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7:30 am, Ward 1, PU 05, Omala LG. Voters are on queue, total number of Registered =760. Coppers address Voters. Unarmed Security personnels on ground.

KogiDecides: Sporadic shootings as thugs invade Dekina

The atmosphere was charged Saturday evening in Dekina community, headquarters of Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, as thugs allegedly loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) invaded the community in an attempt to hijack results sheets for the Dekina Ward. For more than 30 minutes, the thugs…

7:19am PU002, Ward 002, LGEA School Ogominana, Adavi LG, Kogi. Electorates are queuing up for their accreditation while some are checking for their names on the Voters registration list pasted on a wall nearby. INEC officials are seen arranging the cubicle, ballot boxes and other sensitive materials.

Protest rocks INEC office in Kogi as PDP youth allege attempt to manipulate poll

There is an ongoing protest by some youth in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State who are loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged moves to manipulate election results. The youth, who stormed the INEC secretariat in Dekina town in their hundreds, insisted that the individuals they…

8:10am (Upogoro/Odenku Ward, Unit 11) INEC officials just arrived the polling unit. Governor Yahaya Bello is expected to cast his vote in this polling unit.

Error as some INEC stamps used in Kogi bear 2015 dates

A major error was spotted across some polling units in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East Senatorial District as stamps used by the electoral officers carry 2015 dates instead of 2019. At Polling Unit 001, Ward 04, Odu Ogboyaga where the candidate of the PDP voted, voters spotted the…

A polling unit in Kogi

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Results from Polling Units, Wards

Voting has ended in some polling units in Kogi State where a governorship election is holding. PREMIUM TIMES has provided live updates of the election which has witnessed a high number of the late arrival of electoral materials, violence and intimidation of voters. The election was, however, also peaceful and…

Musa Wada voting

KogiDecides: Wada votes, accuses ‘APC thugs’ of attempting to snatch ballot boxes

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has accused those he described as thugs of the ruling party in the state, All Progressives Congress (APC), of attempting to disrupt elections in his unit. Mr Wada, while speaking exclusively with…

KogiDecides: Voters express worry in Ayingba over late arrival of electoral materials

Hundreds of voters who had trooped out as early as possible willing to cast their votes in Ayingba, the busiest community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East Senatorial District, have expressed worry over late arrival of electoral materials. The voters had approached a bus occupied by men of…

Kogi State Map

KogiDecides: Vehicles, drivers, other logistics hinder INEC preparations

Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State and the Kogi West senatorial rerun may not commence early in many polling units as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to poor logistics observed across many of the state’s 21 local government areas. Except in Lokoja, the state capital; Koton…

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 22 others in governorship contest

Thousands of Kogi residents will today cast their votes for the candidates of their choice in a keenly contested governorship election. A total of 24 parties are taking part in the election. Although the registered voters in the state are 1,646,350, about 1,485,828 (90.2%) have collected their PVCs and are…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

KogiDecides: Profiles of leading governorship candidates

In about 24 hours, the electorate in Kogi will file out in their thousands to put their thumbs on the ballot towards determining their fate for another four years. Within the last couple of weeks, the race for the Lugard House in the Confluence State has been filled with activities…

Abubakar Malami

Anti-Corruption: Nigerian States, LGs to forfeit 30% of recovered assets to FG

The government of Nigeria has gazetted a new regulation aimed at ensuring coordinated tracing, recovery and proper management of proceeds of crimes. The new regulation, which is entitled; “Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019” and which took effect on November 1, has empowered the federal government to receive from…

Abubakar Malami

Asset Recovery: States, LGAs to pay FG 30 per cent of recovered properties’ proceeds

A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments. The Nigerian government has gazetted the new regulation on tracing, recovery and proper management of proceeds of crime.…

MTN Nigeria office

USSD Controversy: Inside details of agreements by banks, telecoms operators

In spite of the suspension order by the government, the controversy continues over MTN’s alert to its customers on the decision to commence end-user billing for banking services conducted through its network. The telecommunication giant said it would bill customers N4 per 20 seconds for the use of the Unstructured…

Wilson in handcuff with lifeless body of Okoro

INVESTIGATION: At Lagos Polytechnic, student’s death questions legality of armed campus guards

In the morning of February 20, 2018, Ahmed, 24, a sophomore at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH) and the only son of his parents, was torn between helping his father, Rasaq Amoo, an electrician, to complete a job at a primary school in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos, about…

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, also the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslim, sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) - RTR1N1ZM

NSCIA accuses University of Ibadan management of promoting anti-Muslim policies

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the umbrella body of Muslims across the country, has accused the management of the University of Ibadan of stifling the voices of Muslims on the campus and ostracising them during key decision-making processes on the campus. This was as the Islamic organisation…

LASPOTECH entrance

Fresh crisis brews at Lagos poly over alleged mass sack of union leaders

Less than three months after they suspended their six-month-old industrial action, there are strong indications that workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, are ready for another showdown with the institution’s management. The fresh crisis is not unconnected with the alleged mass sack of leaders of the various workers’…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Nigerian professors accuse university of excluding Muslims

Thirty-eight professors have accused the University of Ibadan (UI) of excluding Muslims from decision making on key issues by fixing meetings and other academic and administrative engagements at hours dedicated to Friday prayer (Jumu'ah). In a letter written under the umbrella of University of Ibadan Muslim Community and addressed to…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU panel recommends sack of top ASUU officials, other lecturers

Barring a last-minute change, the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, may on Thursday, September 12, wield the big stick on six lecturers accused of unauthorised removal, retention and dissemination or publication of official confidential documents, sales of marks and receipt of financial inducements, among others. PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed that…

Babcock University (Photo Credit: School Website)

Why Babcock University fees are high –VC

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, spends between N80 and N85 million every month on power supply, amounting to about N1 billion annually, the school's vice chancellor has said. The VC, Ademola Tayo, a professor, said this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES ahead of the 60th anniversary celebration of the…

Ene Obi surrounded by the participants during a training session

Rising criminality: ActionAid pledges to raise patriotic Nigerian youth

ActionAid Nigeria, the country’s arm of a global non-governmental organisation, has stepped up its campaign towards building patriotism, selflessness and a culture of integrity among Nigerian youths in particular, and all Nigerians by extension. The organisation said it is worried by the rising cases of criminality, especially following the recent…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE Sex Scandal: ASUU seeks ICPC’s intervention

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the anti-graft agency, ICPC, to probe the sexual harassment of a teenage female student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Precious Azuka, by a professor, Adewole Atere. One of the lecturers named in the report of the sub-committee of…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian professor impregnates 16-year-old student

Facts have emerged on how a professor and former head of the department of criminology at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Adewole Atere, had sex with and impregnated a teenage student of his department, Precious Azuka. The victim, Azuka, was in her first semester at the university when she…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

Sowore: We’ll ensure court detention order is vacated – Lawyer

The national legal adviser of the African Action Congress has vowed to challenge and ensure the vacation of a court order authorising the State Security Services to detain the party's 2019 election presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, for an extended period. The order was given in Abuja on Thursday, nearly a…

ICPC Head Office

Residents accuse ICPC of favouring senator who failed to distribute N117m constituency project items

The Sunshine Hotel hall, Enugu, venue of an anti-corruption sensitisation programme, was on Monday afternoon, thrown into rowdiness when an official of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Suleiman Achile, threatened to arrest a constituent. Onyewuchi Igboke - a constituent - and others had accused the…

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Grounded N5.6bn cardio-renal centre: Lagos assembly sets up probe panel

At its plenary on Monday, the Lagos State House of Assembly asked its standing committee on health to probe into the immediate and remote causes of the challenges facing the state’s renal facility. The move is coming two days after PREMIUM TIMES’ publication on the moribund multi-billion naira cardiac and…

Gbagada Cardiac and Renal in Lagos.

INVESTIGATION: Why Lagos govt’s N5.6bn cardio-renal centre remains grounded, in terrible state

The Lagos State Cardiac and Renal Centre, Gbagada, a multi-billion naira health facility, is presumed to be one of the signature legacies of the administration of former governor Babatunde Fashola, neglected by his successor, Akinwunmi Ambode. But unlike others, the abandonment of this facility has come with a huge cost,…