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A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

#OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

The Osun election is being held in the 30 local government areas of the state.

(10:52am) At ward 2 PU1, Ila-Orangun LG, the cubicle is well placed and guarded to avoid seeing the choice of the electorates. The first seen in the LGA.

VIDEO: #OsunDecides2018: Party agents caught sharing N2000 to voters

A beneficiary, an elderly woman who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, said the money is her “right.”

Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications PHOTO: Techpoint

NYSC replies Minister Shittu, says political office not replacement for national service

Mr Shittu faces legal sanction for skipping the mandatory national service.

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

#OsunDecides2018 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, SDP, others battle

Over one million voters are eligible to vote for the 48 parties taking part in the election.

OsunDecides: Successes, challenges in INEC’s distribution of electoral materials

Delays are being experienced in some local governments as electoral officials wait for sensitive materials.

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

ANALYSIS: OsunDecides: Familiar foes, former allies battle for governorship seat

Forty-eight parties are running but the winner is expected from the Big Five.

Skye Bank

Nigeria’s Central Bank takes over Skye Bank

The CBN has approved a change of name for the distressed bank.

Director-General (DG) Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Mr Alex Ndubusi (R), addressing a news conference on the cause of the recent Turmoil (earthquake) at Mpape and surrounding environments, at the NGSA headquarters in Abuja on Friday (7/9/18). With him is the Deputy Director, DG’s Office, Mr Isaac Okorie. 04839/7/9/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Nigeria panel releases report on cause of Abuja ‘earthquake’

A presidential committee says 110,000 boreholes and daily extraction of 330,000 metric tonnes of water in Abuja is not sustainable.

FirstNation Airline boss must face trial for alleged N1.7bn theft, Court rules

The court fixed November 7, 8 and 9 for Mr Odukoya’s trial.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Nigerian Senate as retirement home for state governors

Out of 10 outgoing governors, eight are seeking new stools in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Why I am probing Buhari’s Senate ally – APC Governor

The governor is also gunning for a Senate seat next year.

Buhari thinking

EXCLUSIVE: Another Buhari’s minister busted for skipping NYSC, risks jail term

The minister confirms he did not participate in the mandatory NYSC scheme.

An Italian Court used to illustrate the story [photo: Euronews]

Nigerian, Italian jailed as Malabu oil fraud claims first convicts

The first convictions in the murky case comes days before Shell and Agip-Eni are set to go on trial over the $1.1 billion oil deal.

NAPTIP Office [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Nigeria anti-trafficking agency sacks six staff for demanding sex, bribes from suspects

Some officials were fired for arranging “professional sureties” for suspects for a fee.

NFF Election: Pinnick records landslide victory

It is the first time in the NFF that an incumbent will be getting a second consecutive term in office via a democratic process.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents kill seven, burn three villages in Borno

Attacks by the terrorists in Nigeria’s war-ravaged northeast have increased in recent months.

Abubakar Malami

EXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers

Mr. Malami’s action came to light years after this newspaper exposed the Jonathan government for spending thousands of dollars on arranging interviews for its officials on U.S. media outlets.

Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.

Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

The latest suicide came three months after an Army captain committed suicide while under psychiatric evaluation in Borno State.

Voters on queue in Kanti B polling unit 4

ANALYSIS: How vote buying may make or mar Osun polls

Vote buying today comes in different forms: “vote and cook soup”, “see and buy”, or “snap and send” among others.

MTN

MTN: CBN promises ‘equitable resolution’ over sanctions imposed on telecom firm, banks

The central bank had on August 29 ordered MTN and the four banks to bring $8.1 billion back into Nigeria.

Nigerian Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika at the launch of Nigeria Air

Why new national carrier, Nigeria Air, was suspended indefinitely

The airline was planned to commence operation at the end of the year.

Nigeria Air

Nigeria suspends national air carrier project two months after launching

The establishment of a new national career was a major campaign promise by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Police summon Osun PDP guber candidate Adeleke over certificate forgery

The summon comes hours after WAEC reportedly confirmed Mr Adeleke sat for exam in 1981 and three days to the governorship election.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

APC changes date for presidential primary election

The party has rescheduled the dates for other primary elections.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

The government will retain only 10.1 per cent equity, after divesting 21 per cent.