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Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel Finishes Lavish Mansion After Few Months In Office ( Photos )

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has completed a massive mansion for himself in his hometown of Awa community in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, which he started building four months after becoming the governor of the State. SaharaReporters in an exclusive report on September 30, 2015 revealed that contract for the building project was awarded ... Read More »

Appeal Court sacks Akwa Ibom Gov. Udom Emmanuel nullifies entire election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the Akwa Ibom State governorship election of April 11, removing the declared winner, Udom Emmanuel, from office. Mr. Emmanuel’s election was challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Umana Umana. At the election tribunal, Mr. Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party, had secured partial victory, with the election cancelled ... Read More »

Court of Appeal Sacks All Rivers State Senators, Orders Re-run

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered a rerun of Rivers East Senatorial election. It was the unanimous judgement delivered by a panel of three justices. The case was filed by Senator Magnus Abe of APC against against PDP’s Senator Olaka Wogu who was declared the winner of the election into the Senatorial district by INEC. The court ... Read More »

JAMB Delists Four Osun State Owned Tertiary Institution From Website.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted four tertiary institutions owned by Osun State Government have been from its website. They were said to be delisted for next two academic sessions on the request of the state government over plans to restructure them. The institutions as made known by the Alumni Associations of the four state-owned tertiary institutions ... Read More »

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu loses mother

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has announced the death of his mother, Mrs. Bessie Ikpeazu (Nee Nwagwu). She died after a brief illness in the early hours of Sunday, November 29 at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu. She was 87. Madam Bessie was a career nurse and midwife. A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, ... Read More »

FG Hands Over its Shares in Electricity Companies to State Governments.

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP), barring any change in plans, will offload 30 per cent of its remaining 40 per cent shares in the nation’s 11 privatised electricity distribution companies (Discos) to state governments. The development follows conclusion of the evaluation of investments made by states in the distribution system pre-privatisation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). According ... Read More »

Police Ban Protests, Rallies In Bayelsa State As Election Results Are To Be Announced Today

The Nigeria Police Force have banned any form of procession, rally, protest or demonstration throughout Bayelsa state as INEC prepares to announce the winner of the Saturday December 5th governorship election in the state. According to a statement released this morning by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Hashimu Argungu, the Police said intelligence report available to them suggests that residents ... Read More »

Lagos State Govt to Go After Landlords of ‘Face Me I Face You’ With One Toilet

The Ministry of Environment in Lagos state is set to prosecute landlords who build multiple rooms which are rented out with limited conveniences. The Lagos State government has vowed to clamp down on owners of buildings with poor or substandard septic tanks, declaring the practice as unhealthy and could lead to outbreak of epidemic, according to the Nigerian Tribune. The ... Read More »

I’m Governor-Elect Of Kogi State – James Faleke To INEC

Hon. James Faleke, the running mate to late Prince Abubakar Audu, the candidate of the APC in the governorship election in Kogi State, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, asking the commission to declare him the governor-elect of the state. The lawmaker said that under Nigerian Constitution, he was duly elected as deputy governor of Kogi State, ... Read More »

Kogi State Governor Wada, Removes 15 LG Chairmen For Defecting To APC

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi on Tuesday removed 15 chairmen of local governments from office for defecting to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC). This is contained in a statement issued in Lokoja and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr James Adedoyin in Lokoja. The statement cited section 20 sub section ... Read More »

Governor Wike Sacks 14 Rivers State Permanent Secretaries.

Embattled governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has sent 14 permanent secretaries of the state into compulsory retirement. “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has approved the compulsory retirement of 14 permanent secretaries from the Rivers State Civil Service. Their retirement takes immediate effect,” a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, Those retired, according ... Read More »

Mali President Declared State of Emergency after Deadly Attack

A 10-day state of emergency has been announced in Mali following an attack on a hotel by suspected Islamist militants in the capital Bamako, in which gunmen killed 19 people. A 10-day state of emergency has been announced in the West African nation of Mali following an attack on a hotel by suspected Islamist militants in the capital Bamako, in ... Read More »

Gov. Bindow Of Adamawa State Visits Bomb Blast Victims, Bans Night Market (Photos)

Governor Bindow Mohammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa State yesterday visited the victims of Tuesday’s bomb blast who are presently receiving treatments at Federal Medical Centre,Yola. The Governor also visited the scene of the bomb blast.Speaking during his visit,Gov Bindow announced an indefinite ban on night markets in the state capital. Business premises and places that attract large crowd are expected to ... Read More »

Kogi Shuts Schools Till Monday For State Governorship Election

Kogi State government has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state from November 18 to November 23 due to the November 21 governorship election in the state. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Alhaji Adamu Sheidu, confirmed the closure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lokoja. According to ... Read More »

Taraba State man commits suicide due to hardship

I saw this photo on Facebook but can’t ascertain the authenticity of the news but according to the user who shared it, the man hanged himself on a tree at Hassan Suleiman Primary School, opposite Roman Catholic Church, Drowa, Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State. He was said to have been battling with difficulties prior to his death. See the ... Read More »

Lagos State Gov To Monitor Churches, Mosques Preaching Hate Messages

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it will start monitoring the activities of churches and mosques in the state to check the ones spreading hate messages stating that religious intolerance will not be accepted. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, made this statement during a meeting with members of the Nigeria inter-Religious Council, at the state secretariat, ... Read More »