Monday, 23 February 2015
According to Daily Trust, the sect members arrived the town at about 4pm and started shooting sporadically into the air. A security source who doesn't want to be named said that the attackers came in a very large number.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
"I think the thing that has brought this government down with both Nigerians and non-Nigerians, is the issue of Boko Haram. One thing is that terrorism is all over the world, but they believe that we did not handle it the way we were supposed to handle it. Probably at the beginning, we and I mean myself and the team, we underrated the capacity of the Boko Haram. Capacity not in terms of what they have in Nigeria, but their international linkages, we underrated that and thought that we were dealing with some local elements that we could overrun.
Friday, 20 February 2015
“The 2015 general election is too important for a Nigerian of voting age not to participate in electing their political leaders for the next four years. If you are a true member of this fellowship and you have not collected your PVC, know that you will not partake in our communion service. We must take this election serious because we must rise up and protect our future.”
At a meeting with Senators Wednesday, Mr. Jega said he could not commit himself to the “sanctity” of March 28 and April 11 – dates for the rescheduled Nigeria’s general elections.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the Minister said when the biometric exercise was introduced, most of the civil servants did not show up, an indication that they were ghost workers and after their disengagement, the federal government has been able to save about N208.7 billion usually expended as salaries and benefits on these ghost workers
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Monday, 16 February 2015
Obasanjo held a press conference on Monday, February 16, to state that he is no longer interested in the PDP.
Friday, 13 February 2015
AIG Mbu, is the same man who had a running battle with Governor Rotimi Amaechi when he served as Commissioner of Police in Rivers state.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
AIG Ibrahim Maishanu until his death was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Information Technology, Force Headquarters in Abuja. He was aged 55.
Photo:Diezani Alison-Madueke Distributes Bags Of Rice On Behalf Of President Jonathan For 2015 Elections
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will host a special edition of the Presidential Media Chat tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
During the programme, which will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Voice of Nigeria (VON) from 1900 Hours, President Jonathan will respond to questions from a panel of journalists on current national issues.
All other television and radio stations in the country may hook-up to NTA and FRCN to relay the programme to their viewers and listeners.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 10, 2015
Monday, 9 February 2015
According to reports, nine gunmen stormed the residence of Pa Defwang Dariye at Mushere, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday night February 7th, shot sporadically in the air before gaining access into his residence and then whisking him away on a motorcycle.
May 29 Sacrosanct, Says President Jonathan
Following the adjustment of the dates for the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from February 14 and 28 to March 28 and April 11, yesterday, President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the nation of his commitment to the sanctity of May 29, 2015 as the terminal date of his first term in office.
With the successful postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Presidency has launched a two-pronged war to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan wins the election convincingly.
Anambra Supplementary Election: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega addressing pressmen , announcing November 30 for Supplementary election at Anambra State while National Commissioner Lawrence Nwuruku looks on in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen, We invited you here today to make known the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the timetable for the 2015 general elections. Let me state from the outset that the Commission’s position was reached after carefully weighing the suggestions from briefings held with different stakeholders in the electoral process.
The conduct of elections in a country like Nigeria is invariably a collective venture that involves not just the Election Management Body (EMB), but also a diverse range of stakeholders, notably security agencies, political parties and their candidates, voters, as well as interest groups, such as the civil society organizations and the media.To guarantee successful conduct of elections, there are things that are wholly the responsibility of the EMB. But there are other things critical for the success of elections, which fall outside the control of the EMB.
"Since this decision has been taken in the interest of deepening democracy and in national interest, we accept it in good faith and we commend INEC’s courage and obvious commitment to ensuring a free and fair election. With this decision, INEC has allayed the fears of many of our citizens that they may not have had the opportunity to vote for the candidates and parties of their choice on Election Day.
Friday, 6 February 2015
According to him, the Commission will brief the nation on its decision with regard to whether or not the general elections will hold as currently scheduled.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
According to AP,Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern at the airport Wednesday afternoon, according to several witnesses, who insisted on anonymity because of security concerns.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
According to the president, public office holders perform better during their second term because they have enough time to settle down and plan quickly.
“Whatever we have done in the last four years, we believe that we will even do more in the next four years. Most governments all over the world do better in their second tenure.
“This is because the Presidents are more stable that time, especially in this two-term arrangement. They sit down and plan for the country and focus on key areas.”
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
"We have been informed that General Buhari and the APC have decided not to participate in the NPAN-Channel Television-organised debate after they had earlier agreed to take part in it. We had thought that having withdrawn from participating in the debate organised by Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), they would have availed themselves this second platform. Now that they have also turned their back on this, it is now very clear that General Buhari is incapable of engaging in rigorous live television debates on the issues of governance.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Some of the residents told Punch Metro that the victim was on Thursday brought down dead from the rope with which he hung himself.