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Godswill Akpabio

VIDEO: Observers accuse Akpabio, Buhari’s aide of ballot stealing

International observers, under the aegis of the Pan African Women Project, South Africa, have accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Ita Enang, of sponsoring thugs to steal ballot boxes during the just concluded presidential and national assembly elections in Nigeria. The observers also accused Godswill Akpabio, a former minority leader of…

The Chairperson of the ANA Abuja chapter receiving an award in recognition of her efforts towards the development of African literature

Submission opens for 2019 African writers awards

In its bid to deepen creative writing in Africa, the African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) has announced a 'call for submissions' for the 2019 African Writers Awards (AWA). The African Writers Award is an integral part of the annual African Writers Conference. This year's award is based on the theme,…

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ZOLA Electric Announces Expansion into Nigeria Market

ZOLA Electric (‘ZOLA’), the leading renewable energy brand in Africa, with 200,000 installations and more than 1,000,000 daily users has announced plans to bring clean, affordable, reliable 24-hour power to Nigeria. According to Mr. Bill Lenihan, Chief Executive Officer, ZOLA’s entry into the Nigerian market is in line with the…

Suspected PDP hoodlums waiting the arrival of Governor Dankwambo, before the mayhem.

Gombe PDP-induced Mayhem, An Affront to Our Collective Rights, By Muhammad Baba Gombe

For those with the eagle eyes, the recent turn of events, following the political routing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Gombe state, is a harbinger of a plan to intimidate and incubate an atmosphere of fear ahead of the governorship and…

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Bi-Courtney Has Valid 36-Year Concession on MMA2 — Firm

Our attention has been drawn to an article published by Sahara Reporters alleging that MMA2’s term is 12 years and is about to expire. While we find this very surprising, we will like to set the records straight by stating that, Bi-Courtney Ltd. entered into a Concession Agreement with the…

File photo of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the press.

Governorship Election: Lagos declares Friday holiday for schools

The Lagos State Government has directed that the Second Mid-Term break for all schools should hold on Friday, March 8, 2019. According to a statement issued by the State Ministry of Education, all public and private schools in the state are expected to close on Thursday, March 7, 2019, and…

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Presidential aide confirms mass looting of items meant for Niger Delta communities

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Charles Dokubo, has vowed that the federal government will unmask and prosecute the perpetrators as well as sponsors of the mindless looting of empowerment starter-packs meant for distribution to impacted communities in the Niger Delta. Speaking on…

EFCC operatives

Presidential Amnesty Fraud: EFCC secures final forfeiture of N732.85 million

Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking the final forfeiture of N732.85 million to the federal government. The forfeiture includes a plot of land situated at Katsina Road by Ogbomosho Road, Kaduna North…

Wale Tinubu

Wale Tinubu Donates Books to Nigerian Universities in Honour of International Day of Education

Nigeria alongside other United Nations (UN) member states marked the first-ever International Day of Education on January 24 in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. On 3 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming 24 January as International Day of…

President @MBuhari receives in audience Special Envoy of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today at the State House, Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bashir Ahmad]

Saudi, Qatar, Russian leaders, others congratulate Buhari on election victory

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a new presidential term. In a telephone conversation with Mr Buhari on Thursday, the custodian of the two Holy Mosques wished the Nigerian president success and good health in his second term…

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

PT Candidate, Olawepo-Hashim, congratulates Buhari, tasks him on poll lapses

The presidential candidate of the People’s Trust (PT), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, on his declaration as the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election. He, however, called on him to be mindful of the numerous lapses identified in the electioneering…

Ima Niboro

2019 Election: Atiku’s victory statistically impossible — Niboro

The immediate past Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, and Director General of the APC Door-to-Door Campaign in Delta State, Ima Niboro, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory in last Saturday’s Presidential polls. Speaking to journalists at his Warri residence on Wednesday, Mr Niboro said Mr…

One of the properties seized by ICPC

ICPC seizes 12 properties belonging to director

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has seized 12 landed properties belonging to a private entrepreneur and her firm. The properties which are located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, belong to Ochuko Momoh, the Director of Blaid Construction Limited, who is under the scrutiny of…

Pictures of Nigerian journalists interviewing someone [Photo: The Standard]

#NigeriaDecides2019: Group condemns attacks on journalists

A group advocating for freedom of the press has condemned the attacks on journalists in the line of duty during the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday the 23rd of February, 2019. The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism has joined forces with Reboot, Daily Trust Foundation,…

Buhari and Atiku (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Atiku rejects presidential election result, unveils next step

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in last Saturday's election, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the result of the poll as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday morning. INEC had declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the election and returned…

Buhari speaks on 2019 presidential election victory

Buhari speaks on 2019 presidential election victory — Full speech

Shortly after he was declared the winner of the 2019 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered an acceptance speech at the Abuja headquarters of the presidential campaign council. Mr Buhari won the election after polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

Buhari campaign accuses Atiku of planning to secure court order against election results

President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign has released the statement below alleging that the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, plans to secure a court order to stop the announcement of results. The APC campaign team also made other allegations against Mr Abubakar, most unsubstantiated in what has become a pattern between the…

Atiku Abubakar Presidential rally in Sokoto

Atiku speaks on election results

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that with the results collated so far, he is sure of winning the presidential election. Mr Abubakar stated this on Sunday morning in a statement by his campaign spokesperson, Phrank Shaibu. “With strong shares of vote in…

Atiku and Titi Abubakar have voted

PDP reacts to APC’s allegation of ‘planned violence’

The campaign team of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed allegations that it is planning to unleash violence to thwart the ongoing elections. The spokesperson of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, had alleged that the PDP is planning 'overnight violence' in various collation centres across the…

PDP Head Quarters [Photo: George Ogala]

PDP speaks on presidential, National Assembly elections

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the elections held in many parts of the country. Millions of Nigerians turned out in various polling units across the country to cast their votes in the presidential and National Assembly elections. While the elections were peaceful in many parts…

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd left), his wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki (left), being accredited to vote at his polling unit (Ward 4, Unit 19), Emokpae Primary School in Benin City, on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Polls: Obaseki hails process, says turnout, security impressive

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended voters in Edo State for coming out en masse to cast their votes, describing the voting process as smooth and impressive. Mr Obaseki and his wife, Betsy arrived their polling unit (Ward 4, Unit 19) in Emokpae Primary school, Oredo Local Government Area…

Governor Udom Emmanuel, with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, stepping down from Ibom Air on Wednesday.

Akwa Ibom makes history, unveils Ibom Air to boost jobs and economic growth

The Akwa Ibom government has unveiled its own airline; Ibom Air with the arrival of two Bombardier aircrafts while others are expected to arrive soon. Presenting the aircrafts for unveiling at the Victor Attah International Airport, Wednesday, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel gave glory to God for making the day…

Prominent Islamic scholar and leader of the Tijjaniya Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Dahiru Bauchi

Elections: Tijjanniya leader, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, berates Muslims who attack Muslims over politics

Prominent Islamic scholar and leader of the Tijjaniya Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Dahiru Bauchi, has decried the attitude of followers of some Islamic sects and Muslim politicians, who derive joy in verbally attacking other Muslims over political differences Mr Bauchi expressed his displeasure when the Speaker of the House of…

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Court admits more evidence against ex-NHIS boss

Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, admitted a document tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Martins Thomas, a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Mr Thomas was re-arraigned alongside one…

An a-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), returns some election materials to INEC Local Government office in Suleja, Niger State following the shift of Saturday’s (today) presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9. 01429/16/2/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

INEC’s Missing Result Sheets: Be it Conspiracy or Ineptitude?

When the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, first raised the alarm on Monday over missing result sheets for Enugu West Senatorial District, I am certain many Nigerians must have thought he was stoking propaganda, which is next to nature of the politicians in election season as this. According to…