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Gunmen kidnap President Jonathan’s council chairman

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Daredevil gunmen today kidnapped Mr Enaye Abah, the Chairman of Ogbia Local Government council of Bayelsa state. Ogbia is President Goodluck Jonathan’s home local Government. The detail of Abah’s kidnap is still sketchy. It was however learnt that he was abducted on Wednesday morning in Otuasega community in Ogbia council area of […]

Breaking: 700 African migrants drown in Libyan waters

File photo: rescued African migrants

Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN’s refugee agency said Sunday, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy. The survivors indicated […]

Supreme Court dismisses case against Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose

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.

One dead, others injured as soldiers open fire on youths in Bauchi

Nigerian soldiers

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 military reclaims Gwoza from Boko Haram

Boko Haram leader, Shekau and his lieutenants: Nigeria military says it has captured Gwoza, the Jihadists headquarters

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 Dumps PDP for APC

Alhaji Alli Olanusi

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 […]

Jonathan, Buhari meet in Abuja

L-R: Muhammadu Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan

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. […]

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