BREAKING: Appeal Court affirms Fayemi’s election as Ekiti Governor

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi as Governor of Ekiti State. A three-member panel of the court, led by Steven Adah, ruled that the January 28 decision of the state election tribunal was meritorious. The court dismissed Professor Kolapo Olusola’s appeal for lacking in merit. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared that Fayemi and his party, the All Progressives Congress, polled a total of 197,459 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who placed second with 178,121 votes in the July…

Breaking: INEC Declares PDP’s Bala Mohammed Winner of Bauchi Guber Poll

Senator Bala Mohammed, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has been declared winner of the Bauchi State governorship election. He defeated the incumbent Governor, Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Announcing the results of elections on Monday, Mohammed Kyari, the returning officer said Mohammed polled 515,113 votes to defeat Abubakar who scored 500,625 votes. The total votes cast was 1,339,66, out of which 1,111,406 votes were valid and 22560 votes, invalid. He said the PDP candidate, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied all requirements,…

Breaking : APC NWC Meet with Rep Members, Members Elect

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole have convened at the party secretariat in Abuja to hold a crucial meeting with the party’s House of Representatives caucus which also include its member elect .  

Another Nigerian Coach Dies

Chukwuma Agbo, Assistant Coach, Beach Soccer national team, the Super Sand Eagles, is dead. His death came barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on, on Monday, Feb. 11. Agbo, former Rangers International and Delta Force Head Coach’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a tweet via its official Twitter handle (@thenff), the NFF said Agbo’s death was sad: Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team,…

Breaking: Death Toll In Kajuru Killings 130, Not 66, Says el-Rufai

… Says those doubting the killings are “grossly irresponsible” [Ishaku Yohanna] The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i said on Tuesday that the death toll in Kajuru Local Government Area was 130 and not 66, which he earlier said. The Governor had, last Friday; raised the alarm that unknown gunmen had killed 66 persons in the area. But, briefing journalists in Abuja after the security meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, el-Rufa’i said that based on the security briefings he has received, the actual number of those killed was 130 and…

Council of States Approves N27,000 as New Minimum Wage

The National Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja seems to not only have become a unifying platform but also has brought to an end the squabble over the new minimum wage. The meeting which was held at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Tuesday saw state governors and former heads of state having a round table discussion on the issues facing the country. Amongst such issues discussed was the new minimum wage being agitated by the labour union . The Council however reached…

Breaking: Court Stops FG From Removing CJN Onnoghen

[Ishaku Yohanna] The Federal High Court Abuja, has restrained the Federal Government from forcefully removing the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen from office. Justice Edward Ekwo gave the order on Monday in Abuja while ruling on an ex parte motion brought by the Action Peoples Party. Defendants in the suit include President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Other defendants in the suit are Justice Onnoghen, Justice Ibrahim Tanko, the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Chairman, Code of…