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October 18, 2018 3:32 PM APC, PDP lose members as more federal lawmakers defect

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, lost members in the House of Representatives. Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, switched camp to the Action Democratic Congress (ADC). Their defections were announced in a letter which 26

October 18, 2018 6:12 AM Plateau 2019: PDP guber candidate, JT Useni picks Shignugul as running mate

The Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has picked Benedict Shignugul, a retired Theatre Nurse, as his running mate. This was disclosed by the PDP Organising Secretary in the State, Yakubu Chocho. Chocho said, the 58-year-old Shignugul, who hails from Mangu, was picked after “careful considerations and deliberations 18

October 17, 2018 2:49 PM Gunmen kill 2 policemen, civilian in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the killing of two policemen and a civilian by unknown gunmen along Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway in Kakuri area of the State. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the officers who were on foot patrol were killed in the early hours of Wednesday 22

October 14, 2018 12:50 PM Police in Zaria nab 20-year-old kidnapper, murder suspect

A twenty-year old Ahmed Abdullahi of Hayin Gada, Zabi, Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State has allegedly kidnapped and killed his neighbour, a 14-year old Mohammed Bello after collecting Sixty Thousand Naira (N60,000.00) from the family for the release of the kidnapped boy. Narrating the incident to journalists, the father of the deceased 24

October 7, 2018 4:17 PM 2019: Dogara reacts as Atiku wins PDP presidential ticket

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has reacted to the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate for the 2019 General election. Atiku polled the highest votes of 1532 to defeat his closest rival, Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693, and 11 other contestants who had vied for the party’s 24

October 6, 2018 11:46 AM Police arrest suspects with 11 human skulls in Kwara

The Kwara State Police Command has discovered three fresh human skulls, eighth dry ones and a bunch of human hairs from a suspected ritualist’s house in Ilorin. According to the state Commissioner of Police, CP Fafowora Bolaji, the suspects were identified as, Azeez Yakub and Mrs Salina Azeez (a couple) and three others: Isah Wasiu, Abubakar Isiaka and Soliu 21

October 5, 2018 4:05 PM Osun election: PDP protesters “mentally unstable” – Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has described leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as, “mentally unstable.” The Governor was reacting to the protest by some leaders of the party at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the conduct of the state governorship election. Aregbesola said this in an interview 21

October 3, 2018 12:38 PM Osun election: Oyetola receives Certificate of Return from INEC

Osun State Governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday received the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The certificate was given to him at the INEC office in Osogbo, the Osun State capital by the Director of Legal Services, Mr Oluwatoyin Babalola, who represented the Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood 20

October 2, 2018 2:17 PM Bauchi APC primaries: Gov. Abubakar emerges guber candidate

Governor Muhammed Abubakar has emerged the winner in the just concluded primaries held in Bauchi, winning his rivals by a landslide margin after results were collated from all 20 Local Government Areas of the state. The returning officer, Prof. Ahmed Bakori, at about 1:30pm declared Barr. Muhammed Abubakar as the winner of the primaries with 75,086 votes 21

October 1, 2018 1:38 PM Nigeria at 58: Saraki, Dogara snub Independence Day parade

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are both absent at Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Parade, holding at The Eagle Square in Abuja. However, President Muhammadu Buhari; his vice, Yemi Osinbajo; the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; and former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon among other 24