The All Progressives Congress in Osun state has announced the postponement of the primary to choose its flagbearer for the September 22 governorship election that was billed to hold Thursday, July 19 will now hold on Friday, 20.
Nasarawa state police public relations officer, Samaila Usman on Wednesday, July 18, confirmed that a serving officer in the state has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers along Akwanga-Wamba road in the state.
The governor’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka has lamented that the security operatives working in the Ekiti state government House have been withdrawn while the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood debunked the allegation.
A coalition of observers of the Ekiti election said the conduct of the election, which gave victory to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Kayode Fayemi, did not comply with the global best practices and electoral standards.
Crisis has erupted in the Edo state chapter of APC as some aggrieved youths of the party threatened to withdraw their support for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election in 2020 alleging that the governor has betrayed them.
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu, is dead. Family source said he died at about 2am Wednesday at a private hospital in Abuja. Katsina-Alu, who was CJN between 2009 and 2011, hailed from Benue.
A coalition of domestic and international election observers lauded Independent National Electoral Commission for the proper conduct of the Ekiti state governorship election faulted the deployment of 30,000 policemen for the poll.
The PDP and the APC a Tuesday, July 17, exchanged words on the just concluded Ekiti state governorship elections as PDP’s spokesman accused the INEC of plotting to rig the election in favour of APC’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
The commissioner of police in Gombe state, Shina Olukolu, said the police arrested five suspected members of a fake dollar syndicate in the state adding that two of them were arrested with two pieces of one hundred US dollar.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 17 appointed a former legal adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Muiz Banire, as chairman of the governing board of the assets management corporation of Nigeria.
Some groups include Transparency International, the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project and the Transition Monitoring Group have condemned vote-buying during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has met with the Theatre Commander, Nicholas Roger and other top commanders at the control and command centre in Maiduguri, after the recent attacks in Bama in Borno and Jilli in Yobe.
Some policemen deployed to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Edo state police command were indicted of extorting N100,000 from a building contractor, Emmanuel Alabede who was driving his car from Ibadan to Abuja.
Kaduna residents stormed Kaduna-Zaria expressway to protest against alleged land grabbing by the NAF. Protesters which include residents of Barkalawu community in Igabi local government area of the state caused a gridlock.
A coalition of observer groups and civil society organisations that claimed to have monitored last governorship election in Ekiti state condemned the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday, July 16, declared that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos would be shut down for three days, starting from July 27 adding that some people mistook the date.
The deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena on Sunday, July 15, in a statement declared that the Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki must tell the world whether he is still in APC or not.
A human rights activists, (SAN), Femi Falana, urged the state governors to request President Buhari to convene an urgent meeting with the Nigeria Police Council (NPC) to find solution to worsening security in the country.
The security agents in Plateau state are searching for a 13-year- old Fulani boy and 86 cattle suspected to have been rustled near Bisichi village and moved into Foron in Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.
A 2014 INEC results which gives the PDP victory in Ekiti is currently circulating online.The result is being passed for the ongoing 2018 gubernatorial election holding in Ekiti Saturday July 15 even as results are being expected.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode gave hope to 50 Nigerians who were helpless and sleeping around in the streets of Russia after their agents whom they paid over one million naira (1,000,000) failed to provide them jobs as promised.
The Peoples Democratic Party through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday, July raised the alarm that some hired thugs reportedly beat up its supporters and snatched ballot boxes in the Ekiti governorship elections.