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10 aspirants team up with Wada for victory in Kogi gov poll

Ten PDP governorship aspirants, who lost the bid for the party’s ticket to contest the Nov. 16 Kogi governorship race, have declared their support for the winner, Mr Musa Wada. The 10 aspirants, under the aegis of Kogi PDP 2019

Senate President Lawan, Gbajabiamila, CJN Tanko under probe

The Federal Government has commenced an investigation into bank accounts belonging to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers of the National Assembly. The probe conducted by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence

Panic as container falls off Lagos road

A freight container Saturday morning fell off a truck immediately after Okeafa Bridge along Isolo-Ikotun Road in Lagos. The incident is already causing serious traffic. No  one is injured in the incident but  were there was  a panic among residents

SON seals 10 illegal oil firms in Kano

The Kano State Coordinator of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)Alhaji Yunusa B. Mohammed on Saturday, declared that the agency would not hesitate to descend on any Lubricant Firm that is toying with quality and standard in the discharge of it’s

Tension, anxiety in Abeokuta as Abiodun, Akinlade await Tribunal verdict

Tension on Saturday morning enveloped Isabo, Abeokuta, the location of the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal as the three -member panel led by Justice Yusuf Halilu is set to deliver its judgment in the petition before it. The Petition

Fashola says investment in human capital development crucial to poverty reduction

Works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola has said that massive investment in human capital development was “very crucial”  to poverty reduction. The post Fashola says investment in human capital development crucial to poverty reduction appeared fir...

Masari dissolves Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board

Masari directed the Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abu-Rimi, to handover the affairs of the board to the most senior Director in the board who would oversee the affairs of the board pending the appointment of a new

Whistleblower urges Wike to redeem N20m bounty on Tompolo

A whistleblower, who identified himself as Bello Mustapha Echiomuha, has urged the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, to redeem a N20m bounty he placed on each of the 34 suspected notorious criminals during his recent broadcast. Echiomuha, who spoke in Yenagoa,

Court vacates forfeiture order on Okorocha’s properties

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt Rivers State has vacated a forfeiture order secured by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on some properties belonging to former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha and some members of his family.

APC to Atiku: Scammers deceived you on server

Mustapha Salihu, claimed on Friday that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was deceived by con men into believing that there was an INEC server used to transmit the results

Okada operator beats wife to death for refusing to breastfeed baby

The police in Ogun State have arrested one Kingsley Maduekwe for beating his wife to death. A statement issued on Friday by police spokesman, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi  said Maduekwe allegedly committed the crime on Wednesday September 11, 2019. The 40-year-old

Jonathan’s absence delays decision on PDP’s running mate

The absence of former President Goodluck Jonathan has put on hold a proposed stakeholders’ meeting by the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, to review the choice of running mate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16

Kogi governorship election: Melaye declines appointment as PDP campaign DG

Senator Dino Melaye has turned down his appointment by the Kogi State campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 governorship poll. Stakeholders in the state’s chapter had during a visit to the Abuja secretariat of the

Election tribunal judgment saved me from trauma, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that he would have been traumatised had the outcome of the Election Petitions Tribunal judgment did not favour him and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The post Election tribunal judgment sa...

PDP questions presidential tribunal’s delay in releasing judgment ecord

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised the alarm over what it called undue delay by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to release the record of the judgment it delivered last Wednesday on the petition against the election of Muham...

Bogus, over-priced contracts plunge NDDC into N2tr debt

Spurious overpriced contracts without recourse to due process have been blamed for the over N1 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Nothing else typifies this more than the N60 billion emergency contracts awarded with...

‘We are committed to taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty’

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has assured the European Union (EU) of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s commitment to the agenda of taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the ...

Don’t be in hurry to make money, Magu advises Nigerians

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has advised members of the public against being in haste to make money and also against the desire to make it at all cost. The post Don’t be in hurry

Ogun police arrest man for beating wife to death

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Kingsley Madukwe for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death. A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta yesterday, disclosed the suspect was arrested on...

Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s counsel disowns colleague in court

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, yesterday, as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) disowned another defence counsel over the line of questioning. The post Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s co...