APC declares fasting, prayer against Rivers PDP guber candidate, El-Rufai takes swipe at delegates’ age at the Confab & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo


APC declares fasting, prayer against Rivers’ PDP guber candidate 

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has called for a 7-day fasting and prayer session against the Peoples Democratic Party PDP governorship candidate in the state, Nyesome Wike.

In a press release sent by APC, the fasting and prayer program will commence on 25th March, 2014 and ends on 1st April, 2014 at the APC State Secretariat.

Expected to conduct the programme are  Evangelist Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya the Interim State Chairman of APC, Evangelist Mrs. Carol Nagbo the APC State Women Leader and other great men and women of God. Read more….

El-Rufai takes swipe at delegates’ age at the Confab

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nasir El-Rufai  took a swipe at some delegates  in the ongoing National conference.

He joked via his twitter handle, @elrufai, that the average age of delegates at the conference is 61 years old, adding that nearly three quarters of the delegates are in their 70s. He labeled them “PDP youths at work”. Read more….

Immigration tragedy: Jonathan sets up committee to conduct fresh test

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday approved a  composition of a Special  Committee to assist in reconducting the exercise following the cancellation of the tragic recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. Read more….

Wife, daughter of transport magnate, Iyare Motors, abducted in Benin 

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the wife and daughter of a transport magnate, Abel Omoruyi, in Benin.

Omoruyi is the Chief Executive Officer of Iyare Motors.

Confirming the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin, spokesman of the police command,  Moses Eguavoen said that the victims were kidnapped by gunmen. Read more….

Oshodi rail station to resume services after 7 years

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is to re-open its Oshodi Station in Lagos on March 31 after seven years of closure.

The NRC said in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday that the proposed re-opening was in response to appeals from commuters.
The statement was signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos District of the corporation, Mr Ademuyiwa Adekanmbi

It noted that the highly patronised station was shut following a clash between two factions of the National Union of Road Transports Workers. Read more….




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