PDP blames APC for Abuja blast

by: Gbade Ogunwale, Assistant Editor, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the explosion that rocked Abuja on Monday in which over 71 persons were killed and 124 injured. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party condemned as barbaric, monstrous and…

I REGRET VOTING FOR JONATHAN – KWANKWASO

NEWISSUES, Abuja Kano state Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso on Sunday said that he regrets voting for President Goodluck Jonathan, because the president has disappointed Nigerians.   “I am regretting for voting President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 Presidential Election, as he has done nothing to move the nation forward”, he alleged. adding that Kano people are…

Abuja explosion: Over 200 people are believed to have died from the blast.; Jonathan orders increased security in Nigerian capital

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered that the security in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, be increased following an early Monday morning explosion in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital city. In a tweet by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the president said he is saddened by the loss of lives from…

Bloody Weekend in Borno: 60 killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks terrorists

Barely 48 hours after suspected Boko Haram terrorists massacred more than 200 persons including students who were writing their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Borno, the insurgents, yesterday, continued their killing spree as they killed no fewer than 60 persons in Ngoshe and Kaigamari villages of Borno close to the border with Cameroon.The terrorists also set ablaze many houses, shops, telecommunication masts and other property worth millions of naira. This came as the troops deployed to the North Central zone of the country

Power sector collapse: Banks cry out over fate of investments

Nigerian banks have expressed concern over the possibility of losing about N1 trillion they invested in the acquisition of the privatized assets of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.The banks are expressing fears that they may be unable to recoup their investment following the myriad of problems facing the sector.Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti, had at a power

National confab: Presidency summons Kutigi, as c’ittee chairmen emerge today

In a bid to prevent any tension that may arise over the sharing of committees to delegates at the on-going National Conference, President Goodluck Jonathan, weekend, summoned the Chairman and members of the confab secretariat to his office for a crucial meeting.The meeting, according to a Presidency top source, was basically to enable Jonathan brief them on the importance, which the administration attaches to the confab and the need to ensure that the overall wish of the majority of Nigerians at the confab prevails.

Crisis hits Assemblies of God Church •My case against church leaders —suspended General Superintendent Emeka

Assemblies of God Church Nigeria General Superintendent, Rev. Paul Emeka, suspended over allegations of misconduct,  financial misappropriation and other matters by a  group in the church, in this interview culled from Sunday Vanguard, fires  back at his accusers, saying his only offence was that he  tried to protect the church. The embattled Rev. Emeka (shown in photo) was reinstated by a court order but denied access to his office. Excerpts:What is your position on the crisis rocking Assemblies of God Church?Everything has immediate and remote causes; so in a situation like this, you don’t really know where to start. I must let you know that there was a time we got licence to operate the Evangel