APC writes to Atiku following his resignation from party

Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje The All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said there were no hard feelings over the decision by the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to dump the party.Its spokesperson, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, while reacting to the development, noted that the move was in tandem with the tenets of democracy.  He stated: “Politics is about interests. We have not seen...

PDP invites Ex-VP, rules out automatic ticket for him

• Decries Alleged Parallel Convention Plot The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, urged former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to return to its fold, following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).  The opposition party, however, ruled out automatic presidential ticket to the former vice president or any other aspirants, but assured them that a level playing ground has been...

Ten killed as militants clash with vigilante group in Rivers

Militants The chaos in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council of Rivers State intensified on Thursday night, as 10 persons were killed following a gun battle between suspected militants and a vigilante group in the area. The is coming barely three days after a combined security operation was carried out against a former militant’s leader in the area, popularly known as Don Waney. It was gathered that men...

Man jailed five years for stealing fans

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 20 year-old man, Elijah Adediran, to five years imprisonment for stealing ceiling fans. Adediran, who resides at Ilode, Ile-Ife, was tried on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, but found guilty for stealing. The convict, who begged the magistrate for mercy, pleaded guilty to charge of stealing but denied the allegation of conspiracy. Delivering...

Absence of lawyer stalls Evan’s arraignment till January

Evans The arraignment of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly called Evans, before an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on fresh charges, was yesterday stalled for the second time due to the absence of his counsel, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje. Justice Adedayo Akintoye, therefore, adjourned all the cases until January 22, next year for hearing.The first arraignment on these fresh charges was...

Nigeria Police set to launch own TV and radio station 

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris In its quest to step up security in the country and create jobs, the Nigeria Police yesterday disclosed its plan to establish the Nigerian Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS)‎ and the Nigerian Police Emergency Response (NPER).   The stations are expected to take off on January 30, 2019 in the 36 states of the country and the Federal...

Anambra government plans for late Ekwueme’s burial

Alex Ekwueme Anambra State governor Chief Willie Obiano has said that the state government would set up a committee to plan and coordinate activities to give late Dr Alex Ekwueme, a befitting burial. Obiano told newsmen in Awka that the plan was imperative, stressing that the committee would be enlarged to include members from the five Southeastern states and beyond, because the deceased was a...

Diabetes kills only careless people, says Obasanjo

Has Lived With Diabetes For 30 Years, Embarks On Diabetes Walk Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday that diabetic disease kills only those he described as “careless” people, disclosing that he had been a diabetic patient for over 30 years. Obasanjo spoke shortly after leading hundreds of people on ‘Diabetes walk’ in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to create “diabetes awareness”...

Atiku dumps APC, says it’s a dying party 

Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday formerly dumped the ruling All Progressives congress (APC).Atiku, whose decision did not come as a surprise to many, is believed to be on his way back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former vice president, in a statement made available to The Guardian in Abuja, yesterday, said he made the mistake of...

Atiku dumps APC, says it’s a dying party 

Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday formerly dumped the ruling All Progressives congress (APC).Atiku, whose decision did not come as a surprise to many, is believed to be on his way back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former vice president, in a statement made available to The Guardian in Abuja, yesterday, said he made the mistake of...