IGP Adamu, Mahmood Yakubu, teargassed in Kogi

Dignitaries, including the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, along with National Commissioners of the INEC were on Tuesday teargassed while policemen were trying to put down an uproar. The stakeholders’ meeting/signing of peace accord among political parties and candidates, organised by the Independent

Court sacks Bayelsa APC deputy governorship candidate over school certificates

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election, the Federal High Court in Abuja has disqualified the Bayelsa State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Biobarakuma Degi, from participating in the forthcoming poll. The judgement was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1101/2019 instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

INEC restricts military participation in Bayelsa, Kogi Gov elections to only patrol

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that the military would not be involved at the polling boot security, except on the invitation of the lead security agency, the Nigeria Police. Consequently, said the commission, the military would only patrol as a standby force in case of trouble beyond the control of the internal

Constitution did not specify VP’s job descriptions – North group

The apex northern soci-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday said that the Nigerian constitution did not assign any role specifically for the office of the vice president and cautioned some Nigerians against fuelling crisis in the presidency. ACF’s secretary general, Mr Anthony Sani, while reacting to insinuation by some Nigerians that the office of

We can’t help Osinbajo because he has not admitted there is a problem – Afenifere

Afenifere, pan- Yoruba socio-political organisation said the options available for Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is either to fight or resign. Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of the organisation also said it has not decided whether to support the embattled second-in-command because he has not admitted he has any problem in the presidency. “The options left

Thugs, fake civil defence officers storm Kogi ahead of governorship election, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called the attention of security operatives in Kogi to the alleged invasion of thugs ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state. The Deputy Director Public Communication of PDP, Comrade Austin Usman Okai, alleged that the thugs are expected to disguise in security uniforms are billed for

Military hands over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to govt for rehabilitation

The Nigerian military has handed over 86 Book Haram child soldiers who surrendered to troops in Borno State to the state government for subsequent rehabilitation. The child soldiers who voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole according to a statement, Thursday, by the acting Director, Defence Information,Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, were handed over to the

House of Representatives divided over the motion to stop UTME, JAMB

The House of Representatives was on Wednesday divided over the motion to stop the conduct of examinations of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the country’s higher institutions. NAN reports that in a motion moved by Rep. Ademorin Kuye (APC-Lagos), during the plenary session, the lawmakers debated for

Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu drops title of ‘Your Excellency’ prefers ‘Mr. Governor’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has dropped the title of ‘his excellency’ preferring to be addressed simply as Mr. Governor. In a statement personally signed by the governor Wednesday evening, the governor said the new title will constantly remind him that he has been chosen out of so many “fellow compatriots to lead a collective

Appeal court sacks Senate’s spokeman, Adeyeye, declares PDP candidate, Olujimi winner

The Court of Appeal has sacked spokesman of the Nigerian Senate, Adedayo Adeyeye, as the lawmaker representing Ekiti South senatorial district in the upper chamber of legislature. Adeyeye, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The appellant court declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of the