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Presidential candidate seeks further extension of polls | The Guardian Nigeria News

Presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim Presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT), Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has called for further extension of the Presidential and National Assembly elections billed to hold on Saturday, February 23. He contended that the one-week extension was too short to conclude the logistics requirement for the polls. The presidential candidate […]

Lagos Commissioner lauds Tinubu in fight against drug abuse

Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Agboola Dabiri Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Agboola Dabiri has lauded the Senator representing Lagos Central at the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu for complementing the efforts of the State Government to stamp out drug abuse from the State. The Commissioner, who spoke in his office […]

Why Parties May Reopen Campaigns

There are indications that political parties may reopen their campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly rescheduled elections as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will today meet to review the restriction on electioneering campaign within the extension period. The Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, […]

Five killed as armed bandits attack Niger communities

File Photo Armed bandits have attacked 17 communities in Rafi and Shiroro local government areas of Niger state leaving five people dead. 35 people are suspected to have been abducted as they have been declared missing by the communities. This was disclosed to The Nation by the Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA). According to […]

Obaseki’s Ward Devt. Committees: Expert lauds initiative, endorses bottom-up approach to development

The Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s creation of ward development committees in identifying and providing tailored solutions to peculiar problems in rural communities in Edo State has been lauded as novel and a participatory approach to governance that will engender robust grassroots-driven development. The submission was made by a development expert in a chat with journalists […]

Petrol marketers to reduce fuel price over elections postponement | The Guardian Nigeria News

NIGERIA – DECEMBER 12: Men walk past a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation tanker outside the NNPC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, December 12, 2006. OPEC, the producer of 40 percent of the world’s oil, convenes this week in Abuja, Nigeria, its first conference in Africa’s largest oil-producing nation since 1972. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg via […]

Election: Say no to violence, kid musician tells Nigerians

Ozzy Bosco Twelve-year-old musician Oziomachukwu Chukwujama, popularly known as Ozzy Bosco, has appealed to Nigerians, particularly adults, to remain calm and avoid violent acts during the elections. Ozzy Bosco who made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, noted that he might be a child but […]

Party campaigns and the phobia of true federalism

By Henry Boyo THE Political Parties have, lately hit the election campaign trail, to plead with the, erstwhile, ignored proletariat to adopt their candidates as the preferred choice to plunder the common treasury for the next four years. Predictably, political office holders and their cohorts will, score government’s performance at all levels as satisfactory, even when […]

Nigeria Loses Over $9bn To Election Postponement

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu (left), with Manager, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr Naboth Onyesoh (3rd right), Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr Simbi Wabote (right) and others, during the inspection of NCDMB’s exhibition stand at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in […]

FG Rakes In Over $15bn From Cargoes – NPA Boss

Facilitator/former Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Olukayode Oyeleye (left), addressing participants, during the North-west and North-Central Agribusiness Regional Sensitisation campaign for smallholders farmers in Nigeria, organised by Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in collaboration with USAID and Alliance for a Green Revolution […]

Nigerians Still Reacting to Election Postponement

There is no doubt that the postponement of the general elections by one week by the Independent National Electoral Commission came as a rude shock to majority of Osun residents. In this vox pop, Adewale Olayemi sought the views of a cross section of residents on the controversial vote shift by the electoral umpire. Waheed […]

National Assembly Shifts Resumption of Plenary to Feb 26

The National Assembly, which last month adjourned plenary to Tuesday, February 19, has shifted the resumption of plenary by one week. The Assembly, according to a one-page statement entitled ‘Postponement of Resumption of Plenary’ issued on Sunday by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr M. A. Sani-Omolori, attributed the shifting of the […]

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Agence France-Presse Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia’s disaster management agency said on Sunday. Authorities are now trying to arrange for an excavator to help in the rescue effort in […]

Postponement of Elections as a Culture

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu: Eric Teniola Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General […]

Female Nurse exposes NAFDAC Approved Solution to Get Stronger Erections and Stamina to Last 25minutes That Pharmacy & Drugstores Do Not Want Men to Find out… Revealed!

  Some few years ago, before I met my wife and got married to her… I travelled to another state for some work and business. Coincidentally, I met with an ex-girlfriend, who happens to now be a nurse in one of the leading hospitals. Truth is, we have been in love during our university days. […]

U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles lose third place to South Africa

Once more, penalties proved the undoing of Paul Aigbogun’s Nigeria U20 squad as South Africa’s Amajita picked up the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niamey yesterday. Failure to put away a number of opportunities that came their way proved fatal for the seven –time champions, who endured the humiliation […]

8,000 screened for mass wedding in Kano

Mass-Wedding The Kano State Hisbah Board has screened 8,000 prospective couples to participate in the state-sponsored mass wedding of divorcees, widows and spinsters. The Kano State Government had on Dec. 12, 2018 set up a 23-member committee on state-sponsored wedding of 3,000 widows, divorcees and spinsters in the state. The board’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji […]

Buhari Considering Amina Zakari To Replace INEC Boss —CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu. Ugochinyere claimed the President was planning to name a National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, as the Acting Chairman, citing her experience as the oldest and most experienced […]

Election postponement: Remain calm, resolute, ADC candidate urges electorate

By Chris Onuoha Following the recently Postponed 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections from 16th February to  23rd February, 2019,  Barrister Rex Idaminabo, candidate contesting for Member Federal House of Representatives, Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 1,  under ADC party has extended his goodwill message to the people of his constituency who initially shown readiness to […]

Okowa Condemns Killing Of Aide, Ngozi Ijei

Asaba – Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has condemned in strong terms the killing of his aide, Lawrence Ngozi Ijei by suspected assailants on Friday. A statement by Okowa’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu on Saturday in Asaba said the Governor was deeply saddened by the untimely death of his aide who […]

NANS Threatens Mass Protest Over Postponement of Elections

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Saturday, expressed disappointment and strongly condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC. Azeez Adeyemi, spokesperson of the association, at a news briefing in Abeokuta, Ogun State, said that the students would organise nationwide protest against the development on Monday. He […]

Full text of INEC chairman’s address at meeting with stakeholders

ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION INEC, PROFESSOR MAHMOOD YAKUBU TO THE STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING ON THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA ON SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2019 l. About thirteen hours ago, I conveyed to Nigerians the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reschedule the 2019 general elections by […]

Atiku Reacts To 2019 Elections Postponement

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to remain peaceful in the face of provocation. Atiku said this in a statement he personally signed in the early hours of Saturday while reacting to the shift in the dates for the conduct of the general elections as announced […]

2019: The place of Nigerian woman

By Chioma Gabriel, Editor Special Features In the beginning, the Nigerian woman was only seen but not heard. Her place was restricted to the kitchen and the other room. Her voice was restricted to her husband’s ears and close family members. Her man who was hinged on his chauvinistic disposition preoccupied himself with the notion […]

INEC Shifts Presidential Polls By One Week

After a crucial meeting of the national commissioners of the Commission and its chairman, Professor Moshood Yakubu. The presidential election and the National Assembly elections have been shifted by one week. Nigerians will now have to wait till February 23, 2019, to elect the next president and federal legislators, while the governorship election will be […]

Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Huffington Post Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday. Jean Twagirayezu, head of investigations department of the investigation bureau, in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, said, “The operation seeks to enforce […]

IIEV felicitates with Ambode’s wife at 55

Bolanle Ambode A group, operating under the aegis of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard, made up of social activist, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), artisans, political groups and youths, has felicitated with the wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanla Ambode who turned 55 today. The group, in a message signed by the Coordinator, Mr. Bamigbade Seyi said […]

Nobody Will Unseat Me, Buhari Vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that nobody will unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters, he had the strength to lead the country for four more years. Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his ability to […]

Breaking: Kogi senator involved in auto accident

Ahmed Ogembe, Senator representing Kogi State Central on Friday survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections. Mr Duke Opeyemi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senator, disclosed this in a telephone interview with newsmen on Friday in Lokoja. He said that the accident occurred at […]

Nigeria Decides: Amaechi Mobilises Militants To Bomb INEC Offices -Wike …RSG Declares Today Public Holiday …Uncovers APC’s Plot To Stage Violent Protest

Flashback: Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike (right), receiving nomination letter for NUJ Leadership Award from the National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo at Government House, Port Harcourt, recently. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his cohorts in […]