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INEC says received 60 application for new parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that 60 associations have applied to the commission to be registered as political parties in the country. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this at a Capacity Development

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Christmas: I-G assures Nigerians of adequate security

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Saturday assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities. Newsmen reports that Idris spoke at the 8th annual Nupe Day celebration in Bida, headquarters of

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Northern group rejects Senate call for SGF’s resignation

A coalition of Northern group has described as unrealistic the call by the Senate on Mr Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), to resign and face prosecution. The coalition tagged Northern Emancipation Network in a statement

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FIFA Secretary General Samora Graces Beach AFCON Semi-Finals

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Secretary General, Fatma Samoura was amongthe  top dignitaries that watched the semi-final matches of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday at the Eko Atlantic Beach. Samoura was in company of

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Our game plan worked against Morocco, says Nigeria’s Ogbonna

The forward has admitted his side strategies ensured they overcame their north African rivals in the Beach African Cup of Nations semi-final clash on Saturday Nigeria beach soccer forward Emeka Ogbonna has revealed their well mapped out game plan helped them

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Sunny, hazy atmosphere, cloudy skies to prevail on Sunday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Sunday. NiMet made the prediction in the Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday. It added

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe confirmed as ruling party candidate for 2018

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was confirmed on Saturday as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94. Supporters at a party conference sang a song titled “Mugabe should rule until eternity” as

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How Americans, Swiss are frustrating the return of $621m Abacha loot

Constitutional lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has explained how the governments of the United States of America, Switzerland and Britain have illegally prevented the repatriation of the remaining Abacha loot to Nigeria from the vaults of banks in western countries. In an

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West Africa bloc says Gambia’s Jammeh must step down when term ends

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS must ensure Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh steps down when his mandate ends in January because he lost an election, the bloc’s chairwoman, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, said on Saturday. Her comments came at

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Tsunami warning issued after earthquake off Papua New Guinea.

Dangerous waves could be headed to some South Pacific coasts after an 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the sea off Papua New Guinea on Saturday night, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a preliminary alert. The quake struck in the

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