thenationonlineng.net – The next governorship elec tion is expected to be a milestone in Anambra State. Governor Peter Obi will bow out in March, next year, following the expiration of his second term in office. Will he hand over to another All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governor? Will any of the opposition parties steal the show and instal his successor?
The political parties are warming up for the epic battle. The contest may hold in November. The governorshipaspirants have started positioning themselves.
Four parties are in contention. There is the Read more »
dailytimes.com.ng – Heartland have behind put a CAF Confederation Cup debacle to smash past Lobi Stars 3-0 in a Nigeria league Week 7 fixture.
Heartland goalkeeper Ebele Obi said that it was a deserved victory.
“It was a sweet and deserved victory for us. We did our best and got what we wanted. We will now build on this result as the league progresses,” Ebele Obi said.
Veteran midfielder David Tyavkase scored a brace in Read more »
dailytimes.com.ng – Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Godfrey Onah as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu State, a church official said.
Rev. Father Chuma Nnameni, the Director of Social Communication in Nsukka Catholic Diocese, said Onah would succeed retiring Bishop Francis Okobo. He said Onah was before his appointment the Vice-Rector at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
“Yes, Pope Francis has approved Onah, a professor of Philosophy and Theology, to succeed Bishop Francis Okobo of Read more »
tribune.com.ng – NIGERIA may have started moving dangerously into a theatre of war following resolve by the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) to start avenging the killing of Christians in Northern Nigeria by members of the Islamic group, Boko Haram.
MEND said it was prepared to launch a crusade in this regard code named “Operation Barbarosa which it said would involve the bombings of mosques, hajj camps, Islamic institutions, large congregations of islamic events and assassination of clerics who have been propagating the doctrines of hate in Read more »
tribune.com.ng – A major tsunami seems in the offing in the judiciary as high -profile judicial officers are on the line to bite the dust in the on-going in-house cleansing embarked upon by the leadership of the arm of government.
Nigerian Tribune can reliably reveal that two justices of the Supreme Court are being investigated for alleged abuse of the annual medical allowances.
Each of the current 16 justices of the apex court Read more »
thisdaylive.com – A military rehearsal of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral procession has taken place in central London.
More than 700 members of the armed forces drawn from all three services took part in the practice before dawn.
They will line the route of the funeral procession from Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday.
Lady Thatcher’s coffin is to be carried in a Read more »
thisdaylive.com – A Yoruba socio-political group, Atayese, led by Mr. Tokunbo Ajasin, son of late Pa Adekunle Ajasin, has vowed to make the South-west boycott the 2015 elections if a Sovereign National Conference is not convoked.
He also implored President Goodluck Jonathan to spare Nigeria and Nigerians the problems that may arise from holding an election in 2015 without addressing “ominous signs”, saying “we started hearing more of Boko Haram after 2011 elections.”
The Yoruba leader whose Read more »
CRIME AND SECURITY
thisdaylive.com – The spate of insecurity ravaging the north has continued with yet another attack on Mr Yohanna Yakubu , 47, the younger brother of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew La’ah Yakubu. The younger Yakubu was murdered yesterday by suspected armed robbers in Idon village, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, about 110 kilometres away from the state capital, Kaduna.
The deceased, who was a member of staff of the Read more »