Breaking: Shagari laid to rest after Islamic rites (PHOTOS)

The remains of the Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari have been interred. His body was laid to rest in Shagari town, his country home, at about 3:30 shortly after the funeral prayers were offered by sympathisers who thronged his residence. Ministers of Justice, Trade and Investment, Women Affairs and Agriculture, Malami Abubakar, Aisha […]

Fani-Kayode Reacts To Death Of Ex-Nigerian President

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has mourned the death of former President Shehu Shagari. Concise News had reported that Shagari, who was overthrown by the then senior military officer Muhammadu Buhari in 1983, passed away at the age of 93. His grandson, Bello Shagari, announced his death on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Friday […]

Shehu Shagari Made Igbos Prominent After War – Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has said Shehu Shagari brought the Igbos back to prominence after the civil war by giving them the Vice President slot. Shagari, a former President of Nigeria’s second republic, selected Dr Alex Ekwueme as his vice. Shagari, who was overthrown by the then senior military officer Muhammadu Buhari in 1983, […]

APC Denounces Dangote As Party Member

Presidency says Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who is not a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cannot be the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC). Recalled that the Nigerian foremost business tycoon had erroneously been announced on Friday. A statement earlier issued by the presidential aide had named Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Adams Ohiohmole, Bola Tinubu, […]

IBB Mourns Shehu Shagari’s Demise

Former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR over his demise. Shagari died at the National Hospital in Abuja, after a protracted illness. Babangida issued the statement of condolence, describing Shagari as the “quintessential public servant who was “Beckoned to […]

Events That Shaped PDP In 2018

CHIBUZO UKAIBE writes on the major events that happened in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the outgoing year. Like every other pre-general election year, 2018 is quite eventful for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The politicking within and without the party intensified especially as the party craved to return to power. But, entering 2018 […]

PMB Kicks Off Campaign, Says Nigerians Won’t Regret Voting APC

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday flagged off his presidential campaign with an assurance to Nigerians that they would not regret voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in the 2019 general elections. Addressing a mammoth crowd at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, Buhari challenged other presidential candidates to […]