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Agatu/Fulani clash in Benue :Mark Cautiouns Against Reprisal Attacks

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has prevailed on victims of the Agatu/Fulani clash in Benue state not to resort to vengeance or reprisal attacks as government is capable of addressing the matter. Senator Mark said both the state and federal authorities are concerned about the clash and have deployed security operatives to contain the situation. Addressing constituency members at Ogwule-Ankpa in ...

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Sixty Years Long March Towards Democracy,By Jibrin Ibrahim

This week, I share my reflections on Ahmadu Kurfi book “Sixty Years Long March Towards Democracy: Nigeria’s General Elections 1951 –2011” published by Safari Books, Ibadan. The book is a compendium that reviews all the twelve general elections we have had in Nigeria since 1951. Ahmadu Kurfi, Maradin Katsina is the most qualified person to write such a book because he has been a keen and informed observer of ...

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Rivers Crisis:ACN Says Root “Lies In President’s Bedroom”, Insists on Impeachment

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to address the causes rather than the symptoms of the crisis in Rivers State in its on going investigation into the role of the police in the flare-up in the State House of Assembly last week. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the statement cr ...

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Jonathan- Amaechi Faceoff And The Murky Road To 2015,By Uche Igwe

I thought I could avoid talking about the political rift between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi for a while. However as I continue to struggle to look to another direction, the whole thing continues to get murkier and more disgraceful. The sad incident last week at the Rivers State House of Assembly seems to be the crescendo. Some have called it a civilian coup. So ...

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Anambra Guber Polls:Confusion in PDP Over Choice Of Candidate

By Chuks Ehirim As the November 16 date for the Governorship election in Anambra draws nearer, the Peoples Democratic Party[PDP] appears to have found itself in a state of confusion over how to organize a credible primaries that will produce a governorship candidate who will be acceptable to all, or at least, majority of the party members in the state. This state of confusion is as a result of the number of ...

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Ribadu Shocked, Deeply Saddened Over Mrs. Olayinka’s Death

Former Chairman of the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has expressed shock over the death of Ekiti State deputy governor.”I am in shock, and deeply saddened, at the news of the death of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka,”Ribadu said in a statement. “This is undoubtedly a big blow to the wonderful people of Ekiti State, whose quest for a progressi ...

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Shake Up in Niger:Gov Aliyu Names New SSG, HOS, Chief of Staff

Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State on Monday announced the appointment of a former Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Hon. Idris Saidu Ndako as the new Secretary to the State Government. He also appointed the Permanent Secretary of Niger State Law Reform Commission, Barr. Abbas Bello as the new Head of the state’s civil service, while the Director General in charge of the Millennium D ...

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