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President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship: Buhari calls for fairness, transparency, peaceful elections

“I call on voters in Bayelsa and Kogi States to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner and in line with the law in all situations.”

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Bayelsa Governorship: INEC reacts to court judgement disqualifying APC

The court presided ruled that the governorship primary conducted by the APC was not done in compliance with the guidelines and the constitution of the party.

Timi Dakolo's wife

COZA Rape Scandal:Court dismisses Dakolo’s case against Fatoyinbo

A judge says the highly-publicised case was statute-barred and awarded N1 million against Busola Dakolo.

Mr Uduak Nseobot, councillor representing Ibiono Southern II, Ward 6

Lawmaker remanded in prison for allegedly beating woman, forcing her to walk naked

Mr Nseobot was charged with kidnapping, assaulting, and publicly stripping the woman, Iniubong Essien, whom he had accused of stealing some naira notes.

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU

West African FIUs move headquarters to Nigeria

The work of the forum is to coordinate intelligence sharing among state parties of ECOWAS.

Former Governor Amosun claims there are armouries in most Governor Lodges in Nigeria

Enmeshed in arms scandal, Amosun seeks establishment of South West Development Commission

Already in existence is the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

burna-boy

South African artistes kick against Burna Boy’s inclusion in ‘Africa Unite’ concert

The Tshwane Entertainment Collective has written to the Arts and Culture Minister to object his inclusion.

David Lyon, APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa

APC has no governorship candidate in Bayelsa, court declares

The court declaration, on Thursday, was part of its judgement in a case filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, one of the APC governorship aspirants.

Senate’s Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi. [Photo credit: TheCable]

Biodun Olujimi sworn in as senator

The swearing in was done by the Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, at the start of plenary.

Police officers used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cfr.org)

Kogi Governorship: Security deteriorates as parties round off campaigns

Prominent among those attacked by the hoodlums was Joseph Dada, whose house was riddled with bullets and cars destroyed.

Sarah Alade (Photo Credit: ThisDay Newspaper)

Buhari’s adviser instigates arrest, prosecution of journalists over critical report

Police arraigned two journalists over report on presidential adviser’s factory

Senate in plenary

Senate expresses concern over child trafficking

State governments were advised to take proactive measures to protect children.

Temitope Ayoni Olaiya (Courtesy: Facebook Page of Kayode Ogundamisi

Nigerian Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Olaiya pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine, bank fraud, and making false statement relating to health care matters.

13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan Highway car crash

An official says two children were among the victims.

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Presidential Election: Supreme Court fixes date to explain why it dismissed Atiku’s appeal

The apex court on October 30, dismissed Mr Abubakar’s appeal in less than an hour.

Senate in Plenary

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East Development Commission

The bill, which scaled first reading on the floor, was passed by the 8th Senate but failed to receive presidential assent.

Nigeria_Television_Authority_(NTA)

TRENDING: #ShameOnNTA: Nigerians slam poor NTA coverage of Super Eagles match

With the hashtag #ShameOnNTA, fans vented their displeasure at Africa’s supposed biggest TV Network.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

Don’t cancel police recruitment of 10,000 constables, Malami urges court

AGF Malami tells the court that cancelling the police recruitment would not be cost-efficient.

Nigerian Customs Officials

Border Closure: Security seize N2.9 billion goods – Official

The official explained that 47,000 bags of foreign rice and 467 fairly used vehicles have been seized.

N170m Fraud: Signature on bank document ‘mechanically imported’- EFCC

The nominal complainant alleges lack of diligent prosecution by the EFCC prosecutor.

Edo Obaseki and Oshiomhole

APC Crisis: Party headquarters approves suspension of chairman who spearheaded Oshiomhole’s suspension

The party says various steps taken to find an amicable resolution to the crisis have been futile.

EFCC

Father, son arrested for alleged $108,000 fraud

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

Zainab Ahmed

How Nigeria will fund bad roads’ repairs — Minister

“Whenever we release funds for capital projects, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Works and Housing are always a priority and also the Ministry of Transport”

Bayelsa Election: Radio worker shot dead as thugs ambush party supporters

Witnesses said scores of people, mostly supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, were injured in the attack.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

Hate speech bill will not pass if it will bring ‘hardship’ — Nigerian Senate

A Senate spokesperson says Nigerians should be patient and allow the normal lawmaking process.