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Ogun stands still as Mama HID Awolowo is buried

Late Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo

Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta The entire city of Ikenne in Ikenne local government area of Ogun state Wednesday stood still as the remains of the late matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Chief Mrs HID Awolowo were laid to rest. The final funeral rites were held at the Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Kehinde Sofola Way, Ikenne which was […]

Kogi poll tragic twist: Prince Audu declared dead

Abubakar Audu, APC's governorship candidate in Kogi State declared dead

The governorship election in the central Nigerian state of Kogi has ended with double twists, one of which was tragic. The APC governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, who was waiting to be declared the winner of the election, has instead been declared dead. He was said to have had a massive stroke around 3.10 pm […]

BREAKING: Kogi polls declared inconclusive

INEC officials announcing results for Kogi polls

Just when many thought the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Abubakar Audu will be officially declared winner of Kogi governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive. Announcing the results of the election, INEC said it reached the decision to declare the election ‘inconclusive’ after collation of results that showed a […]

Kogi Election: Elderly, pregnant women, others receive priority accreditation

Voters on queue in Odu Ogboyaga in Kogi on Saturday. Photo: Femi Ipaye

Elderly persons, pregnant women as well as Persons with Disabilities are being given special priority to facilitate their accreditation for the Kogi governorship election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the affected persons were being prioritised by the electoral officials in most of the polling units across the state. Miss Juliana Nwadike, a corps […]

Kogi polls: High turnout at Wada’s ward

Voters on queue in Odu Ogboyaga in Kogi on Saturday. Photo: Femi Ipaye

Ayorinde Oluokun/Kogi There was high turnout of voters as accreditation for the Kogi gubernatorial elections began across the state on Saturday morning. On a drive from Lokoja to Odu Ogbogaya, the home town of Governor Idris Wada who is also the PDP candidate, it was observed that people were all ready for accreditation to start […]

Pro-Biafra protest grounds Port Harcourt

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a director of Radio Biafra

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Thousands of members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, stormed the streets of Port Harcourt Tuesday on a massive protest. They took over the Aba, Oyigbo axis of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, southern Nigeria, shutting down the Port Harcourt/Aba expressway. Over 50 military and police trucks and armoured tanks conveyed […]

MTN Group CEO resigns over $5.2bn Nigerian fine

Sifiso Dabengwa, resigns as MTN Chief Executive

South Africa’s MTN Group said on Monday its chief executive will resign immediately as the telecoms firm continued talks with the Nigerian government over a $5.2 billion fine (1.04 trillion naira). According to Reuters, Sifiso Dabengwa will be replaced by non-executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko for a maximum of six months, Africa’s biggest mobile phone company […]

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