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Lagos LG boss dies of COVID-19  –

Breaking: Lagos LG boss dies of COVID-19  – The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Babatunde Oke, is dead. According to available information, the LG boss died from coronavirus complications. Oke died early in the early hours of Wednesday. It was gathered that the former council boss has been sick for […]

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties. The coalition in a statement by its Chairman, Media Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika, said the adjustment was necessary […]

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases surpass 47, 000

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed 47, 000. Tuesday’s figure, 423, pushed the total infections in the West African nation to 47,290. The number of cases in Nigeria crossed 46, 000 total infections on Saturday. Nigeria has continued to report less than 500 daily coronavirus infections for nearly three weeks. But despite the continued decline […]

NDDC probe ‘just a drama’ – Urhobo Union leader

The ongoing probe of the financial records of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is “just a drama”, the President-General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Moses Taiga, has said. Mr Taiga, who spoke on Saturday with journalists in Lagos, said he did not expect “anything good” to come out of the probe of the intervention […]

Lagos Assembly to amend Anti-Cultism Law, includes punishment for cultist’s parentNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday said it would include punishment for parents of cultists found guilty of cultism in the amendment of Anti-Cultism Law submitted by the state government. The House made the submission during plenary in Lagos after the Bill had scaled through the second reading through a voice votes. The […]

SWAN applauds NFF on transparent disbursement of coronavirus palliatives from FIFA, CAF

The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on the transparent manner it disbursed the COVID-19 palliative package from FIFA, CAF and other sponsors. Sirawoo who expressed delight in the N11,580,000 (Eleven million, five hundred and eighty thousand) Naira that was earmarked for […]

COVID-19 death toll in Edo hits 100 as govt urges strict compliance to protocols amid electioneering campaign – Nigerian Observer

The Edo State Government has urged residents to ensure strict compliance to set guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic amid electioneering campaign for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state, as death toll for the virus hits 100. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who decried the alarming rate […]

Kidnapped Delta Council boss regains freedom

The Chairman of Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Adughe Okorodudu, who was kidnapped on Saturday has regained freedom. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed this to journalists through a phone conversation on Tuesday in Warri. “It is true that the abducted chairman […]

13 NSCDC commands get new permanent office structures

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Abdullahi Gana, said that 13 state commands of the corps have moved out of rented apartments into new permanent office structures built by the Corps. Gana disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in on Tuesday in Abuja. He said on assumption of office […]

NNPP: INEC not ready for credible polls in Edo, Ondo

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) on Tuesday disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not ready to conduct free and fair elections in the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo and Ondo States. The Osun State Chairman of the party, Dr. Oluwatosin Odeyemi, at a press conference at GMT Event Centre in Osogbo […]

Edo guber: Court fixes date to hear suit seeking APC candidate, running mate’s disqualification

The ongoing political drama in Edo State on Monday shifted to Abuja where some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have approached the Federal High Court with a suit seeking the disqualification of the party’s candidate for Governor, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and candidate for Deputy Governor Mr Audu Ganiyu, in the forthcoming governorship […]

Collection of forms begins in Rivers

The Selection Committee of the Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme to engage 774,000 itinerant and unskilled workers across Nigeria, has commenced distribution of forms in Rivers State. The chairman of the committee in Rivers, Innocent Barikor, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Monday. […]

Nigeria records 290 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. The health agency said that Nigeria’s new cases were confirmed in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking the total number of infections in […]

Nigerian Islamic rights group, MURIC, accused of receiving $200,000 from Boko Haram affiliate –

Nigeria-based Islamic rights group, Muslim Rights Concern, has been accused of collecting $200,000 from Boko Haram affiliate, Islamic State for West Africa Province, to destabilise the country. A former Intelligence Chief in Mali, San Louis Keita, made the allegation in Abidjan, the Cote d’Ivoire capital, at a news conference. Keita, who addressed the media on […]

PFN calls for peace, level playing field in Edo, Ondo polls

File Photo Dr Felix Omobude, National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has urged the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure level playing fields during the forthcoming Edo and Ondo state polls. Omobude made the call at a news conference on Monday in Benin, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to use […]

APC guber candidate, Ize-Iyamu will take Edo backward, group says …condemns failed invasion of Edo Assembly, illegal inauguration

A group of Edo indigenes, under the aegis of Concerned Edo Citizens Forum (CECF) has called on the people of Edo State not to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, noting that the guber candidate would take the state backward, reversing the gains recorded by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led […]

Disregard fake video of non-existent fraud allegation against Edo Governor – Osagie – Nigerian Observer

Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said that the video of non-existent fraud allegation against Governor Godwin Obaseki, being circulated on social media platforms, is fake. According to Osagie, “The doctored video should be disregarded, as no such allegation exists. In the electioneering campaign season […]

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

File Photo The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise. This follows the recent changes in the academic calendar for secondary students, particularly those in exiting classes. JAMB had initially announced August 22, but will meet with stakeholders on […]

Ekiti Govt paying lip service to healthcare delivery

The National Association of Government General and Medical Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ekiti has said that the state government was paying lip service to healthcare delivery in the state. The association made the assertion in a statement jointly signed by Kolawole Adeniyi and Toyese Adeleye, its Chairman and Secretary, respectively. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

Unknown assailants kill Obiano’s aide on securityNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a […]

Edo guber: Senators tackle PGF chief, Governor Obaseki

Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Committee, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has taken on Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, for criticising the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) handling of ongoing Edo election campaigns as weak, defeatist, cowardly and at best treacherous. Also, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and […]

Labour Party: Senator Tinubu can’t impose policies on Edo

File Photo The candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Isaiah Osifo, said former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, cannot impose his ‘retrogressive’ politics on Edo people. Osifo said this in Benin on Sunday in reaction to […]

NSCIA: Mosques in Ekiti ready for reopening

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Ekiti says mosques in the state are now well positioned to meet the conditions for reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The group stated this in a communique signed by the chapter’s President, Alhaji Yaqubu Sanni, after a stakeholders meeting. The communique was made available to newsmen on […]