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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched his re-election bid in Damaturu, with a pledge to improve on the gains recorded in the security sector.-1

President Buhari pledges improved security in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched his re-election bid in Damaturu, with a pledge to improve on the gains recorded in the security sector.

Police in Rivers kill three murder suspects in a shoot-out

The Rivers Police command says it has shot dead three gunmen suspected to have killed Mr Nnafor Ogbu, the Ogale Eleme Youth President.
Former Senate President David Mark has handed over the structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.

Election: God‘ll not forgive you if you don’t vote Governor Ortom – Senator Mark tells...

Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Monday, charged the people of Agatu to support the reelection of Governor Samuel Ortom in 2019.

Governor Sani Bello receives 50 PDP defectors in Bida

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday received 50 supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who defectors to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bida Local Government Area of the state.

Court dissolves 16-year-old marriage over threat to life

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved the 16-year-old marriage between one Shakirat Conde and her husband, Ibrahim.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Irresponsible leaders to blame for Nigeria’s woes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday blamed the current poor state of the nation on certain ”irresponsible ” leaders.

Man docked over alleged N630,000 fraud

An Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Monday, docked one Gbenga Amusan, 50, over alleged N630,000 fraud.

Miyetti Allah endorses Governor Ugwuanyi’s re-election bid

Members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in the South East geo-political zone have unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for a second term in office for entrenching peace and good governance as well as his accommodating gesture in governance.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo inauguration postponed, police stop opposition rally

Democratic Republic of Congo's police dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.

Bizarre: Mob lynch man for allegedly consuming human feaces in Ekiti

A yet-to-be-identified young man was on Monday was lynched by a mob in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, for allegedly consuming human feaces at Matthew Street neighbourhood in the town.

Kano Assembly appeal to Governor Ganduje, President Buhari for agric university

The Kano State House of Assembly has called on the State’s governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to upgrade the Audu Bako College of Agriculture in Danbatta Local Government Area to a university.
The Cleen Foundation

Election: Group trains 130 senior police officers on security management

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), The Cleen Foundation, has trained 130 Senior Police Officers ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Osun APC tackles ex-President Obasanjo over governorship election comment

The Osun State chepter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has chided former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike threatens to ‘chase away’ N-Power beneficiaries on election duties

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Monday said he will restrict the use of N-power beneficiaries as the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials during the 2019 general elections.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: We’re not under pressure to compromise polls

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, said that the commission was not under pressure to do what was wrong.

Man remanded for allegedly raping six-year-old girl

For allegedly raping a six-year-old girl, a 47-year-old driver, Micheal Agboghorona, was on Monday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Musa Kimo

Police confirm four death in Akwa Ibom gas explosion

The Police command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the death of four persons due to a fire incident at Lord Mike and Sons Nigeria Limited, in Ede Obuk area of the state.
Nsima Ekere Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio: Akwa Ibom, other South-south states will fall for APC

Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom, has insisted that the state and other People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled states in the South-south will be won by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

NBA asks President Buhari to stop Justice Onnoghen’s trial, follow due process,

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded an end to the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Parastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Election: General Olonisakin reiterates military’s neutrality

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, on Monday in Abuja reaffirmed military’s commitment to neutrality in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Court of Appeal fixes date to entertain Justice Onnoghen’s appeal against trial

The Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday fixed January 24 to hear a notice of appeal seeking to restrain the trial of the Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.