Posted on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 06:17 AM

There were indications in Abuja on Sunday that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might strike a deal with a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore,  in a bid to win the state rerun governorship election slated for Thursday, investigations by our correspondent have revealed.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 10:08 PM

The APC has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, security agencies and other critical stakeholders over the smooth conduct of the Osun state governorship election. 

A statement signed by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, also commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which it said, has continually exhibited its commitment to ensuring that elections are more peaceful, transparent, credible and acceptable.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 09:58 PM

Nigeria’s National Assembly has postponed it’s resumption scheduled for the 25th of September.

The two-weeks postponement means that then parliamentarians will return to duty on the 9th of October.

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori,  in a statement addressed to the lawmakers, said plenary will commence at 10am on the said date.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 09:50 PM

The Delhi Police on Saturday said they have busted an international drug trafficking syndicate that allegedly smuggled heroin into India from Afghanistan and supplied it to various Indian cities as well as abroad. 
 
Two Afghan nationals and a Nigerian man were arrested in south Delhi with 5kg of heroin, worth Rs 25 crore, and 4,200 in US dollars.
 
The police identified the arrested men as 40-year-old Esmatullah, 22-year-old Khalilullah, both from Kandahar in Afghanistan, and 37-year-old Victor Osondu from Nigeria. 
 

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 09:31 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission's declaration of the Osun State Governorship election as inconclusive.

 

The party says its candidate, Ademola Adeleke, who it said is in clear lead with the 254,698 votes it garnered, should be immediately declared the winner of Saturday's polls.

 

A statement signed by the party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, says INEC's decision is in violation of the constitution. 

 

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 04:25 PM

Local Government workers in Kogi State have applauded the state government for its decision to increase their monthly percentage salary from 30% to 54% with effect from this month.

The state chapters of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees gave the commendation in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday.

It said that the decision to raise the bar was commendable and urged the government to take cognizance of the percentages of salary yet to be paid.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 04:07 PM

Wife of late reggae legend, Ras Kimono is dead.

Efemena Okedi died in the early hours of Sunday in her Magodo-Isheri home in Lagos.

She was the third and closest wife to the late reggae legend.

Premium Times reports that the Copyright Society of Nigeria, confirmed the death through a telephone conversation. 
Head of the society, Chibueze Okereke said  "Efe and Ras Kimono were soul mates-it was impossible to see Kimono without seeing Efe by his side. She managed Kimono’s band and was an artiste turned artiste manager,” he noted.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 03:36 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Thursday, this week for the conclusion of the Osun State governorship.

INEC's returning officer for the election, Prof Joseph Fowape, had declared the election inconclusive on Sunday, after the difference between the top two candidates, was less than the number of cancelled votes. 

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,698 votes.

Posted on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 07:48 AM

PDP and its candidate in the Osun state governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, seems to be running away with victory after the first set of results declared by INEC.

APC is still struggling to close down the gap created in Ede South, where PDP polled 16,693 votes, and  Ede North, 18745 votes.  In contrast, APC  got 4512 and 7025 in the two councils respectively.

More results below:

* Boluwaduro LGA
ADC 69
ADP 858
APC  3,843
PDP  3,779
SDP  1,766

Posted on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 07:39 PM

The Independent National Electoral Commission has warned that announcing or publishing a false election result is a criminal offence,  punishable by a term of imprisonment. 

Through its twitter handle @inecnigeria, the commission said the official result will be uploaded on the commission's site as soon as they are announced by the returning officers.

See the link below for the tweet:

https://twitter.com/inecnigeria/status/1043498471691624449

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