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How INEC, Akwa Ibom State Govt connived to rob Akpabio of victory- Oshiomhole

How INEC, Akwa Ibom State Govt connived to rob Akpabio of victory- Oshiomhole

Facts have emerged on how former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio was allegedly rigged out of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial election on February 23 by the Akwa Ibom State government. Disclosing this Thursday, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the state government to ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu: I’ll pay above N30,000 minimum wage if elected

Sanwo-Olu: I’ll pay above N30,000 minimum wage if elected

The All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday promised to pay state workers above the N30,000 National Minimum wage if elected governor. He also promised civil servants improved condition of service as the issue of collapse of Salary steps would be looked into. Sanwo-Olu, who addressed a huge crowd of civil servants at the ... Read More »

Opinion: Buhari, Obasanjo and the day after, By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: Buhari, Obasanjo and the day after, By Dare Babarinsa

It is bitter irony of the winner-take-all American system we have imported hook, line and sinker that the man who secured more than 11 million votes may have no role in the new government that would take effect from May 29, 2019. Unlike what we had in 2015, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the loser of the last presidential race, has indicated ... Read More »

JAMB registers 1.8m candidates for 2019 UTME

JAMB registers 1.8m candidates for 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has registered over 1.8 million candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos. Registration of candidates for the all Computer Based Test (CBT) commenced on February 10 and terminated on February 21. Benjamin said that ... Read More »

Gov. Ishaku Pledges Support for Muslim Community

Gov. Ishaku Pledges Support for Muslim Community

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has promised to always support the Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board to succeed in all it’s activities. The Governor made the pledge during the presentation of reports for 2018 Holy ilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by the Amirul Hajj, Idris Waziri at the Government House, Jalingo. He said the huge sum of money expended on ... Read More »

Air Marshal jailed 7 years for receiving N136 million bribe

Air Marshal jailed 7 years for receiving N136 million bribe

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Tony Omenyi to seven years in prison for receiving N136 million bribe from Nigerian Air force, (NAF) contractors. Delivering judgment, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, said that he was satisfied that the prosecution had proved its case and testimonies of its witnesses were not controverted. The Economic and Financial Crimes ... Read More »

Dangote Emerges 64th Richest Man Worldwide

Dangote Emerges 64th Richest Man Worldwide

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has emerged 64th richest person in the world, with an estimated $16.6 billion. The recent position showed his significant move up the ladder in the World billionaires’ list as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world. With the recent rankings by Bloomberg, Dangote position makes him the only Nigerian on the list ... Read More »

Court Hears How Okupe Received N702m Windfall From Dasuki

Court Hears How Okupe Received N702m Windfall From Dasuki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, opened its case against a former Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, who is being prosecuted before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja for allegedly collecting money from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA for doing nothing. Okupe was ... Read More »

FAAC SHARES N610.368billion TO FG, STATES AND LGs IN FEBRUARY 2019

FAAC SHARES N610.368billion TO FG, STATES AND LGs IN FEBRUARY 2019

BY ONYEKA AJUMBI ONOCHIE The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared to the three tiers of government a total of N610.368 billion federal revenue generated in the month of January 2019, but shared in February 2019. The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, while briefing the press at the end of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting ... Read More »

Armsgate: Dasuki Fails to Stop Trial

Armsgate: Dasuki Fails to Stop Trial

By Owolola Adebola Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja, has dismissed the application filed by a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), asking the court to adjourn his N28.3 billion fraud trial sine die. Dasuki had on January 9, 2019 through a motion filed by his counsel, Ahmed Raji, SAN, urged ... Read More »

PDP REP CANDIDATE IN BORNO REJECTS ELECTION RESULTS, TO SEEK MANDATE IN COURT

BY NDAHI INUSA, MAIDUGURI The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for House of Representatives, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) who contested in last Saturday National Assembly polls, Hon. Abdulsalam Kachallah, popularly known as Bomboi has joined his counterparts in the opposition PDP to reject the outcome of the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, alleging that the whole process ... Read More »

Tinubu says Nigerians Made The Right Choice Re-electing Buhari

Tinubu says Nigerians Made The Right Choice Re-electing Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that Nigerians made the right choice in re-electing President Muhammdu Buhari for another for years. Tinubu in a statement on Wednesday said: ‘’The Saturday February 23 the Presidential Election was a fair and honest exercise that permitted the full expression of the sovereign will of the ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to live in harmony

Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to live in harmony

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the just concluded presidential election. In a statement by his media and communication team on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu described Buhari’s success at the poll as “not only well-deserving, but a valid testimony to the fact that Nigerians acknowledge ... Read More »

Buhari’s re-election gets endorsement of Britain

Buhari’s re-election gets endorsement of Britain

“The Nigerian people have demonstrated resilience and a commitment to democracy. The result declared by the Nigerian election commission is consistent with the result obtained through the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation process.” The United Kingdom has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on his re-election for a second term. In a statement signed by the ... Read More »

AIG Leye Oyebade charges police officers on professionalism

AIG Leye Oyebade charges police officers on professionalism

The new Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI which comprises Osun, Oyo and Ondo State Police Commands, AIG Leye Oyebade, has charged officers and men of the Zone to be diligent, honest, hardworking and carry out their duty professionally and with the fear of God. He gave the admonition on Wednesday while addressing personnel of the Zonal ... Read More »

NLC congratulates Buhari, urges aggrieved parties to put Nigeria first

NLC congratulates Buhari, urges aggrieved parties to put Nigeria first

PRESS STATEMENT NLC CONGRATULATES MUHAMMADU BUHARI By Comrade Ayuba Wabba The Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to congratulate Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, being the second person to get re-elected since the return to civilian rule twenty years ago. We also wish to congratulate other candidates for their participation and urge them to ... Read More »

ACF congratulates Buhari, asks Atiku to concede defeat

ACF congratulates Buhari, asks Atiku to concede defeat

The Arewa Consultative Forum has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the polls. The northern apex organization also called on the presidential candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku to concede defeat and congratulate Buhari. Similarly, the ACF has also called on the president elect, Muhammad Buhari “to ensure that the new administration keeps ... Read More »

Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return

Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have received the certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that affirms their victory in the 2019 presidential election.  INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, presented certificates to them on Wednesday, February 27. While speaking after he received the certificate, the president congratulated all the candidates who participated in the election on ... Read More »

The Buhari’s victory pictures

The Buhari’s victory pictures

Below were some of the pictures showing President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo, Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and others and victory moods after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Buhari as winner of the 2019 Presidential election. R-L: Buhari, Osinbajo Buhari and wife L-R: Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman; VP Osinbajo, President Buhari; Asiwaju ... Read More »

Views from New York Times on Buhari’s re-election

Views from New York Times on Buhari’s re-election

Muhammadu Buhari Wins Second Term as Nigeria’s President By Dionne Searcey ABUJA, Nigeria — Officials declared early Wednesday that Muhammadu Buhari had won a second term as president of Africa’s most populous country, where voters rejected a corruption-stained candidate in favor of a leader who promised to continue a campaign to eliminate graft. Not long after midnight, election officials finished ... Read More »