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.
Shocking details emerged, yesterday, of how four smart Nigerian oil dealers conspired and fleeced the nation of N1.5 billion in the name of supplying premium motor spirit (petrol) to the country. The four suspects, Alhaji Saminu Rabiu, Jubril Rowaye, Alminur Resources Limited and Brila Energy, reportedly claimed to have used a vessel that had long […]
ABUJA â€” THE Senate on Thursday rejected a motion to stop the alleged daily deduction of N700 million on kerosene subsidy by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and other government agencies charged with the regulation of the petroleum products in the country. Instead, the Senate referred the motion to the Committee on Finance that had […]
ONE of the few surviving nationalists and former Minister of Aviation in the first republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has revealed how he hid the foremost South African nationalist and former president of South Africa, Chief Nelson Mandela for six months in Nigeria to evade his arrest by officials of the apartheid regime in that country. […]