Supplementary Guber Elections: President Buhari will not intervene to favour his party– Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will not intervene to help his party win supplementary elections in six states where they are scheduled, the presidency has said. The electoral commission, INEC, has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive. This paper reported how INEC…

6,000 children risk contracting HIV in Kaduna state in 2019 — UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that 6,000 newborns in Kaduna State are at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV interventions are not implemented. Zakari Adam, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, made the assertion at a one-day meeting in Kaduna on Monday. NAN…

LATEST: Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s election

The Peoples Democratic Party is currently filing its petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election. The party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have gathered a team of lawyers at the Court of Appeal, venue of the presidential election tribunal who are currently working on the processes…

Election Controversy: Osinbajo meets APC Govs of Bauchi, Adamawa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday held separate private meetings with governors Mohammadu Abubakar of Bauchi State and Jibrila Bindow of Adamawa. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the March 9 governorship election in both states inconclusive. Both governors declined to speak with State House correspondents after emerging from the meeting. In both…

Viral video: Kano supplementary election is “do or die” – APC Chairman

A video has gone viral showing the Kano State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas, describing the supplementary governorship election in the state as a “do or die.” In the short video, the party chairman also assures supporters his party would provide maximum protection for its members even if it means ensuring…

Inconclusive elections: Protesters demand immediate resignation of INEC Boss

– Protesters affiliated with the Save Nigeria Democracy Group fault INEC over the the recent spate of inconclusive elections declared by the commission – The group claims the results from the just concluded general elections did not reflect the true voting direction of Nigerians A group of protesters on Wednesday, March 13, trooped to the…

My ex-husband killed our daughter for ritual purpose, woman alleges in court

A Lagos trader and mother of three, Rafiat Okunola, on Wednesday told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan, that her ex-husband, Kasali Adeleke, allegedly killed her daughter for ritual. President of the Court, Henry Agbaje, had in 2016 dissolved the union between Rafiat and Adeleke on grounds of battery, attempted sale of child and lack…

Nigeria’s active mobile subscribers drops to 162m in Q4 2018 — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Nigeria’s active mobile subscribers dropped to 162,032,481 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 172,824,239 million and 162,522,772 million recorded in the third and second quarter, 2018, respectively. The NBS disclosed this in its “Telecommunication Data (Q3 and Q4 2018)” released on its website. According to the…