PDP: Wike, Fayose not sponsors of Jonathan’s peace meeting – Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was untrue that Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, sponsored the party’s April 6 stakeholders’ meeting. Mr Dayo Adeyeye, Publicity Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, stated this at news conference on Friday in Abuja. Deputy National Chairman of the party,……

Okorocha urges Christians to pray for Nigeria

Imo governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has called on Christians to use the opportunity offered by Easter to pray for the nation, the state and the people. He called for special prayers for President Mohammadu Buhari, and for God’s control in all situations in Nigeria. Okorocha made the call in a statement by his Chief Press……

Unidentified man offers N42 million as tithe to church in Benue

A man whose identity has been shielded by a local church in Makurdi, has shocked church members with a tithe offering of N42 million. Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi revealed that the money was paid into the UBA account of the NKST Church High level Makurdi. Although the resident pastor……

Fraud: Kano Emir disowns Instagram, Facebook, Twitter accounts

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has disowned social media accounts opened in his name. Sanusi said in a statement that on Friday in Kano that he never authorised any person or organisation to open to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf. The……

Congo arrests 2 suspects over murder of UN experts, one escapes: Prosecutors

A senior prosecutor said on Friday authorities had arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of two UN investigators in central Democratic Republic of Congo. The senior prosecutor, however said, one of the prisoners had since escaped. The announcement was the first reported sign of progress in investigations into the deaths of American……

Gov. Obaseki celebrates tribunal’s judgment

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that the Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment is a clear testimony that his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election is free and fair. Obaseki said this while speaking with newsmen in Benin on Friday after the tribunal affirmed his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election. The governor……

Army to hold 2nd quarter security workshop in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that it would conduct the second quarter Office Management and Document Security Workshop at 1 Division Headquarters from April 19 to April 17, in Kaduna. Col. Kingsley Umoh, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer, 1 Division Kaduna, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of……

Kogi Govt. names road after Col. Abu Ali, Boko Haram war hero

Kogi State Government on Friday named the 50-km Shintaku-Gboloko-Dekina Road in Bassa Local Government Area of the state after the fallen Book Haram war hero, Lt.-Col. Mohammed Abu Ali. Gov. Yahaya Bello, who announced this in Bassa, said the honour was part of efforts to immortalise Ali, who was killed in Maiduguri, Borno, on Nov.……

I was never banned from Presidential Villa – Gov. El-Rufa’i

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State says he was never banned from coming to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor, who stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the two-raka’at Juma’at weekly prayer at State House Mosque, Abuja, on Friday, Reports on the social media said……

Edo election tribunal: PDP’s Ize-Iyamu says judgment unacceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2016 Edo governorship poll, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said in Benin City on Friday that the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed their petition was unacceptable. Ize-Iyamu told party leaders and supporters at a forum attended by the state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, that……

Al-Makura’s devt strategy will boost human capacity – Lawmaker

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Works says the development strategy adopted by Gov. Tanko Al-Makura would boost human capacity in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Mr Mohammed Okpoku, said this on Friday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko) said the ongoing construction of……

Church pays fines of 25 inmates in Yola prison

The Catholic Diocese of Yola on Friday paid fines of 25 inmates from the Prison, as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. Speaking at the ceremony, Bishop Stephen Mamza, said the church paid the fine amount and got them released. The church also presented foodstuff to the remaining inmates. Mamza urged Christians to……