History repeats self, Akeredolu wins Ondo governorship election

3 min read • Buhari, APC, Lawan, others hail election, congratulate gov • Yiaga Africa faults poll, says votes traded between N1000 and N7,000 • Akeredolu thanks Buhari, Tinubu, citizens There were mixed reactions yesterday as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State was declared the winner of Saturday’s governorship election. Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who hails from Owo, Northern District, emerged…

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National More loans as Buhari presents N13.08tr budget

4 min read • N404b lion’s share for works, housing in 2021 • Economists say oil benchmarks contradict prevailing realities • Senate blames revenue agencies for shortfalls, borrowings President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presented 2021 appropriation bill to the joint session of the National Assembly. The President said the N13.08 trillion proposal, tagged ‘Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience’, would “accelerate our economic recovery process,…

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Ondo election: INEC denies appointing Akeredolu’s ‘crony’ as returning officer

2 min read The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described claims that it had appointed an ally of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as returning officer for the Ondo state governorship election as fake news. National Commission and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, gave the clarification in a statement on Friday. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Thursday, alleged…

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Missing Boy: Court Sentences Sotitobire Founder To Life Imprisonment

< 1 min read An Ondo State High Court has sentenced the Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Pastor Samuel Babatunde, also known as Alfa Babatunde, to life imprisonment over the “disappearance” of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church. The little boy was abducted by an unknown person during the church service at the children section of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, located at Oshinle…

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Test certificate fraud rocks COVID-19 air travel protocol

5 min read • Travellers relive harrowing experiences • Airlines, stakeholders seek uniform procedure • FG promises to tackle challenge One month after international flights resumed in Nigeria, allegations of fraud and test certificate racketeering trail foreign air travels. Flights in and out of the country had been suspended for months as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the…

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Appeal court nullifies sacking of Bayelsa governor Diri

< 1 min read A five-man panel of the court of appeal has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa State on Friday. The court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Diri’s election. In a unanimous judgment, the five-man panel of the court said the Advanced Nigeria…

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Buhari’s administration worst in Nigeria’s history -Fayose

2 min read Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the only thing that would give Nigerians “unspeakable joy” as the country turns 60 was the announcement of the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari . He also claimed Buhari’s regime is the worst in Nigeria’s history. Fayose in his message to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary noted that the country is…

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Nigeria at 60: Full Speech: Buhari’s Independence Day Address

7 min read INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020 Fellow Nigerians I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me…

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800 houses to go as Lagos proposes $2.2b for 4th Mainland Bridge

2 min read The Lagos State Government is proposing the sum of $2.2 billion for the construction of the 37.4 kilometres 4th Mainland Bridge. Upon completion, the bridge would have 2 x 4 lane carriageway cross-sectional road with allowance for BRT Lane and future road expansion. It would also become the longest Bridge in Africa second only to the 6th October Bridge in…

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Convoy Attack: Zulum meets families of fallen policemen

2 min read Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) killed by insurgents in an ambush on Friday in Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several security personnel were killed with some injured when the governor’s backup convoy was attacked along Baga – Monguno road. A statement…

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