Urhobo nation passes vote of confidence on Upu leadership.

Urhobo nation passes vote of confidence on Upu leadership.

Mosogar—A congress of the working organs of Urhobo nation, at home and in the Diaspora, consisting of the executive committees of its apex body, the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, the Women (Eghweya) Wing, the Elders/Leaders (Ekpako Urhobo) Wing, the Youths (Ighele Urhobo) Wing and the 24 Presidents-General of the 24 kingdoms of Urhoboland, has passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of UPU, which has Chief Joseph Omene as its President-General and Chief Albert…

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The United States is deeply disappointed In Nigeria’s election

The United States is deeply disappointed In Nigeria’s election

The US Government has expressed disappointment over the postponement of Nigeria’s general election which was announced last night by INEC chairman, Prof. Jega. The following  statement by the US Secretary of State John Kerry posted on the US Department of State website. The United States is deeply disappointed by the decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, which had been scheduled for February 14. Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable, and it…

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Boko Haram has 6,000 ‘hardcore’ fighters – US officials.

Boko Haram has 6,000 ‘hardcore’ fighters – US officials.

The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has attacked a town in Niger for the first time, witnesses say. Niger’s government, yesterday, said it killed more than 100 of the group’s fighters as it repulsed the attack on the border town of Bosso. The group reportedly killed at least 70 people in an attack on the town of Fotokol in Cameroon on Wednesday. The Boko Haram insurgency has left thousands dead and displaced more than…

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Imo traditional council rulers overwhelmingly support Jonathan .

Imo traditional council rulers overwhelmingly support Jonathan .

The Imo Traditional Council on Saturday promised President Goodluck Jonathan their votes in next month’s presidential election. Obi of Obinugwu,‎ Eze Cletus Ilomuanya ‎, made the promise when Jonathan led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to the royal father’s palace in Owerri, Imo State capital. “It is when you return that they will know your worth. We are going to give you the royal blessings and the oldest traditional ruler is here and…

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Southern leaders reiterate call for Jega to resign.

Southern leaders reiterate call for Jega to resign.

ABUJA—SOUTHERN leaders, yesterday, reiterated their call for the resignation of  the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, accusing him of acting a script for the northern part of the country to declare the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, from the north as winner of the yet to be conducted Presidential election. According to the leaders, there were plans to rig the 2015 election hatched by…

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Politician sets vehicle ablaze in Delta

Politician sets vehicle ablaze in Delta

A one-time chairmanship candidate in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Ikechukwu Uwagwu, today, at Issele Uku, Delta state, set ablaze a Hilux vehicle given to him by a senatorial candidate of one of the political parties. He said the senatorial candidate gave him the vehicle, five years ago, before they fell aprart, he added that setting the car ablaze was to erase the ties between the two of them. Mr Uwagwu…

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Man, 49, Rapes Neighbour’s 16-Year-Old Daughter In Lagos

Man, 49, Rapes Neighbour’s 16-Year-Old Daughter In Lagos

Napoleon Okonta, 49, has reportedly raped his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter in Odo-Eran Street in the Ijegun Egba area of Lagos state. Reports stated that Okonta lured the victim into his bedroom and forcefully pulled her pants and had carnal knowledge of her. The victim who was not identified was said to have been rescued by neighbours who were attracted to the scene by her repeated screams. The suspect, a father of two was subsequently nabbed…

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Military arrests General, senior officers over Baga attack.

Military arrests General, senior officers over Baga attack.

The authorities of the Nigerian military have arrested senior Army personnel on attachment to the Multi National Joint Task Force. Those arrested and placed under movement restriction are a Brig. Gen, a Lt. Col. and five other officers of the Nigerian Army deployed to the Baga headquarters of Multinational Joint Task Force, which was attacked and taken over by members of the Boko Haram sect on January 5, 2015. Investigations revealed that the military authorities arrested…

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Angry youths pelt Jonathan’s convoy with stones in Taraba.

Angry youths pelt Jonathan’s convoy with stones in Taraba.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy was again stoned on Thursday by some aggrieved youths in Jalingo, Taraba State. Jonathan was in the city in continuation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential rally. His convoy had before Thursday been stoned in Katsina and Bauchi states when he went to seek the votes for his re-election bid. It was gathered that the windscreens and WINDOWS of some of the vehicles on the convoy were destroyed before security operatives…

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Robert Mugabe takes over as African Union chairman

Robert Mugabe takes over as African Union chairman

African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa have chosen the continent’s oldest head of state, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, as AU chairman for the coming year. Mr Mugabe, who is 90, drew applause when he denounced colonialism. He also spoke of the “scourge of terrorism” from Boko Haram and said there needed to be “lasting solutions” to the issue in Nigeria and Cameroon. Earlier, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned of the dangers of leaders clinging to power….

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