Category: Local News

Saraki, Adeosun and the moral question: Dear Sagay, don’t be hypocritical! by Buchi Obichie (Opinion)

Editors’ note: The writer, Buchi Obichie, takes Prof Itse Sagay to task for insisting that Senate President Bukola Saraki vacates his seat as a matter of honour, while stating that Kemi Adeosun should remain in her position, despite having serious issues with her NYSC certificate. She points out that the morality card should be dealt […]

They butchered a lady, called one ‘Alhaji’ to get ready for her parts – Woman in Rivers narrates how she escaped death from ritual killers

– The dark and gory activities of ritual killers have continued to pervade the daily experiences of most Nigerians – One of such persons who had a near-death experience from men of the underworld was a woman in Rivers state who identified herself as Precious – Having been rescued by policemen in the state, Precious […]

National Assembly joint committee meeting deadlocked over N189bn INEC budget

– A National Assembly joint committee fails to reconcile disparities between the N189bn budget submitted by INEC and the N143bn contained in the President Buhari’s letter to lawmakers – The chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, assures Nigerians that lawmakers will ensure that the electoral body conducts credible, free and fair elections in 2019 […]

Osun 2018 election: Certainties, uncertainties ahead of APC, PDP over Osun west agenda

Editor’s note: Mutiu Iyanda, the partner blogger, in his latest piece, writes about the certainties and uncertainties of APC, PDP in Osun west ahead of September 22 governorship election in the state. Mutiu Iyanda conducts socio-economic, business, political and communication researches with the adoption of quantitative and qualitative designs. He crafts plans, develop strategies […]

Jigawa stands still as residents take over streets in support of Senator who defected to PDP

Supporters of Senator Ubale Shitu took to the streets of Jigawa over the recent defection of the Senator representing Jigawa northeast senatorial district. The supporters rallied round the streets of Hadejia local government area in solidairty with the defected Senator. Premium Times reports that although Shitu was not present at the event, the convener of […]

INEC bars newly registered 23 political parties from participating in Osun election

– INEC issued certificates to the 23 newly registered political parties – It however said they can not participate in the Osun gubernatorial election – The electoral body urged the parties to respect their constitutions The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the new registered 23 political parties from participating in the Osun gubernatorial […]

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