Shagari's death rumour untrue; family Contrary to reports making rounds that former Nigerian President of the Second Republic, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has passed on, thre family has come out to debunk the rumours.Also the personal assistant to the Second Republic president and head of the Shehu Shagari Foundation, Dr Atiku Nuhu Koko, who also confirmed the...... read more
House of Reps speakers security details restored The police and Department of State Service, DSS, details attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been restored.The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba who withdrew the security details following the Speakers defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, last year...... read more
Abia State Govt removes Director in ASOPADEC over Rape and Murder case Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji has directed the immediate removal from the Board of the Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC), the Director of Administration representing the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the board, Mr. Christian Onuoha for allegedly raping to death an 11 year old...... read more
President Jonathan assigns port folio to new ministers President Goodluck has assigned portfolios to ministers recently screened by the senate.Kenneth Kobani is the new minister of State, Industry,Trade and Investment, Patricia Akwashiki -Minister of Information, Musiliu Obanikoro - Minister of State, Foreign Affairs 11, Nicholas Akobundu - Minister of State, Defence, Fidelis Nwankwo - Minister of State, Health, Hauwa...... read more
No clear clue on the whereabout of the Chibok girls; Minimah The Chief of Army Staff, Major. General Kenneth Minimah, has reaffirmed the successes achieved by the Nigerian troops in liberating towns thay were once held by the Boko Haram insurgents, but admitted that despite the success, there is however no clue about where the abducted Chibok girls of April 15,2014.Minimah, who...... read more
National Assembly increase budget to #120B Against speculations that the National Assembly has cut its statutory allocations to #115 billion, the red chamber of the National Assembly at their sitting on March 12 adopted the proposal for the fund to be increased to #120 billion.In the report of the National Assembly Conference Committee on 2015-2017 Medium Term...... read more
Police convene Town Hall meeting in Umuahia to tackle communal clashes In a continuous effort to maintain peace among communities and ensure co-existence across the country, the Nigeria Police Force has held a two-day Town Hall meeting of communities in Abia State to address conflicts generated by increasing boundary interaction and ethno-religious crises. The meeting  which held at the Michael Okpara Auditorium,...... read more
President Jonathan sacks SURE-P Boss;appoints new chairman President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday March 10,relieved Gen. Martin Luther Agwai(rtd), of his position as the Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme,SURE-P. The President appointed in his place, Mr. Ishaya Dare Akaku as the chairman of the SURE-P. Agwai last week, delivered a lecture at former President Olusegun Obasanjo's...... read more
Senate commends military on the fight against insurgency The Senate has hailed the breakthrough recorded by the Nigerian armed forces in the fight against the terrorist Boko Haram group in the northeast, while encouraging them to maintain the recent efforts in their bid to rid the nation of insurgency. Senator Maina Maiji Lawan, of the All Progressive Congress, from...... read more
Army begins trial of General, 22 others After three consecutive postponements, the Nigerian Army on Monday , March 9, began the trial of 22 officers, including a Brigadier General. This is coming as the counsel of one of the officers said the admission by the military hierarchy that they just procured weaponry is enough reason not to try...... read more
Abia House of Assembly candidates sign Peace Accord To continue in its quest to uphold peace and order in the state, before, during and after the elections, the Abia State House of Assembly candidates on Friday March 6, signed a Peace Accord at the Police Officers Mess, Umuahia. The pact was organised by the Umuahia Area Command. At the...... read more
Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement released on the group’s Twitter account. Though the sect hailed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of IS in one of its previous videos, this is the first time that it would be identifying with the group, which...... read more
Senate to pass 2015 budget in two weeks The Chairman,Senate Committee on Appropriation, Sen. Ahmed Maccido says the Senate might pass the 2015 budget in the next two weeks, insisting that the nation is not broke despite the fall in oil price.He explained that the red chamber of the National Assembly pegged the crude oil benchmark at $52 per...... read more
Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter Management of Radio Biafra has delivered its massive AM Transmitter to its permanent site in the eastern part of the country. The international media outfit, which is already transmitting live on FM all over the former Eastern Region and some parts of Mid-west, said it was ready to unleash its AM...... read more
New Abia Commissioner of Police holds press briefing In its determination to provide adequate security and safety of lives and property of Abians,the Nigeria Police Force Abia State command has maintained its strategies at ensuring a conducive environment.At a press briefing organised by the force at the Officers Mess in Umuahia,the Abia State capital,the new Commissioner of Police,Habila Joshak...... read more
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