No legal let up as French candidates face probes…Read full details

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon is applauded during a public rally in Maisons-Alfort, near Paris, on February 24, 2017.<br />Patrick KOVARIK / AFP France’s presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in… Read More No legal let up as French candidates face probes…Read full details

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Iran’s Rouhani to run for second term…Read full details

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. “In recent weeks, Mr Rouhani has reached a conclusion to take part in the presidential elections,” Hosseinali Amiri told reporters.… Read More Iran’s Rouhani to run for second term…Read full details

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Ndoma-Egba urges Niger Delta to embrace dialogue (Read full details)

The Chairman of the NDDC Governing Board, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba. The Chairman, Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, has urged the people of the Niger Delta region to embrace the Federal Government’s option of dialogue and consultation. Mrs Clara Braide, the Special Assistant, Communication Office of the Chairman Governing Board… Read More Ndoma-Egba urges Niger Delta to embrace dialogue (Read full details)

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Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party…Read full details

Perez, a labor secretary under former president Barack Obama and the party's first Hispanic-American leader, immediately named the contest's runner-up, leftist lawmaker Keith Ellison, as the party's deputy chairman. Opposition Democrats on Saturday chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and the Republican… Read More Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party…Read full details

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‘Batman vs Superman’ and Hillary doc tie at Razzies…Read full details

The Razzies were created in 1980 as an antidote to Hollywood's star-studded, back-slapping annual awards season, which climaxes Sunday with the 89th Academy Awards. DC Comics’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and a documentary attacking Hillary Clinton tied Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood’s hall of shame. The rivals won four… Read More ‘Batman vs Superman’ and Hillary doc tie at Razzies…Read full details

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Trump to skip correspondents’ dinner as media row heats up…Read full details

US President Donald Trump meets with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on February 24, 2017.<br />NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the US media Saturday, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted… Read More Trump to skip correspondents’ dinner as media row heats up…Read full details

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Buhari’s extended vacation: How long is too long? (Read full details)

President Muhammadu Buhari • Markarfi: Let Constitution Be Applied • Balarabe Demands More Transparency • Buhari Thanked Me For Holding Out Against Mischief-Makers – Adesina For the opposition, the National Assembly must not allow the health of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold the nation to ransom, if indeed he is found to be incapable of… Read More Buhari’s extended vacation: How long is too long? (Read full details)

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NGOs, others charge FG to ignore Cross River ultimatum on superhighway (Read full details)

Mrs. Rosemary Archibong The Federal Government has been charged to ignore the request for approval by the Cross River State government for the construction of the 260km superhighway until the state complies with environmental standards. The stakeholders argued that if the approval is given without a proper Environmental Impact Assessment, as required by law, what… Read More NGOs, others charge FG to ignore Cross River ultimatum on superhighway (Read full details)

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Borno lawmakers cry out over shortage of food in northeast  (Read full details)

Mohammed Ali Ndume  Advocate Increased Budgetary Provision For PCNI Members of the Borno State Caucus in the National Assembly have cried to the Federal Government and international donor agencies for help over deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the state. They said the liberation of the Northeast from Boko Haram insurgents have resulted in starvation, as the… Read More Borno lawmakers cry out over shortage of food in northeast  (Read full details)

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Police kill 4 kidnappers, arrest 3 others (Read full details)

Nigerian Police Kebbi State Police Command said its men have killed four and arrested three members of a notorious gang of kidnappers, armed robbers and cattle-rustlers. Parading two members of the gang, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mustapha Suleiman said members of the gang had a shootout with men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad… Read More Police kill 4 kidnappers, arrest 3 others (Read full details)

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