Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Buni leads members of APC caretaker committee to Tinubu’s residence

PHOTOS: Buni leads members of APC caretaker committee to Tinubu’s residence

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), on Thursday hosted members of the caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni, Yobe governor. Buni is the chairman of the committee which was set up following the dissolution of the national working committee of the ruling party. Shortly after the committee was inaugurated, Buni said he would pursue true reconciliation. In [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Six months ago, PDP said Obaseki had failed Edo people

FLASHBACK: Six months ago, PDP said Obaseki had failed Edo people

When Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, members o f the party hailed him, expressing confidence that "his good works will continue". On his part, the governor told those he met at the PDP secretariat in Benin, the state capital, that "the energy I see here is the kind of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Wike hosts Obaseki in Rivers amid PDP defection rumours

PHOTOS: Wike hosts Obaseki in Rivers amid PDP defection rumours

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, on Sunday met with Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, at the government house in Port Harcourt. On Saturday, TheCable reported that Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, asked Obaseki to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for his reelection bid. Atiku also spoke with governors who are members of the PDP to make way for Obaseki to get the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Groups call for end to godfatherism in Edo

PHOTOS: Groups call for end to godfatherism in Edo

A coalition of civil society groups in Edo under the aegis of Edo Civil Society Coalition for Peace and Development at the weekend led a ‘peace walk’ to promote peace and campaign for an end to godfatherism in the state. The groups expressed worry over the rising political tension in the state, noting their displeasure on the outcome of the All [...]

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    PHOTOS: Social distancing as Malami, Magu join Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

PHOTOS: Social distancing as Malami, Magu join Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday observed Jumat prayers at the mosque in the presidential villa on Friday. This is the first prayer at the mosque since the suspension of religious gatherings over coronavirus. on Thursday, the federal capital territory released guidelines for the reopening of worship centres in the nation's capital. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity; Abubakar Malami, minister of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Orji Kalu released from prison

PHOTOS: Orji Kalu released from prison

Orji Kalu, former  governor of Abia state, has been released from prison. Awa Kalu, his senior counsel, confirmed Kalu's release to TheCable on Wednesday night. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Kalu and Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obaseki presents nomination form to Buhari

PHOTOS: Obaseki presents nomination form to Buhari

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, presented his nomination and expression of interest forms to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Obaseki, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with Buhari at the presidential villa. Earlier on Monday, seven APC governors had met with Adams Oshiomhole, the APC national chairman, to broker peace between him and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Scene of bus accident on Otedola Bridge in Lagos

PHOTOS: Scene of bus accident on Otedola Bridge in Lagos

An accident which occurred on Otedola Bridge around Berger area of Lagos on Thursday left one person dead and many injured. A bus which was heading for Anambra collided with a fuel tanker on the bridge. Below are photos from the scene of the accident. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari plays host to TY Danjuma — after years of ‘cold war’

PHOTOS: Buhari plays host to TY Danjuma — after years of ‘cold war’

President Muhammadu Buhari played host to Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, at Aso Rock on Monday. Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, had welcomed Danjuma to the presidential villa after which he met with the president. This is the first meeting between the duo since they criticised each other in the buildup to the 2019 elections. Danjuma had fired the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Social distancing rule breached at Rivers PDP inauguration

PHOTOS: Social distancing rule breached at Rivers PDP inauguration

The social distancing rule was breached at the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman and other executive members in Rivers state on Wednesday. This is coming a few days after Nyesom Wike, the state governor, pulled down two hotels for allegedly violating the lockdown measures in the state. He had imposed a lockdown in the state and asked all hotels to suspend [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gambari, chief of staff, attends first FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Gambari, chief of staff, attends first FEC meeting

Ibrahim Gambari, newly appointed chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, attended his first federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.  Gambari, who was appointed on Wednesday, replaces Abba Kyari who died on April 17 from COVID-19 complications. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo were also at the meeting which was virtual. Below are photos. [...]

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    ‘That’s what Christ would have done’ — reactions to Catholic Church’s donation of its hospitals

‘That’s what Christ would have done’ — reactions to Catholic Church’s donation of its hospitals

The donation of hospitals by the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has become a topical issue on social media. At the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, had asked state governments to take advantage of the facilities which was offered as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients. Many Nigerians [...]

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    DOWNLOAD: The ‘Orji Kalu’ judgment by the supreme court

DOWNLOAD: The ‘Orji Kalu’ judgment by the supreme court

On Friday, the supreme court nullified the judgement which convicted Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and Ude Udeogu, a former director of finance and account at government house, Abia. A federal high court in Lagos had handed a 12-year jail sentence to Kalu and sentenced Udeogu to prison for 10 years. The assets of Slok Nigeria Limited, Kalu's company, [...]

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    Western Delta University VC: Why we are giving palliatives to the needy

Western Delta University VC: Why we are giving palliatives to the needy

The Western Delta University (WDU), Oghara, says it has been giving out palliatives to some residents of Ethiope west local government area of Delta state, where it is based. Otete Okobiah, vice-chancellor of the university,told journalists on Thursday that the lowest segments of the society were the beneficiaries. She listed widows, orphans and elders in "dire straits" among those who have benefitted [...]

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    ‘He’s putting the entire country in danger’ — reactions as Ganduje relaxes lockdown

‘He’s putting the entire country in danger’ — reactions as Ganduje relaxes lockdown

Nigerians on social media platforms have reacted to the decision of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, to relax the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had on April 27, imposed a total lockdown on the state following "strange deaths" and rise in COVID-19 cases. But on Saturday, Ganduje told journalists that there would be free movement in the state between [...]

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    PHOTOS: Cars destroyed during fire outbreak at NNPC petrol station in Lagos

PHOTOS: Cars destroyed during fire outbreak at NNPC petrol station in Lagos

A retail filling station belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was gutted by fire on Monday afternoon. According to a witness, the fire began when a tanker was discharging diesel at the station located on College Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos. Fire fighters from Alausa station were able to put out the fire after 2 hours, however, a car dealer shop sharing [...]

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