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2015: Jega lists obstacles to hitch free elections

INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega

Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday listed four major challenges that could hinder the success of the 2015 general elections. He said this in a presentation at the ongoing All Nigerian Editors Conference in Katsina. Jega, who was represented by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the commission’s Director of Voter Education and […]

Jonathan launches national identity card scheme

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN UNVEILING THE e-ID CARD  AT THE
PRESIDENTIAL LAUNCH OF e-ID CARD IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY 28 AUGUST 2014; WITH HIM IS THE BOARD
CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, PRINCE UCHE SECONDUS

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa’s most populous nation. The head of state was issued with his own card, which features a credit card-style chip with personal as well as biometric data and doubles up as […]

Emir’s Palace Now Boko Haram’s Headquarters

Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents have begun to relocate from their camp in Sambisa forest in Borno State to captured territories in northern Nigeria, according to latest reports. This follows the sustained territorial conquests by the insurgents who have occupied the army base in Gamboru town in Borno State which they took over on Monday, witnesses said. […]

Akunyili Buried

•President Goodluck Jonathan moving toward the casket bearing the remains of Dora Akunyili during the Requiem Mass for the late Akunyili, in Abuja. PHOTO: FEMI IPAYE

Nkrumah Bankong-Obi The final burial rites for Professor Dora Akunyili, former director-General of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC and Minister for Information have been holding in several states across the country and ended today with her interment in Agulu, Anambra State, southern Nigeria. After a Christian wake-keep at her family’s […]

Ebola claims first victim in Port Harcourt

Medics carry an Ebola victim in Liberia

Nigeria on Thursday said that a doctor had died from Ebola in the southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus in the state. Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact with the Liberian-American man who brought the […]

Head Niger parliament questioned in Nigerian baby-trafficking case

Hama Amadou: His wife was arrested in connection with a baby trafficking ring

The head of parliament in Niger will be interrogated as part of a probe into international baby-trafficking, sources said on Wednesday. Hama Amadou is suspected of “complicity” in the trafficking of babies born in Nigeria and trafficked into Niger via Benin. But Amadou, who is considered the leading challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou ahead of […]

OBJ, Jonathan meet over insecurity in Nigeria

File Photo: L-R: President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo shares a joke.

Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan met today in Abuja to discuss nation’s security matters. The visit came in the wake of Obasanjo’s commendation of the joint efforts by both the Federal and Lagos State governments in checking the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD in the country […]

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