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My music taking bulk of my money – Waje

Afro-soul star, Aituaje Iruobe, aka Waje, says her music is taking a bulk of her money. Waje announced this in a now-viral video, citing high cost of publicity and low purchase rates of her album as reasons why she was considering quitting. She said, “After everybody shouted ‘Waje, your last…

Zimbabwe's National Football Team [Photo: FIFA.com]

Nations Cup: Zimbabwe confirms death of fan

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has confirmed the death of a female fan in a stampede outside the National Stadium in Harare, ahead of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo. Media reports said that Mai Tadiwa was killed outside an entry gate as impatient fans pushed to enter…

President Muhammudu Buhari (Photo Credit Buhari's Instagram page)

Buhari receives report on implementation of N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Monday received the report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari had on January 9 inaugurated the advisory committee chaired by an economist and financial expert, Bismarck Rewane, where he reiterated his…

Ebola case in DR Congo

Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has exceeded 1,000, the country’s health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country. “Behind these numbers are several hundred Congolese families directly affected by the virus and hundreds of orphans,” health minister,…

Boeing 737 Max. [PHOTO CREDIT: BBC]

We believe in Boeing despite air crash – Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday that it would work with both local and foreign investigators to unravel the cause of the March 10 fatal crash of its Boeing 737-Max-800 aircraft. The airline also said that it would continue to work with aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company, and the United States…

GTBank

GTBank dominates CBN E-Payments awards, wins 8 of 12 banking honours

Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, says the bank will continue to provide customers with superior banking experience across all digital touchpoints. Mr Agbaje made the promise in Lagos after GTB won eight of the twelve honours available to banks in the 2019 edition of the Central…

Oil prices slip amid worries of severe economic slowdown

Oil prices slipped on Monday, with concerns of a sharp economic slowdown outweighing supply disruptions from OPEC’s production cutbacks and from U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $66.73 per barrel at 0752 GMT, down 30 cents, or 0.5 per cent, from their last close.…

File photo of DPR Officials sealing a filling station

DPR seals 21 petrol stations, four illegal LPG refilling points in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Akwa Ibom said on Monday that it had sealed 21 filling stations for operating without licenses and for non-renewal of licences. The Operations Controller of DPR in the state, Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, disclosed this to journalists in Eket, Eket Local Government Area of the…

Map Of Kano

Fire razes seven classrooms in Badawa Secondary School, Kano

An early morning fire outbreak on Monday destroyed seven classrooms at Badawa Secondary School in Kano. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kano. He said the seven classrooms were razed at about 1:30 a.m., adding that investigation revealed that the…

El-Zakzaky

Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky, wife indefinitely

A Kaduna State High Court presided over by Justice Gideon Kurada on Monday adjourned indefinitely the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat. NAN reports that Mr El-Zakzaky and wife are standing trial over allegations of…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

APC suffers major loss as Appeal Court sacks Zamfara governorship, parliamentary candidates

The Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, on Monday, set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara High Court, allowing the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 Election. The appeal was filed by Kabiru Marafa, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and 129 others through…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom

APC chieftain weeps as INEC declares Ortom winner of Benue election

A former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Daniel Onjeh, on Sunday wept after INEC declared Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state. Mr Onjeh, who started crying in reaction to Mr Ortom’s victory at his home town in Ogbadibo,…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto APC rejects Tambuwal’s victory

The Sokoto State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday rejected the declaration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the just-concluded governorship election in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has earlier declared Mr Tambuwal winner after Saturday’s supplementary…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje speaks on Kano re-election victory

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has thanked the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday declared Mr Ganduje winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday. In the supplementary election held in 28 of…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

APC rejects Benue, Sokoto governorship results

The Sokoto State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday rejected the declaration of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the just-concluded governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Tambuwal winner of the election after Saturday’s supplementary with a narrow margin of 342…

Jeremiah Useni

Useni vows to challenge Lalong’s victory in court

Jeremiah Useni, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, has vowed to challenge the re-election of Gov Simon Lalong for another term. Mr Lalong was on Sunday declared winner of the governorship seat after the supplementary election on March 23. Mr Lalong, candidate of All Progressives…

Debris of crashed Ethiopian Airlines [Photo: Sky News]

Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing’s ‘aggressive’ software

An Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about “aggressive” software that pushes a plane’s nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia recently. Comments by the CEO and vice president of the airline this weekend will fuel a debate over the safety…

Boeing 737 [Photo Credit: Linkdin]

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations

American Airlines on Sunday said it will extend flight cancellation through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes since October and cut some additional flights. American, the largest U.S. carrier, said it is canceling about 90 flights a day. American is the…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

APC candidate Aliyu, Sen. Wamakko congratulate Tambuwal

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Aliyu, and Senator Aliyu Wamakko have called Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party to congratulate him on his victory in the election. The Twitter handle of the Sokoto Government House revealed the congratulatory calls, moments after the Independent National…

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria to eliminate chemical fertilisers – Ogbeh

The federal government says it will gradually phase out the use of chemical fertilisers in agriculture to ensure the production of healthy foods for the people. Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this on Sunday while inspecting the first organic banana plantation by an Indian company,…

Abuja on map

FCT: PDP wins Kuje chairmanship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdulahi Sabo, winner of the supplementary poll for Kuje Area Council, FCT. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had on March 9 declared the chairmanship election in the area inconclusive…

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Lalong speaks on victory in Plateau governorship

Gov Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who retained his office after Saturday’s supplementary polls, is seeking the support of Plateau residents to deliver the dividends of democracy to them. The governor was declared the winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday…

INEC Logo (Photo Credit: aitonline.tv)

Benue REC confirms attack on INEC convoy on Gboko-Makurdi road

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue, Nentawe Yilwatda, has confirmed the attack on the commission’s convoy on Gboko-Makurdi road by unknown gunmen on Saturday night. Mr Yilwatda told journalists in the early hours of Sunday at the INEC headquarters Makurdi, that the Returning Officer for the Governorship supplementary…

Voters on a queue

Plateau rerun polls results in Bokkos, Mangu LGs

As results collation for the governorship polls in Plateau is ongoing, below are the results from Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state announced by Richard Kimbir, a professor and the Returning Officer of the state. Bokkos LGA: Total number of registered voters in four polling units where…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

Again, APC wins last assembly seat in Ekiti supplementary poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has won the last and only supplementary election for Ekiti East (1) Constituency on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APC, by implication, now has total control of the state assembly, having won the 26 seats in the…