‘Why We Abandoned New PDP in Katsina’

Katsina — Alhaji Bala Saulawa was the former chairman of Katsina local government. The current chairman of the Former Elected Local Government Chairmen Association (FELGOCAS), Katsina State chapter, in this interview explains the reason why the “New PDP” which he spearheaded made a sudden u-turn. Excerpts: Recently, you announced the …

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Soldiers, Policemen Among Casualities of Boko Haram Attack in Yobe

Defence  Headquarters By Michael Olugbode   Several soldiers and policemen as well as civilians were among the casualties of Thursday’s attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, where the military claimed it killed 21 suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, a military source and eyewitnesses revealed Saturday. It was …

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PDP crisis: Nyako, others will soon join us –APC

All is now set for the defection of Adamawa State governor, Rear Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the newly formed All Progressives Congress, APC. A reliable source in APC confirmed yesterday. The source, who asked not to be named, also disclosed that Nyako’s …

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Nigerian military kills scores of insurgents

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants attacked several police targets in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state Friday, razing at least three offices and provoking gunbattles that killed scores of extremists and security forces, a police officer said. The military declared an indefinite 24-hour curfew across Yobe state, leaving terrified residents locked …

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Massive Onslaught against Boko Haram in Borno, Yobe

Nigerian Army   95 insurgents killed    Sect members in surprise attacks on Damaturu   24-hour curfew imposed on Yobe By Michael Olugbode                                               The Nigerian Army on Thursday launched a massive air and ground onslaught against Boko Haram in Borno killing 74 insurgents and destroying the deadly sect’s camp in …

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PDP Crisis: Jaded Peace Talks And The Wait For Sanction

Chibuzo Ukaibe in this report takes a look at the grandstanding and the seeming stalemate over what action to take on the crisis rocking in the PDP as a result of the G-7 revolt. The internal wrangling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gradually but inevitably approaching its dramatic crucible. Both …

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National Dialogue and Constitutionalism (II)

Now, let us examine another example of state creation being based on the political whims and caprices of the governing elite and on reasons that are besides economy or adjudged functional expediencies. When IBB wanted to create new states out of some existing states in the North Central zone, he …

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2015: Plateau, Kaduna APC Vow To Resist Imposition Of Candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) party stakeholders in Plateau state have rejected a purported plan by the North central leadership of the party to impose Senator John Shagaya as Interim Chairman of APC in the state and ex-Minister of state for Information and Communication, Alhaji Salisu Nakande as its Secretary. …

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