BREAKING: Hajj: Three APC chairmen die, others injured in Saudi Arabia road accident

BREAKING: Hajj: Three APC chairmen die, others injured in Saudi Arabia road accident

Reports reaching Eastern Reporter from Saudi Arabia have it that no fewer than three local government chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Zamfara state, Nigeria, who were on holy pilgrimage, have lost their lives in a fatal road accident in the early hours of Friday. National President of Muslim Media Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (MMPAN), Alhaji Abdulrahman Balogun, made this disclosure via a series of short messages sent to our correspondent Friday…

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Rule of law comment: Buhari’s frustrated, confused – APC chieftain, Ogbonnia

Rule of law comment: Buhari’s frustrated, confused – APC chieftain, Ogbonnia

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), SKC Ogbonnia, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement at the opening ceremony of the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday. The President, in his speech, urged lawyers to put national security over and above the rule of law. Ogbonnia, in a statement on Friday said Buhari is right, but also very wrong, adding that he was fraustrated and confused that his…

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Recruitment scam: Group challenges PENCOM boss to publish Character Commission’s letter

Recruitment scam: Group challenges PENCOM boss to publish Character Commission’s letter

A group, the Nigerian Youth for Change, seeking justice for 43 new recruits of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) hired by the commission in March 2017, has faulted the claim by the Acting Director-General (DG) of the agency, Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, that the resumption of the recruits was indefitely suspended due to non-compliance with the number of employees approved by the Federal Character Commission. The group, which staged a massive protest at the headquarters of…

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INEC speaks on 2018 recruitment

INEC speaks on 2018 recruitment

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday declared that it was not recruiting personnel. INEC was reacting to a website which displayed an application form and requirement for recruitment into the commission. But, in a tweet via its verified Twitter handle, the electoral umpire described the information on the website as false. Sharing a link of the report, INEC wrote: “Public Notice “It has come to the notice of INEC that some publications have…

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Theresa May: How Buhari failed to take advantage of British Prime Minister’s visit – PDP

Theresa May: How Buhari failed to take advantage of British Prime Minister’s visit – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to “productively engage British Prime Minister, Theresa May,” was “directly bungling our nation’s opportunity to draw maximum economic dividends from her visit before she left the shores of our country.” PDP lamented that Buhari could not “assemble a competent economic team to engage the British leader.” In a statement issued by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party expressed concern that Buhari could…

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2019 Presidency: Atiku meets IBB, Abulsalami Abubakar [PHOTOS]

2019 Presidency: Atiku meets IBB, Abulsalami Abubakar [PHOTOS]

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, on Thursday met with two ex-military Head of States in Minna, Niger State. The Waziri of Adamawa met with Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, and Abdulsalami Abubakar. The meeting between Abubakar and the two former rulers was disclosed by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe via his Twitter handle. “H.E @atiku at courtesy visits to former military Heads of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar #AtikuInMinna,” he tweeted.

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Benue: Ortom speaks on persecuting Tsav

Benue: Ortom speaks on persecuting Tsav

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has denied persecuting his kinsman and the former Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav. Alhaji Tsav had been accused of writing a letter to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, captioned “Whistle Blowing: Stagnation of Benue State,” which was copied to the presidency and anti-graft agencies. The development angered the Governor, who consequently filed a case of defamation against him. Ortom, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media…

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2018: APC, PDP have failed you, emancipate yourselves by voting SPN, guber candidate tells Osun voters

2018: APC, PDP have failed you, emancipate yourselves by voting SPN, guber candidate tells Osun voters

The governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) for the September 22nd Governorship election in Osun State, Comrade Alfred Adegoke has charged the people of the state not to be deceived by the money some politicians might want to share for them in exchange for their votes saying it would be tantamount to selling their birthright if they should collect such money.    Adegoke, a human right lawyer and activist gave this urge…

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2019: Full text of Saraki’s declaration to run for presidency

2019: Full text of Saraki’s declaration to run for presidency

Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday formally declared his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections. Saraki announced his intention while speaking to youths at an event which held at the Sheraton hotel, Abuja In his speech, Saraki promised to set the right course for Nigeria. His full speech below: 1. Let me say, once again, how wonderful it is to see so many talented and purposeful young people at this…

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UN chief, Guterres praises Obasanjo

UN chief, Guterres praises Obasanjo

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has praised former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York. The UN chief explained that he had established a High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, which Obasanjo is a member,…

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