Northeast: How humanitarian ministry has contributed to rehabilitation, reintegration of repentant insurgents – Farouq 

February 28, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said the Ministry has contributed immensely to the non-kinetic strategy of managing surrendered insurgents for their rehabilitation and reintegration process in the North East. The Minister made this known at the opening ceremony of a three-day Seminar on rehabilitation of repentant Insurgents in the North East, Read More

Edo government begins payment of 37 years pension arrears

February 28, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Government has commenced the payment of pension arrears owed retired local government workers between 1984 and 2021. In a statement, the Edo State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Monday Osaigbovo, said the payment will be in batches. Osaigbovo said the payment is in furtherance of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers Read More

Kaduna 2023 governorship election: Victory awaits APC come March 11 – Uba Sani

February 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The All Progressives Congress said it suffered reversals in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Kaduna state because of the “strange decisions designed to stir massive anger against it” but the reversals will be corrected.   The Director, Strategic Communication Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Ibraheem Musa, said ahead of the March 11 gubernatorial elections, APC will deepen it’s strategy, Read More

Halt ongoing collation of presidential election results now, POSN tells INEC 

February 28, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the collation of results and comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act which stipulates that results must be uploaded and transmitted to IRev. POSN in a statement signed by Alhaji Ismaila Savu of the group’s  Directorate of Information , condemned the electoral body Read More

Presidential election results: Calls for my resignation misplaced, INEC chair Yakubu tells PDP, LP, others

Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has described the calls for his resignation by some aggrieved opposition parties as misplaced. His position came at a time a group of protesters stormed the national collation centre in Abuja Tuesday, calling for the electronic transmission of the results of the presidential elections held last Saturday. Clarifying the commission’s position in Read More

Ajiya’s APC wins Abuja south Reps constituency seat 

February 28, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Abuja South federal constituency, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, as winner of the Saturday, House of the Representatives seat of Abuja South constituency.  Ajiya, who is the immediate past chairman of Abaji area council of Abuja, defeated the incumbent House of Representatives member for Abuja Read More

Presidential/NASS polls: Millions of Nigerians disenfranchised – Intersociety

February 28, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

A human rights organisation, Intersociety has alleged that many Nigerians were denied the opportunity to vote in the presidential and national assembly elections held last Saturday. According to the Intersociety Board Chairman, Emeka Umeagbalusi, the credibility of the elections were marred by irregularities which included late arrival of materials as well as late arrival of INEC officials as well as Read More

Senate polls: Confusion as INEC declares Shekarau winner of Kano Central 

February 28, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Following the declaration of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau as the winner of the Kano Central Senatorial election by the returning officer Professor Tijjani Darma, an atmosphere of uncertainty and confusion trailed the declaration. The confusion came on the heels of the outright dismissal of the declaration of the returning officer by agents of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) who claimed Read More

February 25 2023 elections: NNPP demands cancellation, fresh election

February 28, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has chided the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged failures in the last Saturdays presidential elections in the country. According to the NNPP, the election management body has taken the country back to pre-2014 era where ballot-snatching, vote buying, connivance of security agents among other negativity were the norm in the conduct of Read More

2023: Ireti  Kingibe ends Aduda’s NASS stronghold, wins FCT Senate seat

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senate seat. INEC Returning Officer, Professor Sanni Saka, announced the result on Tuesday in Abuja. Professor Saka said Ireti scored 202,175 votes to emerge the winner, adding that Philip Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second Read More

AU Observer Mission visits IGP, commends Police, others on election security

February 28, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been commended, alongside other security agencies deployed for election security management in the 2023 general elections, for its commitment to ensuring that the election process in the country was secured.  The commendation came on the heels of the African Union Commission (AUC) Election Observer Mission (EOM) and the Economic Community of West African States Read More

Breaking: Police nab suspected BVAS syndicate amidst presidential election results controversy [VIDEO]

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has arrested a number of suspects who are believed to be involved in the manipulation of the Bimordial Voters Accreditation System (BVAS). The suspects were apprehended by the police in a sting operation on Ghandji street in the Maitama area of the FCT. Arise TV reports that the police has taken the suspects Read More

Pictures: ECOWAS monitoring team visit Tinubu, Atiku, Obi as 2023 presidential election results collation continues

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, that of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Goodluck led the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) monitoring team to the leading presidential candidates of the Saturday, February 25, 2023, presidential election. The visit Read More

Tottenham to build karting track under stadium as part of F1 partnership

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Tottenham have announced a partnership with Formula 1 which will see a karting track built under their stadium. The electric karting circuit, part of a “15-year strategic partnership” between the Premier League club and F1, will be installed beneath the South Stand. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which cost £1bn to build, hosted its first Premier League game in April 2019. Boxing, Read More

IPC decries attacks on journalists in Abuja, Rivers, Oyo on election day

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The International Press Centre (IPC), has expressed concerned over reported attacks on journalists and other media professionals covering today’s Presidential and Senatorial elections. Information reaching IPC’s-JOURNALISTS-ELECTION-DAY-SAFETY-ALERT DESK indicates that not less than three journalists and media professionals have been assaulted and subjected to unlawful arrest. The details include the assault and arrest of Gbenga Oloniniran of The Punch Newspaper by Read More

2023 population and housing census: What we pay as salary, allowances for adhoc staff – NPC

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has outlined the salary and allowances structure for its ad hoc staff who will be involved in the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.  The remuneration is divided into two categories namely allowances and main salary. In the category of allowances according to the Director of Census Department, Mrs. Evelyn Arinola Olanipekun, the Read More

ILO urges world leaders to make fair labour migration a reality

February 28, 2023 Moses John 0

Director-General International Labour Org(ILO)Gilbert F. Houngbo has said  the International community must do better to ensure the world’s 169 million migrant worker realise their basic human and labour rights.  Houngbo in his massage to mark International Migrant Day said; “Too many of the 169 million migrant workers in the world today are unable to exercise their basic rights.  “This leaves Read More

Why disability is not a curse

February 28, 2023 Abdullahi Abdulqudus 0

Man is a special being and was created the best way as chosen by the Almighty. It is inevitable for man to enjoy life without confronting certain tests in life: some which might be the definition of his life. It’s either one is tested from birth or he meets up with it as he continues the adventure of life. Above Read More

Logo: LP urges INEC to cancel, re-conduct Lokoja/Koton-Karfe election

February 28, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

  The Labour Party (LP) in Kogi state Tuesday called on INEC to cancel the entire result of Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency for omitting the logo of the party and its  candidate Zacchaeus Jonathan on the ballot papers used in conducting  last Saturday’s general election. At a press conference held in Lokoja, the Director General Donzack Campaign Organization, Pastor Henry Babagbemi, Read More

Agriculture in schools

February 28, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

While taking a walk down the street along Seventh Avenue in Festac Town, Lagos where I live, I notice a large area of land just behind a public primary school building (Progress Primary School), which has been dedicated for use as a School Farm. On the farmland currently, you will find a large quantity of Cassava crops growing very nicely Read More

Lagos West PDP candidates petition INEC

February 28, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the National Assembly election held last Saturday in Lagos state have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to consider their petitions against the collated results in the Lagos west and Lagos central Senatorial Districts  in the state. Speaking on the outcome of the poll, the party   Senatorial candidate for Lagos west, Otunba Read More

Gbajabiamila warns against extra-legal means of addressing election disputes 

February 28, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

As results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections continue trickling in, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has advised aggrieved politicians to adopt only the laid down legal procedures to address their grievances. Gbajabiamila warned Tuesday as he welcome his colleagues back to plenary after a break for the elections. “The constitution of our republic and the Read More

Borno Rep member hails constituents on re-election

February 28, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Aliyu Muhtar Betara, has expressed gratitude to his constituents of Biu/Bayo/Kwaya Kusa/Shani Federal Constituency of Borno state, for reflecting him. The lawmaker, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 71,427 votes to win Saturday’s election for the House of Representatives, defeating his closest rival of the Read More