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.
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has stated that he is grateful to God to have been issued the National Identity card while alive. According to Babangida who stated this at his Hilltop residence when the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) led a management team to hand him his I.D. Card, […]
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has resumed normal banking hours following the suspension of the oil marketers’ strike which led to a severe fuel scarcity in the country. The strike was called off on Monday, May 25, 2015, following a meeting between the marketers and the Federal Government. GTB announced the resumption of its usual schedule […]
Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State have vowed to support the military to end terrorism and bring back peace to the state. Two members of the youth vigilance group made the promise yesterday in Maiduguri in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Chairman of the […]