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In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
The Independent National Electoral Commission is now set to conclude the collation of the results of the 16 November governorship election in Kogi state, with Governor Yahaya Bello of APC and Engineer Musa Wada, the main rivals.
The Peoples Democratic Party has raised objections to some of the results announced for the governorship election in Kogi state, in which the incumbent, Yahaya Bello is galloping away to victory.
Kogi elections: YIAGA Africa reports voter inducement, violence, bribery of INEC and security officers
As results continue to pour in from the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi State, a preliminary report by an independent group of observers has cast a doubt on the credibility of the exercise.
The candidature of Governor Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) received a boost on Wednesday at Insalu, the headquarters of Yagba East Local Government Area, as the former acting governor, Chief Clarence Olafemi and hundreds of PDP members in the federal constituency renounced their membership and defected to the APC.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has adjusted its campaign timetable ahead of the Nov. 16, Kogi governorship election.
The lawmaker representing Yagba-East/Yagba-West/Mopamuro Federal Constituency of Kogi State, Mr Leke Abejide, has called for the relocation of the Nigerian Ports Authority from the First Gate of the Apapa Port as part of the measures to reduce the gridlock in the area.
The South East Yagba Development Association Women’s wing (SEYDAW), has donated books and instructional materials to schools in 15 communities in the area.
The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal government to increase security in the South West.
Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Thursday reelected Prince Matthew Kolawole as the new speaker of the 7th Assembly.
Kogi State Government on Sunday promised to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works and encourage literary clubs in the state to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.
Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.
Violence generally marred the state Assembly election in Kogi state as two people were feared dead while several others are said to have been injured.
Mr Dino Melaye, a senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the highest votes in Mopamuro Local Government Area, Kogi west senatorial zone.
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National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud.
Barely three days after the Ogun State Government denied outbreak of Lassa fever, a 26-year-old woman, Titilayo Akinsola, on Saturday, died of the hemorrhagic fever in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Saturday lamented the failure of Yoruba language to evolve with the current trends and assert its identity among respectable languages in the world.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are “always looking at improving the squad” as they mull over potential transfer options to provide cover for injured forward Marcus Rashford.
A woman goes to babysit for her son-in-law. But she ends up carrying, in the deal, two babies for the same man: one in her arms and the other in her stomach. It’s a story with various angles and tangles to it, a tragedy of immense proportion, with many loops and layers. And, untangling it, understanding it, is not going to prove an easy task for many a mind.
A proposed law in House of Representatives, seeking to include Lagos on the list of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) States, is in process.
Nigerian football Federation has recovered the stolen Super Eagles Instagram account from a Turkish hacker.