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Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed casting his vote in ward PU 006 Oro in the Kwara State Bye-Election on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Lai Mohammed: Kwara bye-election peaceful

The Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has described the conduct of the by-election in Kwara State as peaceful.

Court denies Ibrahim El Zakzaky, wife bail

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday denied the bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife.

Ike Ekweremadu, wife, son escape assassination attempt

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son escaped an assassination attempt in the early hours of Tuesday.

Ogun APC Primaries: 26 State Assembly candidates urge Adams Oshiomhole to submit their ...

Twenty-six candidates of the House of Assembly of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State, have called on the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to respect the outcome of the legislative primaries and submit their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Gbenga Daniel: Corruption perception about Atiku Abubakar is politically motivated

A former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, believes the perception of corruption about Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is being fuelled by his political opponents in the country.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Cleric, 14 others killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno villages

Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Gbenga Daniel: Atiku Abubakar closer to getting US visa

The Director General of the Atiku campaign organisation, Gbenga Daniel, says officials of the United States have hinted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, that he would get a U.S. visa if he applies for one now.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike: I never nominated Peter Obi

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that he played no role in the emergence of former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contrary to political insinuations.
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.

Nyesom Wike denies nominating Peter Obi as PDP vice presidential candidate

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has denied nominating Mr Peter Obi as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate.

Minimum wage: Federal government rejects N22,500 governors’ proposal – Chris Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, has revealed that the Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposal by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Why Muhammadu Buhari deserves second term

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserved second term election because, in the past three and half years, he has impacted positively in the lives of Nigerians.

Gunmen kidnap four reverend sisters, two others in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted four reverend sisters and two others in Delta State, southern Nigeria.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

2019: SDP’s Donald Duke picks running mate

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has picked Junaid Mohammed as his running mate for the 2019 elections.

Kaduna crisis: Police advise travellers to take alternative routes

Following recent unrest, the Nigeria Police have advised travellers who intend travelling through Kaduna to consider taking alternative routes.

Afe Babalola urges federal government to adopt UNESCO standard in education funding

Afe Babalola (SAN), a legal luminary and university administrator, has urged the Federal Government to revisit the moribund education bank to enable students to access loans at reduced rates.

Afe Babalola flays federal government for flouting UNESCO’s directive on education funding

A legal luminary and university administrator, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has condemned the federal government for allegedly ignoring the directive given by the United Nations Education and Socio-Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that 26 per cent of the budgetary allocation should go to the funding of education.

Afe Babalola blames unemployment crisis on neglect of private entrepreneurs

Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has blamed the currently unemployment crisis in the country on the neglect and lack of due recognition to the private sector entrepreneurs by government at all levels.
John Momoh

John Momoh: Ethnicity bane of Nigeria’s cohesion, development

The Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, has identified ethnicity as the greatest impediment facing the country’s cohesion and transformation, saying that has prevented quality leaders, to emerge in Nigeria.

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PVC stops Katsina Speaker from voting in bye-election

The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, could not vote during Saturday bye-election for the Ingawa/Kusada/Kankia Federal House of Representatives due to his lack of a Permanent Voters Card.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles didn’t want to take too many risks against South Africa

Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

2019: Centre cautions politicians against campaigns of deceit, violence

The African United Journalism Awareness Centre, a pro-Journalism and Democracy Non-Government Organisation, on Saturday cautioned politicians to eschew campaign of lies and violence in the interest of the nation.

Audu Ogbeh: Agric mechanization will help feed our growing population

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said farm mechanization is capable of feeding the nation’s growing population.

Facebook asked to protect users in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the “illegal” government.