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Lagos Speaker, 99 others pick APC nomination forms

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said no fewer than 100 aspirants had picked up nomination forms to contest the state House of Assembly primary election in the last two days.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

2019: Senator Shehu Sani urges APC leadership to drop indirect primaries

A National Assembly member, Sen. Shehu Sani, has urged the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) to jettison indirect primary elections, describing it as “breeding ground for corruption in the country’s democracy”.

2019: Kingsley Moghalu exits alliance, questions Fela Durotoye’s emergence

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has pulled out of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) alliance, following the emergence of Fela Durotoye as consensus candidate on Thursday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May pictured in Cape Town with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, on 28 August 2018. Picture- @PresidencyZA-Twitter

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa thanks Theresa May for returning sunken WWI ship’s bell

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South africa oon Tuesday thanked thanked British Prime Minister Theresa May for handing over the bell of a World War I ship on which over 600 black South African troops perished when it sunk in 1917.

Ex-Governor Peter Obi: Sharing N5,000 cannot end poverty

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has taken a swipe at the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme of the Federal Government, stating that it cannot address the poverty in the country.
A senator, Shehu Sani, on Thursday, paid Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, and thanked him for intervening in the crisis facing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State.

2019: Senator Shehu Sani visits President Buhari over Kaduna APC, others

A senator, Shehu Sani, on Thursday, paid Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, and thanked him for intervening in the crisis facing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State.

PDP lost Ekiti because Governor Fayose took people for granted – ex-commissioner

Former Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, has revealed that the PDP house started crumbling under Governor Ayodele Fayose because of his refusal to listen to advice and give room for reconciliation in the party.
Fatai Akinbade

Ex-Osun SSG Fatai Akinbade dumps PDP

One of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, has announced his defection from the party.

Osun guber: AD submits Akintola Olugbenga’s nomination form to INEC

The Alliance for Democracy (AD) has submitted the names of its gubernatorial candidate, Arc. Akintola Olugbenga and his running mate, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Bello to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the forthcoming Osun State governorship election.
Peter Ozo Eson

NLC: Tension heightening in states over unpaid June salaries

The inability to pay June salaries of government workers is generating tension and agitation across the various states of the federation, the Nigeria Labour Congress has stated.

Ekiti guber: British envoy calls for peaceful, transparent election

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has called for a peaceful, credible and transparent governorship election in Ekiti poll on Saturday, July 14.

NECO: One million pupils write 2018 SSCE

The National Examinations Council says over one million pupils participated in its 2018 Senior School Certificate Examination which commenced on May 21.

Presidency: President Buhari, his staff are servants of the people

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, on Saturday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was the most transparent.

Senator Enang: President Buhari’s government most transparent

Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was the most transparent.

EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

The European Union urged Mali's government Monday to respect "freedom of expression" and "show restraint" after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections.

US angry with Mali over anti-democracy moves

The U.S. has condemned the Government of Mali for its refusal to allow political march requested by the opposition for Saturday, saying it was an affront on democracy.

Nasarawa council polls: Residents, observers decry late distribution of electoral materials

Residents of Nasarawa and election observers have decried the delay in the distribution of electoral materials for the local government elections taking place across the state on Saturday.

Minister: Nigeria needs support against graft not condemnation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the global anti-corruption body Transparency International (TI) to support, rather than condemn, the Buhari Administration’s fight against corruption.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Labour ministry debunks human trafficking allegations

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has finally come out to debunk the allegations claiming that it was complicit to human trafficking of Nigerian girls by issuance of illegal Recruiter’s License to Private Employment Agencies (PEAs).
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 condemns call for arrest of its spokesman

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has strongly condemned the call made by a group called the Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) for the arrest and prosecution of its spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, for allegedly making inciting statements with plans to topple the Mohammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
Kwara State will not reveal identities of COVID-19 patients, Commissioner for Health Dr Raji Razaq said on Thursday.

Kwara commissioner urges students to adopt physiotherapy as career

The Commissioner for Health, Kwara, Dr Raji Razaq, has urged students to adopt Physiotherapy as a career choice.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara commissioner rewards ad hoc staff for commitment to duty

Hajiya Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, the Kwara Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, on Saturday rewarded Mr Musa Tiamiyu, an ad hoc staff with an undisclosed cash and material for dedication to duty.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu distances self, APC from Etsako-West violence

The APC gubernatorial candidate in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Saturday dissociated himself and the party from the Aug.13 violence at a PDP rally in Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state.