Army, police probe officers who ‘endorsed Buhari’

The Nigerian Army and the Police said they have commenced investigations into pictures of soldiers and policemen seen doing the “4 + 4” sign, President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign signature.

Rescheduled polls: Obaseki assures of adequate security, releases emergency response center...

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured voters in the state of adequate security to ensure peaceful conduct of the rescheduled general elections, calling on the people to come out en masse to exercise their franchise to deepen democracy in the country.

Arsenal thump BATE to reach Europa League last 16

Arsenal reached the last 16 of the Europa League by comfortably seeing off BATE Borisov 3-0 on Thursday and overturning a first-leg deficit that had threatened one of the tournament favourites with elimination.

2019 Polls: Research reveals ‘systemic rigging plot’ in Edo

…Urhoghide, Ogbeide-Ihama, Igbinedion-controlled LGAs possess dubious figures of collected PVCs in 2 years …group tasks INEC, DSS, Police on fraudulent spike in trend As political parties conclude electioneering campaigns for the February 23, general elections across the country, a research body, Edo Socio-economic Research Group, has raised an alarm over what it fears may be a ‘systemic rigging plot’ by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State. In a statement issued in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Thursday, the group said that its latest research on the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) across the state, revealed that “the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) collected in two (2) local governments of Edo State (Oredo and Ovia North East) in the last two years (2016 to 2018) exceeded the total number of PVCs collected in those LGAs in sixteen years, from 1999 to 2016.” According to the group’s findings, the number of PVCs collected in Oredo Local Government Area from 1999 to 2016 was 151,010 (one hundred and fifty one thousand, ten).

Police confirm attack on Vice President’s campaign train in Ilorin

The Kwara Police Command has confirmed an attack on the campaign train of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Ilorin.

ONSA partners NCC to stem influx of fake mobile phones

Office of National Security Adviser, ONSA, has teamed with Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and other government agencies, to find a lasting solution to the issue of fake and cloned mobile phones entering the Nigerian market.

Group hails Buratai, Army over election security, sues for continuous loyalty 

Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Army over responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, the Executive Director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers it observed that the Nigerian Army has risen to the occasion, particularly in the way it has intensified operations to counter incidents that could have undermined the elections.

FIRS generates N23bn from lien on corporate accounts

Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has generated over N23 billion in unpaid taxes from the recently suspended substitution exercise on corporate bank accounts, which was marked by the imposition of restriction on the accounts of tax-defaulting organisations.

APC, Imo community protest killing of party chieftain

Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State yesterday, protested to the state police headquarters over the recent murder of their chieftain, Ifeanyi  Odoemena. 

We are constructing roads to open our State to investors –...

DELTA State Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said his interest in road construction was borne out of the desire to open up the state for investors.

Herdsmen Kill 16 Persons in Benue

Suspected herdsmen yesterday killed 16 persons in an early morning attack on Ebete community in Agatu Local Council of Benue State. The Guardian learnt that the 1.30 a.m. invasion also left scores injured. An eyewitness, Daddy Seni, whose father was slain alongside his siblings, said he was called on phone by his dad while heading […] The post appeared first on .

Community leader alleges poor funding of public schools in Delta

A community leader in Delta, Mr Emmanuel Ashinze, has alleged poor funding of public schools in the state, expressing concern that it has led to decadence and low standard of education. Ashinze, President-General of Ogwashi-Uku Development Association (ODA), made the allegation at the Citizens Engagement Forum on Delta 2019 Budget held on Wednesday in Asaba. […] The post appeared first on .

Shell inducts 30 graduates for industry internship

Thirty engineering graduates have been inducted to the fifth batch of the Shell Nigeria internship programme, a four-year-old scheme designed to help young graduate engineers upscale their skills in readiness for employment in the energy sector. The internship programme, run in collaboration with the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), places the interns with various […] The post appeared first on .

‘UNLAWFUL ORDERS’: Withdraw your statement, Army chief tells Atiku

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, yesterday, asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to withdraw his statement asking the Army to disobey the president's directive to be ruthless on ballot box snatchers.

Fake INEC result sheet: Arrest Ogah, Ubani now —Abia govt

ABUJA—Abia State government has called for the immediate release of citizens Felix Obisike and Gauis Nnadi, the two N-Power beneficiaries in Abia State who were arrested by the Directorate of State Services, DSS on a spurious claim of being in possession of result sheet of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the postponed February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. 

Obaseki mourns passing of Okuokpellagbe of Okpella

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of the Okuokpellagbe of Okpella, Alhaji Dr. Andrew Yesufu Eshioroamhe Dirisu, JP, OON.

Next level is Promised Land, don’t go back to Egypt –...

THE National Chairman of the Door-to-Door Campaign of the All Progressives Congress, Presidential Campaign, Mr. Bola Ilori yesterday pleaded with Nigerians not to go back to Egypt as they go to the polls on Saturday.

Ward structure: Itsekiri nation urges INEC to comply with Appeal...

ITSEKIRI ethnic nationality has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to comply with an Appeal Court judgment in suit No CA/B/482M/18 directing it to revert to the 10— ward structure in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Wamakko condoles families of slain APC chair

Chairman of Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has condoled the family of the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bakale Ward, Yabo Local Government of Sokoto State, Alhaji Sani Bakale, who wasassassinated by some yet to be identified persons recently.

APC chieftain murdered in Imo

OWERRI—A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, identified as Ifeanyi Ozoemena, has been murdered in Ngor Okpala local council area of Imo State, by unidentified gunmen, said to have operated in a sports utility vehicle, SUV.