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In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
“We have just been informed by the Nigeria Hydro-logical Services Agency (NIHSA) that the recent upsurge in flooding was due to excessive spilling of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, which came through River Benue,” he said.
A chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Comrade Alfa Fidelis, has boasted of overwhelming victory in the forthcoming November 2 governorship election in the state.
The Kogi State Government on Friday donated foodstuffs and other relief materials to victims of the recent flood disaster in Omala Local Government Area of the state.
The Kogi Government on Monday, donated foodstuff and other relief items to victims of 2018 flood in Idah and Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Areas of the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, of plotting to recall its elected lawmakers.
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Kogi State chapter, has debunked media report that Governor Yahaya Bello has paid all outstanding salaries owed to workers in the state.
Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, on Monday said that the government had extended its flood alert campaign to the state’s reverine areas.
Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, representing Taraba South Senatorial District and Senate Deputy Minority Leader, on Sunday, voiced his endorsement of ‘Operation Amotekun’ recently launched by governors in South-West zone.
Mrs Marian Onuoha, aka Mama Sure P, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of rerun election for the Isiala Mbano/Okigwe/Onuimo Federal Constituency seat conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday.
The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis in Banana Island during a compliance enforcement exercise.
Nigerian professional football league side Akwa United has completed the signing of Chan Eagles defender Olisa Ndah.
Dakkada football club scored twice in the second half to beat Jigawa Golden Stars in the matchday 17 of the Nigeria professional football league game played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Saturday.
Aggrieved workers affected by the disengagement exercise at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, in December 2019 have written to the institution, giving it a 30-day ultimatum to reinstate them or face legal action.
The Nigerian Navy fight against smuggling activities on the waterways has continued unabated as the command has arrested five suspects.and impounded 4 boats.
A pan-Igbo socio-political group, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF), has insisted on strict adherence to the zoning arrangement for the Anambra 2021 governorship election, warning that the incident rocking Imo state must be avoided.
Serena Williams said she was “nowhere near” as good as 15-year-old Coco Gauff when she was that age as the American great reached the Australian Open third round Wednesday despite being far from her best.
In a bid to boost the digital economic team, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari has approved some changes at the Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd.