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I’ll unite Bayelsa,heal all wounds-Lyon

I’ll unite Bayelsa,heal all wounds-Lyon

The Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, has promised to unite the entire people of the state no matter their political party differences. Lyon dedicated his victory at the concluded governorship election in the state to the people of Bayelsa and thanked them for believing and trusting in him He ascribed his victory to God and resilient character of Bayelsans ... Read More »

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

Herdsman provided information with which we kidnapped businessman-Suspect

One of six members of a kidnapping syndicate has recounted how the syndicate got to its target businessman, Abubakar Bashar, by using information from the boy who herds his cow for him. The syndicate member, Bello Abdullahi, spoke to newsmen on Monday in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, where he is being detained by the state police command. The Command ... Read More »

Yoruba nation, Fulani invasion and the task ahead

Yoruba nation, Fulani invasion and the task ahead

By Banji Akintoye We Yoruba Nation are confronted by countless daunting challenges today. In all directions, our nation is suffering decline and retrogression. Our educational system, once the flagship of our development achievements, is fearfully sick. Our nation’s whole future is imperilled because the masses of our educated youths roam the streets without any hope of jobs, most of them ... Read More »

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Senator Dino Melaye has rejected the result of the just concluded senatorial election held in Kogi West of the state yesterday. According to a video he posted on social media, the politician alleged that all the returning officers in the senatoral district were compromised. He said the Independent National Electoral (INEC) ought to declare the exercise inconclusive because the number ... Read More »

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has announced the adjournment of collation of Kogi results to 9am on Monday. The results of only Ibaji and Lokoja local government areas are outstanding with Governor Yahaya Bello in clear lead in 11 local government. His closest opponent Engr Musa Wada of the People Democratic Party(PDP), who has rejected the outcome of the exercise, ... Read More »

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the  main opposition party in the elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) attempted to circumvent the electoral processes in Kogi by importing suspected political thugs from Osun and Oyo states, adding that all plots to rig the election in both states were effectively quashed. The party, in a statement issued by ... Read More »

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

The Nigerian Army (NA) on Sunday alerted the public that troops and military equipment would be mobilised frequently as Exercise Crocodile Smile IV kicks off in Lagos and Ogun States. This was contained in a statement released by acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Major Kamurudeen Adegoke for the 81 Division. He appealed to residents of both states to ... Read More »

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

By: Yinka Ibukun Nigeria is set to engage companies to help fight plastic waste, one phenomenon that has ensured that gutters are blocked and flood is encouraged all over the country, particularly, Lagos state. In Lagos, with 21 million residents whose growing needs have far outpaced the supply of basic services such as electricity, water, and roads, Lagos, Africa’s most ... Read More »

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election. Ms Idayat Hassan, Director CDD, made this known in the group’s preliminary statement on the conduct of yesterday’s Kogi governorship election. Hassan said that CDD’ electoral environment observation report had previously predicted ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

The PDP Senatorial candidate for Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye yesterday  accused Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress of desperation to hang on to power at all cost. The Senator who was reacting to the attack on his polling unit by political thugs however said that despite the violence and thuggery that   characterised the election, he would win ... Read More »

Back to Sender:Arsenal  to sell Xhaka to Borussia ‘Gladbach in return for Denis Zakaria

Back to Sender:Arsenal to sell Xhaka to Borussia ‘Gladbach in return for Denis Zakaria

Arsenal look set to offer Granit Xhaka to former club Borussia Monchengladbach in January, with Denis Zakaria potentially moving in the other direction. Xhaka has not played since his infamous substitution against Crystal Palace on October 27, when supporters booed the then-Gunners captain off the pitch and the Swiss midfielder reacted angrily.   The 27-year-old was then stripped of the captaincy by manager ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Senator Dino Melaye has lost his local government of Ijumu to the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello. Bello scored a total vote of 11,425 to defeat the PDP candidate Musa Wada in the local government. Read More »

Minimum wage: No Agreement With Labour,says Lagos Govt.

Minimum wage: No Agreement With Labour,says Lagos Govt.

The Lagos state government has disputed the statement credited to the Chairman of the state Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC), Mr Rasaq Falade, that necessary terms of settlement and agreement were reached with the state government at the end of the meeting held on Friday, Nov. 15 According to Mr Biodun Bamgboye, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and ... Read More »

Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat

Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat

Kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area trooped out to celebrate the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 9. Some of them said they were given as much as N10,000 but that they rejected the money because they were United and determined to vote out PDP. “We are happy because we won ... Read More »

Court sacks two Imo lawmakers

Court sacks two Imo lawmakers

An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in Feb. 23 was not in tandem with ... Read More »

Manchester United,Arsenal and AC Milan in three way battle for Merih Demirah

Manchester United,Arsenal and AC Milan in three way battle for Merih Demirah

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly preparing to lock horns over Turkey international Merih Demiral during the January transfer window. Tuttosport suggest Juventus will cash in on the 21-year-old defender should a significant offer come in for the former Sassuolo man. The Italian publication claim both Arsenal and Manchester United have sent scouts to make personal checks on Demiral during Turkey’s qualifiers against Iceland and Andorra. Juventus signed ... Read More »

Oshiomhole,Minister of Budget would be prosecuted for failed water project-Obaseki

Oshiomhole,Minister of Budget would be prosecuted for failed water project-Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and a former Commissioner for Environment Mr. Clem Agba, have questions to answer over the Benin Storm Water project. Obaseki, who insisted that the storm water project was not abandoned, said Oshiomhole and Agba should be ready to face appropriate authorities for questioning. Obaseki was responding ... Read More »

Seriake Dickson calls for cancellation of election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw

Seriake Dickson calls for cancellation of election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw

Governor Seriake Dickson has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election in parts of the state where the exercise was characterised by brigandage, hijacking of electoral materials and personnel. A statement from the Bayelsa State Government said Dickson particularly called for outright cancellation of the exercise in Nembe Local Government. He said that the thugs ... Read More »

Opposition thugs attack Kogi Deputy Governor’s wife in Dekina

Opposition thugs attack Kogi Deputy Governor’s wife in Dekina

Mrs Ejura Onoja wife of Kogi State Deputy Governor Chief Edward Onoja has allegedly been attacked by thugs suspected to be loyalists of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Egume, Dekina Local Government Area of the State. She was said to have been attached shortly after casting her vote in Barak 01 unit in Egume. Mrs. Onoja through the aid ... Read More »

Bayelsa:Election: 3 persons shot, stabbed at Opolo Ward 5 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa:Election: 3 persons shot, stabbed at Opolo Ward 5 in Yenagoa

At least three persons were either shot or stabbed in Opolo Ward 5 in Yenagoa during the election today. Those injured have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa for treatment. Our Correspondent ran into women in peaceful protest against an alleged invasion of various polling units by party thugs carrying dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically. The women carried various ... Read More »