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KogiDecides: Ijumu peaceful as two sons battle for senatorial seat

A few hours to the Kogi State governorship and Kogi West senatorial elections, people of Iyara in Ijumu Local Government Area are going about their daily activities unconcerned, despite fears around the country about the polls. A motorcyclist who identified himself as Monday noted that elections in Iyara are always…

Officials, students discuss cultism, drug abuse in Anambra

Following an increase in cult activities and drug abuse in Anambra State, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Early Warning and Early Response System (CEWERS) organised a colloquium on early response to victims. The colloquium was held at the premises of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Wednesday. CEWERS organised the programme…

Electricity Pole

Hope rises for Enugu community without electricity for decades

After the decades-long challenge of grappling with the problem of lack of access to grid electricity, it now appears respite is here for the people Ugwu-Isiokwe, a hilly community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, thanks to community efforts. Ugwu Isiokwe is within the larger Akama Oghe community;…

PTCIJ SUCCESSFULLY TRAINS AND CERTIFIES CAMPUS JOURNALIST

PTCIJ trains campus journalists

A three-day training organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) via its UDEME project on basics of journalism for campus journalists ended on Wednesday. The event which was held from April 1-3 in Abuja had in attendance 20 students selected from eight universities across the country. The…

PICTURE IS USED TO ILLUSTRATE NASU MEMBERS PROTESTING(FROM 2018 NASU PROTEST)

UNIZIK workers begin strike over unpaid allowances

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) at the Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK), Awka in Anambra State, on Monday embarked on an indefinite industrial action to demand payment of earned allowances. The workers began the strike on the same day their colleagues in the…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

UPDATED: Atiku wins landslide in Anambra

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, recorded a landslide victory in Anambra State polling 524,738 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress who recorded 33,298 votes. The PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is from Anambra State. Results announced from all 21 local government areas…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

Atiku takes wide lead in Anambra

The People's Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has taken a major lead in the ongoing collation of results in Anambra State. The PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is from Anambra state. Results so far announced from 13 of 21 local government areas show that Mr Abubakar is leading with…

Fire razes studio at Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Fire razes studio at Nnamdi Azikiwe University

The demonstration studio of the mass communication department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University was gutted by fire on Sunday. The cause of the fire is yet to be disclosed by the university authorities. Benita Matthias, the staff adviser for the Faculty of Social Science, the faculty which houses the studio,…

Gideon Okeke and Chidera (Photo Credit: Kemi Filani News)

Tinsel star ‘Phillip Ade Williams’ sets for nuptials

A Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke, popularly known as Philip Ade Williams from the TV series Tinsel, is set for his traditional marriage. The marriage to Chidera Uduezue, a Lagos-based model manager, is slated for December 27. Okeke took to Instagram on Monday posting pre-wedding pictures of him and his fiancée.…

Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine [Photo Credit: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]

How Nigerian agency wasted N2.5 billion on failed contracts, fraudulent approvals, others – Audit Report

A Nigerian agency mismanaged over N2.5 billion via illegal disbursments, payments to incompetent contractors, abandoning critical projects and failing to get value for cash disbursed, a government audit report has revealed. The Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) mismanaged the sum between 2008 to 2015 according to the audit report…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

2019: Join us to salvage Nigeria, PDP tells Chidoka

Nigeria is in crisis and should be saved, leaders of Peoples Democratic Party have said as they prepare to take on the All Progressives Congress for a return to power in 2019. The opposition leaders led by the national vice chairman, Babayo Gamawa, on Friday, were in Obosi, Anambra State,…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Asaba Massacre: Anambra governorship candidate Chidoka urges Nigerian govt to apologise

The candidate of the United Progressive Party in the Anambra governorship election, Osita Chidoka, has urged the federal government to issue a public apology over the massacre of civilians allegedly by soldiers of the Nigerian Army during the civil war in 1967. Mr. Chidoka made the call on Saturday on…

Anambra Governorship: Chidoka launches campaign, says IPOB not terrorist organisation

The candidate of the United Progressives Party for the coming Anambra governorship election, Osita Chidoka, on Saturday formally flagged off his campaign. Addressing hundreds of supporters at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Chidoka, used the launch to criticise the federal government for branding IPOB a terrorist…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Anambra election: I am the candidate with no godfather – Chidoka

The candidate of the United Progressive Party, UPP, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Osita Chidoka, on Monday described himself as a candidate without a godfather in the state. Mr. Chidoka spoke while receiving a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and a civil society group,…