A winning PDP will get Nigeria working again

PRESS RELEASE Remarks by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the Eagle Square, Abuja Saturday 9th December, 2017. Protocol I believe in Nigeria. I believe in one Nigeria where all our people have equal opportunity I believe in one Nigeria where we […]

Saleh urges Yemenis to fight Houthis in his last handwritten note

It is difficult to confirm the veracity of this note purportedly handwritten by Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh a day before his killing. Aden — These pictures purportedly show the death note of slain Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh believed to be handwritten by him a day before he was killed by Houthi militiamen in […]

Firefighters race to contain raging wildfires in California

A hillside glows with embers as a wildfire burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, California, on Friday. — AP VENTURA, California — Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds […]

Ronaldo stars as rejuvenated Real thrash Sevilla

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Ballon d’Or trophies ahead of the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Saturday. — AFP MADRID — Real Madrid sent a warning to Barcelona just two weeks ahead of El Clasico by storming back into […]

War against Daesh has ended, says Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi speaks during an Arab media conference in Baghdad on Saturday. — Reuters BAGHDAD — Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Daesh (the so-called IS) group is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Prime Minister Haider […]

Akoh passes confidence vote on Buhari for second term

Dickson Akoh, National Commandant Nigeria Peace Corps endorses Buhari for second term By Ifeanyi Nwoko The National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr Dickson Akoh has passed a vote of confidence on President Buhari and endorsed him for a second term in office. Speaking at the End of Year and Award Ceremony of the Corps, […]

PDP chairmanship: Horse-trading as Gbenga Daniel, others withdraw

Gbenga Daniel steps down from contesting PDP Chairmanship position By Emmanuel Mogbede Chief Gbenga Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun and an aspirant to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship position has stepped down from the race. Daniel at the convention ground on Saturday in Abuja, said he was withdrawing from the race to […]

Birthday: Buhari praises Danjuma for national roles

TY Danjuma: Special birthday praise from President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated General Theophilus Danjuma (Retired) on his 80th birthday and praised him for his numerous interventions to stabilize Nigeria. In a congratulatory letter signed by him , he wrote: “On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, my family and all Nigerians, please accept […]

Kidnappers scare Sen. Shehu Sani, adopt aide

Senator Shehu Sani (middle) By Cecilia Ijuo Mr Bashir Ahmad, an aide to Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) on Youth Matters has been kidnapped. Sani, who made the announcement on his Facebook post, said Ahmad, 45, was kidnapped by some gunmen in Tudun Wada Area of Kaduna South, Kaduna State on Dec. 8. He said the […]

2019: Atiku sues for unity among PDP members

Atiku Abubakar By Emmanuel Mogbede Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says it is critical for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to be united and secure the trust of Nigerians ahead of 2019 elections. He said this on Saturday in Abuja while addressing delegates and members of the party at its national convention. Atiku returned […]