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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Tribunal victory reaffirmation of people’s mandate – Akwa Ibom governor

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has described his victory at the governorship election tribunal as a reaffirmation of the people’s mandate, saying that his administration will focus on the improvement of social services like education, healthcare, infrastructure, empowerment of the youths, women and the downtrodden.

Edo government, others train 1000 bee farmers

The Edo State government in collaboration with Thrive Agric and Market Development in the Niger-Delta (MADE) has trained over 1,000 bee farmers across the state on techniques to increase productivity and profitability, with 40 of them getting N190,000 worth of start-up packs each.
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Awori leaders beg Lagos APC over appointments

Awori monarchs in conjunction with the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN), at a news conference in Lagos yesterday, decried the near absence of Awori people in the recently released list of commissioner nominees in the state.

26 prisoners receives amnesty in Ogun

Twenty-six prison inmates in Ogun, has been granted amnesty on Wednesday by the Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Nigerians return to polls to elect 29 governors, 991 state legislators

Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Elections: Benue gets new police commissioner

A new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to Benue, ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly Elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Edwin Clark begs federal government to withdraw military from election duties

Niger Delta leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw the military from all election duties.

Oyo election: ZLP chairman, senatorial, House of Reps candidates dump party, declare support for...

Other stalwarts of the party who announced their detection to APC are ZLP candidate for Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East, Mr Semiu Oladimeji Alao, and ZLP leader in Ibadan North East local government, Mrs. Monisola Tegbe.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (left); Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, at the press briefing to announce the Commission’s preparedness for today’s elections in Abuja

INEC urges peaceful conduct during polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to voters to be peaceful and orderly before, during and after today’s elections, as the Police, working with other security agencies, have assured of adequate security for voters, electoral officials, observers and journalists.

INEC delists 300,000 ineligible voters, publishes register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that over 300,000 ineligible voters were dropped after the Automatic Fingerprints Identification System (AFIS) screened out their names, as part of effort aimed at ensuring a clean voters’ register for the 2019 elections.

Ekiti APC divided over consensus, direct primary options

Fresh crisis has erupted in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti Sate over plan by power brokers to adopt consensus to field candidates for the state and federal legislative contests ahead of the 2019 general election.

Pat Utomi: I’m contesting to rescue Delta from death

An aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State governorship race, Prof. Patrick Utomi, said his intent to run for office was to rescue the people living in the current state “worse than death”

INEC to announce Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River bye-elections date on Friday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will on Friday, announce the date for the conduct of bye-elections for vacant seats in the National and State Assemblies.

INEC: Deployment of 30,000 policemen based on security needs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday said the deployment of about 30,000 policemen for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State was based on security needs.

Governor Aregbesola appoints nine headmasters as headmaster generals

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has appointed nine headmasters of elementary schools in the state as headmaster general which is equivalent to permanent secretaries.

Bolaji Akinola: Governor Amosun has brought ‘enduring transformation’ to Ogun

A maritime expert and community leader in Ifo-Ewekoro area of Ogun State, Mr Bolaji Akinola, has commended Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, for bringing about an “enduring transformation of the state”.

Bolaji Akinola: Governor Amosun has transformed Ogun

A maritime expert and community leader in Ifo-Ewekoro area of Ogun, Mr Bolaji Akinola, has commended Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State for bringing about an “enduring transformation of the state’’.

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Bayelsa election: APC chides Governor Dickson over unguarded utterances

The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has derided the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, for making unguarded and spurious statements to whip up public sentiment against the APC following the Saturday’s governorship election.
The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.

Dubai airshow opens as big Gulf Airlines slow down purchases

The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.

Spanish female footballers conduct first ever strike over pay rise

The first-ever strike in Spanish women’s top-flight football went ahead on Saturday after failed negotiations for a first collective agreement.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Electoral officer dies in boat mishap

The Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam, has confirmed the death of an ad-hoc Electoral Officer (EO), in a boat mishap in Ibaji LGA of state, while on election duty on Saturday.
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Baby Face, Bobby Girl shine at first GOtv Boxing Night Mini

West African Boxing Union welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, and rising female super featherweight boxer, Cynthia “Bobby Girl” were the standout performers at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which held on Saturday at the Rowe Park Sports Complex in Lagos.