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Kano elections: APC, PDP, 29 other governorship candidates sign peace accord

A total of 31 governorship candidates from various political parties have signed an accord to promote peaceful conduct before, during and after the 2019 general elections in Kano.‎
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC urges immediate policy reforms

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a second term in office as President of Nigeria, in the same vein congratulated all elected members of the National Assembly that emerged winners in the elections.
An All Progressives Congress Party (APC) supporter waves a party flag while celebrating initial results released by the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, on February 25, 2019, two days after general elections. – Nigeria’s main opposition on February 25 accused the ruling party of trying to rig presidential elections, as the incumbent made early gains but monitors voiced concern about polling day problems, including dozens of deaths. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of President Muhammadu Buhari of colluding with the electoral commission in an attempt to “manipulate the results”. (Photo AFP)

Many injured as supporters celebrate President Buhari’s victory in Kaduna

There were wild jubilation in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Wednesday over President Muhammadu Buhari’s triumph at Saturday’s Presidential Elections as celebrating youths became uncontrollable, posing threat to lives and property.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi alleges plan to bomb lNEC offices in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, on Thursday alleged of plans by some political thugs and people believed to be mercenaries by politicians to bomb the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 13 local government area headquarters in the state.
Energy Australia

Electricity firms cut power supply to patients on life support

Two electricity companies have each been fined 40,000 Australian dollars (US $28,589) for cutting power to people on life support, it was announced on Tuesday.

Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari has sidelined me – deputy

The Deputy Governor of Zamfara, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, says his Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, has sidelined him.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Hashim: South East will get additional state under my presidency

Gbenga Hashim, the People’s Trust (PT) presidential candidate has assured South Easterners of an additional state if elected as the President of Nigeria in February 2019.
Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday, granted amnesty to the members of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force.

Ben Ayade grants amnesty to Bakassi militants

Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday, granted amnesty to the members of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force.

Ekiti lawyers issue one week court boycott over killing of colleague

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association in Ekiti State have issued a one week boycott of the courts in the state, in protest of the kidnap and killing of their colleague, Adeola Adebayo.

Kaduna college students protest increase in tuition fee

Following protests by students of the College of Education Gidan Waya in Kaduna, the management of the college has ordered the immediate closure of the institution.
Governor Udom Emmanuel declares his intention to run for a second time as Akwa-Ibom governor at a rally... August 25, 2018. Twitter-MrUdomEmmanuel

2019: Udom Emmanuel’s billboards destroyed in Akwa Ibom

Trouble is brewing in Akwa Ibom State as political billboards of the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, erected at strategic locations in the state to advance his second term governorship ambition were being destroyed by thugs suspected to be from the state opposition.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

NGO: President Buhari rightly rejected PIGB

A non-governmental organisation, Social Action, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill recently passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.
Herdsmen

Ministry: Farmers-herders conflict depleting animal population

The Federal Government has raised concern that the increasing farmers/herders’ conflict across the country was depleting animal population.

Police kill four suspected armed robbers in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said its officers had killed four of the five suspected armed robbers who robbed a fuel station in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom on Aug. 21.

Cross River APC governorship aspirant pledges sustainable change

A governorship aspirant in the Cross River State, Mani Robson, has said he will bring enduring development for the state if elected governor.

Governor Ortom: Comrade Oshiomhole wants to cause crisis in Benue

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of trying to throw the state into political crisis ahead of the 2019 elections.

Learn the difference between party chairman and union leader – Governor Ortom tells Oshiomole

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has fired back at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole advising him to go and learn the difference between party chairman and a union leader.

Tension rises as security deployment worries Ekiti residents

Residents of Ekiti State have expressed deep concerns over the tension currently building up in the state following plans by the Federal Government to deploy about 30, 000 security personnel for the Saturday’s governorship election.

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Ryan Giggs: Aaron Ramsey absence “a blow”

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Boboye Oyeyemi

Overloading: FRSC goes tough on offenders

The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, says the commission will not rest on its oars until the campaign against vehicle overloading is achieved.
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Kano rerun: APC dismisses PDP’s allegation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has dismissed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s allegation on the importation of political thugs from neighbouring states.

PDP condemns alleged attack on agents, members in Kano

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged violent attacks and alleged killing of its agents and members by thugs allegedly unleashed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Kano supplementary election.

Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.