Protest in Ekiti as suspected herdsman kills farmer

Residents of Ayegbaju Ekiti, Oye local government area of Ekiti State, on Thursday evening staged a protest to vent anger over the alleged killing of a farmer by suspected herdsman. Elijah Ogor, 30’s, who hailed from Benue State, was killed on his farmland situated between Ayegbaju and Ido Ekiti on Wednesday after his farm was […]

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Nigeria wastes 42,160MW as transmission, distribution challenges linger

Challenges facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), have led to the wastage of about 42,160.87 mega watts (MW) of electricity out of the 88,566.43MW generated by power generation companies (GenCOs) last year.   Although the current administration had vowed to address the barriers limiting power supply to consumers, statistics made available in Abuja by […]

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Onnoghen: Tribunal adjourns trial till March 11

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Friday, adjourned the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on charges of non-declaration of assets, till March 11. The tribunal chairman had earlier insisted on adjourning the matter till February 21 in defiance to an agreement between the prosecuting team led by Ibrahim […]

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INEC replaces 4, 695 burnt card readers in Anambra

PublishedFebruary 15, 2019Fire guts Anambra INEC office, card readers CBN deploys other sensitive materials to state The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday declared that it had replaced the 4, 695 burnt card readers and other sensitive materials that were destroyed on Tuesday by fire at the secretariat of the commission in Awka, Anambra State. […]

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Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Onnoghen docked

pleads not guilty The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, entered the dock to answer to charges of alleged breach of code of conduct for public officers. Proceedings commenced at about 10.30am in the case involving him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja. An official of the tribunal, […]

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Election not war, U.S. tells Nigerians

• PDP raises alarm over ghost voters on INEC’s register• Buhari must respect wish of electorate – Atiku• Govt accuses opposition of desperation• Olawepo-Hashim wants list of PVcs published The United States, U.S. has counselled the Nigerian electorate to shun every act of violence that may mar the conduct of peaceful, credible and fair polls. Cautioning […]

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Elections: FG closes land borders from noon

Police order restriction on vehicular movement THE Federal Government has ordered all land borders to be shut with effect from 12.00 noon today to 12. 00 noon on Sunday. Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen. Abdrahman Dambazau (retd), who gave the order, said there would be restriction of movements across the borders during the election days. Also, […]

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Niger Delta militants threaten to stop oil flows, cripple economy

canvass Nigeria’s restructuring Militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Avengers on Thursday threatened to halt crude oil flow from the Niger Delta and cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. The group decried what it described as the “continuous criminal exploitation and exploration of our natural resources that engender the underdevelopment […]

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