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Aregbesola leads Omisore in Osun governorship election

Now on the verge of victory in today’s election, Mr. Aregbesola looks good for a second term of office

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Osun Governorship Elections 2014 – Live Updates #OsunDecides

The Osun State governorship election holds today August 9, with 20 candidates representing 20 political parties vying for the ticket to the Osun Government House. Apparently, the contest is between Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Iyiola Omisore, a former Senator and candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic […]

Gwoza survivors protest Boko Haram massacre, govt negligence

The Gwoza residents embarked on a massive protest in Maiduguri

Osun Election: INEC confirms arrest, release of its officials over suspicious movement of electoral materials

“A number of them alerted security agents, who promptly arrested the EO and the officer who had distributed the non-sensitive materials.”

Ebola: Lagos sets up isolation ward

Sadly more suspected cases of Ebola are surfacing.

After surviving Boko Haram attacks, 11 Borno residents die of Cholera

Officials blame the cholera epidemic on the influx of IDPs from camps due to the continuous Boko Haram insurgency attacks.

Nigeria: President Jonathan declares national emergency on Ebola, approves N1.9 billion intervention fund

President Jonathan also approved a Special Intervention Plan and the immediate release of N1. 9 billion for its implementation.

Gunmen kill 4, burn 15 houses in Dogara, Kaduna

Four villages in Sanga Local Government have come under attacks in the past two months.

Ebola: World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization [WHO] on Thursday rose from a meeting of its Emergency Committee, declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in four West Africa countries an International Public Health Emergency. At the end of the meeting convened by the organisation’s Director General, and held by teleconference, WHO said “the possible consequences of further international spread […]

Anarchy Looms in Nasarawa as PDP, APC Clash Over Fresh Plot to Remove Gov. Al-Makura

The state is living on the edge of violence

Nigerian military moves to retake Damboa, Gwoza, others from Boko Haram

The special operation which began early in the week is meant to restore law and order to the area.

Ebola: Sierra Leone blockades rural areas, as Liberia declares 90 days state of emergency

The disease has killed 932 people across West Africa.

UPDATE: Students, lecturers rejoice as Fashola slashes LASU fees to N25,000

The fees were increased from N25,000 to N197,000 for Arts and Humanities students, and N350,000 for medical students.

Video shows Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, was “terribly ill”, possibly knew he had Ebola before traveling to Nigeria

Airport video footage shows Mr. Sawyer lying flat on his stomach on the floor in the corridor of the airport and seemed to be in “excruciating pain.”

BREAKING: Fashola orders reversal of LASU fees to old charges

Mr. Fashola stated this on Thursday at the convocation programme of the university.

Boko Haram takes over Gwoza, new Emir’s whereabouts unknown

The immediate past emir, Mr. Timta’s father, was killed on May 30 by the Boko Haram.

Oyinlola writes Jonathan, narrates how President forced him out of PDP

The former Osun governor said the president feared his closeness to Obasanjo despite pleas by Messrs. Anenih and Mark.

Ebola: Lagos alerts residents, asks churches, mosques to suspend large gatherings

“Burial ceremonies where mourners including family members have direct contact with patients who died of Ebola have also played a role in the spread.”

Adamawa Impeachment: Nyako’s deputy, Ngilari, asks court to declare him governor

Mr. Ngilari said he did not resign his office as Deputy Governor as stipulated by the Constitution.

An Ebola patient being attended to

Nigerian nurse dies of Ebola

The nurse came in direct contact with Patrick Sawyer.

‎Ebola: Nigeria reaches out to U.S. for experimental drug; NMA sets up committee

The NMA says it’s members will work despite its ongoing strike.

With no established rules to follow, Jonathan turns to politics in search for new Head of Service

In the search for a new Head of Service, Jonathan sticks to a formula that critics say, for years, has bred corruption and entrenched inefficiency in the civil service.

Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmakers, PDP reject panel’s verdict, vow to impeach

“We will not act outside the constitution but be assured that the impeachment process is still on course.”

Osun Election: PDP suffers setback as Oyinlola dumps party, defects to APC

The former Osun State governor said the South West zone has not been fairly treated by the PDP.

Jonathan will contest for President in 2015 – Anenih

Mr. Anenih also said the party would win Saturday’s governorship election in Osun.