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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.

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…

20-year-old girl nabbed while smuggling drugs into prison

The Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has arrested a visitor to the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kano State (MSCC). The female visitor was alleged to be attempting to smuggle illegal substance into the centre. The Command’s Deputy Superintendent of Corrections (DSC) Mr Musbahu Lawan, who disclosed this in a statement in…

Buhari returns to Abuja from UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja on Friday, cutting short his two-week London private trip by two days. He was billed to arrive on November 17 , having embarked on the trip on November 2, 2019. President Buhari, who was received on arrival by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, the Minisyer of the…

Tanker explodes in Ogun, 2 persons dead

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of two persons while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving 17 vehicles at the old Toll Gate, Sango-Ota, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, said in Abuja, that the accident happened at about 12.54am on Friday. “As…

How ICPC uncovered 12.5billion padded into 2019 budget – Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, says the agency uncovered N12.5 billion padded into the 2019 budget. Mr Owasanoye said this on Thursday in Abuja while giving a report on the tracking of constituency projects in the country, TheCable reported. Padding is the Nigerian lingo for…

Nigerian Army kills 16 insurgents, retrieve arms, others

The 64/98 Task Force Battalions of the Nigerian Army and Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion deployed at Mallam Fotori in Abadam local government area of Borno state have killed 16 Boko Haram members. Media Coordinator, Nigerian Army Operations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said that on 13th November 2019 while the insurgents were trying…

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