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Less than twelve months to the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State have adopted the Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, from Ekiti South Senatorial District, as the preferred candidate of the party.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the release of about six hundred and eighty million (N680m) for the settlement of accumulated pensions for teachers, local government staff and severance gratuity for former Councillors in Sokoto State.
Sacked councillors in Plateau have given Gov. Simon Lalong 30 days ultimatum to pay their N1.57 billion accrued salaries and allowances or face another court action.
New Zealand's Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua's "weaknesses" after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, saturday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has eradicated Boko Haram frontline leadership and several of the terrorist group’s logistics bases.
The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as “draconian, wicked and dangerous.”
The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, has appealed to Nigerians to promote peace and tolerance, irrespective of differences in ethnicity, religion or region.
The hurricane-hit island of Dominica is to receive £5m in UK aid to help the recovery effort, it has been announced.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Plateau State has intercepted a vehicle loaded with 2,947kg of drugs.
Management of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has dismissed a staff of the institution involved in sale of certificate to a serving federal lawmaker.
Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches.
Coach Salisu Yusuf has said the Eagles are now focused on Thursday’s semifinal of the WAFU Cup after they stunned hosts Ghana 2-0 in front of a 15,000-strong crowd in Cape Coast.
Atletico Madrid made a winning start in their new stadium as France forward Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal in a La Liga victory over Malaga.