$9.3m arms deal: the zoo House of Representatives in $50,000 bribery scandal

For the second time this week, pandemonium reigned in the House of Representatives, yesterday, following allegations of a $50,000 bribe to members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to suppress a house inquest into the alleged $9.3 million cash seized by the South African Government.The House went into a near riot following the admission by a member of the House, Rep. Ali Madaki, APC, Kano to the leakage of the story of the alleged bribe to the PDP members.

Atiku of APC Islamic brotherhood finally Declares For President, Promises “Great New Nigeria”

Former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has declared his interest in contesting next year’s presidential election on the banner of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking at the Shehu Musa Yar’ adua Centre in Abuja, where he addressed a World Press Conference on Wednesday, the ex-founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his determination and that of APC to give Nigerians the country of their dreams, devoid of corruption yet bent on enthroning change.

13 people die in Owerri auto crash

A heart rending spectacle played out yesterday along the ever-busy Owerri-Aba federal highway as no fewer than 13 out of the 14 people in a commuter bus, perished in a ghastly road accident. he unfortunate citizens lost their lives when the commercial vehicle they were travelling in had a head on collision with a Mack truck.Traffic was held up along the road for hours, while sympathisers thronged the scene hoping to identify the victims, as men of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, and the police had hectic moments trying to get the traffic moving.

Again because they are Biafrans: ‘We won’t plead for the 12 soldiers sentenced to death’ – Senate

 by: foluso The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Thompson Sekibo has said that members of the Senate will not be intervening on the death verdict handed to 12 soldiers for mutiny by a military court on September 16th.Senator Sekibo who spoke with journalists after a closed-door meeting between the senate committee on Defence and…

Court asked to declare Jonathan, Sambo ineligible to re-contest

Two politicians, Adejumo Ajagbe and Olatoye Wahab, have filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Namadi Sambo, from re-contesting in 2015. The plaintiffs argued that by the virtue of constitutional provisions, the President and the Vice President elected in the same election and…

Ohanaeze Ndiara: Why we hold an Igbo Day celebration –Chairman, Ohanaeze Lagos

By ONYEKACHI JETAs the Igbo nation holds the 2014 Igbo Day celebrations, the Chaiman, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos, Mr. Fabian Onwughalu, has disclosed that the successes achieved by the Igbo nations after emerging from Nigeria/Biafra civil war forms the focal point for this year’s celebration.As the nation, which forms the Southeastern part of Nigeria celebrates, she…

House of Representatives split over seized $9.3m cash

The House of Representatives was sharply divided, yesterday, with All Progressives Congress, APC, members staging a walk-out over failure of the House to commence debate on the $9.3 million cash that was allegedly smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli  for the purpose of purchasing arms for the Nigerian Intelligence Service.The Senate on its part said it has commenced investigations into the arms deal which the Federal Government said was a legitimate transaction.

TB.Joshua Synagogue: Don’t give Joshua visa, ANC youths tell Zuma

The African National Congress Youth League has called on the Jacob Zuma-led South African government not to issue a visa to the General Overseer of the Synagogue of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua.Joshua had expressed on Sunday his desire to visit South Africa to commiserate with the families of 84 citizens of the country who lost their lives when a building of the church collapsed in Lagos on September 12.