Our monetary policy stance already yielding results, says CBN

November 16, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said, the monetary policy reforms put forward by its leadership have begun to have a positive impact on the economy. The bank’s Director of Corporate Communications Department, Isa AbdulMumin expressed this optimism in Abuja on Wednesday while speaking on the latest National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) figures. According to AbdulMumin, the current inflation Read More

Benue’ll soon put garnishee order issues to rest – Myim 

October 24, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Public Order, Bemsen Myim, Tuesday, said the state government is working hard to put to rest cases resulting in garnishee orders against the Benue government. He stated this in an interview after the Benue Correspondents Chapel paid him a visit at his office in Makurdi. He said when the Governor Read More

Enugu guber: HURIWA laments tribunal’s verdict, urges review

October 10, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has raised concerns about the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria, pointing out deficiencies and inconsistencies in the Enugu Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s recent judgment that upheld Mr Peter Mbah as the winner of the governorship election in Enugu. In a critical assessment of the tribunal’s decision, HURIWA expressed dismay Read More

787, 308 make English, Mathematics as NECO releases 2023 SSCE results  

October 10, 2023 Aideloje Ojo  0

  About 787,308 candidates have made five credits in English and Mathematics in the 2023 Senior Secondary School examinations by the National Examination Council (NECO) as the council released results Tuesday in Minna.  The registrar of the council, Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, said the results have been adjudged the best in recent years.  He said, “Number of candidates with five credits Read More

5.4m to vote in November Bayelsa, Imo, Bayelsa governorship elections – INEC

October 10, 2023 Emeka Nze  0

A combined total of  5,409,438 registered voters would vote in the November 11 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.INEC in a statement, Tuesday, by the Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, explained that a total of 1,056 862 voters registered in Bayelsa state, while 2,419,922 voters registered in Imo state.Olumekun Read More

Tinubu deftly skips land mines to victory

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

From the very beginning when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Borgu kingdom and former governor of Lagos state (Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre), signalled his intention to vie for Nigeria’s topmost position, hurdles had been placed to his right and left to make him fall by the wayside and thus scuttle his ambition. But he scaled over them, deftly.  Read More

Police rescue abducted 10-year-old in Nsukka 

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Police in Nsukka, Enugu state, rescued an abducted 10-year-old at Enugu-Ezike community on Monday. Police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, stated in Enugu Tuesday that the minor was rescued at about 11 p.m. He stated that the abductors abandoned their victim in the community as a result of pressure mounted on them by police operatives. “Four masked and armed Read More

FCT natives seek court order granting state status

March 29, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has scheduled April 24, 2023 to hear a suit by Abuja’s original inhabitants seeking that the Nigeria’s  capital be granted the full status of a state like the existing 36, and with its own state governor.  At Wednesday hearing, the matter was rescheduled till April owing to the absence of legal Read More

AFCON: Super Eagles threaten to boycott decisive qualifier over bonuses

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Super Eagles stars have threatened to boycott an all-important 2023 AFCON qualifier away to Sierra Leone over unpaid bonuses and allowances. The players were promised some of these outstanding payments would be paid before this month’s qualifiers against Guinea Bissau, but that was not the case. Nigeria must get a result against Sierra Leone in Morocco, where the Leone Stars Read More

AA challenges 12 NASS seats in Osun 

March 27, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Action Alliance (AA) has approached the Osun state Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the results of National Assemblies the election in twelve constituencies.   The party filed a petition in the three senatorial districts and all the nine federal constituencies of the House of Representatives. The secretary of the tribunal, Muhammad Mogaji, confirmed that the panel received 14 petitions Read More

NGO urges government to prioritise health, gender issues

March 26, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

She Forum Africa has called on governments at all levels to prioritise gender issues especially those that have to do with health. The Founder of She Forum Africa, Ms. Inimfon Etuk, made the call when the Forum in partnership with Pathfinder International paid a visit to the National Council for Women’s Societies (NCWS) Thursday in Abuja. According to Ms Etuk, Read More

Security, civil service reform, others my immediate focus – Katsina govvernot-elect, Dikko

March 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Dikko Umaru Radda, Katsina state governor-elect, is the immediate past Director General Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).  In this interview, he speaks on his victory at the  governorship polls, his plans for the state and what he expects from the people of Katsina, among others. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. How did you feel when you saw your Read More

2023 governorship election: PDP alleges foul play in Adamawa, demands REC’s removal

March 24, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

The PDP presidential and Governorship Campaign Council in Adamawa state has called on Prof. Mahmud Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission to remove the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Barrister Hudu Sidi, over alleged compromise in the recent gubernatorial election in the state, declared inconclusive. The party made this call, Thursday, at a press conference in Yola, read by the Vice Chairman Read More

Ashiru speaks on Kaduna 2023 governorship election result 

March 21, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna state, Isah Ashiru Kudan, has said  that though the election result didn’t reflect the wish of majority of Kaduna voters, his supporters should remain calm and peaceful. Ashiru, who polled 719,196 votes to place second in the Kaduna guber election behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) guber candidate, Sen. Uba Sani, Read More

It’s Official: APC’s Dikko Radda wins Katsina governorship election

March 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Katsina State All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Dikko Radda, has been declared the winner of the 2023 governorship election in the state. The state collation officer, Muazu Abubakar, said Mr Radda polled 859,892 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yakubu Lado, who got 486,620 votes. The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate, Nura Khalil, won 8263 Read More

State Assembly:  APC wins Zaria city 

March 20, 2023 Moh Bello Habib 0

The candidate of ruling All progressive Congress (APC), Ismail  Mahmud Lawal,  has won the seat of Zaria City constituency in the  state assembly election conducted Saturday. In the keenly contested election, the winner pulled 36,660 votes against his closest opponent Shehu Nuhu Babajo of  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 22,977 votes.  Declaring   the result as returning officer for Zaria City Read More

Breaking: Jubilation as INEC declares APC’s AbdulRazaq winner of 2023 governorship election in Kwara

March 19, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared  incumbent governor and gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, winner of March 18, 2023 governorship election in the state. The governor won with wide margin in all the 16 local government areas of the state, polling 273, 424 votes to win his second term bid. He defeated Read More

2023 governorship election: PDP in early lead as INEC announces 7 Kaduna LGA results 

March 19, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As Kaduna 2023 gubernatorial election results trickle in following commencement of collation of Saturday’s election results in the state Sunday afternoon, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is in early lead having won five out of seven local government results so far announced.  The collation which is taking place at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Kaduna, commenced at about Read More

Nasarawa 2023 governorship election: Al-Makura drums up support for Sule  

March 14, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has held a strategy meeting with stakeholders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) towards winning Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in the state. During the meeting, Tuesday in Lafia, Al-Makura said the APC stakeholders must come together in unity to ensure that they deliver Governor Abdullahi Sule Read More

LP vows to prove BVAS was ‘perverted’ during February 25 2023 presidential / NASS polls 

March 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Osuntokun, says the party is currently compiling results from the February 25 presidential election to prove its claims that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was “perverted” during the exercise. Osuntokun, while appearing on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, Wednesday night, insisted that the LP had enough evidence at its Read More

IPAC scores INEC high, demands improvement on grey areas 

March 5, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Cross River state  has said the conduct and result of the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections indicated the polls were relatively free, fair and credible in the state. It however enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to improve on any observed grey areas so as to have near excellent outing during the governorship and state Read More

Tinubu’s victory a defining moment in Nigeria’s democracy – Group

March 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

   The National Coalition of Independent Support Groups for BAT and Shetima, (NCISGBS) in the South West on Thursday said the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu/Senator Kashim Shettima victory at the 2023 presidential election was a defining moment in the history of the nation’s democracy. This was stated by the chairman South/West chapter of the body, Dr   Paul Olorunsola Folorunso to congratulate Asiwaju 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

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