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APC cancels Ekiti governorship primary

The stalemated All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship primary in Ekiti State, which was earlier in the day marred with violence over alleged fraud being perpetrated by one of the leading aspirants, has been postponed indefinitely. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that before the decision was taken, there was a

Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for  the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists  into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday. “Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist

Reps drop contentious election sequence bill

The Electoral Amendment Bill causing trouble in the Senate has been dropped by the House of Representatives. The House and the Senate amended the bill, changing the election sequence announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The bill sought to amend electoral act to change the sequence of the election in

Breaking News: Senate mace snatched at plenary

The mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate, was today  18th April, snatched by some anonymous men. Correspondents at the National Assembly reports that the unidentified men barged  into the Chamber of the Senate, during plenary, pushed away the Sergeant-at-Arms positioned at the entrance and carted away the mace. It is unclear

Buhari chairs NEC meeting highlights

The Ministries of Defence, Niger Delta Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment are to update the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on their activities since November 2015 The FEC meeting is presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned from Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday evening where he attended its 61st Independence Anniversary. The

Police recover parts of stolen jewellery at paris ritz

French police have recovered some of the jewels worth over 4.0 million euros looted from the Ritz hotel in central Paris, the AFP has reported. The news agency also said the police were still hunting for two robbers who escaped from the scene. The gang burst into the five-star hotel on the

Senators cancel recess over benue killings

Magu, Babachir

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has directed members of the Senate Adhoc Committee on Security to immediately resume sitting and work through the weekend to ensure they have an interim report ready for the consideration of members by next week. This is in response to the recent killings

Wike proposes amendment of anti-kidnapping Law

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has declared that Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for those involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. Wike made this known during a broadcast in Port Harcourt following the killing of Johnson Igwedibia, popularly known as Don Waney by the security forces on Saturday. He said the three

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