Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Edo September 10 governorship election, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Nick Dazang, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr. Dazang said the decision to
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trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on false assets declaration and ruling in his motion seeking disqualification of the chairman Mr. Danladi Umar from further participating in his trial billed to be delivered today has been shifted till September. The Tribunal prosecuting Saraki had fixed today
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Federal medical centre Bida in Niger State is set to install a Computerized Tomographic Scanning, CT scan machine as one of the ways to improve health care delivery. The equipment which will cost N152million has been approved by the federal government. The FMC has already installed two kidney dialysis machines and planned to acquire two
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advocacy and socio-political group known as the South East Progressives Assembly, SEPA, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to at the wake of a Federal High Court ruling in Owerri affirming Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia State, withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Dr. Uche Ogah. In a
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Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has condemned in strong terms the gruesome murder of Pastor Mrs. Eunice Elisha Olawale of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, who was killed in Abuja last weekend. He said, â€œ This and other incidences by intolerant Nigerians continue to pose a threat to our unityâ€. In a statement
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Strike action has grounded Niger State following the expiration of a two week ultimatum given to the state government to pay full salary to workers in the state. The state workers received half salary last month as a result of what the government described as revenue short fall from the federation accounts. Government then rushed
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Decision by the police in Benin to free a murder suspect, who was arrested and detained over allegations of involvement in the gruesome murder of a 75-year-old woman, is generating controversy, as the eldest daughter of the deceased, Miss Dorothy Egbebamwonyi wondered why a prime suspect in murder case would be released on bail without
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Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has advised Federal Public Servants in the country to explore ways of how to add value to their income in order to meet up with the present economic challenges facing the country. In a press statement signed by the Assistant Director, Media Relations
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Meyitti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has condemned publications in some national dailies, Nigerian Pilot not included, that a former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, was chased out of the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja by herdsmen. National Secretary of the association, Baba Orthman Ngelzarma, who
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Paramount Ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom in Delta State, HRM (Pere) Charles Ayemi-Botu, has asked the federal government to speed up its dialogue with Niger Delta militants to save the country from economic collapse. Ayemi-Botu, a former National Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of the Nine Oil and Gas-Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, said until President
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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has allegedly refused the plea bargain proposal by the embattled speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange, and 14 other lawmakers who said they were ready to return the loot to avoid being arraigned in court. A highly placed source at the commission yesterday told Nigerian Pilot
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Rivers State police command said it has recovered N6.2 million which belonged to Stanbic IBTC Bank in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Nigerian Pilot learnt that the money, which was brought in from Aba, last Friday, through Bankers Warehouse, a company that deals on bullion van hire in the state, was diverted by the
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Residents of Soko Estate in Uvwie local government area, Delta State have confirmed an incidence of armed robbers, who snatched a car from a woman with her baby inside the car. According to the residents of the estate, a link road between Jakpa Road and Airport Road, Effurun, Delta State, said the robbers went away
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Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has charged residents of Jebba in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State to go about their lawful businesses and desist from engaging in the breakdown of law and order in the community. According to a statement by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development,
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Residents of Alegbo, Okoribi and Ugbolokposo communities in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the rehabilitation of three key roads. They expressed appreciation to the state government for fixing the previous inaccessible roads which for years had caused agonisng traffic gridlock, damaged vehicles, as well as provided opportunities
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All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara has announced with grief, the death of its Assistant State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Peter Ajiboye who died on Monday in Ilorin, Kwara State. In a statement signed by the partyâ€™s Publicity Secretary, Sulyman Buhari, the party described Mr. Ajiboye as a committed and loyal party leader who will be
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As harsh economic situation continues bite harder across the country, a member of the House of Representatives, Ayodele Joseph (APC/Apapa Constituency) has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmaker said despite the seeming slowness of the APC administration, President Buhari has the ability to bring the desired change to the
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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the North East geo-political zone have pleaded with the chairman of the national caretaker committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to step down for the disputed chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, in order to unite the party ahead of 2019. North East coordinator of the PDP
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Victor Osehobo, Benin City Unless the PDP puts its house in order, the ruling APC Federal government in Nigeria will continue to ride roughshod on the intelligence of Nigerians, without any criticism of its programmes and policies. The PDP member representing Esan Northeast/Esan Northeast federal constituency Hon Sergius Oseasotie Ogun who stated this at
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