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Ekiti guber: Protect the ballot boxes in your communities – Governor Fayose tells loyalists

Governor Ayodele Fayose on Saturday asked his loyalists to protect the ballot boxes in their communities, even at the risk to their own lives.
There was large early turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti capital city, as electorate already trooped out enmasse as early as 6.00am trekking long distances to get to their polling units.

Ekiti goes to poll as electorate decide fate of 35 candidates

The people of Ekiti State will on Saturday queue behind their candidates for the governorship election scheduled to replace the incumbent Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure will end in November.

Ekiti guber: Police not in support of any political party – spokesperson

The Nigeria Police Force has assured electorates in Ekiti State ahead of the July 14 election that the police will ensure adequate security noting that the force does not belong to any political party.

Ex-NYSC director: Exemption certificate allegedly issued to Kemi Adeosun fake

A former Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps, Anthony Ani, says the certificate of exemption purportedly issued by the NYSC to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, is fake.

Plateau lawmakers impeach Speaker Peter Azi

The impeachment followed a motion on a vote of no confidence moved by the lawmaker representing Barkin Ladi constituency, Mr Peter Gyendeng.

Doyin Okupe: APC is resting on a shaky foundation

A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is resting on a shaky foundation.

2019: President Buhari’s administration a disappointment – KOWA aspirant

A presidential aspirant on the platform of KOWA party, Dr Sina Fagbenro-Byron, has taken a swipe at the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Ekweremadu: Nigeria applying the wrong solution to security problems

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has advised the Federal Government to tackle insecurity in the country with the appropriate approach.

Justice Abang orders prosecution of three Channels TV staff, Olisa Metuh’s lawyer

A judge presiding over the case of alleged fraud involving a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has demanded the prosecution of three staff of Channels Television.

Miyetti Allah rejects calls for service chiefs’ sack, backs foreigners grazing in Nigeria

The apex Fulani social-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has rejected calls for the sacking of the country’s Service Chiefs.

Southern peoples forum leader accuses Miyetti Allah of terrorism

The Publicity Secretary of Southern Peoples forum, Isuwa Dogo, has accused leaders of Miyetti Allah of engaging in and sponsoring terrorist activities.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Plateau killings: Northern CAN demands arrest of Miyetti Allah chair

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory has called for the arrest of North Central chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Danladi Ciroma, over his statement in the wake of attacks and Killings of innocent villagers in Gashishi District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Plateau Violence

Plateau killings: Lawmaker describes attack as land grabbing, ethnic cleansing

The lawmaker representing Barkin Ladi, Riyom Consistuency at the National Assembly, Honourable Istifanus Gyang, has alleged the attack on some communities in Plateau State is an attempt by ‘killer herdsmen’ to take over the communities.

Plateau killings: Miyetti Allah distances self from retaliation claims

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has dissociated itself from the purported statement on the recent killings in Plateau State by the Chairman of the group in the north-central region, Danladi Ciroma.

Ex-SGF Olu Falae blames North for herders’ crisis

The secretary to the military government of Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Olu Falae, has blamed the states in the north for the crisis caused by herdsmen in Nigeria.

Governor Okorocha blames executive-legislature dispute on ‘very weak’ APC

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has blamed the recent disagreement between the Executive and the Legislative arms of government on the weakness of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
suspected herdsmen attacks

Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa village

No fewer than 18 persons were reported killed and several others injured following an attack on Dowayan village in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP)

GOCOP backs new media code for election coverage in Nigeria

President of GOCOP, Dotun Oladipo, made this declaration on Friday at the public launch and presentation of the Code during the ongoing International Press Institute Congress holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

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