*Sheriff, Staff Desert PDP National Secretariat*Ayokunle emerges new CAN president

*Sheriff, Staff Desert PDP National Secretariat*Ayokunle emerges new CAN president


Sheriff, Staff Desert PDP National Secretariat

In the aftermath of the forceful takeover of the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ), the premises on Tuesday appears deserted as normal activities at the place remained at their lowest ebb; even the ousted national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, deserting his office which he had forcefully occupied on Monday. Read more

Ayokunle emerges new CAN president

President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has emerged the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Ayokunle defeated Elder Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (MCCSW) with 54 votes to 28. The outgoing president of the body, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, announced the result at 2:30pm to a rousing applause at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja. Details later… Read more

Ekiti Debt: Fayose has money to pay 3 months salaries – Ex- Finance Commissioner

A former Commissioner for Finance in Ekiti State, Mr Dapo Kolawole, has cited “gross incompetence” and “lack of capacity” on the part of  Governor Ayodele Fayose for the lingering economic crisis in the state. Kolawole, who was Commissioner for finance in the state between 2010 and 2014, said if the state’s resources were properly managed, the state wouldn’t be in the present economic mess. Read more

Leadership crisis: Youths threaten to take over PDP

Youths under the aegis of Concerned Peoples Democratic Party Youths have threatened to take over the party if the leadership crisis is not resolved within one week. The Chairman of the group, Mr. Aderemi Olufemi, said this at a press briefing at the PDP National Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday. Read more

U.S. fund aims to raise $2 billion for Nigerian infrastructure

U.S. fund manager Pecora Capital said on Tuesday it will raise $2 billion over the next 18 months for Nigerian infrastructure projects, a rare show of investor confidence during a period of deep crisis in Africa’s largest economy. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to attract foreign direct investment to help support an economy that slipped into contraction in the first quarter this year as lower oil prices hammered Africa’s largest crude exporter. Read more

Consumption of cocaine, heroin prevalent in Lagos – George

The former Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Roli Bode George, on Tuesday said community based surveys have revealed that consumption of heroin and cocaine is very prevalent in Lagos. Apart from Lagos, she said other cosmopolitan state capitals have also been reported as places where the two narcotic substances are in widely used. Read more

Sokoto Announces 70% Subsidy on Fertilizer

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar on Tuesday flagged off the sale of fertilizer for the 2016 cropping season in Sokoto state. Speaking at the event, which took place at Silami LGA, Tambuwal announced that the state government has subsidized the cost of the commodity by 70 percent to enable farmers enhance production. Read more

Dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers, B’Haram, Abdulsalami Tells FG

Former Head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has joined the league of Nigerians that have called on the federal government to enter into dialogue with all aggrieved groups in the country, particularly the Niger Delta Avengers and the pro-Biafra groups. Read more

Police Arrest Couple for Alleged Kidnap of Reverend Sisters

For allegedly participating in the kidnap of two Reverend Sisters,  Perpetual Apo and Bukola Funmilade, and their driver, Mr. Zwugwa Zibai,  the Ondo State Police Command has arrested a couple, Ayodeji Muyijimi and Adebimpe Muyijimi .        Read more

10 MASSOB Members Arrested in Cross River

Ten members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB),have been arrested by the police in Cross River State.

Information has it that the MASSOB members were arrested on Monday in Ikom and Ogoja towns. Read more

Police Wade into Murder of Ex-Envoy

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police on Tuesday said it has commenced investigation into the gruesome murder of the former Nigerian envoy to South Africa, Mr. S.S. Yusuf, in the early hours of Monday in zone 6 district of Abuja.     Read more

Sapele Power Plant Promises Additional 1,000MW Electricity Generation

To expand its capacity base to generate more electricity in Nigeria, the management of Sapele Power Plant has said it has put the necessary machinery in place to recover the plant’s installed capacity of 1,020MW and at the same time inject new generation capacity of 1000MW within the next five years. Read more

Sheriff: Governors, BoT Members, NASS Caucus in Closed-door Meeting

Following Monday’s forceful takeover of the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governors elected on the platform of the party, the Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Assembly caucus have convened a meeting for Wednesday to address the latest development in the party. Read more

34 Years Old Declares Aspiration for PDP National Chairmanship

An oil magnate from Gombe state,  Alhaji Sadiq Bello Sardauna, has declared interest in the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party and pledged to reunite the organisation and relaunch it to winning ways. Read more

PDP: Party claims it is being “marginalized” by APC government

The Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) yesterday took a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari All Progressive Congress( APC) led government for the prostrate economy and marginalization of some states in Federal appointments made. The Chairman of Bayelsa PDP, Moses Cleopas who condemned the marginalization stated that “All Progressives Congress (APC) should tell us our sins.” Read more

N1.16bn fraud: Dariye makes U-turn, dumps no-case submission

A former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, on Tuesday rescinded his earlier decision to file a no-case submission after the prosecution closed its case in his ongoing trial before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja. It was the second time the former governor was changing his decision to suspend his defence over a plan to file his no-case submisison. Read more

El-Zakzaky under Protective Custody – FG

The Federal Government said on Tuesday  the leader of the Shi’ite Islamic sect, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, is currently placed under protective custody and not detention as been claimed by him. The Shi’ite leader had filed a N2bn suit against the Federal Government over his unlawful detention and breach of his fundamental human right. However, the matter was yesterday adjourned by Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Read more

Uwazuruike alleges plot by APC govt to Islamize Nigeria

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike led Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) led Federal Government for alleged plots of transforming Nigeria into an Islamic State to the advantage of the Moslems in Nigeria. Read more

Youth Group Threatens to Take Over PDP Leadership

A youth group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Concerned Youth group, on Tuesdayissued a seven-day ultimatum to the leadership of the various organs of the party to do something urgently to resolve the crisis or it would mobilize its members across Nigeria to take over the affairs of the party. Read more

Ortom gives reason for work free days in Benue

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has said decline in federal allocation occasioned by fall in oil prices in the international market necessitated the declaration of Fridays  as work free days for the months of June and July. Governor Ortom who gave the explanation while receiving executive members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Benue state branch, at the Benue People’s House on Tuesday, said such a measures would reduce the effect of economic crunch on the workers. Read more

Dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers, B’Haram, Abdulsalami Tells FG

Former Head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has joined the league of Nigerians that have called on the federal government to enter into dialogue with all aggrieved groups in the country, particularly the Niger Delta Avengers and the pro-Biafra groups. Read more

Alleged fraud: 17 witnesses to testify against Fani-Kayode, Usman

The N4.6 billion fraud charge filed against former ministers of Aviation and Finance, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Senator Nenadi Usman has been assigned to Justice Sule Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos for trial.        Read more

Disengaged NIS recruits protest, demands reinstatement

2,000 disengaged NIS recruits protest, demand reinstatement About 2,000 recruits into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), who were disengaged after their training in 2015, on Monday protested their sack at the Ministry of Interior. Our correspondent reports that the protesters stormed the Ministry of Interior with various placards demanding their reinstatement into the NIS. It will be recalled that the 2,000 applicants were recruited in 2015 following a presidential directive in the aftermath of Immigration recruitment stampede but were later disengaged after three months training. Mr. Rex Elenu, the leader of the group, told the Newsmen that they were at the ministry to protest their disengagement and press for immediate reinstatement.  Read more

Nigeria football sponsors ‘fear lesbians’

Sponsors shy away from backing female football teams in Nigeria because of “the misconception” that they are “synonymous with lesbianism”, a senior Nigerian football official has said. Seyi Akinwunmi was clarifying his comments after being quoted as blaming lesbians for the national team’s recent decline. Read more

Again, Saraki seeks CCT Chairman’s disqualification from trial

For the umpteenth time, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has challenged the procedure of his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for alleged false assets declaration. This time, Saraki has filed a fresh application seeking among others, an order asking the Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, to disqualify himself from further presiding over the trial. Read more

APC hired Sheriff to destroy PDP – Committee

The caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hiring the ousted PDP chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, for the purpose of destroying the party. Sheriff was removed as party chairman at the May 21 botched national convention of the party in Port Harcourt, where the caretaker committee was picked to take charge of the party’s affairs.  Read more


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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