Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 08:12 AM

Reactions have continued to trail the conduct and results of the just concluded Anambra State Governorship poll

While congratulating the people of Anambra State for the peaceful outcome of the election, the leadership o the Nigeria Labour Congress also  commended the INEC for a hitch conduct of the poll

Statement signed by the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba  said in spite of initial glitches, especially at its early stage the election has been adjudged to be substantially peaceful, transparent, credible, fair and a representation of the wishes of the electorate.

Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 08:05 AM

The  National Bureau of Statistics on Monday said Nigeria’s economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as oil output increased.

Oil production increased to 2.03m barrels a day in the third quarter from a revised 1.87m barrels a day.

The crude sector contributed 10.04% to real GDP.

The gross domestic product expanded 1.4% in the 3 months through September from a year earlier, compared with a revised 0.72%  in the 2nd quarter.

 

Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 07:03 AM

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed governors and state chief judges to release prisoners who are unnecessarily detained as part of reforms in judiciary.

The president said in Abuja on Monday that he gave the directive to the states last month and explained that over-crowding prisons and some other noticeable problems in judiciary have caused loss of confidence in the system.

Buhari spoke at the opening of the 2017 All Nigerian Judges’ Conference of Superior Courts, in Abuja.

Posted on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 06:30 AM

Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu was robbed of cash and valuables worth about N10m after being drugged by his chef, Peter Odion.

Peter Odion who allegedly put some sedatives into a cup of coffee he served the minister on Wednesday morning was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for his involvement in the robbery of his boss.

Odion was said to have led others into his boss' apartment after he (Kalu Idika) slept off leading to the robberry where the sum of N750,000, a Blackberry phone, a Samsung phone and other valuables worth N10m were stolen.

Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 07:45 PM

Notorous terror group, Boko Haram have beheaded six farmers in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state on Sunday.

The killing reportedly occured in the Dimge plantation while the farmers worked on their farms. 

According to Jiddah Ahmad, an eye witness who spoke with a NAN correspondent, the insurgents abducted six farmers who were working on their farms and slaugthered them in a nearby bush.

Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 01:34 PM

The Bayelsa State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned drivers that the command is equiped with devices that will detect liquor from their breaths, threatening to arrest anyone drunk driving. 

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Bayelsa state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe made the threat on Monday.

In his interview, Ikechukwu said, “We have gotten machine that we shall be using to detect drunk drivers in order to safeguard lives and property of road users.

Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 10:30 AM

Former  Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead.

In a statement by his family, signed by his brother, the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme stated the time of death as 10:00pm on Sunday.

According to the statement, the former Vice President died in a London Clinic. The statement read in parts;

"Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.

Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 10:11 AM

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has promised Lagosians that by 2018, they would be getting 24-hour power supply.

The Governor, who stated that plans were ongoing to ensure constant power supply in Lagos state despite the fact that Transmission is still owned primarily by the Federal Government spoke at an interactive session with members of the business commuity and informal sector.

In a statement by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, Gov. ambode stated that;

Posted on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 09:47 PM

Reelected governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, has extended the olive branch to his fellow contestants in Saturday's election.

In an acceptance message made available to newsmen, the governor urged the contestants to join his administration in building the state for the interest of all.

Posted on Sun 19 Nov 2017, 09:19 PM

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Saturday's governorship election, who is the incumbent, has been reelected as governor of Anambra state for the next 4 years.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer for the Anambra State governorship election and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu, who announced the results on Sunday, at the collation centre at the INEC headquarters in Awka, the Anambra state capital, said Willie Obiano of APGA won the election.

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