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At 10:18am, Gbeyega Oyetola finished the casting of vote with wife at PU2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Boripe LG

#OsunDecides2018: Oyetola denies rift with Aregbesola

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has denied there is rift between him and the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, over last Saturday's election. Mr Oyetola described insinuations in some quarters to that effect as “irrational and present only in the imagination of detractors out…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP heads to court over Osun election

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it is heading to court to quash INEC's declaration of Saturday's governorship election in Osun State as inconclusive. The party said via a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that the election was concluded and results announced in all polling and…

Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists

Don’t tamper with our winning results – PDP

The campaign organisation of the PDP candidate in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State has just circulated the statement below suggesting it's flagbearer is on the verge of victory. Read full statement below. The Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has warned against the manipulation of the results of the governorship…

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Buhari to leave for U.S. Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday will depart for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened Tuesday, his office has said. A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, gives details of Mr Buhari's engagement at the UN event. Part of the statement…

Ooni denies endorsing any candidate

OsunDecides: Ooni denies endorsing any candidate

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has urged the European Union election observers that came to observe the Osun governorship election not to be biased in their reports. He gave the charge during the visit of European Union Election Observers led by European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Katil Karlsen, on…

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PDP Primary: Atiku names Iwuanyanwu, 58 others into presidential nomination council

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has named Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and 58 other persons as members of his presidential nomination council ahead of the PDP presidential primaries. Mr Abubakar is seeking the PDP's ticket to run in 2019 presidential election. Announcing the membership of the council, the Director General of the…

Charles Dokubo (Photo Credit: ngg.ng)

Ex-Niger Delta militants meet Dokubo, seek direction for 2019

Leaders of ex-agitators enlisted in the first phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programme met on Tuesday with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Charles Dokubo, to chart a course ahead of the 2019 polls. The forthcoming presidential election was top on the agenda of the meeting which…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi names 37-member Inauguration Committee — FULL LIST

Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Kayode Fayemi, has set up a 37-member Inauguration Committee, charged with the responsibility of organising a hitch-free ceremony to usher in the new administration on October 16, 2018. The Committee is to liaise with officials of the outgoing administration and relevant agencies and stakeholders for proper coordination…

Enugu Chief Judge hails Ugwuanyi on new court buildings

The Chief Judge of Enugu State, Priscilla Emehelu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his unrelenting efforts and unreserved commitment towards the creation and sustenance of a conducive environment for the effective administration and dispensation of justice in the state. Justice Emehelu, who spoke during the inauguration and formal handover…

Yushau Shuaib with his lawyers at National Industrial Court

Nigerian govt obeys court order, reinstates controversial official, Yushau Shuaib

After four years of protracted legal battle the Nigerian government has finally obeyed the judgment of the National Industrial Court order directing it reinstate embattled civil servant, Yushau Shuaib. Mr. Shuaib was chief information officer on Grade Level 14 at the Ministry of Information and culture before he was controversially…

Judicial Notice on Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano Section of the Trans Nigeria Gas Pipeline, Lot 2 of Phase 1 Project

The attention of the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria and the general public is drawn to the unlawful attempt by NNPC to put itself above the law and disregard and overreach pending proceedings at the Federal High Court Abuja Division, which were commenced by NNPC against the CSOIL Consortium and…

Red Cross mourns death of staff killed by suspected Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross has condemned the killing of one of its recently abducted staff, Saifura Khorsa. It also appealed to the abductors to immediately release a second ICRC midwife and another health-care worker kidnapped in the North-east in March. "We are devastated by the murder (killing)…

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What Nigerian children do online – Report

Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules. The research has revealed what children in the region watched, listened to, purchased and searched for online. The report shows anonymised statistics on websites visited from Windows PCs and Macs,…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army commissions combat motorbikes

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Saturday commissioned first set of Combat Motor Bikes to help troops deployed for internal security duties at the warring border communities of Cross River and Ebonyi states to effectively access all the nooks and cranny of the troubled areas with the aim…

Gombe State on map

Gombe 2019: Justice Bulkachuwa’s son submits governorship form

The son of the first female President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, has submitted his governorship nomination form. Aliyu Abubakar seeks to take over from Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo in 2019. He is an aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the main opposition party in…

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Buhari commissions erosion, flood control project in Akwa Ibom

The federal government has commissioned a gully erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket and environs in the Eket Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State. The project to stop flooding and gully erosion ravaging some parts of the LGA was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO)…

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Buhari sad as Nigerian ambassador to Qatar dies suddenly

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the sudden death of Nigeria's Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Abdullahi Bawa Wase. The President, while extending his condolences to the family members, the government and people of Plateau State, praised the roles played by the late Wase in conflict resolution efforts in Plateau…

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Buhari accepts Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. The President also approved that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab…

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Flooding: Buhari tells NEMA to declare ‘National Disaster’

President Muhammadu Buhari has delegated authority to the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, to declare a “national disaster’’ in the event that anticipated flooding turns a reality in parts of the country. The president’s directive follows a warning by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency…

President Buhari with HRM King G.N.K. Gininwa (JP) OFR, Gbenemene Tai Kingdom and President Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers earlier at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari gets Ogoni chieftaincy title

An Ogoni monarch has conferred a new chieftaincy title on President Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential aide has said. An Ogoni king, G.N.K. Ogininwa, announced the title of “Meni-Doo-Lenu’’ for the president when he led a delegation of the Niger Delta people to see Mr Buhari in Abuja, Femi Adesina said…

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Over 5000 APC members defect to PDP in Delta — Govt.

Several politicians on Wednesday decamped from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Delta State Government has said. The exact number of defectors is unknown but Delta State officials said they were up to 5000. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP in the state, Kingsley…

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Bayelsa yet to get share of federal flood fund six years later – Deputy Governor

The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, John Jonah, on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the non-payment of the state's share of the N1.6 billion approved by the federak government for states ravaged by flood disaster. Mr Jonah, a retired rear admiral, stated this when a delegation of the National Emergency Management Agency…

Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara addressing hundreds of constituents in his Abuja home on Tuesday where he accepted their request to recontest his Reps seat. Photo : Speaker's Media Office.

Dogara announces decision to seek re-election

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has announced he will seek re-election into the House. Mr Dogara's announcement was contained in a statement sent by his spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Hassan did not say if Mr Dogara will run on the platform of his…

Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Forum, Kwara South, Alhaji Kola Yusuf (right), submitting senatorial nomination form on behalf of Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed to the State Chairman, PDP, Engineer Kola Shittu at party secretariat, Ilorin.......Tuesday

Kwara governor submits senatorial form

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has assured contestants in the forthcoming election under the party’s platform of a level playing field with the aim of ensuring fairness to all. The State PDP chairman, Kola Shittu, said this in Ilorin today, while receiving the nomination form of Governor…

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

LUTH deteriorating, in crisis – Report

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed the “humanitarian crisis, manifestations of corruption and mismanagement at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Idi Araba and how unhygienic conditions, severe shortages of medicines and medical supplies in the hospital and two other federal government owned…