Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah wins 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Posted by - April 30, 2015

Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah has been announced as the Africa Regional Winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The competition was open to unpublished work by writers from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, but was won by the Nigerian author. On the judging panel, which reflects the five regions of the Commonwealth,

Politics can be played peacefully – APC chiarman, John Oyegun

Posted by - April 30, 2015

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, on Thursday said recent happenings in the country had shown that politics could be played peacefully. Oyegun said this while receiving a delegation of Former Governors Forum (FGF) at the APC national secretariat in Abuja. According to him, Nigerians should be proud as the

Chief of Army Staff vows military will end insurgency and find Chibok girls

Posted by - April 30, 2015

The Chief of Army Staff (CAOS), Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Thursday in Lagos said the Nigerian Army would not relent until it brought insurgency to an end in the country. Minimah gave Nigerians the assurance at the inauguration of the newly refurbished 81 Division Officers’ Mess built by the General Officer Commanding, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomeibi Dibi.

APC will win entire South-East in 2019 – Okorocha

Posted by - April 30, 2015

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would take the entire South-East in 2019 general elections. Okorocha gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen at the end of his closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Defence House in Abuja. He claimed that the region played a key role in

Another Buhari ‘Walker’ arrive Gombe with over 70 requests to President-elect

Posted by - April 30, 2015

Another walker, Malam Abubakar Umar, 43 years, who started trekking from Yola, Adamawa, on Saturday to celebrate the victory of President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Gombe on Thursday where he spent the night. Umar said he was carrying more than 70 letters of requests from people of the North East region to Buhari which were

Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria summoned over execution of four Nigerians

Posted by - April 30, 2015

The Federal Government on Thursday summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto, and protested the execution of four Nigerians for trafficking drugs to the Asian country, despite appeals. The Undersecretary, Economic and Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry, Amb. Bokunolu Onemola, who met with Purwanto in Abuja, conveyed Nigeria’s position to the envoy, saying

We can’t unveil rescued ladies profiles for now – DHQ

Posted by - April 30, 2015

Defence authorities have said they will not be able to confirm whether the about 453 females rescued by the Special Forces in the Sambisa Forest on Tuesday and Wednesday are from Chibok or not without a comprehensive profiling of the distressed persons. Troops of the Nigerian Army rescued 293 ladies comprising 200 girls and 93

I have nothing to hide, says Aliyu

Posted by - April 30, 2015

The Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has instructed all state commissioners and heads of government agencies and parastatals to cooperate with the transition committee, set up by the Governor-elect Alhaji Abubakar Bello. Aliyu said his instruction has become necessary as the outgoing administration has nothing to hide, warning the state official not to

I will remain in PDP, I will never decamp – Femi Fani-Kayode

Posted by - April 30, 2015

Femi Fani-Kayode, the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, says he will remain in the party in spite of its defeat in the March 28 and April 11 general elections. Fani-Kayode said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday. He also dismissed the insinuation that