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Kwara PDP faults arrest of senatorial candidate

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday accused the Kwara state police command of arresting its Kwara South senatorial candidate, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election.

Former Ekiti commissioner escapes assassination

A former commissioner in the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as suspected assassins besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.

INEC: Our materials can’t be diverted

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, has assured voters in the state that the sensitive and non-sensitive materials already distributed for the conduct of Saturday’s elections got to the right destinations across the 16 local government areas of the state.

Police arrest four over alleged murder, cultism

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested four persons for alleged cultism and murder.
1 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

INEC: Voting materials got to right destinations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State has again assured the electorate that the sensitive and non-sensitive materials already distributed for the conduct of Saturday’s elections got to the right destinations across the 16 local government areas of the state.

INEC: 72.7 million permanent voter cards collected

The Independent National Electoral Commission says 72, 775, 502 Nigerians now have Permanent Voter Cards.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in Ekiti

Romantic spots to spice honeymoon within Nigeria

Mrs Omolara Adagunodo, the Managing Director, Jumia Hotels and Flight Services, says many Nigerian couples are ignorant of the existence of exotic honeymoon locations in the country.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi assures workers of prompt salaries

Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday assured workers of his administration’s commitment to regular payment workers’ salary for effective and efficient service delivery.

Ekiti university insists on school fees before exams

The management of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has called on its students to resume for the second semester examinations, while insisting that its ‘no-school-fees-no examination’ policy is still in force.

INEC: The election postponement challenge

Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it has done, but the protest that the postponement has attracted is positive proof of the fact that the Nigerian electorate do not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Police deploy more personnel in CBN in Ekiti, warn against security lapses

The Ekiti State Police Command has said it has increased security around the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ado Ekiti branch, where election materials retrieved following the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections Saturday are deposited.

NBS: Abuja, Cross River, Zamfara residents paid highest transport fare in January

Residents of Abuja, Cross River, and Zamfara states paid the highest bus journey fare within the city in January, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
INEC sensitive materials

Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

PDP: INEC released excess result sheets to encourage rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state of providing for electoral fraud in last Saturday’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections by releasing excess polling units result sheets, Form EC8A.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Bisi Egbeyemi: Election postponement won’t stop APC’s victory

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has expressed confidence that the postponement of the general elections by one week will not stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) from winning the polls.

Foreign observers laud INEC’s preparations for presidential poll

A Group of foreign observers from South Africa, Pan Africa Womans Project, which arrived in Kano to monitor the general elections, has commended the level of preparations by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the presidential election in the state.

NBS: Price of cooking gas decreased in January

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme(kg) cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) decreased from N2,052.79 in December 2018 to N2,039.82 in January.

Community protests killing of farmer by suspected herdsmen

The people of Ayegbaju Ekiti in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State staged a violent protest over alleged killing of a farmer, Elijah Ogor, by suspected herdsmen.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.