The Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has confirmed Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress as the duly elected governor of the State. The tribunal today struck out the challenge filed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Professor Olusola Eleka.
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The Birniwa Local Government Council in Jigawa on Monday says it has sponsored and conducted the wedding of 10 selected female orphans in the area. The Information Officer of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birniwa, that the 10 women were drawn from 10 wards of the council. […]
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has concluded plans to partner the Federal Ministry of Health to bring the outbreak of Lassa Fever under control. The NARD’s National President, Dr Olusegun Olaopa and the Secretary General, Dr Anthony Ude, said on Monday that the recent resurgence in the number of reported cases of Lassa fever was […]
The meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) would now Tuesday just as the Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghe. The spokesman of NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, is reported to have confirmed the schedule of the meeting for Tuesday in Abuja. Reports had it that […]
Three months after going on strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is still consulting with its members over offers made by the Federal Government. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that they would meet with officials of the government […]
Justice Tanko Muhammad, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has urged the 250 appointed Chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunals to be guided by the fear of God in the performance of their duties. The new Acting CJN, who replaced Justice Walter Onnoghen gave the charge on Saturday in Abuja during the oath […]
The United Niger Delta Youth Council has advised that the case against suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen should not be politicised and given ethnic meaning. The council also stressed that public officers should be held responsible for their actions and inactions. The case of Justice Walter Onnoghen, it argued, should not be seen as ethnic persecution. […]
The MTN Nigeria has expressed concern over the shutdown of its base transmitting facilities by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), over allegations of not meeting its tax obligations to the government. The state government is demanding for immediate payment of Social Service Contribution levy, Employee Development (SSCED) levy and annual rent for Right-of-Way […]
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari would be welcomed to the state by at least 2000 members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Umahi has also allowed the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use the Pa Ngele Oruta stadium, Abakaliki for the party’s presidential rally on […]
Five people have been arrested in Italy for smuggling Nigerian women into Europe and forcing them into prostitution, Italian Carabinieri Police said on Friday. The suspects, apprehended in the Sicilian town of Messina, were part of an organised crime racket that smuggled “at least 15’’ unaccompanied minors into “several European Union countries’’ via Libya and […]
Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, who abandoned the presidential race on Thursday has replied the chairman of her former party, Allied Congress of Nigeria(ACPN), over accusations against her. Ezekwesili, who is attending Albert Einstein’s Genius 100 Visionaries meeting in Cabo, Mexico, described ACPN’s chairman Abdulganiyu Galadima’s accusations as all lies. She said there was no truth in […]
Chieftains of Ohaneze Ndigbo are split over the purported endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Abubakar Atiku by the organisation. It would be recalled that an arm of the organisation known as ‘Ime Obi’ arising from its meeting on Thursday, declared support for Atiku on the grounds that he was […]
Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Anambra and Enugu states, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC. The former Governor of old Anambra State, announced his defection during a visit by leaders of the PDP in the Southeast to his Amaechi country home, in Enugu. “Why we are here […]
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, clarified that President Muhammadu Buhari, did not specify a separate minimum wage for federal workers in the new bill he forwarded to the federal parliament on Wednesday evening. He said Buhari did not include a separate amount payable by the Federal Government to its workers. The labour […]
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday declared former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke, as the authentic presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The three-man panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki, in a unanimous decision set aside the Dec. 14, 2018 judgment of an FCT High Court which had declared […]
Mr Christian Nwosu, ex-Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been sentenced for accepting offered by former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 elections. The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted Nwosu. Nwosu was found guilty of benefiting from a sum of $115.01 million Alison-Madueke gave. Nwosu served […]
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or “ skin whitening” chemicals because they could lead to cancer and kidney malfunction. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. […]
A Plateau State High Court sitting in Barkin Ladi, on Wednesday, sentenced a 34-year-old dismissed solider, Sunday Umaru, to death by hanging for hacking his lover to death over a message he found on her mobile telephone. Justice S. P. Gang passed the sentence after finding Umaru guilty of killing his girlfriend, Charity Thomas, on […]
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has announced her withdrawal from the presidential race. She however, opted to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election. A statement issued on Thursday morning by the spokesperson […]
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested three individuals for impersonating workers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement on Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, the force acted on a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi S.O., on January 22, 2019, that […]