Onitsha traders shut down over ban on drugs sale in open market

No fewer than 10,000 traders at the Bridge-Head Drug Market, Onitsha took over the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway yesterday to protest the proposed Federal Government’s ban on sale of drugs in open market next year. The protesters, who were chanting anti-Federal Government songs, also carried placards with inscriptions such as “South-East governors help us; If drug market…


Baraje tells President Jonathan you can’t win 2015 election without us

The Kawu Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday gave further indication of failure of peace talks. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the faction, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, it stated that alleged belligerence of the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led national leadership of the party towards genuine reconciliation would cost…


Presidency rejects governors’ demands

The Presidency yesterday rejected the demands by aggrieved governors as part of the terms to settle the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) crises. Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters Ahmed Gulak, yesterday said those demands are not consitutional. He spoke against the background of Tuesday night’s peace talks at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…


President Jonathan and politics of cabinet reshuffle sacked 9 ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, shocked members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, as he sacked nine members of the council. The sacked ministers did not have any inkling of their impending sack as some of them attended the weekly FEC meeting, yesterday. President Jonathan reportedly thanked the sacked ministers for their services to the nation…


FG orders 53 gold-plated iPhones worth N649m to commemorate the country’s 53rd independence 2014

The Federal Government has ordered 53 custom made goldplated iPhones from a United Kingdom-based company, Gold and Co, to commemorate the country’s 53rd independence anniversary on October 1. A Bristol-born businessman based in Dubai, Mr. Amjad Ali, who runs the luxury goods firm, disclosed this in an interview with The Independent of London.