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PDP clears chairmanship, councillorship seats in Ekiti election

The Peoples Democratic Party won all the 16 local government chairmanship and 177 Councillorship seats in the local polls conducted in Ekiti State on Saturday.

PDP wins Ekiti local council election

The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the chairmanship and councillor ship seats in the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State in Saturday’s local government election.

Ekiti council chiefs sue AGF, 36 governors over $1bn ECA fund to fight Boko...

The chairmen of the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State have sued the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as well as governors of the 36 states of the federation for approving the withdrawal of $1bn from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insurgency.

Court remands man in prison over alleged rape of minor in Ekiti

Justice Dele Omotoso of Ado-Ekiti High Court has sentenced one Olowo Ismaila to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old girl in Ekiti State.

Ekiti council poll: PDP may adopt ‘Option A4’ for primaries – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may adopt Option A4 in the selection of its candidates for the coming local government election in the state.

2018: Ekiti CP reads riot act to politicians, miscreants

Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Chafe, has just handed out stern warnings to politicians, in the state, to desist from heating up the polity and causing political upheavals ahead of the forthcoming 2018 governorship.

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Federal govt sues JP Morgan for $875 million over Malabu oil deal

Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil minister.

JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25.

Katsina govt increases corps members’ welfare package by 200 percent

The Katsina State Government has increased the welfare budget for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state by about 200 per cent.

Suspected armed robbers attack Katsina supermarket, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Batsari.

​​National Economic Council approves 10-member committee on herdsmen/farmers conflicts

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved 10-member working committee on the herdsmen/farmers conflicts in the country.

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Nigerian Army takes delivery of Innoson vehicles

To make good on its promise, the Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, a local vehicle manufacturer, which the Army has configured fit for deployment for its counterterrorism Operation Lafiya Dole.

Mary J. Blige gets a star in Hall of Fame

Grammy-winning soul singer Mary J. Blige — who has earned critical acclaim and award nominations for her acting debut in last year’s “Mudbound” — celebrated her 47th birthday Thursday by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

PDP lawmakers stop Ebonyi Senator from defecting to APC

Senator representing Ebonyi south, Sonni Ogbuoji, was stopped from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.

I’m going to be Everton’s new Romelu Lukaku – Cenk Tosun

Everton striker Cenk Tosun has pledged that he will become the Goodison Park side’s new Romelu Lukaku.

Opera launches AI-powered news app in Africa

Opera Software has launched Artificial Intelligent powered-app which enables people to access their favourite news articles and hottest trending videos.