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Election Day: We’ll Enforce No Movement Order On Fayose – Police


The Ekiti State Police Command has said it will enforce the “no movement” rule on everybody, including the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and other political appointees in the state. The command also warned against movement/distribution of money or inducement in whatever form from one polling booth to the other. The Commissioner ... Read More »

Why We Shutdown Hotels In Markurdi – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has ordered hotels in Makurdi, the Benue State capital shut for security reasons. Hotels particularly affected are those sharing the same vicinity with the commission’s state head office in Makurdi. Confirming the closure of the hotels, INEC’s state Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ochai Louis, ... Read More »

Nasarawa Monarch Urges Politicians to Accept Outcome of Polls In Good Faith


The Emir of Wamba in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Musa Nagogo, on Friday pleaded with politicians to accept the outcome of the March 28 and April 11 general elections in good faith. The emir made the plea during an interview with reporters at Wamba Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. “Leadership as ... Read More »

#NigeriaDecides: Ajimobi Urges Oyo Residents To Vote Wisely And Peacefully


Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday asked residents of the state to ensure they cast their ballots wisely, as it will determine the way forward for Nigeria. ​I​n a broadcast yesterday, the governor also asked the electorate to be peaceful, warning that troublemakers will not find it easy ... Read More »

1.46m Ballot Papers Distributed In Kebbi – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kebbi State said it has distributed 1, 458, 474 ballot papers for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election. Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ibrahim Zarewa, told journalists at a press briefing on Friday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. According to the REC, out of the ... Read More »

Wamakko Disburses N130m Grant To Artisans In Sokoto

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Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Friday disbursed N130 million as grant to 1,329 dyers, tanners, leather processors and workers. The governor said in Sokoto that the gesture was aimed at making the beneficiaries self-reliant and productive. “It is also aimed at providing more employment opportunities, curb poverty and ... Read More »

Presidential Election: Winner To Be Announced On Monday – INEC


The race for presidency is stiff between President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but Nigerians would have known their next leader by Monday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the results of today’s presidential ... Read More »

End Times: Baby Born With Very Visible Horns In Osun [Photos]


A strange birth occurred at a maternity centre (name withheld) in Ilesa, Osun State. A woman gave birth to a baby, apparently with a medical condition that made it appear as if there were two horns on its head. According to Saturday Tribune, which published photos of the strange baby, ... Read More »

Elections: Oritsejafor Warns Against Violence


President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has urged Nigerians to eschew violence and be their brothers’ keepers as they vote in today’s presidential and National Assembly elections. In a message to Nigerians, in Abuja, Oritsejafor said “the post-election violence of 2011 is still fresh in ... Read More »

Plot To Announce Poll Results Before INEC Uncovered – DSS


The Department of State Service (DSS) has uncovered plans by some persons to announce election results before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The security outfit urged Nigerians and international observers to disregard any such announcement. “Information at the disposal of this Service has revealed that certain mischievous persons or ... Read More »

Anyone Who Moves Around Will Be Arrested, Akwa Ibom CP Warns


The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner For Police, Gabriel Achong, has warned that anyone caught violating the restriction of movement order between 8am-5pm on Saturday would be arrested and prevented from voting. “I have 25 striking units that have been placed strategically at some polling units especially those in inter routes ... Read More »

UN Support General Elections With N1.2bn


The UN Secretary-General High Level Representative to Nigeria, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, says the United Nations (UN) had donated $60 million (about N1.2 billion) to support the smooth conduct of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Chambas said the UN’s interest was spiked ... Read More »

Elections: APC warns against announcement of fake results


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned those planning to thwart the will of the people, by announcing fake result of Saturday’s elections to desist from such plot. “As the President himself said in his national broadcast on Friday, ‘the will of the people freely expressed through the ballot is ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Finally Recapture Gwoza Town, Destroy Headquarters Of Boko Haram’s Caliphate


The Nigerian military has finally liberated Gwoza, a popular town in North Eastern Borno State, from the control of Boko Haram. The Defence Headquarters, in a tweet, said the town was liberated on Friday morning by troops. “FLASH: Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled ... Read More »

378 Persons Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Agatu Communities In Two Years – Agatu Forum


The Agatu people of Benue State, under the aegis of Agatu Network Forum, have called on the Federal Government to protect them, lamenting that attacks by Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State in the last two years has resulted in the death of 378 of their kinsmen. It would be recalled ... Read More »

Gwoza Will Be Liberated From Boko Haram Today – Jonathan Assures


President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Gwoza in Borno, the last town under Boko Haram terrorists, would be liberated by Friday. Mr. Jonathan, who gave this assurance when he received four International Election Monitoring Groups on Wednesday, said already the Nigeria soldiers had successfully liberated Adamawa and Yobe from the ... Read More »

Group Carpets Fayose For Using Ekiti Resources To Sponsor Political Campaigns

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A group of concerned professionals under the aegis of e-11, has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to watch how he is spending the state resources on political causes, which have no direct bearing on the people of the state. The group also urged the people of the state ... Read More »

Dangote Truck Loses Control, Kills VIO Official, 4 Others In Ogun


A tragic accident involving a fully loaded truck with bags of cement belonging to the Dangote Group, Thursday, crushed to death an official of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and four others at Ilaro, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State. The truck, which was said to have been ... Read More »

Immigration Arrests Two Foreigners With PVCs In Plateau

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The Nigeria Immigration Service in Plateau State said it has arrested non-Nigerians in possession of the Permanent Voter Cards. The NIS Comptroller in the state, Raymond Jaja, named the suspects as Nnekema Abu from Bukina-Faso, who was picked by immigration officials in Langtang South and Rubaila Ibrahim a Cameroonian, who ... Read More »

Ogun Declares Today Public Holiday For PVC Collection


Ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections tomorrow, the Ogun State Government has declared Friday (today), public holiday, as part of measures to enable workers and others collect their Permanent Voter Cards. The Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, made this known on Thursday in a statement made ... Read More »