El-Rufai Kneels, Begs For Forgiveness of Governor Yahaya Bello

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State went all out on Thursday, going down on his knees to canvass support for Governor Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid. El-Rufai who is also the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign in Kogi State made the gesture at a mega rally held for the governor in the state…

Bayelsa Guber: Court Disqualifies APC Governorship Candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, has declared invalid the announcement of David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and that of his running mate, Degi Eremienyo, for Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa. Justice Jane Inyang said that the APC breached the rules when another person, other than the statutorily recognised authority, the…

APC governors give Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position. “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of the party constitution and convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges, or…

Senate approves N10bn for Kogi 3 days to governorship election

The senate has approved the sum of N10 billion for Kogi state. The sum is a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government by the state government. The approval is coming two days to the governorship election in the state. On October 15, President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the funds was read…

70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term, the human rights organisation said in a statement. In…

Buhari Will Seek A Third Term In Office – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been working against the media to prepare the grounds for the launch of his third term campaign. According to him, Nigeria has gone to the dogs and only the media can assist us. He believes the President…

Otedola donates N5bn, as Dangote donates N100m to DJ Cuppy Foundation

Business mogul, Femi Otedola, has donated N5bn to the Cuppy Foundation, a philanthropic project of his daughter, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy. Mr. Otedola, who was represented by another one of his daughters, Tolani, made the announcement during the ‘Gold Gala,’ an event by his daughter, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Sunday…

My parents never believed in educating the girl child — Bauchi gov’s wife

The wife of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Aishatu, said on Saturday that she never went to school in her parent’s house and that she had no formal education as of the time she married her husband because her parents never believed in educating the girl child. Speaking in Bauchi at the ‘Naija Youth…

We thought my mother was praying when she died — Tafawa Balewa’s son Usman

Usman Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, a retired senior public servant in Bauchi State, is one of the children of Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who passed on recently at the age of 85. He spoke with DAVID ADENUGA about his mother’s passion…

Sowore rejects Apostle Suleman’s surety offer

The legal team of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has rejected a possible offer by President, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to stand surety for the detained activist. Suleman had in a tweet on Monday expressed concerns that though Sowore had hurt many people in the past — including Suleman himself — he is of…

Governor of Anambra State Claims ‘evil spirits’ take over Anambra Govt House

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, on Saturday, admitted the presence of evil spirits in the Government House. The governor made the statement at the Province of the Niger, Anglican Prayer Rally of Anambra State (APRAS) 2019, with the theme “The Righteous shall Flourish like Palm Tree”, held at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square,…

Oba of Lagos, Obaseki, Edo Varsity Chancellor Attacked at Oshiomhole’s House

Damaged vehicles after thugs attacked Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, and other guests at the the residence of former Governor of Edo State and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.) The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and…