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L-R CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu (third from right), flanked by the Wife to the President, Aisha Buhari (2nd from right), Dr. Awele Elumelu, incoming CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu (left); Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Ambassador Shimon Ben-Shoshan at the selection and unveiling of the 5th set of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme in Abuja on Friday.

Tony Elumelu Foundation unveils 3,050 young Africans for entrepreneurship scheme

About 3,050 young entrepreneurs from 54 African countries were on Friday unveiled as the beneficiaries of the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme. The Foundation said in a statement after the unveiling ceremony in Abuja that it would directly fund 1,000 of the entrepreneurs, with an additional 2,050 beneficiaries…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

INEC begins collation of Kano supplementary election results (LIVE UPDATES)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the collation of results of the supplementary governorship election in Kano State. The collation is holding at the headquarters of INEC in Kano. Already collation officers from some local governments have made their submissions. Results from PU 09 in Gezawa local government…

PDP sweeps most polling units in Bauchi supplementary governorship election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday strengthened its readiness to take over the Bauchi Government House as the party won big in most of the 36 polling units where supplementary elections were held. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state's governorship election inconclusive following…

Inconclusive elections unknown to Nigerian constitution – David Mark

A former senate president, David Mark, has said the idea of inconclusive election was strange and unknown to the Nigerian constitution. Mark, who spoke with journalists on Saturday in his home town, Oturkpo, Benue State, advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to avoid declaring elections inconclusive so as to…

Burundi football team (Photo Credit: soka25east)

Burundi, Mauritania, Madagascar qualify for first AFCON finals

Burundi qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time after a 1-1 draw with Gabon on Saturday. The Burundians kept Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check to get the point they needed. While Burundi needed only to draw, visitors Gabon had to win in Bujumbura to…

File photo of children fetching water from the borehole constructed by UNICEF and EU in Ikot Nkpenne community, Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, [Photo Credit: Nike Adebowale]

52.7 million Nigerians lack access to water supply – Minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, says 52.7 million Nigerians have no access to water supply in the country. Mr Adamu disclosed this while delivering a lecture to mark the 3rd Founders day ceremony of Edo University, Iyamho on Saturday. The lecture is titled “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for…

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NPFL: Bendel Insurance beat visiting MFM FC 1-0

Kingsley Onovo’s 18th minute goal from a set-piece on Saturday helped hosts Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin to a 1-0 win over the MFM FC of Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hosts’ victory was in a 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Group A…

Ward 1, unit 1 at Ogboko Village in Ideato south, Imo state, Election process yet to start.INEC officials are still setting up the Centre, addressing the voters.

Voter apathy trails Imo supplementary poll

Voter apathy trailed the March 23 supplementary House of Assembly election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was low turnout of voters in the five affected Local Government Areas of the state on Saturday. The March 9…

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Cloudy, sunny weather to prevail on Sunday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions over most parts of Nigeria on Sunday and sunny with chances of thunderstorms activities over some parts. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Saturday, in Abuja, predicted partly cloudy to cloudy morning with day and night temperatures of 31…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Police IG orders speedy investigation into police killing of civil defence officer

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the police killing of an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The slain NSCDC officer, Ogar Jumbo, was beaten to death on Wednesday in Abuja in the presence…

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APC wins state assembly supplementary election in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, Fatai Mojeed, winner of the supplementary election in the area. INEC conducted supplementary election in nine polling units of the state constituency on Saturday. The commission had declared the March 9…

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

NNPC, partners sign Nigerian content plan agreement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture partners on Friday signed the Nigerian Content Plan agreement to move the country closer to the final investment decision (FID) on Train 7 of the Nigeria LNG project. The agreement was signed between the NNPC, the principal partner in the…

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NPFL: Remo Stars vow to pick first away win in Enugu

Remo Stars Football Club Head Coach, Daniel Ogunmodede, is confident that his team can secure their first away win in the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend. The Sky Blue Stars will be taking on Enugu Rangers in one of the matchday 12 games of the NPFL. Ogunmodede said…

Bala Magaji, NOUN’s best graduating student

45-year-old emerges NOUN’s best graduating student

Many adult Nigerians without formal education would say age and family responsibilities discourage them from starting studying and any form of schooling. But Bala Magaji, 45, a father of seven who on Saturday graduated in Islamic Studies, has challenged that claim. Married to two wives, Mr Magaji on Saturday emerged…

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

Group praises conduct of Kano election re-run

A coalition has commended the conduct of Saturday's governorship re-run election in Kano State. The observers, numbering 18, addressed the press via a statement read by Chinyere Manukwem, the leader of Global Initiative for Civic Training and Youth Development. Speaking under the aegis of the Coalition of Independent National Electoral…

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Police arrest woman for allegedly torturing, circulating nude video of husband’s mistress

The police in Anambra State have arrested a woman, Tochukwu Azotani, and her friend, Ogochukwu Nwankwo, who allegedly stripped and flogged a woman they said was her husband's mistress. The police also alleged that the suspects recorded the incident and circulated it on the internet. The police also arrested the…

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

INEC has nothing to count in Kano–Kwankwaso

The leader of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State and serving senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh rerun elections in the state. He said there were no elections on Saturday in the state. Mr Kwankwaso, who spoke on Saturday…

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Supplementary Poll: No serving commissioner arrested – Kano govt

The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, has debunked reports that the police have arrested a serving commissioner in the state during Saturday's re-run elections. Mr Garba, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, also described the reported loss of life due to violence in some polling…

NSCDC officials

Police killing of Civil Defence officer an act of God – Official

The commandant in charge of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, Solomon Iyamu, has appealed to his officers to see the police killing of their colleague as “an act of God”. The slain NSCDC officer, Ogar Jumbo, was beaten to death on Wednesday in Abuja in the…

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23 new Lassa fever cases confirmed in Nigeria

The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed at least 114 people this year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday. From January 1 to March 17, a total of 1801 suspected cases were reported from 21 states. Of these, 495 were confirmed positive, 15 probable…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo speaks on Adeleke’s win; tackles groups opposing Atiku’s lawsuit

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has hailed the declaration by an election tribunal, of Ademola Adeleke as the governor-elect of Osun State, saying INEC’s earlier ruling against him was a “desperate attempt to change the will of the Osun people”. Mr Obasanjo also condemned those urging Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of…

NOUN Headquarters

Convocation: 103 students bag First Class at Nigeria Open University

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday graduated 20, 799 students for the 2019 with 103 of them getting First Class honours in various academic disciplines. Prof. Abdalla Adamu, NOUN’s Vice Chancellor, disclosed this during the institution’s convocation ceremony in Abuja. According to him, the university has the…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Why tribunal declared Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election

There was jubilation across Osun State on Friday after the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja declared Ademola Adeleke the winner of the elections held in September, 2018. The three-member panel at the tribunal, in a split judgment of two-to-one, declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate the winner of the…

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Voting underway in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos

Voters came out in trickles at Ibeju-Lekki state constituency I, where supplementary elections held in Lagos State on Saturday. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the election reports that accreditation and voting commenced at 8 am at Polling Units 001, 003, 004, 005, and 006…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Alleged N6.6bn fraud: Court strikes out 19 of 21 charges against Goje, three others

A Federal High Court in Jos has struck out 19 out of the 21 charges preferred against former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje, and three others. The charges border on alleged misappropriation of funds, money laundering and diversion of N6.6 billion belonging to the state. The former governor and the…