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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

Kogi guber: INEC warns parties over nomination of candidates, insists SDP has no candidate

The political parties and their legal advisers have been advised to thoroughly vet all the documents they are submitting to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the nomination of their candidates to avoid running foul of the law.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, others urge NASS to enact law for president to attach portfolios to ministerial...

Opposition parties and some concerned groups have called on the National Assembly to enact a law that will compel the President to attach portfolios to ministerial nominees’ list sent to the Senate for confirmation.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

2019: Supreme Court sets up panels to sit during vacation

The Director of Press and Information, Akande Festus, in a statement, said “the panels of the Supreme Court, comprising of five Justices each will be sitting during the annual vacation which marks the end of 2018/2019 legal year.

Oyo ADC stakeholders disown Senator Lanlehin

A faction of Oyo State African Democratic Congress (ADC) has distanced itself from the purported withdrawal of the party’s candidate in the last election, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, from the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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.

Forum: Inec server controversy meant to destroy integrity of electoral process

The Forum, however, passed a vote of confidence on the electoral management body for conducting a hitch-free election despite the challenges it faced which they said include sabotage and the non-signing into law of a legal instrument for the election.

Sudan national strike: Flights disrupted, offices shut

A two-day general strike in Sudan started in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with public services largely grounded across the country, multiple reports have shown.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.

Equatorial Guinea hosts AfDB’s meeting

Equatorial Guinea will host the African Development Bank’s next annual meetings coming up in June 2019.

Akwa Ibom REC: I can’t be compromised

The Akwa-Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has described as “misrepresentation, lies and innuendos” allegations which had been on for three weeks that he and other officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been compromised.
Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Ojora Saraki

Elections: Toyin Saraki hails UN’s message of peace

The president, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki, has hailed the United Nations secretary general’s special representative for West Africa, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas towards ensuring a peaceful polls in 2019.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo: Pro-Joseph Kabila parties win majority in parliament

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to the tally of results released Saturday.

AfDB: Women backbone to climate change

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that the continent should unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

Itse Sagay: Yemi Osinbajo can represent Muhammadu Buhari at presidential debate

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Wednesday said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate slated for January 19 2019 if that is what the Federal Government wants.
Assistant Commmisoner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) poses during an interview on the public's demand for the recall of the Special Anti Robbery Squid (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja, Nigeria December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Police: Having sex in a car in public not a crime

Nigeria Police on Monday said that having sex in a car at a public place is not a crime and would not amount to arrest if done by persons within adult age in the country.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari, 80 heads of state to attend COP24 in Poland

President Muhammadu Buhari will be joining over 80 Heads of State to attend the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24.

Federal government to ban use of tobacco in Nigeria

Following the high mortality rate of tobacco users in the country, the federal government said yesterday it had concluded plans to ban tobacco use in Nigeria.

[email protected]: Clergy wants Nigerians to reflect, repent

Bishop of Okigwe South, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha said that the 58th anniversary of Nigeria should be used for sober reflection and repentance to move the Nation forward.

Court orders INEC, PDP to obey judgment on Ogun leadership

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the Peoples Democratic Party to recognise the Adebayo Dayo-led executive in Ogun State.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’