The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct fresh registration of voters in eight local government areas and distribute over one million permanent voter cards in Kwara State.
The Resident Commissioner in the state, Chief Timothy Ibitoye, said this on Friday at a meeting with members of the State Inter-Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education and Publicity (SICVEP) in Ilorin.
He said 1.1 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) would be distributed in 1, 872 polling units in the
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo state has postponed the distribution of the Permanent Votersâ€™ Cards in the whole of Ese-Odo local government area of the state and parts of Owo and Ondo East local government areas.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in the state, Akin Orebiyi, in a statement on Friday said the exercise would not take place in Ese-Odo because of the flood recorded in the local government which had displaced most communities from their homes.
An education advocacy group, Education Access Project (EAP), has cautioned politicians in Ogun State, to stop using students to fight their political battles.
The group, according to a statement by its chairman, Dr Henry Adetona, condemned in strong terms, the use of some group of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), allegedly by some politicians, to disrupt commercial activities in Abeokuta, under the guise of fighting for further reduction in schools fees announced on Tuesday, by the
Aviation authorities, on Wednesday night, turned back a corpse flown into the country from Egypt, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
Airport officials disallowed the family of the deceased from collecting the body flown in aboard Egypt Air at about 11.30 p.m.
Airport sources confided in newmen that the stand was in compliance with the directives of the Federal Government that banned the transportation of corpses within and outside the country.
The source explained that â€œthough
Dangote boosts Nigeriaâ€™s response with N152.95mTHE Nigeriaâ€™s effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus has received support from businessman and philanthropist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, with the announcement of N152,956,250.00 from the Dangote Foundation for the establishment of a National Ebola Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Yaba, Lagos.
The EOC is a key part of Nigeriaâ€™s response to the outbreak of Ebola on its shores. It is headed by Dr Faisal Shuaib, a US trained public
LEADERSHIP of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, chided the Department of State Services (DSS) and comments of its spokesperson, Ms Marilyn Ogar, over the arrest of the acting national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in the course of the recently concluded governorship election in Osun State.
The party, in a statement by Mohammed, described the arrest as showing â€œcrass partisanship and unprofessional conduct.â€
In particular, the party rubbished the â€œloiteringâ€
About 20,000 personnel, including ad-hoc and permanent staff from other INEC offices nationwide, will partake in the October 11 governorship bye election in Adamawa State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kashim Gaidam, made this known on Thursday in Yola shortly after a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting convened at the conference hall of the commission.
He said majority of the personnel that would partake in the exercise would be drawn from the tertiary institutions in the state as well as members of
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has listed 35 witnesses it would call to defend the case instituted against it by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election petition tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti.
The APC is challenging the victory of Mr Ayo Fayose of the PDP in the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), claiming that the PDP candidate did not poll the highest number of valid votes in the election.
THE Anambra State Special anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has nabbed the gang responsible for the kidnap of the father of Nigerian Super Eaglesâ€™ footballer, Mikel Obi.
The suspect, Ndubuisi Friday, who was expelled from the Nigerian Army for his involvement in criminal activities, was caught with his gang in another kidnap.
Members of his gang including Ifeanyi Chukwulube (alias Mmili), Ibegbulam Morris Kingsley (alias Zili) and Mohammed Sani were arrested alongside him during the kidnap of one Anyika
Human rights activist and lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has restated that the ongoing national conference is a waste of time and public resources.
Keyamo restated this on Wednesday, while fielding questions from journalists at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Warri, Delta State, adding that the confab was set up to achieve an agenda of the current government.
According to him, the current uneasy calm between southern and northern delegates and the attempt by some of the delegates to smuggle in a constitution
The standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9 governorship poll in Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Wednesday, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), of allegedly using members of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES), to rig the election.
He maintained that despite the earlier petition he wrote to alert INEC over the plot by the APC to substitute National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who presided
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abia State chapter, on Thursday, maintained that there was no going back on the earlier decision taken by the party over zoning the 2015 governorship seat to Abia South and urged members to abide by it as agreed.
The chairman of the party in the state, Senator Emma Nwaka, who said this while receiving a governorship aspirant in the state, Dr Alex Otti, at the state party secretariat, Umuahia, said as law abiding members of the party, it was expected that
President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that gas flaring in the Nigeria will be reduced to acceptable limit by the year 2020 as the gas produced in the country is rated in much quantity than the crude.
The President who made the promise in a banquet organized by the Akwa Ibom state Government in his hounor during a one day working visit to the state Thursday, stated that that the problem of gas flaring in Nigeria has been lack of maximizing of the gas the countryâ€™s gas assets.
He says with the
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Mr Segun Awolowo, has raised the alarm that international trade in West Africa countries will seriously be affected due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus which has killed over 1,000 persons in Guinea, Liberia, Serra Leone and Nigeria.
Awolowo raised the alarm, while delivering a speech at a breakfast meeting organsed by the Nigerian â€“British Chambers of Commerce, held at Eko Hotel, on Thursday, in Lagos.
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PRESIDENT, Nigeria Academy of Engineering, Professor Raifu Salawu, has said that no country can have any meaningful development and progress without science and technology, particularly space science and technology.
He made this statement during a courtesy visit of the members of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering to the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in Abuja.
According to a press release signed by Felix Ale, Head, Media and Corporate Communication, NASRDA and made available
NIGERIA will, in a few daysâ€™ time, host the formal launch of a new potent vaccine for typhoid fever, a result of efforts by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to reports, the vaccine, known as Tyvivac, was a preventive medicine for typhoid fever, which came in single and 10 doses.
It was also gathered that the vaccine would be presented by Creative Ideas Limited (CIL), in partnership with a Vietnamese company, Dalat Vaccine
THE Northern Governorsâ€™ Forum (NGF), on Thursday, donated N34 million out of N100 million pledged to support the wives and children of the police officers, who were gruesomely killed by the outlawed Ombatse militiamen, on May 7, 2013, at Alakyio village, in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Receiving the money in Lafia, the state capital, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, said the money would go a long way in ameliorating the sufferings of the widows and children of the
Vice President, Namadi Sambo on Thursday, inaugurated the National Council on Power, in Abuja.
Sambo said the government was sourcing for various funding avenues, including opening an initial N33billion soft tremble credit line to enable the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) acquire smart meters and making them more available to consumers.
He said the government was concerned that the metering level among consumers remained low and the incidences of arbitrary or estimated billing still
THE Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ade Abolurin, on Thursday, said the forthcoming 2015 general election might be marred with violence, and that it might not be free, fair and credible, unless the current security strategies were re-assessed.
He made this observation in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, while delivering his speech, at the security summit, organised by the state command of the NSCDC tagged, â€œsecurity uncertainties and