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Whoever loses should be gracious in defeat - UK, US, EU finally speak on Osun poll

Whoever loses should be gracious in defeat - UK, US, EU finally speak on Osun poll

Whoever loses should be gracious in defeat - UK, US, EU finally speak on Osun poll
APGA blows hot over Oduah’s defection to PDP, says senator was never one of them

APGA blows hot over Oduah’s defection to PDP, says senator was never one of them

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that Senator Stella Oduah was never a part of them and that the party is not disturbed by the recent drama of her returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APGA blows hot over Oduah’s defection to PDP, says senator was never one of them
Lagos 2019: Ambode’s hopes dashed as APC chairman insists Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat are equally qualified for governorship

Lagos 2019: Ambode’s hopes dashed as APC chairman insists Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat are equally qualified for governorship

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos state chapter, Tunde Balogun, has stated that Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat are both as qualified to be Lagos governor as the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Lagos 2019: Ambode’s hopes dashed as APC chairman insists Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat are equally qualified for governorship
2019: Amidst rift with Tinubu, ex-speaker gives spiritual instruction to Ambode’s kinsmen

2019: Pray for Ambode - Ex-speaker urges governor’s kinsmen, amidst rift with Tinubu

Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a former speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, has urged Epe indigenes to pray that Gov Ambode successfully clinches the All Progressives Congress’ ticket at the governorship direct primary.

2019: Pray for Ambode - Ex-speaker urges governor’s kinsmen, amidst rift with Tinubu
After 100-year jail sentence, Buhari finally gets set to pardon ex-governor, make way for payment of withheld pension

After 100-year jail sentence, Buhari finally gets set to pardon ex-governor, make way for payment of withheld pension

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed willingness to grant presidential pardon to late Professor Ambrose Alli, former governor of Bendel state (now Edo and Delta states), according to Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

After 100-year jail sentence, Buhari finally gets set to pardon ex-governor, make way for payment of withheld pension
APC aspirants’ screening for 2019 ends in Abuja, yet to commence in states

2019: Suspense as APC aspirants’ screening ends in Abuja, yet to kick off in states

The APC has concluded its screening of governorship and National Assembly aspirants for the 2019 elections. The party, however, is yet to commence its screening exercise for aspirants for the various state assemblies.

2019: Suspense as APC aspirants’ screening ends in Abuja, yet to kick off in states
Crisis in PDP as party members kick against return of Stella Oduah, make strong threat

Crisis in PDP as party members kick against return of Stella Oduah, make strong threat

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state have kicked against the alleged return of Senator Stella Oduah to the party. Oduah had previously abandoned the PDP for APGA.

Crisis in PDP as party members kick against return of Stella Oduah, make strong threat
Why APC must not allow Dariye go from prison to the Senate by Buchi Obichie (Opinion)

Why APC must not allow Dariye go from prison to the Senate by Buchi Obichie (Opinion)

The writer takes the APC to task over the third term senatorial bid of Senator Joshua Dariye. She points out that Dariye has been convicted of financial impropriety and is currently serving a 14-year jail sentence.

Why APC must not allow Dariye go from prison to the Senate by Buchi Obichie (Opinion)
Why I returned to PDP - Dogara finally opens up

Why I returned to PDP - Dogara finally opens up

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said he returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not because he was denied ticket to contest election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Why I returned to PDP - Dogara finally opens up
Army evacuates water from pond in frantic effort to find missing general

Army evacuates water from pond in frantic effort to find missing general

A pond in Jos is being evacuated by the Nigerian Army, in a bid to locate Maj Gen Idris Alkali, who has been missing since September 3. The Army said it stumbled on intelligence that made it necessary to search the water body.

Army evacuates water from pond in frantic effort to find missing general
Newspaper review: Tension as Ambode, Tinubu rift allegedly threatens to pit Presidency against 'Jagaban'

Newspaper review: Tension as Ambode, Tinubu rift allegedly threatens to pit Presidency against 'Jagaban'

In order to keep our esteemed readers updated on the latest national developments, NAIJ.com has undertaken an in-depth analysis and summary of the main headlines of various mainstream Nigerian newspapers for today, September 21.

Newspaper review: Tension as Ambode, Tinubu rift allegedly threatens to pit Presidency against 'Jagaban'
Flood victims in Kano heave sigh of relief as they receive N100m donation from state govt

Flood victims in Kano heave sigh of relief as they receive N100m donation from state govt

The sum of N100 million was donated by the Kano state government, to victims of the flood disaster in the state, on Thursday, September 20. The disclosure was made by the state’s commissioner for information, youth and culture.

Flood victims in Kano heave sigh of relief as they receive N100m donation from state govt
2019: I am suited to provide the leadership Nigeria needs - Saraki makes powerful presidential pitch

2019: I am suited to provide the leadership Nigeria needs - Saraki makes powerful presidential pitch

The president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says he has the capacity to set Nigeria on the path of growth, unity and reconciliation. He made the comment during a visit by the Saraki Campaign Organisation to Governor Wike.

2019: I am suited to provide the leadership Nigeria needs - Saraki makes powerful presidential pitch
Ambode is not embattled - Oshiomhole declares, rallies support for Lagos governor

Oshiomhole rallies support for Ambode, says Lagos governor is not embattled

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has rallied support for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and stated that the Lags governor is not embattled. The APC chairman said there is no embattled governor in the party, despite reports in the media.

Oshiomhole rallies support for Ambode, says Lagos governor is not embattled
Osun polls: APC candidate hopeful of victory as he receives assurance of massive votes from market women

Osun polls: APC candidate hopeful of victory as he receives assurance of massive votes from market women

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has been assured of massive votes in the Saturday, September 22 election, by market women across the state.

Osun polls: APC candidate hopeful of victory as he receives assurance of massive votes from market women
I will be the next governor of Oyo state come May 2019 - Oyo female governorship candidate boasts

2019: I am confident of victory, I have template to effect real change - Oyo female gubernatorial candidate

The DPP governorship candidate in Oyo state, Mrs Omobosola Golohor, says she is confident that she would prevail in 2019. She said she has a template to effect real change within the spate of four years of being elected.

2019: I am confident of victory, I have template to effect real change - Oyo female gubernatorial candidate
2019: EU moves to curb electoral offences, organises training for police, INEC officials

2019: EU moves to curb electoral offences, organises training for police, INEC officials

The EU has organised a two-day training for INEC officials and police officers, on prosecuting election offenders. According to the EU, offenders need to be punished according to the law to make the electoral process credible.

2019: EU moves to curb electoral offences, organises training for police, INEC officials
Group raises alarm over Osun poll, says politicians are bribing voters with money, gifts, food items

Osun poll: Politicians are bribing voters with money, gifts, food items - Group raises alarm

A coalition of civil rights organisations under the aegis of Transition Monitoring Group has disclosed that it had uncovered ongoing plans by politicians to disrupt the electoral process during the September 22 Osun election.

Osun poll: Politicians are bribing voters with money, gifts, food items - Group raises alarm
PDP state chairman blows hot over threats of defection by governorship aspirants, calls them betrayers

PDP state chairman blows hot over threats of defection by governorship aspirants, calls them betrayers

The defection threats by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Benue have been dismissed by the state chairman of the party, John Negede, who accused the aspirants of betraying the party in 2015.

PDP state chairman blows hot over threats of defection by governorship aspirants, calls them betrayers
2019: Christianity is not a political organisation - Christian body slams youth wing for endorsing Akpabio

2019: Christianity is not a political organisation - Christian body slams youth wing for endorsing Akpabio

The Patriotic Christian Youths of Nigeria has kicked against the endorsement of Senator Godswill Akpabio by a group of Christian youth organizations. The PCYN said it is ungodly for Christian youths to endorse aspirants.

2019: Christianity is not a political organisation - Christian body slams youth wing for endorsing Akpabio
Ekweremadu blows hot over INEC’s ban on smartphones at polling units, labels it unconstitutional

Ekweremadu blows hot over INEC’s ban on smartphones at polling units, labels it unconstitutional

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s decision to ban the use of smartphones inside polling cubicles has been condemned by deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, who described the move as unconstitutional.

Ekweremadu blows hot over INEC’s ban on smartphones at polling units, labels it unconstitutional
Tragedy as flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill (photo)

Tragedy as flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill (photo)

Emmanuel Shior, the executive secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA), said on Wednesday, September 19, that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi.

Tragedy as flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill (photo)
Source pours cold water on Ambode’s alleged second term ambition suspension, says governor is still in race

Source pours cold water on Ambode’s alleged second term ambition suspension, says governor is still in race

An aide to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos says the governor has not suspended his second term bid. The aide, who spoke anonymously, said Ambode is still very much interested in continuing his good works in the state.

Source pours cold water on Ambode’s alleged second term ambition suspension, says governor is still in race
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