• FRSC flags off Ember Months campaign, reveals staggering death toll in 2015

    FRSC flags off Ember Months campaign, reveals staggering death toll in 2015

    The Federal Road Safety Corps yesterday disclosed that 5,440 people died in 9,734 Road Traffic Crashes across the country in 2015.

    Angus Ibezim, Jigawa State Sector Commander of the corps, gave this information in Dutse at the launch of the 2016 Ember Months campaign tagged “Crash the Crash, Kill the Speed.”

    Ibezim said that 940 people were also killed in 1,145 RTCs in Zone 1 of the corps comprising Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa states.

    Ibezim said: “A review of 2015 annual report shows […]

  • Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin

    Now that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has received over $5 million to fund a recount in Wisconsin, and other battleground states, an official from the Clinton campaign has announced that they would be assisting with the recount efforts, even as the final results are not expected to change.

    Marc Elias, general counsel for the Clinton campaign, said in a post on Medium this morning that the organization will “participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner […]

  • Operation Rescue Finale: Nigerian Army flags off decisive campaign in Sambisa

    Operation Rescue Finale: Nigerian Army flags off decisive campaign in Sambisa

    The Theatre Commander of the counter-insurgency war tagged Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army has flagged off another clearance operation in the Sambisa forest tagged “Operation Rescue Finale”.

    Irabor stated this to journalists in a news conference in Maiduguri.

    Irabor said the focus of the latest operation on Sambisa is to rescue Chibok girls and other hostages and also rid the forest of remnants of insurgents inhabiting there.

    The Theatre Commander said that operations were temporarily […]

  • Governor, Ben Ayade and His wife Shows Off Dancing Skills During Carnival Calabar Dry Run Campaign (Photos)

    Governor, Ben Ayade and His wife Shows Off Dancing Skills During Carnival Calabar Dry Run Campaign (Photos)

    Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade and his wife, Dr. Linda Ayade are pictured dancing at the flags off Carnival Calabar Dry Run/Wise Up Campaign.

    Dr. Linda, last Sunday officially declared open the Carnival Dry Run with the theme Climate Change2 and The Mediatrix Development Foundation in partnership with UNFPA HIV/AIDS campaign with the theme- Wise up Cross River.

    Also in attendance are former Cross River State first lady, Onari Duke, Florence Ita Giwa, among

  • Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba Ewuare II, the Benin Monarch, has tasked Governor Godwin Obaseki to fulfill his campaign promises of creating 200,000 jobs for the people.

    Oba Ewuare II urged Governor Obaseki to set up cottage industries that would take the youths off the street.

    He spoke when Governor Obaseki paid his first official visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch.

    Oba Ewuare II said his palace was ready to partner with the state government on the establishment of cluster industries otherwise known as mini […]

  • US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    According to reports, the Presidency on Friday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to the campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential elections.

    Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the president does not have such money to throw around.

    Shehu said the President would not make such donation for any reason.

    He said the United States is paying Nigeria instead as the country has won judgement on $480 million Abacha loot.

    He said, “President Buhari’s […]

  • Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Jimoh Ibrahim begins campaign, pledges to restore electricity supply

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim, has promised to restore electricity supply in the south senatorial district of the state.

    Ibrahim made the promise when he started his campaign in Okitipupa Local Council area on Wednesday.The candidate said he would ensure that the areas were connected to regular electricity supply within his first three months in office.

    He condemned the “I don’t care” attitude of the outgoing administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to the protracted outage in the […]

  • We’re fulfilling campaign promises, says Buhari

    We’re fulfilling campaign promises, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said his government has started fulfilling the promises made to Nigerians throughout the Country during his campaigns in 2015, despite some challenges.

    He said the 18 months old All Progressives Congress led-government, has recorded a measure of success in areas of security, economy and the anti-graft war and commended the understanding patients of Nigerians.

    The President disclosed this on Tuesday during a brief ceremony marking the inauguration of Edo University, Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of […]

  • Metuh funded PDP publicity during Jonathan’s campaign – Witness tells Court

    Metuh funded PDP publicity during Jonathan’s campaign – Witness tells Court

    A witness, Richard Ihediwa, told a Federal High Court on Thursday that embattled Olisa Metuh, solely funded publicity activities during Jonathan’s re-election campaign.

    Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, is being tried for alleged N400m money laundering.

    Ihediwa, who was Metuh’s Personal Assistant on Media, disclosed this while being led in evidence by the defence counsel, Mr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN).

    He said that it came to a point that the ‘situation room’ was not funded by the party, and […]

  • Claims about 19 vehicles part of ‘evil campaign’ against me – Ex-IGP Arase

    Claims about 19 vehicles part of ‘evil campaign’ against me – Ex-IGP Arase

    It was gathered that the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has denied reports that 19 assorted vehicles belonging to the police were recovered from him.

    He said “some forces were bent on tarnishing” his image.

    Mr. Arase had on July 18 denied claims by his successor, Ibrahim Idris, that he went away with 24 police vehicles.

    “I suspect there must be a disconnect somewhere because every information needed by my successor are provided in my hand-over notes,” he said at […]

  • EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]