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Federal government explains the practical aspects of the proposed national conference

5 years ago /

Following the release of the modalities of the proposed national conference by the Federal government via the Secretary to the government of the federation, Pius Anyim, he spoke exclusively with AIT to explain the purpose of the conference as well as express his view on recent happenings in the political scene.

PDP National Chairman gets warm reception in Bauchi state

5 years ago /

Acknowledging a rousing reception in his honor, the new PDP National Chairman, Adamu Muazu says his recent nomination for the chairmanship of the party by Governor Isa Yuguda is a clear indication that the PDP is intact in Bauchi state.

Security agencies issue strict warnings against electoral violence

5 years ago /

Nigerian youths have been told to shun violence and contribute to the process of producing leaders who will improve their lot.

INEC Chairman rebuffs critics

5 years ago /

The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega says the time table for the 2015 general election recently announced by INEC was informed by rational and logical consideration, not sentiment or ulterior motive.

The reason behind Atiku's defection to the APC

5 years ago /

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Senators hail the appointment of the new service chiefs

5 years ago /

Following the drama which ensued in the Nigerian senate over the failure of the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, to read the letter of defection of 11 PDP Senators as was constitutionally demanded on the floor of the red chamber, the Senators went back to work, confirming quickly the appointment of the new service chiefs.

Why Ekweremadu refused to read the letter of defection of Senator Saraki, others

5 years ago /

Attempts by eleven Senators from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to have their letter of defection to the main opposition All Progressives Congress read on the floor of the Senate was turned down on Thursday at the red chamber of the National Assembly.

Northern Elders group caution politicians over inciting statements

5 years ago /

An emerging northern interest group, the Northern Elders Council on Wednesday cautioned leadership at all levels of  the  Nigerian society  against creating  hate and suspicion among Nigerian people.

PDP leaders deny knowledge of the defection of 11 PDP Senators to APC

5 years ago /

Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba has said that no member of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has notified the upper chamber of the national assembly of intention to defect from the party to the main opposition APC.

Kano state lawmakers declare their loyalty to APC, not Shekarau

5 years ago /

The Kano state APC caucus has declared that it will not follow its leader, the former governor Ibrahim Shekarau to the PDP.

APC MEMBERS MOVE TO STOP SOME PARTS OF THE 2014 BUDGET

5 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress caucus has said that it intends to obey the directive by its party to stop executive bills and some aspects of the 2014 budget.

PDP Leaders intensify efforts to woo decamped Governors, Reps, back into the fold

5 years ago /

Key PDP members, yesterday, stormed the National Assembly complex at about 10pm on Tuesday and did not leave until the early hours of Wednesday.

PDP announces reform agenda, reveals election strategy

5 years ago /

National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu says that as the party undergoes significant internal reforms and reinvention, the PDP will soon convene a national reform conference.

President Goodluck Jonathan leaves for Addis Ababa

5 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja on Wednesday to attend the 22nd Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government, which begins in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

Federal Government announces plans to stop government sponsorship of religious pilgrimages

5 years ago /

The Nigerian government has begun moves to withdraw the sponsorship of pilgrims to the Holy land.

2014 BUDGET: Nigerians accuse the federal government of misplacing priorities

5 years ago /

Only eighty million naira has been proposed in the 2014 budget for the provision of infrastructure in the health and education sectors in the Federal Capital Territory. 

Police disrupt protest calling for the removal of Rivers State Police Commissioner

5 years ago /

Police in Abuja disrupted an anti-Joseph Mbu protest by the Dino Melaye-led Anti-Corruption Network.

Nigerian lawmakers condemn western nations for threatening Nigeria

5 years ago /

Analysts have expressed befuddlement at America’s stance on the same-sex marriage considering the fact that it is a nation based on majority rule.

INEC's 2015 general elections timetable sparks controversy

5 years ago /

The release of the INEC timetable for 2015 general elections is still generating reactions from different quarters.

EFCC continues to maintain silence on Mu'azu

5 years ago /

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Chairman, Ibrahim Larmode has also reserved his comment over the investigation of the new elected People’s Democratic Party chairman, Ahmadu Mu’azu, who was said to be under investigation of the EFCC for alleged misappropriation of state funds.