Nigeria’s Supreme Court has dismissed the suit by the All Progressives Congress, challenging the eligibility of Governor Ayodele Fayose to contest the 21 June, 2014 election in the state. The court ruled that Fayose’s impeachment in 2006 was not enough to unseat him as the elected governor.
Unconfirmed reports reaching PM News soldiers have opened fire at youths that mounted surveillance at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre at Ahmadu Bello Way in Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi state. According to a source in Bauchi, the soldiers shot and killed a youth while several others are injured. More to follow…
Nigeria’s military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. “Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled Caliphate,” Defence Headquarters in Abuja said on Twitter. “Several terrorists died while many are captured. Mopping up of […]
Ondo state deputy governor Alhaji Alli Olanusi has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Olanusi, 71, and Governor Olusegun Mimiko defected to the PDP from Labour Party only last year but since their defection, there’s been tussle between the existing PDP leaders in the […]
The two major presidential candidates in the Nigerian election for Saturday are meeting in a hotel in Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are currently meeting at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, ahead of the elections. […]
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Ghali Na’Abba, is set to announce his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, the Punch Newspaper has reported. Na’abba who resigned his membership of the PDP on Sunday is currently at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja where he is […]
Gunmen have kidnapped three Chinese workers in central Nigeria, the latest such incident in the region, police said Saturday. “Three Chinese nationals were abducted by some unknown gunmen within the early hours of Friday,” a senior police officer, who did not want to be named, told AFP. He said the gunmen stormed a quarry outside […]