Corps members who break electoral laws will be jailed – DG warns
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has warned corps members participating as INEC ad-hoc staff in the general election that they would be jailed if they break any electoral law in the course of their assignment. Kazaure gave the warning Thursday in... Read more
Shettima narrowly escapes death as Boko Haram attacks convoy
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State Wednesday cheated death, missing a hit by Boko Haram, which attacked his convoy on his way to Gamboru-Ngala for a political campaign. The governor, who confirmed the incident, said his convoy ran into an ambush between Dikwa and Gamboru on Tuesday evening, saying... Read more
Ballard Partners denies sending letter to Saraki
Ballard Partners, a top United States Public Relations and lobbyist firm has denied working for the opposition PDP ahead of the 2019 presidential election. It also denied sending the letter to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, which allegedly notified the opposition party of the survey’s results. The firm in a... Read more
Six killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno Gov’s convoy
No fewer than six persons were killed, Tuesday evening, as Boko Haram insurgents opened fire on the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who was on his way to a political rally at Gamboru-Ngala. The attack was said to have occurred as some armed Boko Haram insurgents... Read more
Buhari and Atiku will struggle with accepting defeat: Chatham House
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will struggle with accepting defeat, according to an analysis of the Saturday presidential poll by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London The analysis, however said... Read more
EU blacklists Nigeria for condoning money laundering and terrorism financing
The European Union(EU) Commission has added Nigeria to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The list now includes 23 jurisdictions; it previously comprised 16.  Other countries added to the blacklist include... Read more
Exclusive: Five African Countries to Watch in 2019
*Countries that are making increasing imprint on economic growth, institutional reforms and human development. Africa’s growth and development over the last decade has been dictated by a catalytic increase in activities shaping the continent in myriads of sectors, ranging from Agriculture, Technology, Commerce, manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Entertainment, Tourism,... Read more
PDP accuses APC of burning INEC offices
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says fresh facts available to it shows that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is responsible for the burning of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in various parts of the country. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, the party... Read more
Breaking: Buhari, Atiku sign National Peace Accord
The two major candidates in the 2019 presidential election; president Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, have signed the national peace accord in Abuja on Wednesday. The former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar; Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland among... Read more
Court grants former SGF Lawal, two others bail
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others, who were charged with N544 million fraud were on Wednesday granted a N50 million bail each. Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court Maitama, who gave the ruling, said the prosecution could not... Read more