Nigeria News

Sambo flags off Enugu-Port Harcourt-Enugu inter-city train
Vice President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, flagged off the Enugu- Port Harcourt- Enugu intercity train. Meanwhile, Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, General Martin Agwai (rtd), has said that the East-West Road will not be completed by the end of this year. General Agwai, who.....
Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership crisis deepens
  …19-member caretaker c’ttee to run organization’s affairs The leadership crisis rocking the apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, deepened yesterday as members of the Elders Council, EC, and other leaders drawn from the South East, Anioma and Rivers State set up a 19-member caretaker committee to run the affairs.....
Ihedioha Promises Thorough Constitution Amendment
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee on Constitution Review,  Emeka Ihedioha, has promised that the collation of resolutions of state assemblies on clauses for amendment in the 1999 Constitution will be thoroughly done towards achieving a successful finishing of the amendment process by the National.....
Court Finds Obasanjo Guilty of Contempt for Publishing Autobiography
 Gets 21 days to show cause why he should not be punished  Orders IGP, DG, DSS, Customs boss to confiscate books An Abuja High Court sitting  in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Wednesday held that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in contempt of court for flouting its orders restraining him from,.....
Jubilations in Imo as Jonathan appoints new comptroller general of prisons
The appointment of Dr Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu byPresident Goodluck Jonathan as the new Controller General of Prisons is being celebrated by Prison officials at owerri. The new Controller General who hails from Ibeku Okwuato in Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state was before his present appointment the Deputy Controller General.....
Court: APGA Chairman Can Submit Candidates’ List to INEC
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday struck out its earlier order which had restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh from submitting the names of the party’s candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2015 general election. Justice Valentine Ashi,.....
Court Rejects PDP’s Application to Remove Tambuwal as Speaker
Attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surreptitiously remove the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, through an ex-parte application failed as the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ordered the party to put the Speaker on notice. The court turned down the party’s request for an ex.....
‘Why Igbo can’t produce President’
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey, yesterday in Lagos, said an Igbo man cannot be President of Nigeria because of lack of unity in leadership roles. According to him, Igbo are hardworking, resilient and law abiding, but fall short of leadership role because of lack of recognition of.....
Police lock out Tambuwal from National Assembly
…Lawmakers, supporters scale fence Armed soldiers, Policemen and operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Thursday morning tried to stop Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal from entering the national assembly complex. He managed to gain entrance with the support of some of his colleagues. Our correspondents report plenary.....
Ihedioha, Govs, Others Tear-Gassed at PDP Secretariat
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, Governor of  of Kaduna State,  Ramalan Yero, and the Acting Governor of Taraba State,  Garba Umar, were among dignitaries in the premises of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat when a policeman on duty there surreptitiously released a canister of.....
Mu’azu, Ihedioha, Adoke behind my travails –Tambuwal
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has accused his Deputy, Emeka Ihedioha; the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke; the Peoples Democratic Party and its National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, of being behind the plot to remove him from office. Tambuwal, who defected from.....
Confab report unacceptable -Igbo Leaders
A group of prominent Igbo political leaders, the Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT) has called for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to make for the devolution of greater powers to, this time, not the states but larger and capable political units called zones. ILT believes that the creation of.....

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