BREAKING: EFCC declares Nyako, Son wanted A former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has been declared wanted by the anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC]. Also wanted by the EFCC is the son of the ex-governor, Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako, a retired Naval officer. Both are wanted in a case of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of...... read more
PVC Collection: Niger, Edo declare Public Holidays Two state governments including Edo and Niger states have announced public holidays to enable eligible voters collect their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs).   The Niger State government declared Thursday and Friday work-free days, the second time the state government was declaring a public holiday for voters’ cards collection. A statement issued...... read more
16 Political Parties call for election postponment Sixteen political parties on Tuesday threw their support behind some calls for the postponement of Nigeria’s general elections slated for February. In addition, five of the 14 presidential candidates signed a joint statement urging the electoral commission to postpone the elections to a “more appropriate” date. Although they do not have much...... read more
Ugwuanyi lacks programme to earn him Enugu votes- SDP The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has asked Enugu electorate to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, saying he lacked programme that could earn him the votes of the people. In a statement made available to Whirlwindnews in Enugu, SDP said Ugwuanyi’s speeches at campaign rallies that he...... read more
Etteh dumps PDP, declares for APC Nigeria’s first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Patricia Olubunmi Etteh, has pitched tent with the All Progressive Congress (APC), the party in power in her home state, Osun.   She was among the group of erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in her constituency of Irewole, Ayedaade and...... read more
Jonathan remains best bet for Ndigbo – Ohanaeze Ohaneze Ndigbo, the umbrella body of Igbo organisations took a definite stand on the side of President Goodluck Jonathan, for next week’s presidential election, the same way its Yoruba race counterpart, Afenifere did last week. The endorsement came this morning with a clear instruction that Ndigbo should cast their votes for...... read more
President Jonathan escapes Gombe bomb blast Minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan’s  departure, a bomb blast ripped through the parking lot of a stadium in Gombe Monday.“The president had just passed the parking lot and we were trailing behind his convoy when the explosion happened. It is difficult to say how many people were affected because of the...... read more
Smear Campaign: Lamido fires warning shot at Amaechi Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Tuesday said he is still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and that his recent visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi was to discuss the need for campaign officials to jettison smear campaigns as they sell themselves to the electorate. Mr. Lamido...... read more
Tambuwal receives 2,400 PDP defectors Speaker Aminu Tambuwal on Monday received 2,400 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kebbe Local Government Area of Sokoto state.Tambuwal, APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto State received the defectors at the party’s gubernatorial campaign rally held in Kebbe town, headquarters of...... read more
Why I’m supporting Jonathan – Fayose The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose on Monday said his support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan was in appreciation for the opportunity given him to serve the people of Ekiti state.Fayose, who made this known during his campaign tour to Ikole in Ekiti, said it would be wrong...... read more
Presidency: Clock ticks on Buhari's candidacy Unless the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari clears all doubts about his educational qualification in the next few days, he might as well be kissing his ambition of ruling Nigeria as a civilian goodbye. That reality may have dawned on the former military ruler early today as...... read more
Again, Ugwuanyi stays away from Enugu Governorship Debate For the second time on Monday since he declared his intention to contest the governorship election of the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi refused to attend a debate organized for governorship contestants in the state. Ugwuanyi was also absent during a similar debate organised by...... read more
Postponement looms on presidential election Indications emerged on Monday that demands for the shifting of the February 14 presidential election may not be an empty move after all. The demand is now before an Abuja Federal High Court, which has been asked to order INEC to shift the election until all eligible voters are issued with...... read more
Strike: JOHESU threatens to withdraw members in the private sector The Joint Sector Union, JOHESU has issued the Federal Government one week ultimatum to resolve all issues in their current nationwide strike or the union will be forced to drag health practitioners in the private sector into the ongoing strike action. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the President,...... read more
Election Debate: I'm ready to confront Jonathan- Okorie Presidential Candidate of United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie has declared his readiness to take other Presidential Candidates in more election debates ahead of February 14 polls. Okorie who made his intention known to Whirlwindnews in Abuja however expressed delight with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization’s challenge to...... read more
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