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Nigeria: Tompolo Denies Endorsing Buhari
Nigeria: Tompolo Denies Endorsing Buhari

Nigeria: Tompolo Denies Endorsing Buhari

Following an earlier report that the one-time militant, Tompolo along with others endorsed the candidacy of Buhari for presidency, he has come out to deny this claim. In a short statement, Tompolo dubunked the claim, saying he knew nothing about the endorsement signed by Ebikabowei Victor Ben,... read more »

Nigeria: A Message from U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington
Nigeria: A Message from U.S Ambassador t...

Nigeria: A Message from U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington

The United States Embassy in Nigeria wishes to reiterate unequivocally that we are not taking sides in Nigeria’s election.   We do not support any party or candidate.   We support a level playing field and the democratic process.  That is the bedrock principle of our Government’s advocacy... read more »

PDP To Buhari Presidency: False Alarm Will Not Help You
Press Release: PDP To Buhari Presidency:...

Press Release: PDP To Buhari Presidency: False Alarm Will Not Help You

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no amount of fabrications, false alarm, blackmail and resort to violence by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency can sway Nigerians or help their plots to rig the 2019 Presidential election. The party says the Buhari Presidency’s... read more »

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process or Incite Violence Must be Held to Account - US
Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Elec...

Nigeria: Those Who Interfere in the Electoral Process or Incite Violence Mu...

As the Nigerian general elections looms close, the United States Government yesterday fired a cautioning shot to all actors, warning that “those who interfere in the electoral process or incite violence must be held to account.” This warning is coming on the heels of another caution by the US... read more »

Opinion: New IGP - Why Progressive Northerners Should be Embarrassed by Farooq Kperogi
Opinion: New IGP – Why Progressive...

Opinion: New IGP – Why Progressive Northerners Should be Embarrassed ...

In August 2015, when I first publicly voiced out my disapproval of what I called the embarrassingly undisguised ‘Arewacentricity’ of Buhari’s appointments, a few people, mostly southerners, asked why I was bothered since I’m a northern Muslim who is “favored” by such... read more »

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Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country - Niger Delta Agitators

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country – Niger D...

A coalition known as the Niger Delta Agitators has issued a warning to the Federal Government regarding what they term the harassment of the Chief Justice of the federation. According to... read more »

Gabon: Coup Attempt Foiled, Situation Under Control - Gabonese Government

Gabon: Coup Attempt Foiled, Situation Under Control – Gabonese Government

A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC... read more »

Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,000 by Churchill Umoren

Nigeria: Buratai Invites Editors to Maiduguri, Offers Each N500,000 by Churchill Umoren

…Army chief Buratai implores the media to take it easy and not pursue “negative” stories about it. Last week Army spokesman, Lt. Col SK Usman, at the behest of Army chief... read more »

Opinion: Nigeria in the Throes of Anarchy - by Mike Ozekhome

Opinion: Nigeria in the Throes of Anarchy – by Mike Ozekhome

A press statement by Mike Ozekhome’s chambers on the unconstitutional siege laid by the Nigerian Police on Senator Dino Melaye’s house, at no 11 Sangsha street Maitama,... read more »

Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansur Isah Buhari

Opinion: Northern Sentiment Southern Ointment by Mansur Isah Buh...

A northern or southern president cannot solve our problems, a Nigerian president can. You can’t have excuses and results. Sentiments don’t solve problems; they compound them. Every... read more »