Category: The News Blog

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 15, 2019

Just In: Unknown gunmen kill 22 children, 44 others in Kaduna

At least 66 persons have been reported killed, and four wounded by unknown gunmen in Maro Gida and Iri communities ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 15, 2019

The Late 5: 66 killed in Kaduna on Election Eve; IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: 66 killed in Kaduna on Election Eve The Kaduna state government, Friday ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 15, 2019

The Big 5: Police nab 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballots in Kano; We’ll retire Atiku from politics on Saturday – Tinubu | Other top stories

Here the stories you should be monitoring today: Police nab 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballots in Kano The police in ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 14, 2019

2019 election: More than a choice between APC and the opposition | Full text of President’s broadcast to the nation

Few hours before the close of the window for the 2019 election campaigns, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday addressed the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 14, 2019

President Buhari promises free and fair elections and urges Nigerians to ”choose wisely” in national broadcast

President Buhari on Thursday evening addressed Nigerians in a live broadcast ahead of Saturday’s presidential polls. Buhari, who is also ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 14, 2019

The Late 5: Troops kill 11 insurgents, recover ammunition in Adamawa; NYSC DG warns corps members to avoid breaking electoral law | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Troops kill 11 insurgents, recover ammunition in Adamawa The Nigerian Army on ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 14, 2019

#NigeriaDecides: President Buhari to address the nation at 7pm

Ahead of this Saturday’s presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address the nation in a broadcast at 7pm with a repeat at 9pm. ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 14, 2019

The Big 5: Three persons killed by Boko Haram in Shettima’s convoy; UK threatens Nigerian politicians with visa ban, asset forfeiture | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Three persons killed by Boko Haram in Shettima’s convoy According to ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

The Late 5: Court grants ex-SGF Babachir Lawal, two others bail; My presidential ambition is not worth any Nigerian’s blood – Atiku Abubakar | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: My presidential ambition is not worth any Nigerian’s blood – Atiku Abubakar ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 13, 2019

Just In: CCT orders arrest of Onnoghen within 48 hours

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the arrest of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Chairman ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 13, 2019

‘You can vote with any finger’ – INEC clarifies voting procedure for Saturday polls

With about 72 hours left to the Presidential and National Assembly polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made clarifications ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

The Big 5: Fire ravages another INEC office in Anambra; UK to deploy 100 observers for elections | Other top stories

Here are the top stories you should be monitoring today: Fire ravages another INEC office in Anambra Barely four days ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

The Late 5: EFCC arraigns Babachir Lawal over N544m grass-cutting scandal; SDP expels Jerry Gana, suspends Donald Duke | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: EFCC arraigns Babachir Lawal over N544m grass-cutting scandal Sacked secretary to the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

The Big 5: Nigeria military will break Boko Haram, ISIS Alliance – Buratai; Bill Clinton cancels trip to Nigeria ahead of elections | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Buhari’s campain criticizes US ambassador, Western diplomats President Buhari’s campaign organisation ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

The Late 5: Nigerian Army appoints Nwachukwu, Sagir as military spokespersons; Former NFF secretary Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Nigerian Army appoints Nwachukwu, Sagir as military spokespersons A major shake up ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

The Big 5: Fire engulfs INEC office in Plateau, destroys PVCs; three feared dead at Atiku’s Kano rally | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Fire engulfs INEC office, destroys PVCs and ballot boxes According ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 9, 2019

ASUU suspend 3-month old strike, Boko Haram attacks Adamawa town and other stories that made the headlines this week

Here are the top stories that made the headlines this week: Atiku not Nigerian, caused Ekwueme’s presidential loss in 1999 ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2019

The Late 5: Court discharges, acquits former Gov. Ladoja of 4.7bn fraud; U.S. tells INEC to resist ”pressure, intimidation” | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Court discharges, acquits former Gov. Ladoja of 4.7bn fraud A Federal High ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 8, 2019

Just In: Supreme Court sets aside Appellate Court ruling, bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers

The Supreme Court has on Friday upheld the ruling of a Rivers High court barring the All Progressives Congress (APC) from ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 8, 2019

Just In: LASG reverses order on road closure ahead of Buhari’s visit on Saturday

The Lagos Government has announced that there will not be no road closure ahead of President Muhammadu Bahari visit to ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 8, 2019

Just In: Olu Falae resigns as SDP National Chairman, quits active politics

Former Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (A.D), Chief Olu Falae has resigned as the National Chairman of the ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 8, 2019

BREAKING: INEC extends deadline for PVC collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced an extension of the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2019

The Big 5: Lagos govt. announces movement restriction for Buhari’s visit on Saturday; INEC creates 57,023 more voting points for elections | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Jonathan saved Nigeria from political crisis – Abdulsalami Abubakar A former Nigerian military ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 7, 2019

Just In: ASUU suspends 3-month old strike

Respite appears to have come the way of students of public universities in the country as the leadership of the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 7, 2019

The Late 5: Presidency confirms deaths at Buhari’s campaign rally in Taraba; PDP deceiving US, UK, EU – El-Rufai | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Court to force Obanikoro to appear at Fayose’s trial A Federal High ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 7, 2019

#NigeriaDecides: We are ready, 24000 Mobile Policemen to be deployed nationwide – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said that his men are ready for the 2019 elections, stressing ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 7, 2019

The Big 5: Massive redeployment in Nigerian police, over 50 senior officers affected; PDP accuses INEC of frustrating PVC collection | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Massive redeployment in Nigerian police, over 50 senior officers affected ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 6, 2019

The Late 5: ASUU, FG to hold reconciliatory meeting; 410, 000 IDPs to vote in Borno camps – INEC | Other top stories

Here are stories that drove conversation today: 410, 000 IDPs to vote in Borno camps – INEC The Independent National ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 6, 2019

El-Rufai replies critics on his alleged call to violence

Following the outrage that have greeted the statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai when he appeared on NTA’s Tuesday Night Live that any ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqFebruary 6, 2019

NNPC to commence search for oil and gas in Benue – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon commence drilling for a deeper search ...

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