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Imo West senatorial seat: Okorocha drags INEC to court

20 March 2019
Imo West senatorial seat: Okorocha drags INEC to court

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to grant an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a...

Blackface gives condition to end fight with 2face

20 March 2019
Blackface gives condition to end fight with 2face

2Baba’s ex band member, Blackface was at The Pulse for a chat where the latter spoke on conditions to end his feud with 2baba. Blackface who expressed his frustrations over...

APC used military to rig presidential poll - Galadima

20 March 2019
APC used military to rig presidential poll - Galadima

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the military to rig the 2019 presidential election. Galadima spoke when he...

Increasing VAT to 35% will make things difficult in Nigeria- PDP Governor

20 March 2019
Increasing VAT to 35% will make things difficult in Nigeria- PDP Governor

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, has said the plan by the federal government to lift Value Added Tax(VAT) from 5% to 35% to pay workers salaries will make things...

Kazakhstan to rename capital city Nursultan,after authoritarian leader praised by Trump

20 March 2019
Kazakhstan to rename capital city Nursultan,after authoritarian leader praised by Trump

day after Kazakhstan’s authoritarian leader Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned after 30 years in power, the country’s parliament voted to rename the capital, Astana, after him. The decision to rename Astana, a...

Afghanistan presidential election postponed to September

20 March 2019
Afghanistan presidential election postponed to September

Afghanistan’s presidential election has been postponed by two months to Sept. 28, as authorities try to iron out problems with the voting process, the election board said on Wednesday. The...

Engage capable hands to run economy, Akande urges Buhari

20 March 2019
Engage capable hands to run economy, Akande urges Buhari

The President, Lagos Country Club, Mr Tajudeen Akande, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to engage capable hands in running the economy, in order to give direction to government’s economic policies....

Osun guber poll: Oyetola, Adeleke know fate Friday

20 March 2019
Osun guber poll: Oyetola, Adeleke know fate Friday

Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja will, on Friday, deliver judgment on the petition seeking to nullify the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives...

Utomi, Niboro, others react to ruling on Delta opposition crisis

20 March 2019
Utomi, Niboro, others react to ruling on Delta opposition crisis

Pat Utomi • I remain senator-elect, Omo-Agege insists Reactions have continued to trail Monday’s Federal High Court ruling in Asaba, which sacked Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and others elected from the...

Strategic Approaches to Industrialisation Never Worked - Emefiele

20 March 2019
Strategic Approaches to Industrialisation Never Worked - Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has responded to critics of the central bank’s intervention initiatives in the textile and garment industry, maintaining that...

PDP, Atiku: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes

20 March 2019
PDP, Atiku: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes

…file five grounds petition, revisit alleged certificate scam against President Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February...

Kazakhstan’s 78-Year Old President Resigns after Nearly 30 Years in Power

20 March 2019
Kazakhstan’s 78-Year Old President Resigns after Nearly 30 Years in Power

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday, after nearly 30 years in power, announced his resignation. “I have decided to end my duties as president,” Nazarbayev said before signing a decree...

Witness in Fayose’s case dead, Obanikoro tells court

20 March 2019
Witness in Fayose’s case dead, Obanikoro tells court

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos was yesterday told that a witness, Justin Erukaa, in the fraud case against former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was dead. The...

Security Chiefs keep mum after closed doors meeting with Buhari

20 March 2019
Security Chiefs keep mum after closed doors meeting with Buhari

After three hours closed door meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with service chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, none of those present agreed to...

FG mulls 50% hike in VAT to fund new minimum wage

20 March 2019
FG mulls 50% hike in VAT to fund new minimum wage

Senate approves N30,000 NLC seeks May 1st implementation The Federal Government is considering 50% increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to be able to pay the new national minimum wage...

Zamfara bandits better equipped than military -Yari

20 March 2019
Zamfara bandits better equipped than military -Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says bandits in the state possess sophisticated weapons than the military. The state has witnessed a series of attacks by armed bandits, leading to loss...

Atiku, PDP file five-ground petition, resuscitate alleged certificate scam against Buhari

20 March 2019
Atiku, PDP file five-ground petition, resuscitate alleged certificate scam against Buhari

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of...

Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

20 March 2019
Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected two bills which the national assembly transmitted to him for assent. The bills are the Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria bill, and...

Ikot Ekpene senatorial tussle: Akpabio drags Ekpenyong to tribunal

20 March 2019
Ikot Ekpene senatorial tussle: Akpabio drags Ekpenyong to tribunal

Former Senate minority leader, Sen Godswill Akpabio has dragged his opponent and senator-elect for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, Dr Chris Ekpenyong, to the election tribunal with a view to defending...

Court dismisses Adeseun’s suit seeking to nullify Oyo PDP primaries

20 March 2019
Court dismisses Adeseun’s suit seeking to nullify Oyo PDP primaries

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has dismissed the suit instituted by Senator Ayoade Adeseun seeking to nullify the primaries conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party in the...

Court stops INEC from collating Bauchi governorship election results

19 March 2019
Court stops INEC from collating Bauchi governorship election results

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission not to go ahead with its plan to collate, conclude and...

CUPP alleges fresh threat to dethrone Sultan, Kano emir

19 March 2019
CUPP alleges fresh threat to dethrone Sultan, Kano emir

For refusing to mobilise their subjects for this weekend’s supplementary gubernatorial elections in Sokoto and Kano States, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) alleged that the ruling All Progressives...

Customs Distributes Seized Items to IDPs, Orhanages in Sokoto, Zandra, Kebbi

19 March 2019
Customs Distributes Seized Items to IDPs, Orhanages in Sokoto, Zandra, Kebbi

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday began the distribution of seized items to the internal displaced persons (IDPs) and orphanages in Sokoto,...

Kidnappers of Buhari’s prayer-warrior demand N300m ransom

19 March 2019
Kidnappers of Buhari’s prayer-warrior demand N300m ransom

President Muhammadu Buhari The kidnappers of a famous Islamic scholar and prominent reciter of the Holy Quran, Ahmad Sulaiman, have demanded a ransom of N300 million before his release. PRNigeria...

We killed Boko Haram terrorists in Michika, but they cleared the corpses - Army

19 March 2019

The Nigerian Army says it repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack in Michika, Adamawa state, on Monday night, killing some of the terrorists. In a statement signed by Sagir Musa, the...

Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process

19 March 2019
Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour". Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a "state of flux",...

Nigeria’s Construction Sector Has Been Brutal - Andrea Geday

19 March 2019
Nigeria’s Construction Sector Has Been Brutal - Andrea Geday

The construction sector in Nigeria has been brutal in these past couple of years, the Group Managing Director of Elalan Construction, Andrea Geday has said. He stated this at the...

Senate approves N30,000 as national minimum wage

19 March 2019
Senate approves N30,000 as national minimum wage

The senate has passed the bill raising the national minimum wage to N30,000. The upper legislative chamber passed the bill after adopting the report of its ad hoc committee on...

Zone Speakership to North Central, APC Reps ask APC

19 March 2019
Zone Speakership to North Central, APC Reps ask APC

As the scramble for leadership positions gathers momentum in the National Assembly, the north-central caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives has requested the leadership...

I won’t abandon Atiku – Gbenga Daniel

19 March 2019
I won’t abandon Atiku – Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel, a former Ogun state governor, has said he has not and will not abandon Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr Daniel who...

Nigeria’s presidential election has been bad news for democracy - John Campbell

19 March 2019
Nigeria’s presidential election has been bad news for democracy - John Campbell

John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, says the 2019 presidential election in the country has been bad news for democracy. Campbell, who also served as US Department of State...

Alleged tax default: Yar’Adua Foundation, others to lose N4.8bn assets – ICPC

19 March 2019
Alleged tax default: Yar’Adua Foundation, others to lose N4.8bn assets – ICPC

For allegedly failing to meet their tax obligations, a total of 30 companies are set to forfeit assets and buildings estimated at N4.8 billion to the Federal Government. Among the...

Court sacks senator-elect, Omo-Agege, others

19 March 2019
Court sacks senator-elect, Omo-Agege, others

Nullifies Ogboru, Uduaghan, others’ nominations The leadership crisis rocking the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a dramatic twist yesterday as the Federal High Court, Asaba,...

Ajimobi’s last-minute spending worry Oyo gov-elect, Makinde

19 March 2019
Ajimobi’s last-minute spending worry Oyo gov-elect, Makinde

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has again raised the alarm that the outgoing administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi is making last-minute withdrawal of funds from the state’s treasury ahead...

25 defected senators lose re-election, guber bids

19 March 2019
25 defected senators lose re-election, guber bids

Only two out of 27 senators in the 8th Senate, who defected from the political parties that brought them to the Chamber to other political platforms, survived the tsunami that...

Teenager loses sight in Oyo after alleged SARS torture

19 March 2019
Teenager loses sight in Oyo after alleged SARS torture

Two years after being allegedly tortured by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad personnel in Saki, Oyo State, an 18-year-old hotel attendant, Samuel Ogundeji, has lost his sight. Ogundeji, told PUNCH Metro...

No certificate of return for Okorocha, INEC insists

19 March 2019
No certificate of return for Okorocha, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it will not present a certificate of return to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. INEC’s National Commissioner for Information and Voter...

My assets declaration forms tampered with –Onnoghen

19 March 2019
My assets declaration forms tampered with –Onnoghen

Tribunal summons bank officials, ends day’s trial in darkness The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja...

Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties

19 March 2019
Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties

The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in states where the supplementary elections will hold on Saturday, March 23, are wooing voters with money, gift items and lobbying...

Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s victory

19 March 2019
Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s victory

Line up 20 SANs, 400 witnesses The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have assembled a team 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) and 400...

Run-offs: APC governors rush to Buhari

19 March 2019
Run-offs: APC governors rush to Buhari

Bauchi governor heads to court Lalong: My re-election, a walk over Ahead of the March 23 supplementary elections in five states, some governors, yesterday, held private meetings with President Muhammadu...

Rivers 2019 poll: We preach for peace, unity and development - Coalition of Rivers NGOS

19 March 2019
Rivers 2019 poll: We preach for peace, unity and development - Coalition of Rivers NGOS

Rivers 2019 poll: Coalition of Rivers NGOS preach for peace, unity and development The coalitions of Rivers NGOs, an amalgamation of both indigenous and other NGOs in Rivers State has...

Crash victims’ families get bags of dirt for burial

18 March 2019
Crash victims’ families get bags of dirt for burial

Mourners of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines react beside coffins during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. –...

We Didn’t Request for Military Deployment in Collation Centres - INEC

18 March 2019
We Didn’t Request for Military Deployment in Collation Centres  - INEC

Following the unprofessional conduct of some military personnel during the March 9, 2019 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, especially the invasion of the collation centre in Port Harcourt,...

Lawan, Gbajabiamila May Emerge APC’s Choice for Senate Presidency

18 March 2019
Lawan, Gbajabiamila May Emerge APC’s Choice for Senate Presidency

As the ninth National Assembly begins to take shape with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) making returns in over 95 per cent of the country’s senatorial districts and federal...

Buhari: I won’t influence INEC to change results for APC

18 March 2019
Buhari: I won’t influence INEC to change results for APC

…says party members upset over inconclusive polls The Presidency yesterday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would not influence the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to change results in favour of...

Akinlade heads for tribunal, writes US, UK, EU to monitor process

18 March 2019
Akinlade heads for tribunal, writes US, UK, EU to monitor process

The governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade said he is heading for the Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the victory of the governorship candidate of the All...

Pressure on INEC to declare Tambuwal Sokoto Governor-elect

18 March 2019
Pressure on INEC to declare Tambuwal Sokoto Governor-elect

Governor should seek legal redress on Sokoto results –Junaid Mohammed Ahead of the March 23 supplementary governorship election in five states, pressure has continued to mount on the Independent National...

I’ve neither quit politics nor left PDP –Jonathan

18 March 2019
I’ve neither quit politics nor left PDP –Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has no reason to quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or retire from politics for now. He made the statement on Sunday, through...

Gbenga Daniel makes U-turn, set to join APC

18 March 2019
Gbenga Daniel makes U-turn, set to join APC

A former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and his political followers in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday resolved to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)....

2019 Elections: Nigerians disappointed, angry – Kukah

17 March 2019
2019 Elections: Nigerians disappointed, angry – Kukah

The Convener of the General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee (NPC) and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Revd (Dr) Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that going by the number...

INEC denying Atiku access to election materials – PDP

17 March 2019
INEC denying Atiku access to election materials – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission of disobeying the March 6, 2019 ruling of the Appeal Court, which directed it to allow...

Former Ogun Governor, Daniel, Quits Partisan Politics

17 March 2019
Former Ogun Governor, Daniel, Quits Partisan Politics

Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has formally announced his disengagement from active partisan politics.Daniel, who governed Ogun State, between 2003 and 2011, in a letter obtained by our...

PDP Alleges Withdrawals of over N17bn by Gov Okorocha in 3 Days

16 March 2019
PDP Alleges Withdrawals of over N17bn by Gov Okorocha in 3 Days

Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged banking transactions leading to massive withdrawals to the tune of over N17 billion in the...

Offa robbery: We were forced to implicate Saraki, say suspects

16 March 2019
Offa robbery: We were forced to implicate Saraki, say suspects

The three men charged to court over the April 5, 2018, bank robbery in Offa, Kwara state, told a high court in Ilorin, Kwara capital, that the confessional statements admitting...

Exam Malpractice: WAEC Blacklists 13 Schools, Warns 56 in Kogi

16 March 2019
Exam Malpractice: WAEC Blacklists 13 Schools, Warns 56 in Kogi

Thirteen secondary schools in Kogi State have been derecognised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), and warned 56 others who involved in examination malpractices during the 2018 West African...

Agency begins demolition of 150 distressed buildings in Lagos

16 March 2019
Agency begins demolition of 150 distressed buildings in Lagos

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA) has commenced the removal of distressed buildings already marked for demolition on the Lagos Island Central Business District (LICBD). This is coming three...

Gov poll: Observers fault El-Rufai’s victory

16 March 2019
Gov poll: Observers fault El-Rufai’s victory

Some groups who observed the Kaduna State governorship poll won by Governor Nasir el-Rufai have alleged that the election was marred by irregularities. The observers, however, said they would not...

Catholic Bishops fault outcome of 2019 polls

16 March 2019
Catholic Bishops fault outcome of 2019 polls

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has faulted the outcome of the 2019 general elections, insisting that the challenges that affected the credibility of the polls were as a result...

Offa bank robberies: Suspect alleges police killed Adikwu

16 March 2019
Offa bank robberies: Suspect alleges police killed Adikwu

One of the five persons standing trial for last year’s bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, on Friday told an Ilorin High Court that the police deliberately killed...

Atiku, Makinde in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

15 March 2019
Atiku, Makinde in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and governor-elect in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, held separate closed-door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo...

Human Rights Violations Still High in Nigeria - Amnesty

15 March 2019
Human Rights Violations Still High in Nigeria - Amnesty

Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has raised concern over the inability of the federal government to hold those involved in human rights violation accountable. In a statement by the...

9th National Assembly: Deft moves begin over Senate Presidency

15 March 2019
9th National Assembly: Deft moves begin over Senate Presidency

Some All Progressives Congress senators-elect on Thursday cautioned resident Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the party against sitting on the fence on the issue of the principal officers of...

Akwa Ibom, Benue, Rivers top HIV/AIDS prevalence

15 March 2019
Akwa Ibom, Benue, Rivers top HIV/AIDS prevalence

•1.9m Nigerians living with disease, Buhari urges caution over reduction Akwa Ibom, Benue and Rivers states top the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevalence in Nigeria. This...

INEC Urges Ninth N’Assembly to Prioritise Electoral Act Amendment

15 March 2019
INEC Urges Ninth N’Assembly to Prioritise Electoral Act Amendment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Ninth National Assembly to prioritise amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 as altered ahead of the 2023 general election. The Chairman...

Buhari shuns meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa governors

15 March 2019
Buhari shuns meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa governors

Buhari receiving delegates of the People of Borgu Kingdom led by Emirs of Borgu, Kaiama, Ilesha Gwanara Yashinkira and Okuta Emirates in Niger and Kwara State, at the State House,...

INEC frustrating me - Okorocha

15 March 2019
INEC frustrating me - Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said some people he respects are behind the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him a certificate of...

School Building Collapse: Woman commits suicide after losing two children

15 March 2019
School Building Collapse: Woman commits suicide after losing two children

●It’s painful seeing my son in critical condition, cries mother●‘My sister’s 18-month-old son died in crèche’ A mother, who lost her two children in the collapsed structure on Wednesday, committed...

Ajimobi Assures Oyo Governor-elect of full Support as Makinde Visits Gov

14 March 2019
Ajimobi Assures Oyo Governor-elect of full Support as Makinde Visits Gov

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Thursday assured the state governor-elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde, of his administration’s full support towards a successful change of baton and smooth take off of...

Ajimobi, Akpabio, Okorocha — politicians who suffered ‘double loss’ in 2019

14 March 2019
Ajimobi, Akpabio, Okorocha — politicians who suffered ‘double loss’ in 2019

In every electoral process, there are winners and losers but some losses are more intense than others, depending on a variety of factors. All parties and candidates head into elections...

Gov poll result: Uzodimma worked for Ihedioha’s victory -Okorocha

14 March 2019
Gov poll result: Uzodimma worked for Ihedioha’s victory -Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodimma, are to blame...

Buhari asks tribunal to order INEC to allow him inspect election materials

14 March 2019
Buhari asks tribunal to order INEC to allow him inspect election materials

President Muhammadu Buhari has approached the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) for an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him unhindered access to inspect electoral materials...

Nigeria’s Osowobi wins Commonwealth Youth Person of the Year 2019

14 March 2019
Nigeria’s Osowobi wins Commonwealth Youth Person of the Year 2019

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has scooped the overall prize of the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, in recognition of her efforts to end sexual violence. A ceremony was...

Collapsed school building: Donate blood for victims —Red Cross

14 March 2019
Collapsed school building: Donate blood for victims —Red Cross

The Nigerian Red Cross has appealed for blood donations for victims of the collapsed building on Lagos Island. Mr Olakunle Lasisi, Secretary of NRC, Lagos made the appeal in an...

UK Reviews General Election to Determine Visa Ban

14 March 2019
UK Reviews General Election to Determine Visa Ban

INEC explains additional challenges faced by observers Blame Buhari, APC for election inconclusiveness - PDP In line with its threat to deny visa to those that sponsored and aided electoral...

Gunmen attack police station, kill DPO, 3 others

14 March 2019
Gunmen attack police station, kill DPO, 3 others

Gunmen, Tuesday night, attacked the Divisional Police Station in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and three other officers who were...

12 dead, 40 rescued, scores still trapped in Lagos building collapse

14 March 2019
12 dead, 40 rescued, scores still trapped in Lagos building collapse

A three-storey building collapsed in Lagos, yesterday, killing 12 and trapping scores of residents and school children. The building, located on No. 44, Massey Street, off Ita-Faji Market, on Lagos...

Police Arrest Oyo Chief Whip over Olatoye’s Assassination

14 March 2019
Police Arrest Oyo Chief Whip over Olatoye’s Assassination

Oyo State Police Command has arrested the Chief Whip of the state House of Assembly, Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede, in connection with the murder of a senatorial candidate, Hon. Temitope Olatoye...

Senators trade words over elections

14 March 2019
Senators trade words over elections

There were hot exchanges at the National Assembly, yesterday, as lawmakers deliberated on the conduct of the controversial 2019 general elections. The resolve of the senate to probe the elections...

Building collapse: Buhari condoles with families, Lagos govt

13 March 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he was extremely saddened by the collapse of a building in Ita-Faji, Lagos State, which claimed lives, including little children. He condoled with...

Boeing 737 Max planes banned from Nigeria’s airspace

13 March 2019
Boeing 737 Max planes banned from Nigeria’s airspace

The federal government has banned Boeing 737 Max airplanes from flying into Nigeria’s airspace following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend. Hadi Sirika, minister of state, aviation, disclosed...

Makinde alleges movement of cash from Oyo coffers

13 March 2019
Makinde alleges movement of cash from Oyo coffers

Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has raised the alarm that the state government has been moving millions of naira from state coffers in the last 72 hours. The allegation was...

9th Senate: South-East’s quest to produce Senate president

13 March 2019
9th Senate: South-East’s quest to produce Senate president

“Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.” The above quote from Robert McNamara, former American Secretary of Defense, may be apt in situating the current quest by the South-East...

Inconclusive polls: INEC fixes supplementary elections on March 23

13 March 2019
Inconclusive polls: INEC fixes supplementary elections on March 23

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct supplementary elections in states where last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections were declared inconclusive. A statement by Festus Okoye,...

Politicians are the greatest threat to democracy - Imo REC

12 March 2019
Politicians are the greatest threat to democracy - Imo REC

Francis Ezeonu, resident electoral officer (REC) of Imo state, has described politicians as the greatest threat to democracy. Speaking during the collation of the governorship election, Ezeonu said there were...

N30,000 minimum wage: Senate takes fresh action

12 March 2019
N30,000 minimum wage: Senate takes fresh action

The Senate on Tuesday appointed Senate Deputy Majority Whip, Sen. Francis Alimikhena, as Acting Chairman of the Adhoc Committee on Minimum Wage. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki,...

Nigeria elections 2019: Why Buhari’s INEC couldn’t conduct free, fair elections – Fayose

12 March 2019
Nigeria elections 2019: Why Buhari’s INEC couldn’t conduct free, fair elections – Fayose

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the several malpractices in 2019 elections. Fayose on Tuesday said Buhari would have conducted a 2019...

Lagos guber: AD candidate alleges fraud, vows to challenge Sanwo-Olu’s victory in court

12 March 2019
Lagos guber: AD candidate alleges fraud, vows to challenge Sanwo-Olu’s victory in court

The gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy,(AD) in Lagos State, Mr Owolabi Salis, has rejected Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election victory as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)....

Nigeria’s electoral process can only get better

12 March 2019
Nigeria’s electoral process can only get better

In 2015, March was Nigeria’s golden month. On the 31st March 2015, the then President of the Republic DrGoodluck Ebele Jonathan, and presidential candidate of the then ruling People’s Democratic...

National Assembly adjourns plenary, mourns slain Oyo Rep

12 March 2019
National Assembly adjourns plenary, mourns slain Oyo Rep

The National Assembly resumed on Tuesday but adjourned till Wednesday in honour of the lawmaker representing ‎Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, Oyo State, Mr Temitope Olatoye, alias Sugar, who died on Saturday....

Abiodun says too early to think of probing Amosun

12 March 2019
Abiodun says too early to think of probing Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State. Governor-elect of Ogun State, Prince Adedapo Abiodun, has dismissed speculations that he would probe the administration of incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, when he...

EU, Other Foreign Observers Condemn Military’s Involvement in Elections

12 March 2019
EU, Other Foreign Observers Condemn Military’s Involvement in Elections

Army berates UK over comment on Rivers•Onaiyekan: Good governance not possible with rigged elections The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National...

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive

12 March 2019
PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday continued its declaration of results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections conducted across the country on Saturday. But for the...

I will build mutual working relationship with 9th N’Assembly – Buhari

12 March 2019
I will build mutual working relationship with 9th N’Assembly – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would build a mutual working relationship with the 9th National Assembly. The President, who spoke in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday, noted that...

Certificate of return: Okorocha’s name missing among senators-elect

12 March 2019
Certificate of return: Okorocha’s name missing among senators-elect

The name of outgoing Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, was missing from the list of senators-elect published on the website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC, in...

Pope names Archbishop Kaigama as Onaiyekan’s successor

11 March 2019
Pope names Archbishop Kaigama as Onaiyekan’s successor

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama as the co-adjutor Archbishop of Abuja. With his appointment, Kaigama will take over from His Eminence, John Cardinal...

Why I lost the governorship election - Agbaje

11 March 2019
Why I lost the governorship election - Agbaje

Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has attributed his defeat at the poll to the suppression of votes in areas where he was strong. Agbaje...

Gov poll: APC wins Lagos, Ogun, Kwara, PDP takes Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi

11 March 2019
Gov poll: APC wins Lagos, Ogun, Kwara, PDP takes Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday started the announcement of the results of governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections held in the country on Saturday. The results released...

Police arrest 105 election offenders in Imo

11 March 2019
Police arrest 105 election offenders in Imo

Suspected political tugs arrested for various offenses ranging from unlawful possession of firearms, destruction of electoral materials and conspiracy during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Imo State...

INEC declares Sokoto gov election inconclusive

11 March 2019
INEC declares Sokoto gov election inconclusive

Victory in the camps of the two leading candidates, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, PDP, and his erstwhile deputy, Ahmed Aliyu, APC, in the Sokoto state governorship poll has been put on...

Oyo APC Petitions INEC, Wants Governor-elect Arrested

11 March 2019
Oyo APC Petitions INEC, Wants Governor-elect Arrested

As the final collation of results across the local governments was ongoing, the Oyo state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, submitted a petition against the...

Police arrest Kano Deputy Governor, Commissioner

11 March 2019
Police arrest Kano Deputy Governor, Commissioner

The Police in Kano have taken the state deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna and the State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Sule Garo into custody over alleged threat to public peace....

Oyo: Makinde defeats Adelabu

11 March 2019
Oyo: Makinde defeats Adelabu

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost its ruling status in Oyo State to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Mr. Seyi Makinde of the PDP yesterday emerged...

Plateau Lawmaker Dies after Winning Polls

11 March 2019
Plateau Lawmaker Dies after Winning Polls

Mr Ezekiel Afon, a lawmaker representing Pengana Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, has died hours after he was reelected to represent the constituency. Mr Bashir Sati, the...

Lecturer, others shot as soldiers attack collation centre

11 March 2019
Lecturer, others shot as soldiers attack collation centre

lNEC suspends collation of Rivers result PDP, Wike kick A lecturer with the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic and three others sustained gunshot injuries after soldiers and operatives of the Federal Special...

Twin bomb blasts rock Catholic Church in Adamawa

11 March 2019
Twin bomb blasts rock Catholic Church in Adamawa

Two suicide bombers who targeted St. Pius Catholic Church in Shuwa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, have ended up killing themselves, as the bomb exploded on their bodies....

Nigerian prof, Ambassador die in Ethiopian Airlines crash

11 March 2019
Nigerian prof, Ambassador die in Ethiopian Airlines crash

We lost 157 souls from 35 nationalities’ UN, Presidents mourn Two Nigerians are confirmed to be among the 157 passengers and crew that lost their lives in the ill-fated Ethiopian...

Remarks by Ogun State PDP governorship candidate senator Buruji Kashamu on the outcome of the 9th march 2019 Gubernatorial election

11 March 2019
Remarks by Ogun State PDP governorship candidate senator Buruji Kashamu on the outcome of the 9th march 2019 Gubernatorial election

The results of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections have just been announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). I wish to thank the Almighty God for giving...

I don’t think my vote will count - Atiku

10 March 2019
I don’t think my vote will count - Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for 2019 presidential election, says his vote may not count due to the “malpractices and irregularities” in the 2019 general election. Atiku...

Election observer shot dead in Enugu

10 March 2019
Election observer shot dead in Enugu

A policeman has shot dead an election observer in Umuida community, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze north local government area of Enugu state. The observer whose identity is yet to be ascertained...

Jubilation in Bauchi as governor loses polling unit to PDP

10 March 2019
Jubilation in Bauchi as governor loses polling unit to PDP

There was wild jubilation on Saturday by voters at the Gindin Durumi Polling Unit, Makama Sarki Baki Ward in Bauchi metropolis, following the announcement of the result of the governorship...

Police warn Kano residents over celebration of unofficial results

10 March 2019
Police warn Kano residents over celebration of unofficial results

The Kano Police Command has warned residents of the state against celebrating unofficial results of the Guovernorship and State House of Assembly elections. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP...

Governorship/State Assembly elections record low turnout

10 March 2019
Governorship/State Assembly elections record low turnout

• Despite Relative Peace, 9 Killed In Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ibadan, Katsina• 20 INEC Staff Abducted In Katsina• Saraki Blames Low Turnout On Militarisation Of Exercise• Rigging Responsible For...

Buhari ‘ll give me a job if I lose — El-Rufai

10 March 2019
Buhari ‘ll give me a job if I lose — El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said he was not jittery over the Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly polls in the state. The governor who spoke to journalists while...

Ajimobi loses again as Ladoja, Makinde win units

10 March 2019
Ajimobi loses again as Ladoja, Makinde win units

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Saturday lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party during Saturday’s governorship poll. Ajimobi, had on February 23, lost the Oyo South...

Oyo Rep, 21 others killed as violence mars elections

10 March 2019
Oyo Rep, 21 others killed as violence mars elections

A Federal lawmaker, representing Lagelu,/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Hon Temitope Olatoye (aka Sugar), and two policemen were among the 22 people killed in various parts of the country...

Buhari, wife vote in Daura

09 March 2019
Buhari, wife vote in Daura

Buhari and wife, Aisha voting in Daura.…President ask security agencies to tackle challenges …Says he is not surprised PDP went to court John Ameh, Katsina President Muhammadu Buhari and his...

Suspected hoodlums set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue —Electoral Officer

09 March 2019
Suspected hoodlums set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue —Electoral Officer

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, were in the early hours of Saturday burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness,...

Missing card readers can’t be used for electoral fraud - INEC

09 March 2019
Missing card readers can’t be used for electoral fraud - INEC

●Hoodlums set INEC office ablaze in Akwa Ibom The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured Nigerians that the credibility of the Governorship and House of Aseembly Elections is intact...

41 candidates jostle for governorship seat in Ogun

09 March 2019
41 candidates jostle for governorship seat in Ogun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, said that 41 candidates from different political parties would be contesting the governorship election on Saturday in Mrs Adenike Tadese, INEC’s Head...


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