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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu: I won’t report Segun Mimiko to EFCC despite our political differences

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he will not report his predecessor and friend of over 40 years, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of political differences.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki, PDP mourn ex-Edo speaker

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party have mourned the death of former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba.
A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba, has passed on.

Former Edo speaker Zakawanu Garuba passes on

Garuba, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who was speaker between 2007 and 2009, died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday, July 18 after a brief undisclosed illness at the age of 54.
Magnus Abe

Rivers APC crisis: Rotimi Amaechi loyalists blast Magnus Abe

A faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State loyal to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the leader of the rival faction, Senator Magnus Abe, of throwing in spanner into wheel of all efforts to bring about peace and reconcile members of the the party
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu mourns deceased former APC vice-chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has expressed sadness over the passing of a former member of the party’s National Working Committee, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

Adebayo Alaao-Akala: Senator Ajimobi left enduring legacies for generations

Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala says late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi left behind enduring legacies for the people of Oyo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Cleric’s son kills friend over phone in Lagos

The police in Lagos state have arrested Abdulrahman Olayiwola, son of the Chief Imam of Isale Oja community in Agege, for allegedly stabbing his friend, identified simply as Pelumi, to death during an argument over a stolen phone.
The Commissioner for Works in Akwa Ibom State, Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, has called on Akwa Ibom people to identify and criticise any of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s aides who have failed in their official duties before blaming the governor for it.

Commissioner asks residents not to blame governor for failure of appointees

The Commissioner for Works in Akwa Ibom State, Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, has called on Akwa Ibom people to identify and criticise any of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s aides who have failed in their official duties before blaming the governor for it.
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies of coronavirus

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.
Wogene Debele of Takoma Park, Maryland, was eight months pregnant when she fell ill. She died from coronavirus shortly after giving birth. Here, her family mourns at her graveside.

Man mourns wife who died of coronavirus shortly after giving birth

“The newborn baby reminds me of my mother,” she said. “I feel like I am finding my mother through my siblings. From now on, they are all I’ve got. Mom used to say when I have my own children that I wouldn’t need a babysitter and that she would raise my children.”
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

General Babangida: Abba Kyari died a martyr

“It is stated in the traditions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, that whosoever dies as a result of an epidemic affliction is a martyr and I fervently pray it shall be so for Kyari”, Babangida said.
The management of Gateway United FC have condoled with Enugu Rangers over the demise of their player Ifeanyi George who passed on on Sunday after a fatal accident in company of his colleagues.

Enugu Rangers pay final respect to late player Ifeanyi George

Rangers International FC of Enugu on Sunday paid their last respect to their late player, Ifeanyi George, who died in a car crash alongside two others while on their way to Lagos.

Bride collapses as groom walks out during church wedding

Mr Rufus Aplang, left guests and worshippers in shock when he walked out of the church during his wedding and abandoned his supposed bride, Judith, in Jos.
Floyd Mayweather appeared to have called out Anthony Joshua as he named the one aspect of boxing he really, really dislikes during a recent Q&A in England.

Floyd Mayweather reacts to death of ex-girlfriend

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has reacted to the death of his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris.
A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.

Woman pours hot ashes on neighbour for ‘disturbing her’

A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.
Commemoration in Istanbul for Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Istanbul remembers slain Saudi journalist with calls for justice

A somber commemoration marking the first anniversary of the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held Wednesday in Istanbul just a few meters from the Saudi consulate where he was dismembered.

Cleric: How to reduce divorce rate

A Living Faith Church Zonal Cleric, Pastor Kehinde Olukunle, has blamed the increasing rate of divorce among Christians on faulty foundation.

Security guard tortured to death for ‘stealing jewellery’

A security guard at a residence on Gabriel Okoyi Street, Ikate-Lekki, Springbay Estate, Lagos State, Bitrus Peter, has died from injuries he reportedly sustained in the hands of two naval ratings.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA directs schools to re-open for graduating class students Tuesday

The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.
Kayode Alabi

Kwara students to resume Wednesday

All Senior Secondary 3 students in Kwara would resume on Wednesday as the state government had distributed 65, 000 face masks to schools ahead of the resumption.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF expresses solidarity with Borno governor over Boko Haram attack

The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, on Monday expressed solidarity with Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno and the people of the state over Wednesday’s attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Baga.

Ondo guber: PDP may suffer defeat over choice of running mate – chieftain

A PDP Chieftain in Ondo State, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, has raised the alarm that the party might be defeated in the Oct. 10 governorship polls over the choice of the running mate its governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE resumes trading for August with 0.30 per cent growth

The nation’s bourse commenced trading for August after Sallah break with a growth of 0.30 per cent on renewed bargain hunting.