Buhari wins 2019 Presidential Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election, polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 11,262,978 votes. He defeated 73 other candidates to emerge winner. Buhari defeated his closest challenger, Atiku, by a wide margin of votes. Buhari was declared winner and returned as President-elect at about 4.30am on Wednesday by the National Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who is also the national returning officer for the election. To emerge winner, Buhari…

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Photos: Buhari visits APC campaign headquaters

President Muhammadu Buhari visits Campaign Headquarters in Abuja where he received updates on the performance of APC in the Presidential Elections on 25th Feb 2019 Campaign Office: President Buhari with Director of Election Planning and Monitoring Babatunde Fashola, Director Contacts and Mobilization Hadiza Bala Usman, DG Campaign Council Rotimi Amaechi and APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomole as he visits Campaign Headquarters in Abuja where he received updates on the performance of APC in the Presidential Elections on 25th Feb 2019

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IGP decries attack on police officers on election duty

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, has decried the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Brass, Bayelsa State, yesterday, Sunday, 24th February, 2019 and has ordered for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of persons involved, no matter their positions in society. Acoording to a release by the Zonal Public Relations Officer of Zone 2 of the Nigerian Police, Dolapo Badmus, the IGP, who described the incident as unwarranted and unprovoked, warns that under his watch, such brazen acts of impunity will not…

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Gunmen kill policeman attached to Gov. Bello’s aide

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be political thugs have shot dead a police officer attached to the Personal Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Kabir Aliu. Aliu sustained gunshot wounds when the suspected thugs opened fire on their vehicle while on their way to the governor’s residence in Okene. Governor Bello disclosed this on Saturday shortly after casting his vote at his Agassa Uvete ward 011 polling unit in Okene Local Government Area. He expressed sadness over the killing, saying that the police were already investigating the matter.

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Thugs set Osun INEC office on fire

A section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office in Ijebu-Ijesha Oriade Local Government, in Osun has been gutted by fire. The incident occurred around 3 am on Sunday. It gathered that some hoodlums suspected to be political thugs allegedly set a section of the building ablaze along with some election materials. An electric generator owned by the commission was also burnt. Some of the staff at the building, however, fled the scene. Confirming the incident to NAN, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, said it was…

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Ogun PDP suspends Abati, faction kicks

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed as “laughable” the purported suspension of the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the state, Reuben Abati, and 38 others. The faction loyal to a member of the House of Representatives from Remo North, Oladipupo Adebutu, had in a statement announced the suspension of Abati, spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, and others for anti-party activities. But in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Malik Ibitoye, the Adebayo Dayo’s faction dismissed the suspension.

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‘Amosun is arrogant, has a lot to hide’ -Ex deputy alleges

A former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun, has said Governor Ibikunle Amosun is desperate to install his loyalist as his successor because he has a lot of things to hide. Adesegun, who served as Amosun’s deputy from 2011 to 2015, spoke in an exclusive interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday. Amosun is supporting the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Mr Adekunle Akinlade, against the candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress, Mr Dapo Abiodun. Adesegun said, “What I believe is that a…

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Agbaje, Sanwo-Olu lose polling units

The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll. The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, who got 48 votes. So also, the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Jimi Agbaje lost his unit to the All Progressives Congress in today’s election. Unit 004, Ward A, Hindra Road, Apapa GRA President…

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Election violence: 2 killed in Kogi East

There were conflicting reports over the number of persons that died Saturday in Anyigba, Dekina local government, Kogi State, as suspected thugs made to disrupt voting in the area. Two persons reportedly lost their lives at the Ajetachi polling unit, opposite OLS, Anyigba, in the Kogi East Senatorial district, when political thugs stormed the area. They shot sporadically in all directions, leading to the death of a nineteen-year-old boy, simply identified as Usman, while a woman who was on the queue to cast her ballot was seriously injured. At Agbeji,…

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Former Ekiti commissioner escapes assassination, husband brutally matcheted

Former Commissioner during the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday, escaped being murdered by suspected assassins who lay siege on her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state. The suspected miscreants attacked her husband, Mr Paul Owoseni with dangerous weapons and his five fingers diced into pieces. Mrs Owoseeni also served as the Caretaker Chairman of Ikole Council area and she was at a time the Women leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State.…

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Prez. Buhari wins in OBJ’s polling unit

President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku Abaubakar, his main challenger, at the polling unit of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday. While the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 87 votes in the presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got just 18 votes. Obasanjo had picked Atiku over Buhari, advising the president to quit politics.

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‘How and why we killed Badeh,’ suspected killers of ex-CDS confess

Detectives from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have revealed that the killers of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Alex Badeh, used a Dane gun. Air Vice-Marshal Badeh was killed on December 18 last year by hoodlums who attacked his convoy on the Keffi- Kaduna Expressway while he was returning from his farm on the border between Nasarawa State and the Federal Capital Territory. The revelation is coming on the heels of the arrest of four additional suspects believed to have taken active roles…

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Army explain Maiduguri controlled-gun fire

The Army explained that the multiple sounds of controlled-gun fire on Saturday morning heard in the outskirts of Maiduguri, was for “security calculations”. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that the gunfire was not targeted at the public. Musa denied reports that Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri or neighbouring communities. “As of now Borno, especially Maiduguri township is calm and peaceful. People have already started voting in many locations across the state,” he said. He urged the people to turn out en mass…

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Election eve mayhem in Zamfara, gunmen kidnap 20, APC chairman killed

Suspected bandits on Friday’s night killed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dodon Daji ward chairman in Tsafe local government Alhaji Yusuf A.D. Locals said the town was cordoned by the bandits at about 8pm but started shooting until later when they had confirmed security operatives were not on sight. They also stated that over 20 locals were kidnapped. Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara state SP M Muhammad Shehu confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone chat in Gusau. The PPRO disclosed that investigations were ongoing, assuring Police…

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Ganduje urges losers to accept people’s will

Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has appealed to whoever loses at the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly Elections to accept defeat in good faith. He spoke shortly after casting his vote along with his wife Hajiya Hafsat at the Ganduje Cikin Gari unit PO 008 of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano. The governor, who arrived at the polling station at about 10 am joined the queue, was verified and voted at about 10:30 am. Addressing newsmen, the governor expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election that…

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Saraki votes, commends peaceful atmosphere

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday lauded the massive turnout of voters in Kwara state for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. Saraki spoke with reporters shortly after he cast his vote at Ode Opobiyi Polling Unit (005/006), in Ajikobi ward of Ilorin West local government. He hailed the peaceful atmosphere witnessed in the exercise and urged residents to maintain such postures. Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Toyin Saraki; mother, Mrs. Florence Saraki and eldest son, Seni, the Senate president cast his vote at 10.20am. Senator Saraki…

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Debt scandal hits Amaju Pinnicks’ NFF, refuses to pay Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 designer

Gt Stitches, the designer of the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s world acclaimed best ceremonial attire to the Russia 2018 World Cup, on Thursday accused the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) of failing to pay for the outfit, nearly eight months after the Mundial ended. The clothing brand’s CEO, Esimaje Awani, made the allegation in a post on GT Stitches’ Instagram page. He said: “NFF refused to pay for ceremonial outfit almost one year after the World Cup! This can only happen in Nigeria!!” Awani, who did not say how much the…

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Osinbajo speaks on resignation rumours, says I remain Vice President

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has clarified the air regarding alleged rumours about his resignation. Osinbajo’s position was made public via his verified Twitter handle. “Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern them for the next four years. I have not resigned! “I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he tweeted. Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern…

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Army Vows To Investigate And Punish Soldiers Making Political Signs

The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to a picture of four armed men dressed in what looks like military camouflage in a 4 x 4 finger sign supposedly connoting a campaign symbol of a political party which is against the rules and regulations of the NA. The NA wishes to dissociate itself from the picture even as it has commenced an immediate investigation with the view to ascertain the source and authenticity of the pictures and the “soldiers’ involved. If the outcome of the investigation confirms…

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Apostolic Church Pastor Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Raping 11 Year Old Girl In Lagos

A 60-year-old pastor of The Apostolic Church Worldwide, Benjamin Omole, was yesterday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl. Omole, who is also a teacher at Atunda Olu Special School, Surulere, Lagos and a resident of 4, Oke Orio Close, Ifako-Ijaye, Lagos is facing a one-count charge of unlawful defilement before Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Hamzat. The charged was preferred against him by the police. Prosecuting Inspector Benson Emuerhi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 16…

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Ogunjobi goes home March 15

The family of the late former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi, on Tuesday, said the fallen football administrator would be buried on March 15. Ogunjobi died on February 11 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief illness at the age of 65. A statement issued by the family also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for the love shown to them since Ogunjobi’s demise. The statement read, “Whilst the family considers it a heavy loss, we have since Monday, February 11, 2019, realised that our Taiwo…

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How Amosun ordered thugs to disrupt Abeokuta TraderMoni

Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, when some men, suspected to be loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, invaded Lafenwa Market, venue of the disbursement of TraderMoni and disrupted the programme. The men, led by the Chairman, Abeokuta North-West Local Council Development Area, Monsuru Shorunke, also took away the Iyaloja of the market, Mrs Ramotalai Olatunji, but returned her few minutes later. TraderMoni is a Federal Government intervention programme for petty traders under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme. Our correspondent gathered that handlers of the TraderMoni had arrived at the market and…

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Sen. Adeleke’s private guard arraigned for possession of dangerous weapons

One Olawale Fadipe was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for possession of dangerous weapons. Fadipe was alleged to be a private security guard to the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke. He was arraigned on two counts of possession of dangerous weapons and theft by the police prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye, who told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Thursday, February 14, 2019, around 12.20am at the Lameco Filling Station, Osogbo. Oladoye explained that the defendant was caught by the…

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Union Bank’s ‘Enabling Success’ commercial is Nigeria’s most watched advert on Youtube

Those who have seen the impressive Enabling Success short film by Union Bank might not be surprised to learn it emerged the “most viewed Nigerian Ad’ in a recent review by advert critic, LivewithLynda. The TV commercial hit 3 million views on YouTube a few days ago, less than 5 months after its 2018 Independence Day release. By crossing the 3 million viewership mark, the commercial now stands as the most-watched Nigerian advert on Youtube. It’s interesting to note that these figures do not include the millions of views it…

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Prophet induced me to steal pants, says man arrested for stealing brother’s wife’s pants

A-25-year old man, Ojonugwa Adejoh has been arrested by the Ondo state police command for allegedly stealing pants belonging to his brothers’ wife for rituals. Adejoh was arrested alongside with one Prophet Olajide Ogunleye (53), of Celestial Church of Christ, ‘Ibanujemidopin’, Uso, in Owo local government area of Ondo state. Parading the suspects in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) said they were arrested last week following the report by the victim. Adejoh said, “I went to the…

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Okadaman remanded in prison for raping girl, 19

A 38-year-old motorcyclist, Kunmi Adeyemi, who allegedly raped a 19-year-old girl, was yesterday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Magistrate P. E. Nwaka, while remanding Adeyemi, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. He adjourned the case till March 11 for the DPP’s advice. The court did not take the defendant’s plea. The accused, who lives at 7, Olowoporoku Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, is being tried for alleged rape. Prosecuting Inspector Christopher John alleged that…

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13yr-old girl delivers baby for own father

A 13-year old girl who was impregnated by her father has given birth to a baby at the Benin Central Hospital. The teenager who was in primary six when her father put her in family way has been in protective custody of the Edo State government. She is the eldest daughter of her 42 years old father identified as Friday Moses. Her father, who was a commercial motorcyclist, started having sex with her since she was seven after the death of her mother. An Edo State Family Court had in…

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Oyo Food vendors declare support for Buhari

No fewer than three thousand food vendors in Oyo state under the Federal Government Home Grown School Feeding Programme embarked on a peaceful work around Ibadan, the Oyo state capital city to declare their support for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The said the peaceful walk became imperative to show solidarity for the president on the heels of the postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The food vendors who prepare meals for the school children from across the…

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Lagos Police apprehends popular Islamic cleric who raped wife’s 9yr-old niece

The police in Lagos have arrested an Islamic cleric, Alfa Abdul-Lateef Mustapha, 38, for alleged defilement of his wife’s nine-year-old niece. The man was apprehended by members of the Child Protection Network (CPN) in Somolu and handed over to the Bariga Police Station on Sunday. He was allegedly caught in the act the previous day by neighbours. It was gathered that the child had complained to neighbours that she was being sexually molested by her aunt’s husband, but they did not believe her. Neighbours, however, caught the man in the…

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Murder In Ex-Super Eagle’s Osaze Odemwingie’s hotel

Gunmen alleged to be armed robbers on Sunday night killed the manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria’s ex-international footballer, Osaze Odemwingie, located at Erediauwa Street off Upper Sakponba road in Benin-city. Sources at the hotel said the robbers gained access to the hotel at about 9pm and shot Okunkpola who died dead immediately. But circumstances surrounding the death became controversial as the Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, insisted Okunkpolo was hit by a bullet in a shoot-out between two rival cult groups. DSP Nwabuzor said members of Eiye…

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‘El-Rufai is inciting ethnic violence’ – SOKAPU

The attention of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has been drawn to a report credited to Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai over alleged killings of 66 Fulani in Kajuru Local Government Area. We are at a loss as to the real motive behind the governor’s disclosure, made public less than 24 hours before the commencement of national polls that were postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We are of the view that el-Rufai’s comments over the Kajuru killings was deliberately orchestrated to inflame ethnic and religious sentiments to…

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APC To Punish Amosun, Others For Violence At Ogun Rally

The All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly hiring thugs that attacked President Muhammadu Buhari and party leaders at Monday’s campaign rally of the party in Abeokuta. Expressing regrets at the disruption of the campaign, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Tuesday said that those responsible for the “premeditated attacks” would be dealt with. The party said the sanction would be delayed till after the elections. Issa-Onilu said, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks…

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We Steal Panties To Use For Money Rituals -Suspect

One of the two men who were caught with stolen panties belonging to a woman has confessed to intending to use them for rituals. The two bus conductors, Peter Ayodele, 20; and Chibuzor David, 21, were arraigned in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly stealing three underwear belonging to a housewife. Ayodele, a resident of Oshodi; and David, who lives in Ejigbo, Lagos, were charged with two counts of conspiracy and stealing before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. While Ayodele pleaded guilty to the offences, David pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs.…

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Why Clinton cancelled visit to Nigeria

Former US President, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his planned trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s general elections, saying the visit could be “politicized.” Clinton was scheduled to visit Abuja, this week alongside Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee (NPC). “Over the course of the last several days, and after various conversations with the different stakeholders, it’s become apparent that President Clinton’s visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicized in a way that is…

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See Pictures: Diezani spotted on London street, hale and hearty

Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alisson-Maduekwe has been spotted walking on a London street unaided and rather than cancer-ravaged images presented to Nigerians sometimes ago, she looks hale and hearty. The two pictures were posted on the twitter handles of  @Osquare78 who claimed to have seen Mrs Allison-Madueke in London. According to him, when he tried to take her pictures, she walked away very quickly. @Osquare78 wrote: “Guess who I just saw while driving to work in North West, London?? Diezani Alison Madueke. “The moment she noticed I wanted to snap…

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Meet 41 senators who will not re-contest on Saturday

At least 41 serving senators have lost the opportunity of returning to the Red Chamber for the ninth assembly in June, Daily Trust on Sunday reports. This is based on the list of Senate candidates released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday. The list showed that only 68 out of the 109 senators have chances of returning as they have obtained return tickets of their various political parties. The 41 senators who have lost the opportunity of returning represent 38 per cent of the total number of…

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Plenty ‘Yabis’ for OBJ at APC’s Lagos Mega Rally

It was a harvest of political jabs for former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Mega Rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos as chieftains of the party threw jabs at their ex-ally for his endorsement and support for the opposisition ruling presidential candidate’s Atiku Abubakar. It was the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, that threw the first jibe at the former President when he said President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t have time to write letters. Obasanjo has been known for…

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Imohimi leaves Lagos as PSC deploy Police commissioners nationwide

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment and deployment of 37 Command Commissioners of Police for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Their appointment came following a recommendation by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to the Commission. With the approval, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi and other states now have new Commissioners of Police while the Commissioners of Police in charge of FCT, Borno and few other states’ appointments were revalidated. With the approval, CP Mu’azu Zubairu will take over…

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Osinbajo: Adeboye holds special thanksgiving

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adejare Adeboye this morning held a special thanksgiving in honour of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who survived a helicopter crash yesterday. A chartered Caverton helicopter carrying Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his aides to a campaign rally came down in Kabba, Kogi State without injury to any of the occupiers. In his sermon titled: Carriers of His Glory, held at the RCCG’s national headquarters. Ebutte Metta, Lagos, Pastor Adeboye made reference to a prediction he made at the monthly Holy…

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Osinbajo survives another air crash

A chopper conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to a campaign rally in Kogi State, crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State and it was the second involving the Vee Pee within 7 months. According to a tweet by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, the VP and all the occupants of the chopper are safe. He said the VP continued on his campaign trip after the incident. “VP Osinbajo’s chopper crash lands in Kabba. But he and the entire crew safe. “He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in…

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How gunmen kidnapped top Edo politician, killed his police orderly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Owan West local government area of Edo state, Hon Michael Ohio-Ezomo, has been kidnapped. Hon Ohio-Ezomo was abducted on Thursday morning at his country home residence at Eme-Ora village. His police orderly was killed by the abductors. Ohio-Ezomo was a former member of the House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015. Chairman of the Owan West local government, Mr. Frank Ilaboya who confirmed the incident said it happened around 1 am. “We got the information early this morning. His police…

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INEC dump Adebutu out of Ogun governorship race

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has said any Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in Ogun State campaigning for an elective position without being on the candidates’ list released by the electoral umpire “is on his or her own” as the body has nothing to do with such. Mr. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner for Information, Media and Voter Education, said this while featuring on Citizens’ Forum, a programme aired by the Rock City 101.9 FM, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu, a member of the House of…

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NiMet predicts low rainfall in 2019

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that most parts of the country will experience low to rainfall season in 2019. The Agency said this year’s prediction indicates that the country will generally experience late start and early end of rainfall. NiMet also noted that the below to normal rainfall that is expected does not rule out the possibility of flood and crop loss in some parts of the country. Speaking during the unveiling of the 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said…

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(Photos) Slain ex-Air Chief, Badeh buried in Abuja military cemetery

A funeral service has been held for former Chief of Defence Staff and ex-Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Sabundu Badeh who was killed during an attack by suspected armed robbers while returning from his farm in Abuja in December 2018, has held at the Pentecostal Church, Air Force base in Abuja. The Federal Government’s delegation was led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, also in attendance were governors of the Plateau and Adamawa state, Simon Bako Lalong and Bindow Jibrilla, Cheif of Defence Staff,…

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Saraki to APC: ‘Stop Lying, Atiku did not travel to America as my aide’

Senate President Bukola Saraki replied the ruling All Progressives Congress saying the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, did not travel to the United States as one of his aides. The All Progressives Congress had said Atiku was finally allowed to travel to the US because he posed as an aide to Saraki. Speaking on AIT’s Kakaaki programme on Wednesday, Saraki, who is the Director-General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, described the allegation as nonsense. Saraki said, “These are desperate claims. When you are campaigning and you see that you have…

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NLC kicks as Council of States peg minimum wage at N27,000

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the N27,000 new national minimum wage adopted by the National Council of States on Tuesday. The NLC Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000. This amount is for the least paid workers in the states and the private sector. The private sector is at liberty to pay any amount, so long as it is not below N27,000. However, the Federal Government will pay its own workers…

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Bill to criminalise estimated billing passes third reading at House of Reps

A bill for an Act to amend the Electric Power Reform Act to prohibit and criminalise estimated billing by the Electricity Distribution Companies has passed third reading in the House of Representatives. The House unanimously voted in favour of the bill when it was put to voice vote by the Deputy Speaker, Yussuf Lasun (APC-Osun), at the plenary on Tuesday. The bill, which was sponsored by the Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), had scaled public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. NAN recalls that at the public hearing,…

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