Nicholas Ibekwe

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Ghana’s electoral commission warns against fake results, says voting still ongoing

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (ECG) has called on voters to disregard a result being shared on social media showing that the opposition New Patriotic Party has scored over 54 per cent of votes cast from 80 per cent of the country’s polling stations. In a statement posted on its…

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Power cuts, slow economy major talking points in today’s Ghana presidential election

As Ghanaians head to the polls today to elect candidates who will govern the country for the next four years, the most common term on their lips will likely be “dumsor”. Dumsor is the term used by citizen of the resource-rich West African country to describe the acute power shortages…

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Nigerian university suspends professor caught cheating in exams

The University of Jos (UNIJOS) has suspended one of its academic staff who was allegedly caught cheating while writing an examination on May 4, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Benedicta Daudu, an associate professor of law and former head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty…

Ghanaian President, John Mahama

Nigeria civic group, CDD, to monitor Ghana election

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, has deployed its staff to monitor the December 7, 2016presidential election in Ghana. A statement by its director, Idayat Hassan, on Monday said that the CDD is one of the 400 international observers accredited to observe the election. “Ghana has been envied for…

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Soyinka to hold private funeral for death of “common sense” in Nigeria

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Monday in Lagos vowed to hold a private funeral on January 20, the day the United States President-elect, Donald Trump, will be sworn in. A visibly angry Mr. Soyinka, who was speaking about the controversy that arose over his threat to destroy his American Green…

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SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

After “torturing” a man to death, Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, exploited the influence of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, to pay a paltry N15 million compensation to the victim’s family, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. At about 2.30 a.m. on April 4, SSS operatives on the trail of a suspect…

Lagos State House of Assembly

Ex-Lagos Council boss accused of corruption denies fleeing

A former chairman of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, Adesola Adebayo, has denied reports that he was on the run over an investigation the Lagos State House of Assembly is conducting into alleged corrupt sales of the council’s properties during his tenure. Mr Adebayo, who spoke…

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OndoDecides: In victory speech, Akeredolu thanks Buhari, APC Chairman Oyegun, “loyal” governors

The newly elected governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and John Odigie-Oyegun, the APC national chairman, for their support. In his victory speech he read at his Owo residence, minutes after he was declared winner, Mr. Akeredolu said his victory was not only for…

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OndoDecides: INEC officially declares Rotimi Akeredolu governor-elect

The electoral commission, INEC, has formally declared Rotimi Akeredolu the governor-elect of Ondo State. Mr. Akeredolu of Nigeria's ruling APC scored 244,842 votes to defeat 27 others in the governorship election held on Saturday. Eyitatyo Jegede of the PDP came second with 150,380 votes while Olusola Oke of the AD…

President Buhari presents APC's Rotimi Akeredolu to Ondo's voters

OndoDecides: It is official, Akeredolu in landslide victory, set to become governor-elect

Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is set to become the governor-elect of Ondo State. At the end of official results announced by the electoral commission, INEC, for 17 local governments, Mr. Akeredolu scored 224,167 votes. His closest challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the state's ruling Peoples…

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OndoDecides: INEC official results – LIVE UPDATES

After the voting on Saturday by hundreds of thousands of residents of Ondo State, all is now set for the official announcement of results. Although results have tricked in from various polling units, the final result of each of the local governments will be announced by INEC at its headquarters…

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede during his accreditation for Ondo 2016 Governorship Election at Ward 7, Unit 20, in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday (26/11/16).
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OndoDecides: PDP’s Jegede wins polling unit, takes early lead in Akure

Eyitayo Jegede, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, won his polling unit with a wide margin as vote counting commenced across Ondo State. Results from St. Brendan's Primary School in Akure, where Mr. Jegede cast his ballot Saturday morning, show that the PDP candidate scored 184 votes to…

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PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede attacks INEC on faulty card readers

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of flooding his constituency in Akure with malfunctioning card readers in order to stop his supporters from voting. Mr. Jegede who was speaking after casting his vote at his polling unit in the…

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OndoDecides: 4 major candidates, 24 others battle to become governor — LIVE UPDATES

As the hundreds of thousands of registered voters in Ondo ‎State get set to pick their next governor, it is expected to be four-horse race despite having 28 governorship candidates. Eyitayo Jegede of the state's ruling PDP, Rotimi Akeredolu of Nigeria's ruling APC, and Olusola Oke of the AD are…

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Ondo 2016: Resist any attempt to rig, Mimiko tells supporters

The Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has called on his supporters to resist an alleged attempt by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, and the All Progressive Congress, APC, to subvert the will of the people and rig Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state. Mr. Mimiko, who was speaking during…

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PDP rejects INEC’s reappointment of Edo Returning Officer for Ondo election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to appoint Kayode Soremekun as the returning officer for Saturday's gubernatorial election in Ondo State. Mr. Soremekun, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, was the returning officer during September's gubernatorial…

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How Nigerian security forces killed 150 pro-Biafra protesters – Amnesty International

A new report by Amnesty International (AI) has revealed how extrajudicial execution and torture by Nigeria security forces, especially the Nigerian Army, led to the death of at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters across Nigeria's south-east, between August 2015 and August 2016. The report titled: “Bullets Were Raining Everywhere”: Deadly Repression…

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Fire razes Yabatech hostel, injures 7

No fewer than seven students are being treated for injuries after an early morning fire razed a female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, on Wednesday. Students of the institution took to social media expressing shock and fear that some of their colleagues may have died in the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram places massive order for drugs to boost sexual performance, treat STDs

Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram group in the north-east state of Borno on Sunday intercepted two suspected members of the sect believed to be on a mission to procure drugs for libido enhancement, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and other illnesses. A military insider told PREMIUM TIMES…

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MMM defies Nigerian parliament, marks one year anniversary

Despite the call by Nigeria’s House of Representatives for the country’s financial regulator and law enforcement agencies to crack down on pyramid financial scheme called MMM, members of the community across the country have celebrated the first anniversary of the scheme with donations to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other…

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Residents of Otodo Gbame protest destruction of homes, blame Lagos Police

No fewer than 600 residents of Otodo Gbame, a predominantly Egun waterfront community in Lekki, on Tuesday protested the destruction of their homes by hoodlums, and policemen, alleged to be working with the state government. The protesters, who marched from the Toll Gate area of Ketu to the Lagos State…

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Return Igbinedion’s loot, Edo govt. tells EFCC

Eight years after the former governor Lucky Igbinedion was convicted of money laundering and ordered to return N500 million and three houses to the Federal Government, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is yet to remit the money and property to Edo State. As governor, Mr. Igbinedion plundered the…

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Ladoja’s corruption trial to finally commence after 8 years delay

Eight year after he was first charged for money laundering, the trial of former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, can now properly take off. Having lost his bid at the Appeal Court to have charges against him quashed, Mr. Ladoja will be re-arraigned for money laundering before a Federal…

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Court stops Lagos Government from demolishing waterfront communities

A Lagos State High Court at Igbosere, on Monday ordered the state government to immediately suspend its planned demolition of shanties along creeks and waterways in the State. The court order was a respite to 300,000 people living in these waterfront communities who were facing the bleak prospect of losing…

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Nigeria fighting corruption with 19th Century method – UNODC

An official of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, Stephen Anderson, on Monday in Lagos said the poor conviction rate of corruption cases in the country is because of outdated investigation and prosecution means used by the law enforcement agencies. Mr Anderson, an expert in investigation and…