Sunday , 26 March 2017

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INEC Declares APC Candidate, Abe Winner Of Rivers South

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of Rivers South East senatorial district election. Returning officer, Professor Gideon Onuekwusi said Senator Abe polled 125938, to beat his closest opponent, Olaka Nwogu of the PDP who polled 25394 votes. …

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Rivers Rerun: PDP Candidate, Tamuno Wins Okirika Federal Constituency

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Gogo Tamuno has been declared winner of the Okirika Ogu/Bolo federal constituency of Rivers State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Announcing the result on Sunday, the INEC Returning Officer in the area, Okwulehie Ikechukwu said Tamuno polled a total of 11,668 …

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Fire Raze Benin Shopping Mall, Destroys Properties Worth Millions Of Naira

Properties worth hundreds of millions of Naira were on Sunday destroyed in a fire that ripped through a Shopping mall, Phil-hallmark supermarket, in Benin, Edo State. The fired which claimed no casualties was said to have started at about 3:00 am from the top floor of the building, and spread through …

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Rivers Rerun: APC Wins Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maurice Pronem, has been pronounced winner of the Saturday Rivers State rerun election in Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after defeating his closest rival Dumnamene Dekor of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. The INEC returning officer, G.O Osuagwu, …

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PDP Candidate, Sekibo Takes Commanding Lead In Rivers Rerun Elections

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in  the Saturday rerun elections in Rivers State, George Sekibo, is reportedly leading his fiercest rival from the All Progressive Congress, APC, Andrew Uchendu with a very wide margin. According to reports, in the total results of the 6 Local Governments counted …

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Breaking: Twin Explosions Rock Maiduguri

A double Sunday morning blasts with deafening sounds has occurred in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market, witnesses and officials have said. The blasts which occurred in quick succession at about 8:48 a.m. is coming less than 48 hours after two female suicide bombers killed more than 56 persons and …

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Photos Of Uyo Church Building Collapse

INFORMATION NIGERIA reported earlier that a church building collapsed in Akwa Ibom on Saturday morning killing 56 people and injuring at least 100. Here are photos from the incident.    

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3 Feared Killed In Rivers Rerun Election

At least three people have been feared dead in the rerun legislative elections that held across the three senatorial districts of the state. The election recorded heavy turnout of voters but the process was affected in some areas where there were cases of hijack of ballot boxes and cases of …

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PDP Will Collapse If I Decamp To APC – Gov Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has claimed that if he defects from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party would collapse. Umahi noted that anybody having such thoughts about his defection “is just dreaming”, because he remained one of the strong pillars holding the PDP. …

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Rivers Rerun: INEC Suspends Election In Akuku-Toru LGA

Austin Okojie, a supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner has announced the suspension of re-run legislative election in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that elections were scheduled to hold in five units of Ward 12. Mr. Okojie told journalists at Abonnema, headquarter of Akuku-Toru Local Government on …

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Emir Of Kano’s Daughter, Siddika Lamido, Set To Wed

Later this month, the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II will give out his daughter’s hand in marriage to Malam Abubakar Umar Kurfi. According to their invitation card, the Wedding Fathia will take place on Friday, December 23rd at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu from 10a.m. See photos of …

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Watch: Senator Ben Murray-Bruce Recounts How He lost millions of dollars on Forbes Africa TV

Chairman of Silverbird Group and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ben Murray-Bruce takes the hot seat this month on yet another nail biting episode of the Forbes Africa TV show, My worst day with Peace Hyde. Find out how an ordinary day, turned into one of the most …

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Ogun To Employ 1,000 Teachers In 2017

The Chairman, Ogun Teaching Service Commission, Mrs Olabosipo Ogunsan, on Friday said the commission had proposed to employ 1,000 teachers into the various secondary schools in the state. Mrs. Ogunsan said this while defending the 2017 budget proposal of the commission before the Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Finance …

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Rivers Rerun: Army Deploy Troops To Flash Points

The Nigerian Army on Friday directed the deployment of troops to flash points in Rivers State ahead of Saturday’s legislative elections rerun in the state. Kasimu Abdulkarim, a Maj. Gen. and General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Port Harcourt, gave the order while addressing officers and soldiers at the Divisional …

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Death Toll In Adamawa Explosion Hits 56

The death toll from Friday’s suicide bombing in Adamawa State has risen to 56 with 177 sustaining various injuries, an official has said. The Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Muhammed, made this confirmation in contrast with previous reports as he added that 57 of the injured were critical and …

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14 years old Chizoba Ekene Of Kayode Memorial schools writes a book

Ekene Chizoba is a young girl of 14 years old who is from abia state, ohafia LGA, born on the 14 February 2002, she is a student of Kayode Memorial Schools, Ajangbadi, Lagos and she is in ss2, she dreams of becoming a journalist in future. Chizoba was born to …

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Police Arrests 15 Suspected Cultists In Osun

  The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) team of the Osun State Police Command has arrested 15 members of a cult group that has been fomenting trouble in Ede, Osun State. Confirming the arrests, the State Police Spokesperson, SP Folasade Odoro, said the cultists were arrested when they were planning to strike their …

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Heavy Traffic As Train Collides With Trailer In Abia

An early morning Umuahia-Port Harcourt bound train with number 2212 on Friday ran into an articulated vehicle in Aba, Abia State but without casualties. Both the train and the vehicle were damaged. The accident, which damaged the electrical connections in the train’s engine, left it immovable on one part of …

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President Buhari Calls For Peaceful Elections In Rivers State

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful and orderly conduct in the federal and state legislative rerun elections in Rivers State tomorrow. The president urges all political parties, their candidates, other stakeholders and the people of the state to ensure that the polls are conducted without rigging, violence and intimidation …

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Edo To Become South-South’s Most Prosperous State In 3 Years – Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that his administration’s desire is to make Edo the most prosperous economy in the South-South within three years. Obaseki said this on Thursday night in Benin at a seminar organised for permanent secretaries as well as leaders and stakeholders in the state. …

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