Posted on Mon 1 Oct 2018, 05:02 PM

Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged APC National Working Committee panel appointed to conduct the Governorship Primaries in the State to do all within its powers to ensure a level playing field for all aspirants in the contest.
 
The Governor, who spoke when he received members of the panel led by its Chairman, Mr. Clement Ebri, said it was important that the election when conducted is seen to be free, fair and credible to all aspirants concerned, adding that it is only in such situation that democracy, which the party upholds is entrenched.
 

Posted on Mon 1 Oct 2018, 04:48 PM

Embattled Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has alleged that Governor Abiola Ajimobi, is against his governorship ambition for fear of being jailed.  

 

The comments which he made on Channels TV's Sunday Politics, come days after the minister was screened out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary for Oyo State, following a report that he did not participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) despite graduating from the University at the age of 25.  

 

Posted on Mon 1 Oct 2018, 04:23 PM

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has emerged the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ortom defeated three other contestants; John Tondo, Paul Orhii and Felix Atume at the primary election.

The Chairman, PDP Electoral Panel for the state, Hajia Zainab Maina, announced that Ortom scored 2,210 votes to emerge the winner.

Tondo got 475 votes, while Atume and Orhii polled 44 and 10 votes respectively.

No invalid votes were recorded during the election.

Posted on Mon 1 Oct 2018, 04:10 PM

As part of Nigeria's 58th Independence Anniversary celebration accross the country and beyond, controversial Nollywood actress, Cossy Ojiakor, shared a photo where she did what she has always done; flaunt her gigantic breast. 

She wrote: 'Happy Independence day.... Nigeria.... we are still stuck with last year problems... So am repeating last year picture for you.... This is Nigeria a jolly naked woman.. Who just don't listen . .. My vote is still for sale ooo......Happy new month sweets'

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 07:56 PM

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, rejected the results of the supplementary poll in which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner.

In a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor said the outcome of the election is evidence that democracy is dead in the country.

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 05:33 PM

The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has resolved to hold its National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The decision was taken at the NEC meeting which just ended at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja on Friday.

The venue of the convention had been a subject of controversy leading the Governor of Rivers state to threaten that he will not support aspirants that are opposed to the convention holding in Rivers state.

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 05:08 PM

Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of  the state

Acting Secretary to the Government of the State, Richard Tokma, announced this in a statement issued on Friday in Jos.

Mr. Tokma said the decision to impose the curfew followed serious security report from on areas.

“Sequel to the security breach in parts of Jos North and Jos South, Gov. Simon Lalong has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the two local government areas with immediate effect, ” he said.

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 04:07 PM

The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed the death of one of its pilots involved in the F-7Ni aircraft crash in Abuja.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed this in a statement issued on Friday.

The statement read in part, “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce that one of the pilots who successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier today has passed on.

 “May his soul rest in peace. Additional details on the incident will be communicated,” Daramola said.

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 03:17 PM

The Nigerian Police Force says there were no official complaints of violence or injury to persons reported at any Police Station/Division in all the 7 polling units where the re-run election was held on Thursday.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, urged members of the public to disregard and discountenance claims in some sections of the media that Security Agencies intimidate Journalists, Election Observers and voters during the re-run election

Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 12:42 PM

A plane has crash in Abuja. The plane was seen losing altitude before crashing into the mountains around the Kubwa Expressway, within the federal capital territory.

Security operatives have cordoned off the site.  Journalists are prevented from gaining access to the crash site in Katampe hill outside the city centre.

Spokesman for the Airforce, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the crash involving two  Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations.

There is yet no information on possible casualties.

 

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