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Kogi to benefit from CBN-powered palm produce drive

The Kogi State Economic Council under the Chairmanship of Governor Yahaya Bello has eked out a deal with the Central Bank of Nigeria for Kogi to be included among States with special intervention funds for Palm oil Production. This is contained in a statement signed by Kingsley Fanwo, Director-General Media and Public Affairs to the governor.

Full list of Oyo House of Assembly members-elect

Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released winners of the 32 state constituencies’ election held on Saturday March 9, 2019 in the state.
Oluremi Tinubu

Senator Tinubu: Men have role to play in entrenching women’s rights

Senator Oluremi Tinubu says men have a role to play to adequately entrench the rights of women, abrogate gender-based violence and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Cross River election: SDP, LP adopt Governor Ayade

Ahead saturday’s gubernatorial election, Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade’s support base received a boost with his endorsement Tuesday by the leaderships of Social Democratic Party, SDP and Labour Party, LP in the state.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Presidency to pay special security attention to Delta

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the Federal Government will pay special security attention to Delta State during the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections, stressing that nothing would be left to chance in preparation for the polls.

Election: Segun Osoba begs Ogun APC members to vote for Governor Amosun

Former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba has begged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to vote for Governor Ibikunle Amosun and put behind the attacks on the party’s campaign rally in the state
US President Donald Trump has demanded that Europe take in hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters captured in Syria, threatening that the United States would otherwise be forced to release them.

Trump demands Europe take hundreds of ISIS prisoners

US President Donald Trump has demanded that Europe take in hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters captured in Syria, threatening that the United States would otherwise be forced to release them.

Mixed reactions over election postponement in Bauchi

The postponement of the general election, which was to start with the Presidential and National Assembly polls on Saturday as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was greeted by residents in Bauchi with mixed reactions.

PDP: APC planning to cause violence during polls

Clement Faboyede, the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State on Thursday accused the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plan to cause widespread violence during Saturday’s elections.
Nigeria Police

Woman in police net for stealing five-day-old twin baby in Anambra

Detectives at the Central Police Station, Nnewi, Anambra State, have arrested one 35-year-old Dorothy Sunday, who allegedly stole a five-day-old twin baby boy.
Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania on Friday, where the governor has declared a state of emergency for the storm. Matt Rourke-Associated Press

US winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

A powerful winter storm has already hammered parts of the western US with heavy snow and will continue tracking east, bringing more snow, ice and wind into the midwest, Ohio River Valley and northeast this holiday weekend.
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Delta APC set to inaugurates election campaign council

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to inaugurate its gubernatorial campaign committees.
Uche Ekwunife

Azubuike Iloh: Victor Umeh is no match for Uche Ekwunife

Prince Azubuike Iloh, former factional chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, has boasted that Chief Victor Umeh, the incumbent senator representing Anambra-Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is no match for Senator Uche Ekwunife in the forthcoming 2019 electoral contest.

Yahaya Bello donates N7 million to churches in Kogi

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has donated N7 million to 11 churches in support of their projects with N2 million of the amount going to Christ the King Catholic Church, Okene and N500, 000 each to other churches in Central Senatorial district of the state.

NiMet predicts partly cloudy, sunny, haze skies for Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy to sunny and hazy atmosphere over most parts of the country with prospects of scattered thunderstorms over the Southern part on Monday.

Suspected cultists harassing us – community

Aba-Ukwu Autonomous Community in Aba South local government area of Abia State, on Friday, raised an alarm over incessant harassment by a suspected cult group, identified as Aroo Boys.
Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel hug after unveiling a plaque as part of the Armistice commemorations. AFP

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army

The leaders of France and Germany met in Berlin on Sunday to jointly remember the victims of European wars, presenting also a united front in countering global turmoil stoked by the mercurial US President Donald Trump.

Expert: FGM perpetrators still operating freely in Nigeria

A medical practitioner, Dr. Sunday Adepoju, has berated the perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation, describing the practice as evil and unscientific.

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Anambra agency targets N500 million revenue for 2019

Chief Jude Emecheta, Managing Director of Anambra State Advertising Agency (ANSAA), says the agency is targeting revenue generation of about N500 million for 2019.
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FCT elections: APC wins Kwali chairmanship supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Danladi Chiya, winner of the supplementary poll for Kwali Area Council, FCT.
Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.

Police use water cannons against teachers’ protest in Morocco

Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

CDD: Vote buying, violence marred supplementary polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has said that despite repeated assurances from the authorities, Saturday’s supplementary elections in parts of the country were marred by attacks against journalists, observers and voters apart from widespread vote buying and selling.

Taraba elections: PDP wins Ussa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the PDP Candidate Timothy Anderifun, Winner of the just concluded supplementary state constituency rerun election in Ussa local government area of Taraba state.