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APC House of Reps member-elect passes on in Kano

A Federal House of Representatives elect Garba Muhammad Butalawa, representing Kura, Madobi and Garun Mallam in Kano, has died.
Prince Dapo Abiodun

Elections: Dapo Abiodun, Babajide Sanwo-Olu head for victory

Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun state on Saturday, just like his counterparts in Lagos, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States.
VP Osinbajo, APC Nat. Leader Asiwaju Tinubu, Gov. Ambode, Hon. Min. Fashola, AMCON Chairman Banire, APC Gubernatorial Candidate Sanwo-Olu and APC Chairman in Lagos, Tunde Balogun during a solidarity visit to Asiwaju Tinubu at Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos

Elections: VP Osinbajo, Asiwaju Tinubu, Governor Ambode hold emergency meeting

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday held a meeting with the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on the need “to ensure the APC candidate in the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, win the March 9 governorship election.
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Rivers APC asks INEC to enlist its candidates for 2019 poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the enlistment of its candidates for the 2019 general elections in view of the ruling of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court ordering the stay of execution of the judgement of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt which disqualified the party from fielding candidates in the election.

Report: PDP plans $3 million per state cash-for-vote

Security agencies have uncovered how the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has allocated about $3million (N1.8billion) to each state branch of the party, allegedly for inducement of voters, The Nations reports.

Yinka Odumakin sues Itse Sagay for alleged libel, demands N5 billion damages

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to testify in court in a libel case involving Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity of Afenifere and Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).

Justice Onnoghen: BVN reveals more accounts

A Bank Verification Number (BVN) search may have exposed more accounts linked to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-CAS Adesola Amosu’s N2.7 billion to federal government

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture of N2.7 billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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IPC condemns shooting of journalists at Lagos APC rally

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, has condemned the shooting of journalists at the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos rally on Tuesday.

Samuel Ortom: Herdsmen have set my rice farm on fire

Over 20,000 hectares of rice farm belonging to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom have been set ablaze by suspected herdsmen in Tse-Adorogo, Mbabeagh, Nzorov, Guma Local Government Area.
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2019: Southern, Mid-Belt leaders warn INEC against rigging

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) on Sunday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist pressure from those bent on sabotaging 2019 elections.

Official: Politicians approaching INEC to buy unclaimed PVCs

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday claimed some politicians in Oyo State are approaching the commission to buy Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), in order to rig the 2019 general elections.

David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed: I hold Ilorin Emirate in high esteem

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he hold the Ilorin Emirate and all the nation’s traditional institutions in very high esteem.
Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

2019: Media organisations collaborate against fake news

Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Wole Soyinka, Ohaneze, Afenifere back restructuring

Wole Soyinka, the leader of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, and the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, have called for the immediate restructuring the nation.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar’s six-year policy plan worries South

Party leaders from the Southeast and Southwest are worried on the tenure framework in the document tagged People’s Policy” of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Shehu Sani: Muhammadu Buhari has succumbed to firepower of governors

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have no respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and do not share his philosophy.

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Man jailed 15 years in Ekiti for manslaughter

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been jailed for 15 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter. He committed the offence during a land dispute between Ayede Ekiti and Itaji Ekiti in 2017.

NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.