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Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

Judge withdraws from Okorocha’s suit seeking INEC recognition as senator-elect

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday withdrew from the suit filed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo in respect to his certificate of return. Mr Okorocha had gone to court seeking for order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with a…

Zamfara State map

Bandits kill 50 people in Zamfara fresh attack —Speaker

The Speaker of the Zamfara State House Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji, on Friday said no fewer than 50 persons including members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed in Zamfara on Tuesday. Mr Rikiji, who revealed this during a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate, attributed the incidence to CJTF…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Lawyers condemn plot to remove Kogi State Chief Judge

A civil society group, Federation of Lawyers In Active Democracy (FLAD), has condemned the Kogi State House of Assembly's resolution demanding the removal of the state's Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah, from office. The State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the sack of Mr Ajanah for…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

2019 Governorship Elections Tally: APC 15 states, PDP 14

The governorship elections of March 9 have now been officially concluded, nearly a month after voters first headed to the poll. Following a rash of supplementary polls, the final collation came in Rivers State on April 3 with the re-election of Governor Nyesom Wike. Governors-elect in Bauchi and Adamawa emerged…

Voters on a queue

Kano Election Tribunal receives 33 petitions

The Governorship, National Assembly, and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Kano has received 33 petitions from the just concluded 2019 General Elections in the state. The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Nayai Aganaba, disclosed this at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal on Thursday in Kano. He…

Governor Nyesom wike

Gov. Wike wins Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, the 2019 governorship election candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday won his re-election, having been declared winner of the March 9, poll. Teddy Adias, the State Returning Officer, who doubles as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa, declared Mr Wike winner of…

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu

Elections: My party’s votes were stolen – Moghalu

The presidential candidate of the Youth Progressive Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has said the party’s votes were “stolen, suppressed and diverted” on February 23. In his first major post-election press interview, Mr Moghalu told The Interview that his party had “many credible indications” of the electoral fraud. He said he was…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Enugu governor offers N5mn to anyone with information on killers of psychiatric nurse

In a firm demonstration of his administration’s utmost concern and commitment to apprehending those behind the assassination of the Head of Nursing Services at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Maria Amadi, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has offered N5 million to any person or persons with information on the perpetrators. Mr Ugwuanyi…

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Agriculture: Nigeria, Netherlands to collaborate on improved seeds – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will collaborate with the government of The Netherlands on improved seeds to boost agricultural production in Nigeria. The minister spoke when he hosted a delegation from The Netherlands in Abuja, a statement said on Thursday. Mr Ogbeh…

Gov Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa govt names ex-Ghanaian president, Church of England’s leader on oil spill panel

Governor Seriake Dickson on Thursday named John Sentamu of the Church of England head of a high-powered international panel to probe deadly oil spills in Bayelsa State. John Kuffuor, a former Ghanaian president, would also serve on the panel, which has the mandate to hold both public and private hearings…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Why I observe Jumu’at prayers at State House Mosque — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his decision to observe Juma’at prayers at the presidential villa, and not the National Mosque in Abuja, is to prevent the constraints and inconveniences presidential movements may cause to the people. The president was responding to a request by a delegation of Imams and Senior…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje donates N600,000 to six corps members attacked by robbers

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has donated N100,000 to each of the corps members attacked by some armed robbers on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Kusalla in Karaye Local Government Area of the state. The governor, who made the donation on Friday…

President Muhammadu Buhari

More awareness needed on micro pension plan – Labour leader

The general secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment & Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, Issa Aremu, has called for more awareness on the execution of the micro pension plan. He made the call on Friday following the launch of the plan by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Onnoghen appeals CCT ruling dismissing no-case submission

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has indicated his resolve to challenge a ruling by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, against his no-case-submission. In the motion on notice, regarding the proposed application, Mr Onnoghen said the tribunal erred in law when it dismissed the submissions, despite the evidence brought…

Sanwo-Olu gets certificate of return as Lagos governor-elect

Sanwo-Olu gets certificate of return as Lagos governor-elect

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says better times are ahead for Lagos residents, with good things in the offing for them when he comes on board. Mr Sanwo-Olu made the promise after collecting his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday in Lagos. The…

Ahmadu Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

PDP’s Fintiri wins Adamawa governorship election

Ahmadu Fintiri of PDP has emerged winner of Adamawa governorship election. The Returning Officer of the election, Andrew Haruna, who declared the result Thursday in Yola after the supplementary election in 44 units across 14 local government areas of the state, said Mr Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to beat his…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

In Lagos, victims of police harassment recount ordeals

Several victims of police harassment recounted their ordeals in the hands of the officers at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday. The press conference, organised by the Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria, focused on cases of police corruption and abuse across Nigeria and the need to drive a…

INEC issues certificates of return to Akwa Ibom governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificate of return to Governor Udom Emmanuel and 25 legislators elected during the March 9 governorship/state assembly elections in Akwa Ibom State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mike Igini, presented the certificates to the governor-elect and the others…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

INEC issues certificate of return to El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has called on the people of the state to shun division and strife, but contribute to building more secured communities for enduring peace. Mr El-Rufai made the appeal after receiving his Certificate of Return from INEC on Thursday in Kaduna. He said the people…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

Yobe gov-elect receives Certificate of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificate of return to Yobe State governor-elect, MaiMala Buni and his deputy, Idi Gubana. Baba Afro, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe, presented the certificates to Messrs Buni and Gubana with a call on them to fulfill…

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu opposes Buhari administration’s plan to increase VAT

The national leader of Nigeria’s ruling party has opposed the federal government's plan to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT). He said an increase in VAT will reduce the purchasing power of Nigerian consumers and is capable of increasing hardship in the country. “This is why I appeal on Mr…

INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO DAPO ABIODUN, OGUNGOVERNOR-ELECT

INEC presents certificates of return to Abiodun, Ogun lawmakers-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued the certificates of return to the Ogun State Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun; his deputy, Noimot Oyedele-Salako; and members-elect of the State House of Assembly. The National Commissioner of INEC in Charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos, Adekunle Ogunmola, presented the certificates at a…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

INEC issues certificates of return to Ebonyi lawmakers-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented Certificates of Return (CoR) to the 24 House of Assembly members-elect in the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections in Ebonyi. Godswill Obioma, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi, presented the certificates to the members-elect in Abakaliki. Mr Obioma…

Amnesty International

Kano Supplementary Election: Amnesty asks Nigerian government to investigate attack on journalists, voters

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has called on the Nigerian government to investigate the violent attack on voters and journalists during the supplementary governorship election in Kano State on Saturday. The group made the demand in a message posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “Amnesty International is calling Nigerian authorities @MBuhari…

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Gunmen attack Nigerian journalist, abduct wife, three other women

Gunmen on Wednesday attacked Suleiman Abubakar, Chairman of Correspondents’ chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa state and abducted his wife, Yahanasu Abubakar. Mr Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened at about 7 p.m. along Gudi-Garaku road in Akwanga Local Government Area…