INEC announces Election dates

The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has announced possible dates for the 2011 general elections as the 8th and 15th of January next year, based on the sections of the constitution amended by the National Assembly. The chairman of the electoral commission, Professor Attahiru who announced the dates told a news conference in Abuja that […]

Senate passes electoral Act

THE Senate has passed the new Electoral Act, putting the conduct of Presidential and National Assembly elections ahead of Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections. However, the passage was preceded by high level maneouverings which pitched northern senators who were in favour of presidential election coming last against their southern counterparts who wanted it to […]


Less than a month after ditching his erstwhile party, the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, for the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State is set to defect again to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. An authoritative source in the PDP disclosed that the national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, and the party’s […]

INEC wants N55b for voters register

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attahiru Jega , thursday said the commission would require ₦55.1 billion to organise a “substantially more credible” voters register ahead of the 2011 general election. Jega who told a delegation of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which paid him a courtesy visit earlier today […]


Nigeria’s second national operator and pan Africa’s telco, Globacom, said with the successful completion of its submarine cable from the United Kigdom (UK) to Europe and 16 other countries in the West African sub-region, the next phase of the project will be to lay another cable that will link up with South Africa through Angola. […]

Abortion claims mother of five

A mother of five children died on Thursday night in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for what an eye-witness say was as a result of self-medication. The deceased woman was identified as Mrs. Ekatte Akpan. The late mother of five who was living at 40 Cheta Street, within Mgbesularu community in Port Harcourt Metopolis. […]

Woman held for killing own baby

Twenty year old Maryamu Mohammed Bello of Tashan Alade village in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday appeared before Justice Patum Haruna Ngadda of the Maiduguri High Court 10 for intentionally throwing her new-born baby girl into a pit toilet, an act which resulted in the death of the baby. She thereby committed […]


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