Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu showing a specimen ballot paper for Ekiti governorship election during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03573/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

We didn’t ban use of phones around polling units – INEC

The Commission says the ban takes effect when a voter collects the ballot paper and enters into voting cubicle.

Senator David Mark

2019: Why North must support my presidential ambition – David Mark

The former senate president promises to turn around Nigerian economy in two years, if elected.

Ex-convict rearrested for theft few days after release

The suspect had earlier served a jail term over a similar offence.


Thunderstorms, rains to prevail on Wednesday – NiMet

The agency predicts day and night temperatures of 30 to 35 and 20 to 24 degrees Celsius, respectively in the north.

The Joint closed-door plenary of the House of Representatives and Senate

National Assembly adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

The legislature says the amendments will ensure conduct of free and fair elections in 2019.

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Buhari To Osun Voters: Keep corrupt, selfish leaders out of government by voting APC

Osun must continue on the path of progress. Osun must not allow the dark days to return,” says the president


I’m not involved in alleged N1.6 billion fraud, Dufada’s co-accused tells court

The banker is standing trial alongside Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former presidential aide, on charges of N1.6 billion fraud.

Contraceptives [photo: Medium]

Africa needs family planning, education to address unsustainable population growth – Report

“Africa, even though it’s only 14 per cent of the population of the world, it’s 24 per cent of the births already”


10 million cases of TB recorded in 2017 – WHO

Nigeria and seven other countries recorded two-third of the cases.


2018 Fiscal Index: Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa lead ranking

Cross River, Osun and Ekiti emerge at the bottom of the ranking, indicating that they lack healthy financial profile.


OsunDecides: INEC launches braille guide for blind voters

The governorship election between 48 candidates will take place on Saturday.

South Africa on map

Two Nigerians jailed for human trafficking in South Africa

The judge says he would have sentenced them to life imprisonment in the absence of ‘mitigating factors’.

Former Vice President of Nigeria and frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar acknowledging cheers from crowd of supporters who thronged the PDP national secretariat when Atiku submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms in Abuja on Thursday.

2019: APC chieftain declares support for Atiku

The politician says he still carries APC membership card.

Klopp and Tuchel

Liverpool v PSG (LIVE UPDATES): History-laden Reds welcome Cash-rich Paris

Both have started their league seasons with perfect records.

Nigeria Police

Police confirm killing of four in Plateau

The police say they are investigating the crime.

Oyo Assembly chamber

Oyo Speaker, minority leader, others defect

The lawmakers on Tuesday defected to three different parties.

APC Mega Rally in Osun

OsunDecides: ‘I’ve worked 24 hours of every day spent in office’ – Aregbesola

President Buhari attended the APC mega rally in Osogbo.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

Three lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

One of the victims was the head of the institution’s dental school.

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Group tackles EFCC, Customs for placing Fayose on watch list

The group also carpets the anti-graft agency for approaching Customs over a function delegated to the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Yushau Shuaib with his lawyers at National Industrial Court

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

The National Industrial Court had in November 2017 ordered the government to reinstate the civil servant

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Saraki condemns killing of Red Cross staff, demands rescue of Leah Sharibu

Two other health workers are still in Boko Haram custody.

Someone operating a mobile phone [Photo: IT News Africa]

Fighting over charging points in church is a sin – Bishop

The cleric warned against charging phones in church.

Bishop David Oyedepo

Confusion as Oyedepo pronounces Covenant University Registrar’s office vacant

It was unclear whether the institution has sacked its registrar or the office holder has resigned.

A crossection of Akwa Ibom Elders at the State House after a meeting with President Buhari

‘APC members in Akwa Ibom are like orphans’- leaders tell Buhari

Akwa Ibom State is presently a PDP controlled state.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode with APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu

VIDEO: Laughter as Ambode runs toward Tinubu for photographs at book event

Messrs Tinubu and Ambode have reportedly been in a strained relationship in recent times.