We’ll continue to register new parties – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would continue to register political parties as long as they meet the stipulated requirements. Head of Department of Election and Party Monitoring, Aminu Idris, stated this, yesterday, at a roundtable on modalities for measuring political parties’ performance in Nigeria organised by Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), with […]

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Outrage in Nigeria over Buhari’s London medical trips

Critics of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have launched an outcry after he flew to London for a medical visit, highlighting his frequent trips abroad for treatment and the country’s ramshackle health system. Buhari, 78, has made several trips to London since he came to power in 2015 and was re-elected for another four-year term in […]

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‘Attempted coup’ in Niger ahead of presidential inauguration

In this file photo taken on February 24, 2021 Riot police officers patrol on a pick-up truck during clashes with demonstrators as opposition supporters protest after the announcement of the results of the country’s presidential run-off in Niamey. – Soldiers were arrested in Niger after an “attempted coup” early on March 31, a security source […]

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FG: Nigerian brands producing adverts abroad to pay N100k per local slot

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says Nigerian brands will be mandated to pay N100,000 every time their foreign-produced adverts are aired on TV stations showing in Nigeria. Speaking on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on Monday, the minister explained that the brands must pay the fine, whether their adverts are shown on an […]

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Oyakhilome criticises FG, Christians over COVID-19 vaccines

Founder of Believers Love World, aka Chris Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has lashed out at Christians receiving vaccine. Christians, he said, are healers who should believe in the Word of God more than the vaccine. He also berated the Federal Government for asking pastors to convince their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine. In a […]

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Edo: Tribunal affirms Obaseki, Shaibu’s election

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Monday dismissed four remaining petitions against Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy/running mate, Philip Shaibu. A three-man panel headed by Justice Yunusa Musa held that the petitions lacked merit. The petitioners challenged Obaseki’s qualification to contest the last September 19 governorship election, which […]

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Protesting APC members storm national secretariat, demand registration extension

Protesters on Monday grounded activities at the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress to demand an extension of the ongoing nationwide membership registration and revalidation. The protesters, armed with placards and posters with various inscriptions, stormed the party’s secretariat around 10.30am and occupied the entrance for about 30 minutes, appealing to the national leadership […]

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PDP attacks APC over alleged N25tn missing fund, demands probe

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over the alleged disappearance of a fresh N10.1tn from the national treasury. A statement by the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was clear that corruption was on the increase under the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency Part of the statement reads, “Our nation has again been jolted by reports […]

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