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Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers polls — EU observers

Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers polls — EU observers

The European Union Observation Mission to Nigeria says soldiers barred them from monitoring elections in Rivers State. The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report in Abuja on Monday. Addressing journalists, the Chief Observer, Maria Arena, noted that they came to [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Losses from Boeing  737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines which crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday has been speculated to be in the region of $50m to $60m, according to a report by reinsurancene.ws. The airline, which was [...]

March 12, 2019 Transportation

NCC allegedly tags Google free Wi-Fi as ‘illegal’, in a move that could be intended to protect local telcos

Following rumours that the NCC has accused Google of evading regulatory oversight of its free Wi-Fi service in Nigeria, it appears that the regulatory body is making efforts to protect local telecom companies. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ishaku

BREAKING: INEC declares PDP’s Ishaku winner of Taraba governorship election

The incumbent Governor of Taraba State and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Darius Ishaku, has been declared winner of the last Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Ishaku polled a total of 520,432 voted to beat his [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
APC

South-South APC rejects poll results, accuses INEC of conspiracy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South region has rejected the results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly for Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states. The APC Vice-Chairman (South South), Ntufam Eta, in a statement on [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
Pope appoints Archbishop Kaigama as Bishop of Abuja

Pope appoints Archbishop Kaigama as Bishop of Abuja

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama as the Catholic Bishop of Abuja. Pope Francis, represented by Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, during [...]

March 11, 2019 Religion
Ethiopian Airline crash: No plan to cancel order for 10 B737 MAX 800 —Air Peace

Ethiopian Airline crash: No plan to cancel order for 10 B737 MAX 800 —Air Peace

Nigerian domestic carrier, Air Peace, says it has no plan to cancel its order for 10 Boeing 737-MAX 800 airplanes following worldwide concerns about the aircraft safety. The airline spokesman said any decision about cancelling the order was premature. Corporate [...]

March 11, 2019 Transportation
el rufai

El-Rufai wins Kaduna gov election

The Governor of Kaduna State, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Governorship election held in the state on Saturday, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has been declared the winner. The Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Mohammed [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
Ortom

Benue governorship: PDP’s Ortom leads as INEC concludes collation

Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP, heads for victory as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the 23rd local government area, LGA, in Benue State. The release of result from the last LGA [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
FG receives kudos for improved power generation

FG receives kudos for improved power generation

Dr Jamilu Gwamna, the Managing Director, Kano Distribution Company of Nigeria (KEDCO) has commended the Federal Government for improving in power generation in the country. Gwamna gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
PDP wins 19 state assembly seats in Abia

JUST IN: PDP wins 19 state assembly seats in Abia

Based on the results declared by INEC in Abia State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won 19 seats in the Abia State House of Assembly, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and All Progressives Congress, APC, won 3 [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
PDP rejects results of Kaduna governorship election

BREAKING: PDP rejects results of Kaduna governorship election

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the results of the governorship election held in Kaduna State on Saturday. The party’s agent, Mr. Jerry Ishaya, who stated this at the State Collation Centre, said the result was not the true reflection [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
Agbaje

Why I lost the governorship election — Agbaje

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has attributed his defeat at the poll to the suppression of votes in areas where he was strong. Agbaje said this during an exclusive interview shortly after the [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics
APC

Gov poll: APC wins Lagos, Ogun, Kwara, PDP takes Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday started the announcement of the results of governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections held in the country on Saturday. The results released so far revealed some surprises and upsets across the country. [...]

March 11, 2019 Government and politics

Polls: APC planning to use operatives to rig – PDP, governors

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State, Tahir Shehu, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use security agencies to intimidate voters in today’s governorship election to pave the way for manipulation of votes. He [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
hoodlums

Suspected hoodlums set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue — EO

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue, were in the early hours of Saturday burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting [...]

March 9, 2019 Crime
thugs

NIGERIA AND BLOODY STATES ELECTIONS: CORE CHALLENGE TO OUR NASCENT DEMOCRACY.

Weeks after the presidential and national assembly elections, Nigerians are still in the mode of debate if the result should be challenged in court or not. The rancor that accompany the February 23rd elections was uncalled for and unnecessary. The [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Listed In Trasparency International “Anti-Corruption Fighters”

Nigeria’s former Finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been listed as one of the eight Transparency International “Anti-Corruption fighters”. She is the only Nigerian and the second African to make the list. According to the list, the women listed are “setting a [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
Over 70 women vie for governorship in 25 states today

Over 70 women vie for governorship in 25 states today

As Nigerians vote today, not less than 70 women are in the governorship race on different political platforms in many states of the federation. There will be no governorship contest in nine states of the federation due to court judgments [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
Live Updates

Live Updates: Governorship, houses of assembly elections

Live Updates: Governorship, houses of assembly elections a minute ago Electoral materials about taking off to various polling units from the Warri South LGA INEC along Esisi road Warri at about 8:06am. Photo: Theophilus Onojegh. a minute ago Buhari just [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
PDP

Wike, Tambuwal, Ortom, other PDP govs fight to retain seats

As governorship elections hold in 29 states across the country today, state governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are seeking re-election will be facing fierce battles in order to retain their seats. The [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
Okada riders

Governorship election: Okada riders defy movement restriction, make quick incomes

Commercial drivers and motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, made last-minute brisk incomes on Saturday morning amidst restriction on movement. The police had vowed that there would be a strict restriction on movement of vehicles from 6am to 6pm during [...]

March 9, 2019 Transportation
igbo

Fun facts about igbos and igboland

Fun facts about igbos and igboland 1) Finding a bungalow in #Onitsha is like looking for a fish in a desert 2) #Onitsha has more multistorey buildings than a combination of Oyo,Ogun,Ondo,Ekiti and Ondo all put together. 3) #Owerri has the most concentration of [...]

March 9, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Air Force

Polls: Military jets, Nigerian Air Force take over Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Adamawa

There was palpable panic among residents in some key states of the country on Friday as the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance jets began air patrols over perceived flashpoints in the North-East, Kwara, Adamawa and Rivers states. The [...]

March 9, 2019 Military

Social Media Roundup: Winter is coming

This week on social media, winter is coming on April 14, Ghana at 62 and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Court orders arrest of APC gov candidate in Akwa Ibom

Court orders arrest of APC gov candidate in Akwa Ibom

A Rivers State chief magistrates’ court in Port Harcourt has issued a warrant for the arrest of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Nsima Ekere. Sir S.D. Andrew-Jaja, a chief magistrate, said Ekere, [...]

March 8, 2019 Government and politics
Afenifere

Afenifere asks Yoruba to brace up for 2023 Presidency, endorses Gov Fayemi

Afenifere have been asked to start preparing for the position of President in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term will terminate. The call was made by a factional leader of the Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi and [...]

March 8, 2019 Government and politics
Abba Yusuf

KANO: Abba Yusuf of PDP gets Appeal Court clearance to run for gov

Reprieve has come the way of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Saturday’s governorship poll in Kano State, Alhaji Abba Yusuf. He is now free to contest the election as the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice [...]

March 8, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari

‘Buhari must make urgent economic policies to address inefficiencies’

With the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for another term in office, rating agency, Augusto & Co, has asked the President to adopt a private sector growth approach, and improve efficiencies in the system, as there are limits to government’s [...]

March 8, 2019 Government and politics
Give women a chance in Nigeria

Give women a chance in Nigeria

Access today in many places in Nigeria to quality education is still a major problem for the girl-child. Women still cry of marginalization. Their cries can’t be ignored. Women sacrifice a lot for Nigeria despite offerings and promises to make [...]

March 8, 2019 Government and politics