Category: Local News

FG closes Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto Land Borders

FG closes Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto Land Borders

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of the land borders in states where supplementary elections will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A statement from the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, confirmed the order for the closure of the land borders of Adamawa, Benue and Sokoto states, from…

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BREAKING: INEC Fixes April To Resume Collation, Announcement Of Results In Rivers

BREAKING: INEC Fixes April To Resume Collation, Announcement Of Results In Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timeline for the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Rivers State. INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this during a press conference on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. He disclosed that the electoral body…

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INEC explains why Atiku was denied access to Electoral Materials

INEC explains why Atiku was denied access to Electoral Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given a list of reasons for denying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, access to inspect election materials. Recall that the PDP had accused INEC of working with the APC to frustrate Atiku Abubakar’s quest for Justice. Reacting to the claims by…

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JAMB reschedules Mock, UTME for April, reopens portal for registration

JAMB reschedules Mock, UTME for April, reopens portal for registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for April. This was announced in a statement released on Wednesday by the board’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin. The conduct of the exam would now commence on Thursday, April 11 while candidates are expected to begin the…

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SAD NEWS: 100 pupils feared dead as building collapses in Lagos

SAD NEWS: 100 pupils feared dead as building collapses in Lagos

Tragedy struck on Wednesday in Lagos when a three-storey building collapsed in the Itafaji area of Lagos Island. A primary school is said to be located on the second floor of the building with pupils feared killed and others trapped. The building situated at Massey Street at the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island is…

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President Muhammadu Buhari sets up 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari sets up 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee with the mandate to plan, organise and execute all approved activities for the swearing in of a new government on May 29. This was made public in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the office of the Secretary to the…

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CJN TRIAL: Onnoghen absent due to ill health

CJN TRIAL: Onnoghen absent due to ill health

The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been adjourned till March 18, 2019. At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, the Code of Conduct Tribunal adjourned the case following Onnoghen’s absence on health grounds. His counsel, Adeboyega Awomolo, had tendered a letter from the CJN, explaining that he developed issues with…

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EMEKA IHEDIOHA’S VICTORY DANCE SHALL BE SHORT-LIVED – Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya

EMEKA IHEDIOHA’S VICTORY DANCE SHALL BE SHORT-LIVED – Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya

After a careful review of incidents of the last few days, which culminated in the unlawful declaration of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of the Imo State gubernatorial election which held on Saturday 9th of March, 2019, His Excellency Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has come to the conclusion that he will not be congratulating…

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IMO2019: Ugwumba Uche Nwosu kicks against Election results

IMO2019: Ugwumba Uche Nwosu kicks against Election results

Governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) and son-in-law to Imo’s incumbent governor, Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, has rejected his loss at the Imo State governor election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had on Monday declared Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The election…

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IMO2019: New faces in The State Assembly as Anukam and Uche Ogbuagu wins

IMO2019: New faces in The State Assembly as Anukam and Uche Ogbuagu wins

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially declared the Owerri Municipal House Of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Hon Solomon Anukam as the member-elect for the Saturday State Assembly elections. Hon Solomon Anukam defeated Hon Lugard Osuji, majority leader of Imo State House of ASSEMBLY and candidate of the Action Alliance, AA.…

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