destroy him, saying “we must frown upon bitterness and ethnic prejudice.” George made this remarks while receiving the Mandela Icon Award bestowed on … Continue reading How Mandela influenced me – George

Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday thumped his chest for organising a successful national dialogue, saying he meant well for the country and promised to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, which officially closed Thursday. The president made the pledge Thursday at the National Judicial Institute, NJI, ‎during the closing ceremony of the conference, … Continue reading Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

IPC Holds Media Tweet-a-Thon Monday

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria will hold a media tweet-a-thon with the theme: “2015 Elections: Addressing fair and equitable media access for parties and candidates” on Monday, August 11, 2014. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade said, the tweet-a-thon is a monthly activity supported by UNDP DGD lll aimed at promoting active media engagement … Continue reading IPC Holds Media Tweet-a-Thon Monday