Edo poll: Buhari congratulates Obaseki

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory at Saturday’s election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. President Buhari, while commending the election process which led to Obaseki’s victory, urged the returning Governor to show grace and humility. “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, […]

Gov. Obaseki re-elected as Edo governor – shames Oshiomole

As official. After hours of collation of results, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP reelected in the Edo State Governorship Election 2020. The Returning Officer in the election, Prof. Agofure Rukeh. of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, returned Obaseki reelected after he polled 307,955 […]

Governors condole Sen. Wamakko over daughter’s death

Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with former governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, over the death of his daughter, Sadiya. The Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Kayode  Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a condolence message on behalf of his colleagues issued on Monday, expressed deep […]

Security agencies reassure Edo residents of peaceful poll (Is it war or elections?)

Policemen on duty By Deborah Coker Security Agencies in Edo on Sunday reassured Edo residents of their commitment to ensure that the Sept. 19 governorship election was peaceful and violence free. The reassurance was given during the day two of the inter agencies’ combined exercise, tagged “Inter Agencies Show of Force”. SP Chidi Nwabuzor, Police […]

Drug abuse: Gov. Fintiri tasks religious leaders on awarenes

By Ibrahim Kado Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has called on religious leaders to create more awareness against drugs abuse, especially among the youth. Fintiri made the call during the general assembly meeting and presentation of the 1442 Islamic calendar and prayer time by the state’s Muslim Council in Yola on Saturday. He said […]

Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, Political appointees

By Monday Ijeh The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has barred security aides from accompanying VIPs and political appointees during the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the I-G had warned that […]

Blasphemy: Kano musician appeals death sentence; sues Ganduje

Yahaya Shariff-Aminu Yahaya Shariff-Aminu, who was sentenced to death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed, has filed a notice of appeal. Shariff-Aminu was sentenced to death by an Upper Sharia Court on August 10, 2020. He was given 30 days to file an appeal and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje expressed readiness to sign his death warrant once timeline […]

IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Mohammed Adamu •Directs police commissioners to beef up security •APC, PDP trade blame over allegations By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja, James Sowole in Akure and Adibe Emenyonu in Benin The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has raised the alarm that politicians in Edo and Ondo States are arming thugs ahead of the governorship polls […]

2023: My Opponents Have Nothing to Offer, Says Makinde

  Seyi-Makinde Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan Amid effusive commendations for the successful execution of Light-Up Oyo project, Phase One, which saw some major roads and streets in Ibadan come alive with lights deploying Smart LED street-lighting technology, the Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, yesterday kicked-off the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project, in […]

Kogi: Bello pledges to govern with fear of God

Kogi: Bello pledges to govern with fear of God Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State By Friday Idachaba Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday, restated his commitment to govern with the fear of God in the best interest of the people of the state. Bello stated this at a reception organised for him in […]

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