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UN urges peaceful, credible elections in Nigeria, others

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for peaceful, inclusive and credible elections in Nigeria. Guterres made the call in a report to the Security Council on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The UN chief also appealed for peace in other countries in the West African sub-region holding elections in 2019, ... Read More »

Obiano declares 3 months free transport for Anambra people

The Anambra State government has declared the state-owned Mass Transit Buses, popularly known as `Willie Is Working Buses’ free for all commuters in the state. The declaration, which started since December 25, 2018, would last until March, 2019. Announcing the gesture, Ifeoma Mmadukaezi, the managing director and chief executive officer, Anambra State Mass Transit, TRACAS, said it was in line ... Read More »

Defection of Ambode’s commissioner, sign of APC’s imminent fall- PDP, Agbaje

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have hailed the defection of the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wasiu Oluwo, to the PDP. In separate statements, the PDP and Agbaje said the decision of the commissioner to resign his position and his membership of the All Progressives Congress was ... Read More »

Protest: You’re wrong in shutting out lawmakers, NASS’ Clerk tells workers

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has faulted the decision of the workers to shut out lawmakers from the chambers. Mr Sani-Omolori said he had made several moves to forestall a face-off between the management of the legislature and the workers which manifested in a protest on Tuesday. The workers, under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of ... Read More »

Kwara by-election: Police ban vigilance groups from carrying arms

The Police in Kwara State yesterday announced that it had banned members of the Nigerian Vigilance Groups (VGN) from carrying arms during and after the conduct of the House of Representatives by-election scheduled for this Saturday in the southern zone of the state. Mr Fatusi Olabode, the Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, Omu-Aran, made the disclosure at a meeting ... Read More »

El-Rufai explains choice of fellow Muslim as running mate

  Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed why he picked Dr (Mrs) Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as his running mate for the 2019 election, explaining that he went through a difficult process to arrive at the decision. el-Rufai, who spoke while receiving the people of Sanga local government of the state who came to thank him for ... Read More »

Airport search: Operatives tampered with Atiku’s belongings and campaign documents – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said personal belongings and campaign documents of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,were “tampered with” by security operatives when they conducted a search on his aircraft as he landed in Abuja from Dubai on Sunday morning. The PDP issued a statement saying it condemned “in the strongest terms the unleashing of a special security squad ... Read More »

DSS probe: Oshiomhole denies meeting Tinubu in London

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday denied meeting with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, over his encounter with the Department of State Services. Oshiomhole, who had reportedly been quizzed by the DSS over the party’s primaries but maintained that he only had an interaction with the security outfit, explained that there was ... Read More »

APC Imo gov candidate, Uzodinma, arrested for alleged breach of contract

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property said on Sunday that it had arrested the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, said in a short message to our correspondent on Sunday that the panel arrested Uzodinma, the senator ... Read More »

2019: Don’t attack anybody on my behalf, Obi tells supporters

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2019 polls, has charged his supporters not to attack or insult anybody on his behalf, distancing himself from any such undemocratic conduct. He gave the charge in a statement issued by his special adviser, Valentine Obienyem in which he aligned himself with the position of his bias, PDP ... Read More »