Ben Ezeamalu

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Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state

Impeachment: Tension in Ekiti as Fayose mobilises Okada riders, drivers against lawmakers

Tension is building up in Ekiti State as Governor Ayo Fayose asked the people to defend the mandate they gave to him following the impeachment process initiated by the All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the state assembly. Already three groups, the Okada Riders Association, Road Transport Workers Association of Nigeria…

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Obasanjo plotting my extradition to U.S. – Kashamu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Nigerian government are plotting with United States agents to extradite Buruji Kashamu to America to face drug related charges, the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District has said. Mr. Kashamu, who was elected in the March 28th National Assembly election, accused Mr. Obasanjo of…

Adenaike and Anidi before some of their works

Adenaike and Anidi returns home in ‘Akalaka’

'Akalaka' (Lines of Destiny), an exhibition of watercolours by Tayo Adenaike and sculptures by Obiora Anidi, will open to the public on April 20th at The Wheatbaker in Lagos. The exhibition, which would showcase 20 impressive works by each of the artists, marks an important home-coming for the duo who…

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In Zambia, anti-corruption chief’s battle against fraud draws fierce reply

On Tuesday, a three-man tribunal headed by a former Chief Judge of Zambia arrived the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka to continue their hearing of allegations of abuse of office against the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency. The Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution, Mutembo Nchito, is accused among…

Movement restriction on ​S​anitation days in Lagos to continue, ​C​ourt rules

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Friday, granted a stay of execution on its earlier ruling barring restriction of movement during environmental sanitation days in the state. Justice Mohammed Idris said the exercise would continue pending the determination of a suit challenging the ruling at the Court of Appeal. In…

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Amid chaos, Lagos APC, PDP candidates receive Certificates of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday presented Certificates of Return to the winners of the April 11 election in Lagos State amidst chaos and drama. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor-elect; his deputy, three Senators, 24 House of Representatives, and 40 House of Assembly members, received their certificates. In the past,…

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Brazil-Nigeria route notorious for cocaine smuggling, NDLEA says

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that the Brazil-Nigeria route has become notorious for cocaine smuggling. In a statement announcing the arrest of four suspected drug traffickers who ingested 170 wraps of cocaine, Tuesday, the agency called on its officials to remain vigilant when dealing with passengers on…

Drinking Water

Group urges Ambode to halt planned Lagos water privatisation

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has congratulated Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory at the just-concluded governorship elections in Lagos. ERA/FoEN urged him to live up to his electoral promises when he assumes office, particularly the immediate reversal of the planned privatisation…

GEJ-Goodluck-Ebele-Jonathan

​​U​.​S​.​ congratulates Nigeria on Gubernatorial, State Assembly elections

The United States government has​ congratulated Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission on the conduct of the just concluded Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections across the country.   In a statement issued Monday, the U.S.​ said the election, which "generally went well"​,​ built on the success of the March 28…

Akinwunmi Ambode

INEC declares APC’s Akinwumi Ambode winner of Lagos governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, winner of Saturday's governorship election in Lagos. INEC says Mr. Ambode got 811,994 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 659,788 votes. The difference in votes…

Ambode and Agbaje

BREAKING: #LagosDecides: Jimi Agbaje concedes defeat, congratulates Ambode

Even though collation of results in the Lagos governorship election is still ongoing, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election, Jimi Agbaje, has conceded defeat and congratulated his main challenger, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Agbaje telephoned Mr. Ambode at exactly 6:58 PM to…

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#LagosDecides: The game is not over — Jimi Agbaje

Even though unofficial tally of results suggests he has lost the race for the governorship of Lagos to his main challenger, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Party, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Jimi Agbaje, has sent a message to his supporters saying the contest…

PDP Governorship Candidate, Jimi Agbaje got the highest score

Lagos voter apathy due to intimidation, Agbaje says

The Peoples' Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has said that the low voter turnout in various parts of the state is due to intimidation. Mr. Agbaje spoke after casting his vote near his home at Calcutta Crescent in Apapa. "There's a fear because there are reports…

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NDLEA arrests South African​ with N74m hidden in Oats packs​

A 39-year-old South African woman was intercepted at the Murtala M​u​hammed International Airport, Lagos, with $373,725 (N74.4million) and €2,120 (N450,000) concealed inside packs of oats, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said. In a statement Thursday, the agency said the money was detected during an inward screening of…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

Eze Ndi Igbo in Lagos appeals for ‘spirit of unity’ between Igbos, Yorubas

The Eze Ndi Igbo in Lagos, Nwabueze Ohazulike, has called on Igbo residents in the state to remain calm and go out on Saturday to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear of intimidation. He also admonished Igbo residents to continue to nurture the cordial relationship between them and the Yoruba…

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Eze Ndi Igbo in Lagos reacts to Oba of Lagos anti-Igbo comment

The Eze Ndi Igbo in Lagos, Nwabueze Ohazulike, has appealed to Igbo residents in the state to remain calm ahead of Saturday's gubernatorial election. In a press conference at his palace in Lagos, Wednesday, Mr. Ohazulike said that he was not part of the group of Eze Ndi Igbos who…

Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe

​APGA leader urges Igbos to vote Agbaje, PDP​

The leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Lagos State has called on eligible Igbo voters in the state to cast their votes for the Peoples' Democratic Party in protest against the hate remarks by Rilwanu Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview,…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

Igbo leaders applauded Oba of Lagos as he delivered anti-Igbo speech

While the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, delivered apparently anti-Igbo remarks Sunday, sparking fierce nationwide backlash, Igbo leaders who were part of Mr. Akiolu’s audience, helped prod him on, joining other listeners in applauding the monarch as he spoke, audio and video recordings of the event show. Mr. Akiolu had…

Oba of Lagos

Oba of Lagos should apologise to Igbo people ‘without delay’ – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has told the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, to apologise to the Igbo people in Lagos "without delay" over his controversial statement. During a courtesy visit by Eze Ndigbos (Igbo traditional rulers) of all the local governments in Lagos at the Oba's Palace on Sunday,…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

AUDIO: What Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, told Igbo leaders

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, was reported Sunday night to have said Igbos resident in Lagos should cast their votes for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, or risk perishing inside the lagoon. Mr. Akiolu reportedly made the comment during a courtesy visit to him…

Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Alleged anti-Igbo comment: What Oba Akiolu really said — Palace

The palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has issued a statement, clarifying the Oba's statement when Igbo leaders in Lagos visited him on Sunday. Read full statement below. THE PALACE MAKES FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THE STATEMENT BY THE OBA OF LAGOS. ‎My attention has been drawn to a…

Oba of Lagos

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, reluctant to clarify anti-Igbo comments

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, is reluctant to clear the air on the anti-Igbo statements attributed to him on Sunday, PREMIUM TIMES can report. During a courtesy visit by Eze Ndigbos (Igbo traditional rulers) in all the local governments in Lagos at the Oba's palace, Mr. Akiolu reportedly said…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Group wants Fayose, Fani-Kayode to apologise to Nigerians

A pressure group, the Value and Integrity Group, has demanded that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and Femi Fani-Kayode, the Director of Media and Communications for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign team, tender "immediate and unconditional apologies" to Nigerians. In a statement Sunday, the group accused the duo of playing…

Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos Poll: How Ambode’s endorsement by 10 parties will affect PDP

On Good Friday, and exactly eight days to the April 11th gubernatorial election, candidates of 10 political parties in Lagos State announced they had stepped down for one of the leading contenders, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In announcing their endorsement of the APC candidate, the aspirants…

Drugs

Drug trafficking on the rise at Enugu airport, NDLEA says

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that drug traffickers are now targeting the use of Enugu Airport since it was upgraded to international status. Speaking after the arrest of two alleged traffickers smuggling 11.66 kilogramme of cocaine and heroin with a street value of N105 million, Ahmadu Giade,…