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INEC to Transmit Presidential Poll Results Electronically

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the results of the February 16 presidential election will be transmitted electronically from the polling units. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner for Cross River State, Mr. Frankland Briyai, who stated this in Calabar Wednesday, said the transmission of the results electronically would minimise controversies, and disagreements concerning the results. Briyai, who spoke ... Read More »

APC Women Leader, Six Others Killed in Road Accidents in Jigawa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Leader, Hajiya Aisha Tahir of Birnin Kudu Local Government of Jigawa State, and six other supporters of the party have died in two ghastly motor accidents on their way from campaign rallies in the state. The accident involving the women leader occurred when her vehicle hit a camel crossing the road along the Jahun-Kiyawa ... Read More »

Chris Brown Detained In Paris Over Rape Claim

Chris Brown American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, a source close to the ... Read More »

China Accuses US Of Bullying In Huawei CFO Extradition Bid

China on Wednesday accused the United States of “bullying behaviour” after US authorities confirmed plans to seek the extradition of a top Chinese telecom executive detained in Canada. The United States faces a January 30 deadline to file an extradition request for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest last month sparked diplomatic tensions. “We will continue to pursue ... Read More »

Buhari in Sokoto, Vows to Continue War on Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he will continue to wage war against corruption in the country. Speaking during a campaign rally at the Ginginya Stadium in Sokoto Wednesday, the president said that in the last three and a half years, his government has degraded Boko Haram. He also promised to provide fertilisers for farmers at subsidised rate to pave ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu treats Oyingbo market women for free

  Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu has provided free medical assistance to female traders in Oyingbo market. The free medical outreach offered the market women free eye-glasses, drugs and consultation. The beneficiaries were treated for high blood pressure and malaria with a mobile clinic in place for removal of tooth for those affected. The outreach ... Read More »

Facebook partners Nigerian hubs to promote entrepreneurship

Facebook says it is unveiling a new incubation programme, in partnership with its Nigerian satellite hubs to help local start-ups and upcoming entrepreneurs realise their business goals. Facebook Developer Programme Manager Kendra Nnachi said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that, the programme was in continuation of Facebook’s desire to empower and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among young ... Read More »

Pope Francis Fixes Japan Visit For November

Pope Francis  / AFP Pope Francis announced Wednesday he will visit Japan in November, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. “I will go to Japan in November,” he said on board the Papal plane bringing him to Panama for a gathering of young Catholics. The Argentine pontiff has repeatedly voiced a ... Read More »

Decentralization of SARS tip of iceberg of IGP Adamu reforms – Frank Mba

The Nigeria Police Force Wednesday said that reforms on Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) are not going to be cosmetic. According to the police spokesman, ACP Frank Mba who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the FSARS was decentralised in a bid to correct the abnormality, restore order and bring the police closer to the people. “It will correct every ... Read More »

Lassa Fever Claims Four Lives In Plateau

  Four persons have died as a result of Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever in Plateau State. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kuden Kamshak, confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday. According to him, 22 suspected cases were taken for samples and thirteen were later confirmed to have the virus out which of four did not survive. Kamshak further explained that ... Read More »

Tonto Dike to those preaching against her dressing: I am ‘a demon chasing’ born again Christian’

Nollywood superstar, Tonto Dike has responded to those telling her that her dressing does not conform with Christian standards. She said she would not turn to “a boring life” to please them and said she is “ a demon chasing born again Christian” if they must know. Writing on Instagram #tontolet, she stated: “It’s just sad that a lot of ... Read More »

If APC leaders are probed, they will be thrown into hell – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has alleged that leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress will be thrown into hell fire if their records are examined. The former president said this in an interview with BBC Yoruba. Obasanjo also criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly placing ethnic considerations above nationalism and merits in his appointments. He said if the president did ... Read More »

Money Laundering: Court Orders Final Forfeiture of N354,000

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of N354, 000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand Naira) only which was uncovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, during investigations into the N49 million intercepted at the Kaduna International Airport on March 13, 2017. Oyebanji Steve, Taiye Omoniyi Oluwaleke, Risikat ... Read More »

Investors take position for Zenith Bank dividend announcement

Zenith Bank Plc was among the price gainers at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday as investors take position for announcement of dividend for the year ended December 31, 2018. Zenith Bank went up 1.4 per cent to close at N21.80 per share . The bank on Monday said its board of directors had approved the audited financial results. In ... Read More »

Equities Market Rebounds on Gains by 26 Stocks

The stock market rebounded on Tuesday as 26 stocks appreciated after recording a decline on Monday. The market had depreciated on Monday after seven consecutive days of price rally. The bulls however returned on Tuesday, lifting the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index to close higher at 30,736.88, while market capitalisation added N1.6 billion to close at N11.462 trillion. Linkage ... Read More »

Over 70 CSOs set standard for INEC, stakeholders on credible poll

A coalition of over 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), under the auspices of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room), on Tuesday, set a benchmark that must be met in the conduct of the forthcoming election before it could be considered to be free, fair and credible. Mr Clement Nwankwo, Convener Situation Room, enumerated the criteria at the unveiling ... Read More »

Vote PDP and Return to the Realm of Power, Ekweremadu urges Ndigbo

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the people of the South East region not to miss the opportunity of the 2019 general elections to reposition Nigeria and also return the geopolitical zone to the realm of power. Ekweremadu said that although the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost power in the 2015 general elections, the leaders ... Read More »

We must continue to mount pressure on employers, says NLC President

The Text of an Address by the President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, mni to the 18th Congress of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) I bring very warm greetings from Nigeria and from my own national centre, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), as well as felicitations from the global trade union movement and ... Read More »

Borno Dep. Governor in hospital, visits victims of collapsed stand during APC Presidential Rally (See pictures)

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Deputy Governor, Hon Usman Mamman Durkwa has paid visits to various hospitals to sympathize with people who sustained injuries and were admitted for treatment after the devastating collapse of a stand/pavilion during last Monday’s Presidential Campaign/rally at the Ramat Square Maiduguri.   Durkwa while speaking to Journalists on Tuesday after visiting various Hospitals including ... Read More »

Opinion: SANs and Onnoghen circus, By Sam Omatseye

His eyeballs shone across as his fist thumps resounded from his oak desk. That afternoon, in his striped navy blue suit in his office at Anthony in Lagos, he was in a combative temper. “If there is a case between a rich man and a poor man,” roared the late Gani Fawehinmi to now Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Dele Momodu and ... Read More »