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Osun Guber Update: Adeleke wins polling unit as vote counting begins

Osun Guber Update: Adeleke wins polling unit as vote counting begins Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has won his polling unit as vote counting began in Osun state. He polled 154 votes, while the APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola polled 35 votes. Candidates of Social Democratic Party and Africa Democratic Party got two votes each. Adeleke voted...... more

BREAKING: Security agents swoop on vote buyers as Osun elects new Governor •Card reader rattles Adeleke

BREAKING: Security agents swoop on vote buyers as Osun elects new Governor •Card reader rattles Adeleke A team of police personnel on election duty in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State have arrested two suspected vote buyers. Both men were arrested at the St Mary Grammar School in Elewe-Iwo.CSP El-Mustapha Sani, who announced the arrest on behalf of the DIG in charge of the election, said...... more

Cross River community where girls are sold to settle their parents’ debt

Cross River community where girls are sold to settle their parents’ debt In this sleepy village, in the shadow of the Obudu mountains in Cross River state, an ancient tradition continues that child protection workers say condemns young girls to a life of slavery and sexual exploitation. Girls as young as five in southern Nigeria are still being sold to settle their parents' debt as...... more

Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, confirms dodging NYSC

Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, confirms dodging NYSC The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has said that he did not violate the Constitution by not participating in the compulsory one year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) Scheme. The minister stated this while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja, arguing that his case could not be compared to...... more

Akwa Ibom: Police gives Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun youths 5 days to surrender arms

Akwa Ibom: Police gives Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun youths 5 days to surrender arms The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday appealed to aggrieved youths of Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas to lay down their arms within five days and embrace peace. The appeal is contained in a statement signed by DSP MacDon Odiko, the Command’s  Public Relations Officer (PPRO), and made...... more

Skye Bank: Customers storm ATMs in panic withdrawal

Skye Bank: Customers storm ATMs in panic withdrawal Scores of Skye Bank customers thronged various Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in panic within the Abuja metropolis as soon as the news broke Friday evening that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had revoked the operating licence of the commercial bank. Aside the long queues usually seen at weekends, yesterday’s drama...... more

Wike, Abe in alliance to defame me — Amaechi

Wike, Abe in alliance to defame me — Amaechi Minister of Transportation and Director-General of President Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, representing Rivers South-East in the Senate, Magnus Abe, of conniving and conspiring to disparage...... more

You must face trial for alleged N1.7bn theft, Judge tells FirstNation MD

You must face trial for alleged N1.7bn theft, Judge tells FirstNation MD Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Special Offences Court has ordered that Kayode Odukoya must face trial over an alleged N1.7billion theft charge proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Odukoya is the Managing Director of FirstNation Airways, whose operating licence has currently been suspended by the...... more

Death toll in Tanzania’s ferry accident disaster hits 136

Death toll in Tanzania’s ferry accident disaster hits 136 Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of those responsible for a packed ferry sinking on Lake Victoria with a death toll of at least 136 and scores of people still missing. The ferry MV Nyerere capsized just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest...... more

Lancaster University honours Transcorp Hotels boss Valentine Ozigbo

Lancaster University honours Transcorp Hotels boss Valentine Ozigbo Managing Director/Chief Executive, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, was on Friday conferred the award of a Distinguished Alumni of the Lancaster University. The award was conferred on him at a special convocation ceremony of the university held at its Ghana Campus. The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mark Smith, who spoke during...... more

Buhari, Ahmed mourn Gen. Bamigboye

 Buhari, Ahmed mourn Gen. Bamigboye President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Bamigboye family on the death of retired Brigadier-General David Bamigboye, the first military governor of Kwara. The President’s condolence message is made available in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. Buhari affirmed...... more

Biafra: IPOB delegation returns from United Nations

Biafra: IPOB delegation returns from United Nations The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the return of its leadership and delegation that visited the United Nations on September 14, the same day a “Sit at home” order was called by the group to remember the victims of the invasion of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s home at...... more

How I was raped by Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Security Adviser — Victim •PLUS: Court details

How I was raped by Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Security Adviser — Victim •PLUS: Court details The victim in the alleged rape trial of Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa on Friday testified before a Bayelsa High Court giving vivid accounts of how she was sexually abused. The 26-year old (name withheld) testified alongside her Uncle and a medical doctor...... more

Tears of joy as Gov. Emmanuel overhauls 88-year-old hospital

Tears of joy as Gov. Emmanuel overhauls 88-year-old hospital The dream of a modern secondary health care delivery system for the people of Uruan local government in Akwa Ibom State was Friday realised as Governor Udom Emmanuel commissioned the remodelled Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, to mark the commencement of the state’s 31st-anniversary celebration. The hospital which had suffered from...... more

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG, PENGASSAN issue strike notice

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG, PENGASSAN issue strike notice Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association, PENGASSAN, counterpart, have threatened to shut down the nation’s Petroleum industry over alleged plans by Chevron Nigeria Limited to sack thousands of workers from its operations nationwide. Leaders of NUPENG and PENGASSAN have already...... more

NEMA: 77,460 displaced, 3,544 houses destroyed by floods in 12 states

NEMA: 77,460 displaced, 3,544 houses destroyed by floods in 12 states The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday released a preliminary report on what it calls the “devastating” effect of flood in 12 frontline states. They include: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Edo, Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Rivers and Bayelsa states. The report revealed that 77, 460 persons were displaced in...... more

Ex-SUBEB chairman bags 7-year jail for embezzling N95.5m

Ex-SUBEB chairman bags 7-year jail for embezzling N95.5m A High Court sitting in Makurdi has sentenced a former Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Anum Iho, to seven years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and embezzlement of N95.5 million meant for training teachers in the state on Information Communication Technology (ICT). The ex-SUBEB boss was convicted of...... more

Flood cuts off Coscharis rice farm in Anambra

Flood cuts off Coscharis rice farm in Anambra One of the major rice farms championing Anambra rice, Coscharis Rice Farm located at Anaku, Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State had been cut off following the rising flood in the state. Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Nkem Okeke who went on inspection visit to the rice arm to...... more

25th Royal Anniversary: Sarki Zazzau Suleja a dependable bridge builder, says Gov Sani-Bello

25th Royal Anniversary: Sarki Zazzau Suleja a dependable bridge builder, says Gov Sani-Bello Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has commended the Emir of Zazzau Suleja, Malam Mohammed Awwal Ibrahim, for his immense contributions and support towards ensuring good governance in the three tiers of government in the last 25 years of his reign. The Governor in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief...... more

Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly — WHO

Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly — WHO Harmful use of alcohol is responsible for the death of around 3 million people per year, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including...... more

NiMet predicts rains, thunderstorms for Saturday

NiMet predicts rains, thunderstorms for Saturday The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted chances of rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Friday, predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions over the Central states in the morning hours. It predicted scattered thunderstorms over...... more

Group demands investigation of ARM Pension Managers for withholding retirees’ pensions

Group demands investigation of ARM Pension Managers for withholding retirees’ pensions A group, Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI) has called for the investigation of the activities of one of the country’s Pension Service Providers ARM Pension Managers Limited. A statement signed by Amaka Didanda, Media Affairs Director of YARPTI, said that ARM Pension deliberately denied the President of...... more

Shock, disbelief, trail Gen. Bamigboye’s death

Shock, disbelief, trail Gen. Bamigboye’s death The Omu-Aran Traditional Council of Chiefs in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara on Friday says it received the news of the death of Retired Brig.-Gen. David Bamigboye with shock and disbelief. Chief Jide Adebayo, the Eesa of Omu-Aran, who spoke on behalf of the Chiefs and the Olomu-In-Council, described Bamigboye’s...... more

Cholera kills 61 in Yobe

Cholera kills 61 in Yobe Yobe government on Friday confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state. Dr Muhammad Kawuwa, the Commissioner for Health, stated this in a statement in Damaturu on Friday. He said Acute Water Diarrhea (AWD) cases were reported in some...... more

1.1 million Nigerians currently on treatment for HIV — NACA DG

1.1 million Nigerians currently on treatment for HIV — NACA DG 1.1 million persons are currently on treatment for HIV in Nigeria, the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu, has disclosed. Aliyu, gave this disclosure in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while speaking with newsmen during his advocacy visit to the southwestern state...... more

30 houses, shops razed in Niger tanker explosion

30 houses, shops razed in Niger tanker explosion At least 30 houses and shops have been burnt down in Maje Community in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State after a petrol-laden tanker exploded. The incident occurred on Thursday evening after the brake of the tanker failed. The tanker was said to have collided with three vehicles before it...... more

Police deploy personnel to prevent Shiite protest

Police deploy personnel to prevent Shiite protest The FCT Police Command has deployed its personnel at strategic locations in the territory to prevent members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria or Shiite to further embark on a protest. The spokesman of the command, DSP Manzha Anjugiri, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. The...... more

18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students

18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students The long arm of the law has caught up with a suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, who was alleged to have raped many female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU). The 18-year-old Okoye has been on the wanted list of EKSU Security Unit for sometimes now following attacks on female students...... more

Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal

Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, failed to participate in the NYSC scheme despite graduating from the...... more

Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others

Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami have been dragged to the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over planned military operation tagged Operation Python Dance 3 in the five South-East states. Also joined in the suit by the human rights activist and Abuja...... more

 

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