Friday, April 3, and Monday, April 6 has been declared public holiday by the Federal Government to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration in a statement issued on his behalf in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Abubakar Magaji.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in good faith, saying; "the election result is the will of God and Nigerians, and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it".
The All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria's presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was "witnessing history".
Report has it that a boat carrying a Local Government Chairman in Epe, Lagos, for All Progressives Congress, Muiz Bello (MB) is said to have capsized while coming from the Riverine area where he casted his vote. Muiz Bello is dead along with the first son of the Olu Epe of Epe.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh has disclosed to Channels TV reason behind the outburst of their party agent Elder Godsday Orubebe at the collation center this morning. Continue...
Diamond Bank Plc has reported growth in key financial parameters for the year ended December 31, 2014. The group recorded a growth of 27.3% in total assets from N1.52 trillion recorded in the year ended December 31, 2013 to N1.93 trillion for the year ended December 31, 2014. The growth was driven by a 23.8% growth in deposit liabilities year-on-year, demonstrating the bank’s strong ability to generate cheap deposits from the retail and middle market segments. Deposit from customers grew from N1.21 billion in 2013 to N1.49 billion as at December 31, 2014.
A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town. The freed hostages some of whom are so weak are being given medical attention while others are also receiving necessary care pending the arrival and activities of aid agencies.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian has shared the sweet letter she wrote for her mother, Kris Jenner raising her up and being supportive.
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A suspected internet fraudster, Dumi Osayemi, a.k.a Larry, is currently ruing his attempt to compromise operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The 22-year-old, who was arrested following a tip-off about his suspicious flamboyant lifestyle, allegedly offered a N6, 900,000.00(Six Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) bribe to EFCC operatives so that he could be let off the hook.
Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West went together for a fun-filled egg hunt. "My baby girl on the hunt for Easter eggs at the farm! #PerfectSunday #GettingReadyForNextWeek #SpringTimeEasterFestival," Kim captioned the photo. North West was also with her "BFF Ryan" as they hit the hay looking for some multicolored candy-filled eggs. Photos...
A group of people are said to be protesting in Enugu state over the outcome of the National Assembly election held in Enugu East senatorial zone on Saturday.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Presidential election results in 8 states, including FCT, Abuja.
Comedian Julius Agwu is celebrating his wife, Ibiere on her birthday and he took to Instagram to share a sweet message as he appreciated her presence in his life.
A pregnant woman in Ejigbo, Lagos has stabbed her husband to death over Presidential candidates. There was allegedly a quarrel between the husband and wife over who would emerge winner between the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate President Goodluck Jonathan, and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari, while voting was ongoing.
President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated his opponent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gen. Mohammadu Buhari in a keenly contested election in Nasarawa State, Leadership reports. Announcing the result at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the state collation officer, Prof. Abdulmumin Hassan Rafindadi, Jonathan defeated Buhari with 36, 627 votes.
Electoral Officer in Ibbi local government area of Taraba state is in police net at the police headquarters in Jalingo for allegedly collecting bribe from a politician from the area to manipulate election results. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC resident commissioner in Taraba State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama has confirmed this.
The INEC's Chairman, Attahiru Jega, has dismissed the claim by Director of Media & Publicity of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode that President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in Saturday’s election in 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states.
Two siblings, Paul 4, and his sister 1, have been burnt to death after fire gutted a bungalow in the Igbo-Efon, Lekki area of Lagos State on Saturday. PUNCH was told that the fire began from a cooking stove which exploded in the bungalow where the victims lived with their parents. The inferno was said to have quickly spread and torched the room where the children were.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Voting has started in some parts of the country, such as, Ogun, Yobe, Imo and Bayelsa state. In Otuoke, Bayelsa State, President Goodluck Jonathan and the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, were thefirst to cast their votes in their polling unit. Accreditation is still ongoing in other states across the nation, after delays caused by poor functionality of the card readers in some polling units.
The presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari have arrived at the Daura Polling Unit, Kastina state for the accreditation process. They were accompanied by his campaign train. Continue to see more photos…
Unknown gunmen attacked Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Kayode Opeifa's home at the Agege area of Lagos in the early hours of Saturday, March 28. One person was injured.
Singer Etcetera, a Columnist with Punch Newspaper, is drawing attention of his readers to 2015 presidential election holding today. In his article of March 28, he is talking about corruption in electoral processes in Nigeria. Continue...
Going by a tweet from BBC, the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed presidential election in Jigawa state. "Nigeria's electoral commission @inecnigeria postponed parliamentary election in Jigawa state in north west of the country," BBC tweeted. Details late…
It was a thing of shock yesterday at the Anambra state office of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as staff and political stalwarts discovered INEC Result sheet Form EC8As for Presidential election meant for use in Bauchi state in the general elections.
The mega rally organised by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia state, on Wednesday, attracted thousands of residents, who closed shop to receive the party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, and his campaign team. Eche Road field, venue of the rally, was swarming with a crowd of party faithful, market men and women, traders and artisans, who came to behold the APGA governorship hopeful.
Singer Waje is filled with joy as her pretty daughter, Ogochukwu turns a year older today. Before dropping a message of prayer for her, Waje took us to the day she had her queen. She told her larbour experience. Read on…
A 26-year-old man, Mohammed Rafiu and his 10-year-old monkey have been arrested for alleged robbery by police in Lagos. Rafiu is accused of using monkeys and snakes to scare his victims who for fear of their lives will drop their bags and run. Both the suspect and the monkey were arrested at Ogba, Lagos, shortly after allegedly robbing one of their victims of N240,000.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Versatile entertainer, Helen Paul has held the inaugural initiation/matriculation ceremony for students of her Helen Paul Theatre and Film Academy, HPTFA. Continue...
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The management of Ascon Oil has released a statement over the fire incident that occurred that their fuel station in Lekki phase 1 today. According to the statement, the accident was compounded by the current fuel scarcity in the country. However, they disclosed that no life was lost to the incident, while pumps remained intact as emergency fire service officers contained the flames. Continue to read statement…