A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, has indicated his interest to pilot the affairs of the party in the wake of the resignation of the former National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. Bitrus, who holds a PhD, had on many occasions delivered his local government area for the PDP in his home state in spite of the domineering force of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) now All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. As a former Director of International Negotiation and Capacity Building at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bitrus assured the party faithful that he has what it takes to navigate the PDP through the turbulent waters and achieving a united and all-inclusive party that would clinch victory at the next elections. The chairmanship aspirant, who is believed to have the backing of the presidency and some PDP stalwarts, is currently the Organising Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum. Sources close to the aspirant yesterday told THISDAY that President Goodluck Jonathan would need his assistance and pedigree to again bring on board the strong support enjoyed at the last 2011 elections from the northern minorities through his leadership.
ABUJA—As outrage from within and outside Nigeria continues to trail last Wednesday’s bomb blast in Abuja, which claimed 22 lives and left 50 others injured, some of the survivors have narrated their close shave with death. The Department of State Service, DSS, on its part disclosed that security agencies actually obtained intelligence reports two weeks […]
The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) Tuesday joined elders from the South-south and South-east in endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for a second tenure in office. Second Republic Governor of Plateau State, Chief Solomon Lar, who led the about 70 members of MBF were at the State House in Abuja, where they had a closed door meeting […]
ENUGU — A four-bedroom bungalow, built on the hilly Ologo settlement in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State, collapsed Sunday night, killing a pregnant woman and injuring her husband and another tenant. The woman, Mrs. Chinasa Chukwuka, and her husband were in their room, when part of the hill behind their house collapsed during […]