Lagos Leads on INEC List of Registered Voters, Bayelsa Trails

The North-West geopolitical zone has the highest number of registered voters in the country with a total of 18,505,984 voters, according to statistics obtained by The PUNCH from the Independent National Electoral Commission. The South-West zone, which comprises Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Oyo states, comes second with a total number of 14,626,800 registered…

Okoroji’s COSON Celebrates High Court Judgment, Heads to Appeal Court

By Eric Elezuo The Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, has declared the judgment of Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1259/2017 filed by COSON against MCSN, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and the Attorney- General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, as victory for the society and…

Toyin Saraki To Deliver Opening Address At 8th Africa Sexual Health And Rights Conference In South Africa

  The Wife of the Senate President and Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki will deliver the opening address at the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa, on St. Valentine’s Day,  14th February, 2018. Invited to speak on the topic: “Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health…

Exclusive: Billionaire Businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya’s son set to wed VP Osinbajo’s daughter

After a year 2017 that she would rather forget in terms of her business and brush with the authorities, amiable society lady and billionaire businesswoman, Hajia Bola Shagaya is about to smile again as one his sons, Seun, is set to wed the daughter of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President. Fondly called Kiki, the…

INEC Absolves Self Over Kano’s Underage Voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission has sought to allay public worries over the credibility of Nigeria’s future elections after pictures of underage voters emerged from last Saturday’s local polls in Kano State. Observers, including the Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, and Action Aid International Nigeria, said they witnessed voting by underage citizens during…

South Africa’s ANC Meets to Finalise Zuma’s Exit

South Africa’s ruling ANC party met on Monday to “finalise” the departure of scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma, who has refused to resign, as opposition parties called for early elections. ANC chief Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting, has been locked in confidential talks with Zuma that have pitched the country into political uncertainty. “We know you want…