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August 19, 2018 6:02 AM Kofi Annan: Ghana declares one-week nationwide mourning

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning for the late former UN chief and Nobel laureate, Kofi Annan. Describing Annan as a “consummate” diplomat, Akufo-Addo said in a statement that Ghana was “deeply saddened” by the news of his death in Switzerland on Saturday after a brief illness. Born in Kumasi, Annan became the first 16

August 18, 2018 6:48 PM Pakistan Cricket Champion set to be sworn in as prime minster — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

Pakistan’s World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan was set to be sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Saturday, after promising a new era of responsibility and prosperity in a fighting speech in parliament. Khan won a simple majority from lawmakers in a Friday confidence vote three weeks after an election tainted by claims of military meddling and ballot-rigging 20

August 18, 2018 5:22 PM 2019: Party chieftains suspend popular female presidential aspirant

Popular female presidential aspirant in the build up to 2019 general elections, Eunice Atuejide, has been suspended by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of her party, the National Interest Party (NIP). Mrs. Atuejiden, who doubles as national chairman of the party was suspended alongside the party’s National Secretary, Audu Israel, by the NEC over allegations 21

August 17, 2018 8:11 PM INEC releases notice of 2019 elections [See dates]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the notice of activities for the 2019 general elections. Mrs Ndidi Okafor, Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Liaison of INEC, FCT told NAN that the notice was in accordance with section 30 of the Electoral Act 2010. According to the notice, collection 20

August 17, 2018 6:19 PM 2019: PDP chairman, Secondus makes new appointment

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has appointed former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Chief Osita Chidoka, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. This was disclosed in a statement issued by PDP National Publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja 22

August 17, 2018 6:17 PM Omokri slams Oshiomhole over comment that government houses should not be occupied by entertainers

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has taken a swipe at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole over his statement that “government houses should not be occupied by entertainers”. The former media aide, while reacting to Oshiomhole’s statement, posted a photograph of him dancing during the rally 26

August 17, 2018 3:50 PM 2019 elections: What UPP did for youths, women, physically-challenged aspirants

National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chekwas Okorie, on Friday, declared that the party would offer its nomination forms free to the youths, women and physically-challenged aspirants for the 2019 general elections. UPP also affirmed that it would not field a presidential candidate for the forthcoming general polls. Okorie said these 20

August 17, 2018 3:19 PM O’RAMP Commissions 26 River Crossings, Flags-Off Construction, Rehabilitation Of 308km Roads — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

Osun Rural Access and Mobility Project has commissioned 26 River crossings constructed across the state. Some of the river crossings constructed are; Elewonta river on Oke Ila, Ohun river on Dabongo, Oke-Afo/Alawe stream on Oke-Afo Ejeo river on Oyan, Otan Ayebaju and Olomu stream at Fidiwo among others. It also flagged off the construction and rehabilitation 20

August 17, 2018 1:59 PM 2019 Elections: NASS Committees To Decide Source Of INEC Budget Funding — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

The Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to determine how the electoral umpire intends to fund its budget. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, Suleiman Nazif, revealed this to reporters on Friday in Abuja. He made the disclosure 18

August 17, 2018 8:58 AM 2019: Why Abians should respect zoning – Ohanaeze youths

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the National Leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged the people of Abia State to respect the existing zoning arrangement in the State. The group, in a statement by its National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said such was necessary to ensure equity and justice in allocation of political 16