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Rerun Polls: Ganduje storms back to victory in Kano

Rerun Polls: Ganduje storms back to victory in Kano Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has clawed back from the jaw of death to win re-election in Kano State, overcoming the main challenger, Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party by 8982 votes, after the supplementary elections held on Saturday. According to the result announced by the returning officer, Ganduje of the All...... more

Alleged serial killer, 4 others arrested in Lagos

Alleged serial killer, 4 others arrested in Lagos Policemen of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an alleged serial killer, Ibrahim Abdullahi a.k.a Tiny and four others shortly after midnight at his Ijegun-Egba area hideout. The Lagos Police PRO, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement said the suspect whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of...... more

No curfew in Kano: Police

No curfew in Kano: Police The Police Command in Kano State has dismissed the rumour being peddled that curfew had been imposed on Kano metropolis, as residents await the final results of the governorship election. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna debunked the rumour in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...... more

EFCC declares ex-NIA DG Ayo Oke, wife wanted

EFCC declares ex-NIA DG Ayo Oke, wife wanted The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared a former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade wanted after they failed to answer for fraud charges filed against them. Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of a Federal High Court Lagos, had on February 7,...... more

HEDA seeks probe of suspicious land allocation to Ministers, presidential aides, others •List of the who-is-who suspects

HEDA seeks probe of suspicious land allocation to Ministers, presidential aides, others •List of the who-is-who suspects The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, has been asked to open the books for public scrutiny of the alleged widespread allocation of public land to political office holders. Foremost human rights concern, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), in a statement said Certificates of Occupancy are being issued...... more

New minimum wage — Obiano issues matching orders to IGR agencies to raise N1.4b in revenue

New minimum wage — Obiano issues matching orders to IGR agencies to raise N1.4b in revenue The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has given matching orders to the Internally Generated Revenue agencies to redouble efforts in raising extra N1.4 in revenue in the state. This is aimed at ensuring that the governor’s promise to be the first to pay the new minimum wage is fulfilled. Recall...... more

Lokpobiri to Dickson: I won’t come to your commission of inquiry

Lokpobiri to Dickson: I won’t come to your commission of inquiry Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri on Sunday said he would not appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to investigate electoral violence in the state. The minister described the commission as a mere smokescreen to divert the...... more

NAUTH hands over 10 staff to police over N15m fraud

NAUTH hands over 10 staff to police over N15m fraud Management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State has handed over five of its junior staff to the Nigerian Police for investigation and prosecution for defrauding the institution of N15 million by manipulating its Automated Billing and Account Method. Four staff of consulting firm for the Automated...... more

Disease outbreak threatens survivors of Cyclone in southern Africa

Disease outbreak threatens survivors of Cyclone in southern Africa Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.  Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor country before battering eastern Zimbabwe —...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Ortom survives APC's onslaught, wins Benue Governorship Election

BREAKING NEWS: Ortom survives APC's onslaught, wins Benue Governorship Election The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives...... more

PDP takes over Bauchi as Bala Mohammed floors Governor Abubakar

PDP takes over Bauchi as Bala Mohammed floors Governor Abubakar The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi State. Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state. According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the...... more

BREAKING: Tambuwal bounces back, wins re-election as Sokoto Governor

BREAKING: Tambuwal bounces back, wins re-election as Sokoto Governor The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, has been re-elected for a second term. The state Collation Officer, Professor Fatima Muktar, returned him as the winner of the governorship election on Sunday, a day after supplementary polls were held. The PDP candidate polled a total of 512,002 votes...... more

Second Term: Buhari to compile ministerial list abroad

Second Term: Buhari to compile ministerial list abroad President Muhammadu Buhari will compile ministerial list for his second term during vacation abroad, multiple Presidential Villa sources. According to Daily Trust, the president is set to proceed on his annual vacation abroad in a few days time. A letter to this effect would soon be transmitted to both chambers of...... more

Court orders SARS to pay businessman N5m for unlawful arrest and torture

Court orders SARS to pay businessman N5m for unlawful arrest and torture  A High Court sitting in Ogidi, Anambra State, has ordered some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and an officer of the Nigerian Police Force to pay the sum of N5 million as compensation to an Onitsha-based businessman, Ugochukwu Oraefo, for extortion, illegal arrest, unlawful detention and torture. Mr. Oraefo...... more

Jealous wife strips husband’s Facebook friend, uploads naked video online

Jealous wife strips husband’s Facebook friend, uploads naked video online  Three persons have been nabbed by the Anambra State Police Command in connection with the assault of one Okafor Ogochukwu of Osile village Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state. Information gathered by News Express has it that Okafor was invited for a visit by her Facebook boyfriend but...... more

Our resolve to provide quality education unshaken — Delta State Government

Our resolve to provide quality education unshaken — Delta State Government  The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has restated its unshakable resolve to provide quality education across Delta State Government.    Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, gave the reassurance in a statement issued on Satutday in Asaba, the state capital. He said: “In the last forty six months,...... more

Police gun down three suspected kidnappers in Rivers, rescue victims

Police gun down three suspected kidnappers in Rivers, rescue victims Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit in Rivers State, led by ACP. Bennett Igweh, have killed three suspected kidnappers allegedly terrorising parts of the state. The team also rescued two kidnap victims in two separate operation at a forest in Ogbodo community, Isiokpo clan, Ikwerre local government area...... more

Onnoghen: No allegations of $3m, 55 houses before tribunal — Prosecutor

Onnoghen: No allegations of $3m, 55 houses before tribunal — Prosecutor   Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), the lead prosecutor in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said yesterday that the Federal Government did not table allegations of undeclared $3million against Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. He also said all the six charges against Onnoghen made...... more

Tussle for UCTH-CMD moves to Presidency

Tussle for UCTH-CMD moves to Presidency   As the tenure on incumbent Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Professor Thomas Agan gradually comes to an end, the tussle regarding who succeeds him has effectively moved to Abuja.  A total of 13 candidates applied for the CMD’s job in which two were screened...... more

Sex: Expert raises alarm over rising, unplanned pregnancy among youths

Sex: Expert raises alarm over rising, unplanned pregnancy among youths   Dr. Farouk Jega, Country Director of Pathfinder International Nigeria has decried the rate of unplanned pregnancy among youths. In an exclusive interview with Sunday Vanguard, Jega said it is not bad for an adolescent to take up family planning, adding that Family Planning Service Providers have no reason to think that...... more

INEC halts collation of Kano governorship rerun election results •How the candidates stand

INEC halts collation of Kano governorship rerun election results •How the candidates stand The Independent National Electoral Commission halted the collation of the supplementary governorship election in Kano Saturday as the results from two local governments failed to arrive. The councils are Nasarawa and Kibiya. INEC said the collation will resume at 8am on Sunday. Results from 21 local councils have been collated already...... more

BREAKING: Lalong declared winner of Plateau guber rerun •Ganduje leads in Kano; Ortom in Benue; Tambuwal, Aliyu neck-and-neck in Sokoto; Abubakar fights for survival in Bauchi

BREAKING: Lalong declared winner of Plateau guber rerun •Ganduje leads in Kano; Ortom in Benue; Tambuwal, Aliyu neck-and-neck in Sokoto; Abubakar fights for survival in Bauchi Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Richard Kimbir, announced this on Sunday at the collation centre for the governorship election in Jos, the state capital. According to him, the governor who is the candidate of the All...... more

Collation officer shot while conveying election results

Collation officer shot while conveying election results There is anxiety in Benue as unknown gunmen have shot Comfort Dooshima, the collation officer for Gboko local government area of the state, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). "Dooshima, a lecturer at the University of Agriculture, Benue, was attacked on her way to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)...... more

Extreme weather conditions to persist in 2019 — NiMet

Extreme weather conditions to persist in 2019 — NiMet The Director General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) says  the current extreme weather conditions currently being experienced in the country will persist through the year. Prof. Sani Mashi disclosed this during the 2019 World Meteorological Day celebration with theme, ‘the Sun, the Earth and the Weather’, on Saturday in Abuja. NAN reports...... more

Death Rumours: El-Rufai cautions against spreading fake news

Death Rumours: El-Rufai cautions against spreading fake news The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has cautioned Nigerians against the spread of fake news.  His statement follows death rumours from alleged involvement in a car accident. The governor stated this during a welcome dinner organised for him by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after his arrival from a...... more

52.7m Nigerians lack access to water supply — Minister

52.7m Nigerians lack access to water supply — Minister The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says 52.7 million Nigerians have no access to water supply in the country. Adamu disclosed this while delivering a lecture to mark the 3rd Founders day ceremony of Edo University Iyamho on Saturday. The lecture is titled” Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Sustainable Development’’....... more

Police dismiss reported killings during Kano supplementary polls

Police dismiss reported killings during Kano supplementary polls Anthony Michael, a Deputy Inspector-general of Police has debunked social media reports of killings in Gama ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano during the supplementary election on Saturday. DIG Michael blamed the social media for spreading the fake news. According to him, the story was the fabrication of the...... more

IG orders speedy investigation into death of NSCDC personnel

IG orders speedy investigation into death of NSCDC personnel The acting Inspector-General of Police ( I-G ), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive and speedy investigation into the death of late Ogar Jombo,a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ( NSCDC) in Abuja. Jombo, an Assistant Superintendent of the NSCDC, allegedly died after being beaten by two...... more

Gunmen on rampage in Mali, kill dozens

Gunmen on rampage in Mali, kill dozens At least 50 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters' clothing, reports say. Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country's Mopti region, a local official said. The attack on Saturday...... more

Minister eulogises late Emir of Patigi during Fidau prayers

Minister eulogises late Emir of Patigi during Fidau prayers The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has eulogised the late Emir of Patigi in Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, calling him a man of tradition who was very passionate about the development of the state. The Minister, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the Fidau prayers for...... more

 

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