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Some armed thugs held officials of the electoral commission, INEC, hostage in one of the wards in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, thereby delaying final collation of results, an official and an election observer said.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has accused those he described as thugs of the ruling party in the state, All Progressives Congress (APC), of attempting to disrupt elections in his unit.
The police in Kogi State on Friday confirmed that security operatives stormed a hotel in Lokoja where the Governor of Oyo, Seyi Makinde, was lodged.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has called for declaration of a state of emergency in flashpoint areas of the state following last Wednesday’s attack on his party members in Ogbolomabiri-Nembe.
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on security agencies, particularly the military, to allow the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states to vote their choice in tomorrow’s governorship election.
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state, the Social Democratic Party SDP has declined to assent to the Peace Accord being spearheaded by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following the reported attack on its candidate, Barr. Natasha Akpoti at the venue of the event in Lokoja, the state capital.
The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, Edo state, on Monday conducted a training exercise for operatives of security agencies participating in the Operation Crocodile Smile IV.
There is palpable tension at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, Osun State as Yoruba and Hausa traders on the brink of launching an attack against each other.
Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has apologised to Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with Vanguard, who was beaten up by security operatives at Aso Rock on Thursday morning.
The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has adjourned the hearing of an application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till January 16.The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has adjourned the hearing of an application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till January 16.
Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has warned that the prediction on the disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass if preventive measures were not taken.
The Police authorities in Kogi State have debunked claims that impeached Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has been placed under house arrest.
The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja.
Security operatives have taken over the National Assembly in preparation for the presentation of the 2020 appropriation bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint seating of the legislature.
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has boasted that the November 16 governorship election would be worse for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the opposition party which is not ready to campaign would not win one ward in the state.
There would be no compensation for owners of the 36 dead cows in Ijare town, a stakeholders meeting comprising traditional rulers in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Miyetti Allah and representatives of security operatives has resolved.
A software developer, Toni Astro, on Saturday revealed how operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos State allegedly assaulted him and forced him to withdraw some of the money in his bank account for them.
Suspected cattle rustlers have killed two persons during an early morning attack on Shaforo and Kudumti communities of Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The Sector Commander of the corps, Commander in the state Rotimi Adeleye who disclosed this in Akure said the crashes occurred along with black spots among others across the state.
Two American service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, US forces there said Wednesday, adding that the crash appeared to be an accident, though the Taliban claimed they had shot it down.
A school teacher, identified as Samuel John Ikpeme, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police for sodomising a 9-year-old boy in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
Rafael Nadal instigated a Spanish comeback against Russia in the Davis Cup on Tuesday by capitalising on a raucous home crowd to beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets.
The National Bureau of Statistics said the average price paid by consumers for kerosene increased in October while the cost of petrol, cooking gas and diesel decreased.
Here are photographs of Governor Yahaya Bello expecting the final verdict.
An Ado Ekiti High Court on Tuesday quashed a suit by Iye Ekiti challenging the Supreme Court’s judgment on the relocation of Ilejemeje Local Government headquarters for the lack of merit.
Uganda’s Irene Nakalembe, winner of the 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship, on Saturday in Abuja explained the reasons behind her success and that of Ugandan ladies in golf in Nigeria.
Mayweather won that bout courtesy of a unanimous decision. Since then, both fighters have called the other out on social media, but a deal has never quite been finalised between the two megastars. However, according to SunSport, Mayweather has an added incentive to seek a rematch with the Philippine fighter as soon as possible.
Ondo State Government has commenced the rehabilitation of the failed portions of both State and Federal roads across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.