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The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

Oyo ZLP collapses structure, joins APC

The Oyo State chapter of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has collapsed its structure in all the 33 local government areas of the state.
Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.

Former presidential candidate Olapade Agoro passes on

Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senator Boroffice: Governor Akeredolu behind petition against my emergence as APC senator-elect

Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.
Robert Ajayi Boroffice

Row over withdrawal of petition against Senator Boroffice at election tribunal

The lawmaker representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, has said that the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was not involved in the final withdrawal of the case at the Ondo state Election Tribunal as being reported in the media.

Mega Party seeks nullification of Senator Boroffice’s election as senator

As the Ondo State 2019 National and State Assemblies Elections Tribunal receives petitions arising from the elections, the Mega Party of Nigeria has asked it to nullify the senatorial election in Ondo North senatorial district.

Ondo elections: Tribunal receives four petitions

The Election Petitions Tribunal in Ondo State has received four petitions challenging the results of the recently-conducted National Assembly polls in the state.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-5

2019: Muhammadu Buhari, 67 others commit to peaceful electioneering

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday set the tone for rancour-free 2019 electioneering as he joined 67 other presidential candidates to sign a peace accord anchored by the National Peace Committee.

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.
President Buhari attends APC Presidential National Convention at Eagle Square on 6th Oct 2018 8

2019: Full list of presidential candidates, parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has already scheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, 16th February.

Lagos APC officially receives Adiukwu-Bakare, others

The Lagos Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, on Tuesday, said the recent defections of bigwigs of other parties to the APC was a measure of the growing confidence in the party.

PDP candidate wins late husband’s seat in Cross River by-election

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency By-Election into the Cross River House of Assembly.

PDP rejects Katsina bye-election outcome, vows to petition election tribunal

The Katsina State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to challenge the results of Saturday’s Katsina North Senatorial zone bye-election.

APC defeats PDP in Kogi by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the official result of the Lokoja/Kogi House of Representatives by-election, declaring Alhaji Haruna Isah, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner.

PDP candidate wins Cross River Assembly bye-election

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, has won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye Election into the Cross River House of Assembly.
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INEC: 173,381 voters will participate in Lokoja/Kogi bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that 173,381 voters would participate in the August 11 bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency position in Kogi State.

Governor Akeredolu’s 16 months in Ondo a failure – Mega Party

The Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) in Ondo State, has described the 16 month of governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the state as a failure.
There was large early turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti capital city, as electorate already trooped out enmasse as early as 6.00am trekking long distances to get to their polling units.

Ekiti goes to poll as electorate decide fate of 35 candidates

The people of Ekiti State will on Saturday queue behind their candidates for the governorship election scheduled to replace the incumbent Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure will end in November.

Naira rain as Ekiti people choose their governor today

The people of Ekiti State will vote for their governor for the next four years at 2,195 polling units and 2, 803 voting points across the state today, Saturday.

Ekiti guber: INEC, Mega Party sued over substitution of candidate

The controversy surrounding the governorship candidate of Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) is yet to abate as one of the claimants, Dr. Sunday Balogun, has dragged the party to court.

NLC: We’ll give new Ekiti governor three months’ grace

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ekiti State chapter, has threatened that it would not tolerate the eventual winner of the July 14, 2018 governorship election more than three months.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of Rivers monarch

One of the suspects linked to the murder of the Paramount Ruler of Zakpo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits abandon motorcycles on sighting fighter jets in Birnin Gwari

The ‘’no fly zone’’ order given by President Muhammadu Buhari over Zamfara State on Tuesday appears to have impacted positively on banditry in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday, as bandits ran helter-skelter, abandoning their motorcycles on sighting military fighter jets in the area, and fleeing.
Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged after she had the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul.

Death of South Korea’s first transgender soldier spurs calls for change

The death of South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who was discharged last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, sparked calls from advocacy groups and activists for better protections and acknowledgement of transgender residents
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Lagos leads as coronavirus kills 16 Nigerians in 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease since its outbreak in the country to 1,939.

Experts: Collaboration necessary to deliver digital payment services

Financial experts who participated at the Nigeria Finance virtual forum, which held on Tuesday, have stressed the need for collaboration between fintech developers, the banks and the financial institution regulator, in order for Nigeria to develop and provide affordable digital payment solutions to customers.

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Islamic scholar: Ancestral worship is idolatry in Islam

An Islamic scholar, Professor Abubakar Imam-Aliagan, on Friday warned Muslims against falling into the sin of ancestral worshipping, saying it falls under idolatry and ascribing equality with Allah.

Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.
Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged after she had the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul.

Death of South Korea’s first transgender soldier spurs calls for change

The death of South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who was discharged last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, sparked calls from advocacy groups and activists for better protections and acknowledgement of transgender residents
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Chelsea plan to replace Tammy Abraham with Erling Haaland

On Sunday, The Metro ran a story that implied the England international striker was not prepared to enter into contract talks with the club while they were being linked with a move for Haaland.

Ikeja Electric schedules all customers for metering under national mass metering programme

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says all unmetered customers under its business unit, have now been scheduled for metering under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).