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INEC expresses concern on Bayelsa, Kogi electoral violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern about the reported cases of violence in Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. INEC, according to a statement issued in Abuja by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, described as unfortunate the reported cases of violence despite…

Election observers demand cancellation of Kogi poll, seek probe of malpractices in Beyalsa election

Election observers in the Saturday’s governorship poll in Kogi States, on Sunday, demanded the cancellation of the election. The group, which gave a damning report on the election, also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to undertake further probe of the various allegation of violence, malpractices, including cases of “community voting” in Bayelsa governorship…

Fayemi at Fayose’s son’s wedding in Lagos

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; the newly wedded couple, Tomiwa and Oluwakemi Fayose and father of the groom/former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose; during the wedding ceremony of Tomiwa and Oluwakemi in Lagos…on Saturday.

Oil markets defy OPEC projections

It was a big week for oil market data and projections this week, with both OPEC and the IEA releasing some key reports for the industry. Despite this influx of new data, oil is set to close out the week little changed from a week earlier. It was a relatively quiet week in terms of…

6TH AFRIMA: Sipho Dlamini, Sarah Boulos, Yoel Kenan, Adebisi A. Adedeji, Udochi Muogilim, Obi Okwudili Casmir, Eric Bally, and Others to Speak at the Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS)   

It will be a gathering of African and International music Intellects, professionals and enthusiasts at the annual Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) organized as part of lined-up events in celebration of the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA slated for Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, from…

2 killed as Kogi elections turn violent

Violence marred the Kogi State governorship polls and the rerun of the Yagba West Senatorial District election on Saturday, November 16, 2019. At the polling booth where Senator Dino Melaye, who is one of the main contestants of the rerun senatorial poll with Smart Adeyemi, two people were said to have been killed in violence…

Bayelsa gov poll: NAN correspondent, other journalists in boat mishap

A boat has capsized in Sampou in Nun River in Opokoma Kolokoma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State with a NAN journalist covering the state governorship election. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed that the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections, including its correspondent. The journalists were returning from the polling station…

Buhari explains sacking of VP’s aides

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have explained the reasons some aides of his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, dismissing what he called ethnic coloration given to the action. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that the action was part of the ongoing reorganisation…

Senate President eulogises Tribune @70

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, Publishers of the Tribune titles, on the 70th anniversary of the newspapers. Lawan lauded the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for his foresight in floating what is today Nigeria’s oldest private media outfit with the initial primary objective to…

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