INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday released a statement that the intervention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) gave credibility to the 2019 general elections.
Mr. Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Oyo State, made the disclosure on in Ibadan during a thank-you visit to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency. He said that war waged against vote-buying by the anti-graft agency checkmated vote compromises in the election and gave it more credibility.
The EFCC played a vital role in monitoring the illicit movement of cash and vote-buying during the last general elections.… >>> Read Full Story
Francis Sardauna in Katsina
Three governors from the North Eastern states of Nigeria and a governor from Niger Republic have expressed serious concern over the proliferation of arms, ammunition and hard drugs in the two countries.
The governors were Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; Governor of Zamfara State Dr. Muhammed Bello Matawalle and Governor of Maradi State in Niger Republic, Alhaji Zakari Oumarou.
The governors, who met yesterday in Maradi, Niger Republic, at the instance of the host governor, drew a correlation between the proliferation arms, ammunition and drugs and the rampaging banditry, kidnapping and cattle … >>> Read Full Story
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West at the National Assembly, yesterday, said that the judiciary remained as an aroma of democracy.
Okorocha spoke in Owerri, through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, after the tribunal affirmed his 2019 election as Senator representing Imo West.
Okorocha’s emergence has been challenged at the tribunal by his opponents.
Top among them, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jones Onyereri, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Osita Izunaso among others.
One of the controversial issues raised by the challengers was that the returning officer for the Imo west senatorial district election, Professor … >>> Read Full Story
The Police in Enugu State have arrested 13 suspected armed robbers and 20 suspected cult members in the state.
NAN reports that the command also recovered seven rifles, five live cartridge, one live and two expended ammunition as well as nine handsets, one tricycle, one motorcycle, two laptops and charm from the armed robbery suspects.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Abdurrahman, who presented the suspects to newsmen said that the new strategy already deployed had been yielding positive results.
Abdurrahman, who assumed office a week ago, noted that most of the arrests were made through intelligence report and tip-off from public-spirited individuals to … >>> Read Full Story
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.
The series, which was created by Stephen Levinson, features Dwayne Johnson and tells the story of Spencer Strasmore.
Strasmore is a retired NFL player who must navigate his new career of choice as the financial manager of other NFL players.
‘Anybody’ is one of the songs off Burna Boy’s recently released ‘African Giant’ album.
The singer confirmed the song inclusion in ‘Ballers’ by retweeting the announcement which was tweeted by @black_nino.
He tweeted, “Anybody was used in Ballers S0503 @burnaboy. My lord is blown.”… >>> Read Full Story
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) yesterday said the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Minna International Airport was serviceable and was successfully calibrated early in the year.
General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, Mr. Khalid Emele, made this known in a statement in Lagos following Saturday’s incident involving a Max Air aircraft at the airport.
The airline’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft with registration number 5N-DBK had scraped the runway while the No.1 engine brushed the runway surface while landing.
The 560 passengers and 19 crew members on board and returning from Hajj in Saudi Arabia escaped unhurt while the Accident investigation Bureau (AIB) has begun investigation into … >>> Read Full Story
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered officials of the state not to join issues with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the hostile comments credited to the former governor of the state.
The signed document
Obaseki whose directive was conveyed in a statement jointly signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, and the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Barr. Paul Ohonbamu, said he is pursuing the path of peace for the sake of Edo people.
The statement said: “The Edo State Government observed over the weekend, leading to this week, very … >>> Read Full Story