Breaking: Kayode Fayemi of APC wins Ekiti election

Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Democratic Party (APC) has won the Ekiti state gubernatorial elections. The former minister and governor defeats Professor Olusola Eleka, the current deputy governor of Ekiti state and the anointed candidate of Governor Ayodele Fayose. From the results of the 16 local government areas in the state, Fayemi defeated Prof. Kolapo Olusola in 12 ...

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President Buhari promises to distribute projects evenly to all 36 states

The federal government said that all parts of the country would benefit from projects to sustain its fairness and equality policy. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Saturday, July 14, at the Alex Ekwuem Federal University Ndifu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi, while inaugurating ecological projects in the institution. Buhari, represented by Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, minister for state for budget and planning, ...

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Atleast 5 people died in Abeokuta flood, including two children

  At least five people have been reported dead and property worth millions of naira destroyed on Friday night, as flood wreaked havoc in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun State.   The downpour, which started around 4p.m. and stopped by 9p.m, caused river channels in the capital city to overflow their banks resulting in loss of lives and sweeping away of several ...

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Breaking: Official results of Ekiti election

As the election in Ekiti state enters the final stage on Sunday, July 15, Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken an early lead. The APC candidate has won in seven of the eight local government areas where results have been announced by relevant electoral officials. Fayemi, from the result collated at the local governments, has ...

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Mom abandons baby with note: “I deserve better”

A security guard was patrolling the grounds of Ibika Clinic, Butterworth, South Africa on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 when she stumbled upon something that shocked her. The security guard saw a box with a blanket in an open area, and she was on her way to kick it when she saw a tiny baby hand lifting up. To her shock, ...

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Why Tiwa Savage is the best female singer in Nigeria today

With the recent drama between Nigerian singers Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage regarding who is a better singer, writer Oluwatobiloba ‘Crackitt’ Oluwatoyin reveals why he thinks Tiwa is the best singer in Nigeria today Read his opinion below.. “Music in Nigeria is very dynamic and interesting; although there are many who believe they know what music is yet all they ...

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Large turnout and peaceful conduct characterise Ekiti poll

Voting in Ekiti state commenced early with the arrival of voting materials and INEC officials, smooth working of most Card Readers, peaceful conduct of electorates and civil conduct of the security agents. Voting commenced early in most areas. Starting from the Central in Ado-Ekiti to the North where our correspondent monitored in Ayegbaju town, Ekiti North Senatorial District, voting was ...

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1 life lost, 6 others injured in a fatal accident along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

A middle aged woman died and six others were seriously injured in a fatal accident around the Government Hous, Awka axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Thursday. The accident involving a commercial bus plying Perm Site route in Awka with registration number Awk 166 XX and a Toyota Camry car with registration number, FGG 28 LN, took place at about 5.30pm. Confirming the ...

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Mass burial held for 32 people killed by gunmen in Sokoto

A mass burial was held at Tabbannin Gera village Sokoto on Tuesday, for 32 people killed by suspected bandits at four villages in Sokoto and Zamfara States. The bandits were said to have invaded the villages with over 100 motorcycles at about 3pm shooting people on sight. The affected villages were Alliki, Birwanga, Tabbannin Gera in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State ...

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Sex-for-bail scandal rocks Bariga Police Station

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the gender unit of the command to invstigate the allegation made by a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, that an officer identified as  Egi, at the Ilaje Police station in the state, demanded for sex from her before granting her bail. According to Mrs Mowette, she was arrested on June 25th ...

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Secondary school student electrocuted in Edo

A secondary school student was electrocuted in Eyaen community in Benin city, Edo state yesterday July 12th. According to reports, the deceased was on his way home when he tripped and fell touching an electric pole.   Apparently, there was an accident in the community two days ago and one of the cars hit the high tension pole built with ...

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Man dies after setting himself on fire to protest jail time

A man died after setting himself on fire to protest a prison sentence in Hanoi, Vietnam. 68-year-old Bui Huu Tuan died on Thursday after he set himself ablaze because he was sentenced to five years for abusing power. The former chief of the village of Dao Ngan, in Hanoi’s Chuong My District, went outside the Central Citizen Reception Committee in Hanoi on ...

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Second U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, according to a brief statement from the Department of Defense. Neither the branch of military nor the name of the service member was released, pending notification of next of kin. The person “died of wounds sustained during a combat operation in Afghanistan” the statement said. ...

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Pick pocket lands in trouble as he attempts picking the wrong pocket.

This road side pick pocket landed in police detention when he tried to rob an undercover RRS officer who was on surveillance duty.   The petty thief, simply identified as Osha Ojota, attempted to pick the pocket of an undercover operative attached to the Rapid Response Squad. Unfortunately, it was the wrong pocket.   Announcing his arrest, the RRS on Twitter shard ...

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Lawmakers urge Election body to adjust Timetable

The House of Representatives has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to adjust dates for presidential and National Assembly primaries ahead of the 2019 elections. The call was sequel to a motion by Balarabe Salame (Sokoto-APC) at plenary in Abuja. Electoral Act Amendment Bill The lawmakers also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment ...

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South African court postpones Zuma son’s homicide trial

Duduzane Zuma, son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, attends the Randburg Magistrate Court on homicide charges related to a fatal car crash in 2014, in Randburg, near Johannesburg, South Africa July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko A South African court postponed hearings on Thursday in a culpable homicide case involving former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane until Aug. 23. ...

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