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Paul Enenche

Dunamis Church denies ejecting traders, destroying their wares

The Dunamis International Gospel Centre has denied reports that it ordered the ejection and burning of goods belonging to some traders who sell around its premises on Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Way (formerly Airport Road), Abuja. The head, central administration of the church, Victor Stephen, said in a statement sent to…

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

How Yahya Jammeh Stole a Country

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh orchestrated the embezzlement of nearly US$1 billion of public funds and illegal timber revenue during his 22-year rule, looting the treasury in a long-running conspiracy that crippled one of the world’s poorest countries. While president of the compact West African state of 2 million, Jammeh…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Download the full dessenting judgement that supported Oyetola amidst sack by Osun tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27, 2018, was illegal. The tribunal, therefore, deducted the…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Download the full tribunal judgement that sacked Oyetola as Osun governor

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27, 2018, was illegal. The tribunal, therefore, deducted the…

Voting in progress at Doka PU 003, Dawa village in Rimin Gado local government area Kano state

Kano: PDP candidate warns of ‘unprecedented political crisis’ if Ganduje is declared winner

The Peoples Democratic Party's candidate has rejected the outcome of Saturday's supplementary governorship election in Kano, and has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against declaring incumbent Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje winner. The candidate, Abba Yusuf, said such announcement by INEC will throw the state into an "unprecedented political crisis" and…

09 AM PU 003 Magajin Rafi B Ward, Sokoto North LGA. Voting started 08:27 AM, a little later than the 08 AM schedule, the PO says.

Violence, vote buying, other irregularities mar supplementary governorship elections — CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development, a non-governmental organisation which deployed observers to monitor Saturday's supplementary elections, has released its preliminary report which painted troublesome details of how the exercise turned out in some parts of the country. Sokoto, Plateau, Kano, Bauchi and Benue were the five states where supplementary…

What I’ll do if elected Senate President – Ahmed Lawan

Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has promised to run a bi-partisan National Assembly if elected as Senate President. The lawmaker also promised to respect the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should the party decide to zone the position away from North-east. He made his intention known while speaking with…

Tension mounts in Bauchi as INEC delays collation hours after all results arrive Bauchi

Supplementary Polls: INEC’s delay of final collation of results causes tension in Bauchi

Tension has continued to mount in Bauchi town as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) delays final collation of results of the supplementary election brought in from 15 Local government areas of the state. Most of the results from the LGAs have been announced by various presiding officers at all…

PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

Osun Governorship: Atiku hails judiciary as tribunal declares Adeleke winner

Atiku Abubakar has hailed the Nigerian judiciary as coming through yet again for the yearnings of the commoners, saying Friday's decision by the Osun State governorship election petitions tribunal should be seen as phenomenal and a crucial blow to manipulation of elections in Nigeria. The presidential candidate of PDP at…

Abuja on map

Supplementary Elections: Police restrict movement in parts of Abuja

The FCT Police Command on Friday announced restriction of vehicular movement in parts of Abuja where supplementary elections would be held for inconclusive area council elections. Bwari, Kuje and Kwali were amongst the affected councils. A rerun had been scheduled for March 23. Accordingly, there will be the restriction of…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19).

Supplementary Elections: Police deploy five DIGs, other senior officials

Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu has deployed five deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to oversee election security in parts of the country where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday. Mr Adamu also directed zonal assistant inspectors-general (AIGs) and their respective commissioners of police in states where supplementary elections would hold to ensure that adequate…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EFCC attacks U.S. govt over report criticising Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has criticised the U.S. government over a report by the State Department criticising Nigeria's anti-corruption efforts. The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in its 'Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018' states among others that "there is a climate of impunity in…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

DOWNLOAD: Atiku’s election petition against Buhari’s victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) computer server shows that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the February 23 election with about 1.6 million votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, the opposition candidate claims. This is contained in the petition filed on Monday by the PDP and…

Super Eagles begin training in Asaba ahead of Seychelles, Egypt ties

What Super Eagles lack – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said the present Super Eagles team lacks 'star players' like it used to in the past. In an interview with The Interview on Tuesday, Rohr said the present Super Eagles squad has team spirit "but lacks star players like Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu".…

A man being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02152/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

No fresh building collapse in Lagos – Official

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has said there was no fresh building collapse in the state as being reported on the social media on Monday Lekan Shodeinde, the general manager of the agency, said in a statement that a three-floor structure was marked as distressed and was undergoing…

FILE PHOTO: Pius Adesanmi delivering a TedEx speech. Image courtesy: Adesanmi Facebook Page

Pius Adesanmi’s wife speaks about husband’s death

Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, the wife of late Pius Adesanmi, has released the statement below about her husband's death and condolences that have poured in. Mr Adesanmi, a professor and columnist, was one of the passengers in the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week. All the passengers and crew members in…

Ruckey Peniel

Group takes hope to streets of Lagos

Nigerian children living on the streets of Lagos will have cause to smile soon as a nongovernmental organisation, Glorious Vessels Foundation, perfects plans to lift their spirit. Glorious Vessels Foundation Nigeria is an offspring of Vessels of Hope, a non-profit organisation and the charity arm of Hope Now TV and…

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

Kaduna imposes curfew on troubled Kajuru local govt

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the troubled Kajuru Local Government Area. The government said this in a statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan. PREMIUM TIMES has reported how scores of people have been killed in the past month in different communities…

Court fixes May 6 for judgment on Falana’s suit seeking removal of trucks from Lagos roads

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has fixed May 6 to deliver judgment on a suit filed by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, against the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Muslim Hassan, the judge, fixed the date on…

Nova Bank. [Photo credit: Official website of NOVA bank]

NOVA Merchant Bank Limited declares N1.15bn profit after tax

NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has declared a profit after tax of N1.15 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018, a significant increase from N510.6 million achieved in 2017, marking a 125 per cent increase. The result demonstrates the bank’s growth trajectory which is expected to accelerate as it scales…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

PDP’s Governor Ugwuanyi wins Enugu governorship election

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the winner of the governorship election in Enugu State. Declaring Mr Ugwuanyi winner of the Enugu State gubernatorial contest, the State Collation/Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, stated that the governor,…

APC House of Assembly member-elect dies

A member representing Pengana State Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ezekial Afon, who was reelected Saturday on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has died. Mr Afon died hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed his reelection. The deceased hailed from Bassa Local Government Area…

Pic. 54. All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader Bola Tinubu voting at Ikeja Local Government Alausa/Oregun/Olusosun Ward 03 Unit 047 during the Governorship and Houses of Assembly Elections in

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official Governorship Results (LIVE UPDATES)

A day after millions of Nigerians voted across the country, the official results for the governorship elections are being announced. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday trooped out to vote in their sixth general governorship and state assembly elections since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. The governorship elections took…

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official results from wards, local govts (LIVE UPDATES)

Hours after millions of Nigerians voted across the country, the results are now being collated in the wards and local government collation centres. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday trooped out to elect their state governors and state legislators who would lead them for the next four years. Elections were also…

#NigeriaDecides2019: Results from polling units across Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES)

Hours after voting commenced across Nigeria, results have started coming in from polling units. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday went to the polls to elect governors and state lawmakers. The governorship election took place in 29 states while new state assemblies would be elected in all 36 states. Elections into…