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Supreme Court hears three appeals against Kogi governor’s re-election Tuesday

The Supreme Court has issued notices scheduling the hearing of three appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for Tuesday.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Political tension in Edo may lead to emergency declaration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the fierce political tension brewing in Edo State ahead of the September 19 governorship poll may lead to a declaration of a state of emergency in the state, if not carefully managed.
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INEC: No going back on Edo, Ondo elections

National Commissioner and chairman information and Voters Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Festus Okoye, has said there is no alternative to the peaceful conduct of the governorship election in Edo and Ondo states.
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NDDC: Group expresses worry over President Buhari’s delayed action

A non-governmental organisation, Transparency and Accountability Advancement Group, has expressed worry that despite the damning report by the Senate against the Interim Management Committee Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and established financial recklessness in the commission, President Muhammadu Buhari has not taken action.
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Edwin Clark warns Nigerian government against scrapping Niger Delta Amnesty programme

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged the Federal Government to tread with caution when dealing with issues concerning the Niger Delta region.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has ordered building contractors handling various projects in the state to return back to their construction sites immediately.

Niger government warns against violation of coronavirus protocols as schools reopen

The Niger State Government has warned school administrators to ensure students of graduating classes adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Protocols (IPC) as issued by the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

SERAP urges President Buhari to instruct minister, NBC to withdraw codes on ‘insult of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the apparently illegal Broadcasting Code and Memo threatening to sanction any broadcast that denigrates, disrespects, insults, and abuses president, governors, lawmakers, and other elders and leaders in authority.”
Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.

NRC: Lagos-Ibadan train service to kick-start with 16 trips daily

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says it will commence skeletal operations on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line from the middle of September with 16 trips daily.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 39-year-old female pastor, five others for child theft, trafficking

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a child theft and trafficking syndicate including a 39-year-old female pastor identified as Pastor (Mrs.) Mmayen Etim Odiuotip of Land of Testimony Ministry, Marina Road, Oron local government area.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: Third force is tough fraud – government

Hours after the deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, formally defected to Zenith Labour Party, the Ondo state government has described the emergence of the third force as “tough fraud”.

Premier League breaks silence on Newcastle takeover collapse

Premier League CEO Richard Masters has said Newcastle's proposed new owners turned down the league's offer of independent arbitration regarding their takeover bid, resulting in the collapse of the club's sale.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Nigerian government to slash allocations to states involved in double taxation of mining companies

The federal government will slash the allocation of states where registered mining companies are taxed by local and state governments, the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
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Obadiah Mailafia refuses to retract comments about Northern governor being Boko Haram leader

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has insisted that a Northern Governor is Boko Haram’s leader.

Nigerian Navy disown ‘fake press release’ inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned a fake press release inviting candidates of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), Batch 30 to commence training at the school in Onne on Aug. 18.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Edo election will hold as planned

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday walked back threat to stop the conduct of the September 19 governorship election, noting that a postponement will lead to constitutional crisis.``
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Akwa Ibom: Fake soldier nabbed over alleged armed robbery

Nemesis has caught up with a fake soldier, John Lucas, with the rank of a Lance corporal, who specializes in snatching vehicles at gunpoint as Akwa Ibom State Police Command arrested him in Uyo.

Collection of forms for 774,000 Special Public Works commences in Rivers

The Selection Committee of the Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme to engage 774,000 itinerant and unskilled workers across Nigeria, has commenced distribution of forms in Rivers.

Southern Kaduna attacks: Coalition tasks locals on credible information to military

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Southern Kaduna Indigenous Peace Practitioners (SOKIPEP), has tasked locals in the area to always provide genuine and credible information to troops deployed there to assist them in stopping the attacks and crisis.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has described the victory of Godwin Obaseki in the just concluded gubernatorial election as the end of godfatherism in Edo State.

Governor Wike: Godwin Obaseki’s victory ends Edo godfatherism

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has described the victory of Godwin Obaseki in the just concluded gubernatorial election as the end of godfatherism in Edo State.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo election: FCT residents commend INEC innovations, performance

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on its performance at the just concluded Sept. 19, governorship election in Edo state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

Survival Fund: Nigerian government releases registration schedule as portal opens Monday

As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.
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Edo election: APC rejects Governor Obaseki’s victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the election after securing 307, 955 votes, while the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress polled 223,619.
Housemates were on Sunday shocked when Ozo and Trickytee were evicted from BBNaija House.

#BBNaija: Ozo, Trickytee evicted from Biggie’s House

Housemates were on Sunday shocked when Ozo and Trickytee were evicted from BBNaija House.