Looting continues nationwide

5 min read • Youths risk death over expired foods, drugs • Many killed, many injured • Abuja, Adamawa, Taraba, Kogi under attack • NAFDAC, Kaduna urge caution • SERAP asks ICPC to probe hoarded palliatives Looting of items meant for COVID-19 palliatives, which began few days ago, continued in warehouses across the country, spreading to the nation’s seat of power, the Federal…

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Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

3 min read Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando,…

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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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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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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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Edo poll: Buhari congratulates Obaseki

< 1 min read President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory at Saturday’s election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. null President Buhari, while commending the election process which led to Obaseki’s victory, urged the returning Governor to show grace and humility. “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair…

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Edo results: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo governorship election

< 1 min read Godwin Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party has been declared the winner of the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday. Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The PDP candidate won with a difference of 84,336 over APC’s Ize-Iyamu….

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Fire guts INEC office in Ondo, destroys smart card readers

< 1 min read Barely a month to the Ondo governorship election, the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Akure, Ondo state has been gutted by fire It was gathered that the inferno which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm However, the cause of the inferno was unknown as of the time of filing this…

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