Thursday, February 28, 2019
Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as the winner of the presidential election, some Nigerians online have called for the replacement of some ministers in his cabinet.
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has insisted Kepa Arrizabalaga remains his number one goalkeeper, after dropping the Spaniard for Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday.
Arsenal hammered Bournemouth 5-1 at the Emirates on Wednesday night, to close the gap between them and rivals Tottenham Hotspur to four points.
Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has said their record of six consecutive Copa del Rey finals, will be replicated following their 3-0 win over bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Nigerian frontline standup comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as ‘I Go Die’, on Wednesday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his success in the presidential election.
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election for another four years as a referendum in support of integrity, good governance and the fight against corruption.
A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, on Wednesday congratulated the President for his landslide victory over his major challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, said he has intense desire to move the state forward in all facets and on all fronts.
Adelabu who gave the assurance at a private radio station in Ibadan, enthused that his administration would provide for all irrespective of age, status, religion, ethnic and/or political considerations.
In a bid to gather support from the Ogbomoso axis for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu, former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, met over possible alliance, PUNCH reports.
In Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, Igbo traders in Iwo were deprived from carrying out their daily commercial activities. Several spots in the market where most of the traders businesses were empty over President Muhammadu Buahri’s victory.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Malam Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Kaduna Central Senate seat with 355,242 votes in the Feb. 23 general elections.
A young Nigerian undergraduate has been reportedly killed while at his polling unit in a community in Kogi state.
Twenty-four-hours after 19-year-old Daniel Usman, an undergraduate, was shot dead at a polling unit in Kogi State, his friends have continued to mourn him on social media. This was even as fresh information emerged that another teenage voter, Monsuru Hamzat, was killed at Lako compound in Ibadan South East Local Government Area during Saturday’s elections.
A man has left many people in serious shock after he took his life by midnight on Monday.
An old man, Mr Daniel Sakpe, has hanged himself in the Omobayi area of Itapaji in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, thus throwing the community into confusion, according to Daily Sun.
Agents of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have disagreed over Rivers elections results.
File photo: A polling unit
According to a report by Punch Metro, the agents of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State and their counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party almost exchanged blows on Monday over claims that the presidential election results in some local government areas in the state were forged.
The Returning Officer, a university lecturer, was drunk on Sunday and was sacked when he could not perform his duty.
The INEC Electoral Officer in Bokkos Local Government of Plateau, Mr Salihu Adamu Musa, on Monday apologised over the “shameful” behaviour of a drunk Returning Officer deployed to the area.
Some hoodlums have stormed a market in Lagos, beating up some traders and destroying some shops in Lagos.
An area of Oshodi being patroled by security operatives
According to a Punch Metro report, there was pandemonium in the Oshodi area of Lagos, on Monday, as shops belonging to Igbo traders were allegedly forced shut by hoodlums said to be sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress.
''The greatest miracle is how Borno and Yobe, the 2 Nigerian states ravaged by war, also became the states with the highest voter turnout'' Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri shared this as results of the presidential elections from different states are being announced.
Monday, February 25, 2019
The PDP has alleged massive vote buying by the APC in Kano state during the February 23 elections.
File photo: Election workers
The Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Kano State, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, who is also the state chairman, Presidential campaign council, has expressed concerns over massive vote buying by the ruling All Progressives Congress that characterised the February 23 Presidential election, Daily Trust reports.
The gunmen were said to have laid ambush at Eredo and began shooting sporadically at the vehicle conveying the election results and other materials.
A police corporal identified as Sunday Idoko was shot dead by unknown gunmen while escorting election results from Ipokia to the Ilaro collation centre in Ogun.
After being saved by a fellow corper from the hands of death, a member of the National Youth Service Corps has expressed appreciation to her colleague.
Fakorede Bukola, a female member of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC serving in Rivers state, has appreciated her colleague who saved her from death during the last Saturday's election held in Bonny, Rivers state.
The INEC official in charge of the the presidential election in Rivers State State, has 'stepped down' the results for one local government.
The collation officer for the presidential election in Rivers State State, Aniefiok Essien, has “stepped down” the results for Emohua Local Government Area after a disagreement between officials and party agents, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
A member of the NYSC has said he was forced to submit ballot papers for massive thumb printing in Nasarawa state.
A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Ashimom Msuguhter, who also served as an ad hoc official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has discredited the election that took place at his unit in Nasarawa State on Saturday
One of the fans of Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe has gifted him some millions of naira to fund his medical treatment in the United States of America.
Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Ajayi,
Baba Suwe, the ailing Nollywood star got an additional N10m from Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Ajayi, for his treatment abroad.
This was confirmed by Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi who has been leading an online campaign to raise funds for the sick actor's treatment.
It is a sad time for the family members of a little girl, Marvellous Nsikan Edet, abducted by gunmen in Akwa Ibom.
The General Public has been called upon to help locate a 2-year-old Child identified as Marvellous Nsikan Edet (Pictured below) reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
According to the PDP, the results are fraught with irregularities and therefore, incorrect and unacceptable.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the presidential and parliamentary election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Following his shock loss to the All Progressives Congress, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, has dissociated the Saraki camp from a message being shared on WhatsApp which states that the PDP and Saraki have congratulated the APC and its candidates.
The Governor who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abakaliki on the success recorded by the party in the cause of the last presidential election.
Governor Dave Umahi
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Monday stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lost over 300, 000 votes to the operational failure of Card Readers during the conduct of the last weekend’s presidential election in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Oluwashinaayomi Peller, the winner of the Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/ Iwajowa and Kajola Federal Constituency seat in Oyo State.
\The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kola Balogun, has been declared the winner of the Oyo South senatorial district.
Some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have reportedly stormed the INEC office in Ogun.
Ten operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Sunday, stormed the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State, Punch Metro reports.
Four persons have died after a man reportedly set ablaze his lover's house on fire after being rejected.
Scene of the incident
A 30-year old man, one Shola Adewunmi, who wanted to marry a 19-year old girl, one Miss Esther Omonitan, has vented his anger over rejection by killing the lover, her mother and two sisters at the same time in Lagos, PM Express has reported.
As many as 18 NYSC members have been reportedly abducted in Akwa Ibom as INEC officials are ambushed in the area.
According to a report by Punch Metro, eighteen National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members engaged by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were kidnapped in Akwa Ibom state during the presidential and national assembly elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari of APC defeated the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Osun.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun West Senatorial District, Engr Lere Oriolowo has been declared winner of Saturday National Assembly election.
The Ogun East senatorial elections has been reportedly declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
File photo used only for illustrative purpose
The Returning Officer for the Ogun East Senatorial District, Prof. Chris Nwoka, has declared elections into the Senate for the district inconclusive, Punch Metro reports.
Former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah has defeated more than 18 other parties to win Anambra North Senatorial seat.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah winner of the Anambra North Senatorial District.
According to stats made available to party agents and journalists in Lokoja, Melaye won 6 of the 7 local government areas that make up the Senatorial district.
Senator Dino Melaye
Senator Dino Melaye has won the race for Kogi West Senatorial District, beating his arch-rival Senator Smart Adeyemi of the APC.
It is a sad time for the family of an INEC staff killed while returning home after the general elections in Rivers State.
The father of an Indepenedent National Electoral Commission staff, Ibisaki Amachree, who was killed while returning home after the general elections in Rivers State has taken to Facebook to mourn his daughter.
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