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I charge N2m to write songs for people —Harrysong

Harrison Okiri popularly called Harrysong is a singer and songwriter. The one-time fisherman and Political Science graduate of the University of Port Harcourt talks about the milestones in his career What are your current projects? I plan to release an album this year. I just released my single, Ofe Oshe, and the feedback has been amazing. Releasing singles concurrently is ... Read More »

Never vote PDP again, Buhari tells Nigerian

The presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday told Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting the Peoples Democratic Party in the forth coming general elections. He stated this in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, during the North-Central zonal grand finale rally of the APC, adding that the 16 years of PDP rule ... Read More »

PVC collection closes today – INEC

Collection of Permanent Voter Card from the Independent National Electoral Commission closes today. INEC had on March 8, 2015, extended the deadline for collection of the card across the country by additional two weeks – from March 8 to March 22. The card is a prerequisite for an eligible voter to cast his vote in the elections. A statement by ... Read More »

Government Claims Naira Records Gain Against Dollar

The Naira appreciated against the Dollar at the official and the parallel markets as at close of trading on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Naira exchanged at N225 for a dollar as against N226 which it traded since March 16 at the Bureau De Change (BDC) market. At the official market, the currency sold at ... Read More »

See How Corp Members Are Being Taught How To Use Guns [See Photos]

Reports just reaching us reveal that National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members in Kebbi state, are being taught how to use the m60 guns for protection because of the insecurity related to the forthcoming elections. According to the corper in Kebbi state, he said“The corp members were given security tips on how to prevent and handle mishaps in the course ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader Escapes Military Raid In Kadun

A leader of the Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday night escaped a military raid on his hideout at No. 4 Fulani Road, Ugwan Dosa, Kaduna State. The Boko Haram leader, whose name was given as Mallam Muhammed Mai Borno, was said to be taken refuge in Kaduna after he was flushed out of Maiduguri in Borno State. He was said ... Read More »

Police Arrest 75 Year herbalist for defiling 12-year-old boy

A 75- year-old herbalist, Odinkemere Ogbuehi, from Abia State has been paraded by the police for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a twelve-year-old boy “through the anus.” Commissioner of Police, JoshakHabila, who paraded the suspect in Umuahia on Friday with other suspected criminals, said that the incident occurred on March 8, 2015 . According to police, the suspect allegedly “took ... Read More »

Election: Soldiers teach Kebbi corps members how to use guns

Ahead of next Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections and April 11 governorship and state houses of assemblies’ election, the military has begun training National Youth Service Corp members in Kebbi State on how to use guns. According to, the move was to have corps members who would work as adhoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission during ... Read More »

Jega Blames IGP, says no law bars waiting after voting

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Friday clashed over the police chief’s “vote and go home order.” While the IGP had warned voters to go back to their homes after casting their votes on election days, Jega said the electoral law did not state that voters could ... Read More »

Why I’m absent at Buhari’s campaigns –Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has explained why he has not been attending the campaigns of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku, in an interview with BBC Hausa, in the early hours of Friday, said he had not been invited to the APC presidential campaign rallies. He said he would not attend the campaign if not invited. ... Read More »

Experts warn against Jonathan’s Boko Haram ‘victory’ claims

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the military hopes to recapture towns seized by Boko Haram within a month, in what would be a swift victory after six years of bloody conflict. But experts warned against any premature declaration of victory, with the militants still proving capable of carrying out deadly hit-and-run strikes and indications of coalition lapses. Jonathan, ... Read More »

“I Will Surely Win” – President Jonathan Tells BBC

In very clear and unequivocal terms, President Goodluck Jonathan says he will “surely” win the 2015 presidential election which will hold on March 28. Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Jonathan said categorically: “I’ll surely win.” He also spoke on the Boko Haram insurgents, admitting for the first time that they were initially underrated by the government. But now ... Read More »

I am not desperate to serve – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said although he was ready and willing to continue to serve as the President of the country, he was not desperate to continue in office. He said, that was the reason he had remained unruffled despite the various things that had been said or written about him. Jonathan spoke at the public launch of a ... Read More »

Only INEC Official can monitor election– Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, says only INEC has the power to monitor elections. He said an election monitor is part of the administration of the election while an observer has no oversight function. He, therefore, warned observers to understand electoral laws properly before going to the field. An election monitor exercises some level ... Read More »

No waiting at the polling booths after voting – IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Thursday   warned voters to go back to their homes after casting their votes on election days.   He said that each polling unit would have at least two or three policemen to protect the votes   cast by the electorate. The IG said, ‘‘Two to three police officers will be attached to each polling ... Read More »

APC plans to announce fake presidential election result – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation alleged on Friday that the All Progressives Congress was planning to announce fake presidential election results after the poll next week, on Radio Chanji. The Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who made the allegation at a news conference in Abuja, also insisted that available facts before ... Read More »

A Corrupt Government Is Worse Than Armed Robbery- Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari said that a corrupt government is worse than armed robbery. The people’s general also spoke on the security challenges currently facing Nigeria as a country. Buhari said a bad and corrupt government is a much danger to national security as armed robbers, kidnappers and terrorists. Muhammadu Buhari made this statement on ... Read More »