12-year-old girl, two others shot as violence erupts in Osogbo Ahead of Osun Election Re-Run

Heavy gunshots rang out between the police and suspected political thugs in Alekuwodo neighbourhood of Osogbo on Monday afternoon, amidst battle for the control of one of the five polling units where re-run election is scheduled to hold on Thursday. A 12-year-old girl and two men who were not involved in the violence sustained gunshot…

Deputy Chief Whip Of the House of Representatives Expelled from APC

The deputy chief whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase, has been expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for alleged anti-party activities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmaker who represents Owan Federal Constituency in Edo state was expelled by his ward and this decision has been ratified by the…

See Full List of Polling Units Where INEC Will Conduct Re-Run Elections In Osun State

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the conclusion of the Osun State governorship election for Thursday September 27. The Returning Officer, Joseph Fuope, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, while declaring the final results, said he could not “fairly” return Ademola Adeleke as the winner because…

Breaking: See How Saraki Convinced Omisore to Work with Adeleke in Osun Re-Run

Following the impasse occasioned by Saturday’s inconclusive gubernatorial election in Osun state, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has taken some smart steps to have the front runner and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke emerge winner of the electoral contest. However, Saraki who was last month named chairman of the PDP Osun…

Nigerian Government, INTERPOL in Search of Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates

The Nigerian navy reported today that it works jointly with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to track and rescue 12 crew members kidnapped from a Swiss cargo ship that sails in Nigerian waters. Navy spokesman Ayo Olugbode said several agencies are working on a joint search operation to locate the crew, which has been…

We Betrayed Jonathan In 2015, to Favour Buhari- Akpabio

Abuja – Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Monday, revealed that he and other members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election. Speaking on a personal note, he said his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 polls, but owing…

Two Police Officers, 12 others Arrested for Alleged Theft, Vandalism

The Nigerian Railway Police Command in Enugu has arrested 14 persons in connection with alleged vandalism and theft of property belonging to the Nigerian Railway Corporation. Henry Njoku, the Area Commander in-charge of the Eastern District Police Area Command, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Monday in Enugu. Mr Njoku said that the suspects included…

Nigeria Declares National Disaster as Floods kill over 100

Over 100 people have died in floods in several Nigerian states following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow, the National Emergency Management Agency announced Monday. The emergency body, NEMA, declared national disaster in the affected states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. Eight other states are being monitored, the agency…

CBN Goes Tough on Nigerian Banks, Announces fines for Failed Transaction Reversals, Others

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that any failed Nigerian Instant Payment (NIP) transaction not reversed into the customer’s account within 24 hours based on complaint of the sender and/or beneficiary will attract a fine of N10,000. The CBN, in a circular also said delayed application of inward NIP into beneficiary’s accounts beyond four…

I Did Not Discuss Ambode with Tinubu, I am not a Politician – Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye has denied report published by one of the national dailies , that he spoke with the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Akinwumi Ambode’s second term bid. Disclosing this through his tweeter handle, Adeboye averred that he…