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BREAKING NEWS: INEC declares Yahaya Bello re-elected Kogi State Governor

BREAKING NEWS: INEC declares Yahaya Bello re-elected Kogi State Governor The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been re-elected as the governor of the state. Governor Bello was returned elected on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having scored the highest number of votes in the keenly contested poll. The Returning Officer...... more

NTA, DSTv, GOTv to broadcast 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture this afternoon

NTA, DSTv, GOTv to broadcast 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture this afternoon Africa’s largest television network, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) will this afternoon, Monday, November 18, 2019, broadcast a report on the 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture held last Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the main hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos. A statement issued this morning in Lagos by...... more

Incoming Governor David Lyon reacts to election victory, says ‘Bayelsa will be great again’

Incoming Governor David Lyon reacts to election victory, says ‘Bayelsa will be great again’ The Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, has promised to make the state great again. He made the pledge in a tweet on Monday, shortly before he was declared the winner of the keenly contested governorship election in Bayelsa. In another tweet, Lyon thanked the people of the state for electing...... more

My dad demands sex before paying my school fees — Pastor’s daughter

My dad demands sex before paying my school fees — Pastor’s daughter Fortune, aged 20, has narrated to policemen how her father started having sex with her when she was 13 years old, and that he would demand sex before paying her school fees. Her father, the Presiding Pastor of Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church, Obio Imo Lane, Uyo, Apostle Williams...... more

Minimum Wage: FG releases circular on consequential adjustment

Minimum Wage: FG releases circular on consequential adjustment Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja, Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan, Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo, Hammed Shittu in Ilorin, Francis Sardauna in Katsina, Daji Sani in Yola, and Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki The federal government has finally released the circular on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to federal workers, setting the...... more

Mother of four killed in presence of her pleading children

Mother of four killed in presence of her pleading children A mother of four, Mrs Nnedimma Nwaiwu, was shot dead on Sunday morning in Owerre-Ifakala village, Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli Council Area of Imo State, allegedly in the presence of her children. Before the murder of Nnedimma, Mr Chinedu Chibuka was murdered Saturday night, in Umuchinenwe Umuagwuoche in Ifakala. Members of...... more

700,000 jobs coming as Abia secures $430m deal for Enyimba Economic City

700,000 jobs coming as Abia secures $430m deal for Enyimba Economic City Going by projections, about 700,000 direct jobs will be created within 10 years when the Enyimba Economic City project takes off. This followed the endorsement of the plan by major investors at the just-concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The proposal by  Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, got...... more

Gunmen kill five hunters in Adamawa

Gunmen kill five hunters in Adamawa Camel riding gunmen have killed five hunters in Gombi area of Adamawa State. Local sources reported that the attackers ambushed their victims on Friday, in a forested area near Zumo village in the central part of the north eastern state. However, a member of the Hunters’ group who sought  anonymity,  said...... more

Lai Mohammed vs Governor AbdulRazaq: Leadership tussle brews in Kwara APC

Lai Mohammed vs Governor AbdulRazaq: Leadership tussle brews in Kwara APC Who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state? This is one question that has pitched supporters of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture and the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq against one another, a situation many believe may not augur well for the party as...... more

Gunmen kill four, injure three policemen in Imo, Katsina

Gunmen kill four, injure three policemen in Imo, Katsina There is tension in Ifakala autonomous community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State as gunmen killed a man and a woman at their respective homes. The gunmen, who struck in the early hours of Sunday, killed Mrs Nnedimma Nwaiwu at her home in Owerre-Ifakala, while Chinedu Chibuka of Umuchinenwe...... more

Army rescues octogenarian, six other Boko Haram captives in Borno

 Army rescues octogenarian, six other Boko Haram captives in Borno  Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole; have rescued seven people at Dalu village during clearance operations in Mandara Mountains of Gwoza Council, Borno State. Credible intelligence on the presence of some Boko Haram terrorists among hill dwellers led to the operations. Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu,...... more

INTERPOL arrests ex-AGF Adoke

INTERPOL arrests ex-AGF Adoke The International Police (INTERPOL) has detained a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). His arrest is believed to be in connection with the ongoing investigation into Malabu Oil Block (OPL 245). He has been put on the...... more

Police arrest mother for allegedly killing two children

Police arrest mother for allegedly killing two children  A middle-aged woman, Ukamaka Ezike, has been arrested by men of the Imo State Police Command for allegedly killing two of her children. Police said the husband of the suspect and father to the deceased children, Christian Ezike of Awo Idemili, in Orsu Local Government Area of the state, reported that...... more

Nigeria’s economic house has fallen under Buhari: Dele Sobowale

Nigeria’s economic house has fallen under Buhari: Dele Sobowale At the time of writing this article, the President of Nigeria is on a visit to London advertised as "private". Legally, Buhari is entitled to private visits to anywhere on earth; he might even go to the moon or planet Mars; I would have been the first to applaud the landing...... more

Senate committee to monitor Ogoni cleanup

Senate committee to monitor Ogoni cleanup Chairman of the Ecological Committee in the Senate, Hassan Muhammed Gusau, at the weekend said that the committee would soon go on an oversight visit to monitor the level of clean-up exercise and to ensure that the contractors handling the job are genuine and are really working. Gusau, who spoke with...... more

Court stops MasterCard from issuing cards

Court stops MasterCard from issuing cards Mastercard and her agents have been told to stop issuing the National Identity card by Justice R.M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos. This order was made following an exparte motion filed by Chams Plc and Chams Consortium Limited (CCL) on August 28, 2019. The exparte which also include...... more

10 shot at California party; 4 dead, 6 injured

10 shot at California party; 4 dead, 6 injured At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night, police said. The victims were attending a family and friends gathering in the backyard of a home when an unknown suspect approached and opened fire, Fresno Police Lt. Bill...... more

BREAKING: INEC declares APC’s David Lyon winner of Bayelsa Governorship Election

BREAKING: INEC declares APC’s David Lyon winner of Bayelsa Governorship Election The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr David Lyon, has won the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Faraday Orunmuwese, announced this on Monday morning. Professor Orunmuwese returned Lyon as...... more

Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi to fight again, as Kogi West Senatorial Rerun is declared inconclusive

Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi to fight again, as Kogi West Senatorial Rerun is declared inconclusive The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West senatorial rerun election inconclusive. According to the returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Dino Melaye is 20,570. He announced that...... more

Lion discovered at residential building in Lagos

Lion discovered at residential building in Lagos A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State. The lion said to be owned by a yet-to-be-named Indian national, is caged at Number 229, Muri Okunola Street, on Victoria Island. The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences,...... more

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has clamped down of some mosques and churches for persistent environmental pollution and disruption of public peace. They are located at 68, Old Otta Rd, Orile Agege; 4, Ademola Oshinowo Street, Ketu; Dele Amuda Street, Lekki; 17, Ajileye Street, Ilaje Bariga; 39, Kusenla Road, Elegunshi; Ajayi Bembe...... more

Diesel truck cashes into lorry conveying goods in Anambra

Diesel truck cashes into lorry conveying goods in Anambra Two trucks, on Sunday, were involved in an accident along Owerri/Onitsha Expressway by Tarzan junction, Onitsha. The accident occurred when a truck with Registration number XG 624 DKA conveying diesel lost control and fell on another truck conveying goods heading towards the opposite direction thereby causing the diesel to spill on...... more

Army to mobilise troops, military equipment for Crocodile Smile IV

Army to mobilise troops, military equipment for Crocodile Smile IV The Nigerian Army (NA), on Sunday, alerted the public that troops and military equipment would be mobilised frequently as Exercise Crocodile Smile IV kicks off in Lagos and Ogun States. This was contained in a statement released by acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Major Kamurudeen Adegoke for the 81...... more

NASS will strengthen laws against rape — Omo-Agege

NASS will strengthen laws against rape — Omo-Agege The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has assured that the National Assembly will strengthen the nation’s extant laws as they relate to rape. This, he noted, was with a view to protecting children from sexual and other forms of abuse. This comes as he called for a change...... more

Public support for counter terror war paying off, says HURIWA

Public support for counter terror war paying off, says HURIWA The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has said that the increasing solidarity and support for the counter terror war waged by the armed forces of Nigeria by the members of the public is rapidly yielding positive results. The Rights group also applauded the Nigerian Army for rescuing vulnerable Nigerians...... more

Tinubu congratulates Nigerian Tribune on 70th Anniversary

Tinubu congratulates Nigerian Tribune on 70th Anniversary All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the management, staff and all those associated with the Nigerian Tribune on the 70th anniversary of the newspaper organisation and the grand opening of its new office in Isheri, Ogun State. In the congratulatory letter personally signed by him and addressed to the...... more

Gencos threaten shutdown of power generation

Gencos threaten shutdown of power generation Crisis looms in the power sector as the Generation Companies (Gencos) have threatened to shut down power generation if the federal government failed to call the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) to order. The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Dr. Joy Ogaji, who handed down the threat on...... more

Burkina Faso Army says 32 ‘terrorists’ killed in 2 operations

Burkina Faso Army says 32 ‘terrorists’ killed in 2 operations The Burkina Faso army said, on Sunday, it had killed 32 “terrorists” in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt. A soldier was killed in the military response, which followed an attack on a...... more

FG earmarks over N4bn for reconstruction of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road

FG earmarks over N4bn for reconstruction of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road The federal government has earmarked over N4 billion for total reconstruction of the dilapidated Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road, which had been neglected for a long time. The Senator representing Kano North, Senator Barau Jibrin-Maliya, who disclosed this in an interview with The Nation in Kano, on Sunday, expressed concerns over the deplorable condition...... more

BREAKING: INEC suspends collation of Kogi election results

BREAKING: INEC suspends collation of Kogi election results The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results of the governorship election in Kogi State. The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar, announced this on Sunday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. Professor Umar told party agents...... more

 

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